Past Events

MY Day at the Museum Dance Performance
MY Day at the Museum Dance Performance
May 30, 2015
12:00pm & 4pm
Don't miss Manhattan Youth's dance extravaganza, "A Day at the Museum". An exploration of dance inspired by the world of visual art!. Children from all of our after-school dance classes - from ballet to hip hop - take the stage for a breathtaking performance. A must-see for all ages!
Conceived and Directed by Susan Kay
Choreographed by Junie Kenworthy, Annalisa Ledson, Maria Malstrom, Florence Nasar, Frida Persson, Morgan Preston, Karen Ng, Bella Takkunen and Najee Brown.
Set and Lighting by James Watkins and Ryan Vahey.
Costumes by Constance Tarbox
Parenting Workshop and Book Launch -- Sean Grover
How to Seize Control from Your Little Bully and Enjoy Being a Parent Again
Rebellious, entitled, disrespectful... A generation ago, it would have been unthinkable for children to push their parents around. Today, everyone knows parents who are mistreated by their kids.
Experts might label such kids as "difficult" and advise how to "fix" them. But parenting struggles rarely originate from just one side. Instead, they erupt at the volatile intersection of a child's personality with a parent's own insecurities and behaviors. Fixing the child requires fixing yourself.
Join therapist and parenting expert Sean Grover as untangles the forces that drive family dysfunction, and helps parents to assume leadership roles. With a liberating message and perceptive advice, WHEN KIDS CALL THE SHOTS will help parents to end their membership to the "Suffering Parent Club" and make parenting a pleasure again.
MY PS234 Saturday Night Extravaganza
MY PS234 Saturday Night Extravaganza
April 18, 2015
Join your favorite Manhattan Youth staff for an exciting night at the Center!
After a family-style meal together, kids have fun with their friends doing some of our most popular activities.
Grades K-3 will be upstairs, making Ceramic and Art projects and bouncing in the MY Moonbounce. Kindergarteners will enjoy Ooey Gooey Science while the 1st and 2nd graders play Gaga Dodgeball.
Grades 4-5 choose from activities and projects including: Forensic Science, Spa Science, Ceramics, The Digital Lab's Web and Game Design, the T-shirt Silk Screen Studio, Dodge Ball, Xbox Kinect Tournaments and more. They also have plenty of time to socialize and play games after a week of school.
The night ends with a cozy movie and popcorn. Please send kids with PJs or comfy clothes.
Manhattan Youth's Outdoor Adventure Bonus Hike
Join Manhattan Youth's Outdoor Adventure club as we hike at Palisades Interstate Park trail on January 24th! Our Leaders are Certified Outdoor Specialists through the Appalachian Mountains Club and YOP certification program. We will meet at the Downtown Community Center, 120 Warren Street, and return to that location as well. There is a subway that will be taken up directly to the trail. Heavy sneakers or hiking boots, layered clothing, packed lunch, bottled water, and a snack are required.
Manhattan Youth's Tribeca Holiday Craft Fair
Manhattan Youth launches the 1st Annual Tribeca Holiday Craft Fair at our Downtown Community Center.  Forget the holiday rush at the department stores and come support our local crafters and artists by buying unique, handmade gifts for the holidays.  Pick up some handmade stocking stuffers, tree ornaments, jewelry, toys, ceramics, clothing and more while listening to music and munching on some artisan eats and drinks.  Not only will you be supporting the local talents and resources in our community, but you will be helping a child in need.  For every dollar you spend, 30% of it will be donated to Save the Children emergency efforts in West Africa.
MY Gingerbread Workshop
 The creativity! The candy! The memories! If you've ever dreamed of constructing your own edible edifice like the gingerbread house visited by Hansel and Gretel, then join us Sunday, December 14th for one of our favorite seasonal events. Led by our early childhood art instructors, parents and children ages 4-12 will decorate, design, and eat everything from frosted candy roofs to pretzel picket fences. Your family will enjoy the cheerful holiday tunes and spend some quality time with your favorite creative chef, and of course, have no mess to clean up at the end!
And best of all, the proceeds from every gingerbread house created will be donated to the Save the Children Fund, which promotes children's rights, provides relief, and helps support children in developing countries.
Manhattan Youth's Dance Program Presents: The Nutcracker
Don't miss Manhattan Youth's fifth annual Nutcracker, a tribute to Tchaikovsky's immortal ballet. Children from all of our after-school dance classes - from ballet to hip hop - take the stage for a breathtaking holiday romp. A must-see for all ages!