Register for Premium classes now

Registration for Winter/Spring is open! Classes begin February 6th.

Membership at the Downtown Community Center also includes access to premium classes that provide a more intimate class experience with familiar faces each week.

Register for Swim Lessons here.

Sign up for Songs for Seeds by emailing

Request a Preschool Prep application here.

PROnatal Fitness registration here.

Make a Mess Series (Click here for more info)

Make a Mess Cook: Savory Snacks (10am is currently full)
Members: $320, Non-members: $415
Mondays: (Feb. 6 - June 19) 16 classes
Session I: Mondays 10:00AM (ages 18 -30 months) FULL 
Session II: Mondays 11:00AM (ages 2.5-3.5 years)

Make a Mess Cook: Tasty Treats
Members:$340, Non-members: $440
Thursdays: (Feb. 9 - June 22) 17 classes
Session I: Thursdays 10:00AM (ages 18 -30 months)
Session II: Thursdays 11:00AM (ages 2.5-3.5 years )

Make a Mess: Design and Creativity
Members: $360, Non-members: $465 
Tuesdays: (Feb. 7 - June 27) 18 classes
Session I: Tuesdays 10:00AM (ages 18 -30 months)
Session II: Tuesdays 11:00AM (ages 2.5-3.5 years)

Make a Mess Sensory Science:
Members: $380, Non-members: $495 
Wednesdays: (Feb. 8 - June 28) 19 classes
Session I: Wednesdays 10:00AM (ages 18-30 months)
Session II: Wednesdays 11:00AM (ages 2.5-3.5 years)

Animal Explorers (Click here for more info)

Part geography and part animal science, your children explore different parts of the world and the animals that inhabit them through storytelling and art. Formerly a drop in class, Animal Explorers now takes registrations! Those who wish to drop in may still purchase trials, space permitting.


Animal Explorers (2-4 years)
Tuesdays: (Feb. 7 - June 27) 18 Classes
Members:$170, Non-members $235
Session I: Tuesdays 10:00AM
Session II:Tuesdays11:00AM

Thursdays: (Feb. 9 - June 22) 17 Classes
Members $180 , Non-members $220
Session III: Thursdays 10:00AM
Session IV: Tuesdays 11:00AM

Digital Media Classes (Click here for more info)

All Girls Coding (2nd - 5th grade girls)
FREE for Members,  After-School Students: $150,  General Public: $250
Mondays (Feb. 6 - June 19)

Coding in Scratch (2nd - 5th graders) 
FREE for Members,  After-School Students: $150,  General Public: $250
Wednesdays (Feb. 8 - June 27)

Coding in Minecraft (2nd - 5th graders)
FREE for Members,  After-School Students: $150,  General Public: $250
Thursdays (Feb. 9 - June 22) 

Advanced Coding (4th - 8th graders)
Members: $100,  After-School Students: $150,  General Public: $250 
Saturdays (Feb. 4 - June 24) 
3:00 - 4:00PM

Digital Media Class Fees are a One-Time Fee for the Full Spring Semester


Class Registration Policies:
Class Registration: You may register for classes online at or in person at the service desk. Some classes require membership for registration, others give members a significant discount. Fee based Drop-in classes are for members only, and can be purchased at the Service Desk on the day of the class. There is no online registration available for drop-ins.

Pro-Rating for Late Starters: When space permits, we will pro-rate the number of classes remaining for some Make a Mess, Digital Media and Bilingual Birdies.

Transfer of Classes: Spaces for transfers are subject to availability.

Single Classes and Trial Classes: You may pay a single class price of $20 for Make a Mess, Swim, and Digital Media classes, pending availability. Amounts paid for a trial class may be credited towards enrollment to that class.

Withdrawals & Refunds*: If after registering for premium classes at the Center you need to withdraw prior to the start of the 2nd scheduled class, you may receive a refund for the class fee. Class fees are non-refundable after the 2nd scheduled class. Written requests must be made to cancel a class registration by email. *All fees for Preschool Prep are not refundable.
Contact to request a refund.

Make up classes: Manhattan Youth is not responsible for providing makeup classes or issuing credits or refunds for programs missed as a result of client illness, scheduling conflicts, emergencies, or other events beyond our control.

Class Closures: Premium classes, swim classes and Preschool Prep at the Center run on the Public School schedule. These classes do not meet on days in which schools are not in session, including emergency closings.

Registration for Winter/Spring is now open! Classes begin February 6th.