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The Downtown Community Center is currently open for membership programs 7 days per week. See you soon!
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Explore all of the classes offered at Manhattan Youth. Our members find their friends and neighbors here while they splash, play, learn, create and move. Search by age, and day of the week to create your perfect day at the center.
Make A Mess: Sensory Science
Join us for messy fun classes in cooking, science and art, and leave the clean up to us!
Science becomes fun in this class that helps children develop their scientific mind! Let your child explore their curiosity by engaging the senses. They’ll learn about colors, shapes, textures, and more through a different project each class.
Make a Mess Science meets on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 10:15 - 1:00pm by appointment.
This drop-in class helps our newest little swimmers become comfortable in and around the water. Songs and games introduce beginner swim skills (such as kicking, splashing, and blowing bubbles) and create a fun, positive experience for young children in the pool. For baby and their adult.
Bubble Babies classes are FREE for Center Family Members. We currently offer Bubble Babies on Saturdays at 11am and Sundays at 10:25 and 11am.
Family Swim hours are offered everyday for our members. Sign up through the link in your weekly membership emails!
Mindful Movement with Miss Jodi
Go on an adventure in each class as we learn yoga poses that will build strength and flexibility, feeling peaceful and calm! We use our senses and our breath to move our body, and discover what it really feels like to ground to the earth like the roots of a flower!
Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:15, 9:45, and 10:45am by appointment.
Make A Mess: Little Artists
Join us for messy fun classes in cooking, science and art, and leave the clean up to us! Create a masterpiece in each class! Join our talented teaching artists to create a new art project every week.
Make a Mess Art meets Tuesday and Friday mornings, 10:15 -1:00pm by appointment.
Art with Aurelia
Little ones love expressing what they see and sense through making art. Join Aurelia and make something beautiful!
Mondays at 10:15am, 11:00am, 11:45am, 12:30pm by appointment.
Sundays at 10:15am, 11:00am, 11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:30pm by appointment.
Post Nap Jam
When naptime is finished and dinnertime is still a few hours away, spend some of that special and energetic time with us in our largest meeting space, the Great Hall! We’ll feature one of our favorite kids music acts so kids can sing, run, jump and play, and the whole family can enjoy music, laughter and fun, together.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 3:30pm. By appointment
Family Clay Day
Spend an hour with your whole family in our ceramics studio. You can be led through a project or simply work on your own handbuilding project with access to our full ceramics studio. All pieces will remain in the studio to be fired and will be ready for pick up within two weeks time. All work is non-toxic and food-safe. All ages!
Saturdays 10:30am, 11am, 1:30pm, 3pm
With toys, climbing structures, a book corner and a helpful staff, the clubhouse is a wonderful cozy place to spend time moving, learning and making friends in an open setting.
Weekdays, 9:30am -2:30pm
Weekends, 9:30am -4:30pm
MY Tennis classes provide a fun environment that will help 3 and 4 year olds to establish a base for gross motor and athletic skill development.
Sunday mornings at the Center
Questions? Email Mark@manhattanyouth.org
4 and 5 Years
During Tennis Aces, our instructors introduce children to the game of tennis in a fun and supportive way using scaled down courts and equipment. Classes will use a games based approach to tennis instruction while also stressing the continued development of no only tennis skills but also motor and athletic skills.
Sundays at the Center
Questions? Email Mark@manhattanyouth.org
MY Grownup and Me Ceramics
You and your child can drop-in to our ceramics studio and work with an instructor who will take you through the process of making your own masterpiece! All work is non-toxic and food-safe.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:45am and 12:45pm (2-4 years)
Sing, Dance and Play!
Our talented teaching artists sing, dance and play with your little one in this cozy class that helps kiddos get their wiggles out!
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at the Center, by appointment.
Storytime with Camille
Visit the Activity Room, where Director of the Downtown Community Center wants to read you a story or two, and say hello!
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 10:00am
Our Science Lab has a secret; it's the home to Manhattan Youth's Animals! In Animal Hour, kids can see, hold, feed and learn about our resident turtle, fish and bearded dragons with our staff.
Saturdays and Sundays, 10:15 - 1:00pm by appointment in the Science Room
MY Mini Basketball
Join Coach Pam in our large, air conditioned spaces to explore basic skills required for your budding basketball star!.
11:00am (3-4 years) 12:30pm (PreK-K) 2:00pm (K-1st grade) by appointment.