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The Downtown Community Center is currently open for membership programs 7 days per week. See you soon!

Included with Membership

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. 

  • Bubble Babies (6mo–2yr)
  • Family Swim (6mo–All Ages)
  • Mindful Movement with Miss Abby (18mo–All Ages)
  • Art with Aurelia (18mo–5yr)
  • Post Nap Jam (All Ages)
  • MY Clubhouse (6mo–5yr)
  • Tennis Tikes (3–4yr)
  • Tennis Aces (4–5yr)
  • Sing, Dance and Play! (6mo–5yr)
  • Storytime with Camille (6mo–All Ages)
  • Animal Hour (6mo–All Ages)
  • MY Mini Basketball (18mo–6yr)
  • MY Soccer (18mo–4yr)
  • Mindful Babies (6mo–1yr)
  • MY Toddler Time (6mo–2yr)
  • Tummy Time (6mo–1yr)
  • MY Tumble Tots (18mo–4yr)
  • MY Afternoons (2–5yr)
  • Splash Pad (18mo–4yr)
6mo–2yr

Bubble Babies

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.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 10 AM. Saturdays at 11 AM, Sundays at 10:25AM and 11 AM.

Bubble Babies classes are FREE for Center Family Members. 

Not a member yet? visit here to learn more and join the Downtown Community Center

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6mo–All Ages

Family Swim

Family Swim hours are offered everyday for our members. Sign up through the Acuity Client Scheduling app.

Every weekday from 9AM-12PM, 7PM-8:30PM.  

Weekends 9AM-4:30PM.

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18mo–All Ages

Mindful Movement with Miss Abby

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 at 9:30am, 10:15am, 11 am & 11:45am. (18M-4 Years)

 

 

 

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18mo–5yr

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 (12-18 mos), 11:00am (2-4 years), 11:45am (2-4 years) by appointment.

Sundays at 10:15am (12-18 mos), 11:00am (2-4 years), 11:45am (2-4 years), 12:30pm (2-4 years), 2pm (2-5 years), 2:45pm (2-5 years), and 3:30pm (12-18 months) by appointment.

 

 

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All Ages

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. 

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2:30PM: Musical Notes with Nate
  • Mondays and Thursdays at 3:30PM: Music with Corey
  • Fridays at 3:30PM: Disney Singalongs with Anita
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6mo–5yr

MY Clubhouse

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

 

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3–4yr

Tennis Tikes

Tennis Tikes

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.

Sundays at 10:15am and 11am. 

 

Questions? Email servicedesk@manhattanyouth.org

 

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4–5yr

Tennis Aces

5 and 6 Years

Tennis Aces

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 11:45am and 12:30pm.

Questions? Email servicedesk@manhattanyouth.org

 

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6mo–5yr

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!

Tuesdays, Fridays 9:30am-11:45am and Sundays 10:15am-11:45am.

 

 

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6mo–All Ages

Storytime with Camille

Every Monday in the Lounge, Camille, the Director of the Downtown Community Center will read you a story or two, and say hello!

Mondays at 10:00am

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6mo–All Ages

Animal Hour

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.

Mondays & Wednesdays 10am-12pm.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 10 am- 1 pm.

 

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18mo–6yr

MY Mini Basketball

Join Coach Pam in our large, air conditioned spaces to explore basic skills required for your budding basketball star!

Tuesdays and Saturdays 10:15am (18-24m), 11am (2-3 years), 11:45am (open, all ages) and 1pm (3-4 years). 

 

 

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18mo–4yr

MY Soccer

Mini muscles and mini movements for little ones that help them learn the fundamentals of soccer.

Mondays at 10:15 am (18-24m) , 11:00 am (2-3 years), 11:45 am (3-4 years) , 1 pm (2-5 years).

 

 

 

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6mo–1yr

Mindful Babies

A mindful, yoga based tummy time class for you and baby aged 3 -12 months. 

Mondays and Wednesdays 12:30pm (3-13 months). 

 

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6mo–2yr

MY Toddler Time

If you have a 6 month -18 month old, bring them to our Lounge in the SC level for open play, stories and activities just for them.

 

Mondays through Fridays 9:30am - 1:00pm by appointment.

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6mo–1yr

Tummy Time

Our littlest members in their very own class! A little movement, exercise and bonding for 4 - 12 months and their grownups.

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 12:30pm-1pm.

 

 

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18mo–4yr

MY Tumble Tots

Tumble Tot Thursdays give your children introductions to coordination, strength building and flexibility all morning long! Toddlers can learn basic gymnastics fundamentals with their favorite MY teachers!

Thursdays 9:30am, 10:15am, 11am and 11:45pm. 

 

 

 

 

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2–5yr

MY Afternoons

Join us at the Center after lunch and naps for art projects, rainy day movies, sensory play and more!

Every weekday afternoon, 2:30 - 4:30pm

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18mo–4yr

Splash Pad

For ages 18 months – 3 years. If your little one loves to splash around, bring them poolside for our newest class, Splash Pad! Here, your kids can suit up for instructor led water table class featuring: songs, stories, art and whole lot of splashing, without entering the pool. Parents or caregivers are not required to suit up or get wet, but must be present on the pool deck during class.

Every weekday at 10:40 AM and 11:15AM 

Wednesdays at 9:15AM

Fridays at 10 AM

Please see our Center daily schedule for current Splash Pad class times, or email us for additional information!

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Premium Drop In Classes

For a small drop in fee, you can enjoy speciality classes in art, cooking and science.  These classes are in smaller groups,  providing more one on one attention and ways for your child to create, design, make, and explore! 

18mo–3yr

Make A Mess: Cooking

Make tasty treats, savory snacks, and everything in between! Each child has their own station and supplies, and after the creation is made, they take it home to eat.

 

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:15 AM, 11 AM and 11:45 AM . Members can use our reservation system to sign up up to two days in advance.

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18mo–4yr

Make a Mess: Art

Make something beautiful and don't worry about getting messy. We'll clean it up!

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:15am (12-18m), 11am (2-5 years), 11:45 (2-5 years). 

 

 

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18mo–3yr

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.

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:15am (12-18mos), 11am (2-4 years), 11:45am (2-4 years) by appointment.

Members can reserve their space in class up to two days in advance.

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18mo–5yr

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 (12-18 mos), 11:00am (2-4 years), 11:45am (2-4 years) by appointment.

Sundays at 10:15am (12-18 mos), 11:00am (2-4 years), 11:45am (2-4 years), 12:30pm (2-4 years), 2pm (2-5 years), 2:45pm (2-5 years), and 3:30pm (12-18 months) by appointment.

 

 

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18mo–4yr

Art with Ave

Little ones love expressing what they see and sense through making art. Join Ave and make something beautiful! (ages 5 and under)

 

Fridays 11:45am (12-18mos), 12:30pm (2-5 years), 1:15pm (2-5 years)

Members can reserve their space in class up to two days in advance.

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18mo–3yr

Art with Amesha

Join Miss Amesha to make something beautiful on Friday and Saturday mornings at the Center.

Fridays at 9:30am (12-18 months)  10:15am (12-18 mos), 11:00am (2-4 years) by appointment.

Saturdays at 10:15am (12-18 mos), 11:00am (2-4 years), 11:45am (2-4 years), 12:30pm (2-4 years) by appointment.

Members can reserve space in classes up to two days in advance.

 

 

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All Ages

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, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm

 

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2–4yr

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 10:15 AM, 11:15 AM. 

Wednesdays 10:15 AM, 11:15 AM and 12:30 PM.

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2–4yr

Pool Playdates

In our small-group Pool Playdates, children will enjoy unstructured playtime in the pool. Our certified instructors will engage the group with toys and water exploration activities.  A swim vest will be provided for each child and must be worn for the duration of the 30-minute session. Parents/caregivers are NOT required to get in the water, but will be required to remain on the pool deck.  Children are ready for this class once they are comfortable in the pool and with separation.

Pool Playdates are not swim lessons, but they encourage core principles of our Aquatics program: fun, community, and safety in the water!

Please email us for more information about Pool Playdates or alternative swim lesson offerings for this age group. 

Mondays at 11:30 AM

Wednesdays 10 AM, 10:40AM, 11:15AM

Thursdays 10 AM

Fridays 11:40 AM, 11:30 AM

 

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