After School

Empire After-School
This free program is held at PS 31 and offers academic support, including tutoring and homework help, social-emotional learning, physical activity and wellness, and prevention services. Apply at the school. Requires attendance 5 days per week and pick up at 5:30.

WR: Arts!
This class-based after school program is held at PS 31 with a 5:30pm pickup. Dance, Spanish language, stop-motion animation, and musical theater are among the options. Reduced fees are available for families who qualify for free or reduced lunch. This flexible program allows you to enroll your child in as many or as few classes as needed. To inquire, contact Nicky Guiland at

Compass provides a 5-days/week after-school program until 6pm at the McCarren Play Center free of charge. Children are picked up at PS 31 and walked to the facility where they will do homework and engage in physical activity, arts and crafts, and free play. The program is run by the Greenpoint YMCA. To inquire, contact the Greenpoint Y at (212) 912-2260.

The Greenpoint Y SACC program provides 2-day, 3-day, or 5-day after-school care until 6pm at the YMCA facility across the street from PS 31 for the upper grades, or at 176 Java Street for lower grades. Financial aid is available for families who qualify. Children are picked up at PS 31 and walked to the facility, where they will do homework and engage in physical activity, arts and crafts, and free play. Children may enroll in enrichment programs in dance, music, art, and gymnastics for additional charge. To inquire, contact the Greenpoint YMCA branch at (212) 912-2260.

Nueva York Kiddos
A unique Spanish program that offers a joyful learning environment for kids ages 6-9 years old. Our students spend time playing outside before every class and are exposed to Spanish through creative and fun lessons. Monday-Friday, 3-5pm; extended day until 5:30pm. To schedule a tour or reserve a spot, check out their site or email

International Ballet Institute
We offer dance, musical theater, and French instruction. Pick up from the school is offered for children in Grades 2-5. For more information contact the institute at (929) 289-0368.

New York Martial Arts Academy
Pick-up is offered until 6pm from Monday through Friday for this awesome martial arts program. The program includes age-specific martial arts classes, homework help, organized activities, arts and crafts, snack time, and Friday field trips. Please visit the website for more info or to sign up!

ESS Community Projects (Eckford Street Studio)
Pickup is at dismissal, then children come back to the studio (or go to the park, weather-permitting) for free time until class starts at 3:30. You have the option to pick your child up from the studio at 4:30, to have them stay for another class until 5:30, or to sign up for the extended day option until 6:15pm. Visit this site for more information.

Hamilton Dance Studio
Pickup is at Dismissal. Children will relax in the studio and then do their selected dance class. Check out their site for more information!

McCarren Tennis Center
Pickup is on Tuesdays at school, and the tennis class will be at the bubble in McCarren Park from 3-4pm. Please pick up your child from the McCarren Park Tennis courts at 4pm sharp.

Play Greenpoint
Now Enrolling! PLAY Kids Greenpoint After School Program for ages 3-8! With classes for every discipline, PLAY’s offerings are always family favorites! Explore STEM in Robotics & Engineering, try dance and fitness, or dive deeper into art, music and even French. Book now and save with early bird special code: afterschoolcool. Explore enrollment options:

Learn French Brooklyn
French language and multicultural education for children ages 3-8 years. Pick up is at dismissal and then children will be taken to Play Greenpoint. Flexible scheduling options Monday-Friday from 3:00-6:00pm. Extended day available until 7pm. Register here or email

Ms. J’s Gym
Pickup is available Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and lasts until 5pm for Pre-K and 6:30pm for K-5. Register by emailing

Geek Forest
Geek Forest is a family run business. We are total Geeks with a love for tinkering. Geek Forest is a Makerspace: a space where people can gather for DIY projects, collaborations, self-learning, making, exploring, sharing and tinkering. We utilize Maker Education for our after school programs. Please sign up here.

Soccer Shots
Pick up is from PS 31, to 738 Manhattan Avenue, 2nd Floor. The cost is $298 for the 10-week season, plus a once yearly enrollment fee of $50. Wednesdays, from September 18th to November 20th, 2:30pm-3:30pm. (Please pick up promptly at 3:30pm otherwise $10 late fee will be incurred). To sign up, please visit this site.

BB Skate Club
BBSC picks up from PS 31 one day a week (check website for the scheduled day). We pick up the group at dismissal and head out to the skate park for lessons and fun! Beginners learn fundamentals like proper foot placement and balance. Experienced skates are taught tips and techniques to give a boost to their progression. BB Skate Club promotes skateboarding in a fun, safe, and friendly environment.

Brooklyn Craft Company
Brooklyn Craft Company, a modern craft store in Greenpoint, offers after-school classes in machine sewing and fiber arts. Open to kids ages 7-12. View the course descriptions and register online here.

Focus MMA
Focus will offer a pickup from PS 31, with transportation included, this year. Contact for more information.