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 wrnicky@gmail.com.

COMPASS
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.

YMCA SACC
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 nuevayorkkiddos@gmail.com.

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.

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.

Learn French Brooklyn
Pick up is at dismissal and then children will be taken to Play Greenpoint. Apply on the website or email bonjour@learnfrenchbrooklyn.com Classes will take place on Thursdays from 3:15-4pm for 5-6 year olds and Thursdays from 4:15-5pm for 7-9 year olds. Register at their site.

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 pup@msjsgym.com.

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.

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, if there are 5 PS 31 students who sign up for the program. Contact mracosta@focusama.com for more information.