After School

**Due to current Pandemic conditions, there may be changes in the after school programming. The best way to learn about whether a program will run, and its timing, is by contacting the program directly.

Empire After-School: Empire is up and running and available to both blended and 100% remote students. E-mail to inquire. 
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. 

WR: Arts!
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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 5-9 years old. Our students spend time playing outside before every class and are exposed to Spanish through creative hands-on projects, games, experiments, songs, and fun lessons. Monday-Friday, 3-5pm; extended day until 6pm. To schedule a tour or reserve a spot, check out their site or email

International Ballet Institute
We offer pick up programs from Monday to Thursday with ballet, tap, & musical theater, French, and choreography classes for children in Kindergarten and up. Please see our website for more information and to register. End times range from 5:30pm-7pm. You will receive automatic discounts for signing up for more than one day and for registering siblings.

New York Martial Arts Academy
Pick-up is offered from dismissal 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!

Focus Mixed Martial Arts
Focus MMA offers an action-packed after school martial arts program for kids from Pre-K through 5th grade. Our mixed martial arts curriculum combines techniques from a range of martial arts (Karate, BJJ, Muay Thai Boxing, Krav Maga, and others) to help kids develop physical fitness, coordination, and confidence. This year we are offering pickup for 5 kids from PS 31 on Wednesday or Friday. Join us for a free trial class or send an email to Michael & Phoebe to get more information on what’s included in the program, as well as rates, schedule, and discounts on Parents Nights Out, School Break Camps, Birthday Parties, and more.

ESS Community Projects (Eckford Street Studio)
Art After School at Eckford Street Studio is a drop-off program for children in Pre-K to 3rd grade. We pick up from PS 31 on Fridays and bring students to our art studio, located on 70 Eckford Street. Pre-K and Kindergarten artists are in class until 4:15pm, with an extended day option until 5:30pm, and 1st through 3rd grade artists are in class until 5pm, with an extended day option until 6:15pm. Students explore a wide variety of materials and methods, learn about historical and contemporary art and artists, collaborate and problem solve, and have “open studio” time to work on their projects. Each semester culminates in an Art Show for family and friends to celebrate! Visit this site for more info and to register.

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
McCarren Tennis Center offers a unique and personalized indoor kids’ tennis program for all ages and levels. Our spacious LED-lit and temperature-controlled facility offers students a unique environment to learn tennis, the sport for a lifetime, in an optimal and comfortable all-season setting. Integrating USTA Jr. development methods with footwork, stroke technique, and an array of athletic and tennis-specific exercises and games, players progress while enjoying the immediate benefits of tennis: fun, exercise, and healthy competition. Van pickup is on Tuesdays at the school, followed by tennis class in the McCarren Park bubble from 3-4pm. Please pick up your child from the McCarren Tennis Center at 4pm sharp. Click here to register for the upcoming fall indoor season!

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 at their website.

Learn French Brooklyn
French language and multicultural education for children ages 3-8 years, both Francophones and language learners. 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
Ms. J’s Pick Up and Play Program (PUP) is available for PS 31 students on Tuesdays and Thursdays, until 5pm for Pre-K and 6:30pm for K-5 students. This program runs the entire school year, pickup up students at dismissal. It provides small class sizes, offers homework assistance, craft time, stuctured, and unstructured play. There are 2 classes held every day: one gymnastics class and one specialty class (on Tuesdays, it’s Bouldering, and on Thursdays, it’s Jazz and Ballet). Learn more information and sign up here.

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
Soccer Shots is an introduction to soccer program with a focus on character development and education. Children ages 4-5 will be picked up and walked to 738 Manhattan Avenue, 2nd floor, where they will learn the foundations of soccer and be engaged in a fun, high-energy environment. We also highlight a positive character trait each session, such as respect, teamwork, and appreciation. Classes are on Fridays for 11 weeks from September 13th to November 22nd, from dismissal until 3:45pm. Enroll here and see you on soccer island!

Williamsburg Soccer Club
Williamsburg Soccer Club provides a fun and friendly kids soccer class pickup for ages 4+. Pickup is available from PS 31 on Wednesdays and Thursdays and gives the soccer players the chance to learn and socialize in a fun and friendly environment. Our co-ed classes focus on a different area of the game every week and work to develop skills and abilities with the emphasis on having fun while learning. Pickup is at dismissal and lasts until 5pm at Berry Park’s Backyard soccer space. Signup here.

BB Skate Club
BBSC picks up from PS 31 on Thursdays. 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 thWe eir progression. BB Skate Club promotes skateboarding in a fun, safe, and friendly environment. Please visit their site to learn more and to register.

The Ardor School
We offer a safe environment for your Pre-K to 2nd grade child to focus on development through enrichment programs. There will also be homework help and a daily hot meal for children. Sign up or learn more on their website.

Creative Nature NYC
We design open-ended art experiences where children are invited to use the materials in the studio to create ideas at their own pace. Inspired by Reggio Emilia pedagogy, prompts are made to stimulate creativity, and staff is present to facilitate their projects. This semester we are curious about investing natural colors from plant dyes, casting and molding with bioplastic recipes, using hobby motors, doing cardboard constructions, and more. Ages 4-10. To enroll, please visit the website.