January 01, 1970

Manhattan Soccer Club Scores Big This Season

NYC’s largest youth soccer travel club–which serves more than 1,600 players of all ages and ambitions–can now add a national championship to its list of accomplishments: Manhattan Villa, their U16 boys team, won the National Premier League's championship last month. We caught up with Director of Coaching Ray Selvadurai and Executive Director and CFO Rich Corvino to learn more about MSC and their big win. Gooaalll! »

Mark Your Calendar for Arthur Ashe Kids' Day! 

On Saturday, August 27, come out to Flushing, Queens and kick off the 2016 US Open (August 29-September 11) at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day! This year’s celebration will feature Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal on the court while Flo Rida, Zara Larsson, and more take the stage. Grand slam! »

Surfing for Kids in the Rockaways 

Each summer, city surfers flock to the Rockaways to catch waves at NYC’s only legal surfing beach. But Rockaway swells aren’t just for grown-ups–several of the neighborhood’s surf schools also offer programs for kids who dream of becoming the next Kelly Slater–and provide boards and wetsuits to boot. Surf's up! »

Our Favorite Sports Stories This Month

  1. Diving into fatherhood: Michael Phelps is having another great Olympics in Rio, bringing home his 19th gold medal as he led the US to victory in the 4x100 relay. But at this year's Games, he's balancing a whole new new set of responsibilities as a new dad. Parent in the pool!» 

  2. gold-medal families: Olympic athletes aren't just incredible runners, jumpers. and swimmers--they are also moms and dads! Check out these 11 athletes who balance dirty diapers in addition to daily workouts.
    Olympian parents! »

  3. an inspiring journey: Athletes have to work hard their whole lives to make the Olympics. But this Syrian swimmer didn't just perfect her butterfly stroke: She fled a war-torn country, leaving behind friends and family. Swim story!»

New York Family Partner: Yorkville Youth Athletic Association

In a competitive world, athletes have an advantage. The know the value of practice, effort and teamwork. They know what it takes to win. For nearly 50 years, the Yorkville Youth Athletic Association has given the children of New York a place to play and a team to play on – and a chance to develop their abilities. Yorkville offers baseball, basketball, football, soccer and much more. There are developmental, recreational and travel leagues. Today, more than 6000 children play Yorkville sports. Shouldn’t your child be one of them? Sign up for fall programs now at yyaa.org.

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Classes Spotlight: Golf, Swimming & Tennis

Now that summer's here, the timing is perfect to get kids feeling confident & independent in three of summer’s coolest activities. We spoke with instructors at notable city sports programs in each sport (one golf, one swimming, and one tennis) to get the scoop on what kids can glean from each respective activity. Summer sports! »

NYC Kids' Classes Directory

New York Family's Classes Search Directory allows you to search for class listings and filter by any combination of age range, type of class (from art to sports and everything in between), and location. With over 290 classes venues (from throughout the five boroughs) included, we’re sure that you’ll find something that fits your family’s needs. Start searching! »