Play Ball!

Baseball used to be an essential part of an NYC childhood, and kids used to play their games everywhere: schoolyards, streets, sidewalks. To help fill the void in this baseball-loving city, there’s On Deck, a new children’s baseball program, with classes for kids from 2-14, along with travel teams for older kids looking for a bigger commitment. The programming itself is backed by a winning team: Audrey Kaplan, the founder of Applause Theatrical Workshops, and Raymond De La Cruz, who, between his experience, skills and joy of working with children, seems like every kid’s (and parent’s) dream coach. For more info:, or 646-808-4926.