15 Ways to Celebrate the Last Day of the 2019 School Year in NYC

The last day of school is finally here! While children often enjoy their days at school with their friends, playing at recess, and the feeling of accomplishment when they do well on an assignment, school is not a walk in the park. Nowadays more than ever, the pace of teaching and learning has quickened, and much more is expected from students. This is not to say that this is a bad thing – if anything, it’s amazing to witness this strengthening of education. However, with the increase in homework, projects, and exams, children have a lot more work to do for school on a daily basis. That’s why, as the school year comes to a close, it’s important to celebrate not necessarily the end of school, but all of the effort and energy that your children contributed during the school year. Celebrate their achievements in school, their improvement in math or reading, and their hard work and dedication for nine months. As per usual, there’s a lot going on in NYC, from pride celebrations to end of school festivities. NYC is also full of exciting attractions and family-friendly activities that are perfect ways to kick off the summer and celebrate the school year. Thank you, next  2018-2019 school year, it’s time for summer!

Sadly, NYC pools are not quite open yet, but we’ve included plenty of ways to celebrate the school year that involve staying cool in other ways. However, plan your day at the pool now with our guide to NYC outdoor swimming pools, because the pools open the very next day, June 27!

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Plugged in Band

<div>Plugged In is a nonprofit program that offers online programs to student musicians (Ages 10-18) in a non-competitive environment and provides band and individual performance opportunities in support of community and charitable causes.</div> <div> </div> <div>Our programs include:</div> <div> </div> <div>Rock Band Classes</div> <div>Private Music Lessons</div> <div>Summer Camp</div> <div>Digital/Audio Production</div> <div>Songwriting and Recording Workshops</div> <div> </div> <div>Oh and hey parents, we are now offering private music lessons and our rock band program for adults too. Reach out to us for more information. </div>

Athletic Association of Yorkville Youths

<p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;" data-sheets-value="{" data-sheets-userformat="{">Serving the families and children of NYC for over 50 years with high-quality recreational activities that foster life-lessons which empower young people to succeed beyond sports. Our programs encourage positive attitudes and growth through teamwork and sportsmanship, attendance, fair play, respect, hard work, integrity and fun. Your child can participate in clinics and leagues in such sports as baseball, basketball, flag-football, lacrosse, soccer, hockey, wrestling, track, and tennis. We also offer weekly dodgeball tournaments, drama and musical theater workshops, and after school programs.</span></p>

Atlantic Acting School

<p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;" data-sheets-value="{" data-sheets-userformat="{">Looking for a fun and exciting theater program for kids and teens? Join us at the Atlantic. Our programs are intense, exciting and fun!</span></p>