Spring Break: There will be no afterschool for Arts and Athletics next Thursday or Friday. Spring Recess for the New York City Department of Education schools will run from Friday, April 15th through the following Friday, April 22nd. School resumes on Monday, April 25th.
Arts and Athletics will conduct an outdoor adventure camp from Monday, April 18th through Friday, April 22nd. Half-day (9am to 1pm or 1pm to 5pm) and full-day (9am to 5pm) options are available.
For more information click here or call Ryan Zavala at 917-975-8811 to reserve a spot.
Summer: Arts and Athletics will also conduct our very popular summer camps this summer, from Tuesday, July 5th to Friday, August 19th. In addition to outdoor adventures in Central Park offered all summer, we will also feature STEM and Robotics Camp, Basketball Camp, Track and Field (Athletics Development) Camp, and Performing Arts Camp in which children will create and perform a new show each week!
This morning (Thursday, June 25, 2020) PS 9 is hosting an information session for parents and caregivers of our new incoming students. As the PS 9 afterschool provider Arts and Athletics offers a wide range of afterschool activities during the school year, camps during holidays and vacations, and virtual meet-ups and video lessons when we can’t meet in person.
We are so exited to hold a demo class during the parent orientation. The class presented our early childhood specialists will include play and movement and music and will give children a sample of the virtual camp we will conduct over six weeks this summer.
The Arts and Athletics organization was founded to support our schools and make educational opportunities available to all our children. Students select from hundreds of enrichment classes and then discover that other children share their excitement and enthusiasm. Children are united by a love of learning regardless of background or skin tone. The events of the last month have shaken us and inspired us to do this work even more deliberately. While we wait for school to resume, we hope to promote greater dialogue through the resources listed below. It’s a work in progress.
We are proud to invite you to our upcoming end of cycle performances! Our students have been working hard to develop these fun and exciting performances. We are looking forward to sharing them with you.
Scroll down for brief descriptions and registration links
Summer is here! Camps at PS 9 (84th Street) will run from July 1st to August 16th. You can sign up for all seven weeks of camp, single weeks, or even single days. Activities include musical theater, basketball, cooking, technology, and outdoor adventures in the park. Click here to find out more about our drop-in day camp option!
Summer Musical Theater Camp for grades 1-5. This camp at PS 9 (84th Street) spans seven weeks between Monday, July 1st and Friday, August 16th from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can sign up for all seven weeks or just individual weeks as needed. Each week the children and their director Jeff Edmond brainstorm ideas for a new show, learning songs and dialogue and dance routines and performing for friends and family at the end of the week.
Summer Adventure Camp for Li’l Explorers for Pre-K and K at PS 9. Our early childhood specialists, Diana Carrera and Celia Vasquez, have developed a program customized for our students who are entering kindergarten and first grade next year. This camp follows the same schedule as our performing arts camp but will focus on the interests and developmental needs of the younger children. Single day drop-ins are welcome. Please register at least one day prior!
Cooking Camp at PS 9. A hands-on/minds-on cooking camp where young chefs will learn to follow a recipe, measure carefully, and enjoy tasting new foods and flavors! Our camp is hosted by experienced teacher, afterschool teacher, and chef, Liz Seelhoff!
STEM Camp with Ms. Sora at PS 166 (89th Street). Everyone’s favorite PS 166 technology teacher, Ms. Jenny Sora, will host two weeks of STEM camp at PS 166 on 89th Street, July 8-12 and July 15-19. Children will learn about robotics and coding and other fun computer-related stuff. Sign up for one week or both!
Basketball Camp at PS 9. This summer, for the week of July 15th to 19th, Sayeed and his coaches will host a basketball camp at PS 9. With regulation courts and an air conditioned gym, it will be a great place to work on your basketball skills. This camp is open to children in grades 3 to 5.
SPRING CHESS TOURNAMENT AT PS 166 SUNDAY, April 14, 2019. Check-in 9:45 am for Rated Sections (rated rounds start at 10), Check-in 10:15 am for Unrated Sections (unrated rounds start at 10:30) Location: PS 166 132 W. 89th Street, New York, NY
11/16/19 – The NYC DoE has announced that afterschool programs are canceled today. We know that parents rely on Arts and Athletics for daycare coverage, so our staff will be on hand to accept children at dismissal and conduct activities until parents arrive.
For the safety of school staff and our participating families commuting in hazardous conditions, we would encourage everyone to pick up as early as possible. Be safe. See you soon!