Our health and wellness guide to Manhattan features everything you need to keep your family healthy, including doctors and pediatricians, dentists and orthodontists, hospitals and medical centers, therapists and specialists, gyms and fitness programs, and more!
CHELSEA PIERS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
23rd Street & Hudson River Park, NYC
Chelsea Piers is a 28-acre sports village located on three historic Hudson River piers, offering Manhattan’s best sports programming for children ages 12 months to 17 years. Children enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, including a gymnastics center, rock-climbing wall, indoor soccer fields, basketball courts, batting cages, two indoor ice rinks, high-tech golf driving range, 40-lane bowling center, and Little Athletes Exploration Center. For gymnastics, basketball, soccer, baseball, rock climbing, and other sports programs, call 212-336-6500. For ice-skating or hockey programs, call 212-336-6100. For junior golf programs, call 212-336-6400. For bowling, call 212-835-BOWL (2695).
DOWNTOWN DAY CAMPS
120 Warren St., New York
Downtown Day Camps have been setting the standard for more than 20 years. Our exceptional staff of recreation and education professionals offers a large variety of activities. Our curriculum brings the "country day camp" experience to NYC. We introduce children to a wide variety of activities, emphasizing aquatics, athletics, and extensive arts programming. Most important, however, is our deep commitment to the physical, social, and emotional well-being of each child in our care. We want our children to be successful in the activities we offer, and in the relationships they build.
ELLIOTT'S GYMNASTICS CLASSES
131 W. 86th St., New York
Elliott’s Gymnastics Classes is the only New York City kids’ gym that combines movement science with child development theory (CDT) to produce fitness and activity programming for children, from infants to children as old as 14. Our ability to conduct classes, either within a facility or in one of NYC’s parks, demonstrates that fitness is not just about having great apparatus and facilities, but about content and optimal child development. The Elliott's Classes methodology and approach is tried and true, and has been tested over the last 18 years.
Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan, serves more than 776,000 members in 59 counties statewide. Fidelis Care believes all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health insurance. Through New York State's Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid Managed Care programs, members are covered for checkups, preventive care, hospital and emergency care, eye exams, dental care, and more. Fidelis Care also offers a variety of benefit options for seniors through Fidelis Medicare Advantage, Dual Advantage, Medicaid Advantage Plus, and Fidelis Care at Home programs, available in certain counties.
244 E. 84th St.,
25 Hubbels Drive, Mt. Kisco
Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for 31 years! Their step-by-step, no fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. From the tiniest tumblers to advanced gymnasts (ages 9 mos.-12 years), there is something for everyone. They offer mommy-and-me gym, gym and music classes, preschool gymnastics, school-age gymnastics, Mad Science, summer- and holiday-break camps, free monthly perks, free open playtime, play groups, private lessons, and the best birthday parties ever!
JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL
434 Ave. of the Americas, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Floors, New York
Joffrey Ballet School transforms passionate dance students into versatile artists, able to collaborate and evolve fluidly in a fast-changing society. We offer a complete program for pre-professional students or trainees, a full curriculum for young dancers, and open classes for professional level and adult beginners. The Joffrey Ballet School provides a positive, nurturing environment for students of all levels and abilities. Programs: Children (ages 2½-7), Young Dancer (ages 7-17), Pre-Professional Trainee (ages 14-24), Adult/Open (ages 18-80).
KARMA KIDS YOGA
104 W. 14th St. (bet. 6th & 7th Avenues), New York
At Karma Kids Yoga studio, children are encouraged to explore and discover their minds and bodies in a fun-filled way! This creative approach can be very helpful for children whose bodies are still developing. The use of animated poses and basic stretching exercises promotes strength, flexibility, coordination, and body awareness. Breathing and visualization techniques teach focus, relaxation, and self-control. Karma Kids Yoga offers baby yoga, toddler yoga, kids yoga, teen yoga, family yoga, glow-in-the-dark yoga, circus yoga, free storytime yoga, prenatal yoga, prenatal Pilates, special events, birthday parties and more! Come Play Yoga!
KID'S KORNER PRESCHOOL
247 W. 24th St., New York
Summer camp at Chelsea's best-kept secret, Kid's Korner Preschool, is a NAEYC-accredited preschool/nursery school. Kids will enjoy arts, crafts, water fun, and much more! A backyard brings the country to the city, "paved" with fake grass so that children can take off their shoes, lie down, and look at the clouds. The calm, quiet space is decorated with birds, butterflies, and sunflowers.
939 8th Ave., Suite 302 (bet. 55th & 56th Streets), New York
Licenders is the premier, all natural service for the screening and removal of head lice. FREE Screenings in all four Licenders locations before and after summer camp! Licenders has been helping families, schools, camps, and pediatricians get rid of lice for 16 years. We have four treatment centers in Manhattan, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island. Our team of highly trained professionals is available to help your family with this pesky problem.
THE LITTLE GYM
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
Upper West Side (bet 74th & 75th Streets)
2121 Broadway (2nd Fl.), NYC
Upper East Side (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
207 E. 94th St., NYC
28 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick NJ
The Little Gym is an exercise and motor development center offering gymnastics classes, sports skills development, dance, cheerleading, and karate classes for children ages 4 mos. to 12 years, in a loving, non-competitive environment. Qualified instructors implement programs designed to build self-esteem and confidence. An emphasis on music and fun encourages both physical and emotional growth. The Little Gym also offers summer camp, holiday camp, Parent Survival Night, and Awesome Birthday Bashes.
MARLEY OAKES, PHD
26 W. 9th St., Suite 7D, New York
Dr. Oakes is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. In addition to providing individual psychotherapy, she offers consultations on co-parenting relationships following divorce, and ongoing 6-week co-parenting groups. Co-parenting groups provide opportunities for parents to learn important skills for managing the complexities of shared custody, and obtain support from fellow group members. To facilitate safe expression and open discussion, co-parenting partners are placed in separate groups when both parents are interested in attending.
MODEL MOVES BOOT CAMP
Model Moves Boot Camp is an empowering one-day workshop for aspiring models and actors with an emphasis on projecting a powerful image to the world. Walking on the runway and working in front of the camera with energy and poise are the keys to a successful modeling career. You'll learn how to walk and move with the confidence, grace, and presence of a supermodel, and get great photos to launch your modeling and acting career. NYC Dates: June 19, 22, and 26; July 17 and 31.
MY GYM NYC CHILDREN'S FITNESS CENTER - LINCOLN CENTER AND HARLEM LOCATIONS
22 W. 66th St., (bet. W. Central Park & 65th Street Transverse), UWS
258 St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem
New York, NY 10027
My Gym has spent more than 30 years building children’s self-esteem and nurturing a love of fitness and activity. A variety of age-appropriate programming including gym, yoga, martial arts, theater, and dance are offered in our clean, safe, and fun environment for children ages 6 weeks-10 years (programs vary by location). Member benefits include unlimited practice and play times, as well as exclusive savings on parents’ night out, summer camp, and birthday parties! With a new program every week, children are constantly challenged and stimulated in new and exciting ways!
UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
24-50 FDR Drive (25th Street & Waterside Plaza), New York
173-53 Croydon Road, Jamaica Estates
The United Nations International School Summer Program provides recreational, academic, and enrichment activities for children ages 4-14, in a friendly and supportive environment that fosters friendship, develops sportsmanship, and is nurturing in spirit. The program includes an early childhood division offering many recreational and sports activities, and instructional swimming. Division 2 offers comprehensive sports, and an array of activities such as magic science/lab discovery, martial arts, robotics, piano, drum and guitar lessons, international dances, tennis, UN world games, chess, and more. English instruction (ESL) is available for students from abroad.
WEILL CORNELL MEDICAL ASSOCIATES
2315 Broadway (at West 84th Street), New York
The Primary Care Division of the Weill Cornell Physician Organization is pleased to announce the opening of our new practice, Weill Cornell Medical Associates. Here, patients will find expertise and dedication to compassionate, personalized, primary care for children and adults. Specialties include Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, and Gynecology. Office hours are 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Most insurance accepted. Please call 646-962-2110 for an appointment.
WILD, RENEE DDS
67 Hudson St., New York
Welcome to our office! Dr. Renee Wild has created a magical dental experience to meet all your needs and the needs of your children, in a gentle, caring environment. You will be amazed at how your children will love to visit Dr. Renee, who has been practicing pediatric dentistry in Tribeca since 1995. To diversify our dental family, we want to welcome our teens and adults to join and continue on with our associate, Dr. Menka Sinha. Together we can make a difference, one smile at a time!