Open seven days a week, PLAYDAY provides indoor and outdoor Grown Up & Me Art & Music classes for children 1-4 as well as creative activities and CAMPS for children 5-12 in a safe small group studio environment with highly educated and experienced instructors.
At PLAYDAY, children engage in exploratory projects in an inclusive, diverse, respectful, and positive setting. We inspire children to make ART all while developing a variety of life-long cognitive and emotional skills such as hand-eye coordination, communication, critical thinking, self-awareness, patience, and most importantly self-confidence.
HAVE FUN | BE AWESOME is our motto!
Founded in 2017 in response to the lack of innovation in creative education as well as new remote learning in school, PLAYDAY offers daily drop-in | drop-off indoor and outdoor creative programming for children 6+:
HOURLY ART CLASSES
MORNING SESSIONS w/ REMOTE ASSIST
AFTER SCHOOL SESSIONS w/ PICK-UP
CREATIVE BIRTHDAY PARTIES w/ BOUNCY HOUSE
ALL DAY CAMPS
OFF-SITE ART CLASSES
From Little Architects, where skyscrapers, cruise ships and, tree houses are designed and drafted, to Dream Weaver, where pattern, line, and texture are explored through hand-weaving and fiber arts, to Stencil Stories, where fantastic tales unfold through Banksy style stenciled narratives, all of our classes encourage kids to find their own unique voice and expressive qualities. Click HERE to learn more about our awesome activities.
The PLAYDAY Mission
Because expressing yourself and learning new things helps us feel more confident and inspired at a young age, at PLAYDAY, we respectfully celebrate your child’s individuality by exploring, creating, and activating in a safe socially distanced environment. Through our offerings, children are exposed to the many joys of creativity such as: Focus, Patience, Process, Forgiveness, Sharing, Accomplishment, Dynamic Problem Solving, Diversity, and Aesthetic, all while learning from others in the group.
All PLAYDAY staff are required to have a degree in the ARTS from an accredited College or University. Our instructors have a passion for mentoring and motivating children along with a love for sharing relevant art history and modern techniques. PLAYDAY instructors strive to be positive creative role-models for your children.
PLAYDAY does not intend to produce career artists. PLAYDAY’s intentions are to help raise children who are confident and comfortable with their creativity in whatever form it takes. Have Fun | Be Awesome is our motto!
Health & Safety
At PLAYDAY we take all safety and health precautions VERY SERIOUSLY following all CDC, city, and state guidelines for health, safety, and sanitation, especially in these unprecedented times. Click HERE to read our Social Distancing and Health and Safety Guidelines.
Purchases may be transferred for PLAYDAY credit & redeemed space permitting. email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
director, staffing & scheduling
Megan has 21+ years of dance training in styles such as Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Musical Theater, Contemporary,and Modern Dance.
After studying as a dance major for 2 years at Slippery Rock University,she transferred and graduated with a B.A. from Hunter College, during her time at Hunter she worked professionally in Musical Theater.
After graduating she fell in love with Pilates, and decided to do in home personal training for women all over Manhattan. Prior to joining PLAYDAY as Director of Staffing and Scheduling, Megan managed Barre Fitness studios in downtown Jersey City for 3 years. She has a love of children and began babysitting at age 12.
Over the last 17 years she’s worked as a camp counselor, nanny, mygym Instructor, youth fitness instructor for elementary schools, mommy and me barre classes, and pre/post natal training clients.
director, SALES & MARKETING
I pride myself on being a goal-oriented professional with strong communication, polished public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Effective critical thinking, prioritization, resource allocation, as well as planning/execution experience are just a few of my strengths. I exemplify a strong work ethic with demonstrated success in both offshore team and individual situations. I currently travel 25% of the year to establish and maintain current business relationships, while identifying opportunities for new engagements.
Much of my spare time is focused on volunteering, specifically with individuals with special needs. I am a proud Co-Chair of the Leadership Council for Special Olympics New York, YPT for the Robin Hood Foundation, and participate habitually in community events for the disabled.
Our instructors are all trained arts educators with a passion for children and watching them explore their own creative impulses. Instructors weave age appropriate art historical and social references into each activity. We are always expanding and changing our classes to offer the most engaging experience for our children. Click HERE to meet more of our awesome instructors.