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Kid’s Space at the Y

Kid’s Space @ The Riverdale Y

Kid’s Space provides a seamless end to your child’s day. We offer a healthy, kosher snack; homework assistance with NY State Certified teachers; and a range of enrichment activities, all in a supportive and community-oriented setting led by professionally-trained staff.

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  • Door-to-door transportation from school to the Y.
  • Access to The Y’s expansive facilities including two outdoor play spaces, heated indoor pool, gymnasium, theater, and more.
  • A choice of enrichment activities, such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Recreational Swim, Musical Theater, Sports, Lego Robotics, Fine Arts, Chess, Cooking, Martial Arts and more.
  • Special programming for Kindergarteners.
  • Staff escort for participants registered in instructional swim, dance, private music lessons, and other Y programs.
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Kid’s Space provides transportation from 10 local schools.  Please contact our staff to see if your school is included or whether we can make arrangements from your school.


Kid’s Space runs from September to June on the NYC Public School Calendar and the Riverdale Y agency calendar. Our program begins at school dismissal and runs until 6:30pm.

Free Homework Assistance

The Riverdale Y offers free homework assistance from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on school days. This is made possible by a local initiative of Councilman Andrew Cohen.

Sam Sullivan

Director, Family & Youth Services

(347) 913-4972

Sam has been with The Riverdale Y since he was two years old. He started in the Early Childhood Center, and has been a part of the after school program…

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Arienny DeJesus

Assistant Director of Kid's Space at the Y & Inclusion Coordinator