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2019 Fall Activity Guide

As the summer is nearing a close, many of us have started thinking about school (pre-school, elementary, or even middle!), after school activities, and all the many things our children (and even us moms!) might be interested in trying. In an effort to streamline the process a bit, we put together a list of some of the amazing programs you may want to know about in the area! We hope this helps!

  • If you offer a fall program of any sort, and are not listed, but would like to be, please email us anytime at info@westportmoms.com.
  • For a full list of schools locally, visit our School guide here, or our Activities list here.

FEATURED ACTIVITIES

THE ACADEMY @ MoCA WESTPORT

 

TOWN: Westport

DATES: Classes beginning late September

AGES: 18 months – adult classes; private lessons available too

DESCRIPTION: There are plenty of places to go to learn how to paint. Or draw. Or play. But @MoCA Westport we wanted to offer something more. So we built the Academy.  Studios and grounds designed to be experiential and immersive. Projects inspired by current exhibitions. MoMA trained instructors. Programs developed in collaboration with Yale’s Center for Emotional Intelligence. All created to offer people of all ages and talents an opportunity to not only develop new skills, but discover and enjoy the Arts in much more meaningful ways.

The Academy is the only arts education experience in the Westport area that combines exhibit-inspired activities in a semi-private class setting. So each student truly gets an immersion into the world of Contemporary Arts through a variety of media.

CONTACT: Email Kate Jackson at education@westportartscenter.org or call (202)222.7070

WEBSITE: Click here

KIDS SPORTS ZONE WITH SARA HOLLAND

 

TOWN: Westport

DATES: September 9th – November 4th

AGES: 19 months – 5 years

COST: $200 for 8 weeks

DESCRIPTION: Mighty Sluggers, Itty Bitty Sports, Multi-Sports, Basketball, LAX and more.We hit the ground running, skipping, and galloping in these classes. We learn the correct fundamentals for all our sport programs. We also believe it is just as important to learn how to play the game. We aim to improve your child’s eye-hand coordination, gross motor skills, and their understanding of game strategy. We are also offering bike classes for this age group too!
*Many Programs are privately organized, and also held at clients homes.  If you have a group, choose your day and time, and we will organize a program for you.  

SPECIAL OFFER: Use the code FALL10 and save 10%!

CONTACT: Email Sara directly at KidsSportsZone@gmail.com or call (434) 825-4689

WEBSITE: Click Here

ONE RIVER WESTPORT

TOWN: Westport

AGES:  3 years old – adult

DESCRIPTION: Founded in September of 2012 “one river” west of New York City, One River School of Art + Design has embarked on a mission to transform art education in America. Today, our innovative program teaches thousands of students in twelve schools across six states. We have developed a unique method for teaching art and digital design classes to people of all ages. Very simply, our students have more fun, learn faster and create more compelling creative outcomes at One River School.

SPECIAL OFFER: $50 off with code WESTPORTMOMS

CONTACT: Email westport@oneriverschool.com

WEBSITE: Click Here

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ART, DANCE, MUSIC, THEATRE & YOGA

COASTAL SOL YOGA

TOWN: Westport

AGES: 6 weeks -13 years old

DESCRIPTION: Coastal Sol Yoga offers yoga classes, educational arts and birthday parties for toddlers through teenagers.  Yoga, art, mindfulness games, storytelling, music and everyone’s favorite – relaxation.  Prenatal and Mom & Baby Yoga coming later in the fall.

SPECIAL OFFER: Mention Westport Moms and receive $10 off your first class.

CONTACT: Email coastalsolyoga@gmail.com or call (203) 674-9168

WEBSITE: Click Here

DANCE AT THE WESTPORT – WESTON YMCA 

TOWN: Westport

AGES:  3 yo – teens

DATES: Regular programming begins Tuesday, September 3rd; September 9th & 12th – Dance Company Auditions

DESCRIPTION: The Westport Weston Family YMCA Dance Center has been providing quality Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop and Creative Children’s Classes for children, teens, and adults for over 30 years. The school offers a full spectrum of programs for students ages 2 to adult.

CONTACT: Email Lillian Cenatiempo at lcenatiempo@westporty.org or call (203)226-8981 (ext. 118)

WEBSITE: Click Here

ELLEN GANG DESIGN STUDIO

   

TOWN: Westport

AGES:  Elementary School – High School 

DATES: Fall and onward

DESCRIPTION: For aspiring and/or established designers – or those interested in the Fashion Industry, Ellen Gang (designer and professor at F.I.T. runs after school design classes in Westport for young designers, middle schoolers and high schoolers. She does everything including Sketching, Sewing, Creating and Modeling Designs.  

CONTACT: Email Ellen at ellensgang@gmail.com or call (203)645-3941

WEBSITE: Click Here

MUSIC TOGETHER

 

TOWN: Westport

AGES: 0 – 6 year olds

DESCRIPTION: Come Sing, Dance and Play with us ! @musictogetherfairfieldcounty. classes are for children ages 0 to 8 and those who love them! Find your jam in a Babies class ( 8 months and under), Mixed Age ( 0 – 4 ),  Rhythm Kids class ( ages 3.5 – 6), and Canta Y Baila Conmigo Spanish language immersion (ages 0 – 4 ) .

With classes 7 days a week and UNLIMITED FREE BONUS AND MAKEUP CLASSES we’ve got you covered. Register for a yearly membership and save $75 or register by semester and save $20 using code SAVE20. Find out why Music Together is the most loved  Early Childhood Music and Movement program worldwide . Visit www.ctmusictogether.com to learn more or schedule your FREE DEMO CLASS. We can’t wait to make Music Together with you! #sponsored #music #family #kids #musictogether

 WEBSITE: www.ctmusictogether.com

THEATERCAMP4KIDS

 

TOWN: Westport

AGES: Kindergarten – Middle School

DESCRIPTION: A variety of Broadway style performing Arts workshops and classes with Laura Curley Pendergast, Tyler Jent (Kinky Boots Broadway), Stevi Van Meter (Rockettes and Broadway), and Rachel McIssaccs (Broadway’s Kinky Boots & Staples Player choreographer) and other guest teachers from Broadway’s Mary Poppins, Beautiful etc. Classes vary by day based on age. Fall classes (12 weeks): Wednesday (Grades K-1) 515-615pm / Thursday (Grades 3-4) 5-630pm / Friday (Grades 2-3) 4-530pm

CONTACT: Email Laura at curleylaura@hotmail.com

ADDITIONAL INFO: Laura also often holds classes during parent conference days and school vacations so keep an eye out for more info

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SPORTS & NATURE

EARTHPLACE

 

TOWN: Westport

DATES: August 27th-December 20th

AGES: Toddler – teenagers

DESCRIPTION: Fall is a great time for nature exploration and discovery at Earthplace! At Earthplace we have a variety of fall programs for kids of all ages. We have vacation day programs, drop-in story time and animal programs for preschoolers, and our After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) for elementary school students. We offer school age drop-off after school programs as well with Natureplay and Adventures in Animal Hall. For teens we offer our Teen Volunteer Club, Junior Staff program, and River Research program. With engaged staff and a ton of rotating nature-based activities, each week is sure to be a new and exciting experience for even the most frequent visitor.

 CONTACT: Email Becky Newman at info@earthplace.org or call (203)-557-4400

WEBSITE: Click Here

GYMNASTICS AT THE WESTPORT – WESTON YMCA 

TOWN: Westport

AGES:  6 months old – high school

DATES: Tuesday, September 3rd – December 3rd

DESCRIPTION: The YMCA Gymnastics Center, with its award winning Gymnastics Program, offers classes and activities for all ages and abilities, from toddlers through high school, including the acclaimed YMCA Showtime Exhibition Team and competitive teams for Level 3-8. With its high ceilings, new equipment in the uneven bar and balance beam areas and a Tumble Track, our new Gymnastics Center is now able to provide training for elite gymnasts. 

There is also the Toddler Adventure Gym (for kids ages 6 months – 6 years). It is an open play format. Children must participate with a parent or caregiver. Monday-Friday 9:00-11:00am. Member/Non-member: $10 drop-in

CONTACT: Email Sally Silverstein at ssilverstein@westporty.org or call (203)857-1139 

WEBSITE: Click Here

KEMPO ACADEMY OF WESTPORT

 

TOWN: Westport

DATES: Open for classes all year long

AGES: 3 years old – adult

DESCRIPTION: The best character development program available for kids today is available right here is Westport CT! Students learn to be confident in dealing with life’s challenges in all its forms. It’s PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, and EDUCATIONAL. They will learn to deal with the challenges of technological distractions, social media, bullying.  Students who make it all the way to Black belt are sweet, kind, respectful, they get better grades, they get higher scholarship awards to college.  They are better prepared for today’s modern world.

SPECIAL OFFER: New students sign up $69 for one month of classes and a full uniform!

CONTACT: Email Master Douglas DeBarger at kempowestport@gmail.com or call (203) 557-0257

WEBSITE: Click Here

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PARENTING GROUPS

PARENTING GROUPS WITH ANDREE PALMGREN

TOWN: Westport

AGES:  For parents of middle school and high school aged children

DATES: 10 Weekly sessions September – December (75 minutes each)

  • Parents of Middle Schoolers (5th-8th grade) – Wednesdays from 11am-12:15pm – 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4
  • Parents of high schoolers (9th-12th grade) – Fridays from 11:15am-12:30pm – 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6

DESCRIPTION: Insight, Support & Empowerment: Parent with Confidence: Are you a parent of a middle or high school aged-child? And do you sometimes find yourself wondering why they do what they do? The teen years can bring on many emotional, social and physical changes in our kids that don’t always make parenting easy. Join one of our parenting groups and feel the support and camaraderie of other moms with similar aged children, become better informed about relevant issues affecting our teens, and use that insight to parent with confidence. For complete information and to hear what other moms are saying, please go to www.andreepalmgren.com under Parenting.

CONTACT: Email Andree directly at palmgren.andree@gmail.com

WEBSITE: Click Here

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PRESCHOOL & AFTER SCHOOL

AFTER SCHOOL CARE AT THE WESTPORT – WESTON YMCA

TOWN: Westport

AGES:  K-5 School Age Children from Westport Public Schools Only

DATES: Fall 1 Session begins Tuesday, September 3rd

DESCRIPTION: It’s a working parent’s dream, quality state licensed child care! Children are bused directly to the YMCA facility from school and can stay until 6pm. Healthy snacks, STEM programming, homework help, even swimming days!

CONTACT: Call the Westport Weston Family YMCA at (203)226-8981

WEBSITE: Click Here

WESTPORT WESTON COOPERATIVE NURSERY SCHOOL (Co-op)

TOWN: Westport

AGES: 1 year old – Pre-K

DESCRIPTION: A quality preschool that recognizes CREATIVITY has no limits, that PLAY teaches children about the real world, where EXPLORATION and DISCOVERY are encouraged and JOY and LEARNING are intertwined. Programs beginning with Ones Fun thru Pre-K. NAEYC accredited.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN 

CONTACT: Email info@westportwestoncoop.org or call (203)227-9318

WEBSITE: Click Here

FALL CLASSES AT THE WESTPORT – WESTON YMCA

TOWN: Westport

AGES:  Children & Adults

DATES: Fall 1 Session begins Tuesday, September 3rd

DESCRIPTION: There’s so much for Families to do together at the YMCA. Find out how you can all benefit from YMCA membership. Check out our Fall 2019 Program Guide.

CONTACT: Westport Weston Family YMCA Welcome Center 203-226-8981

WEBSITE: Click Here

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