Schools & Parks

Friends of St. Catherine’s Park
First Avenue between 67th & 68th Streets

Friends of St. Catherine’s Park (FSCP) is a volunteer neighborhood organization dedicated to the maintenance and beautification of St. Catherine’s Park. FSCP maintains the park gardens and helps keep the playground in good repair. Examples of FSCP improvements include installation of a sprinkler system, donation of materials and labor for a park tool shed, a rodent control program and more. FSCP also co-sponsors various events for children, such as the biannual It’s My Park Day, summer book readings in conjunction with the 67th Street branch library, summer yoga classes, music event and marionette puppet theater.

The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance
The oldest internationally acclaimed dance school in America.
316 East 63rd Street (1st-2nd)
212-838-5886; Fax: 212-838-0339

55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor
(@Washington Street)
212-229-9200 ext. 30

Daily classes at all levels—for adult beginners taking classes purely for pleasure, for teens (year-round and summer intensive) and for dance students interested in pursuing a professional career. Also Pilates classes, Yoga, Studio rental and much more.

P.S. 183 Parent Teachers Association
419 East 66th Street (York-1st)
PTA: ext. 2050; Parent Coordinator: ext. 2040
Flea Market Contact: Bobby Detroia, Manager 917-755-5663

P.S. 183 educates more than 550 children in Kindergarten through Grade 5. The PTA supplements and funds many of the school’s programs, including but not limited to classroom libraries, science, music, art, physical education and technology initiatives. It holds fund-raisers, charity drives, educational workshops, and special events for its diverse, international parent community. A principal means of support is an Antiques Flea and Farmers’ Market. The market is open every Saturday from 8 am - 6 pm. Enter from 66th or 67th Streets between York and First Avenues.

PS 267 PTA
East Side Elementary School
213 East 63rd Street (2nd-3rd)

East Side Elementary School, PS 267, was established in 2010 and offers full day Pre-K through 5th grade. Located in a beautiful Italianate 1917 structure, the building was transformed into the first public school in New York City to achieve compliance with the new sustainable design standards mandated by the City Council for all public construction, providing a bright, modern learning environment. In addition to five levels of classrooms and administrative space, our building features large elevators, a cafeteria, rooftop gym/auditorium and outdoor space. The East Side Elementary School PS 267 PTA continues to help support the school’s growth and expand its educational opportunities. Contributions support the school in a variety of ways, including enrichment programs, cultural partnerships, recess program, student materials, equipment, technology and professional development for our teachers throughout the year. Please visit for more information.

Renanim Pre-School
336 East 61st Street (1st-2nd)

Licensed Pre-School and Daycare Center, with winter and spring break “mini” camps. Also Summer Camp with water play. Our emphasis is on Jewish tradition and holidays. Small classes and individualized attention. Experienced, certified English and Hebrew teachers. Arts and crafts, music, body movement, adjacent private playground. Visitors welcome to see the program. Open: Mon.-Fri. 8 am - 6 pm.