Schools & Parks

Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow

The Center for Learning and Living, Inc.
P.O. Box 592, NY, NY 10028

CL&L is a non-profit lifelong learning school for people 55+, offering a wide selection of enjoyable and thought-provoking non-credit classes in the daytime on weekdays.  Founded in 1994 at Marymount College, CL&L is an independent organization.  Classes are held on E. 68 Street.

Our expert all-volunteer faculty comes from the academic world, business, the arts and other fields.  Students can take as unlimited classes for one affordable registration fee.  They enjoy intellectual stimulation and interaction in a lively, friendly atmosphere.  Topics are both timely and timeless – current events and issues, literature and poetry, history, film, music and more.  Students design their own curriculum, enrolling in unlimited classes. Classes offered: Tues., Wed. and Thurs. during the day.

Ella Baker PTA
317 East 67th Street (1st-2nd)

The mission of the Ella Baker School PTA, in partnership with teachers and school administration, is to ensure our students learn through a social justice lens, and that they and their families have the community support they need to thrive.

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.

New York School of the Arts
315 East 62nd (1st-2nd)

We are a non-profit school and cultural center dedicated to the arts. Our talented instructors nurture a collaborative environment. New and skilled students will benefit from our range of courses. Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and Watercolor. Open: Mon.-Thurs. 9 am – 10 pm; Fri. 9 am – 5 pm; Sat. 10 am – 4 pm.

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.

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.