After School Programs

Goddard Riverside’s After School Programs work with children and their families to build a literate, responsible, successful, community-oriented society.

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A Bernie Wohl After School teacher leans against a shelf of books in the library

The After School Program at Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center provides a safe, nurturing and educational environment. The program is designed to cultivate appreciation of the arts, build self-esteem, and broaden the children’s outlook on the world – and, in turn, on their own potential. The program runs from September through mid-June and serves kindergartners through sixth-graders.

The program operates during the school year, running from Monday through Friday, with hours from 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM. Additionally, it offers full-day programming on selected school holidays. The program provides escort services for students attending neighboring schools such as P.S. 199, P.S. 452, and the Special Music School. Parents also have the option to drop off their children.”

Activities Offered Include:

  • STEM and ART
  • Homework Help
  • Recreational Activities
  • Organized Sports
  • Project Based Learning (PBL)
  • Reading and writing enrichment

These programs support academic success in their daily activities, and offer circulating libraries to encourage reading. They also refer children to our one-one-one tutoring program at the Star Learning Center. These affordable programs are licensed by the New York City Department of Health.

After School at Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center

Tamika Gayle,

Director of Youth Services


250 West 65th Street

New York, NY 10023

The After School Program at the Goddard Riverside Beacon Program provides programming from September through early June, serving kindergartners through eighth-graders with support for academic achievement through regular homework sessions and study-skills development. 

The program supports social-emotional growth through group activities and theme-based projects. These are some of the activities offered year-round: 

  • art/crafts
  • chorus
  • computer science
  • high school access
  • middle school access
  • music
  • percussion
  • dance
  • sports
  • storytelling