- Veterans & Rookies
Chelsea Piers Field House, Pier 62; 212-336-6500
Kids love this multi-piered sports and rec center. Duh. But Veterans & Rookies at Chelsea Piers is a new class that gets parents on the playing field as well. In 90-minute, noncompetitive sessions, parents can join kids ages 5 to 10 in learning—or brushing up on—a variety of basic sports skills. Instructors are on hand not only to teach the kids but also to help mom and dad become better coaches themselves. “A lot of parents want to teach,” says co-instructor Joe Wagner, “but they end up teaching using old techniques.” Depending on the week, there are dribbling drills, batting practice, floor-hockey skills, volleyball serves, and even turns at the boxing bag. The class is $450 for the semester; for the finale, everyone hits the rock-climbing wall.
Best Parent-Kid Activity
From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).