Manhattan Youth

120 Warren Street
New York City, NY
  • 212-766-1104
  • Chambers Street (900 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • Chambers Street (1300 ft) IND 8th Av
  • World Trade Center (1500 ft) IND 8th Av

We were founded in 1986 when there were virtually no activities for youth in Lower Manhattan.

We started providing services to a small but growing Lower Manhattan Community. Renowned as the financial center of the world, Lower Manhattan was rarely celebrated as the vital community of families and children of all ages that it is. Moreover, the well-being of our families is vital to the well-being of Lower Manhattan; to the office towers, large corporations, hundreds of small businesses, increasing numbers of cultural attractions and, by extension, to our city and nation.

In 2008 we opened the Downtown Community Center to much acclaim. Most recently we have spread our wings to include After-School middle school programs throughout Manhattan. 

Our Center is our home base, housing our Aquatics programs and our regulation 25-yard swimming pool, our Art and Ceramics studios, Culinary Center, Dance and Fitness Studio, activity rooms, classrooms, Great Hall, administrative offices and more. 

Manhattan Youth offers nearly 500 activities and classes each week in a variety of facilities throughout Lower Manhattan.

Bob Townley — Founder and Executive Director.

Public transport:

  • 2/3 train to Chambers street;
  • A/C train to Chambers street;
  • R train to Cityhall.
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Infrastructure
Basketball courts
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Training facility for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
Swimming pools
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Our full 25-yard, 4-lane pool is kept at a warm 86-88 degrees, creating the perfect atmosphere for our swimming lessons and Family Swim. Our locker rooms offer individual private changing stalls.

Training facility for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
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Tennis courts
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Training facility for
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
Sport classes
Basketball
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ur Downtown Basketball League offers programs for boys in 2nd-7th grade and girls in 2nd-7th grade. The Downtown Basketball League is run in two phases: Pre-season and Regular Season.

During pre-season, youth are evaluated based on their skill set and participate in many scrimmages to help enhance their abilities on the court. In January, our regular season begins. Each participant will be placed on a team which will play against other teams once a week on their team league night. Shirts are distributed in January with team assignments. League Games run from January through March on weeknights based on age group.

In addition to our league play, we also offer clinics, which help develop a players basketball skills. Clinics are offered for boys in 1st-5th grade and girls in 1st-5th grade. Clinics take place on the weekend.

Head Coach — Lamont Williams.

Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
Beach valleyball
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Programs:

  • Community Volleyball — Beach Volleyball with friends and neighbors. Community Volleyball is free to the public (we request a $5 donation to help defray our expenses);
  • Friday Night Youth Volleyball — Kids in grades 6 through 12 are invited to sign up for Beach Volleyball instruction and games on Friday nights;
  • League Play.
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
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Flag football
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We run seasonal field sports programs such as Flag Football and Ultimate Frisbee in Battery Park City Ball Fields, and also use the fields during our Manhattan Youth After-School Programs and summertime Downtown Day Camps.

Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
Swimming
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We offer swim lessons for all ages, from Infant through Adult:

  • Infant, Toddler & Pre-K Swim Lessons — In addition to our Infant, Toddler and Pre-K swim classes listed below, we offer Family Swim sessions every day of the week as part of our Family Membership. For young children we encourage a combination of structured swimming classes and play time in the water;
  • Youth (K-5) & After-School Swim Lessons — Children are placed into classes by age and ability and class size for this age is limited to 3-6 children per instructor (depending on the skill level of the swimmers.) We offer classes for all swimming levels - from the inexperienced to the most advanced swimmers;
  • Middle and High School Swim Lessons (Tritons Swim Team - 2nd Through 8th Grade) — Our Tritons Swim Team offers our more advanced swimmers the opportunity to gain increased endurance, improve fitness and self-confidence, refine their stroke technique, and learn competitive skills and sportsmanship.
  • Adult Swim Lessons — Beginner and Intermediate + Advanced Swim Classes: Endurance/Fitness and Technique;
  • Senior Aquatics (ages 65+);
  • Private Swim Lessons (for members).
Sport class for
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
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Ultimate Frisbee
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We run seasonal field sports programs such as Flag Football and Ultimate Frisbee in Battery Park City Ball Fields, and also use the fields during our Manhattan Youth After-School Programs and summertime Downtown Day Camps.

Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
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