At SNACK*, we grow as our kids do, continuing to provide Fun, Friends, and Hope for all ages.  All classes are designed to supplement an individual’s weekly schedule.


 Snacktivities classes are structured so that individuals of all abilities are able to participate. Each class is led by an instructor trained in that particular discipline.

Independence is the ultimate goal of all SNACK* classes.


At SNACK*, individuals of ALL abilities are welcome including those with no diagnosis. ALL SNACK* activities are open to the general public.

SNACK* 21+ Weekly Classes Include*:

Health & Wellness:

One of the biggest goals of our Health & Wellness classes is for the members to continue their development of well-being and self-care skills and promote an overall healthy lifestyle. During these classes, we hope to develop a sense of independence.  A goal is that skills acquired can be generalized to other settings and people.

Exercise: M, 9:30- 10:30am; 10:30-11:30am W, 1:00-2:00pm; 2:00-3:00pm F, 9:30-10:30am; 10:30-11:30am;
Taught by a personal trainer, the exercise class focuses on each individual’s physical strength in order to set and achieve individual goals.  The goal of this class is to stress the importance of daily exercise to achieve overall good health and wellness.

Yoga: T 9:30-10:30am; 10:30-11:30am; Th 9:30-10:30am; 10:30-11:30am; F 1:00-2:00pm; 2:00-3:00pm
This session teaches members relaxation techniques during the class.  It’s a low sensory environment with a small amount of noise. Every member is able to go at his/her pace and work on different positions and breathing exercises to help teach members to self-regulate.

Cooking: M, T, Th, F 11:30-12:15pm; 12:15-1:00pm;
Cooking and eating healthy food is as an important a skill as exercise. This class seeks to teach members about all parts of the cooking process, including meal planning, shopping, and kitchen safety so they will be able utilize these skills independently. During this class, members experience cooking different recipes and understanding their list of ingredients. Following step by step, they are able to prepare and enjoy the result!  Including clean up!

Food Prep: M, Th, F 11:30-12:15; 12:15-1:00pm; T, 11:30-12:15pm; 12:15-1:00pm 1:00-2:00pm; W, 12:00-1:00pm;

This class is designed to teach and maintain living skills including hygiene, nutrition, proper use of utensils, table manners, and introduce the opportunity to try new things. Members also take turns in setting the table, collecting dirty plates, and loading the dishwasher after they are finished eating.


The Arts:

This group of classes is designed to stimulate cognitive development as well as provide a fun way to increase interaction and communication with one another whether inside the classroom or out in the community.

Music: M, Th 1:00-2:00 pm; 2:00-3:00pm; T, 9:30-10:30am; 10:30-11:30am

With the guide of a music teacher, the members engage in creative musical experiences such as group improvisation, singing, songwriting, musical movement, and music-guided relaxation.  While participating in group music making, the participants develop and maintain social, emotional and cognitive skills through the relationships they build with each other, their staff buddies, and the teacher.

Musical Theater: T 2:00pm-3:00pm;
Led by Broadway artists, in collaboration with Kaiser's Room, our musical theater class is structured to invite its members to build on one another’s participation. Everybody is involved and culminates with a final performance. The class focus rotates among dance, drama, and music.

Art: M, Th, 9:30-10:30am; 10:30-11:30am; W, 1:00-2:00pm; 2:00-3:00pm;
Art class focuses on the exploration of different genres so that members may eventually find ways of independently expressing themselves; from the way cells form shapes under a microscope to the way modern art has evolved, this class teaches communication skills and ways to improve fine motor skills. Past classes have included photography units, trips to art museums (such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art), and visiting artists.   The photography unit culminates in a showing of photos.  

Literature: W 11:00am-12:00pm;
The Literature class takes place at a local NYC Public Library to teach the members how to independently utilize their local community library. Each member has a copy of the group book that is being read and works with the instructor to improve their reading abilities. Members have the opportunity to work on skills such as reading aloud, participating as a member of a "book club," being a member of the library borrowing and returning books, etc.

Dance: F, 9:30-10:30am; 10:30-11:30pm;
Taught by a professional dancer, this class teaches to experiment with different dance moves, rhythms and music. It encourages the members to express themselves with the support of others in the class and provides them another type of exercise to practice independently.


Vocational Training:

Job Readiness: M, T, Th, F 1:00-2:00pm; 2:00-3:00pm; W, 9:00-10:00am;

During class, members learn job skills through sampling a variety jobs.    SNACK* 21+ offers instructional training in running an e-commerce offsite.  Office tasks are also taught such as taking inventory, filling orders, packing, shipping, mailing letters, attending business meetings off site as well as the more traditional shredding, filing etc.  The job coach matches skill sets to jobs in an attempt to match to an appropriate volunteer or supported employment opportunity.  Because of partnerships SNACK* has developed some of these opportunities include volunteer jobs at St. Bartholomew’s Church’s Food Pantry and instructional supported employment at Columbia University. 

*Schedule may change due to staff availability



At SNACK*, individuals of ALL abilities are welcome including those with no diagnosis. ALL SNACK activities are open to the general public.


Accompanied: $  30.00 per class - 2 class minimum 

Unaccompanied : $  50.00 per class - 2 class minimum


*Class schedule based on each person's individual needs and availability. We encourage our members to join the local NYC Recreation Center on 54th Street and make use of those facilities for swim, exercise, and basketball when they are not enrolled in a class.


SNACK* & Friends, Inc.

316 E 53rd St

New York, NY 10022

Phone: (212) 439-9996

Fax: (212) 439-6665

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