Back to School Season in Flatiron & NoMad

Around the Neighborhood

Aug 16, 2023

August is winding down which means school is right around the corner! Whether you’re starting first grade or entering your final year of college, we’ve put together a shopping and activity guide highlighting neighborhood businesses that can help you and your family get ready for a great school year.

Children’s Apparel & Accessories

GapKids, 156 Fifth Avenue, (332) 799-7382, @gap
At GapKids, shop modern and stylish essentials, including clothing for girls, boys, teens, and toddlers. Check out their Back to School Shop that also offers kids uniformsbackpacks, and accessories.

Jacadi Paris, 911 Broadway, (332) 345-8208, @jacadi_officiel
Return to school in style with Parisian-inspired children’s clothing and shoes from the fashion boutique Jacadi Paris. Explore their Back to School Collection for toddlers and kids.

Little Folks, 123 East 23rd Street, (646) 213-7261, @littlefolksnyc
For babies and toddlers, Little Folks offers a variety of strollers, car seats, high-chairs, and toys. You can shop from a range of brands and categories.

Extracurricular Resources

Karma Kids Yoga, 16 Madison Square West, 12th Floor, (646) 638-1444, @karmakidsyoga
As seen on Sesame Street, Karma Kids Yoga offers several fun-filled virtual and in-person yoga classes for kids and families. Check here for a class schedule for kids, teens, toddlers, and babies.

Madison Square Park Conservancy, 11 Madison Avenue, (212) 520-7600, @madsqparknyc
Our favorite neighborhood park offers family and kids activities year round. Have fun at the Police Officer Moira Ann Smith Playground and explore seasonal scavenger hunts.

National Museum of Mathematics, 11 East 26th Street, (212) 542-0566, @momath1
The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) offers multiple online and in-person educational activities and events for kids and families to learn about the fun world of math. Also, visit the museum to explore two floors of interactive exhibits.

NY Kids Club, 38 East 22nd Street, (917) 525-4559, @nykidsclub
This local New York Kids Club offers classes for children ages 2 months to 12 years old. Check out their fall class schedule here. Additionally, you can participate in their weekday afternoon kids club featuring activities such as gymnastics, dance, and sports. 

Poster House, 119 West 23rd Street, (917) 722-2439, @posterhousenyc
At the museum dedicated to celebrating the art of the poster, Poster House offers free daily admission to kids under 18. Also, check out upcoming Poster Kids events here.

Tiger Schulman MMA, 688 Sixth Avenue, (646) 396-3303, @tsmma_chelsea
This martial arts studio features classes for kids of all ages where they can build self-confidence, discipline, and lasting friendships.

Yang Taekwondo, 39 East 30th Street, 3rd & 4th Floors, (212) 213-8600, @yang_taekwondo
Offering a comprehensive martial arts education, Yang Taekwondo has a variety of kids programs. Explore the class schedule.

School Supplies

Best Buy, 60 West 23rd Street, (212) 366-1373, @bestbuy
Be prepared for class with the electronics you need. Shop laptops, tablets, and additional tech accessories. 

Blick Art Materials, 650 Sixth Avenue, (212) 524-9611, @blickartmaterials
Blick Art Materials carries an assortment of art supplies. Shop activity kits, crafts, and drawing and painting supplies for school and home.

Michael’s, 675 Sixth Avenue, (646) 259-3911, @michaelsstores
The arts and crafts store also carries a range of back to school supplies for all ages such as notebooks, pens, planners, bulletin boards, and folders to help you stay organized.

Paper Source, 655 Sixth Avenue, (332) 206-0846,@papersource
Explore the stationery store’s back to school collection for notebooks, journals, calendars, and writing tools. Also, check out their personalized notepads, stickers, and stamps to customize your items.

Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway, (212) 759-2424, @rizzolibookstore
Shop for children’s school books at this neighborhood bookshop that also offers author readings and events. Check out puzzles and children’s art sets as well.

Staples, 641 Sixth Avenue, (212) 462-2959, @staples
Get classroom ready at the office supply store with school supplies for each grade. From notebooks and calculators to backpacks and lunchboxes, Staples has you covered.

Topdrawer, 1165 Broadway, (646) 351-6650, @topdrawershop
Topdrawer offers unique goods, including back to school essentials. Shop notebooks, sketchbooks, pens, totes, and backpacks.

Header & Thumbnail Photo Credit: New York Kids Club

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