P.S. 153

60-02 60th Lane

Maspeth, NY 11378


funded by

Director: Frank Marrero
Contact: fmarrero@thegryc.org or gryc153@gmail.com
For more information see nyc.gov/dycd.

Mon thru Fri, 2:30pm–5:30pm    •    Grades served: 2-6    •    Enrollment: 100      

We have had an After-School Program at P.S. 153 for over 5 years and we offer a variety of programs including but not limited to Homework Help, Chorus, Gymnastics, Two Gyms, Arts and Crafts, K-Kids, STEM, and clubs such as science and art clubs.  


​The Greater Ridgewood Youth Council welcomes students of P.S. 153 in grades 2-6 into an After-School Program that provides opportunities to continue to learn and thrive after the school day ends. Besides educational enrichment, the program provides fun-filled activities under the expert guidance of our talented and committed Counselors and Specialists.


The After-School Program operates Monday-Friday, 2:30-5:30PM during the school calendar year.


Since September 2006, the GRYC program has functioned as an important partner for parents by providing support and interactive activities that allow their children to make the most of their after-school time and maximize their personal potential.


Our mission is to provide a safe and engaging learning environment that supports Department of Education performance. We focus on Homework Help and Tutoring, Arts and Crafts, Sports Activities and Creative Activities that challenge students and make learning a fun and exciting experience.


Healthy snacks are provided and special themed events are held for seasonal and other cultural celebrations.

Educational, Creative and Cultural Activities include:


. Homework Help


. Chorus

. Girls' and Boys' Club

. Cheerleading

. Arts and Crafts

. Dance

. Music

. "Your Choice" Fridays with film appreciation

. Girl Scouts


Recreational and Fitness Activities


. Physical Education

. Sports (including seasonal outdoor sports)

. 'Game Room' with a mix of challenging games, puzzles,  chess and group game projects


Special Events include:


. End of Year Show Spectacular

. Girls' Club Fashion Show

. All Holiday Celebrations