P.S. 153

60-02 60th Lane

Maspeth, NY 11378


Director: Jennifer Lamberty
Contact: jlamberty@thegryc.org
For more information see nyc.gov/dycd.

Mon thru Fri, 2:30pm–5:30pm    •    Grades served: K-5    •    Enrollment: 160      

We have had an After-School Program at P.S. 153 for over 13 years and we offer a variety of programs including but not limited to Homework Help, Gym, Project Adventure, Sculpting, Literacy, Cheerleading Arts and Crafts, K-Kids, STEM, and basketball.  


​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

  • STEM

  • Literacy

  • Sculpting

  • Cheerleading

  • Arts and Crafts

  • Dance

  • "Your Choice" Fridays with film appreciation


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

  • Project Adventure

Special Events include:

  • Midyear Show

  • End of Year Show Spectacular

  • All Holiday Celebrations