Entry Detail

    Powerplay
    Street:
    432 3rd Ave, Btw 7th & 8th Streets
    Phone:
    718-369-9880
    .:

    Description:

    Power Play offers children's tumbling, gymnastics, karate, soccer, rock-climbing. Also offers pre-school enrichment classes designed to get young ones used to a preschool environment. Powerplay has an indoor play space with a sandbox, climbing equipment, slides, riding toys and a play house that can be used for a two-hour period on a drop-in basis, 7 days per week. They also rent space for birthday parties and have a summer camp program.

    Discount:

    P5%  off classes ( not including the registration fee) ,

    parties and play-pass PSP membership proof must

    be presented at time of purchase.

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by
    On 15-Nov-2015
    Subject:  ISO: gymnastics class recommendations
    Comment:  My 9-year-old is absolutely loving the Saturday AM gymnastics class at Powerplay. Last year she took a weekend class at Prospect Gymnastics (which is a very nice school), but in her opinion Powerplay is better for older kids (more equipment, faster paced).
    Reviewed by
    On 31-Aug-2015
    Subject:  Re: [PSP] ISO Gymnastics class
    Comment:  Check out Power Play on 3rd ave and 7th street. It's the real deal. We take my daughter there and she is excelling quickly. My husband is also an ex-gymnast and was so impressed with the coaching that he recently started training again with some of the coaches there.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 28-Feb-2012
    Comment:  I enrolled my son for a "Special Needs" gymnastics class when he was 3 years old at Powerplay. My son is non-verbal, on the autism spectrum, and a sensory-seeker - meaning he has a tendency to run, climb, jump, and explore. Powerplay offered him the opportunity to do all this in a safe environment. While the coaches are NOT like Physical Therapists, they are very open-minded about the children who attend. They create a warm environment for kids to play. There is an attempt at "structure" to the class, but my son sort of ignored all that. They were very patient with him. He had both Coach Mimi and Coach Bruce, who always remember him when we visit the indoor playspace now, a year later. Bottom line: If you have a Special Needs child, do not expect a "therapy" experience - but instead, a fun way for your child to play and exercise. The staff is warm and very open to all your concerns and needs. I recommend it. P.S. I have heard that the Special Needs classes are not always available; continue to ask about it and they might create one. We only had 1 or 2 other kids in our class at the time, so they only need a few to start one.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 19-Aug-2011
    Comment:  Specific Camp Program (if applicable) - Gymnastics Location - 3rd Avenue/&th StreetHow old is your child? (or the age when he/she attended camp) Age: - 4What did you/your child like about the summer camp? My daughter liked the rock climbing, gymnastics and zip line. I liked that she was having fun and happily tired at the end of day.What would you change about the program? The program is incredibly disorganized. The children are inside all day and the day doesn't seem well planned. We were told there would be some outside time, and it is written on the schedule they finally handed out, but they only go out for a field trip 1 day per week. One day the counselors did not show up. There is also very low attendance. Just 2 4 year olds and 2 6 year olds this week.Will you send your child back to this summer camp program next year? (Or would you if you could?) NoWould you recommend this program to other parents for their child in the future? Do NOT recommend
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 29-Jun-2011
    Comment:  I am sorry to say that we have had a very negative experience at Powerplay and will not return.  My child seemed to need some additional attention to his physical development (he is 20 months old and has always been timid in terms of climbing, jumping, etc.), so I was encouraged by the staff after our test class to enroll. From day one, I felt the class was too structured and more focused on completing an overly ambitious set of tasks than attending to the specific development goals of each child.  I went from encouraging my child, to forcing him, to standing in the corner watching him wait by the door until it was time to leave; throughout the course, we received very little feedback, help or assistance from the staff.  My child has actually regressed in this class, and I am sorry we ever attended.When I complained about this situation to the owner, I was told that they are not able to cater to the needs of one child.  I never expected them to cater to the needs of my child over the needs of others, but yes, I did expect them to make a modicum of effort to find a way for him to be included in the class.  They did not.  Needless to say, we will not be returning, and I would not recommend this class to anyone.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 29-Apr-2011
    Comment:  I cannot agree more with the other review about the rude staff at Powerplay. We signed up for a very expensive gym class and I was going through all the exercises with my son. The instructor was not capable of controlling the kids in the class. The place is also not clean. I am afraid of the kids getting sick every time we visit.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 15-Nov-2010
    Comment:  Very Impressed: 10 out of 10My daughter, 3 years-old, is finishing her first semester of gymnastics at Powerplay. She has been in heaven there from day one and we will absolutely be continuing next term. Both my husband (a Phys. Ed. teacher) and myself (a former gymnast), have been extremely impressed with the level, style and integrity of the teaching. Her coach, coach Mimi is the real deal. She is a whiz with the kids; gets them moving, jumping, somersaulting, and following her instructions - no matter how wired or tired they may come in. She's not touchy-feely though -- she's a real coach (strict with high expectations but extremely loving, caring and committed). This is not your average "child-enrichment" class with bubbles and a parachute. This is real gymnastics. Or at least pre-gymnastics as the case may be for the younger ones. It's about skill-building, listening, following directions AND having fun.I have to say, the first time I went to Powerplay about 3 years back, I was a bit turned off by it's shabbiness and worn down colors. I found the front desk staff to be otherwise occupied and not very concerned with social manners. HOWEVER, since returning this semester my experience of the staff has been totally different. They have been nothing but helpful, friendly and accommodating.Color palette aside, we give the gymnastics class, Coach Mimi, and the staff a 10 out of 10. I have a feeling we'll be part of Powerplay for a long, long time.