As many of you know, we recently lost our lease as our landlord has decided to sell the building at 325 E 65 Street. We were given very short notice (one month, which I managed to stretch to two) so if all of this seems rather sudden and disorganized, that’s why. And I do apologize for that: I’ve done the best I can in a very tight situation.
The very good news is I’ve found a space, which will be very convenient for most of you. It is located at 431 E 73rd Street, between 1st and York. However it needs some work done, and won’t be ready for us to move in until late August. The problem is we are required by law to move out of the space at 325 E 65 Street by 11:59 pm this evening.
The plan is this:
Monday, August 5-Friday, August 30: All Tae Kwon Do classes, and Bootcamp classes, will be held at East Side Yoga. That is located at 315 E 65 Street. We will keep our existing schedule, with the exception of our evening adult classes and our Saturday morning classes. We will have to change the times of those slightly (please see below for more information).
Saturday, August 31-Monday, September 2: We will close for Labor Day Weekend
Tuesday, September 3: We will open in our brand new location, at 431 E 73rd Street.
Special Moving Sale: Moving Sale
Because this move has happened at a time when many people are away for the summer and memberships are frozen, the truth is we are short of cash for this move. So to raise funds, I am offering a special sale on memberships. If you purchase a six month Tae Kwon Do membership between now and August 9th (Friday), you will receive 20% off if you pay in full. If you purchase a ten month membership (good for the school year), you will receive a 25% discount if you pay in full. If your membership has time left on it, you can still avail yourself of this offer and we’ll extend the time onto your existing membership. Please call 212.755.5982 or respond directly to this email if you wish to take advantage of this offer, or of you have any questions.
Schedule Changes for August 5-August 30:
We have to make the following minor changes to our schedule, given the mechanics of consolidating Tae Kwon Do and Yoga classes:
Most of our Saturday classes will start slightly later. The schedule is as follows:
10:30-11:00 am 3-4 year olds
11:00-11:45 am 5-7 year olds
11:45 am-12:30 pm 8-12 year olds
12:30-1:15 pm Adult Tae Kwon Do
Adult Evening Classes:
Our Monday and Wednesday adult evening classes will now be from 7:30-8:15 pm. Friday time is still 6:30 pm. If you are an adult registered in our classes, please contact us or respond to this email ASAP. If the time is convenient for people, we can also move the adult classes to the afternoon (4:45-5:30 pm).
Caregivers/Check-in for Tae Kwon Do classes:
Given the limited space in the yoga school, caregivers will not be allowed to remain in the school during Tae Kwon Do classes. We will check everyone in at the door, and ask all caregivers to remain outside during the class. If you wish to watch the class, there are ample windows from which to do so. We will try to provide limited seating outside, but ask that everyone keep their voices down, so as not to disturb the residential tenants in the space at 315 E 65 Street.
Our phone number:
Our phone number will continue to be 212.755.5982.
Will be posted later this week. There will be minimal changes to the schedule, and we will be adding some new classes such as Kid’s Bootcamp, Demo Team and a special Open Demo Team class which is open to all students. We are also adding two more classes for 2 year olds: Friday afternoons at 3:00 pm and Sunday mornings at 10:15 am.
Given the distance between PS 59 and the new location on 73rd Street, we will no longer be able to walk kids from PS 59 to East Side Tae Kwon Do. We plan on keeping the program. We will try and hold the classes at PS 59, if there is room for us. If anyone is able to assist in this matter, please contact me ASAP. If this doesn’t work, we will provide alternate transportation (ie: a mini-bus). We will send out further information about this as soon as we have an answer.
Thank you so much for your patience and support as we get through this trying time! I personally apologize for any inconvenience caused- my staff and I are doing our 100% best to make this transition as smooth as possible. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions.
Mary Clare Bland
East Side Tae Kwon Do
Sign up for a six month membership (must be paid in full) between August 4 and August 9 and receive a 20% discount off the regular price. Sign up for a ten month membership and receive a 25% discount off the regular price.
Offer Expires: 5:00 pm Friday, August 9
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