Ask the Expert: How Can I Stay Safe While Riding My Bike in Traffic?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Stay Safe While Riding My Bike in Traffic?

Chris Wogas, the president of Bike and Roll NYC, shares tips for riding bikes with traffic and in large groups, as well as how some bike laws differ in each state.

Ask the Expert: What Is Martial Arts Therapy and How Can it Help My Child?

Ask the Expert: What Is Martial Arts Therapy and How Can it Help My Child?

Dr. Alisha Griffith-Berkeley, co-founder of a specialized martial arts program in Brooklyn, explains what martial arts therapy is and how it can help children with special needs such as autism, ADHD, and sensory issues.

Ask the Expert: How Should I Talk to My Kid About Losing a Sports Game?

Ask the Expert: How Should I Talk to My Kid About Losing a Sports Game?

When your child loses a competitive sports game like a soccer match or basketball game, the ride home may be filled with silence. A father of two children who play competitive basketball and the CEO of House of Sports in New York shares advice on what parents should say to their children after a loss.

Ask the Expert: Should I Persuade My Kid to Stop Playing Sports if His Team Keeps Losing?

Ask the Expert: Should I Persuade My Kid to Stop Playing Sports if His Team Keeps Losing?

Though your child's sports team may require long hours and commitment, is persuading him or her to quit because the team does not win a lot of games the right move? A father of two and the CEO of House of Sports in Westchester, New York weighs in on whether it's appropriate to pull a child out of a team sport simply because they are not winning.

School of the Arts in Fairfield County Receives $20,000 Grant

School of the Arts in Fairfield County Receives $20,000 Grant

Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County, a multidisciplinary school of the arts in Bridgeport, CT, received a $20,000 grant from The Music Empowers Foundation to fund a new music program at the school.

Kumon Math and Reading Center Opens in Kew Gardens

Kumon Math and Reading Center Opens in Kew Gardens

Kumon Math and Reading Center of Kew Gardens, an academic enrichment center, recently opened in Forest Hills. The center offers help for students who are struggling in school or for students who want to get ahead in school.

House of Sports Offers Summer Sports Programming for Ages 2-4

House of Sports Offers Summer Sports Programming for Ages 2-4

House of Sports in Ardsley—the academy for athletic excellence—offers summer programs for children ages 2-4 to introduce them to sports and the importance of physical activity. The programs include soccer and baseball lessons, as well as a summer camp that includes lessons from all the sports offered at House of Sports, including basketball, gymnastics, and football.

Four Summer Safety Tips to Beat the Heat

Four Summer Safety Tips to Beat the Heat

With the heat and humidity of the summer, it is important for young summer athletes to pace themselves and stay cool. Here are four tips to stay safe in the heat this summer.

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' Tips to Prevent Sports Injuries in Kids

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' Tips to Prevent Sports Injuries in Kids

The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, of which Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park is a member, provides tips to prevent sports injuries in children, including staying hydrated, preventing concussions, and treating muscle strains and sprains.

Talent Development Center Opens in Melville

Talent Development Center Opens in Melville

Talent development center Tower Talent recently opened a location in Melville. The center scouts for and coaches aspiring actors, performers, and models to gain representation from an agency and book jobs. Tower Talent also brings industry representatives to Melville to interview its talent.

Asphalt Green's Battery Park City Location Offers Family Programming

Asphalt Green's Battery Park City Location Offers Family Programming

Asphalt Green’s new Battery Park City location offers the same athletic and fitness programming to youth, adults, and families, as well culinary and cultural classes. Asphalt Green also offers summer day camp for children ages 4-13, which includes sports and swim instruction, as well as cultural arts.

Athletic Training School Building New Facility in Port Washington

Athletic Training School Building New Facility in Port Washington

Athletic training facility Parisi Speed School is currently holding its classes at the Port Washington Tennis Academy while its new facility is being built. The training center offers fitness classes for ages 7 to adult that build agility, strength, speed, and self-confidence, while helping athletes get and stay in shape.

Ask the Expert: Should I Enroll My Shy Child in Musical Theater Classes?

Ask the Expert: Should I Enroll My Shy Child in Musical Theater Classes?

The education director of TADA! Youth Theater in Manhattan answers why it might be a good idea for parents to enroll a shy child in musical theater classes to help their development, why parents' support is essential in nurturing an artistic child, and the importance of "failing forward."

Ask the Expert: Why Should My Child Learn to Ride a Balance Bike?

Ask the Expert: Why Should My Child Learn to Ride a Balance Bike?

We interviewed Joseph Rumley, chief marketing officer of FirstBIKE, about the benefits of children riding a balance bike versus training wheels, the safety precautions the need to be taken on a balance bike, how to transition your child to a pedal bike, and the benefits of bike riding as a family.

Shawn Ehlers Offers Day-Long Model Boot Camp in NYC

Shawn Ehlers Offers Day-Long Model Boot Camp in NYC

Former model Shawn Ehlers now offers aspiring models and actors a one-day boot camp to learn skills, about the industry, and how to put outfits together. Attendees also gain experience in front of the camera modeling two looks in a photo shoot.

Ask the Expert: How Often Should My Child Practice the Piano?

Ask the Expert: How Often Should My Child Practice the Piano?

Parents spend a lot of money sending their kids to music or piano lessons, yet aren't sure if doing so is worthwhile, especially if practicing the piano is not enforced. Children who take piano lessons should also spend time practicing what they learned to make the lessons a good investment, according to founder of Music Simply Music, one of Long Island's largest music education companies.

Ask the Expert: What Genre of Music is Most Beneficial to Your Child's Overall Learning Ability?

Ask the Expert: What Genre of Music is Most Beneficial to Your Child's Overall Learning Ability?

Starting music classes at an early age is beneficial in the development of children's learning abilities. The executive director of The Diller-Quaile School of Music in Manhattan shares whether the type or genre of music your child listens to matters, or if all music has the same effects.

The Rinx Offers Its Programs at Bethpage Ice Rink

The Rinx Offers Its Programs at Bethpage Ice Rink

Hauppauge-based ice rink, The Rinx, is now offering its Total Skating and Total Hockey programs at the Town of Oyster Bay Skating Center in Bethpage. The programs help kids develop their skating and/or hockey skills.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Find the Right Martial Arts School for My Child?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Find the Right Martial Arts School for My Child?

If you're planning to enroll your child in a martial arts program, choosing the right school and instructor is an important first step. Here, tips on how to find the right martial arts studio and the questions you should ask martial arts instructors.

The Love of Lacrosse Comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Love of Lacrosse Comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Is your son or daughter itching to try a new sport? Why not try lacrosse? Brooklyn Lacrosse Club, which has fields on Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5, is starting its first competitive season this spring. With teams for boys and girls, your athlete will have fun while being active.

Fit Club in Fairfield Offers New Kids' Classes

Fit Club in Fairfield Offers New Kids' Classes

Fit Club, a family-friendly gym that offers fitness classes for adults and kids, moved its new location in Fairfield's Sportsplex. Fit Club now offers boxing and overall fitness classes for children.

Ask the Expert: How Can Kids Benefit from Playing Tennis, and When Should They Start?

Ask the Expert: How Can Kids Benefit from Playing Tennis, and When Should They Start?

Tennis can help kids develop many physical, social, and mental skills that they can use in other areas of life. We asked Go! Tennis director George Garland what age is right to start tennis lessons and what the goals of those early lessons should be.

Ask the Expert: Is Golf the Right Sport for My Child?

Ask the Expert: Is Golf the Right Sport for My Child?

Kate Tempesta, founder and co-owner of Kate Tempesta’s Urban Golf Academy, shares her tips on the benefits children get from playing golf, how young kids can start golf lessons, and what to expect from your child’s golf teachers.

Rockland Hebrew School Offers Camp-Like Fun in Classroom

Rockland Hebrew School Offers Camp-Like Fun in Classroom

Chabad Lubavitch of Rockland now offers a Sunday Hebrew school for New City children. In the camp-like, fun learning environment, kids learn the Alef Bet, Jewish traditions, and prepare for their bar/bat mitzvah.

Manhattan’s Toddlers Can Now Go Gaga for Gaga

Manhattan’s Toddlers Can Now Go Gaga for Gaga

The Gaga Center, Manhattan's only location dedicated to the game of gaga, has added Tot Gaga, a class where toddlers can learn to play gaga, to its schedule of gaga classes for kids. The Upper East Side location also offers party packages for a gaga filled birthday.




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