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Project Playdate Launches a Different Kind of Summer Camp for NYC Kids

Project Playdate Launches a Different Kind of Summer Camp for NYC Kids

Project Playdate's new SummerPlay program for kids ages 3-10 organizes group playdates to art, culture, education, and fitness venues in NYC during the gap days between school and camp in June and August.

Three Local Schools Earn Top 10 Finishes at National Chess Competition

Three Local Schools Earn Top 10 Finishes at National Chess Competition

Students from Success Academy charter schools in Cobble Hill, Williamsburg, and Harlem earned three of the top 10 spots at the National Elementary Chess Championships in Nashville May 8-10.

Adventurer’s Park Adds Go-Karts to Family Entertainment Center

Adventurer’s Park Adds Go-Karts to Family Entertainment Center

Adventurer's Park, a family amusement park in Brooklyn, recently added go-karts to its activities.

Kids' Party Planners Publish Fairy Tale Books

Kids' Party Planners Publish Fairy Tale Books

The Brookland Fairies, a children's birthday party planning company based in Manhattan, will release the first book in its new fairy tale series. The book by a local author aims to get kids to believe in magical thinking.

Kids Cover Contest Now Open for Entries!

Kids Cover Contest Now Open for Entries!

The 2015 NYMetroParents Kids Photo Contest is accepting entries through June 13. Eight local kid finalists will win a professional photo shoot and divide over $1,000 in prizes. One grand prize winner will appear on a future print cover of the magazine!

Call for Volunteers: Help Clean Up City Parks

Call for Volunteers: Help Clean Up City Parks

Help clean up NYC parks this summer during the It's My Park campaign, which will teach 50,000 New Yorkers how to care for parks, from fundraising to trash clean-up to street tree maintenance. Learn how you and your kids can lend a hand!

Free Tickets Available at 10:30 Today for Observatory at One World Trade Center

Free Tickets Available at 10:30 Today for Observatory at One World Trade Center

Free tickets are available to be reserved beginning today, Thursday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. ET for the May 28 open house of the observatory at One World Trade Center. The observatory at the top of One World Trade Center will provide unparalleled panoramic views of New York City and three floors filled with innovation and inspiration.

Children's Museum of the Arts Offers Free Admission for Children with Special Needs

Children's Museum of the Arts Offers Free Admission for Children with Special Needs

The Children's Museum of the Arts is launching a 2-year Art for All initiative with the aim of making the museum more accessible for children with special needs. As part of the initiative, free admission is given to children with special needs and their caregiver.

Kids Earn Free Ride Credits at Luna Park for Good Grades

Kids Earn Free Ride Credits at Luna Park for Good Grades

Kids can earn free rides at Luna Park this June. As part of its end-of-school-year celebration, Luna Park will reward students who earned good grades with free ride credits. The Brooklyn amusement park is also hosting a School's Out Celebration.

Hands-On Labs Boost STEM Skills at Williamsburg Preschool

Hands-On Labs Boost STEM Skills at Williamsburg Preschool

Bright Horizons Family Solutions, which offers preschools, child care, and educational services, recently added STEM labs for children in its toddler and preschool programs in Williamsburg.

Carmelo the Science Fellow Publishes Book

Carmelo the Science Fellow Publishes Book

Carmelo Piazza, aka Carmelo the Science Fellow, recently published a book full of DIY, at-home science experiments that are fun and inexpensive. The book aims to get kids to love science.

NYC Students Go Behind the Scenes of Broadway's 'On the Town'

NYC Students Go Behind the Scenes of Broadway's 'On the Town'

New York City public school students got a behind-the-scenes look at Broadway's "On the Town" as part of Inside Broadway's Creating the Magic program.

Science-Based Preschool Opens in Park Slope

Science-Based Preschool Opens in Park Slope

Brooklyn Preschool of Science, a hands-on learning-focused preschool based in Brooklyn, is opening a new location in Park Slope in the fall. The science-based preschool runs in half- and full-days.

Bank Street Summer Camp Opens Brooklyn Heights Location

Bank Street Summer Camp Opens Brooklyn Heights Location

Bank Street Summer Camp is opening a Brooklyn Heights location for its summer day camp for kids. The camp is also participating in the August Alliance, which offers summer programs in August, when there are fewer programs available.

Teachers Offer Plea to NYC Parents: ‘Help Us Fight Cuomo’s Plans’

Teachers Offer Plea to NYC Parents: ‘Help Us Fight Cuomo’s Plans’

Many parents and teachers are angered by proposed changes to the way teacher evaluations are performed, giving even more weight to standardized test scores and less to the input of school principals. Protests are planned for next week, and parents can help spread the word.

Kings Bay Y Partners with New Jersey Y for Sleepaway Camp

Kings Bay Y Partners with New Jersey Y for Sleepaway Camp

Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace and New Jersey Y Camps have partnered to offer PACK Sleepaway Camp, a sleepaway camp geared toward those from Jewish and interfaith backgrounds.

Movie-Making Summer Camp Comes to NY Metro Area

Movie-Making Summer Camp Comes to NY Metro Area

IncrediFlix, a movie-making summer day camp for kids, is moving to the New York metro area. Locations in Rockland, Westchester, Suffolk, Brooklyn, and Fairfield, CT, will host the film camp.

Two Boots Pizza Opens in Park Slope

Two Boots Pizza Opens in Park Slope

Two Boots Pizza, a pizza restaurant chain, recently opened a pizzeria in Park Slope. The family restaurant offers kids' make-your-own-pizza birthday parties.

Super Duper Tennis Offers Lessons for Tots in Park Slope

Super Duper Tennis Offers Lessons for Tots in Park Slope

Super Duper Tennis, a program that offers kid's tennis lessons in NYC, recently began offering its tennis lessons for children in Park Slope, Brooklyn, at Powerplay.

Phillips Pediatrics Medical Practice Opens in Flatbush

Phillips Pediatrics Medical Practice Opens in Flatbush

Phillips Pediatrics, a children's health care practice, recently opened in Flatbush. The pediatrician's office serves children in the Lefferts Gardens and Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

NYC Municipal ID Gives New Yorkers Free Access to 33 Museums and More in 2015

NYC Municipal ID Gives New Yorkers Free Access to 33 Museums and More in 2015

The new New York City Municipal ID, announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio shortly after the New Year, will give resident New Yorkers free access to 33 NYC museums, zoos, cultural centers, and other institutions, plus a host of other benefits.

Bowlmor Chelsea Piers Adds Laser Tag and Ropes Course

Bowlmor Chelsea Piers Adds Laser Tag and Ropes Course

Bowlmor Chelsea Piers, a family activity center and bowling alley in Manhattan, recently added a laser tag arena and ropes course.

Brooklyn’s AltSchool Provides Experiential Learning

Brooklyn’s AltSchool Provides Experiential Learning

AltSchool, which provides experiential learning for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, is opening a Brooklyn Heights location in the fall. The elementary and middle school is now offering open houses and accepting applications for the fall.

Brooklyn Charter School Launches Spanish Program

Brooklyn Charter School Launches Spanish Program

Citizens of the World Charter School Williamsburg, which serves Brooklyn school district 14, recently began offering Spanish lessons as part of its partnership with Global Language Project.

Music and Arts Center Opens in Park Slope

Music and Arts Center Opens in Park Slope

Ume Ume Music + Arts, a center that offers music and art classes and music lessons for kids, recently opened in Park Slope. The center also offers after-school programs and birthday parties.




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