Blue Man Group, which combines music, technology, and comedy for a theatrical experience, recently added to its birthday party offerings. The Blue Man Group birthday party now includes the opportunity to have cake in the lobby before the show. The unique birthday party in Manhattan is suitable for all ages.
More than 400 young tennis players from across NYC set a Guinness World Record on March 2 for the largest tennis lesson, which they played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens.
Greene Hill School in Brooklyn is now accepting applications for the middle school it plans to open for the fall semester. The Brooklyn middle school follows a humanities-based curriculum and is aligned with the New York state Common Core standards.
Ocean Wonders: Sharks!, a new 57,000-square-foot building that will house more than 115 species of marine wildlife, is set to open at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island in 2016. The project was delayed due to Hurricane Sandy.
BASIS Independent, a STEM-based private school opening in Brooklyn in the fall, is now accepting applications for kindergarten through 10th grade.
Mathnasium, a national math-only learning center, recently opened in Bay Ridge. The math learning center aims to make math fun for children.
Sage Music, a music school based in Queens, recently opened a music school in Brooklyn. Sage Music offers guitar, violin, cello, piano, and voice lessons and uses traditional music instruction combined with psychology, holistic approaches to health and well-being, and communal creativity.
The LeFrak Center at Lakeside at Prospect Park, Brooklyn's newest destination for year-round family fun, opens to the public Friday, Dec. 20 and will host a grand opening weekend full of ice-skating, music performances, Disney on Ice ticket giveaways, and more.
Infinity Preschool recently announced that it plans to add more activities and field trips for its summer camp. The day camp in Marine Park has weekly themes that all lessons and activities are based on.
A new preschool recently opened in Brooklyn Heights. Building Bridges at Congregation Mount Sinai, which offers morning and afternoon preschool programs, encourages exploration as a way of learning and focuses on physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.
Cooke Center, a learning and development center for children with special needs, now offers an outdoor-based social skills group for children in Manhattan.
A new Brooklyn paint-your-own pottery studio, Pottery and Glass Land, offers various pottery pieces for children and adults to paint, as well as glass fusion art. The birthday party location in Midwood also offers ladies’ night out.
Brooklyn Treehouse Preschool in Park Slope will open soon for ages 2-4. This preschool in Brooklyn focuses on children's innate curiosity for learning though hands-on and creative activities.
Created by Kids, a Park Slope kids art program, now offers a mommy and me art class. The art program also offers kids' after-school art classes, an art camp, and art birthday parties in Brooklyn.
Omari McCleary, program director at Good Shepherd Services in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, has been selected as one of a dozen 2013-2014 Afterschool Ambassadors by the national Afterschool Alliance.
Give more than just Halloween candy this holiday season by giving back to the community and volunteering at Spirit Halloween's Spirit of Children parties at hospitals in and around the New York City area.
New York Kids Club, a children's activity center, recently opened its Park Slope location. The center offers various kids classes including theater, dance, gymnastics, and cooking, as well as birthday parties and after-school pick-ups.
Huntington Learning Center, a supplemental education center that has locations in Manhattan and on Long Island, recently opened its Park Slope location. The center offers tutoring services in core subjects, as well as exam prep.
Mozarts and Einsteins is an art-focused preschool in Park Slope. In addition to the regular core subjects of reading, writing, math, science, and Spanish, an emphasis is placed on visual and performing arts.
The Moms in Training program is an 8-week fitness group for moms that trains participants to run a 5-mile or 15K charity walk/run for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The program will host several kick-off events in NYC and CT where new members can join.
Los Ninos, which provides on-site and in-home ABA services for young children with autism and developmental delays, has taken over the organization formerly known as CHIP on Staten Island, where it will expand its early intervention services.
Gateway Sports Club, which offers swimming, tennis, soccer, and basketball lessons to children and adults in Queens, Brooklyn, and Nassau County, recently started offering its programs at James Madison High School in Bedford. The sports program also extended its weekend hours at the P.S. 224 location in Bayside. It also offers competitive swim teams in Queens at the Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center and Jamaica High School.
Kings Bay Y’s new annex in North Williamsburg is opening its preschool this fall. The preschool’s curriculum focuses on Jewish culture and values due to the growing Jewish population in the area. The North Williamsburg annex will also offer Russian, Mandarin, and Hebrew lessons, as well as summer camps.
Doctors at Brooklyn Pediatrics Infectious Disease Associates, a health care office that recently opened in Bay Ridge, specialize in treating various viruses and infectious diseases, including Lyme disease, the flu, and Staph infections. The office also provides vaccinations necessary for travel outside the U.S.
New York City recently launched a new health initiative at Lincoln Medical Center and Harlem Medical Center to get low-income and at-risk patients to eat healthier. The Health Bucks four-month pilot program helps those patients purchase produce from farmers' markets.