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Adrienne Bailon Kicks Off Brooklyn's Summer Reading Program
Adrienne Bailon, former Cheetah Girl and star of a new series on the Style network, read to kids at the kick-off celebration for Brooklyn Public Library's Summer Reading Program. (read the story...)

Spa-Tacular Party Venue Opens in Flatlands
Spa-Tacular Party's at The Candy Shop, a new party venue in Brooklyn, features six party packages including disco, arcade, manicure/pedicure, and fashion shows. This party venue is located in the back of a vintage candy shop, where parents can relax and enjoy a cappuccino. (read the story...)

Doubly Sweet: An Ice Cream Truck to Donate All Proceeds to NYC Museums
There's an ice cream truck in New York City that will donate all of its proceeds from selling icy cold ice cream treats to local museums in the New York City area, from the Children's Museum of Manhattan and Brooklyn Children's Museum to Staten Island Children's Museum. (read the story...)

Twenty Local Schools Receive New Books
Parents, faculty, and PTA members from across the New York City area worked together to win new books from the "Books 4 Our School" campaign co-sponsored by the Brooke Jackman Foundation and NYMetroParents. (read the story...)

St. Francis Xavier School in Park Slope Will Offer Pre-K
St. Francis Xavier Elementary School is opening a preschool for 3-year-olds starting this fall. The program will be challenging and interesting, incorporating creative play and exploration. The school's faith component is also included in the curriculum, as well as creative art, storytelling, games, music, and movement. (read the story...)

Special Needs Therapy Center Relocates to Modern Building
The League Education and Treatment Center, which was located in DUMBO, recently moved to a building in Fort Greene that is totally green and state-of-the-art. LETC offers a preschool program where children with and without special needs learn and play together, grades K-12, and six different adult programs. (read the story...)

Saint Saviour Elementary Revamps Entire Campus
Saint Saviour Elementary School in Brooklyn recently renovated its entire campus. Renovations include updates to classrooms, the courtyard, the gymnasium, and increased accommodations for students with Individualized Eduction Plans. (read the story...)

Mathnasium of Brooklyn Heights Now Offers Pre-K-K Program
Mathnasium of Brooklyn Heights-Boerum Hill now offers a First Steps program for preschoolers and kindergartners. This program emphasizes learning the language of math through shapes, patterns, and group work. (read the story...)

Mrs. Mommy's Learning Center Offers Several New Programs
Mrs. Mommy's Learning Center in Brooklyn now offers several programs for early childhood education and development. After-school and summer programs are also available for children ages 6-12. (read the story...)

Jewish Children's Museum Unveils New Exhibit: A Voyage Through Jewish History
Brooklyn's Jewish Children's Museum opened its new-and-improved fourth floor, which now houses a fun and interactive exhibit that takes kids on a journey through Jewish history and culture. (read the story...)

Sweet Genius Shares His Secrets
Celebrity chef Ron Ben-Israel partnered with City Harvest to bring his "Sweet Genius" to an elementary school in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood and teach kids how to make healthy desserts. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Public Library Asks Patrons to 'Support Our Shelves'
Want to help Brooklyn Public Library upgrade its materials? Find out how to contribute to the library's Support Our Shelves fundraising campaign. (read the story...)

Thousands of Parents Rally to Support Their Child's School
From public and private schools in Queens and the Bronx to those in Westchester, Long Island, Rockland County, and beyond, parents stand up to help stock dwindling school libraries with new books by voting for their child's school in the Books 4 Our School challenge. (read the story...)

LeAp Celebrates 34 Years of Arts Education on 'LeAp Day'
Mayor Bloomberg proclaimed Feb. 29 "LeAp Day" in honor of Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program, which provides arts-based after-school programs to NYC public schools. (read the story...)

Dr. Christine Uzoigwe Brings Love and Health to Brooklyn
Divine Love Medical Services opened its doors on Brooklyn soil in August and the founder, Christine Uzoigwe, M.D., says she is here to help kids stay well. After working for another practice on Long Island, Dr. Uzoigwe made the move to Brooklyn because she says she saw a greater demand for pediatrics in this location. (read the story...)

Little Rockers Bring Rockin' Music Classes to NYC Kids
“Brown Eyed Girl” and “Yellow Submarine” are not just classics of yesteryear anymore. The founders of Little Rockers – Cool Kid’s Music Classes teach these tunes and more at classes in New York City where they educate and rock out with kids and parents. (read the story...)

Stork Opens in Crown Heights, Sells Local Designers
Spring is here and so is Stork, a new local clothing and gift store for children 6 and younger. Located just a few blocks north of the Franklin Avenue 4-train stop in Crown Heights, Stork’s mission is to provide families with clothing, shoes, and gifts that are affordable, high-quality, eclectic, and (almost always) designed by people who live nearby, says owner Eyana Carballo. (read the story...)

A New Children's Book with a Secret Ingredient: Love
"Grandma's Chocolate Cake," a new picture book for kids written by NYC teacher Kimberly Wallace, uses a sweet treat to teach young readers about the importance of family traditions. (read the story...)

Get Inspired with Art in the City
This summer Barking Cat Studio presents its first summer day camp, Art in the City. (read the story...)

Candy Boutique Opens in Fort Greene
Identical twin sisters Diane and Janice Huey love the sweeter things in life and are coming together to open Huey’s Chueys, a candy boutique that aims to delight both kids and their parents. (read the story...)

Learning by Doing at Brainy Academy
Brainy Academy opened on March 1. The Academy offers Brainy Montessori, Brainy Builders, and Brainy Tutoring, as well as a birthday party program called Awesome Birthdays. (read the story...)

Calling All Shorts!
The Second Annual Student Film Festival is now accepting short film submissions from students throughout New York City. The winning films will be shown at a special screening this summer. (read the story...)

Brooklyn's Robo Kids
Brooklyn's FIRST LEGO League qualifier, which was filled to capacity with more than 400 students competing, advanced 22 teams to the NYC-wide regional robotics challenge. (read the story...)

Students Salute Servicemen
Young students at P.S. 84 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn met and thanked local military officers at a special event organized by Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program (LeAp)'s after-school program. (read the story...)

Local Students Attend Unveiling of a Rare Copy of the Thirteenth Amendment
On Feb. 1, the New-York Historical Society unveiled a rare handwritten copy of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution signed by Abraham Lincoln. The Thirteenth Amendment will on display at New-York Historical through April 1. (read the story...)


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