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Party Max Brings Varitey of Party Supplies to Brooklyn

Party Max Brings Varitey of Party Supplies to Brooklyn

Brooklyn residents now have another option when buying supplies and decorations for their next party. Party Max, which recently opened in Dyker Heights, offers everything from balloon bouquets and themed supplies to Halloween costumes, greeting cards, plush toys, and seasonal merchandise.

Williamsburg Kickboxing Gym Offers Classes to Kids

Williamsburg Kickboxing Gym Offers Classes to Kids

Club KO Kickboxing's new location in Williamburg will offer classes for children ages 9-11, as well as for adults. Participants will learn the basics of kickboxing without any actual physical contact. The classes are designed to get people in shape while building self-confidence.

Be the Next Children's Place Superstar

Be the Next Children's Place Superstar

The Children's Place is launching its second annual model search this fall to discover its next superstar who will win round-trip air transportation to the glamorous photo shoot and a $500 gift card to spend on all of the latest styles.

Olympic Gymnast John Orozco Shows a Sloth Some Moves at Bronx Zoo

Olympic Gymnast John Orozco Shows a Sloth Some Moves at Bronx Zoo

Olympic gymnast John Orozco, also a Bronx native, spends time at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo with other famous Bronx residents and also shows his appreciation for his community.

Kids Volunteer to Create Brooklyn Garden

Kids Volunteer to Create Brooklyn Garden

Parents and their children volunteered to transform an overgrown lot into the South Brooklyn Children's Garden by building raised beds and planting vegetables. The South Brooklyn Children's Garden will offer a variety of programming for children beginning with the 2013 growing season.

Disney Store Donates School Supplies to Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Disney Store Donates School Supplies to Boys and Girls Clubs of America

In partnership with The Walt Disney Company, Disney Store will donate 25,000 school supply kits to children at the Boys and Girls Club of America, adding a little back-to-school magic as kids nationwide prepare to return to the classroom this fall.

Greenpoint Toddler Play Space Has New Owner and Concept

Greenpoint Toddler Play Space Has New Owner and Concept

Play, an indoor play and learning space in Greenpoint, is now owned by Josh Gunsberger. Play offers classes by RugBug, an after-school program for 5- to 10-year-olds, movie nights starting in the fall, and drop-in play time for toddlers.

Language Immersion School in Brooklyn Adds Middle School

Language Immersion School in Brooklyn Adds Middle School

The International School of Brooklyn, a French and Spanish language immersion school located in Carroll Gardens, is adding a middle school program starting in the 2012-2013 academic year. All students are required to study two languages, which are continued from the elementary school.

Online Store Featuring Handmade Apparel Gives Back

Online Store Featuring Handmade Apparel Gives Back

When Sandra Abrams opened her clothing store, Chiquita y Coqueta, she decided to give 40 percent of her profits to a good cause each year. Abrams recently launched an online store that features handmade clothing from Argentina, made without harmful chemicals and with high-quality fabrics.

The Healing Powers of Imagination and Laughter

The Healing Powers of Imagination and Laughter

A free theater program, Only Make Believe, marks 12 years of bringing the healing power of laughter and imagination to more than 25,000 chronically ill kids and those with disabilities throughout hospitals in New York City.

Brooklyn Preschool Allows Kids to Progress at Own Pace

Brooklyn Preschool Allows Kids to Progress at Own Pace

Pattie Mehrej, mother of two and former EMT, combined her passion for parenting with her love of the community to open Itty Bitty Adventures, a preschool on Marine Park. The preschool staff makes daily developmental assessments to help each child progress at their own pace.

New Facility Provides Day Care for East Flatbush Children

New Facility Provides Day Care for East Flatbush Children

Pinocchio Children's Palace now provides child care for the East Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn. The new center's curriculum, taught by teachers with master's degrees in early childhood education, will help children develop their social, academic, and language skills.

Horse Show in Central Park Celebrates Disabled Riders

Horse Show in Central Park Celebrates Disabled Riders

GallopNYC, the NYC-based therapeutic riding organization, held its fifth annual Ride with Pride Horse Show in Central Park, celebrating its disabled riders.

Kids Go Behind the Scenes of 'Mamma Mia!' with Inside Broadway

Kids Go Behind the Scenes of 'Mamma Mia!' with Inside Broadway

New York City public school students got a backstage glimpse of Broadway's "Mamma Mia!" during a behind-the-scenes program hosted by Inside Broadway.

10 NYC Students Become Youngest Published Playwrights

10 NYC Students Become Youngest Published Playwrights

Ten New York City public school students had their original plays published and performed through the LeAp OnStage after-school theater program.

Adrienne Bailon Kicks Off Brooklyn's Summer Reading Program

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.

Spa-Tacular Party Venue Opens in Flatlands

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.

Doubly Sweet: An Ice Cream Truck to Donate All Proceeds to NYC Museums

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.

Twenty Local Schools Receive New Books

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.

St. Francis Xavier School in Park Slope Will Offer Pre-K

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.

Special Needs Therapy Center Relocates to Modern Building

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.

Saint Saviour Elementary Revamps Entire Campus

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.

Mathnasium of Brooklyn Heights Now Offers Pre-K-K Program

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.

Mrs. Mommy's Learning Center Offers Several New Programs

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.

Jewish Children's Museum Unveils New Exhibit: A Voyage Through Jewish History

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.




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