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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...)

Learning Social Skills with a Smile
socialsklz:-) is offering a new program called CLUBsocialsklz:-) that will be offered both in Manhattan and Brooklyn. (read the story...)

Uproar Brings Art to Schools
Uproar Art, an all-purpose Brooklyn-based nonprofit art program for kids and teens, is launching a visiting artists program in schools this spring. (read the story...)

Balloon Twisting Takes on a New Shape
Robert Moy started Brooklyn Balloon Company in October 2011. He offers party packages with themes ranging from Fairy to Superhero to Bugs, and travels to Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. (read the story...)

Sonic Soccer Kicks Off Winter Sessions
Sonic Soccer, an indoor soccer program run by Park Slope Day Camp Sports Academy, kicked off its first session in December 2011. There next session will start at the beginning of February 2012. (read the story...)

Beth Elohim’s Summer Dual Language Program
This summer Congregation Beth Elohim is offering a dual language group at their summer camp, CBE Kids Summer Day Camp. “The dual language program will warm the heart of kids’ parents and grandparents across the generations,” says Senior Rabbi Andy Bachman. (read the story...)

Pet Paradise
PetSmart® opened new stores in Boerum Hill and Canarsie that feature PetSmart Charities Adoption Centers. PetSmart Charities work with local animal welfare organizations such as Brooklyn Animal Foster Network to help find lifelong homes for homeless pets. (read the story...)

Kids, Meet Billy
Inside Broadway celebrated its 30th anniversary with an interactive "Creating the Magic" workshop that introduced the magic of "Billy Elliot the Musical" to 1,000 NYC public school students. (read the story...)

New Organization Will Bring More Books to Brooklyn
First Book - Brooklyn, a local branch of a nationwide initiative, launched with the mission to provide books to disadvantaged children and organizations that serve low-income families in Brooklyn, aiming to decrease illiteracy and improve reading levels in the borough. (read the story...)

Crucial Tourette Syndrome Counseling Program Forced to Shut Down Due to Drastic New York State Budget Cuts
New York State budget cuts effective in the new year will take critical funding away from the New York City Tourette Syndrome Counseling Program and force it to shut down. (read the story...)

Little Hands & Feet Daycare Center Opens in Bay Ridge
A new daycare center in Bay Ridge offers flexible schedules to accommodate schedules of working parents and focuses on providing a structured environment for its tiny-tot students. (read the story...)

Barking Cat Studio Expands Arts & Craft Class Offerings
Barking Cat Studio adds more arts and crafts classes that cater to tweens, teens, and adults. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Cupcake Offers a Twist on an Old Treat
A new Williamsburg cupcakery offers unique flavors like flan and guava con queso to tres leches, inspiration drawn from the owners' Latin-and-Italian family background. (read the story...)

Father Knows Best Kicks Off in New York City
Former NBA all-star Allan Houston, now the current assistant general manager of the New York Knicks, his father Coach Wade Houston, and iStar Charity Shootout host the kick-off event to the Five Borough Basketball Tour in New York City for fathers and sons and mentors and mentees, stressing the importance of having a strong, male role model in a child's life. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Dance Center III Opens in Bay Ridge
Brooklyn Dance Center III, the third of the Brooklyn Dance Centers that offer dance classes for kids, opened its doors in Bay Ridge this fall. (read the story...)

Young Dancers in Repertory Offers New Dance Classes for Children
Young Dancers Repertory, a dance studio that recently moved to Sunset Park in Brooklyn, now offers several new dance classes for children ages 3 and older. (read the story...)

Dimensions on Stage Opens in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Dimensions on Stage, a new acting and musical theatre school, opened its doors in Bay Ridge next to the Dimensions in Dance studio. (read the story...)


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