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New Studio in Williamsburg Encourages Creativity in All

New Studio in Williamsburg Encourages Creativity in All

Bird River Studios, newly opened in Williamsburg, offers a variety of creative classes for kids including music, art, ceramics, printmaking, dance, and creative writing. And if the studio doesn't offer what your child is interested in, it will strive to offer it. Bird River Studio also offers classes for parents while their children are in class.

Hellenic Classical Charter School Breaks Ground on Expansion

Hellenic Classical Charter School Breaks Ground on Expansion

Hellenic Classical Charter School, which uses didactic instruction, coaching, and Socratic questioning to teach children, recently broke ground on an expansion. The school is expanding due to an expected influx of students in the fall, and the project is estimated to be finished within 18 months.

Remodeled Child-Care Center Allows for Caregiver Involvement

Remodeled Child-Care Center Allows for Caregiver Involvement

With a recently remodeled play center, Who's on First offers a variety of classes including yoga, art, music, Spanish, and Mandarin for children. The child-care center in Carroll Gardens strives to enhance self-esteem and problem solving skills.

Chelsea Clinton Drops by Brooklyn Public Library for Story Time

Chelsea Clinton Drops by Brooklyn Public Library for Story Time

NBC News special correspondent Chelsea Clinton read aloud to second- and third-grade students at the Brooklyn Public Library's Central Branch in September as part of NBC News Education Summit, which coincided with a series of free public library events.

Mill Basin Dance Studio Opens for All Ages and Skill Levels

Mill Basin Dance Studio Opens for All Ages and Skill Levels

When Nicole Ventura opened her Mill Basin dance studio, The Dance House of Brooklyn, in September, she brought families a new opportunity for fitness fun. With classes for all skill levels and ages, The Dance House of Brooklyn invites parents to experience dance with their children.

State-of-the-Art Dental Office for Kids Opens in Park Slope

State-of-the-Art Dental Office for Kids Opens in Park Slope

Park Slope Kids Dental, owned by Dr. Tanesha Francis—or Dr. T as the kids know her, is a new, state-of-the-art, kids-only dental office located in Park Slope. The office features an open play and appointment area, which lessons the negative experiences at the dentist. Dr. T schedules at least two appointments per year for each child to allow for a familiarity to grow.

Bensonhurst Montessori Preschool is 'A Home Away From Home'

Bensonhurst Montessori Preschool is 'A Home Away From Home'

IP Kids recently opened its IP Montessori Preschool in Bensonhurst. The new preschool combines Montessori principles with a focus on interactive, hands-on methods that allow children to become independent at an early age.

Brooklyn African Dance Center Now Offers Classes for Children

Brooklyn African Dance Center Now Offers Classes for Children

Fort Greene's Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance offers a variety of new classes for children and young adults that are rooted in African dance and music styles. Classes include Hip Hop, Drumming4Toddlers, and DrumDance.

New York Children's Theater Festival Accepting Submissions for Spring 2013 Productions

New York Children's Theater Festival Accepting Submissions for Spring 2013 Productions

Beginning Oct. 1, 2012 through Nov. 12, 2012, the New york Children's Theater Festival will be accepting submissions for its spring 2013 productions, encouraging people from all over the world to write live children's entertainment.

Ode to New York City

Ode to New York City

A new book, "A Poem as Big as New York City," captures a kid’s-eye view of what it’s like to live, learn, and play in NYC.

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.




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