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Brooklyn Author Releases Second Children's Book on NYC Architecture
Brooklyn author Isabel Hill has released a second picture book, "Building Stories," that teaches kids the stories behind some of New York City's most interesting buildings. (read the story...)

New York City Libraries Announce New Chapter Program to Waive Young Patrons' Late Fees
New York City’s three library systems are teaming up to give children and teens across the five boroughs the opportunity to eliminate their prior fines and fees and regain their library privileges in the joint New Chapter program, which launched September 22 and runs through October 31. (read the story...)

Grow to Learn Awards 36 Grants to NYC School Gardens
GrowNYC and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City today announced $59,044 in mini-grant funding awarded to 36 public and charter schools looking to build, maintain, or expand their garden programs. These mini-grants, in amounts up to $2,000, are part of Grow to Learn: Citywide School Gardens Initiative. (read the story...)

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio Urges Public School Parents in Brooklyn to Sign a 'Count on Me' Pledge
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio stopped by P.S. 67 in Brooklyn on the first day of school to urge parents to sign a "Count on Me" pledge and commit to being more involved in their children's education. (read the story...)

New Website Profiles Private and Public Schools in NYC
A new website by EduProfile includes profiles on thousands of private and public schools in New York City, plus a school comparison tool and tips for parents on school admissions, entrance exams, school tours, and more advice that makes choosing a school easier. (read the story...)

New York Life Foundation Awards $750,000 in Grants to Harlem Children's Zone and New Visions for Public Schools
These grants from the New York Life Foundation will help support college readiness initiatives in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. (read the story...)

NYC Autism Speaks Gala Raises More than $66,000
Autism Speaks' third annual Autism Speaks to Young Professionals summer gala, held in NYC, raised more than $66,000 for autism research and advocacy. The funds will help raise awareness and funds on behalf of individuals living with autism. (read the story...)

Kumon Centers Open in Prospect Heights and Gravesent-West
Two new Kumon Learning Centers in Brooklyn are offering math and reading help to kids in Prospect Heights and Gravesend-West. (read the story...)

Mathnasium Opens in Brooklyn Heights
Mathnasium, a math tutoring and learning center for kids, opened a new center in Brooklyn Heights, the third Mathnasium in NYC. (read the story...)

The Little Backyardigans Play Room Opens in Brooklyn
The Little Backyardigans Play Room in Brooklyn helps children transition smoothly to a full school day. (read the story...)

Kate Tempesta's Urban Golf Academy Opens in Brooklyn
Kate Tempesta's Urban Golf Academy opened a new location in Brooklyn, offering golf lessons to kids of all ages. (read the story...)

New York City Schools Offer Standardized Test Results Online
The New York State Department of Education last week released the official results of standardized tests for third through eighth graders. Instead of waiting until September, parents and guardians can now view their children's 2011 NYS ELA, math, and science test scores online. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Artists Gym offers Free Housing to Single Parent Artists in the Park Slope/Gowanus Area
For a few local single-parent-artists, the Brooklyn Artists Gym (BAG), an artists’ studio and gallery facility in the Park Slope/Gowanus area of Brooklyn, can provide financial help in the form of a free or subsidized studio space home. The BAG Fund program, which also helps participants further their art careers, allows artists who are bringing up children solo to apply for scholarships for Open Studio memberships. (read the story...)

Author Nina Crews Visits Brooklyn Hospital Center's Children's Health Center
Children's author and illustrator Nina Crews stopped by The Brooklyn Hospital Center's Children's Health Center August 9 to read "One Hot Summer Day" to young patients. The event was part of Reach Out and Read's "Early Literacy Awareness Week." (read the story...)

Amateur Sand Sculptors Flock to Coney Island
Dozens of contestants from the NYC area spent the day at the beach at Coney Island, vying for cash prizes in the 21st Annual Sand Sculpting Contest and Unity Day Celebration. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Artist Designs Forever Stamps to Celebrate America's Space Age
Artist Donato Giancola, a father of two from Boerum Hill, designed and painted two new Forever Stamps for the US Post Office depicting astronaut Alan Shepherd and NASA's MESSENGER mission, both of which celebrate 50 years of American space exploration. (read the story...)

City Parks Foundation Offers Free Golf Lessons in NYC Parks this August
The City Parks Foundation is offering free golf lessons to kids in New York City this August, at East River Park and Eugene McCabe Field in Manhattan. (read the story...)

NY Salt Room Opens in Brooklyn
Avi Hasson opened NY Salt Room, Brooklyn’s first salt therapy center, offering a natural, drug-free alternative treatment for skin conditions like acne and eczema and respiratory ailments like asthma, allergies, and the common cold. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Hospital Center Opens New Family Health Center
The Brooklyn Hospital Center celebrated the grand opening of its expanded 61st Street Family Health and WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Center in Sunset Park on June 1. (read the story...)

Staten Island Yankees Battle Alzheimer's
Baseball fans and members of the Alzheimer's community united in the battle against Alzheimer's disease during Alzheimer's Awareness Night with the Staten Island Yankees at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark on June 17, as the Staten Island Yankees took on the Brooklyn Cyclones. (read the story...)

The Candy Rush Opens in Brooklyn
The Candy Rush, a new candy and ice cream shop in Brooklyn, celebrated its grand opening June 25. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Residents Rally to Save the Libraries
Hundreds of Brooklyn Public Library supporters rallied outside Central Library to protest proposed 2012 budget cuts to New York City library services. (read the story...)

Administration for Children's Services Honors 51 NYC Foster Parents
The 2011 Foster Parent Recognition Ceremony, held May 26, honored 51 foster parents for their dedication to New York City youth. (read the story...)

New York Presbyterian Hospital Named One of the Best Children’s Hospitals in America
The New York-Presbyterian Hospital has been listed on the 2011-12 Honor Roll of U.S. News & World Report’s eight best children’s hospitals in the nation. (read the story...)

NYC Students Debut Original Theater Works at Fidelity FutureStage Celebration
Five plays written by NYC students were performed at last night's Fidelity FutureStage Celebration. (read the story...)


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