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Barking Cat Studio adds more arts and crafts classes that cater to tweens, teens, and adults.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dimensions on Stage, a new acting and musical theatre school, opened its doors in Bay Ridge next to the Dimensions in Dance studio.
The Center for Arts Education has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Parents As Arts Partners program, which is focused on the twin goals of increasing parent engagement in public schools and providing quality arts programming for students and their families.
The Sprite Spark Parks Project for Schools program awarded a $25,000 grant to the Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn to rebuild the school's tennis court and get students active.
Brooklyn Public Library announced August 23 that it had received a $50,000 grant from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation. The grant will fund the Library’s First Five Years Program, an initiative that supports early literacy programs across the Library’s 60 branches.
After receiving a School Engagement Grant earlier this year, the fully functional Bushwick Campus Farm in Brooklyn now hosts programs that teach students about childhood hunger, obesity, and local food issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These grants from the New York Life Foundation will help support college readiness initiatives in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.
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.
Two new Kumon Learning Centers in Brooklyn are offering math and reading help to kids in Prospect Heights and Gravesend-West.
Mathnasium, a math tutoring and learning center for kids, opened a new center in Brooklyn Heights, the third Mathnasium in NYC.
The Little Backyardigans Play Room in Brooklyn helps children transition smoothly to a full school day.
Kate Tempesta's Urban Golf Academy opened a new location in Brooklyn, offering golf lessons to kids of all ages.
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.
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.
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."
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.