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New Website Allows Families to Search for Housing Near NYC's Great Schools
A new website allows parents of New York City's public school children to locate affordable housing near the city's outstanding public schools. (read the story...)

NYC Students Speak Out on Community Issues through Art in Citywide Parks Exhibition
Today, students in 10 New York City public middle schools from all five boroughs unveiled a unique art exhibit in Union Square Park: “A View from the Lunchroom: Students Bringing Issues to the Table.” (read the story...)

New York Life Foundation Grants $200,000 to Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship in NYC and Westchester County, NY
The New York Life Foundation announced a $200,000 grant to Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to support expanding entrepreneurship education programs to low-performing students in New York City and Westchester County, New York; and Chicago, Illinois. The support will enable NFTE to serve at least 1,800 new students during the 2011-2012 school year. (read the story...)

City Parks Foundation's Reebok Junior Tennis Academy Announces Scholarship Tryouts for NYC Residents
The Reebok Junior Tennis Academy will hold tryouts for its annual summer scholarship training program on May 14. Tryouts are open to New York City residents ages 8 to 16. (read the story...)

One Million Pounds and Counting: GrowNYC Greenmarkets Reduce Textile Waste in NYC
GrowNYC, a nonprofit organization that works to improve New York City's quality of life through environmental programs, provides weekly textile recycling collection at eight year-round Greenmarkets. So far, the program has kept one million pounds of textile waste out of landfills. (read the story...)

New York Methodist Hospital Seeks Volunteers
New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn is looking for volunteers to commit to 150 hours of service within a six-month span. (read the story...)

Sweet Street Music: Sing for Hope to Install 88 Pop-Up Pianos in NYC This Summer
On June 18, 88 pianos will pop up in parks and public spaces throughout New York City, and everyone is encouraged to stop and play. (read the story...)

New York Red Bulls Kick-Start 'New York's Got Wings' Campaign
The Red Bulls, New York's only professional soccer team, kick-started an initiative to energize soccer programs and camps throughout the five boroughs. (read the story...)

3rd Annual NYC August Wilson Monologue Competiton Winners Announced
Competitors in the 3rd Annual NYC August Wilson Monologue Competition, an annual celebration of Wilson’s life and work presented by the LeAp arts-in-education organization, hailed from all five boroughs. The three winners will go on to compete at the national competition on May 9. (read the story...)

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio Asks NYC Parents of Students with Disabilities to Take Special Ed Survey This April
Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate of the City of New York, asks parents of students with disabilities to take a "Spotlight on Special Ed" survey this month to help parents' voices be heard in the New York City Department of Education. (read the story...)

Kaktus Kids Opens in Brooklyn
Kaktus Kids, opened its doors in February and offers a variety of stylish clothes for newborns up to young teens, including brands like Mona Lisa, Fore Axel and Hudson, Flowers by Zoe, Diesel, and Monster Republic. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Students Breathe New Life into August Wilson's Work
As part of a national competition, Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LeAp) presented the 3rd Annual NYC August Wilson Monologue Competition. The preliminary competition at Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School in Brooklyn was held March 28. Students performed two- to three-minute monologues of their choosing from one of August Wilson’s renowned works from his Century Cycle plays. (read the story...)

Bay Ridge Bakery Tapped to Make Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney's BIrthday Cake
Nick Nikolopoulos, pastry chef and owner of Bay Ridge Bakery, was tapped to make a birthday cake for Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, which he presented during a birthday party February 23 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. (read the story...)

Park Slope Day Camp Celebrates 20 Year Milestone
The day camp that began with nothing but a little passion and a homemade flyer will celebrate its 20th anniversary this summer. Though it started with just 35 campers, in June Park Slope Day Camp (PSDC) will welcome back hundreds of campers and a full staff. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Lacrosse Coach Honored for Teaching His Players Life Lessons
Brooklyn Prospect Charter School Lacrosse Coach Craig Cetrulo won the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)'s Double-Goal Coach® Award, presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance. Coach Certulo received the award for his positive impact on the young athletes he teaches. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Cultural Adventure Program Receives 2010 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award
Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP) was awarded a 2010 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award by First Lady Michelle Obama in October. (read the story...)

Family Resource Centers Offer Free Information and Support to NYC Residents
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene funds nine Family Resource Centers (FRCs) throughout New York City, which opened last fall and now offer a full menu of services to local families. (read the story...)

New Places and Programs for Kids and Families in Brooklyn - November 2010
Triumphant Journeys now offers a life coaching certification program for educators; New York Guitar Academy opened a new location in Park Slope. (read the story...)

826 NYC: The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company's Secret (Literacy) Weapon
The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company in Park Slope houses the non-profit 826 NYC - together, these organizations lead local children in the fight against crime and poor grammar. (read the story...)

New Places, New Programs for Kids and Families in Brooklyn - September 2010
Learn about two new Brooklyn businesses - Spa-Di-Da, a spa party center for kids, and the art room, a fine arts school - that cater to kids and families. (read the story...)

New Places, New Programs for Kids in Brooklyn - June 2010
Check out these new additions to the Brooklyn area that cater to kids and families. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Brooklyn's Prospect Park
Families looking for some outdoor activity in Brooklyn are sure to find something that interests them in Prospect Park. Spanning 585 acres, the park is situated between many popular neighborhoods and attractions and has something to offer everyone, from picnics to carousel rides to sea lion shows. (read the story...)

New Places, New Programs for Kids in Brooklyn - May 2010
Check out these new additions to Brooklyn catering to children and families. (read the story...)

Bill Cosby Shows Support for Brooklyn Public Libraries
Actor and comedian Bill Cosby shows his support for the Brooklyn Public Library system and encourages community members to take action in the "Support Our Shelves" campaign. (read the story...)

New York City Public School Students Exhibit Their Art Work at the Guggenheim Museum
A Year with Children 2010: Selected Works from Learning Through Art, an annual exhibition showcasing artwork by elementary school students in the second-through sixth-grades will be on display at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. (read the story...)


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