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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Candy Rush, a new candy and ice cream shop in Brooklyn, celebrated its grand opening June 25.
Hundreds of Brooklyn Public Library supporters rallied outside Central Library to protest proposed 2012 budget cuts to New York City library services.
The 2011 Foster Parent Recognition Ceremony, held May 26, honored 51 foster parents for their dedication to New York City youth.
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.