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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.
Five plays written by NYC students were performed at last night's Fidelity FutureStage Celebration.
A new website allows parents of New York City's public school children to locate affordable housing near the city's outstanding public schools.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn is looking for volunteers to commit to 150 hours of service within a six-month span.
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.
The Red Bulls, New York's only professional soccer team, kick-started an initiative to energize soccer programs and camps throughout the five boroughs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.