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Fusion Academy Brings Personalized Education to Brooklyn

Fusion Academy Brings Personalized Education to Brooklyn

Fusion Academy, a private school of the Fusion Education Group, is scheduled to open in late June. The Downtown Brooklyn school offers students a personalized education in a one-on-one learning atmosphere.

Kids Re-Design Board Games in After-School Program

Kids Re-Design Board Games in After-School Program

Brooklyn Game Lab, a facility where kids can play board games, recently opened and is now offering an after-school board game program for kids in Brooklyn. The Park Slope after-school program has kids re-design popular board games to create a new game.

Brooklyn PS 107 Students Publish Book About a Special Rhinoceros Named Andatu

Brooklyn PS 107 Students Publish Book About a Special Rhinoceros Named Andatu

Fifth-grade students from PS 107 in Brooklyn are speaking up for the endangered Sumatran rhinoceros through a book they recently published called "One Special Rhino: The Story of Andatu." Proceeds benefit the International Rhino Foundation.

Baby Boom at New York City Zoos

Baby Boom at New York City Zoos

NYC zoos welcomed several newborn baby animals this spring, including baby baboons in Brooklyn, a pair of gorilla babies and four lion cubs in the Bronx, a tiny pudu in Queens, and snow leopards and a white-necked crane chick in Central Park Zoo.

Prospect Park Zoo Wins an IKEA Makeover

Prospect Park Zoo Wins an IKEA Makeover

The Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn is the winner of the 2014 IKEA Life Improvement Co-worker Challenge. The zoo will receive a new teen-designated laboratory and classroom space furnished by the IKEA Brooklyn store.

Matchpoint NYC Opens in South Brooklyn

Matchpoint NYC Opens in South Brooklyn

Matchpoint Sports Complex, a family fitness center, recently opened in South Brooklyn. The athletic center offers activities for the whole family, as well as tennis, gymnastics, and swim camps for kids.

Staten Island Kids Art Studio Opens in Park Slope

Staten Island Kids Art Studio Opens in Park Slope

Staten Island kids art studio, Splats & Squiggles, recently opened a Brooklyn location. The creative studio in Park Slope offers mommy and me art classes.

Poetry, Playwright, Drama Camps Now Offered in Brooklyn

Poetry, Playwright, Drama Camps Now Offered in Brooklyn

Choice Scholars, a preschool in Crown Heights, now offers three creative summer camp options for children in Brooklyn: a playwright summer camp, a poetry summer camp, and a drama summer camp.

Brooklyn Kids Can Learn to Rock

Brooklyn Kids Can Learn to Rock

School of Rock, an international music school, recently opened its Brooklyn location. The Gowanus music school, which also offers summer camps, aims to prepare children to confidently take their music to the stage.

Fidelis Care Opens Ridgewood Community Office

Fidelis Care Opens Ridgewood Community Office

New York state health insurance provider Fidelis Care recently opened a community office in Ridgewood. Fidelis Care aims to make its services accessible to the communities it serves.

Brooklyn Catholic School Pilots Writing and Fitness Programs

Brooklyn Catholic School Pilots Writing and Fitness Programs

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy, a Catholic school in Brookyln, will begin piloting two new programs within the coming weeks. The school will being a writing program for middle-schoolers called Writing Roadmap, and a fitness program for pre-K and Kindergarten called Adventure to Fitness.

Engineering for Kids Opens Branch in Brooklyn

Engineering for Kids Opens Branch in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Engineering for Kids recently began offering its STEM classes for kids in Brooklyn. The engineering classes for kids use Legos and other materials to help kids problem-solve.

Blue Man Group Expands Birthday Party Package

Blue Man Group Expands Birthday Party Package

Blue Man Group, which combines music, technology, and comedy for a theatrical experience, recently added to its birthday party offerings. The Blue Man Group birthday party now includes the opportunity to have cake in the lobby before the show. The unique birthday party in Manhattan is suitable for all ages.

Young NYC Tennis Players Set a Guinness World Record in Queens

Young NYC Tennis Players Set a Guinness World Record in Queens

More than 400 young tennis players from across NYC set a Guinness World Record on March 2 for the largest tennis lesson, which they played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens.

Progressive Brooklyn Middle School Accepting Applications for Fall

Progressive Brooklyn Middle School Accepting Applications for Fall

Greene Hill School in Brooklyn is now accepting applications for the middle school it plans to open for the fall semester. The Brooklyn middle school follows a humanities-based curriculum and is aligned with the New York state Common Core standards.

Ocean Wonders: Sharks! to Open at New York Aquarium in 2016

Ocean Wonders: Sharks! to Open at New York Aquarium in 2016

Ocean Wonders: Sharks!, a new 57,000-square-foot building that will house more than 115 species of marine wildlife, is set to open at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island in 2016. The project was delayed due to Hurricane Sandy.

STEM-Based School Now Accepting Applications for Fall

STEM-Based School Now Accepting Applications for Fall

BASIS Independent, a STEM-based private school opening in Brooklyn in the fall, is now accepting applications for kindergarten through 10th grade.

Math-Only Learning Center Opens in Bay Ridge

Math-Only Learning Center Opens in Bay Ridge

Mathnasium, a national math-only learning center, recently opened in Bay Ridge. The math learning center aims to make math fun for children.

Sage Music School Opens Second Location in Greenpoint

Sage Music School Opens Second Location in Greenpoint

Sage Music, a music school based in Queens, recently opened a music school in Brooklyn. Sage Music offers guitar, violin, cello, piano, and voice lessons and uses traditional music instruction combined with psychology, holistic approaches to health and well-being, and communal creativity.

Lakeside at Prospect Park to Host Grand Opening Weekend

Lakeside at Prospect Park to Host Grand Opening Weekend

The LeFrak Center at Lakeside at Prospect Park, Brooklyn's newest destination for year-round family fun, opens to the public Friday, Dec. 20 and will host a grand opening weekend full of ice-skating, music performances, Disney on Ice ticket giveaways, and more.

Infinity Preschool Restructures Summer Camp

Infinity Preschool Restructures Summer Camp

Infinity Preschool recently announced that it plans to add more activities and field trips for its summer camp. The day camp in Marine Park has weekly themes that all lessons and activities are based on.

Preschool Focuses on Exploration and Imagination

Preschool Focuses on Exploration and Imagination

A new preschool recently opened in Brooklyn Heights. Building Bridges at Congregation Mount Sinai, which offers morning and afternoon preschool programs, encourages exploration as a way of learning and focuses on physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.

Social Skills Group Focuses on Outdoor Activities

Social Skills Group Focuses on Outdoor Activities

Cooke Center, a learning and development center for children with special needs, now offers an outdoor-based social skills group for children in Manhattan.

Paint Pottery for Unique Holiday Gifts

Paint Pottery for Unique Holiday Gifts

A new Brooklyn paint-your-own pottery studio, Pottery and Glass Land, offers various pottery pieces for children and adults to paint, as well as glass fusion art. The birthday party location in Midwood also offers ladies’ night out.

Park Slope Preschool Teaches Through Hands-On Activities

Park Slope Preschool Teaches Through Hands-On Activities

Brooklyn Treehouse Preschool in Park Slope will open soon for ages 2-4. This preschool in Brooklyn focuses on children's innate curiosity for learning though hands-on and creative activities.




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