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Brainy Academy Academic Enrichment Center Opens in Park Slope

Brainy Academy Academic Enrichment Center Opens in Park Slope

Brainy Academy, a Montessori preschool and academic enrichment center, recently opened a Park Slope location. Brainy Academy offers a Montessori preschool, a Pre-K Alternative Program, Summer Enrichment Program, Brainy Builders with Lego Education, one-on-one tutoring, and workshops including cooking and sewing.

PM Pediatrics Urgent Care Center to Open in Cobble Hill

PM Pediatrics Urgent Care Center to Open in Cobble Hill

After hours urgent care center PM Pediatrics will open its first Brooklyn location early this fall. PM Pediatrics delivers urgent care to children without a visit to the emergency room.

Second Annual New York State Museum Week Begins in June

Second Annual New York State Museum Week Begins in June

On May 31, assemblywoman Margaret M. Markey and the Queens Tourism Council at the New York Hall of Science kicked off New York State Museum Week, which will be from June 10-16.

Olympic Gold Medalists Help Host Official Swimming Safety Days in NYC

Olympic Gold Medalists Help Host Official Swimming Safety Days in NYC

Olympic gold medalists Cullen Jones and Rowdy Gaines kick off USA Swimming Foudation's "Make a Splash" tour at the Empire State Building where New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg names May 16-18 as "Swimming Safety Days."

Brooklyn Congregation Donates 65,000 Meals to Hurricane Sandy Victims

Brooklyn Congregation Donates 65,000 Meals to Hurricane Sandy Victims

Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope has donated and delivered more than 65,000 meals to victims of Hurricane Sandy since the storm struck late last October.

The Hospital for Special Surgery Opens Children's Pavilion

The Hospital for Special Surgery Opens Children's Pavilion

The Lerner Children’s Pavilion is a pediatric orthopedic hospital within The Hospital for Special Surgery, the No. 1 hospital for orthopedics in the country. The family-friendly hospital on the Upper East Side features private patient rooms with in-room family accommodations; safe play areas for patients and their siblings; and a nature-influenced design.

Greenpoint Child Care Center Adds Infant and Toddler Program

Greenpoint Child Care Center Adds Infant and Toddler Program

ABC Child Center, which has been providing child care for 20 years, is opening an infant and toddler specific center in June in Greenpoint. The Brooklyn center is open Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm, will full- and half-day care available for toddlers. The home-away-from-home environment offers one-on-one and group activities to promote critical and creative thinking, socialization, and motor skills.

Nonprofit Provides Free Hearing Screenings for Students

Nonprofit Provides Free Hearing Screenings for Students

NYC schools no longer offer hearing screenings for its students, so on May 2, the Hearing Health Foundation and Gordon Hearing Conservation partnered to provide free hearing screenings for students at the Speyer Legacy School on Manhattan's Upper West Side in honor of May's Better Hearing and Speech month.

Brooklyn Ranks 13th in Top 25 Mom-Friendly Dining Cities

Brooklyn Ranks 13th in Top 25 Mom-Friendly Dining Cities

In honor of Mother's Day, OpenTable has ranked the top 25 "mom-friendly dining cities," and Brooklyn lands 13th on the list. Rankings take into account how many of a city's restaurants are rated "kid-friendly," "romantic," and "hot spots."

American Camp Association Grants Summer Camp Scholarships to Hurricane Sandy Victims

American Camp Association Grants Summer Camp Scholarships to Hurricane Sandy Victims

The American Camp Association of New York and New Jersey grant hundreds of summer camp scholarships to children affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Spa-Tacular Party's in Brooklyn Donates Birthday Party to Deserving Rockaway Family

Spa-Tacular Party's in Brooklyn Donates Birthday Party to Deserving Rockaway Family

Spa-Tacular Party's @The Candy Shop in Mill Basin, Brooklyn, hosted a birthday party for a deserving Rockaway family who were temporarily relocated to Brooklyn after Hurricane Sandy.

Brooklyn Music School Adds Various Classes to Its Schedule

Brooklyn Music School Adds Various Classes to Its Schedule

Brooklyn Music School is expanding the programs and music lessons it offers for children and adults, including a choir that combines rock with R&B, an Early Musicianship class, and a parent-child music development class. Brooklyn Music School also offers instrumental lessons for children, including piano, violin, guitar, bass, brass, woodwinds, and percussion; various singing lessons; and a music and dance summer institute.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Debuts Tree House Installation

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Debuts Tree House Installation

After Hurricane Sandy, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden decided to use the trees that fell to create Tree House Instillation. The tree house in the Discovery Garden, which was designed by tree house architect Roderick Romero, will serve as an open-air classroom for children’s workshops.

Licenders New Lice Removal Tool Works in 30 Minutes

Licenders New Lice Removal Tool Works in 30 Minutes

Head lice screening and removal company Licenders uses new tool called the LouseBuster to dry up and kill eggs and bugs in 30 minutes. The quick head lice removal technique uses a concentrated flow of hot air.

Spirit of Ezra Jack Keats

Spirit of Ezra Jack Keats

Two NYC area writers and artists are recognized with Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards for their work on children's books.

Eleven-Year-Old NYC Violinist to Be on NPR's 'From The Top'

Eleven-Year-Old NYC Violinist to Be on NPR's 'From The Top'

Eleven-year-old Elli Choi from New York City will be on an episode of NPR's "From the Top," the hit radio program featuring America's best young classical musicians.

Where to Buy Girl Scout Cookies in NYC

Where to Buy Girl Scout Cookies in NYC

From classic thin mints and samoas to Do-si-dos and Lemonades, Girl Scout Cookies are a true crowd favorite. Find where to buy Girl Scout Cookies in New York City with the Girl Scout Cookie Locator app and take note of these pop-up shops throughout NYC.

Greenpoint Fitness Organization Now Offers Gymnastics Team

Greenpoint Fitness Organization Now Offers Gymnastics Team

Greenpoint fitness organization, The Gym Park, now has a gymnastics team for children in Brooklyn. The team is for kids ages 6-12 and aims to be involved in local competitions soon.

Brooklyn Summer Day Camp Offers Toddler Program

Brooklyn Summer Day Camp Offers Toddler Program

Long-running summer day camp, Park Explorers Day Camp, will offer a toddler program starting this summer. The early explorers program introduces children to the summer camp environment at a speed set for 3-year-olds.

Pacplex Reopens After Fixing Damage from Hurricane Sandy

Pacplex Reopens After Fixing Damage from Hurricane Sandy

After Hurricane Sandy hit, Pacplex had to close to fix the damage it sustained during the severe weather. Pacplex is reopening with some new additions to the facility. The family fitness center also offers summer camp and after-school programs.

New York Aquarium Plans Partial Reopening in Spring

New York Aquarium Plans Partial Reopening in Spring

When Hurricane Sandy struck the Northeast, it caused extensive damage to the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium located in Coney Island and its many neighbors. The aquarium is slated to partially open in spring and will include a fully remodeled Aquatheater with a new sea lion demonstration.

Brooklyn Heights Preschool Offers Cozy Atmosphere for Kids

Brooklyn Heights Preschool Offers Cozy Atmosphere for Kids

Seedlings Academic Playschool, an intimate, homelike preschool for children in Brooklyn Heights, prides itself on small group learning. The homelike play and learning environment allows for children to have a positive first-time experience in a preschool setting.

The Love of Lacrosse Comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Love of Lacrosse Comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Is your son or daughter itching to try a new sport? Why not try lacrosse? Brooklyn Lacrosse Club, which has fields on Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5, is starting its first competitive season this spring. With teams for boys and girls, your athlete will have fun while being active.

Four NYC Neighborhoods to Receive Better Access to Healthy Foods

Four NYC Neighborhoods to Receive Better Access to Healthy Foods

A new program will expand access to healthy food in four New York City neighborhoods over the next three years, with a focus on improving the lives of low-income families in disadvantaged areas of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

New York City Bus Strike Is Finally Over

New York City Bus Strike Is Finally Over

As of Wednesday, Feb. 20, New York City's school bus strike is finally over, and school buses will resume full service to New York City public school children for the first time in five weeks. Here is some important information from the NYC Department of Education (DOE) that will help make the transition back to yellow bus service as smooth as possible.




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