Stacey Fauci, owner of Runnin' Wild Kids Shoes, recently opened an independent toy store in Carroll Gardens: Runnin' Wild Toys. The toy store in Brooklyn offers brands such as Lego and Pokémon, and offers music and art classes.
Edamama Cute Cuts and More, a hair salon for kids, recently opened in Williamsburg. The salon, which also acts as a birthday party location, has an in-store children's bookstore and café.
Lango Kids, a secondary language learning center in Brooklyn, recently began offering a preschool alternative in Boerum Hill. Lango also offers French, Spanish, and Mandarin after-school classes for kids in Brooklyn.
Jonathan Ferrer, a teen from Sunset Park, Brooklyn, has been awarded the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes for his work in environmental and climate justice in his neighborhood and beyond.
Russian School of Mathematics, an after-school math-only learning center, plans to open in Bath Beach/Bensonhurst. The Brooklyn learning center for math focuses on one topic for a few months to ensure the students really understand the math concepts before moving onto the next topic.
8andUp is a group of business professionals who are committed to teaching children about entrepreneurship. The entrepreneurship classes offered for kids teach children about building businesses and web coding.
A Kid's Dream Hair Salon and Spa, a salon and spa for children in Brooklyn, recently opened in Clinton Hill. The salon hosts spa birthday parties for girls.
Bumblebees R Us, an educational child care facility, recently opened its Park Slope location. The Park Slope child care center aims to help children progress in all developmental areas.
Mathnasium, a math-only learning center, recently opened in Park Slope. The math tutors in Brooklyn utilize the Mathnasium Method to help student catch up, keep up, and get ahead in math.
The No Kid Hungry Campaign, NYC Department of Education, and the NBA teamed up to kick off the 2014 Free Summer Meals program in NYC, which provides millions of free meals to kids and teens during summer school vacation.
On June 14, the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn Heights celebrated the NYC subway system's 110th birthday with a party for families where kids rode historic trains, enjoyed live music by The Deedle Deedle Dees, and sang "Happy Birthday" to the subway.
Lefferts Gardens Montessori, a Montessori school that focuses on a child-centered education, is set to open its elementary school in Brooklyn in the fall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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, Splats & Squiggles, recently opened a Brooklyn location. The creative studio in Park Slope offers mommy and me art classes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.