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The Healing Powers of Imagination and Laughter

The Healing Powers of Imagination and Laughter

A free theater program, Only Make Believe, marks 12 years of bringing the healing power of laughter and imagination to more than 25,000 chronically ill kids and those with disabilities throughout hospitals in New York City.

Brooklyn Preschool Allows Kids to Progress at Own Pace

Brooklyn Preschool Allows Kids to Progress at Own Pace

Pattie Mehrej, mother of two and former EMT, combined her passion for parenting with her love of the community to open Itty Bitty Adventures, a preschool on Marine Park. The preschool staff makes daily developmental assessments to help each child progress at their own pace.

New Facility Provides Day Care for East Flatbush Children

New Facility Provides Day Care for East Flatbush Children

Pinocchio Children's Palace now provides child care for the East Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn. The new center's curriculum, taught by teachers with master's degrees in early childhood education, will help children develop their social, academic, and language skills.

Horse Show in Central Park Celebrates Disabled Riders

Horse Show in Central Park Celebrates Disabled Riders

GallopNYC, the NYC-based therapeutic riding organization, held its fifth annual Ride with Pride Horse Show in Central Park, celebrating its disabled riders.

Kids Go Behind the Scenes of 'Mamma Mia!' with Inside Broadway

Kids Go Behind the Scenes of 'Mamma Mia!' with Inside Broadway

New York City public school students got a backstage glimpse of Broadway's "Mamma Mia!" during a behind-the-scenes program hosted by Inside Broadway.

10 NYC Students Become Youngest Published Playwrights

10 NYC Students Become Youngest Published Playwrights

Ten New York City public school students had their original plays published and performed through the LeAp OnStage after-school theater program.

Adrienne Bailon Kicks Off Brooklyn's Summer Reading Program

Adrienne Bailon Kicks Off Brooklyn's Summer Reading Program

Adrienne Bailon, former Cheetah Girl and star of a new series on the Style network, read to kids at the kick-off celebration for Brooklyn Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

Spa-Tacular Party Venue Opens in Flatlands

Spa-Tacular Party Venue Opens in Flatlands

Spa-Tacular Party's at The Candy Shop, a new party venue in Brooklyn, features six party packages including disco, arcade, manicure/pedicure, and fashion shows. This party venue is located in the back of a vintage candy shop, where parents can relax and enjoy a cappuccino.

Doubly Sweet: An Ice Cream Truck to Donate All Proceeds to NYC Museums

Doubly Sweet: An Ice Cream Truck to Donate All Proceeds to NYC Museums

There's an ice cream truck in New York City that will donate all of its proceeds from selling icy cold ice cream treats to local museums in the New York City area, from the Children's Museum of Manhattan and Brooklyn Children's Museum to Staten Island Children's Museum.

Twenty Local Schools Receive New Books

Twenty Local Schools Receive New Books

Parents, faculty, and PTA members from across the New York City area worked together to win new books from the "Books 4 Our School" campaign co-sponsored by the Brooke Jackman Foundation and NYMetroParents.

St. Francis Xavier School in Park Slope Will Offer Pre-K

St. Francis Xavier School in Park Slope Will Offer Pre-K

St. Francis Xavier Elementary School is opening a preschool for 3-year-olds starting this fall. The program will be challenging and interesting, incorporating creative play and exploration. The school's faith component is also included in the curriculum, as well as creative art, storytelling, games, music, and movement.

Special Needs Therapy Center Relocates to Modern Building

Special Needs Therapy Center Relocates to Modern Building

The League Education and Treatment Center, which was located in DUMBO, recently moved to a building in Fort Greene that is totally green and state-of-the-art. LETC offers a preschool program where children with and without special needs learn and play together, grades K-12, and six different adult programs.

Saint Saviour Elementary Revamps Entire Campus

Saint Saviour Elementary Revamps Entire Campus

Saint Saviour Elementary School in Brooklyn recently renovated its entire campus. Renovations include updates to classrooms, the courtyard, the gymnasium, and increased accommodations for students with Individualized Eduction Plans.

Mathnasium of Brooklyn Heights Now Offers Pre-K-K Program

Mathnasium of Brooklyn Heights Now Offers Pre-K-K Program

Mathnasium of Brooklyn Heights-Boerum Hill now offers a First Steps program for preschoolers and kindergartners. This program emphasizes learning the language of math through shapes, patterns, and group work.

Mrs. Mommy's Learning Center Offers Several New Programs

Mrs. Mommy's Learning Center Offers Several New Programs

Mrs. Mommy's Learning Center in Brooklyn now offers several programs for early childhood education and development. After-school and summer programs are also available for children ages 6-12.

Jewish Children's Museum Unveils New Exhibit: A Voyage Through Jewish History

Jewish Children's Museum Unveils New Exhibit: A Voyage Through Jewish History

Brooklyn's Jewish Children's Museum opened its new-and-improved fourth floor, which now houses a fun and interactive exhibit that takes kids on a journey through Jewish history and culture.

Sweet Genius Shares His Secrets

Sweet Genius Shares His Secrets

Celebrity chef Ron Ben-Israel partnered with City Harvest to bring his "Sweet Genius" to an elementary school in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood and teach kids how to make healthy desserts.

Brooklyn Public Library Asks Patrons to 'Support Our Shelves'

Brooklyn Public Library Asks Patrons to 'Support Our Shelves'

Want to help Brooklyn Public Library upgrade its materials? Find out how to contribute to the library's Support Our Shelves fundraising campaign.

Thousands of Parents Rally to Support Their Child's School

Thousands of Parents Rally to Support Their Child's School

From public and private schools in Queens and the Bronx to those in Westchester, Long Island, Rockland County, and beyond, parents stand up to help stock dwindling school libraries with new books by voting for their child's school in the Books 4 Our School challenge.

LeAp Celebrates 34 Years of Arts Education on 'LeAp Day'

LeAp Celebrates 34 Years of Arts Education on 'LeAp Day'

Mayor Bloomberg proclaimed Feb. 29 "LeAp Day" in honor of Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program, which provides arts-based after-school programs to NYC public schools.

Dr. Christine Uzoigwe Brings Love and Health to Brooklyn

Dr. Christine Uzoigwe Brings Love and Health to Brooklyn

Divine Love Medical Services opened its doors on Brooklyn soil in August and the founder, Christine Uzoigwe, M.D., says she is here to help kids stay well. After working for another practice on Long Island, Dr. Uzoigwe made the move to Brooklyn because she says she saw a greater demand for pediatrics in this location.

Little Rockers Bring Rockin' Music Classes to NYC Kids

Little Rockers Bring Rockin' Music Classes to NYC Kids

“Brown Eyed Girl” and “Yellow Submarine” are not just classics of yesteryear anymore. The founders of Little Rockers – Cool Kid’s Music Classes teach these tunes and more at classes in New York City where they educate and rock out with kids and parents.

Stork Opens in Crown Heights, Sells Local Designers

Stork Opens in Crown Heights, Sells Local Designers

Spring is here and so is Stork, a new local clothing and gift store for children 6 and younger. Located just a few blocks north of the Franklin Avenue 4-train stop in Crown Heights, Stork’s mission is to provide families with clothing, shoes, and gifts that are affordable, high-quality, eclectic, and (almost always) designed by people who live nearby, says owner Eyana Carballo.

A New Children's Book with a Secret Ingredient: Love

A New Children's Book with a Secret Ingredient: Love

"Grandma's Chocolate Cake," a new picture book for kids written by NYC teacher Kimberly Wallace, uses a sweet treat to teach young readers about the importance of family traditions.

Get Inspired with Art in the City

Get Inspired with Art in the City

This summer Barking Cat Studio presents its first summer day camp, Art in the City.




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NYMetroParents is the parenting division of Davler Media Group and encompasses 9 regional print magazines within the greater NY metro region as well as the website (nymetroparents.com). Following the success of the first NYC parenting resource book, "Big Apple Baby," BIG APPLE PARENT was launched in 1985; it is now the largest publisher of regional parenting content in the United States.

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