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.
Cooke Center, a learning and development center for children with special needs, now offers an outdoor-based social skills group for children in Manhattan.
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.
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.
Created by Kids, a Park Slope kids art program, now offers a mommy and me art class. The art program also offers kids' after-school art classes, an art camp, and art birthday parties in Brooklyn.
Omari McCleary, program director at Good Shepherd Services in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, has been selected as one of a dozen 2013-2014 Afterschool Ambassadors by the national Afterschool Alliance.
Give more than just Halloween candy this holiday season by giving back to the community and volunteering at Spirit Halloween's Spirit of Children parties at hospitals in and around the New York City area.
New York Kids Club, a children's activity center, recently opened its Park Slope location. The center offers various kids classes including theater, dance, gymnastics, and cooking, as well as birthday parties and after-school pick-ups.
Huntington Learning Center, a supplemental education center that has locations in Manhattan and on Long Island, recently opened its Park Slope location. The center offers tutoring services in core subjects, as well as exam prep.
Mozarts and Einsteins is an art-focused preschool in Park Slope. In addition to the regular core subjects of reading, writing, math, science, and Spanish, an emphasis is placed on visual and performing arts.
The Moms in Training program is an 8-week fitness group for moms that trains participants to run a 5-mile or 15K charity walk/run for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The program will host several kick-off events in NYC and CT where new members can join.
Los Ninos, which provides on-site and in-home ABA services for young children with autism and developmental delays, has taken over the organization formerly known as CHIP on Staten Island, where it will expand its early intervention services.
Gateway Sports Club, which offers swimming, tennis, soccer, and basketball lessons to children and adults in Queens, Brooklyn, and Nassau County, recently started offering its programs at James Madison High School in Bedford. The sports program also extended its weekend hours at the P.S. 224 location in Bayside. It also offers competitive swim teams in Queens at the Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center and Jamaica High School.
Kings Bay Y’s new annex in North Williamsburg is opening its preschool this fall. The preschool’s curriculum focuses on Jewish culture and values due to the growing Jewish population in the area. The North Williamsburg annex will also offer Russian, Mandarin, and Hebrew lessons, as well as summer camps.
Doctors at Brooklyn Pediatrics Infectious Disease Associates, a health care office that recently opened in Bay Ridge, specialize in treating various viruses and infectious diseases, including Lyme disease, the flu, and Staph infections. The office also provides vaccinations necessary for travel outside the U.S.
New York City recently launched a new health initiative at Lincoln Medical Center and Harlem Medical Center to get low-income and at-risk patients to eat healthier. The Health Bucks four-month pilot program helps those patients purchase produce from farmers' markets.
JEI Learning Center's new Bensonhurst location offers academic enrichment for students in pre-K through ninth grades. JEI also offers Gifted and Talented exam prep and private tutoring.
Kalulu Kids, an African-inspired kids clothing line that is made of Kikoy fabric, is now sold in two Brooklyn locations. The high quality kids' clothing is made in NYC, and the company is partnered with a nonprofit that builds schools in Zambia.
The Beatty Robotics Team, which consists of Camille, age 13, Genevieve, age 11, and their father Robert, built a Mars Rover robot for the Mars exhibit at NYSCI. The girls, who are interested in STEM education, did most of the work on the robot.
Spend a day with the family at the new Luna Park at Coney Island with a day-trip package that saves more than $75 on regular prices, including transportation on Gray Line New York and CitySights NY double-decker buses to and from Manhattan.
Join New York Water Taxi, Radio Disney, and Cayman Islands for the first-ever Princess and Pirates Adventure cruise made especially for kids on the NY harbor this Sunday, June 30.
Fort Greene massage studio Chi Moshi, Inc., recently opened and offers treatments for the whole family, including prenatal and postpartum massage and massage therapy to help children with asthma take fuller breaths.
NYC teen Valerin Sanchez of Bushick School for Social Justice in Brooklyn was named the winner of the Materials Matter Amazing Art Challenge at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square on June 15.
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.
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.