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Gateway Sports Club Offers Swim Lessons in Queens, Nassau, and Brooklyn
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. (read the story...)

Kings Bay Y's North Williamsburg Annex Opens Preschool
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. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Health Care Office Specializes in Infectious Diseases
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. (read the story...)

NYC Launches Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program Pilot
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. (read the story...)

JEI Learning Center in Bensonhurst Offers Customized Enrichment
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. (read the story...)

African-Inspired Kalulu Kids Clothing Made, Sold Locally
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. (read the story...)

NYSCI Unveils Kid-Built Mars Rover Robot in Mars Exhibit
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. (read the story...)

Family Day-Trip Package to Luna Park at Coney Island
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. (read the story...)

Set Sail with Disney Radio, Circle Line, and Princesses and Pirates
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. (read the story...)

Fort Greene Massage Studio Offers Treatments for the Whole Family
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. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Teen Wins Art Contest at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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." (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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." (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)


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