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Game-Based Learning for NYC Students with Special Needs

Game-Based Learning for NYC Students with Special Needs

Connect the Kids NYC and KNeoWorld Inc. have teamed up to raise money through an Indegogo campaign to supply tablets and game-based learning software to students with special needs in NYC.

New Bill Proposes Modifying Happy Meals with Healthier Options

New Bill Proposes Modifying Happy Meals with Healthier Options

If passed, the proposed Healthy Happy Meals Bill will improve the nutritional value of fast food meals targeted at children in NYC.

Inspired Play at NYC's Imagination Playground

Inspired Play at NYC's Imagination Playground

Bring your kids to Imagination Playground on October 3-4 at FDR Four Freedoms Park to inspire them to get creative with self-directed free play.

Max Adventures Offers Private Birthday Parties in Marine Park

Max Adventures Offers Private Birthday Parties in Marine Park

Max Adventures, which open this summer, offers 2-hour birthday parties for kids in Marine Park. The birthday party location in Brooklyn offers a laser maze, glow parties, soft play area, and more.

Grant Allows Catholic Academy to Expand School Programs

Grant Allows Catholic Academy to Expand School Programs

St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, a private school in Brooklyn, was awarded an educational grant, which it is using to upgrade the STEM lab and continue to support its literacy and Spanish Language programs.

For NYC Public Schools, a Short September Schedule

For NYC Public Schools, a Short September Schedule

Thanks to a confluence of calendar quirks, New York City public school students will have classes only 12 days in all of September--delighted children and confounding parents.

Prospect Heights Children’s Studio and Store Now Open

Prospect Heights Children’s Studio and Store Now Open

Tykes in the Heights, a children's store and activity center, recently opened in Prospect Heights. The store offers classes such as sing-alongs, art and creative movement, mommy-and-me time, and creative workshops for kids of all ages.

Kings Bay Y Appoints New Director of Early Childhood Education

Kings Bay Y Appoints New Director of Early Childhood Education

Kings Bay Y at North Williamsburg recently appointed Ilana Friedman, M.Ed., as the new director of early childhood education. Friedman is adding new elements to boost the preschool and pre-K class programming.

That Inspirational Poem Going Viral? It's by a Brooklyn Teen

That Inspirational Poem Going Viral? It's by a Brooklyn Teen

'Worst Day Ever?'--a poem being shared on social media by millions--came from the mind of a 17-year-old Brooklyn teen.

The Fashion Class Explores New Trends This Fall

The Fashion Class Explores New Trends This Fall

The Fashion Class, a program that teaches kids to design and sew their own clothing, is offering two new classes this fall for young fashion designers: fashion trend forecasting and handbag design.

5 Reasons We Love Coney Island

5 Reasons We Love Coney Island

Coney Island offers families an amazing array of activities, from the thrill of its amusement parks to the joy of its beach to the beauty of the fish in the aquarium--to just people watching on the boardwalk.

Orthodontic Practice Opens in Park Slope

Orthodontic Practice Opens in Park Slope

Fresh Orthodontics is a newly opened orthodontic practice in Park Slope. The Brooklyn orthodontist aims to provide a comfortable atmosphere for all ages.

Free Summer Sports Programs for NYC Kids Offered by City Parks Foundation

Free Summer Sports Programs for NYC Kids Offered by City Parks Foundation

Throughout the summer, City Parks Foundation is offering free summer sports programs for kids in New York City, including free tennis, golf, soccer, and track and field instruction and free use of equipment in parks across all five boroughs.

2015 Cover Contest Finalists Announced

2015 Cover Contest Finalists Announced

NYMetroParents is proud to announce the 8 finalists in the 2015 Kids Cover Contest, who are set to be professionally photographed in late June.

MoMA to Host Children's Summer Film Festival

MoMA to Host Children's Summer Film Festival

The Museum of Modern Art will host a new museum program for kids in NYC that features movies for children. The museum's summer film festival for children will span four Wednesdays in July.

Circus Performers Hit NYC Streets This Summer

Circus Performers Hit NYC Streets This Summer

Circus comes to New York City as part of City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage Kids International Contemporary Circus Festival, with free performances in all five NYC boroughs from June 26 – August 17, 2015.

NYC Students Debut Citywide Art Exhibit on Bullying, Racism, Discrimination

NYC Students Debut Citywide Art Exhibit on Bullying, Racism, Discrimination

New York City students across all five boroughs today debuted the largest art exhibition in the history of NYC parks. Using lunchroom tables as canvas, the students created artwork that expressed their views on social issues such as bullying, racism, gay rights, and discrimination.

Child Psychologist Offers Executive Coaching Sessions

Child Psychologist Offers Executive Coaching Sessions

Jennifer Hope, Ph.D., a child psychologist based in Brooklyn, now offers executive coaching services, which can help children and teens learn time management skills and how to manage work flow.

Project Playdate Launches a Different Kind of Summer Camp for NYC Kids

Project Playdate Launches a Different Kind of Summer Camp for NYC Kids

Project Playdate's new SummerPlay program for kids ages 3-10 organizes group playdates to art, culture, education, and fitness venues in NYC during the gap days between school and camp in June and August.

Three Local Schools Earn Top 10 Finishes at National Chess Competition

Three Local Schools Earn Top 10 Finishes at National Chess Competition

Students from Success Academy charter schools in Cobble Hill, Williamsburg, and Harlem earned three of the top 10 spots at the National Elementary Chess Championships in Nashville May 8-10.

Adventurer’s Park Adds Go-Karts to Family Entertainment Center

Adventurer’s Park Adds Go-Karts to Family Entertainment Center

Adventurer's Park, a family amusement park in Brooklyn, recently added go-karts to its activities.

Kids' Party Planners Publish Fairy Tale Books

Kids' Party Planners Publish Fairy Tale Books

The Brookland Fairies, a children's birthday party planning company based in Manhattan, will release the first book in its new fairy tale series. The book by a local author aims to get kids to believe in magical thinking.

Kids Cover Contest Now Open for Entries!

Kids Cover Contest Now Open for Entries!

The 2015 NYMetroParents Kids Photo Contest is accepting entries through June 13. Eight local kid finalists will win a professional photo shoot and divide over $1,000 in prizes. One grand prize winner will appear on a future print cover of the magazine!

Call for Volunteers: Help Clean Up City Parks

Call for Volunteers: Help Clean Up City Parks

Help clean up NYC parks this summer during the It's My Park campaign, which will teach 50,000 New Yorkers how to care for parks, from fundraising to trash clean-up to street tree maintenance. Learn how you and your kids can lend a hand!

Free Tickets Available at 10:30 Today for Observatory at One World Trade Center

Free Tickets Available at 10:30 Today for Observatory at One World Trade Center

Free tickets are available to be reserved beginning today, Thursday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. ET for the May 28 open house of the observatory at One World Trade Center. The observatory at the top of One World Trade Center will provide unparalleled panoramic views of New York City and three floors filled with innovation and inspiration.




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