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Manhattan Fourth-Grader Wins $10,000 to Make Over Her School's Cafeteria
An elementary school student in Manhattan was named a finalist in the Ben's Beginners Cooking Contest, receiving $5,000 for her family and a $10,000 cafeteria makeover for her school, Midtown West Elementary. (read the story...)

French-English School Relocates Preschool, Expands Middle School
Ecole Internationale de New York, a French-English school for grades nursery through middle school, plans to relocate its preschool in January. The bilingual school also recently added a seventh grade, and plans to add its eighth grade classes next year. (read the story...)

American Israeli Preschool Offers Drama, Dance, Soccer
Gan Eden Preschool, an Upper West Side preschool, combines the American and Israeli educational practices to teach ages 1-5. The preschool recently added dance, drama, and soccer to its daily curriculum. (read the story...)

Star America Preschool Introduces New Enrichment Classes
Star America Preschool, a Midtown West preschool for ages 3 months to 6 years, recently introduced a new enrichment program. Students participate in Spanish, music, and yoga and dance programs throughout the week. (read the story...)

Lego Store Flatiron District Opens on Fifth Avenue
Lego has opened a new store in Manhattan's Flatiron District, at 200 Fifth Avenue across from Madison Square Park. The store is the second Lego flagship location in NYC, joining the store in Rockefeller Center. (read the story...)

Nintendo World is Home to Latest Nintendo Games
Nintendo World, the Nintendo store located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, will be home to the latest Nintendo games this holiday season, including games for Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo Wii U. (read the story...)

Highlights Launches Infant Book Series and Bilingual Magazine
Highlights for Children, which publishes Highlights magazine, is launching a Spanish-English bilingual magazine and early childhood learning book subscription service. (read the story...)

Manhattan Charter School Starts Year with Two New Programs
Innovate Manhattan Charter School, part of the Kunskapsskolan Swedish network, is offering two new programs: an after-school program and STEAM Saturdays. The school uses self-paced, individualized learning. (read the story...)

Entrepreneurship Program Opens Location in Lower Manhattan
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. (read the story...)

Whitby School Offers Social Group for Parents of Young Kids
The Whitby School, a Montessori school in Greenwich, offers PlayBright, a mommy and me social group, for children ages 5 and younger and their parent. PlayBright plans to offer a new lunchtime event, as well as parent workshops. (read the story...)

Sesame Street Exhibit to Open at the New York Public Library
As Sesame Street begins its 45th season, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Sesame Workshop invite fans of all ages to take a closer look at the show's legacy, artistry, and beloved characters at the new free multimedia exhibition Somebody Come and Play: 45 Years of Sesame Street Helping Kids Grow Smarter, Stronger, and Kinder. The exhibition will be on display in Sept. 18-Jan. 31, 2015. (read the story...)

Day Care and After-School Center Opens on Lower East Side
Evolution Enrichment Center, a day care and after-school center, recently opened on the Lower East Side. The center aims to offer innovative and exciting enrichment classes to help kids build the foundations needed for future success, including gymnastics, art, martial arts, and theater arts. (read the story...)

Manhattan Landmark Adds Eclectic Mix of Performing Arts Courses
Greenwich House Music School will begin offering Suzuki violin and musical theater classes for kids in Manhattan, as well as a rock band jam session, in it's fall term. (read the story...)

Columbus Gym to Offer Gymnastics and Music Program
Columbus Gym, part of Columbus Pre-School, plans to offer a combined gymnastics and music class for toddlers. The program, Move and Groove, helps with kids’ motor skills and keeps them active, and helps with their social-emotional development. (read the story...)

Democratic School to Partner with Science Program
Pono, an outdoor learning, democratic preschool in Harlem, is partnering with Storefront Science's owner to create a curriculum that is nature- and science-focused. (read the story...)

RePlay Music Studios Offers Camp, After-School Programs
RePlay Music Studios, a West Village studio that offers music programs for preteens and teens, is offering two more sessions of its rock band summer day camp, and will offer after-school programs and lessons in Manhattan. (read the story...)

2014 Free Summer Meals Program Kicks Off in New York City
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. (read the story...)

Manhattan's New Literary Landmark
The Yorkville Community School and the street where it stands, on East 88th Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, were declared literary landmarks. The building and street were made famous in the book "The House on East 88th Street" by Bernard Waber. (read the story...)

Suburban Jungle Realty Group Presents Summer in the Suburbs
Suburban Jungle Realty Group, a real estate agency in Manhattan that helps families in the city move to the suburbs, recently began offering Summer in the Suburb tours in the New York metro area. The tours show families what a particular town is like before they buy a house in the suburbs. (read the story...)

Modeling Camp NYC Launches Program for Younger Girls
Modeling Camp, a nationwide camp that teaches girls about the modeling and fashion industries, recently launched a program for younger girls, ages 8-11. The day camp in New York City runs for four days. (read the story...)

Jeff Koons's Split-Rocker Exhibition Makes New York City Debut
Jeff Koons's Split-Rocker makes its New York City debut at Rockefeller Center, to coincide with the opening of his retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Split-Rocker is a spectacular planted form that towers over 37 feet high and features over 50,000 flowering plants. (read the story...)

NYC Students Go Inside Broadway with Motown the Musical
On May 22, more than 2,000 NYC public school students went behind the scenes of Motown, The Musical on Broadway, courtesy of Inside Broadway's Creating the Magic program, which aims to introduce young children to live theater. (read the story...)

Lots of Learning at Elliott's Gymnastics' Camp for Tiny Tots
Elliott's Gymnastics, an Upper West Side facility that offers children's movement classes, recently announced its Kids In Bloom summer camp for preschoolers. The summer camp is English-Spanish bilingual. (read the story...)

Baby Boom at New York City Zoos
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. (read the story...)

Creative Center for Kids Offers Sea-Themed Summer Camp
Turtle Dove Children, a creative center for kids that is partnered with The Jack and Jill School, will offer an Under the Sea summer camp for kids in Manhattan. The Gramercy Park summer camp location aims to inspire peace and community through theater arts, yoga, and creative activities. (read the story...)


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