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Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program Accepting Nominations for Outstanding Young Volunteers
The Kohl's Cares Scholarship program will honor more than 2,300 youth, ages 6-18, who have made a positive impact on their communities with more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes. Nominations for outstanding young volunteers are being accepted Feb. 1 - March 15. (read the story...)

More Than 700 Families Join New-York Historical Society's Inaugural Family Benefit Party
The DiMenna Children's History Museum hosted its first-ever family benefit party on Jan. 26 where more than 700 families attended and helped raise money for the museum. (read the story...)

Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Hires Founding Head of School
Harlem Hebrew Charter School, a school where lessons are taught in Hebrew and English, received its charter in June and is set to open this fall. The Upper Manhattan bilingual school's next step was to hire a founding head of school, and Robin Natman was recently appointed to the position. (read the story...)

Harlem's Peartree Preschool Founded on Community Support
After a year and a half of planning, finding the perfect location, and raising capital, local mom Denise Adusei is getting ready to open Peartree Preschool in Harlem near Central Park. (read the story...)

Manhattan’s Toddlers Can Now Go Gaga for Gaga
The Gaga Center, Manhattan's only location dedicated to the game of gaga, has added Tot Gaga, a class where toddlers can learn to play gaga, to its schedule of gaga classes for kids. The Upper East Side location also offers party packages for a gaga filled birthday. (read the story...)

4KidCal iPhone App Back on Shelves
The voice interactive calendar to help parents and children with time management and organization, 4KidCal, has temporarily been pulled out of the iPhone app store due to technical difficulties. Once updated, the 4KidsCal app will be offered for free for an entire day. (read the story...)

National Tutoring Center Adds NYC to Coverage Area
Peer2Peer Tutors, a national tutoring service part of Aristotle Circle, recently added Manhattan to the areas it offers its services. It also offers a unique Peer+ program, which combines academic tutoring with extracurricular activities in music, art, or sports. (read the story...)

Families Sponsored by The New York Foundling Treated to 'Annie' on Broadway
Families sponsored by The New York Foundling, one of the city's oldest and largest children and family service agencies, are treated to a night of "Annie" on Broadway. (read the story...)

Kids Play Veterinarian for a Day in Manhattan
Second- and third-graders play veterinarian for a day at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Manhattan where they wear lab coats, perform surgery, and explore real medical equipment used by real-life veterinarians. (read the story...)

14th Street Y Adds Ultimate Fitness for Children with Special Needs
14th Street Y recently added Ultimate Fitness to its class schedule. Ultimate Fitness is an exercise class for children with special needs in NYC. The class targets children on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum, as well as children with communication and language delays. (read the story...)

The FiDi Association and Leman Prep School Raise Money for Hurricane Recovery Efforts
One month after Hurricane Sandy, Léman Manhattan Preparatory School and The FiDi Association hosted "Light the Night" to welcome the holiday season and to raise money for the Downtown Alliance's "Back to Business" grant program, which funds small businesses in Lower Manhattan that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. (read the story...)

Taste Buds Kiosk and Creation Station Opens in FAO Schwarz
Taste Buds Kitchen, a company that offers cooking classes for children in Manhattan, now has a creation station and retail kiosk located in FAO Schwarz. Children can decorate their own cupcakes at the creation station, and the retail kiosk has all the cooking tools and supplies kids could need in the kitchen, from aprons and potholders to measuring cups and rolling pins. (read the story...)

Halloween Events in the NYC Area After Hurricane Sandy
Check our updated list of Halloween events for kids and families in the NYC area to see what's still happening and what's been canceled in the NYC boroughs, NYC suburbs, and Long Island. (read the story...)

Reach for the Sky
Blue Sky Girls raises awareness for Rett Syndrome, a severe neurological disorder on the autism spectrum, with families affected by the genetic disease on the steps of Tweed Building in Lower Manhattan. (read the story...)

Upper West Side Clinical Psychologist Offers Relationship Counseling
Kristin Davin, Psy. D., a licensed clinical psychologist, recently relocated her practice from Pennsylvania to the Upper West Side. Her primary focus is helping couples who are going through separation or divorce, but with her nine years of experience, Davin can offer some parenting strategy advice. (read the story...)

Children Cook and Learn Mandarin at Planet Han
Planet Han, a Mandarin school for children and adults, recently moved to a new location that includes a kitchen. Students come in each week for a lesson in the new kitchen space and learn Mandarin words for what they are doing and eating—a tasty way to study! Planet Han also offers a new Chinese theater program as a means to learn and practice their vocabulary. (read the story...)

Rosie Pope Introduces Her Pregnancy Tell-All Book to NYC Moms-To-Be
Rosie Pope presented the inspiration behind her new book, "Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy," at an NYC launch event at Destination Maternity. (read the story...)

Shaq Takes Tupperware to the Hoop to Raise $25,000 for Boys and Girls Club of America
Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal partnered with Tupperware Brands, including CEO Rick Goings, in October to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of America. (read the story...)

NYC Teen Receives Award for Creating Campaign to Inspire Teens
An NYC teen who created the film "The Second Day," which features interviews with people who raced from Ground Zero on 9/11 to safety, is awarded the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes for his "Show Your Strength Campaign" aimed at teens. (read the story...)

New York Children's Theater Festival Accepting Submissions for Spring 2013 Productions
Beginning Oct. 1, 2012 through Nov. 12, 2012, the New york Children's Theater Festival will be accepting submissions for its spring 2013 productions, encouraging people from all over the world to write live children's entertainment. (read the story...)

Gramercy's Beehives & Buzzcuts Offers Classes for Families
Beehives & Buzzcuts, a children's salon known for making haircuts and manicures a memorable experience for kids, now offers classes for families to take together. Families can learn music, yoga, Mandarin, art, and more at the Gramercy salon. (read the story...)

New Program Teaches Young Children Music and Mandarin
Language Beans, a research-based program designed to teach young children Mandarin and music, uses language lessons to facilitate a child's musical development. Starting lessons at a young age ensures children will pick up on the language easily. (read the story...)

Ode to New York City
A new book, "A Poem as Big as New York City," captures a kid’s-eye view of what it’s like to live, learn, and play in NYC. (read the story...)

Broadway EDGE Brings Weekend Audition Prep to Kids
Broadway EDGE, a weekend seminar that teaches kids to harness their personal strengths to build self-confidence during their auditions, is now available to kids in Manhattan at NOLA Studios, located in Midtown West. (read the story...)

Be the Next Children's Place Superstar
The Children's Place is launching its second annual model search this fall to discover its next superstar who will win round-trip air transportation to the glamorous photo shoot and a $500 gift card to spend on all of the latest styles. (read the story...)


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