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Spirit of Ezra Jack Keats
Two NYC area writers and artists are recognized with Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards for their work on children's books. (read the story...)

Homegrown Heroes: Singing and Signing for Good
Professional opera singer Sabrina Francis volunteers her time and talent at Gigi's Playhouse NYC in upper Manhattan to inspire children with Down syndrome through music and sign language. (read the story...)

Eleven-Year-Old NYC Violinist to Be on NPR's 'From The Top'
Eleven-year-old Elli Choi from New York City will be on an episode of NPR's "From the Top," the hit radio program featuring America's best young classical musicians. (read the story...)

Children's Fitness Center Opens Harlem Location
Children’s fitness center My Gym is set to open its Harlem location this spring. My Gym offers fitness and gymnastics classes for children, as well as birthday parties. (read the story...)

Where to Buy Girl Scout Cookies in NYC
From classic thin mints and samoas to Do-si-dos and Lemonades, Girl Scout Cookies are a true crowd favorite. Find where to buy Girl Scout Cookies in New York City with the Girl Scout Cookie Locator app and take note of these pop-up shops throughout NYC. (read the story...)

Central Park Taekwondo Offers Family Fun at a Discount
Central Park Taekwondo, a martial arts center on the Upper West Side, now offers weekly memberships for kids, teens, and adults. It’s variety of programming offers tae kwon do classes for children and adults, as well as family and mommy and me classes. Central Park Taekwondo also offers a family discount. (read the story...)

New Alternative Preschool Offered on the Upper West Side
Elliott's Classes, which offers gymnastics classes for infants, toddlers, and young children and dance classes for young children, now offers an alternative preschool program to introduce children to separation from parents in a school setting. (read the story...)

Last Chance To See The New Vic's Family Friendly 'As You Like It'
It's the final weekend of the New Victory Theatre's family friendly production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" and we think you should take this opportunity to introduce your kids to the Bard. (read the story...)

Weill Cornell Pediatric Sleep Center Opens on the Upper East Side
The Weill Cornell Pediatric Sleep Center recently opened at the NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health. The sleep center addresses sleeping issues in children, including not sleeping, apnea, and night terrors. (read the story...)

Three NYC Area Musicians Selected by Carnegie Hall for First-Ever National Youth Orchestra
Carnegie Hall selected 120 exceptional young musicians from across the U.S., including three from the New York metro area, for its first-ever National Youth Orchestra. (read the story...)

March for Babies Kicks Off at New York Stock Exchange
On Feb. 28, 8 year-old Nina Centofanti who was born prematurely was accompanied by top volunteers of March for Babies and honorary chair of event Bill Fitzgerald of General Electric to ring The Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange. (read the story...)

The Benefit of Baseball
Manhattan Youth Baseball hosted an awards dinner in Manhattan on Feb. 6 to help raise money for the nonprofit's Grades to Play program for low-income and at-risk children. (read the story...)

Manhattan Students Honored at Carnegie Hall
Three young musicians received Certificates of Excellence for their hard work, dedication, and talent in music from the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 9. (read the story...)

Southampton Racquet Club Undergoes Winter Renovation
Southampton Racquet Club and Camp, a division of the Timber Lake family of camps, is undergoing a complete renovation this winter, which will be complete by the time camp starts this summer. (read the story...)

Four NYC Neighborhoods to Receive Better Access to Healthy Foods
A new program will expand access to healthy food in four New York City neighborhoods over the next three years, with a focus on improving the lives of low-income families in disadvantaged areas of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. (read the story...)

New York City Bus Strike Is Finally Over
As of Wednesday, Feb. 20, New York City's school bus strike is finally over, and school buses will resume full service to New York City public school children for the first time in five weeks. Here is some important information from the NYC Department of Education (DOE) that will help make the transition back to yellow bus service as smooth as possible. (read the story...)

Pop Star Parties NYC Offers Custom Valentine's Day Song Package
Pop Star Parties NYC, a music party place, announced its new Valentine's Day custom song package. Music professionals write and record a song personalized for your Valentine. (read the story...)

The Carlyle Hotel NYC Introduces New Children's Packages
The Carlyle in New York City, a Rosewood Hotel, introduces new children's packages featuring the top-selling book series, "The Super Adventures of Sophie and The City," that include signed copies of books, specially designed cupcakes, and other kid-friendly ways to enjoy the Big Apple that would make a special birthday present for a special little girl. (read the story...)

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...)


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