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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...)

Olympic Gymnast John Orozco Shows a Sloth Some Moves at Bronx Zoo
Olympic gymnast John Orozco, also a Bronx native, spends time at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo with other famous Bronx residents and also shows his appreciation for his community. (read the story...)

Disney Store Donates School Supplies to Boys and Girls Clubs of America
In partnership with The Walt Disney Company, Disney Store will donate 25,000 school supply kits to children at the Boys and Girls Club of America, adding a little back-to-school magic as kids nationwide prepare to return to the classroom this fall. (read the story...)

Secular Jewish Preschool Comes to Upper West Side
The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism is bringing back their parent-child preschool classes on Sundays. The classes will focus on age-appropriate Jewish values and follows the Jewish calendar, introducing all major holidays, as well as art, music, food, and more. (read the story...)

Winners of Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Dine at the White House
More than 50 young chefs from across the U.S., including two kids from the NYC area, tackled the First Lady’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and won a chance to dine at the first Kids' State Dinner held at the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama and a surprise guest, President Obama. (read the story...)

Launch Math and Science Center Offers New Workshops
Launch Math and Science Center is offering new camps and workshops in the fall for children who are interested in math and science. Some of the new workshops include discovering the mathematical principles needed to build structures capable of withstanding nature and video game programming. (read the story...)

Huge Anatomical Heart Statue Arrives in NYC in Support of Boys & Girls Club
Bodies The Exhibition in New York awarded 500 tickets to Madison Square Boys and Girls Club, and to commemorate the event, the South Street Seaport, where the exhibit is located, welcomed a huge anatomical heart statue delivered by a New York Water Taxi. (read the story...)

School for Children with Autism Graduates 21 Preschoolers
Graduation day at the Association for Metroarea Autistic Children (AMAC) preschool meant more than just moving from preschool to kindergarten. It marked huge strides for children who just a couple of years couldn't function in a typical school setting. (read the story...)

Upper West Side Kid's Gym Offers Yoga, Martial Arts
My Gym, located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, recently added yoga and martial arts to its schedule of classes for children. The gym aims to help children develop their fine motor skills, balance, strength, and agility through the classes offered. (read the story...)

A Nonprofit Performing Arts School Opens in Midtown
Broadway Arts Factory, a nonprofit performing arts school in Manhattan, aims to train the next generation of Broadway stars with a high-end and professional acting experience. The instructors are a part of the Broadway community, and the tuition is based on your family's annual income. (read the story...)

Children's Furniture Store Opens Only U.S. Location in SoHo
COCO-MAT, an environmentally friendly furniture company for children, is opening its only U.S. location in SoHo. The company manufactures sustainable furniture using all-natural materials and environmentally friendly construction methods. (read the story...)

Athletic Apparel Company Opens Showroom on Upper West Side
ivivva athletica, an apparel company for active girls and created by lululemon athletica, opens a new showroom on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. The brightly colored clothing is perfect for dancers, gymnasts, ice skaters, athletes, and girls who just want to wear comfortable, stylish clothing while having fun. (read the story...)

Children's Museum of Manhattan Receives Grant from Walmart for Childhood Health Initiative
The Children's Museum of Manhattan received a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation's New York State Giving Program to explore the most effective model for expansion and replication of the museum's EatSleepPlay early childhood health initiative in order to create the initiative in other places throughout New York City and its nearby regions. (read the story...)

Ethan Bortnick Launches Single To Benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Ethan Bortnick, a talented young musician and philanthropist, just released his latest song as an iTunes charitable download, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. (read the story...)

Spiders Alive! Exhibition Opens at American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is running a new exhibition from July 28 until December 2, 2012, showcasing approximately 20 species of live spiders, and highlighting the animal’s anatomy, behavior, and unique characteristics. Visitors will learn about the anatomy, history, and defense mechanisms of spiders, and will also see live spiders up close. (read the story...)


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