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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...)

New Charter School Opening In Harlem in 2013
In 2013, Harlem Charter School Parents PAC (HCSP-PAC) will welcome The Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School to its line up of charter schools operating in Harlem. (read the story...)

Online Store Featuring Handmade Apparel Gives Back
When Sandra Abrams opened her clothing store, Chiquita y Coqueta, she decided to give 40 percent of her profits to a good cause each year. Abrams recently launched an online store that features handmade clothing from Argentina, made without harmful chemicals and with high-quality fabrics. (read the story...)

The Healing Powers of Imagination and Laughter
A free theater program, Only Make Believe, marks 12 years of bringing the healing power of laughter and imagination to more than 25,000 chronically ill kids and those with disabilities throughout hospitals in New York City. (read the story...)

Rain with a Chance of Fish and Spiders
The Emmy Award-winning weatherman for WABC, Channel 7 in New York City, Bill Evans, publishes a children's book of fun facts, stories, and explanations about the weather called "It's Raining Fish and Spiders." (read the story...)

Peridance Revamps Ballet Program for Aspiring Professionals
The Peridance Capezio Center hired Karin Averty to revamp their ballet program's curriculum and base it on the Paris Opera. The changes to the Core Ballet program will help students prepare for dancing in a college setting and a professional dance career. (read the story...)

apple seeds Children's Play Space Opens on Upper West Side
apple seeds, an award winning children's play space, is opening a location on the Upper West Side. This site offers an all-in-one play space with classes such as music, art, construction, and sports. The new location also offers 11 different birthday party themes. (read the story...)

Horse Show in Central Park Celebrates Disabled Riders
GallopNYC, the NYC-based therapeutic riding organization, held its fifth annual Ride with Pride Horse Show in Central Park, celebrating its disabled riders. (read the story...)

Kids Go Behind the Scenes of 'Mamma Mia!' with Inside Broadway
New York City public school students got a backstage glimpse of Broadway's "Mamma Mia!" during a behind-the-scenes program hosted by Inside Broadway. (read the story...)


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