Upper West Side’s Team Esteem helps children who have social, emotional, and behavioral challenges through social skills groups, art therapy, and facilitated play dates. Children gain social skills, communication skills, self-esteem, problem-solving skills, and more.
Unified Parenting, located on the Upper West Side, offers nanny and parenting workshops, parenting webinars, and consultation services for common parenting issues to make sure your child's caregivers are all approaching child care the same way.
Enter now for your chance to win tickets to see beloved children's musicians the Laurie Berkner Band live at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and the Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture.
The legacy of the Manhattan 8-year-old who famously asked the New York Sun newspaper ‘Is there a Santa Claus’—and whose story is still told a century later—inspires students who learn every day in her former home.
SPARK (Smart, Powerful, and Remarkable Kids) hosted an innovative empowerment and learning initiative event Nov. 21 at the Art Directors Club in Chelsea, which connected NYC high school students with several top entrepreneurs offering mentoring opportunities.
Treat House, a gourmet rice crispy treat bakery, opened to sell its desserts on the Upper West Side. Treat House is a business that gives back to the community by donating to the Food Bank for New York City.
Urgent care center CityMD recently opened its Murray Hill location, making it CityMD’s seventh urgent care center in New York City. The location provides walk-in medical care for New York City residents.
Speyer Legacy School, an elementary and middle school in Manhattan for advanced learners, moved to a new location, which was designed by architect Chris Grabé, on the Upper West Side. The school features learning through self-questioned and self-investigated thinking.
Manhattan ballet company Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet now offers an after-school ballet program for aspiring professional dancers.
WNBA star Tina Charles of the Connecticut Sun teamed up with Safe Kids Worldwide to educate kids about sports injury prevention at a Sports Safety Clinic in Harlem's Riverbank State Park on Oct. 12.
The Children's Hospital at Montefiore, located in the Bronx, recently expanded its pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition department with a state-of-the-art pediatric endoscopy suite and its urology division with new staff and a hybrid lab.
The Wee Ones Club, an early childhood learning center in Murray Hill, now offers an introduction to preschool class for young children in Manhattan.
In honor of the DVD release of 'Shrek the Musical,' NYMetroParents is giving away tickets to a special screening on October 12! Enter now for your chance to win!
Give more than just Halloween candy this holiday season by giving back to the community and volunteering at Spirit Halloween's Spirit of Children parties at hospitals in and around the New York City area.
The 14th Street Y in NYC's East Village offers the KOL Program, which includes sports, fitness, movement, and music classes for kids with autism and communication disorders or language delays.
Upper West Side college prep school Dwight School recently opened its athletic center in East Harlem. The school signed a long-term lease with 1199 Housing Corporation, owners of the East River Landing apartment complex, to refurbish an existing facility. The Dwight School Athletic Center is open to students and the residents of East River Landing and offers athletic classes and programs, including tennis, swim instruction, Zumba, and yoga.
Glamify, a mobile spa party service, offers spa packages for girls’ birthday parties in the New York metro area. The birthday party entertainment can include spa services such as mud masks, manicures, pedicures, and glitter tattoos.
Ecole International de New York, a bilingual elementary school, added a middle school program starting with a sixth-grade class this September. The French-English bilingual international school in Manhattan aims to have students become bilingual within a few years.
Bounce! Trampoline Sports recently opened its Syosset location. The indoor trampoline center on Long Island offers birthday parties, trampoline fitness classes, and open bounce time.
The Moms in Training program is an 8-week fitness group for moms that trains participants to run a 5-mile or 15K charity walk/run for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The program will host several kick-off events in NYC and CT where new members can join.
Upper East Side children’s clothing store, Appliké Couture, where children can customize clothing with different shaped appliques, now offers a special in-store discount for 'Big Apple Parent' readers. The store is also a fun place to host a birthday party where the party guests can design their own T-shirt.
SciTech Kids, which offers after-school STEM programing for children in Manhattan, has extended its curriculum to offer more engineering-based classes. The classes for ages 3-12 cover themes including air and water, art and design, electronics, robots, and the human body. SciTech Kids also offers science birthday parties.
Rutgers Church’s Ready, Set, Go! preschool alternative program will be offered in the afternoons this fall. The program, for children ages 3-5, is a great supplement to other preschool programs children may already be enrolled in, according to program director Jennifer Moore. The program offers art, storytelling, dance, and gym activities, as well as special activity days.
92Y, on Manhattan's Upper East Side, recently opened a state-of-the-art gymnastics studio. Gymnastics Studio in the Sky now offers gymnastics classes for children with special needs, private lessons, cheerleader tumbling, and birthday parties.
New York City recently launched a new health initiative at Lincoln Medical Center and Harlem Medical Center to get low-income and at-risk patients to eat healthier. The Health Bucks four-month pilot program helps those patients purchase produce from farmers' markets.