The 2015 NYMetroParents Kids Photo Contest is accepting entries through June 13. Eight local kid finalists will win a professional photo shoot and divide over $1,000 in prizes. One grand prize winner will appear on a future print cover of the magazine!
Help clean up NYC parks this summer during the It's My Park campaign, which will teach 50,000 New Yorkers how to care for parks, from fundraising to trash clean-up to street tree maintenance. Learn how you and your kids can lend a hand!
Free tickets are available to be reserved beginning today, Thursday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. ET for the May 28 open house of the observatory at One World Trade Center. The observatory at the top of One World Trade Center will provide unparalleled panoramic views of New York City and three floors filled with innovation and inspiration.
Chocolate Works, which has a network of candy stores across the New York metro area, recently opened on the Upper East Side, and began offering new classes at the Upper West Side location. Chocolate Works also hosts chocolate-themed birthday parties.
The Children's Museum of the Arts is launching a 2-year Art for All initiative with the aim of making the museum more accessible for children with special needs. As part of the initiative, free admission is given to children with special needs and their caregiver.
Kids can earn free rides at Luna Park this June. As part of its end-of-school-year celebration, Luna Park will reward students who earned good grades with free ride credits. The Brooklyn amusement park is also hosting a School's Out Celebration.
The Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts of America will host the first Pinewood Derby World Championship on June 27 in the center of Times Square. Registration for the event is open, and more than 200 Cub Scouts from across the nation are expected to attend.
Iken Science Academy, a STEM-focused full-day preschool opening on the Upper East Side, is now accepting registrations for the 2015-2016 school year.
TEKintellect, which hosts STEM after-school classes and camps across New York City, is adding two new programs to its summer camps. The STEM summer camp in Manhattan will now offer drone and robot programs.
New York City public school students got a behind-the-scenes look at Broadway's "On the Town" as part of Inside Broadway's Creating the Magic program.
Atlas Foundation for Autism offers services, advocacy, support, and educational programs for children with autism spectrum disorder in New York City.
Turtle Bay Music School, a music school in Manhattan for children and adults, is adding world music and dance programs to is summer camp offerings.
Rodeph Sholom School, an independent Reform Jewish day school, is offering a summer STEM program for fifth through eighth grades. The STEM summer camp in Manhattan is in partnership with i2 Camps.
Many parents and teachers are angered by proposed changes to the way teacher evaluations are performed, giving even more weight to standardized test scores and less to the input of school principals. Protests are planned for next week, and parents can help spread the word.
Gaze into Globes is the latest art installation in Manhattan's Madison Square Park, part of its Madison Square Art series. The garden of globes is made up of 18 crystal orbs created by Paula Hayes and is on display through mid-April.
The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute offers psychotherapy resources for kids, teens, and adults in NYC. NYPSI is now offering a lecture series about raising children with behavioral issues.
Ballet and Body, a dance and fitness studio, recently opened on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. The studio offers ballet and dance classes for kids and ballet and fitness classes for adults.
For the first time, the American Museum of Natural History partnered with a fashion brand to produce an apparel line. The J. Crew science and history-inspired T-shirts are available online and in select stores, including the Museum Shop.
The Art Farm in the City, an animal-based education center for children in Manhattan, recently began two new programs: a home-school enrichment class and an after-school animal care program.
New York International School, as part of the British School Foundation, will open on the Upper East Side in the fall. The Manhattan international school will first open its international preschool and older grades in following years.
Early childhood enrichment program Book Nook will offer an educational summer camp on the Upper West Side. The educational summer program will focus on New York City's history and attractions.
The new New York City Municipal ID, announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio shortly after the New Year, will give resident New Yorkers free access to 33 NYC museums, zoos, cultural centers, and other institutions, plus a host of other benefits.
Bowlmor Chelsea Piers, a family activity center and bowling alley in Manhattan, recently added a laser tag arena and ropes course.
The Art Studio NY, a studio on the Upper West Side that offers art classes, art birthday parties, after-school art classes, and private art lessons, is expanding its offerings in the New Year. The Art Studio NY also offers in-home art lessons.
The School at Steps, which offers various levels of dance classes for children in Manhattan, now offers two mother-and-child dance classes.