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Twenty Local Schools Receive New Books
Parents, faculty, and PTA members from across the New York City area worked together to win new books from the "Books 4 Our School" campaign co-sponsored by the Brooke Jackman Foundation and NYMetroParents. (read the story...)

Free Screenings for Kids Keep Lice Out of Camps, Schools
The new Keep Lice Out of Camp program at three Licenders locations provides free lice screening for kids who are headed to camp this summer. By using this service, kids won't have to go through the public screening at the camp infirmary, and lice won't end up in schools in the fall. (read the story...)

New Pre-K-First Grade Reading Center Opens in NYC
Book Nook, a unique pre-kindergarten school, teaches children to read and prepares them for kindergarten through socializing and transitioning them into being away from their parents. The center also provides classes for kindergarten and first grade readers who are struggling with their reading skills. (read the story...)

Fusion Academy Opens Three New Locations in NY Metro Area
Fusion Academy, a school for children who feel anxious about or are having trouble in school, opens three new locations in Manhattan, Westchester, and Long Island. The school features one-on-one style classrooms, individualized learning plans, and support for the student and their family. (read the story...)

The Pajama Program Honors 4 Individuals at Annual Awards
Four individuals were honored at the 10th annual Pajama Program Awards for their commitment to children's literacy. The Pajama Program has provided more than 1 million new pajamas and books to children in need nationwide. (read the story...)

Annual Auction Raises $376,000 to Benefit City Harvest
City Harvest, an organization that delivers food to hungry New Yorkers, hosted its annual auction and awards ceremony on April 24. Danny Meyer and the chefs from the Union Square Hospitality Group were honored for their efforts to fight hunger. (read the story...)

Field Station Dinosaurs Opens in Secaucus, NJ
Visit the new Field Station Dinosaurs, an adventure park that is like a zoo with animatronic dinosaurs. The park offers many activities for the kids, including digging for fossils. They even host birthday parties. (read the story...)

Variety of Classes Offered At New Fitness Studio
After getting in shape and losing weight, Tauris McBride opened Just Keep Moving Fitness. This fitness studio, which has a variety of classes, is convenient and affordable. (read the story...)

Teen Summer Theater Camp Inspired by Jewish Culture
This year's 14th Street Y's Teen Theater Summer Institute will be inspired by Jewish culture. This program will offer a safe, noncompetitive environment for teens to enhance their understanding of theater. (read the story...)

Sprouts at Music Beans
Music Beans is now offering new classes for New York’s tiniest music maestros, putting a strong focus on diverse music and culture, and giving music education a worldly feel. (read the story...)

Exerblast Brings Fantasy to Life for Kids
Exerblast, a children's fitness center in Tribeca, seeks to combine fitness with adventure. Exerblast has many exciting new programs coming up, including the expansion of its special needs program, the creation of a spring break fitness camp for kids, and a collaboration with Pace University students. (read the story...)

Kids from Hell's Kitchen Become NYC's Newest Playwrights
The 52nd Street Project theater collective gave 10 young kids from Hell's Kitchen the opportunity to write and direct their own original plays, which were performed by professional actors on an NYC stage. (read the story...)

Thousands of Parents Rally to Support Their Child's School
From public and private schools in Queens and the Bronx to those in Westchester, Long Island, Rockland County, and beyond, parents stand up to help stock dwindling school libraries with new books by voting for their child's school in the Books 4 Our School challenge. (read the story...)

Thyroid Diet Coach Offers New Group Program
Magdalena Wszeklaki, a certified nutrition coach and a thyroid wellness expert, wants to teach her clients how to self-heal. As the founder of Thyroid Diet Coach, Wszeklaki seeks to give her clients the same tools that reversed her own thyroid conditions. (read the story...)

Georgetown Cupcake Opens in SoHo
After four successful years in Washington, DC, Georgetown Cupcake has arrived in Manhattan. (read the story...)

Jammin' on the Bamboo
Young students of the East Village Dance Project made their own instruments from bamboo to play at a Lincoln Center concert commemorating the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last year. (read the story...)

LeAp Celebrates 34 Years of Arts Education on 'LeAp Day'
Mayor Bloomberg proclaimed Feb. 29 "LeAp Day" in honor of Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program, which provides arts-based after-school programs to NYC public schools. (read the story...)

Little Rockers Bring Rockin' Music Classes to NYC Kids
“Brown Eyed Girl” and “Yellow Submarine” are not just classics of yesteryear anymore. The founders of Little Rockers – Cool Kid’s Music Classes teach these tunes and more at classes in New York City where they educate and rock out with kids and parents. (read the story...)

Curious About Science
Storefront Science opened in Manhattan on Jan. 9, providing children with an engaging space for science inquiry and exploration. (read the story...)

Digital Field Camp Encourages Curiosity
Digital Field Camp will launch its first cycle in April and will then run four sessions this summer. It is designed to be an “action-packed adventure.” (read the story...)

Parsons Dance Meets Broadway Dance Center
Parsons Dance, a contemporary dance company known for its creative, artistic, and engaging choreography, has a new education and outreach partnership with Broadway Dance Center. (read the story...)

Calling All Shorts!
The Second Annual Student Film Festival is now accepting short film submissions from students throughout New York City. The winning films will be shown at a special screening this summer. (read the story...)

Star Wars Sleepover Helps Community
A Star Wars-themed sleepover at Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Times Square celebrated the release of "Star Wars Episode I in 3-D" and raised funds for a nonprofit organization that benefits local families. (read the story...)

Spotted in the Saddle
Teen actor RJ Mitte of "Breaking Bad" fame visited New York City to mentor budding actors, speak out against bullying, and support therapeutic horseback riding. (read the story...)

Local Students Attend Unveiling of a Rare Copy of the Thirteenth Amendment
On Feb. 1, the New-York Historical Society unveiled a rare handwritten copy of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution signed by Abraham Lincoln. The Thirteenth Amendment will on display at New-York Historical through April 1. (read the story...)


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