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Groups Help Children Gain Social Skills

Groups Help Children Gain Social Skills

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.

Manhattan Workshops Align Children's Caregivers

Manhattan Workshops Align Children's Caregivers

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.

Win Tickets to See the Laurie Berkner Band Live In Concert

Win Tickets to See the Laurie Berkner Band Live In Concert

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.

Virginia Lived Here

Virginia Lived Here

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.

Entrepreneurs in the Making

Entrepreneurs in the Making

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.

Gourmet Rice Crispy Treats with a Social Conscience

Gourmet Rice Crispy Treats with a Social Conscience

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 Now Open in Murray Hill

Urgent Care Center Now Open in Murray Hill

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 Relocates on the Upper West Side

Speyer Legacy School Relocates on the Upper West Side

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 Offers After-School Program

Manhattan Ballet Company Offers After-School Program

Manhattan ballet company Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet now offers an after-school ballet program for aspiring professional dancers.

WNBA Star Tina Charles Hosts Sports Safety Clinic for Kids in Harlem

WNBA Star Tina Charles Hosts Sports Safety Clinic for Kids in Harlem

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.

Montefiore Expands Gastroenterology and Nutrition Division

Montefiore Expands Gastroenterology and Nutrition Division

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.

Murray Hill Early Childhood Center Offers Preschool Practice Class

Murray Hill Early Childhood Center Offers Preschool Practice Class

The Wee Ones Club, an early childhood learning center in Murray Hill, now offers an introduction to preschool class for young children in Manhattan.

Enter to Win Tickets to a Screening of Shrek the Musical on DVD

Enter to Win Tickets to a Screening of Shrek the Musical on DVD

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!

Celebrate Halloween With Spirit of Children

Celebrate Halloween With Spirit of Children

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.

14th Street Y Offers Fitness Classes for Kids with Special Needs

14th Street Y Offers Fitness Classes for Kids with Special Needs

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.

Dwight School Athletic Center Opens in East Harlem

Dwight School Athletic Center Opens in East Harlem

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.

Beautify Your Child's Birthday Bash with Glamify

Beautify Your Child's Birthday Bash with Glamify

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.

Manhattan Bilingual School Adds Middle School Program

Manhattan Bilingual School Adds Middle School Program

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 Opens in Syosset

Bounce! Trampoline Sports Opens in Syosset

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.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Moms In Training Program Kicks Off in NYC and CT

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Moms In Training Program Kicks Off in NYC and CT

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.

Appliké Couture Offers 'Big Apple Parent' In-Store Discount

Appliké Couture Offers 'Big Apple Parent' In-Store Discount

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.

Manhattan's SciTech Kids Offers More Engineering Classes

Manhattan's SciTech Kids Offers More Engineering Classes

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 Offers Afternoon Preschool Alternative

Rutgers Church Offers Afternoon Preschool Alternative

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 Opens State-Of-The-Art Gymnastics Studio on UES

92Y Opens State-Of-The-Art Gymnastics Studio on UES

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.

NYC Launches Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program Pilot

NYC Launches Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program Pilot

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.




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