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Shawn Ehlers Offers Day-Long Model Boot Camp in NYC

Shawn Ehlers Offers Day-Long Model Boot Camp in NYC

Former model Shawn Ehlers now offers aspiring models and actors a one-day boot camp to learn skills, about the industry, and how to put outfits together. Attendees also gain experience in front of the camera modeling two looks in a photo shoot.

Licenders New Lice Removal Tool Works in 30 Minutes

Licenders New Lice Removal Tool Works in 30 Minutes

Head lice screening and removal company Licenders uses new tool called the LouseBuster to dry up and kill eggs and bugs in 30 minutes. The quick head lice removal technique uses a concentrated flow of hot air.

Father Knows Best Wraps Up Season in Queens After 5-Borough Tour

Father Knows Best Wraps Up Season in Queens After 5-Borough Tour

Father Knows Best, a nonprofit mentoring program founded by former NBA star and current New York Knicks Assistant General Manager Allan Houston ended the organization's five-borough tour in Queens on March 30.

Families Celebrate Music with VH1 in NYC

Families Celebrate Music with VH1 in NYC

VH1 and "Parenting" magazine hosted the VH1 Save the Music Foundation's Family Day to encourage kids to explore various musical instruments, learn about different genres of music, and have fun with their families.

Girl Behind Dora the Explorer Manhattan School

Girl Behind Dora the Explorer Manhattan School

Fatima Ptacek, a 12-year-old girl from Queens who is the voice of Dora the Explorer, visits a Manhattan elementary school to celebrate Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday.

Spirit of Ezra Jack Keats

Spirit of Ezra Jack Keats

Two NYC area writers and artists are recognized with Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards for their work on children's books.

Homegrown Heroes: Singing and Signing for Good

Homegrown Heroes: Singing and Signing for Good

Professional opera singer Sabrina Francis volunteers her time and talent at Gigi's Playhouse NYC in upper Manhattan to inspire children with Down syndrome through music and sign language.

Eleven-Year-Old NYC Violinist to Be on NPR's 'From The Top'

Eleven-Year-Old NYC Violinist to Be on NPR's 'From The Top'

Eleven-year-old Elli Choi from New York City will be on an episode of NPR's "From the Top," the hit radio program featuring America's best young classical musicians.

Children's Fitness Center Opens Harlem Location

Children's Fitness Center Opens Harlem Location

Children’s fitness center My Gym is set to open its Harlem location this spring. My Gym offers fitness and gymnastics classes for children, as well as birthday parties.

Where to Buy Girl Scout Cookies in NYC

Where to Buy Girl Scout Cookies in NYC

From classic thin mints and samoas to Do-si-dos and Lemonades, Girl Scout Cookies are a true crowd favorite. Find where to buy Girl Scout Cookies in New York City with the Girl Scout Cookie Locator app and take note of these pop-up shops throughout NYC.

Central Park Taekwondo Offers Family Fun at a Discount

Central Park Taekwondo Offers Family Fun at a Discount

Central Park Taekwondo, a martial arts center on the Upper West Side, now offers weekly memberships for kids, teens, and adults. It’s variety of programming offers tae kwon do classes for children and adults, as well as family and mommy and me classes. Central Park Taekwondo also offers a family discount.

New Alternative Preschool Offered on the Upper West Side

New Alternative Preschool Offered on the Upper West Side

Elliott's Classes, which offers gymnastics classes for infants, toddlers, and young children and dance classes for young children, now offers an alternative preschool program to introduce children to separation from parents in a school setting.

Last Chance To See The New Vic's Family Friendly 'As You Like It'

Last Chance To See The New Vic's Family Friendly 'As You Like It'

It's the final weekend of the New Victory Theatre's family friendly production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" and we think you should take this opportunity to introduce your kids to the Bard.

Weill Cornell Pediatric Sleep Center Opens on the Upper East Side

Weill Cornell Pediatric Sleep Center Opens on the Upper East Side

The Weill Cornell Pediatric Sleep Center recently opened at the NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health. The sleep center addresses sleeping issues in children, including not sleeping, apnea, and night terrors.

Three NYC Area Musicians Selected by Carnegie Hall for First-Ever National Youth Orchestra

Carnegie Hall selected 120 exceptional young musicians from across the U.S., including three from the New York metro area, for its first-ever National Youth Orchestra.

March for Babies Kicks Off at New York Stock Exchange

March for Babies Kicks Off at New York Stock Exchange

On Feb. 28, 8 year-old Nina Centofanti who was born prematurely was accompanied by top volunteers of March for Babies and honorary chair of event Bill Fitzgerald of General Electric to ring The Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

The Benefit of Baseball

The Benefit of Baseball

Manhattan Youth Baseball hosted an awards dinner in Manhattan on Feb. 6 to help raise money for the nonprofit's Grades to Play program for low-income and at-risk children.

Manhattan Students Honored at Carnegie Hall

Manhattan Students Honored at Carnegie Hall

Three young musicians received Certificates of Excellence for their hard work, dedication, and talent in music from the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 9.

Southampton Racquet Club Undergoes Winter Renovation

Southampton Racquet Club Undergoes Winter Renovation

Southampton Racquet Club and Camp, a division of the Timber Lake family of camps, is undergoing a complete renovation this winter, which will be complete by the time camp starts this summer.

Four NYC Neighborhoods to Receive Better Access to Healthy Foods

Four NYC Neighborhoods to Receive Better Access to Healthy Foods

A new program will expand access to healthy food in four New York City neighborhoods over the next three years, with a focus on improving the lives of low-income families in disadvantaged areas of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

New York City Bus Strike Is Finally Over

New York City Bus Strike Is Finally Over

As of Wednesday, Feb. 20, New York City's school bus strike is finally over, and school buses will resume full service to New York City public school children for the first time in five weeks. Here is some important information from the NYC Department of Education (DOE) that will help make the transition back to yellow bus service as smooth as possible.

Pop Star Parties NYC Offers Custom Valentine's Day Song Package

Pop Star Parties NYC Offers Custom Valentine's Day Song Package

Pop Star Parties NYC, a music party place, announced its new Valentine's Day custom song package. Music professionals write and record a song personalized for your Valentine.

The Carlyle Hotel NYC Introduces New Children's Packages

The Carlyle Hotel NYC Introduces New Children's Packages

The Carlyle in New York City, a Rosewood Hotel, introduces new children's packages featuring the top-selling book series, "The Super Adventures of Sophie and The City," that include signed copies of books, specially designed cupcakes, and other kid-friendly ways to enjoy the Big Apple that would make a special birthday present for a special little girl.

Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program Accepting Nominations for Outstanding Young Volunteers

Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program Accepting Nominations for Outstanding Young Volunteers

The Kohl's Cares Scholarship program will honor more than 2,300 youth, ages 6-18, who have made a positive impact on their communities with more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes. Nominations for outstanding young volunteers are being accepted Feb. 1 - March 15.

More Than 700 Families Join New-York Historical Society's Inaugural Family Benefit Party

More Than 700 Families Join New-York Historical Society's Inaugural Family Benefit Party

The DiMenna Children's History Museum hosted its first-ever family benefit party on Jan. 26 where more than 700 families attended and helped raise money for the museum.




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