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Spiders Alive! Exhibition Opens at American Museum of Natural History

Spiders Alive! Exhibition Opens at American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is running a new exhibition from July 28 until December 2, 2012, showcasing approximately 20 species of live spiders, and highlighting the animal’s anatomy, behavior, and unique characteristics. Visitors will learn about the anatomy, history, and defense mechanisms of spiders, and will also see live spiders up close.

New Charter School Opening In Harlem in 2013

New Charter School Opening In Harlem in 2013

In 2013, Harlem Charter School Parents PAC (HCSP-PAC) will welcome The Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School to its line up of charter schools operating in Harlem.

Online Store Featuring Handmade Apparel Gives Back

Online Store Featuring Handmade Apparel Gives Back

When Sandra Abrams opened her clothing store, Chiquita y Coqueta, she decided to give 40 percent of her profits to a good cause each year. Abrams recently launched an online store that features handmade clothing from Argentina, made without harmful chemicals and with high-quality fabrics.

The Healing Powers of Imagination and Laughter

The Healing Powers of Imagination and Laughter

A free theater program, Only Make Believe, marks 12 years of bringing the healing power of laughter and imagination to more than 25,000 chronically ill kids and those with disabilities throughout hospitals in New York City.

Rain with a Chance of Fish and Spiders

Rain with a Chance of Fish and Spiders

The Emmy Award-winning weatherman for WABC, Channel 7 in New York City, Bill Evans, publishes a children's book of fun facts, stories, and explanations about the weather called "It's Raining Fish and Spiders."

Peridance Revamps Ballet Program for Aspiring Professionals

Peridance Revamps Ballet Program for Aspiring Professionals

The Peridance Capezio Center hired Karin Averty to revamp their ballet program's curriculum and base it on the Paris Opera. The changes to the Core Ballet program will help students prepare for dancing in a college setting and a professional dance career.

apple seeds Children's Play Space Opens on Upper West Side

apple seeds Children's Play Space Opens on Upper West Side

apple seeds, an award winning children's play space, is opening a location on the Upper West Side. This site offers an all-in-one play space with classes such as music, art, construction, and sports. The new location also offers 11 different birthday party themes.

Horse Show in Central Park Celebrates Disabled Riders

Horse Show in Central Park Celebrates Disabled Riders

GallopNYC, the NYC-based therapeutic riding organization, held its fifth annual Ride with Pride Horse Show in Central Park, celebrating its disabled riders.

Kids Go Behind the Scenes of 'Mamma Mia!' with Inside Broadway

Kids Go Behind the Scenes of 'Mamma Mia!' with Inside Broadway

New York City public school students got a backstage glimpse of Broadway's "Mamma Mia!" during a behind-the-scenes program hosted by Inside Broadway.

10 NYC Students Become Youngest Published Playwrights

10 NYC Students Become Youngest Published Playwrights

Ten New York City public school students had their original plays published and performed through the LeAp OnStage after-school theater program.

CCLC Opens Public Preschool Center in Murray Hill

CCLC Opens Public Preschool Center in Murray Hill

Children's Creative Learning Centers recently opened a new location in Murray Hill to serve Manhattan parents. Once a child is enrolled, they can take advantage of programs such as music, dance, and one-on-one phonics and reading instruction.

Doubly Sweet: An Ice Cream Truck to Donate All Proceeds to NYC Museums

Doubly Sweet: An Ice Cream Truck to Donate All Proceeds to NYC Museums

There's an ice cream truck in New York City that will donate all of its proceeds from selling icy cold ice cream treats to local museums in the New York City area, from the Children's Museum of Manhattan and Brooklyn Children's Museum to Staten Island Children's Museum.

Twenty Local Schools Receive New Books

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.

Free Screenings for Kids Keep Lice Out of Camps, Schools

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.

New Pre-K-First Grade Reading Center Opens in NYC

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.

Fusion Academy Opens Three New Locations in NY Metro Area

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.

The Pajama Program Honors 4 Individuals at Annual Awards

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.

Annual Auction Raises $376,000 to Benefit City Harvest

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.

Field Station Dinosaurs Opens in Secaucus, NJ

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.

Variety of Classes Offered At New Fitness Studio

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.

Teen Summer Theater Camp Inspired by Jewish Culture

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.

Sprouts at Music Beans

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.

Exerblast Brings Fantasy to Life for Kids

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.

Kids from Hell's Kitchen Become NYC's Newest Playwrights

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.

Thousands of Parents Rally to Support Their Child's School

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.




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