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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.
Harlem Hebrew Charter School, a school where lessons are taught in Hebrew and English, received its charter in June and is set to open this fall. The Upper Manhattan bilingual school's next step was to hire a founding head of school, and Robin Natman was recently appointed to the position.
After a year and a half of planning, finding the perfect location, and raising capital, local mom Denise Adusei is getting ready to open Peartree Preschool in Harlem near Central Park.
The Gaga Center, Manhattan's only location dedicated to the game of gaga, has added Tot Gaga, a class where toddlers can learn to play gaga, to its schedule of gaga classes for kids. The Upper East Side location also offers party packages for a gaga filled birthday.
The voice interactive calendar to help parents and children with time management and organization, 4KidCal, has temporarily been pulled out of the iPhone app store due to technical difficulties. Once updated, the 4KidsCal app will be offered for free for an entire day.
Peer2Peer Tutors, a national tutoring service part of Aristotle Circle, recently added Manhattan to the areas it offers its services. It also offers a unique Peer+ program, which combines academic tutoring with extracurricular activities in music, art, or sports.
Families sponsored by The New York Foundling, one of the city's oldest and largest children and family service agencies, are treated to a night of "Annie" on Broadway.
Second- and third-graders play veterinarian for a day at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Manhattan where they wear lab coats, perform surgery, and explore real medical equipment used by real-life veterinarians.
14th Street Y recently added Ultimate Fitness to its class schedule. Ultimate Fitness is an exercise class for children with special needs in NYC. The class targets children on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum, as well as children with communication and language delays.
One month after Hurricane Sandy, Léman Manhattan Preparatory School and The FiDi Association hosted "Light the Night" to welcome the holiday season and to raise money for the Downtown Alliance's "Back to Business" grant program, which funds small businesses in Lower Manhattan that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Taste Buds Kitchen, a company that offers cooking classes for children in Manhattan, now has a creation station and retail kiosk located in FAO Schwarz. Children can decorate their own cupcakes at the creation station, and the retail kiosk has all the cooking tools and supplies kids could need in the kitchen, from aprons and potholders to measuring cups and rolling pins.
Blue Sky Girls raises awareness for Rett Syndrome, a severe neurological disorder on the autism spectrum, with families affected by the genetic disease on the steps of Tweed Building in Lower Manhattan.
Kristin Davin, Psy. D., a licensed clinical psychologist, recently relocated her practice from Pennsylvania to the Upper West Side. Her primary focus is helping couples who are going through separation or divorce, but with her nine years of experience, Davin can offer some parenting strategy advice.
Planet Han, a Mandarin school for children and adults, recently moved to a new location that includes a kitchen. Students come in each week for a lesson in the new kitchen space and learn Mandarin words for what they are doing and eating—a tasty way to study! Planet Han also offers a new Chinese theater program as a means to learn and practice their vocabulary.
Rosie Pope presented the inspiration behind her new book, "Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy," at an NYC launch event at Destination Maternity.
Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal partnered with Tupperware Brands, including CEO Rick Goings, in October to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of America.
An NYC teen who created the film "The Second Day," which features interviews with people who raced from Ground Zero on 9/11 to safety, is awarded the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes for his "Show Your Strength Campaign" aimed at teens.
Beginning Oct. 1, 2012 through Nov. 12, 2012, the New york Children's Theater Festival will be accepting submissions for its spring 2013 productions, encouraging people from all over the world to write live children's entertainment.
Beehives & Buzzcuts, a children's salon known for making haircuts and manicures a memorable experience for kids, now offers classes for families to take together. Families can learn music, yoga, Mandarin, art, and more at the Gramercy salon.
Language Beans, a research-based program designed to teach young children Mandarin and music, uses language lessons to facilitate a child's musical development. Starting lessons at a young age ensures children will pick up on the language easily.
A new book, "A Poem as Big as New York City," captures a kid’s-eye view of what it’s like to live, learn, and play in NYC.
Broadway EDGE, a weekend seminar that teaches kids to harness their personal strengths to build self-confidence during their auditions, is now available to kids in Manhattan at NOLA Studios, located in Midtown West.
The Children's Place is launching its second annual model search this fall to discover its next superstar who will win round-trip air transportation to the glamorous photo shoot and a $500 gift card to spend on all of the latest styles.
Olympic gymnast John Orozco, also a Bronx native, spends time at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo with other famous Bronx residents and also shows his appreciation for his community.
In partnership with The Walt Disney Company, Disney Store will donate 25,000 school supply kits to children at the Boys and Girls Club of America, adding a little back-to-school magic as kids nationwide prepare to return to the classroom this fall.