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14th Street Y Adds Ultimate Fitness for Children with Special Needs

14th Street Y Adds Ultimate Fitness for Children with Special Needs

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.

The FiDi Association and Leman Prep School Raise Money for Hurricane Recovery Efforts

The FiDi Association and Leman Prep School Raise Money for Hurricane Recovery Efforts

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 Kiosk and Creation Station Opens in FAO Schwarz

Taste Buds Kiosk and Creation Station Opens in FAO Schwarz

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.

Reach for the Sky

Reach for the Sky

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.

Upper West Side Clinical Psychologist Offers Relationship Counseling

Upper West Side Clinical Psychologist Offers Relationship Counseling

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.

Children Cook and Learn Mandarin at Planet Han

Children Cook and Learn Mandarin at Planet Han

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 Introduces Her Pregnancy Tell-All Book to NYC Moms-To-Be

Rosie Pope Introduces Her Pregnancy Tell-All Book to NYC Moms-To-Be

Rosie Pope presented the inspiration behind her new book, "Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy," at an NYC launch event at Destination Maternity.

Shaq Takes Tupperware to the Hoop to Raise $25,000 for Boys and Girls Club of America

Shaq Takes Tupperware to the Hoop to Raise $25,000 for Boys and Girls Club of America

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.

NYC Teen Receives Award for Creating Campaign to Inspire Teens

NYC Teen Receives Award for Creating Campaign to Inspire Teens

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.

New York Children's Theater Festival Accepting Submissions for Spring 2013 Productions

New York Children's Theater Festival Accepting Submissions for Spring 2013 Productions

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.

Gramercy's Beehives & Buzzcuts Offers Classes for Families

Gramercy's Beehives & Buzzcuts Offers Classes for Families

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.

New Program Teaches Young Children Music and Mandarin

New Program Teaches Young Children Music and Mandarin

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.

Ode to New York City

Ode to New York City

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 Brings Weekend Audition Prep to Kids

Broadway EDGE Brings Weekend Audition Prep to Kids

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.

Be the Next Children's Place Superstar

Be the Next Children's Place Superstar

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 Shows a Sloth Some Moves at Bronx Zoo

Olympic Gymnast John Orozco Shows a Sloth Some Moves at Bronx Zoo

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.

Disney Store Donates School Supplies to Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Disney Store Donates School Supplies to Boys and Girls Clubs of America

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.

Secular Jewish Preschool Comes to Upper West Side

Secular Jewish Preschool Comes to Upper West Side

The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism is bringing back their parent-child preschool classes on Sundays. The classes will focus on age-appropriate Jewish values and follows the Jewish calendar, introducing all major holidays, as well as art, music, food, and more.

Winners of Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Dine at the White House

Winners of Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Dine at the White House

More than 50 young chefs from across the U.S., including two kids from the NYC area, tackled the First Lady’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and won a chance to dine at the first Kids' State Dinner held at the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama and a surprise guest, President Obama.

Launch Math and Science Center Offers New Workshops

Launch Math and Science Center Offers New Workshops

Launch Math and Science Center is offering new camps and workshops in the fall for children who are interested in math and science. Some of the new workshops include discovering the mathematical principles needed to build structures capable of withstanding nature and video game programming.

Huge Anatomical Heart Statue Arrives in NYC in Support of Boys & Girls Club

Huge Anatomical Heart Statue Arrives in NYC in Support of Boys & Girls Club

Bodies The Exhibition in New York awarded 500 tickets to Madison Square Boys and Girls Club, and to commemorate the event, the South Street Seaport, where the exhibit is located, welcomed a huge anatomical heart statue delivered by a New York Water Taxi.

School for Children with Autism Graduates 21 Preschoolers

School for Children with Autism Graduates 21 Preschoolers

Graduation day at the Association for Metroarea Autistic Children (AMAC) preschool meant more than just moving from preschool to kindergarten. It marked huge strides for children who just a couple of years couldn't function in a typical school setting.

Upper West Side Kid's Gym Offers Yoga, Martial Arts

Upper West Side Kid's Gym Offers Yoga, Martial Arts

My Gym, located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, recently added yoga and martial arts to its schedule of classes for children. The gym aims to help children develop their fine motor skills, balance, strength, and agility through the classes offered.

A Nonprofit Performing Arts School Opens in Midtown

A Nonprofit Performing Arts School Opens in Midtown

Broadway Arts Factory, a nonprofit performing arts school in Manhattan, aims to train the next generation of Broadway stars with a high-end and professional acting experience. The instructors are a part of the Broadway community, and the tuition is based on your family's annual income.

Children's Furniture Store Opens Only U.S. Location in SoHo

Children's Furniture Store Opens Only U.S. Location in SoHo

COCO-MAT, an environmentally friendly furniture company for children, is opening its only U.S. location in SoHo. The company manufactures sustainable furniture using all-natural materials and environmentally friendly construction methods.




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