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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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

Thyroid Diet Coach Offers New Group Program
Magdalena Wszeklaki, a certified nutrition coach and a thyroid wellness expert, wants to teach her clients how to self-heal. As the founder of Thyroid Diet Coach, Wszeklaki seeks to give her clients the same tools that reversed her own thyroid conditions. (read the story...)

Georgetown Cupcake Opens in SoHo
After four successful years in Washington, DC, Georgetown Cupcake has arrived in Manhattan. (read the story...)

Jammin' on the Bamboo
Young students of the East Village Dance Project made their own instruments from bamboo to play at a Lincoln Center concert commemorating the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last year. (read the story...)

LeAp Celebrates 34 Years of Arts Education on 'LeAp Day'
Mayor Bloomberg proclaimed Feb. 29 "LeAp Day" in honor of Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program, which provides arts-based after-school programs to NYC public schools. (read the story...)

Little Rockers Bring Rockin' Music Classes to NYC Kids
“Brown Eyed Girl” and “Yellow Submarine” are not just classics of yesteryear anymore. The founders of Little Rockers – Cool Kid’s Music Classes teach these tunes and more at classes in New York City where they educate and rock out with kids and parents. (read the story...)

Curious About Science
Storefront Science opened in Manhattan on Jan. 9, providing children with an engaging space for science inquiry and exploration. (read the story...)

Digital Field Camp Encourages Curiosity
Digital Field Camp will launch its first cycle in April and will then run four sessions this summer. It is designed to be an “action-packed adventure.” (read the story...)

Parsons Dance Meets Broadway Dance Center
Parsons Dance, a contemporary dance company known for its creative, artistic, and engaging choreography, has a new education and outreach partnership with Broadway Dance Center. (read the story...)

Calling All Shorts!
The Second Annual Student Film Festival is now accepting short film submissions from students throughout New York City. The winning films will be shown at a special screening this summer. (read the story...)

Star Wars Sleepover Helps Community
A Star Wars-themed sleepover at Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Times Square celebrated the release of "Star Wars Episode I in 3-D" and raised funds for a nonprofit organization that benefits local families. (read the story...)

Spotted in the Saddle
Teen actor RJ Mitte of "Breaking Bad" fame visited New York City to mentor budding actors, speak out against bullying, and support therapeutic horseback riding. (read the story...)

Local Students Attend Unveiling of a Rare Copy of the Thirteenth Amendment
On Feb. 1, the New-York Historical Society unveiled a rare handwritten copy of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution signed by Abraham Lincoln. The Thirteenth Amendment will on display at New-York Historical through April 1. (read the story...)

From the Court to the Books
Former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar read his new book, "What Color is My World?" to a group of kids at the Children's Museum of Manhattan to celebrate Black History Month on Feb. 8. (read the story...)

Karma Kids Yoga Lets Adults Join In
Karma Kids Yoga has opened a second location and begun to offer adult yoga classes. (read the story...)

The PIT Throws Broadway Birthday Bashes
The Peoples Improv Theater, known as The PIT, launched a new birthday party division in January 2012. The new division, Broadway Birthday Bashes, will host parties for kids. (read the story...)

Learning Social Skills with a Smile
socialsklz:-) is offering a new program called CLUBsocialsklz:-) that will be offered both in Manhattan and Brooklyn. (read the story...)

Young Music Students Honored at Carnegie Hall
Four local students in The Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program were awarded Certificates of Excellence for earning top marks on their 2011 musical assessments. (read the story...)

Dunk for Adoption
A dozen people, dressed as penguins, participated in the Second Annual Dunk-a-Thon hosted by You Gotta Believe!, a teen agency based in New York City that is dedicated to finding permanent families for local teens. (read the story...)

NYC Native Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
Author Walter Dean Myers, who grew up in Harlem, assumed the two-year post of National Ambassador for Young People's Literature just after the New Year, choosing “Reading is Not Optional” as the banner for his platform. (read the story...)

Ali Forney Center Kicks Off 10th Year with $500,000 Grant
The Ali Forney Center kicks off its 10th year with a grant of $500,000 that will help build the nation's first 24-hour drop-in service center for homeless LGBT youth. (read the story...)


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