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Boot Camp for New Dads Launches in NYC
New Dads Boot Camp offers workshops for expectant fathers, facilitating frank discussions on fatherhood and teaching dads-to-be how to care for their kids with guidance from veteran dads. (read the story...)

Kidberry Expands to New Space in Harlem
Kidberry, a learning and developmental play center for children in Harlem, offers some of the only classes of its kind in the neighborhood. (read the story...)

Justin Tuck and Peanuts Characters Teach Manhattan Students About Good Oral Hygiene Just Before Halloween
NFL star Justin Tuck joined Peanuts characters at P.S. 19 in Manhattan to help announce the MetLife Foundation's $1.1 million donation to two important dental care and oral health initiatives for children and families in New York City and beyond. (read the story...)

Father Knows Best Kicks Off in New York City
Former NBA all-star Allan Houston, now the current assistant general manager of the New York Knicks, his father Coach Wade Houston, and iStar Charity Shootout host the kick-off event to the Five Borough Basketball Tour in New York City for fathers and sons and mentors and mentees, stressing the importance of having a strong, male role model in a child's life. (read the story...)

Downtown Dance Factory Opens Four Studios in Tribeca
Downtown Dance Factory's new Tribeca studios now offer every style of dance classes for kids and adults, including tap, hip hop, jazz, and Zumba. (read the story...)

77Kids Opens New Store in Times Square
American Eagle's children's brand, 77Kids, opened a store in Times Square full of stylish threads and fun techie extras worthy of its NYC digs. (read the story...)

Addams Family Inspires Kids to Take Pledge to Celebrate Diversity
Cast members of the family musical, The Addams Family, encourage middle school students to take the No Snap Judgments pledge at the New York Institute of Technology as part of the social acceptance initiative. (read the story...)

Apply Now for Parents As Arts Partners at Your School
The Center for Arts Education has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Parents As Arts Partners program, which is focused on the twin goals of increasing parent engagement in public schools and providing quality arts programming for students and their families. (read the story...)

NYU Langone Medical Center Receives $50 Million to Build New Children's Hospital
The Hassenfeld family has donated $50 million to NYU Langone Medical Center to fund the creation of the Hassenfeld Pediatric Center, a dedicated children's hospital scheduled to be built on the East Side of Manhattan. (read the story...)

Riana Shah: At 18, a Champion of Social Change
Riana Shah, an 18-year-old graduate of Bard High School Early College in New York City, received the 2011 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes for the organization she created to bring educational and social change to her native India. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Author Releases Second Children's Book on NYC Architecture
Brooklyn author Isabel Hill has released a second picture book, "Building Stories," that teaches kids the stories behind some of New York City's most interesting buildings. (read the story...)

New York City Libraries Announce New Chapter Program to Waive Young Patrons' Late Fees
New York City’s three library systems are teaming up to give children and teens across the five boroughs the opportunity to eliminate their prior fines and fees and regain their library privileges in the joint New Chapter program, which launched September 22 and runs through October 31. (read the story...)

Hannah Montana Star Jason Earles Teaches Kids' Acting Class in NYC
Disney Channel star Jason Earles, best known for playing Miley Cyrus' older brother Jackson Stewart in the Hannah Montana series and star of the new hit series Kickin' It, stopped in New York City for a one-day Hannah Montana-themed workshop at A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio for kids and teens. (read the story...)

Grow to Learn Awards 36 Grants to NYC School Gardens
GrowNYC and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City today announced $59,044 in mini-grant funding awarded to 36 public and charter schools looking to build, maintain, or expand their garden programs. These mini-grants, in amounts up to $2,000, are part of Grow to Learn: Citywide School Gardens Initiative. (read the story...)

East Side Training Opens on the Upper East Side
East Side Training is a new fitness facility on the Upper East Side that offers boot camp programs and group fitness classes in mixed martial arts, kickboxing, zumba, and more, for kids and adults. (read the story...)

New Website Profiles Private and Public Schools in NYC
A new website by EduProfile includes profiles on thousands of private and public schools in New York City, plus a school comparison tool and tips for parents on school admissions, entrance exams, school tours, and more advice that makes choosing a school easier. (read the story...)

PlayTogether NYC Helps Children Build Confidence Through Play
PlayTogether NYC, a certified preschool, opens its doors on the Upper West Side, offering a play-based program for toddlers, with half-day and full-day options. (read the story...)

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Honors Three Outstanding Teens from the New York City Area
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities honored seven teens from across the country this year with youth achievement awards, including three outstanding individuals from our area. (read the story...)

New York Life Foundation Awards $750,000 in Grants to Harlem Children's Zone and New Visions for Public Schools
These grants from the New York Life Foundation will help support college readiness initiatives in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. (read the story...)

Two Manhattan Teens Win A.L.L.Y. Awards at 2011 International Year of Youth Culmination Celebration
Two NYC teens were honored with A.L.L.Y. Awards for the positive changes they've made in their community and beyond at this year's International Year of Youth Culmination Celebration in Manhattan. (read the story...)

NASA's Final Mission Crew Visits the American Museum of Natural History
The four crew members from NASA's Atlantis STS-135 space shuttle, the organization's last space shuttle mission, stopped by the American Museum of Natural History's Rose Center for Earth and Space to answer the questions of hundreds of local children. (read the story...)

NYC Autism Speaks Gala Raises More than $66,000
Autism Speaks' third annual Autism Speaks to Young Professionals summer gala, held in NYC, raised more than $66,000 for autism research and advocacy. The funds will help raise awareness and funds on behalf of individuals living with autism. (read the story...)

New York City Schools Offer Standardized Test Results Online
The New York State Department of Education last week released the official results of standardized tests for third through eighth graders. Instead of waiting until September, parents and guardians can now view their children's 2011 NYS ELA, math, and science test scores online. (read the story...)

Super Sprowtz Teach East Harlem Kids About Healthy Eating
The vegetable superheroes from Super Sprowtz, accompanied by creator Radha Agrawal and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, stopped by East Harlem's Union Settlement to teach more than 200 local children about nutrition and healthy food choices through an engaging puppet show. (read the story...)

City Parks Foundation Offers Free Golf Lessons in NYC Parks this August
The City Parks Foundation is offering free golf lessons to kids in New York City this August, at East River Park and Eugene McCabe Field in Manhattan. (read the story...)


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