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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ivivva athletica, an apparel company for active girls and created by lululemon athletica, opens a new showroom on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. The brightly colored clothing is perfect for dancers, gymnasts, ice skaters, athletes, and girls who just want to wear comfortable, stylish clothing while having fun.
The Children's Museum of Manhattan received a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation's New York State Giving Program to explore the most effective model for expansion and replication of the museum's EatSleepPlay early childhood health initiative in order to create the initiative in other places throughout New York City and its nearby regions.
Ethan Bortnick, a talented young musician and philanthropist, just released his latest song as an iTunes charitable download, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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, 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.
GallopNYC, the NYC-based therapeutic riding organization, held its fifth annual Ride with Pride Horse Show in Central Park, celebrating its disabled riders.
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.
Ten New York City public school students had their original plays published and performed through the LeAp OnStage after-school theater program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.