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Build-A-Bear Workshop Kicks Off 2014 Huggable Heroes Contest

Build-A-Bear Workshop Kicks Off 2014 Huggable Heroes Contest

On May 14, Build-a-Bear Workshop kicked off its 2014 Huggable Heroes contest at its location in Midtown Manhattan, where it invited military members and their families, former Huggable Heroes, and local students to build teddy bears to be donated to military families.

Mia Hamm Named 2014 Resident Mom of the Year by Residence Inn

Mia Hamm Named 2014 Resident Mom of the Year by Residence Inn

Soccer star Mia Hamm received the Residence Inn by Marriott 2014 Resident Mom of the Year award in Manhattan. The award came with a check for $10,000 to the Mia Hamm Foundation, which supports youth soccer organizations.

Kid’s Art Studio Offers Summer Camps

Kid’s Art Studio Offers Summer Camps

Kids at Art, an Upper East Side kids’ art studio, will offer new art summer camps this year for children ages 2 and older. The art studio also offers art birthday parties.

French Immersion Preschool Set to Open in September

French Immersion Preschool Set to Open in September

La Petite French School, a French immersion preschool, plans to open on the Upper East Side in September.

Free Summer Tutoring at Everyone Reading in Manhattan

Free Summer Tutoring at Everyone Reading in Manhattan

The free Everyone Reading Summer Tutoring Program is now accepting applications for students in grades 2-12 who want to improve their reading skills through one-to-one tutoring. The program takes place over four weeks in July.

Hewitt School Campers Learn Digestion and Get Moving

Hewitt School Campers Learn Digestion and Get Moving

The Hewitt School's Summer Clubhouse Camp for kids on the Upper East Side has added two new programs. Shawn Shafner of the POOP Project will teach campers about digestion, plus campers will participate in Zumba for kids.

Supermodel Niki Taylor Helps March of Dimes Kick Off 2014 March for Babies at NY Stock Exchange

Supermodel Niki Taylor Helps March of Dimes Kick Off 2014 March for Babies at NY Stock Exchange

Supermodel and mom of four Niki Taylor visited NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and the New York Stock Exchange to show her support and help kick off the 2014 March of Dimes' March for Babies, which will be held in nearly 700 communities at the end of April.

Broadway Workshop Adds Junior Excel Camp

Broadway Workshop Adds Junior Excel Camp

Broadway Workshop holds performing arts camps for children in Manhattan. It will offer its Junior Excel Camp this summer for ages 9-13.

Blue Man Group Expands Birthday Party Package

Blue Man Group Expands Birthday Party Package

Blue Man Group, which combines music, technology, and comedy for a theatrical experience, recently added to its birthday party offerings. The Blue Man Group birthday party now includes the opportunity to have cake in the lobby before the show. The unique birthday party in Manhattan is suitable for all ages.

Young NYC Tennis Players Set a Guinness World Record in Queens

Young NYC Tennis Players Set a Guinness World Record in Queens

More than 400 young tennis players from across NYC set a Guinness World Record on March 2 for the largest tennis lesson, which they played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens.

NYC Students Featured in First-Ever White House Student Film Festival

NYC Students Featured in First-Ever White House Student Film Festival

Two second-grade students from SciTech Kids in Manhattan traveled to Washington, DC to meet President Obama and debut their short film about STEAM in the classroom at the first-ever White House Student Film Festival on Feb. 28.

Spanish Language Program Adds Cultural Activities, Summer Program

Spanish Language Program Adds Cultural Activities, Summer Program

Upper East Side Spanish language program for children I'm Bilingual! recently added cultural programs to its curriculum. The program also plans to offer a summer Spanish program for children.

Language Workshop for Children Partners with Kids’ MusicRound

Language Workshop for Children Partners with Kids’ MusicRound

Language Workshop for Children now offers Kids’ MusicRound at its Manhasset and Manhattan locations. The parent and child music class helps children develop cognitive ability through an exploration of music.

New Victory Director of Artistic Programming Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

New Victory Director of Artistic Programming Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Mary Rose Lloyd, director of artistic programming for The New Victory Theater in Manhattan, was honored with the Mickey Miners Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 International Performing Arts for Youth Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.

New Facility for Youth Boasts 'Teacher of Team Sports'

New Facility for Youth Boasts 'Teacher of Team Sports'

FastBreak Sports, a sports and athletic training facility on the Upper East Side, now offers a program for preschoolers ages 2-5. The preschool program FastBreak Kids teaches youngsters a variety of age-appropriate sports and skills including baseball, basketball, and flag football. The facility also offers teams and leagues for children in Manhattan to improve athletic ability and inspire self-confidence.

Chatty Child Incorporates Music Therapy

Chatty Child Incorporates Music Therapy

Chatty Child, which offers speech, occupational, and feeding therapy, recently introduced a new program that focuses on music therapy for children in Manhattan. The music therapy program are group sessions and helps children develop pre-academic skills. The Tribeca therapy center also offers Handwriting Without Tears.

Book Club for Young Girls Inspires a Love to Read

Book Club for Young Girls Inspires a Love to Read

Sweet Jenny’s Book Club for girls inspires a love of reading in girls ages 7-11. The Upper East Side book club is meant to act as a reading enrichment program that picks up where school leaves off.

Inwood Preschool Balances Play and Learning

Inwood Preschool Balances Play and Learning

CITYKIDS Preschool, a preschool that recently opened in Inwood, focuses on children learning through play and early childhood development including cognitive, emotional, physical, and social development. The Manhattan preschool also offers parenting workshops such as how to apply to kindergartens and where children should be developmentally for their age.

DanceSport Offers Junior Ballroom, Discount for NYMP Readers

DanceSport Offers Junior Ballroom, Discount for NYMP Readers

Manhattan’s DanceSport recently began offering its junior ballroom program for ages 5-16. The dance classes teach children discipline, partnership and teamwork skills, and a variety of dance styles including rumba, jive, waltz, and tango. Children in the program also participate in competitions. DanceSport is also offering a discount for "Big Apple Parent" readers.

Social Skills Group Focuses on Outdoor Activities

Social Skills Group Focuses on Outdoor Activities

Cooke Center, a learning and development center for children with special needs, now offers an outdoor-based social skills group for children in Manhattan.

Groups Help Children Gain Social Skills

Groups Help Children Gain Social Skills

Upper West Side’s Team Esteem helps children who have social, emotional, and behavioral challenges through social skills groups, art therapy, and facilitated play dates. Children gain social skills, communication skills, self-esteem, problem-solving skills, and more.

Manhattan Workshops Align Children's Caregivers

Manhattan Workshops Align Children's Caregivers

Unified Parenting, located on the Upper West Side, offers nanny and parenting workshops, parenting webinars, and consultation services for common parenting issues to make sure your child's caregivers are all approaching child care the same way.

Win Tickets to See the Laurie Berkner Band Live In Concert

Win Tickets to See the Laurie Berkner Band Live In Concert

Enter now for your chance to win tickets to see beloved children's musicians the Laurie Berkner Band live at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and the Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture.

Virginia Lived Here

Virginia Lived Here

The legacy of the Manhattan 8-year-old who famously asked the New York Sun newspaper ‘Is there a Santa Claus’—and whose story is still told a century later—inspires students who learn every day in her former home.

Entrepreneurs in the Making

Entrepreneurs in the Making

SPARK (Smart, Powerful, and Remarkable Kids) hosted an innovative empowerment and learning initiative event Nov. 21 at the Art Directors Club in Chelsea, which connected NYC high school students with several top entrepreneurs offering mentoring opportunities.




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