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Nonprofit Provides Free Hearing Screenings for Students
NYC schools no longer offer hearing screenings for its students, so on May 2, the Hearing Health Foundation and Gordon Hearing Conservation partnered to provide free hearing screenings for students at the Speyer Legacy School on Manhattan's Upper West Side in honor of May's Better Hearing and Speech month. (read the story...)

Autism Speaks Honors Mothers of Autism Community at Luncheon in NYC
Autism Speaks celebrated mothers of the autism community at a luncheon in New York City on Wednesday, May 1 with special guest Dee Ocleppo, the nonprofit's national board member, fashion designer, and former model. (read the story...)

New Life for Landmark Church in Washington Heights
A groundbreaking ceremony held on April 7 marked the $10 million renovation and expansion of the Fort Washington Collegiate Church in Washington Heights. (read the story...)

NYC Youth Coach Wins Award for Teaching Basketball and Life Lessons
New York City youth coach is honored with the Positive Coaching Alliance's Double-Goal Coach Award for his basketball and life lessons and positive impact on young athletes. (read the story...)

American Camp Association Grants Summer Camp Scholarships to Hurricane Sandy Victims
The American Camp Association of New York and New Jersey grant hundreds of summer camp scholarships to children affected by Hurricane Sandy. (read the story...)

Shawn Ehlers Offers Day-Long Model Boot Camp in NYC
Former model Shawn Ehlers now offers aspiring models and actors a one-day boot camp to learn skills, about the industry, and how to put outfits together. Attendees also gain experience in front of the camera modeling two looks in a photo shoot. (read the story...)

Licenders New Lice Removal Tool Works in 30 Minutes
Head lice screening and removal company Licenders uses new tool called the LouseBuster to dry up and kill eggs and bugs in 30 minutes. The quick head lice removal technique uses a concentrated flow of hot air. (read the story...)

Father Knows Best Wraps Up Season in Queens After 5-Borough Tour
Father Knows Best, a nonprofit mentoring program founded by former NBA star and current New York Knicks Assistant General Manager Allan Houston ended the organization's five-borough tour in Queens on March 30. (read the story...)

Families Celebrate Music with VH1 in NYC
VH1 and "Parenting" magazine hosted the VH1 Save the Music Foundation's Family Day to encourage kids to explore various musical instruments, learn about different genres of music, and have fun with their families. (read the story...)

Girl Behind Dora the Explorer Manhattan School
Fatima Ptacek, a 12-year-old girl from Queens who is the voice of Dora the Explorer, visits a Manhattan elementary school to celebrate Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday. (read the story...)

Spirit of Ezra Jack Keats
Two NYC area writers and artists are recognized with Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards for their work on children's books. (read the story...)

Homegrown Heroes: Singing and Signing for Good
Professional opera singer Sabrina Francis volunteers her time and talent at Gigi's Playhouse NYC in upper Manhattan to inspire children with Down syndrome through music and sign language. (read the story...)

Eleven-Year-Old NYC Violinist to Be on NPR's 'From The Top'
Eleven-year-old Elli Choi from New York City will be on an episode of NPR's "From the Top," the hit radio program featuring America's best young classical musicians. (read the story...)

Children's Fitness Center Opens Harlem Location
Children’s fitness center My Gym is set to open its Harlem location this spring. My Gym offers fitness and gymnastics classes for children, as well as birthday parties. (read the story...)

Where to Buy Girl Scout Cookies in NYC
From classic thin mints and samoas to Do-si-dos and Lemonades, Girl Scout Cookies are a true crowd favorite. Find where to buy Girl Scout Cookies in New York City with the Girl Scout Cookie Locator app and take note of these pop-up shops throughout NYC. (read the story...)

Central Park Taekwondo Offers Family Fun at a Discount
Central Park Taekwondo, a martial arts center on the Upper West Side, now offers weekly memberships for kids, teens, and adults. It’s variety of programming offers tae kwon do classes for children and adults, as well as family and mommy and me classes. Central Park Taekwondo also offers a family discount. (read the story...)

New Alternative Preschool Offered on the Upper West Side
Elliott's Classes, which offers gymnastics classes for infants, toddlers, and young children and dance classes for young children, now offers an alternative preschool program to introduce children to separation from parents in a school setting. (read the story...)

Last Chance To See The New Vic's Family Friendly 'As You Like It'
It's the final weekend of the New Victory Theatre's family friendly production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" and we think you should take this opportunity to introduce your kids to the Bard. (read the story...)

Weill Cornell Pediatric Sleep Center Opens on the Upper East Side
The Weill Cornell Pediatric Sleep Center recently opened at the NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health. The sleep center addresses sleeping issues in children, including not sleeping, apnea, and night terrors. (read the story...)

Three NYC Area Musicians Selected by Carnegie Hall for First-Ever National Youth Orchestra
Carnegie Hall selected 120 exceptional young musicians from across the U.S., including three from the New York metro area, for its first-ever National Youth Orchestra. (read the story...)

March for Babies Kicks Off at New York Stock Exchange
On Feb. 28, 8 year-old Nina Centofanti who was born prematurely was accompanied by top volunteers of March for Babies and honorary chair of event Bill Fitzgerald of General Electric to ring The Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange. (read the story...)

The Benefit of Baseball
Manhattan Youth Baseball hosted an awards dinner in Manhattan on Feb. 6 to help raise money for the nonprofit's Grades to Play program for low-income and at-risk children. (read the story...)

Manhattan Students Honored at Carnegie Hall
Three young musicians received Certificates of Excellence for their hard work, dedication, and talent in music from the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 9. (read the story...)

Southampton Racquet Club Undergoes Winter Renovation
Southampton Racquet Club and Camp, a division of the Timber Lake family of camps, is undergoing a complete renovation this winter, which will be complete by the time camp starts this summer. (read the story...)

Four NYC Neighborhoods to Receive Better Access to Healthy Foods
A new program will expand access to healthy food in four New York City neighborhoods over the next three years, with a focus on improving the lives of low-income families in disadvantaged areas of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. (read the story...)


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