Project Playdate's new SummerPlay program for kids ages 3-10 organizes group playdates to art, culture, education, and fitness venues in NYC during the gap days between school and camp in June and August.
Queens College Summer Camp, a day camp in Queens, is extending its theater and athletic programs to include programs for kindergarten-age campers.
GoHealth has partnered with North Shore-LIJ to open urgent care centers across Queens and Long Island.
The Brookland Fairies, a children's birthday party planning company based in Manhattan, will release the first book in its new fairy tale series. The book by a local author aims to get kids to believe in magical thinking.
The 2015 NYMetroParents Kids Photo Contest is accepting entries through June 13. Eight local kid finalists will win a professional photo shoot and divide over $1,000 in prizes. One grand prize winner will appear on a future print cover of the magazine!
Help clean up NYC parks this summer during the It's My Park campaign, which will teach 50,000 New Yorkers how to care for parks, from fundraising to trash clean-up to street tree maintenance. Learn how you and your kids can lend a hand!
Free tickets are available to be reserved beginning today, Thursday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. ET for the May 28 open house of the observatory at One World Trade Center. The observatory at the top of One World Trade Center will provide unparalleled panoramic views of New York City and three floors filled with innovation and inspiration.
The Children's Museum of the Arts is launching a 2-year Art for All initiative with the aim of making the museum more accessible for children with special needs. As part of the initiative, free admission is given to children with special needs and their caregiver.
Kids can earn free rides at Luna Park this June. As part of its end-of-school-year celebration, Luna Park will reward students who earned good grades with free ride credits. The Brooklyn amusement park is also hosting a School's Out Celebration.
Performing arts school New York Stage of Mind, which offers musical theater classes in Long Island City, is adding a Broadway class for young kids and a musical theater summer camp to its summer offerings.
The New York Hall of Science of Queens is one of 10 recipients of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community.
Fairytale Daycare, a day care center in Rego Park, is now offering Sunday enrichment classes in subjects such as gymnastics, chess, and piano. The Queens day care will also offer summer programming for young kids.
Kent Prep, a college preparatory school in Bayside, is now offering a summer academic enrichment program for children in kindergarten through 12th grades.
Hug Music, a music school in Forest Hills, is adding a music class for expecting and new mothers and their infants. The music school is also offering lessons in a variety of foreign languages.
New York City public school students got a behind-the-scenes look at Broadway's "On the Town" as part of Inside Broadway's Creating the Magic program.
Avenue Orthodontics, owned and operated by husband-and-wife duo Abraham Chahine, D.D.S., and Eleni Michailidis, D.D.S., recently opened in Queens. The orthodontic practice in Whitestone offers services for children, teens, and adults.
Vincent Smith School, an independent school for children with learning disabilities, is adding first and second grades in the fall. The school is also building a new playground, and will offer a transitional program for 11th and 12th grades.
Go! Tennis, a tennis program for kids in Queens, is adding a multi-sports program to is summer day camp. The sports camp will focus on tennis in the morning and campers can choose a different sport for the afternoon.
Twinn Palms Homestay Services, which finds families for foreign exchange students to live with, is expanding its services into more New York schools. Families can host up to two foreign exchange students at a time.
Many parents and teachers are angered by proposed changes to the way teacher evaluations are performed, giving even more weight to standardized test scores and less to the input of school principals. Protests are planned for next week, and parents can help spread the word.
The Crayon Box Preschool, located in Flushing, recently added Teddy Tennis, a preschool tennis class, to its curriculum. It will also add a preschool music class in the spring.
Future Stars, a day camp on Long Island, is adding STEM programming to its summer camp line-up.
Kon Gen International Preschool in Queens is now offering ColorSoundation to teach children music through colors. The international preschool is now accepting applications for the fall.
Fátima Ptacek, the 14-year-old Queens native who voices the iconic Latina heroine Dora the Explorer, is the winner of the 2015 NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Youth in a Youth/Children’s Program.
Flushing Town Hall, a global arts center in Flushing, Queens, is adding Global Mashups, a bi-cultural music performance, to its calendar of family music performances.