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Queens Zoo welcomed three rare domestic pigs, mulefoot hogs, to its grounds in May.
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.
The American Camp Association of New York and New Jersey grant hundreds of summer camp scholarships to children affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Spa-Tacular Party's @The Candy Shop in Mill Basin, Brooklyn, hosted a birthday party for a deserving Rockaway family who were temporarily relocated to Brooklyn after Hurricane Sandy.
Power Brain Training Centers in Bayside, Queens and Syosset have expanded its summer camp curriculum to add more advanced brain training exercises, as well as divided the campers by age. During the camp, children will increase focus and coordination, as well as learn to have empathy and what it means to be a good leader.
National early childhood program FasTracKids recently moved from its Kew Gardens location to a location in Rego Park that is more accessible by public transportation and by car. The Rego Park location has a pool on the roof, which the owner hopes to soon enclose for year-round swimming instruction, as well as access to neighborhood parks.
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.
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.
A longtime volunteer of St. Mary's Hospital for Children in Queens raises money to buy a swing that accommodates children in wheelchairs.
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.
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.
East-West Music Studio in Flushing is offering two new programs: a summer music program and an after-school children's choir, both for ages 6 through high school. Both programs end with music performances for parents to attend.
Six students of the RoboMindTech Science & Technology Center in Fresh Meadows, Queens, competed in the New York City FIRST Lego League Championship on March 9, winning the title and moving on to represent NYC at the FIRST World Expo in St. Louis, Missouri this April.
Go! Tennis, a Bayside-based tennis facility, will start offering Teddy Tennis this spring, as well as Teddy Tennis birthday parties. Teddy Tennis, a lessons program for kids, teaches the fundamentals of tennis by combining music, pictures, and teddy bear stories.
Students of Hillcrest High School competed in LeAp's August Wilson Monologue Competition and three students will advance to compete in LeAp's NYC-wide competition at Manhattan's MMAC Theater on March 6.
As of Wednesday, Feb. 20, New York City's school bus strike is finally over, and school buses will resume full service to New York City public school children for the first time in five weeks. Here is some important information from the NYC Department of Education (DOE) that will help make the transition back to yellow bus service as smooth as possible.
JEI Learning Center has opened a new location in Bayside-Auburndale. The academic enrichment center for queens children provides small classroom learning while preparing students for more traditional school setting.
The Kohl's Cares Scholarship program will honor more than 2,300 youth, ages 6-18, who have made a positive impact on their communities with more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes. Nominations for outstanding young volunteers are being accepted Feb. 1 - March 15.
CosmoKidz Preschool and Daycare Center, recently opened in Fresh Meadows, prepares children for upper-level education in an eco-friendly facility. The center also offers foreign language lessons, summer camps, and Gifted & Talented prep.
Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club, known for their traveling spa birthday parties for girls throughout NYC and Long Island, will open a storefront in New Hyde Park. While it will still offer spa parties in your home for girls ages 4-14, the store will offer services for girls of all ages.
American Dance and Drama, a major talent producer, has opened a second location in Glendale. This dance studio in Queens will offer dance, acting, and singing classes for Glendale Kids.
Young New York City public school students were honored at LeAp's 11th annual Citigroup Student Art Exhibition hosted by Citigroup in Long Island City on Dec. 5 at the Citigroup Building.
East Coast United Queens Academy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts, a new mixed martial arts center in College Point, offers mixed martial arts classes for children in Queens, and all lessons are taught by black-belt level instructors. The center also offers mixed martial arts classes for women.
St. Marys Hospital for Children in Queens celebrated its Patient Pavilion grand opening on Sept. 27, which features new kid-friendly patient care rooms.
Beginning Oct. 1, 2012 through Nov. 12, 2012, the New york Children's Theater Festival will be accepting submissions for its spring 2013 productions, encouraging people from all over the world to write live children's entertainment.