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.
Magic Day Camp, a summer day camp in Bayside, Queens, is adding daily swim time to its schedule. The day camp also offers before and after care for campers, and door-to-door transportation.
Queens high school student Julia McKenna was awarded the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal for completing 400 hours of volunteer service in and near the Astoria community and at her high school, Garden School, in Jackson Heights.
Queens of Lacrosse is the only all-girls lax program in the borough of Queens, NYC. The program was started by a local dad who was searching for lacrosse programs in Queens for his two young daughters.
Power Brain Training Center in Bayside is a brain education center for children and adults. The Bayside location is adding two new programs to its summer day camp program: Heightened Sensory Perception and Heightened Memory.
The new New York City Municipal ID, announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio shortly after the New Year, will give resident New Yorkers free access to 33 NYC museums, zoos, cultural centers, and other institutions, plus a host of other benefits.
Bowlmor Chelsea Piers, a family activity center and bowling alley in Manhattan, recently added a laser tag arena and ropes course.
Vincent Smith School, a third through 12th grade school catered to those with learning disabilities, recently appointed Layla Lindau as the new director of special education.
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, which provides art education programs for families, recently launched two new programs: Sunday Afternoon Concert Series and Assembly Program for Schools & Families.