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Great American Smokeout Comes to NYC Area Schools
The American Cancer Society (ACS) along with ENT and Allergy Associates will bring smoking education programs to four high schools in Queens and Long Island as part of ACS's annual Great American Smokeout. (read the story...)

Crucial Tourette Syndrome Counseling Program Forced to Shut Down Due to Drastic New York State Budget Cuts
New York State budget cuts effective in the new year will take critical funding away from the New York City Tourette Syndrome Counseling Program and force it to shut down. (read the story...)

NY Sportek Opens in Forest Hills
Dov Medina, an owner of a successful gym in Israel, brings his skills as a personal trainer to the Forest Hills Jewish Center with the opening of NY Sportek, a sports center that offers youth and adults fitness classes. (read the story...)

Brighter Futures Learning Center Opens in Forest Hills
Brigther Futures Learning Center, an early childhood center, opens in Forest Hills with aims to increase parent involvement in their child's education. (read the story...)

Petite Gourtmet Culinary Arts Offers In-Home Cooking Lessons
Luba Peys, a former special education teacher, starts a new project to share her love of cooking through teaching children and adults the joys of cooking. (read the story...)

PlayWorks NYC Opens in Rego Park
New in Rego Park, PlayWorks NYC provides pediatric care, including physical, occupational, speech and language therapies, to children with special needs. (read the story...)

Father Knows Best Kicks Off in New York City
Former NBA all-star Allan Houston, now the current assistant general manager of the New York Knicks, his father Coach Wade Houston, and iStar Charity Shootout host the kick-off event to the Five Borough Basketball Tour in New York City for fathers and sons and mentors and mentees, stressing the importance of having a strong, male role model in a child's life. (read the story...)

Katya's School of Dance Opens to Dance Lovers in Great Neck
Katya's School of Dance - To the Pointe is a new dance studio in Great Neck offering a welcoming atmosphere for those who love to dance, no matter their skill level. (read the story...)

Apply Now for Parents As Arts Partners at Your School
The Center for Arts Education has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Parents As Arts Partners program, which is focused on the twin goals of increasing parent engagement in public schools and providing quality arts programming for students and their families. (read the story...)

New York City Libraries Announce New Chapter Program to Waive Young Patrons' Late Fees
New York City’s three library systems are teaming up to give children and teens across the five boroughs the opportunity to eliminate their prior fines and fees and regain their library privileges in the joint New Chapter program, which launched September 22 and runs through October 31. (read the story...)

Grow to Learn Awards 36 Grants to NYC School Gardens
GrowNYC and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City today announced $59,044 in mini-grant funding awarded to 36 public and charter schools looking to build, maintain, or expand their garden programs. These mini-grants, in amounts up to $2,000, are part of Grow to Learn: Citywide School Gardens Initiative. (read the story...)

New Children's Library Discovery Center Opens in Jamaica, Queens
Jamaica is now home to the Helen M. Marshall Children's Library Discovery Center, a world-class children's library full of hands-on exhibits and interactive programs with a focus on science, technology, math, and engineering. (read the story...)

New Website Profiles Private and Public Schools in NYC
A new website by EduProfile includes profiles on thousands of private and public schools in New York City, plus a school comparison tool and tips for parents on school admissions, entrance exams, school tours, and more advice that makes choosing a school easier. (read the story...)

NYC Autism Speaks Gala Raises More than $66,000
Autism Speaks' third annual Autism Speaks to Young Professionals summer gala, held in NYC, raised more than $66,000 for autism research and advocacy. The funds will help raise awareness and funds on behalf of individuals living with autism. (read the story...)

New York City Schools Offer Standardized Test Results Online
The New York State Department of Education last week released the official results of standardized tests for third through eighth graders. Instead of waiting until September, parents and guardians can now view their children's 2011 NYS ELA, math, and science test scores online. (read the story...)

City Parks Foundation Offers Free Golf Lessons in NYC Parks this August
The City Parks Foundation is offering free golf lessons to kids in New York City this August, at East River Park and Eugene McCabe Field in Manhattan. (read the story...)

Sunflower Kidz Daycare Opens in East Elmhurst NY
Sunflower Kidz Daycare opens in Queens this September, bringing an affordable childcare and preschool program to East Elmhurst. (read the story...)

RoboMindTech Opens New Center in Queens
RoboMindTech, a math, science, and engineering program for kids, opened a new learning center in Fresh Meadows, Queens, offering after-school classes and summer camps. (read the story...)

Bilingual Summer Camp Opens in Queens
Yelena's Day Care, a Russian-English bilingual preschool program in Forest Hills, Queens, is now offering a summer day camp for children ages 4 to 7. (read the story...)

Administration for Children's Services Honors 51 NYC Foster Parents
The 2011 Foster Parent Recognition Ceremony, held May 26, honored 51 foster parents for their dedication to New York City youth. (read the story...)

NYC Students Debut Original Theater Works at Fidelity FutureStage Celebration
Five plays written by NYC students were performed at last night's Fidelity FutureStage Celebration. (read the story...)

Queens Library Supporters Stand Up Against Budget Cuts
Hundreds of Queens Library supporters and City Council members rallied on the steps of City Hall to save library jobs and services. (read the story...)

Queens Zoo Welcomes Olympia the Elk
The Wildlife Conservation Society's Queens Zoo embraced a new tenant in May: Olympia the Roosevelt elk. (read the story...)

New Website Allows Families to Search for Housing Near NYC's Great Schools
A new website allows parents of New York City's public school children to locate affordable housing near the city's outstanding public schools. (read the story...)

NYC Students Speak Out on Community Issues through Art in Citywide Parks Exhibition
Today, students in 10 New York City public middle schools from all five boroughs unveiled a unique art exhibit in Union Square Park: “A View from the Lunchroom: Students Bringing Issues to the Table.” (read the story...)


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