A Little Personalized, a personalization boutique in Forest Hills, recently opened. The store personalizes every product it sells, making perfect baby shower, graduation, and holiday gifts. The store also offers knitting and sewing classes for kids in Queens.
The Active Learning Elementary School P.S. 244Q in Queens was named the national grand prize winner in this year's 2013 Golden Carrot Awards for its creative approach to providing healthful vegetarian lunch options to its students.
Forest Hills’ Oliloli Arts & Crafts Studio now offers paint-your-own ceramic ornaments and personalized holiday gifts. The arts and crafts studio also offers glass fusing, jewelry making, and canvas painting. Oliloli Arts & Crafts also hosts birthday parties on the weekends.
Flushing dance and fitness center Vibez Studio now offers Zumbini, a mommy and me Zumba classes, and inclusive Zumba classes for children with and without special needs ages 4-12. The 10-class Zumbini program offers a chance for mothers to bond with their child, as well as meet other mothers in the community.
Forest Hills academic enrichment center now offers music and Chinese classes for kids in preschool through high school. In music classes, children can learn to play instruments, take voice lessons and music theory and composition classes. Children learn Chinese through reading, writing, and Chinese traditions and culture.
Give more than just Halloween candy this holiday season by giving back to the community and volunteering at Spirit Halloween's Spirit of Children parties at hospitals in and around the New York City area.
Christy’s Gymnastics, a Whitestone-based full-service gymnastics facility, now offers an Elite Acrobatics class for cheerleaders and competitive dancers who want to learn and build on their acrobatic skills. The gym also offers early childhood fitness programs and non-competitive and competitive gymnastics programs.
The math-only learning center Mathnasium recently opened its new Queens location in Forest Hills. The center offers tutoring, homework help, test prep, and enrichment activities to help build children’s math confidence.
Bounce! Trampoline Sports recently opened its Syosset location. The indoor trampoline center on Long Island offers birthday parties, trampoline fitness classes, and open bounce time.
The Moms in Training program is an 8-week fitness group for moms that trains participants to run a 5-mile or 15K charity walk/run for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The program will host several kick-off events in NYC and CT where new members can join.
Gateway Sports Club, which offers swimming, tennis, soccer, and basketball lessons to children and adults in Queens, Brooklyn, and Nassau County, recently started offering its programs at James Madison High School in Bedford. The sports program also extended its weekend hours at the P.S. 224 location in Bayside. It also offers competitive swim teams in Queens at the Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center and Jamaica High School.
FasTracKids in Rego Park now offers a preschool alternative. The preschool teaches students how to use technology and public speaking skills in academics. Students will also use multi-sensory skills to learn math, sciences, and public speaking. The preschool also offers daily cooking and reading activities, as well as hands-on and interactive projects and experiments. FasTracKids also offers a Gifted & Talented prep course.
MILO Bear, an educational toy for children with special needs that uses Gardner's eight intelligences, helps children build communication skills.
New York City recently launched a new health initiative at Lincoln Medical Center and Harlem Medical Center to get low-income and at-risk patients to eat healthier. The Health Bucks four-month pilot program helps those patients purchase produce from farmers' markets.
With the new common core standards in NYC schools, children are assigned more homework. To keep students on schedule, Kent Prep now offers a time management and homework course for children in New York City. Kent Prep, and academic enrichment school in Bayside, also offers SAT, SSAT, and Gifted & Talented exam prep and summer academic enrichment.
MY Gym in Fresh Meadows now offers a non-competitive tumbling team for beginner gymnasts. Each child is taught gymnastics skills and participates in a show. My Gym Fresh Meadows also offers, gymnastics classes, birthday parties and summer camps in Queens.
The Beatty Robotics Team, which consists of Camille, age 13, Genevieve, age 11, and their father Robert, built a Mars Rover robot for the Mars exhibit at NYSCI. The girls, who are interested in STEM education, did most of the work on the robot.
Spend a day with the family at the new Luna Park at Coney Island with a day-trip package that saves more than $75 on regular prices, including transportation on Gray Line New York and CitySights NY double-decker buses to and from Manhattan.
Join New York Water Taxi, Radio Disney, and Cayman Islands for the first-ever Princess and Pirates Adventure cruise made especially for kids on the NY harbor this Sunday, June 30.
Engineering for Kids, a traveling STEM education program that visits schools and summer camps, now offers its programs in Nassau County, as well as Manhattan, Queens, and Westchester County. The hands-on STEM academic enrichment program also offers robotics, rocket building, and Levitron birthday parties.
People shopping small businesses in Astoria and Long Island City in Queens will be in for a discount if they find Waldo hiding in its stores during this month-long scavenger hunt.
Kumon Math and Reading Center of Kew Gardens, an academic enrichment center, recently opened in Forest Hills. The center offers help for students who are struggling in school or for students who want to get ahead in school.
Ivy Day School, a preschool in Queens, recently opened a second Flushing location. Along with the core subjects, preschoolers benefit from an English-Mandarin/Spanish bilingual program, as well as creative arts and cooking classes. The school also has art and computer rooms, an indoor playroom, and a garage for easy pick up and drop off.
On May 31, assemblywoman Margaret M. Markey and the Queens Tourism Council at the New York Hall of Science kicked off New York State Museum Week, which will be from June 10-16.
PS98Q, The Douglaston School of Literature in Queens, and NYChessKids have partnered to offer a summer day camp for children ages 4-12 in July and August. Campers will learn to play chess, as well as have ample physical activity.