Family-friendly movie theater Movieworld Cinemas in Douglaston recently replaced its old seating to make the movie-watching experience more comfortable. The theater offers competitive rates on tickets and snacks. The cinema also hosts children’s birthday parties, as well as private screenings for groups, such as schools and camps.
Bayside creative studio Mud Genius recently opened, offering paint-your-own pottery and ceramics. The Queens studio offers Ladies’ Night Out on Thursdays and will soon offer Kids’ Night Out on Fridays.
Sisters Crystal and Aphrodite Varellas aim to help people 'live life in quality' at their College Point fitness studio TOPshape Health & Fitness. The fitness studio in Queens also offer classes for kids and adults, as well as a mommy and me class.
Sage Music, a music school based in Queens, recently opened a music school in Brooklyn. Sage Music offers guitar, violin, cello, piano, and voice lessons and uses traditional music instruction combined with psychology, holistic approaches to health and well-being, and communal creativity.
The Performing Arts Conservatory of New York, which was originally located in Jackson Heights, recently opened its second location in Elmhurst. The Performing Arts Conservatory of New York offers after-school classes to children in Queens, including drama, music, and dance. The conservatory also offers introduction to music classes for preschoolers, as well as Spanish classes.
Vienna Music, a music school for children of all ages in Bayside, Queens, recently opened. It offers basic fundamentals of music classes for toddlers and one-on-one music lessons.
Mommy, Music, & Me now offers Music Together's classes at Gym-Azing in Astoria. The music and movement classes help children learn to express themselves through music.
Astoria Sports Complex now offers families and businesses in Queens a new location to host high-end parties at an affordable price point. Astoria Complex Catering offers an upscale environment that can accommodate up to 200 guests.
Supplemental education center for students in kindergarten through college, Huntington Learning Center, which has locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and on Long Island, recently opened its Flushing location. The center offers tutoring in core subjects, help in building academic skills for successful school learning, and exam prep.
Soccer Friends now offers three new programs for children in Forest Hills: an afternoon soccer club, school break day camps, and child care for a monthly parents' night out.
First Shot Basketball School now offers its Super Tots program for children ages 3-4 in Queens. The program teaches tots the basketball skills and coordination necessary for future participation in the sport.
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.