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New York City Bus Strike Is Finally Over

New York City Bus Strike Is Finally Over

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.

Academic Learning Center Opens Bayside-Auburndale Location

Academic Learning Center Opens Bayside-Auburndale Location

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.

Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program Accepting Nominations for Outstanding Young Volunteers

Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program Accepting Nominations for Outstanding Young Volunteers

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.

Eco-Friendly Early Childhood Center Opens in Fresh Meadows

Eco-Friendly Early Childhood Center Opens in Fresh Meadows

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.

On-the-Go Spa Parties Business Opens Storefront

On-the-Go Spa Parties Business Opens Storefront

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.

Renowned Dance and Drama Studio Opens Second Location in Glendale

Renowned Dance and Drama Studio Opens Second Location in Glendale

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.

LeAp for Art Students of NYC Exhibit in Long Island City

LeAp for Art Students of NYC Exhibit in Long Island City

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.

New Mixed Martial Arts Programs for Children in Queens

New Mixed Martial Arts Programs for Children in Queens

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. Mary’s Hospital Unveils Kid-Friendly Care Rooms

St. Mary’s Hospital Unveils Kid-Friendly Care Rooms

St. Marys Hospital for Children in Queens celebrated its Patient Pavilion grand opening on Sept. 27, which features new kid-friendly patient care rooms.

New York Children's Theater Festival Accepting Submissions for Spring 2013 Productions

New York Children's Theater Festival Accepting Submissions for Spring 2013 Productions

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.

Ode to New York City

Ode to New York City

A new book, "A Poem as Big as New York City," captures a kid’s-eye view of what it’s like to live, learn, and play in NYC.

Be the Next Children's Place Superstar

Be the Next Children's Place Superstar

The Children's Place is launching its second annual model search this fall to discover its next superstar who will win round-trip air transportation to the glamorous photo shoot and a $500 gift card to spend on all of the latest styles.

Olympic Gymnast John Orozco Shows a Sloth Some Moves at Bronx Zoo

Olympic Gymnast John Orozco Shows a Sloth Some Moves at Bronx Zoo

Olympic gymnast John Orozco, also a Bronx native, spends time at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo with other famous Bronx residents and also shows his appreciation for his community.

Disney Store Donates School Supplies to Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Disney Store Donates School Supplies to Boys and Girls Clubs of America

In partnership with The Walt Disney Company, Disney Store will donate 25,000 school supply kits to children at the Boys and Girls Club of America, adding a little back-to-school magic as kids nationwide prepare to return to the classroom this fall.

Queens Library's New Hours of Service Fall 2012

Beginning September 2012, Queens Library will change its weekday hours of service to open earlier and stay open later into the evenings in order to provide easier access to books for people.

Brooklyn's Acting Out! Opens New Tantrum Theater

Brooklyn's Acting Out! Opens New Tantrum Theater

Acting Out!, a Brooklyn-based performing arts school with locations in Dyker Heights and Flatlands, nurtures Broadway-bound actors and wallflowers alike. With the opening of their new theater space, Acting Out! plans to expand their show schedule.

Forest Hills Learning Center Focuses on English Language Arts

Forest Hills Learning Center Focuses on English Language Arts

Marie Marrone, former English Language Arts teacher, recently opened Quantum Leap Kids Learning Center to give kids the writing skills they aren't getting in today's school curriculum. Marrone also offers two morning programs for 2 1/2-year-olds to provide the foundation needed for learning to read.

The Healing Powers of Imagination and Laughter

The Healing Powers of Imagination and Laughter

A free theater program, Only Make Believe, marks 12 years of bringing the healing power of laughter and imagination to more than 25,000 chronically ill kids and those with disabilities throughout hospitals in New York City.

Tin Man Teaches Kids to Have a Heart

Tin Man Teaches Kids to Have a Heart

Based on a true story and written by a former teacher and musical director, the children's book "Sammy the Tin Man" aims to help kids cope with the loss of a loved one.

Kids Go Crazy for the Crafty Duo's Lanyard Parties

Kids Go Crazy for the Crafty Duo's Lanyard Parties

Heidi Cohen and Colleen Demas decided to open The Lanyard Ladies after their summer camp station was a huge success with the campers. Now the duo travel all over Queens and Suffolk and Nassau counties to bring bracelet making to birthday parties.

Kids Go Behind the Scenes of 'Mamma Mia!' with Inside Broadway

Kids Go Behind the Scenes of 'Mamma Mia!' with Inside Broadway

New York City public school students got a backstage glimpse of Broadway's "Mamma Mia!" during a behind-the-scenes program hosted by Inside Broadway.

Queens Student Represents US at Mathitiada

Queens Student Represents US at Mathitiada

A student from St. Demetrios Jamaica Day School in Queens represented the United States in the 2012 Mathitiada in Greece, the annual athletic games that celebrate Greek culture.

10 NYC Students Become Youngest Published Playwrights

10 NYC Students Become Youngest Published Playwrights

Ten New York City public school students had their original plays published and performed through the LeAp OnStage after-school theater program.

Doubly Sweet: An Ice Cream Truck to Donate All Proceeds to NYC Museums

Doubly Sweet: An Ice Cream Truck to Donate All Proceeds to NYC Museums

There's an ice cream truck in New York City that will donate all of its proceeds from selling icy cold ice cream treats to local museums in the New York City area, from the Children's Museum of Manhattan and Brooklyn Children's Museum to Staten Island Children's Museum.

Twenty Local Schools Receive New Books

Twenty Local Schools Receive New Books

Parents, faculty, and PTA members from across the New York City area worked together to win new books from the "Books 4 Our School" campaign co-sponsored by the Brooke Jackman Foundation and NYMetroParents.




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NYMetroParents is the parenting division of Davler Media Group and encompasses 9 regional print magazines within the greater NY metro region as well as the website (nymetroparents.com). Following the success of the first NYC parenting resource book, "Big Apple Baby," BIG APPLE PARENT was launched in 1985; it is now the largest publisher of regional parenting content in the United States.

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