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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...)

Glendale Dermatology Offers Brand New Fat Freezing Procedure
Queens' Glendale Dermatology will offer CoolSculpting, a new non-invasive technology that freezes fat cells without surgery. (read the story...)

New York Life Foundation Grants $200,000 to Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship in NYC and Westchester County, NY
The New York Life Foundation announced a $200,000 grant to Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to support expanding entrepreneurship education programs to low-performing students in New York City and Westchester County, New York; and Chicago, Illinois. The support will enable NFTE to serve at least 1,800 new students during the 2011-2012 school year. (read the story...)

City Parks Foundation's Reebok Junior Tennis Academy Announces Scholarship Tryouts for NYC Residents
The Reebok Junior Tennis Academy will hold tryouts for its annual summer scholarship training program on May 14. Tryouts are open to New York City residents ages 8 to 16. (read the story...)

One Million Pounds and Counting: GrowNYC Greenmarkets Reduce Textile Waste in NYC
GrowNYC, a nonprofit organization that works to improve New York City's quality of life through environmental programs, provides weekly textile recycling collection at eight year-round Greenmarkets. So far, the program has kept one million pounds of textile waste out of landfills. (read the story...)

Sweet Street Music: Sing for Hope to Install 88 Pop-Up Pianos in NYC This Summer
On June 18, 88 pianos will pop up in parks and public spaces throughout New York City, and everyone is encouraged to stop and play. (read the story...)

New York Red Bulls Kick-Start 'New York's Got Wings' Campaign
The Red Bulls, New York's only professional soccer team, kick-started an initiative to energize soccer programs and camps throughout the five boroughs. (read the story...)

Junior Achievement of New York Brings More Than Money® Program to PS 212 in Jackson Heights
Junior Achievement of New York and HSBC Bank USA brought a financial literacy program called More Than Money® to more than 80 third-grade students at PS 212 in Jackson Heights, Queens. (read the story...)

3rd Annual NYC August Wilson Monologue Competiton Winners Announced
Competitors in the 3rd Annual NYC August Wilson Monologue Competition, an annual celebration of Wilson’s life and work presented by the LeAp arts-in-education organization, hailed from all five boroughs. The three winners will go on to compete at the national competition on May 9. (read the story...)

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio Asks NYC Parents of Students with Disabilities to Take Special Ed Survey This April
Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate of the City of New York, asks parents of students with disabilities to take a "Spotlight on Special Ed" survey this month to help parents' voices be heard in the New York City Department of Education. (read the story...)

Flushing 14-Year-Old Chosen for National Tourette Syndrome Youth Ambassador Training Program
Flushing resident Marques Semes was chosen to attend the fourth annual Tourette Syndrome (TS) Youth Ambassador Training Program in Washington, DC. (read the story...)

Forest Hills Music Studio Expands Its Programs
Forest Hills Music Studio, which offers private music instruction to students ages 6 and up, will expand the programs it offers to the Queens community. (read the story...)

PM Pediatrics Opens in Bayside, Queens
PM Pediatrics, a pediatric urgent care practice with locations in Westchester County, NY, and on Long Island, has expanded to Bayside, Queens. (read the story...)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Offers New ESL Classes to the Queens Community
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Queens now offers an ESL program called "Daily Dose." Read on for class details and information on how to volunteer with the program. (read the story...)

Edible Expressions in Queens Now Offers Extra Large, Customizable Fortune Cookies
Edible Expressions is a new Queens-based fortune cookie company with a big idea — offering an outsized fortune cookie that measures 7 inches by 7 inches. (read the story...)

Queens RoboMindTech Teams Compete in FIRST Lego League Lego Robotics Games
Three Queens-based RoboMindTech teams participated in a 2010-2011 FIRST Lego League Lego Robotics Competition in the Bronx. (read the story...)

New Places and Programs for Families in Queens - January 2011
These Queens-based businesses are offering new services for local kids and families - check it out! (read the story...)

Safe Space Offers New Program for At-Risk Youth
Safe Space, an agency based in Jamaica, NY, has launched a new treatment program called Redirections, which will offer juvenile offenders between the ages of 12-17 an opportunity to seek therapeutic support and adult encouragement. (read the story...)


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