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Paint Your Own Holiday-Themed Gifts in Forest Hills
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. (read the story...)

Mommy and Me and Inclusive Zumba Classes Offered in Flushing
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. (read the story...)

Enrichment Center Offers Music and Chinese Classes
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. (read the story...)

Celebrate Halloween With Spirit of Children
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. (read the story...)

Christy's Gymnastics Offers Acrobatics for Cheerleaders, Competitive Dancers
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. (read the story...)

Math-Only Learning Center Opens in Forest Hills
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. (read the story...)

Bounce! Trampoline Sports Opens Syosset Location
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. (read the story...)

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Moms In Training Program Kicks Off in NYC and CT
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. (read the story...)

Gateway Sports Club Offers Swim Lessons in Queens, Nassau, and Brooklyn
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. (read the story...)

FasTracKids Offers Preschool Alternative in Rego Park
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. (read the story...)

MILO Bear Helps Children Learn to Communicate
MILO Bear, an educational toy for children with special needs that uses Gardner's eight intelligences, helps children build communication skills. (read the story...)

NYC Launches Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program Pilot
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. (read the story...)

Kent Prep Course Teaches Time Management Skills
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. (read the story...)

My Gym Fresh Meadows Now Has a Non-Competitive Tumbling Team
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. (read the story...)

NYSCI Unveils Kid-Built Mars Rover Robot in Mars Exhibit
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. (read the story...)

Family Day-Trip Package to Luna Park at Coney Island
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. (read the story...)

Set Sail with Disney Radio, Circle Line, and Princesses and Pirates
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. (read the story...)

STEM Birthday Parties that Come to You
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. (read the story...)

Find Waldo in Queens and Save at Local Stores
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. (read the story...)

Kumon Math and Reading Center Opens in Kew Gardens
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. (read the story...)

Flushing Preschool Offers Spanish and Mandarin Lessons
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. (read the story...)

Second Annual New York State Museum Week Begins in June
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. (read the story...)

NYChessKids Offers Summer Camp at PS98 in Queens
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. (read the story...)

Catch Disney's Dusty of 'Planes' at NYC's Air Show at Jones Beach
Kids will delight when they see the surprise guest -- Dusty, the star of Disney's new movie "Planes" -- at this year's Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach during Memorial Day weekend. (read the story...)

Olympic Gold Medalists Help Host Official Swimming Safety Days in NYC
Olympic gold medalists Cullen Jones and Rowdy Gaines kick off USA Swimming Foudation's "Make a Splash" tour at the Empire State Building where New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg names May 16-18 as "Swimming Safety Days." (read the story...)


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