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New York Carousel, which operates Fantasy Forest at Flushing Meadows Carousel and the Forest Park Carousel, is finishing construction on Fantasy Shore, a small amusement park on Staten Island. New York Carousel has also added new features to its two carousels in Queens.
Twenty two Queens Library locations will be serving free Summer Meals to children and teens 18 years and younger, every Monday through Friday, June 27-Aug. 29. Summer Reading will be in full swing with plenty of free fun for all ages, as well.
NYC zoos welcomed several newborn baby animals this spring, including baby baboons in Brooklyn, a pair of gorilla babies and four lion cubs in the Bronx, a tiny pudu in Queens, and snow leopards and a white-necked crane chick in Central Park Zoo.
Bayview Swim Club, a family pool club located in Bayside, recently expanded its birthday party packages, while still keeping packages affordable. The swim club also has basketball and paddleball courts, slides, and a lawn area. It also employs qualified lifeguards.
JEI Learning Center Auburndale, an academic enrichment center in Queens, now offers Brain Safari for children in first through fifth grades. Brain Safari strengthens logical and analytical reasoning.
Blue Apple Early Childhood Learning Center, an Astoria preschool, aims to open for its first class in September. The Queens preschool's curriculum is aligned with the Common Core Standards.
Cookies The Kids Department Store in Jamaica, Queens recently expanded its location. The kids department store offers clothes, furniture, and toys.
Silvercare, which provides patients with customized braces and other home medical equipment, recently moved to a new location on Kissena Boulevard.
Further Music Studio, which offers music lessons in Queens, recently moved to a new location in Forest Hills. The studio offers piano, violin, and guitar lessons, as well as voice lessons. The studio also boasts the most affordable music lessons in New York City.
Mathnasium, an international chain of year-round math learning centers, recently opened a location in Astoria. The center creates individualized learning plans for students to build a strong foundation in math, and aims to “make math make sense.” Tutors utilize the Mathnasium Method to teach children with various tactics.
New York state health insurance provider Fidelis Care recently opened a community office in Ridgewood. Fidelis Care aims to make its services accessible to the communities it serves.
Flushing Town Hall reopened March 14 after a five-month renovation. With a fresh look, the theater kicked off its spring 2014 season, which will include many family-friendly performances and festivals.
The speech therapists at Aim High Speech and Occupational Therapy Services are currently hiring an occupational therapist. The Forest Hills therapy center offers speech therapy services, as well as bilingual therapy services, including Russian-English and Spanish-English.
Blue Man Group, which combines music, technology, and comedy for a theatrical experience, recently added to its birthday party offerings. The Blue Man Group birthday party now includes the opportunity to have cake in the lobby before the show. The unique birthday party in Manhattan is suitable for all ages.
More than 400 young tennis players from across NYC set a Guinness World Record on March 2 for the largest tennis lesson, which they played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens.
Manhattan-based Empire Tax Professionals recently opened an office in Forest Hills. The tax consultants firm specializes in family and child care taxes and offers tax return help for parents who are filing.
Caliper Orthodontics, an orthodontist office in Little Neck, recently implemented a new technology for better results. The Invisalign provider in Queens uses the iTero scanner to create better fitting aligners for patients.
Bayside preschool and day care center, Little Apple Preschool, recently opened. The preschool offers infant, toddler, young preschool, and preschool age groups and teaches using a creative curriculum, including dance, art, and yoga. The day care center offers a diverse community for children.
Title Boxing Club, a fitness center in Forest Hills that offers boxing, kickboxing, and personal training, is piloting two programs: one targeted toward teachers and one for kids.
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.