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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...)

The Hospital for Special Surgery Opens Children's Pavilion
The Lerner Children’s Pavilion is a pediatric orthopedic hospital within The Hospital for Special Surgery, the No. 1 hospital for orthopedics in the country. The family-friendly hospital on the Upper East Side features private patient rooms with in-room family accommodations; safe play areas for patients and their siblings; and a nature-influenced design. (read the story...)

Chilibeans Party Place Now Offers Two Summer Camps
Chilibeans Party Place will host two different summer camps in Queens this year: Lego Engineering and Artful Adventures. The Lego camp applies real-world physics, engineering, and architecture concepts for children in kindergarten through sixth grades. The art camp is split into two sessions: 3-D Insanity and Crazy Craftin’ for children in first through sixth grades. (read the story...)

Music Together Returns to Howard Beach After Hurricane Sandy
With the post-Sandy renovations to Saint Barnabas church completed, Music Together is returning to its Howard Beach location. Music Together offers Mommy, Music, and Me, a parent or caregiver and child music class that teaches the fundamentals of music in a group setting. (read the story...)

Three Little Piggies Debut at Queens Zoo
Queens Zoo welcomed three rare domestic pigs, mulefoot hogs, to its grounds in May. (read the story...)

Nonprofit Provides Free Hearing Screenings for Students
NYC schools no longer offer hearing screenings for its students, so on May 2, the Hearing Health Foundation and Gordon Hearing Conservation partnered to provide free hearing screenings for students at the Speyer Legacy School on Manhattan's Upper West Side in honor of May's Better Hearing and Speech month. (read the story...)

American Camp Association Grants Summer Camp Scholarships to Hurricane Sandy Victims
The American Camp Association of New York and New Jersey grant hundreds of summer camp scholarships to children affected by Hurricane Sandy. (read the story...)

Spa-Tacular Party's in Brooklyn Donates Birthday Party to Deserving Rockaway Family
Spa-Tacular Party's @The Candy Shop in Mill Basin, Brooklyn, hosted a birthday party for a deserving Rockaway family who were temporarily relocated to Brooklyn after Hurricane Sandy. (read the story...)

Power Brain Training Center Expands Summer Camp Program
Power Brain Training Centers in Bayside, Queens and Syosset have expanded its summer camp curriculum to add more advanced brain training exercises, as well as divided the campers by age. During the camp, children will increase focus and coordination, as well as learn to have empathy and what it means to be a good leader. (read the story...)

FasTracKids Moves to Rego Park for Parent Convenience
National early childhood program FasTracKids recently moved from its Kew Gardens location to a location in Rego Park that is more accessible by public transportation and by car. The Rego Park location has a pool on the roof, which the owner hopes to soon enclose for year-round swimming instruction, as well as access to neighborhood parks. (read the story...)

Licenders New Lice Removal Tool Works in 30 Minutes
Head lice screening and removal company Licenders uses new tool called the LouseBuster to dry up and kill eggs and bugs in 30 minutes. The quick head lice removal technique uses a concentrated flow of hot air. (read the story...)

Father Knows Best Wraps Up Season in Queens After 5-Borough Tour
Father Knows Best, a nonprofit mentoring program founded by former NBA star and current New York Knicks Assistant General Manager Allan Houston ended the organization's five-borough tour in Queens on March 30. (read the story...)

Homegrown Heroes: Helping Kids Soar
A longtime volunteer of St. Mary's Hospital for Children in Queens raises money to buy a swing that accommodates children in wheelchairs. (read the story...)

Eleven-Year-Old NYC Violinist to Be on NPR's 'From The Top'
Eleven-year-old Elli Choi from New York City will be on an episode of NPR's "From the Top," the hit radio program featuring America's best young classical musicians. (read the story...)

Where to Buy Girl Scout Cookies in NYC
From classic thin mints and samoas to Do-si-dos and Lemonades, Girl Scout Cookies are a true crowd favorite. Find where to buy Girl Scout Cookies in New York City with the Girl Scout Cookie Locator app and take note of these pop-up shops throughout NYC. (read the story...)

Music Education Studio Offers New Choral and Summer Music Programs
East-West Music Studio in Flushing is offering two new programs: a summer music program and an after-school children's choir, both for ages 6 through high school. Both programs end with music performances for parents to attend. (read the story...)

Students of RoboMind Tech Science & Tech Center in Queens Win NYC's First Lego League Championship
Six students of the RoboMindTech Science & Technology Center in Fresh Meadows, Queens, competed in the New York City FIRST Lego League Championship on March 9, winning the title and moving on to represent NYC at the FIRST World Expo in St. Louis, Missouri this April. (read the story...)

Go! Tennis Offers New Children's Tennis Program
Go! Tennis, a Bayside-based tennis facility, will start offering Teddy Tennis this spring, as well as Teddy Tennis birthday parties. Teddy Tennis, a lessons program for kids, teaches the fundamentals of tennis by combining music, pictures, and teddy bear stories. (read the story...)


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