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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. (read the story...)

Halloween Events in the NYC Area After Hurricane Sandy
Check our updated list of Halloween events for kids and families in the NYC area to see what's still happening and what's been canceled in the NYC boroughs, NYC suburbs, and Long Island. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

Long Island City Ballet's Class Sizes Focus on Technique
Long Island City Ballet, owned by Caroline Duprot, offers small class sizes with focused learning environments for aspiring professional dancers. The small groups allow Duprot to focus on the individual dancers more and advise parents if their child's talents could lead to a professional dance school. Duprot also offers classes for adults because of the health benefits ballet provides. (read the story...)

Kids Time Daycare Reopens after Classroom Improvements
Kids Time Daycare in Woodside, Queens reopens after many improvements were made. This daycare aims to have children learn and work creatively. (read the story...)

Metropolitan Smiles Has New Owner, Melody Ahdoot, DDS
Metropolitan Smiles in Kew Gardens has a new owner, Melody, Ahdoot, DDS. As well as a new owner, the dental office offers updated services and family appointment blocks for convenience. (read the story...)

Queens Professor Brings Music 'Bach' to Schools
A professor at Queens College created a program called Bach to School that brings free classical musical concerts to elementary and middle schools in Queens. (read the story...)

Thousands of Parents Rally to Support Their Child's School
From public and private schools in Queens and the Bronx to those in Westchester, Long Island, Rockland County, and beyond, parents stand up to help stock dwindling school libraries with new books by voting for their child's school in the Books 4 Our School challenge. (read the story...)

Lego Chess Invites Innovation in Fresh Meadows
The Science and Technology learning center RoboMindTech is offering a new workshop for children that introduces a new technique for creatively learning about science, technology, and teamwork while having fun. Beginning in April, a new Spring Break Lego Chess Workshop will take place for children ages 7-12. (read the story...)


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