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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...)

Queens's Stars of the Spoken Word
Students of Hillcrest High School competed in LeAp's August Wilson Monologue Competition and three students will advance to compete in LeAp's NYC-wide competition at Manhattan's MMAC Theater on March 6. (read the story...)

New York City Bus Strike Is Finally Over
As of Wednesday, Feb. 20, New York City's school bus strike is finally over, and school buses will resume full service to New York City public school children for the first time in five weeks. Here is some important information from the NYC Department of Education (DOE) that will help make the transition back to yellow bus service as smooth as possible. (read the story...)

Academic Learning Center Opens Bayside-Auburndale Location
JEI Learning Center has opened a new location in Bayside-Auburndale. The academic enrichment center for queens children provides small classroom learning while preparing students for more traditional school setting. (read the story...)

Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program Accepting Nominations for Outstanding Young Volunteers
The Kohl's Cares Scholarship program will honor more than 2,300 youth, ages 6-18, who have made a positive impact on their communities with more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes. Nominations for outstanding young volunteers are being accepted Feb. 1 - March 15. (read the story...)

Eco-Friendly Early Childhood Center Opens in Fresh Meadows
CosmoKidz Preschool and Daycare Center, recently opened in Fresh Meadows, prepares children for upper-level education in an eco-friendly facility. The center also offers foreign language lessons, summer camps, and Gifted & Talented prep. (read the story...)

On-the-Go Spa Parties Business Opens Storefront
Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club, known for their traveling spa birthday parties for girls throughout NYC and Long Island, will open a storefront in New Hyde Park. While it will still offer spa parties in your home for girls ages 4-14, the store will offer services for girls of all ages. (read the story...)

Renowned Dance and Drama Studio Opens Second Location in Glendale
American Dance and Drama, a major talent producer, has opened a second location in Glendale. This dance studio in Queens will offer dance, acting, and singing classes for Glendale Kids. (read the story...)

LeAp for Art Students of NYC Exhibit in Long Island City
Young New York City public school students were honored at LeAp's 11th annual Citigroup Student Art Exhibition hosted by Citigroup in Long Island City on Dec. 5 at the Citigroup Building. (read the story...)

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...)

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...)


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