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Kids’ Gym Offers Movie-Making Summer Camp

Kids’ Gym Offers Movie-Making Summer Camp

M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym, which offers a variety of physical and educational classes for kids on Long Island, has partnered with IncrediFlix to offer a movie-making summer day camp.

2015 Cover Contest Finalists Announced

2015 Cover Contest Finalists Announced

NYMetroParents is proud to announce the 8 finalists in the 2015 Kids Cover Contest, who are set to be professionally photographed in late June.

Music School Offers Choir for Kids and Mini Camp

Music School Offers Choir for Kids and Mini Camp

New York Music & Arts, a music school in Forest Hills and Great Neck for kids, is now offering a children's choir for kids in Queens, and a mini camp in Great Neck that takes place between the end of traditional summer camp and the beginning of the school year.

Valley Stream OT Practice Uses Rock Climbing to Improve Handwriting

Valley Stream OT Practice Uses Rock Climbing to Improve Handwriting

Occupational Therapy for Productive Living, an OT practice in Valley Stream, now offers a handwriting readiness program to prepare children for school.

GoHealth Opens Urgent Care Centers Across Queens and Long Island

GoHealth Opens Urgent Care Centers Across Queens and Long Island

GoHealth has partnered with North Shore-LIJ to open urgent care centers across Queens and Long Island.

Kids Cover Contest Now Open for Entries!

Kids Cover Contest Now Open for Entries!

The 2015 NYMetroParents Kids Photo Contest is accepting entries through June 13. Eight local kid finalists will win a professional photo shoot and divide over $1,000 in prizes. One grand prize winner will appear on a future print cover of the magazine!

Long Island Aquarium Rescues California Sea Lion Pup

Long Island Aquarium Rescues California Sea Lion Pup

Last year, The Long Island Aquarium rescued a sea lion pup that was found on a California beach. That sea lion, Nila, is now on view in the aquarium's sea lion exhibit.

Adelphi and LIU Post Coaches Team Up for Tennis Camp

Adelphi and LIU Post Coaches Team Up for Tennis Camp

Coaches from Adelphi University and LIU Post have partnered to bring Tiger Tennis & Swim Camp to children on Long Island. The Brookville tennis day camp will mix athletic exercise and skill building with fun and open play.

Melville Day Camp Adds Six Flags Overnight Trip

Melville Day Camp Adds Six Flags Overnight Trip

As part of its travel program, Kenwal Day Camp in Melville is adding an overnight trip to Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari in Jackson, NJ.

Vincent Smith School Adds Lower Elementary Grades

Vincent Smith School Adds Lower Elementary Grades

Vincent Smith School, an independent school for children with learning disabilities, is adding first and second grades in the fall. The school is also building a new playground, and will offer a transitional program for 11th and 12th grades.

International Student Exchange Program Expands Locations

International Student Exchange Program Expands Locations

Twinn Palms Homestay Services, which finds families for foreign exchange students to live with, is expanding its services into more New York schools. Families can host up to two foreign exchange students at a time.

Locust Valley Day Camp Adds Science Programs

Locust Valley Day Camp Adds Science Programs

Friends Academy Summer Camp, a day camp in Locust Valley, is adding three new science-related programs to its day camp offerings: CSI, Marine Science, and Mindcraft game programming.

Oyster Bay's East Woods Camp Welcomes Experienced Director

East Woods Camp, a day camp on Long Island held at East Woods School in Oyster Bay, recently appointed Jo Korder as its new camp director. Korder has more than 20 years of camp experience.

Long Island's Future Stars Day Camp Adds STEM Programs

Long Island's Future Stars Day Camp Adds STEM Programs

Future Stars, a day camp on Long Island, is adding STEM programming to its summer camp line-up.

My Spectrum School Offers Gifted & Talented Early Childhood Education

My Spectrum School Offers Gifted & Talented Early Childhood Education

My Spectrum School, a gifted and talented early childhood education school, opened in Port Washington in October. The school also offers gifted and talented after-school programs and a gifted and talented summer camp.

Portledge Summer Adventures Launches Two New Programs

Portledge Summer Adventures Launches Two New Programs

Portledge School's summer camp Portledge Summer Adventures in Locust Valley is launching two new programs this summer: a foreign language immersion program and a sports academy program.

Merrick Fashion Class Offers ‘Sew’ Many Options

Merrick Fashion Class Offers ‘Sew’ Many Options

The Fashion Class in Merrick teaches children ages 6-17 the skills needed to sew and make clothing and accessories. The fashion design program offers summer camps to teach sewing, designing, and fashion history.

LIU Post Youth Camp To Begin Cheerleading Program

LIU Post Youth Camp To Begin Cheerleading Program

LIU Post Youth Camp is adding cheerleading to its summer camp offerings. The Long Island cheerleading summer camp will be taught by LIU Post cheerleaders.

Arts-Based Summer Camp Adds Arts, Recreation Classes

Arts-Based Summer Camp Adds Arts, Recreation Classes

Usdan Center for Creative and Performing Arts is adding classes to its creative and performing arts summer camp on Long Island.

Health and Wellness Exhibit Healthyville Opens at the Long Island Children's Museum

Health and Wellness Exhibit Healthyville Opens at the Long Island Children's Museum

Children’s health matters. Healthyville is a place for everybody. The bilingual, interactive exhibit teaches health and wellness lessons through play-filled activities and educational messages that foster learning by doing.

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Opens in Mount Sinai

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Opens in Mount Sinai

Sky Zone, an indoor trampoline park, recently opened a second Long Island location in Mount Siani. The fitness facility for families offers a range of classes including a toddler trampoline fitness class and a special needs jump time.

Village East Gifted Incorporates Nature in Huntington Station Location

Village East Gifted Incorporates Nature in Huntington Station Location

Village East Gifted, an enrichment center that offers gifted and talented programs for gifted students on Long Island, recently redesigned its Huntington Station location to incorporate natural elements in its decor.

Long Island Museum Offers Free Rides for Schools

Long Island Museum Offers Free Rides for Schools

The Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages, a museum that focuses on American history and art with a tie to Long Island, is offering its Rides for Kids program this year after piloting it last year. The program provides free rides for schools to visit the museum.

Vincent Smith School Welcomes New Director of Special Education

Vincent Smith School Welcomes New Director of Special Education

Vincent Smith School, a third through 12th grade school catered to those with learning disabilities, recently appointed Layla Lindau as the new director of special education.

Marion K. Salomon and Associates Joins HASC

Marion K. Salomon and Associates Joins HASC

MKSA, formerly Marion K Salomon and Associates, recently partnered with HASC to offer its early intervention services on Long Island. As a subsidiary of HASC, MKSA now offers in-home early intervention services.




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