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If your child is an aspiring artist, it may be beneficial to enroll them in an art program. We've compiled a list of some great art studios on Long Island that offer art classes for kids in Nassau County, including Massapequa, Hempstead, Elmont, Lynbrook, New Hyde Park, Glen Cove, and Merrick and Suffolk County, including Amityville, Patchogue, Jamesport, Manorville, Northampton, and Fire Island.
Lumiere Ballet, a ballet school celebrating its 20th anniversary on Long Island, will offer a winter ballet intensive for young ballet dancers.
Village East Gifted, an enrichment center that offers programs for gifted and talented students ages 4-18, is offering two new programs this year: STEM programs in Roslyn Heights and Huntington Station and an Art Program in Huntington Station.
The Fashion Class, a program that teaches kids to design and sew their own clothing, is offering two new classes this fall for young fashion designers: fashion trend forecasting and handbag design.
Hagedorn Little Village School, a Seaford school that offers educational and therapeutic services for children with special needs, is adding two new preschool classes for children on the autism spectrum.
Planting Fields Arboretum State Park in Oyster Bay has opened a new Sensory Garden, the first of its kind on Long Island. The $1.3 million garden is a space where visitors of all ages and abilities can enjoy multisensory experiences.
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.
NYMetroParents is proud to announce the 8 finalists in the 2015 Kids Cover Contest, who are set to be professionally photographed in late June.
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.
Occupational Therapy for Productive Living, an OT practice in Valley Stream, now offers a handwriting readiness program to prepare children for school.
GoHealth has partnered with North Shore-LIJ to open urgent care centers across Queens and Long Island.
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!
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Future Stars, a day camp on Long Island, is adding STEM programming to its summer camp line-up.
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 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.
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 is adding cheerleading to its summer camp offerings. The Long Island cheerleading summer camp will be taught by LIU Post cheerleaders.
Usdan Center for Creative and Performing Arts is adding classes to its creative and performing arts summer camp on Long Island.