The Gateway Park Community Organic Garden in the heart of Huntington Station is a multi-generational, multi-ethnic community project that brings the area's residents together and teaches children to garden, exposing them to fresh, locally grown produce.
Williston Park-based therapy center for children with special needsWilliston Park-based therapy center for children with special needs now offers two new therapy programs: animal therapy and an after-school social skills peer-based program. The loft, which caters to children on the autism spectrum and with ADD or ADHD, also offers in-home therapy, speech therapy, and yoga, as well as consultation services.
Gateway Sports Club, which offers swimming, tennis, soccer, and basketball lessons to children and adults in Queens, Brooklyn, and Nassau County, recently started offering its programs at James Madison High School in Bedford. The sports program also extended its weekend hours at the P.S. 224 location in Bayside. It also offers competitive swim teams in Queens at the Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center and Jamaica High School.
MILO Bear, an educational toy for children with special needs that uses Gardner's eight intelligences, helps children build communication skills.
The Roslyn Heights and Farmingdale locations of School of Rock now offer Little Wings, an early music education class. The music class for preschoolers teaches the fundamentals of music using play-based learning.
Urgent care center Premier Care recently opened four new locations across Long Island: Carle Place, Commack, Great Neck, and Syosset. The urgent care centers treat all injuries, including colds and broken bones. All doctors at any of the Premier Care locations are board-certified emergency doctors.
Rania Elbaz, D.D.S., a pediatric dentist in Merrick, recently moved Merrick Pediatric Dentistry offices to a new location in Merrick. The new location is beach themed and child-friendly.
The Long Island chapter of First Book, a national nonprofit organization, has donated more than 150,000 books to schools and children's literacy organizations throughout the island all with the help and support of local families.
Nine-year-old Oroboghene (Orobo) Ogbovoh wins the grand prize in the Arts Alive Long Island Poster contest.
Adelphi University students took home eight awards at the annual Press Club of Long Island Awards Dinner, including an award for the university's school newspaper The Delphian.
Hands-on STEM academic enrichment program Bricks 4 Kidz recently opened its Syosset location. The Lego-based program offers after-school STEM education classes, Lego day camps, field trips, and Lego-themed birthday parties.
As part of Moving Forward Seminars, Donna Sirianni now offers in-home “design your life” workshops groups. In the hour-long workshop, you, your friends, and your family have the chance to create support groups, balance work and life, manage stress, and develop a positive mindset.
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.
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.
One Long Island dad is making it his mission to teach children about pool and swimming safety through the Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force.
Talent development center Tower Talent recently opened a location in Melville. The center scouts for and coaches aspiring actors, performers, and models to gain representation from an agency and book jobs. Tower Talent also brings industry representatives to Melville to interview its talent.
Athletic training facility Parisi Speed School is currently holding its classes at the Port Washington Tennis Academy while its new facility is being built. The training center offers fitness classes for ages 7 to adult that build agility, strength, speed, and self-confidence, while helping athletes get and stay in shape.
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.
A new summer day camp for tweens and teens ages 10-14 will be offered as part of the Sea Explorers Marine Camp. The marine biology camp in Babylon offers all of the popular activities that are featured at the camp’s regular sessions, including voyages on the Yankee III and a trip to Atlantis Marine World Aquarium in Riverhead.
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.
Long Island students create a video campaign on the dangers of texting and driving for the NYCM Insurance's Dangers of Distracted Driving contest, placing second overall.
Long Island mom Heidi Heckers, who entered the National EIB All Stars contest, drew inspiration from her son and is now a finalist in the competition.
Professor Pedals, a father of two on Long Island, focuses on safety and cycling in his approach to teaching children to ride.
The American Camp Association of New York and New Jersey grant hundreds of summer camp scholarships to children affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Camp Extreme, a new summer camp offers BMX bike, BMX dirt trail riding, skateboard, and surf lessons for children on Long Island. The extreme sports summer camp is designed so all campers learn and progress together.