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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.
Purchase College is expanding its adult continuing education program this fall with the addition of a tattoo illustration class and a new interior design class as part of its interior design certificate program.
Award-winning and best-selling author Peter Danish founded Danish Writing Academy in Nyack, where he will teach high school students how to write polished college application essays, teens and young adults about fiction and play writing, and adults about novel writing.
Swirl N Joy, a build-your-own frozen yogurt dessert bar in Tuckahoe, recently opened an outdoor kids' play area, and added games and iPads inside.
Billy Beez, an indoor play space with a location in West Nyack, recently opened a location at the Bay Plaza Mall in the Bronx. The kids' entertainment center also hosts birthday parties.
Peter Cirolia, who danced alongside New York City ballet, owns Ballet Muscle, a studio that offers ballet and fitness classes for kids and adults in New Rochelle. Ballet Muscle recently began offering summer ballet and fitness programs for kids.
Kangs Martial Arts, a martial arts studio in Scarsdale, now offers a taekwondo class catered to preschoolers.
Over the Moon Music and More, which offers Music Together®, is expanding its Scarsdale location and offering more classes, as well as birthday parties.
NYMetroParents is proud to announce the 8 finalists in the 2015 Kids Cover Contest, who are set to be professionally photographed in late June.
Star Kidz, an after-school performing arts school in Westchester County, will offer its theater, singing, and acting classes at the JCC of Harrison beginning in the fall.
Dave & Buster's recently opened a new location in Pelham Manor. The family arcade features a restaurant, arcade, and prize area. Dave & Buster's also offers birthday parties and an area for parents to watch live sports while kids are playing.
Mike Risko Music in Ossining has been named one of the world’s Top 100 musical instrument and product retailers for the second year in a row by the global association for the music products industry, the National Association of Music Merchants.
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!
A new family-friendly sports attraction, iFLY Indoor Skydiving, broke ground at Ridge Hill in Yonkers on May 14. This will be one of only 11 iFLY locations in the country.
The popular camp sport Gaga has come to Westchester County with the opening of The Gaga Center in Scarsdale. The center focuses on a safe alternative to dodgeball and offers birthday parties and after-school programs.
Playland MarketFest will open in Rye as part of Playland Park's Opening Day Celebration on May 9. Local and regional vendors of vintage and handmade items, jewelry, artwork, crafts, clothing, and artisanal food will be represented to offer an exciting shopping experience.
Gina Palumbo, a family photographer in Westchester, recently added newborn photo sessions to the list of photo services at her studio, Keep It Captured.
Next Level Day Camp, a day camp for girls, will host its inaugural summer this year. The New Rochelle day camp offers a variety of activities, including STEM, cooking, drama, sports, yoga, and cross fit.
Great Play Scarsdale, an interactive kids' gym in Scarsdale, is now offering a spring baseball clinic for kids.
Sugar Mama by Kim, a bakery that offers customizable cookies and cakes, is opening in Larchmont next month. The bakery offers baking birthday parties, classes, and a summer camp.
Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship, which provides horse therapy for those with special needs, found a new home in Bedford. The stable's instructors are certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship.
Neighborhood Network of New York has received a $1 million grant to launch a first-of-its-kind community living services program for adults with autism in Westchester, with plans to expand the program throughout New York State.
Landmark Preschool, which has locations in Redding, Ridgefield, and Westport, CT, will open its Bedford, NY, location in the fall. The Bedford preschool will offer half-day programs.
IncrediFlix, a movie-making summer day camp for kids, is moving to the New York metro area. Locations in Rockland, Westchester, Suffolk, Brooklyn, and Fairfield, CT, will host the film camp.
Emelin Theatre brings performing arts programs and performances to the residents of Westchester County. The theater's Off the Grid dance series brings new dancers and choreographers to perform this year.