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Updated Eastchester Center Enhances Students’ Musical Opportunity
Crestwood Music Education Center, a school that offers music classes for children in Eastchester, recently expanded and renovated its education, concert, and showcase center to cater the more than 800 enrolled students. The music school seeks to accommodate all children who wish to study music. (read the story...)

Become a Puppy Foster in Westchester for Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Guiding Eyes for the Blind is accepting new puppy raisers and foster volunteers in Westchester County to help raise a future guide dog or become a permanent foster to one of the Guiding Eyes' breeding dogs. (read the story...)

Ossining High School Receives Top Honors at Intel Awards
Ossining High School was awarded the Star Innovator Award at the Intel Schools of Distinction Awards in Washington, D.C., in September for having successful math and science programs for students. (read the story...)

Legoland Breaks Ground in Westchester
October 17 marked the start of construction on Legoland in Westchester, an exciting new entertainment, educational center, and party place for kids and families that will house more than three million Lego bricks. (read the story...)

Tuckahoe Dance Studio Offers Kids' Classes for All Ages
Stephanie Urbina recently opened The Dance Gallery, a dance studio in Tuckahoe that offers dance classes for kids, including creative movement dance classes for preschoolers and five levels—based on age—of ballet classes for kids of all ages. (read the story...)

Mamaroneck Social Skills Center Adds Preschool, Teen Classes
Sociable Kidz, a center that offers socialization classes in Mamaroneck, now teaches preschoolers and teenagers social skills necessary to be successful adults. Preschoolers learn good sportsmanship and how to develop conversation and listening skills. Teenagers learn to take a stand against bullying and how to deal with stress related to school. (read the story...)

WeeZee World of Westchester Launches Nonprofit for Kids with Sensory Integration Disorders
WeeZee World of "Yes I Can!" is an athletic, academic, and social gym for kids of Westchester and it has launched a nonprofit to fund research of how to reduce the effects of Sensory Integration Disorders in children through clinical and therapeutic play. (read the story...)

Prasanthi Studio in Pelham Offers Free Yoga for Kids During Storm Recovery
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Prasanthi Studio in Pelham, NY, hosts free yoga workshops for local kids left without power and with a week of no school. (read the story...)

Heeling Autism
Five families in the New York area, including Westchester County, receive autism service dogs through the Guiding Eyes' Heeling Autism program. (read the story...)

New Children's Language Studio Opens in Mamaroneck
Lingua-Genius, a new language studio in Mamaroneck, teaches children foreign languages. Children can choose from six different languages and lessons are customized to the children for a learn-at-your-own-pace environment. (read the story...)

Heeling Autism Guide Dogs Help Kids With Autism In Westchester
A pioneer in the guide dog field, Guiding Eyes for the Blind is now assisting children with autism and their families. The nonprofit recently welcomed five parents from across the region to their headquarters in Yorktown Heights for a special graduation ceremony where they celebrated their children’s new autism service dogs. (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...)

Westchester Teens Compete in Maccabi Games
Jewish teens of Westchester competed this year in the 2012 JCC Maccabi Games, a famous Olympic-style event that began in Memphis, moved to Houston, and ended in Rockland County. (read the story...)

Westchester Teen Helps Light the Way
A teen from Westchester, NY is recognized for his work of bringing clean light to kids across the world and earns the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. (read the story...)

Broadway EDGE Brings Weekend Audition Prep to Kids
Broadway EDGE, a weekend seminar that teaches kids to harness their personal strengths to build self-confidence during their auditions, is now available to kids in Manhattan at NOLA Studios, located in Midtown West. (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...)

House of Sports in Westchester Builds Champion Athletes
Does your aspiring athlete want more training during the offseason? Or maybe they want a sports themed birthday party. Or are you looking for just the right fitness center for yourself to workout and relax? House of Sports located in Ardsley has it all for you, right in Westchester County. (read the story...)

Angelina Ballerina Brings Joy to Eastchester Dancers
Angelina Ballerina joined Studio B Dance Center in Westchester County as a guest instructor in July as part of the Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy. Young ballerinas listen to an Angelina Ballerina story and then bring the text to life through dance while answering questions about the story which improves reading comprehension, listening, and verbal skills. (read the story...)

More than 700 Participate in Westchester's Day of Chesed
More than 700 people in Westchester County participated in the JCC of Mid-Westchester's Day of Chesed (Kindness), Service, and Remembrance in commemoration of 9/11. (read the story...)

United Way of Westchester and Putnam Auctions Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences
Score tickets to the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, experience what it feels like to be an astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center, watch next year's Super Bowl from the stands, win a trip for two to Kenya, and even see Justin Bieber live with offers from United Way of Westchester and Putnam's online auction. (read the story...)

Greenwich Foundation Seeks Two Host Homes for International Fellows
Friendship Ambassadors Foundation in downtown Greenwich, CT will be hosting young International Youth Fellows in 2013 and seeks two Westchester and Fairfield families to host the two accomplished young professionals who will be working at the foundation for at least six months. (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...)

Greenburgh Nature Center Welcomes New Executive Director
The Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale, NY appointed a new executive director, Margaret Tjimos Goldberg, a long-time resident of the Edgemont area of Greenburgh. Goldberg has been board president and has also served on the center's board of directors from 2004-2009. (read the story...)

Tennis Pros Introduce the Sport to Hundreds of Kids
Young members of the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester learned how to play tennis from local tennis professionals at "Bounce" Tennis Play Day. (read the story...)

Annual Golf Raises $30,000 for Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester
The 18th annual golf tournament for the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester raised $30,000 to go directly toward the club's programs and services. (read the story...)


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