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.
Legoland Discovery Center Westchester will unveil a replicated Lego model of 1 World Trade Center to its Miniland exhibit on June 28.
House of Sports in Ardsley—the academy for athletic excellence—offers summer programs for children ages 2-4 to introduce them to sports and the importance of physical activity. The programs include soccer and baseball lessons, as well as a summer camp that includes lessons from all the sports offered at House of Sports, including basketball, gymnastics, and football.
Huaxia New York Central Chinese School offers a Chinese language immersion program for children at Westchester Community College. Children learn the language through lessons and poems and culture by being immersed in activities such as martial arts or folk dancing.
Imagine Candy, a candy store in Scarsdale that is involved in charitable efforts, now offers ChariTotes for customers to purchase. ChariTotes are craft kits for children, and 10 percent of the profits are donated to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
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.
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.
The Village of Ossining is celebrating its 200th birthday with an outdoor sculpture exhibit, "Ossining in 3D," that weaves through the Village's historic buildings and downtown waterfront area. It will be on view through Oct. 26, 2013.
The Westchester Children's Museum gala at The Ritz-Carlton Westchester in White Plains raises nearly $200,000 with the help of more than 350 museum supporters, including county executive Rob Astorino who showed his public support for the WCM for the first time.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind hosted spring tee-off for its annual Guiding Eyes for the Blind Golf Classic with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning at Mulino's of Westchester in White Plains.
WeeZee World of Westchester, a family play space full of sensory adventures for children, celebrated its one-year anniversary on April 26, in conjunction with National Sensory Awareness Day.
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.
THE GYM of Armonk and North Castle Pool & Tennis have partnered to offer a sports and fitness camp and a basketball camp, both with summer swim instruction, this summer for children in Armonk.
Star Kidz, a performing arts program, will open its new location in Mount Kisco in the fall and registration for fall singing, dancing, and acting classes is now open.
Rockin' Gamin' Parties and Rockin' Glamour Parties, a mobile party entertainment business based in Montvale, NJ, offers video game and glamour and makeup parties for children in Bergen, Rockland, and Westchester counties. Parties are held in 30-foot, climate-controlled trailers that come to you and keep the party out of your house.
Westchester yoga studio Hastings Yoga now offers a prenatal yoga class for expecting mothers. Each pose that is part of the class benefits pregnant women by stretching their bodies and can be used to help with pain during labor.
The American Camp Association of New York and New Jersey grant hundreds of summer camp scholarships to children affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Eye Level recently opened a location in New Rochelle, offering English and math academic enrichment to children ages 3-16. Classes are based on each child’s needs to ensure they are building confidence in each subject. The New Rochelle location also offers Early Eye Level Program for children ages 3-4, as well as summer camps.
Scarsdale Yoga recently opened a juice bar in the studio to promote healthy living by making juices, smoothies, and protein shakes with fresh, locally grown produce. This is now the only location in Scarsdale to offer high quality organic drinks made from whole foods with no added sugar.
Head lice screening and removal company Licenders uses new tool called the LouseBuster to dry up and kill eggs and bugs in 30 minutes. The quick head lice removal technique uses a concentrated flow of hot air.
Westchester County will host the iconic American Gold Cup 2013 equestrian competition this September, an international show jumping event.
High school students of the YMCA of White Plains's Youth and Government Club proposed legislation at the Capitol Building in Albany after working for nearly six months to write bills, meet with volunteer attorneys, and conduct a practice presentation in the Westchester Mall.
Westchester County's foster care system is in need of more than 50 additional foster homes for children and teenagers of all age groups.
Five local doctors recently opened MDxpress, an urgent care center in Mamaroneck. Similar to an emergency room, the doctors at the MDxpress treat ailments such as stomachaches, sore throats, and lacerations needing stitches without the long wait.
Math-only learning center Mathnasium of Scarsdale is set to open in April. The center offers math tutoring, homework help, and test prep including SAT test prep for high school students. Workbooks and tutoring sessions are tailored to each individual student.