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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This fall, kids in Rockland and Westchester counties will be able to get fit and learn about a healthy lifestyle by participating in a pilot program at Bounce! Trampoline Sports. The kids who participate in the pilot program will help develop a fitness program for kids in the future.
Patrick McCarthy used to only paint murals in the homes of friends and family, well, until they persuaded them to start his own mural painting business. Now McCarthy meets with clients and collaborates on murals for rooms in their homes, businesses, or doctor's offices.
Sportime's new Eastchester location is located on the grounds of the Lake Isle Country Club and will offer the John McEnroe Tennis Academy. The new location will also play host to United States Tennis Association adult competitions and USTA junior tournaments.
The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester honored its Humanitarian of the Year and raised a noteworthy sum for "Positive Place for Kids," a program that serves more than 2,000 youth members, at its annual Humanitarian Award Dinner.
Taking home the trophy for the 24th time, Patrick Browne Jr., a longtime mentor of the New York Giants' Eli Manning, wins the "Masters" of blind golf for the 24th time on June 22, 2012 at the 35th annual Golf Classic.
Runabout Farms, located in Bedford, now offers a summer camp where children learn to care for and ride horses, as well as riding safety. The farm will also introduce an after-school program in the fall.
The Westchester Children's Museum's annual spring benefit raised more than $100,000 toward the construction of the museum and honored local educator and Greenburgh resident Janett Grose.
Parents, faculty, and PTA members from across the New York City area worked together to win new books from the "Books 4 Our School" campaign co-sponsored by the Brooke Jackman Foundation and NYMetroParents.
Fusion Academy, a school for children who feel anxious about or are having trouble in school, opens three new locations in Manhattan, Westchester, and Long Island. The school features one-on-one style classrooms, individualized learning plans, and support for the student and their family.
300-plus people attended the official ribbon-cutting/opening event for Westchester's WeeZee World of "Yes I Can!" on April 24th in its new home of Chappaqua, NY, including emcee Shannon White, President Bill Clinton, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Chuck Schumer, and State Senator Susi Oppenheimer.