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.
LinguaKids, which specializes in teaching children foreign languages, recently moved to a new, bigger location in Larchmont. The facility primarily offers French and Spanish classes for kids in Westchester County.
Fidelis Care, a statewide health plan, recently opened a community office in Yonkers.
The Village of Ossining has announced the appointment of Christopher Soi as Superintendent of Recreation. Soi, who assumes the role in January, will be responsible for the coordination of all recreational activities for both the Village and the Town of Ossining.
PM Pediatrics, an urgent care center that specializes in treating newborns to young adults, recently opened in Yonkers. The Yonkers urgent care center features a jungle theme to make the facility kid-friendly.
Fenom Fitness, a family fitness facility in Westchester, recently began offering customized fitness classes for kids and adults through its Build-A-Program! service. The facility offers pay-as-you-go fitness, meaning there are no membership fees.
Your Driver Is Here, a unique car service, recently began offering rides in Westchester and Fairfield counties. The car service uses your own car to drive you where you need to go. The company also offers car service for minors.
Clay Art Center, which offers clay and pottery classes for children and adults, now offers a Saturday drop-in class for families in the area.
The Milestone School, an independent elementary school for nursery through fourth grade in Mount Vernon, opened its Studio earlier this year and now offers a Capoeira class for students in third and fourth grades. The Studio can also be rented out as a party and event location.
The JCC of Harrison Early Childhood Center recently began offering three new programs: a preschool, Super Soccer Stars, and Music on Wheels.
Little Vets, an after-school program for kids in White Plains who are interested in caring for animals, recently began offering classes. The children's veterinary program introduces kids to veterinary science.
Westchester Youth Choirs recently launched two programs for youth singers in Westchester: a boys choir and a girls choir. The choral programs for young singers will prepare a range of songs, including classical and pop, to perform at concerts.