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Cardio Class Introduces Hip-Hop Moves to Moms
Looking for a Zumba-like cardio dance class? Applause Westchester is now offering a hip-hop cardio class for adults to its schedule, teaching fun dance moves while getting your heart rate going. (read the story...)

Lego Lovers Rejoice: Legoland Opens in Yonkers
Legoland, a popular Lego-themed attraction, is set to open in Yonkers. The location offers birthday parties for children in Westchester County and features a 4-D theater, two Lego-themed rides, and a café. (read the story...)

Applause Performing Arts School Celebrates 5 Years in Westchester
Applause, performing arts for all ages, celebrates five years in Westchester with the Village of Mamaroneck Mayor Norm Rosenblum and trustee Andres Bermudez Hallstrom. (read the story...)

Contest Asks Kids to Create Positive Change in Westchester
G-tec Kids, an after-school enrichment program for gifted and talented children of Westchester County and advocacy group Synergy Westchester have partnered to sponsor a competition for kids in the community, challenging them to think critically about creating positive change in Westchester. (read the story...)

Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program Accepting Nominations for Outstanding Young Volunteers
The Kohl's Cares Scholarship program will honor more than 2,300 youth, ages 6-18, who have made a positive impact on their communities with more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes. Nominations for outstanding young volunteers are being accepted Feb. 1 - March 15. (read the story...)

Volunteers Needed for United Way of Westchester and Putnam
United Way of Westchester and Putnam helps guide important work in the community with focuses on education, income, and health by administering a survey every four years that helps the nonprofit organization prioritize these top concerns. Volunteers are needed to help spread the word about the education survey. (read the story...)

Construction Industry Council Accepting Applications for Fall 2013 Scholarships
The Construction Industry Council of Westchester & Hudson Valley is accepting applications for fall 2013 scholarships. Last year, a total of $45,000 in scholarships was awarded to 15 students pursuing degrees in math, science, or engineering. (read the story...)

Children Develop Social Skills with Group Activities
Confident Kid Club offers social skills development for Pelham children in a group setting. The program is for kids who are anxious, shy, have low self-esteem, and other issues. Confident Kid Club also offers teacher workshops, private special education itinerant teacher work, and consultations for teachers and schools. (read the story...)

Intergenerational Mom-and-Me Music Class at Andrus on Hudson
Babies & Grands, a new mom-and-me music class for children ages 6 months to 6 years, teaches the fundamentals of music to kids in Hastings-on-Hudson. The intergenerational classes are held at Andrus on Hudson. (read the story...)

Sarah Lawrence College Campus Hosts New Summer Camp
Rush Day Camp, a summer camp for children in Westchester, will be offered in week-long sessions on the Sarah Lawrence College campus from June 24-Aug. 16. With flexible scheduling for parents and two program lengths to choose from, Rush Day Camp makes fitting camp into a busy summer schedule easy. (read the story...)

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...)

Halloween Events in the NYC Area After Hurricane Sandy
Check our updated list of Halloween events for kids and families in the NYC area to see what's still happening and what's been canceled in the NYC boroughs, NYC suburbs, and Long Island. (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...)


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