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Clarkstown Reformed Church Starts Support Group for Moms

Clarkstown Reformed Church Starts Support Group for Moms

Clarkstown Reformed Church in West Nyack now offers a Mothers of Preschoolers group, which provides support for moms of newborn to 5-year-old children.

CANDLE Initiative Supports Rockland’s LGBTQ Community

CANDLE Initiative Supports Rockland’s LGBTQ Community

CANDLE’s Youth Pride Initiative will participate in Day of Silence and Give OUT Day in April to support the LGBTQ community in Rockland County. The Youth Pride Initiative of the New City nonprofit, Community Awareness Network For A Drug-Free Life And Environment, Inc. (CANDLE), will participate in Day of Silence and Give OUT Day in April to show support for the local LGBTQ community. Day of Silence, to be held on April 21, is a national student-led event during which participants take a vow of silence to draw attention to the bullying and harassment—the silencing—of their LGBTQ classmates. More than 10,000 students across the nation register their participation every year and many public figures have supported the event. By supporting this silent protest, school administrators, faculty, and fellow classmates demonstrate their objection to anti-LGBTQ behavior in our schools and in our communities. Day of Silence reaches students in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as those as far away as New Zealand, Singapore, and Russia. Give OUT Day takes place on April 20 and is organized by the Horizons Foundation. It is a national day of giving to organizations that support the LGBTQ community. Both Day of Silence and Give Out Day present opportunities for the community to donate to CANDLE to support their Youth Pride Initiative. Whether sponsoring a high school student to attend CANDLE’s Common Threads Youth Empowerment retreat or underwriting the cost of workshops for school administrators, nurses, or teachers on LGBTQ issues, donations from the community help to insure that youth who are isolated or threatened because of their non-traditional sexual orientation or gender identity feel valued and safe in Rockland County. Contributions can be made by visiting candlerockland.org and clicking on the donate button. CANDLE was founded in Rockland as a nonprofit organization in 1982. Its mission is to prevent substance abuse and violence among youth. The organization’s goal is to improve the health and climate of Rockland schools and communities by providing prevention education and resistance strategies to youth and their adult allies, and support programs for young people at risk. CANDLE programs are available in most Rockland school districts. CANDLE 120 North Main Street, 301, New City 845-634-6677 candle@candlerockland.org candlerockland.org

Nyack Hospital Offers Childbirth and Infant Education Classes

Nyack Hospital Offers Childbirth and Infant Education Classes

The Maternity Center at Nyack Hospital offers classes on Lamaze, breastfeeding, infant care, and more for expectant parents and caregivers.

The Nyack Library Adds English Language Learning Collection

The Nyack Library Adds English Language Learning Collection

There's something new on The Nyack Library's third floor! In response to the community's changing needs, the library has recently created a dedicated English Language Learning (ELL) Collection.

Organizational Skills-Focused Preschool Opens in Sparkill

Organizational Skills-Focused Preschool Opens in Sparkill

Red Owl Academy, a preschool that recently opened in Sparkill, emphasizes the importance of organizational skills, while focusing on STEAM education.

Temple Beth Sholom Welcomes Adults with Special Needs for Havdalah Celebration

Temple Beth Sholom Welcomes Adults with Special Needs for Havdalah Celebration

On Thursday, April 27 at 7:30pm, Temple Beth Sholom in New City will welcome 80-plus adult guests from Rockland ARC, Camp Venture, HVDDSO, and Jawonio for a Havdalah celebration.

Temple Beth Sholom Nursery School Registration Now Open

Temple Beth Sholom Nursery School Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for Temple Beth Sholom Nursery School's summer camp and 2017-2018 school program.

Rockland Health Department Receives Grant for Breast-Feeding

Rockland Health Department Receives Grant for Breast-Feeding

The Rockland Health Department was awarded a $1.2 million grant to fund the Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Communities project.

Rockland's Caring Kids

Rockland's Caring Kids

We asked how your family gives back, and here are your stories of amazing kids who make the Rockland County community better every day.

Pediatric Dental Office Opens in Pomona

Pediatric Dental Office Opens in Pomona

Dr. Marita Smith has opened a new practice, Smith’s Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, in Pomona.

Breast Milk Depot Opens in South Nyack

Breast Milk Depot Opens in South Nyack

Rockland County’s first breast milk depot opened at Kenneth H. Zatz, M.D., Pediatrics.

Equestrian Center in Rockland Available for Birthday Parties Year-Round

Equestrian Center in Rockland Available for Birthday Parties Year-Round

Camp Venture Equestrian Center now offers birthday parties for the public year-round, utilizing the indoor riding center.

Family Dental Business in Tappan Expands Practice

Family Dental Business in Tappan Expands Practice

Smile More Dentistry is expanding to include a new pediatric dental and orthodontics section on the second floor of their building.

Crystal Run Healthcare Opens New Office

Crystal Run Healthcare Opens New Office

Crystal Run Healthcare, a physician owned and operated medical group, has opened a new multi-specialty building in West Nyack, NY.

Confidence Coaching for Teens in Rockland County Offers Socialization and Support

Confidence Coaching for Teens in Rockland County Offers Socialization and Support

Confidence Coaching for Teens is a new coaching business that caters to the needs of shy, introverted, and self-conscious young adults in the Rockland area.

Athletic Center Adds Party Room to Its Facilities

Athletic Center Adds Party Room to Its Facilities

The Ramapo Athletic Center opened the The Burgundy Party Room, where customers can hold a number of different events including birthday parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, and corporate meetings.

New Offerings For Kids at Hurds Family Farm

New Offerings For Kids at Hurds Family Farm

Hurds Family Farm near New Paltz has new offerings for kids this fall.

Indoor Multi-Sport Facility Now Offering Bubble Ball

Indoor Multi-Sport Facility Now Offering Bubble Ball

West Rock Indoor is a multi-sport indoor facility in Nanuet, complete with six tennis courts, a large turf field, and basketball courts.

RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns Comes to Long Island & New Jersey

RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns Comes to Long Island & New Jersey

This fall, families can see amazing jack o’lantern displays when RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns makes its much-anticipated New Jersey debut and also returns to Long Island.

Local Farms to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Local Farms to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

One of the most beloved television specials of all time, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, is turning 50 this year, and farms across the country are set to celebrate the special anniversary this fall.

2016 Cover Contest Winner and Finalists Announced

2016 Cover Contest Winner and Finalists Announced

NYMetroParents is proud to announce the 8 finalists in the 2016 Kids Cover Contest.

Academy for Martial Arts Offers New Kickboxing Program

Academy for Martial Arts Offers New Kickboxing Program

The Academy for Martial Arts in Rockland County now offers kickboxing classes for kids and adults.

Educational Day Care Center Opens in Northvale, NJ

Educational Day Care Center Opens in Northvale, NJ

Kiddie Academy’s newest location recently opened in in Northvale, NJ, providing highly educational early childcare to local families.

Learn About The Science of Pizza with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Learn About The Science of Pizza with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Liberty Science Center is hosting The Science of Pizza event for the launch of its Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle exhibit, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer, which will be on view through Sept. 5.

Free Summer Outdoor Concerts in Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield Counties

Free Summer Outdoor Concerts in Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield Counties

Check out this list of free summer concerts for kids in Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield Counties.




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