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If your child is an aspiring artist, it may be beneficial to enroll them in an art program. We've compiled a list of some great art studios on Long Island that offer art classes for kids in Nassau County, including Massapequa, Hempstead, Elmont, Lynbrook, New Hyde Park, Glen Cove, and Merrick and Suffolk County, including Amityville, Patchogue, Jamesport, Manorville, Northampton, and Fire Island.
Award-winning and best-selling author Peter Danish founded Danish Writing Academy in Nyack, where he will teach high school students how to write polished college application essays, teens and young adults about fiction and play writing, and adults about novel writing.
Coupé Theatre Studio, a performing arts and dance studio in Rockland County, is moving to a new, larger location in Nanuet in September. The studio will also offer three new classes: acro, vocal technique and interpretation, and Music for Aardvarks, plus a Sunday Workshop series.
BounceU, an inflatable play space with locations nationwide, recently opened a location in Nanuet. BounceU offers birthday parties, camps, and open bounce times, as well as sensory bounce time.
NYMetroParents is proud to announce the 8 finalists in the 2015 Kids Cover Contest, who are set to be professionally photographed in late June.
Soul Practice Yoga, owned and operated by Sally Rodriguez Hamm, certified yoga instructor, now offers kid, tween, and ladies' night parties in your home.
Tenafly Pediatrics, a doctors' office network in Bergen County, NJ, now offers patients the ability to book appointments online.
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!
The Dwight-Englewood School fifth-graders presented an original opera titled "Inside Out" on April 30 in the school's auditorium. This is an annual project for the school's fifth-graders, who write, direct, and market the show from scratch.
The Jewish Preschool of the Nyacks recently obtained its child care license allowing the school to open a full-day day care and extend school hours. The preschool in Upper Nyack focuses on Jewish education for preschoolers.
Surge Studio, a studio that offers dance classes and birthday parties in Congers, will host its first summer dance camp this year.
Helping Kids Pediatrics, a New City pediatrician team, now offers the Earwell device as help for infants who have deformed ears. The device reshapes infants' ears without pain.
Hearts & Crafts Grief Counseling recently moved to Hillsdale and began offering two new grief support groups: a support group for teens who have lost a parent, and a group for children who have lost a sibling.
Art Adventure, an art studio in Orangeburg that offers classes, birthday parties, and school break camps, will offer weekly summer art camps this year.
Mania Training Facility, a cheerleading-focused fitness facility for children, recently began offering movie night birthday parties for kids. The birthday party location in Rockland County also offers cheerleading and baseball parties.
Paragon School of Artistic Gymnastics will begin offering open gym time in July. The gymnastics facility in Bergen County also offers summer camps and gymnastics teams.
Crafts and Drafts, a crafting studio in New City, recently began offering kids' art birthday parties. The Rockland birthday party location also offers paint time for adults and open paint time for kids.
Pinot's Palette, which originally began offering paint-and-drink classes for adults, will begin offering kids' painting classes this month. The paint venue also hosts art birthday parties.
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.
Nettle & Hive, a natural, organic homegoods store, recently opened in Nyack. The store features nontoxic household items, as well as products for moms and children.
New City Jewish Center's Early Childhood Center recently announced that it will offer after-care hours for its students. The center, which already offers before-care hours, teaches traditional pre-K subjects, as well as Judaic traditions and values.
Campus Kids NJ, which has been hosting kids for sleepaway camp for 25 years, is adding two new sports programs to its specialty programs. The camp will now offer softball and fitness programs for campers.
Young students at Rockland Jewish Academy, an independent school of just 85 students, collected 135 pairs of shoes for those in need this fall, to benefit the Soles4Souls organization.
The Greer Center for Learning, an academic enrichment center, recently opened its Orangeburg location in Rockland County. The enrichment center offers individualized learning plans for each student.
Bounce! Trampoline Sports in Valley Cottage, an indoor trampoline park, now offers Sensory Bounce, trampoline time tailored to children with special needs.