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West Rock Indoor Sports and Entertainment Complex now offers Tennis Academy to help children ages 4-18 excel athletically in tennis. The sports and entertainment center also offers lacrosse and basketball summer camps, soccer, basketball, and fitness training, and birthday parties and bar/bat mitzvahs.
Basilico Gourmet Pizzeria and Restaurant offers classic Italian dishes and pizza including gluten-free pasta and pizza dough, in a family-friendly environment. The family dining restaurant, which uses fresh, high-quality ingredients, in Pomona now offers a Kids’ Night on Tuesdays where kids eat for free with the purchase of an adult entrée. The restaurant also offers delivery, take-out, and catering services.
iSwirl, the only frozen yogurt lounge in the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, offers customized frozen yogurt desserts with various toppings. iSwirl also hosts birthday parties, karaoke evenings, and Wii tournaments.
BeeAlive Bee Spa and Retail Store, located in Nyack, now offers its Queen Bee Tea and Spa parties for girls. The spa birthday party includes facials using the stores BeeAlive spa products and manicures, and girls dress up before the tea party begins.
Fit4Mom Rockland, a fitness program for moms, has added outdoor classes to its schedule. The program offers ways for moms to get in shape and meet other moms in the area.
Monster Mini Golf will open an indoor glow-in-the-dark course in Nanuet in late June. Monster Mini Golf hosts birthday parties, accommodates those with special needs, and is fun for the whole family.
On May 31, assemblywoman Margaret M. Markey and the Queens Tourism Council at the New York Hall of Science kicked off New York State Museum Week, which will be from June 10-16.
A new academic center in Rockland County, Hudson Valley Academic Support Services uses a three-step approach to help children improve reading and writing skills and vocabulary.
The Historical Society of Rockland County hosted a High School History Conference on April 9 and awarded Rockland honor students based on their presentations.
The Lerner Children’s Pavilion is a pediatric orthopedic hospital within The Hospital for Special Surgery, the No. 1 hospital for orthopedics in the country. The family-friendly hospital on the Upper East Side features private patient rooms with in-room family accommodations; safe play areas for patients and their siblings; and a nature-influenced design.
Counterstrike, a women’s self-defense workshop created by Arnold van Deuran, Ph.D., director of Workout Place, is now offered to women in Bardonia. The self-defense class for women in Bardonia teaches young women the skills they would need to fend off an attacker.
Nyack-based Thrust Fencing Academy is offering a new summer camp this year, held at the Nyack Library. The day will be split into two parts: learning fencing techniques and being exposed to the sport with a lunch break at Memorial Park.
Rockin' Gamin' Parties and Rockin' Glamour Parties, a mobile party entertainment business based in Montvale, NJ, offers video game and glamour and makeup parties for children in Bergen, Rockland, and Westchester counties. Parties are held in 30-foot, climate-controlled trailers that come to you and keep the party out of your house.
The American Camp Association of New York and New Jersey grant hundreds of summer camp scholarships to children affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Looking for a place to hold your child’s next birthday party? Dancewear Unlimited in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, now offers five different party themes to choose from, including glamour shots, jewelry making, and karaoke. Plus, if you buy any of Dancewear Unlimited’s merchandise on the day of the party, you and party guests will receive a discount.
Tappan Zee High School students of Rockland County volunteer to help the less fortunate at a soup kitchen in Nyack, NY.
In the 2013 County Health Rankings released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, Rockland County ranked second in overall health, up from fourth place last year.
Photographer and therapist Dee Lebovits recently started Self Portrait, a class that teaches young girls the art of photography, while also helping the students build their self-confidence in a group setting.
The "world's tallest indoor ropes course," with 75 challenges and various difficulties for all athletic abilities and ages, is now open in West Nyack. Palisades Climb Adventure offers special rates for birthday parties and summer camp outings.
JCC Rockland is adding a new feature to its facility: a pool. With the addition of the inground, heated outdoor pool, which is scheduled to be finished by the time summer camp rolls around, the JCC will be able to offer swim programs for its summer camps, as well as swim lessons for its pre-K program.
Bounce! Trampoline Sports hosted Produce Pete, aka Pete Napolitano, a regular guest on Weekend Today on WNBC in New York to teach kids about eating healthy on Feb. 7 as part of the "Have Fun Get Fit" program.
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.
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.
A new weight-loss initiative in Bergen County encourages active living with a health competition at SkinnyNewJersey.com.
Chabad Lubavitch of Rockland now offers a Sunday Hebrew school for New City children. In the camp-like, fun learning environment, kids learn the Alef Bet, Jewish traditions, and prepare for their bar/bat mitzvah.