Bounce! Trampoline Sports, an indoor trampoline center in Rockland, began plans to expand its current location and add new features. The popular birthday party location in Valley Cottage will also offer black light nights.
Indoor family play space Billy Beeze will open in the Palisades Center this fall. The family activity center features large rainbow wave slides, over-sized trampolines, soccer, basketball, and dodgeball courts, and a climbing wall that is safe for all ages.
Clarkstown Theatre Company recently opened its acting school in New City. The company offers theater classes and programs for kids in Rockland County, as well as a performing arts summer camp.
The husband-and-wife team of Helping Kids Pediatrics now offers infant care classes for first-time parents in New City. The free infant care classes in Rockland County teach new parents about breast-feeding, bathing, sleeping, safety, and more.
In addition to releasing The Bossy Frog Band's new album "15 Songs Every Kid Should Know (and will LOVE)!", lead singer and certified music therapist Jeffrey Friedberg now offers music classes for children in Rockland and Fairfield counties and music therapy for children with special needs in Rockland County.
The Chinese American Cultural Association of Rockland’s Rockland Chinese School now offers its classes at the Rockland Country Day School campus. Children and adults can take classes to learn about the Chinese culture, as well as learn to speak and read Mandarin.
Bright Beginnings of Rockland, Inc., an accredited preschool program in Rockland County, recently opened a second location in Pomona. The new preschool and day care location in Pomona offers the same great education as the New City location.
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.