A new play space on Long Island features separate themed play spaces that foster pretend play and encourage children to use their imaginations.
Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dental, a Long Island-based pediatric dental and orthodontic practice, recently opened its third location in West Islip. The practice offers general oral health care for children, dental care for patients with special needs and fearful patients, and orthodontic services for children and teens.
Active Kidz Long Island, a family entertainment center on Long Island, recently added bowling lanes and new blasters for its Cannonball Blast game. The birthday party location in Jericho also offers laser tag, inflatables, rock climbing, an arcade, and a virtual game center.
The JCC of the Greater Five Towns on Long Island is planning to expand its Play Golf program, which helps kids and young adults with disabilities learn the sport of golf as they get physical exercise and develop socialization skills.
Curvy Girls, a network of scoliosis support groups, empowers girls who have scoliosis from Long Island to Australia. The groups, founded by a Long Island-based mother-daughter duo, offers support and information for both girls and parents.
ER-DOX, an urgent care facility, recently opened its Hewlett-Five Towns location. The urgent care center is an emergency room alternative that can treat coughs, sore throats, injuries requiring stitches, and broken bones.
Ronkonkoma’s indoor trampoline center Air Trampoline Sports recently opened. The Long Island trampoline fitness center offers open jump, basketball, dodge ball, and birthday parties.
Mission Fencing Center, located in Rocky Point, offers fencing classes for children of all ages. The Long Island center’s Squire fencing lessons focus on children ages 6-10 learning the fundamentals of fencing.
Strapped In Car Seat Safety recently started offering its car seat installation services in the New York metro area. The service also offers child passenger safety lessons, car seat checks, and car seat installation at your home.
Suffolk County children’s entertainment center Safari Adventure now offers a Mommy and Me art class, ART SMARTS. Children and their caregivers learn about painting, sculpture, mask making, and drawing, as well as experience different mediums including collage.
National tutoring company C2 Education recently opened a center in Commack. The Suffolk County tutoring service creates an individualized curriculum for each student and offers SAT, ACT, and IB exam prep.
The Metropolitan Center for Etiquette and Protocol recently opened its location in Coram. Children enrolled at the center learn proper etiquette, such as dining room etiquette, and manners. The Suffolk County center also offers French academic and tutoring programs for area children to take French lessons.
Bounce! Trampoline Sports recently opened its Syosset location. The indoor trampoline center on Long Island offers birthday parties, trampoline fitness classes, and open bounce time.
The Gateway Park Community Organic Garden in the heart of Huntington Station is a multi-generational, multi-ethnic community project that brings the area's residents together and teaches children to garden, exposing them to fresh, locally grown produce.
Boomers!, a family adventure center in Medford, recently purchased new, faster go-karts that are easier to control. The family amusement park also offers miniature golf, an arcade, batting cages, and birthday parties.
Hauppauge Pediatrics began offering prenatal counseling services to expecting mothers in Suffolk County. The pediatrician office in Suffolk offers care to children, newborn through college age, as well as advice for mothers on natal care. Owner Trisha Tsay, M.D., will also meet with patients whenever the need arises.
TEACH Consulting, a resource for children and parents in Nassau and Suffolk counties, now offers its tutoring services in the summer months. The center offers educational advocacy and tutoring services for children with special needs, as well as The Wilson Reading Program. All tutors are certified in general education and special education.
MILO Bear, an educational toy for children with special needs that uses Gardner's eight intelligences, helps children build communication skills.
Our Lady of Wisdom, a coed Catholic school, is bringing its preschool program back for the new school year. The Catholic preschool in Port Jefferson for 4-year-olds is five full days per week, and children learn reading, math, technology, Italian, music, and art. The preschool also offers before and after care for its preschool students.
Jungle Bob’s Reptile World, a large reptile pet store recently opened Jungle Bob’s Fossil Store. The store offers a variety of fossil gifts of various prices, including many gifts under $10.
The Roslyn Heights and Farmingdale locations of School of Rock now offer Little Wings, an early music education class. The music class for preschoolers teaches the fundamentals of music using play-based learning.
Urgent care center Premier Care recently opened four new locations across Long Island: Carle Place, Commack, Great Neck, and Syosset. The urgent care centers treat all injuries, including colds and broken bones. All doctors at any of the Premier Care locations are board-certified emergency doctors.
National art education program Abrakadoodle now offers its classes at various locations in Suffolk County, taught by Lisa Albert. The art program also offers in-home birthday parties, with activities and lessons.
The Long Island chapter of First Book, a national nonprofit organization, has donated more than 150,000 books to schools and children's literacy organizations throughout the island all with the help and support of local families.
Nine-year-old Oroboghene (Orobo) Ogbovoh wins the grand prize in the Arts Alive Long Island Poster contest.