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School for Children with Special Needs Expands Therapy services

School for Children with Special Needs Expands Therapy services

The Hagedorn Little Village School, Jack Joel Center for Special Children, a school for children with special needs, has expanded its therapy services with the opening of a sensory gym.

Island Wide Speech Develops Group Language Therapy Program

Island Wide Speech Develops Group Language Therapy Program

Island Wide Speech, an auditory, speech, and language center on Long Island, is developing its group therapy sessions to promote interaction and speech development.

Oh My Girls! Fitness Center Adds Lose to Gain Programs

Oh My Girls! Fitness Center Adds Lose to Gain Programs

Oh My Girls!, a fitness and wellness center for girls on Long Island, has added a new fitness program for teens.

Glitz & Glamour Salon and Spa Under New Ownership

Glitz & Glamour Salon and Spa Under New Ownership

Glitz & Glamour spa and salon for kids and tweens recently came under new ownership. The spa offers birthday entertainment at it’s Islip location for spa parties, as well as Girl Scout parties.

Aviation-Themed Birthday Parties for Plane Enthusiasts

Aviation-Themed Birthday Parties for Plane Enthusiasts

Mid Island Flight School, part of Mid Island Air Services, now hosts airplane-themed birthday parties for kids of all ages. Aviation enthusiasts will have the chance to tour a plane and sit in a cockpit.

Blue Man Group Expands Birthday Party Package

Blue Man Group Expands Birthday Party Package

Blue Man Group, which combines music, technology, and comedy for a theatrical experience, recently added to its birthday party offerings. The Blue Man Group birthday party now includes the opportunity to have cake in the lobby before the show. The unique birthday party in Manhattan is suitable for all ages.

Village East Gifted Opens Two Long Island Locations

Village East Gifted Opens Two Long Island Locations

Village East Gifted, an enrichment center for gifted and talented students, opened two Long Island locations: Westbury and Huntington Station. The gifted and talented enrichment center also offers SAT prep courses and a gifted and talented summer camp.

Usdan Introduces Three New Programs for 2014 Summer Camp

Usdan Introduces Three New Programs for 2014 Summer Camp

Usdan Center for Creative and Performing Arts recently announced new additions to its summer camp curriculum. The camp will add a theater audition workshop, a Broadway dance workshop, and sewing and fashion production to its 2014 camp offerings.

Classes and Parties for Little Lego Enthusiasts

Classes and Parties for Little Lego Enthusiasts

Lil' Builders, a Lego building studio for kids in Smithtown, offers Lego birthday parties, Lego after-school classes for kids, and Lego classes for children with special needs.

The Long Island Children's Choir: Hitting All the Right Notes

The Long Island Children's Choir: Hitting All the Right Notes

A new children's choir on Long Island, founded by local parents, strives to help fill the gap in children's arts education and give back to the community.

Summer Adventure Camp Expands Activities

Summer Adventure Camp Expands Activities

The Knox School Summer Adventure, a summer day camp at The Knox School in St. James, will offer stand up paddle boarding, a marine science program, and Lego robotics this summer.

Program Offers Children a Creative Way to Learn

Program Offers Children a Creative Way to Learn

Challenge Island, an academic enrichment program, recently opened in Syosset. The program, which offers after-school programs, in-school field trips, summer camps, and birthday parties, helps children build problem-solving skills and engages imagination through creative lessons and activities.

Indoor Trampoline Center Opens Deer Park Facility

Indoor Trampoline Center Opens Deer Park Facility

Sky Zone, an indoor trampoline center, recently opened a Deer Park location. The trampoline center hosts birthday parties and fitness classes, and houses 21,000 square feet of trampolines.

Ross School Introduces New Marine Science Program for Innovation Lab

Ross School Introduces New Marine Science Program for Innovation Lab

The Ross School in East Hampton now offers a marine science program for its high school students. The marine science program offers courses and independent studies in marine biology, oceanography, and environmental science.

Orthodontist Opens Practice in Commack

Orthodontist Opens Practice in Commack

Scott Mateer, D.D.S., recently opened his practice Mateer Orthodontics in Commack. Dr. Mateer provides a full range of services, including Invisalign, braces, and pallet expanders for ages 6 and older. The practice features state-of-the-art equipment for accurate diagnosis and better results.

Easter Seals' Inclusive Preschool Opens in Sayville

Easter Seals' Inclusive Preschool Opens in Sayville

Easter Seals Child Development Center recently opened an inclusive preschool for children with and without special needs on Long Island. The preschool’s lesson plans are designed to fit the unique needs of the students, and the creative curriculum meets children where they are at developmentally.

Music Together® Class for Children with Special Needs

Music Together® Class for Children with Special Needs

Lyrical Children’s Pre-School now offers a Music Together program in Calverton for children with special needs. The music class for children with special needs on Long Island helps bring out each child’s musicality.

Undercover Santa

Undercover Santa

Every year, thousands of kids go without presents. One local organization is rallying against that. The jolly figure behind Jocelyn’s Operation Holiday Spirit has a lot in common with Old St. Nick.

Ronkonkoma Play Space Fosters Children’s Imaginations

Ronkonkoma Play Space Fosters Children’s Imaginations

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 Opens Third Location

Adelberg Montalvan Opens Third Location

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 Adds Bowling Lanes

Active Kidz Long Island Adds Bowling Lanes

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.

Long Island JCC Plans to Expand Its Golf Program for Those with Disabilities

Long Island JCC Plans to Expand Its Golf Program for Those with Disabilities

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.

Straight-Up Support

Straight-Up Support

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 Opens Third Long Island Location

ER-DOX Opens Third Long Island Location

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.

Jump to Get Fit at Ronkonkoma Facility

Jump to Get Fit at Ronkonkoma Facility

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.




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