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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.
Adelphi University students took home eight awards at the annual Press Club of Long Island Awards Dinner, including an award for the university's school newspaper The Delphian.
Safari Adventure and GymNation have partnered this summer to offer a day camp for children in Riverhead. Campers will partake in gymnastics and fitness activities at GymNation in the morning, and then go next door to Safari Adventure for lunch and afternoon open play, arcade games, and craft activities. Half-day campers will only be at Safari Adventure for open play, lunch, and crafting.
Harbor Country Day School Summer Camp & Workshops appointed David Romero as its new camp director earlier this year. Romero, who got his start as a camp counselor for Harbor Country Day School Summer Camp in high school, plans to expand the camp’s summer learning workshops.
The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead recently held its grand opening after being closed for renovations. The theater now has a restaurant and two bars inside for the complete dinner and a show experience on Long Island. The Suffolk Theater also has three children’s theater events on the schedule for the summer.
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.
One Long Island dad is making it his mission to teach children about pool and swimming safety through the Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force.
Talent development center Tower Talent recently opened a location in Melville. The center scouts for and coaches aspiring actors, performers, and models to gain representation from an agency and book jobs. Tower Talent also brings industry representatives to Melville to interview its talent.
Kids will delight when they see the surprise guest -- Dusty, the star of Disney's new movie "Planes" -- at this year's Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach during Memorial Day weekend.
A new summer day camp for tweens and teens ages 10-14 will be offered as part of the Sea Explorers Marine Camp. The marine biology camp in Babylon offers all of the popular activities that are featured at the camp’s regular sessions, including voyages on the Yankee III and a trip to Atlantis Marine World Aquarium in Riverhead.