NYMetroParents is proud to announce the 8 finalists in the 2015 Kids Cover Contest, who are set to be professionally photographed in late June.
Bowlmor Long Island, located in Melville, opened a new arcade last month to add to its family fun atmosphere. The arcade features games for kids and adults alike, and offers single- and multi-player games.
Evolution Youth Fitness, a children's gym in Port Jefferson Station, began a fitness program for children with autism last month. The fitness program for children on the spectrum aims to help children gain physical, social, and cognitive skills.
GoHealth has partnered with North Shore-LIJ to open urgent care centers across Queens and Long Island.
The 2015 NYMetroParents Kids Photo Contest is accepting entries through June 13. Eight local kid finalists will win a professional photo shoot and divide over $1,000 in prizes. One grand prize winner will appear on a future print cover of the magazine!
Last year, The Long Island Aquarium rescued a sea lion pup that was found on a California beach. That sea lion, Nila, is now on view in the aquarium's sea lion exhibit.
St. Patrick Youth, a youth community center in Smithtown, recently finished renovations on its gymnasium for the summer camp season, and will offer a summer reading program in addition to its day camp.
Park Shore Country Day Camp and School, a Dix Hills day camp for kids, built a high-tech STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) facility to help children in the science day camp better understand the fundamentals of science.
As part of its travel program, Kenwal Day Camp in Melville is adding an overnight trip to Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari in Jackson, NJ.
Camp W, a new summer day camp, will host its inaugural season this summer. The traditional summer day camp in Melville focuses on campers forming lasting friendships with each other.
Vincent Smith School, an independent school for children with learning disabilities, is adding first and second grades in the fall. The school is also building a new playground, and will offer a transitional program for 11th and 12th grades.
Twinn Palms Homestay Services, which finds families for foreign exchange students to live with, is expanding its services into more New York schools. Families can host up to two foreign exchange students at a time.
Apple Day Camp, a day camp located in Riverhead, recently announced its new camp director. The day camp on Long Island offers horse, adventure, and arts and drama day camp options.
East Woods Camp, a day camp on Long Island held at East Woods School in Oyster Bay, recently appointed Jo Korder as its new camp director. Korder has more than 20 years of camp experience.
Future Stars, a day camp on Long Island, is adding STEM programming to its summer camp line-up.
IncrediFlix, a movie-making summer day camp for kids, is moving to the New York metro area. Locations in Rockland, Westchester, Suffolk, Brooklyn, and Fairfield, CT, will host the film camp.
Usdan Center for Creative and Performing Arts is adding classes to its creative and performing arts summer camp on Long Island.
Fit 4 Long Island offers fitness programs for kids and teens in Suffolk County. Kids and teens learn about fitness and making healthy food choices, and build self-esteem.
Long Island Sports Zone, a sports facility in Bohemia, will begin a parent and me play time for mothers, fathers, and their children. The parent and child play time offers children the opportunity for social interaction.
Sky Zone, an indoor trampoline park, recently opened a second Long Island location in Mount Siani. The fitness facility for families offers a range of classes including a toddler trampoline fitness class and a special needs jump time.
Village East Gifted, an enrichment center that offers gifted and talented programs for gifted students on Long Island, recently redesigned its Huntington Station location to incorporate natural elements in its decor.
The Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages, a museum that focuses on American history and art with a tie to Long Island, is offering its Rides for Kids program this year after piloting it last year. The program provides free rides for schools to visit the museum.
MKSA, formerly Marion K Salomon and Associates, recently partnered with HASC to offer its early intervention services on Long Island. As a subsidiary of HASC, MKSA now offers in-home early intervention services.
Camps 'R' Us, a traditional summer day camp, is offering a holiday break camp in West Islip this year during the school break.
South Shore Ballet Academy, a Long Island classical ballet dance program, recently opened in Amityville. The ballet school offers dance classes for children of all ages and levels of dance.