This fall, Harvest Home Farmer's Market, a non-profit organization that operates 16 open-air farmer's markets throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx, won a $92,000 USDA grant to expand the use of food stamps at new and existing markets.
Starting Artists, Inc. won the grand prize for the Why Arts Matter Video Contest sponsored by Americans for the Arts. The grand prize for the winning video included a new Flip UtraHD video camera and a one-week stream of the video live on MTV's massive screen in Times Square.
Performers Edge Dance Academy (PEDA) opened its doors to the Westchester community September 13 in Scarsdale. Expanding from its original Bronx location, the dance school offers classes in ballet, contemporary, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and many other styles. Classes ranging from beginner to advanced levels are available to both children and adults.
The Westchester Library System (WLS), a network of 38 member public libraries throughout Westchester County, NY, is offering two new programs to help youth strengthen and develop important skills necessary for future success: Mixing in Math and Learning Ambassadors.
NYMetroParents is the parenting division of Davler Media Group and encompasses 9 regional print magazines within the greater NY metro region as well as the website (nymetroparents.com). Following the success of the first NYC parenting resource book, "Big Apple Baby," BIG APPLE PARENT was launched in 1985; it is now the largest publisher of regional parenting content in the United States.