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Shanay Ortiz

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Williamsburg Kickboxing Gym Offers Classes to Kids

Club KO Kickboxing's new location in Williamburg will offer classes for children ages 9-11, as well as for adults. Participants will learn the basics of kickboxing without any actual physical contact. The classes are designed to get people in shape while building self-confidence.

Sep. 18, 2012

Chelsea Piers Offers Summer Camp and Day Care to Stamford

Chelsea Piers of Manhattan opens a new location called Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford. This complex has three levels, including a mezzanine level, and offers activities and fitness programs for the whole family.

Jun. 12, 2012

Teen Summer Theater Camp Inspired by Jewish Culture

This year's 14th Street Y's Teen Theater Summer Institute will be inspired by Jewish culture. This program will offer a safe, noncompetitive environment for teens to enhance their understanding of theater.

May. 25, 2012

Mrs. Mommy's Learning Center Offers Several New Programs

Mrs. Mommy's Learning Center in Brooklyn now offers several programs for early childhood education and development. After-school and summer programs are also available for children ages 6-12.

May. 24, 2012

Sanctuary Yoga Studios Now Offers Teen Yoga Camp

Sanctuary Yoga Studios, located in New City, now offers a Teen Yoga Camp—a five-day workshops that includes breath work, meditation, journaling, and yoga poses.

May. 23, 2012

Tutoring Center in Wilton, CT Offers New Summer Camp

The Tutoring Center located in Wilton, CT now offers an educational summer camp, Camp D.A.S.H. This program encourages students to learn, exercise, and communicate, all while working on material from the grade they'll be entering in the fall.

May. 23, 2012

Kids Time Daycare Reopens after Classroom Improvements

Kids Time Daycare in Woodside, Queens reopens after many improvements were made. This daycare aims to have children learn and work creatively.

May. 23, 2012

Make No Sew Blankets for Animal Shelters

The kids are on summer vacation, but it's raining outside. Making no sew blankets is a great activity to keep them occupied for a while. And when they're done, donate them to a local animal shelter.

May. 23, 2012

Lego-Based Program For Kids Opens In Rye Brook

Bricks and Motors opened on March 1 and offers a curriculum that encourages hands-on projects that allow the students to design, think critically, and communicate with one another.

May. 22, 2012

Soundview Sports Camp Adds Program For Toddlers

On June 25, Soundview Sports Camp will add Mini Day Camp, a movement-based fitness program for toddlers to summer options. The Mini Day Camp at Soundview Sports Camp is open for registration now.

May. 22, 2012

Roles Guaranteed at Performance Arts Summer Camp in Westchester

Rising Stars Performing Arts Company is enrolling students ages 8-18 for its summer musical theater workshop until June 16. Everyone who enrolls will get a part in a show and each session of cast members will perform the productions twice.

May. 22, 2012

A Taste Of Italy

Camp Italia USA, a two-week summer camp, offers Italian culture, education, and fun.

May. 11, 2012

Q&A: Foster Parent 101

What do you need to know to become a foster parent? We talked with Nicole L. Mudd, a foster care home-finder for Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth on Long Island, about what it takes to be a foster parent, rights and responsibilities of the job, and other ways to help children in need.

Apr. 27, 2012

Culture in the Theater

Plaza Cinema and Media Arts Center has started a new international film program for children. It uses cultural movies to educate and engage students, promoting discussions about culture, heritage, family, and mythology.

Apr. 09, 2012

LeAp Celebrates 34 Years of Arts Education on 'LeAp Day'

Mayor Bloomberg proclaimed Feb. 29 "LeAp Day" in honor of Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program, which provides arts-based after-school programs to NYC public schools.

Apr. 05, 2012

Toothprints Promote Children’s Safety

On May 1, ME Smiles Dental will offer a new program, Toothprints. Dr. Erica Fish, DMD will be performing the dental bite impressions, which will serve as a form of identification for the safety and security of your child.

Apr. 04, 2012

Lego Chess Invites Innovation in Fresh Meadows

The Science and Technology learning center RoboMindTech is offering a new workshop for children that introduces a new technique for creatively learning about science, technology, and teamwork while having fun. Beginning in April, a new Spring Break Lego Chess Workshop will take place for children ages 7-12.

Apr. 03, 2012

New Classes at The DanceSource in Rego Park, Queens

The DanceSource has added two new classes to their spring semester schedule. As of February, yoga and advanced ballroom dancing are now available to adults and to children ages 10 and older.

Apr. 02, 2012

Fashion and Art for Kids in Astoria

BabyNOIR boutique opened on Feb. 1, introducing fashion, fun, and education to boys and girls in Astoria. “People no longer have to travel for fashion,” says Kazuki Kozuru-Salifoska, store owner and designer of the children’s apparel lines babyNOIR and babySOLAIRE. “I wanted to have a place where people in Queens could come and shop.”

Apr. 02, 2012

In Queens, Kids Can Join Story Time Via Skype

Queens Library and the NYC Department of Education have teamed up to offer the new Mail-A-Book program, which delivers books, educational materials, and other library services to homebound Queens residents who are too sick to visit a library location.

Mar. 27, 2012


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