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2010-11 QUEENS FAMILY RESOURCE GUIDE - SECTION 1

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Rockland County, NY, 2010 Family Resource Guide; 2010 source book

QUEENS 

Check out our comprehensive 2010-2011 guide to services and resources for kids and families in Queens. You'll find information on schools, camps, after school and sports programs, family activities, birthday party venues and entertainers, and much more, all in your area! 

 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

 

CHILIBEANS PARTY PLACE
103 Meade St, Hempstead
(516) 680-3024; www.chilibeans.com

A private party wonderland for infants, toddlers, and children under 10 years old! Fabulous playrooms. Affordable party packages. Exciting add-ons include crafts, the Story Lady, and music fun. Invitations, balloons, party leaders, juice boxes, water bottles and all paper goods included. No charge for the birthday child or adults. Bring in your own refreshments if you wish. Visit our website for more information and pictures.

 

DREAMLAND PARTY
42-34 235th St , Douglaston
(718) 224-2301; www.DreamlandParty.com

We will make sure it is a party to remember for your child!! We offer the best theme parties in the area, including Rock n' Roll, Fairy Princess, Fashion Show, Super Hero and much more! Each party is the COMPLETE PACKAGE with food, cake and invitations. We'll even have a special gift for the birthday child! We give every party an individual "personal touch." Come and celebrate your child's special day with us in our brand new location!

 

INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86, West 46th St & 12th Ave, NYC
(646) 381-5010; Email [email protected]; www.intrepidmuseum.org

Host your child's next birthday party at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Guests can become a pilot, sailor, marine, spy or even an astronaut with our exciting party themes. Ask about our new "Rosie the Riveter-We Can Do It" theme, designed especially for girls. Choose from 3 different party packages, all with customizable options to make your child's next birthday party an adventure that will never be forgotten. To learn more, email, call, or browse our website.

 

JOHNNY ROCKETS
80-28 Cooper Ave, Glendale; (718) 381-3300
70-28 Austin St, Forest Hills; (718) 793-8882

Have an out of this world birthday party! You bring the guests; we'll provide the food, fun and friendliness reminiscent of feel-good Americana! Guests also enjoy an all-American look and feel, tabletop jukeboxes and authentic décor. Call for our special party pricing at either of our great locations! Free face painting at Atlas Park on Sundays and free clown at Forest Hills on Saturdays!

 

KIDS ARE SEWING
Parish Hall at Christ Church, 55-61 East Main St, Oyster Bay
(516) 637-0440; www.kidssewingmadeeasy.net

Kids Are Sewing is a fun program for beginning sewers. We encourage creativity in basic hand sewing, offering an introduction to the tools of sewing and various fabrics. With little experience, children graduate to use the sewing machine and make pillows, American Doll clothing, quilts and more. Students can choose their own projects and designs. Basic materials are included in the class fee. Classes meet Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm. Other class times are available; just three friends make a class!

 

KIDS FUN HOUSE
62-73 Fresh Pond Rd, Ridgewood
(718) 418-5437; www.kidsfunhouse.com

Kids Fun House is a family fun center with a play area for children 6 months-12 years old. It features a triple slide, mazes, obstacle course, lookout bubble, a spiral slide, a toddler play area, redemption games, arts and crafts room and a café. We specialize in themed birthday parties. We offer Princess/Knight, Candy, Arts and Crafts party, Disco party and many more. Each party is three hours and includes pizza, soda, birthday cake, all decorations, invitations, private room, game tokens and more.

 

LILCHEFS.COM SPECIAL EVENTS
Serving Long Island, NYC, Westchester, and beyond
(516) 338-0552; Email [email protected]; www.LilChefs.com

LilChefs.com Special Events has been voted "Best Children's Party Place 2008 & 2009." Popular themes include: Pizza Making, Dress-Up Tea, Retro, Taco, and "I Love Lucy" Chocolate Factory. Children four-plus create delicious dishes, decorate chef outfits, play food-related games, and learn the essentials of food preparation, safety and hygiene. All 2.5 hour parties include custom invitations, photography and video. Parties can be hosted either at home or at a partner location. Available for seasonal workshops, field trips, private lessons, scout programs, camps, charity, and corporate events.



MOMMY, MUSIC, & ME, INC.
PO Box 610321, Bayside
Offers Music Together® classes in 7 convenient locations throughout Queens: Astoria, Bayside, Forest Hills, Howard Beach & Whitestone
(718) 229-0033; www.MommyMusicandMe.com

The research-based, developmentally appropriate Music Together® music and movement program is offered to families with infants, toddlers and preschoolers throughout Queens and Western Nassau. Each Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer, families receive one of nine Music Together® Songbooks, two CD's, and a New Family Parent Guide with interactive DVD. Sing, dance, and play instruments. New Special Needs classes offered at select locations. Call or visit the website to register, schedule a free trial class, and have your questions answered. Mommy, Music & Me will also go to your place for birthday parties.

 

NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE SUPER SCIENCE BIRTHDAY PARTIES
47-01 111th St, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
(718) 699-0005 x353; Email [email protected]; www.nysci.org/birthdays

From favors and food to Mini Golf and exciting interactive demonstrations that will wow your guests, a Super Science Birthday at the New York Hall of Science is an action-packed party they'll remember! Brand new packages and unique outdoor/indoor themes for all ages! Playground Adventures, Rocket Park Mini Golf, Cool Chemist, Magic and much more. Your guests will receive free parking and can enjoy the whole day exploring NYSCI's more than 450 interactive exhibits, including a mechanical surfboard, real NASA Rockets and giant spider web climbing area. Reserve your party today!

 

NORRIS, ADRIENNE
(303) 895-0209; Email [email protected]

Adrienne Norris is an independent portrait artist who creates portraits of people of all ages for all occasions. She uses various forms of media, including watercolor, acrylic and graphite on paper, canvas or illustration board. Her rates vary, based on the size and complexity of the piece. Ask about summer discounts!

 

STRIKE LONG ISLAND
1350 Union Turnpike, New Hyde Park
(516) 354-1222 Email [email protected]; www.strikelongisland.com

With dramatic architecture, exceptional food and drinks, and incredible lane-side service, bowling is just the beginning at Strike Long Island. Our 27 lanes of glow-in-the-dark bowling feature big screen video walls with a thumping sound system and amazing audio visual capabilities. The perfect nightlife destination, Strike is also ideal for small and large scale events, specializing in corporate events, children's birthday parties, and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. Our extensive catering menus and party package options are completely customizable, and our experienced event coordinators make planning a breeze.

 

UNCLE BACALA'S RESTAURANT
2370 Jericho Turnpike, Garden City
(516) 739-0505; www.unclebacala.com

Fine Italian cuisine in a warm, friendly setting. Parties are our specialty, including Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, communions, anniversaries, retirements, bridal showers, birthdays, confirmations, baby showers, christenings. Off premise catering available.

 

YANKEE STADIUM TOURS
Yankee Stadium, Bronx
(646) 977-TOUR (8687); Email [email protected]; www.yankees.com

Yankee Stadium Tours, Presented by Zales: Tour Yankee Stadium in 2010, home of the 27-Time World Champion New York Yankees. The tour includes visits to the New York Yankees Museum, presented by Bank of America; Monument Park; the dugout; and the clubhouse and batting cage area (when available). Or, have a Party City Birthday Bash for that special someone in your life! Please call for further information.

 

 

CAMPS

 

ALL MY CHILDREN DAYCARE & NURSERY SCHOOL
175-44 Mayfield Rd, Jamaica Estates
169-07 Jewel Ave, Fresh Meadows
108-22 69th Ave, Forest Hills
(718) 658-1563; www.allmychildrendaycare.com

At All My Children, we provide a place for your child to grow emotionally, physically and intellectually. Our staff is certified and has extensive background in early childhood development and education. Our programs include Universal PreK, Infant Toddler, Nursery, Afterschool and Summer Camp and they run Monday-Friday, 7:30am-6pm.

 

CENTRAL QUEENS YM & YWHA
67-09 108th St, Forest Hills
(718) 268-5011, Joanne Someck x131
www.cqyjcc.org

Exercise your options! Choose from a variety of activities like infant/toddler playgym, rock climbing, dance, and gymnastics. Party packages available! THE Camp for Queens; options for all ages! Infants/toddlers love our Tiny Tumblers program and Pamper Paddlers swimming classes. It's always warm in our indoor pool, which is available for laps, instructional swimming or teams. Children discover new skills in our sports and martial arts classes or through soccer and basketball leagues. Adults achieve their goals through personal training, group classes, shooting hoops, or on our cardio/strength machines.

 

GARDEN SCHOOL
33-16 79th St, Jackson Heights
(718) 335-6363

For ages 3-13; full-or half-day program for ages 3-5. New this summer: Growing Chefs & "Mommy & Me" Programming. Returning for their second season: Super Soccer Stars and Firstshot Basketball. Onsite pool for instructional and recreational swim. Intramurals, arts and crafts, and game room. Flexible sessions. 2 week minimum, 9am-4pm; extended hours 8am-6pm. Transportation available. Lunch served.

 

INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86, West 46th St and 12th Ave
(646) 381-5166; Email [email protected]; www.intrepidmuseum.org

Campers, ages 6-13, spend the summer aboard the Intrepid for our multi-week, full-day camp. This engaging enrichment program gives campers the opportunity to learn by challenging their imaginations, designing inventions and exploring life aboard an aircraft carrier. Camp runs from July 5-August 27, 2010, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm! For more information, visit our web site or contact Dorothy Klein.

 

MAGIC CARPET SUMMER DAY CAMP
(718) 634-8109; www.magicdaycamp.com

Our "flight plan" includes Adventureland, Fun Zone, Imax, Fun Fuzion, Bounce U, Strikes, Queens Farm, New York Hall of Science, Children's Museum, movies, and puppet and animal shows. Weekly events include talent shows, swim Olympics, blue ribbon day, arts and crafts, martial arts exhibition, sumo wrestling, and live entertainment. Our air-conditioned facility is on the Flushing/Bayside border with a brand new indoor, Olympic-sized pool. Transportation, T-shirt, tote bag, lunch, and snack are provided. We welcome aboard kids (4-14) for 2- to 8-week programs.

 

NOAH'S ARK PROGRESSIVE LEARNING
38-20 Bell Blvd, Bayside
(718) 279-4251; www.noahsarkschool.com

We strive to create a learning environment that invites the expression of every child's gifts. We offer two levels: one for children (2-7) and an Explorer program for kids (8-12). Camp includes academics with activities including art and crafts, water sports, indoor bounce, dance, music, aikido, sports, outdoor BBQ, pajama party, talent show, and much more! Campers attend all-day field trips on a weekly basis. Classrooms are air conditioned and the facility includes a gymnasium and outdoor playground.

 

PEE WEE FOLKS
12-45 Clintonville St, Whitestone
(718) 746-6107

Camp Pee Wee offers an exciting experience for campers ages 2-4. Camp Pee Wee allows you to customize a schedule to meet your summer needs. Kidz Camp is our camp for older children. We offer a variety of activities to make their summer days memorable. We will be running trips two days a week to many of our favorite summer places, such as Fun Zone, Medieval Times, Adventureland and many summer hot spots!

 

PRESCHOOL OF AMERICA
83-08 Cornish Ave; (718) 458-9656
186-01 73rd Ave; (718) 380-2066
112-33 Queens Blvd; (718) 261-2522
Locations include Queens, Upper East & West Side, Midtown, and Downtown
www.preschoolofamerica.us

We're committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment for young children. Our year-round, play-based program was developed to nurture and educate infants to children 6 years old. Programs run Monday-Friday, 8-6 pm. We created specialty programs to inspire children's interests in music, art, dance, yoga and foreign language. Our new summer program, "Around the World in 50 days" exposes students to the rich traditions of South America, Africa, North America, Asia and Europe. This program enables children to learn about the distinct and various languages, foods, dress and traditions of specific regions.

 

ROMPER ROOM NURSERY SCHOOL
133 Hillside Ave, Wiliston Park; (516) 746-8606
275 Lakeville Rd, Great Neck; (516) 466-8906
www.romperroomschool.com

Offering a unique learning experience for over 36 years, we are renowned for our confidence-building program, individualized attention and safe environment. Dedicated teachers nurture each child to reach his/her fullest potential. Curriculum includes reading readiness, other languages, basic science, math, arts & crafts, music, story time and field trips. Assistants personally drive buses. Ages 2-5 years. SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM. ROMP WITH MOM PROGRAM- diversified activities for 12-24 months. SEE-U-LATER-2-hour separation class for 24-36 months. FREE TRIAL CLASS.

 

SPORTIME - QUEENS
Tennis & Multi-Sport Programs
Lynbrook (516) 887-1330
Roslyn (516) 484-9222
Massapequa (516) 799-3550
Bethpage Elite Tennis (516) 933-8500
Bethpage Multi-Sport (516) 731-4432
Randall's Island (NYC) (212) 427-6150
Syosset Tennis & Multi-Sport (516) 364-2727
Syosset Fitness & Racquetball (516) 496-3100
www.SportimeNY.com

Does your child absolutely love sports? SPORTIME offers unique, year-round tennis, fitness and multi-sport programs for children and teens. This includes tennis, elite tennis, basketball, soccer, baseball and lacrosse, taught by well-trained and experienced coaches and tennis professionals. Inline skating and roller hockey classes are also available. Remember- instilling a love of sports in your children now will lead to a lifetime of health-enhancing fitness! Go to www.SportimeNY.com to find the perfect program for your child.

 

YOUNG PEOPLE'S DAY CAMP OF QUEENS
1-800-DAYCAMP (1-800-856-1043); www.ypdc.com/www.queenscamp.com

Since 1972, our family-run camp has provided safe, fun-filled summers for thousands of youngsters. YPDC of Queens is accredited by the American Camp Association and the New York Camp Directors Association and is supervised by licensed teachers and administrators. The camp's philosophy is to "grow" children intellectually, physically, and spiritually in a FUN environment. For children, ages 4 to 15. Free transportation is available. Choose from two to eight weeks of camp. Ask about our special discounts.

 

 

CHILDCARE/DAYCARE/AFTERCARE

 

ABC FANTASY LAND
66-20 Laurel Hill Blvd, Woodside
(718) 672-2424

ABC is the start of the alphabet, and the start of your child's education. Our newly renovated facility - with 10 large rooms, indoor gym, and a spacious, outdoor fenced in playground - provides a friendly preschool for children (2 -6). The curriculum provides a foundation in literacy, reading, arithmetic, computers, science, social studies and gymnastics. ABC student/teacher ratio allows our qualified staff to focus on each child. Hot meals daily: breakfast, lunch and snack. Transportation included. We accept childcare assistance programs like ACS and HRA.

 

ALL MY CHILDREN DAYCARE & NURSERY SCHOOL
175-44 Mayfield Rd, Jamaica Estates
169-07 Jewel Ave, Fresh Meadows
108-22 69th Ave, Forest Hills
(718) 658-1563; www.allmychildrendaycare.com

At All My Children, we provide a place for your child to grow emotionally, physically and intellectually. Our staff is certified and has extensive background in early childhood development and education. Our programs include Universal PreK, Infant Toddler, Nursery, Afterschool and Summer Camp and they run Monday-Friday, 7:30am-6pm

 

BESSIE & NORA'S PLACE
90-05 161st St, Jamaica
(718) 739-0884

Bessie & Nora's Place enrolls children ages 2-12. We are a DOH and DOE-licensed daycare center with nursery, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten. We provide academic enhancement in language, mathematics, phonics, and science. Computer activities are incorporated into the Bessie & Nora's Place curriculum. Learning is also enhanced through our music and art program. With our capable staff, we are able to work towards your child's future academic excellence. It is our goal to bring out the intelligent potential that every child has.

 

BOOKS & RATTLES PRESCHOOL/PEEK A BOO LEARNING CENTER
63-08 69th Pl, Middle Village; (718) 381-7777
Peek A Boo Learning Center, 75-02 51st Ave, Elmhurst; (718) 899-1532
86-28 Francis Lewis Blvd, Holliswood; (718) 899-1532

Books & Rattles Preschool is a dynamic setting offering stimulating, enriched curricula for infants, toddlers and preschoolers ages 6 weeks- 5 years. We specialize in enriched early childhood activities, designed to augment growth in each child as well as augment specific developmental abilities and potential to the next developmental level. We achieve these goals by providing highly trained professionals immersed in the best practices in curriculum and instruction in the field of early childhood education. We offer UPK, integrated special education classes, specialized instruction in the arts and a Go Green Program.

 

THE CRAYON BOX PRESCHOOL
44-10 192nd St, Flushing
(718) 888-9341

Where learning and fun are rolled into one! We give children a foundation of education they can take with them throughout their student years. Our summer program is no exception. The children will have access to outdoor activities daily, with swimming three days a week. We offer flexibility and a wide range of options to assist our families with their busy schedules. Emphasis is placed on both socialization and academic excellence, all in a calming and loving setting. Our beautiful facility offers an outdoor playground and a full-size gym.

 

FOREST HILLS MONTESSORI
67-04 Austin St, Forest Hills
(718) 275-0173; Email [email protected]

Each step in your child's education is seen as a progressive building block forming the whole person. Our Montessori-trained staff is focused on the needs of each child. Here, your child can choose among the sections of a well-structured and stocked classroom, including Practical Life (fine and gross motor skill development), Sensorial (sensory and brain development), Language, Math, Geography, Science and Art. We look forward to developing the unique talents of your child. Please call us so we can show you why Forest Hills Montessori is "Education for Life".

 

HOOVER AVENUE DAYCARE AND PRESCHOOL
(718) 526-2932; (718) 297-4803

Hoover Avenue Daycare and Preschool uses age appropriate developmental lessons to emphasize early learning. Our lessons include reading, writing, math, science and art. We provide thematic seasonal lessons that encourage group participation. Meals and snacks provided.

 

NOAH'S ARK PROGRESSIVE LEARNING
38-20 Bell Blvd, Bayside
(718) 279-4251; www.noahsarkschool.com

We strive to create a learning environment which invites the expression of every child's gifts. We offer two levels: one for children (2-7) and an Explorer program for kids (8-12). Camp includes academics with activities including art and crafts, water sports, indoor bounce, dance, music, aikido, sports, outdoor BBQ, pajama party, talent show, and much more! Campers attend all-day field trips on a weekly basis. Classrooms are air conditioned and the facility includes a gymnasium and outdoor playground.

 

RAINBOW CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
133-20 Avery Ave, Ground Fl, Flushing
(718) 496-5513; www.RainbowChildLearning.com

We are committed to providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment for young children. Our center houses large outdoor/indoor playgrounds, age-appropriate classrooms, and educational toys to foster your child's creativity. Each child in our care shall be treated as a unique individual with all the respect he/she deserves. Our program provides a hands-on, trusting and educational environment to enhance physical, intellectual, emotional and social development. All our programs now offer 30-minutes of Chinese lessons for free. Come and visit our center today and see all of the unique opportunities available!

 

SAINT MARY'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1340 Northern Blvd, Manhasset
(516) 627 0184; www.stmary11030.org

St. Mary's is a private, Catholic elementary school conveniently located in Manhasset. At St. Mary's, we celebrate the uniqueness of each individual child, and educate our students spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, aesthetically, psychologically, socially and physically in preparation for a positive, productive future. Our superior technology and security systems make our school a safe, nurturing, state-of-the-art environment that provides you with piece of mind while providing the highest quality education for your child. We engender respect for racial and cultural diversity, instilling social responsibility in our children.

 

SESAME SPROUT, INC.
96-08 57th Ave, Corona
(718) 271-2294

Our Integrated Pre-Kindergarten program services preschool children between the ages of 3-5, including students with and without disabilities. Services provided are based upon individual needs, as determined by the Committee on Preschool Special Education of the local school district (and are at no direct cost to the parent). Sesame provides an educationally- oriented program of learning through play, utilizing the Creative Curriculum for Preschool. The program assists children in making connections from their active, explorative play, as well as interactions independently with peers, materials and with caring adults.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS:

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

 

ELITE ACADEMY
136-56 39th Ave, Flushing
(718) 358-3432; www.eliteacademy.com

Since 1986, Elite Academy has endeavored to provide a fundamental and innovative education. We offer long-term programs that instill complete understanding to strengthen the student's overall academic capability. At Elite Kids, we provide focused and consistent teaching in an encouraging and enjoyable atmosphere for younger children. We believe that for children to truly grasp new concepts, they must question and challenge what they are taught. Our classrooms and teachers endeavor to provide a nurturing and safe environment for the precocious and inquisitive child. A place where the smart get smarter.

 

FRENCH ACADEMIC AND TUTORING PROGRAM
(718) 297-7557

If you are looking to learn French, let native speaker Ms. Mireille be your guide into the world of this wonderful language. With years of experience, she teaches students from preschool-age through adulthood in small group or individual tutoring sessions, using a technique that has been successful in helping to admit children into prestigious schools. She will demonstrate the intricacies of French grammar and speaking, enabling students to achieve advanced levels of conversation. Her implementation of age - appropriate games, music, and activities makes learning the language and culture fun!

 

JENNY GROUP
83-19 141st St, Ste 202, Flushing
(718) 886-7862

Take the struggle out of learning, and get your child the help he/she deserves. At the Jenny Group, we can help! You will be amazed at our commitment to your child's success. Is your child smart in everything but school? Does he/she lack focus and concentration? We can help your child improve and make progress. Take the struggle out of learning and give us a call now. Try and then decide!

 

KENT PREP
194-11A Northern Blvd, Bayside
(718) 423-5757; www.kentprep.com

Looking for a summer program that will help foster your child's full potential? KENT Prep is an entrance exam specialist offering expertise in the Gifted and Talented Program, and providing the most accurate and up-to-date educational consulting service in NYC for kindergarten to college-bound students. A forerunner in education for the past 20 years, KENT's leadership has earned the respect of passionate and dedicated parents and their children. A personal interview and placement test is required for enrollment at KENT Prep. Please call or visit www.kentprep.com for an appointment.

 

METROPOLITAN CENTER FOR ETIQUETTE AND PROTOCOL
(718) 297-7557

Manners do matter! The learning and practice of good manners has gradually lost a position of priority in American culture. Ms. Mykel, founder and president, is offering several programs for children and teenagers. Classes are held in small groups in an elegant surrounding. The program's focus is on socialization and is perfectly designed to increase confidence and self esteem. Students learn: proper introductions, correct handshake, eye contact, dining skills, telephone etiquette, thank you notes, conversation skills, posture, interview skills, fashion tips and more. Give your child a gift for life!


POWER BRAIN TRAINING CENTER

43-01 Bell Blvd, 2nd Fl, Bayside
(718) 224-1500; www.powerbraintraining.com

Power Brain Training Center can help your children be healthy and improve usage of their brains using physical, emotional and cognitive exercises and games. Healthy bodies encourage healthy emotions. Our program is a prescription for health, happiness and peace. Healthy children can grow into creative leaders who can focus on accomplishing their dreams. If this is what you would like for your child, please call PBTC and make an appointment for a free trial class or a Body and Brain check-up. Summer Camp is also available.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS:

ART

 

JUST WEE TWO
Bayside, Manhasset, Plainview, plus Brooklyn and Connecticut
(516) 433-0003 or (800) 404-2204; www.justweetwo.com

This specially developed program, for children 8 months-3 1/2 years and their parents, provides an environment that enables grownups to share the joy of a child's early learning. Classes limited to 10 children. Toddlers enjoy arts and crafts, creative movement, stories, and play time. Children develop a sense of confidence and increase their communication and social skills. We offer an enrichment class with an emphasis on reading readiness; 6-week summer mini-camp; partial separation and separation classes for 2 1/2 to 3 ½-year-olds.

 

KIDS ARE SEWING
Parish Hall at Christ Church, 55-61 East Main St, Oyster Bay
(516) 637-0440; www.kidssewingmadeeasy.net

Kids Are Sewing is a fun program for beginning sewers. We encourage creativity in basic hand sewing, offering an introduction to the tools of sewing and various fabrics. With little experience, children graduate to use the sewing machine and make pillows, American Doll clothing, quilts and more. Students can choose their own projects and designs. Basic materials are included in the class fee. Classes meet Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm. Other class times are available; just three friends make a class!



Performing Arts Conservatory of New York (PACONY)
35-57 89th St, Jackson Heights
(718) 639-1425; Email [email protected]; www.pacony.com

Performing Arts Conservatory of New York offers high quality instruction in music (piano, violin, guitar, voice, winds and more), dance (ballet, folk dance, modern, Flamenco) and art. We also offer instruction for pre-school children (Dalcroze, music and movement). New Drama program. Spanish for kids. Adults are also welcome. We have recently moved to a beautiful new space and would like to invite everyone. Summer Program (June 28-September 4).

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS:

DANCE

 

THE DANCE SOURCE
98-11 Queens Blvd , Rego Park/Forest Hills
(718) 997-1278; www.dancesource.net

The Dance Source enters its 16th year in Rego Park/Forest Hills with exciting dance classes taught by the most talented dance instructors that New York City has to offer. We offer ballet/pointe, tap, gymnastics, modern, pilates, ballroom, jazz, yoga, martial arts, baratha nathyam, bollywood, and georgian dance. Please check our schedule at www.dancesource.net, or call us for more information.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS:

GYMNASTICS


CHRISTY'S GYMNASTICS
150-50 14th Rd, Whitestone
(718) 767-0123; www.christysgymnastics.com

Christy's Gymnastics was founded in 1984 as a full service gymnastics facility. Our philosophy is to provide a safe, but exciting environment for children to improve their skills and build self esteem. The greatest asset to our school is its staff, which includes certified physical education teachers, internationally renowned coaches, and former gymnasts. Our creative program is designed to provide your child with fun, friends, and fitness.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS:

MARTIAL ARTS


EAGLES TAE KWON DO
42-27 162nd St, Flushing
(718) 888-0044; www.Eaglestkd.com

NO BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL HERE...IT'S SPECIAL ALL YEAR ROUND! All you can kick, no contract; unlimited classes! We soar above the rest. Witness for yourself. Our certified teachers work with students to build discipline, confidence and concentration. Our small student/teacher ratio ensures that each child gets the attention he/she deserves. Our academy includes arts and crafts, reading and writing, math and FREE TAE KWON DO LESSONS! Keep your children away from television, computers and video games and keep them moving.

 

HOLLEY'S INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS
(718) 426-7100; www.masterholley.com

H.I.M.A. has declared a war on INACTIVITY. Physical education and recess are disappearing in schools. Children are suffering from lack of exercise, social interaction, stress release and fun. With over 20 years as the community's family safety and fitness expert, all the benefits of KARATE (Fun, fitness, self-esteem, self-confidence, perseverance, and determination) are part of our everyday curriculum. Find us, try us, join us.

 


MODERN SAMURAI
179-04 Union Tpke, Flushing
(718) 591-9300; www.modernsamurai.com

Our motto is, "There is no limit in learning." A student's feelings of pride, self- respect, and accomplishment are continually cultivated. Martial Art Training is hard work; demanding discipline, determination, and patience, which are concepts that are invaluable. But the practice should also be fun, and at Modern Samurai, it is! Our training combines flexibility, strength and cardiovascular work; challenging body and sprit. This teaches a student focus and balance, which can be applied to all of life's challenges. This training represents an invaluable investment in every child's future.


PROGRESSIVE MARTIAL ARTS
175-25 Horace Harding Expwy, Fresh Meadows
(718) 461-0700; Email [email protected]; www.pmajkd.com

Progressive Martial Arts offers classes for youth through ages 3 and up, in age specific programs appropriate for kids' developmental and emotional stages. While we teach important self defense and martial arts skills, fitness and health are key components to our curriculum. Youth enjoy fitness drills, obstacle courses, circuit training as well as running in our fun, but disciplined classes. Our youth program is like none other, offering character development, discipline, and self defense techniques that give each child a strong start in life!

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS:

MUSIC

 

DOUGLASTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ART
44-33 Douglaston Pkwy, Douglaston
(718) 423-5616

 

We offer a variety of courses for all ages and levels! Among the classes are: Private Instruction (piano, violin, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, flute, guitar and voice) and Introduction to Music, which teaches students the basics of music in a game-type setting. Classes are taught by highly educated, professional teachers. Our goal is to help expand the educational and cultural horizons of the community and give students an opportunity to express their talent and creativity.

 

EAST WEST MUSIC STUDIO, LLC
16110 Northern Blvd, Flushing
(718) 888-9772; www.ew-ms.com

"An Extraordinary School for Your Children to Discover MUSIC" - Hsin-Yuan Huang, Professor of Juilliard School. EWMS offers caring and creative teachers from NYC Opera Orchestra, NYC Ballet Orchestra and graduates from Juilliard School and Mannes & Rutgers Mason Gross School of Music. We can offer your child individual lessons in guitar, piano, violin, and school band instruments. We help your child learn to love and develop musical talent. We offer a special summer program in violin, and a FREE TRIAL SESSION for all new students. Come see what makes the East West experience unique.

 

FOREST HILLS KIDS CORNER (TM)

Forest Hills Kids CornerTM features the best professional Schools on: Cooking: Young Chef Academy. Weekly cooking classes, unique birthday parties, field trips and more. Ages 4 and up. Phone: 718-268-0343. Website: www.YoungchefsAcademy.com/ForestHills. Dance: All Star Studios. Hip Hop, tap, Jazz, Ballet, Theater and more. Ages 3 and up. Phone:718-268-2280. Website: www.AllStarStudiosNYC.com. Music: Belle Arti Center for the Arts, L.L.C. Piano, Violin, Cello, Guitar, Voice and more. Ages 2 and up. Phone: 718-261-2237. Website: www.belleartiny.com. Yoga: Bamboomoves. Yoga, Martial arts, Prenatal, birthday parties and more. Ages 3 and up. Phone:718-263-0788. Website: www.BamboomovesYoga.com.


JULIET MUSIC CENTER
96-09A 69th Ave, Forest Hills
(718) 268-8878 Email [email protected]; www.JulietMusic.com

With a variety of programs available in piano, violin, guitar, viola, cello, flute, saxophone, clarinet and more, our highly trained instructors will make sure your child gets the best possible musical experience this summer. Our methods are designed with the musician in mind to not only improve how the student plays, but improve their appreciation of the art. You can choose private or group lessons, or theory and sight reading, designed to improve any student's appreciation of music. Call now for a free first lesson!

 

JUST WEE TWO
Bayside, Manhasset, Plainview, plus Brooklyn and Connecticut
(516) 433-0003; (800) 404-2204; www.justweetwo.com

This specially developed program, for children 8 months-3 1/2 years and their parents, provides an environment that enables grownups to share the joy of a child's early learning. Classes limited to 10 children. Toddlers enjoy arts and crafts, creative movement, stories, and play time. Children develop a sense of confidence and increase their communication and social skills. We offer an enrichment class with an emphasis on reading readiness; 6-week summer mini-camp; partial separation and separation classes for 2 1/2 to 3 ½-year-olds.

 

MOMMY, MUSIC, & ME, INC.
PO Box 610321, Bayside
offers Music Together® classes in 7 convenient locations throughout Queens: Astoria, Bayside, Forest Hills, Howard Beach, & Whitestone
(718) 229-0033; www.MommyMusicandMe.com

The research-based, developmentally appropriate Music Together® music and movement program is offered to families with infants, toddlers and preschoolers throughout Queens and Western Nassau. Each Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer, families receive one of nine Music Together® Songbooks, two CD's, and a New Family Parent Guide with interactive DVD. Sing, dance, and play instruments. New Special Needs classes offered at select locations. Call or visit the website to register, schedule a free trial class, and have your questions answered. Mommy, Music & Me will also go to your place for birthday parties.

 

NEW YORK MUSIC & ARTS
113-25 Queens Blvd, Ste 107-110, Forest Hills
(718) 362-9887; www.NYMusicAndArts.com

We offer the highest quality of musical education in Queens with our world-renowned faculty, consisting of graduates from the Juilliard School. The music school rivals the top institutions in the world. Our board of advisors keeps our school on the leading edge of teaching music. When you register for individual lessons, you receive more than a weekly lesson. Your tuition covers a wide range of activities, and allows you to expand your musical endeavors! Now offering summer classes! Special discounts for all NEW students! Call for a FREE trial class TODAY!

 

PERFORMING ARTS CONSERVATORY OF NEW YORK (PACONY)
35-57 89th St, Jackson Heights
(718) 639-1425; Email [email protected]; www.pacony.com

Performing Arts Conservatory of New York offers high quality instruction in music (piano, violin, guitar, voice, winds and more), dance (ballet, folk dance, modern, Flamenco) and art. We also offer instruction for pre-school children (Dalcroze, music and movement). New Drama program. Spanish for kids. Adults are also welcome. We have recently moved to a beautiful new space and would like to invite everyone. Summer Program (June 28-September 4).

 

 

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SPORTS & FITNESS

 

FMCP AQUATIC CENTER
131-04 Meridian Rd, Flushing
(718) 271-7572 x221

 

Swimming is a low impact, full body workout. Swimming is an enjoyable activity that the whole family can share together. Here, you can swim laps to build your cardio-vascular strength, or enjoy open swim sessions to just splash around. Sign up for swim classes with our American Red Cross certified instructors to start you and your child on the life-long journey through water!

 

HOLLEY'S INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS
(718) 426-7100; www.masterholley.com

H.I.M.A. has declared a war on INACTIVITY. Physical education and recess are disappearing in schools. Children are suffering from lack of exercise, social interaction, stress release and fun. With over 20 years as the community's family safety and fitness expert, all the benefits of KARATE (Fun, fitness, self-esteem, self-confidence, perseverance, and determination) are part of our everyday curriculum. Find us, try us, join us.

 

SPORTIME - QUEENS
Tennis & Multi-Sport Programs
Lynbrook (516) 887-1330

Roslyn (516) 484-9222
Massapequa (516) 799-3550
Bethpage Elite Tennis (516) 933-8500
Bethpage Multi-Sport (516) 731-4432
Randall's Island (NYC) (212) 427-6150
Syosset Tennis & Multi-Sport (516) 364-2727
Syosset Fitness & Racquetball (516) 496-3100
www.SportimeNY.com

Does your child absolutely love sports? SPORTIME offers unique, year-round tennis, fitness and multi-sport programs for children and teens. This includes tennis, elite tennis, basketball, soccer, baseball and lacrosse, taught by well-trained and experienced coaches and tennis professionals. Inline skating and roller hockey classes are also available. Remember- instilling a love of sports in your children now will lead to a lifetime of health-enhancing fitness! Go to www.SportimeNY.com to find the perfect program for your child.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS:

SWIMMING

 

FMCP AQUATIC CENTER
131-04 Meridian Rd, Flushing
(718) 271-7572 x 221

 

Swimming is a low impact, full body workout. Swimming is an enjoyable activity that the whole family can share together. Here, you can swim laps to build your cardio-vascular strength, or enjoy open swim sessions to just splash around. Sign up for swim classes with our American Red Cross certified instructors to start you and your child on the life-long journey through water!

 

 

 

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

  

CENTRAL QUEENS YM & YWHA
67-09 108th St, Forest Hills
(718) 268-5011, Joanne Someck x131
www.cqyjcc.org

Exercise your options! Choose from a variety of activities like infant/toddler playgym, rock climbing, dance, and gymnastics. Party packages available! THE Camp for Queens; options for all ages! Infants/toddlers love our Tiny Tumblers program and Pamper Paddlers swimming classes. It's always warm in our indoor pool, which is available for laps, instructional swimming or teams. Children discover new skills in our sports and martial arts classes or through soccer and basketball leagues. Adults achieve their goals through personal training, group classes, shooting hoops, or on our cardio/strength machines.

 

FREE SYNAGOGUE OF FLUSHING
41-60 Kissena Blvd, Flushing
(718) 961-0030; Email [email protected]; www.Freesynagogue.org

There's something for everyone under the dome! Are you unaffiliated or an inter-faith family? As the oldest Reform Synagogue in Queens, our congregation welcomes you to a lifetime of Jewish Studies. Our Tot Shabbat is an innovative program that was developed by experts in early childhood education. It allows your family to grow together in Judaism. Our synagogue is based on our founder's belief in commitment, freedom and equality. We offer Hebrew School and Family Education! Come and see our ongoing renovation and be a part of our community!

 

INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86 at W. 46th St. & 12th Ave, NYC
(877) 957-SHIP; www.intrepidmuseum.org

The Intrepid Museum is a unique journey through spectacular interactive exhibits and virtual, multi-sensory technology. Located at park-like Pier 86, the complex boasts 30 restored aircraft, former USS Growler submarine and British Airways Concorde. The Intrepid Museum is a dynamic adventure for visitors of all ages and offers group packages, member benefits, birthday parties, special event packages, educational programs and more. Intrepid is easy to get to by mass transit, car or water taxi. The Museum is open daily through September 30, 2010, and Tuesday-Sunday from October-March.

 

JOHNNY ROCKETS
80-28 Cooper Ave, Glendale; (718) 381-3300
70-28 Austin St, Forest Hills; (718) 793-8882

 

Have an out of this world birthday party! You bring the guests; we'll provide the food, fun and friendliness reminiscent of feel-good Americana! Guests also enjoy an all-American look and feel, tabletop jukeboxes and authentic décor. Call for our special party pricing at either of our great locations! Free face painting at Atlas Park on Sundays and free clown at Forest Hills on Saturdays!

 

KIDS FUN HOUSE
62-73 Fresh Pond Rd, Ridgewood
(718) 418-5437; www.kidsfunhouse.com

Kids Fun House is a family fun center with a play area for children 6 months-12 years old. It features a triple slide, mazes, obstacle course, lookout bubble, a spiral slide, a toddler play area, redemption games, arts and crafts room and a café. We specialize in themed birthday parties. We offer Princess/Knight, Candy, Arts and Crafts party, Disco party and many more. Each party is three hours and includes pizza, soda, birthday cake, all decorations, invitations, private room, game tokens and more.

 

LILCHEFS.COM SPECIAL EVENTS
Serving Long Island, NYC, Westchester, and beyond
(516) 338-0552; Email [email protected]; www.LilChefs.com

LilChefs.com Special Events has been voted "Best Children's Party Place 2008 & 2009." Discover something new all throughout the year with family favorite events including: Yummy Yoga, Celebrate Motherhood, Fun on the Farm Day, A Pirate's Life Adventure Sail, Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop & Fancy Nancy Valentine's Days Soiree. Come make a memory with your kids as you experience new recipes, book readings, physical fitness, craft workshops, and "staycations" to farms and voyages at sea. Email or call about upcoming seasonal events. They sell out quickly, so don't miss the boat!

 

NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE SUPER SCIENCE BIRTHDAY PARTIES
47-01 111th St, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
(718) 699-0005 x353; Email [email protected]; www.nysci.org/birthdays

From favors and food to Mini Golf and exciting interactive demonstrations that will wow your guests, a Super Science Birthday at the New York Hall of Science is an action-packed party they'll remember! Brand new packages and unique outdoor/indoor themes for all ages! Playground Adventures, Rocket Park Mini Golf, Cool Chemist, Magic and much more. Your guests will receive free parking and can enjoy the whole day exploring NYSCI's more than 450 interactive exhibits, including a mechanical surfboard, real NASA Rockets and giant spider web climbing area. Reserve your party today!

 

QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN
43-50 Main St, Flushing
(718) 886-3800; www.queensbotanical.org

A living museum serving the most ethnically diverse county is committed to presenting collections, education and research initiatives that demonstrate environmental stewardship, promote sustainability and celebrate the rich cultural connections between people and plants. Each spring at QBG, children's imaginations and learning blossom as they harvest springtime vegetables. Participants will also visit the bee garden and design their own fantasy garden space.

 

QUEENS COUNTY FARM MUSEUM
73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park
(718) 347-3276; www.queensfarm.org

Dating back to 1697, the museum is NYC's only working historical farm. The site includes historic farm buildings, greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles, planting fields, orchard and herb gardens. Our farm animals and tranquil agrarian environment provide the opportunity for an enjoyable visit to a farm without leaving the city. Visit us seven days a week; come on the weekend to enjoy tours of the farmhouse, hayrides and feed our sheep and goats! We offer educational programs and fun for children and adults. Join us for summer fun!

 

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