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2010-11 Nassau County, Long Island, Family Resource Guide - Section 1



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

LONG ISLAND

NASSAU COUNTY

Check out our comprehensive 2010-2011 guide to services and resources for families in Nassau County, Long Island. 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! 

 

ADOPTION/FOSTER CARE

 


HELP INSPIRE OTHERS, LTD
Email melissa@helpinspireothers.com; www.helpinspireothers.com

The Help Inspire Others project is a nationwide project. You can submit YOUR story about single parenting, adoption, stillbirth, teenage pregnancy, miscarriage, and other issues related to pregnancy. The main purpose is to tell YOUR story which may inspire, and give others support. Not only can your story help others, but it can also be an outlet for yourself. To submit your story and to learn more about this project, please visit www.helpinspireothers.com.

 

 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

 


ADVENTURELAND
2245 Route 110, Farmingdale
(631) 694-6868; www.adventureland.us

Adventureland Amusement Park, family owned and operated since 1962, has been the birthday party mecca of the Long Island area for 47 years. That's generations of family birthday party fun! Adventureland caters to birthday parties of all ages and sizes -from 10-500 people. We have spacious and VIP private party rooms. We cater to most requests. All parties include use of amusement park rides, and a hosted lunch or dinner. Call the Adventureland birthday party doctor with question and reservations: 631-694-6300. For VIP birthday party rates of 75 or more, call 631-694-6868.

 


ARTY'S PARTIES
(516) 705-6507; www.artysparties.com

Arty's Parties is a family owned and operated children's entertainment company that brings smiles to little faces! Our experienced and reliable staff will create unforgettable memories at your special event. Our services include colorful, silly clowns; friendly magicians who use live animals; musical puppet shows; clean and safe inflatable rides; along with delicious cotton candy, popcorn, sno-cones and much more! All customers have the flexibility to customize a package to meet their budget. Arty's Parties is dedicated to customer satisfaction and ensuring your day will be tons of fun!

 


BOUNCEU
101 Carolyn Blvd, Farmingdale
(631) 777-JUMP (5867); www.BounceU.com/cities/farmingdale.ny

What do you get when you mix awesome inflatable structures, a clean, climate-controlled environment, incredible customer service, and non-stop excitement in a private-party atmosphere? BounceU! The ultimate party and play destination gives your family the opportunity to jump, bounce, slide, and so much more! Incredible kids' birthday parties are only the beginning! From programs and classes, to FUNdraisers and team parties...there are fantastic events happening this summer! From our new Create & Bounce Mini Camp, summer contests, and special appearances by favorite characters, BounceU is the best place to be for non-stop summer fun!

 


THE CANDY STORE ON MAIN STREET
41A Main St, Port Washington
(516) 708-9581; www.thecandystoreonmainstreet.com

Every child's wish to have their birthday party in a candy store is now available to Long Island parents. You are in good hands with The Candy Store on Main Street. Every child's party is planned to the finest detail and mentored by our professional staff. We can provide many extras to enhance your party including Goodie Bags, a Chocolate Fountain and Piñatas. We also make custom baskets for any occasion.

 


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.

 





THE CUPCAKE CORNER

61 New Hyde Park Rd, Garden City
(516) 328-2253; www.thecupcakecornergc.com
Hours: Monday-Thursday and Sunday 9am-8pm, Friday and Saturday 9am-10pm

The Cupcake Corner is a whimsical café/bakery in Garden City that also specializes in fun-filled children's parties. Activities include ceramic painting, scrapbooking, jewelry-making or afternoon tea; also includes nails and tattoos, pizza and juice, favors, gift for the birthday child, invitations, coffee and tea for the adults, and all paper goods. Stop by and enjoy our gourmet baked goods, all made on-premises by our chefs: ice cream, sundaes, crepes, quiche, sandwich wraps, pies, mousse, and of course, our awesome cupcakes!

 


CYNSATIONAL PRINTS

Contact Cynthia: (917) 304-6361 or cynsationals@aol.com

 

Cynsational Prints is a family operated business since 2004. We specialize in the printing of T-Shirts and canvas bags. Our biggest joy has been the satisfaction of parents, who've trusted us to provide t-shirts as favors for their children's parties. We also do printing for family reunions, summer camps, and company advertisements. For Mother's Day, we sell printed Mother's Day T-shirts with matching bags, something our friends and customers have taken delight in.

 


DAVID FUNN
(516) 334-6636; www.davidfunn.com

Children Love David FunN! David FunN has been entertaining children and adults for over 25 years! Children's birthday parties are his specialty, featuring a LIVE BUNNY, free magic wands, balloons and plenty of FunN. David's show uses child psychology to keep the children involved, entertained and under his constant control. David also weaves humor throughout the show to keep the adults entertained as well. The show truly is entertaining for the whole family.David FunN also entertains at corporate events, bar or bat mitzvahs and social groups.

 


FUN4UFACES
(516) 568-2812; Email Fun4ufaces@aol.com; www.Fun4UFaces.com

Andrea Colletti has taken her love of the art and children, combined them and started her own entertainment company, Fun4UFaces. Painting masterpieces on faces and bodies all over Long Island and the New York metro area, Andrea paints for corporate events, children's parties of all kinds, adult events, fundraisers and festivals. Andrea creates living art that can last up to a week or can be washed off immediately. Andrea maintains a roster of additional artists that can offer additional items to make your party memorable. For your next event, contact Fun4UFaces at www.Fun4UFaces.com.

 


THE GARDEN ART STUDIO
Mineola
(516) 742-7662; Email thegardenartstudio@gmail.com; www.thegardenartstudio.com

The Garden Art studio comes to you! Hire one of our artists for your next party and bring art to life. Choose from cartooning, fashion design or master artist painting. Also available is our customized face painting. A fun treat for all ages. We are a private studio offering year-round workshops, a place where artists ages 6-16 come to explore the depth of their own talent, and earn money for college scholarships. Ask about our gift certificates, visit our website, come in for a trial class or tour.

 


GOVERNOR'S COMEDY CLUB
90 Division Ave, Levittown
(516) 731-3368; www.GOVS.com

If you are looking for a FUN WAY to celebrate your event, Governor's Live Comedy Shows have been making kids laugh for many years! Our Summer daytime shows are perfect for PARTIES AND SMALL GROUPS to celebrate together. Our shows can be geared to specific age groups, and include comedians, magicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, and other acts. All packages include unlimited soft drinks. Lunch or snacks are available at reasonable package prices. Shows usually start around 1:00, and run for about 90 minutes. Please book early to get your preferred dates.

 


IMAGINE TOMORROW COMPUTER CLASSES
Parties in Bellmore, Syosset, Smithtown, or in your home
(516) 220-8480; www.imaginetomorrow.com

For an exciting and NEW twist on children's birthday parties, check out Imagine Tomorrow® Computer Classes for Kids, powered by Kiddie Computer World. This is a unique and interactive party. An Imagine Tomorrow® teacher will guide children ages 4-8 on a fun-filled computer adventure that is sure to "wow" guests and parents! The birthday child's picture, name, and age will be included in the mission. Children take home a birthday password to log in to software activities at home! Your child will have a birthday that others will "imagine" about today and tomorrow.

 


INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86, West 46th St & 12th Ave, Manhattan
(646) 381-5010; Email groupsales@intrepidmuseum.org; 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.

 


KAM-KAMLET PHOTOGRAPHY
(516) 967-3438; Email info@KamKamletPhoto.com; www.KamKamletPhoto.com

Kam-Kamlet Photography was designed to provide a fresh, creative and affordable alternative to traditional photography. Families and friends get to spend quality time with each other at their special events, culminating with wonderful pictures and memories to share for generations to come. We offer on-site portraits for individuals and families. By using a location of your choice (we have plenty to choose from should you need suggestions), your photographs have a more natural, timeless look. We look forward to seeing you soon.

 


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!

 



KIDZ PARTY FUN

(718) 644-6518; Email kidzpartyfun@aol.com

 

Kidz Party Fun brings the party to you! We customize your party package to suit any budget! Themed party packages include your favorite Disney princess or mascot character, Barbie Ballerina, Spiderman, or clown of your choice! Services include face painting, balloon sculpting, temporary tattoos, arts & crafts, musical games/dancing and more! DJ services and magician are also available by request. Affordable rates! Call us today to book your party!

 


LILCHEFS.COM SPECIAL EVENTS
Serving Long Island, NYC, Westchester, and beyond
(516) 338-0552; Email Paula@LilChefs.com; 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.

 


LITTLE CHEFS LTD.
33 Jackson Avenue, Syosset; (516) 496-0754
9 Soundview Market Place, Port Washington; (516) 767-7633

Email littlechefsltd@aol.com; www.littlechefs.com

Established in 1995, Little ChefsTM has the perfect recipe and delicious ingredients to make a cooking party the most wonderful and exciting, memorable experience. It creates 1½-hour parties to serve everyone's taste. Party menus offer creative and fun themes. Additional packages include a Little Chefs personalized and painted apron; decorating take-home Lucite cookie boxes; make-your-own ice cream sundaes; dips into fondue fountains; or fill your personal loot bag. Call or visit for more information on very special birthday parties, creative cooking classes, and Scout and camp programs.




LITTLE SEEDS OF GARDEN CITY
311 Nassau Blvd, Garden City South
(516) 280-8735; Email info@littleseedsofgardencity.com; www.littleseedsofgardencity.com

Little Seeds of Garden City takes the hassle out of planning a fun and festive birthday party for your child. Our comprehensive birthday party package provides everything you need to pull off a great birthday event. Optional add-ons and theme choices allow you to personalize the party to fit your child's personality. Make your child's birthday fun, memorable and easy. Book your child's birthday party at Little Seeds and we'll take care of the details.

 



LONG ISLAND GAME FARM WILDLIFE PARK AND ZOO

Chapman Blvd (LIE Exit 70), Manorville
(631) 878-6670; www.longislandgamefarm.com
Monday-Friday 12pm and 3pm; Saturday and Sunday 12 pm, 2pm, and 4pm

Johnny Peers' Muttville Comix is a nationally popular canine comedy show that has been performing since 1980. The show will run daily until September 6 at the Game Farm's 500-seat amphitheater. Johnny Peers, a former professional clown with Ringling Bros. and the Barnum & Bailey Circus, will have his 15 dogs, most of which have been rescued from shelters, perform such tricks as jumping rope, ladder climbing, tightrope walking and skateboarding.

 


N.Y. PARTY ZONE
1270 Broadhollow Rd (Rte 110), Farmingdale
(516) 694-0079; (631) 462-3212; (888) LETS-JUMP
www.nypartyzone.com

N.Y. Party Zone is an exciting, interactive, indoor party facility. Ride the brand-new, child-safe Crazy Cow mechanical bull, climb a giant, 28-foot volcano, speed down an exciting tropical inflatable slide and challenge yourself on amazing obstacle courses. Choose from many fully-licensed themes with popular characters (or ideas such as Wild West, Luau, Treasure Hunt and more). Enjoy your party in an air-conditioned room where the birthday child sits on a giant inflatable throne. Having a party at home? All the rides are available for rental. Call us today!

 


NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE SUPER SCIENCE BIRTHDAY PARTIES
47-01 111th St, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
(718) 699-0005, x353; Email birthdays@nysci.org; 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!

 



THE PET DEN

6230 Jericho Tpke, Commack
(631) 499-0276; www.petden.com

The Pet Den's Pet Zoo on Wheels is designed to entertain and educate children and adults alike. This exciting concept will bring unique exotic animals to your location. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will present these tame and playful pets to your group, allowing them to learn hands-on about the wonderful world of the animal kingdom. Programs can be tailored to meet the needs of any function. For more information, visit our website.

 


SHAOLIN SELF-DEFENSE CENTERS
1230 Hicksville Rd, Seaford
(516) 799-5425 (KICK); www.seafordkempo.com

Karate Birthday Parties! Looking for a different idea for your child's birthday? How about a karate party at Shaolin Self-Defense Centers? A fun-filled, 1 ½ hours includes a Karate intro, Karate drills, and games. We provide pizza and soda or juice, plus each child receives a karate head band. You provide the cupcakes and we'll do all the work. For more information, check our website at www.seafordkempo.com or give us a call at 516-799-KICK.

 


STRIKE LONG ISLAND
1350 Union Tpke, New Hyde Park
(516) 354-1222; Email hepstein@strikelongisland.com; 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 Tpke, 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.

 


WHAT'S COOKING?
30 E. Main St, Oyster Bay
(516) 922-COOK (2665); www.whatscookingny.com

Along with the most delicious party, What's Cooking? provides a themed meal prepared and eaten at the party, a box of baked goodies to bring home, and party activities. Each birthday child will feel special from the moment he/she walks in. Parties include a choice of cookie, pretzel or pizza making; pajama and breakfast party or cupcake party; with options like personalized aprons to make your birthday child's day truly special. Maintaining a healthy, but sweet menu, each birthday is uniquely constructed for the special birthday child.

 

CAMPS

 


ARTY'S PARTIES
(516) 705-6507; www.artysparties.com

Arty's Parties is a family owned and operated children's entertainment company that brings smiles to little faces! Our experienced and reliable staff will create unforgettable memories at your special event. Our services include colorful, silly clowns; friendly magicians who use live animals; musical puppet shows; clean and safe inflatable rides; along with delicious cotton candy, popcorn, sno-cones and much more! All customers have the flexibility to customize a package to meet their budget. Arty's Parties is dedicated to customer satisfaction and ensuring your day will be tons of fun!


ATTITUDES IN MOTION DANCE STUDIO
756 Old Bethpage Rd, Old Bethpage
(516) 756-5144; Email info@aimdancestudio.com; www.aimdancestudio.com

At Attitudes In Motion, we strive to create a positive and fun environment for children and young adults to learn. We believe it's not just about dance. It's more about motivating our students to be the best they can be. We provide our students with the background and skills to have a successful career in the world of dance when and if they choose to do so. Summer programs available and Fall schedule now forming.

 


BOUNCEU
101 Carolyn Blvd, Farmingdale
(631) 777-JUMP (5867); www.BounceU.com/cities/farmingdale.ny

What do you get when you mix awesome inflatable structures, a clean, climate-controlled environment, incredible customer service, and non-stop excitement in a private-party atmosphere? BounceU! The ultimate party and play destination gives your family the opportunity to jump, bounce, slide, and so much more! Incredible kids' birthday parties are only the beginning! From programs and classes, to FUNdraisers and team parties...there are fantastic events happening this summer! From our new Create & Bounce Mini Camp, summer contests, and special appearances by favorite characters, BounceU is the best place to be for non-stop summer fun!

 


CYNSATIONAL PRINTS

Contact Cynthia: (917) 304-6361 or cynsationals@aol.com

Cynsational Prints is a family operated business since 2004. We specialize in the printing of T-Shirts and canvas bags. Our biggest joy has been the satisfaction of parents, who've trusted us to provide t-shirts as favors for their children's parties. We also do printing for family reunions, summer camps, and company advertisements. For Mother's Day, we sell printed Mother's Day T-shirts with matching bags, something our friends and customers have taken delight in.

 


THE GARDEN ART STUDIO
Mineola
(516) 742-7662; Email thegardenartstudio@gmail.com; www.thegardenartstudio.com

The Garden Art Studio is a dynamic environment offering small classes to both gifted and developing artists from ages 6 - 18. Established in 1994 by award- winning Art Director Lisa Fazio, a Parsons graduate in NYC, we offer year-round classes in the fundamentals of art and design, HS portfolio workshops and a popular summer "day" camp program. We pride ourselves on providing personal attention in our private studio. Our students are award and scholarship winners. Visit our website, come in for a trial class, or for a tour today.

 


GOVERNOR'S COMEDY CLUB
90 Division Ave, Levittown
(516) 731-3368; www.GOVS.com

Governor's Live Comedy Shows have been making kids laugh for many summers! Our daytime shows are perfect for traveling camp groups, small groups, parties, or individuals. Camp leaders tell us that their members look forward to their Governor's Comedy Club event. Our shows can be geared to specific age groups, and include comedians, magicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, and other acts. All packages include unlimited soft drinks, and hot lunch or snacks at reasonable package prices. Shows usually start around 1:00, and run for about 90 minutes. Please book early for preferred dates.

 


INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86, West 46th St and 12th Ave, Manhattan
(646) 381-5166; Email dklein@intrepidmuseum.org; 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.

 


LITTLE CHEFS LTD.
33 Jackson Avenue, Syosset; (516) 496-0754
9 Soundview Market Place, Port Washington; (516) 767-7633
Email littlechefsltd@aol.com; www.littlechefs.com

Established in 1995, Little ChefsTM has the perfect recipe and delicious ingredients to make a cooking party the most wonderful and exciting, memorable experience. It creates 1½-hour parties to serve everyone's taste. Party menus offer creative and fun themes. Additional packages include a Little Chefs personalized and painted apron; decorating take-home Lucite cookie boxes; make-your-own ice cream sundaes; dips into fondue fountains; or fill your personal loot bag. Call or visit for more information on very special birthday parties, creative cooking classes, and Scout and camp progra

 


MID-ISLAND Y JCC
45 Manetto Hill Rd, Plainview
(516) 822-3535; www.miyjcc.org

Situated on over 50 acres at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, summer programs feature opening activities, swimming, sports, group activities, Jewish culture, theme days and special events for ages 4-16. Children with special needs in the Aspire Program are included. Grades 5 and 6 are introduced to fun travel experiences. Also offered: theatrical arts for grades 1-9, sports for grades 3-6, Tween Trailways, Teen Travel Camp or the Counselor-In-Training internship program for teens, High Fours and High Fives for 4 and 5-year-olds, preschool day camps. New for 2010: zipline and low ropes challenge course.

 


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.

 


SHAOLIN SELF-DEFENSE CENTERS
1230 Hicksville Rd, Seaford
(516) 799-5425 (KICK); www.seafordkempo.com

What are your kids doing the last week of the summer? This is the time all other camps are over. Come in for the whole week, or just for one day to our Annual Karate Camp, August 23rd to August 27th from 9am to 1pm. Kids learn basic self-defense, while having fun. Activities will include: relay races, dodge ball, wrestling and much more. For more information, check our website or give us a call.

 


SPORTIME - NASSAU
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.

 


THINKERTOTS
1134 Wantagh Ave, Wantagh
(516) 765-3221; www.thinkertots.com

Fun, developmentally enriching classes for infants through grade 1. Every child is born with potential gifts and talents that are only realized with the appropriate stimulation and guidance. The earlier this stimulation and guidance occur, the greater the chances your child will reach his/her full potential. Call the location nearest to you for further information about the summer program.

 


USDAN CENTER FOR THE CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS
185 Colonial Springs Rd., Wheatley Heights
(631) 643-7900; www.usdan.com

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts is the arts day camp declared a "Best Of" camp by NY Metro Parents, Time Out NY Kids, and Long Island Press. The 2010 season begins on June 28th at the Center's 200-acre woodland campus. Usdan is open to ages 6 to 18, and no audition is required. Admission is based on an expression of interest in the arts. Each summer, 1,600 students travel to the Center each day on air-conditioned buses that depart from neighborhoods throughout the New York metropolitan area.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT





FRIENDZONE

(516) 569-2824 or (516) 766-1995
www.friendzonekids.com

Children's performance in school and later in the workplace is dependent on many factors. Children must be socially comfortable in the classroom setting so that they can attend to the lesson, interact in cooperative learning groups and feel confident to take intellectual risks. Outside of school, they must interact with people from all walks of life and navigate through various social settings. At Friendzone, we teach basic socialization skills to children who may need extra help in this area. The children implement these skills in supportive, fun-filled sessions led by NYS certified teachers.

 


IMAGINE TOMORROW COMPUTER CLASSES FOR KIDS
Various locations throughout Long Island
(516) 220-8480; www.imaginetomorrow.com

Let computers be your child's tool for creative expression! Kiddie Computer World's Imagine Tomorrow Computer Classes® and birthday parties prepare children with the essential skills to succeed in the busy, digital world around them. Each Imagine Tomorrow Computer Class® combines a fun learning adventure with sophisticated technology concepts in a creative way that teaches children to use computers as a tool. Small classes for ages 2 ½ -7. Parents receive a password to log in after each session to access tips and online activities for reinforcement at home! Ongoing enrollment! Free trial classes available!

 


JOHN ROBERT POWERS
1400 Old Country Rd Ste 101, Westbury
(516) 876-1000; www.jrplongisland.com

JRP is an 87-year-old acting and modeling company. Our studio specializes in the training and development of kids and teens that are interested in the performing arts. We also market our clients to agents, managers and casting directors who are looking to find great kids to place in commercials, television, film, and print ads.

 


THE 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!

 



PARENT SENSE, INC.

(917) 862-7644; Email parentsense@theparentsense.com; www.theparentsense.com

Parent Sense, Inc is proud to announce the addition of their newly developed Breastfeeding Workshop! Parent Sense, Inc. is your source for many of your parenting issues. Beth and Rebecca have designed, "We're having a Baby", "We're having Twins or More", 'Sleep, Baby Sleep", and NOW "Breastfeeding" Workshops. They will come to you if you are on bed rest. Parent Sense, Inc. also offers a wonderful playgroup where parents can talk about their parenting journey; all while their little ones socialize and play. Register now!

 


RHONDA BOLTAX
(516) 773-1049; www.keys-to-reading.com

Keen Kids is a new, exciting reading program geared for four and five-year-olds who want to get a jump-start into reading. Based on research-validated strategies, the program addresses each of the five, essential reading components: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Lessons are carefully sequenced and are multi-sensory, cumulative and explicit. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced during story time activities. Classes are offered once or twice weekly in morning or afternoon sessions. Call or email Director Rhonda, a professional teacher who works with both gifted and learning different children.

 


THINKERTOTS
1134 Wantagh Ave, Wantagh
(516) 765-3221; www.thinkertots.com

Fun, developmentally enriching classes for infants through grade 1. Every child is born with potential gifts and talents that are only realized with the appropriate stimulation and guidance. The earlier this stimulation and guidance occur, the greater the chances your child will reach his/her full potential. Call the location nearest to you for further information about the summer program.

 


WHAT'S COOKING?
30 E. Main St, Oyster Bay
(516) 922-COOK (2665); www.whatscookingny.com

What's Cooking?, located in Historic Oyster Bay, provides children of all ages with the ability to cook their own nutritional and delicious treats. With creative holiday workshops, cooking classes and summer camp, What's Cooking? builds self-esteem while teaching math, reading, and science skills through cooking. Our ten week classes are available for ages 2-15. From "Cooking and Storytime" a mommy and me class, to "Travel the World," an exploration into a new country (including appetizers, main dishes and desserts), What's Cooking? motivates each student to lead healthy and nutritional lifestyles.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

ART

 


ART LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND
107 E. Deer Park Rd, Dix Hills
(631) 462-5400; www.artleagueli.org

Summer Art Adventure is an intensive, "thematic" art education experience for students ages 5-17. A dedicated faculty of art education professionals has provided outstanding instruction for 15 years. Early Childhood programs (ages 5-6) or Young Artists (ages 7-12) in one- to five-week sessions, from July 6-August 5; Teens (ages 12-14) in two- to four-week sessions, from July 6-July 30; or Teen Portfolio (ages 14-17) in three- to six-week sessions, from July 6-August 13.

 





THE CUPCAKE CORNER

61 New Hyde Park Rd, Garden City
(516) 328-2253; www.thecupcakecornergc.com
Hours: Monday-Thursday and Sunday 9am-8pm, Friday and Saturday 9am-10pm

The Cupcake Corner is a whimsical café/bakery in Garden City that also specializes in children's crafts and activities. Join us this summer for a variety of fun-filled children's activities such as baking classes, cupcake decorating, ceramic painting, scrapbooking sessions, jewelry-making, and much more! Stop by and enjoy our gourmet baked goods, all made on-premises by our chefs: ice cream, sundaes, crepes, quiche, sandwich wraps, pies, mousse, and of course, our awesome cupcakes!

 


THE GARDEN ART STUDIO
Mineola
(516) 742-7662; Email thegardenartstudio@gmail.com; www.thegardenartstudio.com

The Garden Art Studio is a dynamic environment offering small classes to both gifted and developing artists from ages 6 - 18. Established in 1994 by award- winning Art Director Lisa Fazio, a Parsons graduate in NYC, we offer year-round classes in the fundamentals of art and design, HS portfolio workshops and a popular summer "day" camp program. We pride ourselves on providing personal attention in our private studio. Our students are award and scholarship winners. Visit our website, come in for a trial class, or for a tour today.

 


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!

 


NOT JUST ART
183 South St, Oyster Bay
(516) 922-8300; www.notjustart.com

Discover Wonder! Imaginative activities for babies and beyond. Music Together ®, creative art and science enrichment for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-age kids. Classes, drop-in art studio, vacation and holiday activities, birthday parties, scout troop badges, play dates, custom events. Whatever the program, every child will experience respectful, nurturing teachers, cozy class sizes, and moments of wonder and discovery. Lovely toy store and classrooms in Oyster Bay. Additional Music Together center locations in Huntington, Plainview, Garden City, and Manhasset.

 



RENÈE GALLERY OF ART

1966 Jackson Ave, Seaford
(516) 785-7291

 

Drawing and painting instruction for children, ages 7 and up, once a week, 1 ½ hour classes, 4:30pm-6pm. Students are taught the basics of fine art at their individual level. Small informal classes; beginners welcome. Evening class available for adults. Established in 1973.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

DANCE



ATTITUDES IN MOTION DANCE STUDIO
756 Old Bethpage Rd, Old Bethpage
(516) 756-5144; Email info@aimdancestudio.com; www.aimdancestudio.com

At Attitudes In Motion, we strive to create a positive and fun environment for children and young adults to learn. We believe it's not just about dance. It's more about motivating our students to be the best they can be. We provide our students with the background and skills to have a successful career in the world of dance when and if they choose to do so. Summer programs available and Fall schedule now forming.

 





BEREST DANCE CENTER

12 S Washington St, Port Washington
(516) 944-6687; www.berestdance.com

Berest Dance Center features the nationally acclaimed "Story Dance" © sensory/tactile/motor approach to movement for young children ages 2-5. Developed by Olga Berest, children develop the ability to dance creatively by the association of movement to props connected to storytelling. All ages study at Berest Dance Center. Berest offers over 100 classes a week in genres including ballet, pointe, modern, musical theater, jazz, tap, hip-hop, African, as well as specialty classes for boys and workshops for the advanced dancer. The Center provides an alternative to NYC study for the serious dancer.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

HORSEBACK RIDING

 


MY SHINE PROGRAM
P. O. Box 357, Old Bethpage
(516) 551-1491; www.myshineprogram.com

A therapeutic equine program for individuals of all ages with special needs, conveniently located at West Hills Riding Center. Our mission is to foster a relationship between individuals with special needs and horses through activities involving horses in a safe and nurturing environment. Group or private lessons consist of teaching horsemanship skills, games, mini-trail rides through West Hills Park, and most importantly, having fun. Come experience the magic between horse and rider.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

MUSIC

 


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.

 


NOT JUST ART
183 South St, Oyster Bay
(516) 922-8300; www.notjustart.com

Music Together® is a joyous approach to family music-making for infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers and the adults who love them! Sing, dance and play rhythm instruments together in a relaxed, playful setting that focuses on participation and engagement, and nurtures family efforts to create a rich musical home environment, regardless of musical abilities. Music Together is based on the philosophy that all children are musical; you may be surprised to find that you are too! Offered in Huntington Village, Plainview, Garden City, Manhasset, and Oyster Bay.

 


SAM SUNSHINE PIANO AND GUITAR TUTOR
(646) 286-4338; Email sambgud@aol.com

 

I have taught music for over 40 years- mostly piano and guitar-starting in the 4th grade, then with the Tuba in elementary band, and beyond in Brooklyn College (BA Music). Many excellent teachers and conductors have influenced my teaching and performance. I stress good technique and the basics, while encouraging students to practice regularly and efficiently, demonstrating a technique I call "micropractice." The most important thing is the ability of my students to entertain. I'll prepare students for tests, but only as a measure of their progress.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

SPORTS & FITNESS

 





BEREST DANCE

12 S Washington St, Port Washington
(516) 944-6687; www.berestdance.com

Berest Dance Center features the nationally acclaimed "Story Dance" © sensory/tactile/motor approach to movement for young children ages 2-5. Developed by Olga Berest, children develop the ability to dance creatively by the association of movement to props connected to storytelling. All ages study at Berest Dance Center. Berest offers over 100 classes a week in genres including ballet, pointe, modern, musical theater, jazz, tap, hip-hop, African, as well as specialty classes for boys and workshops for the advanced dancer. The Center provides an alternative to NYC study for the serious dancer.

 


HOPEFITNESS LOCATIONS
2750 N. Jerusalem Rd, N. Bellmore

1615 Ninth Ave, Bohemia
(877) 396-HOPE; www.hopefitness.com

HOPEFitness is the FIRST fitness center of its kind! Created and dedicated to individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities and OPEN to the public! The facility and equipment are designed to allow for maximum participation, while adjusting to the strengths and weaknesses of all individuals. The program is FREE for staff and family members. HOPEFitness offers a FREE initial workout and assessment and services NYC. Please call or visit our website for more information on our programs.




LUCIE B'S JUMP N' FUN
807 Atlantic Ave, Baldwin
45 Cuttermill Rd, Great Neck
(516) 791-1028; www.luciebjumpnfun.com

New York's first and only jump rope gym for kids (and adults) has relocated from Woodmere to Baldwin! This unique jump rope program gets kids and adults in insanely awesome cardiovascular shape, while they have a blast. From single rope, long rope to double dutch, Lucie B's jump rope programs are cardio/strength specific, geared toward getting kids super fit! Owners Lucie B and Dion T are professional jump ropers and USA Jump Rope regional and national champions. They have transformed hundreds of kids into jump rope athletes and superstars.

 


ONE POTATO TWO TOMATO
9 Albertson Ave, Albertson/Roslyn Heights
(516) 286-5255; www.onepotatotwotomato.com

One Potato Two Tomato is Long Island's first and only parent/child/adolescent Healthy Lifestyle Nutrition Education, Healthy Cooking & Fitness Center for ages 8 months-19 years. We offer individual and small group enrichment programs, whether underweight, overweight or in between. Since March 2008, the center's pediatric/adolescent registered dietitian, healthy food chefs, certified youth fitness trainers and early childhood educators have been dedicated to making healthy kids into healthy adults. To learn more, or to order your kids' healthy meal plans, visit their website or call for a FREE trial class today!

 



PROFESSIONAL ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE CENTER

645 Stewart Ave, Garden City
(516) 794-FAST (3278); www.professionalperformance.net

Looking for an organized program to help your child become a better athlete? In our 20,000-square-foot. climate-controlled facility, our professional coaches will help your child develop their abilities by teaching them how to run faster, jump higher, and change directions quicker, while having fun. Our coaches are NSCA-certified and hold dual licenses/certifications in either physical therapy and/or athletic training to ensure you child trains in a safe environment. Parents: Take advantage of our QUIC FIT program; designed to keep our adults healthy too. Call today to set up your FREE Trial!

 


SPORTIME - NASSAU
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.

 

 

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