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What's Happening in the NY Metro Area This Month?

What's Happening in the NY Metro Area This Month?

The places and programs new to your area this March.

The businesses you and your family care about are always doing something new, whether it is a new class, a new location, or an exciting addition to a 2020 summer camp. This month, we've rounded up what's new at the businesses that make your lives easier as parents, from karate classes offered by Hofstra Continuing Education to a music program at Beth Sholom Day Camp.  If your kids are interested in circus, Park Shore Day Camp might be the choice camp for summer 2020.

News in Westchester

Coding for Kids and Tweens

 Codeverse, the world’s first fully interactive coding studio, according to Lily Wilson, vice president of growth at Codeverse, for children ages 6-13, is slated to open in the Westchester Mall in White Plains this June. It will offer weeklong summer camps, after-school and weekend classes for ages 6 and older, pre-K classes for ages 3 and older, day camps for days when school is closed, kids’ nights out, and birthday parties. The Westchester Mall, 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains; 844-644-CODE (2633);


Travel Teams, Volleyball Clinics, and More

AAU Basketball Travel Teams are now being offered at  A-GAME SPORTS, with group tryouts scheduled through Feb. 23. Additional tryouts will be scheduled in March on as-needed basis. It also plans to offer volleyball training clinics in the spring and camps in the summer for children ages 8-14. Plus, Jose Reyes was promoted to executive director of baseball operations October 2019. Reyes is a former professional baseball player and has been with A-GAME SPORTS since its inception. 856 Main St., New Rochelle; 914-278-9477;


Mamaroneck Tots Grow New Skills

 The Westchester Jewish Center introduced outdoor gardening to its Early Childhood Center at the end of January. It utilizes aeroponic gardening, which provides year-round, multigenerational gardening using a vertical growing tower. The tower garden does not need soil and requires little space to grow crops in less time than it takes in traditional gardens. Students ages 1-4 will learn to plant, harvest, and prepare crops including lavender, mint, rosemary, marigolds, sunflowers, strawberries, broccoli, tomatoes, and cucumbers, which will be used during Passover and Shabbat celebrations. Rockland and Palmer avenues, Mamaroneck; 914-698-2767;

News in Queens

Learn to Rock Out in Bayside!

The Bayside location of  School of Rock is slated to open in the spring; it’s currently operating in a temporary space in Whitestone. This is the first School of Rock in Queens, a diverse community that is home to a thriving music scene. The performance-based music programs cater to all skill levels, serving ages 4 to adult. With its motivational song-first approach, School of Rock teaches keys, vocals, guitar, bass, and drums. 34-43 Francis Lewis Blvd., LL, Suite 2, Bayside; 929-999-7625;

News in Manhattan

STEM Camp Expands Themes

 Launch Math + Science Centers are offering a variety of new topics starting this summer, as well as bringing back old favorites. Camps for juniors (kindergarten-first grades) will feature the topics I Wanna Be…An Explorer!, I Wanna Be…A Detective!, I Wanna Be…A Zookeeper!, and I Wanna Be…An Animator! For second-fourth grades, Launch will feature Potent Potions + Fizzing Formulas. Plus, the kids’ camps (second-fourth grades) and tween camps (fifth-seventh grades) will include daily Launch Studios sessions in which kids document their camp activities, create how-to videos, produce skits and a camper-run newscast, and more. 173 W. 81st St., Upper West Side; 112 E. 75th St., Upper East Side; 49 White St., Tribeca; 30 W. 68th St., Upper West Side; 212-600-1010;

News in Nassau

Karate Comes to Hofstra

 Hofstra Continuing Education is slated to offer a karate program this summer for second-fifth and sixth to 10th grades, Monday-Friday, June 29-July 2. Campers will participate in karate for half the day and participate in other recreational activities, such as swimming, for the other half. The staff will include an experienced instructor from the Goshinkan Jujitsu Dojo Family Self Defense Center in Merrick. Campers of all levels are welcome and no special equipment is needed. 255 Hofstra University, Hempstead;


Music, Slime, and More at Beth Sholom

This summer,  Beth Sholom Day Camp in Roslyn Heights is slated to offer a music program in which ages 3-14 will learn music, elements of movement, and drama. The camp also has a variety of special events and theme days coming up for this summer, including a Slime Day. Beth Sholom Day Camp gives campers the opportunity to try new things, build friendships, and explore their interests through a variety of activities, including sports, swimming, and arts and crafts. 401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights; 516-621-9257;

News in Suffolk


Day Camp Offers Spring Enrichment

Starting this spring,  Kenwal Day Camp plans to offer tutoring and enrichment programs in math, science, reading, and test prep in conjunction with Sylvan Learning Center. The day camp also plans to work with Lil Athletes in West Hempstead to offer sports programs for ages 2-6 at Kenwal’s sports courts and fields. This summer, fourth-grade campers can look forward to two new trips, and Extreme Teens (seventh to 10th grades) will enjoy a five-day trip to Niagara Falls. 100 Drexel Ave., Melville; 631-694-3399;

Circus Fun at Park Shore

This summer,  Park Shore Day Camp plans to offer a circus program with The National Circus Project for campers in first-fifth grades. The program will be offered for 3 hours in the morning and then campers will have the opportunity to continue the day with one of the many activities Park Shore has to offer. The Circus Program is offered in two, two-week sessions or one, four-week session, with the first session running July 13-24 and the second session July 27-Aug. 7. 450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills; 631-499-8580;


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