Scenes from Westchester: Back to School

Scenes from Westchester: Back to School

As kids head back to school and plan their after-school actives, our Westchester advertisers share photos of their businesses.

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Scenes from Brooklyn: Back to School

Scenes from Brooklyn: Back to School

As a new school year begins, take a look at photos of Brooklyn schools and after-school programs.

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Scenes from Queens: Back to School

Scenes from Queens: Back to School

See photos of the borough's after-school programs, classes, schools, and other kid-focused resources.

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Scenes from Manhattan: Back to School

Scenes from Manhattan: Back to School

It's back-to-school season, and we've got photos from Manhattan after-school programs, schools, and more.

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Scenes from Long Island: Back to School

Scenes from Long Island: Back to School

See photos of after-school programs, schools, and other kid-focused businesses in Long Island's Nassau County and Suffolk County.

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After-School Activities vs. Downtime for Kids

After-School Activities vs. Downtime for Kids

Kids love to take after-school classes, participate in sports teams, and do other extracurricular activities, but unstructured time is important, too.

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How to Turn Your Child’s Extracurricular Activity Into Extra Cash for College

How to Turn Your Child’s Extracurricular Activity Into Extra Cash for College

Whether your kid is committed to sports, the arts, or even community service, here’s how to turn that passion for after-school activities into a college scholarship.

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The Benefits of Ethics for Kids

The Benefits of Ethics for Kids

Ethics for Children is a program taught at the New York City Society for Ethical Culture that emphasizes social awareness and helps kids develop better relationships with their peers and the world.

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The Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument

The Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument

Music instructors weigh in on what parents need to know before signing their kids up for music lessons, including renting vs. buying, how to choose what to play, and the benefits of private and group lessons.

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What to Look for in a Dance Studio

What to Look for in a Dance Studio

Keep these questions in mind when choosing a new dance studio for your child. A good studio will foster a love of dance while educating your child and building her self-confidence.

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Riverhead Bowling Alley Offers After-School Student Discount

Riverhead Bowling Alley Offers After-School Student Discount

The All Star, a bowling alley in Riverhead, will offer an after-school discount for area students with ID. The bowling alley on Long Island will also have a quiet place for after-school tutoring and homework sessions.

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A Chance to Dance: NYC Ballet Creates Workshop for Kids with Special Needs

A Chance to Dance: NYC Ballet Creates Workshop for Kids with Special Needs

One local mom's email inspired the New York City Ballet to create special dance workshops for kids with disabilities. Their reaction will melt your heart.

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Free Summer Sports Programs for NYC Kids Offered by City Parks Foundation

Free Summer Sports Programs for NYC Kids Offered by City Parks Foundation

Throughout the summer, City Parks Foundation is offering free summer sports programs for kids in New York City, including free tennis, golf, soccer, and track and field instruction and free use of equipment in parks across all five boroughs.

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Your Guide to Kids' Classes in the NYC Area

Find after-school classes and activities for kids in the NYC area, including sports and fitness classes, dance and gymnastics, swimming lessons, theater and music classes, and more in NYC, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield County, CT.

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Full STEAM Ahead! Science, Math & Art Programs for Kids Abound in NY Area

Full STEAM Ahead! Science, Math & Art Programs for Kids Abound in NY Area

We've rounded up a bunch of STEM (nay, STEAM!) programs for kids in the NYC area, including classes and camps with a science and math bent, fun family outings that immerse kids in STEM concepts, and some expert advice for parents thrown in for good measure.

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