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The Milestone School Begins Weekly Capoeira Class

The Milestone School, an independent elementary school for nursery through fourth grade in Mount Vernon, opened its Studio earlier this year and now offers a Capoeira class for students in third and fourth grades. The Studio can also be rented out ...

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Bayside Music School Offers Young Kids’ Class, Private Lessons

Vienna Music, a music school in Queens, offers various classes and lessons for kids at its Bayside location. The music school recently began offering a class for children younger than 5 and has added cello and clarinet to its instrumental lessons.

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My Gym Nanuet Receives Face-Lift Under New Owner

My Gym Nanuet, a fitness center for children in Nanuet, recently came under new ownership, and is now furnished with new equipment. The children's fitness center also offers birthday parties.

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After-School Veterinary Program Moves to White Plains

Little Vets, an after-school program for kids in White Plains who are interested in caring for animals, recently began offering classes. The children's veterinary program introduces kids to veterinary science.

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Westchester Youth Choirs Begins Programs for Young Singers

Westchester Youth Choirs recently launched two programs for youth singers in Westchester: a boys choir and a girls choir. The choral programs for young singers will prepare a range of songs, including classical and pop, to perform at concerts.

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Entrepreneurship Program Opens Location in Lower Manhattan

8andUp is a group of business professionals who are committed to teaching children about entrepreneurship. The entrepreneurship classes offered for kids teach children about building businesses and web coding.

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Children’s Boutique Relocates, Offers Classes and Parties

My Sweet Pea, a children and infant boutique, recently moved to a new location in New City. The store also now offers arts and crafts and cake decorating classes, as well as birthday parties.

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Coolinary Kitchen Adds Three Cooking Classes, Offers Consulting

Natalie Cruz, founder of Coolinary Kitchen, is offering three new classes through the cooking program for kids, including gluten-free cooking, as well as nutritional consulting for families.

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The Clover Hill School in Norwalk Celebrates Its 10th Year

The Clover Hill School, a Waldorf school for preschool and kindergarten-age children based in Norwalk, CT, was once only an idea brought up in a Stamford church meeting room. This year, it celebrates its 10th anniversary.

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Music for Children and Beyond to Offer Two New Programs

Music for Children and Beyond, a music program that offers music classes for kids in Norwalk, now offers a ukulele class for kids and baby and parent music classes.

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Ballet des Enfants Opens in Armonk, Offers New Classes

Ballet des Enfants, an established ballet studio for young children, recently opened a ballet studio in Armonk. The studio offers ballet classes for young children as well as birthday parties.

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Help Your Child Choose the Right Extracurricular Activities

Help Your Child Choose the Right Extracurricular Activities

Can we nurture our children, their interests, and their chances of Ivy League acceptance all at the same time? It's possible to strike a balance among your child's family time, play time, structured activities, homework time, and socialization. Her...

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Congregation Beth-El to Begin Preschool Jewish Education Program

Massapequa temple Congregation Beth-El is planning to begin a preschool Jewish education program to teach Jewish children about the history and culture of Judaism. The program encourages parent involvement, and utilizes group play, and activities s...

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Why I Chose Stage Crew Over Acting

A high school student and theater lover explains why he has chosen to work behind the curtain in the stage crew rather than act on stage, and offers advice for other kids and teens who want to get involved with student or community theater.

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Columbus Gym to Offer Gymnastics and Music Program

Columbus Gym, part of Columbus Pre-School, plans to offer a combined gymnastics and music class for toddlers. The program, Move and Groove, helps with kids’ motor skills and keeps them active, and helps with their social-emotional development.

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10 Tips to Help Kids Ace Theater Auditions

Is your child trying out for a school play or community theater show? Get tips from casting directors on how to help your kid ace the audition, including how to prepare the right song and monologue, calm nerves and stage fright, and deal with disap...

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Pro Tips for Kids Auditioning for Broadway Roles

For kids who want to audition for professional acting roles on Broadway or even in TV or film, we've got the best advice from pro casting directors on how to stand out from the crowd and make the most of each audition and callback.

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Long Island City Welcomes the NY Kids Club

NY Kids Club, an early childhood educational and recreational program provider, recently opened its Long Island City location. The club offers preschool classes and early childhood enrichment classes.

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Rockland Soccer Academy to Offer Lessons in New City

Rockland Soccer Academy, a soccer program for young children, plans to offer fall soccer programs for children ages 3 through third grade in New City. The soccer program is lead by head coach Mike Girling.

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Composer Joe Delia Shares Passion for Music through Teaching

Musician and tv and film composer Joe Delia, who is also a member of Thieves, is now offering piano, film scoring, vocal, and guitar lessons in Tappan.

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Triathlons for Kids: How to Get Them Race-Ready

More and more parents are pushing their bodies in fun and healthy ways, from 5Ks to mud runs, inspiring their kids to want in on the action. Here’s how to find triathlons for kids and help them train in a fun and healthy way.

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Kids Re-Design Board Games in After-School Program

Brooklyn Game Lab, a facility where kids can play board games, recently opened and is now offering an after-school board game program for kids in Brooklyn. The Park Slope after-school program has kids re-design popular board games to create a new g...

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Where to Go Horseback Riding in the NYC Area

Where to Go Horseback Riding in the NYC Area

Find horseback riding stables in the New York area, including NYC, Long Island, Connecticut, and the NYC suburbs of Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen County, NJ. Find where to take a riding lesson or pony ride near you.

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Indoor and Outdoor Ice-Skating Rinks in the New York Area

Indoor and Outdoor Ice-Skating Rinks in the New York Area

Find indoor and outdoor ice-skating rinks in the New York area, including New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, Bergen County, NJ, and Fairfield County, CT.

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Where to Ski and Snowboard in the Northeast

Where to Ski and Snowboard in the Northeast

Our skiing and snowboarding guide includes resorts and mountains just outside of the New York metropolitan area, to the slopes of Connecticut, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. Beginner lessons and kid-friendly sl...

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Catch A Minor League Baseball Game in the New York Area

Catch A Minor League Baseball Game in the New York Area

Check out the minor league baseball teams that play in NYC, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

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Port Chester Fitness Studio Launches Children's Program

A Port Chester fitness studio for tweens and teens, Momentum Classroom now offers a kid’s fitness program for ages 2-7. The fitness studio aims to make exercising fun for Westchester kids, tweens, and teens through Zumba, games, boot camp, kickboxi...

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Ask the Expert: How to Choose a Bike Helmet

Ask the Expert: How to Choose a Bike Helmet

Bike riding is a great warm-weather activity, and wearing a helmet is the most important part of bike safety. Sandhya Katz Katz, M.D., an emergency medicine physician at Nyack Hospital, shares tips to pick a properly fitting bike helmet.

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New Canaan YMCA Opens New Fitness Space, Supports Cancer Survivors

New Canaan YMCA recently expanded the fitness offerings at its facility. The YMCA repurposed an area for fitness activities using various equipment, and offers LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a fitness program for cancer survivors.

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The Glass House Offers After-School Tours for Children

The Glass House, built by architect Philip Johnson in New Canaan, now offers after-school tours for children in fifth through eighth grades. The tours aim to introduce kids to architecture in a fun and easy way to understand.

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Concussion Risk in Soccer is As High As in Football

Although soccer isn't a high-contact sport like football, children who play soccer are just as likely to get a concussion. Matthew Pecci, M.D., shares what causes concussions in soccer and how coaches can help prevent them.

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Engineering for Kids Opens Branch in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Engineering for Kids recently began offering its STEM classes for kids in Brooklyn. The engineering classes for kids use Legos and other materials to help kids problem-solve.

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Curious-on-Hudson Announces Three New Kids Classes

Curious-on-Hudson, an organization that offers crowd-sourced education and classes for kids and adults, recently announced three upcoming classes for kids in Westchester County, including an engineering class, an art and invention class inspired by...

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Classes and Parties for Little Lego Enthusiasts

Lil' Builders, a Lego building studio for kids in Smithtown, offers Lego birthday parties, Lego after-school classes for kids, and Lego classes for children with special needs.

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Rules of Engagement for Responsible Coaches on Social Media

ResponsibleSports.com shares 10 social media guidelines for coaches to follow when interacting with young athletes on Facebook, including creating a coach account rather than use your personal account and creating an interest page for the team.

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New Facility for Youth Boasts 'Teacher of Team Sports'

FastBreak Sports, a sports and athletic training facility on the Upper East Side, now offers a program for preschoolers ages 2-5. The preschool program FastBreak Kids teaches youngsters a variety of age-appropriate sports and skills including baseb...

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Music and Theater Programs Added to Local Kids’ Gym

M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym now offers music and theater classes for children in Syosset. The music classes are offered by Long Island Aardvarks and the theater classes are offered by New Artist Theater, a division of The AMF Studio.

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Program Offers Children a Creative Way to Learn

Challenge Island, an academic enrichment program, recently opened in Syosset. The program, which offers after-school programs, in-school field trips, summer camps, and birthday parties, helps children build problem-solving skills and engages imagin...

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Indoor Trampoline Center Opens Deer Park Facility

Sky Zone, an indoor trampoline center, recently opened a Deer Park location. The trampoline center hosts birthday parties and fitness classes, and houses 21,000 square feet of trampolines.

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Book Club for Young Girls Inspires a Love to Read

Sweet Jenny’s Book Club for girls inspires a love of reading in girls ages 7-11. The Upper East Side book club is meant to act as a reading enrichment program that picks up where school leaves off.

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Introducing the Close-to-Home Olympic Athletes

Of the more than 200 athletes on Team USA competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, we’ll introduce you to nine athletes who call the NY metro area home. The local athletes will compete in the following winter games’ events: men’s lug...

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Fenom Fitness Exposes Families to a New Way to Train

Family fitness center Fenom Fitness recently opened in Harrison. Fenom Fitness offers sports training programs that are custom tailored for children ages 6 and older with the goal of making each child a well-rounded athlete.

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Children of the Sound Moves to Port Chester

Westchester swim school Children of the Sound recently moved from the Courtyard Marriott in Rye to the Carver Center in Port Chester. The swim school offers individualized private and semi-private lessons to turn children into confident, capable, a...

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Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Child Balance Piano Practice and Homework?

The director of a local music school offers tips on how to help kids balance piano practice with their homework by carving out specific times for both after school and then sticking with it.

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Ask the Expert: Advice for Coaching Your Child's Team

Ask the Expert: Advice for Coaching Your Child's Team

Soccer Friends USA co-owner and coach Sean Peckett kicks up great advice for coaching youth sports teams, from tips for coaching your own kids to promoting good sportsmanship for every athlete on the team.

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Ask the Expert: Should My Child Specialize in One Sport?

Ask the Expert: Should My Child Specialize in One Sport?

Wondering if your child is too young to specialize in one sport? Monica Holmes, founder of a youth fitness consulting firm in Harlem, explains what age is best to begin specialization and why your child should try out multiple sports at first.

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Ask the Expert: How Should a Parent Respond When a Child wants to Quit his Sports Team?

Sometimes kids outgrow a sport, and that's okay. We asked the owner of Soccer by Coach Fher how to navigate the transition if your athlete decides they want to quit the team.

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Afternoon Soccer Program for Elementary Students

Soccer Friends now offers three new programs for children in Forest Hills: an afternoon soccer club, school break day camps, and child care for a monthly parents' night out.

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Tots Learn Basketball Skills at First Shot

First Shot Basketball School now offers its Super Tots program for children ages 3-4 in Queens. The program teaches tots the basketball skills and coordination necessary for future participation in the sport.

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Long Island JCC Plans to Expand Its Golf Program for Those with Disabilities

The JCC of the Greater Five Towns on Long Island is planning to expand its Play Golf program, which helps kids and young adults with disabilities learn the sport of golf as they get physical exercise and develop socialization skills.

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