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16 Green Vale School Students Participate in All-County Music Festival

16 Green Vale School Students Participate in All-County Music Festival

At the Tilles Center in January, 16 Green Vale students performed in the prestigious Nassau All-County Music Festival. To be selected for All-County, students must score among the top student musicians who performed solos for the NYSSMA Festival th...

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Sedation-Based Pediatric Dental Practice Opens in Huntington

Sedation-Based Pediatric Dental Practice Opens in Huntington

The Tooth Pillow Dentistry, a team of pediatric dentists and dental anesthesiologists, opened in Huntington in December 2018. The practice accepts referrals for patients requiring IV sedation for dental treatment. The team treats a wide variety of ...

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Park Shore Country Day Camp Welcomes Beloved Half Hollow Hills Middle School Teacher

Park Shore Country Day Camp Welcomes Beloved Half Hollow Hills Middle School Teacher

Chris Regini, Half Hollow Hills middle school teacher, is joining the Extreme STEAM Science Kids team at Park Shore Country Day Camp. Regini possesses a rare talent to motivate, stimulate and engage his students by using state-of-the-art technolog...

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New Imaginarium STEM Space Introduced at St. Dominic's Elementary and Middle Schools

New Imaginarium STEM Space Introduced at St. Dominic's Elementary and Middle Schools

St. Dominic Elementary and Middle School in Oyster Bay created a new Imaginarium space or students to use as part of the district's STEM program. The space opened to middle school students in Sept. 2018 and is slated to open to elementary school st...

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The Waldorf School of Garden City Begins Spring Semester of Parent and Child Classes

The Waldorf School of Garden City Begins Spring Semester of Parent and Child Classes

The Waldorf School of Garden City will begin its Spring semester of parent and child classes the week of March 18 and will run to mid-June. Designed for kids ages 1-2, these classes are available every day Monday through Saturday. The weekday class...

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The Long Island Aquarium Receives Accreditation by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums

The Long Island Aquarium Receives Accreditation by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums

The Long Island Aquarium is proud to announce they have been accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA). This accreditation is recognized as 'the gold standard' for zoological parks and aquariums with marine mammals thr...

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NYMetroParents and Staten Island Parent Receive 9 Awards at Annual Parenting Media Association Conference

NYMetroParents and Staten Island Parent Receive 9 Awards at Annual Parenting Media Association Conference

On March 1, Parenting Media Association presented NYMetroParents and Staten Island Parent, a division of Davler Media Group, with nine excellence awards at its 2018 Design and Editorial Awards reception, held in St. Petersburg, FL.

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Crisis Facility Opens in Hauppauge

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Crisis Facility Opens in Hauppauge

A 24-hour Crisis Stabilization Center opened in Hauppauge today, according to the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (OASAS). The $4.7 million Diagnostic Assessment and Stabi...

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The Windsor School Introduces New Interdisciplinary Elective Classes Including an American Pop Culture Class

The Windsor School Introduces New Interdisciplinary Elective Classes Including an American Pop Culture Class

This past fall, students at The Windsor School were given the opportunity to take an elective in American Pop Culture that covered American culture and how it has changed over the decades of the 20th Century, from fashion and movies, to automobiles...

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Hofstra University’s Saturday Classes for Young People Brings Back Internet of Things Class

Hofstra University’s Saturday Classes for Young People Brings Back Internet of Things Class

Hofstra University’s Saturday Classes for Young People will bring back the Internet of Things class this Spring with new activities. This eight-session class, running from March 3-May 18, is structured through discussions and exercises that become ...

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Bideawee Animal Shelter Announces Student Winners of 11th Annual Love Your Pet Art Contest

Bideawee Animal Shelter Announces Student Winners of 11th Annual Love Your Pet Art Contest

Bideawee, a leading animal shelter with locations in Manhattan, Wantagh, and Westhampton, just announced the winners of its 11th annual Love Your Pet Art Contest. The contest encourages students in first through 12th grades to submit artwork that e...

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Holocaust Survivor Visits Baldwin Middle School to Give Important Lesson

Holocaust Survivor Visits Baldwin Middle School to Give Important Lesson

Werner Reich, a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor, visited Baldwin Middle School to give the students a firsthand history lesson. Reich, of Smithtown, told stories of the horror he and his family experienced throughout the Holocaust. Reich's presentat...

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Whispering Pines SDA School Hosts International Korean Language Teacher

Whispering Pines SDA School Hosts International Korean Language Teacher

The Whispering Pines Seventh-day Adventist School in Old Westbury recently hosted Ms. Claire Lee, a teaching intern from South Korea, as part of its Korean language and culture program. The program, started in 2012, is open to all Whispering Pines ...

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The US Tennis Association Recognizes Hofstra Summer Camps Tennis Coach as Woman of the Year 2018

The US Tennis Association Recognizes Hofstra Summer Camps Tennis Coach as Woman of the Year 2018

The United States Tennis Association’s Eastern Chapter (USTA) recently recognized Hofstra Summer Camps Tennis Coach Sunny Fishkind as the 2018 Woman of the Year. Presented annually, this honor is awarded to a female USTA Eastern volunteer in recogn...

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Usdan Offers Children of First Responders $1000 Discount for Summer 2019

Usdan Offers Children of First Responders $1000 Discount for Summer 2019

On August 14, 2018 a fire at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts destroyed two historic studios and impacted other buildings and systems throughout the campus of the critically acclaimed summer day camp for the arts. The damage was limited because of th...

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Director of and Actors from 'I Learn America' Visit Buckley Country Day School

Director of and Actors from 'I Learn America' Visit Buckley Country Day School

Jean-Michel Dissard, the director of I Learn America, as well as two actors from the documentary, Sing and Brandon, visited the Buckley Country Day School for a full-day workshop with sixth graders. The visit to the Roslyn school was on Nov. 28, a...

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Students from Florence Brownstein Preschool Met with Animals and Learned About Their Habitats

Students from Florence Brownstein Preschool Met with Animals and Learned About Their Habitats

Mrs. Tiggywinkle, Flopsy Bunny, Mr Jeremy Fisher and other furry, scaly and feathery friends paid a visit to the students at the Florence Brownstein Preschool at the Chabad of Port Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The children listened attentively as...

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Holy Child Academy Welcomes New Head of School

Holy Child Academy Welcomes New Head of School

Art Viscusi joined Holy Child Academy's faculty on July 1 with 22 years experience in education. He oversees the daily operations, finances, and curriculum at the school, which welcomes children into toddler classes through 8th grade. Viscusi and t...

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Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts to Offer New Creative Writing Minor and Ensemble Music Classes

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts to Offer New Creative Writing Minor and Ensemble Music Classes

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts in Wheatley Heights will offer a new minor in the creative writing department, "Performance, Poetry, and Podcasting," this summer as well as a new theater class and new, small ensemble classes through the music depart...

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Bilingual Birdies Opens in Little Neck, Plans to Open on Long Island

Bilingual Birdies Opens in Little Neck, Plans to Open on Long Island

Bilingual Birdies has expanded to Queens, specifically in Little Neck, and plans to open a Long Island location at some point early this year. The Little Neck location officially opened on Feb. 3 and began classes.

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Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts Now Offering Uniquely U Scholarship

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts Now Offering Uniquely U Scholarship

Calling all artists! Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts is now accepting applications for its Uniquely U scholarship. Open for kids ages 7-18 and in grades 2-12 currently residing in New York City, Southern Westchester, or Long Island, this scholarship...

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SUNY Optometry and SightGlass Vision are Seeking Nearsighted Children for a Clinic Trial

SUNY Optometry and SightGlass Vision are Seeking Nearsighted Children for a Clinic Trial

SUNY Optometry and SightGlass Vision, Inc. is seeking children ages 6 to 9 years old for a clinical trial involving FDA approval of glasses designed to correct myopia, or nearsightedness, and to reduce the rate of myopic progression in children of ...

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Long Island Studio of Music Now Offering NYSSMA Preparation

Long Island Studio of Music Now Offering NYSSMA Preparation

Long Island Studio of Music is now offering NYSSMA preparation on all instruments including voice, piano, guitar, violin, flute, and drums within their own homes. In-home lessons range from 30 minutes to 1 hour. The studio also offers group instruc...

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New Counseling Office Opens In Woodbury

New Counseling Office Opens In Woodbury

Christine Mammes is now accepting appointments at her new mental health counseling office in Woodbury. Mammes has been working in the healing and helping professions for over a decade. She is a certified yoga instructor and licensed Mental Health C...

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Sylvan Learning CenterNow Offering SAT & ACT Practice Tests Every Saturday

Sylvan Learning CenterNow Offering SAT & ACT Practice Tests Every Saturday

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The Cradle of Aviation Hosts Documentary and Animal Encounters Event

The Cradle of Aviation Hosts Documentary and Animal Encounters Event

The Cradle of Aviation Museum, SK Films, & Sweet Briar Nature Center are joining together to remind families to put down the devices and enjoy nature again. On Sunday, January 13 from 12-4 pm, museum visitors can see animal demonstrations from Swee...

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Hofstra Summer Camps' Winter Baseball Clinic Will Introduce MLB Flight Technologies

Hofstra Summer Camps' Winter Baseball Clinic Will Introduce MLB Flight Technologies

The new season of Hofstra Summer Camps 2019 Winter Baseball Clinic is teeing off with a twist this month. The clinic, based in Uniondale, is adding the use of baseball analytics to its roster of fun this year. It will now offer Rapsodo Baseball and...

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The Diocese of Rockville Centre is Partnering with Rosetta Stone for New Language Program

The Diocese of Rockville Centre is Partnering with Rosetta Stone for New Language Program

In September ten Catholic schools under the Dioceses of Rockville Centre began working with Rosetta Stone to provide more language learning options. Students now have the opportunity to choose between six languages, Spanish, French, German, Polish,...

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As You Wish Parties Moves to Merrick

As You Wish Parties Moves to Merrick

As You Wish, a children’s party center in Nassau County, has moved to a new location in Merrick. Formerly based in Bellmore, the center hosted its first party in Merrick on January 5. The new venue offers a larger party space that adds an addition...

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Instagram-Worthy Moments from Kids' Activities & Programs in Nassau County

Instagram-Worthy Moments from Kids' Activities & Programs in Nassau County

We asked some of our Nassau County partners to provide photos of the activities that go on in their walls. We posted the results to the @NYMetroParents Instagram account and are publishing them below. What follows are beautiful, dynamic photos of a...

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Gersh ABA Services to Open Five Applied Behavior Analysis Centers Throughout Long Island

Gersh ABA Services to Open Five Applied Behavior Analysis Centers Throughout Long Island

In response to the growing population of children with autism spectrum disorder on Long Island, Gersh ABA Services will open five new Applied Behavior Analysis Centers throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties at the beginning of 2019. Gersh ABA Servi...

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Soccer Shots Partners with The Players Futsal Academy to Make Soccer Available Year-Round

Soccer Shots Partners with The Players Futsal Academy to Make Soccer Available Year-Round

Soccer Shots Long Island West, an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development, is announcing its partnership with The Players Futsal Academy–the first futsal-specific facility on Long Island. Located in Massapequa, it o...

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Hebrew Academy of Nassau County Partners with the Allied Foundation for Diaper Drop Box Charity

Hebrew Academy of Nassau County Partners with the Allied Foundation for Diaper Drop Box Charity

1-in-3 families struggle with diaper needs. Of those families, 3-in-5 miss work or school due to lack of sufficient diapers to send their child to childcare, daycare, or early childhood education programs. The Allied Foundation is combating this is...

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Friends Academy Introduces Hands-On STEM Class to Fifth Graders

Friends Academy Introduces Hands-On STEM Class to Fifth Graders

A team of Science, Math and Technology teachers are introducing Scratch coding to Friends Academy fifth graders through an educational program developed by NASA. Based on the premise of recreating their own Mars Rovers, the students at the Locust V...

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Advantage Care Health Center Extends Practice to Pediatric Patients

Advantage Care Health Center Extends Practice to Pediatric Patients

Mary Mulqueen, M.D., who started at Advantage Health Care in November of 2017, expanded her practice to pediatric patients at both the Freeport and Brookville locations this May. Dr. Mulqueen is a primary care physician of internal medicine and ped...

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PDM Family Dental Opens in Jericho

PDM Family Dental Opens in Jericho

In September, PDM Family Dental opened its doors in Jericho. The brand-new facility is family friendly and features televisions so patients, especially children, can watch something while they are being seen. Services include Invisalign, digital x-...

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Eye Level Learning Center Opens in New Hyde Park

Eye Level Learning Center Opens in New Hyde Park

On October 12, Eye Level New Hyde Park had it's official ribbon cutting ceremony after opening in September. The New Hyde Park location of this world-wide franchise will be open 3pm-8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-2pm on Saturdays, and by appoi...

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Soccer Shots in Syosset Launches New Program for Kids with Special Needs

Soccer Shots in Syosset Launches New Program for Kids with Special Needs

Soccer Shots Long Island West has expanded its EMPOWER classes for kids with developmental and cognitive disabilities to a second location at the Variety Child Learning Center in Syosset. This class will only be available to students enrolled in th...

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East Woods School in Oyster Bay Opens Early Childhood Center

East Woods School in Oyster Bay Opens Early Childhood Center

East Woods School in Oyster Bay opened a new Early Childhood Center with newly renovated classrooms this September. This ECC in Nassau County offers pre-nursery, nursery, and pre-kindergarten programs from Monday-Thursday, 8am-12pm and Fridays, 8am...

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The Long Island Studio of Music to Offer Early Childhood Group Music Classes and At-Home Instruction

The Long Island Studio of Music to Offer Early Childhood Group Music Classes and At-Home Instruction

Music Play, the new early childhood group music class at The Long Island Studio of Music (LISM), is an innovative, fun music class for infants and children up to age five, taught by Katherine Vetter, an expert in early childhood music education. Th...

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Buckley Third Graders Attend Writers Workshop at Columbia Teachers College

Buckley Third Graders Attend Writers Workshop at Columbia Teachers College

On September 25, Buckley Country Day School’s third graders were off to college! As part of Buckley’s affiliation with Columbia University Teachers College, third grade students were invited to attend a workshop with Newbery Award winning author, J...

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My Gym Adds Three New Classes to Stony Brook and Huntington Station Locations

My Gym Adds Three New Classes to Stony Brook and Huntington Station Locations

With more than 550 facilities worldwide, My Gym offers a variety of fun fitness programs for children ages newborn and older. Each class is tailored to a specific age group, including mommy-and-me style sessions, karate classes at three different l...

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Joyous Music School to Offer Beginner Music Classes at new Hicksville Location

Joyous Music School to Offer Beginner Music Classes at new Hicksville Location

Starting on November 1, Joyous Music School will offer its beginning level music classes for children ages 3 to 6 at its new Hicksville location. This non-committal program is geared to prepare young musicians for next level individualized training...

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Buckley Country Day School Students Sing National Anthem at Citi Field

Buckley Country Day School Students Sing National Anthem at Citi Field

On September 25, a group of students from Buckley Country Day School in Roslyn sang the National Anthem at Citi Field prior to the game between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves. More than 50 sixth, seventh, and eighth graders would not let the ...

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Holy Angels Regional School Offers New Programs Centered Around This Year's Kindness Matters Theme

Holy Angels Regional School Offers New Programs Centered Around This Year's Kindness Matters Theme

The Holy Angels Regional School started a Father's Club with the first meeting on September 27. The club aims to support family engagement. The Father's Club relates to this year's kindness matters theme: "One Body, One Spirit, One Community... Uni...

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Elementary Schools Under the Diocese of Rockville Centre Integrate STREAM Learning into Curriculum

Elementary Schools Under the Diocese of Rockville Centre Integrate STREAM Learning into Curriculum

Saint John Paul II Regional School, one of the 41 elementary schools under the Diocese of Rockville Centre, will be the first Catholic school in the New York Metropolitan Area to integrate STREAM learning into the curriculum when it opens its doors...

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Rolling River to Host 22nd Annual Fall Festival for Kids & Families

Rolling River to Host 22nd Annual Fall Festival for Kids & Families

Fall is the perfect time of year for festive events and the Rolling River Fall Festival plans to deliver another kid-focused, outdoor extravaganza! The 22nd Annual Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 12:00-4:00pm (raindate Sunda...

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Adventure Park at Long Island Introduces New Loyalty Program

Adventure Park at Long Island Introduces New Loyalty Program

The Adventure Park at Long Island, a ropes course in Wheatley Heights, announced a special new membership program called "The Adventure Club." The program open to the public, offers members significant ticket savings, plus a host of other benefits ...

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Buckley Country Day School's 2019-2020 School Year Open Houses Are This October and November

Buckley Country Day School's 2019-2020 School Year Open Houses Are This October and November

The new school year is approaching, and it is never too early to start thinking about the 2019-2020 school year! Join Buckley Country Day School on Sunday, October 14 at 2 pm or Tuesday, November 27 at 9 am for one of the fall Open Houses. At the O...

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Hofstra University Continuing Education Adds a New Course

Hofstra University Continuing Education Adds a New Course

This fall, Hofstra University Continuing Education is introducing a new course, Internet Hardware Hacks: IoT (Internet of Things), for middle and high school students.

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