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City Harvest’s Feed Our Kids Food Drive Will Aim to Tackle Hunger Throughout the City Until Father’s Day

City Harvest’s Feed Our Kids Food Drive Will Aim to Tackle Hunger Throughout the City Until Father’s Day

One in five kids in New York City doesn’t know where their next meal will come from, which is why City Harvest creates initiatives like the “Skip Lunch Fight Hunger” chef competition and the “Feed Our Kids” food drive, which has been happening all ...

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The 2019 Cover Kids Contest is Now Open!

The 2019 Cover Kids Contest is Now Open!

Our 2019 Cover Kids Contest is now open! Enter your child, ages 2-16, for a chance to see him or her on a cover of our magazines—and to win amazing prizes.

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The Astoria Park Carnival is on June 5

The Astoria Park Carnival is on June 5

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition is proud to present its annual event—the 2019 Astoria Park Carnival! All are welcome to come out and join the fun with games, rides, food, and much, much more! The carnival will be held for five days,...

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Fewer Children in NYC Suffered Lead Poisoning Last Year

Fewer Children in NYC Suffered Lead Poisoning Last Year

According to data collected by the New York City Department of Health, blood-lead levels have been on a steady decline in children younger than 18 across all five boroughs. The rates are at an all time low in both private and public housing through...

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Park Shore Country Day Camp Celebrated Its 60th Anniversary

Park Shore Country Day Camp Celebrated Its 60th Anniversary

Park Shore Country Day Camp celebrated its 60th anniversary this year and is proud to have crossed another milestone in the history of Park Shore. What began as a small travel program from Queens in 1950, then to our current location in Dix Hills i...

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American Folk Art Museum Offers Free Summer Art Program for Queens High School Students

American Folk Art Museum Offers Free Summer Art Program for Queens High School Students

The Youth Art Connection program takes place at the American Folk Art Museum’s Self Taught Genius Gallery and administrative offices in Long Island City, Queens, and welcomes applications from high school students residing or attending school in Qu...

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Mr. Ratburn Married a Man in

Mr. Ratburn Married a Man in "Arthur''s 22nd Season Premiere

On May 13, the 22nd season of Arthur, a kids’ favorite, aired on CBS with a deceptively simple plot: Mr. Ratburn, Arthur and his pals’ teacher, was going to get married. The characters couldn’t believe their teacher was getting married–and audience...

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Are You Living in an NYC Playground Desert?

Are You Living in an NYC Playground Desert?

For a city with so many kids and so many opportunities for enrichment, New York has a playground crisis. The city is full of “playground deserts,” places similar to food deserts in that living in one means you do not have access to resources such a...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Will Celebrate Their 35th Anniversary at the Paley Center for Media

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Will Celebrate Their 35th Anniversary at the Paley Center for Media

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been a kid favorite for more than three decades, and die-hard fans can interact with the Turtles in a whole new way this summer at the Paley Center for Media, which will be hosting a 35th anniversary exclusive ...

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Ultimate Enrichment Summer Camp Is Coming to Bayside

Ultimate Enrichment Summer Camp Is Coming to Bayside

Ultimate Enrichment Summer Camps is expanding out of the Bronx this summer and into Queens, where camp will be held at P.S. 376 for kids ages 4-14 beginning July 8. Ultimate Enrichment is known for its sports programming in the Bronx but will bring...

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Guggenheim Museum Debuts Children’s Artwork Exhibit

Guggenheim Museum Debuts Children’s Artwork Exhibit

A Year With Children 2019, an annual presentation of works of art created by New York City children in grades second-sixth, will be on display from April 26-June 2 at the Guggenheim Museum. The exhibit features more than 100 works from 12 participa...

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The 2019-2020 NYC Public School Calendar Is Here

The 2019-2020 NYC Public School Calendar Is Here

In any city, knowing when kids will have off from school is important. In New York, it’s crucial. The NYC Department of Education just released the 2019-2020 school calendar–which many local preschools follow, as well–so you can know when schools w...

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Fleet Week 2019's Schedule of Events Has Been Announced

Fleet Week 2019's Schedule of Events Has Been Announced

This year’s Fleet Week will honor the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard with a weeklong celebration of the sea services beginning May 21. Active ships recently deployed overseas will dock in New York Harbor so the crew can enjoy festivities and the pub...

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Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y Merge to Become Commonpoint Queens

Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y Merge to Become Commonpoint Queens

Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y officially joined forces in December 2018 to share resources and to invest stronger outreach efforts across the entire Queens community. The merge has allowed the two organizations to collaborate on planning acro...

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Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool Opens in Dumbo and West Village

Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool Opens in Dumbo and West Village

Bright Horizons, a daycare and early education center, opened a Manhattan location in West Village in January and a Brooklyn location in Dumbo in February. Both locations offer state-of-the-art facilities that include indoor play spaces to keep chi...

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Researchers at Stony Brook University Seek Children Ages 12-16 For Mental Health Study

Researchers at Stony Brook University Seek Children Ages 12-16 For Mental Health Study

The Lab for Scalable Mental Health at Stony Brook University in Suffolk County is seeking approximately 200 tweens and teens (ages 12-16) to take part in a nine-month study to see how effective a technology-based, single-session intervention can be...

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NYC Department of Education Pilot Program Translates Students’ IEPs Into Parents’ Native Languages

NYC Department of Education Pilot Program Translates Students’ IEPs Into Parents’ Native Languages

The New York City Department of Education recently launched a pilot program that translates students’ Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) into their parents’ native languages. The program provides support for parents in District 9, in the Bronx, ...

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New York Yankees and New York Mets Participate in Little League Days 2019

New York Yankees and New York Mets Participate in Little League Days 2019

Little League Days, a program created to give young baseball and softball players the opportunity to greater connect with their sport on a professional level, is returning this April to New York City. During Little League Days kids can enjoy discou...

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Macy’s 2019 Flower Show Opens March 24 in Herald Square

Macy’s 2019 Flower Show Opens March 24 in Herald Square

On Sunday, March 24 at 10am Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square is slated to unveil its 2019 flower show, arguably one of the most ‘grammable ways to welcome spring in New York City. This year’s exhibition is aptly titled Journey to Paradisios, ...

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Hillcrest Jewish Center Day Camp in Flushing Adds Online Registration, Drone Program

Hillcrest Jewish Center Day Camp in Flushing Adds Online Registration, Drone Program

Hillcrest Jewish Center Day Camp in Flushing added an online registration portal to its website in February to make camp registration more efficient for parents, to waste less paper, and to give parents the ability to change details within the acco...

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New York Area Airports Will Now Have Larger, More Secure Nursing Suites

New York Area Airports Will Now Have Larger, More Secure Nursing Suites

Moms on-the-go looking for a comfortable travel experience will find privacy and support in Port Authority’s 28 upgraded nursing suites, newly available at Newark Liberty, John F. Kennedy and New York Stewart airports. These pods, which are larger,...

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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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Youth Basketball Coach from South Ozone Park Named Junior Knicks Coach of the Year

Youth Basketball Coach from South Ozone Park Named Junior Knicks Coach of the Year

A Queens basketball coach was awarded Junior Knicks Coach of the Year this past Thursday. New York Knicks legend Allan Houston called Jason Curry, the youth basketball coach who grew up in Richmond Hill and South Ozone Park, to deliver the good new...

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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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NYU College of Dentistry Opens Oral Health Center for Individuals with Disabilities

NYU College of Dentistry Opens Oral Health Center for Individuals with Disabilities

The NYU College of Dentistry opened a dedicated treatment center in New York City for individuals with physical, cognitive, and developmental disabilities this month. The center, located in the NYU College of Dentistry's Weissman Building at 1st Av...

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Bully the Bully: Artists Against Hate to Show at Taino Theatre on Feb. 28

Bully the Bully: Artists Against Hate to Show at Taino Theatre on Feb. 28

On Feb. 28, Artists Against Hate will be performing Bully the Bully at Taino Theatre in Long Island City. There will be a 1pm showing for the students and faculty of the Garden School and a 7pm show for the general public. Bully the Bully: Artists ...

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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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RIOULT Dance Center Expands Class Schedule

RIOULT Dance Center Expands Class Schedule

RIOULT Dance Center opened in Astoria last fall, creating a home for the RIOULT Dance Company which was established almost 25 years ago and fulfilled the dream of Pascal Rioult, founder of the company. The next session of classes for children will ...

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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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JEI's 2019 Math Olympiad Features New Prizes and Registration Rules

JEI's 2019 Math Olympiad Features New Prizes and Registration Rules

For JEI's 2019 Math Olympiad, a national mathematic competition for students in grades 1-8, they will be unveiling a few changes. First, only current or former JEI students are allowed to compete, while in previous years the competition was open to...

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Further Music School Opens Flushing Location

Further Music School Opens Flushing Location

Further Music School opened its Flushing location in September. This brand-new facility is replete with modernized classrooms: 9 large practice rooms and a recital room, each with a brand-new piano. This location will give students the opportunity ...

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Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School Introduces STEAM Programs

Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School Introduces STEAM Programs

This September, Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School in East Elmhurst introduced a variety of STEAM initiatives into the curriculum, with exciting programs and speakers to come in January. Some of the new initiatives at the Queens Catholic schoo...

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Instagram-Worthy Moments from Kids' Activities & Programs in Queens

Instagram-Worthy Moments from Kids' Activities & Programs in Queens

We asked some of our Queens 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 after-sc...

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Circus Glow Comes to Brooklyn and Queens

Circus Glow Comes to Brooklyn and Queens

Circus Glow is bringing a totally new style of circus to Brooklyn and Queens. It is committed to providing children and families with an illuminated experience fused with art and entertainment and the highest level of excitement. The show is kickin...

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Our Mindful Child Learning Center Opens in Little Neck

Our Mindful Child Learning Center Opens in Little Neck

Our Mindful Child, a learning center that promotes a child’s mental growth by teaching him the necessary holistic skills in weekly classes to prepare them for future success, opened in Little Neck this October. Founded by a clinical neuropsychologi...

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Two New Dance Classes Now Available at American Dance and Drama Fresh Meadows

Two New Dance Classes Now Available at American Dance and Drama Fresh Meadows

American Dance and Drama Studio in Fresh Meadows is now offering two themed dance classes for young kids as of this month. Princess Ballet is designed for kids ages two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half years old and Tot-Hop is designed for children a...

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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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St. Agnes Academic High School is Expected to Launch a Certified Nursing Assistant Program

St. Agnes Academic High School is Expected to Launch a Certified Nursing Assistant Program

St. Agnes Academic High School in College Point is expected to begin its Certified Nursing Assistant Program next Spring, pending approval from New York State. Principal Susan Nicoletti says she decided to bring the program to St. Agnes because of ...

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Archbishop Molloy High School Welcomes New Admissions Team

Archbishop Molloy High School Welcomes New Admissions Team

Archbishop Molloy High School, a private Catholic school in Briarwood, has restructured their admissions team for the upcoming school year. With the addition of Edwidge Turenne, Heather Green-Wresch, and Jonathan DiDonato in September, the school a...

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Our World Neighborhood Charter School Opens Howard Beach Location

Our World Neighborhood Charter School Opens Howard Beach Location

Our World Neighborhood Charter Schools, based in Astoria, recently opened a Howard Beach location. The school opened its doors on August 29 for grades K-2 in a brand new, 42,000-square foot building with 18 classrooms-all with smartboards- and eigh...

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Autism Speaks and Manhattan’s Blue Man Group Present an Autism-Friendly Performance on Nov. 3

Autism Speaks and Manhattan’s Blue Man Group Present an Autism-Friendly Performance on Nov. 3

The Blue Man Group, in conjunction with Autism Speaks, is hosting a sensory-friendly performance for children with sensitivity to stimulation or autism spectrum disorder. The sensory-friendly show, now in its fourth year, will feature amenities suc...

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The Kew-Forest School in Forest Hills Celebrates 100 Years With Events This School Year

The Kew-Forest School in Forest Hills Celebrates 100 Years With Events This School Year

The Kew-Forest School in Forest Hills is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a series of events and activities planned throughout the 2018-2019 school year. A centennial gala will be held at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park this...

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NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and The American Lung Association Host “Freedom from Smoking Group Quit Program”

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and The American Lung Association Host “Freedom from Smoking Group Quit Program”

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and The American Lung Association will host a free eight-week program for members of the community to learn about how to quit smoking that began on Thursday, October 4th at Primary Care Center, 182-15/19 Horace Harding E...

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Harry Potter Exhibit Debuts at the Upper West Side’s New-York Historical Society

Harry Potter Exhibit Debuts at the Upper West Side’s New-York Historical Society

Harry Potter: A History of Magic opened Oct. 5 at the New-York Historical Society and is bringing a little extra magic to the Upper West Side. Whether you’ve read all the books, seen every movie, and spend a little too much time on Pottermore, or j...

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ACD Playspace in Astoria Launches New Children's Programs This Fall

ACD Playspace in Astoria Launches New Children's Programs This Fall

ACD Play Space, a childcare and learning center in Astoria, is launching a series of new programs for children this fall. Inspired by the popular Zumba exercise program, Zumbini starts Sept. 17 and is for ages 0 to 4 years and combines music, dance...

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Little Steps Speech & Language Clinic Opens New Location in Rego Park

Little Steps Speech & Language Clinic Opens New Location in Rego Park

This June, Little Steps Speech & Language Clinic at Rego Park began accepting new patients. Little Steps specializes in treating speaking disorders as a result of neurological dysfunctions, cleft palette repairs, apraxia, feeding disorders, or Down...

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Details Announced for the New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show

Details Announced for the New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show

The most wonderful time of the year is quickly approaching, and eager locomotive lovers in and around New York City already have a special holiday event to look forward to: The New York Botanical Gardens has just announced details for the 2018 Holi...

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Officials Discover Lead in More Than 1,000 NYC Schools

Officials Discover Lead in More Than 1,000 NYC Schools

At school, things like clean drinking water should be a given. In NYC, though, officials from the Department of Education have yet to fully fix more 1,100 water fixtures found to have elevated levels of lead.

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The Broadway Class Announces Two New Theater and Audition Preparation Programs

The Broadway Class Announces Two New Theater and Audition Preparation Programs

The Broadway Class, a music and acting school in Forest Hills, has announced two new theater and audition preparation programs for children. The Improv Troupe is for children ages 10 and older and kicked off April 10. Students learn the basics of i...

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