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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Joffery Ballet School Adds Broadway Theater, Children’s, and Youth Ballet in Long Island City

Joffery Ballet School Adds Broadway Theater, Children’s, and Youth Ballet in Long Island City

For the first time ever, Joffrey Ballet School is offering its Children’s Ballet and Youth Ballet programs at its second location in Long Island City. The school is also adding a brand new musical theater program to teach kids Broadway-style and ly...

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Meet the Winners and Finalists of the 2018 NYMetroParents Cover Contest!

Meet the Winners and Finalists of the 2018 NYMetroParents Cover Contest!

Earlier this spring, we held our 2018 NYMetroParents Kids Cover Contest, and the submissions were overwhelming—who doesn't want the chance to feature their kid on the covers of NYMP's magazines?! We narrowed down the 1,300 photos of your cute kids ...

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Homeless NYC Kids Get Hands-On STEM Experience at Local Museum

Homeless NYC Kids Get Hands-On STEM Experience at Local Museum

Last week, kids from three Win, formerly known as “Women in Need,” shelters in Manhattan and Queens visited the New York Hall of Science to participate in a hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) experience.

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RoboMindTech in Fresh Meadows Adds Two New Programs This Fall

RoboMindTech in Fresh Meadows Adds Two New Programs This Fall

At RoboMindTech in Fresh Meadows, STEAM Young Maker will be available for children ages kindergarten through second grade, which is a program that integrates art creativity into the technology-based STEM field. In addition, VEX Robotics Competition...

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Robert Mann Dance Centre in Bayside to Offer Expanded Modern and Contemporary Classes

Robert Mann Dance Centre in Bayside to Offer Expanded Modern and Contemporary Classes

The Robert Mann Dance Centre, Inc., in Bayside will be offering expanded modern and contemporary dance classes for teens and more classes for younger children when the new school year starts on September 5. The modern and contemporary dance classes...

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The Best Family-Friendly Things to Do with Your Kids in Queens this Weekend

The Best Family-Friendly Things to Do with Your Kids in Queens this Weekend

If you're like us, weekends are the best because you get to spend quality time with your kids, whether you're itching to get out of the city with a day trip to a nearby family-friendly destination or you're looking for fun things to do with your ki...

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City Parks Foundation’s Annual Free Summer Sports Program Continues in Queens

City Parks Foundation’s Annual Free Summer Sports Program Continues in Queens

We all know that an active lifestyle is important for children and young adults, whether that be through individual sports like tennis or track, special needs teams, or just a regular fitness routine. One of the easiest ways to get kids involved in...

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How Rowing Is Preparing Under-Resourced Students in Queens for Academic Success

How Rowing Is Preparing Under-Resourced Students in Queens for Academic Success

For 16 years, Row New York, a Queens-based organization, has been teaching under-resourced girls about rowing and the benefits that come along with the sport.

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Luna Park Gifts More Than $50k to Support NY-Area Girl Scout Troop

Luna Park Gifts More Than $50k to Support NY-Area Girl Scout Troop

Early this week, Luna Park presented $51,233 to the Mayor’s Fund for the City of New York to support Girl Scouts of Greater New York (GSGNY) Troop 6000.

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15-Year-Old Whitestone Student to Receive Boy Scouts' Highest Honor

15-Year-Old Whitestone Student to Receive Boy Scouts' Highest Honor

Last month, 15-year-old Boy Scout Peter Zirillo collected hundreds of supplies—toiletries, socks, gum, candy, and writing supplies—for active duty troops serving in the Middle East. Zirillo, a Whitestone resident and student from Archbishop Molloy ...

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With a Culture Pass You Can Visit Libraries and Museums in NYC for Free

With a Culture Pass You Can Visit Libraries and Museums in NYC for Free

This summer, your Brooklyn, New York, or Queens Public Library card, along with Culture Pass, allows you to visit 33 museums and cultural sites in New York City for free. That’s right, free.

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School Psychologist Abigail Connolly, Ph.D. Joins Staff at Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. in Forest Hills

School Psychologist Abigail Connolly, Ph.D. Joins Staff at Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. in Forest Hills

Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. Forest Hills welcomed veteran psychologist Abigail Connolly, Ph.D. to the team on Oct. 2017. She brings nearly three decades of experience working with children as a school psychologist at the...

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The Edward K. Ellington Magnet School of Science, Technology, and the Arts Welcomes New Schoolyard

The Edward K. Ellington Magnet School of Science, Technology, and the Arts Welcomes New Schoolyard

On May 22, the Edward K. Ellington Magnet School of Science, Technology, and the Arts (PS 140Q) revealed its new schoolyard. The project was started and completed within the Borough and district officials as well as community members were invited ...

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Magic Day Camp in Hollis Hills Introduces Age Group Divisions

Magic Day Camp in Hollis Hills Introduces Age Group Divisions

Magic Day Camp, a children's day camp located at the border of Hollis Hills and Bayside, has two new divisions designed to improve the camp experience for children ages 4 to 15. The divisions are Hocus Pocus, for children ages 9 to 15, and Abracad...

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Young People's Day Camp in Queens to Offer New STEM and Robotics Program

Young People's Day Camp in Queens to Offer New STEM and Robotics Program

Young People’s Day Camp in Queens will offer a new STEM enrichment program beginning in July. The premium enrichment STEM program will run from July to August, a total of four weeks. The program will consist of an elementary introduction to the fie...

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Soccer Friends Children's Soccer School Opens in Astoria and Long Island City

Soccer Friends Children's Soccer School Opens in Astoria and Long Island City

Soccer Friends USA, a children's soccer school headquartered in Forest Hills, has opened two new program locations in Queens: Astoria and Long Island City. The school has several locations throughout the borough.

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Have an Inspiring Graduation Story to Share?

Have an Inspiring Graduation Story to Share?

It's finally the time of year where your children, nieces and nephews, and other loved ones are recognized for their academic accomplishments from the school year. Do you have an inspiring story to tell of a New York City graduate? Do you want to s...

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Early Scholars Named Top Elementary Debate Team in Prestigious NYC Tournament

Early Scholars Named Top Elementary Debate Team in Prestigious NYC Tournament

On May 19, Early Scholars was named the "Top Elementary Debate Team" in New York City, earning the spot as 2018 champions. Early Scholars has held the champion position for three years running. The award came after the NYC Urban Debate League Tourn...

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Tourette Association of America Raises $70,000 at National Awareness 5K Run/Walk

Tourette Association of America Raises $70,000 at National Awareness 5K Run/Walk

The Tourette Association of America, the premier national non-profit organization serving the Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorder community, hosted the 2018 National Awareness 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 20 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. More ...

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Land of Make Believe Hosts Season Opening Memorial Day Weekend

Land of Make Believe Hosts Season Opening Memorial Day Weekend

Land of Make Believe is simply screaming to invite everyone to its Hope amusement park for its Grand Opening Weekend over the Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday through Monday, May 26-28. This year's new ride, the Scream Machine 360, makes its debut th...

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Youth Art Connection in Long Island City Now Accepting Applications for Free Summer Museum Program

Youth Art Connection in Long Island City Now Accepting Applications for Free Summer Museum Program

The Youth Art Connection (YAC) program is welcoming applications from high school students residing or attending school in Queens. Participating students will explore folk and self-taught art and learn about careers in the arts through a variety of...

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Queensborough Performing Arts Center and Local Councilmembers Join Forces for Kids Dance Workshop

Queensborough Performing Arts Center and Local Councilmembers Join Forces for Kids Dance Workshop

The Queensborough Performing Arts Center at Queensborough Community College invites children ages 8 to 14 to participate in a new weekly dance workshop called Gotta Dance: Kids Edition. The workshop, which begins in the fall, will be taught by prof...

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The International Judo Center Offers Training for Kids and Adults

The International Judo Center Offers Training for Kids and Adults

The International Judo Center (IJC) welcomes kids and adults for Judo training sessions. The IJC functions as an after-school center that is open to a young person's every need-- whether that is practicing Judo or looking for guidance with a person...

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The Children's Corner Daycare in Fresh Meadows Now Has a New Basketball Court and Playset

The Children's Corner Daycare in Fresh Meadows Now Has a New Basketball Court and Playset

The Children's Corner Daycare, operating with greatest loving care for over 20 years in Fresh Meadows, now has a new basketball court and state of the art play set in its enclosed, private backyard.

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First Shot Basketball School to Offer Summer Program

First Shot Basketball School to Offer Summer Program

Good News! First Shot Basketball School is adding a Summer Program during the months of July and August. It will be in the evenings, 6:30PM to 8:30PM, at our AIR CONDITIONED Bayside location, PS 046 on 218th Street. We are offering Skill Training, ...

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Queens Girls Dream Big with 'Rad Girl Revolution'

Queens Girls Dream Big with 'Rad Girl Revolution'

In the 1980s, Ozone Park, Queens, native Cyndi Lauper swept Billboard charts with her hit single, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” And she’s right—they do. However, they also want to be taken seriously, especially when it comes to their career aspira...

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Laser Bounce Family Fun Center Opens in Glendale

Laser Bounce Family Fun Center Opens in Glendale

The premiere birthday party family fun center opened in Glendale at the end of February. Laser Bounce has something fun for everyone, including laser tag, "ballocity" foam balls, a 3D roller coaster simulator, and virtual reality gaming experience.

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NYC Girl Scout Troop Comprised of Girls Living in Shelters Holds First-Ever Cookie Sale

NYC Girl Scout Troop Comprised of Girls Living in Shelters Holds First-Ever Cookie Sale

Girls from Troop 6000, a Girl Scout troop made up of girls living in a homeless shelter in New York City, are holding their first cookie sale and there's still time to grab those Thin Mints and Dos-si-dos we love so much. More than 20 members o...

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Buckley Country Day School Hosted Black History Month Read-Aloud

Buckley Country Day School Hosted Black History Month Read-Aloud

In honor of Black History Month, Buckley Country Day School a school-wide read-aloud event in February. The school’s librarian chose specific books for each grade level to represent the culture and history of African-Americans.

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Cunningham Tennis Summer Camp Adds STEAM Program

Cunningham Tennis Summer Camp Adds STEAM Program

Cunningham Tennis, a year-round tennis program that offers lessons, classes, and summer camps in Kew Gardens, is adding a STEAM program to its Discovery Camp this summer. The camp is for kids ages 4-10 and offers professional tennis instruction as ...

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Flushing Meadows Corona Park is Getting a New Water Playground

Flushing Meadows Corona Park is Getting a New Water Playground

One of our favorite places to visit in Queens with kids is getting a major update, and it’s going to be majorly fun. The Flushing Meadows Corona Park decorative fountain will be undergoing a $5 million renovation and will be turned into a water pla...

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