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

Joffrey 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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