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Students with Disabilities and Professional Dancers Will Share the Stage During “Superheroes” in New Jersey

Students with Disabilities and Professional Dancers Will Share the Stage During “Superheroes” in New Jersey

This May, students from the A. Harry Moore School will dance with professional Nai-Ni Chen company dancers in “Superheroes,” a performance inspired by the kids themselves. Nai-Ni has pioneered an innovative program for students with disabilities–ea...

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AHA Students Release Trout Raised in Classroom Into River

AHA Students Release Trout Raised in Classroom Into River

Ninety-five trout that were raised in a biology classroom at the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest, New Jersey, are now swimming in the Saddle River. Environmental science teacher Erica Pritchard guided her class as they evaluated the river an...

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Academy of Holy the Angels Hosts Sustaining Excellence Colloquium

Academy of Holy the Angels Hosts Sustaining Excellence Colloquium

An intensive, five-year Middle States self-study at the Academy of the Holy Angels recently culminated in the successful Sustaining Excellence Colloquium. This event was so notable that Middle States Association President Henry Cram and Associate D...

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The Catskills’ Newest Indoor Park Will Open on April 19 for Summer Fun All Year Round

The Catskills’ Newest Indoor Park Will Open on April 19 for Summer Fun All Year Round

The Catskills’ biggest water park will splash into action on Friday, April 19, in Monticello. Kartrite will feature 80,000 square feet of waterpark space perfect for the whole family, all housed under an energy-efficient, Texlon transparent roofing...

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Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School Launches Summer Program

Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School Launches Summer Program

The Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School is making a splash this summer by offering rising 3- and 4-year-olds and kindergarteners the opportunity to experience the same great curriculum in a new summer format.

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Chapin Sisters Headline Otto Specht School Spring Farm Faire

Chapin Sisters Headline Otto Specht School Spring Farm Faire

On Saturday, April 13th, the Chapin Sisters, known for their "enchanting harmonies and lyrics that are infused with as much hope as they are longing," according to amazon.com, will be playing at the Otto Specht School Farm Faire! Last year, the sib...

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Montefiore Nyack Hospital Offers Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings

Montefiore Nyack Hospital Offers Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings

On Friday, May 10 from 8am-3:30pm, The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital will offer free breast exams, mammography, and, if needed, pelvic exams with PAP tests for women ages 40 and older who are either underinsured or have no insurance. R...

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Students of Academy of Holy Angels Inducted into Musical Honor Society

Students of Academy of Holy Angels Inducted into Musical Honor Society

Several of the finest vocalists and instrumental musicians from the Academy of the Holy Angels are now members of Tri-M, the Modern Music Masters Honor Society. In addition to their musical accomplishments, eligible Tri-M members must also demonstr...

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NCNW to Host 2nd Annual STEAM Summit

NCNW to Host 2nd Annual STEAM Summit

On Saturday, April 27, 2019 the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) will host the 2nd Annual Northeast STEAM Summit and HBCU Expo. NCNW is a national organization dedicated to lead, advocate for and empower women of African descent, their famili...

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Academy of Holy Angels Student is Ranked First Among NJ Ski Racers

Academy of Holy Angels Student is Ranked First Among NJ Ski Racers

For the third consecutive year, Mahwah resident Sydney Loverich has been ranked as New Jersey’s No. 1 ski racer in the United States Ski and Snowboard Association/New Jersey Ski Racing Association’s U19 division.

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14 Rockland County Girl Scouts Earn Gold Awards for Outstanding Achievements

14 Rockland County Girl Scouts Earn Gold Awards for Outstanding Achievements

This year, 85 Girl Scouts in the Hudson Valley have been recognized with Gold Awards, the highest national award Girl Scouts can earn—and 14 of the Scouts are from Rockland County. Earning a Gold Award is considered a remarkable achievement. Each G...

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The Jewish Education Project Partners with Music Together of Nyack for New Sing Shalom Classes

The Jewish Education Project Partners with Music Together of Nyack for New Sing Shalom Classes

The Jewish Education Project is partnering with Music Together LLC to create a Jewish version of its high-quality, renowned music education program called Music Together Sing Shalom. The class will incorporate Jewish music and songs into the regula...

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Owner and Director Palisades Country Day Schools and Camp is Selected as 2019 Woman of Distinction

Owner and Director Palisades Country Day Schools and Camp is Selected as 2019 Woman of Distinction

Mary Ann Hubschman, owner and director of Palisades Country Day School in Closter, NJ and Palisades Preschool in Fort Lee, NJ, has been selected as an honored member in the Trademark Women of Distinction 2019 Honors Edition for her exemplary contri...

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Academy of Holy Angels Students Volunteer at a Farm in Rural West Virginia

Academy of Holy Angels Students Volunteer at a Farm in Rural West Virginia

While the Academy of the Holy Angels (AHA) in Demarest, NJ, was closed for the winter break, AHA Director of Campus Ministry Kathleen Sylvester accompanied three students to Nazareth Farm in rural West Virginia for a volunteer trip. Angel volunteer...

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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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Metrokids Preschool Opens in Bayside

Metrokids Preschool Opens in Bayside

Metrokids Preschool has opened a new location in Bayside. The school, which has locations throughout New York City, will officially open March 1 and is for children ages 3 months to 5 years old. The Queens preschool follows a creative curriculum th...

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Ramsey Indoor Winter Farmers' Market Open Through the End of March

Ramsey Indoor Winter Farmers' Market Open Through the End of March

Voted Best in Bergen, the non-profit Ramsey indoor winter Farmers' Market is open every Sunday through March 31, from 10am-2pm at the Eric Smith School in Ramsey. The market draws Rockland and Bergen families with over 30 local farmers and food pur...

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Vicki's Dance Studio Adds Two Specialty Classes to Summer Schedule

Vicki's Dance Studio Adds Two Specialty Classes to Summer Schedule

Vicki’s Dance Studio in New City is adding two new specialty classes to its roster this summer: Technique, Conditioning, and Strengthening, and Tumbling, Turns, and Tricks. Both classes are slated to be offered June 24-Aug. 23. Vicki's Dance Studio...

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Palisades Climb Adventure Adds Climbing Structures to Practice Balance and Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Palisades Climb Adventure Adds Climbing Structures to Practice Balance and Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Palisades Climb Adventure in West Nyack is on track to open two new climbing features to the public by President's Day. The family-friendly venue in Rockland County will be adding two "walk the plank" balance tests. One of the structures will be 90...

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The Academy of the Holy Angels' Varsity Dancers Earn Fourth National Championship

The Academy of the Holy Angels' Varsity Dancers Earn Fourth National Championship

The varsity dancers from the Academy of the Holy Angels just earned their fourth national title. The girls handily won the trophy after their performance at the UDA National Dance Championship in Orlando, Florida. In addition to their three consecu...

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16-year-old Influencer Carrie Berk Writes Celebrity 'Girls Against Bullying' PSA Video

16-year-old Influencer Carrie Berk Writes Celebrity 'Girls Against Bullying' PSA Video

16-year-old bestselling author, playwright, and influencer Carrie Berk created a video in partnership with The Kind Coalition in support of No Bully's efforts to teach kids to practice empathy and to become positive forces in the world to stop bull...

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Iona Preparatory 'Plungers' Named New York's Top Polar Plunge Team

Iona Preparatory 'Plungers' Named New York's Top Polar Plunge Team

The Iona Preparatory "Plungers" were named New York State's top team for the third year in a row due to their vast fundraising efforts for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge. The Plungers were presented with the award by Special Olympics New York Di...

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Romp n' Roll in Orangeburg Introduces New Classes in February

Romp n' Roll in Orangeburg Introduces New Classes in February

This February, Romp n Roll in Orangeburg will be offering two new classes: Silly Science and Crayons to Canvas. Both classes are one-hour long and are geared toward children ages 3-5.

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Academy of the Holy Angels Tri-M Music Honor Society Raises $1,300 for Hungry for Music

Academy of the Holy Angels Tri-M Music Honor Society Raises $1,300 for Hungry for Music

Financial constraints can make music lessons seem like an unattainable luxury for some children. In an effort to effect change, the Tri-M Music Honor Society at the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest, New Jersey, recently raised $1,300 for Hung...

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Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum Announces Kids Week in February

Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum Announces Kids Week in February

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host its annual Kids Week festival from Sunday, Feb. 17–Saturday, Feb. 23. During Kids Week, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in dozens of fun-filled activities, live animal shows, hands-on...

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Frost Valley YMCA Announces Meet and Greet Info Sessions for Adventure Camp

Frost Valley YMCA Announces Meet and Greet Info Sessions for Adventure Camp

Frost Valley YMCA is now offering Meet and Greet Info Sessions for parents who wish to learn more about its Adventure Programs and Trips. The Montclair, New Jersey, program offers parents the unique opportunity to send their children on exciting re...

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Children's Shakespeare Theatre in Palisades Presents Henry IV, Part 1

Children's Shakespeare Theatre in Palisades Presents Henry IV, Part 1

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National Art Project for Teen Students Honors Women with Breast Cancer

National Art Project for Teen Students Honors Women with Breast Cancer

Early this fall, teens enrolled in art programs through One River School of Art + Design, the first national network of contemporary art schools, created original artwork honoring women with breast cancer. The initiative, called the "Pink Art Proje...

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The 2018 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting is Set for Wednesday, Nov. 28

The 2018 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting is Set for Wednesday, Nov. 28

This year's tree made its grand arrival to Manhattan this Saturday via flatbed truck, according to NBC New York. The two-day, 75 mile journey from Wallkill in the Town of Newburgh to Midtown, Manhattan will prove well worth it on Wednesday, Nov. 28...

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Dental Wellness of Suffern Welcomes Jonathan Gellis, DDS

Dental Wellness of Suffern Welcomes Jonathan Gellis, DDS

Jonathan Gellis, DDS, joined Sherri Alpert, DDS, at Dental Wellness of Suffern this September. They believe in stress-free dental care for the entire family using the painless and noiseless Solea dental laser instead of a drill for cavities.

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Students of the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest, NJ Awarded Scholarships

Students of the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest, NJ Awarded Scholarships

Academy of the Holy Angels is no stranger to charity, from their students’ fundraising efforts for dental care on World Smile Day, to their ongoing project to provide support to victims of Hurricane Maria. This time however, the Academy is giving b...

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Bear Brook Dental Care Opens in Montvale, NJ

Bear Brook Dental Care Opens in Montvale, NJ

Bear Brook Dental Care, owned by brothers Tommy Lee, D.M.D., and Kiwon Lee, D.D.S., officially opened on March 20. In addition to providing comprehensive dental care for the whole family, a variety of amenities are offered at the practice to help m...

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What to Expect at Dinosaurs After Dark at Field Station: Dinosaurs in Leonia, NJ

What to Expect at Dinosaurs After Dark at Field Station: Dinosaurs in Leonia, NJ

Is your kid obsessed with all things dinosaur? Does she love dino crafts or never stops talking about the last exhibit on prehistoric creatures she saw? If so, you might want to check out Dinosaurs After Dark at Field Station: Dinosaurs in Leonia, ...

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Celebrate National Apple Day 2018 with a Day at Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ

Celebrate National Apple Day 2018 with a Day at Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ

National Apple Day falls on Sunday, Oct. 21 and can be celebrated at Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ. Enjoying Apple Day can be as easy as biting into your favorite variety of apple, curling up with a book while drinking hot cider, or baking an apple ...

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Academy of Holy Angels Students Raise Money for Crucial Medical Care of World Smile Day

Academy of Holy Angels Students Raise Money for Crucial Medical Care of World Smile Day

A child's smile is one of the first milestones new parents have to look forward to, but for parents of children with a cleft lip or palate, that journey is a long and arduous one. To help these families students at The Academy of the Holy Angels ce...

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Long-Time Teacher Becomes New Principal at Beth Am Religious School

Long-Time Teacher Becomes New Principal at Beth Am Religious School

Starting this school year, long-time teacher Karen Herskowitz became the new principal at Beth Am Religious School in Pearl River. The school is also introducing a new program in which students will get the opportunity to lead Shabbat services at l...

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How Two Academy of Holy Angels Students Are Continuing to Help Victims of Hurricane Maria

How Two Academy of Holy Angels Students Are Continuing to Help Victims of Hurricane Maria

A year after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, high school students from the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest, New Jersey are still helping the people who were hit the hardest. Fiesta4Hope, an organization they launched, has already raised...

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Keeping Our Streams Clean: 2018 Fall Waterways Cleanup in Rockland

Keeping Our Streams Clean: 2018 Fall Waterways Cleanup in Rockland

Four events are currently scheduled throughout the county and along the Hudson River during September and October, with more to come, for Keep Rockland Beautiful's Fall Waterways Cleanup. The organization collaborates with community partners, inclu...

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Launch Trampoline Park Opens West Nyack Location

Launch Trampoline Park Opens West Nyack Location

Launch Trampoline Park, the 25,000 square-foot indoor entertainment facility, opened on June 9. It has more than 16,000-square-feet of connected trampoline that form a giant jumping surface. Other attractions include a Ninja Course that has two lan...

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Smile More Dentistry Welcomes Jenn Sunkin, DDS and Toddler Thursdays

Smile More Dentistry Welcomes Jenn Sunkin, DDS and Toddler Thursdays

Jennifer Sunkin, DDS, a pediatric dentist, will be joining the staff at Smile More Kidz dentistry. She will be accompanying a group of dentists and dental professionals with over 27 years of experience. Dr. Sunkin will be leading Smile More’s Toddl...

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The Max Challenge to Open in New City This Month

The Max Challenge to Open in New City This Month

The Max Challenge of New City is now accepting membership sign-ups before its grand opening at the end of September. The Max Challenge is a gym franchise that has opened over 100 locations in its five years of operation. It utilizes a 10-week prog...

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Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Designation Awarded to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern

Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Designation Awarded to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern

Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), joined a growing number of businesses in Rockland County to become a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite as designated by the Rockland County Dep...

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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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Bob Murphy's Violin Shop in Melville Gives the Gift of Music to Two Usdan Campers

Bob Murphy's Violin Shop in Melville Gives the Gift of Music to Two Usdan Campers

On Thursday, August 9 at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts, Bob Murphy’s Violin Shop in Melville awarded two of the camp's outstanding students new instruments. Violinist Allison Arias, a student at Celia Cruz High School of Music in the Bronx and...

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YokeyPokey Virtual Reality Club in Boerum Hill Now Offering Birthday Parties and Corporate Events

YokeyPokey Virtual Reality Club in Boerum Hill Now Offering Birthday Parties and Corporate Events

YokeyPokey Virtual Reality (VR) Club opened last summer and is now offering birthday party and corporate event packages. The cafe provides virtual reality gaming experiences, Minecraft, and 360 degree immersive experiences during the party.

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The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital Achieves New York State Breastfeeding Friendly Practice Designation

The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital Achieves New York State Breastfeeding Friendly Practice Designation

The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital has been officially designated as one of the first medical practices in Rockland County to achieve the New York State Breastfeeding-Friendly Practice Designation by the New York State Department of H...

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New Craft and Chocolate Summer Sessions for Kids Now Offered at Chocolatier Matisse Orangeburg

New Craft and Chocolate Summer Sessions for Kids Now Offered at Chocolatier Matisse Orangeburg

Starting in July, Chocolatier Matisse Orangeburg will offer a series of summer sessions in which kids can either dip a chocolate treat or receive a chocolate treat. Children of various ages are invited to enroll in one or more sessions. Chocolatier...

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Rockland Fencers Club Started a New Summer Program This July

Rockland Fencers Club Started a New Summer Program This July

Rockland Fencers Club, a fencing school in Nyack, N.Y., is starting a new summer program for children ages 8-16.

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Dominican College in Orangeburg Opens Fitness Center to Students, Summer Campers, and the Community

Dominican College in Orangeburg Opens Fitness Center to Students, Summer Campers, and the Community

The Dominican College fitness facility will now be open to students, summer campers, and the community. It opened July 13 last year and is an expansion of the former fitness room that existed in the school's Hennessy Center. The 6,300-square-foot f...

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6 Must-See Revolutionary War-Era Historical Sites in Orange County

6 Must-See Revolutionary War-Era Historical Sites in Orange County

The state of New York—and Orange County, in particular—played a pivotal role in American history, and now, in partnership with Orange County Tourism, current residents and visitors can visit the many Hudson Valley sites that were at the epicenter o...

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