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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Free Halloween Events for Families in Westchester and Rockland Counties

Free Halloween Events for Families in Westchester and Rockland Counties

There are plenty of FREE events celebrating Halloween in Westchester and Rockland counties. Our guide includes family-friendly festivals, trick-or-treating events, corn mazes, museum parties, community celebrations, and more. Check out these free, ...

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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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Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern Opens Obstetrics Emergency Department

Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern Opens Obstetrics Emergency Department

Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has opened a dedicated Obstetrics Emergency Department that offers expectant mothers and families high-quality, specialized labor and delivery care 24 h...

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Elisabeth Morrow Student Wins Prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing National Gold Medal

Elisabeth Morrow Student Wins Prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing National Gold Medal

Earlier this month Elisabeth Morrow School 7th-grader Shira Mandelzis won a prestigious 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing National Gold Medal for her photograph, “Wings Over New York City.” Shira’s photograph was selected from a pool of more than 350...

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Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern Acknowledged for Quality Breast Care

Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern Acknowledged for Quality Breast Care

Good Samaritan Hospital’s Center for Breast Health in Suffern has received national accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) for excellence in breast care. The full accreditation designation was granted in Apri...

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Active International and Rockland Boulders Charity Challenge Raises Nearly $1,000 for CANDLE

Active International and Rockland Boulders Charity Challenge Raises Nearly $1,000 for CANDLE

Community Awareness Network For A Drug-Free Life And Environment, Inc. (CANDLE) was celebrated at the May 24 Rockland Boulders game at Palisades Credit Union Park. Board members, staff, and supporters came out to watch the game and purchase raffle ...

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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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Students' Petition Prompts North Rockland Schools to Re-Evaluate Homework Policy

Students' Petition Prompts North Rockland Schools to Re-Evaluate Homework Policy

North Rockland Central School District schools are looking into changing their homework policies for the 2019-2020 school year. The potential for North Rockland schools to not have homework anymore is the result of a petition created by two fifth-g...

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Color Me Mine Paint Studio Opens New Location in Nyack

Color Me Mine Paint Studio Opens New Location in Nyack

Color Me Mine, the paint your own pottery studio, opened its newest location inside the Palisades Mall this past March. At Color Me Mine, children get to paint their own pottery, including bowls, plates, glasses, mugs, and banks. The studio is perf...

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Meals on Wheels Adult Day Care Adds New Programs for Seniors With Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Meals on Wheels Adult Day Care Adds New Programs for Seniors With Alzheimer’s and Dementia

More than the not-for-profit meal delivery service, Meals on Wheels is now offering two new programs for older adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and other memory loss disorders at their Adult Day Care of Rockland. The new activities aim to increase...

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Phoenix Aquatic Club Relocates Summer Swim Lessons to Indoor Heated Pool

Phoenix Aquatic Club Relocates Summer Swim Lessons to Indoor Heated Pool

As of this May, the Phoenix Aquatic Club is hosting it’s Learn to Swim summer lessons at it’s new location in the HNA Palisades Conference Center. The facilities include an indoor heated pool, which provides a suitable environment for younger swimm...

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SUEZ Helps Homeowners Save Money and Conserve Water

SUEZ Helps Homeowners Save Money and Conserve Water

SUEZ, in collaboration with Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), is helping families save money on utility bills while receiving a substantial rebate on WaterSense products. The customer conservation program for Rockland County consumers strives to h...

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Green Meadow Waldorf School Announces Forest Preschool for 2018 School Year

Green Meadow Waldorf School Announces Forest Preschool for 2018 School Year

TreeAnne McEnery, administrator at Green Meadow Waldorf School (GMWS) announced that the nearly 70-year-old school is opening a forest preschool in September on its 11-acre wooded campus. The forest preschool will serve children from ages 2-5.

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CANDLE 'Safe Celebrations' Campaign Raises Awareness About Alcohol & Substance Abuse

CANDLE 'Safe Celebrations' Campaign Raises Awareness About Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Community Awareness Network for a Drug-Free Life and Environment, Inc. (CANDLE) of Rockland County, is sponsoring a parent awareness campaign for the third year in a row encouraging parents to talk to their teens about their plans and to remind the...

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Camp Sequoia Announces 'Aloha Adventure' Trip to Hawaii

Camp Sequoia Announces 'Aloha Adventure' Trip to Hawaii

Camp Sequoia, a premier summer destination for 2E young men, is pleased to announce Aloha Adventure for summer 2018. Designed specifically for our older campers, this program builds upon three and six week resident options for campers ages 7 to 17 ...

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The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital Awarded for Excellence in Lactation Care

The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital Awarded for Excellence in Lactation Care

The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital has been awarded the 2018 IBCLC Care Award for excellence in lactation care by The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® ...

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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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Dental Wellness of Suffern Introduces Pain Free, Drill Free Dentistry

Dental Wellness of Suffern Introduces Pain Free, Drill Free Dentistry

Dental Wellness of Suffern is proud to announce that it has added the Solea Dental Laser to its practice. Solea's technology offers patients a reliably anesthesia free alternative to the traditional dental drill.

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8 Things to Do with Your Kids in Paramus, NJ

8 Things to Do with Your Kids in Paramus, NJ

Located in the heart of Bergen County, Paramus, NJ, is jam-packed full of family-friendly activities. Not sure where to start? Here is our list of activities to help you get started.

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iFLY Indoor Skydiving Opens in Paramus, NJ

iFLY Indoor Skydiving Opens in Paramus, NJ

iFLY Indoor Skydiving is scheduled to open its first New Jersey location in Paramus on Friday, April 13, according to officials. Located on Route 4 at the site of the now-demolished Forum Diner, iFLY will provide the full experience of a real skydi...

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Allied Physicians Group Offers at-Home 'Telehealth' System

Allied Physicians Group Offers at-Home 'Telehealth' System

Allied Physicians Group, a partnership of doctors in the greater New York area, is offering a new “telehealth” system that gives parents the convenience of a comprehensive medical exam for their children without leaving home.

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Wholeness Center of Rockland Adds Art Classes for Kids

Wholeness Center of Rockland Adds Art Classes for Kids

Starting in April the Wholeness Center of Rockland will be launching its Artist Discovery classes for kid’s ages 4-6 and 7-9. The classes will run for four weeks and cost $80 if you register for all four classes in advance. Walk-ins are welcome and...

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Sachdev Family Orthodontics Has Its Grand Opening

Sachdev Family Orthodontics Has Its Grand Opening

Sachdev Family Orthodontics had it’s grand opening on Jan. 20, and opened to patients on Feb. 8 of this year. The office is equipped with high tech features such as the high-tech iTero Intraoral Scanner.

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Dental Wellness of Suffern Adds New Dental Technology

Dental Wellness of Suffern Adds New Dental Technology

Dental Wellness of Suffern is now offering an alternative to traditional dentistry: Convergent Dental’s Solea Dental Laser. Introduced to the office in November 2017, the Solea Dental Laser is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved isotopic c...

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The Big Bounce America is Coming to New York City

The Big Bounce America is Coming to New York City

The largest bouncy house in the world, also known as The Big Bounce America, will be traveling across the country starting next month. The 20,000 square-foot inflatable house of bouncing joy will make a stop in the New York area this June.

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New York Area Kids Can Learn Golf with PGA Jr. League

New York Area Kids Can Learn Golf with PGA Jr. League

The PGA Jr. League team golf registration is now open for the 2018 season throughout the New York area. Children ages 13 and under of all skill-levels can learn how to play golf and enhance their skills in a supportive environment under the guidanc...

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Brilliant Minds Daycare and Learning Center to Open in New City

Brilliant Minds Daycare and Learning Center to Open in New City

Brilliant Minds Daycare and Learning Center, a Common Core-focused child care center in New City, is scheduled to host its grand opening in March. Children ages 6 weeks to 5 years will be taught using a curriculum that is approved by NYC teachers a...

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Coupé Theatre Studio Offers Dance Program for Children with Special Needs

Coupé Theatre Studio Offers Dance Program for Children with Special Needs

Coupé Theatre Studio, located in Nanuet, introduced an integrative dance program called Rhythm Works in the fall. Rhythm Works is an inclusive hip-hop dance program open to dancers, ages 7-14, of all levels and abilities. The class is specifically ...

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Healthbarn USA to Offer Gardening Summer Camp in Ridgewood, NJ

Healthbarn USA to Offer Gardening Summer Camp in Ridgewood, NJ

Two years ago, Healthbarn USA, which teaches kids and adults how to harvest and cook with produce they grew, moved to its current location in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Now that its garden is in full production, Healthbarn USA will offer summer camps a...

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The Academy For Martial Arts Opens Suffern Location

The Academy For Martial Arts Opens Suffern Location

The Academy For Martial Arts acquired a location in Suffern in mid-December. The academy’s second location offers a variety of martial arts programs for children and adults.

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Rockland #SnapShot 2017: Instagram Posts of Kids' Activities & Programs

Rockland #SnapShot 2017: Instagram Posts of Kids' Activities & Programs

Photos from Rockland County, NY, and Bergen County, NJ, after-school programs, performances, camps, and other child-focused businesses and venues.

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy Center Opens Orangeburg Location

Pediatric Occupational Therapy Center Opens Orangeburg Location

SPOTS, Special Programs in Occupational Therapy Services, opened a location in Orangeburg in September, which serves children ages 1½-16 and their families.

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Diplomat Health & Swim Club Expands Offerings for Kids

Diplomat Health & Swim Club Expands Offerings for Kids

At Diplomat Health & Swim Club in Piermont, children can enjoy fitness sessions, swim lessons, and an upcoming yoga workshop.

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Healthgrades Awards Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern 5 Stars

Healthgrades Awards Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern 5 Stars

Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern has been named a five-star recipient for Vaginal Delivery by Healthgrades.

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Therapist Gayle Sturmer, LCSW-R, Expands Practice in Nyack

Therapist Gayle Sturmer, LCSW-R, Expands Practice in Nyack

Therapist Gayle Sturmer, LCSW-R, now has full-time availability at her Nyack office, which expanded from a part-time location in March.

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