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Bideawee’s Pet Therapy Program Introduces Therapy Dog Reading Program to Long Island Schools

Bideawee’s Pet Therapy Program Introduces Therapy Dog Reading Program to Long Island Schools

For some kids, learning to read, reading out loud, or spending time with dogs can be uncomfortable and scary experiences. To help children in their community with all three of these endeavors, Bideawee animal shelter sent five reading therapy dogs ...

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SYJCC Traveling Camps Will Help Expand Kids' Horizons

SYJCC Traveling Camps Will Help Expand Kids' Horizons

“A survey of almost 1,500 U.S.-based teachers, commissioned by the Student and Youth Travel Association (SYTA), found that 74 percent of educators believed that travel has “a very positive impact on students’ personal development.” A majority of te...

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Karts Indoor Raceway Is Now Karts Indoor Amusement Center

Karts Indoor Raceway Is Now Karts Indoor Amusement Center

On May 4th, 2019, Karts Indoor Raceway will have their official Grand Re-Opening of Karts Indoor Amusement Center. Come and celebrate with us with door prizes, giveaways, freebies and other fun surprises! After over 13 years in business, Karts wi...

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Kids Celebrated Cultural Diversity with Alternatives for Children

Kids Celebrated Cultural Diversity with Alternatives for Children

Alternatives For Children participated in the nationwide celebration of the Week of the Young Child from April 8th through April 12th. This was an opportunity for our school to be part of an annual event sponsored by the National Association for th...

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New Programs and Attractions Come to Kenwal Day Camp This Summer

New Programs and Attractions Come to Kenwal Day Camp This Summer

Kenwal Day Camp in Melville is adding some new and exciting features to its roster this summer: a coding and robotics program in partnership with Sylvan Learning, a kid-friendly amusement ride called Turtle Train, and additional day trips for campe...

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Knox School Summer Adventures Introduces New Classes for 4-Year-Olds and a Disc Golf Course

Knox School Summer Adventures Introduces New Classes for 4-Year-Olds and a Disc Golf Course

This summer, Knox School Summer Adventures, a day camp in St. James serving children ages 4-16, is welcoming a new age division to join their camp community. Children who are 4 years old by June 1 and are completely potty-trained are invited to joi...

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STEAM Program Expands at Thomas School of Horsemanship Summer Day Camp

STEAM Program Expands at Thomas School of Horsemanship Summer Day Camp

This summer, Thomas School of Horsemanship’s Summer Day Camp expands its STEAM program to get campers disconnected from technology and to think about creative ways to get things accomplished. The 2019 camp season begins in July and STEAM will be av...

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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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Lanyard Ladies Hosts Slime-Making Contest Fundraiser for Child With Cancer

Lanyard Ladies Hosts Slime-Making Contest Fundraiser for Child With Cancer

The Lanyard Ladies, a unique children’s birthday party place located in Oceanside, will be hosting a fundraiser on March 31 for Taliyah Babtiste. Babtiste is a 9-year-old girl from Freeport, Long Island. She was diagnosed with a rare form of brain ...

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Sky Zone Deer Park Debuts 90-Day Pass

Sky Zone Deer Park Debuts 90-Day Pass

Sky Zone Deer Park has offered seasonal passes before, but starting this April, it’s new 90-day pass offers jumping-obsessed kids, weekend jumpers, and people who just love Sky Zone the opportunity to jump as much as they want within a 3-month peri...

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Sedation-Based Pediatric Dental Practice Opens in Huntington

Sedation-Based Pediatric Dental Practice Opens in Huntington

The Tooth Pillow Dentistry, a team of pediatric dentists and dental anesthesiologists, opened in Huntington in December 2018. The practice accepts referrals for patients requiring IV sedation for dental treatment. The team treats a wide variety of ...

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Park Shore Country Day Camp Welcomes Beloved Half Hollow Hills Middle School Teacher

Park Shore Country Day Camp Welcomes Beloved Half Hollow Hills Middle School Teacher

Chris Regini, Half Hollow Hills middle school teacher, is joining the Extreme STEAM Science Kids team at Park Shore Country Day Camp. Regini possesses a rare talent to motivate, stimulate and engage his students by using state-of-the-art technolog...

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Saf-T-Swim Opens Its Thirteenth Long Island Location in Melville

Saf-T-Swim Opens Its Thirteenth Long Island Location in Melville

Saf-T-Swim Swim School of Long Island opened its thirteenth Long Island location in Melville in the fall, continuing on the course to provide both kids and adults alike with fun, safe, and attentive swimming instruction. Jim Hazen, owner of Saf-T-S...

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Kids Country Day Camp in Mount Sinai Introduces Summer 2019 Activities and Theme

Kids Country Day Camp in Mount Sinai Introduces Summer 2019 Activities and Theme

Campers at Kids Country Day Camp in Mount Sinai will jump into their favorite shows this summer with the 2019 theme of 'Summer SHOWdown.' In addition to traditional summer activities and traditions, the camp will feature eight popular shows, one fo...

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The Long Island Aquarium Receives Accreditation by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums

The Long Island Aquarium Receives Accreditation by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums

The Long Island Aquarium is proud to announce they have been accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA). This accreditation is recognized as 'the gold standard' for zoological parks and aquariums with marine mammals thr...

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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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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Crisis Facility Opens in Hauppauge

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Crisis Facility Opens in Hauppauge

A 24-hour Crisis Stabilization Center opened in Hauppauge today, according to the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (OASAS). The $4.7 million Diagnostic Assessment and Stabi...

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Hofstra University’s Saturday Classes for Young People Brings Back Internet of Things Class

Hofstra University’s Saturday Classes for Young People Brings Back Internet of Things Class

Hofstra University’s Saturday Classes for Young People will bring back the Internet of Things class this Spring with new activities. This eight-session class, running from March 3-May 18, is structured through discussions and exercises that become ...

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Bideawee Animal Shelter Announces Student Winners of 11th Annual Love Your Pet Art Contest

Bideawee Animal Shelter Announces Student Winners of 11th Annual Love Your Pet Art Contest

Bideawee, a leading animal shelter with locations in Manhattan, Wantagh, and Westhampton, just announced the winners of its 11th annual Love Your Pet Art Contest. The contest encourages students in first through 12th grades to submit artwork that e...

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Park Shore Country Day Camp to Offer New Cooking and Science Programs This Summer

Park Shore Country Day Camp to Offer New Cooking and Science Programs This Summer

With its eyes set on summer, Park Shore Country Day Camp in Dix Hills is already planning an array of new programs and offerings. The summer will kick off with its first ever Cooking With Stars program led by former producer for The Today Show, Che...

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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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Goldfish Swim School Opens in Centereach

Goldfish Swim School Opens in Centereach

Goldfish Swim School, a national franchise, opened in Centereach last month. Classes began Jan. 9. Jake Atchoo, the Area Manager for the Centereach location, saw a need for a premium swim school and lessons in the Long Island community, particularl...

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The Art League of Long Island's Summer Art Adventure Moves to Dix Hills

The Art League of Long Island's Summer Art Adventure Moves to Dix Hills

The Art League of Long Island’s Summer Art Adventure program is moving to the Paumanok Elementary School in Dix Hills for this upcoming summer. Now in its 24th year, Summer Art Adventure offers kids and teens fun and creative activities led by dedi...

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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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Tanger Outlets Deer Park Now Accepting Entries for Grant Program

Tanger Outlets Deer Park Now Accepting Entries for Grant Program

TangerKIDS Grant Program, an initiative that gives award money to schools within the communities of Tanger Outlet Centers, is now accepting entries within Deer Park and adjacent communities. The program was designed to fund local schools for things...

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Eighth Grader at Long Island School for the Gifted Wins Youth Art Month 2019 State Flag Competition

Eighth Grader at Long Island School for the Gifted Wins Youth Art Month 2019 State Flag Competition

The Youth Art Month (YAM) Co-Chairpersons Julia Lang-Shapiro, Heather McCutcheon and Donnalyn Shuster are happy to announce Long Island School for the Gifted's 2019 State Flag Competition Winners. This event is an important part of the award-winnin...

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Sylvan Learning CenterNow Offering SAT & ACT Practice Tests Every Saturday

Sylvan Learning CenterNow Offering SAT & ACT Practice Tests Every Saturday

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Camp W Plans a Variety of New Programs for Summer 2019

Camp W Plans a Variety of New Programs for Summer 2019

To kick off its fifth year, Camp W is going all out with an exciting array of new features and programs that are sure to reign in the summer in style. Located in Melville, New York, Camp W is an eight-week day camp committed to providing a safe, fu...

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Great South Bay YMCA Debuts Boga Fit Classes

Great South Bay YMCA Debuts Boga Fit Classes

Great South Bay YMCA debuted its Boga Fit classses this October. Boga Fit is a combination of yoga, pilates, and conditioning that is conducted on Boga Fit Mats, aquatic floating fitness mats, suspended in a swimming pool. The Boga board is halfway...

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Karts Indoor Raceway Changes Name and Adds New Attractions

Karts Indoor Raceway Changes Name and Adds New Attractions

This month, Karts Indoor Raceway in Ronkonkoma began renovations to add several new rides and attractions to its facility. The new rides include a Frog Hopper ride (quick vertical motion to stimulate rising and falling), a Whip Ride (sudden spins a...

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Instagram-Worthy Moments from Kids' Activities & Programs in Suffolk County

Instagram-Worthy Moments from Kids' Activities & Programs in Suffolk County

We asked some of our Suffolk County 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 ...

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Gersh ABA Services to Open Five Applied Behavior Analysis Centers Throughout Long Island

Gersh ABA Services to Open Five Applied Behavior Analysis Centers Throughout Long Island

In response to the growing population of children with autism spectrum disorder on Long Island, Gersh ABA Services will open five new Applied Behavior Analysis Centers throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties at the beginning of 2019. Gersh ABA Servi...

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The Bridges Academy Welcomes Seasoned Teacher as New Head of School

The Bridges Academy Welcomes Seasoned Teacher as New Head of School

The Bridges Academy in West Islip is pleased to welcome Stephen Edward Rubenacker as the new Head of School, who began this past July. Mr. Rubenacker has been an independent school educator for almost 20 years, starting in public school before movi...

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Thomas School of Horsemanship in Melville Debuts Intro to Horse Classes

Thomas School of Horsemanship in Melville Debuts Intro to Horse Classes

The Thomas School of Horsemanship in Melville is introducing a new class for children who are interested in horses but might not have had the opportunity to interact with them beforehand. Rather than teaching riding, this class aims to focus on pro...

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Sky Zone Deer Park to Add 3-Laned Warped Wall in December

Sky Zone Deer Park to Add 3-Laned Warped Wall in December

Sky Zone Deer Park will be adding the Warped Wall in the middle of this upcoming December. The wall is the kind of attraction you see on Ninja Warrior competitions, except there are three lanes to accommodate all levels of ability, says Anthony Gra...

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Heijoshin Dojo Offers New 'Little Ninjas' Classes and Three-Class Trials

Heijoshin Dojo Offers New 'Little Ninjas' Classes and Three-Class Trials

Heijoshin Dojo in Bay Shore is splitting its Little Ninjas course into two classes for different age groups to better accommodate young learners' developing abilities. Starting mid-October, this Suffolk Martial Arts School will separate classes for...

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The Long Island Studio of Music to Offer Early Childhood Group Music Classes and At-Home Instruction

The Long Island Studio of Music to Offer Early Childhood Group Music Classes and At-Home Instruction

Music Play, the new early childhood group music class at The Long Island Studio of Music (LISM), is an innovative, fun music class for infants and children up to age five, taught by Katherine Vetter, an expert in early childhood music education. Th...

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Visit Huntington Center on Halloween and Enter a Raffle for Free Prizes

Visit Huntington Center on Halloween and Enter a Raffle for Free Prizes

Halloween is a special day in Huntington Village. Trick or Treaters are welcomed at many stores and restaurants in Huntington Village. This year, at the Huntington Center is welcoming children in costumes for candy as well as an opportunity to ente...

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My Gym Adds Three New Classes to Stony Brook and Huntington Station Locations

My Gym Adds Three New Classes to Stony Brook and Huntington Station Locations

With more than 550 facilities worldwide, My Gym offers a variety of fun fitness programs for children ages newborn and older. Each class is tailored to a specific age group, including mommy-and-me style sessions, karate classes at three different l...

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The Art League of Long Island Offering Fall Workshops for Kids and Teens

The Art League of Long Island Offering Fall Workshops for Kids and Teens

Among other fall highlights, the Art League of Long Island is offering a special one-day workshop in “Calligraphy with Howard Rose” on October 20 from 10am to 12pm, where kids ages 7-14 learn the art of beautiful lettering. In addition, the Portfol...

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Smithtown Orthodontist Launches Community-Wide Free Braces Giveaway

Smithtown Orthodontist Launches Community-Wide Free Braces Giveaway

Ah, braces. Though a sort of rite of passage for tweens and teens, the cost of orthodontia is something parents aren't prepared for. And for some, the dental work is financially out of reach. Luckily, Dr. Craig Smith, a Smithtown orthodontist and o...

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Elementary Schools Under the Diocese of Rockville Centre Integrate STREAM Learning into Curriculum

Elementary Schools Under the Diocese of Rockville Centre Integrate STREAM Learning into Curriculum

Saint John Paul II Regional School, one of the 41 elementary schools under the Diocese of Rockville Centre, will be the first Catholic school in the New York Metropolitan Area to integrate STREAM learning into the curriculum when it opens its doors...

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Smithtown Christian School Opens STEM Lab and Welcomes New Superintendent and a Dean of Student Life

Smithtown Christian School Opens STEM Lab and Welcomes New Superintendent and a Dean of Student Life

In addition to celebrating 40 years of faith-centered education this fall, Smithtown Christian School is expanding its science curriculum with a new STEM lab for elementary school students. The school is also welcoming two new staff members: superi...

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Hofstra University Continuing Education Adds a New Course

Hofstra University Continuing Education Adds a New Course

This fall, Hofstra University Continuing Education is introducing a new course, Internet Hardware Hacks: IoT (Internet of Things), for middle and high school students.

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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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Adventure Park at Long Island Introduces New Loyalty Program

Adventure Park at Long Island Introduces New Loyalty Program

The Adventure Park at Long Island, a ropes course in Wheatley Heights, announced a special new membership program called “The Adventure Club.” The program, open to the public, offers members significant ticket savings, plus a host of other benefits...

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Fun Kid-Friendly Weekend Activities for Families in Suffolk County

Fun Kid-Friendly Weekend Activities for Families in Suffolk County

Weekends are the best because you get to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a day trip to a family-friendly spot nearby or are looking for things to do that are close to home on Long Island. There’s lots to do in Suffolk Co...

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Brooklyn Nets Players and Coach Kenny Atkinson to Attend Nets Youth Summer Basketball Camps

Brooklyn Nets Players and Coach Kenny Atkinson to Attend Nets Youth Summer Basketball Camps

Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn Nets Head Coach, and Nets players Joe Harris, Jarrett Allen, D’Angelo Russell, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, will attend Nets youth basketball camps this August. The Brooklyn Nets Basketball Academy summer camps teach childr...

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Lice Tamers in Melville Now Offers New Products and Back-to-School Specials

Lice Tamers in Melville Now Offers New Products and Back-to-School Specials

Lice Tamers of Melville is now offering new products and back-to-school specials. It recently started using Dimethicone based products, which is a natural, non-pesticide product. Lice Tamers has seen huge success with this product for the treatment...

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Alternatives for Children in Aquebogue Expands to Include Physical and Occupational Therapy Gym and Speech Therapy Treatment Areas

Alternatives for Children in Aquebogue Expands to Include Physical and Occupational Therapy Gym and Speech Therapy Treatment Areas

Alternatives for Children Aquebogue expanded this January to include two spacious, accessible classrooms, a physical and occupational therapy gym, speech therapy treatment areas, and an expanded office space.

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