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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Berkshire Farms Launches New Foster Care Programs

Berkshire Farms Launches New Foster Care Programs

Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth in White Plains now offers new Foster Parent Training services. The program ran from June 12 through July 14 and was a combination of a MAPP and Team Approach program. During “MAPP” training, parents lea...

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Two Long Island Students Win STEM Competition

Two Long Island Students Win STEM Competition

Women are traditionally underrepresented in STEM careers, but two Long Island female students are turning tradition on its head. On July 12, Audrey Shine of Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School, Plainview, New York and Danielle Kelly of Friends A...

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New Website Launches for Expectant Parents in NYC Area

New Website Launches for Expectant Parents in NYC Area

New parents have a lot to think about and choosing a place to give birth tops that list. There's so much to think about, but where do you even begin collecting the information you need to make an informed choice about where to give birth? A new web...

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LI Parents Day 2018: Fun for the Kids, Informative for You

LI Parents Day 2018: Fun for the Kids, Informative for You

Long Island Parents Day, a NYMetroParents event, is returning for another fun-filled day of information for you and activities for your kids. This year’s family-friendly event will be held Sunday, Sept. 16 in the Pratt Recreation Center at LIU Post...

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The Learning Experience Invites New Special Guests to This Summer's Camp TLE

The Learning Experience Invites New Special Guests to This Summer's Camp TLE

Now under the leadership of Maryana Khaimou, director, The Learning Experience (TLE) Mount Sinai is adding a host of new vendors and special guests to this summer's curriculum at Camp TLE. Instead of last year's total of three special guests, there...

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Stony Brook Hospital Now Offers More Availability for Pediatric Voiding Improvement Program

Stony Brook Hospital Now Offers More Availability for Pediatric Voiding Improvement Program

Stony Brook Hospital's Pediatric Voiding Improvement Program (VIP) opened last summer and is now offering more availability. Pediatric VIP can help with urinating frequency, daytime wetting, recurring urinary tract infections, and bedwetting. Each ...

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Congratulations Holy Angels Regional School Class of 2018!

Congratulations Holy Angels Regional School Class of 2018!

This year's Holy Angels Regional School in Patchogue is a class of 19 students and represents the 95th graduating class at Holy Angels Regional School. These students have persevered through a rigorous curriculum and have prepared themselves for th...

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Sunshine Alternative Education Center Held 'Graduation and Moving Forward' Ceremony to Celebrate Positive Change

Sunshine Alternative Education Center Held 'Graduation and Moving Forward' Ceremony to Celebrate Positive Change

Sunshine Alternative Education Center (SAEC) held its 'Graduation and Moving Forward' ceremony on June 8. The ceremony was a special time to thank supporters of SAEC and recognize the students who made so many positive changes in their lives. It wa...

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Knox Summer Adventures Day Camp Introduces Pedal Go Karts

Knox Summer Adventures Day Camp Introduces Pedal Go Karts

Knox Summer Adventures day camp is rolling out their newest feature this June: pedal go karts. Kids of all ages will get the chance to go behind the wheel and take a spin around the mini track. The younger campers will have separate karts that are ...

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Kids Country Day Camp Launches Summer Quest Program to Teach Campers About the Environment

Kids Country Day Camp Launches Summer Quest Program to Teach Campers About the Environment

Kids Country Day Camp, based in Mount Sinai, is launching a new Summer Quest program this summer designed to teach children about the planet and its natural environment. The program runs for eight weeks and kicks off on the the first day of camp, ...

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Camp W in Melville to Offer Robotics and Coding Classes

Camp W in Melville to Offer Robotics and Coding Classes

Camp W, a children's day camp in Melville, N.Y., is now offering robotics and coding classes and a new field trip program specifically for older children. The computer classes are part of a collaboration between the camp and Sylvan Learning Center....

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Born with Eyes Wide Open: Common Characteristics of Gifted Babies and Toddlers

Born with Eyes Wide Open: Common Characteristics of Gifted Babies and Toddlers

Let’s first understand what’s “normal” for a one year old. Developmentally, by twelve months, a child can say a few words, imitate your voice, distinguish different sounds and understand simple instructions like, “Drink your juice”. Does that sound...

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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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The Long Island Aquarium Welcomes Baby African Black-Footed Penguin

The Long Island Aquarium Welcomes Baby African Black-Footed Penguin

The Long Island Aquarium is excited to welcome a baby African Black-footed Penguin to its family, according to a press release. The chick is the offspring of Frank and Puddy, making this Puddy's fourth successful hatchling.

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YMCA of Long Island & Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities Announce Water Wise Water Safety Kids Art Contest

YMCA of Long Island & Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities Announce Water Wise Water Safety Kids Art Contest

The YMCA of Long Island has partnered with Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities, Inc. to launch the inaugural Water Wise Water Safety Kids Art Contest to help make children more aware of the importance of water safety. Children age 12 and under ar...

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Winston Prep School for Students with Learning Differences is Opening a Dix Hills Campus

Winston Prep School for Students with Learning Differences is Opening a Dix Hills Campus

The Winston Preparatory School (WPS) is opening a campus in Dix Hills this coming September, making it WPS' fifth campus. WPS is excited to bring the essence, the expertise and methods that have been successfully applied to reach eight times the nu...

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The Gateway Playhouse is Offering a New Acting Workshop for Children with Learning Disabilities

The Gateway Playhouse is Offering a New Acting Workshop for Children with Learning Disabilities

The Gateway Playhouse, a performing arts center located in Bellport, in consultation with East End Disability Associates, Inc., is offering a new acting workshop at its School for the Performing Arts for students on the autism spectrum or who child...

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Studio E Art Classes Opens New Pottery Room, Offers More Classes

Studio E Art Classes Opens New Pottery Room, Offers More Classes

Studio E Art Classes, an art education center located in Miller Place, has opened a new pottery room and is offering more children’s ceramics classes. The 600-square-foot room opened on September 15 and is a studio within a studio. It features e...

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Long Island Aquarium to Host 'Shark Tag Event' for Shark Conservation on May 17

Long Island Aquarium to Host 'Shark Tag Event' for Shark Conservation on May 17

The Long Island Aquarium's Shark Tag Event, in conjunction with the Southampton and Bridgehampton School districts, will occur on May 17 in an effort to promote shark conservation through scientific exploration, according to a press release.

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