New Beginning Tumbling Classes to Begin in February at Steffi Nossen School of Dance

New Beginning Tumbling Classes to Begin in February at Steffi Nossen School of Dance

The Steffi Nossen School of Dance in White Plains is slated to offer its new Beginning Tumbling classes during its spring semester from Feb. 7 to May 23. Held on Thursdays from 4pm-5pm, these classes are designed for kids in kindergarten through gr...

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New iTero Scanner Reduces Discomfort for Patients at Valley Pediatric Dentistry

New iTero Scanner Reduces Discomfort for Patients at Valley Pediatric Dentistry

In November 2018, Valley Pediatric Dentistry in Jefferson Valley added a new smile-weapon to its arsenal: an iTero Scanner. Described by resident orthodontist Tamara Kroboth, DDS as a game changer, this wand-like instrument scans the surface of the...

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SENSE-sational FUN-damentals Occupational Therapy Offers Enrichment Classes in Armonk and Chappaqua

SENSE-sational FUN-damentals Occupational Therapy Offers Enrichment Classes in Armonk and Chappaqua

SENSE-sational FUN-damentals is now offering classes in Armonk and Chappaqua, with a goal to help children ages 3-6 develop skills for future success. It was created by Kristin Ciorra MS, OTR/L, a mother of three children and occupational therapist...

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Music Conservatory of Westchester’s Performathon Raises Over $5,000 for Scholarships and Digital Piano Lab

Music Conservatory of Westchester’s Performathon Raises Over $5,000 for Scholarships and Digital Piano Lab

After 12 hours of marathon recitals at the White Plains Music Conservatory of Westchester’s 2018 Performathon event and prize raffle so far, the nonprofit has raised $5,550 for its Scholarship Program and Digital Piano Lab. About 300 Conservatory s...

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Anya's Art Room Kicks Off New Semester in January

Anya's Art Room Kicks Off New Semester in January

On Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, Anya's Art Room will kick off its new winter session at its home studio in South Riverdale, Bronx. The semester will end on April 16, 2019. Classes for kids ages 7 and 8 will take place from 3:30pm-4:30pm on Mondays and cla...

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Instagram-Worthy Moments from Kids' Activities & Programs in Westchester

Instagram-Worthy Moments from Kids' Activities & Programs in Westchester

We asked some of our Westchester 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...

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One River School Presents Local Artist Illustration Exhibition

One River School Presents Local Artist Illustration Exhibition

From Dec. 8-Dec. 31, One River School of Art & Design will be showcasing a dynamic array of illustration art by six local artists in the exhibition "Picture This! Contemporary Illustration." These artists, Claire Widman, Darren "Mouse" Mosley, Kend...

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Ursuline School Holds Pajama Drive for a Good Cause

Ursuline School Holds Pajama Drive for a Good Cause

Every child has the right to a good night's sleep, yet thousands across the United States will go to sleep missing something. They may feel alone and afraid in a bed that isn't theirs, in a shelter that isn't home or with families who wish they cou...

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Creative Corner of Larchmont to Offer Slime Birthday Parties

Creative Corner of Larchmont to Offer Slime Birthday Parties

During the first week of December, Creative Corner of Larchmont is launching Slime Birthday Parties. Kids can choose from two different types of slime, fluffy or neon. They’ll decorate their slime containers and add whatever extra ingredients they ...

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The Westchester Mall to Offer 30-Minute Free Parking Through the Holiday Season

The Westchester Mall to Offer 30-Minute Free Parking Through the Holiday Season

This holiday season, The Westchester aims to make your holiday shopping experience easier by offering thirty-minute free Holiday Express Parking at the Nordstrom Valet, now through Jan. 15, 2019. Every family is busy during the holidays, especially...

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester to Host Holiday Bricktacular Events in December

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester to Host Holiday Bricktacular Events in December

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, a 32,300-square-foot indoor attraction for kids located in Yonkers, will celebrate the season with brand-new elements for its annual Bricktacular holiday events, which are happening all December long. In addit...

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Yale New Haven Children's Hospital at Greenwich Hospital Opens Pediatric Specialty Center

Yale New Haven Children's Hospital at Greenwich Hospital Opens Pediatric Specialty Center

This month, an 8,700-square-foot Pediatric Specialty Center opened at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital at Greenwich Hospital. The facility has a number of unique specialists including allergy/ immunology, cardiology, craniofacial surgery, endocri...

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Nursery School at Temple Israel Center Launches Programs for Children and Parents

Nursery School at Temple Israel Center Launches Programs for Children and Parents

The Temple Israel Center Nursery School in White Plains launched three new programs on October 10: Toddler & Me, Bim Bam, and Babies and Bagels. Each program for young children offers a variety of activities babies and toddlers to help them develop...

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Music Conservatory of Westchester Students Raise Funds for Scholarships at Performathon

Music Conservatory of Westchester Students Raise Funds for Scholarships at Performathon

On Saturday, December 8, the Music Conservatory will hold its Performathon fundraiser, an all-day event featuring 13 hours of student performances and family-friendly activities, to help support the school’s Scholarship Program and new Digital Pian...

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Whole Foods Market to Open in Chappaqua

Whole Foods Market to Open in Chappaqua

UPDATE Dec. 7, 2019: Whole Foods Chappaqua is delaying its grand opening. A new grand opening date has not been released. Whole Foods Market is scheduled to open its new 40,000-square-foot Chappaqua store, located at 480 N. Bedford Road, at 9am on ...

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The Nurtury Montessori School Opens Day Care Center in Larchmont, Offers After-School Programs in New Rochelle

The Nurtury Montessori School Opens Day Care Center in Larchmont, Offers After-School Programs in New Rochelle

The Nurtury Montessori School opened a day care center in Larchmont this October and began offering new after-school programs at its New Rochelle location this September. The Larchmont location will offer full-day programs for children ages 3 month...

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New Singer-Songwriter Music Program Launches at Music Conservatory of Westchester

New Singer-Songwriter Music Program Launches at Music Conservatory of Westchester

Do you write lyrics and melodies in notebooks? Play an instrument and want to make your own music? You can learn how to successfully put those elements together with training from the new Singer-Songwriter Program at the Music Conservatory of Westc...

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LinguaKids Larchmont Partners With Parents to Create Customized Foreign Language Courses for Kids

LinguaKids Larchmont Partners With Parents to Create Customized Foreign Language Courses for Kids

LinguaKids Larchmont now offers customized foreign language courses. Created in conjunction with parents who immigrated to New York from other countries, these courses are developed to help kids gain fluency in their family's native language and t...

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Westchester's A-Game Sports Welcomes New Director of Basketball Programming

Westchester's A-Game Sports Welcomes New Director of Basketball Programming

William Council, known as “Coach Billy,” joined the team this month as the Director of Basketball Programming and Operations. He plans to bring a broad spectrum of basketball programming, training and playing opportunities to children and athletes ...

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Westchester Jewish Center Welcomes New Director of Early Childhood Center and Launches Music and Movement Program

Westchester Jewish Center Welcomes New Director of Early Childhood Center and Launches Music and Movement Program

This October, Westchester Jewish Center launched a monthly music and movement program called ShaJam for preschoolers and younger. In September, it welcomed Ann Pardes as the new director of the Early Childhood Center.

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New York Rangers to Host Special Hockey Clinic for Kids

New York Rangers to Host Special Hockey Clinic for Kids

If your kids are glued to the television when the Rangers step on the ice, now’s their chance to get in on the action. On Thursday, October 18 from 6-8 pm, the New York Rangers will host 120 Junior Rangers youth hockey players for an instructional ...

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Larchmont Music Academy Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Special Programs

Larchmont Music Academy Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Special Programs

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Larchmont Music Academy will host a special ceremony on October 9 at 3:30pm. The event, set to take place at the school in Larchmont, will feature a special ribbon cutting ceremony to honor the 20-year hi...

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Westchester Hospital Installs First Newborn Safety Digital Scanning System in NY State

Westchester Hospital Installs First Newborn Safety Digital Scanning System in NY State

As a new parent, you'll want to make sure that you have every aspect of your baby's safety taken care of. Whether that be finding the right car seat, babyproofing your home for the first time, or even learning how to speak to your baby a certain wa...

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Westchester Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Westchester Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Last week, more than 100 high school students from a number of Westchester schools were chosen as semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The students are part of a pool of 16,000 semifinalists throughout the country. F...

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Music Conservatory of Westchester Outdoor Mural Unveiling Party is This Sunday

Music Conservatory of Westchester Outdoor Mural Unveiling Party is This Sunday

The Music Conservatory of Westchester invites the entire Westchester County community for an outdoor Mural Unveiling Party on Sunday, September 30 from 1pm-4pm on the Conservatory’s grounds at 216 Central Avenue in White Plains! The nonprofit commu...

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Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy Practice Opening in Cross River

Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy Practice Opening in Cross River

On September 17, The Speech Studio opened the doors to its new office location in Cross River. The office is conveniently located at 892 Route 35, in the Old Post Road Professional Building.

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First Hebrew Congregation in Northern Westchester Launches JKids Program This October

First Hebrew Congregation in Northern Westchester Launches JKids Program This October

Jkids, at First Hebrew Congregation, is Northern Westchester’s newest opportunity for Jewish and interfaith families with preschoolers to connect with each other through creative and social activities. It meets one Sunday morning each month, from ...

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Treetop Adventure Now Offers Special Late-Night Hours to Climb and Zipline

Treetop Adventure Now Offers Special Late-Night Hours to Climb and Zipline

For the months of September and October, Treetop Adventure of the Bronx Zoo is offering special late-night hours on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 8:30pm. Participants can choose to zipline across the Bronx River and back, climb seven different...

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MSQUASH Academy to Hold After-School Program in New, State-of-the-Art Sports Center

MSQUASH Academy to Hold After-School Program in New, State-of-the-Art Sports Center

Starting on September 12, MSQUASH Academy will be holding its first-ever after-school program for kids eager to learn the exhilarating sport of squash. Hosted in its brand new MSQUASH Accelerator sports center in Port Chester, the first portion of ...

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Canticum Novum Youth Choir in South Salem is Seeking Members

Canticum Novum Youth Choir in South Salem is Seeking Members

Harold and Edie Rosenbaum are seeking new members for their Canticum Novum Youth Choir. Composed of girls from age 8 to 18, the youth choir has in recent years performed in Carnegie Hall, Radio City, The United Nations, and Symphony Space. This sea...

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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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Groove Family Music Opens Locations in Scarsdale, Larchmont, and Mamaroneck

Groove Family Music Opens Locations in Scarsdale, Larchmont, and Mamaroneck

Groove Family Music, a 14-year mainstay in the Westchester family music scene, is bringing its Music for Aardvarks classes to 3 new locations this Fall. Beginning on Tuesday, September 18, Music for Aardvarks’ classes for children ages 3 months thr...

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Westchester Arts Organizations Share the Stage to Discuss the ART of College Planning

Westchester Arts Organizations Share the Stage to Discuss the ART of College Planning

On Thursday, September 20, 2018, Rye-based college planning and academic achievement company Novella Prep will hold a free workshop and Q&A for parents looking to maximize their child’s potential through the arts and get a head start on college pla...

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Sew Happy is Offering a Free Sewing Machine Workshop At Bloomingdales in White Plains

Sew Happy is Offering a Free Sewing Machine Workshop At Bloomingdales in White Plains

Sew Happy, a Westchester company teaching kids the life skill of sewing, will be offering complimentary sewing machine workshops in Bloomingdales of White Plains. The workshops are free of charge and last 20 minutes but require registration.

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Fun Kid-Friendly Events for Families in Westchester County this Weekend

Fun Kid-Friendly Events for Families in Westchester County this Weekend

If you're like us, you love weekends because it's the time when you get to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a day trip to a nearby destination or are looking for things to do that are close to home in Westchester County. ...

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Lil Chameleon Launches Imagination Station 'Themed Playdates'

Lil Chameleon Launches Imagination Station 'Themed Playdates'

Sometimes as a parent or caretaker, it’s hard coming up with fresh activities to keep your lil ones occupied and engaged. Lil Chameleon, an award-winning kid’s resale shop, a play cafe, and party service provider just unveiled a new program: Imagin...

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Evidence-Based Social Skills Group Launches in Greenwich

Evidence-Based Social Skills Group Launches in Greenwich

Karina G. Campos, Psy.D will be offering PEERS, an evidence-based social skills group, for teens ages 11-17 struggling to make and keep friends this September in Greenwich, CT. The PEERS curriculum is taught in a small group format using a variety ...

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Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic to Scarsdale

Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic to Scarsdale

Children in Scarsdale will have an opportunity to play with their favorite MLB players at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth baseball clinic series on Saturday, August 4 according to a press release.

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Lice Clinics of America Opens in Scarsdale

Lice Clinics of America Opens in Scarsdale

Lice Clinics of America opened a Scarsdale location in mid-May, bringing its one-hour lice removal service to the area. The clinic’s staff is certified in using the AirAlle® FDA approved device, which just uses heated air to kill head lice and eggs...

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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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MSquash Port Chester Welcomes Interactive Squash Courts

MSquash Port Chester Welcomes Interactive Squash Courts

Athletes from all over the world are finding their way to Port Chester this summer to try out the MSquash Accelerator, the brand new High Performance Squash Training. MSquash features the very first InteractiveSQUASH courts in the US, as well as a ...

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One River School of Art + Design Opens Street Art Student Exhibition

One River School of Art + Design Opens Street Art Student Exhibition

One River School of Art + Design will exhibit artwork from two weeks of Street Art camp by its Westchester art students ages 8-18. The exhibition is in collaboration with The Westchester Mall in White Plains, NY. One River School of Art + Design ha...

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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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How Martial Arts Helped This Peekskill Family Overcome Tragedy

How Martial Arts Helped This Peekskill Family Overcome Tragedy

During the summer of 2015, Ron Paul, a beloved husband and father, broke his ankle. What should have been a relatively minor injury instead lead to multiple surgeries and infections that eventually lead to Ron’s death.

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White Plains Student Chosen for International Language Program in China

White Plains Student Chosen for International Language Program in China

One local New York-area student better get his passport ready. Jacob Furry, a rising senior at White Plains High School in White Plains, New York, is heading to China this summer to participate in a language program through a U.S. State Department ...

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Help Construct 320-Pound LEGO Replica of the Brooklyn Bridge in Grand Central Station

Help Construct 320-Pound LEGO Replica of the Brooklyn Bridge in Grand Central Station

To commemorate the 135th Anniversary of the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester will reconstruct a replica in Grand Central Terminal on Tuesday, July 17. During the free event, which will take place in Vanderbil...

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The Keeler Library Now Offering Passes for Free or Discounted Admission to Museums

The Keeler Library Now Offering Passes for Free or Discounted Admission to Museums

Visiting museums is educational and engaging for even young children, but tickets can often be expensive. Luckily, The Friends of Keeler Library have purchased passes that grant you and your family free or discounted admission to a variety of museu...

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Ridge Hill Shopping Center Hosts Movie Series and Welcomes Community Garden

Ridge Hill Shopping Center Hosts Movie Series and Welcomes Community Garden

Ridge Hill opened the gates to its new community garden, located at the center's South Lawn, on April 26 this year. The South Lawn will also serve as the location for this year's Summer Movie Series. The lawn is located near the Whole Foods at the ...

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Westchester Increases Age to Buy Tobacco, Vaping Products to 21

Westchester Increases Age to Buy Tobacco, Vaping Products to 21

Legislators in Westchester county voted to raise the age to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21. Cigarettes, e-cigarettes, rolling papers, and other smoking paraphernalia will be affected by the new law.

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The Bruce Museum in Greenwich Exhibits Local High School Talent

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich Exhibits Local High School Talent

The Bruce Museum is showcasing art from students throughout New York and Connecticut in the iCreate 2018 exhibition. Now on view through August 12, this annual exhibit is in its 8th consecutive year and features 45 works of fine art selected from m...

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