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The Rock Club at Pine Brook Fitness Offers New 'Rock 'n Roll' Party Package

The Rock Club at Pine Brook Fitness Offers New 'Rock 'n Roll' Party Package

The Rock Club of Pine Brook Fitness in New Rochelle is now offering the "Rock 'n Roll" party package, a 2-hour birthday party event for children allowing for up to 15 kids. One of New York's premier rock-climbing gyms since 2007, The Rock Club boas...

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Challenge Camp in Hartsdale is Offering More than 40 New Classes This Summer

Challenge Camp in Hartsdale is Offering More than 40 New Classes This Summer

This summer, Challenge Camp in Hartsdale will offer 40 new classes to kids ages 4-15, bulking up their repertoire with offerings that cater to each child's unique passions. Camps will be held in 3- and 4-week sessions. Challenge Camp has been aroun...

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Studio B Dance Center Introduces 'Camp Jojo' Spring Break Day Camps

Studio B Dance Center Introduces 'Camp Jojo' Spring Break Day Camps

This April, Studio B Dance Center is condensing its popular drop-in summer camps into drop-in spring break camps: Rainbows and Unicorns camp and Camp Jojo. Rainbows and Unicorns (ages 3-5) will feature pre-ballet, creative movement, jazz, and hip h...

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White Plains Woman's Club Hosts Community Awareness Presentation on Opioid Addiction

White Plains Woman's Club Hosts Community Awareness Presentation on Opioid Addiction

The Woman's Club of White Plains is holding a free Community Awareness Presentation on Opioid Addiction and its impact on our community this Wednesday, March 13, from 7-9pm at the Woman's Club which in White Plains. Join for an informative and esse...

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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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Legoland New York Resort Appoints 5 Local Junior Journalists as Legoland Kid Reporters

Legoland New York Resort Appoints 5 Local Junior Journalists as Legoland Kid Reporters

Legoland Kiditor-in-Chief Waverly Winchester searched the New York area for months in order to build a Kid Reporting Team. The five young journalists chosen have been charged with providing exclusive information about the Legoland New York Resort t...

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Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School to Send Two Teachers to Education Conference in China

Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School to Send Two Teachers to Education Conference in China

The Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School in Greenwich, Connecticut, is proud to announce that it will send two teachers to the 2019 World Forum on Early Care and Education in Macao, China. Jane Zeitler, a full-day pre-school teacher, and Kim S...

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Andersons Larchmont Opens a Community Room for Neighborhood Events

Andersons Larchmont Opens a Community Room for Neighborhood Events

Andersons Larchmont, a book and gift store in Larchmont, recently opened a new community room designed to encourage camaraderie among neighborhood residents. The room, which celebrated its opening with a Halloween party for the community on Oct. 26...

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Beth El Day Camp Unveils STEM, Ninja Warriors, and Tennis Programs

Beth El Day Camp Unveils STEM, Ninja Warriors, and Tennis Programs

Beth El Day Camp in New Rochelle recently announced three new programs for the upcoming camp sessions. Each course is specially tailored for children ages 3-8. The new classes include STEM, Ninja Warriors, and tennis.

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Legoland Discovery Center Westchester Celebrates the Lego Movie 2 with Movie-Themed Experience

Legoland Discovery Center Westchester Celebrates the Lego Movie 2 with Movie-Themed Experience

The Lego Movie 2 fun doesn't have to stop when you leave the theater! Legoland Discovery Center Westchester, the lego-themed indoor playground, will host a Lego Movie 2: The Second Party experience from Feb. 15 to April 28. 10 Lego build and play z...

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Oasis Day Camp Launches New Preschool Summer Camp Program

Oasis Day Camp Launches New Preschool Summer Camp Program

This July, Oasis Day Camp on the Upper West Side will offer a new summer program for children ages 3-5 who have not been in school yet. The NYC camp will give children an opportunity to swim three times a week, take introductory sports classes incl...

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Legoland Discovery Center Westchester Partnering with a Special Needs Pre-School to Launch Merlin's Magic Spaces Installation

Legoland Discovery Center Westchester Partnering with a Special Needs Pre-School to Launch Merlin's Magic Spaces Installation

Legoland Discovery Center Westchester is partnering with ACDS Westchester, a special needs pre-school in Scarsdale, and Merlin's Magic Wand to launch Merlin's Magic Spaces—a room specifically designed for children who can't visit Legoland Discovery...

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French-American Ballet Theatre Opens in Hawthorne

French-American Ballet Theatre Opens in Hawthorne

French-American Ballet Theatre, te a new specialist training academy for aspiring and highly talented young ballet students as well as dedicated adults, opened in Hawthorne this month. The state-of-the-art Westchester studio propses a unique set of...

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Cognitive Behavioral Consultants in White Plains and Manhattan Now Offering Autism Diagnostic Evaluations

Cognitive Behavioral Consultants in White Plains and Manhattan Now Offering Autism Diagnostic Evaluations

Cognitive Behavioral Consultants (CBC), with locations in White Plains and various locations in Manhattan, is now offering autism diagnostic evaluations. Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often exhibit deficits in communication and social r...

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Life Time Athletic Announces Feb. 8 Member Opening at Chappaqua Crossing, to Create 200 Jobs

Life Time Athletic Announces Feb. 8 Member Opening at Chappaqua Crossing, to Create 200 Jobs

UPDATED FEB. 1: Life Time Chappaqua has officially announced its Feb. 8 for-members-only, opening at Chappaqua Crossing. The club will be open to all members at 5am, joining the Whole Foods which opened at the shopping center on Route 117, also kn...

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Iona College Begins Renovations to LaPenta School of Business and Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship

Iona College Begins Renovations to LaPenta School of Business and Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship

Iona College in New Rochelle began construction on The LaPenta School of Business and Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation this past December. Construction on the two new buildings in the Westchester business school is expected to be...

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Church in White Plains Holds Prom to Honor People with Special Needs

Church in White Plains Holds Prom to Honor People with Special Needs

The first ever Night to Shine in Westchester, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, will be held in White Plains at Ridgeway Church on Friday, Feb. 8. This unforgettable prom night experience, for people with special needs ages 14 and older, will ...

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Chappaqua Ossining and Byram Hills Students Named Finalists in Regeneron Contest

Chappaqua Ossining and Byram Hills Students Named Finalists in Regeneron Contest

Four students from Chappaqua, Ossining and Byram Hills were named finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search contest. The competition is a research-based science competition for high school seniors. The Westchester students will join forty ot...

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Registration Now Open for WCS Run for the Wild at Bronx Zoo

Registration Now Open for WCS Run for the Wild at Bronx Zoo

This Spring, The Bronx Zoo will be hosting the 11th annual WCS Run for the Wild. Registration is now open and an early bird discount is available through Jan. 31. This NYC 5k walk/run is dedicated to saving wildlife and wild places and will take pl...

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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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