Amazon’s Holiday in July Is Coming Near Union Square Next Week

Amazon’s Holiday in July Is Coming Near Union Square Next Week

Bryant Park’s Winter Village is a family classic, but Amazon is bringing a little winter wonderland to Union Square on July 25 with its Holiday in July event. The event will feature performances from several groups that kids will love, food and dri...

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Two Bronx Students Awarded ESPN’s Inaugural Billie Jean King Award for Fighting Inequity in High School Sports

Two Bronx Students Awarded ESPN’s Inaugural Billie Jean King Award for Fighting Inequity in High School Sports

ESPN honored two Bronx high schoolers, Matt Diaz and Lisa Parks, with its inaugural Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award for their success in using sports to make a positive impact on their communities at the fifth annual Sports Humanitarian Awa...

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The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital Recognizes World Breastfeeding Week by Hosting Global “Big Latch On” Event

The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital Recognizes World Breastfeeding Week by Hosting Global “Big Latch On” Event

The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital is hosting a “Big Latch On” community event on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 9:30-11:30am in support of World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7, 2019). The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital ...

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Teachers Get 15% Off at Target Nationwide Through July 20

Teachers Get 15% Off at Target Nationwide Through July 20

It’s never too early to start back to school shopping, and if you happen to be a teacher, you’re in luck! Target is offering 15% off select items for teachers nationwide in an effort to get them stocked up for the upcoming school year as part of th...

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Staten Island Teen With Asperger’s Gains Confidence from Competing in Miss New York USA Pageant

Staten Island Teen With Asperger’s Gains Confidence from Competing in Miss New York USA Pageant

Kids with autism spectrum disorders who struggle with social anxiety have a new role model in the pageantry world: 19-year-old Alexandria Hodnik, who has Asperger’s syndrome and recently competed in the Miss New York USA pageant. In 2013, Asperger’...

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Advocates Say NYC's $8.8 Billion Plan to Address School Overcrowding Isn't Focused on the Right Fix

Advocates Say NYC's $8.8 Billion Plan to Address School Overcrowding Isn't Focused on the Right Fix

While the number of overcrowded schools in New York City has declined by 31 buildings since 2015, some 520,000 kids–roughly half of the city’s student population–attend schools that are oversaturated and ill-equipped to handle their student bodies....

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Stanley Black & Decker Hosted a “Quiet Race” for Kids with Autism as Part of Initiative with Autism Speaks

Stanley Black & Decker Hosted a “Quiet Race” for Kids with Autism as Part of Initiative with Autism Speaks

Stanley Black & Decker and the Envision Virgin Racing Team created a unique racing experience for kids with autism spectrum disorder at the ABB FIA Formula E Racing Championship New York E Prix on July 13-14. The quiet race aimed to advance inclusi...

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Whitby School Names Dr. Jack Creeden as Interim Head of School

Whitby School Names Dr. Jack Creeden as Interim Head of School

Whitby School in Greenwich, Connecticut named Dr. John “Jack” Creeden as its Interim Head of School on July 15. Creeden was chosen from a pool of distinguished candidates for his experience and leadership in independent schools. He was recently Hea...

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Marra & Glick Applied Behavior Analysts is Opening a New Hyde Park Location

Marra & Glick Applied Behavior Analysts is Opening a New Hyde Park Location

This summer, Marra & Glick Applied Behavior Analysts is expanding to New Hyde Park with a new center-based location that offers behavior intervention services using the principles of applied behavior analysis, including an interim alternative place...

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14-Year-Old Helps Launch Book Vending Machines for Kids Across NYC

14-Year-Old Helps Launch Book Vending Machines for Kids Across NYC

Six vending machines offering free books to kids who want to avoid the summer slump opened across the five boroughs on July 11. 14-year-old Marley Dias from West Orange, NJ helped to unveil the machines and emphasized the books are free for everyon...

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The Mets Will Host First-Ever Inclusion Day at Citi Field

The Mets Will Host First-Ever Inclusion Day at Citi Field

SO Fun City, an organization provides inclusive enrichment programming that suits the needs of all children, has teamed up with the New York Mets to host the first-ever Inclusion Day at Citi Field on August 7. The event will feature a pre-game carn...

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NYC Students Now Have Option to Change Their Name, Gender, Without Legal Documentation

NYC Students Now Have Option to Change Their Name, Gender, Without Legal Documentation

Starting with the upcoming school year, students attending New York City public schools are no longer required to show any legal documents in order to change their name and/or gender on their permanent school records, according to a press release f...

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Brooklyn 10-Year-Old Competes on Hit Show “Chopped Junior”

Brooklyn 10-Year-Old Competes on Hit Show “Chopped Junior”

Not many 10 year olds can say they’ve competed in a professional cooking competition broadcasted on television, but Park Slope native Callum McGeory can. McGeory, who said he has been cooking with his grandpa since he was 4 years old, is set to mak...

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Ocean Cube Exhibit Educates Families on How Everyone Can Help Save Our Oceans

Ocean Cube Exhibit Educates Families on How Everyone Can Help Save Our Oceans

Ocean Cube, an interactive pop-up exhibit in Soho that brings readers into a futuristic undersea world, is now open through August 18. The exhibit encourages visitors to do their part in repurposing plastic to help save our oceans and their animals...

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Bronx Student Overcomes 3 Brain Tumor Operations to Go to College

Bronx Student Overcomes 3 Brain Tumor Operations to Go to College

Something as simple as a headache usually doesn’t alarm a parent too much, but when Robert Chapman came to his parents in fifth grade telling him he felt constant pain and exhaustion from them, they knew it had to be something more serious. “I was ...

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Impartial Hearings for NYC Special Education Services Are Not Effective for Parents Making Sacrifices

Impartial Hearings for NYC Special Education Services Are Not Effective for Parents Making Sacrifices

Many parents of the five boroughs say they are struggling to provide their kids with necessary special education services from the city. A May report from the New York City Department of Education revealed that impartial hearings, which are meant t...

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Communication Issues Prevent Food Insecure NYC Families from Taking Advantage of Summer Meals Program

Communication Issues Prevent Food Insecure NYC Families from Taking Advantage of Summer Meals Program

Summer can be hard for New York City kids who rely on school to provide at least one of their daily nutritious meals. That’s why the Department of Education’s 2019 Summer Meals Program, which began on June 27 and will end on August 31, is so import...

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Steam Works Studio Opens Location in Scarsdale

Steam Works Studio Opens Location in Scarsdale

Steam Works has a number of locations across the United States including New Jersey, Texas, Florida, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, and is now celebrating its first brick-and-mortar location in New York. After establishing after-school programs at...

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Lipson Family Coaching Opens in New City and Bardonia

Lipson Family Coaching Opens in New City and Bardonia

Melissa Lipson has been a school counselor in Nanuet for over 20 years and she is expanding her services beyond the district with Lipson Family Coaching, Inc. this summer. Lipson says she is excited to bring three decades of experience in schools t...

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WowMoms World in Mineola Has an Array of Activities for Babies and Young Children

WowMoms World in Mineola Has an Array of Activities for Babies and Young Children

WowMoms World—a family-focused business that combines early enrichment and physical activities for babies and young children—has opened its very first stateside location in Mineola. Based in Canada, WowMoms World currently has locations in Canada ...

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Mathnasium Opens a Port Washington Location

Mathnasium Opens a Port Washington Location

Specializing in one-on-one tutoring from teachers who are certified in-house, students are invited to focus on “all things math” when they come to Mathnasium. This can mean gaining a stronger understanding of their classwork, getting access to more...

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Ridge Hill Shopping Center to Offer New Children's Gardening Workshop

Ridge Hill Shopping Center to Offer New Children's Gardening Workshop

The new children’s gardening workshop at Ridge Hill in Yonkers will take place in the community garden located on the South Lawn by Whole Foods. The program will take place on Thursdays from 10-11am from July 11-Aug. 15. Parents can pick and choose...

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John Cronin of John’s Crazy Socks Makes History As the First Person with Down Syndrome to Win Entrepreneur of the Year Award

John Cronin of John’s Crazy Socks Makes History As the First Person with Down Syndrome to Win Entrepreneur of the Year Award

23-year-old John Cronin, the founder and Chief Happiness Officer of John’s Crazy Socks, is the first person with Down syndrome to win an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. John’s Crazy Socks offers customers a huge variety of fun, colo...

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Times Square Is Showcasing NYC Student Artwork Through October

Times Square Is Showcasing NYC Student Artwork Through October

Last week, Times Square Advertising Coalition premiered its three-day presentation of digital art made by 27 New York City public school students in Pre-K through 12th grade. Their artwork, which was picked from over a thousand submissions, is now ...

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East Woods School 8th Graders Choose to Support Pal-O-Mine in a Yearlong Leadership Project

East Woods School 8th Graders Choose to Support Pal-O-Mine in a Yearlong Leadership Project

East Woods School eighth graders chose Pal-O-Mine, which provides a comprehensive therapeutic equine program to children and adults in Islandia, as the organization they'd support in a yearlong project for their Leadership Program. The program was ...

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NBC Sports’ Liam McHugh to Instruct at Hofstra University’s Summer Sports Journalism and Broadcasting Program

NBC Sports’ Liam McHugh to Instruct at Hofstra University’s Summer Sports Journalism and Broadcasting Program

On July 2, NBC Sports’ Football Night in America host Liam McHugh will join the summer Sports Journalism and Broadcasting Program at Hofstra University where he’ll serve as an instructor along with an already impressive staff of industry profession...

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Meet the 3 Baby Peregrine Falcons That Now Call NYC Home

Meet the 3 Baby Peregrine Falcons That Now Call NYC Home

The Port Authority and NYC Department of Environmental Protection have announced that three female peregrine falcon chicks hatched in early May near the Bayonne Bridge. The chicks–Martha, Rosie, and Juno–were tagged on May 29 and appear to be about...

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Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Win Free Credits at Luna Park with Your Report Card This Weekend

Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Win Free Credits at Luna Park with Your Report Card This Weekend

Summer is upon us, and there is no better way to celebrate than by visiting Coney Island’s Luna Park with your report card to get some free credits for the amusement park. But make sure you hurry–this sweet deal will only last until Sunday. Here’s ...

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Windward School Installs EEG Labs as part of the Windward/Haskins Collaborative Project

Windward School Installs EEG Labs as part of the Windward/Haskins Collaborative Project

To prepare for the beginnings of the first research study for the Windward/Haskins Collaborative Project, state-of-the-art, custom electroencephalography, also known as EEG labs, are now being installed at The Windward School’s Manhattan and Westch...

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53 Public Pools Are Now Open for the Summer in NYC

53 Public Pools Are Now Open for the Summer in NYC

Today, NYC’s 53 outdoor public pools have opened and will remain open through Sept. 8. Last summer, 1.7 million people used the pools, and the best part of the city’s pools? They’re all free!

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Pathways to Graduation Helps Students Find Alternative Ways of Graduating in NYC

Pathways to Graduation Helps Students Find Alternative Ways of Graduating in NYC

When Keybo Carrillo was asked by his eighth-grade teacher a decade ago in Pennsylvania whether he was smart or not, he had lost faith in the educational system. This was before he took a chance on Pathways to Graduation, a city program that prepare...

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Rare “Corpse Flower” Is Ready to Bloom at The New York Botanical Garden Any Day Now

Rare “Corpse Flower” Is Ready to Bloom at The New York Botanical Garden Any Day Now

The New York Botanical Garden is home to a rare flower with a surprisingly pungent odor–the “corpse flower,” otherwise known as one of the largest and most putrid-smelling flowers in the world. The plant is also finicky–its bloom cycle occurs over ...

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Park Shore Country Day Camp Will Host Dance Extravaganza for Rachel's Dance for a Cure Foundation

Park Shore Country Day Camp Will Host Dance Extravaganza for Rachel's Dance for a Cure Foundation

Rachel's Dance for a Cure Foundation will host its first annual Dance Extravaganza on July 27 at Park Shore Country Day Camp. The event will honor the memory of Rachel Antorino, who passed away in August 2018 after battling AML Leukemia for 20 mont...

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Montefiore Nyack Hospital Hosts Community Forum on the Hospital’s Care Transformation Project

Montefiore Nyack Hospital Hosts Community Forum on the Hospital’s Care Transformation Project

Representatives from Montefiore Nyack Hospital will be hosting a public informational meeting about the Hospital’s Care Transformation Project on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the Nyack Village Hall at 9 North Broadway in Nyack. The meeting begin...

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MakerState Offers New Robotics Software For STEM Summer Camp

MakerState Offers New Robotics Software For STEM Summer Camp

MakerState, a STEM-focused enrichment center for children ages 6-14, is incorporating new software for learning the basics of robotics, graphic design, game design, and engineering. Younger campers will use the robotics kits WeDo and older campers ...

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Former Disney Channel Star Jason Earles to Host On-Camera Camp at A Class Act NY

Former Disney Channel Star Jason Earles to Host On-Camera Camp at A Class Act NY

For the first time ever, Disney Channel alumnus and director Jason Earles will host the On-Camera Camp at A Class Act NY (ACNY) from August 19-23. Earles is most well-known for his recurring role as Miley’s hare-brained older brother Jackson in Dis...

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NYMetroParents 2019 Cover Kids Contest Finalists Announced

NYMetroParents 2019 Cover Kids Contest Finalists Announced

NYMetroParents is proud to announce the 10 finalists for the 2019 Cover Kids Contest, who will be photographed (decked out in clothing from Macy’s Backstage) at Sarah Merians Photography & Video Company in Midtown Manhattan later this month. More t...

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92Y Gears Up for First-Ever Parkour and Sports Adventure Camp

92Y Gears Up for First-Ever Parkour and Sports Adventure Camp

92nd Street Y is launching its first-ever Parkour and Sports Adventure Camp on June 24. For any or all of 9 weeks, campers ages 5-12 with a thirst for thrills can hone in on their ninja skills and master the jumping, tumbling, and balancing art of ...

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The Theater at 14th Street YMCA Announces 2019-2020 Season

The Theater at 14th Street YMCA Announces 2019-2020 Season

The Theater at 14th Street Y just announced its 2019-2020 program of shows that will premiere from September 6, 2019–June 2020. All productions were chosen through a submission process and celebrate a history of culture-making in the East Village, ...

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Child Behavior Consulting to Start Full-Time Services on July 1

Child Behavior Consulting to Start Full-Time Services on July 1

Child Behavior Consulting (CBC) of Suffolk County will transition into a full-time operation on July 1. President and founder of Child Behavior Consulting, Lisa Navarra, M.S. Ed. in Special Education, has facilitated a number of changes to CBC in t...

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John’s Crazy Socks, A Melville Company, Is a Finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award

John’s Crazy Socks, A Melville Company, Is a Finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award

John Lee Cronin, who has Down syndrome, and his father Mark Cronin founded John’s Crazy Socks in 2016–John’s last year of high school. John has always loved wearing fun, colorful socks, so the father-son team made it their mission to offer everyone...

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Brooklyn’s District 13 Receives School Diversity Grant

Brooklyn’s District 13 Receives School Diversity Grant

This year, the School Diversity Advisory Group (SDAG) released 67 recommendations to improve goals, diversity, resources, restorative justice and practices, and representation in New York City Schools. SDAG members–students, educators, parents, adv...

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Cradle of Aviation Museum Will Host Special Events for 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

Cradle of Aviation Museum Will Host Special Events for 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

Throughout 2019, the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Uniondale has been hosting special events to mark the 50th anniversary of men landing on the moon, use the moon anniversary as a lesson for STEM education, and inspire young scientists to dream big....

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A Krispy Kreme Store Is Coming to Times Square in 2020

A Krispy Kreme Store Is Coming to Times Square in 2020

A Krispy Kreme store–above ground, unlike the one located in Penn Station that is the city’s only current Krispy outpost–is coming to Times Square in early 2020. The shop will be a 4,500 square foot giant flagship that will feature donuts, of cours...

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Brooklyn Residents Debate Over Construction of Two 4th Avenue Family Shelters

Brooklyn Residents Debate Over Construction of Two 4th Avenue Family Shelters

Brooklyn’s 4th Avenue will soon become the home for two new homeless shelters, according to an article written for the Bklyner–and while many would consider this optimistic news, not everyone is thrilled about it. According to Mayor Bill de Blasio’...

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The Brooklyn Children’s Museum Has Opened a New Rooftop Playscape Just in Time for Summer

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum Has Opened a New Rooftop Playscape Just in Time for Summer

Kids can embrace the rooftop fun just like adults this summer thanks to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s new NEST rooftop jungle gym. The design is meant for kids ages 2-8 and is inspired by baya weaver bird’s nests to bring a little bit of flair t...

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Belvedere Castle Is Open Again for the Summer in Central Park

Belvedere Castle Is Open Again for the Summer in Central Park

Now that summer is in full swing, many parents are looking for unique activities for their kids beyond the usual sports games, beach trips, and outdoor concerts. The historic Belvedere Castle in Central Park, which reopens on June 28, has been rest...

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Kids Can Enjoy Sensory-Friendly “My Way Matinees” at Regal Cinemas All Summer

Kids Can Enjoy Sensory-Friendly “My Way Matinees” at Regal Cinemas All Summer

This summer Regal Cinemas is offering “My Way Matinees” for viewers of all ages who want to enjoy movies in a sensory-friendly, calmer environment. All “My Way Matinees” begin at 10:30am, and tickets can be purchased for the special price of $6.50....

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Educators for Excellence–New York Group Pushes State to Diversify Teacher Workforce in NYC Schools

Educators for Excellence–New York Group Pushes State to Diversify Teacher Workforce in NYC Schools

During the 2015-2016 school year, more than half of all teachers in Brooklyn were white, while white students account for less than 18% of the student body in any of the five boroughs. These statistics come from Educators for Excellence–New York, a...

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The Bruce Museum's Seaside Center Opens June 23

The Bruce Museum's Seaside Center Opens June 23

On June 23, the Bruce Museum's Seaside Center will open for the season in conjunction with Greenwich Shellfish Commission's Experience the Sound event, a family-friendly event that is open to the public–no beach pass required. This is the 13th annu...

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