This Year's Most Beautiful Holiday Windows in New York City

This Year's Most Beautiful Holiday Windows in New York City

Every holiday season, the largest department stores in Manhattan unveil lavish holiday window displays. Viewing these department stores’ holiday windows has become essential to the New York City holiday experience, whether you celebrate Hanukkah, K...

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Thanksgiving Activities for Kids In Westchester and Rockland

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids In Westchester and Rockland

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with loved ones and making memories and traditions that will last for years to come. We’ve rounded up a list of kid-friendly Thanksgiving activities in Westchester County and Rockland County that the whole fa...

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Thanksgiving Activities for Kids on Long Island

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids on Long Island

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with loved ones and making memories and traditions that will last for years to come. We’ve rounded up a list of Thanksgiving activities for kids on Long Island's Nassau and Suffolk counties that the whole fam...

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Thanksgiving Activities for Kids in New York City

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids in New York City

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with loved ones and making memories and traditions that will last for years to come. We’ve rounded up a list of Thanksgiving activities for kids in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens that the whol...

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The Winter Village at Bryant Park Opens Oct. 31

The Winter Village at Bryant Park Opens Oct. 31

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park, home to holiday shops, an ice rink, a bar and food hall, and so much more winter fun for the whole family, opens at 12pm Thursday, Oct. 31 for the 2019/2020 season. This NYC holiday favorite is home to...

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One Manhattan Teacher Will Win a $100,000 FLAG Award for Teaching Excellence

One Manhattan Teacher Will Win a $100,000 FLAG Award for Teaching Excellence

The FLAG Award for Teaching Excellence launched on Oct. 23 and will recognize and celebrate one extraordinary Manhattan public school teacher with a $100,000 prize–and $20,000 for his or her school. Four finalists will also receive $10,000 each and...

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Wegmans Opens In New York City On Oct. 27

Wegmans Opens In New York City On Oct. 27

Wegmans, the grocery store with a fan club, is slated to open on Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn on Oct. 27. This location will be the first Wegmans in NYC, and what New York family doesn't love trying a new grocery store? The 74,000-square foot superm...

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Groups Launch #SaveCDPA Coalition to Preserve Program for New Yorkers with Special Needs

Groups Launch #SaveCDPA Coalition to Preserve Program for New Yorkers with Special Needs

More than a dozen New York organizations committed to preserving the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, a Medicaid program that allows individuals with special needs receive care from family members, on the morning of October 23. Right ...

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NYC’s Largest Food Drive Is Now Accepting Donations for the Holidays

NYC’s Largest Food Drive Is Now Accepting Donations for the Holidays

Right now 1.2 million New Yorkers are struggling with food insecurity, and this will continue through the holiday season, when people are supposed to be sharing the love through family and plentiful food. To combat this issue, City Harvest has laun...

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Westchester Children’s Museum Unveils New Interactive Gift Shop

Westchester Children’s Museum Unveils New Interactive Gift Shop

The Westchester Children’s Museum has partnered with toy company Melissa & Doug to unveil a new interactive play space and gift shop for kids to extend their play outside of the museum’s exhibits. The space reflects the museum’s mission of using un...

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Sandbox Playground and Sandbox, Powered by Related Kids’ Makerspaces Now Open in Chelsea

Sandbox Playground and Sandbox, Powered by Related Kids’ Makerspaces Now Open in Chelsea

The Zaha Hadid Building at 520 W. 28th St. in Chelsea unveiled Sandbox Playground, a “STEAM-focused innovation lab” for community kids to explore, on October 3. Kids who live in the building also have access to a residential makerspace that allows ...

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3 Ways to Get Involved in Hindi’s Libraries and Give Back Through Books

3 Ways to Get Involved in Hindi’s Libraries and Give Back Through Books

Shortly after Hindi Kanarfogel passed away from complications of Crohn’s disease last year, her husband Dovid Kanarfogel and Leslie Gang teamed up to create Hindi’s Libraries and carry on Hindi’s book-loving, child-focused legacy. The nonprofit col...

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You Can Now Nominate Your Kids’ Teachers for the Big Apple Awards

You Can Now Nominate Your Kids’ Teachers for the Big Apple Awards

Nominations for the eighth annual Big Apple Awards are now open, says New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza–and you can nominate your kids’ favorite teachers and counselors through December 2. The Big Apple Awards is a citywide recognit...

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Your Child’s American Girl Doll Can Receive Check-Ups at the American Girl Place in NYC

Your Child’s American Girl Doll Can Receive Check-Ups at the American Girl Place in NYC

At the new American Girl Doll Hospitals in New York City and Chicago, kids can bring their dolls in for checkups, dental care, surgery, repairs, and more. This interactive play experience is designed to broaden the scope of how kids can play with t...

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Stony Brook University's New Children's Hospital Is Complete

Stony Brook University's New Children's Hospital Is Complete

Stony Brook University celebrated the opening of the new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital on October 17 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. This new hospital will expand Stony Brook’s capacity to meet kids’ health needs across Long Island. The hospital ...

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NYC Advocates Demand ‘Immediate Action’ to Overhaul Special Education Complaint System

NYC Advocates Demand ‘Immediate Action’ to Overhaul Special Education Complaint System

This is part of an ongoing collaborative series between Chalkbeat and THE CITY investigating learning differences, special education and other education challenges in city schools.

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Smile More Dentistry Provided Free Dental Care to Residents of Bergenfield NJ on October 8

Smile More Dentistry Provided Free Dental Care to Residents of Bergenfield NJ on October 8

Drs. Mariliza LaCap and Darren Tong hosted their annual Day of Free Dentistry event on October 8, providing over $16,000 worth of dental treatment to Bergen and Rockland County residents. The event was on a “first come, first served” basis. The lin...

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Check Out East Midtown’s 5th Annual Trick-or-Treat Celebration This Halloween

Check Out East Midtown’s 5th Annual Trick-or-Treat Celebration This Halloween

On October 31, Midtown East’s Halloween celebration for families returns for its fifth year, complete with trick-or-treating, face painting, a spooky photo booth, costume contests, and more. More than 90 local businesses are expected to participate...

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WeWork’s Private School in NYC Will Close After This School Year

WeWork’s Private School in NYC Will Close After This School Year

HuffPost reports that WeGrow, WeWork’s private Manhattan school for kids ages 3-9 that opened in 2018, will close after this school year. WeWork has faced tumult recently in the aftermath of a failed IPO, an investor exodus, and a takeover announce...

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Celebrate the Premiere of ‘Frozen II’ at Saks Fifth Avenue in November

Celebrate the Premiere of ‘Frozen II’ at Saks Fifth Avenue in November

There’s no Disney musical more important to today’s little ones than Frozen. The film’s much anticipated sequel Frozen II premieres on November 22, and Disney is teaming up with Saks Fifth Avenue to host an Enchanted Forest Experience that will del...

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Montessori School in Centerport Adds Online Enrollment

Montessori School in Centerport Adds Online Enrollment

Love of Learning added a new online enrollment system this September as well as two new staff members to enhance the Montessori school's offerings.  Sawyer, the new system, has helped streamline the process of enrolling kids, according to outgoing ...

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Bronx Zoo Debuts Endangered Dholes in New Exhibit

Bronx Zoo Debuts Endangered Dholes in New Exhibit

The Bronx Zoo just announced its newest furry friends, a pack of three male dhole, a species of Asiatic wild dog. The fox-like, endangered animal will reside adjacent to the Himalayan Highlands at the zoo. The three dholes are siblings and were bor...

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The Academy of Thought and Industry Opens in East Village

The Academy of Thought and Industry Opens in East Village

The Academy of Thought and Industry opened in the East Village on Sept. 3. The school is operating as a middle school, serving sixth graders through eighth graders, with plans to open a high school program next year for seventh grade-10th grade, ac...

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The 2020 NYC High School Admissions Process Has Begun

The 2020 NYC High School Admissions Process Has Begun

This year, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza simplified the high school admissions process by eliminating the second round of applications students used to be responsible for each cycle. This year’s cycle wi...

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Child Care Center in Astoria Now Offering Yoga for Kids

Child Care Center in Astoria Now Offering Yoga for Kids

Adventureland Child Care in Astoria partnered with The School Yoga Program to launch a new yoga curriculum for children ages 2-5. The program began Oct. 1, will yoga sessions for children offered on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30am.

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Montessori School Opens in Williamsburg

Montessori School Opens in Williamsburg

Guidepost Montessori School opened a Williamsburg campus in April with big plans for this school year involving Spanish immersion. In July, Stephanie Jimenez, whose daughter attends Guidepost Montessori, was appointed as head of school.

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The Rink at Rockefeller Center Opens Oct. 12

The Rink at Rockefeller Center Opens Oct. 12

It's hard to believe that time of year is around the corner again! The world's most famous ice skating rink, The Rink at Rockefeller Center, opens for the 83rd winter season on Saturday, Oct. 12. The opening of the rink marks the beginning of winte...

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Further Music School in Forest Hills Introduces Early Education Program

Further Music School in Forest Hills Introduces Early Education Program

This summer, Further Music School in Forest Hills location introduced the Further Fruits program, a keyboard-concentrated music education program for children ages 3 months-4 years old. Kids are split up into four fruity groups (orange, apple, grap...

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My Gym Opens in Cobble Hill

My Gym Opens in Cobble Hill

On Aug. 9, My Gym opened on the corner of Smith Street and Baltic Street in Cobble Hill. The 56 hundred square-foot facility offers 28 hundred square-feet of play space and a 28 hundred square-foot basement for birthday parties and other special ev...

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U.S. News & World Report Names Montefiore Nyack Hospital a High Performing Hospital for COPD

U.S. News & World Report Names Montefiore Nyack Hospital a High Performing Hospital for COPD

Montefiore Nyack Hospital has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 5th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making info...

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Prep School Adds Science Research Program and House System

Prep School Adds Science Research Program and House System

This July, Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle implemented its STEM education program for junior students and a house system. The STEM program was established to help students in all grade levels build camaraderie, hone research skills, connect...

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Sherri Alpert, D.M.D. Receives Implant Certification

Sherri Alpert, D.M.D. Receives Implant Certification

Sherri Alpert, D.M.D., owner of Dental Wellness of Suffern, received official certification for dental implants in August. With this certification, Dr. Alpert can give dental implants to adults who need them. She also recently became a fellow in th...

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Sylvan In-Home and Books of Wonder Teamed Up to Donate 100 Books to Kids in Pediatric Care

Sylvan In-Home and Books of Wonder Teamed Up to Donate 100 Books to Kids in Pediatric Care

This fall, Sylvan In-Home teamed up with Books of Wonder to donate 100 books to Reach Out and Read of Greater New York, an organization that provides books to children in pediatric care. Sylvan’s in-home tutoring service purchased 100 books selecte...

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Primrose Schools for Kids Are Coming to Long Island

Primrose Schools for Kids Are Coming to Long Island

Primrose Schools, an accredited early education school for children from infancy through PreK with more than 400 locations across the country, has planted its flag on Long Island. Primrose Woodbury will be the first school to bring the school's Bal...

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Plan to Build 20 New 'Imagine' High Schools in NYC

Mayor de Blasio Announces Plan to Build 20 New 'Imagine' High Schools in NYC

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced plans for the Imagine Schools NYC Challenge, a plan to use a public-private partnership to create 40 new city schools, on October 3. The challenge encompasses the ...

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Powerhouse Dance Center Moves to Accommodate More Students

Powerhouse Dance Center Moves to Accommodate More Students

Powerhouse Dance Center, previously located in West Haverstraw, moved to a new location in Stony Point in order to fit its roster of 350 students. The dance studio, which officially opened on Sept. 7, offers classes for children 2 years old to adul...

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Scarsdale Medical Welcomed New Pediatrician

Scarsdale Medical Welcomed New Pediatrician

In May, Scarsdale Medical welcomed a new pediatrician, Olamide Odubogun, MD, FAAP, as part of the practice's pediatric expansion efforts. Odubogun earned his undergraduate degree from Loyola University Maryland and has his medical degree from Penns...

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Astor Place Theatre Unveils STEAM-Focused Blue Man Group Program for Kids

Astor Place Theatre Unveils STEAM-Focused Blue Man Group Program for Kids

The Blue Man Group put on its first performance for kids at Astor Place Theatre on October 4. These performances will be available on an ongoing basis for school groups, scout troops, and any group of kids who express interest. The performances aim...

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Saturday Program to Offer STEM and Public Speaking Courses

Saturday Program to Offer STEM and Public Speaking Courses

Hofstra Continuing Education is back for the 2019 school year with a plethora of exciting programs and offerings including the STEM Engineering and Design program where students will learn the fundamentals of engineering design. A Public Speaking D...

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Children's Fitness Center Reopens in Suffolk with New Programs

Children's Fitness Center Reopens in Suffolk with New Programs

My Gym children's fitness center reopened its West Babylon location on Sept. 9 under the ownership of My Gym franchise veterans Debbie and Evan Greenberg. The newly renovated center now offers Ninja Training and Preschool Prep programs and will soo...

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Popular Board Game Cafe Opens on Upper East Side

Popular Board Game Cafe Opens on Upper East Side

Hex & Company opened a third board game cafe, and this time its on the Upper East Side. The popular hot spot opened on Sept. 9 and offers after-school programs in addition to coffee and food services. More than Manhattan’s largest board game cafe, ...

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P.S. 101Q in Forest Hills Wins Coveted National Blue Ribbon

P.S. 101Q in Forest Hills Wins Coveted National Blue Ribbon

P.S. 101Q in Forest Hills has been awarded a national blue ribbon for being among the highest performing schools in New York, the US Department of Education announced on Sept. 26. 101Q is one of eight schools in NYC to receive this distinction, and...

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New Child Care Center in Ridgewood Offers Unique Learning

New Child Care Center in Ridgewood Offers Unique Learning

Beautiful Minds Child Care took over the location of a previous day care business in July and is bringing many unique changes to day care options for kids in Queens. The Queens childcare center teaches kids through a creative curriculum with themat...

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Great South Bay YMCA Updates After-School Program

Great South Bay YMCA Updates After-School Program

Last month, homework help, an arts curriculum, and inclusion were added to the after-school care program at Great South Bay YMCA. Students attending the Before and After School programs for Bay Shore and Massapequa school districts can now receive ...

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PJ Library Now Providing One Free Book Per Jewish Child in the New York City Area

PJ Library Now Providing One Free Book Per Jewish Child in the New York City Area

Since May, PJ Library has expanded its reach to now offer free Jewish books to families in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester–and will provide one book per child, rather than one book per family. PJ has partnered with more local funders to...

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Diocese of Rockville Centre to Hold Open Forum for Parents

Diocese of Rockville Centre to Hold Open Forum for Parents

The Diocese of Rockville Centre is hosting ‘Making Connections’ informal group meetings between parents, the Superintendent of Schools and selected staff members. They forums are regularly attended by 30-40 parents from Catholic schools all over Lo...

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Rose Academy of Ballet in Forest Hills Expands Its Dance Team

Rose Academy of Ballet in Forest Hills Expands Its Dance Team

Rose Academy of Ballet's national dance team has grown from 11 members to 20 members since last semester. The Forest Hills dance studio also added a new junior age group to accommodate their growing numbers. The competition groups are separated by...

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Steps on Broadway Diversifies Youth Pre-Professional Program

Steps on Broadway Diversifies Youth Pre-Professional Program

The youth program at Steps on Broadway dance studio on the Upper West Side expanded this month with the addition of contemporary and modern dance classes. The program, which was renamed Steps Youth Program this summer, offers programming to kids wh...

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P.S. 62, The Magnet School of Computer Science and Innovation, Places Emphasis on 3-D Printing and Coding

P.S. 62, The Magnet School of Computer Science and Innovation, Places Emphasis on 3-D Printing and Coding

P.S. 62 is at the forefront of technology innovation for elementary schools, and the schools will increase focus on 3-D printing and coding with more projects like this being offered to students in the Play Lab this school year. Last year's succes...

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Eglevsky Ballet Opens Satellite Location at the Garden City Dance Studio

Eglevsky Ballet Opens Satellite Location at the Garden City Dance Studio

Eglevsky Ballet will be in-residence at a second location, the Garden City Dance Studio, for the 2019-2020 season. This satellite studio will expand Eglevsky Ballet’s educational outreach beyond their original location in Beth Page. With quality te...

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