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City-Regulated Child Care Sites Will Now Have Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

City-Regulated Child Care Sites Will Now Have Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

The NYC Board of Health approved new amendments to the Health Code last week. Under the new mandate, nearly 3,000 city-regulated child care will be required to properly store and maintain two epinephrine auto-injectors on site. An auto-injector is a prescription medicine used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in people who are at risk for or who have a history of serious allergic reactions as a result of exposure to peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, dairy, eggs, soy, insect bites, and other allergens.

Jun 18, 2018

Lutheran High School's 55th Commencement Ceremony

Lutheran High School's 55th Commencement Ceremony

The 55th Long Island Lutheran (LuHi) Commencement Ceremony took place on June 9 in the Visscher Gymnasium. Mr. John Buck, newly named head of school, along with faculty and staff welcomed family and friends of the 119 graduates. The Class of 2018 chose their teacher Mr. Anthony Colanglo as this year’s commencement speaker.

Jun 18, 2018

Vincent Smith School Senior Overcomes Learning Difficulties and Graduates

Vincent Smith School Senior Overcomes Learning Difficulties and Graduates

Upon meeting Mark Irving, a hard-working student who loves to put on a show, you’d be surprised to hear of the learning challenges he faced on the road to graduation. Mark entered Vincent Smith School in elementary school, when his parents realized that he was not progressing appropriately in public school. Vincent Smith is an independent day school in Port Washington, specializing in educating students with learning disorders such as dyslexia, or students challenged by AD/HD or school anxiety.

Jun 18, 2018

Rent the Runway Launches Maternity Subscription Services

Rent the Runway Launches Maternity Subscription Services

Outfitting an ever-changing body is quite an expensive and tricky endeavor, but Rent the Runway is set on simplifying that experience. The clothing rental company is launching a new maternity subscription program to help the 3.9 million expectant moms in the U.S. each year address this challenge.

Jun 15, 2018

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

From museums and parks to festivals and beaches, this list has something for everyone, all within easy traveling distance from the New York City area, including Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania.

Jun 01, 2018

Where to Celebrate Father's Day in Rockland and Bergen Counties

Where to Celebrate Father's Day in Rockland and Bergen Counties

Father's Day is on June 18 this year and there are lots of fun Father's Day events in Rockland and Bergen counties. Celebrate the dads in your life with a craft project, baseball game, public space mission, family-friendly obstacle course, or other fun activities.

Jun 04, 2018

Where to Celebrate Father's Day in New York City

Where to Celebrate Father's Day in New York City

Father's Day is on June 17 this year, and there’s no better way to honor dad than by celebrating at a park, museum, show, or festival in Manhattan.

Jun 04, 2018

Where to Celebrate Father's Day on Long Island

Where to Celebrate Father's Day on Long Island

Father's Day is on June 17 this year and there are lots of fun Father's Day events on Long Island. Celebrate the dads in your life at the racetrack or a museum, with some baseball, live music, or other fun activity. Check out these Father's Day events in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Jun 04, 2018

Where to Celebrate Father's Day in Westchester

Where to Celebrate Father's Day in Westchester

Father's Day is on June 17 this year and we've rounded up the best Father's Day activities in Westchester County. Celebrate the dads in your life with a craft project, live music, or by getting wild with some wolves.

Jun 04, 2018

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 better suited to their age and skill level.

Jun 15, 2018

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, June 25. Each week will have a different theme dedicated to a specific region or biome, including Antartica, Australia and the Amazon rainforest. Children will participate in fun games and activities that offer an introduction to these and other geographical areas.

Jun 14, 2018

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. They start on June 25, the first day of camp. Instructors, all from Sylvan, will teach children in grades four to eight basic computer coding languages and show children in kindergarten through second grade how to create simple yet functional robots using specific robotics programs and step-by-step directions.

Jun 14, 2018

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 share the accomplishments of a graduating class in Westchester? Did someone win an award that you would like them to be recognized for? Send it all our way and we would be happy to share your story with our readers!

Jun 08, 2018

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.

May 24, 2018