Barbara Russo

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

(Jun. 14, 2018) - 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.


Camp W in Melville to Offer Robotics and Coding Classes

Camp W in Melville to Offer Robotics and Coding Classes

(Jun. 14, 2018) - 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.


Soccer Friends Children's Soccer School Opens in Astoria and Long Island City

Soccer Friends Children's Soccer School Opens in Astoria and Long Island City

(Jun. 11, 2018) - Soccer Friends USA, a children's soccer school headquartered in Forest Hills, has opened two new program locations in Queens: Astoria and Long Island City. The school has several locations throughout the borough.


Nautical-Themed Camp Maritime Launches June 25 in Sheepshead Bay

Nautical-Themed Camp Maritime Launches June 25 in Sheepshead Bay

(Jun. 11, 2018) - Camp Maritime launches its inaugural season on June 25. It will offer a variety of activities for children ages 8 to 14 who have an interest in maritime culture. Campers will learn skills such as kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, sailing, and motor-boating. Children must have basic swimming skills and be capable of light exertion to participate in camp.


Joan's Summer Art Camp in the West Village Offers Unique Summer Program for Children Ages 8 to 11

Joan's Summer Art Camp in the West Village Offers Unique Summer Program for Children Ages 8 to 11

(Jun. 07, 2018) - Joan Roberts Garcia, a Manhattan-based artist and educator, is starting a new summer art camp for children ages 8 to 11 for Summer 2018. Joan's Summer Art Camp is located in the West Village and starts July 2. As part of the curriculum, children will visit museums and art galleries, go on nature hikes and go swimming in the local West Village pool. They will then respond to these New York City activities by making art using paint, mixed media, and clay.


New Website PRETZL Launches to Help Parents Schedule Children's Activities

New Website PRETZL Launches to Help Parents Schedule Children's Activities

(Jun. 05, 2018) - Pretzl launched May 4 and serves as a resource for parents to search for unique children's activities in the area, register their kids and keep a schedule of important dates all in one spot. Created by Amanda Cole and Olivia Leon, the site helps fill a need for busy parents by offering one-stop shopping for activity information.


Lil Chameleon Resale Boutique to Offer Summer Drop-off Camp

Lil Chameleon Resale Boutique to Offer Summer Drop-off Camp

(May. 31, 2018) - Lil Chameleon, a children's resale boutique located in Tuckahoe, is offering a new summer drop-off camp for children ages 3 to 6. Camp starts June 25 and is available for eight weeks throughout the summer. Each week-long session runs Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. While art is the main focus of the program, other activities include movement and outdoor play.


10 Things to Do to Protect Your Home When Your Family Is on Vacation

10 Things to Do to Protect Your Home When Your Family Is on Vacation

(May. 25, 2018) - You've planned your family vacation for this summer, which is finally here! But while you're out of town, are you concerned about your home? We usually are, and we triple-check everything to ensure nothing goes wrong. Experts shared the top 10 things to do in your home to prevent potential property damage and financial problems while you're having fun on your family vacation.


The Gateway Playhouse is Offering a New Acting Workshop for Children with Learning Disabilities

The Gateway Playhouse is Offering a New Acting Workshop for Children with Learning Disabilities

(May. 14, 2018) - The Gateway Playhouse, a performing arts center located in Bellport, in consultation with East End Disability Associates, Inc., is offering a new acting workshop at its School for the Performing Arts for students on the autism spectrum or who children withhave learning disabilities. The East End Disability Associates, Inc. is a local nonprofit that provides support services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Studio E Art Classes Opens New Pottery Room, Offers More Classes

Studio E Art Classes Opens New Pottery Room, Offers More Classes

(May. 11, 2018) - Studio E Art Classes, an art education center located in Miller Place, has opened a new pottery room and is offering more children’s ceramics classes. The 600-square-foot room opened on September 15 and is a studio within a studio. It features eight high-powered pottery wheels and more than 100 glazes. The room can hold up to 25 students during class time.


10 Improvements to Make in Your New Home in the First Year of Homeownership

10 Improvements to Make in Your New Home in the First Year of Homeownership

(Apr. 30, 2018) - You've found the perfect house for your family to call a home for years to come, but did you know there are a few more things for you do to? Experts share the top 10 home improvements new homeowners can and should do in the first year in a new house.


Allied Physicians Group Offers at-Home 'Telehealth' System

Allied Physicians Group Offers at-Home 'Telehealth' System

(Apr. 09, 2018) - Allied Physicians Group, a partnership of doctors in the greater New York area, is offering a new “telehealth” system that gives parents the convenience of a comprehensive medical exam for their children without leaving home.


Xplore Family Fun Center to Open in Port Jefferson Station

Xplore Family Fun Center to Open in Port Jefferson Station

(Mar. 07, 2018) - Xplore Family Fun Center, an indoor play space for ages 1-12, is slated to open its Port Jefferson Station location in early March. The new indoor play space is under the same ownership as (and is a sister location of) Safari Adventure in Riverhead.


Baketivity Baking Kit Company Offers Subscriptions, Bulk Ordering

Baketivity Baking Kit Company Offers Subscriptions, Bulk Ordering

(Mar. 07, 2018) - Baketivity, an online company that mails out baking kits designed for children's use, recently began offering a monthly subscription service for parents to order for their children, as well as bulk ordering for summer camps and other groups. Bulk ordering is available for groups of eight, 12, or 32 bakers.


LAC Early Childhood Center Moves to Greenwich Village, Offers Nursery Program

LAC Early Childhood Center Moves to Greenwich Village, Offers Nursery Program

(Mar. 07, 2018) - LAC Early Childhood Center, a Manhattan-based day care center, recently moved from the Upper East Side to Greenwich Village. The center, which previously only offered preschool programming for ages 2-5, began offering a nursery program for ages 3 months to 2 years in January, in addition to its regular preschool program.


Future Stars Summer Camps to Offer New Programs at Old Westbury and Farmingdale Locations

Future Stars Summer Camps to Offer New Programs at Old Westbury and Farmingdale Locations

(Mar. 06, 2018) - Future Stars Summer Camps, a day camp for children kindergarten through 10th grades with locations in Westchester and Long Island, will add new programs to its lineups at the Old Westbury and Farmingdale campuses this year. Future Stars Summer Camps will run June 25-Aug. 17, with varying programs available based on location and weeks enrolled.


iCodingClub to Open Bayside Program in Early March

iCodingClub to Open Bayside Program in Early March

(Feb. 27, 2018) - iCodingClub, a new computer coding school located in Bayside for children in fifth grade and older, is scheduled to begin classes March 5. The facility will have a reception area, conference room and two classrooms that can each fit 12-14 students.


Cummings Family Dentistry Welcomes New Dentist

Cummings Family Dentistry Welcomes New Dentist

(Feb. 08, 2018) - Cummings Family Dentistry recently welcomed Yumee Yang, D.D.S., to its team of dentists in Huntington. The general dentistry practice serves children and adults, and specializes in treating patients with special needs.


Camps 'R' Us To Open East Rockaway and Saint James Campuses

Camps 'R' Us To Open East Rockaway and Saint James Campuses

(Feb. 08, 2018) - Camps 'R' Us, which has various locations across Long Island, is scheduled to open two new locations for the 2018 summer camp season. The new Camps 'R' Us locations, serving children ages 3-15, will be in East Rockaway and Saint James.


Hillcrest Jewish Center Day Camp Adds Activities to Summer Programming

Hillcrest Jewish Center Day Camp Adds Activities to Summer Programming

(Feb. 08, 2018) - Hillcrest Jewish Center Day Camp, a summer camp in Flushing, is adding expanding it programming for the 2018 camp season. It will add day trips for younger camper each Friday, as well as Israeli dodgeball.


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