Barbara Russo

The Broadway Class Announces Two New Theater and Audition Preparation Programs

The Broadway Class Announces Two New Theater and Audition Preparation Programs

(Sep. 14, 2018) - The Broadway Class, a music and acting school in Forest Hills, has announced two new theater and audition preparation programs for children. The Improv Troupe is for children ages 10 and older and kicked off April 10. Students learn the basics of improvisation through games and exercises that work to help young actors build creativity and trust their instincts.


CrossFit Sunset Park Now Offering Classes  For Children Ages 5 to 17

CrossFit Sunset Park Now Offering Classes For Children Ages 5 to 17

(Sep. 05, 2018) - CrossFit Sunset Park, a fitness center in Sunset Park, is now offering CrossFit classes for children ages 5 to 17. CrossFit is a fitness regimen that incorporates a mix of physical activities, including interval training, gymnastic and calisthenics.


5 Key Ways to Save Money for Your Child's College Tuition

5 Key Ways to Save Money for Your Child's College Tuition

(Sep. 04, 2018) - With the rising costs of higher education, it's never too early (or too late) to start saving for your child's college tuition. Here, experts share five key ways you can start saving for your child's admission costs now to limit the amount of debt your child graduates with.


Code Ninjas Opened in Syosset This July

Code Ninjas Opened in Syosset This July

(Aug. 27, 2018) - Code Ninjas, a computer coding and video game center part of a national franchise, has opened in Syosset on July 1. The center provides a place for children ages 7 to 14 to learn about computer technology. As part of the curriculum, children learn how to use Java Script to build their own video games. They also have opportunities to learn about robotics and drone technology.


Robert Mann Dance Centre in Bayside to Offer Expanded Modern and Contemporary Classes

Robert Mann Dance Centre in Bayside to Offer Expanded Modern and Contemporary Classes

(Aug. 15, 2018) - The Robert Mann Dance Centre, Inc., in Bayside will be offering expanded modern and contemporary dance classes for teens and more classes for younger children when the new school year starts on September 5. The modern and contemporary dance classes for teens will be will be held on Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The classes will be structured with time for warm-ups, center floor work, traveling movements, combinations, routines and cool downs. All students will learn the proper names and techniques and execution of each dance step.


10 Places to Find and Research College Scholarships Online

10 Places to Find and Research College Scholarships Online

(Jul. 30, 2018) - Most of us spent years after graduating paying off student loans for college, but if your teen puts in the work now to find scholarships, she can graduate with minimal debt. Here are the top 10 places to look online to find scholarships, grants, and student financial aid to help your teen pay for college.


Rockland Fencers Club Started a New Summer Program This July

Rockland Fencers Club Started a New Summer Program This July

(Jul. 17, 2018) - Rockland Fencers Club, a fencing school in Nyack, N.Y., is starting a new summer program for children ages 8-16.


Dominican College in Orangeburg Opens Fitness Center to Students, Summer Campers, and the Community

Dominican College in Orangeburg Opens Fitness Center to Students, Summer Campers, and the Community

(Jul. 17, 2018) - The Dominican College fitness facility will now be open to students, summer campers, and the community. It opened July 13 last year and is an expansion of the former fitness room that existed in the school's Hennessy Center. The 6,300-square-foot facility is about four times larger than the old room and features 30 pieces of cardio equipment, 13 different pieces of circuit-training equipment, a cardio stretching room, high-definition TVs, locker rooms, two indoor basketball courts, and a running track with access to an outdoor trail.


Confetti Grace Craft Box Subscription Service Provides Supplies for DIY Projects

Confetti Grace Craft Box Subscription Service Provides Supplies for DIY Projects

(Jul. 17, 2018) - Confetti Grace is a new craft box subscription service designed for ages 8 and older. Each box is delivered monthly to the customer's home and contains all supplies needed to create two DIY projects. Examples of projects include a school's-out gift for teachers and a Fourth of July-themed home décor piece.


Magic Day Camp in Hollis Hills Introduces Age Group Divisions

Magic Day Camp in Hollis Hills Introduces Age Group Divisions

(Jul. 10, 2018) - Magic Day Camp, a children's day camp located at the border of Hollis Hills and Bayside, has two new divisions designed to improve the camp experience for children ages 4 to 15. The divisions are Hocus Pocus, for children ages 9 to 15, and Abracadabra, for ages 4 to 8. According to management, the divisions were created to help staff manage a recent growth in the number of campers. The camp has seen a 25 percent increase in registrants since 2014. By creating two groups, staff is able to take campers out on trips in smaller groups, providing a better, more exciting experience for the children.


Changing Tomorrow Academy Preschool Coming to DUMBO in August

Changing Tomorrow Academy Preschool Coming to DUMBO in August

(Jul. 10, 2018) - Changing Tomorrow Academy is scheduled to open in August. The school will follow a Montessori-based program and offer childcare services for infants, toddlers and children ages 3 to 5. The curriculum will include age-appropriate programs in subjects such as dance and chess, and will feature an etiquette class designed to promote good manners and increase mental IQ.


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.


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