Barbara Russo

St. Agnes Academic High School is Expected to Launch a Certified Nursing Assistant Program

St. Agnes Academic High School is Expected to Launch a Certified Nursing Assistant Program

(Nov. 08, 2018) - St. Agnes Academic High School in College Point is expected to begin its Certified Nursing Assistant Program next Spring, pending approval from New York State. Principal Susan Nicoletti says she decided to bring the program to St. Agnes because of the desire students had to have classes in healthcare.


Our World Neighborhood Charter School Opens Howard Beach Location

Our World Neighborhood Charter School Opens Howard Beach Location

(Nov. 05, 2018) - Our World Neighborhood Charter Schools, based in Astoria, recently opened a Howard Beach location. The school opened its doors on August 29 for grades K-2 in a brand new, 42,000-square foot building with 18 classrooms-all with smartboards- and eight specialized classrooms. A rooftop play area is currently being built.


Bear Brook Dental Care Opens in Montvale, NJ

Bear Brook Dental Care Opens in Montvale, NJ

(Oct. 24, 2018) - Bear Brook Dental Care, owned by brothers Tommy Lee, D.M.D., and Kiwon Lee, D.D.S., officially opened on March 20. In addition to providing comprehensive dental care for the whole family, a variety of amenities are offered at the practice to help make patients feel more at ease, including spa services, coffee and other drinks from a beverage bar and a separate play area that helps children relax and have fun. Called the Kids Zone, the area has toys, children's books and movies, and video games designed to keep children entertained.


The Kew-Forest School in Forest Hills Celebrates 100 Years With Events This School Year

The Kew-Forest School in Forest Hills Celebrates 100 Years With Events This School Year

(Oct. 12, 2018) - The Kew-Forest School in Forest Hills is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a series of events and activities planned throughout the 2018-2019 school year. A centennial gala will be held at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park this Saturday, October 13 from 6:30-10:30pm. The event will include dinner, cocktails, dancing, and an auction to raise money for the school.


Symphony Space Kicks off 2018-2019 Show Season This Weekend

Symphony Space Kicks off 2018-2019 Show Season This Weekend

(Oct. 05, 2018) - Symphony Space, a performing arts venue on the Upper West Side, has kicked off a series of new shows for the 2018-2019 season. The series, entitled Just Kidding, aims to bring music and theater to children and will run October 6 to March 30.


Launch Trampoline Park Opens West Nyack Location

Launch Trampoline Park Opens West Nyack Location

(Sep. 19, 2018) - Launch Trampoline Park, the 25,000 square-foot indoor entertainment facility, opened on June 9. It has more than 16,000-square-feet of connected trampoline that form a giant jumping surface. Other attractions include a Ninja Course that has two lanes of obstacles based on difficulty, an Extreme Dodgeball Court, an arcade, and cafe. The park is designed for all ages.


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 d├ęcor 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.


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