Jordan Laird

Blended Learning: An Approach that Integrates Technology with Traditional Teaching

Blended Learning: An Approach that Integrates Technology with Traditional Teaching

(Dec. 18, 2017) - Blended learning is a bold, new approach to education, in which technology is fully integrated with traditional teaching. St. Ann, a school in East Harlem, adopted this education trend in its classrooms and saw numerous benefits—both for the students and the community.


WNYC Studios Launches Its First-Ever Podcasts for Kids

WNYC Studios Launches Its First-Ever Podcasts for Kids

(Dec. 08, 2017) - WNYC Studios debuted its first children’s podcasts, 'This Podcast Has Fleas' and 'Pickle,' on Dec. 4 and Dec. 11, respectively.


9 Cross-Cultural Museums in Manhattan

9 Cross-Cultural Museums in Manhattan

(Dec. 07, 2017) - For many New York metro parents, it might seem like kids are already getting an education in diversity just by living in (and near) one of the most diverse cities in the world. But it takes proper guidance to help kids understand the world around them. Luckily, Manhattan is host to a slew of cross-cultural museums, offering programs that educate families about the various cultures in America.


Tickets Now on Sale for Annual Kids’ Night on Broadway

Tickets Now on Sale for Annual Kids’ Night on Broadway

(Dec. 06, 2017) - Tickets are now on sale for the annual Kids’ Night on Broadway. The event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018.


What's New at the Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show and Christmas Village

What's New at the Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show and Christmas Village

(Dec. 04, 2017) - The Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show and Christmas Village in Augusta, NJ will be open on select days now through late December


Chance To Dance in Setauket Launches Website

Chance To Dance in Setauket Launches Website

(Nov. 30, 2017) - Chance To Dance launched its first website in September, which allows users to access class schedules, event calendars, and information about the Setauket dance studio’s philosophy and staff.


POParazzi Balloons and Events Space Adds Balloon Drop Service

POParazzi Balloons and Events Space Adds Balloon Drop Service

(Nov. 22, 2017) - Celebrate any event under a shower of falling balloons with POParazzi Balloons and Events Space’s new balloon drop service.


Winners of ‘My NYC Song’ Teen Songwriting Contest Announced

Winners of ‘My NYC Song’ Teen Songwriting Contest Announced

(Nov. 13, 2017) - As the #MyNYCSong grand prize winner, Chloe Hennessee will receive a professional recording session, one-on-one mentoring session with Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons, and perform live on Nov. 19 at Guitar Mash.


American Museum of Natural History to Renovate Northwest Coast Hall

American Museum of Natural History to Renovate Northwest Coast Hall

(Oct. 30, 2017) - The American Museum of Natural History has announced it will collaborate with the native communities of the Pacific Northwest Coast to renovate the Northwest Coast Hall in preparation for the museum’s 150th anniversary.


The Cathedral School to Add New Science Program

The Cathedral School to Add New Science Program

(Oct. 27, 2017) - The Cathedral School will soon offer Full Option Science System, a hands-on and cross-curricular science program with writing and reading for students in kindergarten to fourth grade.


New York’s Largest Outdoor Holiday Festival Returns to the Upper West Side

New York’s Largest Outdoor Holiday Festival Returns to the Upper West Side

(Oct. 24, 2017) - Festivities include free live music, food tasting from top local restaurants, and lots of winter-themed family fun.


Panera Bread Launches a Healthier Kids Menu

Panera Bread Launches a Healthier Kids Menu

(Oct. 23, 2017) - The CEO of Panera Bread is proud to say he would eat off of the kids menu for a week.


St. Agnes Academic High School Launches Health Sciences Program with New Lab

St. Agnes Academic High School Launches Health Sciences Program with New Lab

(Oct. 20, 2017) - St. Agnes Academic High School, a Catholic school for girls in College Point, Queens, launched its health sciences program, Futures in Medicine, along with its new lab space in September.


Creative Corner Adds After-School Art Classes and Playdate Programming

Creative Corner Adds After-School Art Classes and Playdate Programming

(Oct. 19, 2017) - Creative Corner, an art studio in Larchmont, added two after-school art classes for younger artists and programming for playdates in September.


Six Flags Great Adventure Unleashes Biggest Fright Fest

Six Flags Great Adventure Unleashes Biggest Fright Fest

(Oct. 19, 2017) - Six Flags Great Adventure’s Fright Fest will run through Oct.31 and feature more than 25 Halloween-themed shows and attractions.


New York International Children's Film Festival Launches Five Borough Tour

New York International Children's Film Festival Launches Five Borough Tour

(Oct. 05, 2017) - New York International Children’s Film Festival will be taking highlights from its Oscar-qualifying film festival on tour throughout all five boroughs from October through December.


Physical Therapy Options Expands Practice for Pediatric Clients

Physical Therapy Options Expands Practice for Pediatric Clients

(Sep. 29, 2017) - Physical Therapy Options, a physical therapy clinic in Garden City, has expanded its practice for pediatric clients by adding a pediatric therapy room designed specifically for pediatric patients and expanding its programming.


Meet the Intern: Jordan Laird

Meet the Intern: Jordan Laird

(Sep. 11, 2017) - Introducing Jordan Laird, fall 2017 NYMetroParents editorial intern


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