Community News - Manhattan

Eye Level Learning Center on the Upper East Side Learning Center Poised for Rebuild Under New Management

Eye Level Learning Center on the Upper East Side Learning Center Poised for Rebuild Under New Management

(Oct. 29, 2018) - Entrepreneur and learning center owner Franco Verdino has acquired the FasTracKids and Eye Level Learning Center on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Driven by a passion for providing the world’s best supplemental enrichment programs to New York families, Franco and his team aim to renovate and revive one of Manhattan’s most prized and historically important learning centers on the Upper East Side.


Innovative New Puppet Show Supported by Jim Henson Foundation Premieres in NYC

Innovative New Puppet Show Supported by Jim Henson Foundation Premieres in NYC

(Oct. 15, 2018) - In 2017 Doppelskope brought its puppet musical about climate change (GRUFF!) to NYC. This month, with the support of a Family Grant from the Jim Henson Foundation, they're premiering their newest and most innovative puppet show at The Tank in Midtown West.


Sky Rink All Stars, Chelsea Piers Skating Troupe, Wins Silver Medal at National Skating Competition

Sky Rink All Stars, Chelsea Piers Skating Troupe, Wins Silver Medal at National Skating Competition

(Sep. 04, 2018) - The Sky Rink All Stars, NYC's most established children's ensemble skating troupe, won the silver medal at the prestigious United States Figure Skating National Showcase in Brighton, Michigan, August 5th. With over 32 teams, the girls performed a dynamic performance to song, "Money, Money, Money" from the movie, Mamma Mia, executing synchronized axels, complicated footwork, chair spins in unison as well as a show-stopping Fosse-esque cabaret dance with boas of fake $100 bills.


Willan Academy of Music Children's Choir to Hold Auditions This Fall

Willan Academy of Music Children's Choir to Hold Auditions This Fall

(Jul. 25, 2018) - Willan Academy of Music will be starting a chorus group for children this Fall in Midtown. All children who love singing are welcome to join the choir. Although no previous musical training is necessary, an audition is required to join in the choir. Auditions will be held on September 17 at 520 8th Avenue. Children must be age 6 or older. To sign up for the audition, please visit the Willan Academy of Music website. The choir rehearses at 6pm on Mondays at the rehearsal location.


Kids Empowerment Academy Focuses on Building Self-Confidence and Communication Skills

Kids Empowerment Academy Focuses on Building Self-Confidence and Communication Skills

(Jul. 12, 2018) - Kids Empowerment Academy is a new self-confidence and communication development program that reaches out to those children who may be struggling with self-esteem, and self-expression. They use games, positive peer interaction, and public speaking techniques to pull children out of their shells and into the confident individuals they are meant to be. “Childhood is when children are forming ideas about their abilities. If they are too shy to express themselves, or ask for help, it can be damaging academically, and on a social level,” says communication specialist Ester Du Von, who has discovered that a focused and receptive audience is the instrument needed in order to allow children to blossom.


Fast Feet NYC Launches Adaptive Summer Running Program

Fast Feet NYC Launches Adaptive Summer Running Program

(Jul. 05, 2018) - Fast Feet Track Club, an adaptive and inclusive track and field team in Manhattan, is launching its first community team this summer for children and young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental differences. The summer track program offers a 10:1 ratio and provides an inclusive athletic team for runners of all abilities between 7 and 21 years old.


Turtle Bay Music School to Relocate to a New Space Near Grand Central in September

Turtle Bay Music School to Relocate to a New Space Near Grand Central in September

(May. 25, 2018) - As part of an overall expansion plan, Turtle Bay Music School (TBMS) will relocate to a modern, customized ADA-compliant facility in The Corinthian Office Condominiums at 330 East 38th Street, conveniently located near Grand Central. It is scheduled to open its doors September 15 for the fall semester.


Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum Celebrates 30th Annual Fleet Week

Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum Celebrates 30th Annual Fleet Week

(May. 22, 2018) - The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will celebrate the 30th annual Fleet Week, taking place May 23–May 28, with a week of activities, themed events and live demonstrations that celebrate the armed forces. Fleet Week is America’s premier tribute and “thank you” to the men and women who serve in the armed forces.


¡HOLA! A Playgroup in Spanish Offering Summer Sensory Mini-Camps in July

¡HOLA! A Playgroup in Spanish Offering Summer Sensory Mini-Camps in July

(May. 18, 2018) - ¡HOLA! A Playgroup in Spanish is delighted to re-launch Summer Camp this summer. This year, ¡HOLA! will offer a Sensory mini-camp, where campers will learn all about the senses.


Share the Beauty of Your Community with a 'Fresh Air Child' This Summer

Share the Beauty of Your Community with a 'Fresh Air Child' This Summer

(May. 11, 2018) - Share the beauty of your community with a Fresh Air child this summer! Thousands of families in rural, suburban, and small town communities open their hearts and homes to New York City children from low-income communities through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program each year.


Curated Care Launches Week-Long Summer Camps In The Home

Curated Care Launches Week-Long Summer Camps In The Home

(Apr. 25, 2018) - From June - August, Curated Care is offering brand new at-home weekly camps for kids in NYC. The summer camps are unique in the fact that they give kids personalized attention, are at-home, and allow for flexible scheduling.


Registration Now Open for 'Club Rutgers' Summer Camp for Kids on the Upper West Side

Registration Now Open for 'Club Rutgers' Summer Camp for Kids on the Upper West Side

(Apr. 25, 2018) - Club Rutgers offers kids 4 ½-6 years old a cozy clubhouse to play, create and make friends. The weekly club schedule includes our Busy Bees Storybook Theater on Tuesdays and Thursdays (children read a classic or contemporary story, make props and costumes, and then act it out) and Cindy's Craft Workshop in our art studio on Mondays and Wednesdays.


Manhattan Preschool to Offer New Class

Manhattan Preschool to Offer New Class

(Apr. 20, 2018) - 43rd Street Kids Preschool is opening a half-day afternoon class for 3's and 4's in September 2018. Like our morning class, the afternoon session will include swim lessons, creative dance, music, art and gardening as part of our rich, play-based curriculum. The class will meet Monday through Friday from 1PM until 5PM. Early drop off at 12:30 and late pick up at 6PM are additional options. 43rd Street Kids Preschool had been providing high quality early childhood education, at affordable prices, for 30 years. We are more than just a school, we are an amazing community of parents, children and teachers. Applications for our new class are now available at our website.


Everything You Need To Know About The ISEE/SSAT: A Webinar

Everything You Need To Know About The ISEE/SSAT: A Webinar

(Apr. 18, 2018) - 'Noodle Pro' Kelly Clement, one of the leading SSAT and ISEE tutors in the country, will be conducting a webinar Thursday, April 26 sharing basic information about the ISEE and SSAT. She will also share her best practices for earning high scores.


Summer Day Camp in Riverdale Grand Opening in June

Summer Day Camp in Riverdale Grand Opening in June

(Apr. 18, 2018) - Manhattan College’s Summer Day Camp is designed to advance the interests and creativity of children in five areas: math, science, arts, computers, and reading. The on-campus program will take place from Monday, June 25 to Friday, August 17 between 9am and 5pm.


Upper East Side Nursery School to Offer New Free Classes for Infants, Toddlers and Parents

Upper East Side Nursery School to Offer New Free Classes for Infants, Toddlers and Parents

(Apr. 17, 2018) - Beginning Friday April 20, Epiphany Community Nursery School (ECNS) presents two new exciting classes in our amazing 2100 square-foot gymnasium: 'Baby Mixers' for Infants 0 to 6 months old and 'Open Play' for children 6 months to 3 years old!


Bergen County Mom Creates 'Future-Messaging' App for Parents and Children

Bergen County Mom Creates 'Future-Messaging' App for Parents and Children

(Apr. 10, 2018) - I am a local mom from Bergen County and I recently launched TimeSpring, an app that enables time-released messaging, for parents, grandparents, friends, and family to send photos and video to 'the future'.


Lead By Example Fundraiser to Help Students in Haiti

Lead By Example Fundraiser to Help Students in Haiti

(Apr. 10, 2018) - Lead by Example, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting educational opportunities for the children in Haiti, is hosting a fundraiser Sat. April 14 from 7-9:30 p.m. on the rooftop of Homewood Suites Hilton at 312 W. 37th St.


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