(Oct. 28, 2019) - On Sept. 3, Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School, a Catholic high school administered by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart of the New York Province, announced the appointment of new president Nicholas Melito, the current assistant to the president and admissions and facility director. Melito will take over for current president Brother Joseph Rocco on July 1, 2020, just before the 2020-2021 academic year. The East Elmhurst school has a strong academic curriculum with numerous opportunities for students in religious studies, athletics, and college and career preparation.
(Oct. 10, 2019) - Adventureland Child Care in Astoria partnered with The School Yoga Program to launch a new yoga curriculum for children ages 2-5. The program began Oct. 1, will yoga sessions for children offered on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30am.
(Oct. 03, 2019) - My Gym children's fitness center reopened its West Babylon location on Sept. 9 under the ownership of My Gym franchise veterans Debbie and Evan Greenberg. The newly renovated center now offers Ninja Training and Preschool Prep programs and will soon expand its birthday party offerings to include additional themes and a balloon drop option.
(Oct. 03, 2019) - Hex & Company opened a third board game cafe, and this time its on the Upper East Side. The popular hot spot opened on Sept. 9 and offers after-school programs in addition to coffee and food services. More than Manhattan’s largest board game cafe, Hex & Company offers summer camp programs and after-school curriculums at its three locations in Morningside Heights, Greenwich Village and, as of September, and now, the Upper East Side. It also hosts events, tournaments and weekly role-playing games, including the popular Dungeons & Dragons, for people of all ages.
(Sep. 26, 2019) - Now You're Talking Speech Therapy Comprehensive Services is a practice launched in Stony Point by longtime certified speech language pathologist Sandra Gotthardt on June 24. Already, it is expanding its Mommy, Me and Speech Therapy classes. Now held three days instead of one day a week, the eight-week fall session began on Sept. 6 and takes place from 9:30-10:30am on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
(Aug. 30, 2019) - On June 17, Robofun launched Minecraft and Circuitry, a brand new summer camp program that allows kids to design electric circuits, light up buildings, and discover the various exciting properties of electricity using the popular software Minecraft. The camp is open to students in grades 3-6. Sessions ran from 1-4pm Monday-Friday until August 30.
(Aug. 26, 2019) - Bee You Art Studio in Bayside, Queens expanded its offerings this summer. In June it added Bee You Paint Parties and on July 2 it launched weekly summer camps that will ran through August 23. Since it first opened its doors in April of this year, Bee You Art Studio has provided opportunities for people of all ages to practice, experience and appreciate art. Mother-daughter team Mary and Janine Ramadan launched the studio two years ago, with only a handful of students taking informal art classes in the basement of their home. Now, the full-fledged studio offers after-school classes as well as the new paint parties and weekly summer camps.
(Aug. 26, 2019) - In June, National Financial Network Financial Advisor Lisa Macbeth launched Financing Baby, a series of seminars introducing families to the ins and outs of financial planning. Anyone, from first-time moms and dads to multi-child parents of any socioeconomic background, is welcome to attend.
(Aug. 09, 2019) - Well known for its one-on-one tutoring services, Kent Prep launched small group sessions to help students in both its Queens and Manhattan locations prepare for the Secondary School Admission Test and the Independent School Entrance Exam. Each group has no more than 5 students and is organized by exam type, age and level of proficiency. Instructors are certified test specialists with at least 5 years of experience.
(Aug. 09, 2019) - After a year of renovations, the International Academy of New York officially moved back to its permanent location in Carnegie Hill on July 1. Housed in a beautiful landmark designated building just a stone’s throw from Central Park, the Academy’s facilities include a library, a roof deck and a fully equipped kitchen. A three-year project to update the main lobby, classrooms and gymnasium will commence this summer. And come fall, the Academy will start accepting kids age 2 to its pre-nursery program.
NBC Sports’ Liam McHugh to Instruct at Hofstra University’s Summer Sports Journalism and Broadcasting Program
(Jun. 28, 2019) - On July 2, NBC Sports’ Football Night in America host Liam McHugh will join the summer Sports Journalism and Broadcasting Program at Hofstra University where he’ll serve as an instructor along with an already impressive staff of industry professionals. The program, part of Hofstra University’s Continuing Education programs, launches students ages 12-18 into the world of sports journalism. The program runs for 6 weeks starting on July 2.
(Jun. 24, 2019) - For the first time ever, Disney Channel alumnus and director Jason Earles will host the On-Camera Camp at A Class Act NY (ACNY) from August 19-23. Earles is most well-known for his recurring role as Miley’s hare-brained older brother Jackson in Disney’s Hannah Montana, and along with other guest speakers, he’ll be walking young campers through the real-life process of filming a television sitcom. Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, ACNY acting studio has been a star-making machine since 2005. Alumni have gone on to star in blockbuster films including Us and Lean on Pete; to be featured on television shows such as Succession, Greenhouse Academy, and the upcoming Fosse/ Verdon; and to be cast in theater productions, including The Ferryman and Frozen.
(Jun. 21, 2019) - 92nd Street Y is launching its first-ever Parkour and Sports Adventure Camp on June 24. For any or all of 9 weeks, campers ages 5-12 with a thirst for thrills can hone in on their ninja skills and master the jumping, tumbling, and balancing art of parkour. The Upper East Side Y invites campers to explore the unique indoor obstacle course and parents to observe their little ones. The program is a great opportunity for campers in the New York City area to learn basketball, swimming, Tai Kwando, and photography as well.
(Jun. 20, 2019) - Child Behavior Consulting (CBC) of Suffolk County will transition into a full-time operation on July 1. President and founder of Child Behavior Consulting, Lisa Navarra, M.S. Ed. in Special Education, has facilitated a number of changes to CBC in the last few months. In May, Navarra launched a series of author visits and workshops for her three picture books, designed to teach kids pre-K through sixth grade crucial strategies for self-regulation and self-monitoring. In June, Navarra partnered with Boards of Cooperative Educational Services of New York State to offer her educational services directly in the school district.
(Apr. 08, 2019) - Kenwal Day Camp in Melville is adding some new and exciting features to its roster this summer: a coding and robotics program in partnership with Sylvan Learning, a kid-friendly amusement ride called Turtle Train, and additional day trips for campers in grade 4, increasing the number of excursions from 5 to 6. This year’s camp will run from June 27-Aug. 22.
(Apr. 04, 2019) - Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y officially joined forces in December 2018 to share resources and to invest stronger outreach efforts across the entire Queens community. The merge has allowed the two organizations to collaborate on planning across the three Y locations in Little Neck, Bayside, and Forest Hills.
(Mar. 07, 2019) - Saf-T-Swim Swim School of Long Island opened its thirteenth Long Island location in Melville in the fall, continuing on the course to provide both kids and adults alike with fun, safe, and attentive swimming instruction. Jim Hazen, owner of Saf-T-Swim, opened this particular location because he felt “it is an area that was in desperate need of [our] services.” Saf-T-Swim has provided swimming and water safety lessons for over 35 years. Individual swim lessons are available for kids ages 2 months and older. Saf-T-Swim offers 1-on-1 swim lessons so children can learn at their own pace.
(Mar. 06, 2019) - The Waldorf School of Garden City will begin its Spring semester of parent and child classes the week of March 18 and will run to mid-June. Designed for kids ages 1-2, these classes are available every day Monday through Saturday. The weekday classes will be held from 9-11am or 11am-1pm and the weekend classes from 9:30-11:30am.
(Mar. 06, 2019) - Brooklyn Amity School, a private collage preparatory school in Sheepshead Bay, will add programs to its current UPK program as well as add a tuition-based PreK-3 Program in September. In August 2018, Principal and Head of School John Amelio joined the school.
(Mar. 04, 2019) - As of January, Daniel's Music Foundation (DMF), an East Harlem music center, is offering two Baby & Me Classes: Rock By Baby for children ages newborn to 1 and Tots Rattle & Roll for children ages ages 1-2 ½. The NYC children's music center welcomes children of all abilities into small, intimate classes providing a safe space for learning, self-expression, and exploration through music. DMF offers a wide variety of music classes for kids with physical and developmental disabilities as well.