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New Minecraft and Circuitry Summer Camp Teaches Kids about Electricity at Robofun

New Minecraft and Circuitry Summer Camp Teaches Kids about Electricity at Robofun

(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.


Painting Parties and Summer Camps Now Available at Bee You Art Studio in Bayside

Painting Parties and Summer Camps Now Available at Bee You Art Studio in Bayside

(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.


Financial Advisor Launches Seminar Series on How to Finance Raising Your Child

Financial Advisor Launches Seminar Series on How to Finance Raising Your Child

(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.


Kent Prep Now Offering SSAT and ISEE Prep in Small Group Sessions

Kent Prep Now Offering SSAT and ISEE Prep in Small Group Sessions

(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.


The International Academy of New York Moves Back to Carnegie Hill, Expands Pre-Nursery Program

The International Academy of New York Moves Back to Carnegie Hill, Expands Pre-Nursery Program

(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

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.


Former Disney Channel Star Jason Earles to Host On-Camera Camp at A Class Act NY

Former Disney Channel Star Jason Earles to Host On-Camera Camp at A Class Act NY

(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.


92Y Gears Up for First-Ever Parkour and Sports Adventure Camp

92Y Gears Up for First-Ever Parkour and Sports Adventure Camp

(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.


Child Behavior Consulting to Start Full-Time Services on July 1

Child Behavior Consulting to Start Full-Time Services on July 1

(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.


New Programs and Attractions Come to Kenwal Day Camp This Summer

New Programs and Attractions Come to Kenwal Day Camp This Summer

(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.


Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y Merge to Become Commonpoint Queens

Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y Merge to Become Commonpoint Queens

(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.


Saf-T-Swim Opens Its Thirteenth Long Island Location in Melville

Saf-T-Swim Opens Its Thirteenth Long Island Location in Melville

(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.


The Waldorf School of Garden City Begins Spring Semester of Parent and Child Classes

The Waldorf School of Garden City Begins Spring Semester of Parent and Child Classes

(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.


Brooklyn Amity School to Offer PreK-3 Program, Add to UPK Program

Brooklyn Amity School to Offer PreK-3 Program, Add to UPK Program

(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.


Baby & Me Classes Now Offered at Daniel's Music Foundation

Baby & Me Classes Now Offered at Daniel's Music Foundation

(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.


Vicki's Dance Studio Adds Two Specialty Classes to Summer Schedule

Vicki's Dance Studio Adds Two Specialty Classes to Summer Schedule

(Feb. 14, 2019) - Vicki’s Dance Studio in New City is adding two new specialty classes to its roster this summer: Technique, Conditioning, and Strengthening, and Tumbling, Turns, and Tricks. Both classes are slated to be offered June 24-Aug. 23. Vicki's Dance Studio offers recreational and competitive dance programs for kids of all ages, including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical dance, hip-hop, gymnastics, and musical theater, as well as Mommy & Me classes for babies and toddlers, dance classes for adults, and Zumba.


Park Shore Country Day Camp to Offer New Cooking and Science Programs This Summer

Park Shore Country Day Camp to Offer New Cooking and Science Programs This Summer

(Feb. 07, 2019) - With its eyes set on summer, Park Shore Country Day Camp in Dix Hills is already planning an array of new programs and offerings. The summer will kick off with its first ever Cooking With Stars program led by former producer for The Today Show, Chef Paula Gottlieb Herman. At the Culinary College, kids in grades 1-5 will explore the delicious art of cooking with recipes inspired by Greek, French, Italian, and Mexican cuisine. The Suffolk County day camp will also add new programs to the Extreme STEAM Science Kids Camp.


Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts Now Offering Uniquely U Scholarship

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts Now Offering Uniquely U Scholarship

(Feb. 04, 2019) - Calling all artists! Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts is now accepting applications for its Uniquely U scholarship. Open for kids ages 7-18 and in grades 2-12 currently residing in New York City, Southern Westchester, or Long Island, this scholarship will cover the full tuition for all seven weeks of camp: July 1 to August 16. The deadline to Apply is Feb. 15.


New Beginning Tumbling Classes to Begin in February at Steffi Nossen School of Dance

New Beginning Tumbling Classes to Begin in February at Steffi Nossen School of Dance

(Jan. 17, 2019) - The Steffi Nossen School of Dance in White Plains is slated to offer its new Beginning Tumbling classes during its spring semester from Feb. 7 to May 23. Held on Thursdays from 4pm-5pm, these classes are designed for kids in kindergarten through grade 2 that can't help but jump, flip, and spin with energy.


New iTero Scanner Reduces Discomfort for Patients at Valley Pediatric Dentistry

New iTero Scanner Reduces Discomfort for Patients at Valley Pediatric Dentistry

(Jan. 17, 2019) - In November 2018, Valley Pediatric Dentistry in Jefferson Valley added a new smile-weapon to its arsenal: an iTero Scanner. Described by resident orthodontist Tamara Kroboth, DDS as a game changer, this wand-like instrument scans the surface of the mouth, capturing over 6,000 frames per second to create a digital 3D model of a patient’s teeth in just a short amount of time. There’s no radiation. It’s a faster alternative to the traditional mold techniques previously used to make impressions. Not to mention, it’s much more comfortable.


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