School of the Arts in Fairfield County Receives $20,000 Grant
Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County, a multidisciplinary school of the arts in Bridgeport, CT, received a $20,000 grant from The Music Empowers Foundation to fund a new music program at the school.
Scarsdale Candy Store Gives Back, Now Offers ChariTotes
Imagine Candy, a candy store in Scarsdale that is involved in charitable efforts, now offers ChariTotes for customers to purchase. ChariTotes are craft kits for children, and 10 percent of the profits are donated to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
On The Blogroll: When You Wake Up a Mother
The NYMetroParents blogroll features the best blogs in the parenting world, from New York and beyond. Here's a closer look at why we love these mom bloggers and dad bloggers and how they're shaping the web for parenting today.
Second Annual New York State Museum Week Begins in June
On May 31, assemblywoman Margaret M. Markey and the Queens Tourism Council at the New York Hall of Science kicked off New York State Museum Week, which will be from June 10-16.
Summer Activities in Queens
Search for the best summer activities for kids in Queens, NY. Our guide helps you choose from Queens kids classes, Queens summer camps, summer programs, activities near Queens, NY, and family excursions in the Queens and New York City area. NYMetroParents has your summer activities in Astoria, Flushing, Jamaica, Fresh Meadows, Kew Gardens, and the rest of Queens, NY.
Long Island Dad on Mission to Make Swim Time Safer for Kids
One Long Island dad is making it his mission to teach children about pool and swimming safety through the Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force.
Olympic Gold Medalists Help Host Official Swimming Safety Days in NYC
Olympic gold medalists Cullen Jones and Rowdy Gaines kick off USA Swimming Foudation's "Make a Splash" tour at the Empire State Building where New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg names May 16-18 as "Swimming Safety Days."
Nonprofit Provides Free Hearing Screenings for Students
NYC schools no longer offer hearing screenings for its students, so on May 2, the Hearing Health Foundation and Gordon Hearing Conservation partnered to provide free hearing screenings for students at the Speyer Legacy School on Manhattan's Upper West Side in honor of May's Better Hearing and Speech month.
Father Knows Best Wraps Up Season in Queens After 5-Borough Tour
Father Knows Best, a nonprofit mentoring program founded by former NBA star and current New York Knicks Assistant General Manager Allan Houston ended the organization's five-borough tour in Queens on March 30.
Long Island Family Opens Home to Offer Summer Fun for Inner City Kids
A Long Island family opens up their home each summer to host a Fresh Air child through The Fresh Air Fund, a nonprofit that provides free summer experiences to more than 1.7 million NYC children from low-income communities.