Instagram-Worthy Moments from Kids' Activities & Programs on Long Island

Instagram-Worthy Moments from Kids' Activities & Programs on Long Island

We asked some of our Long Island partners to provide photos of the activities that go on in their walls. We posted the results to our Instagram stories (@NYMetroParents) and are publishing them below. What follows are beautiful, dynamic photos of a...

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Thanksgiving Activities for Kids on Long Island

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids on Long Island

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with loved ones and making memories and traditions that will last for years to come. We’ve rounded up a list of Thanksgiving activities for kids on Long Island's Nassau and Suffolk counties that the whole fam...

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Walt Whitman Shops Unveils New “Santa Set” for Families This Holiday Season

Walt Whitman Shops Unveils New “Santa Set” for Families This Holiday Season

Walt Whitman Shops has revealed that a brand-new Santa Set display will be part of this year’s holiday festivities that will allow families to have all kinds of fun while visiting with Santa throughout the season. The ‘Illuminated Holidays’ Santa S...

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Bowlero Bowling Alley Comes to Mineola

Bowlero Bowling Alley Comes to Mineola

The AMF Sheridan Lanes bowling alley in Mineola has been transformed into Bowlero Mineola, Long Island's third Bowlero location, and will offer the ultimate entertainment experience for the whole family with unique bowling, an interactive arcade, a...

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Groups Launch #SaveCDPA Coalition to Preserve Program for New Yorkers with Special Needs

Groups Launch #SaveCDPA Coalition to Preserve Program for New Yorkers with Special Needs

More than a dozen New York organizations committed to preserving the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, a Medicaid program that allows individuals with special needs receive care from family members, on the morning of October 23. Right ...

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3 Ways to Get Involved in Hindi’s Libraries and Give Back Through Books

3 Ways to Get Involved in Hindi’s Libraries and Give Back Through Books

Shortly after Hindi Kanarfogel passed away from complications of Crohn’s disease last year, her husband Dovid Kanarfogel and Leslie Gang teamed up to create Hindi’s Libraries and carry on Hindi’s book-loving, child-focused legacy. The nonprofit col...

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Stony Brook University's New Children's Hospital Is Complete

Stony Brook University's New Children's Hospital Is Complete

Stony Brook University celebrated the opening of the new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital on October 17 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. This new hospital will expand Stony Brook’s capacity to meet kids’ health needs across Long Island. The hospital ...

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Montessori School in Centerport Adds Online Enrollment

Montessori School in Centerport Adds Online Enrollment

Love of Learning added a new online enrollment system this September as well as two new staff members to enhance the Montessori school's offerings.  Sawyer, the new system, has helped streamline the process of enrolling kids, according to outgoing ...

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Saturday Program to Offer STEM and Public Speaking Courses

Saturday Program to Offer STEM and Public Speaking Courses

Hofstra Continuing Education is back for the 2019 school year with a plethora of exciting programs and offerings including the STEM Engineering and Design program where students will learn the fundamentals of engineering design. A Public Speaking D...

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Great South Bay YMCA Updates After-School Program

Great South Bay YMCA Updates After-School Program

Last month, homework help, an arts curriculum, and inclusion were added to the after-school care program at Great South Bay YMCA. Students attending the Before and After School programs for Bay Shore and Massapequa school districts can now receive ...

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Diocese of Rockville Centre to Hold Open Forum for Parents

Diocese of Rockville Centre to Hold Open Forum for Parents

The Diocese of Rockville Centre is hosting ‘Making Connections’ informal group meetings between parents, the Superintendent of Schools and selected staff members. They forums are regularly attended by 30-40 parents from Catholic schools all over Lo...

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Eglevsky Ballet Opens Satellite Location at the Garden City Dance Studio

Eglevsky Ballet Opens Satellite Location at the Garden City Dance Studio

Eglevsky Ballet will be in-residence at a second location, the Garden City Dance Studio, for the 2019-2020 season. This satellite studio will expand Eglevsky Ballet’s educational outreach beyond their original location in Beth Page. With quality te...

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The Waldorf School in Garden City Debuts New Playground This School Year

The Waldorf School in Garden City Debuts New Playground This School Year

Susan Braun, Waldorf School of Garden City's former administrator, asked Early Childhood teachers to dream up what an ideal playground would look like for mixed-age kindergarten children more than two years ago. The teachers rolled up their sleeves...

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The Town of Hempstead Is Giving Out Free Backpacks in Back-to-School Celebration

The Town of Hempstead Is Giving Out Free Backpacks in Back-to-School Celebration

Hempstead Mayor Don Ryan will join the Able Body of Believers Alliance (ABBA) on August 28 and August 31 for two backpack giveaways. The August 31 event is the the 14th annual Back to School Celebration to help local children get ready for school. ...

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Announcing the 2019 Cover Kids Grand-Prize Winners!

Announcing the 2019 Cover Kids Grand-Prize Winners!

It’s official: You, dear readers, have cute kids! We knew picking finalists wasn’t going to be easy. In fact, it wasn’t easy times 1,000—that’s how many children were entered. Well, 1,006 to be exact. Once our editors were done exclaiming, “I love ...

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Students at the Countryside Montessori School Enjoy a New Playground This Summer

Students at the Countryside Montessori School Enjoy a New Playground This Summer

This past spring, the Countryside Montessori School in Great Neck decided to give its playground a new look to be safer, more functional, and to help kids have more fun. The school replaced the playground’s previous wood chip flooring with green ru...

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Kehillath Shalom Synagogue Is Launching New Torah School This Fall

Kehillath Shalom Synagogue Is Launching New Torah School This Fall

This fall, Kehillath Shalom Synagogue in Cold Spring Harbor will launch its new youth education approach, The Torah School, for children in kindergarten through seventh grade and their families. This Reconstructionist synagogue, founded in 1969, re...

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M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym in Syosset Has a New After-School Program for Kids

M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym in Syosset Has a New After-School Program for Kids

Starting this September, M.A.T.S.S will offer an after-school care program for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade to assist working families in the community. The program includes Homework Help, Gym-Time, Arts & Crafts and snack time. It will...

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75 New York Museums Will Offer Free Admission on Smithsonian’s Museum Day

75 New York Museums Will Offer Free Admission on Smithsonian’s Museum Day

Smithsonian Institutions in Washington, D.C. offer guests free admission year-round, and the Smithsonian invites other museums, zoos and cultural centers around the country to embody that same spirit every year on Museum Day. This year, Museum Day ...

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You Can Visit Bideawee's Pop-Up Adoption Shop in Westhampton Until September 1

You Can Visit Bideawee's Pop-Up Adoption Shop in Westhampton Until September 1

Bideawee on Main, the shelter’s first adoption pop-up location, will have dogs and cats available for adoption on Westhampton’s Main Street until September 1. If you visit Bideawee on Main and meet your new best friend, you can take them home almos...

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Sylvan Learning Center Now Offering Swim, Robotics, and Coding Programs

Sylvan Learning Center Now Offering Swim, Robotics, and Coding Programs

Sylvan Learning Center will be offering two new programs this summer in partnership with Goldfish Swim School and Code Ninjas. The Summer Learn & Swim Special at Goldfish Swim School in Farmingdale began on Wednesday, July 17 and will continue each...

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Teachers Get 15% Off at Target Nationwide Through July 20

Teachers Get 15% Off at Target Nationwide Through July 20

It’s never too early to start back to school shopping, and if you happen to be a teacher, you’re in luck! Target is offering 15% off select items for teachers nationwide in an effort to get them stocked up for the upcoming school year as part of th...

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Marra & Glick Applied Behavior Analysts is Opening a New Hyde Park Location

Marra & Glick Applied Behavior Analysts is Opening a New Hyde Park Location

This summer, Marra & Glick Applied Behavior Analysts is expanding to New Hyde Park with a new center-based location that offers behavior intervention services using the principles of applied behavior analysis, including an interim alternative place...

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WowMoms World in Mineola Has an Array of Activities for Babies and Young Children

WowMoms World in Mineola Has an Array of Activities for Babies and Young Children

WowMoms World—a family-focused business that combines early enrichment and physical activities for babies and young children—has opened its very first stateside location in Mineola. Based in Canada, WowMoms World currently has locations in Canada ...

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Mathnasium Opens a Port Washington Location

Mathnasium Opens a Port Washington Location

Specializing in one-on-one tutoring from teachers who are certified in-house, students are invited to focus on “all things math” when they come to Mathnasium. This can mean gaining a stronger understanding of their classwork, getting access to more...

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John Cronin of John’s Crazy Socks Makes History As the First Person with Down Syndrome to Win Entrepreneur of the Year Award

John Cronin of John’s Crazy Socks Makes History As the First Person with Down Syndrome to Win Entrepreneur of the Year Award

23-year-old John Cronin, the founder and Chief Happiness Officer of John’s Crazy Socks, is the first person with Down syndrome to win an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. John’s Crazy Socks offers customers a huge variety of fun, colo...

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East Woods School 8th Graders Choose to Support Pal-O-Mine in a Yearlong Leadership Project

East Woods School 8th Graders Choose to Support Pal-O-Mine in a Yearlong Leadership Project

East Woods School eighth graders chose Pal-O-Mine, which provides a comprehensive therapeutic equine program to children and adults in Islandia, as the organization they'd support in a yearlong project for their Leadership Program. The program was ...

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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

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 profession...

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Park Shore Country Day Camp Will Host Dance Extravaganza for Rachel's Dance for a Cure Foundation

Park Shore Country Day Camp Will Host Dance Extravaganza for Rachel's Dance for a Cure Foundation

Rachel's Dance for a Cure Foundation will host its first annual Dance Extravaganza on July 27 at Park Shore Country Day Camp. The event will honor the memory of Rachel Antorino, who passed away in August 2018 after battling AML Leukemia for 20 mont...

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NYMetroParents 2019 Cover Kids Contest Finalists Announced

NYMetroParents 2019 Cover Kids Contest Finalists Announced

NYMetroParents is proud to announce the 10 finalists for the 2019 Cover Kids Contest, who will be photographed (decked out in clothing from Macy’s Backstage) at Sarah Merians Photography & Video Company in Midtown Manhattan later this month. More t...

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

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

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 t...

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Cradle of Aviation Museum Will Host Special Events for 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

Cradle of Aviation Museum Will Host Special Events for 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

Throughout 2019, the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Uniondale has been hosting special events to mark the 50th anniversary of men landing on the moon, use the moon anniversary as a lesson for STEM education, and inspire young scientists to dream big....

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Kids Can Enjoy Sensory-Friendly “My Way Matinees” at Regal Cinemas All Summer

Kids Can Enjoy Sensory-Friendly “My Way Matinees” at Regal Cinemas All Summer

This summer Regal Cinemas is offering “My Way Matinees” for viewers of all ages who want to enjoy movies in a sensory-friendly, calmer environment. All “My Way Matinees” begin at 10:30am, and tickets can be purchased for the special price of $6.50....

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Sands Point Preserve Opens Woodland Playground

Sands Point Preserve Opens Woodland Playground

Monday, May 27 at 2-6pm will be the grand opening of the Woodland Playground at the Sands Point Preserve. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place promptly at 2pm.

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The 2019 Cover Kids Contest is Now Open!

The 2019 Cover Kids Contest is Now Open!

Our 2019 Cover Kids Contest is now open! Enter your child, ages 2-16, for a chance to see him or her on a cover of our magazines—and to win amazing prizes.

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Park Shore Country Day Camp Celebrated Its 60th Anniversary

Park Shore Country Day Camp Celebrated Its 60th Anniversary

Park Shore Country Day Camp celebrated its 60th anniversary this year and is proud to have crossed another milestone in the history of Park Shore. What began as a small travel program from Queens in 1950, then to our current location in Dix Hills i...

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Mr. Ratburn Married a Man in Arthur's 22nd Season Premiere

Mr. Ratburn Married a Man in Arthur's 22nd Season Premiere

On May 13, the 22nd season of Arthur, a kids’ favorite, aired on CBS with a deceptively simple plot: Mr. Ratburn, Arthur and his pals’ teacher, was going to get married. The characters couldn’t believe their teacher was getting married–and audience...

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Friends Academy Hosts Open House on May 30

Friends Academy Hosts Open House on May 30

The Friends Academy Lower School located in Locust Valley, NY invites you to visit its classrooms and meet its teachers. This event is for parents of children ages 3-7, or those who would be eligible for entering Early Childhood through second grad...

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One River School in Woodbury Hosts Summer Camp Fair

One River School in Woodbury Hosts Summer Camp Fair

The One River School in Woodbury, NY wants to transform art education in America. Take a class, inquire about joining its staff, or learn more about its art exhibition program at the Summer Camp Fair on Sunday, May 19. The fair will be from 11am-3p...

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Oasis Day Camp at LIU Post Offers New Junior Travel Program

Oasis Day Camp at LIU Post Offers New Junior Travel Program

Children entering sixth to 11th grade can join the Junior Travel Program at Oasis Day Camp at LIU Post in Greenvale beginning this summer. Students can enjoy swim, arts and crafts, coding, athletics, and other traditional camp activities three time...

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Hofstra University Summer Camps to Offer Elite Tennis and Intensive Tennis Training Programs

Hofstra University Summer Camps to Offer Elite Tennis and Intensive Tennis Training Programs

Hofstra University Summer Camps will be offering an Elite Tennis Camp this summer, where children grades six through ten who are interested in a full day of tennis can participate in two-week sessions from July 1-Aug. 9. A separate intensive traini...

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Winston Preparatory Hosts Annual Spring Benefit

Winston Preparatory Hosts Annual Spring Benefit

Winston Preparatory School held its spectacular 2019 Annual Spring Benefit, 500 Reasons Why, on Saturday, March 23rd with families, friends, and professionals from all five campuses across the tri-state area at Cipriani 42nd Street in NYC. It was a...

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The Empire State Fair Opens May 3 at NYCB LIVE Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale

The Empire State Fair Opens May 3 at NYCB LIVE Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale

Look no further for family-friendly, unforgettable fun on Long Island this weekend than NYCB LIVE Nassau Coliseum. The Empire State Fair will take place on select dates from May 3-19 and will offer a lineup of free attractions that will provide som...

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Tickets for Jurassic World Live Tour are Now On Sale

Tickets for Jurassic World Live Tour are Now On Sale

Jurassic World Live Tour, a thrilling, live experience that will excite all generations of Jurassic World fans, is coming to New York and New Jersey and tickets are now on sale. Jurassic World will come to life at the Barclays Center, the Prudentia...

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YMCA at Glen Cove Will Offer New Experiences This Summer

YMCA at Glen Cove Will Offer New Experiences This Summer

A convention in Orlando gave Peter Foster, the executive director of YMCA Glen Cove, several ideas to make the Y’s summer camps better this year, including a Ninja Warrior inflatable, competitive obstacle course, and an ice-skating rink where kids ...

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Pierce Country Day Camp Partners with Private Prep Tutoring This Summer

Pierce Country Day Camp Partners with Private Prep Tutoring This Summer

This summer, Pierce Country Day Camp in Roslyn extends its activity selection to include one-on-one tutoring sessions from Private Prep. Up to three times during the regular camp week, children will be tutored in the subject of the families choosin...

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Researchers at Stony Brook University Seek Children Ages 12-16 For Mental Health Study

Researchers at Stony Brook University Seek Children Ages 12-16 For Mental Health Study

The Lab for Scalable Mental Health at Stony Brook University in Suffolk County is seeking approximately 200 tweens and teens (ages 12-16) to take part in a nine-month study to see how effective a technology-based, single-session intervention can be...

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New York Yankees and New York Mets Participate in Little League Days 2019

New York Yankees and New York Mets Participate in Little League Days 2019

Little League Days, a program created to give young baseball and softball players the opportunity to greater connect with their sport on a professional level, is returning this April to New York City. During Little League Days kids can enjoy discou...

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Lanyard Ladies Hosts Slime-Making Contest Fundraiser for Child With Cancer

Lanyard Ladies Hosts Slime-Making Contest Fundraiser for Child With Cancer

The Lanyard Ladies, a unique children’s birthday party place located in Oceanside, will be hosting a fundraiser on March 31 for Taliyah Babtiste. Babtiste is a 9-year-old girl from Freeport, Long Island. She was diagnosed with a rare form of brain ...

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16 Green Vale School Students Participate in All-County Music Festival

16 Green Vale School Students Participate in All-County Music Festival

At the Tilles Center in January, 16 Green Vale students performed in the prestigious Nassau All-County Music Festival. To be selected for All-County, students must score among the top student musicians who performed solos for the NYSSMA Festival th...

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