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Thousands of NYC Kids Ditch School for Climate Strike September 20

Thousands of NYC Kids Ditch School for Climate Strike September 20

Thousands of New York City kids left school on Friday, September 20–excused by the DOE–and headed down to Foley Square, marching through the streets to advocate for action in the wake of destructive climate change as part of a global climate strike...

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Moshi Twilight App's New Story for Kids Will Feature Goldie Hawn's Voice

Moshi Twilight App's New Story for Kids Will Feature Goldie Hawn's Voice

“Goldie the Mindful Moshling,” a new story on the Moshi Twilight app that helps kids get to sleep peacefully, will be voiced by Hollywood legend Goldie Hawn, Mind Candy announced September 18. Goldie is the newest character in the Moshi world and w...

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The Central Park Conservancy Unveils Design for Restoration and Reunification of North End on Upper West Side

The Central Park Conservancy Unveils Design for Restoration and Reunification of North End on Upper West Side

The Central Park Conservatory unveiled its plan to reunify the northern part of the park with the Harlem Meer on September 18 at a media briefing at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center. For years, the Lasker Pool (and seasonal ice rink) has stood ...

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The Sloomoo Slime Institute Opens in Soho on October 25

The Sloomoo Slime Institute Opens in Soho on October 25

Soho is full of interactive, sometimes-gooey, always-fun spaces for kids to play. After you check out the Museum of Ice Cream that’s opening this fall, take the kids over to the Sloomoo Institute at 475 Broadway for a day full of slime. The 8,000 s...

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Brooklyn Kids Can Now Join Free Girls Who Code Club

Brooklyn Kids Can Now Join Free Girls Who Code Club

A Girls Who Code Club has launched in Bedford-Stuyvesant for girls in grades 3-5 who would like to learn more about computer languages while working on leadership skills. Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to c...

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Head to the Oculus for a Star Wars™ Virtual Reality Experience

Head to the Oculus for a Star Wars™ Virtual Reality Experience

Step onto the main floor of the Oculus with your family and you’ll find the VOID, a virtual reality pop-up now offering a Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire mission experience that adults and kids will all love. Labeled as “The most immersive virtual...

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NYC's School Bus Tracking System Doesn't Work as Planned–and Parents are Angry

NYC's School Bus Tracking System Doesn't Work as Planned–and Parents are Angry

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced a Department of Education partnership with Via that would allow New York City parents to track school bus routes through “Via for Schools”, a GPS system and app, in August. All 9,000 buses were supposed to be...

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Suffern and Warwick Hospitals Receive National Recognition in Women’s Care from Healthgrades®

Suffern and Warwick Hospitals Receive National Recognition in Women’s Care from Healthgrades®

The Birthing Centers of Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, both members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), are recipients of Healthgrades’ highest maternal care honors. Both ...

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The “3-K for All” Preschool Program Now Available in All 5 Boroughs

The “3-K for All” Preschool Program Now Available in All 5 Boroughs

3-K for All, the nation’s “most ambitious effort to provide universal free, full-day, high-quality early childhood education for every three-year-old,” is now available borough-wide in Staten Island and available in all of the city’s five boroughs ...

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White Plains Public Library Is Looking for Teen Volunteers This Fall

White Plains Public Library Is Looking for Teen Volunteers This Fall

The White Plains Public Library had such success with its Reading Buddies and STEM Buddies programs for teens this summer, it will be expanding these programs into the fall along with its usual Do Gooders teen volunteer program. Applications are no...

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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

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...

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Cosmic Cubs Adds a Coloring Page App to its Repertoire

Cosmic Cubs Adds a Coloring Page App to its Repertoire

Cosmic Cubs added a fourth app to their education-based game selection on August 12 for children ages three and above. All apps are available on the App Store and Google Play. Joining Dress Up, Space Puzzle, and Eco Puzzle, will be Color and Learn,...

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How to Help Your Teen Overcome Self-Consciousness

How to Help Your Teen Overcome Self-Consciousness

Anyone with a teenager has witnessed the transformation: Their fearless, confident child becoming a reticent, self-conscious teen. One day, he marches out of the house on adventures, happily clad in clothes picked out by his parents. The next? He’s...

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How to Prepare Your Child for NYC's Gifted and Talented Test

How to Prepare Your Child for NYC's Gifted and Talented Test

Every year, tens of thousands of kids across New York City—and some in the suburbs of NYC—opt to take a test to qualify for the Gifted and Talented program. The program holds classes (within public schools) that are geared to the test’s highest sco...

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St. Thomas Aquinas STEAM Summer Program Receives $50,000 Donation

St. Thomas Aquinas STEAM Summer Program Receives $50,000 Donation

Orange and Rockland Utilities Inc. (O&R) has donated $50,000 to St. Thomas Aquinas College to help fund its Summer STEAM camp program for middle school students for the next two years. Analyzing blood spatter, processing fingerprints, collecting ev...

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Groove Family Music Studio Re-Opens in Larchmont September 16

Groove Family Music Studio Re-Opens in Larchmont September 16

Groove Family Music’s new family studio will be opening across the street from Chatsworth Elementary School on Monday, September 16. The studio will offer a variety of classes for babies, kids, teens, and parents that foster learning through music....

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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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Pixinity Pop-Up Exhibit Will Run in Soho Until November 8

Pixinity Pop-Up Exhibit Will Run in Soho Until November 8

Pixinity, New York City’s newest interactive, digital art experience, opened on August 16 at Soho’s 1 York Street and will run until November 8. Tianyu Qiu, director of the World World exhibition, created “Pixinity: Pop Futurism” to transport guest...

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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

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, B...

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

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

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 soc...

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Jackson Heights Magnet School Will Debut Makerspace This Fall

Jackson Heights Magnet School Will Debut Makerspace This Fall

This fall, I.S. 145, the Joseph Pulitzer Magnet School of Innovation and Applied Learning, will premiere its new makerspace as part of the school’s mission of teaching students 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, information management, ...

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FIT4MOM Rockland Franchise Opened July 9 in Several Locations

FIT4MOM Rockland Franchise Opened July 9 in Several Locations

Fit4Moms is a national franchise that offers new moms the opportunity to exercise, bond with their children, and bond with each other. Amy Leon has brought Fit4Moms back to Rockland after a few year’s hiatus and debuted its signature Stroller Strid...

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NYC Parents Can Track Their Kids' School Bus Routes This Year

NYC Parents Can Track Their Kids' School Bus Routes This Year

Every day, the New York City Department of Education transports 150,000 students on 9,000 bus routes to and from school. This school year, for the first time, parents can track all 9,000 bus routes on a mobile app and receive information on bus loc...

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The Museum of Ice Cream Flagship Is Coming to NYC This Fall

The Museum of Ice Cream Flagship Is Coming to NYC This Fall

Your family can be one of the first to visit the Museum of Ice Cream in NYC this fall if you join the early access waitlist that’s live now on the MOIC site! The flagship is coming to Soho soon and will span nearly 25,000 square feet, cover three f...

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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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The Empire State Building Has Debuted 9 Second-Floor Exhibits for Families

The Empire State Building Has Debuted 9 Second-Floor Exhibits for Families

On July 29, nine exhibit rooms opened to the public in the Empire State Building so families can experience the miraculous views of the city without having to wait on line to go up to the 86th floor. The exhibits are part of the $165 million Observ...

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CareerReady NYC Program Offers City Students More Paths to Success

CareerReady NYC Program Offers City Students More Paths to Success

In July, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, and several other education officials announced the launch of CareerReady NYC, a program that will help New York City students prepare for the workplace beginning this school ye...

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The NYC High School Application Process is Getting Simpler and More Transparent

The NYC High School Application Process is Getting Simpler and More Transparent

For years, students applying to middle and high schools in New York City had to go through a second round of applications if they didn’t get into their preferred schools. But Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza have simp...

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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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NYC Public Libraries Have Added 17 Institutions to the Free Culture Pass Roster

NYC Public Libraries Have Added 17 Institutions to the Free Culture Pass Roster

If you have a library card, you now have access to 50 cultural organizations across New York City. In its first year, the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), The New York Public Library (NYPL), and Queens Public Library (QPL) Culture Pass initiative iss...

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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

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 ...

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NYC’s First NYPD Community Center Will Open in East New York in October

NYC’s First NYPD Community Center Will Open in East New York in October

A city-owned building in East New York is currently undergoing a $10 million renovation, and will open this fall as the New York Police Department’s first-ever stand-alone community center. 127 Pennsylvania Avenue will be open to all, but programmi...

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5 Creative Ways to Shop for School on a Budget

5 Creative Ways to Shop for School on a Budget

Every year the list seems to get longer: two bulk packs of Sharpies (thin points, please); Post-it Notes in assorted sizes, eight glue sticks. Parents can blow through hundreds of dollars on school supplies—and that’s before buying lunchboxes, new ...

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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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Chelsea Unveils a New Park For The First Time in 40 Years

Chelsea Unveils a New Park For The First Time in 40 Years

After a decade of hard work, Chelsea Green is the first community park to be built in Chelsea in 40 years, giving parents a new spot for a summer afternoon with the little ones. The newly constructed quarter-acre space on West 20th Street between S...

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10 Checklists to Simplify the Lives of Manhattan Parents

10 Checklists to Simplify the Lives of Manhattan Parents

The responsibilities of a parent are endless, between planning for summer camp, preparing for school, choosing your family pediatrician, planning the perfect birthday party, removing stains on a weekly—if not daily—basis, and, before you know it, p...

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10 Checklists to Simplify the Lives of Rockland Parents

10 Checklists to Simplify the Lives of Rockland Parents

The responsibilities of a parent are endless, between planning for summer camp, preparing for school, choosing your family pediatrician, planning the perfect birthday party, removing stains on a weekly—if not daily—basis, and, before you know it, p...

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10 Checklists to Simplify the Lives of Brooklyn Parents

10 Checklists to Simplify the Lives of Brooklyn Parents

The responsibilities of a parent are endless, between planning for summer camp, preparing for school, choosing your family pediatrician, planning the perfect birthday party, removing stains on a weekly—if not daily—basis, and, before you know it, p...

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Check Out These 6 Accessible Clothing Lines for Teens and Young Adults with Special Needs

Check Out These 6 Accessible Clothing Lines for Teens and Young Adults with Special Needs

Once your child with special needs gets bigger, it can be even harder to find clothing that ensures he is comfortable and feels good about his style. These clothing lines provide pieces that adapt to many different needs, so teens and young adults ...

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Check Out the Rosé Mansion in Midtown for an Instagram-Worthy Moms' Night Out

Check Out the Rosé Mansion in Midtown for an Instagram-Worthy Moms' Night Out

Even with pop-ups popping up all over the city, it can be difficult to find spaces where moms can go to be as carefree as their kids–while having some wine to really relax. However, the new Rosé Mansion exhibit in the midtown mall provides the perf...

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Kids Ages 3-6 Can Now Have Fun Too at Adventure Park on Long Island

Kids Ages 3-6 Can Now Have Fun Too at Adventure Park on Long Island

Until now, kids ages 3-6 have not been allowed to experience the fun of Adventure Park in Wheatley Heights–the bridges and zip lines between trees that provide a challenging obstacle course for adults and older kids were off limits. However, the pa...

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Parachute Brooklyn Launchs Online Exchange Store for Kids

Parachute Brooklyn Launchs Online Exchange Store for Kids

In an effort to combat the landfill waste produced by the fashion industry and to promote sustainability, Parachute Brooklyn operates as a clothing exchange store for kids. Parachute Brooklyn opened its doors this Spring and is excited to announce ...

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Tomorrow, 30 Brooklyn Kids Will Set Up Shop for Lemonade Day

Tomorrow, 30 Brooklyn Kids Will Set Up Shop for Lemonade Day

Lemonade Day Brooklyn, which is affiliated with the Lemonade Day national youth entrepreneurship program, is celebrating its third year of operation on Saturday, July 27. On this day, 30 kids and teens will launch their lemonade businesses featurin...

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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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New Rochelle Is Celebrating Mariano Rivera’s Hall of Fame Induction with a Parade

New Rochelle Is Celebrating Mariano Rivera’s Hall of Fame Induction with a Parade

New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera was unanimously inducted into the baseball hall of fame, and New Rochelle is celebrating its adopted Yankee with a key to the city ceremony and pinstripe parade on Saturday, July 27. The parade will march for...

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Holiday Lights Return to the Bronx Zoo Bigger, Brighter, and Greener Than Ever

Holiday Lights Return to the Bronx Zoo Bigger, Brighter, and Greener Than Ever

Summer definitely isn’t over, but it’s always nice to have something to look forward to for the cold months ahead. Parents looking for a new way to experience holiday magic with the kids might be happy to know the Bronx Zoo is bringing back its hol...

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3 Bushwick Schools Have Higher Lead Levels Today Than In 2016

3 Bushwick Schools Have Higher Lead Levels Today Than In 2016

After various Brooklyn public schools were tested for lead levels in their water facilities back in 2016, re-tests during the 2018-2019 school year revealed new cases of elevated lead levels, despite programs that were meant to eliminate lead from ...

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Bigs & Littles Mentorship Program Is Now Accepting Mentee Applications

Bigs & Littles Mentorship Program Is Now Accepting Mentee Applications

In Bigs & Littles NYC’s keystone mentoring program, youth ages 7-19 are carefully matched with a Big Sister or Big Brother who serves as an adviser, role model, and adult friend. Mentoring matches meet twice monthly for activities such as enjoying ...

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