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By Melissa Akar Summer is officially here and, with only one week left of school, the events calendar is filling up quickly with some great outdoor activities for the kids. On Saturday, head to Kaiser Park for the Catalyst Community Festival and then stick around for City Parks PuppetMobile’s Tales of Brier Rabbit. On Sunday, take…

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By Melissa Akar We are another week closer to summer break, but apparently the weather has not gotten the message. Thankfully, with their full calendar of activities, the library is the place to be this week. While your little one is singing along to some tiny tunes, don’t forget to pick up a Summer Reading…

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Goodbye ARIS, hello NYC Schools. Thanks to a new mobile-friendly service, announced by Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today, parents will soon be able to access their kids’ academic records with the click of a button. The program, which parents can sign up for starting June 8, will give families the ability to view student information…

Health One of the ads the DOH is running in bus shelters over the next two months.
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One third of children and teenagers in areas affected by Superstorm Sandy that have accessed a free program offering mental health services have shown signs of post-traumatic stress and other mental health conditions, according to the Department of Health. The agency has launched a new ad campaign reminding neighbors of the free services available to…

Education Source: heicktopiertz.com / Flickr
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Pre-kindergarten enrollment season is here again. Beginning yesterday and ending Friday, April 24, pre-k applications are being accepted for the 2015-2016 school year, from parents of any child born in 2011 and currently residing in New York City. The Department of Education (DOE) has a pre-k resources page and Parent Guide available on their website, which…

Education Source: Google
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Love shopping at Kohl’s? Well, Kohl’s loves you too, and now the department store is giving back. Kohl’s has announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on their communities, through the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program. Nominations for school-aged kids will be accepted from January…

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After being stuck inside on a snow day with your kids bouncing off the wall, it’s a good reminder of what’s to come this summer, when you’ll either need to invent a daily activity or provide your little ones with the opportunity of summer camp. We have your summer camp solution. Click over to our…

Arts & Music kids
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So Winter Storm Juno turned out to be a bit of a let down – nowhere near the state of emergency forecasters initially predicted – but kids in New York are still having their first snow day of the 2014-2015 school year. That means most parents are wondering how on earth they’ll entertain those stir-crazy…

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This is a paid announcement from ToyMax in Sheepshead Bay: Now you can settle all your toy and baby supply needs without leaving the neighborhood. With ToyMax’s convenient location at 2460 East 17th Street, there nos more need to wait on long lines or to suffer through Belt Parkway traffic. ToyMax features hard to find, unique, organic and…

Business Photo by Robert Fernandez
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Breaking news! The McDonald’s at 3540 Nostrand Avenue no longer has balls. The fast food restaurant cleared out the ball pit recently, according to super-tipster Robert Fernandez, who sent in the photo above. It should come as no real surprise. McDonald’s and other fast food restaurants across the nation have been getting rid of ball…

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