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What's Happening in the NY Metro Area This Month?

What's Happening in the NY Metro Area This Month?

The places and programs new to your area this month.

The businesses you and your family care about are always doing something new, whether it is a new class, a new location, or an exciting addition to a 2020 summer camp. This month, we've rounded up what's new at the businesses that make your lives easier as parents, from swim schools and day cares to summer camps and speech therapists.

News in Westchester

Swim School Opens in Stamford

Goldfish Swim School—an aquatic facility that offers year-round, indoor swim classes and programs for kids four months to 12 years old—is opening in Stamford, CT later this Spring. The swim school will be dedicated to instilling water safety and confidence in kids through swim lessons for all levels, from introductory "parent-tot" programs to advanced, pro-level programs. The school will feature a state-of-the-art, 90-degree pool with controlled temperature, an advanced water purification system, small class sizes, and so much more. Read more here. 9 Riverbend South, Stamford, CT; 475-283-9823.

swim lesson

News in Brooklyn 

Language School in Willamsburg Offers Mandarin Story and Music Program

30-minute, virtual story and music times will be offered in Mandarin at Brooklyn Global Prep beginning in April. These sessions will  introduce children ages pre-K to kindergarten to a new language, culture, and history in a natural and fun way. Exposing children to a foreign language at an early age results in better and easier fluency than learning later in life, according to an MIT study on cognition. All BGP  utilize language immersion, creative open spaces, nature, art, and music to foster happy, culturally diverse, and open-minded global thinkers. 429 Kent Ave., Williamsburg;

News in Queens

Daycare Opens in Middle Village

Little Blossoms daycare center opened in Middle Village this February. It offers full- and part-time daycare, online enrichment classes, ballet, canvas painting, summer camp, and after school care for children newborn to 5 years old. It aims to serve the community by making education accessible to the youngest learners through experienced instructors and specialized programs, like online kids yoga. 84-02 60th Ave., Middle Village; 917-627-5679;

News in Manhattan

Speech, Occupational, & Physical Therapist in Tribeca is Accepting New Students

Chatty Child is currently accepting students for a variety of opportunities for children with a variety of diagnoses. The new in-person and remote programs for this Spring and Summer include: Hybrid Models of Speech, Occupational, & Physical Therapy (newborn- 18 years old); InterAct: Theatre & Therapy Lab™ Summer Workshop (ages 3-12); Literacy & Listening™ Group Classes (ages 3-12); and Individual Tutoring Classes. Each of Chatty Child’s programs utilizes an experienced team of speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and theatre education teachers to focus on the individual needs of every child with proven therapeutic techniques that focus on teaching children in a holistic way. 325 Broadway, Tribeca; 347-491-4451;  [email protected];

speech therapist working with child

News on Long Island

Brand New Preschool Opens in Woodbury

Primrose School of Woodbury opened the doors to its brand new, state-of-the-art facility in December of 2020. The new school has two playgrounds, an indoor interactive room, and a garden that the students help to care for. All meals are freshly prepared by an in-house chef. Through the school’s “Balanced Learning” approach, which combines purposeful play and nurturing guidance, the teachers at Primrose aim to foster curiosity, creativity, confidence, and compassion. 90 Crossways Park Drive West, Woodbury; 516-921-3300;


Swim School Opens Commack and Garden City Locations

Saf-T-Swim of Commack has been relocated to a brand new facility in the Peppertree Commons Shopping Mall this February. It features more parking, a large pool with two observation rooms, private changing rooms, and an event space for family celebrations. Additionally, Saf-t-Swim opened a new location inside of the Omni Fitness Center in Garden City in December of 2020. The Garden City location utilizes a 25,000-square foot fitness center, on deck seating for parents to watch lessons, and a separate baby-changing room. Both locations offer lessons for swimmers ages two months old to adult, including Individual (1-On-1) lessons and a baby-and-me program. 6401 Jericho Turnpike, Commack; 631-462-9696; 333 Earle Ovington Blvd., Uniondale; 516-876-0848;

Summer Program in Locust Valley to Offer 25+ New Activities

Friends Academy Summer Programs is offering lots of new exciting activities and programming for summer 2021, designed to give every child the opportunity to learn, socialize, and have fun. The Trailblazer’s Program for third through ninth graders will have new activities like Forensics, Vets-in-Training, Cheerleading, Dancing Through the Decades, and Apollo 2021. The Explorer’s Program, which is catered to ages three through second grade, will offer age-appropriate, sensory-rich activities—like sports, outdoor play, and water activities— with themes ranging from space exploration to under the sea. Friends Academy’s pre-summer program begins June 14 and runs through June 25, for children ages three through eighth grade. 270 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley; 516-393-4207;





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Melissa Wickes

Author: Melissa Wickes is a graduate of Binghamton University and the NYU Summer Publishing Institute. She's written hundreds of articles to help New York parents make better decisions for their families. When she's not writing, you can find her eating pasta, playing guitar, or watching reality TV. See More

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