South Jamaica »

Russell Simmons and LL Cool J Call for End to Violence in South Jamaica

Simmons said a local anti-violence group will expand its programs.

Red Hook »

Brooklyn Students Want to Teach You About New York's Waterways This Week

More than 70 middle school students spent the summer learning about protecting the city's harbor.

Jackson Heights »

Soccer Camp Angers Parents With Surprise Bible Talk for Kids

Participants said they weren't told the free camp at Rory Staunton Field would involve religion.

Jamaica »

Queens Program Gives Second Chance to Teens in Trouble With the Law

The program marks its 15th anniversary at the Queens Library this week.

Mott Haven »

QUIZ: Could You Pass the New, Harder GED?

The new TASC high school equivalency exam covers advanced topics like trigonometry and Newton's laws.

Morrisania »

Bronx Motorcycle Group's Biker Jackets Hide Hearts of Gold, Community Says

The After Dark Ryders, formed in 2008, do many charitable activities for the borough.

Crown Heights »

Chickens Scratch Their Way Into Even More NYC Backyards

New Yorkers raising birds in their backyards said they like the organic eggs and fun of having a pet.  

Corona »

Make a Shelter from Chopsticks and Tinfoil at Science Museum Design Lab

The Design Lab is made up of five spaces that let kids create and build their own pieces of art

Corona »

6 Things to Do in New York City's Neighborhoods This Weekend

Music, poetry and sailing are on offer this weekend.

Bed-Stuy »

'Avonte's Law,' Requiring Exit Alarms at Schools, Clears City Council

The new "audible alarms bill" requires the city to examine schools to see where alarms are necessary.

Rockaway Beach »

Rockaway Writer and Artist Team Up for Kids Book About Famed Whale Statue

Whalemina was in Rockaway for nearly two decades before being destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. 

Vinegar Hill »

Pre-K Has Dozens of Empty Seats Despite Nearby Program Shuttering

P.S. 307, near the Farragut Houses, is struggling to draw applicants even though P.S. 8's pre-K closed.

East Harlem »

Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Pitches Free Summer Meals in East Harlem

Free breakfast and lunch are available to people 18 and under at 1,000 city sites.

Longwood »

Swiss Sock Company Trying to Save Music Program at South Bronx School

BLACKSOCKS hopes to raise $5,000 for the University Heights High School music program.

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Education Events

Aug 02
Upper West Side »

'The Power of Poison' at the American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street, from 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM

Aug 07
Greenpoint »

QUIZZ-OFF at Pete's Candy Store

709 Lorimer Street, from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM