New York City

DUSC Summer Soccer Program

Description:

DUSC/GGFC offers innovative training on the fields at Pier 40 in downtown Manhattan. Under the guidance of Gustavo Palomino and Paul Jeffries, our experienced and talented staff employs disciplined training methods to deliver 10 weeks of innovative and fun soccer education.

Each week presents campers with an intensive program designed to take individual games to a higher level of play. Players will learn new forms of warm up and flexibility; skills training will focus on different parts of the game each day: emphasis will be put on dribbling, body movement, passing, shooting, game tactics and much more. Games allow players to develop skills gained. Campers will watch soccer games on video, and discuss tactics. The full-day program includes swimming in a college-sized pool.

DUSC/GGFC soccer clubs focus is on the imagination, style and flair of the individual: soccer is a game where each player should be given the skills that support their imagination and allow them to make critical decisions on the field without the restrictions of over-coaching. We want to develop smart players, with a strong grounding in proper technique, who will go on to develop their own creative interpretation, and love, of the game.

Program Information:

June 8th-August 21st, Ages 5-12 and 7-14 and 3-4
Full Day/Half Day and Single Day options.  

The program is run at Pier 40, Houston Street and the West Side Highway, New York City.

Contact:

Website (on line registration): www.dusc.net

Gustavo Palomino: 646-247-6449 or gmsgpalomino@optonline.net or information@dusc.net

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Basketball City Summer Day Camp

Basketball City provides NY's most comprehensive youth instructional basketball programs all year round.

Summer camps - Beginning June 15th 2009 through the end of August, at Hunter College. This year's camps include Walt "Clyde" Frazier, Five- Star, New York Knicks, and the Basketball City FUNdamental Camps. 

For boys and girls ages 7 -18.

Call (718) 786-4242 Or visit www.basketballcity.com for more information!

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Le Petit Paradis

The first eco-friendly preschool in New York City Bilingual French Montessori & Bank Street

Our mission is to create a harmonious International environment, uniting children from various cultural backgrounds and working as a team within a relaxed positive atmosphere.

We give your child an opportunity to learn French as a second language from a young age. By combining both Montessori and Bank Street philosophies, your child will have an early start to a strong education.

We start teaching children about an eco-friendly way of life, giving them awareness for the future of their planet.

We contribute a unique service using education, psychology, communication, caring and nurturing with elements of creativity, play recreation, humor, enthusiasm, fun, and lots of love resulting in good self-esteem, independence, confidence and overall happiness!! That's why we call it The Little Paradise!!

The environment at Le Petit Paradis is mostly eco-friendly.

We use non-toxic cleaning products. Furniture and classroom materials are all recyclable. Tables and chairs are made from wood that is harvested from healthy forests done in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. The walls are painted with a NO or low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) which does not have toxins in it.

The floors are made of bamboo. The HV/AC system we installed is the new non-ozone depleting gas.

Light bulbs are fluorescent.

We start teaching children about an eco-friendly way of life, giving them awareness for the future of their planet.

Example: Polar bears are becoming extinct; the glaciers in Antarctica are melting because of warmer temperatures.

CONTACT US

Physical Address: 1656 Third Ave, New York, NY 10128

Mailing Address: 305 E 24th Street, # 18 C New York,

NY 10010

Telephone: 646-262-6549 Fax: 212-696-4607

Email: christina@lepetitparadispreschool.com

Web site: www.lepetitparadispreschool.com

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Get Ready for Summer with Free Swimming Events


Summer is just around the corner and summer means swimming. In preparation of summer and swimming season get your feet wet at these free swimming events.

The Big Swim
April 12, 2008
The Big Swim is a one-of-a-kind open swim meet where 1,000 New York City children ages 6-16 participate in a free day of competitive swim races. Each child experiences the excitement of a real race with starting blocks, officials, and a timed finish. Races are all supervised by lifeguards and swimming Asphalt Green aquatics staff. This event has been recommended to me by other parents who said that your child does not need to be an very strong swimmer to have a great time. The environment is not competitive and each child goes home a winner with a medal, a photo with Olympians, a t-shirt, and a goody bag.

The Big Swim takes place on April 12, 2008, but registration forms must be received by March 30th. For more information on the meet, call 800.NYC.SWIM (800.692.7946) or go to the website to register online.

Asphalt Green's The Big Swim
555 East 90th Street
New York, NY 10128

YMCA Splash Week
April 21-25, 2008
The YMCA of Greater New York is hosting a week of free swimming lesson during their Splash Week to promote water safety for kids and families. During Splash Week local YMCA branches will be offering free half-hour swimming lessons to anyone aged 3 and up. Yes, there will even be free adult swimming classes as well as lifeguarding classes for anyone who's dreaming of getting a job as a lifeguard this summer. You won't find any information about Splash Week online. You must visit or call your local YMCA branch to find out the schedule of classes, but if you don't know where the nearest YMCA branch is you can find it at the YMCA website. Participating branches can be found in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island.

If you're looking for swimming classes for read our swimming classes post. It includes mommy and me swimming classes and classes for older children as well.

Lycee Francais Summer Camp

The Lycee Francais is proud to offer a five week summer camp program for the summer of 2009. You have the flexibility for signing up for any or all of the five weeks. The camp is open for students in nursery - fifth grade. We offer a full day program from 9:00 - 3:00 which incorporates a variety of activities such as art, music, dance, swimming, science, cooking and more... The goal is our camp is to teach our children to be citizens of the world. We therefore have one American and one French counselor with each group of students. The various activities are then taught in French or English. We welcome all students whether from within the Lycee or from another school or whether they speak French, English or another language. If you have any questions regarding the summer camp, please contact Amy Zuflacht at 212-439-3825 and she can provide you with a camp brochure and a tour of the facilities. Amy Zuflacht Director of Preschool Lycee Francais de New York Tel: 212-439-3825

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MagicCarpet Day Camp

Boys and girls ages 4-14.

Journey with Magic Carpet and experience an exciting adventure each day with swimming, Arts & Crafts, sports, special events, and trips. This summer's "flight plan" includes stops at Adventureland, Fun Fuzion, Fun Zone, Chuck E. Cheese's, a Cyclone baseball game, a New York Liberty basketball event, Strikes, a farm, the movies, bowling lanes, a billiards hall and a skating rink. Weekly events include a carnival, costume party, talent show, an onsite TV game show, a puppet show, a live animal show, Olympics, and other contests.

The camp is located in a quiet Bayside community and is housed in a beautiful, air-conditioned facility complete with a gymnasium, lunchroom, stage, auditorium and outdoor areas. Daily swimming and instruction are given in two, private, outdoor pools. Door-to-door transportation, lunch and snack, a T-shirt and tote bag are provided. Campers are supervised by a professional staff of administrators, teachers and counselors.

In session from the end of June to the end of August, 9am to 4pm. Extended hours are available from 7:30 to 9am and 4 to 6pm at an extra fee. Two through eight week sessions are available. Come to an open house. Have your child fly the "Magic Carpet" to a fun-filled summer adventure.

Magic Carpet Day Camp Beautiful, Air-Conditioned Bayside Location Call for more information and Open House Dates (718) 634-8109 www.magiccarpetdaycamp.com

 

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Free Demo Classes in a Neighborhood Near You

Free demo classes are like the gallery openings of childhood, but instead of free wine and cheese and pretentious art talk, you get a taste of some of the best classes available for kids. Here are some classes for babies, toddlers and kids that have free demo classes coming up, plus a super cool try-out opportunity for girls who just want to rock!

T. Kang Tae Kwon Do in Tribeca offers terrific martial arts classes for children as young as 2 years old and up through adult. Visit their open house on Sunday, April 6th at 12pm for a Tae Kwon Do demo by Junior and Adult students and stick around for free trial classes afterward. Register at the open house for a 10% discount. For questions, please call (212) 219-0043 or email tkangtkd@gmail.com.

Apple Seeds, the Chelsea play space is offering a full range of free demo classes like, "almost yoga" for 2.5/3 year olds, crafts, fitness, Spanish, "my Chelsea art opening", cooking and more. Classes are offered for babies up through 5 years old. VIsit the website to see the full offerings and then call to sign up for a free class.

Music for Aardvarks has arrived in a new location in Tribeca and to celebrate they're offering free $15 demo classes throughout the rest of March. You have to reserve a spot online. There are still spaces for March 19, 20, 26 and 27 for these city-centric kid music classes. In addition to the free $15 classes participants will get a free Taxi CD and $50 off Spring registration. [Sorry for the misprint. The classes are not free, but you do get a free CDS]

Not to be outdone, during the first week of April, Music Together is offering free trial classes for new students in several locations around Manhattan including, Murray Hill, Gramercy, Chelsea, SoHo, Tribeca, Battery Park City, and the West Village. Check out their website for dates and locations and to sign up.

In the "not free, but totally worth it" category is the Willie May Rock Camp for Girls MiniCamp this Saturday, March 22nd from 1-7pm at Union Pool in Brooklyn. They'll be giving guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and singing lessons to help uncover the rock star that lurks inside your little princess. Performances by hot girl rock bands Mod Rocket, Magnolia and Care Bears on Fire may inspire an irreversible trend toward uber-coolness. Open to all ages, but recommended for 5 and up. Register online. Performances by hot girl rock bands Mod Rocket, Magnolia and Care Bears on Fire may inspire an irreversible trend toward uber-coolness. Open to all ages, but recommended for 5 and up. Register online.

 

Sign Up for AMNH Summer Camps Before They're History

 2332 2138747373 417C50B72E MWhile registration for the American Museum of Natural History's summer camps hasn't started yet, it's a good idea to keep a look out. In 2007, the camps sold out before they were even made available online.

For more information on these camps complete with hands-on investigations, behind-the-scenes tours and visits with Museum scientists, visit their site, and read on.

2009 AMNH Adventures Summer Camps will include:

Robotics Camp
Interested in a robotic expedition to Mars? Design, build, and program your own robot to explore an unknown planet! Using Lego Mindstorms robotic kits and computers, participants learn principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork during this exciting week.

Sampler Camp
(for first graders)
Want a taste of the AMNH Adventure Camps, but still just one year too young? Come get a taste of what hands-on learning is all about, with a day of astrophysics activities, a day of frogs, and a day of water!

Fossils and DNA
Who are we and where do we come from? Embark on an exciting journey through human evolution and learn about our ancestors, from early primates to the first hominids. Explore the brand new Spitzer Hall of Human Origins while learning how to use fossil evidence and DNA??”and have fun doing it!

Meet the Beetles
Break out your magnifying glasses and get ready to observe the natural world and its amazing creatures! From the beetles, birds, and giant tortoises Charles Darwin made famous to the local array of bugs and plants in Central Park, children will enjoy discovering and learning about science and nature during this fun-filled week.

Astrophysics Camp
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live, work, and travel in space? Could life exist on other planets? What are black holes and do they really exist? Join others who share your interest in space science and learn about the universe through hands-on activities and Museum explorations.

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West Side Tennis Summer Day Camp

The West Side Tennis Club, former home of the U.S. Open for 60 years, is a world-class facility with 39 courts. Your children can play on all four surfaces: Har-Tru, Deco-Turf, red clay and grass. Year-round, juniors are offered inter-Club team competition. They enjoy an extremely favorable player to pro ratio; we strive to have 4-6 players per court. The Junior Tennis Camp is personally directed by Director of Tennis, Bob Ingersole,and Junior Program Director, Thomas Gilliland and is staffed by USPTA and PTR tennis professionals. Bob Ingersole is a former world-ranked player who has coached hundreds of sectionally and nationally ranked juniors. He was selected to participate in the first USTA Elite Coaches program and has completed both levels of USTA Science Competency tests.

For more information: West Side Tennis Club website

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Lester's Summer Camp Store

Lester's offers the latest trends and fashion brands in clothing, shoes and accessories from layette to older teen and those in between. Your shopping experience is made easy with a sales staff that delights in helping our customers find just what they're looking for .

Lester's stores are located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Greenvale, Huntington, and Deal, NJ.

Please call for an appointment with a camp counselor at the Lester's nearest you.

Manhattan-1534 Second Aveue/80St. 212 734-9292 Brooklyn - 1102-1120 Avenue U-718 645 4501 Greenvale, LI - 90 Northern Blvd- 516 626-1161 Huntington,LI - 350 Rte. 110 (next to Barnes & Noble) 631 299-2222

 

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