Author: Michelle Caines

2018 Winter Break Camps

New York City schools are closed for Presidents’ week. During the winter break of 2018, we encourage you to take part in all that Uptown has to offer. There are lots of offerings for the kiddos as well as plenty of family fun. Below are a few winter camps taking place in Manhattan’s northern neighborhoods during President’s week: Winter Camps: The Center by Reach Their goal is to provide home-schooled children and families with highly engaging and interactive experiences, but you can indulge for the week off from school. Students will be engaging in energetic inquiry-based activities in the...

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SOAR Summer Camp Fair

Let’s Talk Schools & Bank Street Summer Camp 4th Annual Summer Opportunities, Activities & Resources (SOAR) Fairs SOAR Upper West Side Fair Bank Street School for Children 610 W 112th Street New York, NY Sunday, Feb. 11, 12-3 pm Register here SOAR Harlem Fair Ephesus Church 101 W 123rd Street New York, NY Sunday, Mar. 11, 12-3 pm Register here SOAR fairs make it easy for families to sort through numerous camp and summer program options in one afternoon. No need to call/drive all over to dozens of different locations to get information. At our fairs, you can meet...

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Homeschool in NYC – a Different Directions conversation

There are a growing number of families that are choosing to homeschool for various reasons. Even still with the amount of NYC families deciding to take the plunge, a majority of folks still have a skewed view of what homeschool really is. And they should, as there is not just one way of doing ‘school’. The term ‘homeschool’ is more than what it implies, especially in NYC. Too often homeschooling families are depicted as shy awkward children that stay indoors and have no social life, but that’s not the case for our many families. I’m not a stay at...

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What’s your favorite Uptown Summer Camp?

Answer to win a prize! Uptown Birdies is putting together a Summer Guide of camps and classes in uptown Manhattan and parts of the Bronx. We believe it truly takes a village! While we have a list of preferable camps, we need your help. What are your favorite camps or summer time classes? We’re planning to have a completed summer guide by mid-February. Help us by filling out the questionnaire below and you’ll be entered to win a prize! In order to enter, you must fill out the form and SUBSCRIBE for a chance to win! Contest ends February...

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Deadline Approaching for 2018 Harlem YMCA bai Scholarship Opportunities

The Harlem Y will award approximately 40 scholarships to deserving New York City Students at the 48th Annual National Salute to Achievers in Industry (bai) Gala on March 15, 2018. Please share this information (on line application link below) with your high school seniors. Deadline is January 31, 2018. Below are the links for the 2018 bai Corporate Scholarship and Youth Achiever scholarship applications. Approximately 40 Scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded. For NYC High School Seniors not enrolled in a YMCA of Greater New York Teen Program: One $5,000 Scholarship will be awarded. For NYC High School Seniors...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Riverbank’s 25th Anniversary “KIDS DAY”

    May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. NYPL: Early Literacy, Five Senses, Programs in a Box: Five Senses

    May 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. NYPL: Little Bookworm Storytime

    May 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  4. NYPL: Game Night

    May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  5. NYPL: Early Literacy: Toddler Storytime

    May 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  6. Sugar Hill Children’s Museum: TOPSY TURVY THURSDAYS

    May 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


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