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The Spike in Spoke Shops

The Spike in Spoke Shops

BY SAM BLEIBERG | Bike shops get us rolling. Whether they’re helping a beginner choose their first bike, keeping a trusty commuter on the road, or just serving as a quick pit stop for flat tires, a good bike shop can make getting around town a much more pleasant experience. What separates a great bike shop […]

Heading Back to School, Youth Demand Gun Law Reform

Heading Back to School, Youth Demand Gun Law Reform

BY DONNA ACETO | On Sept. 9, the activist group Change the Ref, which aims to give young people the tools they need to create change, held a roving Fashion Week Back to School event to show off a collection of schoolchildren’s apparel, including bullet-proof vests. Highlighting the risks youth today face from gun violence, the […]

Hudson Guild Has Smart Addition to Early Childhood Education Program

Hudson Guild Has Smart Addition to Early Childhood Education Program

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | There is a new member of the Hudson Guild family. On Mon., July 2, Hudson Guild took over the operation of the Polly Dodge Center at 538 W. 55th St. (btw. 10th & 11th Aves.) from the YWCA. “Recently, the YWCA decided to no longer operate the Polly Dodge Center […]

Playground Prodigies at PS 129

Playground Prodigies at PS 129

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Opera education in primary schools? Sounds pretty ambitious, but not in the view of Odelphia Pierre, principal of PS 129 on West 130th St. in Harlem, who appreciates the arts. “They just love it,” she beamed thinking of the third and fourth graders’ embrace of the Playground Operas, a program that has […]

Upper East Side High School Grads Win Scholarship, Mentorship Honors

Upper East Side High School Grads Win Scholarship, Mentorship Honors

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Three 2018 graduates of Upper East Side high schools have been selected among this year’s Milken Scholars. Caoimhe Boyle, Roy Kim, and Angelo Osofsky were chosen for their academic performance, community service, demonstrated leadership, and ability to persevere in tough situations. In their high schools, the young scholars took the lead on […]

Breakthrough Toys of Tomorrow & Blasts From the Past

Breakthrough Toys of Tomorrow & Blasts From the Past

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | New York is home to lots of fun events at our convention centers, but the annual North American International Toy Fair is off-limits to the general public. Only industry pros and press are allowed to experience its whimsical wonders. We were lucky to have access to this secret toyland during its Feb. […]

A Fine Bromance: Agile Blokes Go For Broke

A Fine Bromance: Agile Blokes Go For Broke

BY DAVID KENNERLEY | When best buds Beren D’Amico, Louis Gift, and Charlie Wheeller graduated from the National Centre for Circus Arts in London a few years back, they were faced with a thorny dilemma. The Barely Methodical Troupe, as they are now known, had the chance to craft a piece to showcase their distinct talents, […]

Children’s Museum Headed to Historic UWS Church

Children’s Museum Headed to Historic UWS Church

BY REBECCA FIORE | The Children’s Museum of Manhattan recently purchased an historic house of worship for its new location, increasing the museum’s current capacity, with plans to open in late 2021, according to a museum representative. The museum, along with Sterling National Bank, bought the 361 Central Park West location, at W. 96th St., for […]

Pot-Stirring ‘Spicy’ Playwrights Don’t Sugarcoat Reality

Pot-Stirring ‘Spicy’ Playwrights Don’t Sugarcoat Reality

BY REBECCA FIORE | Adult themes of compassion, redemption, and solidarity ran through “Stirring the Pot: The Spicy Plays” — 10 short works for the stage written by kids and performed Dec. 8-10 by professional actors, as part of the 52nd Street Project’s Playmaking program. The Playmaking program is the first of many available to kids […]

World Music Enlivens Carnegie Family Program

World Music Enlivens Carnegie Family Program

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | Haitian songstress Emeline Michel will perform a few of her classic hits at Carnegie Hall on Dec. 16 in a special program geared to young children. The singer is performing at “My City, My Song,” a family-oriented show that is part of Carnegie’s Musical Explorers program — an in-class musical education segment […]

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