lp_FIRwithcamper2 Steve & Kate: After 34 years of running camps in the Bay Area, we’re excited to introduce our self-directed camps to New York – the center of the world, a beacon of creativity for all ages.
Little Clubs Head is a dance party for kids in NYC. Everyone feels electric at Little Club Heads. LED lights – bright and multicolored –  are flashing, the DJ spins your favorite dance tunes and the beats make your body move. Mr. Blue, the host of this exhilarating extravaganza, keeps the energy high-voltage, encouraging the crowd to MAKE SOME NOISE!  The fun never stops and everyone is having the best time ever.  
Four original productions to be showcased in NYC April 24 to May 17, 2015 The New York Children's Theater Festival has announced the shows selected for its fourth season. The four productions are The Sock Who Lost His Mate; Sue Ology & the (Possibly) Haunted House; Help Save the Monkey!; and The Meanest Birthday Girl. In making the announcement, The New York Children's Theater Festival co-founder Michael Shawn Lewis said, “Heading into our fourth season is exciting for us! We will be presenting four productions after receiving an incredible selection of new work during our submission period. There's also big buzz around here for us, as the 2015 Festival will have a new venue to call home, The Player’s Theatre in Greenwich Village.  We are very happy to be working in this gem of a theater, which already has established itself as a wonderful venue for family entertainment.
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happy Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams’s super-hit song “Happy” will now be a picture book, to be published on September 22, 2015. Nominated for an Academy Award in 2014, “Happy” hit number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 list, and has topped the charts in more than seventy-five countries worldwide.
Julie Larsen Maher__0515_King Penguin and Chick_CPZ_02 10 15 WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Central Park Zoo is celebrating the arrival of New York City’s first royal baby – a king penguin chick. The chick is the first king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) ever hatched in New York City. The landmark hatching is the result of the expertise and careful husbandry techniques practiced by the zoo’s keepers and curatorial staff. “This hatching is a wonderful accomplishment for our staff. It will be a treat to watch this penguin mature,” said Craig Piper, WCS Director of City Zoos. “This was the first year that the king penguin chicks were old enough to potentially produce a fertile egg and we’re thrilled that conditions proved right for them to incubate, hatch, and care for the chick.”
WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo has become a winter wonderland having received several inches of snow in the past week. These photos highlight a few animals enjoying the week’s weather. Julie Larsen Maher_8874_Canadian Lynx_QZ_01 18 15