Jelly Bean Hangover Contest at Aigner Chocolates

IMG_4534Are you a jelly bean enthusiast?

Well, if you want to win a huge jar of jelly beans, Aigner Chocolates (103-02 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills) is having a ‘Jelly Bean Hangover Contest’.

If you guess how many jelly beans are in the container pictured below, you will win the entire container. Our guess is 1,800 =D

You must go into the store to give your guess. Winner will be announced on Saturday, April 21.

Call Aigner Chocolates at (718) 544-1850 for more info.

Good luck, and enjoy responsibly!

 

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Station Square to undergo a major renovation

Station Square

Station Square is about to undergo a major renovation.

According to a community notice sent on April 6, the Forest Hills Gardens Corporation Board of Directors informed residents that the entire square east of Continental Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic due to the renovation project.

There are several phases to the renovation which will involve more than just the restoration of the road surface. According to the notice, all public utilities will be upgrading their infrastructure as the bricks are removed and the roadway is opened.

 

And after years of repair work that caused uneven bricks, this renovation will also level out the road.

The renovation is slated to begin mid April and will continue throughout the rest of the year. The square will be closed off to all vehicular traffic throughout the entire time of the project.

“This project has been on the drawing board for many years and we are excited to embark on this unprecedented event for our community,” the notice stated. “We understand that this will be an inconvenience but after much discussion, it was decided there was no other way to safely proceed with this project if the square was not closed to the public.”

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French Sing-Along at Church in the Gardens

On April 16th at 10 am at 50 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills children are encouraged to join in a French sing-along! This class at The Church-in-the-Gardens is a great way for young kids to get immersed in the French language through songs and stories. Classes are accompanied by a professional pianist and taught by Valentine, a French jazz singer, who is leading several French sing-alongs throughout the city in schools, daycares, music schools, private groups and birthday parties.

For more information and registration contact, lespiafsny@gmail.com

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Beth Sholom Day Camp launches new STEM Lab Program this Summer

Breaking News Computer ExplorersBeth Sholom Day Camp is excited to announce the addition of a STEM lab to their already elite level of programs.

In the new Computer Explorers Stem Lab, campers will work with technology on fun robotics and coding projects.

You can see BSDC’s Computer Explorers Stem lab at their upcoming open house on Sunday, April 15th from 10am-1pm. BSDC is located at 401 Roslyn Rd, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577.

You can also email holly@bethsholomdaycamp.com or call (516) 621-9257 with any questions.

STEM is more than just a grouping of subject areas. It is a movement to develop the deep mathematical and scientific underpinnings students need to be competitive in the 21st-century workforce.

But this movement goes far beyond preparing students for specific jobs. STEM develops a set of thinking, reasoning, teamwork, investigative, and creative skills that students can use in all areas of their lives. STEM isn’t a standalone class—it’s a way to intentionally incorporate different subjects across an existing curriculum.

Here’s a quick rundown of the STEM acronym:

Science: The study of the natural world.

Technology: One surprise—the STEM definition for technology includes any product made by humans to meet a want or need. (So much for all technology being digital.) A chair is technology; so is a pencil. Any product kids create to solve a problem can be regarded as technology.

Engineering: The design process kids use to solve problems.

Math: The language of numbers, shapes, and quantities that seems so irrelevant to many students.

STEM lessons often seem similar to science lessons and experiments, and in some ways, they are. After all, genuine science experiences are hands-on and inquiry-based. But if you look at the basics of an “ideal” STEM lesson, you’ll see some substantial differences.

 

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Open House This Saturday, April 14 for Summer At The Kew-Forest School

The Kew-Forest School will be hosting an Open House this Saturday, April 14th from 10am – 12pm.

All children entering pre-K to 8th Grade are welcome.  The camp runs from July 2 – August 17 from 9 am – 4 pm and campers can register by the day, week or for the full 7 weeks. Before and after care is also available.

Core academic and recreational options include:
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Martial arts
  • Cooking
  • Drama
  • Swimming
  • Arts and crafts
  • Computers
  • Day trips and more!
They have new rates for 2018 and you can save $100 if you register by April 30!
For more information, please visit:

 

The Kew-Forest School
119-17 Union Turnpike
Forest Hills, NY  11375
718.268.4667 ext. 108

 

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