Like most good ideas, Gymboree Play & Music didn't begin in a business meeting—it began out of necessity. In 1976, Joan Barnes, a California mom, found herself frustrated with the lack of spaces where she could take her kids for safe and age-appropriate play time. Knowing that other parents were undoubtedly feeling the same frustration, she took matters into her own hands and founded Gymboree Play & Music. She consulted experts to design a curriculum of activities to foster the development of children’s cognitive, physical, and social skills through structured play. She hired a nationally renowned playground designer Jay Beckwith to design the proprietary play equipment at her centers. And her staff began conducting entertaining classes covering subjects ranging from music to sports to impart valuable lessons of imagination and physical activity to developing minds. As their children learned and socialized, parents also found benefit in meeting and befriending other moms and dads in their local area. More than 30 years later, her vision has proved to be a success: more than 712 child-centered franchises now spread over 42 countries, bringing confidence and creativity to thousands of youngsters in several continents and to one in the center of the earth.
Smiling Bright makes mouth-illumination easy, shipping complete whitening kits straight to eager chomper-owners' doorsteps. The X Cell Erator professional teeth-whitening system purifies pearls in just 20 minutes, wrapping them in a mouth-guard-shaped tray preloaded with carbamide gel capable of whitening teeth 2–5 shades. An included light triggers the formula's stain-blasting abilities, which can be tracked with a complimentary shade guide or an especially color-keen courtroom sketch artist. A list of tips and instructions helps guide users through the process, though a stealthy team of teeth-whitening professionals is available by phone should ornery cuspids refuse to shed their gold lamé suits.
Mitch Lee, founder of Fit Figure Boot Camp, designed the women-only program after helping his sister through her own weight loss. His 45-minute boot-camp classes target women's problem areas—such as abs and arms—in a supportive environment. He also offers nutritional guides and email coaching for added encouragement.
We focus on logical thinking, critical thinking and problem solving abilities of a child while making it fun and engaging.
We help master English systematically based on basic language, listening, speaking, reading and writing.
The burgeoning singers of the New York Opera Exchange team up with members of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra to present “An Evening of Scenes and Arias,” a showcase of excerpts from famous operas penned by artists including Puccini, Mozart, and Donizetti. Supertitles accompany each uvula-rattling performance, ensuring that audiences can follow euphonic gems such as Mimi’s Italian dialogue and emotional aria from La Boheme and the Queen of the Night's menacing, German aria from Die Zauberflöte. The January 28 performance is followed up by a reception where art appreciators can reflect on memorable vocal performances and swap opera trading cards. Peruse the ensemble’s website for a gallery of singing Viking helmets and a full listing of performance pieces.
From little Babies, growing Tots and up through the Pre-School age, creativity, fun, imagination and interactive learning is the basis of all MoonSoup programming. Smaller classes, excellent teachers and Ages & Stages approach all mean more attention to each child's unique development. Come celebrate childhood wonder!
Driving instructor Valeriy takes a calm, reassuring approach to getting new drivers—especially the road-shy and older beginners—behind the wheel. Classroom preparation and real-world lessons delve into parallel parking, highway driving, appropriate places for doing donuts, and other traffic complications. His students learn to drive defensively while paying attention to possible hazards, eventually commanding vehicles with both confidence and courtesy.