Long Island Family & Parenting News Coverage
WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM EST MONDAY * WHAT...East winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts 45 to 55 mph
* WHERE...In Connecticut, Northern New London, Southern
Middlesex and Southern New Haven Counties. In New York,
Northwest Suffolk and Southwest Suffolk Counties.
* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 10 AM EST Monday.
* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
Raising a family in New York has its own set of advantages and trials, and our Family & Parenting section can help to provide you with tips and tricks from other local Long Island parents. From keeping the kids quiet on long car rides, to the best recreation spots, we've got you covered with insights on the topics that matter most to parents.
View Beauty in Bloom at Lavender by the Bay
June 27, 2021
Lavender is in bloom! Limited tickets are available to walk in the pretty purple fields of Lavender by the Bay in East Marion and Calverton.
Long Island Author to Launch Book About the Culture and Influence of Birth
June 21, 2021
Gail Janicola, birth expert, coach and author, will be releasing her new book, The Ultimate Birth Experience
World War II Weekend Approaches at The Museum of American Armor at Old Bethpage Village Restoration
June 16, 2021
Families will be admitted only with pre-reservation e-tickets purchased on a first come – first served basis.
Where to Go Strawberry Picking on LI
June 09, 2021
It's strawberry picking season! Here's where to pick your own on Long Island.
Long Island Game Farm Opens New Tortoise Exhibit
June 08, 2021
Ribbon cutting attended by local officials on May 26.
Bellmore Movies Reopens
June 06, 2021
The historic Bellmore Movies & The Showplace, Nassau County’s last single screen movie theatre, has reopened.
Five Zoos & Aquariums on Long Island
June 03, 2021
Get up close and personal with animals you might never see on Long Island.
Goat Yoga for Kids and Adults in Smithtown
May 11, 2021
Children and adults can interact with friendly goats and an alpaca at a Goat Yoga class in Smithtown.
North Hempstead Drive-in Movie Series Returns For 2021
May 07, 2021
Residents can enjoy outdoor family fun again this year.
Aureliano Equestrian: Learn the Fine Art of Horse Riding in a One-On-One Setting
May 04, 2021
Aureliano Equestrian owner Jill Aureliano has been teaching and training since 1990.
2021 "Reimagined" New York State Fair Announced
May 03, 2021
This year the fair and fairgrounds are being planned and prepared in accordance with the Department of Health's COVID-19 health and safety guidance.
Puzzle Break of Syosset Brings the Puzzle to You with Exciting Mobile Escape Games!
April 21, 2021
Puzzle Break reopened several months ago after an extended lockdown due to the pandemic, and have introduced new methods for patrons to enjoy themselves.
Adventureland Reopens April 10
April 08, 2021
Park opens with new rules in place due to Covid restrictions.
Kite Flying Day Planned at Cedar Beach in Babylon
March 29, 2021
Event titled “Go Fly a Kite Over Babylon” will feature plenty of fun family activities.
Port Jeff’s Beloved Rocketship Park Fully Reopens
March 13, 2021
Closed due to Covid-19 park is now open for regular hours.
Winter Break Drive-In Movie Series Opens in Hempstead Town
February 12, 2021
Series will feature twelve films open to residents on a first come, first served basis.
The ‘80s are Back at The Cradle of Aviation
December 27, 2020
Break out the parachute pants – The Cradle of Aviation Museum is celebrating the ‘80s now through 1/3. Play video games like Ms. Pac-Man, and view Top Gun & Back to the Future movie memorabilia.
Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events
December 26, 2020
Celebrating New Year's Eve might be a little different this year but there are still lots of ways to have fun. Here are some family-friendly ideas.
Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Offers Curbside “Safe Child” Id Cards by Appointment
December 22, 2020
The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office is offering free Operation Safe Child ID Cards by appointment at the Sheriff’s Office in Riverhead.