Weather Alert(1)!
"Special Statement" ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Friday Feb.12 16,02:36 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Unique Spots to Throw Your Kid's Next Birthday Bash

Family & Parenting, Music, Movies & Entertainment, Travel & Local Attractions

Don't know where to throw your kid's next birthday party? Looking for something different? Check out these exciting venues to hold your child's next party.

Looking for something different for your child's next birthday party?  Long Island has a wealth of options for kids' birthday parties, ranging from spots for energetic kids to run, jump, and climb to a mobile living room on wheels that can fit all of your child's friends.  Indoor trampoline locations have been increasing in popularity, so you are likely to find one that is not too far away. That excitement is taken a step further at the new Adventure Park in Wheatley Heights, which takes guests into the trees to try their hand at aerial ropes courses.  Of course, the most important aspects of planning a birthday party for your child is to make sure it is something that captures his or her interest, that it can suit the number of childrent that you will invite, and that it is within your budget.  Explore these options of some of the most unique kids birthday party locations across the island:

Great Play of Woodmere: Woodmere, NY
Younger kids can enjoy fun and games at this fitness center, and older kids can delve into multi-sport themed birthday parties.  Expect your kids to get lots of exercise, and an award ceremony will be held at the end of the party!

The Adventure Park at Long Island: Wheatley Heights, NY
Children can enjoy eight different aerial ropes courses through the trees at varying ability levels, all while wearing safety harnesses and guided by the park’s expert climbers.  A party in the trees will surely be unforgettable!

Game Truck Long Island: Garden City, NY
Described as a “dream living room on wheels,” this truck is loaded with game consoles and screens for your party to enjoy the ultimate gaming experience.

Woodside Nursery & Garden Center: Patchogue, NY
This nursery offers seasonal-themed birthday parties, such as Halloween/fall themed birthday parties with bouncy houses, a haunted tunnel, and pumpkins for the guests for the months of September and October.

Bounce! Trampoline Sports: Syosset, NY
Your energetic kid will love a party of bouncing on indoor trampolines with their friends, where they can literally bounce off the walls!

Bach to Rock Birthday Parties: Port Washington, NY
For the musically inclined, have your kid become a star when they record their own song, enjoy karaoke, or explore musical instruments like guitars and drums and get a crash course in musical rhythms.

Long Island’s Laser Bounce: Levittown, NY
Get the best of both worlds – laser tag and bounce houses – all at one place, plus a whole lot more, like arcade games climbing walls, and build a bear!

Active Kidz: Jericho, NY
Let them get all of their energy out at a battle quest-themed laser tag arena, inflatable fun zone, four-level indoor playground, a 20 foot rock wall, cannonball air blast, glow in the dark dance fun, and plenty of arcade games.

Funny Face Entertainment: Babylon, NY
If your child is into shows with magicians and clowns, Funny Face is your place.  They offer magic shows, balloon creations, face painting, lots of rentals, costumed characters, and silly singing telegrams.

Safari Adventure: Riverhead, NY
At Safari Adventure, your child can enjoy indoor bouncers, tons of arcade and skill games, and “Kilimanjaro,” a four-level soft climbing structure that will capture their interest for hours.

Air Trampoline Sports: Ronkonkoma, NY
Enjoy wall-to-wall indoor trampolines, and even have your own game of trampoline dodgeball, just for your party!

NYZ Apocalypse: Deer Park, NY
Kids ages 12 and up can enjoy this unique laser tag party that is held at the “Apollo Prison,” where a zombie outbreak has occurred and it is up to you to save Long Island from the zombie apocalypse.

Divas and Tiaras: New Hyde Park, NY
For the ultimate in girly parties, get pampered at Divas and Tiaras, who can come to your home or hold the party at their own venue, and will pamper your child and their friends with spa experts, manicures and pedicures, facials, makeup, and updos.

Pole Position Raceway: Farmingdale, NY
Race go-karts indoors on two quarter-mile tracks, with the latest in high-performance, all-electric, emission-free go-karts!

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