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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.

Keep it Moving Indoors this Winter

Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you can’t stay active.

Mangano Announces “Holiday Party for Wildlife” at Tackapausha Museum & Preserve

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that the Holiday Party for Wildlife will take place at Tackapausha Museum and Preserve on Saturday, December 13th at 1:00 p.m.

The 2014 Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting: Brightening Up NYC for the Holiday Season

Welcome the holidays this year by watching the 82nd Annual Rockefeller Center Tree lighting!

Walking, Hiking, and Writing through a Winter Wonderland: Fun Fall and Winter Nature Events

Bundle up and join some friends to learn something new and stimulate the senses on a winter walk or hike!

Planning the Perfect Adult Fun Night In

Have fun, despite the decreasing temperatures, with a adult fun night in!

Say Happy Holidays to Your Feathered Friends with DIY Bird Feeders

Make a snowy and chilly backyard a more cheerful place with these bird feeders.

Seasonal Shopping Stops: Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Shows & Fairs

Get a head start on your holiday shopping by starting this Thanksgiving weekend!

Set It & Forget It: Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for Thanksgiving

Skip the extra stress and hassle this year by opting to use a slow cooker for some of your side dishes!

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Plays & Musicals at High Schools, Thanksgiving Themed Pet Parade and More

Get out to enjoy some of Broadway's best through performances at the local high schools! Also find other events and entertainment to complete the end of your week.

May Your Days Be Merry & Bright: Christmas Tree Lightings

It’s that time of year! Time to start planning which local Christmas tree lightings you’ll be visiting!

Mangano: Outdoor Ice Rinks To Open For The 2014-2015 Season

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Nassau County’s outdoor ice rinks at Christopher Morley Park and Grant Park will open for the 2014-2015 winter season on Saturday, November 29th.

Preparing Your Own Tasty Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving is coming up which means it’s time to start thinking about turkey preparations!

Winter Bucket List 2014: Long Island's Indoor & Outdoor Seasonal Fun That You Won't Want to Miss!

Winter’s got its own special set of fun things to do - get the scoop right here!

Nassau County SPCA Offers Thanksgiving Pet Tips

Here's a few tips to have a Thanksgiving that is pet-safe.

Simple No-Cook Appetizers For Your Holiday Gathering

Save yourself time and stress this holiday season by opting to make no-cook appetizers.

Family Volunteer Day is Nov. 22: Volunteer as a Family to Help Your Community

Build memories and help children learn the values of kindness and giving back by volunteering as a family!

Legislator Browning & SCPD Hosting Free Car Seat Inspections in Mastic Beach

Essential child passenger safety information for parents .

Terrific Thanksgiving Table Place Settings: For the Grown-Up’s Table and the Kid’s Table

Make your Thanksgiving dinner table a festive sight to behold with these creative place setting ideas!

How to Incorporate Vegetarian Dishes Into Your Thanksgiving Feast

Here are some vegetarian-friendly recipes you can make for your big Thanksgiving dinner!
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