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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.

Cinco de Mayo on Long Island: Celebrate Mexican Culture at These Local Events!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by attending one of the following celebrations!

Ward Melville High School Performs at the Walt Disney World Resort

Members of Ward Melville High School Three Village Patriot Marching Band", Concert & Women's Combined Ensemble, and Concert Band became stars of their own Disney show on April 9-11 when they entertained resort guests at the Magic ...

Suffolk County to Parents: Protect Your Child from Measles, Whooping Cough, Mumps

Suffolk County to Parents: Protect Your Child from Measles, Whooping Cough, Mumps.

Upcoming Children's Theater Productions That the Entire Family Can Enjoy!

Enjoy some children's theater together as a family at some of these great upcoming events!

Mangano & Eisenstein Promote The Importance Of Immunizations During National Infant Immunization Week, April 18th-25th

In recognition of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein remind parents, caregivers and healthcare providers of the critical role that vaccinations provide in safeguarding children.

Warning: Powdered Product Marketed for Children May Contain Excessive Levels of Lead

Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Services Dr. James Tomarken today warned parents that Bo Ying Compound, a powdered product marketed for treatment of various ailments in infants and children, may contain excessive levels of lead.

Moms Open Their Hearts to Children through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program

Mother’s Day is a special occasion to celebrate the women in our lives who take the time to care for us. Many women in Western Suffolk take on the role of Fresh Air mom, as they open ...

Long Island Hurricanes Youth Mountain Bike Teams Race and Starts the Season for Mountain Bike Racing

Long Island Hurricanes Youth Development Mountain Biking Team rode their first race this spring and start the season with a roar in Long Islands most prestigious mountain bike race, The Brands Muddy Tire.

End Spring Break with These Fun Family-Friendly Events!

End Spring Break the right way by attending some events on Long Island this weekend that the entire family can enjoy together!

Support Our Planet Earth by Attending Some Fun and Educational Earth Day Events!

Celebrate Earth Day by attending some of Long Island's upcoming events!

LongIsland.com's 2015 April Family Fun Guide: Celebrate Spring, Enjoy the Outdoors, Fun Festive Fairs & More!

Spring into Fun this April with Festivals, Carnivals, Easter Brunches and more this April!

Spring Into Fun: Get a Jumpstart on Enjoying a Day at the Beach

Spring is here, which means its time to start thinking about heading to the beach! Check out these fun ways to make the most out of the beach this Spring!

Upcoming Spring Car Shows Happening All Across the Island

Enjoy a fun-filled day at one of these local car shows happening this Spring!

Entertainment Schedule for the Fifteenth Annual Huntington Tulip Festival - Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Town of Huntington's Annual Tulip Festival will take place on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 11AM – 4PM in Heckscher Park in Huntington.

Upcoming Spring Runs and Walks That the Entire Family Can Participate in Together

Break out the sneakers and sign up for a local run or walk on Long Island!

Just Kidding Around: Silly and Safe April Fools’ Day Pranks for Kids

Get ready to pull one over on your kids or help them prank one another this year on April Fools' Day.

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Irish Celebration, Spring Craft Beer Festival & Comedy Performances

Spring has begun, and it's time to spring into some fun entertainment for the weekend!

Amazing Easter Eggs: Fun, Festive & Unique Ways to Decorate Your Eggs This Easter

Bring nail polish, confetti, and paper reinforcers to the table this Easter when you make your one-of-a-kind Easter eggs!

Start Celebrating Easter with the Kids at these Entertaining Family-Friendly Events!

Honor Easter with the kids at some of these great Long Island events!

Fun and Free Events on Long Island this April and May

Here are the best events you can enjoy in the next couple of months - without having to pay!
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