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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.

Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration: Poems, Essays, and Artwork By Local LI Students

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle congratules all participants in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration.

Winter Bucket List 2015-16: Long Island's Can’t-Miss Festive Seasonal Fun!

Make this winter your best one yet by checking out, and checking off, LongIsland.com’s 2015 Winter Bucket List!

Black Friday 2015 Shopping Guide: Bargains & Deals You’ve Been Waiting All Year For, Right Here on Long Island!

This is the week when the biggest Black Friday bargains and deals begin! Check out our Black Friday Shopping Guide for the latest steals and deals to complete your holiday shopping!

Free "Holiday Spectacular" Concert And Ice Show At Twin Rinks Ice Center

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pops Orchestra will be performing in Nassau County’s “Holiday Spectacular” concert on Sunday, November 29th at the Twin Rinks Ice Center at Eisenhower ...

Mangano Partners With "Kids Helping Kids" To Distribute New Clothing To Nassau Families In Need

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Department of Social Services and the Coordinated Agency for Spanish Americans (C.A.SA.) will once again partner with Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way Inc., to distribute new ...

O’ Christmas Tree: Local Tree Lighting Ceremonies on Long Island

It’s that time of year once again! The time to figure out which of the many dazzling Christmas tree lightings you’ll be visiting this season!

The 2015 Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting 2015: Kicking Off the Holiday Season Brightly in NYC

The holidays come alive as Rockefeller Center lights up for the 83rd Annual Rockefeller Center Tree lighting ceremony!

Super Cool Winter Break Camp Programs for Your Young Learner

Keep your kids active and learning during the holiday break by attending a camp or a fun educational workshop!

Schumer: Highly Caffeinated Peanut Butter Pose Danger, Urge FDA to Investigate Product

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to immediately investigate a new potentially dangerous product that is hitting store shelves: caffeinated peanut butter.

Mangano Announces Free Photos With Santa And Christmas Tree

While some venues are eliminating Christmas trees and traditional decorations, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announces free photos with Santa – including a Christmas tree and traditional decorations, each Saturday beginning November 28th through December 19th ...

Earn Your Turkey By Racing in the Top Turkey Trots of 2015

Take a run with family and friends on Thanksgiving morning to support local non-profits and your own health!

It's Gingerbread Time! Nassau Bar Assn. Hosts Gingerbread University on December 5

There’s no shortage of gumdrops, lollipops and marshmallows – or creative fun for kids – at this year’s Annual Gingerbread University Holiday Workshop, hosted by the We Care Fund of the Nassau County Bar Association.

2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Kicking-Off the Holiday Season with Cheer!

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade delights millions each year. Here's what to expect from it this year!

Mangano Announces "Thank Goodness For Animals" Thanksgiving Program At Tackapausha Museum And Preserve

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that the family-friendly “Thank Goodness for Animals” Thanksgiving Program will take place at Tackapausha Museum and Preserve on Sunday, November 29th at 1:00 p.m.

Governor Cuomo Announces Results of Child Car Seat Safety Checks, With 88% Improperly Installed

Governor Cuomo announced the results of Child Passenger Safety Week seat check events, during which 88 percent of the 931 seats inspected were found to be improperly installed.

LongIsland.com’s 2015 November Family Fun Guide: Festivals, Turkey Trots, Veterans Day Celebrations, and So Much More to be Thankful For!

Show your thanks for your health and your loved ones by participating in some of the great events happening this November!

Cut Down on Candy at Halloween Candy Buy Back Events

Donate your candy to a good cause, and make a few bucks in the process!

11-Year Old Girl from Long Island Wins on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" Halloween Show

This morning on “LIVE with Kelly and Michael,” Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan hosted “LIVE’s Best Halloween Show Ever: Nightmare on 67th Street,” the latest installment of the show’s mega-popular Halloween franchise.

Mangano Launches "Operation Safe Sweets" To Protect Children This Halloween

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that “Operation Safe Sweets” is in place and ongoing for Halloween 2015. Operation Safe Sweets is designed to protect children from sex offenders on Halloween through monitoring and randomly ...

Enjoy a Safe Halloween with NFPA’s Fire Safety Tips

With Halloween just around the corner, children will soon be out in costume trekking through festive displays in search of candy. However, more than ghosts could be lurking amongst the mid-fall fun, as Halloween costumes and decorations ...
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