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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.

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!

Spring Nature Programs at Local Parks and Preserves

Get outside and open your mind with these educational experiences to learn about creatures ranging from seals to bats!

Scrumptious Pi Day Pie Recipes

Celebrate 3.14 with math and sweet pies to share with friends.

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Irish Festival, Bacon Fest, Jay Leno & Music Tributes

It's time to get into Spring fun mode with a jam-packed schedule of events this weekend, including Irish festivals, Bacon Fest, comedy shows and performances, and much more!

Ways to Have Fun during National Bubble Week

Bubbles are fun for kids of every age. Get out there and have some fun with the weather looking more like Spring and with National Bubble Week arriving with these activities!

Grab Your 2015 Empire Passport and Enjoy the Best Parks and Beaches Year-Round!

Get your hands on this year’s Empire Pass for year-round access to some of the best parks and recreation facilities.

Celebrate Easter at a Sunday Brunch with the Family!

Celebrate the holiday while indulging in delicious food together as a family at an Easter brunch!

Spring 2015: Celebrate the Season with these Upcoming Festivals and Fairs on LI

It may still be chilly outside, but spring is just around the corner!

Join the Hunt: Top Easter Egg Hunts Around Long Island

Take your kids to a great community-wide egg hunt, and snap a photo with the Easter Bunny!

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Circus Fun, Pet Expo & Other Performances

It's a weekend packed with fun for the entire family with these events and performances!

Getting Crafty, Where to Get Your Craft on for National Craft Month

Get your craft on for National Craft Month with these cute craft projects and upcoming events!
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Lyndsay McCabe is a freelance writer and regular contributor to LongIsland.com's News Section. She is a Long Island native who graduated ...
 
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