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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.

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!

Wintry Weather Predicted For First Day Of March 2015

Long Island predicted to get anywhere from 4 - 8 inches of snow tonight.

Safe & Fun Tips to Celebrating St. Patrick's Day 2015 in NYC

Celebrate your Irish heritage by taking a trip to New York City to enjoy the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

Embrace Nature by Joining Outdoor Clubs and Societies

Whether you are looking to take a hike or spot seals and whales, there is an outdoor group for you!

Passing Down & Enjoying Irish Traditions: St. Patrick’s Day Events for Kids

Help your kids learn something new about the Emerald Isle by attending a St. Patrick’s Day kids event!

LongIsland.com's 2015 March Family Fun Guide: Celebrate Saint Pat’ & Welcome Spring with a Lion’s Share of Fun!

There’s tons of great fun this March, from Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations, to Outdoor Family Fun, and of course tons of great ways to Welcome Spring!

2015 Purim Events on Long Island

The Jewish holiday falls on March 4th and 5th this year.

Springing Forward for Daylight Savings Time

Go in to Daylight Savings Time prepared with these tips so that you can readjust your body's natural clock and get back on task for spring!

Swimming in a Sea of Green: St. Patrick’s Day Parades 2015

It doesn’t matter if you’re Irish or simply Irish-at-heart, everyone and anyone can enjoy these St. Patrick’s Day parades!

Traditional Irish and Irish-American Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

This St. Patrick's Day, continue a family tradition - or create a new one - with traditional Irish and Irish-American fare!

Music From The Emerald Isle: St. Patrick’s Day Concerts

Although not all of theses concerts take place on St. Patrick’s Day, they all will have you reveling in the Irish spirit!

Revitalize Your Day with a Mid-Day Break

What do you do during lunch? Tips to a lunch break that will have you coming back revitalized and ready to conquer more work.

Simple Ways to Start Transitioning into Spring

The first day of Spring is March 20th! Time to start thinking about your transition from season to season!

Winter Wrap Up: Activities to Enjoy Before the End of the Season

Most people can't wait for spring to arrive, but while we're still in winter, make sure to take advantage of all of the activities you can only do now!

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Wintery Mix This Weekend

Snow accumulations are predicted to stay within 2 to 4 inches, along with a trace of ice before turning to rain.

March 2 is Read Across America Day! Celebrate with These Local Children’s Authors

Also known as Dr. Seuss Day, this notional holiday encourages reading for kids of all ages.

Spice Up Your Dinner Plans with These Bold Recipes

Keep warm with these recipes for homemade sriracha sauce and spicy shredded beef!

Recipes to Revamp Leftover Valentine's Candy

Still surrounded by Valentine's candy? Whip it into something new and tasty with one of these recipes!

March 12th is Plant a Flower Day: Long Island Gardens & Arboretums to Visit to View Beautiful Flora

Check out these gardens and arboretums located on Long Island, including their seasonal days & hours!
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