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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.

2015 Memorial Day Parades on Long Island

Celebrate Memorial Day by attending some local parades all across the Island!

USDA Offers Summer Food Safety Tips in Advance of Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, camping, road trips, and other activities that involve food.

Nolan-Kaminsky Bill to Reverse Negative Effects of Testing Passes Assembly

A bill authored by Assemblymembers Todd Kaminsky and Cathy Nolan to reverse the negative effects of the high-stakes Common Core testing environment passed the Assembly today.

Senator LaValle Announces Summer Reading Program for Students

Senator Ken LaValle invites all students up to the 8th grade to join the NY State Senate’s 2015 Summer Reading Program.

Members of New York Congressional Delegation Join Governor Cuomo's Raise the Age Campaign

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 15 members of New York's Congressional Delegation are joining his Raise the Age campaign and will be calling on members of the public to support passage of the governor's proposal ...

Share The Beauty of Your Community with a Fresh Air Child This Summer

This summer, share the beauty of your community with a Fresh Air child while enjoying the pure joys of summer in your own backyard!

Celebrate Memorial Day with a Boom: Local Fireworks Displays on the Island

Celebrate Memorial Day by checking out some cool firework displays!

Memorial Day Barbecuing Begins: Keep It Memorable & Safe!

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY.

LI Residents Catalanottos Donate to Fund Toddler's Surgery in CA

Two foundations team up to rid baby of problematic tumor. The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation and the Frank Catalanotto Foundation come together to save babies.

CDC Says Study Highlights Risk of Norovirus from Swimming

Simple tips can help swimmers stay safe in various swimming venues.

Legislature Approves Hahn’s Policies to Enforce Orders of Protection Using GPS Monitoring; Probation Will Monitor Offender to Safeguard Victims

Citing a double-digit increase in intimate partner homicides across New York, Hahn says new measure is necessary to improve victim safety & save lives.

Governor Cuomo Introduces Parental Choice in Education Act

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today introduced the Parental Choice in Education Act, which will support and protect alternative school options for parents and students across New York State.

Memorial Day Weekend 2015: Celebrate with Fireworks, Parades, BBQs & Lots of Family Fun!

Looking for the best fun happening Memorial Day Weekend 2015? We've got you covered with the scoop on fireworks, festivals, the Air Show, & More!

LongIsland.com’s 2015 Summer Camp Guide: Educational & Fun Experiences for Every Kid!

Summer break is nearly here! Make summer camp plans for your kids with LongIsland.com's Summer Camp Guide.

Celebrate Your Mom This Mother's Day by Taking Her to a Delicious Brunch!

Celebrate Mother's Day with your mom by taking her out to a delicious brunch!

LongIsland.com's 2015 May Family Fun Guide: Festivals, Fairs, Fireworks & Tons of Warm Weather Fun!

As the temperatures rise, the fun is really starting to heat up here on Long Island! Get the scoop on all the best fun happening across LI this May right here!

Mangano And Montesano Offer Free Photo ID's For Children In May

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, in partnership with New York State Assemblyman Montesano, is helping to protect children by providing free “KidPix” photo identification cards to parents and children.

Mangano, WBAB/BLI Invite Families To A Free "Touch-A-Truck" Event In Eisenhower Park

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, in partnership with Cox Media Group Long Island’s 102.3 WBAB and 106.1 BLI, are offering Long Island families the rare opportunity to explore, sit in and take photos with over 40 ...

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 ...
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