Long Island Family & Parenting News Coverage





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.

Mangano Announces NASH FM's Last Summer Bash At Lakeside Theatre

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that Nassau County will host NASH FM’s Last Summer Bash at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park on Saturday, September 12th.

Acting DA Singas Announces Renewal of Grant to Woman’s Opportunity Rehabilitation Center

Acting DA Madeline Singas joined the staff, volunteers, supporters and clients of the Woman’s Opportunity Rehabilitation Center (WORC) today to announce her office’s renewal of a grant to help keep the 30-year-old organization running for another year.

LongIsland.com’s 2015 September Family Fun Guide: Apple Picking, Town Fairs, 5Ks, and More Ways to Keep Active in Autumn!

School is back in session, but there is plenty of fun to be had on the weekends and after school!

Governor Cuomo Announces $2.5 Million to Improve Thirteen Playgrounds at State Parks

Governor Cuomo announced the state has committed $2.5 million to build or improve 13 playgrounds at eight State Parks across New York.

Pick the Perfect Peck of Apples at Long Island’s U-Pick Orchards

Enjoy the best of what September has to offer - awesome apple picking at nearby farms and orchards!

Two Northport Tigers Selected to Participate in National All-Star Bowl in Daytona Beach

While attending an Offense-Defense Football Camp this Summer, Preston Carey, and Brady Cooke, 8 year olds from East Northport, NY, were named Offense-Defense All-Americans and invited to participate in the 10th-annual Offense- Defense Bowl Week festivities taking ...

Governor Cuomo Warns New York's College Students About the Dangers of Buying False Identification Documents on the Internet

Governor Cuomo issued a warning to college students returning for the fall semester that purchasing fake IDs is not only illegal, but also increases the chance of becoming a victim of identify fraud.

Legislators Anker and Krupski Honor the Suffolk County Youth Bureau at the Starfish Ball

Suffolk County Legislators Sarah Anker and Al Krupski attended the Guidance Center’s Starfish Ball. The event was held at The Vineyard in Aquebogue and raised funds for Guidance Center programs that work to strengthen families through prevention ...

Take in Fantastic Seaside Views at a Waterfront Restaurant

Treat yourself to dinner at a restaurant with spectacular views of the ocean, the Sound, and local bays and rivers!

Port Jefferson Dragon Boat Race Festival - September 19, 2015

The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce once again is hosting the Port Jefferson Dragon Boat Festival, Saturday September 19, 2015.

William Floyd Bike Program Helps Children Achieve Their Dreams

For the second consecutive summer, William Floyd occupational therapist Ed Diaz and a dedicated group of volunteers worked with students for five sessions to help them achieve their dream of learning how to ride a bicycle by ...

Long Island Gears up for Biggest Health, Wellness & Back-To-School Fair, Calls for Sponsors, Vendors, Donations

Long Island gears up for Biggest, Health, Wellness and Back- to-School. The fair be held in conjunction with African-American Media Network, Long Shoprite Supermarket Island African-American Chamber of Commerce, and Hempstead/Uniondale Times.

LongIsland.com’s 2015 Labor Day Weekend Guide to Complete Summer Activities

Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner! Complete the rest of your summer with these festivities and events.

Mangano: Free Family-Fun Puppet Theatre In Eisenhower Park

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that Hudson Vagabond Puppets will present a puppet theater show at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park on Sunday, August 30th at 2:00 p.m.

Suffolk Police, Madres Latinas and the Lucero Foundation Teamed Up to Create PAL Summer Soccer Program

The Suffolk County Police Department, Madres Latinas and representatives from the Lucero Foundation recently created a Police Athletic League summer soccer program for Patchogue youth.

Mangano Announces Registration Drive For R.E.A.C.H. Program

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, County Legislator Denise Ford, County Legislator Howard Kopel and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter announced today that the Nassau County Police Department will host a registration drive for the Return Every ...

August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein remind parents that updating their children’s vaccinations should be added to their back-to-school list.

Most US Middle and High Schools Start the School Day Too Early

Fewer than 1 in 5 middle and high schools in the U.S. began the school day at the recommended 8:30 AM start time or later during the 2011-2012 school year, according to data published today in the ...

Goat on a Boat Moves to Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the new partnership between Bay Street Theater and Goat on a Boat. On August 20, the fun begins when Frogtown Mountain Puppeteer presents ...

A.G. Schneiderman Cracks Down On Illegal Toy Guns Sales, Settlement With Major Retailers To Halt Sales

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced agreements with five major retailers, Amazon.com, Kmart, Sears, Walmart and California-based ACTA, for violating a New York State law that prohibits the sale of “imitation weapons,” which are toy guns ...
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