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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT * WHAT...One to locally two feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for today's AM and possibly PM high tides near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...Until midnight EST tonight. * COASTAL IMPACTS...Minor to locally moderate flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. A few to several roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. A few cars may take on water and be damaged if not moved. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...3 to 5 ft surf likely for north shore of LI and north shore of south fork shorefront with Sat AM tides, which will likely cause beach erosion and possibly minor damage to shoreline structures. Along the oceanfront, surf should build to 4 to 8 ft tonight into Sun AM, with scattered dune erosion impacts during those tidal cycles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Minor to locally moderate coastal impacts are possible for the same north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for this evening's high tides as well. There is potential for more widespread minor coastal flooding along the southern and eastern bayfront communities of Long Island with the Sunday morning high tide.

Unique Spots to Throw Your Kid's Next Birthday Bash

Don't know where to throw your kid's next birthday party? Looking for something different? Check out these exciting venues to hold your child's next party.

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Looking for something different for your child's next birthday party?  Long Island has a wealth of options for kids' birthday parties, ranging from spots for energetic kids to run, jump, and climb to a mobile living room on wheels that can fit all of your child's friends.  Indoor trampoline locations have been increasing in popularity, so you are likely to find one that is not too far away. That excitement is taken a step further at the new Adventure Park in Wheatley Heights, which takes guests into the trees to try their hand at aerial ropes courses.  Of course, the most important aspects of planning a birthday party for your child is to make sure it is something that captures his or her interest, that it can suit the number of childrent that you will invite, and that it is within your budget.  Explore these options of some of the most unique kids birthday party locations across the island:

Great Play of Woodmere: Woodmere, NY
Younger kids can enjoy fun and games at this fitness center, and older kids can delve into multi-sport themed birthday parties.  Expect your kids to get lots of exercise, and an award ceremony will be held at the end of the party!

The Adventure Park at Long Island: Wheatley Heights, NY
Children can enjoy eight different aerial ropes courses through the trees at varying ability levels, all while wearing safety harnesses and guided by the park’s expert climbers.  A party in the trees will surely be unforgettable!

Game Truck Long Island: Garden City, NY
Described as a “dream living room on wheels,” this truck is loaded with game consoles and screens for your party to enjoy the ultimate gaming experience.

Woodside Nursery & Garden Center: Patchogue, NY
This nursery offers seasonal-themed birthday parties, such as Halloween/fall themed birthday parties with bouncy houses, a haunted tunnel, and pumpkins for the guests for the months of September and October.

Bounce! Trampoline Sports: Syosset, NY
Your energetic kid will love a party of bouncing on indoor trampolines with their friends, where they can literally bounce off the walls!

Bach to Rock Birthday Parties: Port Washington, NY
For the musically inclined, have your kid become a star when they record their own song, enjoy karaoke, or explore musical instruments like guitars and drums and get a crash course in musical rhythms.

Long Island’s Laser Bounce: Levittown, NY
Get the best of both worlds – laser tag and bounce houses – all at one place, plus a whole lot more, like arcade games climbing walls, and build a bear!

Active Kidz: Jericho, NY
Let them get all of their energy out at a battle quest-themed laser tag arena, inflatable fun zone, four-level indoor playground, a 20 foot rock wall, cannonball air blast, glow in the dark dance fun, and plenty of arcade games.

Funny Face Entertainment: Babylon, NY
If your child is into shows with magicians and clowns, Funny Face is your place.  They offer magic shows, balloon creations, face painting, lots of rentals, costumed characters, and silly singing telegrams.

Safari Adventure: Riverhead, NY
At Safari Adventure, your child can enjoy indoor bouncers, tons of arcade and skill games, and “Kilimanjaro,” a four-level soft climbing structure that will capture their interest for hours.

Air Trampoline Sports: Ronkonkoma, NY
Enjoy wall-to-wall indoor trampolines, and even have your own game of trampoline dodgeball, just for your party!

NYZ Apocalypse: Deer Park, NY
Kids ages 12 and up can enjoy this unique laser tag party that is held at the “Apollo Prison,” where a zombie outbreak has occurred and it is up to you to save Long Island from the zombie apocalypse.

Divas and Tiaras: New Hyde Park, NY
For the ultimate in girly parties, get pampered at Divas and Tiaras, who can come to your home or hold the party at their own venue, and will pamper your child and their friends with spa experts, manicures and pedicures, facials, makeup, and updos.

Pole Position Raceway: Farmingdale, NY
Race go-karts indoors on two quarter-mile tracks, with the latest in high-performance, all-electric, emission-free go-karts!