Long Island Family & Parenting News Coverage
FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON CCA
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and
southeast New York, including the following areas, in southern
Connecticut, Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New
Haven, Northern New London, Southern Fairfield, Southern
Middlesex, Southern New Haven and Southern New London. In
northeast New Jersey, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern
Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Western Bergen, Western Essex,
Western Passaic and Western Union. In southeast New York, Bronx,
Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeast Suffolk,
Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwest
Suffolk, Orange, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland,
Southeast Suffolk, Southern Nassau, Southern Queens, Southern
Westchester and Southwest Suffolk.
* From this evening through Tuesday afternoon.
* A rapidly developing low pressure system south of Long Island will
likely produce heavy rainfall across the region. Rainfall totals
of 2 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts are possible.
Rainfall rates may exceed one inch per hour at times.
* Heavy rain may produce areas of flash flooding.
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.
The Show Goes On Outdoors in Oakdale
September 19, 2020
Broadway may be dark but CM Performing Arts Center in Oakdale is bringing some light to Long Island theatre lovers with its outdoor performances.
Family-Friendly Fall Fun
September 19, 2020
Celebrate autumn and get out and enjoy that crisp cool air. These family-friendly fall attractions and festivals are a fun way to welcome the season.
U-Pick Peach Farms on LI
August 30, 2020
The time is ripe to pick up some fresh peaches at the market … or even better, pick them yourself right off the tree at one of these Long Island farms. A great family activity!
Kids Charity Snapper Fishing Derby Announced
August 17, 2020
Will take place on Saturday, September 26 at Union Avenue Dock in Center Moriches.
Five Fun Farms to Visit This Summer on Long Island
July 21, 2020
We have farms here for all kinds of great family adventures.
Which Public Pools Are Open on Long Island
July 13, 2020
The pandemic has prevented many public pools from opening across the region.
Things to do This July 4th Holiday Weekend
June 30, 2020
With restrictions in place and fireworks canceled we have alternative activities.
Children’s Masks Hot Item at Long Island Retailer
June 25, 2020
Tandywear boutique in Commack re-opened its doors in June.
Drive-in 4th of July Fireworks Show Announced for Hempstead Town
June 24, 2020
Annual Independence Day event will be held this year.
How to Celebrate Father's Day While Social Distancing
June 19, 2020
Unique gifts, subscriptions, and memorable meals Dad will love.
This is How Your Child Can Chat with Favorite Princesses and Superheroes
June 15, 2020
Princesses, superheroes, and more can do quick 1-on-1 calls for your little one, but you can also book them for group video calls.
Goldie Rides- Long Island’s Home-Grown Ride Sharing Service Ready to Compete with Uber, Lyft
June 10, 2020
Goldie Rides, a viable alternative to ride-sharing services, looks to be the premiere mode of for-hire transportation on Long Island.
25 Ways to Recreate Classic Summer Experiences at Home
June 05, 2020
Some of your kids' favorite New York summer venues may not open this year. Here's how you can recreate them in your backyard.
12 Fun Ways to Keep Kids Active While Social Distancing
May 31, 2020
These outdoor fun ideas will help get all of your kids extra energy out!
13 Outdoor Movie Theaters and Drive-ins in the New York Area
May 30, 2020
The absence of traditional movie theaters this summer is bringing back an old trend: drive in movies.
Another Drive-In Movie Series Begins on Long Island This Week
May 26, 2020
After 22 years, drive-in movies are back in Oyster Bay.
26 Kid-Friendly Documentaries to Watch with Your Children
May 26, 2020
Add these true-life films to your daily schedule—they will educate and entertain the whole family.
Visit The Long Island Children’s Museum at Home
May 24, 2020
Enjoy the imaginative experiences of the Long Island Children’s Museum at home.
How to Take Virtual Roller Coaster Rides From Home
May 23, 2020
While we wait to hear whether or not our favorite amusement parks will open for the 2020 season, take a virtual ride of your favorite roller coasters from the comfort of your home.
UPDATED: Where to Find Drive-In Movies on Long Island
May 21, 2020
The return of the drive-in movie theater, a fun family activity that is Covid-safe.