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Vintage carousels. French-inspired carnival rides. Parisian street fair sweets and eats. If you're heading into Manhattan with the family this summer, you may want to check out Fete Paradiso fair.
The first festival of vintage French carnival rides and carousels will debut tomorrow on Governors Island. The museum-quality collection of Fete Paradiso includes attractions from the late 19th and...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From an outdoor movies and art projects to a Pinkalicious performance and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for fun family-friendly activities this weekend:
1. Cinema on the Bay 2013: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at Sunset Park (Main Street and Shore Road, Port Washington). This G-rated film featuring...Read more »
The brand-new teen a cappella group The Hamptones is scheduled to open on Saturday evening for Duke University's all-male a cappella group The Pitchforks at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. It's The Hamptones' first professional performance.
"I'm extremely excited to do it," says Hamptones member Fred Nydegger, 17, of Hampton Bays. Nydegger uses his voice to make the...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a delicious steak dish that can be barbecued or cooked indoors. I found the recipe in "Fresh," by the editors at Better Homes and Gardens (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; $29.99).
Soy-Glazed Flank Steak with Blistered Green Beans (Makes 4 servings)
Ingredients — 1 pound fresh...Read more »
As the world waits for the first images of North West — the newborn daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West — the question remains: to tweet or to make a deal?
With rumors swirling that Kim’s momager Kris Jenner will introduce her granddaughter on her new daytime TV show, to reported offers of up to $2 million for a magazine cover debut, we await the first images...Read more »
If you have a teenager at home, you may want to listen up: July is the most dangerous month to drive, according to a new study from Driving-Tests.org.
The learning site for permit test preparation and new driver education compared National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data on traffic fatalities from 2005 through 2011 and found the summer months to be the most dangerous time...Read more »
Scholastic is offering 15 public libraries a “Harry Potter Celebration” party package to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the U.S. publication of the first Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”
To enter, librarians must describe in up to 500 words the celebration they would throw to welcome a new generation of readers to the world of Harry Potter.
The 15 winning...Read more »
Dragging luggage through the airport with a screaming baby. Listening to "are we there yet?" over and over again. Poorly-timed bathroom incidents, lost pacifiers and more.
Now that school's out, many families may be heading on vacation, and whether you're flying or driving, heading to a tropical destination or an amusement park, there are many ways parents can help their kids' avoid...Read more »
The Long Island Children’s Museum is sponsoring a “Puppets Take Long Island” festival this summer with nearly 100 performances for kids at various venues across Long Island – but the organizers have thrown in an entertaining treat for Mom and Dad as well.
The “Puppet Slam – Puppets After Dark: Immature Entertainment for Mature Audiences” goes on at 8 p.m. on July 10 at the Long Island Children’s...Read more »
Now that the summer months are here, you'd think kids would spend more time outside. But according to a new Busch Gardens survey, most kids only spend two hours during the week in natural, unstructured activities such as playing tag, riding bikes and exploring nature.
In fact, 85 percent of moms worry that their children aren't spending enough time outdoors, yet 56 percent of moms never or...Read more »