Long Island Parent Talk
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BloggersJennifer Berger Valerie Kellogg Beth Whitehouse Leema Thomas
Want your kids to have a group camping experience but not ready to leave them in the wilderness overnight? Drop them off at the “Kids Night Out! The Great OutS’mores” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center, 134 Cove Rd., Oyster Bay.
The kids will learn to pitch tents together, search for insects, do a scavenger hunt, use compasses, play nature games...Read more »
It's Mom and Dad's turn to head to summer day camp on Friday, when the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, 185 Colonial Springs Rd., Wheatley Heights, holds its 11th annual “Usdan University” for grownups.
The day begins at 9 a.m. with morning classes, including organic gardening and cooking; digital photography; painting; potter’s wheel ceramics; Broadway jazz dance,...Read more »
Disney’s new Web series "Citizen Kid" encourages children to follow their hearts as they achieve their dreams, embrace their interests and perfect their talents. "Citizen Kid," sponsored by Milk, is an 18-episode web series that follows the lives of ordinary children achieving far-from-ordinary goals. With the intention of inspiring children to embrace their potential, each episode focuses...Read more »
Thirteen New York students, including two from Long Island, were recently awarded Kohl's Cares Scholarships.
More than 37,000 students were nominated nationwide for having a positive effect in their communities. Nearly 200 volunteers received $1,000 scholarships to be used toward their education. Winners were chosen based on initiative, leadership, generosity and project benefits and outcome.
Here's...Read more »
We all know Larry King as the world-renowned TV anchor who kept Americans in-the-know on global happenings for 25 years via his CNN show, "Larry King Live."
"My Life As A Dad," the popular web series that delves into the lives of celebrity fathers, recently chatted with King about his experience in being a dad to five children, two of which were born almost four decades after his first children.
King’s...Read more »
Take a Kid Sailing, a new program that introduces children to sailing techniques and encourages fun on the water, kicks off this week in Montauk.
In the program sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, children ages 6 to 16 can go for a sail with Montauk's charter boat captains and mates. The Mon Tiki takes out kids ages 6 to 16, and the Sail Montauk takes 10- to 16-year-olds. The two-hour...Read more »
Frappucino, macchiato, espresso, latte — you name it my daughter can churn up your favorite drink in a Starbucks minute. But that she can concoct these drinks — after landing her first steady, part-time retail job at a local Starbucks — is not what makes her a star in my eyes. It's that my eldest child has finally learned the value of a few bucks.
My children, like many others, grew up thinking...Read more »
Even though it's July, it's time to start college dorm room shopping. Here are some must-have items and recommendations of where to buy college supplies:
PBdorm has launched its Fall 2014 Collection for college-bound students. It includes bedding essentials, wall decor and storage options. View the complete collection broken into categories such as sleep, shower, storage and study at PBdorm.com.
DormCo.com...Read more »
Heading to Disney World this summer? If so, Disney's Hollywood Studios is celebrating "Frozen" with a character parade, sing-alongs with Anna and Elsa, a polar playground and more.
The new "Frozen Summer Fun Live!" attraction allows families to enter the fairy tale kingdom of Arendelle, with most activities included in theme park admission. Some of the highlights include:
- Anna's &...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From "The Wizard of Oz" and "Matilda" to nature walks and more, there is plenty happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities during the weekend:
Nature Study and Woodland Walk at Bailey Arboretum (194 Bayville Rd. and Feeks Lane, Lattingtown). Saturday, at 3 p.m., children ages 10 and older will take...Read more »