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Long Island Ducks to offer peanut-free baseball game on Saturday

It's a peanut-free afternoon with the Ducks on

Baseball-loving kids with peanut allergies may want to check out the Long Island Ducks on the afternoon of June 21 — it’s a peanut-free game at the Bethpage Ballpark, 3 Court House Dr. in Central Islip.

“Everyone knows the line from the song, ‘Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,” Ducks director of group sales John Wolff said in a news release. “However, for some of our biggest fans, peanut...

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Feeding the kids: Chocolate peanut-butter buckeyes

The chocolate peanut butter buckeyes can be found

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In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a decadent dessert. I found the recipe in "Cookie Doughlicious: 50 Cookie Dough Recipes for Candies, Cakes and More," by Lara Ferroni (Running Press; $16).

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Buckeyes(Makes 15 small buckeyes)

Ingredients- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter,...

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Yogi Beans debuts in the Hamptons this summer

Yogi Beans, a popular yoga-for-kids studio in Manhattan,

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Yogi Beans, the popular yoga-for-kids studio on Manhattan's Upper East Side, is coming to the Hamptons this summer.

Every Monday starting June 30 through Aug. 18, Yogi Beans will offer classes for children and new parents at a pop-up studio at The Art Farm (739 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton). Babies and kids through age 10 will learn yoga poses that relate to nature with themes such as beaches...

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Long Beach summer movie nights for kids

"The Wizard of Oz" will be part of

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Watching movies on the beach this summer? You bet! The Civic Associations in Long Beach recently announced the 2014 CityMD Saturday Nights on the Beach, featuring kid-friendly movie nights and concerts.

The first concert kicks off this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on New York Avenue. The Grammy-nominated band, The Pop Ups, will be performing with choreographed dance numbers, puppets, dancing bugs,...

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'Frozen' baby name trends: Elsa, Sven on the rise

According to BabyCenter, more babies are getting "Frozen"

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The Disney "Frozen" effect strikes again. First it was adorable (and sometimes hilarious) renditions of the movie's hit songs on YouTube. Then, people were spending thousands of dollars on "Frozen" toys and dolls, and travel to Norway increased over this past year as well. Now, even parents can't 'let it go.'

BabyCenter reviewed a database of more than 555,000 names and it appears "Frozen"...

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Tour a garden, help Long Island families

The Garden Tour for Charity event will take

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If you've ever wanted to peek into a neighbor's backyard to assess their gardening skills, now's your chance. On Saturday, six homeowners will open their gardens for tour that helps families in need on Long Island.

Contractors for Kids, a Long Island not-for-profit founded in 2005 by Kevin Harney and Alan Nahmias that helps local families suffering financially due to the sickness or death...

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JCPenney offers free sitting for Parents magazine cover contest

Pictured is the winner of last year's Parents

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If you’re thinking of entering your child in the annual Parents magazine cover model contest, JCPenney has offered to help with a free sitting, digital image and 8 x 10 portrait.

To enter, parents of children from newborn to 6 years old upload a photo of the child to the Parents magazine Facebook page, or upload their professional JCPenney Portraits image to parents.com/JCPPortraits.

The...

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Outdoor zip-line park to open on Long Island

A new zipline park is scheduled to open

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Zip lines – cables that kids, teens and grownups can ride from tree to tree – will be featured at the new Adventure Park at Long Island scheduled to open in Wheatley Heights on June 21.

The aerial forest ropes park will also include a series of “challenge bridges” between tree platforms. The zip lines and bridges are connected in a series of different color-coded "treetop trails" that range...

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51 percent of dads would quit their jobs to stay home with kids

According to a "Today" survey, 75 percent of

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Fifty-one percent of dads would quit their jobs to stay at home with the kids if they could afford it. In fact, 75 percent of dads call fatherhood their "most important job," according to the NBC "Today" Modern Dads Survey.

"Today" surveyed 2,000 moms and dads to find out what modern dads are really about. And boy, times are changing. More than half (54 percent) of dads today say they change...

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Father's Day crafts for kids: Duck Tape tie

A Duck Tape necktie makes a great gift

If you're looking for a creative Father's Day gift for Dad, or if your kids want to create something together with him, you may want to check out this necktie project from Duck Tape. Here's how:

Duct Tape Necktie

What you'll need:- Scissors- Pen- Tie (to trace)- Duck Tape (you select the design)- Craft board (optional)

Directions:

Step 1: Make one double-sided Duck Tape fabric...

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