Long Island Parent Talk
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BloggersJennifer Berger Valerie Kellogg Beth Whitehouse Shameka Dudley Leema Thomas Patrick Whittle
It's the 10th anniversary of the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach this weekend, and there's a special addition to the lineup kids won't want to miss.
Dusty, star of "Disney's Planes," which is due in theaters on Aug. 9, will make an appearance at the Bethpage Air Show. "Disney's Planes" is a 3-D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids besides heading to the beach, a parade or a barbecue? From carnivals and crafts to performances, Memorial Day celebrations and more, there's so much to do on Long Island. Here are 10 fun, family-friendly activities for Memorial Day weekend:
1. Brookhaven Fair at Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill (55 Bicycle Path, Farmingville) Families can enjoy...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From turtles and butterflies to "The Little Princess, festivals and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for fun, family friendly activities this weekend:
1. Tyler's Turtle Time at South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center (377 Bridgehampton / Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton). Learn about turtles...Read more »
Looking for baby gear and products on a budget? The Kids Kloset, which hosts seasonal consignment sales, is coming to Long Island this weekend.
The sale will be held at Mitchel Athletic Complex (1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale) on Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Hundreds of consignors will bring their clothes, toys, baby gear, equipment, sporting goods,...Read more »
Looking for local parenting classes or support groups? Parents "R" Talking offers a variety of workshops each month at 77 Jericho Tpke. in Mineola, 917-862-7644. Advance registration is required.
“We try to prepare parents for parenthood. A lot of parents don’t have close relatives around anymore. They’re looking for this information, how to get their children on a schedule, how...Read more »
Get the kids off the bus and into the car after school Tuesday for a treat that's literally "cool" -- it's Free Cone Day at Haagen-Dazs stores nationwide. Cones are available from 4-8 p.m. at participating Long Island stores.
Each person can choose one scoop of a favorite flavor of ice cream or gelato, and this year, new gelato flavors include stracciatella, black cherry amaretto,...Read more »
Share "Show and Tell” with Junie B. Jones on Saturday as she pulls items from the book series out of her “Trunk of Junk,” including her stuffed elephant Philip Johnny Bob, her purple feather boa and her favorite plumbing supply — the floaty ball from a toilet.
The 10th annual Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour — named for the first of the 28-book series — kicks off its six-week, 15-city...Read more »
On Saturday, grab your putters and hit the greens with your family at Boomers Family Fun Center in Medford.
In honor of National Mini-Golf Day, Boomers is offering a free round of mini-golf for families. Miniature golf became an official competitive sport in the U.S. in the 1930s and has been a treasured leisure time activity for kids and adults alike.
To enjoy the free round of mini-golf,...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? After celebrating Mother's Day, pack up the family and meet Buzz Aldrin, explore the outdoors and head to a performance of "The Little Princes." Here are my top five picks for fun, family friendly activities this weekend:
1. Meet Buzz Aldrin at Cradle of Aviation (Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City). Astronaut Buzz Aldrin will...Read more »
TOMY, the maker of Chuggington, a popular preschool line of toys, is attempting to set a Guinness World Record for the Tallest Toy Train Layout in Manhattan this Saturday.
Builders will use Chuggington StackTrack, a durable die-cast railway system that enables kids to achieve elevation in toy train play. The toy train will be featured as part of the Grand Centennial Parade of Trains in Grand...Read more »