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Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From "Winnie the Pooh" and a western barbecue to the Long Island Ducks, 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. Disney's "Winnie the Pooh Kids" at Gateway Playhouse (215 South Country Rd., Bellport). Children can watch a live...Read more »
National Lollipop Day is on Saturday, and there's a great way you can enjoy this kid-friendly treat while helping a children's charity.
Lollipop Theater Network, an organization that brings current in-theater movies to kids confined in hospitals, teamed up with the national candy store IT'SUGAR selling $1 special retro swirl lollipops throughout the year.
The organization works with...Read more »
Head out East on Saturday for the Children's Museum of The East End's (CMEE) 5th Annual Family Fair in Bridgehampton.
This year's theme will be "Around the World" featuring internationally-inspired arts and crafts, water slides, an obstacle course, scavenger hunt, entertainment, carnival games, music, food and more.
The Family Fair is CMEE's biggest fundraiser with proceeds...Read more »
Remember the television comedy “Laverne & Shirley”? The beloved duo of Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams are reuniting on screen for their first appearance together in a scripted TV show in more than 30 years during an upcoming guest appearance on Nickelodeon’s sitcom “Sam & Cat.”
Marshall and Williams will appear with younger comedy duo Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande for an episode...Read more »
There is nothing we like more than fun on a discount. And we’ve come across two ways to keep your kids busy and cool today as temps soar into record highs.
Adventureland is inviting all to “Come Cool Off at Adventureland” with a buy one P.O.P. ($24.99) get one P.O.P. for free, for today only. From Adventure Falls to the Little Dipper, there are water rides for all ages to help beat the heat....Read more »
Has your teen taught you any surprising life lesson?
A publishing company wants to hear your story for consideration in a planned book called, appropriately, “Lessons From My Teenager.” It’s tentatively scheduled to be published in October.
“We know that you have been impressed, that you’ve been taught, as much as you hate to admit it, by the teenagers you either live with, work with,...Read more »
Most second graders believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. Many play with Barbie dolls and Legos. And, according to a new study found in the Journal of Adolescent Health, about 37 percent of 8-year-olds have sipped alcohol.
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh followed more than 450 children from ages 8 through 18. The kids were asked how old they were when...Read more »
Calling all budding artists, the U.S. Kids magazines ("Turtle," "Humpty Dumpty" and "Jack and Jill") annual cover contest recently kicked off.
The cover contest is open to children ages 3 -12 and this year's theme is "If I Had A Superpower." Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges that includes Jim Davis (cartoonist and creator of "Garfield"),...Read more »
Kids looking for something to do this summer? Why not make a daily plan to do something fun with family and friends — whether it's in your backyard or at a nearby destination?
According to a new Busch Gardens survey, 49 percent of kids agree and actually ask for more opportunities to engage in more unstructured outdoor play — with or without friends. And more than two-thirds of moms feel that...Read more »
If you are contemplating adopting as a single parent, or have already, you may want to read a relatively new book, “Single Adoptive Parents: Our Stories,” by Sherry Fine and Lee Varon (Bookstand Publishing; $12).
Authors Fine and Varon, two single adoptive moms who are also both licensed social workers, interviewed dozens of single parents to find out their stories and to help others navigate...Read more »