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Actors from Broadway's 'Matilda' to visit Huntington students

Roald Dahl's "Matilda The Musical."

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Broadway actors from “Matilda The Musical” are set to visit Southdown Primary School in Huntington on Tuesday, performing songs such as “Telly” and “Naughty” and participating in a Q&A with students. The kindergarten through fourth grade students will also get a chance to sing a portion of the song “Loud” and learn some choreography.

Southdown was the grand prize winner of WSHU Public...

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Long Island toy company makes donation to Long Beach children

"Show Dog" author Diane Baumann from Kidz Entertainment,

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Kidz Entertainment, a Long Island-based toy company, is donating educational products to assist Long Beach children during the continuing superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.

At 10 a.m. today, the founder of Kidz Entertainment, Diane Baumann of Baldwin, will be holding a special donation and reading for Long Beach students from West School Elementary at Lindell Elementary School (601 Lindell...

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Top business leaders share advice from their dads

Peter Walsh and his daughter Molly, 3, walk

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Happy Father's Day to all the Long Island dads and grandfathers! While you're spending quality time with all the dads, it's also a time to reflect on the role and impact he's had in your life.

According to LinkedIn Influencers, some of the top leaders in business often reference their fathers as role models. Here, influential, notable people such as Martha Stewart and Deepak Chopra share advice...

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Celebrity parents share cherished family moments

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton became a father when

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In honor of Father’s Day, CelebrityBabyScoop.com looked at some of Hollywood’s leading dads, including Perez Hilton, Freddie Prinze Jr., Nick Lachey, Bill Rancic and Richie Sambora, who shared their joys of fatherhood and their cherished family memories.

Richie Sambora Rockstar papa Richie Sambora, 53, and his ex-wife, actress Heather Locklear, are parents of 15-year-old...

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Free grand opening celebration at 'Bricks 4 Kids' in Syosset

Bring the kids and check out the new

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Bring the kids and check out the new Bricks 4 Kids Creativity Center in Syosset during the LEGO play center’s free grand opening open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at 49 Ira Rd.

The celebration includes free play building, LEGO car racing, LEGO spin art, face painting and refreshments at the WBLI Street Team from noon to 2.

The new center will offer after school programs, summer...

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Weekend family fun on Long Island: Father's Day, Strawberry Festival, family Bingo and more

Ella Wirth, 4, from Cutchogue, hulls her first

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Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From a strawberry festival to Father's Day events, family Bingo and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for fun family-friendly activities this weekend:

1. Choose Your Own Adventure at Old Westbury Gardens (71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury). Receive a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book at the green ticket booth...

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Father's Day crafts for kids: Rocks, Paper, Scissors Dice

The Rock, Paper, Scissors Dice craft can be

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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 the new book "Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff," by Scott Bedford (Workman; $18.95). Here's an easy dice game that's fun for the whole family.

Rocks, Paper, Scissors Dice

What you'll need: - Colored lightweight cardstock...

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New 'Sesame Street' snack recipes on the iCookbook app

The Eggplant Nibbles recipe can be found in

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In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a healthy after-school snack or a dinner side dish. I found the recipe in a new section of the iCookbook 3.1 app called "Sesame Street Silly Snacks Collection," which features 20 kid-friendly snack ideas from Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster and more. Each recipe includes parent tips,...

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President Bill Clinton receives Father of the Year award

President Bill Clinton with daughter, Chelsea, at the

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Former president Bill Clinton was named Father of the Year by the nonprofit National Father's Day Council in Manhattan Tuesday. Visibly moved as he accepted the award, Clinton said: "When Chelsea was born, I rushed her out to show her to my mother and everyone else who wanted to see the most beautiful child in the world. And from that day to this, I have believed, without a shadow of a doubt,...

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A pregnant teenage boy? Anti-pregnancy ad features one

A surprising ad campaign shows a "pregnant" boy.

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I can’t wait to go home and show this ad campaign to my 16-year-old. What will be his reaction when he sees boys his age – pregnant? Effective? Or silly? Will it make him think about teen pregnancy? Or just laugh?

A new ad in Chicago shows shirtless 15- and 16-year-old boys whose bellies have obviously been altered in the photos to make them appear to be expecting their own little bundles...

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