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Auditions for the fifth “Got Talent? Long Island,” a competition for performers 18 and younger, happen from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Huntington Center for Performing Arts, 310 New York Ave. Another audition is April 27 at Hofstra University.
Comedians, dancers, musicians, singer-songwriters, poets, magicians and others who think they have talent are encouraged to audition. Bands must...Read more »
It’s about 2:10 p.m. and scores of middle school students gather in silence in the Jericho Middle School library. “Don’t talk! Don’t talk until after the scream,” teacher Elisa Waters reminds the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders as they file in and form a circle.
Then, on the command of Waters – and in the presence of the school principal – the kids let out a raucous scream that goes on...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From the Easter egg hunts and breakfast with the Easter Bunny to "101 Dalmatians" and more, there's plenty of activities happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
Eggstravaganza at Baldwin Park (Southern end of Grand Avenue, Baldwin). Hosted by the Baldwin Civic Association, kids can...Read more »
Sticking around for spring break and looking for things to do with the kids?
Sur La Table in Manhasset is offering a kids cooking camp on Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to noon for children ages 8 to 12.
Led by a Sur La Table chef-instructor, the camp will cover cooking techniques such as basic knife skills, how to read and follow a recipe, measuring and mixing...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose adorable snack ideas based on Disney's "Frozen." I found the recipes on LunchboxDad.com, a blog from a San Francisco father of three who shares his creative meal ideas for kids.
Ingredients- 2 googly candy eyes- 2 large pretzels- 1 serving peanut butter and jam- 1 slice...Read more »
More moms are choosing to stay at home full time with their kids rather than work, a Pew Research Center report found. But the reason why may not be what you think.
According to the Pew report, the cost of child care is most likely one of the reasons why more women are opting to skip full-time work, reversing a long-term decline in stay-at-home moms. The report stated: "The share of mothers...Read more »
GoldieBlox – the California-based company geared toward getting girls from ages 4 to 9 interested in engineering – is out with another video it’s hoping will go viral.
The company had phenomenal success with the video it launched in November, which featured a Rube Goldberg-style Princess machine built by girls bored with the toys such as princesses and dolls offered in “the pink aisle.” It’s...Read more »
I suppose I need to thank my parents, who named me after my paternal great-grandmother Bertha but chose to use the first letter of her name to do so.
Because apparently being named Bertha would have negatively affected my love life, according to a survey conducted by BabyNames.com.
“Names do have an effect on choosing a mate,” Jennifer Moss, founder of the site, said in a news release.
The...Read more »
Here's a unique twist on traditional Easter egg dyeing: Use natural foods and spices you'll find in your kitchen to create beautiful hues even the Easter Bunny will love.
Check out these Easter egg dyeing recipes from the April issue of FamilyFun Magazine and then hop into your backyard to gather some natural decorations:
To make yellow: Add 6 tablespoons turmeric and 1 tablespoon white...Read more »
New car seat guidelines, the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard requirements, went into effect in February. They are aimed at manufacturers.
Julie Prom, child safety advocate and certified child passenger safety technician instructor from Chicco USA explains the new guidelines:
"The requirements are simply clarifying LATCH lower anchor limits and harness weight limits," said Prom....Read more »