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Looking for things to do with the kids besides hitting the beach or heading to barbecues? From carnivals and crafts to performances, Fourth of July celebrations and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are 8 fun, family-friendly activities this weekend:
July Fourth Celebration at Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill (55 Bicycle Path, Farmingville). A July Fourth celebration featuring...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a festive dessert, perfect for the Fourth of July. I found the recipe on Foodnetwork.com.
Flag Cake(12 to 16 servings)
IngredientsFor the cake:- Nonstick cooking spray- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour- 1/3 cup stone-ground white cornmeal- 1 teaspoon baking powder- 1 teaspoon baking soda-...Read more »
The Fourth of July typically is the first holiday during kids' summer vacation. And by now, they're bored.
Here are three simple crafts that can involve them in preparations for the holiday's fireworks and picnics. Not only do you keep them busy, but you get decorations to reuse year after year.
"There's so much enthusiasm around this holiday," says Amanda Kingloff of New York...Read more »
Children love watching their favorite characters come to life on stage, and there's no shortage of theatrical events on Long Island. Since many of the shows require some forethought, here's a sampling of family-friendly shows throughout July to help you plan a fun-filled day.
"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" at John W. Engeman Theater (250 Main St., Northport)...Read more »
High school graduates may be raring to head off to college and settle into their dorm rooms but it might behoove them to consider a few tips that could help them transition successfully to college life.
To be successful in their new habitat, students should be able to acclimate academically, socially, and be able to separate without too much anxiety, said Dr. Merry McVey-Noble, staff psychologist...Read more »
Are you open to hosting an inner city child from a low-income family for one week this summer through The Fresh Air Fund?
The nonprofit places more than 4,000 New York City children ages 6 to 18 with host families in rural, suburban and small-town communities in 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada. Host families aren’t paid.
“I’ve been hosting for 13 years,” says Eileen Rauchenberger...Read more »
In Hollywood, celebrity parents shell out unbelievable amounts of money to throw big birthday parties for their babies.
Celebrity Baby Scoop looked at five celebrity tots whose birthday bashes rank among the most lavish seen in the last few years.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West went all out for North’s first birthday party, which was branded by the couple as “Kidchella.”...Read more »
Marielle Erdheim's class at Half Hollow Hills High School East had graduation practice Thursday, and afterward many of the seniors headed to ... Michael's.
"Our entire school was there," said senior Erdheim, 17, of Melville. The seniors bought glitter and rhinestones and felt letters and glue at the crafts store because there was work to be done. Their caps and gowns had just been distributed,...Read more »
This past Father’s Day, Oral-B honored dads with the help of Eli Manning, New York Giants quarterback and proud dad, and March of Dimes, an organization that celebrates mothers and fathers every day.
Manning, 33, has had great success on the field. But his most cherished memories have nothing to do with roaring crowds, smart plays or perfect passes. Celebrity Baby Scoop spoke with Eli about...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From fireworks and crafts to "Peter Pan" and more, there is plenty happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
"Peter Pan The Musical" at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts (2 E. Main St., Smithtown) Follow a mischievous boy who can fly and spends his never-ending childhood adventuring...Read more »