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Karen Demeter lives in Fairfield County, CT with her husband and three children. Karen is the regional editor of Fairfield Parent and Suffolk Parent magazines and an expert on kids' and family activities in Fairfield and on Long Island.

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September 11 Memorial Events on Long Island
by Karen Demeter - August 31, 2011

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Here, we've rounded up several memorial and remembrance events on Long Island this September that are appropriate for families and children.


Top Things to Do with Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island - September 2011
by Karen Demeter - August 31, 2011

We've hand-picked the best things to do with kids in Suffolk from our September calendar. This month, celebrate the fast-approaching fall with a few fairs and festivals, like a Barn Dance in Riverhead, a Fall Festival and Craft Show on the North Fork, and Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck's annual BBQ and Duck Race in Center Moriches; don't miss Sesame Street Live's newest show when it stops by the Nassau Coliseum; check out top local players at the Usdan Center's chess tournament; and stop by The Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills for an inventive exhibit featuring the work of artist Richard Gachot.


What to Do with Kids in Mystic, Connecticut
by Karen Demeter - August 29, 2011

Take the family to nearby Mystic, Connecticut, a coastal New England town with a big history, small-town charm, and maritime culture. Read on for exciting descriptions of such Mystic attractions as the Pequot Museum, the Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, and much more.


September 11 Memorial Events in Fairfield County CT
by Karen Demeter - August 25, 2011

Commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks this September at this family-appropriate events in Fairfield County, Connecticut. We've also included several memorial events in NYC that are suitable for the whole family.


Top Things to Do with Kids in Fairfield County CT - September 2011
by Karen Demeter - August 25, 2011

We've hand-picked the best events for kids in Fairfield County, Connecticut, from our September 2011 calendar. This month, catch a few family-friendly shows, like Phineas and Ferb live on stage in Bridgeport, a ballroom showcase in Fairfield, Kicking Daisies in concert in Ridgefield, Skippyjon Jones the musical in Westport, and The Laughing Pizza in concert in Rowayton. You can also enjoy the season's harvest at an oyster festival in Norwalk, hang out with pirates at the Maritime Aquarium, and participate in fundraising runs in Wesport and Norwalk. Read on for all the details!


Storybook-Inspired Kids' Shows on Long Island this August
by Karen Demeter - August 03, 2011

Quite a few familiar storybook characters are appearing on stage across Long Island this August, including Pinkalicious, Angelina Ballerina, and Blues Clues. Read on for details on these musicals and more kids' shows appearing in theaters this month.


Top Things to Do with Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island this August
by Karen Demeter - August 03, 2011

We've hand-picked the best family events from our August 2011 calendar. Check out the top events to bring your kids to this month, including a princess tea party in Amityville, a performance by Billy Bones in Westhampton Beach, a jam-making workshop for tots in Riverhead, a Bari Koral concert in Bridgehampton, and a silly silent film in Huntington.


Where to Celebrate Fourth of July in Fairfield County CT
by Karen Demeter - June 27, 2011

There are plenty of events offering history, music, and fireworks throughout the Fourth of July Weekend in Fairfield County, CT. Check out these patriotic activities for kids and families.


July Family Activities in Fairfield County CT
by Karen Demeter - June 27, 2011

We've rounded up the best family events happening this July in Fairfield County, CT. Check out these great activities with your kids this month.


Bronx Zoo Debuts New LEGO Exhibit for Summer
by Karen Demeter - June 23, 2011

LEGOs take over the Bronx Zoo this summer in an interactive new exhibit that's perfect for families.


New Website Offers Parents and Teens Insight on Experiential Learning Opportunities
by Karen Demeter - June 20, 2011

A new, award-winning website for teenagers and their parents offers a comprehensive guide to college and other learning opportunities.


New Website Eases Dining-Out Worries for Food Allergy Sufferers
by Karen Demeter - June 16, 2011

AllergyEats.com is a guide to allergy-friendly restaurants across the country.


Fourth of July Events in Westchester County, NY
by Karen Demeter - June 16, 2011

Check out our picks for the best way to celebrate Independence Day with your family this year in Westchester County, New York.


July 2011 Family Activities in Westchester County, NY: Our Top Picks
by Karen Demeter - June 16, 2011

Check out the best events happening this July in Westchester County, NY. You'll find shows, concerts, festivals, and more for kids and families.


Fairfield, CT Dentist Helps Haitian Children Find Their Smiles
by Karen Demeter - June 14, 2011

Dr. Gregory Mokotoff of Kids First Dentistry in Fairfield, CT visited Haiti to provide dental care to underprivileged children.


Kids Bowl Free this Summer
by Karen Demeter - May 23, 2011

Through the nationwide program Kids Bowl Free, bowling alleys across the country are giving kids two free games each day throughout the summer.


Fun Summer Events for Families with Dogs in Fairfield County, CT
by Karen Demeter - May 23, 2011

If you have a canine in the family, check out these June activities in Fairfield County, CT, that are both kid-friendly and dog-friendly.


Celebrate Connecticut Trails Day in Fairfield County with Your Family
by Karen Demeter - May 23, 2011

Connecticut Trails Day 2011, part of National Trails Day, will be celebrated June 4-5 this year. If you're in Fairfield County, CT that weekend, check out these kid-friendly outdoor activities and nature walks.


Fairfield County, CT Family Events: Top Picks for June
by Karen Demeter - May 23, 2011

Check out these great family events happening this June in Fairfield County, CT.


Family Yoga in Westchester County, NY
by Karen Demeter - May 13, 2011

Check out these yoga classes for kids and families offered in Westchester County, NY, this June.


Top Picks for June: Family Activities in Westchester County, NY
by Karen Demeter - May 13, 2011

Check out some of the best family events happening this June in Westchester County, New York, including kid-friendly shows, outdoor activities, and Father's Day celebrations.


May Nature and Outdoor Events in Fairfield County, CT
by Karen Demeter - April 25, 2011

Find outdoor and nature-based events for families this May in Fairfield County, CT.


Fairfield County, CT, May Calendar Highlights: Family Activities
by Karen Demeter - April 25, 2011

Check out some of the best family events happening this May in Fairfield County, Connecticut, including kid-friendly shows, Memorial Day activities, and outdoor events.


Goya Gives Campaign Asks for Your Help to Fight Hunger
by Karen Demeter - April 15, 2011

Through May 29, Goya is committed to donating one million pounds of healthy Goya products to food pantries in 11 communities. They are also asking for help from you.


New Special Needs Website Helps Parents Understand Their Child's Legal Rights
by Karen Demeter - April 15, 2011

A new website launched by Littman Krooks, a law firm that specializes in special needs planning and special education advocacy, helps parents understand their child's legal rights.



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