FREE Halloween Events for Families on Long Island

FREE Halloween Events for Families on Long Island

There are plenty of FREE events celebrating Halloween on Long Island. Our guide includes family-friendly festivals, trick-or-treating events, community celebrations, and more.

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Buckley Country Day School's 2019-2020 School Year Open Houses Are This October and November

Buckley Country Day School's 2019-2020 School Year Open Houses Are This October and November

The new school year is approaching, and it is never too early to start thinking about the 2019-2020 school year! Join Buckley Country Day School on Sunday, October 14 at 2 pm or Tuesday, November 27 at 9 am for one of the fall Open Houses. At the O...

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Hofstra University Continuing Education Adds a New Course

Hofstra University Continuing Education Adds a New Course

This fall, Hofstra University Continuing Education is introducing a new course, Internet Hardware Hacks: IoT (Internet of Things), for middle and high school students.

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Meet the Winners and Finalists of the 2018 NYMetroParents Cover Contest!

Meet the Winners and Finalists of the 2018 NYMetroParents Cover Contest!

Earlier this spring, we held our 2018 NYMetroParents Kids Cover Contest, and the submissions were overwhelming—who doesn't want the chance to feature their kid on the covers of NYMP's magazines?! We narrowed down the 1,300 photos of your cute kids ...

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Girl Scouts of Nassau County Kicks off 'Back to Troop' Season with New Programs

Girl Scouts of Nassau County Kicks off 'Back to Troop' Season with New Programs

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Adventure Park at Long Island Introduces New Loyalty Program

Adventure Park at Long Island Introduces New Loyalty Program

The Adventure Park at Long Island, a ropes course in Wheatley Heights, announced a special new membership program called “The Adventure Club.” The program, open to the public, offers members significant ticket savings, plus a host of other benefits...

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Code Ninjas Opened in Syosset This July

Code Ninjas Opened in Syosset This July

Code Ninjas, a computer coding and video game center part of a national franchise, has opened in Syosset on July 1. The center provides a place for children ages 7 to 14 to learn about computer technology. As part of the curriculum, children learn ...

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Usdan Responds to Fire on Campus with Launch of The Reimagine Fund

Usdan Responds to Fire on Campus with Launch of The Reimagine Fund

On Tuesday, August 14, a lightning strike sparked the blaze that damaged several buildings in the Visual Arts area of the Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts Wheatley Heights campus. No one was injured, and no students were affected as camp had conclude...

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The First Annual Good Shepherd Lutheran School Carnival in Plainview

The First Annual Good Shepherd Lutheran School Carnival in Plainview

The First Annual Good Shepherd Carnival will be Saturday, August 1h from 1pm to 4pm. Activity bracelets are $20 per child, which allows them to participate in bounce house fun, face painting, a petting zoo, a magic show and lots of other carnival g...

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M.A.T.S.S Kids' Gym and Early Childcare Education Center to Offer S.T.E.M. Classes

M.A.T.S.S Kids' Gym and Early Childcare Education Center to Offer S.T.E.M. Classes

M.A.T.S.S. Syosset Center is offering a new introductory level S.T.E.M. class in its after-school program this fall. This initial step provides structured inquiry-based and real world problem-based learning, creating an interdisciplinary approach t...

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Plaza Theatrical Brings Madagascar to The Long Island Children’s Museum

Plaza Theatrical Brings Madagascar to The Long Island Children’s Museum

This summer, Plaza Theatrical has brought the wonderful musical performances of Junie B. Jones and Mary Poppins to life on stage at the LICM. This August, it will be showing Madagascar! Come and join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Gi...

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Berkshire Farms Launches New Foster Care Programs

Berkshire Farms Launches New Foster Care Programs

Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth in White Plains now offers new Foster Parent Training services. The program ran from June 12 through July 14 and was a combination of a MAPP and Team Approach program. During “MAPP” training, parents lea...

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Two Long Island Students Win STEM Competition

Two Long Island Students Win STEM Competition

Women are traditionally underrepresented in STEM careers, but two Long Island female students are turning tradition on its head. On July 12, Audrey Shine of Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School, Plainview, New York and Danielle Kelly of Friends A...

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New Website Launches for Expectant Parents in NYC Area

New Website Launches for Expectant Parents in NYC Area

New parents have a lot to think about and choosing a place to give birth tops that list. There's so much to think about, but where do you even begin collecting the information you need to make an informed choice about where to give birth? A new web...

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Long Island Nets Host Open Tryouts for Kids Dance Team

Long Island Nets Host Open Tryouts for Kids Dance Team

The Long Island Nets will hold open auditions for the Long Island Nets Kids Dance Team at Yes We Can Community Center on Saturday, August 11. The Long Island Nets Kids Dance Team is a professional squad launched last year during the Nets’ inaugural...

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Hicksville Student Starts His Own Scholarship to Reward Kids With Tourettes Syndrome

Hicksville Student Starts His Own Scholarship to Reward Kids With Tourettes Syndrome

At Holy Family School in Hicksville their motto is ‘making a difference, one child at a time.’ For student Giovanni Kubanick, these words rang true. You see, Gio has Tourette’s Syndrome, ADHD, and OCD, and in the achievement culture of a Catholic E...

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LI Parents Day 2018: Fun for the Kids, Informative for You

LI Parents Day 2018: Fun for the Kids, Informative for You

Long Island Parents Day, a NYMetroParents event, is returning for another fun-filled day of information for you and activities for your kids. This year’s family-friendly event will be held Sunday, Sept. 16 in the Pratt Recreation Center at LIU Post...

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Congratulations to Holy Family School's Published Authors

Congratulations to Holy Family School's Published Authors

Fifth grade students Randi Bruckner, Mary DeMauro, Melissa, and Annabella Sottile had their work published in the newest American Adventures Series Crazy Creatures. The girls’ work was submitted by their teacher, Mrs. Adrianna Aceste. These four fi...

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Eye Level of Williston Park Now Offers Summer Program to Help Prevent the Summer Slide

Eye Level of Williston Park Now Offers Summer Program to Help Prevent the Summer Slide

Eye Level's Summer Program—which puts an emphasis on skills such as basic and critical thinking, problem solving, grammar, and vocabulary—consists of one hour of math instruction and one hour of reading comprehension and writing. Children are monit...

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Students at Buckley Country Day School Individually Donate to Social Justice Causes of Their Choice

Students at Buckley Country Day School Individually Donate to Social Justice Causes of Their Choice

Over 30 fifth grade students made individual donations to social justice causes of their choice after the Buckley Country Day School hosted its second annual Upper School Social Entrepreneur Expo this May. In total, students raised about $2,500 at ...

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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Awards Graduating Eighth Grader

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Awards Graduating Eighth Grader

This year at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton's (SEAS) graduation ceremony, Brianne Z, an eighth grader, was chosen to be the recipient of the SEAS Father's Club award. Every year, the SEAS Father's Club Award asks students to write an essay about what Sa...

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Lutheran High School's 55th Commencement Ceremony

Lutheran High School's 55th Commencement Ceremony

The 55th Long Island Lutheran (LuHi) Commencement Ceremony took place on June 9 in the Visscher Gymnasium. Mr. John Buck, newly named head of school, along with faculty and staff welcomed family and friends of the 119 graduates. The Class of 2018 c...

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Vincent Smith School Senior Overcomes Learning Difficulties and Graduates

Vincent Smith School Senior Overcomes Learning Difficulties and Graduates

Upon meeting Mark Irving, a hard-working student who loves to put on a show, you’d be surprised to hear of the learning challenges he faced on the road to graduation. Mark entered Vincent Smith School in elementary school, when his parents realized...

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Congratulations to Florence Brownstein Preschool Class of 2018!

Congratulations to Florence Brownstein Preschool Class of 2018!

The students of the Florence Brownstein Preschool at the Chabad of Port Washington marked the end of the school year with a festive graduation ceremony and celebration. The children participated in a moving up ceremony, complete with gowns and caps...

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The Art Academy of Long Island Now Offering Open Studio Time

The Art Academy of Long Island Now Offering Open Studio Time

This spring, the Art Academy of Long Island in Merrick has expanded to include an "open studio" where artists can come and use the space to create their art or hang out and have a cup of coffee. For the month of June, the Art Academy is offering fr...

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Born with Eyes Wide Open: Common Characteristics of Gifted Babies and Toddlers

Born with Eyes Wide Open: Common Characteristics of Gifted Babies and Toddlers

Let’s first understand what’s “normal” for a one year old. Developmentally, by twelve months, a child can say a few words, imitate your voice, distinguish different sounds and understand simple instructions like, “Drink your juice”. Does that sound...

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Have an Inspiring Graduation Story to Share?

Have an Inspiring Graduation Story to Share?

It's finally the time of year where your children, nieces and nephews, and other loved ones are recognized for their academic accomplishments from the school year. Do you have an inspiring story to tell of a New York City graduate? Do you want to s...

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Green Vale School Rocketry Team Places 9th in the Nation

Green Vale School Rocketry Team Places 9th in the Nation

The Green Vale School’s Friday rocketry club had three teams of four 7th and 8th graders qulify for Nationals among 800 teams from 46 states, most of which are high school age. The rocketry club began building rockets in September with the goal of ...

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Champkids Brings the Art Community Together for an Evening of Creativity and Exploration

Champkids Brings the Art Community Together for an Evening of Creativity and Exploration

Last weekend, Champkids, an organization dedicated to providing student-artists opportunities to practice their skills and display their passion, hosted a live drawing and coloring competition for kids at the Long Island Children’s Museum. Almost 2...

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YMCA of Long Island & Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities Announce Water Wise Water Safety Kids Art Contest

YMCA of Long Island & Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities Announce Water Wise Water Safety Kids Art Contest

The YMCA of Long Island has partnered with Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities, Inc. to launch the inaugural Water Wise Water Safety Kids Art Contest to help make children more aware of the importance of water safety. Children age 12 and under ar...

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Grace Summer Camp in Massapequa is Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2018

Grace Summer Camp in Massapequa is Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2018

Grace Early Childhood Center in Massapequa is now accepting applications for the 2018 summer camp program. From July 9 to August 17, children age 2 through 6 are invited to attend for half days or full days.

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Once Upon a Child Seaford Comes Under New Ownership

Once Upon a Child Seaford Comes Under New Ownership

Once Upon A Child, the largest children’s resale franchise in North America, in Seaford is now under new ownership. Michael Teller stepped into the role of president on December 21.

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Key to My Art Studio Opening a Location in East Rockaway in June

Key to My Art Studio Opening a Location in East Rockaway in June

Key to My Art studio will open a location in East Rockaway in early to mid-June. The newly renovated studio will offer art classes in all mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media. It will also offer birthday paint parties as ...

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Vincent Smith School Creates Flag Field of Honor for Memorial Day

Vincent Smith School Creates Flag Field of Honor for Memorial Day

The Student Council of Vincent Smith School in Port Washington is proud to commemorate Armed Forces Day (May 19), Memorial Day (May 28) and Flag Day (June 14) by creating an American Flag Field of Honor on the school's front lawn, facing Port Washi...

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Spin DJ Academy Summer Camp in Rockville Center Gets Brand New State-of-the-Art Performance Stage

Spin DJ Academy Summer Camp in Rockville Center Gets Brand New State-of-the-Art Performance Stage

Students at this summer’s Spin DJ Academy Interactive DJ Camp will get the chance to show off their musical prowess live on a brand new performance stage. The stage was unveiled this January at the Rockville Centre location of Spin DJ Academy, and ...

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Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School Meal Packing Event Packs Over 300,000 Meals for Food Pantries and Haiti

Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School Meal Packing Event Packs Over 300,000 Meals for Food Pantries and Haiti

From April 15 to April 17, Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School (LuHi) hosted its eighth annual Meal Packing Event. Over the course of the three days, students faculty, and staff, along with the help of local schools, community groups, and our...

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Great Neck 12-Year-Old to Star in This Sunday's Episode of NBC's 'Genius Junior'

Great Neck 12-Year-Old to Star in This Sunday's Episode of NBC's 'Genius Junior'

Sebastian Lennox, the 12-year-old smarty pants from Great Neck, will be on this Sunday’s episode of “Genius Junior,” which is a one-hour competition series featuring the brightest children in America. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the exciting new...

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The Law Offices of Andrew M. Cohen, P.C., Extends Practice to Specialize in the Rights of Children with Special Needs

The Law Offices of Andrew M. Cohen, P.C., Extends Practice to Specialize in the Rights of Children with Special Needs

The Law Offices of Andrew M. Cohen, P.C., located in Garden City, recently welcomed Laura Adler-Greene, Esq., as an associate attorney specializing in Children’s Rights, Special Education Law, and Special Needs Planning. Adler-Greene joined the pra...

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Sylvan Learning Center Opens New Location in Mineola, Expands Summer Offerings in Huntington

Sylvan Learning Center Opens New Location in Mineola, Expands Summer Offerings in Huntington

Sylvan Learning Center, an academic enrichment center with locations across the New York metro area, recently opened a new location in Mineola and will offer new summer workshops and Math Edge at the Huntington location.

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Long Island Children's Museum Debuts Dinosaur Exhibit

Long Island Children's Museum Debuts Dinosaur Exhibit

Long Island Children’s Museum, located in Garden City, unveiled the Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ exhibit on Jan. 27. The exhibit, which features two distinct environments—the Land of Fire and the Land of Ice—is a hands-on learning experience ge...

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The Prom Boutique Celebrates its 24th Year Donating Dresses to Thousands of Long Island High School Students

The Prom Boutique Celebrates its 24th Year Donating Dresses to Thousands of Long Island High School Students

Prom season is just around the corner, which is exciting for some but stressful for others. Long Island is coming together to make sure every girl feels beautiful and special at her prom by gathering and donating dresses and other prom accessories ...

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Thomas School of Horsemanship Welcomes New Camp Director, Adds New Camp Programs

Thomas School of Horsemanship Welcomes New Camp Director, Adds New Camp Programs

Thomas School of Horsemanship, which offers year-round horseback riding lessons and a summer day camp in Melville, recently named Janine Innes-Ortiz as the new summer camp director. The day camp will celebrate its 75th anniversary this summer, and ...

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Shining Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Opens in Manhasset

Shining Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Opens in Manhasset

Shining Smiles Pediatric Dentistry P.C., a full-service pediatric dentist for children of all ages, opened in Manhasset in October 2017. The Shining Smiles Pediatric Dentistry dental team, which aims to create a fun and friendly environment, also o...

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The Green Vale School to Add Summer Camp Programs for 2-Year-Olds

The Green Vale School to Add Summer Camp Programs for 2-Year-Olds

The Green Vale School, a pre-Nursery through eighth-grade independent school in Old Brookville, welcomed Kelly Flink as school’s director of early childhood at the beginning of the school year. This summer the school will offer camp programming for...

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Future Stars Summer Camps to Offer New Programs at Old Westbury and Farmingdale Locations

Future Stars Summer Camps to Offer New Programs at Old Westbury and Farmingdale Locations

Future Stars Summer Camps, a day camp for children kindergarten through 10th grades with locations in Westchester and Long Island, will add new programs to its lineups at the Old Westbury and Farmingdale campuses this year. Future Stars Summer Camp...

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The Big Bounce America is Coming to New York City

The Big Bounce America is Coming to New York City

The largest bouncy house in the world, also known as The Big Bounce America, will be traveling across the country starting next month. The 20,000 square-foot inflatable house of bouncing joy will make a stop in the New York area this June.

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Catch the Long Island Nets’ First-Ever Sneaker Show at NYCB Live

Catch the Long Island Nets’ First-Ever Sneaker Show at NYCB Live

The Long Island Nets will be hosting its first-ever Sneaker Show on Friday, March 2 with designs from Los Angeles-based artist Salvador Amezcua, also known as “Kickstradomis,” at NYCB LIVE during their game against the Windy City Bulls.

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New York Area Kids Can Learn Golf with PGA Jr. League

New York Area Kids Can Learn Golf with PGA Jr. League

The PGA Jr. League team golf registration is now open for the 2018 season throughout the New York area. Children ages 13 and under of all skill-levels can learn how to play golf and enhance their skills in a supportive environment under the guidanc...

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Pediatric Dentistry of Nassau County Opens in Garden City

Pediatric Dentistry of Nassau County Opens in Garden City

A new pediatric dental office, owned by the same dentist behind Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County, opened in Garden City earlier this year. The office is decorated with underwater-themed murals, and offers evening and weekend hours.

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Camps 'R' Us To Open East Rockaway and Saint James Campuses

Camps 'R' Us To Open East Rockaway and Saint James Campuses

Camps 'R' Us, which has various locations across Long Island, is scheduled to open two new locations for the 2018 summer camp season. The new Camps 'R' Us locations, serving children ages 3-15, will be in East Rockaway and Saint James.

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