Home / Family Life / Long Island News and Happenings

Long Island News and Happenings

A generation determined to stay on Long Island

Updated November 29, 2015 12:15 PM By AMANDA FISCINA  amanda.fiscina@newsday.com I couldn’t believe it. I was in a restaurant bursting with millennials who were not there to watch a big game on TV, a cover band onstage, or to get a lifetime of free Chick-fil-A. They were there to talk …

Read More »

2015 December Family Fun Guide: Winter Festivals, Lightings and Light Shows, and More Merry Amusements for the Holidays

FOOD, WINE, & DINING, FAMILY & PARENTING, SPORTS & RECREATION, MUSIC, MOVIES & ENTERTAINMENT, SCHOOL & EDUCATION, NATURE & WEATHER, COMMUNITY, CHARITY & CAUSE, ARTS & CULTURE, TRAVEL & LOCAL ATTRACTIONS, HEALTH & WELLNESS, HOT SPOTS & NIGHT LIFE, SEASONAL & CURRENT EVENTS By Lyndsay McCabe       Published: November 30 …

Read More »

Parents of special needs children to be paid caregivers in NY State

Starting in April of 2016, the Social Services law will be amended in NY State to allow for parents of their adult child to be paid under the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) , as long as the parent is not also named as the designated representative. This is …

Read More »

The 2015 Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting 2015: Kicking Off the Holiday Season Brightly in NYC

  The 2015 Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting 2015: Kicking Off the Holiday Season Brightly in NYC The holidays come alive as Rockefeller Center lights up for the 83rd Annual Rockefeller Center Tree lighting ceremony! There’s no stopping the holiday season spirit from coming alive, especially with the Rockefeller Center Christmas …

Read More »

Massive sexting scandal at Kings Park High School leads to dozens of students suspended, some arrested

Kristin Thorne reports live from Kings Park. (WABC) — Andrew Fenton’s son is one of dozens of students in the Kings Park Central School District on Long Island who are now suspended for this week for allegedly texting or even viewing a video of another student in a sexually explicit …

Read More »

Jones Beach Fireworks Show to Return this Independence Day

  Wooo Hooooo.. It’s on again. Jones Beach State Park is quickly regaining its appeal as the place to be to celebrate the holidays on Long Island. After bringing back the popular Jones Beach Holiday Lights Spectacular last year, New York State announced that the famous fireworks show at the …

Read More »

Disney Cruise Line to launch from New York

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Disney Cruise Line will be launching cruises out of New York City starting next year. “We’re returning to the Big Apple in 2016 for sailings for both the Bahamas and Canada!” blogged Disney spokesman Jonathan Frontado. He made the announcement as the cruise ship …

Read More »

High-speed ferry to carry passengers from NYC to East End

  Pictured is a map of all the weekend ferry and bus trips provided by Sea Jitney. (Credit: Courtesy) From Port Jefferson, the Sea Jitney hub, travellers can take a Hampton Jitney bus to Calverton, Southampton, Sag Harbor and East Hampton. In addition, customers can take the ferry from Port …

Read More »