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29 Drunk Driving Facts You Need to Know Comments Off on 29 Drunk Driving Facts You Need to Know

29 Drunk Driving Facts You Need to Know

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In 2012, there were 10,322 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in the United States. That’s one death every 51 minutes. Of the 10,322 lives lost to drunk driving in 2012, 344 of them were killed in New York. 1,174 of the people who died in drunk driving accidents in 2012 were under the age of 21. 32 of them were killed in New York. From 2010 to 2012, Long Island had 4,448 drunk driving car crashes. Of those crashes, 243 were fatal, cutting 258 lives devastatingly short. 3,520 people sustained injuries as a result of drunk driving car crashes. Anytime that people are known to drink more heavily, the number of drunk driving accidents skyrockets. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “alcohol impairment among drivers involved in fatal crashes is about four times higher at night than during the day.” More than 30% of drivers who were involved in fatal crashes on weekends were alcohol-impaired, and in 2009, 43% of motorcyclists who died on the road had a BAC of at least .08. In 2012, nearly 2 out of 3 fatal crashes between midnight and 3am involved drunk drivers. Holidays have even higher rates of drunk driving fatalities. On Labor Day Weekend in 2012, a drunk driver was involved...

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Things to Do with Kids on Long Island Comments Off on Things to Do with Kids on Long Island

Things to Do with Kids on Long Island

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For parents of school-age children, now’s the time for packing school supplies up into brand new backpacks, and lining them up at the door in anticipation of the first day of school. You’ve finally made it to the end of summer, and as much fun as you’ve had, you’re ready for the troops to ship out to school Monday through Friday. However, for the parents whose children aren’t quite old enough for school just yet, it may seem a little daunting that all the summertime activities have shut down for the season, and you may be left wondering what you and your little ones will have to do in the coming months. Have no fear! We’ve put together a list of local things to do with kids that are guaranteed to provide an afternoon full of fun! Local Things to Do with Kids: Long Island Children’s Museum There are always fun things going on at the LICM! Here are some of their upcoming events for children under 5: Messy Afternoons Saturdays (8/23 & 8/30) and Sundays (8/24 & 8/31) 3:30-5pm Let your little ones get up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream, and play-doh—all the things you know they’ll love, but you’d hate to have to clean...

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Things to Do in Nassau County Parks August 2014 Comments Off on Things to Do in Nassau County Parks August 2014

Things to Do in Nassau County Parks August 2014

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There’s still plenty of fun to be had in the last few weeks of summer, and the Nassau County Parks are making sure you have ample opportunities to get out and enjoy the weather while it’s still warm! Between Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead, and Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park, there’s at least one event going on nearly every day this month! Check out the list below for something fun to do this month: Things to Do in Nassau County Parks Hempstead Lake State Park Long Island State Parks Children’s Summer Performances This is a series of opportunities for families to enjoy free, fun, and interactive entertainment at local parks throughout Long Island. When you bring your family out to the park, don’t forget to bring your own chairs or blankets so that you have a comfy seat for the show! August 17, 2PM – Juggling Show by Ray Grins August 24, 2PM – Magic of Amore Michael J. Tully Park The Italian Festival Wed-Fri 6-11PM, Sat 3-11PM, Sun 3-10PM A community event that honors Italian heritage. There will be an international food court, Las Vegas games of chance, thrilling rides and games, as well as a live DJ...

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The Only List You Need for Outdoor Movies on Long Island! Comments Off on The Only List You Need for Outdoor Movies on Long Island!

The Only List You Need for Outdoor Movies on Long Island!

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The summer’s not quite over yet, and there’s plenty to see and do with the family before the kids start heading back to school in September. We all know that Long Island is the best place to enjoy the beach, outdoor activities, and great seafood in the summer, but that’s only the beginning of the fun we’ve got in our neighborhoods. While we may not have an abundance of drive-in movies like they did way back when (and they’re still scattered about the country if you can find them), what we do have are a bunch of great outdoor movies on Long Island happening in parks throughout Nassau County! We’ve got a list for you of all the outdoor movie nights through the month of August for you and your family to enjoy. Pack up your lawn chairs and snacks, and head out to these nearby parks for a night that’s sure to be full of fun! Outdoor Movies on Long Island Tuesday Night Movies at Cedar Creek Park The movies begin at dusk (around 7:30pm), and Cedar Creek Park is located on Merrick Road in Seaford. You can contact the park for more info at 516-571-7470. Tuesday, 8/12 – The Sandlot Tuesday, 8/19 – Little Giants Tuesday, 8/24...

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