Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Egg Hunts on Long Island!

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Are you ready for Easter weekend? We know that Easter is here a little early this year, however, there is still time to plan on attending an Easter egg hunt with your children!

There are plenty of places to hunt for a few Easter eggs on Long Island this weekend! Here are a few of our picks, courtesy of! Let us know about some of your favorite places to celebrate Easter on Long Island on our Facebook page!

Spring Egg Hunt at the Fish Hatchery (Cold Spring Harbor)
When: Saturday, 3/30 10-11 a.m.
Admission: $6 adults $4 children ages 3-13 (under 3 free)
For more information call 516-692-6768

Spring Egg Hunt at Deepwells Farm County Park (St. James)
When: Saturday, 3/30 11 a.m.
Admission: Free
For more information call 631-584-8510

Sweetbriar Nature Center (Smithtown)
When: Saturday, 3/30 1-4 p.m.
Admission: $5
For more information call 631-979-6344

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring Break Activities on Long Island for Children!

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Are your children on Spring Break this week? If so, there are plenty of events going on all week long in Long Island to keep busy!

Here are a few of our picks, courtesy of! Let us know which events you plan on attending on our Facebook page!

School House Rock Live
Date: 3/26 at 1 p.m.
Location: Elmont Memorial Library

Seashell Jewelry Making
Date: 3/26 at 11 a.m.
Location: Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, Glen Cove

Feeling Color with de Kooning
Date: 3/25 at 3 p.m.
Location: Long Island Children’s Museum, Garden City

KaleidoZone- Don’t Play with your Food
Date: 3/26 10 a.m.
Location: Long Island Children’s Museum, Garden City 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy 1st Day of Spring!

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Spring has sprung! Happy first day of spring to all of our Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City fans!

CLICK HERE for a few spring craft ideas to do with your children to help celebrate the excitement of a new season! 

Let us know what craft you choose on our Facebook page

Monday, March 18, 2013

Are You Looking for a Pediatric Dentist for your Children? Look no Further!

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Are you new to the Long Island area and looking for a dentist for your children? Come see us at Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City!

Toddlers and preschoolers are amazing patients with personalities ranging from cautious and shy to gregarious and curious! Regardless of your young child’s personality, our goal here at Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City is to make your child’s first visit informative and fun!

Some parents wonder what to say before bringing children to the dentist for the first time. As we all know, many children fear the dentist and it can be difficult to get them there sometimes! However, you might find mentioning “Dr. Stacey is a very special doctor who helps children have healthy beautiful smiles” to ease them into their first visit! It is important for your children to build trust with their pediatric dentist!

For more information on Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City, visit us on the web at!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Newest Edition to The Family!

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Finally, we have a picture to share with you of the newest edition to my family, my beautiful baby boy Cameron Allen Schmidt! 

Just how long until you think Cameron will be the newest patient in the office?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Irish Soda Bread Recipe!

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St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching! Do your children like the classic Irish favorite Irish Soda Bread? If so, this weekend is the perfect time to test out a new Irish Soda Bread recipe with them!
Get your aprons on and the mixing bowls out and whip up a delicious batch of this classic favorite just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

Don’t have a recipe? We've got you covered! Let us know what you think on our Facebook page!

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for currants
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into ½ inch dice
  • 1 ¾ cup cold buttermilk, shaken
  • 1 extra-large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 cup dried currants


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Add the butter and mix on low speed until the butter is incorporated with the flour.

With a fork, lightly beat buttermilk, egg, and orange zest together in a measuring cup. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture. Combine the currants with 1 tablespoon of flour and mix into the dough. (It will be very wet.)

Place the dough on a well-floured board and knead it a few times into a round loaf. Place the loaf on the prepared sheet pan and lightly cut an X into the top of the bread with a serrated knife. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. When you tap the loaf, it will have a hollow sound.
Cool on a baking rack and serve at room temperature! 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Parades Happening on Long Island This Weekend!

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Did you come out and celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Garden City last weekend? If not, that’s OK! There are St. Patrick’s Day parades going on all weekend long on Long Island to help get you into the Irish spirit!

Here are a few parades happening this weekend on Long Island. Let us know which one you’re attending on our Facebook wall!

Am O’Gansett Parade
When: Saturday, 3/9 @ 12 pm

Bay Shore – Brightwaters St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: Saturday, 3/9 @ 2 pm

Bayport-BluePoint St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: Sunday, 3/10 @ 11:30 am

Center Moriches St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: Sunday, 3/10 @ 2 pm