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May GoList: Best Things To Do with Long Island Kids This Month

April showers bring May flowers, so it's no surprise that there are plenty of outdoor activities happening all over Long Island this month. From Huntington's annual Tulip Festival and a May Day celebration, to Hofstra's annual Dutch Festival and celebrating turtles, it's time to enjoy everything Long Island has to offer this season. And don't forget to take a look at the other Spring Festivals happening this month, as well as our Event Calendar for other family-friendly activities throughout May. Have fun!

Arcade Age Exhibit Is a Blast From Your Video Game Past

For parents and kids who love video games, there's a new must-do. The Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, Long Island, is now home to a retro video game exhibit where, for a flat fee, you get a 90-minute window to play as much Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Mortal Kombat II as you can.

The Arcade Age exhibit consists of over 50 authentic video game machines from the 1980s. Atari, Midway and Sega are in heavy rotation here. You'll find popular throwbacks like Dig Dug, Pole Position, Missile Command and Breakout that will defintiely take you back. It's also fun discovering some of the more eclectic games you may have missed and your children certainly have never heard of before now. Read on for more on our recent visit.

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Hike It Baby, May Day, April 30-May 1

A new, free exercise program launched on Long Island recently, encouraging families to work out together. Join Hike It Baby at Jones Beach in Wantagh this weekend to see what it's all about. Celebrate Earth Day at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge or Latin culture at the Children's Museum of the East End at the Feria festival.

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Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Arbor Festival, Science Sundays, April 23-24

Celebrate Mother Earth this weekend at the Arbor Day Family Festival, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Tanglewood Preserve, Downs Farm Preserve, the Maritime Explorium or Tackapausha Preserve. There's also a puppet show in Smithtown, as well as live theater in East Islip, Bellmore and Port Jefferson.

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Half-Day Camps for Long Island’s Little Kids

If your little one isn’t quite ready for a full-day of summer camp, there are plenty of camps on Long Island that offer half- or mini-day options where kids can get out the house and have fun for just a few hours a day. It’s a great way to give mom and dad a break, as well as introduce a younger child to the camp experience. And for more options, be sure to check out the Long Island Summer Camps Guide.

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Earth Day Events, Barnyard Babies, April 16-17

Spring is in the air and folks are anxious to get up and get outside. Kids can become a Junior Ranger at the historic Sagamore Hill. Get creative at the Children's Museum of the East End with their annual Egg Drop Challenge. Get up close and personal with the newest addition at Benner's Farm with their Barnyard Babies meet and greet.

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Weekday Picks: Jester Jim, Explore Nature, April 11-15

Some of the fun on hand this week includes building Lego masterpieces in Montauk, enjoying a Jester Jim show in Hauppauge and exploring nature at the South Shore Nature Center. Of course, this is just a sampling of what's going on this week, so be sure to check out our Long Island events calendar and our Spring Fun Guide. You can also get the best events of the week sent directly to your inbox each week if you sign up for our newsletter.

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Breakfast with Belle, Family Sundays, April 9-10

The weather is still cool outside, so you might want to stay inside with some live theater in Elmont, Port Washington, Oakdale and Rockville Centre. But if you want to spend some time outside, bundle up and enjoy a seal walk in Montauk and a family hike in Setauket. 

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Weekday Picks: Toddler Time, Underwater Explorers, April 4 - 8

This week, kids can get creative by making a craft for the special lady in their life at Once Upon a Treetop and getting into a mess at LICM. They can also stretch and destress with Mommy & Me Yoga, and finish out the week by learning about Long Island's Underwater World. For more, check out our Long Island events calendar and our Spring Fun Guide. You can also get the best events of the week sent directly to your inbox each week if you sign up for our newsletter.

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