It's another fun, festive and creative week for Long Island kiddos.
Andrew G. Rosen's blog
There's nothing like trick-or-treating in your own neighborhood right here on Long Island, or heading to your favorite downtown to fill up on treats from local businesses. You know how to traverse every nook and cranny. Plus, you probably have a good idea which houses to avoid and which to knock on twice for those sweet rewards. The camaraderie among neighbors can fill residents with pride.
But sometimes change is good.
So which Long Island neighborhoods are best for trick-or-treating? We prefer ones that have houses close together, banks of merchants who participate, are well lit and have minimal traffic running through them. Read on for a list of our favorites.
With many schools closed this week for Columbus Day and Yom Kippur, parents will be faced with the challenge of keeping children busy. You're in luck! The Island is loaded with creative events this week.
With the fall season in full swing, it can be hard to find weekend activities that are inexpensive, fun for the whole family and beneficial to the household bottom line. Autumn gardening with kids on Long Island can hit all those marks. All while teaching your children frugal skills that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.
Plus, kids love to get their hands dirty! With all the cool bugs available, the possibility of finding gross worms and the tactile satisfaction of breaking into the earth, autumn gardening is full of great things for kids and parents.
As the temperature starts to ping pong between 50 and 70 degrees, each day in October is a roll of the dice as to whether or not you and your family will be more comfortable indoors or outdoors. Thankfully, this week's picks offers the best of both worlds.
Perhaps best known for the Deer Park outlets and the Deer Park theater, there is an exceedingly great number of kid-friendly things to do in the northeast corner of Babylon. While the deer the town was named for no longer roam Deer Park Avenue, there is still plenty for children to explore and do.
This week, Long Island's libraries shine with unique programs and events for children of all ages. From making entrepreneurship fun in Brentwood to asking difficult parent-related questions in Westbury (is my kid the only one not sleeping through the night?), dust off that library card and enjoy some free air conditioning.