The Greek god Maia is said to have inspired the month of May. Officially, Maia ruled over spring, yet it is during her 31 days that we on Long Island see the first evidence of summer.
True, summer doesn’t begin until mid-June, but if East End congestion is any indication the change of seasons starts on Memorial Day weekend, when parades, barbecues, pickup softball games, and more usher in a sample of summer Americana.
Not so fast, however. Before the warm-weather season beckons we pay tribute to the mothers and grandmothers in our lives on their special day. We also celebrate the pageantry of spring cherry blossoms and the wonderment of children’s theater.
So enjoy this transition month and remember to check out our Spring Fun Guide for the best in family adventures this season. Our Long Island Events Calendar offers exciting family options as they develop throughout the month.