Backpacks, books, and buses, oh my! School is back in session across Long Island. But the fun doesn't stop just because classes have started.
There’s still plenty to do both outside and in. From apple picking to fall fairs and festivals, Long Island is hopping this second week of September. Remember to check out our September GoList and our Fall Fun Guide for the best in seasonal family entertainment.
Monday, September 11
Descend on Mineola Memorial Library to celebrate Descendants 2.
Descendants 2 Party — Mineola
If your child is between the ages of 5 and 15, they probably know about Descendants. Celebrate the second installment of this popular franchise by decorating your own “poison” apple with sweet toppings to eat while watching the new movie at Mineola Memorial Library. Call ahead to ensure a spot. FREE
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Tuesday, September 12
Free Demo Week — Huntington Station
Visit My Gym this week, and kids can try out one of the demonstration classes. Tuesday’s class is karate and mixed martial arts, grouped for ages 3½ to 7, and 7 and older. Call for class availability.
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Wednesday, September 13
Library Storytimes — Manhasset
Toddlers are sure to enjoy the morning session of stories and games at Manhasset Public Library. Parents of first- and second-graders can drop their kids off after school for afternoon tales.
Apple Fest — Mineola
It's apple picking season on Long Island. Come listen to apple-themed stories, complete an apple craft, and even bob for apples.
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Thursday, September 14
Bellmore Family Street Festival — Bellmore
It's not summer break anymore, but the Bellmore Street Festival at the LIRR station isn’t ready to say goodbye to the season just yet. From a crafts expo to carnival rides and games, kids and adults can squeeze every last drop out of the warm weather before the leaves change colors. Through Sunday, September 17. FREE
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Friday, September 15
Beauty and the Beast — AMC theaters Islandwide
It's a tale as old as time, but for some youngsters the animated Beauty and the Beast from 1991 is brand new. As part of the “Dream Big, Princess” fall movie series, children can enjoy this classic at select AMC theaters across Long Island. Purchase tickets in advance.
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