Long Island

Presidents Week for LI Kids: Cooking Class, Swim or Skate, Crafts

Happy Presidents Week! With many schools across Long Island closed, check out our 30 Things to Do on February Break With Long Island Kids, along with our Presidents Week Camp and Classes for Long Island Kids.

Besides camps and classes this week, kids can choose from storytimes, music instruction, and plenty of open-play sessions. For a full listing, check out our Calendar Guide and our February GoList.

Enjoy These Long Island Cafes With Kids' Play Spaces

There are days when all you want to do is kick back and relax with a cup of coffee or tea and maybe even a sweet treat.

But enjoying quality Me Time gets tricky when your duties include making sure little ones are happy, engaged, and safe. Whether you're looking for a great place to spend your next play date — a venue that actually allows you to talk with other parents — or just wouldn't mind checking your email while your child is busy with imaginative play, these Long Island play cafes offer something for everyone.

Check out our Long Island play space guide and Winter Fun List for other great ideas on how to keep your kids occupied. 

Just Escape LI Will Thrill Kids and Adults

Think you can escape? From the Queens border east, escape rooms are taking Long Island by storm. But what exactly is an escape room and why should you check one out?

Read on for our review of Long Island's latest escape room, Just Escape LI in Massapequa, and find more indoor family fun zones in our Sports Center Guide.

Presidents Day Weekend Events for Long Island Kids

Head into Presidents Day weekend and start the school break off right. Let it go at the Engeman Theater to watch The Snow Queenbased on Disney's Frozen. Party at Planting Fields Arboretum and help it celebrate the 100th birthday of the Camellia House. Soak in nature on Presidents Day at workshops in Stony Brook, Smithtown, and Oyster Bay.

Planning ahead for the February school vacation week? Check out our guide to camps and workshops, or try these 30 Fun Things Happening on February Break.

For more activities to fill the weekend, pop over to our February GoList or Winter Fun Guide. And if you're keeping an eye on your wallet after the holidays, check out our list of 20 FREE Things to Do With Long Island Kids This Winter.

Of course, our Event Calendar is loaded with fun, daily events for Long Island kids. Don't see a great event here? Add it to our calendar yourself

Best Family Resorts in the Pocono Mountains

The Pocono Mountains draw families to this scenic corner of Pennsylvania from the New York City area, Philadelphia, and across the country. For families craving adventure, there is a smorgasbord of activities on tap all year. In winter, ski, snowboard, or snow tube. Options are just as plentiful in summer: hiking, swimming, boating, zip lines and adventure ropes courses, plus plenty of nature walks and even famed waterfall hikes

In case the weather isn’t cooperating, many of the resorts have indoor water parks offering hours of splashy, weatherproof fun, and spas for the grown-ups and kids(!) to unwind and indulge. We've rounded up some of top resorts in the area, so you can see which one best fits your next family vacation.

7 Drop-In Art Spots for Long Island Kids

Have a little Picasso on your hands? A budding artist whom you would you like to get drawing on paper instead of your walls? These Long Island-based art spots offer drop-in classes, painting parties and more. No long-term commitments necessary. Pop in for some arts and crafts and get your creative juices flowing.

For more seasonal activities, pop over to our Winter Fun Guide. And if you're keeping an eye on your wallet after the holidays, check out our list of 20 FREE Things to Do With Long Island Kids This Winter.

Weekday Fun for LI Kids: Tiny Tots, Valentine's Day, Princess Frog

Love is in the air this week for Long Island kids with plenty of Valentine's Day events on tap. But if your little one isn't into hearts and flowers, don't worry: There's plenty of other fun stuff to do this week.

Plus, check out our February GoList for a listing of fabulous monthly events for kids of all ages. There's also our Winter Guide of hot events in this cold season to keep kids occupied and happy. Finally, check out our full Calendar Listing for all the events going on in your area.

30 Things to Do on February Break With Long Island Kids

Didn't we just have a whole week off from school? Well, it's that time again — midwinter break, or February school vacation. Just because Christmas is the flashier of the winter vacations, doesn't mean there isn't a ton to do this week all over Long Island.

From special weeklong camps to bowling and roller skating, there's plenty to keep your kids smiling, happy, and no cooped up inside during February break. So grab your winter coat and bundle up for some indoor and outdoor fun. And remember to check out our full list of camps and classes during Presidents Week, as well as our February GoList for more ideas.

Summer Sports Camps for Long Island Kids

There are plenty of summer camp options on Long Island, and choosing among them might be dizzying.

But if you have a budding athlete on your hands or one who is trying to improve his or her skills, you might want to consider a sports camp. We've rounded up a few for you. In addition to the camps listed below, check out your local YMCA, community center or township office for programs offered at reasonable prices. And be sure to check out our Long Island Summer Camps Guide for more camps in the area.


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