Rockville Centre

Family-Friendly Beer Gardens and Breweries on Long Island

Sometimes, even the most dedicated parents need a break. Craft beer has become increasingly popular in the past decade, prompting a surge in the opening of local breweries, gastropubs and restaurants. These family-friendly breweries and restaurants are a great compromise. Parents can wind down without having to find a babysitter, and kids can have fun in an exciting, new atmosphere. 

At these charming establishments, parents can enjoy a regular beer offering or a seasonal specialty. If wine is your drink of choice, however, don't miss our guide to kid-friendly wineries on the East End.

Winter 2018 Classes That Long Island Kids of All Ages Will Want To Try

Baby, it's cold outside! And that means it's time to sign up for winter-worthy indoor activities. Luckily, Long Island serves up something for everyone, from infants to teens.

Warm up at a fitness class designed for new parents and their babies, or swim lessons in a heated aquatic center. Get kids moving and expressing their creativity with gym or art classes, or join a culturally rich sing-along for tots. The possibilities are seemingly endless. Search our Classes Guide and Directory Listings by type or location to help find the perfect fit.

Read on for some great options across Long Island that'll get you and the kids out of the house to have some serious fun. Snag a spot by enrolling now before the temperature drops any lower!

Music Together Sing Shalom, New Jewish Music Program For Long Island Families

For many moms and dads, Music Together® might as well be the official soundtrack to early parenthood. Even those who haven't taught their toddlers to shake a tambourine at one of the many classes available across Long Island are probably familiar with the much-loved program that brings kids and caregivers together through music and movement. And while Music Together has been a family favorite since it first launched in the eighties, its latest collaboration with The Jewish Education Project is a really exciting new addition to the already-popular offerings.

Renovated Playground With a Spray Park Opens in Rockville Centre

After a long winter, Long Islanders are finally getting some vitamin D thanks to rising temperatures and clearing skies. One way to celebrate the change in seasons is to visit the newly renovated and reopened playground at the Rockville Centre Recreation Center.

One of the most anticipated new features is a spray park Long Islanders, or for that matter, anyone,  can use to beat the heat this summer. Other new features that bring life to the park include swing sets and additional playground structures to rival the best family playgrounds on Long Island.

Check out our Parks and Playground Guide for LI Families or our guide to water parks and amusement parks for other ways to enjoy the warm weather and the outdoors. 

Kick It! Soccer Programs for Long Island Kids

Fall is upon us, which means soccer season is about to begin. And the recent World Cup has caused kids of all ages to become obsessed with the sport. If you have a child who wants to learn to bend it like Beckham, there are plenty of programs on Long Island, from parent and child classes, development clinics, traveling teams and more. And for other after-school activities, check out our Classes and Activities Guide.

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