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Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Mermaid Tea Party, Nature Sundays, July 23-24

We're in the middle of July, but the summer fun is definitely not slowing down. Dig up some fun as an archeologist at The Maritime Explorium this weekend. Or show your singing chops on stage at Nassau's Got Talent at Molloy College. Don't see your event listed here? Add it to our events calendar. And if you don't receive this post in your inbox, subscribe to our newsletter.

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Nature Sundays, Funny Man Show, July 9-10

Get the whole family cracking up with the free The Funny Man Show at The Caumsett Foundation this weekend. Then head out east to the Pollock Krasner House for a messy time completing a Family Drip Painting Workshop. Learn about science and nature during the Nature Sundays event at the Planting Fields Arboretum or cool off at a Sprinkler Dance Party at The Whaling Museum and Education Center.

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July 4th Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Fireworks, Concerts, Live Shows

It's Fourth of July weekend and what better way to celebrate the independence of America then with family-friendly fun, entertainment and memory making. Parents and kids can enjoy the rockets red glare from several vantage points this weekend; see our expanded coverage of firework shows in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

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July GoList: Best Things to do with Long Island Kids this Month

School's out for summer. Camp season is in full swing. Sure, the kids are busy, but summer is even more enjoyable when a little bit of fun is sprinkled into their day. From fireworks to festivals, there is so much to do on Long Island this month. We've put together a list of family-friendly events and activities to enjoy in July. For more events, don't forget to check out our event calendar. And for additional inspiration, take a look at our Summer Fun Guide.

Free Outdoor Entertainment for Long Island Families

Not all summer entertainment for children has to come with a hefty price tag. Several shows across Long Island are being offered for free. We've rounded up those local outdoor concerts and entertainment--now all parents need to do is grab a lawn chair or picnic blanket and get ready to shimmy, shake and smile with the little ones!

For more outside fun, be sure to check out our Outdoor Movie Guide. And for other kid-friendly activities this season, take a look at our Summer Fun Guide.

7 Places Where Long Island Kids Can Be Marine Biologists for a Day

If your children are aspiring marine biologists--or simply obsessed with marine aquaculture--then Long Island is the right place to live. Within a short drive of just about wherever you are, you’ll find a museum, nature center or aquatic facility dedicated to marine life. Kids can do everything from learn about ocean life and touch stingrays to swim with actual sharks. These five places are most appropriate for toddlers and older, but chances are these destinations will draw a learning smile from even the youngest in your family. And for more to do this season, be sure to check out our Summer Fun Guide.

4th of July Fireworks on Long Island

Break out your red, white and blue garb, and get ready to wave that grand old flag. Fourth of July weekend is a time when families across Long Island gather for picnics, barbecues and, of course, fireworks. We've rounded up Independence Day fireworks on Long Island taking place on the holiday weekend, as well as the weekends before and after. And for more kid-friendly activities, be sure to check out our Summer Fun Guide and our Event Calendar.

10 Father's Day Activities for Long Island Dads

Father's Day is fast approaching, so if you still haven't planned something for dad's special day, we have some cool ideas happening right hear on Long Island. From taking in a ballgame and going fishing to building a rocket and eating breakfast at the racetrack, there is something to fit almost every father's personality. And for more activities going on in the area, check out our Long Island Events Calendar.

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Strawberry Fair, Flag Day Decorating, June 11-12

Strawberry season is in full swing on Long Island. You can pick your own, of course, but don't forget to head over to Benner's Farm for its weekend-long Strawberry Fair. Families can also celebrate Flag Day at The Maritime Explorium, then catch a live theatrical performance of Cinderella in Port Jefferson. Or get crafty at the South Fork Natural History Museum and let your little ones create Polymer Clay Animals.

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