Long Island

Cool Classes for Kids on Long Island-notable Cooking and Acting Programs

Looking for cool and unique after-school activities for your child? If you're getting tired of the same 'ol gym classes, sport programs, or and music groups, you're not alone. Lucky for you, we've spent some time, checking out two of the latest children's classes to hit the afterschool scene: cooking classes and theater programs for kid. So, if you have  budding chef, or a future performer, or if you're just looking to add some diversity to your child's routine, check out our list of the top programs for cooking and theater for kids on Long Island: 

Weekend Events for Kids on Long Island, January 8-10: Night Owl Prowl, Figure Skating Show, and More!

How excited are you to have a Holiday-free weekend ahead? That is, unless you plan to spend the weekend stripping your home of Holiday decor. Maybe you're like me, and you figure you waited a whole year to put them up, let's leave them up "one more weekend." Whatever the case might be, take some time this weekend with your family checking out one of the following great events we've rounded up for you: 
 
 

Seal Watching in New York

It is way more exciting to see animals in the wild than it is to see them at the zoo. And even here in New York City we are able to glimpse some animals in their natural habitat– and I don’t mean rats, squirrels or pigeons, either. Each fall hundreds of harbor seals start their annual journey from Maine for a warmer climate, traveling south until they reach the temperate waters surrounding Long Island.

What to do with Kids on New Year's Eve on Long Island

The whole idea of New Year's Eve isn't traditionally a family Holiday. In fact, most kids fall asleep long before the clock strikes 12. Some parents look forward to a grown up night out without the kids. But, if you're like me, the idea of ringing in the New Year together as a family has become a tradition in it's own; well, either that, or you can't find a sitter. Whatever the reason, we've rounded up some great events  happening on Long Island this New Years Eve and New Years Day in case banging the pots and pans  at midnight and watching football all day isn't enough. 

Weekend Events for Kids on LI, December 11-14: Hanukkah Celebrations and Seasonal Fun on Long Island

This time of year it can be hard to squeeze in family time. Between all the shopping, family and friend get togethers, Holiday decorating, and merriment, you might have forgotten to figure out something fun for you all to do this weekend. IN case you're headed out to get a fresh tree, check out our post of great farms on LI, or if you are looking for Santa, we've shared some ideas for that as well. We also posted this week about great Nutcracker performances to check out. Hanukkah kicks off this weekend, and the Island is full of great celebrations and menorah lightings. We've listed our picks as well as some other great ideas for you to get out and enjoy the Season and the Holidays with your kids this weekend: 

Weekend Events for Kids on Long Island, December 4-6: Ways to spread Holiday Cheer, and a few to help divert it

With possible snow in the forecast for the weekend, it might be hard to escape the Holiday Spirit. Maybe you and your family are ready to thrust into full fledged Holiday mode, and if so, you should check out one of our recent posts about where to visit Santa or where to get a fresh Christmas tree. But, if you're not quite ready, and you are just looking for a nice diversion, there are a few terrific  things going on for you as well.   Either way, check out our picks for great family weekend activities on Long Island: 
 

Weekend Events for Kids on Long Island, November 20-22: Celebrate the History of the Holiday with your Kids

This weekend is technically the last weekend we have before the Holidays are officially upon us. Next week at this time, you may be hitting your favorite super store or shopping mall scouting out the best deals (or maybe not). And yet, the more we parents get caught up in the pace and commercialism of the Holidays, so do our kids. So this weekend, grab the kids and check out some of the coolest ways to appreciate and celebrate the History of the Holidays, Long Island Style. 

 

 

Weekend Events for Kids on Long Island, November 14-15: Indoor Theater and Outdoor Fun

From one Holiday to the next, chances are your weekend is going to include some sort of Thanksgiving discussion. Less than two weeks away, this weekend might be a great time to visit one of Long Island's local poultry farms and get up close with a real live turkey, but if you're not quite ready to forge into Thanksgiving mode, there are plenty of other cool things happening out and about Long Island this weekend: 

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