Long Island

Things to Do for Kids and Families on Long Island January 7 and 8: Disney on Ice and Feasts for Beasts Opening Weekend

The holidays are over, the kids are back to school…everything is back to normal. Except now they're bored, suffering from postholiday letdown. How can you keep them entertained? We've got you covered. Disney on Ice is in town, the Long Island Children's Museum is opening a new exhibit and is presenting a fun performance in its theater, plus there are a couple of children's productions being put on around the Island.


Things to Do for Kids and Families on Long Island December 31 and January 1: New Year's Eve Parties and a Seal Cruise

     It's New Year's weekend! 

New Year's Eve celebrations dominate this weekend, so you'll find lots of NYE celebratory events for your family (see our New Year's Eve events roundup). For New Year's Day, it's time to get out and get in touch with nature with a New Year's Day hike and and a seal cruise.

Happy New Year!

Things to Do for Kids and Families on Long Island December 24 and 25: Skate with Santa, Christmas Shows, & Hanukkah Celebrations

Christmas weekend is finally here! While many will probably be caught up doing last-minute shopping and celebrating the holiday with family, of course, not everyone celebrates Christmas, and even those who do might be looking to get the kids out of the house for a few hours. Don't worry: The Island doesn't shut down for Christmas. We've found lots of activities going on for you and your family.

Things to Do for Kids and Families on Long Island December 10 and 11:

Yes, we're sure you've got lots of shopping still to do for the holidays, but you still have to keep the kiddies entertained. We've got you covered: There are Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations and shows (including several Nutcracker performances) around the Island, as well as a couple of seal hikes out east and a great garden-themed dance performance at the Tilles Center for young children. And there's still plenty of time to head to a Cut-Your-Own-Tree farm for your Christmas tree and to get your child's picture taken with Santa.


Things to Do for Kids and Families on Long Island December 3 & 4: Holiday Fun, a Dickens Festival and National Cookie Day

The holiday season is in full effect, and there are celebrations all over the Island: Christmas tree lightings, festivals, a LEGO-menorah-building event, shows--even a weekend-long Charles Dickens festival, complete with period costumes, horse-and-carriage rides, and, of course, productions of The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol. And if you are ready for an outing to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree, we've got you covered. There are also some fun and educational non-holiday-oriented shows at the Long Island Children's Museum. And Saturday's National Cookie Day, don't you know? So cut the kids some slack this weekend, and while you're at it, take them to the Whaling Museum in Cold Spring Harbor for a Sea Cookie Workshop!

We've rounded up a list of the top events happening around the Island to suit whatever you're looking for--holiday themed or not.

And if you have a moment, check out the wonderful food drive that Mommy Poppins herself has spearheaded and Help Us Feed 10,000 NYC Children This Holiday Season. It's an easy process, and may be the start of an important discussion with your kids.

Things to Do for Kids and Families on Long Island November 19 & 20: An Old-Tyme Thanksgiving Celebration and Winter Festival

Though it's not even Thanksgiving yet, the holiday season, it seems, is already upon us—check out the tree lighting and holiday fairs going on this weekend. But don't worry: Thanksgiving hasn't been completely forgotten about. There's a cute Thanksgiving show and an old-tyme Thanksgiving celebration for your family to experience as well.

Things to Do for Kids and Families on Long Island October 29-30: Halloween Fun, More Fall Festivals and Fun in the Forest

Start off your Halloween weekend with fun, food, festivals and trails in the forest! Yes, we’ve got a variety of fun activities and events for you and your family to participate in! For full coverage of Halloween events, keep our Halloween Guide in mind, and for this weekend, read on to see where the fun is. Keep in mind that we may get a bit of snow, so call any outdoor venue ahead to avoid disappointment. Have a happy Halloween.


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