Long Island

Long Island Weekend Events, January 8 & 9: Bird Banding, Strega Nona, a Seal Cruise and More!

Happy New Year! It’s great to be back and looking forward to all of the wonderful events happening on the Island in 2011. With the crush of the holidays and the excitement of the new year behind us, it’s simply the perfect time for good old fashioned family bonding. Here are some events that might strike your fancy – all happening this weekend!


Long Island Weekend Events, December 18 & 19: Old Time Holidays, Solstice Stories, Holiday Lights and More!

Leaf covered lawns have given way to snow dusted yards.  There's one more week before Christmas and the New Year take center stage. But there's plenty of celebrating to do this weekend. Head to Old Bethpage Village Restoration for a step back in time with their beautiful candlelight displays or celebrate the winter solstice amidst nature. Your children are sure to enjoy the festivities with lights and trains - ah, to be a kid again! And don't forget to check out our Holiday Guide and Holiday Shows, as well!

Long Island Weekend Events, December 11 & 12: Flying Santa, Trip to Oz, Meteor Shower and More!

Brrr! It is beginning to feel a lot like winter. Take a break from the holiday chaos, put down the garland, pause the shopping and head to a show or a home that has already decked its halls (no need for you to lift a finger). Celebrations and the holiday spirit are in full swing around the island. Willing to brave the brisk weather? Check out the 8th annual flying Santa on Fire Island or make your own nature-inspired wreath. Check out these six great events happening in your (very chilly) neck of the woods!

And for more cool events, check out our Mommy Poppins Holiday Guide.


Long Island Weekend Events, December 4 & 5: Hanukkah Fun, Santa Sightings, Train Displays and More

The pumpkins are disposed of, the Indian corn put away, and sadly, all Thanksgiving leftovers are gone. It's time to take a deep breath, pull those long johns out of storage and accept that the cold weather is here. And when you feel the early onset of cabin fever, perhaps even this weekend, check out one of the cool events we have listed for you here. From Hanukkah fun to train exhibits to early sightings of the man in the red suit, we've collected some great possibilities for your weekend. Happy Hanukkah.

And for more fantastic ideas for the holiday season, check out our Holiday Guide.

8 Holiday Shows That Suit Every Taste: The Nutcracker, Frosty, Sound of Music and More!

So you’re already sick of crowded stores and shopping-resistant children? Forget the mall!  Bring your kids to a wonderful performance this holiday season.  There really is something to satisfy every taste.  If you have young children, perhaps take in A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail or Frosty.  Older kids in your house? A Christmas Carol or the Sound of Music might be just the right fit.  When in doubt, there’s always The Nutcracker – a surefire hit.  Whatever you decide, here are eight great offerings to make your season merry and bright. 



Long Island Weekend Events November 20 & 21: Thanksgiving the Old Fashioned Way, Music, a Film Festival and a Pumpkin Smash

It would be nice to think that we aren't completely in prep mode quite yet, but you know better. I'll be doing anything I can this weekend to get ahead of the game for Thanksgiving. In between the grocery shopping and cleaning and searching for outfits to wear for the big feast, I have to get out and do something fun with my family. And we've rounded up some great options, so that you can do the same. Whether you want to see Thanksgiving prepared old school, attend a kid's film festival at Long Island Children's Museum, watch a beautiful and festive parade of boats or smash that pumpkin at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, we've got the info here for you.

5 Great Holiday Cooking Classes for Kids and Their Grown-Ups: Gingerbread, Cookies and More

It seems that each year the holiday decorations go up earlier and the trees get trimmed sooner.  If you’ve got kids or teens in your house who are ready to get a jumpstart on baking or cooking for the holidays, look into these great options that are well worth their time.  And you never know, perhaps you can put your feet up and let the kids do all the cooking next year!


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