Long Island

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!

Long Island Weekend Events November 6 & 7: Fall Colors, Cool Exhibits, Gustafer Yellowgold and Disgusting Things from the Deep

The holidays approach, can you feel it already? This may just be the last chance at a bit of normal, so grab the kids and have a great fall weekend. We've got nature walks, fall festivals, concerts, performances and exhibits for you here. And do not shy away from a disgusting, slimy in depth look at the ocean. Have a great weekend!



Toys: The Inside Story at the Long Island Children's Museum

Ever wonder just how that Hokey Pokey Elmo actually wiggles and dances?  No, it isn’t just the batteries.  The answer to this and many other toy functionality questions can be answered with a visit to the Long Island Children’s Museum where Toys: The Inside Story is currently on exhibit.  The exhibit is fun for parents, full of classic toys like Etch a Sketch, jacks in the box and other toys from our childhood as well as an engaging experience for kids where they can learn and experiment with gears, circuits and pulleys – all while playing with their favorite toys.  By the way, a rotating cam and follower makes Elmo dance.

Long Island Weekend Events October 30 & 31: Ghost Stories, Slime Making and Halloween Fun

Please note this is a post from 2010, for our weekend events post for 2011, see Things to Do for Kids and Families on Long Island October 29-30: Halloween Fun, More Fall Festivals and Fun in the Forest. Happy Halloween to all of your favorite ghosts and goblins!  There’s only so much costume wearing and candy collecting one can do, right?  I’m sure there are some little people in your house that may beg to differ!  Prepare for the spookiest holiday of the year by listening to ghost stories and legends, making slime, Native American masks or listening to stories read under the planetarium sky.  There’s much to do in between that trick-or-treating.  We've got great options for you here, and check out our Halloween Guide for more awesome ideas. Enjoy!

Long Island Weekend Events October 23 & 24: Family Fall Festivals, Old Time Halloween and Goofy Gourds

Halloween is nearly here. I'm holding out on buying the candy, the candy that I eat and replace many times over before the actual day. The costumes need tweaking, and I'm starting the search for gloves and hats. But this weekend, it's not quite Halloween yet. And this weekend it's still fall, not yet winter. If you want to grab a bit more of fall like I do, here are some great ways to do it. And if you are feeling a little Halloweenish, then you can check our Halloween Guide, and I've got some spooky options for your family here too.

Long Island Weekend Events October 16-17: Haunted Skies, Fun Fall Fishing, They Might Be Giants and More

If you’ve been to every fall festival out there, find something a little different to do this weekend. Take in a concert that mom, dad and kids will bond over, or look towards the skies to see if anything spooky is lurking. Fall fishing more your speed? We’ve got that, too! Enjoy one of these great activities as you embrace fall and look forward to Halloween.


Long Island Weekend Events October 2nd-3rd: Fall Harvest Festivals, Fairs, Music and More

After a prolonged summer, finally some nice cool weather is headed our way, officially bringing with it a real, autumn feel. The theme for this weekend’s activities: fairs, festivals and fun-filled fall! And if you've had your fill of pony rides and bounce houses, take a break at the Rock the Harvest music and wine festival, where kids get in free and five local bands are playing. Enjoy the crisp weather--and the apples!


Long Island Weekend Events September 24th-26th

Fall is in full swing, the school year started and this weekend is a great time to take a breath and savor the beauty of the season. You can soak it all in at a fishing classic, learn about butterflies, attend a fall festival, or hear a gourd orchestra! This weekend is also the perfect chance to venture into a museum new to you, or revisit a favorite--on the Smithsonian. We've got the details for you here.


Long Island Weekend Events: September 18th-19th

This is a great weekend to spend out doors and breathing in the smells, sounds and sights of early fall. Take part in one of the many festivals – apples, pumpkins galore or take your family to another time… literally and partake in a Medevial experience. It all awaits you this weekend somewhere on the Island!




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