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Weekend Activites for Kids on Long Island, June 11th-13th

There is no shortage of family-friendly events taking place this weekend.  There is something to suit everyone's tastes, ranging from a carnival to a bookstore event to a strawberry festival.  There is also an "Art Walk" in the scenic village of Northport on Long Island's famed North Shore.  Enjoy!



9 Fun Cheap Things to do with Kids on Long Island

Long Island boasts an abundance of cheap activity options for children and their caregivers.  Whether you have an only child or a group of three or more in tow, there are terrific, free and/or inexpensive places to take your children in Nassau and Suffolk counties.  Below is a sampling of some wonderful outings that are family-friendly.


LI Weekend Events June 4-6: Strawberry Festival, Butterfly Detective Fun, Sensory Garden Tour, Turtle Scavenger Hunt, and More!

Welcome, June! Strawberries are here! You can sample them at a strawberry festival, learn about butterflies or help tag box turtles. Take your child on a sensory tour of the Old Westbury Gardens, or head inside the Long Island Science Museum to learn the secrets of chocolate. And if summer is on your mind, you can attend the Dock Day and Craft Festival at the Town Dock of Port Washington. There are some wonderful events to participate in this weekend while giving a hearty welcome to the unofficial beginning of the summer.

10 Greek Festivals on Long Island

Visit a Greek festival for a taste of Greek food, Greek music, Greek culture, Greek dancing, great family fun and entertainment. At Greek Festivals, you will typically find ethnic Greek foods, traditional Greek folk music performed by a live band, and cultural presentations, such as dancers performing in costume. 
Additionally, there are usually carnival rides, raffles and shopping for Greek jewelry, books, music, spices, etc.  Some festivals even include a display of fireworks.  A Greek Festival is an event that you should not miss!


Week in Review: Taste of Tribeca, Family Camping, Kid-Friendly Brooklyn, Strawberry Picking and More

Photo of the week: Brendan Fraser came to the hospital to premier his new movie, Furry Vengeance with the kids at the Cornell pediatrics unit. He actually sat through the whole thing with them, which was really quite an act of charity considering how sick he must be of seeing his butt getting kicked by animals over and over...and over...again. Good man!

Here's what you might have missed on the blog this week:

Weekend Round-up of LI Family Events: May 15th - 16th

While we may not be experiencing typical May weather, we can still make the most of it this weekend with various family-friendly events.  There is a cartooning workshop for those budding cartoonists taking place at the Main Street Petite Gallery.  At the Long Island Science Center, children can climb inside a giant bird house.  If the weather improves, then there are also outdoor events scheduled such as the Mozart Festival at Old Westbury Gardens.

Weekend Round-Up of Long Island Kids Events: May 1st-2nd

There is no shortage of family-friendly events this first weekend of May. The month of May is known for children’s festivals and the Tulip Festival held every year at Heckscher Park is a perfect example. Additionally, there is a festival celebrating Asian culture that is being held throughout the village of Port Washington. For another cultural experience, there is the Northport Artwalk, held throughout Northport Village, both outdoors and in art galleries and other eclectic venues. Enjoy!

Visit New York City's National Parks, Really!

When you think of National Parks you probably think of places like the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and other parklands out west. But did you know . there are actually 10 National Parks in New York City and Northern NJ, and over 30 historic sites, parks, monuments, trails, memorials, and heritage areas right here in New York State?

This week (to April 25) is National Park Week, and all 392 National Parks offer free admission in celebration of "America's Best Idea" so it's a perfect opportunity to check out some of these awesome destinations with your kids. (Tours and other fees may still apply).

Read on for everything you need to know for a family-friendly, historic, and beautiful visit to these local gems.

Weekend Events on Long Island April 23-25

Although it’s a few days prior, there are plenty of Earth Day celebrations still to be had. Don’t forget to reference the Earth Day post to look over additional (eco) events for this weekend. Between theater productions for parents and kids alike and taking a stroll outdoors or back in history, there’s much to do on this final weekend of April.



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