Long Island

Weekend Events for Kids on Long Island, October 24-25: Halloween Parties, Fall Festival and More

With one weekend left until Halloween, there are lots of great events going on to celebrate. And, before the weather turns cold, there are also some really nice Fall outdoor events for families to check out this weekend. There is still time to go pumpkin picking, and if you're looking for great farms, check out our pumpkin picking post. Or, we recently shared great Halloween events and the best kid friendly Haunted Houses on the island as well. So whether you're looking for more ways to get your "wear" out of those costumes or just looking for ways to get out, we've rounded up some of the best events on Long Island for families this weekend:

Weekend Events for Kids on Long Island, October 17-18: Cool Concerts and Outdoor Fun

Haven't picked up your Halloween costumes yet? Lucky for you, there are still plenty of other great activities going on here on Long Island this weekend for you. On the other hand, if you're looking for ways to get the most out of the Halloween costumes you bought or borrowed this year, check out our recent post on great Halloween Events on Long Island or check out our Halloween Guide. And here's our picks for the best events and activities to enjoy this weekend:



Things to Do Columbus Day Weekend on Long Island: Fall Festivals and Fairs

I have family visiting and I was thinking today that there really couldn't be a better time to visit Long Island than now. Fall is here, it's pumpkin and apple picking season, Fall farms are bustling, and there are plenty of Fall Festivals happening across the island as well. The weather forecast looks great for Columbus Weekend, and here are a few of our favorite suggestions for activities for you and your family to enjoy over the long weekend:


Weekend Events for Kids on Long Island, October 2-4: Beach and Fall Festivals, Flashlight Maze, Fishing Clinics and More

There is so much to enjoy this time of year on Long Island, and this weekend's events really reflect that. Head to one of our great local farms, hit a family festival, enjoy one last blast of Summer beach life, or take advantage of the great cultural offerings available for families. You might also want to check out our recent posts about pumpkin picking or apple picking farms on the Island. I don't know about you, but now that school is back in session, I cherish these last long days (even thought they are getting shorter) and I'm looking forward to getting outside and enjoying some of this Fall air. Here are our suggestions for Long Island's best family activities this weekend:

Weekend Events for Kids on Long Island, September 25-27: Pickle Festival, Biking the Hamptons and more

This week we may have been enjoying the last blast of Summer air, but I can still feel Fall in the air. This weekend, there are lots of great ways for Long Islanders to enjoy the season. Check out some of our picks for great weekend events here, or if you're looking for a great apple or an early pumpkin picking trip be sure to take a look at our other recent posts.

Weekend Events for Kids on Long Island, September 19-21: The Island's Best Festivals for Kids

Fall is in full swing with cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and fun family festivals across the Island. Long Island is known for it's festival culture and there's no better time than Fall to enjoy it. This weekend is chock full of Fall festivals from traditional Fall apple harvest festivals to music festivals to the famous Pirate festival. We've gathered up our picks for the can't miss festivals, each of them reflecting a different flavor of Long Island life, and all of them great for kids:


Indoor Sports Arenas and Facilities with Programs for Kids on Long Island

In addition to our weekly events posts, we are trying to share with you some of Long Island's best classes and programs offered for kids. Last week we wrote about some of the world class ballet programs being offered. This week,  since we all know this great Indian Summer isn't gonna last forever, we want to share some of the Island's best Indoor Sports Programs. There are plenty of indoor sports facilities here, but not all of them offer great children's programs. Here are some of the most notable facilities which offer great children's programs, classes and leagues:

Weekend Events for Kids on Long Island, September 11-13: End of Summer Festivals, Pet Expo, and More

With school back in session, chances are your weekend sports and activities have started up again as well. I actually miss having my kids around, though, and that's why I'm looking forward to spending some time with them this weekend. If you're like me, luckily, there are plenty of great things going on this weekend on Long Island, even if you have to squeeze in some quality family time between practice or class. Here are our suggestions for some of the best events:

5 Labor Day Weekend Getaways from New York City via Bus or Train

If you want to get out of the city for Labor Day weekend but you don't have a car, don't fret. You don't have to feel left out of the weekend getaway crowd, just because you don't have a car and loads of cash. There are several fun places you can go for the day or weekend using public transportation. These inexpensive getaways are fun for the whole family. Just hop on the bus or train and you're on your way to a world of fun.


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