Long Island

Summer Children's Theater on Long Island

There’s nothing better than live theater to ignite our children’s imaginations. Here on Long Island, we are lucky to have a wide variety of theater venues. During the summer, we also have the opportunity to enjoy some of this fine theater in the great outdoors. So grab a blanket, pack a snack, and have fun. The most difficult part, figuring out whether to watch the show, or watch your young one watching the show.

Long Island Weekend Round-Up of Events July 16th - 18th

Many outdoor activities are planned for this upcoming weekend.  There is a comedy show geared towards children taking place at Caumsett State Park.  Or you could enjoy one of the park offered nature-themed programs and explore the great outdoors.  And for those with a sweet tooth, try the annual Copenhagen Bakery Food Fest in the picturesque town of Northport on Long Island's North Shore.  Go for the pie and stay for the pie-eating contest!

Day Trippin': Visit a Long Island Farm

For many, Long Island conjures up images of beaches, malls and traffic and not much else.  But, Long Island is filled with hidden gems that have nothing to do with shopping or the sea (unfortunately traffic is always possible). Once a farming community, you can still find a lot of family farms throughout the Island and these days many have added pick-your-own fields, petting zoos, gourmet fresh markets, garden centers and kid activities. Each farm maintains its personal flavor, here are a few that are really worth the drive.

If you are looking to sink your hands into the soil or spend a day gorging on fruit, head to one of Long Islands many pick-your-own farms.

Free Tickets to New Family Film Standing Ovation

If your kids love High School Musical, Glee or American Idol or if they just love to sing and dance, then they might be interested in the new family film, Standing Ovation. Standing Ovation is about 5 friends who go against the odds to perform in a singing and dancing competition. The film is filled with original music and dance numbers. Read on to watch the trailer and find out how you can get free tickets to the movie before it comes out, just for our Long Island readers.

Long Island Weekend Events July 9-11: Toy Tech, Sunken Forest, Seaside Stories and More!

The theme for weekend activities seems to be outdoors, outdoors and more great outdoors! Your children can participate in several events on the Island while learning about the natural world around them or creating their own masterpiece. Explore the beauty of Fire Island or listen to stories that remind you of the seaside. Take a few steps back in time and watch an old fashioned baseball game. If you’ve got a future tech-guru on your hands, have them explore toys and try to make their own. There’s something for everyone this weekend. Find what’s perfect for you and your family in the seven events below.

Long Island Summer Program Round-Up

Summer is now in full swing, but do not despair, it's not too late to enjoy the summer programs that Long Island has to offer. There is still a variety of organized activities available to suit every age and topic of interest.  Take a look at the facilities below and their offerings!

 

 

July 4th Weekend Events on Long Island

The Fourth of July brings to mind fireworks, festivities and American traditions. Here's a sampling of places to visit to see fireworks and much more.  Happy Independence Day!

Weekend Activities for Kids on Long Island, June 25th - 27th

Summer vacation is upon us! This being the first official weekend of summer, there is a wide variety of family-friendly events. Saturday brings the first Children's Summer Theatre performance of the season, this one at Caumsett State Park. The shows will continue at various state parks all summer long. Also, camps begin as early as Monday. Below are all the details for the "Sea Stars Marine Camp" and the "Ocean Explorers" camp at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum. And if you're not camp bound, you could always check out the dragonflies and damselflies. We've got the details for you. And so the fun begins.
 

Fireman's Fairs & Carnivals on Long Island

Nothing says summertime like the melodic sounds of a carousel or the smell of cotton candy.  Carnival time is upon us on Long Island, offering a pleasant evening out with the family.  Some of these fairs feature fireworks displays, while others hold a parade to kick off the start of their carnival.  Here's to a great summer, enjoy!

Weekend Activities for Kids on Long Island, June 18th-20th

Happy Father’s Day one and all! No matter what dad is interested in, you’re sure to find something that suits him perfectly on his special weekend. Help him celebrate with a magic show or a cruise to the Statue of Liberty. Is he more of an outdoorsman? Perhaps a visit to a park to learn about animal daddies with his own kids is a great way to spend the day. And for all of those little ones who love their dad, there are a few places to make a creative treat for the big man in their lives. Enjoy whatever festivity you take part in or how you spend the day with the special father in your world.

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