Long Island

Things to Do for Kids and Families on Long Island November 19 & 20: An Old-Tyme Thanksgiving Celebration and Winter Festival

Though it's not even Thanksgiving yet, the holiday season, it seems, is already upon us—check out the tree lighting and holiday fairs going on this weekend. But don't worry: Thanksgiving hasn't been completely forgotten about. There's a cute Thanksgiving show and an old-tyme Thanksgiving celebration for your family to experience as well.

Things to Do for Kids and Families on Long Island October 29-30: Halloween Fun, More Fall Festivals and Fun in the Forest

Start off your Halloween weekend with fun, food, festivals and trails in the forest! Yes, we’ve got a variety of fun activities and events for you and your family to participate in! For full coverage of Halloween events, keep our Halloween Guide in mind, and for this weekend, read on to see where the fun is. Keep in mind that we may get a bit of snow, so call any outdoor venue ahead to avoid disappointment. Have a happy Halloween.

Things to Do for Kids and Families on Long Island, September 24-25: Fall Festivals, Fall Fair Fun, Storybook Stroll and More

Fall is officially here and with it comes cooler temps and family fun! We’ve got some exciting events and activities to help kick off the season right. Fall festivals and fairs abound right about now, and if you haven't been apple picking, or you are looking to visit a pumpkin patch or get lost in a corn maze, we've got you covered.

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Things to Do for Kids and Families on Long Island September 17-18: Fall Festivals, Barnyard Dance, Draw Out and More

Long Island is pulling out all the stops to provide family fun for fall, from barnyard dances, to autumn adventures. In addition to the awesome events below, there are many fall festivals and fall fairs taking place on Long Island this weekend, it's a great time to visit a pick your own apple picking farm, and if you are feeling adventurous, take a trip to Queens and check out the Maker Faire, which always garners rave reviews. Have a great weekend.

On a separate note, our New Jersey Editor has recently participated in a valuable roundtable discussion for a CBS News/48 Hours special "Bullying: Words Can KIll". The program covers the impact of bullying and explores current methods for addressing this problem. The special is scheduled to air on Friday, September 16 at 8pm EST.

Things for Families and Children to Do September 10-11: Festivals, Bugs, and Royal Tea

It already feels like fall, and if the rain can just hold back we have a beautiful weekend is ahead of us. If you are looking for meaningful ways to commemorate September 11th with your family, we found some places where you can gather. We've also rounded up some other activities for you this weekend, including festivals, a tomato contest, a bug hunt, and a road race that benefits kids. We wish you a peaceful and glorious couple of days.

Back to School with Healthy Lunches

[UPDATED: August 10, 2012]

It's back to school time, and if you anticipate busy days and busier mornings, we want to help remove one challenge from the list, lunch. We've gathered some easy and healthy lunch ideas here. And we've provided a few links to our sister sites to ensure that we cover any school lunch option that you may need. Happy back to school, here's to a great year.

Long Island Kids' Activities September 1-3: The Shinnecock Powwow and the Hamptons Classic

It’s the official unofficial end of summer…. Where did the time go?! While we’re mourning the end of our leisurely days enjoying the warm weather, we’re also looking forward to the start of the school year (perhaps me more than the kids…) and some early-fall fun. We’ve got a beautiful weekend on tap for this Labor Day weekend—perfect weather for the beach or a barbecue or both. If you’re looking for something else to do with the family, there’s a whole lot going on out east this weekend. Pack up the kids and a lunch and head on out. One of my favorite Labor Day events is the Shinnecock Powwow: great fun for the whole family and a great way to teach the kids about Long Island’s heritage. Go. And while out there, check out the Hamptons Classic, The events at the South Fork Natural History Museum, and the fireworks in East Hampton Saturday night. Happy Labor Day weekend!

Getting Ready for Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene is getting all the attention right now, and though we hate to overload you with hurricane news, we do want to make sure everyone is safe and sound. And once you are safe and sound, we would like you all to be sane, and maybe even entertained, while waiting for the storm to pass. Here are a few links to help:



Things for Kids and Families to Do on Long Island August 27-28: Festivals, Seashells, Trains and More!

News Update: Please call all venues ahead of time to verify that they are still occurring. There are many cancellations due to Hurricane Irene. Sure, the back to school sales have begun, but summer still reigns, and there is still a lot of kid energy to burn off. If your child is into trains, you won't want to miss the Riverhead Railroad Festival, and we found a museum overnight perfect for any wee pirate. We've also listed some museum and festival fun, from a Scottish celebration to an Annual Seafood Festival. Have a great weekend!


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