Long Island

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.

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!

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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.


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