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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.


Minor League Baseball in the New York Metro: Brooklyn Cyclones and 5 Other Teams

Last week we wrote about going to a Mets or Yankees game with a baby . Of course, going to a major league baseball game is a huge expense. Tickets for a family quickly get very expensive and that’s just the beginning with more money for overpriced food, ice cream and souvenirs. And with a child meltdown (if not from fear, then from boredom), all of that money can seem like a waste.

A better alternative is to take your family to a minor league game. The minor league stadiums are smaller so children can see better (and not be as terrified by the height of the stadium); there are also entertaining mascots and lots of promotional giveaways to entertain them. Tickets start as low as $10. And finally, the games are significantly shorter.

Weekend Round-Up of Long Island Family Events April 17th-18th

Earth Day isn’t officially until April 22nd, but there is no shortage of events going on this weekend to commemorate the occasion. Additionally, there is a family fun day taking place at Hofstra University to celebrate the Irish culture. There is also an opportunity for children to view the pages of their favorite storybooks projected onto the dome of a planetarium. Enjoy!

7 Mom's Night Out Ideas on Long Island

If you’re anything like most moms I know, you’ll look high and low looking for new and fun activities for your children. In the process, we sometimes neglect our own friendships and don’t stray from our normal routines. In the chaos of everyday parenting, our conversations with friends fit in between requests from kids, whines from toddlers or mealtime for babies. It’s hard to get some solid quality time… unless you plan for it. Here are some suggestions of places to go with your girlfriends on a well-deserved night (or day!) off.

From group spa outings to cooking classes to crafting, here are seven fun places to hang out with the girls:


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