Long Island

Long Island Weekend Events: September 18th-19th

This is a great weekend to spend out doors and breathing in the smells, sounds and sights of early fall. Take part in one of the many festivals – apples, pumpkins galore or take your family to another time… literally and partake in a Medevial experience. It all awaits you this weekend somewhere on the Island!



Long Island Weekend Events: September 11th-12th, 2010

Okay, we know that summer feels officially over, but even so, we still have some beautiful weather, perfect actually for some state park activities and some good beach time.  You can help feral quail return to the wild, attend a harvest and seafood festival, and everywhere you turn you are bound to bump into a great arts and crafts festival--the cool kind that cater to the whole family and include rides and fair food and cute animals. And if you are feeling hungry, check out the Granda Festa Italiana for some good eating and good fun. Have a great weekend.

Long Island Weekend Round-Up of Events August 28th-29th

Here we are in the last weekend of August, the last gasp of summer.  Feeling pressure to get out there and do something memorable? Have no fear, we've got some great ways to cap off your summer days. You can revel at the annual Scottish games, celebrate the 68th birthday of the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, have a massive play date at the Toy Tech Exhibit, or even ride a miniature train at the Riverhead Railroad Festival. Whatever you decide to do, have a great weekend.


Long Island Weekend Round Up of Events August 21-22

There's a little something for every Long Island kid this weekend. Whether you and yours want to wade in the water and check out the water creatures, make art about them, or walk in the hush of evening on a noctural wildlife stroll. If you need indoor time to recoup, use this weekend to see the wonderful Night Journey exhibit at the Long Island Children's Museum, or finally take your kids to see the show inspired by one of their all time favorites, Pinkalicious.

Long Island Weekend Round-Up of Events August 14th-15th

Here we are at the mid-point of August.  September is just around the corner.  Those "Back to School" specials are everywhere you look.  This weekend, let's savor these last few carefree days of summer. There are many opportunities to do so, ranging from a fundraiser that grants you an all-access pass to a camp's facilities to outdoor summer theatre at the beach.  And it's Fee-Free weekend at our National Parks! Get out there and make the most of it!

Long Island Weekend Round-Up of Events August 7th-8th

We’re covering all of our bases this weekend! From Shakespearian comedy to dogs climbing ladders, from magic to Suess, there are a variety of performance options that appeal to all interests. Want to spend more time in the great outdoors? Head to Garvies Point Day or on an unusual safari of the bat kind. Whatever you choose, savor it … only a few more weekend of summer!


Muttville Comix
Saturday, August 7th and Sunday, August 8th, 12PM, 2PM, 4PM
Long Island Game Farm
Chapman Boulevard
Come and cheer on Animal Planet’s 2003 Pet Star winners, Johnny Peers’ Muttville Comix Canine Comedy Show on the Long Island Game Farm. Fifteen dogs perform tricks like tight rope walking, skateboarding and even jumping rope. Everyone in your family will enjoy the show! Tickets are $17.45 for adults, $15.45 for children 3-11 and senior citizens.


Garvies Point Day
Saturday, August 7th, 10AM-4PM
Garvies Point Museum & Preserve
50 Barry Drive
Glen Cove
A sampling of the best events available at Garvies Point is at your disposal this weekend. Experience birding, mineral identification, butterfly garden tour, paper making and much more. Add in a Paul Helou (author of Bears, Bees and Butterflies) concert for the kids, and you have a jam-packed family fun day ahead of you! Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children 5-12, free for those 4 and under.


Seussical Junior
Saturday, August 7th, 2PM
931 Montauk Highway
Bring your little Dr. Seuss fans to the theater to see their favorite characters like the Cat in that Hat and Horton. Tickets are $8.

Bat Safari
Saturday, August 7th, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Box 505
Need an excuse to miss bedtime? Learn about and then observe bats in their own environment on this walkabout tour. This Family Night Adventure costs $4 for adults, $3 for children.



Children’s Summer Theater – Nassau County
Sunday, August 8th, 2PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
West Hempstead
Perhaps we could all use some magic to prolong summer! Bring your blankets and chairs and join in the fun of a family friendly illusion show, the Magic of Mark & Kym. As with all New York State Park events, there is a charge for parking.


A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sunday, August 8th, 7:30PM
The Vanderbilt Museum Carriage House
180 Little Neck Road
Have older children who enjoy Shakespearian humor? Watch as the Arena Players perform their rendition of Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. What better a setting than to be surrounded by the Vanderbilt estate. General admission is $15.




A Day Trip to Long Island's Cold Spring Harbor

A former whaling port, Cold Spring Harbor is a tranquil community where the past and the present meet. Take a stroll through the historic village with your family and discover a Main Street lined with boutiques, art galleries, and antique shops. Enjoy the town's charm while taking in some of the educational and cultural organizations it has to offer--we've listed a few for you here.


Long Island Weekend Round-Up of Events July 31st - August 1st

Here we are in the last weekend of July, with no shortage of family-friendly events in sight. Make art you can wear, learn about wildlife, attend a contemporary dance piece, and don't forget the kids! These are events that the whole family can enjoy. Many of them take place on park preserves and historic sites--which makes the whole outing special, as just the setting alone is a reason to make the trip. So get out there and take advantage of everything Long Island has to offer!

Long Island Weekend Round -Up of Events July 24th-25th

Whether you’re in the mood for surrounding yourself with nature or relaxing while watching a production, you’ll find great activities happening this weekend on Long Island. And if you want the best of both worlds you can gather the family and stake out a piece of grass to watch one of two productions while simultaneously enjoying the great outdoors.


Alice in Wonderland

The Vanderbilt Museum Carriage House
180 Little Neck Road
Saturday, July 24th and Sunday, July 25th, 2PM

Join Alice and the unusual creatures she encounters on her journey in Wonderland in this production by the Arena Players. Tickets are $10; Call in advance to reserve tickets.

Butterfly House Program
Sweetbriar Nature Center
62 Eckernkamp Drive
Saturday, July 24th, Sunday July 25th, 12PM-1PM

Surround yourself with over 200 butterflies and learn about the life cycle of these beautiful creatures. Children may participate in making a butterfly craft. The fee is $3 for adults and $2 for children.


Animal Olympics
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
581 West Jericho Turnpike
Saturday, July 24th, 10AM-11:30AM

Compete by using skills that animals need to survive in the environment. The cost is $3 per child. As with all New York State Park events, there is a charge for parking.


Children’s Summer Theater – Suffolk County
Heckscher State Park
East Islip
Saturday, July 24th, 2PM

Make a run for a magical afternoon! This summer theater production features magician James Lazzarini in the “Magic of Amore.” Call for additional details. As with all New York State Park events, there is a charge for parking.


Moon River Walk
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Box 505
Saturday, July 24th, 8PM-10PM

See the beauty of the preserve at night. All ages are invited to join in a 3 mile guided walk along trails in and along the Connetquot River. The fee for adults is $4 and $3 for children. As with all New York State Park events, there is a charge for parking.


Children’s Summer Theater – Nassau County
Hempstead Lake State Park
West Hempstead
Sunday, July 25th, 2PM

Bring your blankets and chairs! Watch as the traditional English puppet show, The Tragical Comedy of Punch and Judy is performed in a beautiful park environment. As with all New York State Park events, there is a charge for parking.



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.


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