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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:

What's Happening! The Week in Review

There's so much going on we thought it might be helpful to provide a quick weekly round-up of all the things we've posted and what's hot to make it easier to follow along. If this is helpful, let us know.

This week's photo: A sign on a dirt road in Vermont that our GPS had led us down. I guess somebody was sick of lost tourists driving up to their house.

Indoor Gyms and Playgrounds with Open Play on Long Island

The following is a comprehensive listing of facilities on Long Island that offer Open Play Time. Membership is not required in order to participate in these Open Play sessions.

Walk-in’s are usually welcome, but do call in advance to verify availability.

Long Island Events for March 26-28th

What a weekend for great family bonding! Whether it’s storytime mixed with song or bedtime stories under the stars, you’ll find it locally! There are also opportunities to put all of those imaginations to work in writing poetry or designing puppets. And for those who would prefer to spend the days outside, check out the event at THE END.
 

Weekend Events on Long Island: March 19-21

 We still have a little time left before the Easter festivities are upon us, yet there is no shortage of family events going on this weekend.  There is everything from a "Science Studio" in which children can participate in hands-on experiments to a wonderful workshop where kids can make a unique Spring Centerpiece.  Enjoy!
 

St. Patricks Day Fun, Circus Walks, Minerals and more in Long Island this weekend March 12th-14th.

St. Patrick’s Day may be next week, but it’s looking like the luck of the Irish is all around this weekend. Sprinkle in some arts and music, theater performances and what a well-rounded cultural weekend ahead! And just when you thought you had seen everything, go catch some elephants walking down the street. Seriously! Check out eight of the great events happening in and around your neck of the woods this weekend.

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