Long Island

Seal Watching in New York

It is way more exciting to see animals in the wild than it is to see them at the zoo. And even here in New York City we are able to glimpse some animals in their natural habitat– and I don’t mean rats, squirrels or pigeons, either. Each fall hundreds of harbor seals start their annual journey from Maine for a warmer climate, traveling south until they reach the temperate waters surrounding Long Island.

What to do with Kids on New Year's Eve on Long Island

The whole idea of New Year's Eve isn't traditionally a family Holiday. In fact, most kids fall asleep long before the clock strikes 12. Some parents look forward to a grown up night out without the kids. But, if you're like me, the idea of ringing in the New Year together as a family has become a tradition in it's own; well, either that, or you can't find a sitter. Whatever the reason, we've rounded up some great events  happening on Long Island this New Years Eve and New Years Day in case banging the pots and pans  at midnight and watching football all day isn't enough. 

Weekend Events for Kids on LI, December 11-14: Hanukkah Celebrations and Seasonal Fun on Long Island

This time of year it can be hard to squeeze in family time. Between all the shopping, family and friend get togethers, Holiday decorating, and merriment, you might have forgotten to figure out something fun for you all to do this weekend. IN case you're headed out to get a fresh tree, check out our post of great farms on LI, or if you are looking for Santa, we've shared some ideas for that as well. We also posted this week about great Nutcracker performances to check out. Hanukkah kicks off this weekend, and the Island is full of great celebrations and menorah lightings. We've listed our picks as well as some other great ideas for you to get out and enjoy the Season and the Holidays with your kids this weekend: 

Weekend Events for Kids on Long Island, December 4-6: Ways to spread Holiday Cheer, and a few to help divert it

With possible snow in the forecast for the weekend, it might be hard to escape the Holiday Spirit. Maybe you and your family are ready to thrust into full fledged Holiday mode, and if so, you should check out one of our recent posts about where to visit Santa or where to get a fresh Christmas tree. But, if you're not quite ready, and you are just looking for a nice diversion, there are a few terrific  things going on for you as well.   Either way, check out our picks for great family weekend activities on Long Island: 

Weekend Events for Kids on Long Island, November 20-22: Celebrate the History of the Holiday with your Kids

This weekend is technically the last weekend we have before the Holidays are officially upon us. Next week at this time, you may be hitting your favorite super store or shopping mall scouting out the best deals (or maybe not). And yet, the more we parents get caught up in the pace and commercialism of the Holidays, so do our kids. So this weekend, grab the kids and check out some of the coolest ways to appreciate and celebrate the History of the Holidays, Long Island Style. 



Weekend Events for Kids on Long Island, November 14-15: Indoor Theater and Outdoor Fun

From one Holiday to the next, chances are your weekend is going to include some sort of Thanksgiving discussion. Less than two weeks away, this weekend might be a great time to visit one of Long Island's local poultry farms and get up close with a real live turkey, but if you're not quite ready to forge into Thanksgiving mode, there are plenty of other cool things happening out and about Long Island this weekend: 

Weekend Events for Kids on Long Island, November 7-8: Cool Magic Show, Tennis Expo, Nature Scavenger Hunt and more!

Now that Halloween is behind us, I can feel a subliminal pressure mounting about the coming Holiday Season. The toy commercials are ramping up, the Toys R Us big book of presents as I call it arrived last Sunday, and I even spotted some tinsel being strewn, but I'm not gonna tell you where. At any rate, in case you hadn't heard, there is one less weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, meaning once Thanksgiving hits (which is just a few short weeks away), we are pretty much going to be in turbo Holiday mode until January 1st. Take advantage of the calm before the storm this weekend, and check out some of the cool family events going on across the Island:


Family Friendly Dining on Long Island for Less

With all the hullabaloo about Halloween lately, you might have missed another great happening here on Long Island-It's Long Island Restaurant Week. And, aside from giving you an excuse to get out and sample the local flavors and specialties, the restaurants participating are also giving you a chance to save some money. Over 200 venues are taking part in the celebration, and all are offering a 24.95 prix fixe menu. It's your chance to enjoy high end dining at lower end prices.

Halloween Weekend Events for Kids on Long Island, October 30-November 1: Twilight Pumpkin Spectacular, Science Sunday, and More

With Halloween falling on a Saturday, chances are your weekend plans include a day of Holiday festivities and a day of relaxation on Sunday. Or maybe you're looking for ways to stay out of the house and away from all the Halloween candy on Sunday. Whether you're looking for ways to get the most out of Halloween this weekend, or ways to get moving on from it, we've rounded up some of the best on and off the beaten path activities for you on Long Island this weekend:


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