Long Island

Easter and Passover Weekend Events for LI Kids: Festivals, Bunny Brunches

With Peter Cottontail hopping into town this weekend, there are plenty of Easter celebrations across Long Island. Dine with the Easter Bunny at these breakfasts and brunches or go on one of these ultimate egg hunts

For more activities to complete Easter or Passover weekend, pop over to our April GoList or Spring Fun Guide. Of course, our Event Calendar is loaded with fun, daily events for Long Island kids. Don't see a great event here? Add it to our calendar yourself

Note: Easter weekend breakfasts and brunches are quite popular on Long Island. Call ahead or check venue websites to be guarantee availability.  

Enjoy Hands-On Learning at the Science Museum of Long Island

Located on picturesque Leeds Pond Preserve on Nassau County's North Shore, the Science Museum of Long Island, on the border of Manhasset and Plandome, boasts engaging, entertaining, and enriching workshops, camps, and year-round events for Long Island families.

Looking for more museum fun? Check out our list of some of the best family-friendly museums on Long Island. Our museums guide offers the complete lowdown on Long Island planetariumsscience centershistoric sites, and more.

Scope out more fun in our guide to indoor play spaces on Long Island as well as our event calendar

April GoList: Best Things To Do with Long Island Kids This Month

Congratulations. You’re made it through March and all of the madness of winter. April begins our journey into spring and all of its majesty.

We on Long Island are blessed with four distinct seasons, and April really begins the transition to warmer weather and outdoor activities. The month begins with Easter Sunday and by the end of the 30 days that follow we’ll see flowers blooming, leaves on the trees, and baseball played on our Little League fields. (Reminder to tune up your lawn mower; by the end of the month you are sure to need it.)

We at Mommy Poppins are here to assist you in your march toward April. We’ve got the lowdown on Easter Bunny brunches and egg hunts, spring break fun, seasonal festivals, even the start of carnival season. How is it possible that we just endured one of the snowiest Marches on record?

As always, if you are interested in an event, click through for information on dates, times, and addresses. And see our Long Island Spring Guide for a detailed look at the best seasonal entertainment. Lastly, don’t forget to check our Long Island Events Calendar for more exciting family options as they develop throughout the month.

Spring Festivals for Families on Long Island, 2018

Spring on Long Island means more pleasant weather, presumably. And that begins a series  of festivals to celebrate the arrival of this most colorful season.

So head outdoors to enjoy crafts, activities, science, and more family fun. Begin in late March and early April with Easter Bunny breakfasts and brunches. Later in the spring, enjoy nature festivals, and even the beginning of strawberry season. As always, check out our Spring Fun Guide and Long Island Events Calendar for more kid-friendly entertainment.

Long Island Restaurants with Fun Entertainment for Kids

Feeling like a slave to the kitchen as you prepare mac and cheese for the third time this week? Drop the ho-hum dinner routine and head to one of these local restaurants that serve up food and fun.

A number of eateries in Nassau and Suffolk counties pair kid-sized meals with giant-sized fun. So whether you prefer the neighborhood mom-and-pop or the local destination of a national chain, your little ones are guaranteed a good time and a healthy lunch or dinner choice.

For more inspiration, see our guide to kid-friendly dining on Long Island. And while you're at it, check out our list of LI restaurants where kids eat FREE.

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Spring Colors, Egg Hunts, Bunny Breakfasts

Get up close and personal with the man of the hour, Mr. Easter Bunny, at several brunches and egg hunts across Long Island this weekend. Celebrate the arrival of spring at a cultural festival in Manhasset or enjoy the last of Long Island's St. Patrick's Day parades in Montauk. 

Hop over to our March GoList to find more seasonal entertainment. Mark your calendars and complete some of our 50 great things to do indoors with Long Island kids. Pad your wallet with a list of FREE family activities this month.

A word of advice: Check websites or call before heading to outdoors events as Wednesday's snowstorm could impact scheduling.

Of course, our Event Calendar is loaded with fun, daily happenings for Long Island kids. Don't see a great event listed here? Add it to our Event Calendar yourself. 

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Visit Port Washington: A Family-Friendly Long Island Haven

It sits on a harbor and is named after a president. But Port Washington is not Port Jefferson.

You won’t find in Port Washington ferry access to New England or a celebration of Charles Dickens each holiday season. Those belong to Port Jefferson, of course, the more popular tourist destination of Long Island’s two North Shore “ports.” But if you want a kid-friendly maritime lifestyle a half-hour or so from Manhattan, Port Washington is a Nassau County delight.

25 Spring Break Activities for Long Island Kids

If your family is planning a stay-cation here on Long Island during spring break and you’re searching for things to do, you’ve come to the right place.

For most public school students on Long Island spring break runs from Friday, March 29 to Friday, April 6. We’ve rounded up 25 fun activities that will keep your kids busy and happily entertained. From indoor events to outdoor excursions, there’s something for everyone. Try one or more of these activities, and we're confident you’ll never again hear those dreaded words: I’m bored (well, at least not during spring break, anyway).

As always, for more seasonal entertainment check out our Spring Fun Guide, and our Events Calendar. And here's to the arrival of spring.

Can You Visit Legoland on a Disney World Orlando Vacation?

Planning a theme park vacation in Orlando, Florida? Disney World and Universal are the common highlights of an Orlando trip, but there are several other tempting theme parks in the area. If your family has Lego lovers—especially if they're between the ages of 2 and 12—Legoland Florida is a great add-on to an Orlando vacation. But with only so much time and a limited budget, the big question is, "Is it possible to go to Legoland and Disney World on one trip to Orlando?"

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