Short on syllables, long on possibilities.
That would seem to the story of May on Long Island, would it not? Though only three letters, May offers 31 days of family adventures, as outdoor activity becomes a reality and kids can see the end of the school year on the horizon.
So what makes May so appealing, notwithstanding the sunshine, of course?
Well, there’s nature, as in the Greenport Cherry Blossom Festival in the North Fork harbor community. There's the outdoors at state park celebrations across the Island. Add in a touch of multiculturalism and a spring festival or two and you see why we at Mommy Poppins greet this month with such enthusiasm.
There’s also that one day a year when we say thank you to our moms and another when we remember our fallen veterans. Long Island restaurants see big crowds on Mother’s Day, so make reservations if you’re planning to take mom out for brunch or lunch. Memorial Day is, of course, the unofficial start of summer, especially on the East End—time for barbecues, beach parties, and more.
With all that on tap, why belabor our introduction? Let’s get right to our list of the best in Long Island family entertainment this month.
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.