Felissa Allard

Felissa Allard

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Weekday Events: Fall Fest, Music, and Movies

On Friday, the calendar turns officially from summer to fall. So this week it’s time to start enjoying the autumn adventures we love best, including apple picking and a fall festival.

Celebrate Hispanic heritage at the Long Island Children's museum or make an emoji bag at a DIY workshop this week.

School closed for Rosh Hashanah? Try a day trip to a cute Long Island town, marina, or another attraction like a petting zoo or nature center.

Remember to check out our Fall Fun Guide, as well as our fall fairs and festivals roundup to know what’s going on all over Long Island this autumn. Our September GoList is loaded with fun things to do through the end of the month, so check in if you're in need of ideas. 

And now on to the main event—our picks for the best in weekday fun.

Weekday Events: Street Fair, Apple Season, Movies

Backpacks, books, and buses, oh my! School is back in session across Long Island. But the fun doesn't stop just because classes have started.

There’s still plenty to do both outside and in. From apple picking to fall fairs and festivals, Long Island is hopping this second week of September. Remember to check out our September GoList and our Fall Fun Guide for the best in seasonal family entertainment.

Weekday Events: Backyard Fun, Dickens Casting Call

This week we bid goodbye to summer vacation and say hello to the new school year.

But there are still plenty of activities for Long Island kids to get excited about. The Labor Day holiday is Monday, September 4 and promises a number of exciting events, including closing day of the Shinnecock Powwow. Of course, check out our September GoList for things to do throughout the entire month. Our Classes and Enrichment Guide offers fresh ideas for intellectual stimulation on topics ranging from STEM to the arts.

Weekday Fun: Music, Spider Hunt, and the Eclipse

This week, it’s time to look to the sky. Just be careful.

Monday, for the first time in years, the United States will experience a total solar eclipse. And while we aren't in the path of totality, Long Islanders are lucky enough to be in a path of partial darkness.

There are plenty of hot spots up and down the Island to get a good view of this celestial event, including the Cradle of Aviation Museum and Sagamore Hill. Check out our special eclipse post for details and for precautions in watching the event with small children. Check out our August GoList for other fun ideas to finish up summer with a bang.

On to the week’s other top events!

Weekday Fun: Star Gazing, Magic Shows, Village Festivals

Indoors or out, these last few weeks of August offer a variety of weekday activities for families eager for a last blast of summer.

This week, relax under the stars and catch a flick, or grab a beach blanket and set out for a picnic. Whatever you decide, check out our August GoList and our Summer Fun Guide for more fresh ideas. For some fun FREE events, check out our list of 50 Free Things to Do With Long Island Kids This Summer. And remember to check out Events Calendar for new listings each day.

Here are some of our top picks for this week.

Weekday Fun: Crafts, Outdoor Movies, and Street Festivals

Some kids might be in camp, but that doesn't mean the fun slows down here on Long Island.

From movies under the stars to foot-stomping musicals, there is plenty of kid- and adult-friendly fun happening all over the Island. For a more complete look at what's gong on this month, check out our July GoList or read through our list of 50 free things to do with kids this summer and our Summer Fun Guide.

Family-Friendly Boat Rides on Long Island

All aboard! Set sail this summer for sightseeing, whale watching, marine critter catching, or just a good time out on the water. Up and down the shores of Long Island, you can catch a variety of boat tours to take you on fabulous nautical adventures sure to create lasting memories.

Here are voyages we think are especially worthwhile. Prices are as of July 2017.

For more Long Island adventures, check out our guide to summer fun, our list of 100 things do with kids here, and even our guide to seasonal day trips from Long Island.