Felissa Allard

Felissa Allard

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Weekday Events for LI Kids: Spooky Fun, Halloween and Legos

Ghosts, goblins, and witches…OH MY!

It’s Halloween week, and there are plenty of spooky (and not-so-spooky) fun times to be had on Long Island. And not just on Halloween Day itself. Our guide to Long Island-based's top Halloween events includes best neighborhoods for trick-or-treating, parades, costume contests, and more.

And keep an eye out for our November GoList along with our Fall Fun Guide. For even more seasonal activities, check out our daily events calendar.

Now on to the spooky stuff.

20 Things All New Parents on Long Island Should Know

We all agree: Long Island is a great place to raise kids. There are parks galore, plenty of fun things to do all year long, and no shortage of places that cater to children.

But things still can seem overwhelming when you’re a new mom or dad. We here at Mommy Poppins can help make your life easier with some of our favorite insider tricks that every new parent on Long Island should add to his or her arsenal.

Free Indoor Play Spaces for Long Island Kids

When the weather is gray and chilly, it's easier to stay inside and hide. But for children that can be among the most boring things to do.

All across Long Island, there are play spaces and indoor playgrounds to keep your kids happily occupied. But how about some low-key kids spots hiding in plain sight? And better yet, how about FREE destinations? From malls to bookstores and libraries, there is plenty of FREE fun to be had for Long Island kids.

Enjoy these unique play destinations, but remember at most venues a parent/adult must be present to supervise children.

For more indoor fun, don't forget our guide to rainy day activities on Long Island.

Weekday Fun: Open Play, Movies, and Pumpkins

Now that it’s October, it’s time to start thinking about Halloween.

All over Long Island, pumpkin patches are full, and there are corn mazes, hot apple cider, and fun houses for children to enjoy. Check out our Fun Fall Guide, where, among other things, you'll find our favorite apple-picking destinations.

Our October GoList is full of interesting adventures to try out with your children. And don’t forget to vote in our Bestie Awards balloting for your favorite hot spots across Long Island. Now on to this week’s fun:

Weekday Events: Open Play, Music, Storytime

The leaves are changing and there’s pumpkin spice everywhere. It must be fall.

This week, there are open-play spots up and down the Island. Our September GoList is the source for more Islandwide fun, including exciting shows, fall festivals, and more. Also, be sure to read up on our Fall Fun Guide, where you can treat yourself to the best apple picking in the area and much more.

A reminder: It's time for our annual Besties balloting, and we want to hear from you. Weigh in on the best of Long Island at our voting page here. Your vote makes you eligible to win one of a number of prizes. See the prizes available here, and vote before it's too late.

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.