Jaime Sumersille

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Weekend Fun: Birds of Prey, Theater, a Barn Dance, Free Music

Hawks and owls and kestrels—oh my!

Head to Sagamore Hill National Historic Site this weekend as it hosts resident birds of prey from Sweetbriar Nature Center. See how Freckleface Strawberry attempts to clear her face of pesky freckles on stage at the Engeman Theatre. Or bee-bop around to the sounds of beats made by garden veggies at the Vegetable Orchestra.

Check out our July GoList for the best family events for the rest of the month. For more seasonal activities, pop over to our Summer Fun Guide or our day trips guide. Check out our guides to Long Island playgrounds or amusement parks and water parks for more family adventures.

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

25 Water Games for Kids To Play All Summer Long

Due to a recent shift in my career path, I'm staying home with my kids this summer—all 10 weeks of it! There will be no camp to tire them out or sitter to entertain them. Luckily, we have access to one thing really works for filling out long summer days: water. My kids—and yours, I bet—like to get wet.

Our family started a Boredom Busters jar: a painted Mason jar full of ideas to keep the kiddies busy. Anyone complaining of boredom can open it and pick out an activity. Many of the ideas come from the Mommy Poppins' 100 Summer Play Activities List and a few from the list of '70s Outdoor Games. But their absolute favorites are water-based, like the 25 cool and splishy-splashy activities below. 

Weekend Fun: A Magic Show & a Movie Under the Stars

Channel your inner yogi this weekend with a family yoga workshop in Hicksville. Or catch a flick under the stars at Nickerson Beach. Get schooled in science at Old Westbury Gardens.

Check out our July Go List for the best family events for the rest of the month. For more seasonal activities, pop over to our Summer Fun Guide or our day trips guide. Check out our guides to Long Island playgrounds or amusement parks and water parks for the best in family adventures.

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

Weekend Fun: Live Theater, Summer Concerts, Candy Making

Boogie down this weekend with some nature sounds as the Jungle Bungles animal show comes to the Tackapausha Museum and Preserve. Skip the trip to Broadway and enjoy family theater in Smithtown, Ronkonkoma or Port Jefferson.

Check out our July Go List for the best family events all month. For more seasonal activities, pop over to our Summer Fun Guide or our day trips guide. Check out our guides to Long Island playgrounds or amusement parks and water parks for the best in family adventures.

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

Weekend Fun: LI Live Steamers, Sprinkler Dance Party, Legos

Chug-a-choo-choo out east to Southaven Park this weekend as the Long Island Live Steamers Club fires up the engines for a ride around the rails in a miniature train. Get more boom out of Independence Day with music and fireworks in Point Lookout. Or get wet and wild at The Whaling Center's sprinkler dance party

Check out our July Go List for the best family events all month. For more seasonal activities, pop over to our Summer Fun Guide or our day trips guide. Check out our guides to Long Island playgrounds or amusement parks and water parks for the best in family adventures.

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

Weekend Fun: Long Island FunFest, Mud Day, Ice Cream

Rev up for some good times at Long Island FunFest, held on the sprawling campus of Suffolk County Community College. Investigate the wonders of nature as you enjoy Old Westbury Whodunits within the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens. Get as dirty as you can during Sweetbriar Nature Center's Mud Day.

Check out our June GoList for the best family events all month. For more seasonal activities, pop over to our Summer Fun Guide or our day trips guide. For more family adventures, check out our guides to Long Island playgrounds or amusement parks and water parks.

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

Father's Day Weekend on Long Island: Rockets, Star Wars, Pirates

This weekend, celebrate the father, or father figure, in your life with a weekend of fun-filled festivals — from strawberries to farm fun and even pirates. Get hands-on with dad or grandpa at crafting events, perhaps building a rocket or a bat box.

Remember, you can find even more options in our jam-packed Event Calendar and our Summer Fun Guide, plus great ways to celebrate dad in our Father's Day roundup. Subscribe to our free newsletters to receive posts like this in your inbox regularly.

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