Jaime Sumersille

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7 Long Island Historic Sites That Kids Will Love

History is plentiful here on Long Island, you just have to know where to find it. Famous residents have included poets and presidents, and there is no shortage of Gold Coast mansions and military installations as well. This all adds up to an impressive roster of historic sites, many which offer great photo opportunities and fun for kids.

For more educational spaces on Long Island, check out our Museum Guide.

Fall Fairs and Festivals on Long Island 2016

From pumpkin picking to folk music, Long Island is ripe with fall fairs and festivals. Some offer carnival rides and games, while others have craft vendors and kiddie corners. But they all offer a fun day out for the entire family. Take a peek at our round up for ideas on how to spend your weekends in autumn. And for more seasonal fun, check out our Long Island Halloween Guide, as well as sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: 10 Festivals and Fairs - September 17-18

Fairs are in full swing this mid-September weekend in Long BeachBellmore, Riverhead, Greenlawn, Uniondale, Sayville and Old Westbury. And head out for an entertaining and enriching afternoon at LIU's Pratt Recreational Center in Brookville for LI Fam Fest on Saturday. Plus don't miss the JCC Fall Family Carnival on Sunday.

Get active this weekend with the great events below. Don't see your event listed here? Add it to our events calendar. And if you didn't receive this post in your inbox, sounds like you need to subscribe to our newsletter.

7 Long Island Farms Serving Up Sweet Roasted Corn

With the crisp fall season nipping at summer's heels, embrace it by enjoying a fall foodie favorite: sweet and delicious, farm-fresh roasted corn. It's a universal food enjoyed by every generation. Often slow roasted in its husk and then dipped in mouth-watering butter, this tasty treat can be found at various spots across Long Island.

And for more seasonal fun, check out our Long Island Halloween Guide.

Best Places to Fly a Kite on Long Island

With an average wind speed of 12.2 mph, did you know that New York falls within the top 20% of windiest cities in America? With Long Island's expansive shoreline, the wind is even stronger in many parts of the 516/631/934.  Set your sights on the sky with these kite-flying hot spots on Long Island. You'll have the wind blowing through your hair as your family (and casual bystanders) admire colorful kites soaring through the air. Check out this map from Long Island State Park HQ and fly with others at the Long Island Maritime Museum's annual Kite Festival on Sept. 18.

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Riverhead Fall Festivals, September 10-11

Riverhead is jumping this weekend. Celebrate folk arts at an old-fashioned country fair at the Hallockville Fall Festival, visit the Fiddle and Folk Festival at Benner's Farm or bike to breakfast. Or keep things in Nassau and take a gander during a walk and craft at Old Westbury Gardens.

Get active this weekend with the great events below. Don't see your event listed here? Add it to our events calendar. And if you didn't receive this post in your inbox, sounds like you need to subscribe to our newsletter.

Labor Day Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Nature's Nighttime Noises, Movies on the Beach September 3-5

Send off the unofficial end of summer in style with a Drip Painting Family Workshop in East Hampton or by learning about Nature's Nighttime Noises at Old Westbury Gardens. Catch a flick under the stars in Long Beach or put on your detective's hat at the Maritime Museum's Run the Colors activity. 

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September GoList: Best Things to Do With Long Island Kids This Month

As summer crowds dissipate and the evenings begin to beckon long sleeves, Long Island continues to put on some of the best kid-friendly events in the country. Old Westbury Gardens boasts two fun programs: Fall into September with Nighttime Noises or participate in their Sweet Eats honey tasting. Or perhaps set your sights high with the Kite Festival at the Long Island Maritime Museum. Check out the list below and click over to our comprehensive Long Island Events Calendar for inspiration; we have you covered with some of the best events and activities happening throughout the area. And don't forget to also take a look at our Summer Fun Guide to make the most out of September. After all, the majority of the month is still summertime.

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