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Mother's Day Weekend for LI Kids: Festivals, Nature Activities, Brunch

Celebrate all things mom, mommy, mama, and ma this weekend, including a Mother's Day festival at Harbes Farm and Vineyard, artsy dual-canvas paint creations at Pinot's Palette, and messages in a bottle just for mom at the Maritime Explorium. Maybe drop the kiddos off at the Center for Science Teaching & Learning for its junior zookeeper workshop and enjoy some YOU time, or catch a show together. Two of our favorite characters from prolific children's author Mo Willems, Elephant & Piggie, take to the stage in their typical enthusiastic and neurotic fashion!

Moms shouldn't slave over the stove this Sunday. Check out these Long Island Mother's Day brunch spots, or even restaurants where kids can eat free. That's more money for mimosas for mom.

If the weather holds, try one of these local hikes, or a new-to-you top Long Island playground. We recently rounded up our favorite playgrounds for the toddler crowd, too. There's also amusement park and petting zoo fun to be had. Rainy day? Try these 25 boredom busters and indoor play spots, or peruse our Indoor Family Fun Guide.

Remember, you can find even more options in our jam-packed Event Calendar and Spring Fun Guide. To receive our posts in your inbox, subscribe to our free newsletters.

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Sakura Matsuri, Tulips, High School Musical

Get up and out this spring weekend with a host of outdoor celebrations and nature-related activities. Enjoy a Spring Celebration hosted by the Sands Points Preserve or celebrate Jewish culture at Israelfest in Port Washington. Marvel at the Cherry Blossom Festival on Stony Brook University's campus or the Tulip Festival in Huntington Village.

Check out our May GoList for the best family events all month. For more weekend activities, pop over to our Spring Fun Guide.  

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Arbor Day, Kids Fest, Touch a Truck

Bid farewell to April this weekend with a family fun festival.

The Arbor Day Family Festival at Planting Fields Arboretum or the Spring Festival at The Common Ground in Sayville are all on the docket this weekend. Enjoy a fiesta at CMEE's Feria, a celebration of Latin culture. Stop by the weekend-long Kids Fest in Merrick. Rock out with Darlene Graham and friends at a family-friendly concert. Or ooh and ahh over the massive vehicles at Touch a Truck events in East Meadow and Middle Island. 

Check out our April GoList for the best family events all month. For more activities to fill the weekend, pop over to our Spring Fun Guide.  

Awesome Arcades for Long Island Kids

Get your little gamers off the couch and out of the house at these awesome arcades on Long Island. As a bonus, most arcades are located at party places or sports complexes. Get the whole family (and friends) together for some bowling, laser tag or mini-golf, and cap off your trip with ticket-winning arcade games for a chance to win some valuable prizes.

Get more ideas on what to do inside with kids in our Indoor Play Spaces Guide or Kids' Sports Centers Guide. And for even more kid-friendly activities, check out our Long Island Events Calendar.

Easter Weekend Fun: Festivals, Bunny Brunches & Eggstravaganzas

With Peter Cottontail hopping into town this weekend, there are plenty of Easter celebrations across Long Island. You can dine with the Easter Bunny at these breakfasts/brunches or go on one of these ultimate egg hunts. Or don your Easter best for parades through Port Jefferson or Sag Harbor

And for more activities to complete Easter weekend, pop over to our April GoList or Spring Fun Guide. Of course, our Event Calendar is loaded with fun, daily events for Long Island kids. Don't see a great event here? Add it to our calendar yourself

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Egg Hunts, Spring Break, Passover

The hunt is on this weekend for Easter eggs across Long Island. Drive to the easternmost end of the North Fork for a panoramic egg hunt in Orient. Take part in a lakeside hunt in North Babylon or on the sprawling grounds of the Smithtown Historical Society. Participate in a Passover scavenger hunt at The Dolphin Bookshop in Port Washington.

Easter and Passover are just around the corner, but many school kids are kicking off spring break this weekend. We've rounded up top activities to do all break long, and spring break camps, too.

Check out our April GoList for the best family events this month, and for more activities to fill the weekend, pop over to the Spring Fun Guide.  

Don't forget, the final round of bunny brunches and breakfasts and egg hunts take place next weekend.