August is the height of tomato season, so plan a visit this weekend to the Tomato Fest at the Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Market. Enjoy 15 plus varieties of tomatoes, along with workshops, live music, and hay rides. In Quogue, enjoy the Annual Art Show and Sale on the Village Green. The Westhampton Rotary Club hosts an annual flea market, which features live music and food. Plan a visit to the Children's Museum of the East End and enjoy Grandparent's Day festivities. Read on for more fun things to do this weekend in the Hamptons and North Fork.
Natalie Silverstein - NYC and LI Writer
A longtime New Yorker who enjoys exploring the city with her husband and three young children, Silverstein worked in health-care management before becoming a full-time parent, and part-time freelance writer, philanthropist and volunteer. In addition to contributing to Mommy Poppins NYC and Long Island, Natalie uses her healthcare knowledge as a copywriter and editor for Michael's Mission, a nonprofit dedicated to providing information and support to people struggling with colorectal cancer. She is passionate about teaching her kids the importance of giving back to their community, and serves as the New York coordinator of Doing Good Together, an organization dedicated to inspiring families to raise children who care and contribute. In that role, she curates a monthly list of kid-friendly service opportunities for families who want to have fun by volunteering together. She is a board member and active volunteer at her children's school, and a supporter of a variety of other charitable organizations in New York City. Follow her on Google+.
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When celebrating a child's birthday, or in need of a craft project for a rainy afternoon, a visit to the local, independently-owned toy store is an enjoyable outing. We searched for the best toy stores that carry major brands, as well as classic and wooden toys, unique gifts, and specialty items like kites and miniatures. Read on for our top picks on where to shop for toys in the Hamptons and North Fork. For more shopping fun, check out Top Ten Candy Stores In The Hamptons & North Fork.
As we enter the dog days of August, there's no better way to spend a weekend in the Hamptons than participating in some local traditions. Dan's Papers hosts the 41st Annual Kite Fly, a perennial local favorite. The East Hampton Sand Castle Contest brings the thrill of creative competition to the Atlantic Avenue Beach. For more seaside fun, visit the South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center for a lesson in beachcombing and sandcasting. Plan a day at the Teepee Day at Downs Farm Preserve on the North Fork for hands on Native American history. Read on for our picks for the best activities for kids and families this first weekend in August.
When drug stores and supermarkets start selling sweets right at the checkout counter, an honored American tradition starts to die - the local candy shop. Luckily, the geographical pockets of the Hamptons that cling to nostalgia still boast small, independently owned stores. Jars of colorful penny candy and homemade fudge are available. Nothing says summer like a little bag of sweets after dinner. Here are our picks for the best candy shops in the Hamptons and North Fork to satisfy every sweet tooth.
It's the end of July already, but there is plenty of summer left to enjoy. This weekend, the Zoppe Italian Family Circus comes to town and pitches a tent in Westhampton Beach. Enjoy this 170 year old tradition of circus clowns, animal acts, and acrobatics. Looking for a down-home country experience? Bring the family to Riverhead for Country Fest Long Island, or the Annual Barn Dance, which features calling and contra dancing. The Southampton Kiwanis Club hosts a summer favorite, the Bridgehampton Carnival. Or, for something totally different, signup to play Quidditch with other Harry Potter fans in Quogue. Read on for our picks for the best activities for kids and families this weekend.
Movies and television are fine sometimes, but nothing beats live theater to spark young imaginations and to keep children mesmerized. With several top notch theater companies in the Hamptons and North Fork, there's no need to drive all the way into Manhattan to take kids to a show. From Kid Fest productions at Guild Hall in East Hampton, to national touring companies at the Westhampton Performing Arts Center, to the North Fork Community Theater, here are our top picks for live children's theater.
It's late July, and right on cue, a heat wave has settled on the Northeast. When done cooling off in the ocean or pool, grab a blanket and enjoy Shakespeare under the stars on Shelter Island. Enjoy the Family Fun Day Summer Picnic and a performance of The Fish Juggler in Bridgehampton. Need one more fireworks spectacular? The Great Bonac Fireworks Show by Grucci in East Hampton is an annual favorite. Visit the South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center for an educational outing on butterflies, flowers, and marine animals. Looking for some air conditioned fun? Prepare ye the way to see Godspell in Southampton. Read on for more details about other "hot" events this weekend. Also check out 25 Things To Do On The North Fork With Kids.
It is the middle of July and the delicious Long Island corn is as high as an elephant's eye. Head out to the North Fork this weekend to experience delicious flavors and fun at the Harbes Farm Sweet Corn Festival. For families who are more into monster trucks and hot rods than farm animals, check out the 21st Annual Long Island Antique Power Association Summer Show. Have kids who need one last dose of fireworks? Ride the ferry over to Shelter Island for the Fireworks Display at Crescent Beach. Looking for a slightly more intellectual outing? Kids 2-12 years of age try their hand at the Brain Quest Challenge at the Westhampton Free Library. Read on for more of our best event picks for this weekend.