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Cow Harbor Weekend - Northport
Through September 22, 2019 - Northport
Cow Harbor Weekend is a celebration of the Northport Community. The weekend starts with Great Cow Harbor 10K race number pickup at the William Brosnan School on Laurel Avenue, Friday evening. The local Village population more than doubles Saturday morning with the running of the Great Cow Harbor 10-Kilometer Run that hosts 5,000 runners and twice as many spectators. The Great Cow Harbor 10-Kilometer Run is one of the most prestigious foot races in the country and nationally ranked. Runner’s World has named the Cow Harbor Race as one of the top 100 races in the USA. The 2K Fun Run / Walk has been a huge success. This event attracts families and participants of all ages.
No sooner does the race end Saturday morning and the festivities of the weekend commence. Saturday afternoon is a transition period where the remnants of the race are removed and the set up for the Cow Harbor Day festival begins. Activities on the dock are plentiful as the Village is enjoyed by its many visitors. The Cow Harbor festival is an event sponsor by the Incorporated Village of Northport. Saturday evening hosts the annual Cow Harbor Weekend concert in the Village Park at 8:00 PM. Simultaneously, on the Village Dock is the Lighted Boat display with trophies and prizes going to the best decorated boats. The boats and their crews decorate themselves in costume and accessories in accordance with an annual theme.
Sunday is a day whereby Main Street and the parking lots near the water are all closed and the cars give way to the 25,0000+ pedestrians that converge on Northport. There is a parade at noon, down Main Street, followed by sidewalk sales by Northport’s merchants, Newton Shows provides rides and games, Arts & Crafts vendors and local not for profit groups take over the Village park hawking their wares and message. Music venues are spread throughout the Village and the Dock and waterfront is alive with contests such as the Crazy Boat Races.
Cow Harbor Day usually has some unannounced, unpublished surprises for both children and adults. In the past, some of those surprises have included the United States Merchant Marine Academy Band, a US Coast Guard Cutter on the Dock, open for tours, Helicopters in the parking lots, US Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter demonstrations, and antique Warbird Flyovers. Join the Village of Northport for this celebratory weekend.
Family Storytime - Merrick Library
Through September 23, 2019 - Merrick
Children ages 0-5 years and their caregivers are invited to listen to a variety of stories and songs.
Toddler Time - East Hampton Library
Through September 25, 2019 - East Hampton
Make new friends, share a story, and take time to play. Ages birth-3 years. Registration required.
Knit Lit Community Service Project - East Hampton Library
Through September 25, 2019 - East Hampton
Earn community service by knitting for charity. Supplies provided! Registration required.
Baby Ballet - Great Neck Library
Through September 25, 2019 - Great Neck
Engage in age-appropriate dance, whilst learning rhythm, posture, co-ordination, and balance through a fun and structured class. For walkers to 4 years with parent/caregiver. Registration begins Wednesday, September 4 @ 9:30am Online only and 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.
Mothers' Center Circle - Rockville Centre Public Library
Through September 25, 2019 - Rockville Centre
A Mothers' Center Circle is a great way to connect with other moms. At each meeting facilitators help connect on the joys and challenges of motherhood and support each other through our own journey. Each month there is a new topic and each topic focuses on moms and their needs.
Imagination Playground - Great Neck Library
Through September 26, 2019 - Great Neck
Children will play with large blocks to create temporary worlds and their own games. For 2 - 12 years old. Registration required.
Cookies and Coloring and Trivia - East Hampton Library
Through September 27, 2019 - East Hampton
Join the library for some relaxing cookies and coloring, now with trivia too! For High School Students. Registration required.
BabyJam Music & Movement Class - Great Neck Library
Through September 28, 2019 - Great Neck
Guitar sing alongs, movement with bells and scarves, drum-time and rhythm sticks, early learning, and play with your little ones. For 6 to 36 months with parent/caregiver. Registration begins September 4 at 9:30am Online only and 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.
OPEN STUDIO FOR FAMILIES - Parrish Art Museum
Through September 28, 2019 - Water Mill
Take a tour of the galleries and create art through hands-on activities. Each month features different art materials and techniques inspired by the works on view. Drop in sessions are limited to 30 minutes. All ages must be accompanied by an adult. Free with Museum admission. No advance registration required.
Journey Through Time - The Educational and Cultural Center
Through September 29, 2019 - Stony Brook
See how our lives have changed since 1939 because of national, regional, and local events. Technology has affected our home, leisure, and workplace. From vintage radios to Google and Alexa; from Betsy Wetsy to Slinkys and Barbie dolls; from vespas to 1997 Moto-Guzzi motorcycles and much more.
Bethpage Polo at the Park - Bethpage State Park
Through September 29, 2019 - Bethpage
Played for over 2,000 years, Polo is one of the only sports that is celebrated and played worldwide. Bethpage Polo at the Park is the perfect way to finish up the weekend with friends, family, co-workers, or clients. Attire: Summer Chic.
Sunday Afternoon Chess - East Hampton Library
Through September 29, 2019 - East Hampton
Chess players - tired of playing online? Meet up and play face-to-face! For players of all ages 10 - adult. (non-instructional). Registration required.
Long Island Fair - Old Bethpage Restoration Village
Through September 29, 2019 - Old Bethpage
Celebrating 177 Years of Agriculture! This year's Long Island Fair includes Circus Dubois, Swifty Swine Pig Racing, Aquabatics High Dive Show, Dialed Action Sports BMX Bicycle Stunt Show, Commerford Petting Zoo & Camel Ride, The Butterfly Experience, Musical Performances by Gathering Time, and Buddy Merriam (9/28 only), Magic shows featuring The Magic of Amore, Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, The Old Bethpage Village Brass Band, Children’s Flying Horse Carousel & more.
Bubbles-n-Books - East Hampton Library
Through September 30, 2019 - East Hampton
Join the library for stories, songs, movement, and bubble fun with your little one! Ages birth-3 years. Registration required.
Fun Fields Play Area & U-Pick Pumpkins! - Garden of Eve Organic Farm
Through September 30, 2019 - Riverhead
Enjoy roasted sweet corn and squash, fresh-squeezed lemonade, organic hot dogs, and more. Pick out a pumpkin and some beautiful fall mums, and enjoy live music every weekend as you try the homegrown Farm Cafe fare. Time will fly by as the kids disappear into the many attractions including the pedal kart track, maze, and lavender labyrinth, and friendly farm animals.
Friday Night Car Show - Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores
Through October 04, 2019 - Bellmore
Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores and The Town of Hempstead presents The Bellmore Friday Night Car Show. See all types of cars at this weekly event.
Old Time Base Ball - Old Bethpage Restoration Village
Through October 06, 2019 - Old Bethpage
Watch as teams from the 1864 league play base ball (as it was spelled then) following the rules and customs of the 19th century in vintage uniforms.
Huntington Arts Council: “Landscapes: Home and Afar” - Main Street Gallery
Through October 12, 2019 - Huntington
Free opening reception Aug. 30, 6-8pm. An invitational, small group show with artists Margaret Henning, Alexander Gordon, and Maxine Jurow. Henning uses inks, handmade paper, molding paste, and glazing mediums in her paintings. Gordon is a landscape and night photographer. Jurow's abstracted landscapes include acrylic paints, pastels, and oil crayons.
Pajama Story Time - John Jermain Memorial Library
Through October 15, 2019 - Sag Harbor
Snuggle up with a good book before bedtime at the library and feel free to come in your pajamas! Ages 2-5 years with an adult.
Crafting Corner: Knitting & Crochet - Baldwin Public Library
Through October 24, 2019 - Baldwin
Ever wanted to learn how to knit or crochet or just want to improve your skills? Now you can! Materials will be provided. **NO SESSION 10/17**
The Amazing Maize Maze - Queens County Farm Museum
Through October 26, 2019 - Floral Park
Enjoy getting lost in NYC’s only corn maze! The adventure begins with a stalk talk to prepare you for the 3-acre challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of this interactive maze. Feel up to the challenge? A visit to the Amazing Maize Maze is must-see NYC!
Photo by Queens County Farm Museum
Dreamworks MADAGASCAR A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, JR. - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
Through October 27, 2019 - Smithtown
Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.
Fall Festival Weekends - The Shoppes at East Wind
Through October 27, 2019 -
White Post Farms Fall Festival - White Post Farms
Through October 27, 2019 - Melville
Annual festival includes petting zoo, bounce'n'slides, hayrides, lots of great shows for kids.
Fall Festival - Hicks Nurseries
Through October 27, 2019 - Westbury
Hayrides, crafts, stories, animals, and more are all at Hicks Nurseries ready to help welcome in the Fall Season. Some events are free and others start at $5. Purchase access to select activities “a la carte” or buy our “Pay-One-Price” bracelet ($25) to enjoy a package deal that includes: (1) ticket for a bag of popcorn, (1) Otto the Ghost trick-or-treat bag, (1) face painting, (1) pumpkin decorating, (1) Sand Art and unlimited hayrides for the day.
Farmingdale Weekly Farmers' Market On The Village Green - Farmingdale Village
Through November 17, 2019 - Farmingdale
The Farmers' Market, by Schneider's Farm, returns to Farmingdale Village. Stop by the Village Green and browse and shop the fresh selection of produce, vegetables, and other items.
Family Movie Night - Hicksville McDonald's
Through November 21, 2019 - Hicksville
It's Movie night at McDonald's. Enjoy a movie with your McDonald's friends. Every Thursday night from 530p -730p they show a different movie.
Valley Stream Farmers Market - Arthur J Hendrickson Park and Pool
Through November 21, 2019 - Valley Stream
The Valley Stream Farmers Market sells the following items: Fruit, Vegetables, Pies, Honey, Farm Eggs, Homemade Quiche, Fruit Tarts, Cider Donuts, Cider, Flowers, and Plants and more.
Seaford Farmers Market - Seaford Railroad Station
Through November 23, 2019 - Seaford
The Seaford Farmers Market sells the following items: Fruit, Vegetables, Homemade Empanadas, Fresh Made Donuts (while you wait!), Hot Soup, Home Made Ice Cream, Fresh Limeade, Fresh Artisan Breads, Bagels, Rolls and Pastries (still warm from the oven), and more.
Rockville Centre Farmers Market - Railroad Parking Lot Number 12
Through November 24, 2019 - Rockville Centre
The Rockville Centre Farmers Market sells the following items: Fruit, Veggies, Baked Goods, Cider, Home Made Peanut Butter, Home Made Ice Cream, Fresh Hot Donuts, Hot Soups, All Types of Flowers, Assorted Homemade Pickles and more.
The Garden City Center Farmers Market - Garden City Farmers Market
Through November 26, 2019 - Mineola
The Garden City Center Farmers Market sells the following items by Conklin Farms and Pickles Me Pete: Fresh Pickles, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Donuts, Farm Fresh Eggs, Homemade Peanut Butter, Fruit Pies, Quiches (All Flavors), Honey, Small Fruit Tarts, and more.
Roslyn Farmers Market - Christopher Morley Park
Through November 27, 2019 - Roslyn
The Roslyn Center Farmers Market sells the following items: Fruits, Vegetables, Homemade Fruit Pie, Cider Donuts, Farm Fresh Eggs, Homemade Peanut Butter, Quiche, Cider, Honey, Biscotti and More!
Made with Love - Floral Park Library
Through December 18, 2019 - Floral Park
Whether you're a beginner, an expert, or somewhere in between, Made with Love knitting and crocheting group welcomes all to their weekly afternoon group. No sign-up - or experience necessary.
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