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Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this Weekend

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Editor's Picks for This Weekend

Fall Festival

WHEN: Sep. 11 - Oct. 31, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Fink's Country Farm, 6242 Middle Country Road, Wading River, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Come out for hay rides, corn maze, U-pick pumpkins, kiddy train ride, combine slide and much more!  WANT TO GO? $18; $15 seniors 65 and older, members of the military, law enforcement, fire department; free for children younger than 3. 631-886-2272.
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Fall at Hicks Nurseries

WHEN: Sep. 18 - Oct. 31, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See the all-new animated story titled, “Otto’s Sweet Journey” and on weekends take photos with Otto and try delicious fall favorites! WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 516-334-0066.
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Fall Festival

WHEN: Sep. 18 - Oct. 24, Saturdays, Sundays, and Columbus Day 10am-6pm with last admission at 4pm; After 10/9 gates open at 9am
WHERE: White Post Farms, 250 Old Country Road, Melville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy unlimited hayrides, hay activity, family shows, and more! WANT TO GO? $32.95. 631-351-9373.
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Blaze: Long Island

WHEN: Sep. 22 - Nov. 7, Wednesdays-Sundays and October 11, see website for exact times
WHERE: Old Bethpage Restoration Village, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Elaborate displays and thousands of pumpkins enchant at this 19th-century village. WANT TO GO? $32-$44; $24-$36 ages 3-17. 914-366-6900.
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Fall Festival at Waterdrinker

WHEN: Sep. 25 - Oct. 31, 9am-5pm, daily
WHERE: Waterdrinker Family Farm & Garden, 663 Wading River Road, Manorville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Visit the farm for Pumpkin Picking, Sunflowers, Corn Maze, Jump Pads, Mini Golf, Wooden Playland, Obstacle Course and tons of fall photo spots! Hay Ride and Waterdrinker Express on the weekends! Visit the Gift Barn and shop our greenhouse for a wide selection of Fall Plants and Seasonal Gifts. Fresh Produce, Roasted Corn and fresh baked treats for all. Pet friendly, leash required.

WANT TO GO? $15 admission; free admission for children 2 and younger. 631-878-8653.
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Dark Night: Halloween Trail

WHEN: Oct. 1 - 31, Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11pm; Sundays, 7-10:30pm
WHERE: Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater at Bald Hill , 1 Ski Run Lane , Farmingville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Leading creators in the local Halloween scene, Aurora Interactive, LLC have teamed with Chambers of Horrors NY/Fear Manor to come up with a festive, safe solution through the development of the exclusive limited time pop-up event, “Dark Night: Halloween Trail,” that is geared toward families and Halloween lovers of all ages. Representing the first ever 1990's time travel mystery themed Halloween trail to come to Long Island, Dark Night: Halloween Trail at Farmingville, NY’s Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater is an outdoor extravaganza combining moderate scares with comedy that at the same time celebrates the nostalgia of vintage haunted trails through a post-modern twist on inspired characters from pop culture and horror movies of the 1990's.

Promoting health, safety and social distancing, only 1,000 tickets will be sold per night with members of each reserved party staying within their group as they are staggered apart from one another throughout the experience. People will travel back in time to 1999 as they participate in a fictional radio show marathon hosted by 131.3 WDIE, where movies, characters and popular music of the 90s come to life while they venture through an approximate 25–30-minute darkened trail to uncover hidden alphabetical letters that form the name of the character who has cursed the property, using only one flashlight 1990s attire for receiving the most authentic nostalgic experience.    

In contrast to Aurora Interactive, LLC's past scarier and more intense Halloween events intended for teens and adults, this year’s Dark Night: Halloween Trail is scaled down in its thrills and chills to be inclusive for people of all ages. It has also added a special “Dark Night Trick-Я-Treat Adventure Trail” that is especially for younger children where little “boils” and “ghouls” will explore a fun, non-scary walk-through friendly meet and greet experience with Dark Night: Halloween Trail characters.

Keeping in line with health and safety guidelines, all guests are encouraged to wear face masks. All actors portraying characters wear face masks under their costumes and are kept at a distance from guests participating. Proceeds from tickets sold will be donated by Aurora Interactive, LLC and Chamber of Horrors/Fear Manor to Literacy Inc., a national charity that is dedicated to fighting the growing rate of illiteracy among teens across the United States through the use of such tools as motivational speeches, free Ereaders or Etablets, and reminder bands.

WANT TO GO? $35; $15 ages 12-4; free for children 3 and younger.
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Halloween House Long Island

WHEN: Oct. 1 - Nov. 4, Mondays-Wednesdays, 3-9pm; Thursdays, 3-10pm; Fridays, 3pm-1am; Saturdays, 11am-1am; Sundays, 11am-9pm
WHERE: Samanea Mall, 1500 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Immerse yourself in different Halloween themed rooms, designed to make every Halloween lover's experience unforgettable. WANT TO GO? $25-$30; $20-$25 ages 10 and younger. 516-540-5282.
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Haunted Hollow

WHEN: Oct. 2 - 31, Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm, 2pm and 3:30pm
WHERE: Adventureland, 2245 Route 110, Farmingdale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience Haunted Hollow – a frightfully fun and spooktacular Halloween Magic and Illusion Show! WANT TO GO? Included with admission: $29.99-$44.99. 516-238-4586.
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Goatman's Haunted Farm: Day Show

WHEN: Oct. 2 - 31, Saturdays and Sundays, begins at 12pm; October 11, begins at 11am
WHERE: Glover Farm, 641 Victory Ave., Brookhaven, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Children and their families are invited to visit the petting zoo, pick pumpkins, play on the playground, play games, eat food, visit the haunted house and hayride, and have a good time! WANT TO GO? $10; $5 children ages 2-14; additional fee for food and games.
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Spooky Fest

WHEN: Oct. 8 - 31, Fridays-Sundays, 6:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Center, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: During Spooky Fest you can explore sixteen acres of grounds transformed into a family-friendly Halloween event. WANT TO GO? $12-$20. 516-764-0045.
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Fall Festival Weekends at The Shoppes FREE

WHEN: Oct. 9 - 31, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm
WHERE: The Shoppes at East Wind, 5768 Route 25A, Wading River, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

It's FALL and there are still fun things to do outdoors. With the season of pumpkins, scarecrows and family fun The Shoppes at East Wind is celebrating with multiple weekends, visit for featured local craft vendors, great food and shopping. Your kids are bound to have a blast! Roasted Corn and Pumpkins Craft Vendors Grand Carousel Wooden Train to climb The Shoppes Big Chair Bounce House East Wind Scarecrow Contest and more. Promote your business – there are a few vendor spaces still available for Fall Festival Weekends. If interested contact call at 631-929-3500 x708 or Shoppes@eastwindlongisland.com

WANT TO GO? 631-929-3500.
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Circo Vazquez

WHEN: Oct. 15 - 25, Fridays, 7:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 2pm, 5pm and 8pm; Mondays-Thursday, 7:30pm
WHERE: Walt Whitman Mall, 160 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Circus Vazquez performing artists come from different parts of the world. Bringing magic and joy to people of all ages! WANT TO GO? $70; $65 members of the military, seniors, and people with disabilities; $25 children 2-10. 877-829-7839.
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Fall Festival

WHEN: Oct. 15 - 31, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4pm and 6-10pm
WHERE: Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium for Festive Days for spooky fun and Haunted Nights for those that want a fright! WANT TO GO? Prices start at $10. 631-854-5579.
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NYC Winter Lantern Festival: A Bug's Night Drive-thru Adventure

WHEN: Oct. 22 - Jan. 9, 5-10pm: Thursdays-Sundays from 10/28-12/09; Open Daily from 12/16-01/02
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A Bug’s Night will dazzle your friends and family as you roll through over 20 acres of vivid lanterns and holiday lights! WANT TO GO? $34.99 weekdays; $49.99 weekends; $59.99 week of 12/24-1/02.
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Merrick Fall Festival

WHEN: Oct. 22 - 24, Friday, 6-11pm; Saturday, 11am-11pm; Sunday, 11am-8pm
WHERE: The Merrick Chamber of Commerce, Merrick Railroad Station, Sunrise Highway & Merrick Ave., Merrick, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This annual festival features carnival rides, food, games, vendors, and more! WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for rides and goods. 516-771-1171.
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Fall Festival

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 11am-1pm or 2-4pm
WHERE: Rolling River Day Camp, 477 Ocean Ave, East Rockaway, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Break out your best Halloween costume and bring your family to the 24th Annual Rolling River Fall Festival (Lite). The perfect local, fall activity for kids and families! Remember to wear your best Halloween costume! This year's Festival is named "Lite" as the layout is smaller than previous years due to COVID precautions. This fun-filled event celebrates fall with bounce houses, a petting zoo, craft projects, facepainting, DJ music, photobooth, apparel sale, vendors, a food truck, playgrounds, Halloween candy bar, pumpkin patch and decorating and more. This year's event also features a special, onsite "Ocktoberfest" party with local brewhouse, Barrier Brewery. There will be two sessions available for a safer Fall Festival experience. Tickets may be purchased for one session only. Tickets are limited due to COVID- all attendees must have a ticket to enter. The event will be held entirely outdoors. Raindate Sunday, October 24

WANT TO GO? $35 per child; $10 adult; 2022 Enrolled Camp Families: $25 per child; $8 adult; $5 Pumpkin Decorating Add-On. 516-593-2267.
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Sea Explorers Spooky Sea Creatures Drive -Thru Event

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Sport Fishing Education Center and Aquaculture Facility, Ocean Pkwy., Cedar Beach Marina, Babylon, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Take a ride with your family to meet the Sea Explorers Spooky Sea Creatures and explore some of the local inhabitants that call Long Island beaches home! Enjoy this outdoor event without having to leave your car! Touch live sea snails, fish, horseshoe crabs and more!

WANT TO GO? $25 per car. 631-587-2873.
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5th Anniversary Celebration at The Shoppes FREE

WHEN: Oct. 23 - 24, 10am-5pm
WHERE: The Shoppes at East Wind, 5768 Route 25A, Wading River, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Shoppes at East Wind has come a long way since their ribbon cutting in October 2016, and now they are excited to celebrate their 5th anniversary with the community. Join The Shoppes at East Wind for the Celebration of family fun all weekend sponsored in part by People United Bank. Bounce house Family entertainment Face Painting Craft Vendors The Shoppes The Carousel and more! For Vendor opportunities email shoppes@eastwindlongisland.com

WANT TO GO? 631-929-3500.
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Downtown Riverhead’s Annual Halloween Fest FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 3-8pm
WHERE: Downtown Riverhead, Main Street, Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Have a spooktacular time with a spirited shows at the historic Suffolk Theater, Coffin Races, Trick or Treating, Goblin Parade and more! WANT TO GO? 631-440-1350.
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Wizard of Oz - Theatre for Young Adults

WHEN: Oct. 23 - 31, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am
WHERE: Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: See this classic live on stage! WANT TO GO? $15. 516-323-4444.
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35th Annual Rock Hall Country Fair

WHEN: Oct. 23 - 24, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway, Lawrence, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Fall fun includes live entertainment, Colonial historians, children's pumpkin patch, animal farm and pony rides and more.   WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 516-239-1157.
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Princess Tea Party

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 1pm
WHERE: Ballet Long Island, 1863 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: See a princess peformance, meet them after the show, and have a tea party! WANT TO GO? $20. 631-737-1964.
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8th Annual Great Jack-O'-Lantern Sail FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 3-6pm
WHERE: Belmont Lake State Park, 625 Belmont Road, North Babylon, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Great Jack-O'-Lantern Sail will feature lit carved pumpkins placed on boats pulled around the lake and children's activities including trick-or-treat stations and a not-so-scary ‘Spooky Den'. WANT TO GO? 631-667-5055.
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Big Truck Day 2021

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of the East End, 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

During this wildly popular event, kids (and their grownups!) will explore and interact with some of the massive machines that share our roads and keep the East End moving! Emergency vehicles, construction equipment, farming machines and more will be on site along with the people who drive them. Recommended for families with children ages 2-10

WANT TO GO? $15; free for members. 631-537-8250.
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Turtle Experience

WHEN: Oct. 23 - 30, Saturdays and Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Meet the centers youngest hatchery turtles, and adult turtles, too! Learn what it takes to hatch and thrive at the Hatchery. Discover why each has an important role in our environment and how you can help protect their habitat and way of life. 

WANT TO GO? $12; $10 members. 516-692-6768.
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The West Hempstead Fall Street Fair FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 24,
WHERE: West Hempstead Kiwanis Club, Nassau Blvd., From Hempstead Ave. to Johnson Lane, West Hempstead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Kids can play on the inflatable rides, rock wall, train ride, and more. Make sure to check out the food trucks and live entertainment! WANT TO GO?
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Even More Weekend Fun

Westhampton Beach Farmers' Market

WHEN: May. 1 - Nov. 20, Saturdays, 9am-1pm
WHERE: The Village Green, Mill Road and Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Shop over 60 vendors, growers and producers providing locally grown, caught and homemade items. WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 631-288-3337.
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Arts In The Plaza FREE

WHEN: Jun. 12 - Oct. 30, Saturdays, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Kennedy Plaza, 1 W Chester St., Long Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit Arts in the Plaza for handcrafted art by Long Island artists, live music and cultural performances. WANT TO GO? 516-507-8383.
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Firepit Fridays

WHEN: Jun. 18 - Nov. 5, Fridays, 6-10pm
WHERE: The Adventure Park at Long Island, 75 Colonial Springs Rd , Gate 3, Wheatley Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Climb for 2 hours and then get cozy by the fire every Friday night! WANT TO GO? $48. 631-983-3844.
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Glow in the Park

WHEN: Jun. 19 - Nov. 7, Thursdays and Saturdays, 6-10pm
WHERE: The Adventure Park at Long Island, 75 Colonial Springs Rd Gate 3, Wheatley Heights, NY
AGES: 5-8, 13-17, Adult
WHAT: Zipline through trees lit up by glow attire, colored lights, music and more! WANT TO GO? $54. 631-983-3844.
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The Discovery Pontoon Cruise

WHEN: Aug. 10 - Oct. 27, daily departures, time depending on tide
WHERE: Ward Melville Heritage Organization, 51 Shore Road , Stony Brook , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Cruise through beautiful West Meadow Creek where a naturalist will explain and highlight the wildlife along the 88-acre wetlands preserve, and narrate the natural and human history of the area! WANT TO GO? $35; $25 per child aged 3-6; $5 per child aged 2 and younger when purchased in advance. 631-751-2244.
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Grist Mill Tours & Country Store

WHEN: Aug. 15 - Oct. 24, Sundays, 1-4:30pm
WHERE: The Stony Brook Grist Mill (c. 1751), 100 Harbor Road , Stony Brook, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a tour of Long Island's most complete working mill and learn about it's role in the community over the past 300 years.  WANT TO GO? $3; $2 children. 631-751-2244.
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Choice for All Presents: Hempstead Youth-Run Farmers Market

WHEN: Aug. 28 - Nov. 13, Saturdays, 11:30am-4pm
WHERE: Village of Hempstead Village Hall Parking Lot, 99 James A. Garner Way, Hempstead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Come out and support this youth run farmers market.  WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 516-489-3400.
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Fairview Farm MAiZE

WHEN: Sep. 4 - Nov. 7, Saturdays, Sundays, and Columbus Day, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Fairview Farm, 69 Horsemill Lane, for GPS use WATER MILL 11976, Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy the beauty of eight acres of corn ten feet tall, pick pumpkins, and more.  WANT TO GO? $12; $10 ages 11 and younger; free for children 3 and younger. 631-537-6154.
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Fall Festival 2021

WHEN: Sep. 18 - Oct. 24, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm
WHERE: The Dee's Nursery & Florist, Inc., 69 Atlantic Ave., Oceanside, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Paint pumpkins, mine for gems and fossils, go on a spooky walk, enjoy roasted corn and meet cute farm animals! WANT TO GO? $10.99 admission; additional fee for activities . 516-678-3535.
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Spookley The Square Pumpkin: The Musical

WHEN: Sep. 25 - Oct. 31, See website for schedule
WHERE: Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts at the Smithtown Historical Society, 239 East Main St., Smithtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Watch as Spookley helps all the pumpkins in the patch learn that the things that make you different make you special. WANT TO GO? $18. 631-724-3700.
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Rapunzel

WHEN: Sep. 25 - Oct. 31, Saturdays, 11am; Sunday, 10:30am **NO PERFORMANCE ON 10/9**
WHERE: John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See the story of Rapunzel come alive on stage! WANT TO GO? $20. 631-261-2900.
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Pumpkin and Craft Brew Weekends

WHEN: Oct. 2 - 31, Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-6pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Have fun with unlimited access to mini-pumpkin Field, Family Fun Fields, hay rides, pedal karts, hay tower, farm animals, spider web, and more. WANT TO GO? $9.95; free for children younger than 2. 631-722-8777.
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Gateway's Haunted Playhouse: Campers' Pike on the Forgotten Road

WHEN: Oct. 7 - 31, Thursdays, 7-10pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11:30pm; Sundays, 7-10pm
WHERE: The Gateway at Southaven County Park, 761 Victory Ave., Yaphank, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Go on a terrifying 30 minute drive-through experience...if you dare! WANT TO GO? $54 per vehicle. 631-286-0555.
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Glow in the Park - Fall Festival

WHEN: Oct. 8 - 30, Fridays and Saturdays, 6-10pm
WHERE: The Adventure Park at Long Island, 75 Colonial Springs Rd Gate #3, Wheatley Heights, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

Get ready to experience exciting courses in a cool and alternative way! The evening Glow in the Park events allow you to zipline through trees lit up by glow attire, colored lights, music and more! Glow in the Park is a nighttime event where the outdoor adventure park literally glows! Brightly-shining LED lights illuminate your way while you zipline, work the ropes and traverse through the treetops. And you have toe-tapping music to keep your adrenaline flowing! You can't miss Glow in the Park! It takes your rope climbing and ziplining fun to the next level. Flip the fun upside down as you experience the same adventure at night, and allow your senses to come alive with the bright lights hanging from the trees. Each of our trails is lined with multi-colored LED lights to guide your throughout the courses. You'll have a safety briefing to go through harnessing, so don't worry if you've never been to a park like this before.



WANT TO GO? $54. 631-983-3844.
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Halloween Cruises to Bug Lighthouse

WHEN: Oct. 9 - 30, Saturdays, 5pm
WHERE: East End Seaport Museum, 103 3rd Street , GREENPORT, Greenport, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Bring the whole family out to Greenport to enjoy some Halloween fun at Bug Light! The legend of Brownie, the ghost dog dates back to 1936 when William H. Follett the last known lighthouse keeper of Bug Light was accompanied by his K-9 companion as he weathered long days and nights ensuring safe passage to all who entered Greenport harbor. The East End Seaport Museum invites families to help Brownie decorate Bug Light for Halloween! Come in costume and enjoy the ghost story of Brownie the dog by Bob Allen, the Great Grandson of the last lighthouse keeper, William Follett. Decorations will be provided! 

WANT TO GO? $49; $19 ages 3-12. 631-477-2100.
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Not-So-Scary Kids Adventure at Gateway's Haunted Playhouse

WHEN: Oct. 16 - 31, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4pm
WHERE: The Gateway, 215 South Country Road, Bellport, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Encounter goofy creatures, bewitching tricks, and make some new friends during this not-so-scary Halloween adventure. Debut this year’s costume, if you’d like, and show everyone just how spooky and grim or valiant and prim you can be! WANT TO GO? $10. 631-286-0555.
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Scrimshaw Workshop

WHEN: Oct. 16 - 23, Saturdays, 2pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore scrimshaw then ketch, carve, and ink a “fauxshaw” keepsake box to take home.  WANT TO GO? $10, $5 members plus admission: $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for children 3 and younger and those with ​Active Military with ID. 631-387-3418.
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CTREE Fall Open House FREE

WHEN: Oct. 19 - 23, Tuesday and Thursday, 5-6:30pm; Saturday, 10am-12pm
WHERE: CTREE, 93 Merchants Path, Sagaponack, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrating over a decade of serving the special needs community of the East End! Watch therapeutic riding lessons and meet the CTREE horses. CTREE Staff will be on hand to answer questions and talk about our programs. Learn about our scholarship program. Join the CTREE Volunteer team and become part of the magic! For more information call or email info@ctreeny.org Face masks are optional for those that are fully vaccinated. Please park on the street.

WANT TO GO? 631-779-2835.
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The Lost Mummy Escape Room (In-Person)

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 22, 5pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT:

Can you escape the mummy room? (Registration required).

WANT TO GO? FREE with Westhampton FREE Library Card . 631-288-3335.
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Autumn Fest FREE

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 22, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Join the library for a celebration of autumn, with crafts, games, music, and snacks. WANT TO GO? 631-654-4700.
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Spooky Walk

WHEN: Oct. 22 - 23, Friday and Saturday, 6-9pm
WHERE: Whitney Pond Park, Community Drive & Community Drive East, Manhasset, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Visitors will experience a spine-tingling walk through the realm of fear and fright when zombies, vampires, ghouls, and many of their gruesome friends inhabit Whitney Pond Park. There will also be music and food for sale at the event. Spooky Walk may not be suitable for young children. WANT TO GO? $5 cash. 516-869-6311.
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Mr. Vanderbilt's Spooky Science Lab

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 22, 4-6pm
WHERE: Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Join the Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium for some creepy fun with a scavenger hunt in the collections and create jars that can be used in any spooky Halloween display. WANT TO GO? $20; $18 members. 631-854-5579.
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Trunk or Treat (In-Person)

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 1pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Bring treats and your decorated car for some parking lot Truck or Treat fun. (Registration required).

WANT TO GO? FREE with Westhampton FREE Library Card . 631-288-3335.
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The Casplash Band FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 3-4:30pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Avenue, Brentwood, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Casplash Band plays a variety of musical styles such as soca, reggae, calypso, pop and R&B.

WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883.
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Surfer's Guide to Waves and Tides

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 1:30-2:30pm
WHERE: Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center, West End 2 - 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

A science talk and balancing activity for both tweens and adults. Learn about the waves and tides at Jones Beach where they'll teach you everything you need to know about how to start surfing! Please wear closed toed shoes as this program involves an interactive "surfing on land" balancing activity.

WANT TO GO? $4 a person. 516-809-8222.
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Pumpkin Park

WHEN: Oct. 23 - 24, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Adventureland, 2245 Route 110, Farmingdale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Kids ca stroll Adventureland in their costumes and trick-or-treat at the various tables set up at the park.  WANT TO GO? Included with admission: $29.99-$44.99. 516-238-4586.
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Owl Prowl

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 6:30-8pm
WHERE: Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Embark on a walk into the darkness to enjoy the night and maybe call in an owl or two.  WANT TO GO? $10. 631-979-6344.
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The 8th annual Great Jack-O'-Lantern Spectacular Sail FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 3-6pm, activities; 6:15, sail begins
WHERE: Belmont Lake State Park, 625 Belmont Road, North Babylon, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The 8th annual Great Jack-O'-Lantern Sail will feature donated carved pumpkins which are lit and placed on boats that are pulled around the lake by kayaks at dusk. Children's activities include crafts, games, trick-or-treat stations and a not-so-scary ‘Spooky Den'. WANT TO GO? 631-667-5055.
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Halloween Family Fun 2021 FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 1-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

It’s a fall community tradition at the LIM! Come in costume for some spooky family fun on the Museum grounds. A special outdoor Halloween themed magic show will be presented by the Magic of Amore at 1:00 p.m. Enjoy pumpkin painting and outdoor activities while getting ready for Halloween 2021. Free admission and free pumpkin/decoration kit for each child while supplies last. 

*Based upon current health determinations, the program may need to be canceled for the safety of our staff and patrons. 

WANT TO GO? 631-751-0066.
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Family Harvest Pumpkin Bread (Virtual)

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 24, 2pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Learn to bake a delicious fall treat. One kit per family (Registration required).

WANT TO GO? FREE with Westhampton FREE Library Card . 631-288-3335.
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1st Annual 5K Walk/Run and Kid's Fun Run

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 24, 7:30am, 5K Run; 8am, 5K Walk; 9am, Half-Mile Kid’s Fun Run
WHERE: Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Walk/Run features a timed 5K run and walk and is open to participants of all ages and abilities. Kids 12 and younger are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and participate in the Kids Fun Run. Everyone who signs up will receive a personalized bib and finisher medal. Event festivities include warm up and cool down, light refreshments, kid’s lawn games, face painting, pumpkins and more! 

WANT TO GO? $45; $35 in advance; $20 fun run. 516-922-8678.
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Tails, Trails, and Treats

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 24, 1-3pm
WHERE: Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Kids can enjoy close encounters with animals, a ghostly garden, games, and a special puppet enchanted trail. WANT TO GO? $10; free for adults. 631-979-6344.
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Not-So-Spooky Walk

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 24, 12-4pm
WHERE: Whitney Pond Park, Community Drive & Community Drive East, Manhasset, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Not-So-Spooky Walk is designed for younger children will include sport activities, arts & crafts, and more.  WANT TO GO? $5 cash. 516-869-6311.
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Super Family Sunday: Enchanted Forest

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 24, 11am-12:30pm; 1-2:30pm; 3-4:30 pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the museum for a day of wonder and magic, art activities, scavanger hunts and more. WANT TO GO? $20; $10 members. 516-484-9337.
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Haunted Village at the Rogers Mansion FREE

WHEN: Oct. 24 - 31, Saturdays, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Southampton History Museum, 17 Meeting House Ln., Southampton , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit a haunted Southampton Village inhabited with ghosts, goblins and ghouls all on the grounds of the historic Rogers Mansion. The outbuildings will be open and occupied with the unimaginable. Those brave enough to make it to the end will be rewarded with candy and pumpkins provided by the Southampton Youth Association (while supplies last). Come in costume...if you dare! WANT TO GO? 631-283-2494.
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Looking to plan an awesome weekend on Long Island packed with fun for the whole family? Whether you are planning a day trip in close to the New York metro area or are looking for kid-friendly fun that's close to home, we've got you covered! There’s a lot of kid-friendly family fun planned for this weekend right here in Nassau and Suffolk counties. From storytimes and concerts to museum exhibits, crafts activities, seasonal events, and more, you'll find something to do that keeps the whole family having fun! Plan your weekend on Long Island with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly (vritual and in-person) events happening throughout Long Island. And check out our ManhattanBrooklynQueensWestchester, and Rockland weekend roundups for more fun inspiration!

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