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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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Long Island Science Center Maker Festival FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 16, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Tanger Outlet Center Riverhead, 1704 Tanger Mall Drive, Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join the Long Island Science Center for their Family Friendly Maker Festival at the Riverhead Tanger Outlet Mall. The event is free with preregistration! See innovative and fun things that people have made. Interactive activities for children will happen throughout the day!

WANT TO GO? 631-208-8000.
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Ghost Stories in the Garden

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 16, 3:30-5pm
WHERE: Growing Love Community Garden, Manorhaven Boulevard, Port Washington, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

Ripple Creative, a new business in town, is proud to present Ghost Stories in the Garden - a family event with an award-winning cultural storyteller, LuAnn Adams. LuAnn tells stories from around the world and incorporates props, artifacts and musical instruments that are native to the people that created the story. This event is geared towards kids ages 7-12, although siblings of all ages are welcome. The event kicks off at 3:30PM with check-in and concession sales. Spooky stories start promptly at 4 PM. Families are encouraged to bring their own picnic blankets. Bistro tables and chairs will also be available for adults. Limiting seating is available. Proceeds of the event benefit Growing Love Community Garden, a local nonprofit dedicated to connecting the community to healthy food, nature and each other.

WANT TO GO? $20 family cap; $10 per child; free for adults.
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Fall Festival

WHEN: Oct. 16 - 17, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Starkie Bros. Garden Center, 721 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Bring the whole family to this festive event! Enjoy: a bounce house, hay rides, face painting, pumpkin painting ($5.00 per child); popcorn, cotton candy, hamburgers and hotdogs (limited supply), and so much more!

WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for food and activities . 516-293-7148.
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Fall Family Fishing and Children's Festival FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 16, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Hempstead Lake State Park, Lake Side Drive, West Hempstead, New York
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join New York State Parks and The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) I FISH NY Program and Freshwater Fisheries Unit at the 2021 Fall Freshwater Fishing and Children's Festival at Hempstead Lake State Park. Festival activities include fishing with free loaner rods and bait, casting instruction, and fish-cleaning services. In addition to fishing opportunities, there will be a children’s casting for pumpkins contest, live animal show, magician, pumpkin decorating, and more!
The fishing license requirement for all anglers over the age of 16 is suspended for this festival, and admission and parking are free. Come out and enjoy a day of freshwater fishing with the entire family!

WANT TO GO? 516-766-1029.
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Oktoberfest

WHEN: Oct. 16 - 17, Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-9pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy the end of fall with live music, vendors, pumpkin picking, hayrides, locally brewed beer and special Oktoberfest Menu. WANT TO GO? Admission is free; $9.95 Fun Fields admission . 631-722-8777.
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The Annual Levittown Fall Festival

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 16, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Kiwanis Club of Levittown, 3041 Hempstead Tpke., municipal parking field behind Tri-County Flea Market, Levittown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This Craft Fair also features a food trucks, inflatables, Choo-Choo Ride for the kids, plus live music and demonstrations WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods.
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Autumn Fest!

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 17, 12-4pm
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate fall and Halloween with Pumpkin Painting, Live Raptor Presentation, Guided Nature Walks, and more.  WANT TO GO? $25 per car; $15 per car members. 516-571-7901.
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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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ROBERT LONGO: A House Divided FREE

WHEN: Aug. 7 - Oct. 17, Fridays-Sundays, 12-5pm
WHERE: Guild Hall of East Hampton, 158 Main St., East Hampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

A House Divided is a two part exhibition featuring images that represent both how America was once perceived––as a country at the peak of its power and influence–– and images that echo its current state of chaos and conflict. In a restaged version of Longo’s 2014 Gang of Cosmos presentation at Metro Pictures, the first part of the exhibition recalls an America of the past and includes large-scale charcoal drawings of well-known Abstract Expressionist paintings. It focuses on the historical magnitude of the period, in both art historical and cultural contexts—specifically the shift in political and cultural dominance from Europe to the United States in the years following the Second World War. Considered the most advanced American art at the time, it was championed for being uniquely American in spirit – monumental in scale, romantic in mood, and expressive of freedom. In contrast, the 2nd part of the exhibition features work from Longo’s “Destroyer Cycle,” a series that focuses on the indelible imagery generated by the current politics of power, greed, aggression, and inhumanity. Large-scale hyperrealist works that reflect the fraught events dominating the current U.S. news cycle, such as the opioid epidemic, California wildfires and protesters at the 2016 Women’s March. For over 30 years Robert Longo has been a prominent figure in New York’s cultural scene. His artworks, music performances, films and videos invent, cull, and recycle iconographic images from an expansive cultural visual cache to comment on ideas surrounding image potency, production and circulation. He was among the five artists included in the seminal 1977 Artists Space exhibition “Pictures” and is a key figure of the subsequently named Pictures Generation. TIMED TICKETS AND VISITOR INFORMATION To ensure the health and safety of its visitors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Guild Hall has instituted the following measures: Reservations to visit the Museum are recommended. You can reserve timed tickets online or by calling 631-324-0806 Thursday-Monday, 12-5 p.m. Drop-ins are also welcome! Visitors are asked to be on time for their appointment. Visits are for a maximum of one hour and no more than 50 people will be allowed in the museum galleries at a time. Visitors should enter through the left most front door of the building and check in with the Receptionist at the box office. A one-way footpath proceeds throughout the museum. Masks are required in the building for all patrons over the age of 2. Social distancing of at least 6 feet is encouraged in the museum galleries and lobby.



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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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Pet Food Drive

WHEN: Sep. 27 - Oct. 16, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-9pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Emma Clark Library, 120 Main St., Setauket, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Emma Clark Library is once again participating in the The Great Give Back, a Suffolk Cooperative Library System initiative to provide opportunities for library patrons to participate in meaningful, service-oriented activities. This year, they're doing a Pet theme! Help support our furry friends! The library is collecting new, unopened pet food (both canned and dry) in the Library lobby. All are welcome to donate (residents or non-residents) during Library hours. 

WANT TO GO? Donations Accepted . 631-941-4080.
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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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Jake Shimabukuro

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 13, 7:30pm
WHERE: Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main Street, Port Washington, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro perform.  WANT TO GO? $38-$48. 516-767-6444.
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Baby & Me Pop UP FREE

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 15, 10:15am
WHERE: Suffolk Y JCC, 74 Hauppuage Road, Commack, NY
AGES: 0-2, Adult
WHAT:

Join Gayle Gitlitz, Early Childhood music specialist, for a fun, engaging, and stimulating POP-UP event outside under a tent. Free and open to the community for toddlers up to 24 months. To register, please contact Bat-Sheva Salvin, x140, bslavin@syjcc.org

WANT TO GO? 631-462-9800.
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Sugar Skull Money Banks (In-Person)

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 15, 5pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT:

Decorate your own sugar skull bank (Registration required).

WANT TO GO? FREE with Westhampton FREE Library Card . 631-288-3335.
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Pumpkin Painting FREE

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 15, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Paint your own spooky pumpkin! WANT TO GO? 631-654-4700.
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Silly Scary Story Night

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 15, 6:30-8pm
WHERE: Bailey Arboretum, Bayville Road, Locust Valley, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a spooky storybook stroll along the Linden Trail, followed by a scavenger hunt amongst the shadows. Costumes are highly recommended!  WANT TO GO? $10; $7 members; free for adults. 516-801-1458.
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Pirate Jones' Treasure Hunt

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 16, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center, West End 2 - 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT:

Argh Matey! Legend has it that Pirate Jones has left a stash of buried treasure somewhere on the West End of Jones Beach. Go on an adventure where you'll learn how to use a compass and follow clues to find where the treasure is hidden! Children take home treasure at the end of the program. (2 miles)

WANT TO GO? $4 a child. 516-809-8222.
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POSTPONED Anchor East’s “A Walk For Diabetes” FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 16, 9am-1pm
WHERE: Heritage Park, 633 Mount Sinai-Coram Road, Mt. Sinai, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Shops merchandise and local goodies, walk to get some exercise, and have a chance to raise money to fight Juvenile Diabetes while also winning prize. WANT TO GO? 631-509-0882.
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Perfect Pitch Project FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 16, 3-4:30pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Avenue, Brentwood, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz music by this core septet of musicians who have backed legendary artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock and Aretha Franklin.

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Gardening In The Park FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 16, 9am-12pm
WHERE: The Common Ground, Rotary Park between Gillette and Candee Avenues, Sayville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Spend the day surrounded by nature and help maintain the gardens of The Common Ground. WANT TO GO? 631-664-4230.
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A Morning for Families FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 16, 9-11am
WHERE: Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Spend the morning exploring the collections, grounds, gardens, architecture, and the Reichert Planetarium’s “Open Sky”. WANT TO GO? 631-854-5552.
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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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Steel Sensation FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 17, 3pm
WHERE: Landmark on Main Street - Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main Street, Suite 1, Port Washington, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See this Traditional Trinidadian steel band perform calypso melodies, Broadway show tunes & contemporary classical pieces. WANT TO GO? 516-767-6444.
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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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