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Helllo Everyone! This is our list of weekly events as well as seasonal activities! Check it out and see all the awesome things there are to do in the tri-state area!


                                  Sprinkler Parks!


Eisenhower Park has a great playground with a sprinkler area at parking field 2.- It was going under construction so please confirm before you make your way out there!
Where: Merrick and Stewart Ave- East Meadow
Grant Park- Our local park this has a small spray park, play grounds, roller and ice hockey rinks- and lots of geese!!
Where: Broadway and Sheridan Avenue, Hewlett
Blumenfeld Family Park: Playground, lawn, and spray pool!
Where: Main St., Port Washington
Shipwreck Cove Spray Park: This one looks awesome! Large Play area, slides, sprayers, rope climbing dumping water!
Where:Bay Shore Marina
Venetian Shores Park: Open to Town Of Babylon residents only!
When: Granada Pkwy, Lindenhurst
Tobay Beach: Updated with a snack shack, picnic area,  daily fee.
Where:Ocean Parkway, Oyster Bay
Phelps Lane Pool: Interactive spray pool,  for own of babylon residents only
Where: Phelps Lane, North Babylon
There's a large interactive spray pool here for Town of Babylon residents only.
Hoyt Farm: Smithtown residents with a sticker only, has play area and spray park
Where:200 New Hwy, Commack
Tanner Park: Interactive Spray Park! Daily fee without permit
Where: Kerrigan Rd., Copiague
Cantiague Park: Pool and interactive Water Play area
Where: West John St., Hicksville


Read More For Daily Events!
Friday Sept 4th


Events at Chocolate Works: Drop Off workshops with fun themes! 
When: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Where:  143 Main St, Stony Brook NY
Cost:  $23/child

Creatures of the Night Hike
When: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Where:  1 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre NY 11570
Info: $7/person

Summer Concert Series at Eisenhower Park 
Free summer concert series that include genres that range from disco to classical and oldies to musical
Where: Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park
When: 7:30 PM

Fun Fridays at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum- fun hands on art stations
When:2:00pm - 4:30pm
Where:  301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724
Info: Free With Admission Ages 5 to 12 http://www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events-for-adults-families--kids.html

Shakespeare in the Park: "Twelfth Night"
Where: Mitchell Park  115 Front Street, Greenport NY 11944
When: 7:00pm
Info: Free http://www.northeaststage.org
Westbury Market Fair at the NYCB Theater
When: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury NY 11590
Info: http://westburymarketfair.com/wmf/

Bash the Trash:: Making Musical Instruments From Trash!
Where: Center for Science Teaching and Learning 1 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre NY 11570
When:7:00pm - 8:30pm
Info:  $6/child; $9/adult http://cstl.org/
Contact:  516-764-0045

Fun Fridays: Arts and Crafts Stations All Around The Museum!
Where:Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum 01 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724
When:2:00pm - 4:30pm
Where:  301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724
Cost:  Free with museum admission
Contact:  631-367-3418
Info: Free with Museum cost: http://www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events-for-adults-families--kids.html 631-367-3418

Nature Tales! Explore nature through books! Every Friday
When: 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Where: Suffolk County Environmental Center 130 Bayview Ave., East Islip NY 11751

Kids in the Kitchen
When:11:30am - 12:00pm
Where:  Long Island Children's Museum  11 Davis Ave., Garden City NY 11530
11:30am - 12:00pm
Info: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members). http://licm.org/

Kids Movie Night Kids will enjoy a craft, pizza, drinks, snack, and a movie- Ages 3 & up
When: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Where: PlasterKraze 1310 Middle Country Rd, Selden NY 11784
Info & reg. call (631)689-5231 or visit www.plasterkraze.com

Teen Bounce! Club At Bounce! Trampoline Sports Will Be Transformed Into "Teen Central" When: Every Friday night from 8:00pm – 11:00pm. Exclusively for Kids Ages 13 through 17,
Where: 310 Michael Drive Syosset, NY 11791
Info:(516)762-1300 $22.00 For 3 hours of jump time. All participants must have a Bounce! Liability Waiver completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian. This can be accomplished online by going to the website.

Tween Night- call for time-Kids will enjoy a craft, pizza, drinks, snack, music and games- Ages 11+
Where: PlasterKraze 1310 Middle Country Rd, Selden NY 11784
Info: (631)689-5231 or visit www.plasterkraze.com

RKIDTects of Tomorrow Inc Presents: Kid’s Night Out! Ages 5-12- games, dance, & ice cream
When: 6:30pm-9pm
Where: The Ice Cream Party Shoppe- 385 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Smithtown NY 11787
Info: RSVP needed (631)623-6874 or visit www.RKIDTECTS.com

Friday Night Theatre Party: Karaoke PJ party from 7-9 on the first Friday of the month!
When: 7-9:30pm
Where: To The Stage, 2903 Long Beach Rd, Long Beach NY 11561
Cost: $30.00
RSVP Required (516) 766-6100 http://www.2thestage.com

FREE Fridays (for Riverhead Residents, Aquarium ONLY)- Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Where: 431 E. Main St, Riverhead NY 11901
 For more info call (631)208-9200 x426 or visit www.longislandaquarium.com

Every Friday go to RVC Lanes for kids cosmic bowling! Kids bowling (which I believe applies to cosmic bowling since it doesn't say otherwise) includes a snack, rental shoes, and two games of bowling for just $13.99
When: 4-6pm
Where:100 Maple Ave, Rockville Centre NY 11570
Info: (516)678-3010

East Rockaway Recreation Community Night Movie.
When: 7pm to 9pm
Where: 17 John St., E. Rockaway NY 11518
Cost: $2
Info: (516)341-0996

Wood Kingdom Open Play
When: 10am-2pm, this goes on every weekday and times are subject to change so make sure to call ahead!
Where:111 Milbar Road, Farmingdale NY 11735
Phone:(631) 845-3804
Info:http://www.woodkingdomwest.com/parties-a-playtime
Cost: $8.00

Preschool Playdate at Bounce U Farmingdale. Bounce and snack for kids 6 and under. $12.95. Wear socks!
When: 10am-12pm
Where: 101 Carolyn Blvd, Farmingdale NY 11735
Phone: (631)777-5867 call for reservation


Saturday Sept 5th



Seaford Festival
Seaford Rail Road Station
When:11:00am - 6:00pm
Where: Sunrise Highway, Seaford NY 11783


Shinnecock Pow Wow 2015: 1,300 tribe members do traditional dance and drum performances, native arts and crafts and fire lighting. Event goes on no matter what kind of weather!
Shinnecock Indian Reservation
When: 10:00am Montauk Hwy. & West Gate Rd., Southampton NY 11968
Info: $15 adults, $10 seniors http://www.shinnecocknation.org/powwow
Summer Concert Series at Eisenhower Park 
Free summer concert series that include genres that range from disco to classical and oldies to musical
Where: Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park
When: 7:30 PM

Weekend Seal Walks
Where: Cupsogue Beach County Park 906 Dune Rd - Westhampton
Info: $5/adult, $3/child- For times & RSVP call 631-244-3352 http://www.cresli.org/cresli/seals/sealwalk.html

Long Beach Farmers Market- During the summer there is also a great art show in the same location every Saturday :)
Presented by Ligreenmarket, Friends & Farmers Inc.
When: Wednesdays: 10-2pm, Evenings 4-7pm, and Saturdays 9-2pm
Where: Kennedy Plaza in Long beach

Lot 10 Flea Market
When: 9:00am - 5:00pm every saturday except for holidays!
Where: Lot 10, Foreign Trade Zone By Macarthur Airport, Off Rt 454 (Vets Hwy)Trade Zone Rd Ronkonkoma, NY
Info:631-495-5427- Vendors are always needed!  Parking is $1, or free with can donation

Baby and Me Yoga
When: 1:30-2:30
Where: Yoga Long Beach 54  West Park Avenue, Long Beach NY 11561
Info: Please call for cost yogalongbeach.com

Stories for the Earth
When: 1pm-4pm
Where:Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Dr, Smithtown NY 11787
Cost: $6 non members
Info: (631)979-6344 www.sweetbriarnc.org

Science Saturdays
When: 11am-4pm
Where: Long Island Science Center 11 West Main St, Riverhead NY 11901
Cost: $5pp
Info: RSVP needed  call (631)208-8000
www.lisciencecenter.org

Re-Use It!
When: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Where: Hofstra University Hempstead Turnpike Emily Lowe Gallery, Hempstead NY 11550
Cost: $5/child, $9/child 2 sessions $12/child 3 sessions, FREE for adults
Cost:  (516)463-5672 or visit www.hofstra.edu

Snatchabook Saturday Storytime at Barnes and Noble
When:11am
Where:91 Old Country Road, Carle Place, NY 11514
Cost: Free

Craft at your local Michael's
When: 10-11:30 (every half hour)
Cost: $2.00

New Hyde Park Farmers Market
When: 8am-1pm
Where: 1420 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park NY 11042
Info: (631)944-2661

Saturday Nature Films at Garvies PointWhen: 11, 1pm, 2pm,
Where: 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove NY 11542
Cost: Admission

SSSSSSSerpent Symphonies at 2:00pm Leapin Lizards at 12 pm at Jungle Bob's. Open seven days a week!
Where: 2536 Middle Country Road, Centereach NY 11720
Info: (631)689-8172

Mommy Classes at the RVC Recreation Center
Zumba: Saturdays 9:15-10:15am
Where: The Department of Parks and Recreation 111 N Oceanside Rd, Rockville Center NY 11570
Phone:(516)678-9238

The Magic Shop offers free magic lessons every Saturday afternoon and evening 12:00pm and 7:00pm This class is an hour and all materials are included
When: 12pm and 7pm
Where: 3711 Hempstead Tpke, Levittown NY 11756
Info: (516)822-5074 magic@magicshoplongisland.com
Cost: FREE
http://www.magicshoplongisland.com/

Saturday Open Play at Once Upon a Treetop
When: 10am-4pm and again for family fun night 6:00pm-9:00pm
Where:151 Dupont Street, Plainview NY 11801
Info:(516)349-1140
(When you go here, you may think that you are going into a business building or commercial area, but do not be fooled! It is there I promise!)

Lakeshore Learning Store has a free activity every Saturday!
From 11am-3pm
Where: 2070 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park NY 11042
Phone:(516)616-9360
lakeshorelearning.com

Wing Body Races Slot Car Racing Children are invited to race their slot cars here today! All ages.
When: 8:00-9:00pm
Where: 1100 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square NY 11010
Call for price
Info: (516)616-7075

Roll Around Play Date:
This is a great program at the RVC Rec Center that is an great gym filled with stuff for your little ones to play with including bikes, a rope swing and more! I take my son here all the time in the winter!
When: 9-10:30
Where: Rockville Centre Recreation Centre, Rockville Centre NY 11570
Cost: $12.00 or $45.00 for a five pack and $80 for a ten pack (worth it if you're going to use it)          

Sunday Sept 6th


Seaford Festival
Seaford Rail Road Station
When:11:00am - 6:00pm
Where: Sunrise Highway, Seaford NY 11783

Sensory Garden Sundays Stroll through the sensory garden with one of their outdoor educators who will lead you on an exciting adventure. Children will have the opportunity to see, taste, touch, smell and listen to the wonders of the sensory garden. After, they can enjoy a tasty scoop of homemade ice cream made from ingredients right out of the garden
When: 12:00pm
Where: Planting Fields Arboretum 1395 Planting Fields Rd, Oyster Bay NY
Info: $8 parking  516-922-8668 http://www.plantingfields.org/index.php/the-new-sensory-garden

Live music at Nickerson Beach every Sunday in July and August.
Where: Nickerson Beach Park near the East and West Terrace located on 880 Lido Blvd. in Lido Beach.
When: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Info: Parking fee of $10 with a Leisure Pass and $30 without one. Free admission.
For more info: 516-571-7700

The Driftwoods are the East Coast's original Beach Boys tribute band. 
When: 5:00 PM
Who: All
How: Just Show Up
Cost: FREE
Info: (516) 572-0200 or visit the Nassau County Parks www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.

Events at Chocolate Works: Call to see whats going on- there is always something fun!
When: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Where:  143 Main St, Stony Brook NY
Cost:  $23/child
Info:  631-675-9366 http://www.chocolateworks.com/

Farmers Market!  Coffee, fruit, vegetables, baked goods from 5 different vendors, goat cheese, dairy products, pickles, seafood, wines, artisans breads, soup stocks, raviolis, pasta, sauces (pesto, tomato, etc.), olive oils, home made soups, pretzels, dog treats, flowers, plants, corn, tomatoes and chicken burgers
Where: Long Beach Road and Sunrise Highway. Railroad parking lot number 12.
When: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Info: 631-323-3653 or longislandgrowersmarket@gmail.com

Long Island Live Steamers: THE BEST THING EVER! small ride on trains that are basically free to ride (donation only) as many times as you want! They run the second and last Sunday of the Month till october! When:10:30am - 3:00pm Where: Southhaven Park, Brookhaven NY Info: 631-345-0499 http://www.lilivesteam.org/

Westbury Market Fair at the NYCB Theater
When: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury NY 11590
Info: http://westburymarketfair.com/wmf/

Baby and Me Yoga
When: 1:30- 2:30
Where: Yoga Long Beach 54  West Park Avenue, Long Beach NY 11561
Info: Please call for cost yogalongbeach.com

Family Sundays at the Museum
When:1pm-4pm
Where: Nassau County Museum of Art- 1 Museum Dr, Roslyn Harbor NY 11545
Cost: FREE w/admission, $2 parking
Info: (516)484-9337

Tackapausha Museum and Preserve Movies: Live animals, crafts, and educational movies! Fun Fun Fun!!
When: 11-4pm
Where:Washington Avenue between Merrick Road and Sunrise Highway, Seaford NY 11783

Babylon Village Farmers Market
When: 8-1pm
Where: LIRR Parking Lot, Babylon NY 11702

Sunday Draw Out! at Heckscher Museum of Art
When: 12pm-4pm
Where: The Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave Huntington NY 11743
Phone: (631)351-3250
Cost: Free with admission
Info: www.heckscher.org

Lakeshore Learning Center offers free crafts for kids every weekend!
When: 11-3pm
Where: 2079 Hillside Ave, New Hyde Park NY 11042
Info: (516)616-9360

SSSSSSSerpent Symphonies at 2:00pm Animal encounters at 12 pm at Jungle Bob's. Open seven days a week!
Where: 2536 Middle Country Road, Centereach NY 11720
Info: (631)689-8172

Nassau County Museum of Art Outdoor Sculpture Garden is open
When: Every day
Cost:$2.00 Parking Fee
Where: One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor NY 11576

Age 6 & Under Open Bounce at Bounce U Farmingdale. $12.95. Wear socks!
When: 10-11:30am
Where: 101 Carolyn Blvd, Farmingdale NY 11735
Phone: (631)777-5867 call for reservations


Monday Sept 7th


Events at Chocolate Works: Drop Off workshops with fun themes! 
When: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Where:  143 Main St, Stony Brook NY
Cost:  $23/child

Gazebo Readings in Oceanside: Authors and poets share their work.
Where: The Gazebo on Schoolhouse Green located on Foxhurst Road in Oceanside
When: 7:00 PM
Info: Free- bring a chair, there will be refreshments provided
Cost: Free admission. Free refreshments and deserts are providedmhttp://summergazeboreadings.blogspot.com/

Roller Skating On The Harbor (various times)
The Rinx
When: Monday-Thursday: 3-4:30pm, 4:45-6p:15m and 6:30-8pm
Fridays: 3-4:40pm, 4:45-6:15pm and 8:15-10:15pm
Saturdays: 9:45-11:15am, 11:30-1pm, 1:15-2:45pm, 3-4:30pm, 4:45-6:15pm and 8:15-10:15pm
Sundays: 9:45-11:15am, 11:30-1pm, 1:15-2:45pm, 3-4:30pm, 4:45-6:15pm
Where:  101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson NY
Info:Adults: $11, Children (ages 11 and under): $8.50, Friday and Saturday night: $12, Skate rental: $5.50 http://www.TheRinkx.com/Roller

Baby and Me Yoga
When: 11:30-12:30
Where: Yoga Long Beach, 54 West Park Avenue, Long Beach NY 11561
Info: Please call for cost (516)889-0808
yogalongbeach.com

Explorer Family Backpacks:  Get a backpack and discover the beauty of all the different world cultures through art in the gallery! Then your child will create one of their own to bring home!
When:10:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Hofstra University, Hempstead Turnpike , Hempstead NY 11549
Cost: Free
http://hofstra.edu/museum

Butterfly House is open at Sweetbriar Nature Center
When: Everyday 10-4pm
Where: 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown NY 11787
Cost: $5.00 $3 kids under 11 years old and seniors

The Art Studio in Rockville Centre
Where:221 North Long Beach Road, Rockville Centre NY 11570
When: Mondays and Wednesdays 11am-12pm for preschoolers. Other times available for older kids.
Cost:$20 a lesson or $75 a month
Info: (516)763-2050

Junior Jet Club: An interactive play area for kids 6 and under. This is included with admission to the Cradle of Aviation Museum or skip the museum for just $2.50
When: Every day
Where: Museum Row Charles Lindbergh Blvd Garden City NY 11553
Phone:(516)572-4111
Info: http://www.cradleofaviation.org/plan_your_visit/junior_jet_club.html

Mommy Activities at the RVC Recreation Center
Step Aerobics 7-7:45pm
ZUMBA! 9:15-10:15am
Where: The Department of Parks and Recreation, 111 N Oceanside Rd, Rockville Center NY 11570
Cost: $5.00 pay as you go!
Phone:(516)678-9238

CSTL at the Tanglewood Park Preserve holds a "Tiny Tots" workshop every Monday morning with a different theme. The price is eight dollars a child, and has a different theme each week.  For directions and other information about the preserve visit http://www.cstl.org/Tiny_Tots.htm
Where: Tanglewood Park and Preserve, 1 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre NY 11570
Phone: (516) 764-0045
Cost: $8.00 per child
Time: 9:30-11am

Monday Minnows at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Learning for tots and parents about the ocean and nature for ages 2-5
When: Every Monday at 2:30pm
Where: 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724
Rsvp:(631)367-3418
www.cshwhalingmuseum.org

The Hofstra University Museum offers sculpture exploration backpacks. Stop by the Hofstra University Museums Emily Lowe Gallery located on south campus behind Emily Lowe Hall and pick up a backpack! One focuses on sculptures of animals and one focuses on sculptures based on shapes. At the end of your turn return the backpack and each child will receive a small gift from the museum! Ages 6 and up.

Sculpture Mystery is also available activity at the Museum

The Great Art Caper. Uncover clues to solve a mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection at Hofstra University's South Campus. Pick up the activity at the Emily Lowe Gallery and at the end of the search return for a price. For everyone 6+ and their parents!
When: Monday through Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 1pm-5pm
Where: Hofstra University, 1000 Fulton Avenue,  Hempstead NY 11549

Wood Kingdom Open Play
When: 10am-2pm, this goes on every weekday and times are subject to change so make sure to call ahead!
Where:111 Milbar Road, Farmingdale NY 11735
Phone:(631) 845-3804
Info:http://www.woodkingdomwest.com/parties-a-playtime
Cost: $8.00

The Lanyard Ladies can teach you how to make lanyard and friendship bracelets! Please call to reserve your spot. For ages 6 and up.
When: 4pm
Where: 21 Ryder Place, East Rockaway NY 11518
Phone: (516)578-224

Tuesday Sept 8th


  Even the tiniest of LEGO® fans can join in the fun at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester!

     Join us every Tuesday, 10am – 2pm for fun-filled activities designed with toddlers in mind! Perfect for families with young children and parenting groups, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is the ideal location to entertain and engage the youngest of LEGO Fans!

North Woodmere Movie Night
Where:8:30pm
Where:North Woodmere Park Hungry Harbor Road, Valley Stream NY
Info:516-571-7814

 Psychic Medium at Rachel's Waterside Grill 
When: 7-9pm
Where: Rachel's Waterside Grill located at 281 Woodcleft Ave. in Freeport
Info: RSVP 516-546-0050 $49-Includes: Appetizer, Entree and Dessert. Drinks are not included.

Half Price Tuesday Skate
When: 6-8pm
Where: 1276 Hicksville Rd, Seaford NY 11783
Cost: $5 per child, $5.50 per adult and rental fee if applies

Balloon Night At Denny's Bring the kids for a fun meal and some Tricky Biz balloon tricks in the Denny's in Levittown where all children under 12 get a balloon.
When:6-8pm
Where: 2716 Hempstead Ave, Levittown NY 11756
Phone: (516) 796-7900

Co-ed Cardio Workout Tuesday and Thursdays
, 7-8:15pm at the RVC Recreation Center
Where: The Department of Parks and Recreation 111 N Oceanside Rd, Rockville Center NY 11570
Cost: $5.00 pay as you go
When: 7-8:15pm
Phone:(516)678-9238

Family Bounce Night at Bounce U Oceanside
When: 5:30pm
Where: 3495B Lawson Blvd, Oceanside NY 11572
Info: (516)593-JUMP Call to reserve your spot
Cost: $12.95 per person or $17.90 if you are staying for pizza and drinks, make sure to use a coupon!

Barnes and Noble holds a story time in their beautiful children's section at the Carle Place location every Tuesday morning, so if you're in the area, or need an excuse to go, here it is!
Time:10:00 am
Cost: Free
  Just show up!
Address: Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place NY 11514
Phone: (516)741-9850

Pottery Barn also holds a story time at their store at the Roosevelt Field Mall every Tuesday. The girls are super sweet and they will give you a passbook that will be stamped each time. After five stamps you get a ten dollar coupon, which I think is pretty cool.
Cost: Free
Location: Roosevelt Field Mall, 630 Old Country Road, Garden City NY 11530
Phone:(516) 739-2688

Revolution Yoga: For ages 6 to 10 years old
When: 4:30 pm – 5:15pm
Where: 7 North Village Avenue, Rockville Centre NY 11570
Phone: (516) 619-6421
revolutionyogaspace.com

Wood Kingdom Open Play
When: 10am-2pm, this goes on every weekday and times are subject to change so make sure to call ahead!
Where:111 Milbar Road, Farmingdale NY 11735
Phone:(631) 845-3804
Info:http://www.woodkingdomwest.com/parties-a-playtime
Cost: $8.00

Baby and Me Yoga
For Mommies, Daddies, and kiddos walker-3 years old
When: 9:30-10:30
Where: Breathe N Flow Yoga, 361 Atlantic Ave, Freeport NY 11520
Cost:$20.00
Info: Call to register (516)632-9626

Open Studio at the Little Art Studio: Ages 2-5, with adult, can come in and make art!
When: 1-2pm. Call for reservations.
Where: 183 South Street, Oyster Bay NY 11771
Phone: (516)922-8300

Kids Eat Free!
Mo's South Western Grill
Millers Ale House
Friendly's
and IHOP

     
Wednesday Sept 9th


Preschool Playdate at Bounce U: For ages up to 7 years old. Reserve your spot before going
When:10:30am-12pm
Where: 3495 Lawson Boulevard, Oceanside NY 11572
Cost:$12.95 includes a snack and drink at the end of bounce session

Thursday Night Karaoke and Psychic Readings
-the best of both worlds.
When: 9pm
Where: Katie's of Smithtown, 145 W. Main Street, Smithtown NY 11787
Phone:(631) 360-8556

Zumba at the RVC Recreation Center

When: 6:30-7:30 pm
Where: The Department of Parks and Recreation 111 N Oceanside Rd, Rockville Center NY 11570
Cost: $5.00 pay as you go
Phone:(516)678-9238

Wood Kingdom Open Play

When: 10am-2pm, this goes on every weekday and times are subject to change so make sure to call ahead!
Where:111 Milbar Road, Farmingdale NY 11735
Phone:(631) 845-3804
Info:http://www.woodkingdomwest.com/parties-a-playtime
Cost: $8.00

All Ages Open Bounce at Bounce U Farmingdale. All ages.$12.95. Wear socks!
When: 4:15-6pm
Where: 101 Carolyn Blvd, Farmingdale NY 11735
Phone: (631)777-5867 call for reservations

Yoga for Children with Special Needs: Ages 5-10. Classes are tailored to the needs and abilities of the children. $23 per class.
When: 5-5:45pm
Where: Calliope Fitness & Arts, 1353 Old Northern Blvd., side porch at Roslyn Theatre, Roslyn NY 11576
Phone: (516)413-0882
Info: kidsyogawithmaria.com

Preschool Playdate at Bounce U: For ages up to 7 years old. Reserve your spot before going
When:10:30am-12pm
Where: 3495 Lawson Boulevard, Oceanside NY 11572
Cost:$12.95 includes a snack and drink at the end of bounce session

Open Studio at the Little Art Studio: Ages 2-5, with adult, can come in and make art!
When: 1-2pm. Call for reservations.
Where: 183 South Street, Oyster Bay NY 11771
Phone: (516)922-8300

Toys 'R 'Us Has Has The Force! And Toys! Plus Sneak Peak Of SpinMaster's Line Of Toys!



 

      Today we went to the mega event that Toys 'R 'Us had for the unveiling of the new line of Star Wars Toys. Boy did they do it right. Throughout the store you got a chance to see collectibles from the original line of toys-some of them really rare.   Geoffrey the Giraffe was decked out in Star Wars gear- and there were areas all over the store with sneak peaks of the toys to come at 12:01 am.  You got to  make your own Wookie Cookies, build a Star Wars Lego mini kit and best of all have a one on one session with the New York Jedi Academy- who are amazing!  All of this to celebrate the most amazing thing to happen in the 2015 year- the release of the new Star Wars movie!   People lined up outside the Flagship store for the 12:01 re-opening and to get their hands on the most amazing toys to be added to the line in recent years.
 
  When I asked people in the line- who started lining up at 5pm why they felt the need to be there at 12:01, the answer was simple really. "Because it's Star Wars Man" David Huttly of Long Island said. Most of the people on line were adults and Steve Johas of Yonkers NY said:
 "For us, this is a way to relive our childhood. Star Wars has been such a huge part of our lives and for the world to understand that this is such a big deal- it means so much to us. That they have a event like this. Well it means a lot.  There is nothing that would keep me away from this line."
      I had a follow up question for the father of four, "So is this for you or for your kids that you are here?"

Skylanders Superchargers

     Hitting the road with Skylanders just got a lot easier! Continuing the #1 kid’s console video game franchise’s leadership on mobile platforms, Skylanders SuperChargers will be available on select iPads and for the first time ever, the iPhone and iPod touch October 25th in North America.

       The Starter Pack for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch will include a Bluetooth portal, an embedded Bluetooth controller and a built-in stand. Upon download, players will get Instant Spit Fire and Instant Hot Streak for free with the download, while in-app purchases will unlock Instant versions of Dive-Clops, Dive Bomber, Super Shot Stealth Elf and Stealth Stinger.

Features include:
·         The full AAA Skylanders SuperChargers game will be available via select iPads, iPhones, and iPod touch

·         The expansion offers a new cloud save feature which allows for portability between multiple Apple devices; Simply save your progress via cloud save and pick up your Progress on separate devices as long as you’re logged in under the same Game Center account.

·         The Full experience including online co-op and multiplayer racing is available on iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPod touch 6

·         Single Player adventure mode, local co-op and head-to-head racing in split screen is available on iPhone 5/5C, iPad 3, and iPad 4


Skylanders SuperChargers will be available on all major consoles on September 20th.
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TOYS“R”US® TIMES SQUARE TO DEBUT NEW STAR WARS™ TOY LINE WITH EPIC MIDNIGHT OPENING CELEBRATION ON SEPTEMBER 4

TOYS“R”US® TIMES SQUARE TO DEBUT NEW STAR WARS™ TOY LINE WITH EPIC MIDNIGHT OPENING CELEBRATION ON SEPTEMBER 4

     The World’s Greatest Toy Store™ Prepares to Welcome Fans from Across the Galaxy as It Counts Down to Force Friday with Vintage Toy Exhibition, Store-wide Star Wars Activities and More






     From Wednesday, August 26, through Monday, September 7, the store will showcase a special exhibition titled “Destination: Star Wars – The Experience,” featuring dozens of prototype, original and early editions of some of the best-known Star Wars toys in the world, curated by Rancho Obi-Wan, Inc., a non-profit museum that houses the Guinness World Record-certified largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia.
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Peg + Cat book-signing and storytelling events this September in NYC!






               NYC-Area Kids and Families invited to TOTALLY AWESOME
           Peg + Cat book-signing and storytelling events this September in NYC!


Apple Picking In NY, Long Island And NJ


     
                                                      Apple Picking

Lewin Farms: Fresh fruits and vegtables, roasted corn at the stand and different varities of apples to pick!
Where: 812 Sound Avenue Wading River, NY 11972
Info: 631-929-4327
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The Milk Pail Farm Stand: featuring semi dwarf trees which makes picking easier, and grow apples of several varitites  on twenty acres of land!
Where: 1346 Montauk Highway Water Mill, NY 11976
Info: 631-537-2565


Woodside Orchards: 10 varieties of apples, on semi-dwarf trees, awesome treats to enjoy during your visit
Where: 729 Main Road Aquebogue, NY 11931
Info: 631-722-5770


Fort Salonga Farm: Dwarf Trees, fresh honey for sale and a small spot for great quick pickin
Where: 30 Meadow Glen Road Northport, NY 11768
631-269-9666


Back To School With Cloud-B! Chamelion Charlie Review!





       The last thing you may think you need for back to school is probably the most important. You have your crayons (from crayola obviously), your backpacks and the non-existent NON WASHABLE GLUE STICKS THAT DO NOT EXIST EXCEPT FOR ON AMAZON! (sorry guys, I had my own back to school issues that I had to deal with).  You think you have it all, but what about the tools for the most important thing to help your child succeed in school. Yes my friends I am talking about sleep. Your child will not be able to preform to their best without a good night sleep. It is as simple as that. A tired child will not preform well in school, may have behavioral problems and will have problems getting through the obnoxiously long day (including homework) without a solid 8-10 hours of sleep. These are the facts my friends, and fortunately for us the company that is in the business of helping children sleep are on top of things once again.  Brand new for the 2015 season is the amazing Charley The Chameleon from the amazing Cloud-b..  Yes they are back on this page but it's for good reason...everything they produce is awesome.

     Charlie is great for older kids who are still having issues with falling asleep or feeling safe in their own environment. This will no longer be a problem with Charlie at their side.  Just like a real Chameleon, he changes color gently while displaying relaxing light throughout your child's room.  The lights are safe and do not heat up the plush at all, so it's not a problem if your child wants to cuddle with him while falling asleep.  He also plays rain-forest sounds which do help bring a relaxing feel to any room, which has had huge results in helping both children and adults fall asleep for years. In fact I myself use a machine sometimes to help me drift off into dreamland.
    Funny story about that. So my son who has thoroughly tested and approved Charlie (video to come later ) knows that I have a hard time sleeping. How does he know this? Usually because when he comes downstairs to use the bathroom he sees me sitting here, writing and looks at the clock.  So one night he goes "Mommy. It is 2 O'clock in the morning, go to sleep." I tell him I cannot, so he goes upstairs and brings down Charlie. "Cuddle with him, and put on the rain sounds so you don't have to put on your machine and wake up Daddy." Out of the mouths of babies right? Funny thing is Charlie helped.  I played him to placate X, but honestly, the sounds wound up making me calmer, and the lights gave a really fun yet comforting glow.  Funny right?  You cannot make this stuff up.
    So when I say I like Charlie and that Cloud-b makes amazing products, I mean it.  I have seen them work on my child, as well as others, and I have had them work on me as well!  X now consistently brings Charlie down with him when he sees the light on in my study.  He swears that if I just got my own and layed down with him, like he does, I would fall asleep much better every night.  He may be right. I shall add one to my Christmas list!
     With four settings all your child has to do is click Charlies lizard paw (is paw the right term for that?) to click through all the settings:  1x ON + Rain Forrest + transitional lights (colors transition gradually to the next), press 2x Tropical Tunes + strobing lights (colors jump to the next), press 3 x lights only, transitional press 4 x to turn him OFF.  Like many of the other Cloud-b designs he is soft and cuddly with a colorful and friendly design that appeals to every age. It is his design that plays an important factor with the 5+ age groups because he is not babyish, he is just an awesome Chameleon that happens to help your child sleep.
     If your child is having a hard time getting to sleep, or is just too excited to transition themselves from playtime to sleeptime, why not add Charlie The Chameleon to the lineup of things to buy for back to school.  Because without sleep, none of those other supplies will make a difference!

*Yes we recieved Charlie for review- but I would not trade him for anything in the world! We love him so needless to say all of our opinions are our own!
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