Long Island Kids' Activities October 27 and 28: More Fall Festivals and Halloween Galore!
I hope you're not reading this post on your smartphone, cuz this is gonna be a long one.... Long Island is celebrating Halloween in full force this weekend! There are Halloween celebrations and creepy things going on all over town. There's also still more than one's share of fall festivals being held. And if you've had your fill of fall/Halloween (is that possible!??!), Ballet of Long Island is putting on Cinderella.
Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Darlings & Divas of Amityville
5:00pm - 7:00pm
$24.99 per child, siblings $19.99
Come in costume (there will be prizes for the BEST costume). We'll also be drawing the winner of our Bieber Fever Contest!
ice cream sundae bar dessert
games & more
Space is limited, so reservations are required.
Long Island Children's Museum
6:00pm - 9:00pm
$9, members $7; bat exhibit additional $4, members $3
Enjoy face painting, craft making, goody-bag designing and trick-or-treating throughout the museum. For an additional fee, the Bat Conservancy will be on hand in the LICM theater to introduce children to live bats from around the world. Advance reservations are required.
Ballet Long Island
This is a timeless fairy tale for the entire family. The ballet begins with Cinderella on stage, holding a candle, dressed in a worn, unbecoming brown dress. Her stepsisters are comical figures who enter to torment poor Cinderella. As the ballet continues, we are introduced to Cinderella's evil stepmother, a dance teacher, the Fairy Godmother and of course, the Prince. Cinderella is a delightful ballet for young and old.
Group rates are available. Order your tickets today, call 631-737-1964.
West Hills Day Camp Annual Fall Festival
West Hills Day Camp
11:00am - 3:00pm
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Activities will include: Inflatable Bouncers, Costume Parade, Haunted House, carnival Games, Face Painting & Tattoos, ATV Rides, Hay Rides, Fishing, Games, Tennis, Golf and an Interactive Animal Display and much, much more! We will be serving Hot dogs, Popcorn, Apple Cider & Hot Chocolate. Bring your friends and neighbors for what will be an enjoyable day out for the entire family.
Rolling River Annual Fall Festival
Rolling River Day Camp
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Break out your best Halloween costume and bring your family to the Annual Rolling River Day Camp Fall Festival. Presented by Local Luxuries (www.localluxuries.net), this fun-filled event celebrates fall with carnival rides, crafts projects, Halloween trick-or-treating, sponsor giveaways, food and refreshments, a petting zoo, face painting, music, children’s demos, interactive crafts and vendor fair and more. This event is FREE and open to the public. All families who attend have a chance to win a birthday party on the campgrounds! It's also a great time to tour camp for our 21st summer and lock in our early camp tuition rates for children ages 3-15. Raindate Sunday, October 28.
Spooky Walk at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
7:00pm - 9:00pm
$15 per person
This 45-minute walk features a dead wedding, Frankenstein's Lab, the Haunted Woods, the Mummy’s Tomb, and Lost Pirates. There is a free shuttle bus from the King Kullen shopping center about 1 mile away.
Halloween Kids' Fest
300 Long Island
10:00am - 2:00pm
Have your kids don their spookiest, funniest or most imaginative costumes and come trick-or-treat with Tommy Ten Pin! While you're here, your family will also enjoy:
* One free game and shoe rental for each child
* On-the-lane bowling instruction from 300's coaches
* Costume contest for kids 12 & under where the winner will receive a Strikingly Cool birthday package valid for up to 10 guests
* Lots of treats and family-friendly activities from 300 Long Island and other local businesses!
Enchanted Forest Walk
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
11:00am - 2:00pm
$7 per person
Follow your guide to meet whimsical, fun, and educational characters on the forest trails. The parking lot will be full of games and activities! Come and join the fun! Dress up if you like! Children ages 2 to 7 with adult. Reservations required, call to reserve a time slot.
$10 per child
Join us for a special Halloween storytime, crafts and treats! Come in costume. Refreshments will be served. Call or visit thedolphinbookshop.com to register.
The Jumping Gym's Halloween Party for Infants and Toddlers
The Jumping Gym
$5 for non-members
Come for Tricks and Treats. Play in the gym. Costume contest winner wins free birthday bash party at the Jumping Gym. Costumes will be posted on our Facebook page for voting. Child with most likes will be the winner. Announcement will be made on our Facebook page November 1st.
Children's Museum of the East End
Members $5, nonmembers $17
MEE will be bringing the fantastical sights of the big top to you on the last Sunday of every month. Children will mix and add the batter, wait a few minutes, and watch Belgian waffles come out in amazing circus shapes. Fun for kids, delicious for everyone.
Pal-O-Mine Equestrian's 3rd Annual Spookfest
1:00pm - 5:00pm
The event is open to the public and is designed for families and children of all ages. The afternoon will feature a variety of Halloween and seasonal activities. Children will be able to participate in trick or treating, pumpkin picking and decorating, pony rides, a bouncy slide and face painting. Other exciting festivities include music, donkey rides, burgers and hot dogs for guests to enjoy. Admission includes most activities and adults are to pay "a la carte" for the BBQ and additional options for children.
Halloween Show and Fall Fundraiser at Iceland
Iceland Ice Rink
New Hyde Park
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Adults $10, $5 children
We are having an ice show and raising money for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. It will be a fun-filled evening of spectacular skating, spooky treats, raffles, and even a best-dressed Halloween Costume Contest. All proceeds will go to RMHLI.
Saturday and Sunday
Haunted Halloween at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Old Bethpage Village Restoration
10:00am - 4:00pm
Adults $10, children 5 to 12 $7
Monster scavenger hunt
Hear tales of a local gravedigger
Jack-o'-lantern carving demonstrations
Wear a costume for "ragamuffin" parade
Broom-making for witches
Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
3:00pm - 7:00pm
$5 per person, $20 max per family; members $4 per child
Meet some wandering ghostly historical figures of Cold Spring Harbor, including wailing widows, missing sailors and roving pirates. Kids can touch things icky and sticky, meet a roach, and make a Halloween mask.
Halloween at the Hatchery
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
10:00am - 5:00pm
Halloween at the Hatchery includes several days of Halloween games, crafts and a free mini fish food “funtainer” for kids in costumes.
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults $6, children 3 to 12 and people over 65 $4, members and children 2 and under free
The Hatchery will hold a fun-filled evening with an extra treat for kids in costumes. Refreshments for all.
Center for Science Teaching and Learning
6:30pm - 9:00pm
$10 per person
* A goody-bag for the first 200 kids each night.
* A Not-So-Spooky Walk with displays for young children. Bring a camera and stand in the many new displays for a great family photo.
* Our famous Scary Walk through haunted woods for older kids and adults. "Campers have entered the woods and have not returned. Can you find them or what's left of them?"
* Kids craft room
* Our Amazing Animals Live Animal Exhibit is decorated and features a full size T-Rex!
* The Mystic Den will have fortune telling and face painting
* And NEW for 2012: THE MAZE OF MADNESS! The undead care taker inhabits his extremely dark and scary abandoned junk yard.
Rise of the Jack O' Lanterns
Old Westbury Gardens
6:00pm - 9:30pm
Adults $16, children 5 to 17 and seniors $14, children under 5 free
More than 5,000 artfully carved jack o' lanterns take over Old Westbury Gardens.
Crafts & Fine Arts Fair
nassau county museum of art
11:00am - 6:00pm
$7, children 12 and under are free. Fair admission does not include museum admission
Family fun, fine art and fabulous crafts outdoors at the museum. Produced by the American Concern for Art and Craftsmanship, one of the nation’s most prominent craft festivals returns to Nassau County Museum of Art. Exhibiting craftspeople offer functional and decorative pottery, molded and dyed leather, precious and nontraditional jewelry, blown and stained glass, contemporary furniture, wearable art and more. Continuous craft demonstrations, alpaca shearing and entertainment along with a selection of international foods, beverages and desserts.
- Long Island Kids' Activities October 20 and 21: GUYI-GUYI Children's Puppetry, Fall Family Festival, and Halloween Spooktacular
- Long Island Kids' Activities October 13 and 14: Baby Loves Disco, Oyster Festival, and Halloween Spooktacular
- Long Island Kids' Activities December 29 and 30: Kwanzaa Celebration, New Year's Eve Celebrations, and the Silly Dilly Band
- Long Island Kids' Activities January 5 and 6: "Simple Gifts," "Blue's Clues Live," and Trout Birthday Party