As always, Weekend Plans, our roundup of fun things to do on Long Island over the weekend, is below. Of course if you subscribe to our blog, you’ll receive all of this great info by e-mail on Friday mornings, with more than enough time to plan your weekends. Click through any of the links for more information about each event. And if you are working on or know of an upcoming event that should be considered for a future Weekend Plans post, shoot me a quick e-mail with a description & URL for event details (please include “Weekend Plans” in the subject of the email).
Hopefully everyone had a great week. We were chock full of sports games, sports practices, carpools and homework. My kids have off from school for 2 full weeks for Christmas break. Their last day is December 19 and then they do not go back until January 5. My son will leave for the break and 11 year old and come back a 12 year old. I really can’t believe that, it’s so crazy to me I think because I remember so clearly being a 12 year old. And now I have one. Not sure how that happened, as I am not getting older – only my kids are.
If you’ve already had enough of scheduling playdates for the kids over vacation and making sure they are entertained, you’ll definitely want to read up on our Guide to Holiday Camps on Long Island. Give the kids – and yourself – a break from the insanity of the school break.
This weekend for us will be chock full of family as we celebrate my niece’s Bat Mitzvah. Again, craziness, as I remember so clearly getting the call that she was just born! We can’t wait to spend this time with family, it is going to be a great time.
On the topic of partying like rock stars, what are your plans for New Years Eve? If you aren’t sure yet, you are not alone, but be sure to check out this list of family friendly celebrations across Long Island. It is growing as events are updated, so check them out and start making your plans.
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Things to do on Long Island – December 13/14, 2014
- The Art League of Long Island is hosting the first annual Inbeon Con on Saturday, Dec. 13. This will be a fun day of family-friendly activities where you can connect with and support local New York artists, attend panels, participate in family play contests and enjoy the kids’ art and creativity room.
- Through January 3, bring the family to enjoy Bayville Winter Wonderland – enjoy skating, a classic holiday train ride and more, complete with Santa Claus. (Bayville)
- CM PAC is presenting a sensory friendly performance of The Magic Toy Shop. If your child has sensory issues, these performances are great. (As a side note, it’s not this weekend, but you should definitely check out the sensory friendly movies at AMC Movie Theaters as well). (Oakdale)
- Bring the kids to a Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop and leave the clean-up to someone else. Your ticket includes the house and all the yummy edible embellishments! Pre-register & buy your tickets online in advance. (East Hampton)
- Kids between the ages of 4 and 10 should bring an adult with them to check out some cool art and create their own. Second Saturdays at the Hofstra University Museum is $5/child, free for the adult with them. (Hempstead)
- Santa and Frosty will both be at a special holiday visit at Pump it Up. (Great Neck)
- Visit with Santa and enjoy the holiday excitement of the tree lighting at Planting Fields Arboretum. (Oyster Bay)
Some events require advance reservations and/or ticketing, so make sure to plan ahead!
No matter what you do, have a great weekend!
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