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This week we have a family friendly festival, movies at the library, free eats for children, lazy days of summer and a concert. Check it all out below:
35th Annual Family Festival
Where/When: St. William the Abbot Church in Seaford; Friday, July 8 from 7 to 11 p.m., Saturday, July 9 from 6 to 11 p.m. and Sunday, July 10 from 5 to 10 p.m.
Why Go: Get outside with the little ones and head over to this annual family festival. There will be plenty of rides, games, live entertainment, food and raffles. Plus, there is free entry – no need to spend a lot of money here!
Pricing: Free entry.
Friday Films: Tangled
Where/When: East Meadow Public Library; Friday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: Enjoy a break from the heat and head inside to watch this kid-friendly film at the East Meadow Library. Tangled is a modern take on Rapunzel, who is on a quest to find out who she really is. Bring some snacks and relish in a night of movies and family fun!
Family Hour at Cue Nine
Where/When: Cue Nine Billiards and Restaurant in Levittown; Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Why Go: Have a fun dinner out on the town, even with the children! This modern establishment offers a “family hour” – that is actually three hours - and allows kids to eat free. Save some money, enjoy a yummy meal and have a blast at this trendy spot with the entire family!
Pricing: Free food for the kids.
14th Annual Lazy Days of Summer
Where/When: East Village Green Pool in Levittown; Saturday, July 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why Go: Take advantage of a free family friendly event featuring pony rides, a petting zoo, butterfly house, entertainment, blow up houses and so much more. There will be something for kids of all ages to do at this true community focused event.
Boardwalk Bandshell: Greatest Hits Saturday
Where/When: Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh; Saturday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: The kids will love dancing by the beach to these fun beats! Every Saturday night, a tribute band will perform some famous hits right in the bandshell at Jones Beach. Let the little ones dance to the music and then treat them to some ice cream and a walk on the beach!