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We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week.
You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.
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This week we have Fourth of July celebrations, fireworks, barbecues, bowling, boardwalks and much, much more. Check it all out below:
Bowling Bonanza Time Weekends
Where/When: South Levittown Lanes; Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3 from 12 to 5 p.m.
Why Go: Looking to keep the kids entertained this summer? South Levittown Lanes offers a special that allows them to bowl one free game every day of the summer. Pre-register now to get your bowling certificate so that the little ones can keep cool inside.
Pricing: Kids bowl one game free (with shoes included).
TD Fireworks Spectacular
Where/When: Eisenhower Park in East Meadow; Saturday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: This annual event is extremely popular with local and county residents. The fantastic display is put on by the Grucci family, so you know the kids will be in awe. Bring a blanket, some snacks and have a pre-picnic with the whole family – a great time for all!
Boardwalk Bandshell: Greatest Hit Saturdays
Where/When: Jones Beach State Park; Saturday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: Get out and head down to Jones Beach for a family friendly evening of fun. The bandshell will be featuring tribute bands for kids of all ages to dance along to. Get there early to play a game of miniature golf or grab an ice cream cone on the boardwalk.
Bellmore Striders Independence Day Run
Where/When: Bellmore Long Island Rail Road Station; Monday, July 4 at 8:15 a.m.
Why Go: Does your kid one love to run? As part of the Bellmore Striders annual run, there is also a one-mile event for children under the age of 12. Perfect for the kids who have a lot of energy and love athletics!
Pricing: Youth entries $10 before race, $20 on the day of the race.
July 4th Barbecue
Where/When: Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church; Monday, July 4 from 12 to 2 p.m.
Why Go: Treat the kids to a traditional Independence Day barbecue with all of the fixings! There will be plenty of food to go around and many activities for the children. Let the kids run around with other local area residents.
Pricing: $14/$12 depending on how much you eat. For additional information, please call (516) 785-1892.