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5 Dad Friendly Long Island Fall Festivals

Long Island Fall Festival

Summer is officially over and that means it’s time to have fun at some Long Island Fall Festivals!  For many Long Island families, the weekends are the only time where Dads are home during the day and are able to enjoy an outing with the kids. We have compiled a list of some upcoming festivals we think Dad will enjoy as much as the kids!

Flower & Home Expo
October 3 – 5, 2014
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY
After you see the massive selection home improvement products, let the kids enjoy the Fall Family Festival with apples, pumpkins and treats for the whole family! Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets. Teresa’s Family Cleaning will have a booth so stop on by and say hi!

Fall Festival At Sagtikos Manor
October 5, 2014
11:00am – 4:00pm
West Bay Shore, NY
Experience life from the 1700’s, learn surgical procedures and remedies of the colonial era and see colonial demonstrations, old english country dancing a puppet show and more. Activities include crafts for children, old-fashioned games and other historic activities.  For more information, visit  www.lifeonlongisland.com

Pumpkin Fest
Saturday, October 4
Yaphank, NY
Wagon rides, children’s entertainment, live bands, pumpkin picking and decorating, carnival games, corn maze, craft vendors, food vendors, pony rides bounce village, hands on science, children’s craft area and more!

Long Island Fall Festival
October 10-13
Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, NY
Columbus Day weekend fair features arts and crafts, games, rides, vendors, food and more.

We saved the best for last Dads….Oktoberfest!

October 25-26, 2014
Garden of Eve Farm, Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY
This celebration of brews, farming, & fun features Long Island craft beer (age 21 and over), pumpkin picking, hay rides, pony rides, farm tours, vendors and more! Dads, we know you will enjoy this one!

Stay tuned for more of our blogs written with Dad in mind!

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Water Safety Tips


The weather here on Long Island has been beautiful and I am sure most of you are enjoying your spare time in the sun and the water. We know its tempting to just jump in the water without thinking SAFETY FIRST so we would like to take this time to remind you of some important water safety tips while you enjoy the rest of your summer.

General Water Safety Tips

  • Teach children water safety and swimming skills as early as possible.
  • Always swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards.
  • Avoid swimming alone even at a public pool or beach. The buddy system is safest!
  • Teach your children to always ask permission of the adult in charge to go near or in water. Even with a lifeguard present it is best to stay within arm’s reach of young children and avoid distractions when supervising children in or around water.
  • If a child goes missing, check the water first. Don’t think you’ll hear a child who’s in trouble in the water. A child drowning is a silent death, with no splashing to alert anyone that the child is in trouble.
  • Use only U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets for  young children or those who cannot swim well but do not rely on life jackets alone for safety. Flotation devices are not a substitute for supervision.
  • Know the conditions of natural bodies of water including ocean shoreline, rivers and lakes. Cold temperatures, strong currents and underwater hazards can make a fall into these bodies of water dangerous.
  • Always wear a life jacket when boating. Most boating fatalities occur from drowning.
  • Avoid alcohol use while in or near water. Alcohol can impair your  judgment, balance and coordination, can affect swimming and diving skills and can reduce the body’s ability to stay warm.
  • Watch that sun! Water reflects the sun’s rays so be sure to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more and reapply frequently, especially after going into the water. If you happen to get too much sun, check out our sunburn post for some relief.

Be prepared for a water emergency

  • Find a local class to learn to how to perform CPR on both children and adults, and update those skills regularly.
  • Understand the basics of life-saving so that you can assist in a pool emergency.
  • Familiarize yourself with the silent signs of drowning even when a lifeguard is on duty. When it comes to drowning, every second counts.

We hope you all have a wonderful, safe summer!


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Fourth of July Fireworks Guide

Fireworks on Long Island  2Schools out, the warm weather is here and the family summer activities available to us right here on Long Island have begun! One of our favorite family traditions is to have a BBQ (we grill almost daily over the summer) then head out to one of the our local fireworks shows to sit back and enjoy. My kids get so excited while watching them (and so do my husband and I) so we make a night of it and take it all in. Below are just a few of the shows available.

2014 Fourth of July Fireworks Guide

Stars Over Montauk Fireworks by Grucci
9pm Umbrella Beach, Montauk

Fireworks Over the Peconic
9pm Peconic Riverfront, Main Street, Riverhead,
Includes a family concert ending with a spectacular fireworks display.

Westhampton Country Club Fireworks
9pm 35 Putunk Lane, Westhampton Beach

Southampton 27th Annual American Picnic with Fireworks by Grucci
Games for the kids, picnic and food carts with popcorn, ice cream, hot dogs, and more. The day ends with Grucci fireworks over Shinnecock Bay.

Annual Carnival & Fireworks Show
6pm Carnival & fireworks show presented by the Greenport Fire Department Phenix Hook & Ladder Co at 10pm

Grucci Fireworks at Pennysaver Ampitheater
9:15pm 55 Bicycle Path, Farmingville
Includes admission for a family-friendly concert at 5pm.

Village of Asharoken Fireworks
9:20pm Sound side of Asharoken Avenue, Asharoken

Go 4th On The Bay 2014
Celebrate the Fourth of July on the Bay with Grucci fireworks

Music and Fireworks in Glen Cove
7:30pm Morgan Memorial Park, Landing Road, Glen Cove
Includes a concert by Northwinds Symphonic Band at 7:30pm followed  by Grucci Fireworks at 9pm

Peconic Bay Medical Center Family Festival
5:00pm Rides, games, food, and fireworks at 9:00 pm

For even more places, visit News12 Long Island Fireworks Schedule 

Have a wonderful, safe Fourth of July!!


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