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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 Charlie Brown and all of his friends, cupcake decorating, Buzz Lightyear, a children’s festival and crafts.
Where/When: Wantagh High School; Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 at 8 p.m. and a matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Why Go: Local middle school students will be putting on their rendition of this childhood classic. The production will feature all of the favorites – something to make both you and your kids nostalgic. Join Charlie, Snoopy, Schroeder, Lucy and the rest of the gang for a delightful evening of song and dance.
Pricing: $10 - but must be ordered in advance. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seats as soon as possible.
Cookie and Cupcake Decorating
Where/When: Party Palooza in Merrick; Saturday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Why Go: Children will get a chance to decorate their own unique cupcake or cookie with Easter themed materials. Additionally, the Easter Bunny will be making a special apperance to take pictures with all of the little dessert chefs.
Meet Buzz Lightyear
Where/When: Bellmore Memorial Library; Saturday, April 9 at 3 p.m.
Why Go: For all of those Toy Story fans out there, the beloved Buzz Lightyear will be visiting the Bellmore Memorial Library. Kids can come down and interact with him – maybe he will even recite some of his famous phrases.
Pricing: Free, but registration is required. Please call 516-785-2990 to check for availability.
All Kids Fair
Where/When: Melville Marriott (1350 Walt Whitman Drive, Melville); Sunday, Apr. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Why Go: Check out this kid wonderland, which features exhibitors showing off services catering to the young ones. Numerous classes will also be available, such as music, martial arts, yoga and sports, as well as entertainers. It will definitely be a day full of all around good family fun, amusement and education – what could be better?
Pricing: $5; free for children two and under. There is also a three generations special where grandparents attend free when accompanied by parents and children with tickets.
Easter Pail Craft
Where/When: Michaels in Levittown; Sunday, April 10 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Why Go: Get your children ready for that special Easter egg hunt at Michaels this weekend, where they will be able to decorate a pail to keep their treasured finds safe during this holiday tradition. Materials will be supplied, but be sure to get there early – this deal is only good as long as supplies last.
Pricing: Free, but only while supplies last.