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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 roller skating, Easter crafts, picnics, egg hunts, a matzah beach ball toss and a baseball themed afternoon. Check out the list below to see what’s going on in your area:
1. Picnic in Eisenhower Park
Where/When: Eisenhower Park in East Meadow; Daily
Why Go: As spring continues to come in full force, take advantage of the beautiful weather and blooming flowers. The kids can run and play on one of the expansive lawns or take the whole family for a nature walk on one of the many paths. Let the children identify blooming trees and flowers – an exciting and educational experience for all.
Roller Skate with the Easter Bunny
Where/When: United Skates of America Roller Skating in Seaford; Friday, April 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Why Go: Skating, breakfast and the Easter Bunny will keep the kids entertained – even if it is only for one morning. United Skates provides a bagel breakfast and skate rentals for all, so celebrate the Easter holiday a bit early this weekend.
Pricing: $12 per person
Egg Hunt and Matzo Beach Ball Toss
Where/When: Fraser Park in North Merrick; Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m.
Why Go: Bring your own basket and get ready for a fun-filled egg hunt in Fraser Park. There will be a bunch of games and a variety of crafts for all of the children to enjoy. After the egg hunt, there will be a matzo beach ball toss - truly something for everyone.
Pricing: $1 donation suggested
Where/When: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Levittown; Saturday, April 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 pm.
Why Go: Just in time for Easter, Good Shepherd will have crafts, snacks, food, games and more during their egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand to meet and greet with children. Don’t forget to bring a basket and a camera to capture all of the fun.
Pricing: $5 per child
“Take Me Out to the Ballgame” for Kids
Where/When: North Bellmore Public Library; Saturday, April 23 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Why Go: Come down to the library to celebrate opening day with a variety of trivia, games and stories. This is an excellent opportunity for kids to learn about America’s favorite pastime and get excited for the upcoming season. This program is for children over the age of seven.
Pricing: Free, but registration is required. Call 516-785-6260 today.