Memorial Day Family Fun Ideas

Can you believe this weekend is Memorial Day Weekend, already?

We feel it is the unofficial start to summer and we are so proud to wear our Red, White and Blue and honor and remember those who serve and who have served our country and have fought for our freedoms. We love and appreciate you all and your families for your sacrifices! THANK YOU!

How will you spend your three day weekend? Will you attend local events? Head to a parade? or go away?

We have a great list of things you and your family can do this weekend. See below…

Local Long Island Events


The 15th annual Bethpage Air Show


On Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., the United States Blue Angels, military and civilian performers take to the skies above the beach in honor of Memorial Day. Price: Free; $10 parking. Empire Passports will be accepted. The toll plaza will be closed – cars can pay directly in the parking field. 

located at Jones Beach State Park (2400 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh)

Website: HERE


Young Marines of Long Island Helicopter Landing

Support the Long Island Young Marines Color Guard.

Come and meet the Young Marines and staff, learn about this amazing youth organization.

Located at: Eisenhower Park, Nassau County, NY

Website: HERE



Eisenhower Park Memorial Weekend Carnival and Music Festival



Free Admission * Dover Gourmet Food Court * Lots of exciting rides for the children and thrill seekers * Skill games for every age group * Stage Entertainment * Beautiful Park Setting; much much more!!


Friday 6-11pm
Saturday 2-11pm
Sunday 2-11pm
Monday 2-7pm

Located at: Eisenhower Park Parking Field #2

Website: HERE



Memorial Day Ceremonies in Calverton and Farmingdale

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National Cemetery Administration will host Memorial Day ceremonies at VA national cemeteries across the country with the help of local communities. Each cemetery and community will add their own special touch of patriotism and “thanks” during the events.

Ceremony: May 27 at 1:30 p.m.

Long Island National Cemetery
2040 Wellwood Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(631) 454-4949

Ceremony: May 28 at 1:00 p.m.

Located at: Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Boulevard
Calverton, NY 11933
(631) 727-5410 or 5770




Long Island Ducks Game

Long Island Ducks

Long Island Ducks vs. Somerset Patriots

Head to the Bethpage Ballpark and root for our favorite hometown team with your Quackers on Friday at 6:35 p.m., Saturday at 6:35 p.m. and Sunday at 1:35 p.m. There will be a fireworks show after the night game on Saturday.

Located at: 3 Court House Dr., Central Islip

Get your tickets… HERE



Sky Zone Mount Sinai

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“Don’t let the weather rain on your parade! With rain in the forecast this weekend, head over to Sky Zone with your family and friends for some quality jump and play time. Check out our special memorial day promo jump rates and park from May 25 to 28th”

60 minutes – $10
90 minutes – $15
120 minutes – $20

Park Hours:
May 25 (Fri) – 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
May 26 (Sat) – 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
May 27 (Sun) – 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
May 28 (Mon) – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Website: HERE




All military receive discounted P.O.P Bracelets when they how their military I.D.

Friday, May 25th, Park Open 10am-9/10pm
Saturday, May 26th, Park Open 11:30-9/10pm
Sunday, May 27th, Park Open 11:30-9/10pm
Monday, Memorial Day, May 28th, Park Open 11am-8/9pm
*Closing time subject to change*

Website : HERE



 VOLTA! by Cirque du Soleil

The all-new Cirque du Soleil show VOLTA will be Under the Big Top

Shows: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

“VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves acrobatics in a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score.”

Get your tickets …. HERE



Long Island Live Steamers

Long Island Live Steamers

Spring Meet Run Day

1 ticket per person per ride. Red tickets are for the ground line, blue tickets are for highline. If you have any question feel free to call the club at (631) 345-0499.

Long Island Live Steamers may well be the best kept secret on Long Island.

10:30AM – 3:00PM

Tickets available until 2:45. Last train leaves at 3PM.

Located in Southaven County Park, in Brookhaven (between exits 57 & 58 off Route 27), Long Island Live Steamers is a 501(c)3, not for profit organization, operating for the education and enjoyment of the public, and to preserve the history and wonderment of the glory days of railroading.

Website —> HERE




Brookhaven Fair

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“Join us for the 17th annual Brookhaven Fair in Farmingville, NY at BMHMC Amphitheater at Bald Hill (formerly the PennySaver Brookhaven Amphitheater) – NOW FOUR BIG WEEKENDS in 2018! There is plenty to see and do including a huge carnival midway, delicious food, games, and live entertainment and shows including The ALL NEW Cycle Circus Thrill Show, Lance Gifford’s Magic & Illusion Show, Hypnotist Show (Fri-Sat), Robinson’s Famous Racing Pigs, plus Cowtown USA and Barnyard Petting Coral and much more! Children can learn all about cows and agriculture at our all new Cowtown USA Exhibit! Join us weekends and Memorial Day May 25 through June 17, 2018.”

More information: HERE



Splish Splash Opening Weekend

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“Splish Splash is Long Island’s best family water park, featuring 96 acres of family-friendly fun, including 20 water slides, rides and attractions, along with 2 Wavepools, a large Kiddie Area, a lazy river, tropical bird show, food venues including Johnny Rockets, gift shops and a large catered picnic area for group picnics and family reunions. Splish Splash truly offers fun for everyone.”

2549 Splish Splash Drive
Calverton, NY 11933
(631) 727-3600

Website —> HERE





Fun Outside Long Island


Tilly’s Tea with Alice


Tilly’s Tea with Alice at Tilly Foster Farm Museum in Brewster, NY!

We highly recommend the beautiful drive to Brewster with a fun-filled morning or afternoon inside Alice’s world in an open farm field of interactive play.

Get your tickets —>

Located at: Tilly Foster Farm Museum

100 Route 312, Brewster, New York 10509





Field Station: Dinosaurs

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Field Station: Dinosaurs will take you 90 million years back in time as you walk along the trails, check out our 31 life-sized dinosaurs and participate in over forty live shows, games and activities.

Check our website for other special events and to purchase your anytime tickets.

Spring Hours
Open Saturdays and Sundays only from 10-6pm from May 26 through June 24. Also open Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.
*Closed Mondays except Memorial Day

Located at: Overpeck County Park
Henry Hoebel Area
Fort Lee Road
Leonia, NJ 07605


Get tickets: HERE


 Great Wolf Lodge

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Great Wolf Lodge (Poconos), an ideal vacation destination for people families in the greater New York City regions. Great Wolf Lodge not only offers an incredible indoor water park, but it also has gorgeous hotel accommodations, delicious food options and plenty of shops to explore – perfect for families in need of a kid-friendly resort options.

  • Build-Your-Own Fort Kits, a new service that will be available at properties nationwide beginning May 25th. The reusable fort kits include a Great Wolf Lodge themed backpack, two colored sheets with ties, clothespins for clipping, a camp lantern and a Fort Kit tag to create the ultimate sleepover experience.

  • “Wine Down Service” that features a signature wine, cheese and dessert pairing program brought directly to your room, allowing guests to “wine down” once kids are put to bed.

Located at: 1 Great Wolf Drive, Scotrun, PA18355



Sesame Place

Park LogoMemorial Day Fireworks

“C… is for Celebrate!”
Rock out with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and Count von Count, as their music fills the air and the sky is covered with colorful bursts of brilliance. Be sure to watch us paint the sky red (and green and blue) from inside the park. This impressive display will certainly give you something to celebrate this Memorial Day Weekend!

Fireworks on May 26th and 27th!

Fireworks will begin immediately following the 8:30PM evening performance of the Neighborhood Street Party Night Parade on Saturday and Sunday. 

The water rides open May 25th, 2018

more information —->  here

Check out the 2018 schedule of events (it is a great line-up)—> HERE

Located at: 100 Sesame Road Langhorne, PA 19047 



Whether you stay close to home or head outside of Long Island we hope everyone enjoys their weekend!

Again, a HUGE thank you to all of our military service men and women and their families. We appreciate you so much.


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