Family Friendly Events This Weekend (August 12th – 14th)

From boat regattas to video game challenges – Long Island has plenty of things planned for all kids and kids at heart this weekend!

Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Garden City, NY 11530
Explore the short history of video arcade games in an actual arcade! The Cradle of Aviation has transformed a section of its galleries into an arcade complete with unforgettable favorites like Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Space Invaders, Centipede, Donkey Kong and more. Event takes place daily through 9/5 with 11:30a, 1:30p and 3:30p sessions; $24 Adults / $20 Children (2-12).

UpSky Hotel
110 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY
Speaking of gaming – head to the Long Island Retro Gaming expo this Saturday! Video game lovers can play all their old favorites using none other than retro equipment and vintage 1980s-90s TVs at this one day expo! Jump into tournaments, attend panel discussions, and bring your old games for a swap meet. Event takes place 8/13 from 10a – 7p; admission is $20 day of (includes admission for two younger than 10) or $15 online prior. 

Maritime Explorium
Port Jeff Harbor – 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics with Maritime Explorium’s Raingutter Regatta! Bring the kids to cheer on the USA this weekend as they design their own sailboat to race in the Raingutter Regatta. Event takes place: 8/12-8/14 from 1p – 5p; admission is $5 per person – members and children under 1 are FREE.


Long Island Aquarium
431 East Main Street, Riverhead NY 11901
Ahoy mateys! Take a Pirate Snorkel Adventure and help Captain Poseidon locate his treasure by finding the missing map pieces hidden at the bottom of the lagoon. Designed for participants of all ages (children must be beyond diaper age, and accompanied by an adult if under 7) – wet suit, life preserver, and snorkel gear are provided. Event takes place daily, 10:30a, 11:45a, 1:30p, 2:45p, and 4p sessions; Splash Sale – $19.99 for the remainder of the summer!

Movies at Long Beach
Neptune Avenue, Long Beach, NY
This Saturday night head down to Long Beach for the town’s weekly Movie on the Beach! This weekend, watch Jurassic World under the stars – arrive by 7:45pm and check the Facebook page for weather updates. Event takes place 8/13; FREE. 

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