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LongIsland.com's 2015 April Family Fun Guide: Celebrate Spring, Enjoy the Outdoors, Fun Festive Fairs & More!

Written by Cait Russell  |  31. March 2015

Spring is in full swing, and this April, there’s tons of fun happening right here on Long Island in celebration of the season! April kicks off with Easter Celebrations - from Family Friendly Brunches & Egg Hunts, and even some Car Shows - the fun keeps on coming all month long! With the snow all gone, and warmer weather on the horizon, it’s no wonder Long Island is getting Spring Fever.

The month kicks off with tons of Easter Celebrations - from festive Easter Brunches where you can enjoy a mouthwatering meal while donning your Sunday Best, to Exhilarating Easter Egg Hunts that are sure to be a ton of fun for kids of all ages, the month starts of right with some truly egg-cellent holiday celebrations! From there, it just doesn't stop - whether you're amped up for enjoying the Great Outdoors, you're itching to enjoy Springtime on the East End, or you're just looking to plan a day of Family Fun, we've got you covered! Get the scoop on the hottest April Events right here!

Festivals, Fairs & Other April Fun
April is starting off with a ton of great festivals, fairs, and all sorts of fun that you won't want to miss out on! With so many beautiful sunny days on the horizon, why not grab the kids and head out for an afternoon of family fun!

The 5th Annual All Kids Fair at the Melville Marriott
1350 Old Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747
516-621-1446
Sunday, April 26th at 10 AM
General Admission $5, Free for Ages 2 & Younger

Head over to the Melville Marriott on Sunday, April 26th for the 5th Annual All Kids Fair - a day of family fun that everyone will enjoy! Featuring over 80 exhibitors & 24 kids classes, the All Kids Fair is sure to be a ton of fun. Valet Parking, Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Delicious Food Samples and much more are included with admission,, and Long Island Ducks' QuackerJack will be making an appearance! Mark your calendar, and don't miss out on this day of fun!

The Westbury Market Fair at the NYCB Theater - FREE!
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-669-7541
Saturdays & Sundays 8 AM - 4 PM All April Long!
Free Event

Looking for some weekend fun this April? Head down to the NYCB Theater for the Westbury Market Fair, happening every weekend this April, and throughout the year! With over 150 vendors, food trucks, and fun for the kids, this is one fun fair you won't want to miss out on this season!

Spring Family Fishing Festival at Belmont Lake - FREE!*
Southern State Parkway - Exit 38, West Babylon, NY, 11703
631-444-0283
Saturday, April 11th, 10 AM - 4 AM
Free to Attend, $8 Parking Fee (Free with Empire Passport)
Event will feature open fishing, fishing instruction, fly casting demonstrations and fish cleaning services. Additionally, a display area will be set up by state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and local fishing clubs.
 

Manhasset Spring Festival at the Manhasset Park District Main Lot - FREE!
Manhasset Avenue, Manhasset NY, 11030
Saturday, April 11th & Sunday, April 12th
Free Event

Head to the festival with family and enjoy a ton of booths, arts, crafts, music and delicious food! Free parking and admission.


Strike Out Cancer 2015 Family Fun Bowling Fundraiser at RVC Lanes
100 Maple Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY, 11570
516-395-4520

Saturday, April 11th at 1 PM
$20-$25

Bowl to strike out cancer! All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.  Enjoy 2 hours of unlimited bowling, a Chinese Auction, and a 50/50 raffle!

Manhasset Spring Festival at the Manhasset Park District Main Lot - FREE!
Manhasset Avenue, Manhasset, NY, 11030
Saturday, April 11th & Sunday, April 12th
Free Admission & Parking

Enjoy a ton of booths, arts, crafts, music and delicious food!

Blue Point Polar Plunge at Corey Beach Park
The Great South Bay, Blue Point, NY, 11715
631-363-5958
Sunday, April 12th at 11 AM
$15-$20

The Lion’s Club April Fool's Polar Plunge will benefit the Guide Dog Foundation of Smithtown. Registration will begin at 9:30 am.

Have a Laugh for Lupus at Governors Comedy Club
90 Division Avenue, Levittown, NY, 11756
516-783-3370
Thursday, April 16th at 7 PM
$18 Per Person, or 2 for $30 with a 2 Drink Minimum

Event will feature a great comedy show and raffle prizes! Must be 18 or older. Doors open at 6:30 pm, please arrive by 7:00 pm. Note: No tickets will be sold at the door.

Disney Live at Nassau Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY, 11553
Thursday, April 16th at 7 PM & Friday, April 17th at 3 PM & 7 PM
$20-$110

Take the kids for a fun adventure at Nassau Coliseum for Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales presented by Stonyfield Yokids Organic Yogurt. Price varies.

Rockville Centre Spring Festival at the Municipal Lot - FREE!
Sunrise Highway & Long Beach Road, Rockville Centre, NY, 11570
Saturday, April 18th & Sunday, April 19th
Free Event

Enjoy a weekend with the family at the Rockville Centre Spring Festival which will feature entertainment for everyone!

Spring Fling at the Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY, 11976
631-283-2118
Saturday, April 25th at 7:30 PM
$150 for Members, $200 for the Public

Meet new people, make connections, dance to one of the area's best live bands, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and an open bar & bid in the fun silent auction!

Seventh Annual Westhampton Beach Earth Day Festival at Westhampton Beach Village Green
Mill Road and Main Street, Westhampton Beach NY, 11978

Saturday, April 25th 9:00 am-5:30 pm
Free event

Start the day with a beach clean up followed by a festival which will feature live music, face painting, live animals, activities, planting, pop up yoga, pet adoptions and more!

West Hempstead Street Fair - FREE!
Nassau Boulevard. West Hempstead, NY, 11552
Sunday, April 26th at 11 AM
Free Event

Enjoy some shopping and fun outdoors. Fair will feature plenty of vendors with unique items to purchase. Held rain or shine!

The LI Guitar Festival Presents: Guitarist Jason Vieaux at  the Tilles Center
720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548
Sunday, April 26th at 3 PM
$25 per person
Guitarist Jason Vieaux will be on stage performing: Giuliani, Bach, Albéniz, Bellinati, Henze, Metheny, Jobím, Ellington, and Merlín. Held in the Hillwood Recital Hall.


Last Chance Animal Rescue Golf Outing at Cherry Creek Golf Course
900 Reeves Avenue, Riverhead, NY, 11901
631-384-6679
Monday, April 27th at 11:30 AM
$150

18 hole golf outing will feature a lunch, beverage cart, dinner with a three-hour open bar and raffles! Lunch will be at 11:30 am followed by shotgun start at 1 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm.

Easter Brunches & Egg Hunts
Easter falls on the first Sunday of April this year, and what better way to kick off the month than with a fun & festive Easter Egg Hunt, or Easter Brunch Event!

Sapphire Princess's Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise
11 Richmond Street, Freeport, NY, 11520
516-623-5712
Sunday, April 5th from 12 PM - 3 PM or 4:30 - 7:30 PM

$65 for Adults, $55 for Seniors, $35 for Children 14 & Under, Free for Children 3 & Under!
Cruise will feature an Easter Egg hunt at the park 30 minutes before boarding, a 3 hour bay cruise, a large assorted buffet, open bar with beer, wine & soda and a buffet dessert with coffee & tea.

Easter Brunch at Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas
1002 Old Country Road, Garden City NY, 11530
516-228-5400
Sunday, April 5th at 11:30 AM
Prices Vary - Please See Special Easter Menu for Specific Pricing.

Celebrate Easter at a delicious brunch offering different chef selections, non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks.


Easter Bunny Breakfast at the Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium
180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY, 11721
631-854-5579
Saturday, April 4th at 9 AM - 12 PM
$30 for Adults & $18 for Children

Enjoy breakfast with the Easter bunny, an egg hunt, a bonnet and basket parade, and a planetarium show!

Easter Parade and Egg Hunt at the Port Jeff Village Center - FREE!
Main Street, Port Jefferson NY, 11777
631-473-1414
Sunday, April 5th at 12 PM

Free
Don't miss out on an old-fashion Easter bonnet walking parade! All walkers welcome to wear Easter best. Children ages 2 to 8 can enjoy an egg hunt on the great lawn at Harborfront and Children’s Park at 12:30 pm.

Easter Egg Hunt at Northport Village Park - FREE!
Main Street, Northport NY, 11731
631-261-7502
Sunday, April 5th at 1 PM

Free
Children can participate in an Easter egg hunt! Rain date is Sunday, April 12th.


Easter Sunday Brunch & Dinner at the Watermill
711 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown NY, 11787
631-724-3242
Sunday, April 5th at 10:45 am
Brunch: $49 for Adults & $25 for Children 3-12
Dinner: $54 for Adults, & $25 for Children 3-12

Celebrate Easter Sunday at the elegant Watermill Caterers in Smithtown and choose from an extensive brunch or dinner buffet prepared by the Watermill's award winning chefs.

Easter Brunch at the Polo Steakhouse at The Garden City Hotel
45 Seventh Street, Garden City NY, 11530
516-747-3000
Sunday, April 5th at 11:00 am
$80+ per person

Enjoy a decadent buffet to celebrate the season! Dining will take place in our beautiful Grand Ballroom.

Easter Sunday at the Fox Hollow
7755 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury NY, 11797
516-802-7501
Sunday, April 5th 12 PM - 6 PM
Prices Vary - Please See Special Easter Menu for Specific Pricing.

Celebrate Easter Sunday & choose from a la carte dining in the Volpe Restaurant or buffet at the Fox Hollow Catering. Complete dinners come with choice of soup or salad, entree & dessert. Reservations required.

Easter Sunday Buffet at Villa Lombardi's
877 Main Street, Holbrook NY, 11741
631-471-6609
Sunday, April 5th at 11:00 am
$59 for Adults & $25 for Children 3 - 10

Event will feature a kid's bunny presentation, unlimited shrimp bar, hot gourmet buffet, breakfast presentation, omelette presentation, salad presentation and more! Pricing includes wine, mimosas & soft beverages.

Easter Sunday Brunch & Dinner at the Watermill
711 Smithtown Bypass Smithtown NY, 11787
631-724-3242
Sunday, April 5th at 10:45 am
$29, $49, $54

Celebrate Easter Sunday at the elegant Watermill Caterers in Smithtown and choose from an extensive brunch or dinner buffet prepared by our award winning chefs. Reservations required.

Easter Sunday at Canterbury's
46 Audrey Ave Oyster Bay NY, 11771
516-922-3614
Sunday, April 5th at 11:30 am
Prices Vary - Please See Special Easter Menu for Specific Pricing.

Enjoy a delicious meal off of our special Easter menu! Regular menu and kids menu will be available all day and night. Brunch specials will be available from 11:30 AM-2:45 PM.

Easter Sunday Brunch at the Timberpoint Mansion
398 Great River Road Great River NY, 11739
631-581-0022
Sunday, April 5th

$39.95 Per Person & $17.95 for Children 4 - 10
Enjoy an Easter Sunday Brunch with a visit from the Easter bunny! Seatings will take place at 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM & 2:30 PM. Reservations required.

Easter Brunch at The Mansion at West Sayville
200 Main Street, West Sayville, NY, 11796
631-589-0022
Sunday, April 5th 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
$39.95 Per Person & $17.95 for Children 4 - 10

Enjoy an Easter Sunday Brunch with the Easter Bunny! Seatings will begin at 10:30 AM and will take place every half hour until 2:00 PM. Reservations required.

April's Car & Motorcycle Shows
Rev up some fun this April at one of the Car & Motorcycle Shows happening this month! From Hot Rods & Choppers, to Classic Cars, and Vintage Bikes, No matter what gets your motor running, there's a show for you this Spring!

Easter Vintage Car Exhibit and Parade - FREE!
Parking Field Between 9th & 10th Street, Garden City, NY, 11530
516-746-7724
Sunday,  April 5th at 10 AM
Free Event

Don't miss out on this car exhibit of cars 25 years or older which will feature a parade led by Easter Bunnies at 1 p.m. starting on 10th Street and Franklin Ave. moving south, then west on 7th St. to Hilton Ave.

Hogs & Hot Rods Rock the Shelter at Splish Splash Waterpark
2549 Splish Splash Drive, Calverton, NY, 11933
516-768-7467
Sunday, April 12th at 12 PM
$5

Don’t miss out on this car and motorcycle show that will feature vendors, live entertainment, impersonators, a yard sale, swap meet, delicious food, raffles and more!

New York AutoFest Jeeps at the Beach Car Show at Stehli Beach
1 Bayville Avenue, Bayville NY, 11709
516-882-5022
Sunday, April 12th at 9 AM

$5 for Adults, Children 12 & Under are Free!
Fun for the entire family! Show will feature Jeep and Willys branded vehicles only, live music, food, vendors, a craft fair, 50/50 drawing and more! $20 to show your car.

The Long Beach Chamber's Exotic Car Show at Kennedy Plaza - FREE!
1 West Chester Street, Long Beach NY, 11561
Sunday, April 12th, 10 AM - 6 PM
Free Event

Enjoy an Exotic Car Show which will feature the famous “GT Joey” Limongelli, as the organizer and spokesperson, with his world renowned collection of Ford GT’s. Along with Ferraris, Aston Martins, McLaren, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royces, Porsches, Jaguars, Bentleys and more!

LI Toy Car Trifecta at the Massapequa Elks Lodge
2162 Veterans Blvd. Massapequa NY, 11758
516-680-2399
Sunday, April 12th, 10 AM - 2 PM
$5 for Adults, Children 12 & Under are Free!

Don’t miss out on this model car, slot car, die cast car show and swap meet! Event will also feature door prizes and an exhibition show.

Classic Car Cruise for America's VetDogs at Airport Plaza
Route 110, Farmingdale, NY 11735
516-860-9309
$20

Enjoy a classic car cruise from Farmingdale to Riverhead to Orient Point and ending with a luncheon in Southold. Proceeds raise money to help place assistance dogs with injured veterans.

New York AutoFest Spring is Sprung Lei'd Back Car Show at Ransom Beach
11 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY, 11709
516-882-5022
Sunday, April 19th 9 AM - 4 PM

Show Cars $20, Adult Spectators $5, Children 12 & Under are Free!
Fun event for the entire family featuring all types of cars, trucks and motorcycles. Enjoy live music, delicious food, a craft fair and tons of great vendors!

Antique & Classic Car & Bike Show at Sears Auto Center - FREE!
Parking Lot, 195 North Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801
516-935-5576
Sunday, April 19th, 9 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Show will feature antique &classic cars and bikes, and is sure to be a blast for hot rod enthusiasts of all ages. Held rain or shine!

Long Island Street Rod Association 2015 Spring Car Show & Swap Meet at SCCC
Wicks Road, Brentwood, NY 11717
631-642-7555
Sunday, April 26th 8 AM - 4 PM
Cars & Drivers $10, Spectators $5, Children 12 & Under are Free!

This event will feature cars limited to American made 1990 and older and will be held rain or shine! Also enjoy live music, no pets or alcohol please.

Saint Patrick School 10th Annual Car Show
280 East Main Street Smithtown NY, 11787
631-834-8943
Sunday, April 26th 9 AM - 4 PM
Adults $5, Children 12 & Under are Free!

This family event will feature the world famous Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang Car.  Also on hand will be the Mach5 Speed Racer Car, and the Christine Car!

Spring 5k Runs
Lace up your running shoes, and get ready to run towards fun! This month, runners across Long Island are gearing up for some fun Spring 5k Races, and whether you're a real running enthusiast, or you simply want to get out there, and enjoy some fresh air while you exercise, participating in a 5k is a great way to get moving and have some fun this Spring!

The Race For The INN at Maria Regina Church
3945 Jerusalem Avenue, Seaford NY, 11783
516-437-0900
Saturday, April 11th at 9 AM
$25-$30

Don't miss out on this 5K run/walk to raise money for The INN (The Interfaith Nutrition Network) with all proceeds going to feed and shelter the homeless. Registration at 7:30 am.

Marcie Mazzola Memorial 5K Run/Walk at the Huntington YMCA
60 Main Street, Huntington, NY, 11743
631-858-1855
Sunday, April 12th at 8:30 AM
$5-$25

This event will feature food, beverage, awards and raffle! Benefits YMCA summer camp scholarships for underprivileged children and the Family Service League's children's programs.

10th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Hope at Eisenhower Park (Parking Field 4)
Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
516-729-9986
Sunday, April 12th, 9 AM - 1 PM
$30 on Race Day, $25 Preorder Online
The Run for Hope Run/Walk Event will help raise funds to benefit the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that funds research and support programs for mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Event will also feature a raffle with great prizes!

NIS Walkathon/Family Fun & Wellness Day at Shorefront Park - FREE!
36 Smith Street, Patchogue, NY, 11772
631-924-5583, ext. 128
Sunday, April 19th at 11 AM
Free Event

The NIS, a non-profit preschool serving students with and without disabilities, is having
this event which will feature vendors, wellness providers and lots of children’s activities!

Invited INN Walk to Fight Hunger at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
716 Route 25A, Rocky Point, NY 11778
631-744-8686
Saturday, April 25th at 10 AM
Please Call for Pricing
Walk and raise money for the Invited INN Soup Kitchen in Rocky Point. Donations accepted as well. All walkers will receive a t-shirt!
 
BBBSLI Annual 5K Walk for Kids' Sake at Eisenhower Park
Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY
516-712-0222 ext. 214
Saturday, April 25th 9 AM - 12:30 PM
$25
Walk in support of mentoring on Long Island! The event features a 5K distance stroll through scenic Eisenhower Park, a Finishers' Picnic, food & entertainment!
 

Earth Day Celebrations
Wednesday, April 22nd is Earth Day, but Long Islanders aren't restricting their Earth Day Celebrations & Events to just one day this year! Throughout the month of April, LI will be celebrating Earth Day with educational events, community park clean up, and all sorts of green fun!

Green Arts EcoFair at The Whaling Museum and Education Center
301 Main Street (Rte. 25A), Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 11724
631-367-3418
Saturday, April 18th at 11:00 am
Half Off General Admission

In honor of Earth Day, celebrate nature and your love for the ocean with recycled and eco-friendly arts.

Earth Rescue Scientists at The Whaling Museum and Education Center
301 Main Street (Rte. 25A), Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 11724
631-367-3418
Sunday, April 19th at 2:30 PM
$8 Per Child, $7 for Sibling

In honor of Earth Day, children ages 5-12 can become a scientist and clean up an oil spill, test solutions on oiled feathers and learn how others help our earth with fun science experiments!

25th Annual Islip Town Earth Day Celebration at Gillette Park - FREE!
Between Gillette and Candy Avenues, Sayville, NY, 11782
631-595-3630
Saturday, April 25th, 11 AM - 4 PM
Free

The free Earth Day Celebration is expected to draw hundreds of families and residents, and will feature live musical performances, animal exhibits, educational workshops & more!

Our Changing World - Earth Day Program at The LICM - FREE!*
11 David Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
516-224-5800
Sunday, April 19th, 1 PM - 3 PM
*Free with Museum Admission

Enjoy the LICM’s annual Earth Day celebration as we honor them and find out how to help! Make earth-friendly resolutions to conserve nature and create reminders of our changing world.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors this April
The weather has finally warmed up, and Spring is in the air! Why not get out there, and make the most of the beautiful weather - before you know it, things will be heating up, so take advantage of the Springtime Weather while you can!

Enjoy LI's Parks with the 2015 Empire Passport
Do you love Long Island's Parks & Beaches? Then you'll want to pick up your 2015 Empire Passport! For only $65, the Empire Passport allows you to park at ALL of the NYS Parks here on Long Island, and across the state now through March 2016 at no charge!

Play a Round of Putt Putt
Whether you’re an avid golfer, or mini golf is more your style, everyone can enjoy a round of putt putt! Mini Golf is a great game to play with kids & adults of all ages - it's the perfect way to enjoy a day of family fun, an afternoon with friends, or even a date with that someone special!

Enjoy Springtime on the East End
With flowers beginning to bloom, and comfortable temperatures in the 50s & 60s, Spring is a great time of year to visit the East End! Whether you're headed to one of Long Island's many vineyards, or you're just looking for a scenic drive, Long Island's East End is the perfect destination!

 

What Spring Fun are you most looking forward to this April?
Let us know in the comments below!

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