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LongIsland.com's 2016 April Family Fun Guide: Spring Into Fun with Festivals, Fairs, & Outdoor Adventures!

Written by Cait Russell  |  01. April 2016

Winter is finally over, and Long Island is getting into the Spring Spirit this month with all sorts of exciting happenings celebrating the season. With March having brought a bit of snow and quite a number of chilly days, the time is finally here to leave the cold behind and bask in the sunshine and warmth!

April is already revving up and ready to go with a variety of Car and Motorcycle Shows that are perfect for car enthusiasts of all preferred eras.  From there, Long Islanders will have tons of Family Festivals and Fairs to choose from, with events dedicated to everything from kids’ education to the Spring Season! But don’t stop there, because despite Earth Day being a holiday dedicated to a single day, the nature celebrations are spread across the entire month! 

If you find that the warm weather and positive vibes of the season are filling you up with additional energy, then you’re in luck, because there are 5K Runs and assorted walks & races happening every week through the end of April! 

Ready to have a great time this month, and make the most of the beautiful Springtime weather? Check out the list of April Events below and start marking your calendar for fun!

Spring Festivals, Fairs & Other Fun
With the winter weather finally having released its grip on Long Island, some fantastic events are emerging that promise an excellent time for the entire family!  Between the fairs, festivals, and other great fun, it’s going to be difficult planning which ones to attend!

6th Annual All Kids Fair at The Melville Marriott
1350 Old Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747
516-621-1446
Sunday, April 10th, 10 AM - 4:30 PM
$5 Kids & Adults / Under 2 Are Free

With 80+ exhibitors, informational classes, and a variety of music and art activities, this is going to be the biggest and best All Kids Fair yet!  In addition to fun events, the fair will also serve as an educational event in which parents will learn about camps, schools, college funds, and health practices.

1st Annual Long Island Business Expo & Conference at Hofstra University
245 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549
860-232-6230
Thursday, April 21st
See Listing For Pricing & Registration

Serving as a premier event designed to bring business owners and executives together for networking and the sharing of ideas, the LI Business Expo will be taking over the David S. Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex with an expansive show floor of products and services booths.

3rd Annual BeauTea Soiree Wellness Extravaganza at Upsky Hotel
110 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-839-2033
Saturday, April 9th, 1 PM - 6 PM
$30 Per Person

A holistic gathering to benefit the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Research Fund, the BeauTea Soiree gives attendees an opportunity to sample a variety of teas and learn about acupuncture, massage therapy, and detoxification techniques.


Compagnia Finzi Pasca "La Verità" at The Staller Center
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794
631-632-2787
Saturday, April 16th, 8 PM - 10 PM
$42 Per Person

Featuring a surreal and awe-inspiring backdrop by the great Salvador Dali, the cirque production that will be occurring in front of it will be all the more dazzling!  Performers are masters of all trades and will enthrall audiences with their singing, dancing, juggling, and surprise galore!

(Mostly) True Things Storytelling Show at The Performing Arts Studio of NY
224 E. Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-366-4265
Saturday, April 23rd, 7 PM - 9 PM
$10 Presale / $15 Door
(Mostly) True Things is a riveting live show that presents audiences with engaging stories that are, well, almost factual! This performance will feature a variety of original songs, great prizes, and stories by Bob Braderm, Toni Munna, Dawn Shedrick, and Jude Treder-Wolff!
 

2016 Spring Family Freshwater Fishing Festival - FREE!
Southern State Parkway - Exit 38, North Babylon, NY 11703
631-667-5055
Saturday, April 2nd, 10 AM - 4 PM
Free Admission - $8 Parking Fee (Free with Empire Passport)

With Belmont Lake being stocked with plenty of trout prior to the event, the fishing festival offers families the opportunity to enjoy freshwater fishing in a safe and leisurely environment. The festival will also host a variety of demonstrations and events for children and adults alike.

7th Annual Patchogue Folk Festival Feat. The Chapin Family at Patchogue Theatre
71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-207-1313
Saturday, April 2nd, 8 PM
$28 Per Person

Long Island's own Chapin Family will be joining together for a night of music to pay tribute to the late Harry Chapin. The music will be given new life by his family and their talented backing band!

9th Annual Eisenhower Park Field 8 Craft & Gift Fair - FREE!
1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
516-442-6000
Saturday, April 2nd through Sunday, April 3rd, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

From unique children's items to accessories and clothing at a variety of price points, this craft and gift fair has become a staple of the spring season at Eisenhower Park

Port Jefferson on Sale: Shopping Crawl
Port Jefferson Village, NY 11777
631-473-1414
Saturday, April 2nd, 12 PM - 5 PM
No Charge To Participate

The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a shopping crawl in Port Jeff Village to encourage local commerce. Participants who make purchases at three different businesses will receive discounts, a free Starbucks coffee, and a beverage at Schaffer's or Tommy's Place.

Word Up: Long Island LitFest 2016 at Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-810-7781
Sunday, April 3rd, 1 PM - 6 PM
$30 Per Person

LitFest bring together authors of non-fictional material to read and speak about their work to enthusiastic audiences. Authors including Alan Zweibel, Amy Ferris, Adam Resnick, Susan Shapiro, Elinor Lipman, among others, will be present for panels and discussions.

Little Red Riding Hood & The Big Bad Wolf Puppet Show at The Port Jeff Village Center
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-802-2160
Sunday, April 3rd, 1 PM
$5 per person

Little Feet Puppet Theater will be putting on a marionette and shadow puppet show for the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood! Not only will the show enthrall kids, but adults will certainly be impressed by the skill of the performers!

10th Annual Patchogue Fishing Flea Market at John A. Danzi Athletic Center
155 West Roe Blvd, Patchogue, NY 11772
732-330-5674
Sunday, April 3rd, 9 AM - 3 PM
$5 Per Person

Shop at over 150 tables filled with new and used fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, tackle, apparel, and boating equipment for both freshwater and saltwater purposes.

West School's Spring Fling Vendor Sale - FREE!
91 Maryland Avenue, Long Beach, NY 11561
Friday, April 8th, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Free Event

Head to West School for a sale brimming with unique items and interesting novelties ranging from household decorations and jewelry to toys and clothing.

VIBS Spring Children's Fair at VIBS Center - FREE!
185 Oval Drive, Islandia, NY 11749
631-360-3730 ext. 160
Saturday, April 9th, 11 AM - 3 PM
Free Event

In order to raise awareness for child abuse, VIBS will be holding a children's fair with fun for all ages, including face painting, fire trucks and police cars, workshops, tasty treats, and self defense demos.

6th Annual Morley Park Craft & Gift Fair - FREE!
500 Searingtown Road, Roslyn, NY 11576
516-442-6000
Saturday, April 9th through Sunday, April 10th, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

From quality handmade crafts to locally-made items, this craft and gift fair is sure to have unique items perfectly suited for even the most unique interests!

Step Into Spring - Old Bethpage Village Restoration Opening Weekend
Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
516-572-8400
Saturday, April 9th through Sunday, April 10th
See Event Listing For Pricing

Crafting activities and hands-on demonstrations will not be in short supply at Old Bethpage Village Restoration’s opening weekend! Be sure to stop by for some great events, including planting sessions and maple syrup lessons!

Painting for a Purpose by The Painted Canvas at Westfield Sunrise Mall
1 Sunrise Mall, Massapequa, NY 11758
516-795-3550
Saturday, April 16th, 4 PM - 7 PM
$50 Per Person

Painted Canvas is proud to present a night of painting, refreshments, and entertainment, as well a raffle with fantastic prizes! The event will serve as a  benefit for LI2DAY, an organization dedicated to cancer research and supporting sufferers, survivors, and their families.


Deepwells Farm County Park’s Springtime Boutique
516 Moriches Rd, St. James, NY 11780
631-563-8551
Saturday, April 16th through Sunday, April 17th, 10 AM - 5 PM
$5 Per Person

With over 30 artisans showcasing their hottest new jewelry, art, glass, and pottery items, this boutique will have a plethora of interesting items, with sales directly benefitting Deepwells Farm Historical Society.

Freeport Gem & Mineral Show at The Freeport Recreation Center
130 East Merrick Road, Freeport, NY 11520
631-366-4265
Saturday, April 16th through Sunday, April 17th, 10 AM - 5 PM
Adults $5.50 / Children Free With Adult
The Freeport Recreation Center will be the location of an absolute treasure trove of minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, meteorites, and more! There is simply no telling what you may find!

1st Annual Cantiague Park Craft & Gift Shows - FREE!
480 W John Street, Hicksville, NY 11801
516-442-6000
Saturday, April 16th through Sunday, April 17th, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

Boasting an incredible variety of handmade items and specially-designed accessories, the first iteration of this craft show is hoping to begin a spring tradition at Cantiague Park!

Arbor Day Family Festival at Coe Hall
1395 Planting Field Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
516-922-8678
Saturday, April 23rd through Sunday, April 24th, 10 AM - 5 PM
$20 Per Car

Coe Hall at Planting Fields Arboretum will be the site of two days of outdoor entertainment for families! Enjoy live music by Peat Moss & The Fertilizers, as well as a variety of children's activities!

Sayville's 2016 Spring Festival at Rotary Park - FREE!
Rotary Park, Sayville, NY 11782
631-567-5257
Saturday, April 23rd, 12 PM - 3 PM
Free Event

The Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce's Spring Festival will be absolutely packed with entertainment and kids activities! From a petting zoo to face painting, this family event is perfect for kids of all ages!

26th Annual Lindenhurst Spring Festival - FREE!
Town of Lindenhurst, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
631-592-9830
Friday, April 29th through Sunday, May 1st
Free Event

Lindenhurst’s Annual Spring Festival is a yearly tradition in the town thanks to a wide variety of craft vendors, tasty treats, and entertainment for the entire family!

Merrick's 2016 Spring Festival - FREE!
1 Broadcast Plaza, Merrick, NY 11566
516-442-6000
Saturday, April 30th through Sunday, May 1st, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

From custom jewelry to intricate crafts, Merrick’s yearly festival offers the community a prime opportunity to browse a vast selection of unique items.

April’s Car & Motorcycle Shows
Start your engines and drive on down to one of the many local automobile shows happening this month!  Those interested in vintage classics, custom beauties, and the hottest concept cars will find that there are car shows that will fuel every car enthusiast!

New York International Auto Show 2016 at the Jacob Javits Center
655 W. 34th Street, New York, NY 10001
Friday, March 25th through Sunday, April 3rd
$16 Adults / $7 Children

With ten days devoted to the world’s top automakers showcasing nearly 1,000 vehicles, the New York International Auto Show is the largest and most exciting car show in North America! From Mazda to Lamborghini, companies will be showing off their upcoming vehicles up close!

Saint Patrick School's 11th Annual Car Show
284 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-834-8943
Sunday, April 17th, 9 AM - 4 PM
$5 Adults / Kids are Free

Between antique automobiles, and metal-crushing monster trucks, the Saint Patrick School’s 11 Annual Auto Show is certainly able to boast a tremendous amount of vehicle variety! If you've got a love for cool cars, this is one show you won't want to miss out on this Spring!

Long Island Cars - Spring Car Show at Pennysaver Amphitheater
1 Ski Run Lane, Farmingville, NY 11738
631-567-5898
Sunday, April 3rd, 8 AM - 5 PM
$8 Adults / Kids are Free

Hundreds of custom and collectible cars will be on display at Long Island Cars' spring show, allowing car enthusiasts to see the automobiles and even make trades!

Long Island Cars - Spring Car Show at Belmont Racetrack
2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003
631-567-5898
Sunday, April 10th, 8 AM - 5 PM
$8 Adults / Kids are Free

From custom hot rods to pristine classics, Long Island Cars' Belmont show will have something for car fans of all ages and preferred eras!

LI Buick Club - April Meeting at Marjorie Post Park
590 Unqua Road, Massapequa, NY 11758
516-785-2173
Thursday, April 14th, 8 PM - 10 PM
$15 Annual Fee

The Long Island Chapter of the Buick Club of America will be meeting to discuss maintaining, collecting, and enjoying all of the released Buick models.

Fun Runs & Spring 5k Around LI
Attention, runners! Race season has officially begun on Long Island with a variety of races perfect for kids and elite runners alike! Whether you are looking to participate in a family-friendly 1 mile race or attempt a full marathon, April has all the running events you could possibly ask for!  So lace up those shoes and prepare to experience the sweet taste of glory!

2016 Long Island Marathon Weekend
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553
516-986-5537
Saturday, April 30th through Sunday, May 1st, 8 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

The Long Island Marathon Race Weekend begins on Saturday, April 30th with a 5K that starts on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard and ends at the Mitchel Athletic Complex. There will also be a 1 Mile Run and a Kids Fun Run hosted by the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. On Sunday, May 1st, the marathon, half marathon, and 10K races will kick off together on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard and end at Eisenhower Park.

1st Annual Beach and Boardwalk 5K at Sunken Meadow State Park
Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park, NY 11754
Sunday, April 24th, 9 AM
$25 Advance / $30 Race Day

This first ever edition of the Beach and Boardwalk 5K will take runners throughout Sunken Meadow State Park and is looking to create a solid foundation for many years to come! Come out April 24th for this unforgettable run - what a way to enjoy a beautiful Spring day!


Paumanok Pursuit 70K Trail Run & Relay
Rocky Point Trail - Route 25A, Rocky Point, NY 11778
631-369-1557
Sunday, April 3rd, 7 AM
$50-$95 Per Person

The race will be conducted in five legs and is open to individuals and relay teams comprised of 2-5 people. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference's maintenance fund.

Celtic Crush 5K in Selden
Corner of Magnolia & Washington Heights, Selden, NY 11784
631-790-7378
Saturday, April 9th, 10 AM
$25 Advance / $30 Race Day

You’re not going to want to miss the intense race day action at the Celtic Crush 5K! Upon completion of the race, there will be an enthusiastic party as well!

The Brands Cycle & Fitness Spring Duathlon at Cedar Creek Park
3340 Merrick Road, Seaford, NY 11783
Sunday, April 10th, 8:30 AM
$55 Per Person

Featuring a 2.4 miles of running and 11 miles of biking, this duathlon at Cedar Creek Park will surely take a bit of determination to complete!

3rd Annual Off The Water 5K Run/Walk
Flower Hill Park, Manhasset, NY 11030
Sunday, April 10th, 8:30 AM
$20-40 per person

You will be able to take in all of the sights and sounds of Flower Hill as you put your feet to the pavement in search of victory! Runners and walkers alike are invited to participate in this fun-filled event.

Duffield Dash 5K at Helen B. Duffield Elementary
600 First Street, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Sunday, April 10th, 9:30 AM
$10-25 per person

With a 5K run and a family-friendly ½ mile run, the Duffield Dash 5K ensures that everybody will have a great time in pursuit of a noble goal of fitness and health!

6th Annual Katy's Courage 5K in Sag Harbor
Walter Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Saturday, April 16th, 8:30 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Organized as a benefit for Katy's Courage, revenue from this year's race will go to funding local scholarships and supporting Katy's Kids at CMEE, which seeks to create a welcoming environment for grieving children and their families.

7th Annual Health & Wellness Fest and 2K Fun Run at Earl L. Vandermeulen HS - FREE!
350 Old Post Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-473-1414
Saturday, April 16th, 9 AM - 1 PM
Free Event

With a mini-farmers’ market, 60+ health and wellness professionals, knowledgeable animal-related vendors, and a 2K fun run, the Fest aims at promoting health and wellness to Long Islanders in all stages of life!

CFK 5K Walk/Run Health & Wellness Fair at Ward Melville High
380 Old Town Road, Setauket, NY 11733
888-208-5437
Saturday, April 16th, 9:30 AM
$20-25 per person

Contractors For Kids and Three Village School District will be uniting to host a 5K race and health and wellness fair.  With a great race being the centerpiece of a fair dedicated to fitness for all, the event aims to be inclusive for the entire family!

Patchogue Family YMCA's 3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk
Shorefront Park, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-891-1800
Sunday, April 17th, 9 AM
$25 Advance / $30 Race Day

Featuring an excellent course and a few years of experience as a key local race, the Patchogue Family YMCA's Annual Run promises a morning of fast race action! Additionally, all proceeds from the event will be donated to the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program.

1st Annual Run for Heroes 5K Run/Walk
130 Hewlett Point Avenue, Bay Park, NY 11557
Sunday, April 17th, 9:30 AM
$25 Advance / $30 Race Day

The Run For Heroes 5K is being held to directly benefit local VFWs and American Legions, with all proceeds going to support veterans in need. The race will start at Hewlett Point Park and make its way through the streets of East Rockaway.

2016 Long Island Marathon - 5K Kick-Off Run at Eisenhower Park
Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY 11554
516-986-5537
Sunday, April 24th, 8 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

This kick-off event to the Long Island Marathon will feature a 5K run through the scenic Eisenhower Park. The event is free for all marathon, half marathon, and 10K participants, or is available as a standalone race for $15.

10th Annual Jigsaw 4 Mile Run/Walk
Bayview Avenue, East Islip, NY 11730
Sunday, April 24th, 9:30 AM
$25 Advance / $30 Race Day

With proceeds going to support Long Island autism programs and a course that is flat and fast, the Jigsaw 4 mile race is a great event for both elite and casual runners.

Earth Day 2016 Celebrations
With April 22nd being designated as Earth Day, there isn’t a better time to enjoy the magnificence of Mother Nature! In honor of the idea that every day should be Earth Day on our wonderful planet, Long Islanders are planning to celebrate with educational and cleanup activities throughout the month!

Celebrate Earth Day at The Maritime Explorium
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-331-3277
Saturday, April 23rd through Friday, April 29th
$5 per person / Free for Members

Children will be able to use recycled water bottles to build functioning biomes that will allow a plant to grow inside! The activity will allow kids to both create something of their own and learn about the importance of keeping the atmosphere clean!

Earth Day 2016 at Bayard Cutting Arboretum - FREE!
440 Montauk Highway, Great River, NY 11739
631-241-3694
Friday, April 29th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Bayard Cutting Arboretum will be celebrating Earth Day with the help of plenty of Long Island’s environmental organizations! Exhibitors at this family-friendly event will include the Long Island Aquarium, Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Seatuck Environmental Center, and more!


Teen Earth Day Celebration at Floral Park Public Library - FREE!
17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY 11001
516-326-6330
Friday, April 15th, 4 PM - 5 PM
Free Event

Teens in grades 6-12 will be able to participate in whipping up some incredibly tasty Milk Chocolate Mud Cup Delights in honor of Earth Day!

Earth Day Every Day Cleanup of Ross Park - FREE!
Ross Park, Brentwood, NY 11717
631-224-2627
Saturday, April 16th
Free Event

Participants will be able to work together to clean up Ross Park and the surrounding area, making it safe and clean for all to enjoy!

Recycled Craft at Island Park Public Library - FREE!
176 Long Beach Road, Island Park, NY 11558
516-432-0122
Tuesday, April 19th, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Free Event

Island Park Public Library's community room will be the site of an energetic Earth Day crafting event for kids in grades K-5!

Brookwood Hall Park Gardening Day - FREE!
50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 11730
631-224-2627
Wednesday, April 20th
Free Event

Join KIC and Brookwood Hall Restoration Committee as they spend the day cleaning up Brookwood Hall to ensure that it is in prime shape for springtime enjoyment!

Earth Day Craft: Hand Painted Watering Cans at Freeport Memorial Library
144 West Merrick Road, Freeport, NY 11520
516 379-3274
Wednesday, April 20th, 7 PM - 8 PM
$1 Per Person

Children in grades K-2 will be introduced to the creative art of painting and decorating watering cans in celebration of Earth Day.

Down The Hatch! - Conservation Night at The Whaling Museum
301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
631-367-3418
Thursday, April 21st, 6 PM - 8 PM
Suggested $15 / $25 Couples

The Whaling Museum of COld Spring Harbor will be hosting an informal conservation night where locals concerned about the environment can join together for an evening of discussion.

Spur Drive South Earth Day Cleanup - FREE!
Spur Drive South, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-224-2627
Friday, April 22nd, 10 AM - 2 PM
Free Event

Celebrate Earth Day by spending some time to help clean up Spur Drive South and remove litter so that it can’t further harm the environment and wildlife!

Get Growing on Earth Day at Longwood Public Library - FREE!
800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY 11953
631-924-6400
Friday, April 22nd, 10:30 AM - 2:15 PM
Free Event

Join members of Longwood Public Library as they plant beautiful flowers and teach everything there is to know about Earth Day and the wonders of Mother Nature!

Earth Day Birthday at Commack Library - FREE!
3 Indian Head Road, Commack, NY 11725
631-543-0998
Friday, April 22nd, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Free Event

Come to the library for an Earth Day celebration that will feature a suncatcher crafting event comprised of leaves, grass, and twigs!

Earth Day Dirt Cup Celebration at Wantagh Public Library - FREE!
3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-221-1200
Friday, April 22nd, 11 AM - 12 PM
Free Event

Wantagh Public Library knows that few things on earth are more delicious than dirt pudding and cookie cups, so they have decided to celebrate Earth Day with a treat workshop!

Earth Day Rock Painting at West Hempstead Public Library - FREE!
500 Hempstead Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552
516-481-6591
Friday, April 22nd, 1 PM - 4 PM
Free Event

Children are invited to West Hempstead Public Library for a rock painting workshop in which they can create masterpieces for display or gifts!

Earth Day Craft at Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library - FREE!
One South Country Road, Brightwaters, NY 11718
631-665-4350
Friday, April 22nd, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Free Event

Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library will be hosting a fun Earth Day event where participants will be able to utilize recycled materials to make a lovely picture frame!

Family Earth Day Totes at Amityville Public Library - FREE!
Corner of Oak & John Streets, Amityville, NY 11701
631-264-0567
Saturday, April 23rd, 11 AM - 12 PM
Free Event!

Head to Amityville Public Library for an Earth Day crafting activity where kids will be able to make their own tote bags for their personal treasures!

Recycled Treasures at Farmingdale Public Library - FREE!
116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735
516-249-9090
Tuesday, April 26th, 2 PM - 3 PM
Free Event

Join Farmingdale Public Library for an afternoon of Earth-themed fun, with crafting activities and sensory stations for kids of all ages.

Earth Day Craft at Glen Cove Public Library - FREE!
4 Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-676-2130
Tuesday, April 26th, 4 PM
Free Event

By utilizing a variety of recycled materials, kids in grades 1-4 will celebrate Earth Day by creating crafts that pay tribute to the world we live in...and on!

Enjoy the Great Outdoors this April
With the winter season officially behind us, there is only the glorious sunshine and warm springtime air to look forward to!  Don’t just simply look forward to it, however, but embrace the spirit of the season with some great, local activities!

Enjoy an Evening Stroll on One of LI's Beautiful Boardwalks
What's more relaxing than taking a stroll on one of Long Island's Boardwalks on a warm Spring evening? It's the perfect way to unwind after a long day at work or school, and best of all, it's free or inexpensive to enjoy!

Make the Most Out of LI’s Parks with the 2016 Empire Passport
What’s more fun than a day at your favorite Long Island State Park? Take advantage of the 2016 Empire Passport, and pay a flat fee to enjoy all of your favorite local state parks this Spring, and all year long!

Celebrate Springtime at Your Favorite Beach
It doesn’t have to be the Summer to make the most out of Long Island’s beautiful beaches - there’s plenty of fun to be had along the shore during the Springtime as well! From warm evening strolls, to shell collecting with the little ones, there’s lots of fun to be had at the beaches as things warm up on LI this Spring!

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

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