Summer is the season of seemingly endless activities and events happening on Long Island. No matter where it is on the Island that you reside there are always plenty of options for things to do. The only problem with having so many different, fun things to choose from, is how often it feels like you're dipping into your wallet. Not to mention, the kids are out of school now too, so something that starts off inexpensive can start adding up rather quickly.
Luckily, Long Island also has plenty of frugal activities going on this summer. Perfect for those of us who need to save a few bucks, and let's face it, we could all do with saving a few bucks. Here are some things to do and places to go with the family that won't break the bank.
Kids Bowl Free - This program allows kids to register for certain bowling alleys around Long Island, like Port Jeff Bowl and East Islip Lanes, and receive 2 free games of bowling daily during the summer. Visit their website to see what other Long Island bowling alleys are participating in the program. Each alley may have their own designated Kids Bowl Free days so check in with the alley you're signing up with first.
AMF's Free Summer Games - AMF bowling alleys are also doing a special for kids this summer. Through Labor Day if you register with their program kids 15 and under can enjoy 3 free games every weekday between opening and 6 p.m.
Movies at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow - On Thursday nights starting at 7:30 p.m. between 7/10/2014 - 8/28/2014 at the Lakeside Theatre free movies will be played for the public. The movies and dates are as follows:
7/10 - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
7/17 - Turbo
7/24 - The Croods
7/31 - Despicable Me
8/7 - Epic
8/14 - The Wizard of Oz
8/21 - Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
8/28 - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Blockbuster Summer Concert Series - This summer there will be a free summer concert series taking place at the Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park. The music genres vary from country to oldies to a finale concert by Eddie Money. Visit the Nassau County website for the full line-up.
Town of Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center in Holtsville - Come see and visit with some furry friends located at the Animal Preserve at the Wildlife and Ecology Center. Some of the animals you will see are goats, buffalo, horses, bobcats, owls, and many more. Admission is free and the center is open May 24th - September 28th, 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The American Guitar Museum in New Hyde Park – What this museum lacks for in size it makes up for in collection quality. The museum has one of Les Paul’s original Gibson guitars on exhibit and they also have a guitar aging back all the way to the 1800s. Admission is free and hours are Tuesday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and reserved group tours only on Sundays and Mondays.
The African American Museum of Nassau County in Hempstead – After your visit to this museum you will leave having a better understanding and appreciation of African American history and culture.
Here are a few other fun, frugal ways to spend your summer days:
What are some other activities and events that you participate in on Long Island offering super-savings?