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Weekend family fun on Long Island: Father's Day, Strawberry Festival, family Bingo and more
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From a strawberry festival to Father's Day events, family Bingo and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for fun family-friendly activities this weekend:
1. Choose Your Own Adventure at Old Westbury Gardens (71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury). Receive a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book at the green ticket booth to create a Garden quest all on your own and follow pages to spy new areas of the Gardens on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Price: Free with park admission ($10, $5 children ages 7-17, free children ages 6 and younger).
2. Family Bingo Night at Country Fair Entertainment Park (3351 Rte. 112, Medford). On Saturday from 6-9 p.m., challenge your family members with a game of Bingo. Price: $6, $2 each additional card; registration is required.
3. Strawberry Festival at the Mattituck Lions Club (Mattituck). Dig into fresh strawberries and other confections and enjoy music, rides, handmade crafts and more on Thursday from 5-9 p.m., Friday on 5-11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fireworks on Friday and Saturday; free parking and shuttle service. Price: Fri: $2, ages 5 and younger free; Sat.-Sun. $7, $3 ages 6-11, free 5 and younger; free for dads on Father's Day.
5. Family Adventures: Interesting Insects at Hempstead Lake State Park (Southern State Parkway, West Hempstead). Take a walk in the woods and check out all the insects on Sunday from 1:30-3 p.m. Price: $4, $3 children ages 12 and younger, free for children 3 and younger; registration is required.