Friday, September 28, 2012

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Long Island Fair at Old Bethpage...

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Go check out the Long Island Fair at Old Bethpage Restoration.  It is running from now until Sunday, September 30th.  Check out their website for the schedule of events and more information.  Also, see below for the times/dates and admission prices.

Hours: Thursday and Friday - 10 am to 5pm
           Saturday and Sunday - 10 am to 5 pm

Admission Prices: 
     Thurs & Friday - Adults - $12, Children, ages 5-12, Seniors over 60 $8, Children under 5 free
      Saturday - Everyone gets in for $1
      Sunday - Adults $15, Children, ages 5-12, Seniors over 60 $8, Children under 5 free

Monday, September 24, 2012

Free Halloween Craft eBook...

Free Halloween Craft eBook.  We love doing crafts in the house and free is an extra bonus!  Check it out!

**Thanks Penny Pinchin' Mom!

Where to Pick Your Own Apples on LI...

Nassau/Suffolk County (Long Island)

  • Anderson Farms - PYO strawberries (in June)
    1890 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901. Phone: 631-727-1129. Please no calls after 10 pm EST or before 8 am (this is both a home and business line) (UPDATED: June 05, 2012, by a visitor)
  • Baiting Hollow Nursery -Apples, pumpkins and Christmas trees
    Sound Avenue, Calverton, NY. Phone: 631-929-6439.
  • Condzella's Farm Stand - strawberries
    6233 North Country Road, wading river, NY. Phone: 631-929-5058. Open: 10 am to 5 pm daily, beginning May 30. Directions: Route 25A east of William Floyd Parkway, Wading River. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 23, 2009) 
    A visitor writes on June 18, 2011:
     "While the address is on North Country, the actual entrance was found on the south side of the farm, on 25A. Nice people, and we enjoyed both picking the strawberries and making jam out of them when we got home."
    A visitor writes on June 07, 2011:
     "We visited this farm on Sunday, June 5, 2011 and had a great time. The woman at the farmstand on 25A was very friendly, told us to drive through the field to get to the pick-your-own section. The other lady took the time to show my 6-yr-old how to pick and told her to eat as many berries as she wanted, LOL. Only a few rows were ready to pick this early in the season, but there were plenty, and they are delicious. We recommend this farm! Note that street address listed is their house address. Farm stand and PYO is on 25A across from CVS."
    A visitor writes on June 23, 2009: "love it, very quaint and cute; asparagus farm mostly, also have peas and pyo strawberries"
  • Davis Peach Farm - apples, apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, prepicked produce, restrooms
    561 Hulse-landing Road, Wading River, NY 11792. Phone: 631-929-1115. Directions: Long Island Expressway to exit 68 north. Travel north on the William-Floyd Parkway until the END at route 25-a. Make a right turn onto route 25-a heading east until you come to Sound Avenue. Make a left onto sound avenue and travel to the first traffic light. Make a left at that light onto Hulse-Landing Road and travel north about a quarter of a mile. Entrance is on the left. GPS users type in Wildwood State Park since we are on the way to the park and beach. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Open: July thru October call the farmstand for daily hours of operation. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. We provide a full line of fresh daily picked long island vegetables and fruits as well as cider, fresh cut flowers, berries and fall decorations. Varieties: Cortland, MacIntosh, Fuji and Gala. Concession stand (hot dogs). No dogs or strollers. (UPDATED: January 07, 2009).
    See comments about this farm here!
  • Doug Cooper - U pick vegetables: tomatoes, melons, cucumbers, beans, peppers, eggplant, okra.
    Mattituck, NY 11952. Phone: 631-298-5195. (ADDED: June 23, 2009)
  • Elwood Pumpkin Farm - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field,
    1500 Jericho Tpk. Elwood ( Huntington ) 11731, Elwood, NY 11731. Phone: 631-368-8626. Directions: 1/4 mile east of Deer Park Avenue on Jericho Turnpike, across from Warner Road, or 1/4 mile west of East Deer Park Avenue on the south side. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October, November, December. Open: Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5 pm, Weekdays when time allows. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: September 12, 2008)
  • Fort Salonga Farm - Apples, raspberries
    30 Meadow Glen Road, Northport, NY 11768. Phone: (631) 269-9666 . Email: Open:August till mid-October. 
    A visitor writes on September 15, 2009:
     "I just picked apples, went once, liked it, great for small kids." (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 15, 2009)
  • Fritz Lewin Farms - apples, broad beans, corn (sweet), eggplant, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, and prepicked produce
    1989 Sound Avenue, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933. Phone: 631-727-3346. Directions: Take exit 71 off the l.i.e (Long Island Expressway) Make left off the exit onto Edwards Ave. Go straight down Edwards Ave. about 4 miles till you get to the corner of Sound Avenue, make left onto Sound Ave. then we are 1/4 mile down on the left side. (BIG RED BARN) And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, November. Open: 8a.m to 4p.m for pick your own and 8a.m to 6p.m for the farm stand. Open 7 days a week but CALL BEFORE YOU GO - if crops aren't ready , they appear to close for the day. Payment: Cash, only. 
    See comments about this farm here!
  • Glover Farms - pumpkins, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    633 Victory Avenue, Brookhaven, NY 11719. Phone: 631-286-7876. Alternate Phone: 631-332-2012. Email: Open: September 29, 2012 to October 31, 2012 Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays(October 8) from 10 am to 6 pm October 10, 2012 to October 31, 2012 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 2 pm to 6 pm closed Tuesday October 16 and Tuesday October 23. Directions: If you are using google use 633 County road 56 , Brookhaven, NY 11719 as the address. For mapquest use 633 Victory Road 11719. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. 10 acre corn maze, large and small gourds, corn stalks, and straw bales. Hay rides , Farm animals, Roasted corn, Lemonade, other foods and snacks, Corn and Pumpkin giant slingshots and other activities on Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays. (UPDATED: September 19, 2012) (ADDED: May 30, 2011) (UPDATED: May 26, 2012) 
  • Golden Earthworm Organic Farm - U-Pick organic Strawberries, lavender
    652 Peconic Bay Blvd, Jamesport, NY 11947. Phone: 631-722-3302. Email: Open: Wednesday from 11 am to 6 pm, Friday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm from June to October. Growing organic vegetables for large CSA program, farmer's markets & stores.  Organically grown heirloom tomatoes, cut flowers, beans, melons, peas, salad greens, beats, carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic, peppers, eggplant, summer and winter squash, plants, herbs and more! (ADDED: June 23, 2009)
    See comments about this farm here!
  • Grammas Flower Cottage - corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, pumpkins, winter squash, other vegetables, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths and boughs, Mistletoe, Santa appearances, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, haunted corn maze, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, pony rides
    2891 Montauk Hwy box 230, Brookhaven, NY 11719. Phone: 631-730-6264. Email us at: Directions: 2891 Montauk Highway Brookhaven, NY 11719 Sunrise Hwy: (West Origin) *Take Exit 57S *Turn Left at first stop sign off ramp *Turn Right at next stop sign onto Yaphank Ave *Turn Left at first traffic light onto Montauk Hwy (East Origin) *Take Exit 58S *Turn Right at second traffic light onto Montauk Highway LIE: (West Origin) *Take Exit 65 *Turn Right at first traffic light onto Horse Block Road *Turn Left at last traffic light onto Montauk Hwy (East Origin) *Take Exit 65 *Turn Left at first traffic light onto Horse Block Road *Turn Left at last traffic light onto Montauk Hwy And for a map to our farm, Click here. Crops are usually available in March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: 7 days a week 9am to 6pm beginning March 1st - December 24th We are open from March first and as crop is available. Fall fun and products available September 15th Pumpkin Picking and Haunted Maze opens Oct.1st - 31st Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Gramma’s is dedicated to her local neighbors and providing them with a positive quality gardening experience by growing and caring for her own product and offering interactive lecture demonstrations on various gardening topics. Gramma’s is a self-sustaining, interactive, family owned and operated retail nursery servicing eastern Long Island and beyond.
  • Greenland Family Farms - Pick your own vegetables (see their website for current offering)
    17155 County Road 48, Cutchogue, NY 11935. Phone: 631-734-5791. Email:  The also have landscape trees, foundation plantings, annuals and perennials, landscape design, planting service, pond installation, aquatic fish plants and pond items, vegetables in season. produce and group tours. (ADDED: June 23, 2009)
  • Hank's Farm Stand - Strawberries
    Country Rd. 39, Southampton, NY.  Phone: 631-726-4667. Email: Open: for U-pick strawberries (June); fresh produce July to mid-September, 7days 9:30-6:00.  Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: June 23, 2009)
  • Hanks Farmstand and Pumpkintown - corn maze, pumpkins, hay rides, pony rides,
    149 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. Phone: 631-726-4667. Email: They also have pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, mums, straw bales, baked goods, apples. They also feature a Maze Quest Maze, super sweet corn, roasted corn, and family fall fun(ADDED: June 23, 2009)
  • Harbes Farm & Orchard - pumpkins, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    5698 Sound Avenue, Mattituck, NY 11901. Phone: 631-298-0700. Alternate Phone: 631-298-0800. Email: Open: Fall Festival Weekends 9 am to 6pm (Mid - Sept - October 31); Middle Earth Night Maze Open 7 am to 10 pm (Every Friday and Saturday night from October 8 to October 30) Open Sunday October 10; Apple picking will be available starting 2011. Directions: Click here for a map and directions.Pumpkin Picking: Mid-Sept through October Apples: Available Fall 2011. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Middle Earth Maze Adventure features 5 acre interactive corn maze with actors, hayride, pedal carts and more!. (UPDATED: October 07, 2010)
  • Hodun Farms - strawberries, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant
    4070 Middle Country Road, Calverton, NY. Phone: 631-369-3533. Email: Open: June-October 7 days a week 8am-6pm. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. In June we have pick your own strawberries. From August to October, we have pick your own tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant (these pick by the bushel only). (ADDED: April 11, 2012)
  • Krupski's Vegetable & Pumpkin Farm - U-pick peas and sugar snap peas, tomatoes, pumpkins and peppers
    38030 Route 25, Peconic, NY 11958. Phone: 631-734-6847. Alternate phone: 631-734-7841. Email:
    8 am to 7 pm,  Daily, About June-November.  U-pick peas and sugar snap peas June-early July; Tomatoes and peppers approx. mid-July; u-pick pumpkins from vine October 7th; farm fresh produce at all times. (ADDED: June 23, 2009)
  • Lenny Bruno Farms - eggplant, pumpkins, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area
    740 Wading River Road, Manorville, NY 11949. Phone: 631-591-3592. Fax: 631-591-3594. Email: Open: mid July to 1st frost. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: at the corner of exit 69 off the LIE and Wading River Road. Please call 631-591-3592 for help. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: September 19, 2009)
    See comments about this farm here!
  • Lewin Farms - apples, blackberries, blueberries, eggplant, nectarines, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (black), strawberries, tomatoes,
    812 Sound Avenue, Wading River, NY 11792. Phone: 631-929-4327. Open: PYO fields open until 4:30pm , 9 am to 4:30 pm Subject to season and availability, weather permitting; All PYO usually open both weekend days, call ahead, especially for weekdays, depends on crop and year. Picking updates:Click here for picking updates. Directions: LIE exit 68 North William Floyd Parkway, right to 25A, 3 lights, Left onto Sound Avenue, 1 mile on right 4 miles to Sound Ave., 1/4 mile on left - Note, a visitor says the pick your own apples are on Fresh Pond Avenue, not Sound Avenue.  The farm is huge and apparently covers several towns, including Calverton and Wading river.  Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. From Late July-October we have our own Roasted Corn for sale on the weekends at the farm stand. (UPDATED: May 17, 2011)
    They also carry a full line of farm fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables at their huge farmstand. Typical dates for PYO are: Strawberries in June, Blueberries in July; Peaches from Middle of July through the middle of September, Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant in late August through late October, Apples from late August through late October, Pumpkins from the end of September through October, and Christmas trees from day after Thanksgiving to Christmas. 
    A visitor writes on June 13, 2011: "After calling both May's and Lewin's, I found that neither farm is offering pick-your-own strawberries this year, although May's is selling strawberries at their stand."
    See comments about this farm here!
  • May's Farm Stand - strawberries, peas, peppers, tomatoes, string beans and eggplant
    6361 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792. Phone: 631-929-6654. Open: 9 am to 6 pm, daily May-October. U-pick strawberries and peas June; peppers, tomatoes, string beans and eggplant August and September; fresh farm produce, call to confirm.  (ADDED: June 23, 2009)
    A visitor writes on June 13, 2011: "After calling both May's and Lewin's, I found that neither farm is offering pick-your-own strawberries this year, although May's is selling strawberries at their stand."
  • The Milk Pail Farm and Orchard - pick-your-own apples, wagon rides, pumpkins
    Montauk Highway Between Water Mill & Bridgehampton, NY. Phone: 631-537-2565. Email: Open: The U-Pick Apple & Pumpkin Farm is open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday Holidays from 10am to 5:30. Some of our apple varieties are: Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Cameo, Jonagold, Empire, Mutsu, Stayman, & Idared. Click here to see all apples we have throughout the season. 2008 prices: 20 pound bag (1/2 bushel) - $26.00 per bag (minimum pick is 1/2 bushel). Sorry, we do not have public restrooms. Dogs are no longer allowed on the farm. Directions: Click here for a map; from the Long Island Expressway: Heading East on 495 take exit 70 (Manorville) to Route 111, At the end of Route 111 follow onto Rte 27 (Sunrise Highway/Montauk Highway), Follow Route 27 East through the towns of Southampton and Water Mill, After passing through Water Mill look for The Milk Pail on the left side of the highway about 1 ½ miles, Immediately after The Milk Pail make a right onto Mecox Road, Follow Mecox Road about 1 ¼ miles to the “T”, At the “T” make a left and follow the signs and make a right onto Horsemill Lane.
    See comments about this farm here!
  • Patty's Berries & Bunches - blackberries, blueberries, peas, raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    410 Sound Avenue, Mattituck, NY 11952. Phone: 631-298-4679. Email: Open: Daily 9 am to 6pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. June-October. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: October 07, 2010)(Formerly Harbes Berry Farm)
  • Patty's Berries and Bunches Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, other berries, peaches, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), raspberries (Autumn, black), strawberries, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    410 Sound Avenue, Mattituck, 11951, Mattituck, NY 11952. Phone: 631 298 4679. Alternate Phone: 631 655 7996. Open: Seven Days a week from 9 am to 6 pm; You Pick ends at 5:30 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From New York City and points west: Take the LIE (495) east to exit 71. Take a left on Edwards Avenue and continue North (straight) for 3.8 miles. Take a right on Sound Avenue. Continue East on Sound Avenue for 10 miles. From Orient, Greenport and points east: Travel west on Route 48 to our Sound Avenue Mattituck location (approximately 25 miles from Orient Point). Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries (June), Blueberries (July/August), Raspberries (July, Middle August), Blackberries (August), Fall Raspberries (Late August/September), Fresh Cut Bunches (June/September). We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. (UPDATED: April 20, 2010) (UPDATED: June 16, 2010)
    See comments about this farm here!
  • Rottkamp's Fox Hollow Farm  - PYO strawberries, pumpkins.
    143 Sound Avenue, Calverton, NY 11933. Phone: 631-727-1786.  Open: 9 am to 5:30 p.m. Thur.-Tue. early June-Oct. 31.
  • Seven Ponds Orchard - apples, raspberries, corn maze
    65 Seven Ponds Road, Water Mill, NY.  Phone: 631-726-8015.  Open: 9 am to 6 pm daily July through November. Ideal for  families. Many children-related activities and features. Dwarf trees (easy to pick), picnic area, 5 acre corn maze, hayrides, magic talking apple, etc. open July - November (picking starts in late August), 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: take 27 east to the sixth traffic light past the end of the divided hwy. turn left at the 6th light onto David's Whites Lane and right onto Seven Ponds road, then 500 ft on the left. Many varieties of apples: Gala, Ginger Gold, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Macoun, Fuji, Cortland, Empire, Jonagold, Red / Golden Delicious, Cameo, Mutsu, and Granny Smith.  2008 prices were $1.25 a pound for apples.
    See comments about this farm here!
  • Wickham's Fruit Farm  - PYO strawberries, apples, raspberries, cherries, peaches, pumpkins
    Route 25, Cutchogue, NY 11935. Phone: 631-734-6441. Email: Roadside market offers a large variety of fresh produce as well as other food items such as fresh pressed cider, pies, etc. Group tours of the farm can be arranged. Also hayrides, 7-acre corn maze, Picnic area, Apple and pumpkin picking. picking hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Saturday, closed on Sundays. Directions: Take the Long Island Expressway east to the last exit (73). Continue east on Route 58 (which becomes Route 25) for 14 miles (no turns). Wickham's Fruit Farm is on the right hand side after the red light in Cutchogue. 2008 prices: $20 per 1/4 bushel plus $1 entry fee per person.
  • Windy Acres - Apples, raspberries,  pumpkin patch (pick in the field), corn maze, petting zoo, horse drawn hay rides
    3810 Middle Country Rd, Calverton, NY 11933-1168. Phone: (631) 727-4554. Open: every day, from 9 am to 6 pm. Birthday parties! (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: October 03, 2009)
    See comments about this farm here!
  • Woodside Nursery and Garden Center Inc - pumpkins, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, birthday parties, school tours
    134 E Woodside Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772. Phone: 631 758-1491. Fax: 631 447-9792. Email: Open: 9am to 6pm 7 days per week. Directions: From Sunrise Highway: Take exit 53 (Rt 112) North about 1 mile. Just after the 7-11 make a right onto Woodside Avenue (County Road 99) We are located three quarters of a mile on the right side. From Long Island Expressway: Take exit 64 (Rt 112) South about 1 mile. Look for CVS on left corner then make a left onto Woodside Avenue (County Road 99) We are located three quarters of a mile on the Right side. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Serving Long Island since 1987. We bring Halloween Fall activities to the entire family. Over four and a half acres big we offer a full line up of Halloween Family Fun.. We have our Outdoor child friendly exhibit and our Indoor Famous Haunted Tunnel, Family Scarecrow Making, Balloon Bounce, Face painting, Mining for Gold, Roasted Corn, Pumpkin Picking and Arts and Crafts. We offer all of your fall decoration needs such as Mums, cabbage and kale, pansies, corn stalks, gourds, hay bales, decorations, gift items, candy, Jelly apples and more. (UPDATED: July 29, 2009)
  • Woodside Farms - U-pick apples
    116 Manor Lane, Jamesport, NY 11947. Phone: 631-298-8896, 9 am to 4:30 pm Saturday and Sunday.  2005 prices: $12 a peck. Directions: LIE Exit 73. Follow Route 25 East to Jamesport, 8 miles. Turn left on Manor Lane. 1/4 Mile on right.Open: July-February, daily, 9:00am to  6:00PM.  U-pick begins around Sept. 20th.
**Information found at  

Seaford Harvest Festival at Museum September 30...


Sunday, Sept. 30th, is the date for our 6th Annual Harvest Festival    11 AM – 4 PM 

On the Grounds of the Seaford Historical Museum 

Waverly Ave. between Jackson and Southard Aves. 

There will be Pumpkins, Mums, Hay Bales and Cornstalks. Many vendors will provide varied shopping possibilities.  Enjoy our food selection of Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Pretzels, Soda, Homemade Baked Goods and Coffee. Dig into a cup of our always-in demand Powell Family Chowder! 

The kids can enjoy a large booth of their own with Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting, Games and Arts & Crafts. 

A very special show at 12 noon will be presented by “Erik’s Reptile Edventure” featuring an exciting mix of snakes, lizards and many more animals. 
Afterward, sit with a cup of coffee and a cupcake or slice of cake and enjoy the sounds of the Seaford High School Jazz Band! 

The Museum will be open to all –so stop in and see Seaford History in our 1893 Schoolhouse. The Festival raises funds to help with Restoration and Expansion of the Collections & Displays. 

Help the Historical Society with its work and have a Fun Family Day, too! 

Admission is Free ! 

Little People Palooza! See the live musical show at the New York Botanical Gardens.

Little People® PALOOZA
Save the date to celebrate October 6-7 and 13-14 Free with admission Shows at 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. It's THE concert event of the summer! Little People® stars Eddie™, Sonya and Michael are ready to rock their way through a brand-new live show filled with the kind of music that just won't let you sit still! Join them as they sing, dance, play, rock, roll, jump & jam!Fisher-Price® Little People® LIVE Musical Show

Visit for details.The New York Botanical Garden

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Country Fest at the Nautical Mile, October 6th & 7th

Contact: Bill Quinones     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cell: 631.327.0523


Freeport, NY- Event organizers announced that the Annual Country Fest LI will be held Saturday 
and Sunday, October 6 and 7 on the grounds of the Catalina Seaside Park at Freeport’s Nautical 
Mile. The two-day Country Music spectacular has become a festival favorite amongst Long 
This year’s musical guests are some of the tri-state area’s most prominent and beloved Country 
Music acts including Brooklyn’s own Defibulators, Six Gun, Southbound, The Grand Central, 
Rattlesnake Dawn, Jillian Rae, Roadhouse, Walking the Line and the “Queen of Long Island 
Country”, Mary Lamont.
“We are looking forward to having this year’s event at the picturesque Catalina Seaside Park 
venue at Nautical Mile.  Country music continues to surge in popularity on Long Island, and we 
love bringing together Long Island’s favorite Country Music bands with some southern flavor 
and hospitality to the south shore. Great music, great location, delicious Barbecue and lots of 
activities for the kids - what more could you ask for?” said event owner Bill Quinones.
In addition to music, the festival will feature food and drinks, a craft show, monster trucks and a 
Kids Corral including pony rides, a pumpkin patch and decorating, face painting, air-brush 
tattoos, games and more. Admission is $10.00 per person and is free for children ages 10 and 
under. The park is located at 11 Richmond Street in Freeport and the festival hours are 10:00 am 
– 6:00 pm on both Saturday & Sunday, October 6th and 7th. For more information please visit: 

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Help Save the Holtsville Ecology Center...


The Brookhaven Town Ecology Center in Holtsville is slatted to close.  We can't let this happen!  We must all come to together and fight to keep this wonderful site open!  Please help by signing the petition.

Thank you!

                                                                          |The Proven Petition Site

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Pottery Barn Kids Star Wars Bedding Sale...

Limited-time only: Save 20% on ALL Star Wars™ Bedding through Sunday, 9/16! from Pottery Barn Kids.

Harbes Apple Festival continues today...

APPLE FESTIVAL Sept. 15 & 16 Click here for more information.
NEW  Robin Hood themed corn maze this year! 
Harbes Farm & Orchard

5698 Sound Avenue
(1 mile west of Mattituck Farm) 
OPENING Sept 8 for the season 9-6pm, weekends only.  
Sept 15 & 16
10 -6 pm 

**Information provided by the Harbes Farm & Orchard Website.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

New Candy Corn Oreo's...


So, the new Candy Corn Oreo's are out.  Will you try them???  I am definitely not!  For one, I hate candy corn and two, if I feel sick just looking at the package, not a good sign.  What was Nabisco thinking?

Friday, September 14, 2012

K5 Learning Website...


K5 Learning has an online reading and math program for kindergarten to grade 5 students.  I've been given a 6 week free trial to test and write a review of their program.  If you are a blogger, you may want to check out their  open invitation to write an online learning review of their program.

I will be posting my review after we have tested the program out.  You can also receive a Free 14-Day Trial via their webiste:

Rockville Centre Kidsfest...

RVC Lions Club Duck Pluck

Saturday, September 15th, 2012
12:00pm until 4:00pm

Come celebrate Kidsfest with Rockville Centre Recreation Department on Saturday September 15 at 12 noon. A few of the groups that will be there are Cradle of Aviation, RVC Post Office, RVC Library, RVC Basketball league, RVC Little League, RVC Soccer Club, Game 7 Sports, US Marine Corps, American Red Cross, Time to Shine, RVC Police Department, Rough Riders and many many more. Lots of free, hands on things for the whole family. Kiddie rides, reptiles, magician, refreshments, dancing, Ginos Italian Ices-------all free!!!! Come down and have some fun!

WB Games Sweepstakes - LEGO Lord of the Rings...

Enter the LEGO The Lord of the Rings Sweepstakes for your chance to win a PLAYSTATION 3 and The Lord of the Rings Extended Blu-ray Edition Trilogy!

Free Webinar: Discipline for Young Children...

FREE webinar opportunity.  The topic is: Discipline For Young Children.  I know this is an important topic for many parents.  Below is the link and more information on the webinar.  Please sign up if this interests you and feel free to share with your readers - no need to submit posts. This is a public service announcement.  As a way to connect with families of young children, Bright Horizons has created the Parent Webinar Series. Exploring topics from toilet training, to reading, to social responsibility, we have reached out to thousands of families and shared our expertise.

We are happy to announce our next parent webinar: 
Discipline for Young Children
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT

Figuring out how to discipline your child is one of the most daunting tasks of parenthood. Is time out the only choice? Do sticker charts really work? What do I do if my child has a tantrum at the grocery store?
Join Linda Mason, Bright Horizons co-founder and author of The Working Mother's Guide to Life as she answers questions on appropriate discipline techniques for children under the age of 5. We have been collecting your parenting questions and dilemmas and will provide you with strategies and clear steps to take when your child needs a bit of redirection.

Presenter Bio: Linda  Mason co-founded Bright Horizons in 1986 with her husband, Roger Brown. She and Roger also co-founded Horizons for Homeless Children, a nonprofit organization that provides child care and related services for homeless children and their mothers throughout New England. Linda was honored by Working Mother magazine as one of the "25 Most Influential Mothers in America" and is the author of The Working Mother's Guide to Life: Strategies, Secrets and Solutions. She and her husband have three children, all of whom are graduates of Bright Horizons early education and preschool centers.

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My 5 Halloween Pinterest School Favs...


In this blog post, I am going to share my 5 Favorite Halloween School Treats via Pinterest.  I love to send the kids into school with holiday treats and Halloween is so much fun.

 I love Pinterest.  I have never felt so inadequate and uncreative as I have since Pinterest came along yet, I can't look away! lol

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Source: via LIMomx2 on Pinterest

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