by Maytal Wichman
Election day, Tuesday, November 8, is tomorrow so if you’re looking for something fun to do with your kids (before or after you hit the polls, of course), here are our top 10 activities:
Relax with some coffee and watch your kids play at Le Play Cafe. Check their facebook page for daily specials on admission.
When: Open Play: T-F 10-5pm Saturdays 10-2pm
Where: Le Play Cafe – 2465 Merrick Road Bellmore, NY 11710 (One block East of Newbridge Rd./Rt. 106) 516-308-7053
See our recent review here.
Let your kids play at the new playground and kick around some dry leaves at Field 4 in Eisenhower Park
Where: Eisenhower Park is located in East Meadow along Merrick Avenue, between Stewart Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike.
Attend an Afternoon Tea Party! Treat your little lady (or gentleman) to a prim and proper tea party. There will be freshly-baked scones, yogurt parfaits, finger sandwiches, cookies and mini cupcakes. Drinks are: hot or iced teas and gourmet coffees, as well as lemonade. $29.95 per person; $12.95 per child under 12. Reservations required.
When: 11am-2pm (you can arrive anytime during those hours)
Where: Cupcake Corner Too 62 New Hyde Park Road Garden City, NY (516) 328-2253
Take this opportunity to teach your kids about the benefits of purchasing locally grown, seasonal produce. The farmers market has everything from produce and baked goods, to spices, wines, soaps, plants and more
When: Tuesday from 7am-1pm
Where: Behind the State Supreme Court Building 101 County Seat Drive Garden City, NY (631) 323-3653
Have some indoor fun at Active Kidz
Where: Active Kidz 200 Robbins Lane Jericho, NY 11753 (516) 621-6600
Spend a few hours at the Vanderbilt Museum. The planetarium is closed for renovations but the mansion, marine museum and natural-history exhibits are open on Tuesdays from noon-4pm.
Where: The Vanderbilt Museum 180 Little Neck Road Centerport New York 11721 (631) 854-5579
Cold Spring Harbor
Election Day Open Bounce
Let your kids release some energy at BounceU! A special open bounce session will be held. $12.95 per child. Parents & non-walking infants are free. Call to make a reservation.
When: 10 am
Where: BounceU – 101 Carolyn Blvd. Farmingdale, NY 11735 (631) 777-5867
Treat your princess to a day at the spa
Where: Lipsticks and Lollipops Spa 176-2 North Country Road Mt Sinai, NY 11766 (631) 828-4403
Did we miss something — let us know below in our comments section!