If your little one loves walking around with an eye patch or is obsessed with finding lost treasures, no need to wait until June for the Long Island Pirate Festival; Long Island Mamas has put together a list of All Things Pirates in Long Island for your little pirate fan to enjoy all year long.
Irish Pirates Flag Workshop
Kids ages 5-12 will learn all about the Irish pirates who ruled the sea. In addition they will find out the symbols in a jolly roger and design their own pirate flag. RSVP.
When: March 18th at 1:00pm
Where: Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
How Much: Free with museum admission.
Contact Info: (631) 367-3418
Pirate Party Favors & Decoration
Hosting a pirate-themed party? Star Track has everything you need. You can either order online or visit the warehouse.
Where: Star Track, Inc. 148 Allen Blvd., Farmingdale, NY 11735
Hours: Mon-Fri. 9am-5pm
Contact Info: (631) 293-5150
Hire Pirate Re-Enactors for a Birthday Party
Looking to hire entertainment for your pirate-themed birthday party? Look no further! Ye Pyrate Brotherhood is a non-profit organization that provides entertainment for kids that is also educational.
Contact info: (631) 894-3417
A Cool Roadside Attraction: Take a drive by The Pirate House
This private property is a shrine to All Things Pirates and contains many other artifacts. It was built by a man who’s daughter suffered a severe brain injury in an accident yet enjoyed the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney World. Note: you may drive by slowly, but since this is a private property there is no trespassing.
Where: 9 Woodland Avenue, Miller Place, NY 11764
Dress Up in a Pirate Costume
Every day is Halloween for little pirates. Grab a costume or just accessories at a costume store. Here’s one we like:
Where: Long Island Costume – 410 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Contact Info: (631) 434-8094
Grab Treasure Hunting Gear
If your little one is all about finding treasures (who doesn’t love that?) visit Treasures Unlimited where you can purchase a metal detector and go hit the beach, or just view the display of recovered treasures. Two locations:
Where: Treasures Unlimited – 2811B Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY (516) 785-1618
240 Route 112, Patchogue, NY (631) 447-6910
Contact Info: treasuresunlimited-ny.com
by Maytal Wichman