Did you know that the first Sunday after Labor Day is National Grandparents Day? In 1978 President Jimmy Carter signed a federal proclamation to create this holiday, and it’s been celebrated every since. Lets show the grandparents in our lives just how much we appreciate them. Here are some ideas on some fun ways to spend this special day with grandma and grandpa.
Start the day with a Sunday Brunch. Here are some great restaurants which offer traditional brunch menus and are sure to please all generations.
Where: 3000 Jericho Tpke, New Hyde Park, NY
Contact info: (516) 742-7300
Where: 108 Terry Rd, Smithtown, NY
Contact info: (631) 360-9227
Where: 9 Alsace Place, Northport, NY
Contact info: (631) 261-6262
The Cook Room
Where: 25 Middle Country Rd. Middle Island, NY
Contact info: (631) 696-4260
Where: 850 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, NY
Contact info: (516) 877-2177
Take the grandparents to a nearby theater to see a show for a few hours of fun entertainment. Here are a few great family theaters on Long Island. Be sure to check ahead for the show schedule and tickets.
Where: 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY
Contact info: (631) 207-1300
Visit one of Long Island’s adventure or amusement parks. Enjoy rides, mini golf, and other fun activities.
Adventureland Amusement Park
Where: 2245 Broad Hollow Road (RT. 110) Farmingdale, NY
Contact info: 631-694-6868
Bayville Adventure Park
Where: 8 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY
Contact info: 516-624-ride
Where: 655 Long Island Ave., Medford, NY
Contact info: 631-475-1771
Take a leisurely stroll at a park with grandma and grandpa or play at a playground. Find a park using Pick-a-Park which offers filters to search by playgrounds, bathroom facilities, food, and more. Here are other suggestions.
Sunken Meadow State Park
Where: Rte. 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, Northport, NY
Contact info: 631-269-4333
Written by: Tara Arichabala
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