Activity Ideas to Celebrate Grandparents Day

1Did 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.

Jonathon’s
Where: 3000 Jericho Tpke, New Hyde Park, NY
Contact info: (516) 742-7300

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Maureen’s Kitchen
Where: 108 Terry Rd, Smithtown, NY
Contact info: (631) 360-9227

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Sweet Mama’s
Where: 9 Alsace Place, Northport, NY
Contact info: (631) 261-6262

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The Cook Room
Where: 25 Middle Country Rd. Middle Island, NY
Contact info: (631) 696-4260

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Waterzooi
Where: 850 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, NY
Contact info: (516) 877-2177

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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.

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
Where: 2 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY
Contact info: (631) 724-3700 

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Theatre Three
Where: 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY
Contact info: (631) 928-9100

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Patchogue Theatre.
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

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Bayville Adventure Park
Where: 8 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY
Contact info: 516-624-ride

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Boomers
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.

Where: Ocean Parkway, Babylon, NY
Contact info: 631-669-0449
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Where: Bayville Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY
Contact info: 516-624-6124
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Where: 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantaugh, NY
Contact info: 516-785-1600
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Where: 630 Lido Beach, Lido Beach, NY
Contact info: 516-431-6650
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Sunken Meadow State Park

Where: Rte. 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, Northport, NY
Contact info: 631-269-4333

631.207.1313

 Written by: Tara Arichabala

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