East Northport is a community located in Suffolk County that has a lot to offer families. From multiple playgrounds, to family friendly restaurants, and activities, this community has something for everyone. Our local writer provides her insight for things to do with kids in East Northport.
THINGS TO DO: East Northport Annual Festival Looking for some family fun? Every September, East Northport has an annual Festival, which includes rides, games, a petting zoo, a variety of food, vendors, and lots of entertainment.
East Northport Library The children’s section of the library is a great place to bring your little one in any type of weather. Besides having a wide variety of books to read with your child, the children’s section also has a train table, puzzles, and magnetic board with letters for children to play with. If it is a nice day outside, let your little one have fun on the fenced in playground!
The East Northport Library also offers year-round programs for children from birth up to teens. Every month they publish a Newsletter that has the programs available for that month.
Larkfield Lanes Bowling is always a fun activity to do with the family! Larkfield Lanes also has leagues and it’s a great location for parties.
Elwood Cinemas A quaint, local movie theatre that offers new releases with reasonable ticket prices. On Tuesdays the theatre even offers tickets for $4.50 (there are exclusions, so check out their website).
PUBLIC PLAYGROUNDS: East Northport has some great playgrounds for families:
Cedar Road Park (Cedar Rd) In addition to playgrounds, Cedar Road Park has tennis courts, handball courts, basketball courts, soccer field, softball field, and rollerblading
Clay Pitts Park (Clay Pitts Road) Clay Pitts also has tennis courts, handball courts, volleyball courts, softball field, and rollerblading.
Elwood Park (Cuba Hill Road) Also has picnic areas, softball field, and tennis courts.
John Walsh Park (Kew Avenue) Also has baseball field, softball field, and tennis courts
AndSunshine Acres (Townline Road) Which has softball fields as well as play areas for the kids.
PLACES TO EAT: Chefs of New York Looking for a good slice of pizza, or maybe want a tasty Italian dish? Look no further than Chefs of New York! They were even featured for their spinach pizza on the Food Network show The Best Thing I Ever Ate!
SmokaBurger’s SmokaBurger’s offers delicious food that is always freshly made. They have a variety of foods including their amazing hamburgers, wraps, salads, quesadillas, and mouth-watering desserts including their deep fried cheesecake.
Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices & Ice Cream Want something cold and refreshing? Head on over to Ralph’s and try one of the many flavors they have!
To see up to date events and for more information, please visit the East Northport website.
By: Janet Brandsema
Photos by: Janet Brandsema & St.Baldricks.org