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Grab & Go Kids Planner: Street Fair, Hempstead Plains Workshop and a Tea Party

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We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week.

You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.

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This week we have the annual Bellmore Street Fair, a fluke and bluefish tournament, Hempstead Plains family workshop, rally day and an Alice in Wonderland tea party. Check it all out below: 

Bellmore Street Fair
Where/When: Bellmore Long Island Rail Road Station; Thursday, Sept. 15 to Sunday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Why Go: This enormous family festival features carnival rides, food, entertainment and so much more. There will be a kids expo, petting zoo and sports exhibitions, among other family oriented activities. A fantastic way to spend a beautiful September weekend right in your own backyard!
Pricing: Free.
 
Fall Fluke and Bluefish Tournament
Where/When: Jones Beach States Park in Wantagh; Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8 a.m.
Why Go: Do you have a child who loves the outdoors? This tournament might be perfect for them! Participants – young and old – will get to fish off of the Field 10 pier and compete for prizes. Fishing will definitely prove to be a fun family activity for all!
Pricing: $15 per participant.
 
Family Program: EMPL at the Hempstead Plains
Where/When: Nassau Community College in Garden City; Saturday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m.
Why Go: For children between the ages of 6 and 12, this program is a great way for them to learn about the land they currently inhabit – the Hempstead Plains. This family friendly hands on workshop will teach everyone about the local ecology of the area.
Pricing: Free, but registration is required. Please call the EMPL at (516) 794-2570 ASAP.
 
United Methodist Church of Seaford Rally Day
Where/When: United Methodist Church of Seaford; Saturday, Sept. 18 from 12 to 3 p.m.
Why Go: Join this local church for a day full of fun, games and many activities for children. There will be food and much more. For additional information, please call (56) 785-8877.
Pricing: Free
 
Alice in Wonderland “Unbirthday” Tea Party
Where/When: Garden City Hotel; Saturday, Sept. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Why Go: Families are invited to “journey down the rabbit hole’ and have a fun filled afternoon of activities and tea, as well as a meet-and-greet with Alice herself. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes and have a wonderful time at this magical event.
Pricing: $39 per person. Make a reservation by calling (516) 877-9385.

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