A full day of fun and activities for kids and information for parents, where kids will be entertained and parents enriched – for one family admission – where they can do all their planning for the new school year ahead, in one afternoon! Featuring more than 50 exhibitors, the first-ever LI FamFest is produced by NYMetroParents, the parenting media brand that helps parents make superior choices about how to spend time and money to more than 1,000,000 area parents each month, through its eight award-winning parenting magazines including Long Island Parent and website, NYmetroparents.com.
LIFamFest will take place Saturday, September 17, from 10 am to 3 pm at Long Island University’s Pratt Recreational Center, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, Long Island.
Activities for Kids
LI FamFest will offer a cornucopia of activities and performances to entertain children of all ages. Activities include: a live reptile and wildlife show by the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery; face painting and balloon making with Clowns.com; a photo fun booth with Happy Face Entertainment, hip hop dance movement with Glen Dance Studio and Kidville, a day-long arts & crafts zone with Not Just Art, instrument tutorials with Eskay Music, a rope obstacle course with Happy Fest, candy making and a chocolate dipping fountain by Chocolate Works, an introduction to cutting-edge learning programs with Village East Gifted and The Whole Child Academy and much more. There will also be live performances by musicians, magicians and clowns, a Halloween costume prep event with Rubies, an inflatables zone where kids can burn off more energy and prizes! Ten of the activities, including the rope obstacle course, are also designed to accommodate children with special needs.
Info & Resources
While the children play and learn, parents will be able to explore offerings from more than 50 exhibitors and experts. They can meet providers for pediatric dentistry healthcare and special needs children, afterschool programs (including sports, martial arts and music), nursery schools, nutritionists, Mommy & Me activities and many many more.
Tickets to the event are $25 per family (2 adults and up to 4 children) in advance at LIFamFest.com; $30 at the door. At LIFamFest.com, consumers can get a $5 off coupon to apply to their ticket purchase. Coupons can also be found at the many places Long Island Parents Magazine is distributed in Nassau and Suffolk counties – at play and activity centers, toy stores, pediatricians’ offices, etc. Every ticket purchaser will leave the event with free samples and other goodies in a family gift bag courtesy of NYMetroParents and the exhibitors.
NYMetroParents is the go-to resource for local moms and dads looking for kids’ events and activities, resources and parenting advice, news and happenings and child-related businesses and professionals. The publisher delivers news to a dynamic audience of more than 1,000,000 parents within the greater New York Metro area each month. Publishing rich content daily on NYMetroParents.com along with eight local monthly magazines: Brooklyn Parent, Big Apple Parent, Fairfield Parent, Queens Parent, Rockland Parent, Westchester Parent, and two editions of Long Island Parent, one for Nassau County and the other for Suffolk County.
NYMetroParents.com publishes more than 100 different articles per week covering a wide array of topics including: 25,000 local events, seasonal activities, after-school programs, birthday party planning, how-to guides, family vacations, nutrition, classes, camps, behavioral issues, family neighborhoods, learning difficulties, activities and sports. In addition to its website, NY Metro Parents is active across four social media platforms, reaching a growing audience of 35,000 followers. Its weekly newsletter reaches 56,000 subscribers who receive highlights on the best weekend activities for kids, monthly editor’s’ top suggestions for family activities that month and resources and news in each local area or county. NYMetroParent editorial team has received numerous accolades for editorial excellence, including 31 awards from the Parenting Media Association.