It happened once on a Tuesday. We were at a Hurricane Wings and realized that KIDS EAT FREE. What a great feeling! It even feels better knowing you’re not paying – especially when your kids don’t finishing their chicken nuggets. They never do! Here’s some restaurants where kids eat free on Long Island:
Oceanside: Monday, Tuesday and Friday kids eat free after 4 PM.
Massapequa Park: Thursday nights kids eat free 4 – 10 PM.
Lindenhurst: Kids eat free Wednesday and Friday after 4PM.
West Babylon: Monday through Thursday after 3 PM.
Huntington Station: Tuesday and Thursday kids eat free after 4PM.
Commack: Kids eat free every Monday and Wednesday from 4 to 10 PM.
RUNYONS OF SEAFORD:
Kids 10 and under always eat from 4 – 7 PM. One kids meal with every full-priced adult entrée.
MOES SOUTHWEST GRILL:
Woodbury, East Meadow, Garden City, Greenvale, ...
And now from the self proclaimed “cheapest guy on Long Island” comes my new favorite website. I’ve found amazing deals here. And they’re real deals. I’m impressed as most are major stores or websites and it’s all in one place. Give it a look and see if you can save some cash! The best problem I’ve found with the site is I’m tempted to buy stuff I really don’t need! Like a $16 clock radio for my Ipod. I’ve seen them for $70! Here’s the site: slickdeals.net
It’s that time of year!
Our family always looks forward to Christmas Tree lightings. Here’s a few happening soon. You might even see us and KJOY at these!
Baldwin Tree Lighting
1980 Grand Ave, Baldwin
East Meadow Tree Lighting
Veterans Memorial Field
Bellmore Tree Lighting
Bedford Ave and Broadway
Rockville Centre Tree lighting
Check back throughout the holiday season for more tree lightings as they are announced!
It’s Pumpkin time! Here are a few tips to keep your pumpkin fresh looking all month. Just watch out for squirrels…they got our pumpkins last year!
● If the cut edges of your jack-o’-lantern are curling, re-hydrate the pumpkin by soaking it in a tub of water overnight. After removing, allow the pumpkin to drain for half an hour and pat dry.
● While your jack-o’-lantern is on display, periodically mist it with water to help keep it hydrated.
● After carving, coat the cut edges and the inside of the jack-o’-lantern with Vaseline. It’ll help seal in moisture.Spraying hairspray on the inside of your pumpkin will help increase its life span too.
With cooler weather, it’s a perfect time for a game of miniature golf with your family! We go every few weeks and have tried many of the courses on Long Island. Here’s a list of some we’ve been to and others friends have told us about. Want to add one to the list? Email me! FORE!
1024 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale
Crow's Nest Mini Golf
Nautical Mile, 262 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport
Harbor Links Golf Course
1 Fairway Dr., Port Washington
Country Fair Park
3351 Rte. 112, Medford
Cantiague Park Mini Golf
1 West John Street, Hicksville
Eisenhower Park Mini Golf
Eisenhower Park, Parking Field 5
Jones Beach Mini Golf
Ocean Parkway Field 4, Wantagh
Pirate Adventure Golf
Bayville Adventure Park
8 Bayville Avenue, Bayville
Our family is all about the beach. And why not? Isn’t that one of the reasons we live on Long Island? It’s a quick getaway, fun and cheap (okay, it used to be cheap to park but it’s still worth it). Hitting the beach can feel like a mini vacation if it’s the right beach. Before the summer is up, I’d like to trade beach secrets. Where do you go? Why do you go there? What makes “your” beach special. Sure Jones Beach is great but many small beaches can be better because each has its own character.
Here’s a few we do every year:
NICKERSON BEACH – It’s on Lido Boulevard on Nassau’s South Shore. Nice beach. Fairly quiet. Nice new playground for kids.
COREY BEACH – It’s in Bayport on Suffolk County’s South Shore. We like it because it’s tucked away and has what I think is ...
I’m on a quest to do as many close family getaways as possible this year. Sure, I could inflate the $20 Toys R Us pool in the backyard, fill it with water and the kids would have a blast. But WE want to have fun too. WITH them. Please feel free to Email me your stay-cation ideas. Let’s share! And as a reminder I’m frugal. Not cheap. Frugal. So please keep that in mind.
Our first target is Block Island. I haven’t been there in 17 years which is about how many miles of beaches it has. Bring on the windswept dunes, gently rolling hillsides dotted with wildflowers and blackberry vines, freshwater ponds and I’m sold. It’s basically an old-fashioned family beach vacation.
Even getting to Block Island is fun. Hop aboard a ferry and take in the scenery. Bring your kids DS or other video game just in case ...
Spring is a great time to get your family together for fun outside…how about a scavenger hunt?
Sure, you'll need to drag some of your kids away from their video game and convince them that this is actually better than Super Mario but it's worth it!
With the proper planning, your clues will create a family memory that will last a lifetime. I used to make up maps for my now 16 year old daughter that would take us together around the block. She was 6 then and still remembers it.
Place a prize at the end of the scavenger hunt too! Just be sure to make sure that all clues are safe for everyone's age. Map out and walk the route to ensure you have the clues pointed to the correct locations and to time how long the hunt takes to complete.
It's also a good idea to work ...
If you and your kids are Lovin Legos, you're gonna love this. It's a lego exhibit! The New York sculptor, Nathan Sawaya, is among the most prominent of contemporary artists working with LEGO® blocks and you can find his work at the Nassau County Museum of art! While your kids will appreciate the use of Legos in his work, the message behind it is actually pretty deep. Art includes the eight-foot-high Pushing Against, a red figure with raised arms, and the five-foot high The Courage Within, a mostly grey work highlighted by a view into the figure's red abdomen. Other works in the exhibition include Trapped, a two-foot-high red figure enclosed within a box; Strength of Spirit, a two-foot high hand holding a small human figure; and Goodbye, a two-and-a-half foot high grey figure losing its parts as it walks away. A far cry from the four inch helicopter I ...