Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events in the area.
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.
Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!
Enjoy some skiing, skating, bowling, playing or a trip to the museum — pick and choose from this week’s array of events.
Where/When: at the , Friday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Why Go: A night of exercise, learning and fun. Your fee includes pizza dinner, cool experiments with ice and salt, skate rental, skating, dessert and cider. Proceeds benefit exhibit development at the .
Pricing: $20 per person
Where/When: on Saturday, March 5 from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Why Go: A program for children ages 5 - 8 years old to celebrate Dr. Suess' birthday. Stories of Seuss will be told plus enjoy treats and take home a Cat in the Hat craft that your kids make.
Pricing: Free (Registration required.)
Where/When: At on Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why Go: If your family loves cats and wants to adopt, head down to Save-A-Pet this weekend for their "Mad Catter Tea Party" with free adoptions of all cats over the age of four and $50 cat spays and neuters at C.L.I.F.F.S. Clinic (price also includes a rabies and distemper vaccine).
Pricing: Free adoption for all cats over four years old, $50 spays and neuters.
Where/When: At , in Setauket starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Why Go: Go on a two hour hike to learn about flora and fauna of West Meadow Beach. Discuss the animals that are seasonal visitors, in addition to the yearlong residents of the peninsula, and focus on the plant communities that make up beach habitats. Binoculars suggested.
Where/When: Saturday morning, March. 5. Jump on the for a skiing trip to Mount Snow. Trip goes non-stop from Port Jefferson to the mountain and then cruises you back home on the ferry. Ski trips depart at 4:30 a.m. from the ferry at Port Jefferson and leaves on the 8 p.m. ferry, arriving in Port Jefferson at 9:30 p.m.
Why Go: Where else can you take a trip across the Sound to a ski mountain and back in one day. You avoid the traffic going through the city and it’s a full day of fun on the slopes.
Pricing: $90-$110 per person