Each week, we scour local sources to come up with the best deals for local families. This week, we’ve uncovered some fun and free (or deeply discounted) programs for families and kids around Long Island:
- Baby Pictures at Broadway Mall: See current movies with your baby in a baby-friendly setting. Amenities include dim lighting to allow for easy childcare in the auditorium; lowered movie volume for babies' sensitive hearing; baby changing stations and stroller area and admission is $6. This week’s film is Horrible Bosses starring Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, showing at noon on Thursday, July 14.
- Summer Movie Express at Regal Movie Theaters
Regal Entertainment Group hosts the Summer Movie Express all summer long. Moviegoers of all ages can enjoy a great selection of G or PG rated movies for only $1 admission during this 9 week long festival. Although the closest participating theater is not in Syosset, head east on the Long Island Expressway and visit Stadium 16 in Deer Park (455 Commack Road, Deer Park). On Tuesday, July 19, see Ramona & Beezus and on Wednesday, July 20, see The Spy Next Door, both showtimes are at 10am.
- Bookworm Wednesdays at Broadway Mall
On Wednesday mornings throughout the summer, kids who bring a book report to select Bookworm Wednesday movies will be admitted for free. You can print the book report entry form here. This Wednesday, July 13, enjoy a 10am showing of Bee Movie (next week, July 21 is Kung Fu Panda).
- Movies by Moonlight
This summer, you and your family can watch movies by moonlight in Town of Oyster Bay Parks, including free popcorn and ice cream. This Thursday, July 14, visit (Jericho Turnpike, Syosset) to see Despicable Me. The movie starts at 830pm and admission is free - bring chairs or a blanket to sit on.
- Kids Night Tuesdays
Hop in your car and head south to the Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell in Wantagh where you can enjoy kids shows for free at 730pm on Tuesday nights all summer. After 6pm, parking is free at Jones Beach Field 4.
Amy Platt is a Syosset mom of two kids and the founder of LIParentSource.com, a free online magazine and e-newsletter centralizing information and resources for local families.