Family Fun on a Budget

Keeping your family entertained throughout the summer doesn’t mean you have to go overboard with spending. A little search within your own community will help you find many fun-filled family activities that are offered at little to no cost.

Museum Classes

Most museums offer summer workshops, art classes, lectures and free nights for families with children of all ages.

Performing Arts

Whether local bands or the symphony or opera, you will often find free performances offered throughout the year. Check your local paper for performance options.

Craft Activities

Check local craft stores for class schedules for fun activities that are suitable for children and adults.

Movie Nights

Many towns offer free movie nights in local parks or public spaces. All you need is a comfortable chair, a blanket, and the popcorn you pack for you and your family to enjoy an evening out.

Local Parks

Review schedules for free activities, tours, concerts and classes offered at parks, nature centers or even your local petting zoo.

Baseball Games

Minor league and independent league baseball offer all the thrills of the big leagues at a bargain price. For example, you and your family can go to a Long Island Ducks game at the beautiful Bethpage Ballpark! There are great activities for children, giveaways, and a free fireworks show at the conclusion of some games.

Just a few minutes of online searching or scouting your local newspaper can help you plan numerous activities that are available for you and your family without spending a fortune.