• Summer Fun Ideas In Farmingdale

    Summer Fun Ideas In Farmingdale

    Summer’s here, and Farmingdale offers lots of opportunities to enjoy the warm weather. Participate in fun activities, check out the farmers market, experience Music on Main, or check out local businesses that specialize in seasonal fun. Here’s your guide to enjoying summer in Farmingdale.

    • Experience Music on Main  (Main Street)
      • Music On Main is held four times each summer, and it might be the most anticipated activity of the season in Farmingdale. Dates are 7/11, 7/25, 8/8 & 8/22, from 5 – 9 p.m. (rain date 8/29). Stroll down a closed-off Main Street and surround yourself with live outdoor music, dining al fresco, local shopping, and fun activities. Walking the street is free, but the setting encourages people to shop local small businesses and have a blast while doing so. Enjoy this family-friendly setting! Weather permitting.
    • Enjoy rides and fun at Adventureland  (2245 Broadhollow Road)
      • Take your family to Adventureland for a fun day your children will be grateful for. Parents can tap into their own inner child by going on rides with their kids. With dozens of rides and attractions, there’s something for everyone. And Adventureland has even added new rides! Hungry? No need to leave the park. Head to the air-conditioned restaurant for pizza, hot dogs, burgers, wings, salads, wraps and more, or the food court for personal pizzas, bacon cheeseburgers, mac and cheese or pulled pork. Want a snack? The park has plenty of snack stands. When you’re ready to get back to it, enjoy fun activities and carnival games, as well.
    • Shop at the weekly Farmers Market (Village Green, at 361 Main Street)
      • The Farmers Market, presented by Schneider’s Farm, is set to run every Sunday from June through late November, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., weather permitting. People can shop a fresh selection of produce, vegetables, breads, and other items. There is no admission to peruse the vendors. Take advantage of the local vendors who don’t otherwise have brick-and-mortar shops in the village. Before or after shopping, people can easily stroll Main Street and grab breakfast or lunch or visit other storefronts.
    • Enroll your children in Camps ‘R’ Us (35 Heisser Court)
      • Even though your children are out of school, it doesn’t mean you’re off work. Enrolling your kids in Camps ‘R’ Us can ensure they enjoy summer fun and activities while you provide. The camp offers programs for nursery children through ninth grade. Camps ‘R’ Us strives to provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth. Some activities include sports, games, arts and crafts, dance, field trips, the game room, swimming, woodworking, theme days, and more. You can enroll your child by visiting the Camps ‘R’ Us website. The program runs from late June to mid-August.
    • Wet Your Whistle Behind Back In Time (441 Main Street)
      • Enjoy evenings with a glass of wine or beer in hand at Cobb’s Corner Bar behind Back In Time and Elise’s Niece’s Cafe. Enjoy food and live music performances. Keep an eye on the shops’ social media posts, but Wet Your Whistle events are usually held on Friday evenings.
    • Catch movies on the Village Green (361 Main Street)
      • Want to enjoy a community movie in a pretty outdoor setting? Stop on by the Village Green every Tuesday evening at dusk from July 9 through August 20. Movies are family friendly, and free popcorn and ice cream will be served. The movies, in order, are “Migration,” “Elemental,” “Kung Fu Panda 4,” “Over The Hedge,” “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” “Wish,” and “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile.” Bring chairs and/or blankets for seating.
    • Have Grime Busters clean your home or business (907 Main Street)
      • Grime Busters provides both residential and commercial services, so homeowners and business owners alike can prepare for summer fun. Whether you’re hosting indoors or outdoors, Grime Busters offers an array of residential services: deck renovations, patio and driveway paving, power washing, rug and floor cleaning, renovations, steam cleaning, maid services, painting, HVAC cleaning, handyman services, drain cleaning, and more. Get your home ready for that big summer BBQ! For storefronts, Grime Busters offers many of the same services it offers at homes, as well as glass and window washing, graffiti removal, office cleaning, trash chute cleaning, and more.
    • Listen to a Village Pops Concert on the Village Green (361 Main Street)
      • Village Pops Concert nights are set to run every Wednesday between June 26 and July 31 with free ice cream. Each concert is set to begin at 7:30 p.m., weather permitting on the Village Green. Admission is free. Enjoy music on the Village Green and dine or shop while in town. Bring chairs and/or blankets for seating.
    • Enroll Your Child In Classes At No Limit Ninja (121 Carolyn Boulevard)
      • Make a little ninja out of your child when you bring them to No Limit Ninja! The shared gym has age appropriate classes depending on how old your child is. Kids will have fun on obstacle courses and other equipment that will keep them fit and active. Owner Anthony Giallanzo offers week-long camps, which are a more in-depth version of the classes No Limit Ninja offers. Coaches will teach children how to use the spider climb, angled steps, devil steps, rope, and warped walls. No Limit Ninja also offers birthday parties and field trip opportunities.
    • Enjoy Art Crawl events, culminating in Art in the Park (Main Street)
      • Do you love arts and crafts? Take a stroll down Main Street on select Sundays to check out arts vendors. The Colored Colors Art Crawl – Second Sundays summer dates are July 14, Aug. 11, and Sept. 8, from noon to 4 p.m. The 13th annual Art in the Park by the Farmingdale Cultural Arts Committee is scheduled for Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a Sept. 22 rain date. Ribbons will be awarded. Children through fifth grade are invited to bring an 8.5 x 11-inch drawing to display on a clothesline for a participation sticker.

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