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The July 4th Weekend Guide

Places to eat, fun for the kids, fireworks and more.

The Fourth of July is fast approaching and Patch has put together a list of five things to do this holiday weekend.

1.  Fourth of July Face Painting at the Smithtown Library 

Show your patriotic streak at this year’s Fourth of July celebration by getting your face painted red, white and blue. Choose between stars, fireworks and other fun holiday designs. 

Where: Meeting room, NesconsetBranch,  127-20 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset

When: Friday - July 1 2011 at 1:00 p.m.

Who: Children of all ages

Price: Free, registration required 631.265.3994

2.  St. Anthony's 20th Annual Family Feast and Festival

Carnival rides, fireworks, international foods, music, Las Vegas games and more are all on tap at this year’s feast to benefit The St. Anthony Of Padua Parish and The Fr. Thomas A. Judge Knights Of Columbus. Saturday is fireworks night.

Where: Trinity Regional School, 1025 5th Avenue East Northport

When: June 30, 2011 / July 1, 2011 / July 2, 2011 / July 3, 2011

Hours:  Wednesday and Thursday: 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday: 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Price:  $12.00 pay one price, Seniors $5.00

Who: Bring the entire family

3.  Waterfront Dining at the Old Dock Inn

With beautiful views of the Nissequogue River, this is the place for seafood lovers, where one can order a crab cake dinner, broiled mahi-mahi, or even chicken and scallops.

Where: 798 Old Dock Road, Kings Park

When:  Wed – Thu, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. / Fri – Sat, 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. / Sun, 12:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Price:  $$

Who: The entire family

Note: Closed Mondays and Tuesdays 

4. Casual Outdoor Dining at Gasparro’s Brick Oven Pizza

Located right on the edge of the Nissequogue River, order from their diverse menu of Italian cuisine or just enjoy a pie with the family on the picnic benches outside.

Where: 100 Riviera Dr, Kings Park

When:  Sun, Mon, Tue - Thu, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. / Fri, Sat, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Price:  $

Who: The entire family

Note: Special hours on July 4th, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

5.  4th of July Canoeing or Kayaking the Nissequogue River

Take a five and one-half mile scenic trip from one end of the beautiful Nissequogue River to the other. During the two hour journey there is plenty of opportunities to stop and picnic or just rest and relax along the way.

Where:  Nissequogue River Canoe and Kayak Rentals, Kings Park Bluff

When:  April 15th through October 15th

Price:  $50.00 and up

Who: The entire family, ages 3 and up

Note: Reservations suggested for rentals, especially on weekends.

Call ahead to get tide information, 631.219.4887

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