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Date night? Long Island places with drop-off events for kids

Need a grownups-only night out? These Long Island venues offer designated hours when children can be dropped off for some playtime while their parents go out and play. 
The business model is often borne of personal experience. “I know how important it can be to have a break, which is why we do this,” says Kerri Anastasi, owner of Tumbling Tunes in East Northport and mother of children ages 5, 9 and 12. Unlike most drop-off locations, her play space allows kids who have yet to master the potty “as long as parents drop off diapers,” Anastasi says. 
Matt Kovacik, program director of The Little Gym of Smithtown, hosts two so-called Parent Survival Nights a month. Moms and dads, he says, can have a little extra fun knowing the kids will be “tired enough to go to sleep when you get home.” 
Now that’s something any parent can relate to. 

The Little Gym of Smithtown

Rebecca Chustek, 3, of Smithtown, plays at Little
Credit: Danielle Silverman

WHERE 70 E. Main St., Smithtown 
THE ACTIVITY Gym playtime followed by organized activities, craftmaking and pizza 
SUPERVISION One adult for every 4 to 6 kids 
AGES 3 to 10; must be potty trained 
WHEN Usually twice a month 
INFO $36 to $45 for nonmembers, or $299 for 10 nights in advance; 631-360-7777,  thelittlegymn/smithtown 

In the photo: Rebecca Chustek, 3, of Smithtown, gets in some bouncing time The Little Gym of Smithtown during a kids' night out.

Tumbling Tunes, East Northport

Jackson Sidle, 2, plays in the dirt while
Credit: Danielle Silverman

WHERE 212 Laurel Rd., East Northport 
THE ACTIVITY Two options. Parents’ Night Out is once a month from 6 to 9 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month; Children ages 1 to 8 (bring your own diapers) have unstructured play, participating in gym activities, crafts, bubble play and more, pizza included. Themed nights are scheduled once or twice a month and are age and subject specific. 
SUPERVISION One adult for every 4 to 6 kids 
AGES 2.5 to 8 years of age (bring diapers if needed) 
INFO Parents’ Night Out is $14 per hour for one child, $20 per hour for a child and sibling, and $24 per hour for three or more siblings; Themed nights are $30 for one child, $45 for two siblings and $60 for three or more siblings; advance registration required; 631-697-0140, 

In the photo: Jackson Sidle, 2, plays in the dirt while working on an arts and crafts project called a "dinosaur garden" at Tumbling Tunes.

Mini Monet, Sayville

Mini Monet, 64 Railroad Ave., Sayville.....Photos: Pam Brewer..kiMAIN180516_Mini-Monet
Credit: Mini Monet/Pam Brewer

WHERE 64 Railroad Ave., Sayville 
THE ACTIVITY Movie-viewing nights that also include painting on canvas or an art project, plus pizza. Limited to 15 children. 
AGES 5 and older 
WHEN Monthly 
INFO $35 per child; 631-218-9797, 

My Gym Huntington

MyGym, 128 W. Jericho Tpke., Huntington Station.My Gym
Credit: My Gym/Evan Greenberg

WHERE 128 W. Jericho Tpke., Huntington Station 
THE ACTIVITY Kids can wear various dress-up costumes, while playing with lifesize board games 
SUPERVISION Two to three adults, depending on the number of kids 
AGES Over 3 years old; must be potty trained 
WHEN Monthly 
INFO $30 for one child, $15 for each additional sibling; 631-427-4967,

Abrakadoodle, Roslyn

Abrakadoodle, 55 Lumber Rd., Roslyn...Abrakadoodle: Rosanna Massaro.kimain180516_Abrakadoodle
Credit: Abrakadoodle/Rosanna Massaro

WHERE 55 Lumber Rd., Roslyn 
THE ACTIVITY Themed art lessons with face painting, music, game play plus pizza and a drink 
SUPERVISION Four teachers for 24 kids 
AGES 3 and up; must be potty trained 
WHEN Monthly 
INFO $60 per child; 516-686-6900,

Casa de Spin, Massapequa

Casa de Spin, 81 Grand Ave., Massapequa...Photo Credit
Credit: Casa De Spin/Susan Wilkowski

WHERE 81 Grand Ave., Massapequa 
THE ACTIVITY Kids start by making a spin art painting on canvas, take a break for a slice of pizza and a drink, then wrap up with a second spin art-related project. 
SUPERVISION One adult per four kids 
AGES 6 and older 
WHEN Select Friday and Saturday nights during the summer 
INFO $39 per child; 516-654-7746, 

Plasterkraze, Selden

PlasterKraze, 1310 Middle Country Rd., Selden..Photo by Bobby
Credit: My Gym/Bobby Heidenfelder

WHERE 1310 Middle Country Rd., Selden 
THE ACTIVITY Paint pieces, play games, watch a movie and have pizza 
SUPERVISION One adult to every seven kids 
AGES All ages; must be potty trained 
WHEN Every third Friday 
INFO $22 per child; 631-689-5231, 

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