Living in Manhasset

Learn about kids activities & outdoor activities, playgrounds, things to do,
great eats and more!


  • PAL – Police Athletic League
    325 Main Street
    PAL fields and courts are located on Port’s waterfront. Best known for their baseball and softball programming, the PAL also offers many other programs including basketball, Books and Balls, and series to help kids keep active without organized sports.  


  • Manhasset Soccer Club
    Manhasset Soccer Club offers professional training for all ages and levels through their intertown program, winter murals, camps and clinics, and travel programs.


  • Moves & Motions Dance Studio
    47 Manhasset Avenue
    Founded in 1987, by Director Jodi Fera, Moves & Motions School of Dance provides quality dance instruction in a friendly, nurturing, family-oriented, professional environment. Ages 2 – teens and offering a Competitive Dance Team!
  • Berest Dance Center
    12 South Washington St
    Owned by nationally recognized and internationally known mother and daughter Olga Berest and Heather Berest, the dance center offers 100+ classes for both fun and professional training in a supportive environment.
  • Fred Astaire Dance Studio (adults)
    20 Park Avenue
    This three-time National Top Studio award winner is the perfect place for adults to learn how to dance.


  • Shelter Rock Tennis & Country Club (Private Club)
    100 Long Island Expressway
    Awarded “Private Club of the Year”
  • Port Washington Tennis Academy
    100 Harbor Road
    Featuring 17 indoor courts, all Har-Tru clay except for four hard courts, as well as an indoor ¼ mile track, Your kids will love fueling up after their lessons at the The Tennis Academy’s complimentary snack bar including  cookies, coffee, tea and fresh bananas.
  • Christopher Morley Tennis
    500 Searingtown Road, Roslyn (near LIE exit 36)

Ice Skating:

  • Port Washington Skating Center
    70 Seaview Boulevard
    Whether you’re looking to learn how to skate, play hockey or just have some fun with the family, the Port Washington Skating Center is a smaller rink with an upper deck viewing area. Family run and operated for years, your kids will feel welcome from the moment they step foot inside.
  • Andrew Stergiopoulis Ice Rink (full size)
    65 Arrandale Avenue, Great Neck
    You’ll find public skating sessions, travel hockey (Bruins), figure skating, as well as a heated lounge with wood-burning fireplace, skate rental, snack bar & grill and free WiFi for your convenience.


  • Manhasset Public Library
    30 Onderdonk Avenue
    (516) 627-2300
    The Manhasset public library offers public computers, quiet study rooms, meeting space and programs covering all interests and ages.  Manhasset library card holders have 24/7 access to ebooks, audiobooks, movies and tv, magazines, foreign language learning, research tools and more, that can be viewed, streamed or downloaded.


  • Whitney Pond Park
    133 Valley Road
    Enjoy the trails or visit the community pool that is available by the day or by the season.
  • Manhasset Valley Park
    461 Maple Street
    Kids will enjoy the playground, exploring around the small pond or watching the ducks at this park. Lacrosse and baseball fields are on site, as well as walking paths.
  • Mary Jane Davies Green
    Plandome Road, Manhasset
    Featuring playgrounds, tables, gazebo, and water spray features in the summer, this is a peaceful park near Plandome Road.
Parks & Recreation:

  • Sands Point Preserve
    127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point NY 11050 (516) 571-7901
    The Sands Point Preserve on the original Guggenheim Estate, offers a a 216-acre park with historical mansions and the Phil Dejana Learning. The non-profit, provides year-round educational and cultural programs, tours, fitness activities and private events. The Preserve offers beautiful hiking trails and tons of activities for families and adults. It is a great place to spend an afternoon, has some amazing water views and a dog run.
  • Parent Resource Center (PRC)
    232 Main Street (516) 767-3808
    A wonderful non-profit organization for families and kids! The organization offers classes, tons of events for the kids and Moms Nights Out, Parent University, book club and so much more. Completely parent run, and a must for families with young children. I am on the board and just love being a part of it.
  • “Bar Beach” aka Town of North Hempstead Beach Park
    175 West Shore Road (516) 869-6311
    Enjoy an afternoon at the shore, walk, ride or roller blade on the promenade along the waterfront, or get active at their basketball and shuffleboard courts. Then, barbecue on one of their grills and enjoy a picnic with your family or friends.


  • Science Museum of Long Island
    1526 North Plandome Road
    The Science Museum of Long Island is a not-for-profit science activity center located on the Leeds Pond Preserve and offers enrichment workshops for children on weekdays and during school vacations.


  • Landmark Theater
    232 Main Street (516) 767-1384
    Home of the Jeanne Rimsky Theater and Doctors’ Gymnasium
    Landmark on Main Street is a not-for-profit community center that brings live entertainment to our community. This intimate theater hosts small theatrical productions, lectures and concerts with established artists like the Indigo Girls and up and coming performers.Downstairs: Doctors’ Gymnasium, indoor basketball court and teen center, outdoors offers a playground, swings and water splash pad (weather permitting) in a scenic park setting.

  • Manorhaven Pool
    158 Manorhaven Boulevard
    (516) 767-4618
    A great town pool recently renovated with outdoor seating on a beautiful waterfront. The pool offers lap lanes, zero entry, a separate toddler pool and programming including lessons, a spirited swim team and early morning lap swimming.

Yacht Clubs:


  • Kostal Paddle
    158 Manorhaven Boulevard (Manorhaven Park)
    175 West Shore Road (Bar Beach)
    Explore the shore from the water with an instructor or rent one of Kostal’s fleet of SUP boards and Kayaks. Or, enjoy SUP Yoga on Fridays – an invigorating combination of SUP and yoga!
Manhasset is home to an eclectic mix of cuisines including Japanese, Chinese, Italian, French, American and more!


  • Louie’s
    395 Main Street
    (516) 883-4242
    This quintessential waterfront restaurant is known for its cocktails, fresh seafood and of course, it’s beautiful waterfront view.


  • Kith & Kith Treats
    2080 Northern Boulevard (Americana Manhasset Shopping Center)
    Famous for their mix-ins!
  • Douglas and James (aka Sweet Treats on the Wharf)
    405 Main Street
    (516) 708-1706
    It wouldn’t be summer without a scoop of Douglas & James homemade ice cream – voted Best Ice cream and Best Milkshake on Long Island! Take it to go and enjoy their homemade treats at the Town Dock.



  • So many delicious choices! Enjoy Gino’s (Naple’s style pizzeria & Italian restaurant), or  Randazzo’s. Or head over to Port Washington’s Salvatore’s (Coal brick oven).

Hardware Stores:

  • Raindew Plandome True Value
    This small hardware store is connected to a pharmacy and has a small kids’ toys section – great for last minute gifts!
    Open Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm, Saturdays & Sundays 9am – 6pm
  • Shields Plumbing & Hardware
    267 Main Street
    Open Monday – Saturday 9am – 6pm & Sundays 9am – 4pm
  • Alper’s True Value Hardware
    81 Main Street, across from Starbucks
    Open Monday – Saturday 8am – 5pm & Sundays 9am – 5pm
Paint Stores:

  • Benjamin Moore
    81 Main Street, entrance is on Irma Avenue
    Open Monday – Saturday 8am – 5pm & Sundays 9am – 5pm
  • Sherwin Williams
    59 Shore Road
    Open Monday – Friday 7am – 7pm, Saturdays 8am – 5pm, & Sundays 9am – 5pm
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