Cruising Long Island Sound
For a trip like that, you really owe it to yourself to pick up the Embassy Guide to Long Island Sound. There are plenty of good tips on shore-side facilities and things to do with the kids.
Meanwhile, if you find yourself short on daylight as you come out of the East River, pick up a guest mooring at Stuyvesant Yacht Club on the western shore of City Island (40 50''42"N, 73 47''28"W). Everything on City Island is within walking distance or you can use our showers, bar & restaurant. Hail the launch on Channel 72.
Have a great trip, wherever you end up.