Top Things to Do with Kids on Long Island in May
By NYMetroParents Calendar Editor

Top Things to Do with Kids on Long Island in May

May 1, 2017   |   Upcoming Events  

Our calendar editors have hand-picked the best family events and activities happening on Long Island this May, in both Nassau County and Suffolk County.

Curious George and the Golden Meatball
WHEN: Apr. 15 - May. 7, Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 12pm
WHERE: BroadHollow at Elmont, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, New York
WHAT: Everyone's favorite mischievous monkey and his friend in the yellow hat sing and dance up a storm in this adventure-filled musical.     
WHY WE LOVE IT: Just looking at George makes us chuckle!
WANT TO GO? $13 advance discounts available. 516-775-4420.

Long Island First Private School Fair FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, May. 2, 6-9pm
WHERE: Garden City Hotel, 45 7th St., Garden City, NY
WHAT: Join greater Long Island private schools and hundreds of educators and parents for this inaugural, education-centered event. More than 50 schools will be represented.
WHY WE LOVE IT: New York Times best-selling author and speaker, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, will be the keynote speaker.
WANT TO GO? 516-747-3000.

Chinese Theatre Works: 'Tiger Tales'
WHEN: Saturday, May. 6, 11am
WHERE: Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Suite 1, Port Washington, NY
WHAT: A wise old rabbit recounts stories from her eventful life to her young granddaughter, including how she came to be the Prime Minister to Tiger, the ever-hungry jungle king.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Audience members are invited after the show to meet the puppeteers and see how the puppets work.
WANT TO GO? $10. 516-767-6444.

Town of Huntington Presents Tulip Festival 2017 FREE
WHEN: Sunday, May. 7, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Huntington's Heckscher Park, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington , NY
WHAT: This family-oriented floral festival offers hands-on children’s activity booths, family performances, art exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, and refreshments.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Features more than 20,000 tulips!
WANT TO GO? 631-351-3089.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 'Cosi fan Tutte'
WHEN: Sunday, May. 7, 2pm
WHERE: Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Prompted by Don Alfonso, a cynical old philosopher, two young idealists decide to put their lovers’ fidelity to the test.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The music is truly extraordinary.
WANT TO GO? $20. 516-877-4040.

Escape the Library FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, May. 10, 3-4pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Find the hidden objects, figure out the clues and solve the puzzles to earn your freedom.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A clever way to draw teens to the library!
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World
WHEN: May. 12 - 21, Friday-Sunday, see website for times
WHERE: NYCB LIVE, home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Presented By New York Community Bank, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY
WHAT: Prepare to blast off on a cosmic family adventure unlike any other. Join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of good versus evil and be the first to climb aboard and take the helm as a circus star seeker.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's final farewell!
WANT TO GO? $22.75 and up. 516-231-4848.

'Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play!'
WHEN: Saturday, May. 13, 2pm
WHERE: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, NY
AGES: 3-5, Adult
WHAT: Elephant Gerald and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense.
WHY WE LOVE IT: You’ll be doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all night long!
WANT TO GO? $15 and up. 516-299-3100.

WHEN: Sunday, May. 14, 7pm
WHERE: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, NY
WHAT: Pippin is a high-flying, death-defying Broadway musical full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats, and soaring songs.
WHY WE LOVE IT: 'Pippin' will lift you up and leave you smiling.
WANT TO GO? $33 and up. 516-299-3100.

'Journey to Oz'
WHEN: May. 17 - 19, Wednesday, 12-1pm; Friday, 10:15am and 12pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: In this fantastic new adaptation, you are invited to go to Oz with Dorothy. Audience members become part of the cast in this interactive production, singing, dancing and acting alongside professional actors.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Children learn the art of storytelling while creating, analyzing and participating in this performance.
WANT TO GO? $12 with museum admission: $13; $12 seniors, free children younger than 1. 516-224-5828.

Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair
WHEN: May. 20 - 21, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
WHAT: Activities include sheep herding, sheep and llama shearing, livestock and animal displays, spinning, basketweaving, crocheting, historic tours, and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Children will learn how wool from sheep becomes the clothes in their drawer.
WANT TO GO? $6. 631-298-5292.

Strawberry Festival
WHEN: May. 20 - Jun. 4, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
WHAT: Activities include strawberry picking, hayrides, Pedal Kart Track, Spider Web, and strawberry-themed activities.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This seasonal fruit is the belle of the ball!
WANT TO GO? $5. 631-722-8777.

'Sleeping Beauty'
WHEN: Saturday, May. 20, 4pm
WHERE: Northport Middle School, 11 Middleville Road, Northport, NY
WHAT: The performance includes highlights from Sleeping Beauty Ballet, African Jazz set to music from The Lion King, modern contemporary dance, and new choreography.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The program offers great variety of dance styles.
WANT TO GO? $20. 435-222-2849.

Barry Manilow
WHEN: Thursday, May. 25, 7:30pm
WHERE: NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Presented By New York Community Bank, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Manilow’s show will feature his Greatest Hits along with songs from his new album, This Is My Town: Songs of New York, scheduled to be released on April 21.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Every two tickets for this show will include a physical CD of Barry's new album.
WANT TO GO? $48 and up. 800-745-3000. .

Bethpage Air Show
WHEN: May. 27 - 28, Saturday-Sunday, 12-5pm
WHERE: Jones Beach State Park, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY
WHAT: The United States Air Force Thunder Birds will be performing their precision demonstration over the Atlantic Ocean in front of the shores of Jones Beach. Military recruiters will be present, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's an annual not-to-be-missed event!
WANT TO GO? $10 per car. 516-785-1600.

East End Arts 21st Annual Community Mosaic FREE
WHEN: Sunday, May. 28, 12-5pm
WHERE: Downtown Riverhead, East Main Street, Riverhead, NY
WHAT:  Enjoy street painting, live music and entertainment, drumming, dance, gourmet food trucks, and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A great way to get to know the people in your community!

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