Outdoor Activities on Long Island this month
By NYMetroParents Calendar Editor

Outdoor Activities on Long Island this month

July 2, 2017   |   Upcoming Events  

This month, take the kids outside to explore tons of outdoor activities on Long Island, in both Nassau County and Suffolk County.

Mill Neck Manor House Tour
WHEN: May. 7 - Nov. 5, Sundays, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Mill Neck Manor House, 40 Frost Mill Road, Mill Neck , NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Step back in time to experience and savor the mansion’s exquisite appointments and its 86-acre scenic estate overlooking the Long Island Sound. Learn about its history, the life of Lillian Sefton Dodge, and the Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf.
WANT TO GO? $25; $20 seniors; $15 students; $5 for children 12 and younger. 516-628-4243. millneckmanorhouse.org.

Huntington Summer Arts Festival FREE
WHEN: Jun. 27 - Aug. 13, Tuesday-Sunday, 8:30-10:30pm
WHERE: Chapin Rainbow Stage, Heckscher Park, Huntington, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Various performing artists including dance, music, theatre, and more will be on the stage.
WANT TO GO? 631-271-8423. huntingtonarts.org.

Sensory Garden Sundays
WHEN: Jul. 1 - Aug. 27, Sundays, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Planting Fields Arboretum, Coe Hall, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Exciting new programming for families where children will have the opportunity to see, taste, touch, smell, and listen to the wonders of the Sensory Garden.
WANT TO GO? $8 per car. 516-922-8668. plantingfields.org.

Oyster Bay Walking Tours
WHEN: Jul. 8 - 22, Saturdays, 2pm
WHERE: Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit St., Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Embark on a foot tour of Oyster Bay, featuring the historical sites along East and West Main Street, Audrey Avenue, and South Street in the heart of the hamlet.
WANT TO GO? $20; $5 children ages 12-17. 516-922-5032. oysterbayhistorical.org.

Under The Sea Sprinkler Party
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 9, 12-3pm
WHERE: Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main St., Sag Harbor, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Dance and splash through sprinklers and enjoy craft stations throughout the museum. Cool off with free ice pops.
WANT TO GO? $6; $5 children ages 4-18; free for children younger than 4. 631-367-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Stories Under the Tree with Rogers Memorial Library FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jul. 13, 4:30pm
WHERE: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Children and caregivers gather under a big shady tree to hear favorite stories read by Lynne Burgess. Bring chairs and blankets.
WANT TO GO? 631-283-0967. southamptonartscenter.org.

Make Up! Maker Projects: Sculpted Blooms
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 15, 12pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Join a guided gardens walk to unearth your inner artist. Gather natural inspiration to form a seasonally inspired take home craft.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 seniors; free children younger than 6. 516-333-0048. oldwestburygardens.org.

Family Seaside Adventure: Seining in the Bay
WHEN: Wednesday, Jul. 19, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Fire Island Lighthouse, Robert Moses State Park, parking field 5, Fire Island, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Children learn about seining in the bay and paint a clam shell. Wear bathing suits and water shoes, and bring a towel. Call to register.
WANT TO GO? $5. 631-661-4876. fireislandlighthouse.com.

Family Seaside Adventure: Nature Walk
WHEN: Wednesday, Jul. 26, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Fire Island Lighthouse, Robert Moses State Park, parking field 5, Fire Island, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Take a nature walk and make a fish print. Bring a plain tee shirt and/or tote bag. Call to register.
WANT TO GO? $5. 631-661-4876. fireislandlighthouse.com.

Talk and Tour: Experiencing Art in the Landscape
WHEN: Wednesday, Jul. 26, 12pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: As you tour the gardens, a volunteer docent will speak about the elements of classical design which were incorporated into many of the English country estate gardens.
WANT TO GO? $10; $8 seniors; $5 children ages 7-17; free for children younger than 7. 516-333-0048. oldwestburygardens.org.

Tots Cooking Classes: Fairy Gardening
WHEN: Thursday, Jul. 27, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Take a journey to fairy-land by planting a fairy garden that include some herbs and foods for the fairies to eat.
WANT TO GO? $20; $10 additional child. 631-722-8777. gardenofevefarm.com.

Summertime Stargazers
WHEN: Thursday, Jul. 27, 8:30pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join members of the Astronomical Society of Long Island, a group of dedicated amateur astronomers and telescope makers, for skywatching. 
WANT TO GO? $8; $6 seniors; $3 children ages 7-17. 516-333-0048 . oldwestburygardens.org.

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