What To Do With Kids This Weekend On Long Island
By NYMetroParents Staff

What To Do With Kids This Weekend On Long Island

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From concerts and performances, to workshops and exhibits, plan your weekend with our round up of the best things to do with kids on Long Island this weekend, May 20-21, 2017. Check out our picks for kids' activites in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Also see our guides for weekend fun in New York City and Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen counties.

Nassau Weekend Activities

'Ladies of Laughter'
WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 8pm
WHERE: Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Suite 1, Port Washington
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Ladies of Laughter is all about providing funny women the opportunity to showcase their unique styles of humor.
WANT TO GO? $25. 516-767-6444. landmarkonmainstreet.org.

FREE Teen Job Style Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 2pm
WHERE: Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Road, Franklin Square
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: This workshop addresses specific needs for today’s students, jobseekers, and college applicants including how to dress for success and apply with style.
WANT TO GO? 516-488-3444. franklinsquarepl.org.

Make Up! Maker Projects: Predator Portrayals
WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 12pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Join a guided gardens walk to unearth your inner artist. Gather natural inspiration to form a seasonally inspired craft to take home.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 seniors; free children younger than 6. 516-333-0048. oldwestburygardens.org.

FREE Asian-American Festival
WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 12-5pm
WHERE: North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 W. Shore Road, Port Washington
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring family and friends to this beachfront gathering to celebrate ethnic diversity, which will include dance, arts and crafts, shopping, and culinary delights from China, India, Japan, Korea, and Pakistan.
WANT TO GO? northhempsteadny.gov.

Green Teens: Out of This World
WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Take a trip out of this world as the Green Teens explore space and the galaxy. Discover the secrets of the solar system and imagine what lies beyond our planet.
WANT TO GO? $13; $12 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5828. licm.org.

World War II Encampment Re-Enactment
WHEN: May 20-21, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage
AGES: All
WHAT: See weapons, armored vehicles, speak to living historians, and watch tactical demonstrations, along with children's activities.
WANT TO GO? $12; $6 seniors and children ages 5-12; $5 veterans; free for children younger than 5. 516-572-8401. nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/parks.

4th Annual Pregnant Island Health and Wellness Event
WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 12-2pm
WHERE: Woodbury Jewish Center Vivien Grossman Early Childhood Education Program, 200 S. Woods Road, Woodbury
AGES: 3-5, Adult
WHAT: Are you pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant, or a new parent living on Long Island? If so, here's an opportunity to meet with other Long Islanders while learning from professional who specialize in pre/postnatal care and practice in your area.
WANT TO GO? $25; $20 in advance. 516-581-2217. pregnantisland.com.

FREE Colonial Day: Rock Hall Celebrates 250 Years of History
WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 12-4pm
WHERE: Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway, Lawrence
AGES: All
WHAT: Join us for a family-friendly afternoon with re-enactors who bring the 18th century to life with classical music and colonial cooking, games, and activities.
WANT TO GO? 516-239-1157. friendsofrockhall.org.

FREE Day Camp Open House
WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Beth Sholom Day Camp, 401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Meet camp leadership, tour our beautiful indoor/outdoor facility, and ask all of your questions.
WANT TO GO? 516-621-9257. bethsholomdaycamp.com.

Who Lives in the Pond?
WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Bailey Arboretum, 194 Bayville Road, Lattington
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Use nets to find the creatures living in Bailey Arboretum’s ponds and learn how they survive.
WANT TO GO? $10 suggested. 516-801-1458. baileyarboretum.org.

Talks and Tours: Fragrance in the Garden
WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 2pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a 45-minute stroll through the Gardens led by a volunteer docent and master gardener. All tours meet at the West Porch Beech.
WANT TO GO? $12; $10 seniors; $7 children ages 7-17; free for children 6 and younger. 516-333-0048. oldwestburygardens.org.

Early Bird Nature Walk
WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 9-11:30am
WHERE: Muttontown Preserve, Muttontown Lane, East Norwich
AGES: All
WHAT: Get out early and stretch your legs as you walk through the woodlands, fields, and estate grounds of Nassau County's largest preserve.
WANT TO GO? $5. 516-571-8500. nassaucountyny.gov.

FREE Great Neck Street Fair
WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Great Neck Village, 607 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit the Great Neck Fair for family shopping fun with arts and crafts and gift vendors.
WANT TO GO? 516-442-6000. nassaucountycraftshows.com.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World
WHEN: Through May 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
AGES: All
WHAT: It's Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's final farewell! 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.
WANT TO GO? $22.75 and up. 516-231-4848. nycblive.com.
 

Witches and Wizards
WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 2-4 pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Make your own sparkly witch or wizard’s wand for your own adventure. Then drop by and watch Journey to Oz in the LICM Theater.
WANT TO GO? $13; $12 seniors, free children younger than 1. 516-224-5828. licm.org.

Yoga in the Gardens
WHEN: Through May 27: Thursdays and Saturdays, 11:15am
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, will lead students through a dynamic, yet gentle, continuous flow of postures and conscious breathing. Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap, and towel.
WANT TO GO? $18. 516-333-0048. oldwestburygardens.org.
 

'West Side Story'
WHEN: Through May 28: Saturdays, 8pm; Sundays, 2:30pm
WHERE: BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.
WANT TO GO? $26. 631-581-2700 . broadhollow.org.
 

Neiman Marcus Family Sundays at the Museum
WHEN: Through May 28: Sundays, 1pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
AGES: All
WHAT: Family Sundays allow children and the adults in their lives to take time to reconnect while talking about and making art together.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 seniors; $4 children ages 4-12; $2 weekend parking fee. 516-484-9338. nassaumuseum.org.
 

Tai Chi in the Gardens
WHEN: Through May 31: Wednesdays and Sundays, 10:30am
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Sessions taught by professional tai chi instructor Linda Cafiero and are designed for all experience levels.
WANT TO GO? $18. 516-333-0048. oldwestburygardens.org.
 

FREE Crafts For Kids
WHEN: Through June 25: Saturday-Sunday, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Lakeshore Learning Store, 2079 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Kids will have a ball making exciting crafts that they can use or display. Every craft is educational and fun.
WANT TO GO? 516-616-9360. lakeshorelearning.com.
 

Sensory Garden Sundays
WHEN: Through June 25: Sundays, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Planting Fields Arboretum, Coe Hall, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
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.
 

FREE Women in Contrast Exhibition
WHEN: Through Aug. 18: Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12-4pm
WHERE: Hofstra University Museum, 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead
AGES: All
WHAT: This original exhibition features iconic imagery captured by a selection of innovative modernist and contemporary female photographers, including Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Marilyn Bridges, Nancy Burson, Imogen Cunningham, Donna Ferrato, Toni Frissell, Mary Ellen Mark, and Dorothy Norman.
WANT TO GO? 516-463-5672. hofstra.edu/museum.
 

Mill Neck Manor House Tour
WHEN: Through Nov. 5: Sundays, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Mill Neck Manor House, 40 Frost Mill Road, Mill Neck
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.

 
 

Suffolk Weekend Activities

'Sleeping Beauty'
WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 4pm
WHERE: Northport Middle School, 11 Middleville Road, Northport
AGES: All
WHAT: The performance includes highlights from Sleeping Beauty Ballet, African Jazz set to music from The Lion King, modern contemporary dance, and new choreography.
WANT TO GO? $20. 435-222-2849. tututix.com/poseyschool.

Ivy League Spring Fling
WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Ivy League School and Day Camp, 211 Brooksite Drive, Smithtown
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Activities include face painting, go-karts, sky bounce, inflatables, live music, and more.
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-265-4177. ivyleaguekids.com.

FREE East Hampton Spring Fair
WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Main Street East Hampton, Main Street, East Hampton
AGES: All
WHAT: Local artists, shopkeepers, and live music will part of the festivities.
WANT TO GO? 631-324-0262. ymcali.org.

FREE Art in the Park and Kite Day
WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Heritage Park in Mount Sinai, 633 Mount Sinai Coram Road, Mount Sinai
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Heritage Trust for an outdoor art sale and exhibit and fun kite flying.
WANT TO GO? 631-384-8900. msheritagetrust.org.

FREE Summer Camp Open House
WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Kids Country Day Camp, 37 Crystal Brook Hollow Road, Mount Sinai
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Come take a tour, meet staff, and ask questions. Fun activities and registration discounts.
WANT TO GO? 631-331-5351. kidscountrydaycamp.com.

FREE Touch-a-Truck
WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Children can explore various vehicles, sit in the driver's seat, and discover the world of trucks.
WANT TO GO? 631-585-9393. mcplibrary.org.

Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair
WHEN: May 20-21, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead
AGES: All
WHAT: Activities include sheep herding, sheep and llama shearing, livestock and animal displays, spinning, basketweaving, crocheting, historic tours, and more.
WANT TO GO? $6. 631-298-5292. hallockville.com.

Family Fun Day
WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 12-4pm
WHERE: Saddle Rock Ranch, 41 Coram-Swezeytown Road, Middle Island
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Project 9 Line and Great Strides to support local veterans and cystic fibrosis. There will be live music, chili making contest, horse rides, hay ride, face painting, games, food concessions, and more.
WANT TO GO? $5. 631-786-9708. greatstridesli.org.

'The Cat in the Hat'
WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 11am
WHERE: YMCA Boulton Center, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore
AGES: All
WHAT: From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat In The Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met.
WANT TO GO? $12. 631-969-1101. boultoncenter.org.

Mike's Hike and Fitness Festival
WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 8:30am
WHERE: Smithtown High School West, 100 Central Road, Smithtown
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the 7th annual Mike’s Hike in loving memory of Mike Denaro, with proceeds to benefit the Mike’s Hike Scholarship Fund and The Smithtown Children’s Foundation. There will be a children's fun run, face painting, music, refreshments, an awards ceremony, and more.
WANT TO GO? $30; $12 children’s fun run. 516-521-7234. happilyrunning.com/mikeshike.

FREE Toddler Prom
WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 2:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: This dress-up dance party features snacks, a mess-free craft, and a special appearance by library mascot Owlberto.
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org.

Parents Night Out
WHEN: Through May 27: Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm; Saturdays, 6-9pm
WHERE: Tumbling Tunes, 212 Laurel Road, East Northport
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Children enjoy a night featuring gymnastics equipment, crafts, music instruments, games, parachute, and toys.
WANT TO GO? $12; $17 for two siblings; $20 for three siblings. 631-697-0140. tumblingtunes.com.
 

Drawing and Painting 1 & 2
WHEN: Through May 27: Monday-Tuesday and Friday-Saturday, see website for times
WHERE: Mini Monet, 64 Railroad Ave., Sayville
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn to draw animals, people, landscapes, and works by famous artists. Paint with watercolors, use oil pastels, chalk pastels, colored pencils, markers, and more.
WANT TO GO? $22. 631-218-9797. minimonetny.com.
 

Strawberry Festival
WHEN: May 20–June 4, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead
AGES: All
WHAT: Activities include strawberry picking, hayrides, Pedal Kart Track, Spider Web, and strawberry-themed activities.
WANT TO GO? $5. 631-722-8777. gardenofevefarm.com.

FREE Sport Academy
WHEN: Through June 10: Saturdays, 1-4pm
WHERE: YMCA East Hampton RECenter, 2 Gingerbread Lane, Westhampton Beach
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: This progressive program, with multiple age-specific levels provides professional instruction to learn, lead and succeed.
WANT TO GO? 631-329-6884. ymcali.org.
 

'Alice in Wonderland'
WHEN: Through June 17: Saturdays, 1pm
WHERE: Studio Theatre LI, 141 S. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst
AGES: All
WHAT: Alice falls down a rabbit hole and takes a fantastic journey through Wonderland.
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-226-8400. studiotheatreli.com.
 

'High School Musical'
WHEN: Through June 17: Saturdays, 2pm and 8pm
WHERE: Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Follow the antics of East High’s most popular student and “the new girl” as they fall in love and audition for the school musical.
WANT TO GO? $15. 631-724-3700. smithtownpac.org.

FREE Creative Arts Program
WHEN: Through June 17: Saturdays, 11:30am-12:30pm and 12:30-1:30pm
WHERE: YMCA East Hampton RECenter, 2 Gingerbread Lane, East Hampton
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: These programs offer a creative outlet for childdren to learn to paint, write, draw, or act. The first session is for ages 4-6 and second is for ages 7-11.
WANT TO GO? 631-329-6884. ymcali.org.
 

'Saturday Night Fever'
WHEN: May 20- June 24, Thursday-Sunday, see website for times
WHERE: Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Humble paint store clerk by day, dance king by night, Tony lives for Saturday night at the disco.
WANT TO GO? $35; $28 students; $20 children ages 5-12. 631-928-9100. theatrethree.com.

 Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry
WHEN: Through Dec. 30: Wednesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm
WHERE: South Hampton Historical Museum, Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton
AGES: All
WHAT: Whaling tools, maps, illustrations, archival images, and text will be displayed with an eye toward making the exhibit accessible to audiences of varied interests and all ages.
WANT TO GO? $4. 631-283-2494. southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.