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Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this Weekend

Fill your weekend with family fun in Nassau and Suffolk counties!


Enjoy these fun weekend activities with your kids on Long Island. Start planning your weekend now.


Editor's Picks for This Weekend

Arts In The Plaza FREE

WHEN: May. 28 - Oct. 29, Saturdays, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Kennedy Plaza, 1 W Chester St., Long Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Arts In The Plaza is Long Beach's Weekly Arts Festival featuring handcrafted art by Long Island artists and live music! WANT TO GO? 516-476-2473.
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Swim with the Mermaids

WHEN: Jul. 1 - Sep. 5, Mondays and Fridays, 10:30am; 11:45am; 1:30pm; 2:45pm
WHERE: Long Island Aquarium, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Your little one will be delighted to swim with a real, live mermaid, as she navigates the Shark Reef Lagoon which is filled with gorgeous tropical fish from all over the world. WANT TO GO? $49 plus admission to the aquarium: $42.99, $31.99 seniors 62 and older; $29.99 ages 3-12. 631-208-9200.
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Heritage Day 2022 FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 3, 12-4pm
WHERE: Oysterponds Historical Society , 1555 Village Lane, Orient, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The 13th annual Heritage Day program will start with a parade down Orient’s Village Lane led by the Grand Marshal; followed by a welcome and invocation at the Old Point Schoolhouse; the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance; “God Bless America” sung by Franklin Mastrangelo; the reading of the Declaration of Independence by Oysterponds stalwarts; after which hot dogs, sweets, and kids’ games are happening in Poquatuck Park. WANT TO GO? 631-323-2480.
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Even More Weekend Fun

CSTL Dinosaurs! and Live Animal Exhibit

WHEN: Feb. 14 - Jul. 11, Thursdays-Tuesdays, 10am-4pm
WHERE: The Center for Science teaching and Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See robotic and skeletal life size dinosaurs and live animals such as snakes, emus, turtles and lots more in natural settings! Hands on activities and a dino dig too! WANT TO GO? $15; $12 ages 1-12. 516-764–0045.
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Glow in the Park at The Adventure Park at Long Island

WHEN: Apr. 2 - Nov. 5, Saturdays, 6-10pm
WHERE: Adventure Park, 75 Colonial Springs Road, Gate 3, Wheatley Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The evening Glow in the Park events allow you to zipline through trees lit up by glow attire, colored lights, music and more! WANT TO GO? $54. 631-983-3844.
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Tails of Southampton

WHEN: May. 4 - Dec. 31, Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Southampton History Museum, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Southampton History Museum opens the 2022 season with a new exhibit that combines historic photographs of people with their pets from its historic collection along with digital images of caretakers and their animal companions. Also, pet inspired artwork by three professional Southampton artists will be shown. People living in Southampton began taking photographs of their animal companions in the 1870s and continue to do so today. Animal themed artwork and furnishings were either hand-made or manufactured for 150 years - objects in the exhibit are either donated or on loan to the Museum by local residents. A wide variety of pet themed toys, dishes, banks, pillows and doorstops from the Museum’s collection can be seen along with recent submissions of recently taken digital photographs.

Photo: Rose de Rose with pets c. 1910 Southampton History Museum Collections

WANT TO GO? $10; free for members and children 17 and younger. 631-283-2494.
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Tails of Southampton

WHEN: May. 4 - Dec. 31, Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Southampton History Museum, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Southampton History Museum opens the 2022 season with a new exhibit that combines historic photographs of people with their pets from its historic collection along with digital images of caretakers and their animal companions. Also, pet inspired artwork by three professional Southampton artists will be shown. People living in Southampton began taking photographs of their animal companions in the 1870s and continue to do so today. Animal themed artwork and furnishings were either hand-made or manufactured for 150 years - objects in the exhibit are either donated or on loan to the Museum by local residents. A wide variety of pet themed toys, dishes, banks, pillows and doorstops from the Museum’s collection can be seen along with recent submissions of recently taken digital photographs.

Photo: Rose de Rose with pets c. 1910 Southampton History Museum Collections

WANT TO GO? $10; free for members and children 17 and younger. 631-283-2494.
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Crafternoons

WHEN: Jun. 1 - 30, Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT:

Enjoy seasonal, self-serve crafts in this workshop. 

WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for children 3 and younger and those with ​Active Military with ID. 631-367-3418.
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Pirate Quest

WHEN: Jun. 2 - 30, Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Use a compass and a treasure map to solve puzzles and hunt for hidden treasure around the museum in this pirate-themed drop-in program. WANT TO GO? $10 participant; Members $5 participant plus admission: $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for children 3 and younger and active military. 631-367-3418.
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Lavender Fields Forever

WHEN: Jun. 11 - Jul. 24, Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-6pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Organic Farm, 4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Admission includes unlimited access to U-pick organic Lavender Field, Family Fun Fields, pedal karts, hay tower, farm animals, spider web, and more. Lavender not included.  WANT TO GO? $10.95; free for children younger than 2. 631-722-8777.
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Stars & Stripes Crafts

WHEN: Jun. 28 - Jul. 10, Thursdays-Sundays, 1-4pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Explore the exhibits and help yourself to red, white, and blue crafts in the workshop. WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $6 Adults; $5 children and seniors; free for members/. 631-367-3418.
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Summer Crafternoons

WHEN: Jun. 28 - Jul. 31, Thursdays-Sundays, 1-4pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Explore the exhibits and help yourself to seasonal, self-serve crafts in the workshop. 



WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $6 Adults; $5 children and seniors; free for members. 631-367-3418.
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Broadway Commons Carnival

WHEN: Jun. 29 - Jul. 4, Wednesday-Thursday, 5-10pm; Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12-11pm; Monday, 12-10pm
WHERE: Broadway Commons, 358 N. Broadway Commons, Hicksville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: There's something for everyone at this family-friendly event, from rides and games for all ages to fair food for every appetite. WANT TO GO? FREE admission and parking. Ride cost varies.. 516-939-0679.
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Empire State Fair Long Island

WHEN: Jun. 30 - Jul. 10, Mondays-Fridays, 5-11pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 12-11pm
WHERE: Nassau Live Center, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The all-new fair features amazing entertainment such as the Royal Hanneford Big Top Circus, Kid Bucks Game Show, an educational experience at the Exotic Animal Zoo, and brand-new amusement rides and attractions! WANT TO GO? Admission $10; FREE admission for children under 36'; Ride bracelets start at $35; Individual ride tickets start at $1.50. 866-666-3247.
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Alive on 25 FREE

WHEN: Friday, Jul. 1, 5-9:30pm
WHERE: Downtown Riverhead, East Main Street, Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Check out this poo-up summer street festival featuring live music, car show, local craft beverages, outdoor dining, Long Island artists, performers and street vendors. WANT TO GO? 631-405-3200.
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Pirate Quest

WHEN: Jul. 1 - Aug. 31, Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm; **No session July 4 & August 7**
WHERE: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Use a compass and a treasure map to solve puzzles and hunt for hidden treasure around the museum in this pirate-themed self-serve program. Complete your quest and decorate your very own treasure chest to take home.  WANT TO GO? $10; $5 member plus admission: $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for children 3 and younger and those with ​Active Military with ID. 631-367-3418.
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1862 Independence Day Celebration

WHEN: Jul. 2 - 3, 10am-4pm; Last admittance at 2:30pm; parade at 2:30pm
WHERE: Old Bethpage Restoration Village, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate Independence Day- 1862 style! See historical reenactments, military tanks, live music, and parade.  WANT TO GO? $20; $15 seniors 60 and older and children 5-12; free for children 4 and younger and active military. 516-572-8409.
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Eternal Con: The Long Island Comic Con

WHEN: Jul. 2 - 3, Saturday, 10:30am–7pm; Sunday. 10:30am–5pm
WHERE: David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, Hofstra University, 245, Hempstead, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Eternal Con, The Long Island Comic Con, celebrates its 8th year offering a fun and educational experience for visitors of all ages.  WANT TO GO? $10-35. 973-220-9387.
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Harbes Fourth of July Celebration

WHEN: Jul. 2 - 4, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Harbes Family Farm, 715 Sound Ave., Mattituck, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the Fourth of July weekend at Harbes Family Farm, and enjoy the Harbes Barnyard Adventure for hours of family fun.  WANT TO GO? $23.95; children 2 and younger are free. 631-482-7641.
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Long Island Ducks Fireworks Spectacular & Skin Cancer Awareness Night

WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 3, 6:35pm
WHERE: Fairfield Properties Ballpark, 3 Court House Drive, Central Islip, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See the Ducks take on the York Revolution plus, it's a Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, presented by Catholic Health / Skin Cancer Awareness Night with Beach Balls (first 1,000 fans) and screenings for skin cancer, blood pressure and body mass index.  WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $16. 631-940-3825.
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Orient Harbor Independence Day Fireworks FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 3, 9:15pm
WHERE: Orient Harbor, Orient Harbor, Orient, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Help honor our nation's history and its military service members by taking part in this annual display with Fireworks by Grucci. Rain Date: Saturday, July 16. 

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Looking to plan an awesome weekend on Long Island packed with fun for the whole family? Whether you are planning a day trip in close to the New York metro area or are looking for kid-friendly fun that's close to home, we've got you covered! There’s a lot of kid-friendly family fun planned for this weekend right here in Nassau and Suffolk counties. From storytimes and concerts to museum exhibits, crafts activities, seasonal events, and more, you'll find something to do that keeps the whole family having fun! Plan your weekend on Long Island with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly (vritual and in-person) events happening throughout Long Island. And check out our ManhattanBrooklynQueensWestchester, and Rockland weekend roundups for more fun inspiration!

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CSTL Dinosaurs! and Live Animal Exhibit at The Center for Science teaching and Learning

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See robotic and skeletal life size dinosaurs and live animals such as snakes, emus, turtles and lots more in natural settings! Hands on activities and a dino dig too!

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