Looking for fun and free/low-cost things to do with kids in Nassau County, Long Island this May? Check out our top picks, including a bug festival at Long Island Children's Museum, the Imagination Movers tour, tons of Mother's Day events, and the Long Island Mozart Festival.
A Place to Play
Let All the Children Play, a nonprofit that works to develop play spaces for children of all abilities, will open a two-acre Accessible Park & Playground in Eisenhower Park on May 4, followed by a Family Fun Day on May 5 that will feature open play, sports clinics, face painting, and arts and crafts.
Four dads-turned-rockstars, aka The Imagination Movers, bring the eclectic pop sounds from their new CD Rock-o-Matic to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury.
If you’re finding it hard to express your love in words this Mother’s Day, take Mom to one of these great family events. Remember, it’s her day, so let her choose!
Turn your fascination into knowledge as you discover the amazing lives and history of common everyday insects and other creepy crawly creatures at the Long Island Children’s Museum’s Bug Bonanza. Learn the how and why of bugs and their impact on our lives. Make fun crafts and concoct a tasty treat made with edible insects.
Planes on Parade
Military, civilian, and historical planes show off their speed and acrobatic chops at the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh.
These talented performers from the World Youth Alliance/United Nations Chamber Orchestra will perform a repertoire of compositions for the Long Island Mozart Festival at Old Westbury Gardens.
Fridays Throughout the Month
Can you jump, can you pump? Can you slide, can you bounce? Kids can do it all during Open Pop-In Playtime as they jump, roll, slide, and bounce on giant inflatables while forming friendships and getting exercise.
Search for more fun family activities on Long Island and in the NYC area in our full calendar of events