Find fun and free/low-cost things to do with kids in Suffolk County, Long Island this June, including a Pirate Festival, family-friendly shows, and Father's Day events.
June 2-3 and 9
Goldilocks the Girl Scout
A girl scout and three friendly show-biz bears take on Bill de Goat Gruff in this updated version of Goldilocks starring Brittany Lacey and James Schultz, playing at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson.
June 2-3 and 9-10
No Place Like Home
Everyone’s favorite blue dog and her sidekick Steve take off on a clue-based journey in the interactive musical Blue’s Clues: The Most Spectacular Place, showing at the Long Island Children’s Museum in nearby Garden City. The duo travels from Storybook Forest—where they encounter the three little pigs, Goldilocks, and other familiar characters—all the way to outer space. In the end, though, they discover the most spectacular place isn’t all that far away.
Rags to Riches
Adam Moseback is Prince Charming and Christina Corsaro our hard-working heroine in this live stage version of Cinderella, playing at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport. The Disney princess finds herself sweeping, sewing, and missing out on the biggest party of the year. Will she make it to the ball? Will the prince notice her? Will she ever find that missing shoe?
Dad Gets His Day
There’s a lot going on in June: School ends, summer begins, we celebrate our flag—but most important of all, June 17 is when we take an entire day to show Dad how much we appreciate all that he has done and continues to do. Here are several venues hosting special activities just for him.
Opens June 15
How many times have you stared at a painting, willing yourself to be transported to that time and place? At Framed: Step into Art, a temporary exhibit opening at the nearby Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City, kids can actually step inside the framework of famous paintings. Other activities include traveling back to the Canadian Rockies in 1916 and discovering camping gear like John Singer Sargent would have used; riding Clementine Hunter’s Big Chicken; and helping complete Diego Rivera’s mural “Corn Festival.” Mona Lisa makes an appearance in both her original form and several parodies.
You may find yourself walking the plank at the Long Island Maritime Museum’s Pirate Festival in West Sayville.
Steve and His Sidekick
Steve Charney wears many hats. He writes music for the TV show Bear in the Big Blue House, he’s been a commentator for NPR, and he’s written multiple books for kids on magic and riddles. At Family Fridays: Steve Charney and Harry, Charney will wear his ventriloquist hat and, along with his 6-year-old sidekick, entertain the crowd at The Common Ground in Sayville with humor, songs, and stories. FREE!
Find more fun family events on Long Island and in the NYC area in our full calendar of events!