Top Things to Do with Kids on Long Island in June

Top Things to Do with Kids on Long Island in June

Our calendar editors have hand-picked the best family events and activities happening on Long Island this June, in both Nassau County and Suffolk County.

Smith Haven Mall Carnival FREE
WHEN: May. 30 - Jun. 9, Monday-Thursday, 5-10pm; Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday, 12-11pm; Sunday, 12-10pm
WHERE: Smith Haven Mall, 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Enjoy midway rides, games, and fair food.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will flip for Victoria Circus thrill shows featuring high-wire and aerial acts and a motorcycle show.
WANT TO GO? 866-666-3247.

Nassau County Strawberry Festival FREE
WHEN: May. 30 - Jun. 2, Thursday, 6-10pm; Friday, 6-11pm; Saturday, 12-11pm; Sunday, 12-6pm
WHERE: Bellmore BOCES, 2351 Jerusalem Ave., Bellmore, NY
WHAT: Enjoy rides, live entertainment, and your favorite strawberry treats.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Snacks include strawberry shortcake, strawberry cheesecake, chocolate covered strawberries, and strawberry daiquiris.

HarborFest Dock Day & Craft Festival FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 2, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Town Dock and Lower Main Street, 347 Main St., Port Washington, NY
WHAT: Families will have a blast with a craft show, vendors, sails aboard a schooner, cruises around Manhasset Bay, fire boat demonstrations, and entertainment at the Tugboat.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The fun includes a children's fun park with games, crafts, sports, and science, a talent show, kayaking, and paddle boarding.
WANT TO GO? 516-883-6566.

Farmingdale Medieval History Day FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 8, 10am-4pm
WHERE: The Village Green, 361 Main St., Farmingdale, NY
WHAT: Experience the Middle Ages with fencing, dancing, arts, and crafts.
WHY WE LOVE IT: There will be costumes, family-friendly fun, and hands-on demonstrations.  
WANT TO GO? 516-249-0093.

Outdoors Day Festival FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 8, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Hempstead Lake State Park, Lake Side Drive, West Hempstead, New York
WHAT: Try a new activity or introduce your family to old favorites.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Outdoorsy activities include hiking, archery, paddling, and fishing.
WANT TO GO? 516-766-1029.

North Meets South- Farms, Food, & Drink Festival
WHEN: Jun. 8 - 9, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Long Island Sports Park, 149 Edwards Ave., Calverton, NY
WHAT: A weekend promoting the farm-to-table movement with provisions from local farms.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The festival includes activities like inflatable houses, a petting zoo, games, slides, pony rides, and live entertainment!
WANT TO GO? $20; $25 at the door; free for children 12 and younger. 631-905-7115.

Princess Tea Party
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 8, 1pm
WHERE: Ballet Long Island, 1863 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: See a princess performance on stage and have tea, lemonade, cupcakes, and cookies.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Everyone is encouraged to dress like a princess!
WANT TO GO? $19. 631-737-1964.

4th Annual Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire 2019
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 8, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Explorium, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY
WHAT: Experience innovative robotics, kinetic and interactive art, fine sculptures, and more creative experiences.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's a chance to explore the ocean through virtual reality.
WANT TO GO? $7.50-$50. 631-331-3277.

The I Love Chocolate Fest
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 8, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Suffolk County Community College Event Center, Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY
WHAT: Experience more than 50 local chocolate vendors, plus additional vendors with food and crafts.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Families can enjoy live music and entertainment and a chocolate doughnut eating contest.
WANT TO GO? $12.50 until June 7; $10 kids 4-12, seniors, military, firefighters, EMTs; $15 after June 7; $12 kids, seniors, military, firefighters, EMTs. 631-488-0521.

Mattituck Lions Club 65th Annual Strawberry Festival
WHEN: Jun. 13 - 16, Thursday, 5-10:30pm; Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday, 11am-11pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Mattituck Strawberry Festival, 1175 Route 48, Mattituck, NY
WHAT: Experience strawberries, along with midway rides, live entertainment, and fireworks. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Families can taste global foods and cheer as the new Strawberry Queen is crowned!
WANT TO GO? $6 ages 5 and older; POP bracelets available to purchase.

Long Island Fun Fest
WHEN: Jun. 13 - 23, Monday-Friday, 4-11pm; Weekends, 12-11pm
WHERE: Suffolk Community College, 485 Wicks Road, Brentwood, NY
WHAT: Have fun with midway rides, games, food, Victoria's Circus, and the Eudora Farms Exotic Petting Zoo.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Thrill seekers will want to try the Super Cyclone Roller Coaster and Delusion rides.
WANT TO GO? $5 admission; see website for ticket prices. 866-666-3247.

Stars, Stripes and Signal Flags
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 15, 1-2pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
WHAT: Celebrate Flag Day by exploring signal flags and creating one of your own.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Creative kids can try their hand at other maritime crafts too.
WANT TO GO? $12. 631-387-3418.

120th Birthday Party FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 15, 2pm
WHERE: Southampton Historical Museum, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton , NY
WHAT: Celebrate the museum's 120th birthday with a concert of selections from the American Song Book.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Cake and ice cream will be served!
WANT TO GO? 631-283-2494.

Jr. Marine Biologist
WHEN: Jun. 20 - 23, Thursday or Sunday, 10-11am
WHERE: Cranberry Hill Environmental Center at Fuchs Pond Preserve, 21 Norwood Ave., Northport, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy hands-on time with marine animals, aquarium activities, and crafts.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This is a great way to introduce your child to marine biology!
WANT TO GO? $15 per child with adult. 631-239-1800.

Summer Solstice Celebration
WHEN: Thursday, Jun. 20, 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY
WHAT: Celebrate the longest day of the year with walks and art projects. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Enjoy family yoga, lawn games, and plein-air watercolor painting.
WANT TO GO? $20 per car; $10 per car members. 516-571-7901.

Family Yoga
WHEN: Thursday, Jun. 20, 7-7:45pm
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY
WHAT: Kids will stretch, bend, reach, and balance to become trees, turtles, and more!
WHY WE LOVE IT: The practice encourages imagination as kids create the shapes of animals and plants using their bodies.
WANT TO GO? $15 per car; $5 per car members. 516-571-7901.

Eternal Con: The Long Island Comic Con
WHEN: Jun. 22 - 23, Saturday, 10:30am-7pm; Sunday, 10:30am-5pm
WHERE: NYCB LIVE, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY
WHAT: Enjoy comic books, collectibles, celebrities, live performances, music, seminars, and kids events! 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will love a cosplay contest, Jedi Academy, music performances, and gaming tournaments.
WANT TO GO? $12-$99. 516-231-4848 .

Pride Pet Parade FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 22, 12-2pm
WHERE: Long Beach Rec Center Gazebo, 700 Magnolia Blvd., Long Beach, NY
WHAT: Bring your four-legged friends to Pride.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Everyone, including the animals, gets dressed up!
WANT TO GO? 516-323-0011.

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