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Top Things to Do with Kids on Long Island in April

Top Things to Do with Kids on Long Island in April

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

Sensational Kids (Autism Exclusive)
WHEN: Feb. 4 - Jul. 29, Mondays, 6-8pm
WHERE: Bounce! Trampoline Sports, 310 Michael Drive, Syosset, NY
WHAT: Bounce and play in a sensory-friendly and accomodating environment.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Staff members have experience working with the special needs community.  
WANT TO GO? $12, 60 minutes; $18, 90 minutes; $24, 120 minutes; $3 non-slip socks. 516-762-1300. bouncesyosset.com.

Macy's Flower Show FREE
WHEN: Mar. 24 - Apr. 7, Monday-Saturday, 10am-10pm; Sunday, 10am-9pm
WHERE: Macy's, 100-104 W. 35th St., Midtown, NY
WHAT: Journey to Paradisios gives visitors a glimpse of the cosmos reimagined through flowers and garden landscapes. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Special in-store events include floral, food, and fashion demonstrations, and celebrity appearances.
WANT TO GO? 212-695-4400. macys.com.

'Junie B. Jones'
WHEN: Apr. 6 - 13, Saturdays, 11am
WHERE: The Showplace at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Sneak a peek into the "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal" of the outspoken and lovable Junie B. Jones.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The show is just 50 minutes, followed by a meet-and-greet with the cast.
WANT TO GO? $12. 516-599-6870. plazatheatrical.com.

All Kids Fair
WHEN: Sunday, Apr. 7, 10am-4:30pm
WHERE: Hilton Long Island/Huntington, 598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville, NY
WHAT: Bring the kids for a day of fun, including a bounce house, popcorn, photo booth, cotton candy, face painting, balloon animals, cosplay, a petting zoo with sheep, goats, rabbits, and chickens. Take a photo with QuackerJack from the Long Island Ducks, see and feed live butterflies, and touch an 8-foot snake.
WHY WE LOVE IT: There will be more than 80 exhibitors, plus tons of kids' classes.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for children 2 and younger. 516-621-1446. allkidsfair.com.

PJ Masks Live!
WHEN: Apr. 12 - 14, Friday, 6pm; Saturday, 10:30am, 2pm, and 5:30pm; Sunday, 2pm
WHERE: NYCB LIVE! Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike Uniondale, Uniondale, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Watch Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko along with their new friend, PJ Robot, as they try to save the day from the sneaky villains.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The show is complete with your favorite music and brand new songs you've never heard before. 
WANT TO GO? $28.50 and up. 516-744-6308. nycblive.com.

Dinosaur Daze
WHEN: Apr. 13 - 14, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Learn from dinosaur experts, see and touch real fossils and replicas, play dinosaur dress-up, try the "fossil" dig, do a dinosaur craft, take a picture with life-size Coelophysis, and see life-size Hadrosaur's leg and skull.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids can watch the film 'Prehistoric Planet' to discover even more about dinos!
WANT TO GO? $5 ages 4 years and older; free for members. 516-571-8010. garviespointmuseum.com.

59th Annual Easter Egg Hunt FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 13, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Long Beach Parks & Recreation, Magnolia Boulevard and the Bay , Long Beach, NY
WHAT: Bring a basket, participate in an Easter egg hunts organized by age, and win prizes.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Children can also enter a jelly bean guessing contest!
WANT TO GO? 516-431-3890. longbeachny.gov/rec.

'The Wizard of Oz'
WHEN: Sunday, Apr. 14, 11am and 2pm
WHERE: Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion for a theatrical production of the classic movie.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Head to the lobby before the show for a special instrument "petting zoo." Then, meet the performers after the performance!
WANT TO GO? $25-$10. 631-207-1313. patchoguetheatre.com.

Egg-cellent Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 20, 11am-1pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
WHAT: Go on an egg scavenger hunt and design a Faberge-inspired egg craft.
WHY WE LOVE IT: You'll also discover some of the many marine animals that lay eggs and see a scrimshaw ostrich egg from the collection.
WANT TO GO? $6; $12 child. 631-367-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Earth Day Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 20, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Suffolk County Farm & Education Center, 350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank, NY
WHAT: Learn about recycling, reusing, composting, and how we can keep our earth clean.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Enjoy wagon rides, crafts, and more!
WANT TO GO? $5 ages 3 and older. 631-852-4610. ccesuffolk.org.

17th Annual Astronomy & Space Day
WHEN: Wednesday, Apr. 24, 9:30am-5pm
WHERE: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Explore the universe with solar telescopes, digitarium programs (star lab), demos, hands-on science activities, and make and take projects.
WHY WE LOVE IT: You can check out Apollo artifacts and create a star wheel to help you locate the constellations.
WANT TO GO? $20-$9. 516-572-4111. cradleofaviation.org.

Big Apple Circus
WHEN: Apr. 26 - 28, Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 2pm & 7pm; Sunday, 2pm
WHERE: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY
WHAT: See this special production of Big Apple Circus designed specifically for the NYCB Theatre at Westbury.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's everything we've come to expect from this one-ring show- intimate and artistic style with astounding human feats.
WANT TO GO? $29.50 and up. 516-247-5200. thetheatreatwestbury.com.

33rd Annual Arbor Day Family Festival
WHEN: Apr. 27 - 28, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY
WHAT: The 2019 Arbor Day Family Festival features live music, children's crafts, activities, tree climbing for children, and plant clinics,.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will think it's cool to plant trees with Smokey Bear!
WANT TO GO? $20 per vehicle. 516-922-8600. plantingfields.org.

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