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.

Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Fair FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 2, 1-4pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
WHAT: Local shelters will be on hand with cuddly cats that are available for adoption.
WHY WE LOVE IT: An irresistible event!
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335.

Children's Exhibition Program at Coe Hall: Make Your Own Sculpture
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 9, 12-1pm
WHERE: Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn about the new exhibition Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Sculpture and make a sculpture to take home. All supplies are provided, parent supervision required.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's a wonderful way for kids to learn about famous artists and their work.
WANT TO GO? $5. 516-922-8678.

The Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 9, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Maritime Explorium, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY
WHAT: Experience innovative robots, kinetic and interactive art, fire sculptures, virtual reality, and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Many of the exhibits are hands on.
WANT TO GO? $7.50 and up. 631-331-3277.

I Fish NY: Fishing Fun FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 10, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Belmont Lake State Park, 625 Belmont Road, North Babylon, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: There will be demonstrations on how to tie line, identify fish, and cast. Then try to catch a fish in Belmont Lake. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: This program is based on a clinic by the Department of Environmental Conservation.
WANT TO GO? 631-667-5055.

The 6th Annual Woodstock Revival
WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 10, 12pm
WHERE: Old Bethpage Restoration Village, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY
WHAT: The annual Woodstock Revival will feature live music by Wonderous Stories, Half Step, Milagro, Jellyband, and Dave Diamond Band, who will be recreating the music of The Who, The Grateful Dead, Santana, Sly & The Family Stone, Janis Joplin, The Band, Hendrix, CSNY, Creedence, and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The classic rock scene on Long Island is surging, and this phenomenon has fueled a growing popularity among the many tribute bands who breathe new life into this music.
WANT TO GO? $40; $10 children; free for children 5 and younger. 631-930-9054.

The Paper Bag Project FREE
WHEN: Friday, Jun. 15, 2-5pm
WHERE: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY
WHAT: Attendees help paint and cut hundreds of brown paper bags that will become part of artist Francisco Alvarado-Juárez's dynamic fall exhibition, Light of the Ocean.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A great opportunity to be a part of the creative process.
WANT TO GO? 631-283-0967.

EternalCon-LI Comic Book and Cosplay Convention
WHEN: Jun. 16 - 17, Saturday-Sunday, 10am
WHERE: NYCB LIVE, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY
WHAT: Eternal Con returns and attendees have the opportunity for Portfolio Reviews, gaming tournaments, informative panels, a car show with iconic movie vehicles, including the 2005 Batman Begins Batmobile “The Tumbler”; the 1966 Batmobile; Mad Max’s V8 Police Interceptor; the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future; a jeep from the original Jurassic Park; and Supernatural’s Chevrolet Impala.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It will also have an expanded art show, cosplay groups, special performances, and a vendor room with more than 150 tables of toys, jewelry, clothing, and collectibles.
WANT TO GO? $29; $15 children. 516-231-4848.

Native American Father's Day
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 16, 10am, 12pm, and 2pm
WHERE: Garvies Point Museum, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: For Father’s Day, you and Dad or any special person can learn how to make fire without matches, grind corn using a mortar and pestle, and use a primitive drill that early Native Americans used to drill in stone.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Get the chance to observe and handle authentic Native American tools and other artifacts with Dad!
WANT TO GO? $5 with admission: $4; $2 children ages 5-12. 516-571-8010.

Singing in the Rain
WHEN: Jun. 16 - Jul. 1, Saturdays, 8pm; Sundays 2:30pm
WHERE: BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main St., East Islip, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Each unforgettable scene song and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: There will be an onstage rainstorm!
WANT TO GO? $30. 631-581-2700.

The Wiggles Tour
WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 17, 12:30pm and 3:30pm
WHERE: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: The Wiggles are a popular children's entertainment group that formed in Sydney, Australia and have been performing for more than 24 years.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's now the case that children who once saw the fab four of fun are now bringing their children to enjoy The Wiggles!
WANT TO GO? 516-334-0800.

Family Fun Night- Strummin' and Drummin' FREE
WHEN: Friday, Jun. 22, 6pm
WHERE: Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY
WHAT: Bring a blanket and picnic dinner to Coe Hall for a night of free family fun, with crowd interaction, instruments, hands-on drumming, guitar accompanied sing-alongs from around the world, stories, and original songs.
WHY WE LOVE IT: There's nothing like the hum of a drum!
WANT TO GO? 516-922-8678.

'Laurie Berkner Live! The Greatest Hits Solo Tour'
WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 24, 3pm
WHERE: Hofstra University, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, 118 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
AGES: 3-5, 5-8, Adult
WHAT: A pioneer in children's music, Laurie Berkner will perform well-loved hits such as "Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz)," "Victor Vito," "We Are The Dinosaurs," and "Pig on Her Head," along with songs from her recent album Superhero, including "Bicycle," "Bubbles," and "I've Got So Much To Give."
WHY WE LOVE IT: Laurie keeps kids enraptured and brings parents happily along for the ride.
WANT TO GO? $36; $54 VIP tickets. 516-569-6733.

Glen Burtnik's Summer of Love Concert FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 30, 7:30pm
WHERE: Town Park Point Lookout, Lido Boulevard, Point Lookout, NY
WHAT: The annual Independence Salute with Bay Fireworks and a "Salute to Veterans" featuring Glen Burtnik and his band.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's a great way to celebrate the holiday with music, fireworks, and fun outdoors!
WANT TO GO? 516-431-3900.

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