Outdoor Activities on Long Island this month

Outdoor Activities on Long Island this month

This month, take the kids outside to explore tons of outdoor activities on Long Island, in both Nassau County and Suffolk County.

Family Fluke Fishing On The Island Princess Captree
WHEN: Jun. 27 - Sep. 2, Daily, 7-11:15am and 12-4:15pm
WHERE: Island Princess Captree Fishing Boat, 3500 E. Ocean Pkwy. #12 , Captree State Park, directly off the Robert Moses Causeway heading east., Babylon, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take the family fishing on this half-day trip. 
WANT TO GO? $5; $42 seniors; $26 kids. 631-487-6024. https://islandprincesscaptree.com .

Sand Castle Contest FREE
WHEN: Jun. 27 - Aug. 29, Thursday, 9:30-10:30am
WHERE: Hither Hills State park, 164 Old Montauk Highway , Montauk, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Each week prizes will be awarded for the best sculptors and castles. 
WANT TO GO? 631-668-2554. parks.ny.gov.

LITTLE FARMER EXPLORERS
WHEN: Jul. 6 - Aug. 31, Saturdays, 10-11am
WHERE: Garden of Eve Organic Farm, 4558 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Tour the farm to see what's growing, harvest fruits and vegetables, and maybe even collect some eggs from the chickens.
WANT TO GO? $40 per family; $15 per child, $10 per adult. 631-722-8777. https://gardenofevefarm.com/kidsprograms/.

Crafts in the Garden FREE
WHEN: Jul. 10 - Aug. 7, Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Children ages 2-5 years will create fun crafts while enjoying the outdoors. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-377-6112. merricklibrary.org.

Green Teens
WHEN: Aug. 1 - 22, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Dig deeper into the unknown through hands-on learning experiences on alternative energy, water, habitats, and more.
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Summer Sunset Hike at Wertheim Wildlife FREE
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 2, 7-8pm
WHERE: Wertheim Wildlife Refuge, 340 Smith Road, Shirly, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a beautiful sunset while hiking this family-friendly trail.
WANT TO GO? 888-660-1567. https://llbean.com/.

Half Hollow Hills Community Library, 5th Annual Park Day FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 3, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Sweet Hollow Park , 51 Old Country Road, Melville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Participate in crafts, a nature walk, and face painting. 
WANT TO GO? 631-421-4530. hhhlibrary.org.

The Whaling Museum Presents: Living Light FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 8, 4-5pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Learn about the phenomenon of bioluminescence then create a ‘bioluminescent ocean’ salt painting!
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. Islandtreespubliclibrary.org.

Tiny Tots: 'Nature Discoveries'- Desert Heat FREE
WHEN: Aug. 8 - 22, first and third Thursday, 10-11am
WHERE: Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Explore the natural world around us through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Ages 3-5.
WANT TO GO? 631-265-1054. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=124-25914.0.

Clinic: Camping With Kids FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 8, 7:30-8:30pm
WHERE: L.L. Bean Lake Grove, 220 Smith Haven Mall Space # L09B, Lake Grove, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: From first-timers to experienced campers, learn tips to ensure your family has a great time outdoors.
WANT TO GO? 888-660-1567. https://llbean.com/.

Children's Snapper & Crab Derby FREE
WHEN: Aug. 10 - 11, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Captree Boat Basin, Captree State Park, Ocean Parkway, NY Fishing Pier, West Babylon, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This annual tournament is held to encourage children 16 years old and younger to discover and enjoy fishing.
WANT TO GO? 631-321-3510. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=65-25037.0.

Cave Encounters FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 10, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the world of cave dwellers through hands-on games and activities. (The room will be dark at times.) Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 631-265-1054. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=124-25920.0.

Tiny Tots: 'Nature Discoveries' Dino-Mite Dinosaurs FREE
WHEN: Aug. 13 - 27, second and fourth Tuesday, 10-11am
WHERE: Connetquot River State Park Preserve, 3525 Sunrise Hwy., Oakdale, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Explore the natural world around us. Ages 3-5.
WANT TO GO? 631-581-1005. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=8-25939.0.

Whales, Dolphins, & Porpoises in NY FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 17, 1pm
WHERE: Hallock State Park Preserve, 6062 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about marine mammals followed by a beach walk and clean up. 
WANT TO GO? 631-315-5475. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=181-25719.0.

Birding For Beginners FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 18, 9-11am
WHERE: Sagamore Hill NHS, 20 Sagamore Hill RD, Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn the basics of birdwatching and take a guided bird walk. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-922-4788. https://eventbrite.com/e/birding-for-beginners-tickets-63984398057.

Clinic: Introduction to Geocaching FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 22, 7:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Smith Haven Mall L.L. Bean, 220 Smith Haven Mall Space # L09B, Lake Grove, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn what geocaching is, how to start hunting for caches, plus how to create and hide caches of your own.
WANT TO GO? 631-724-8066. https://llbean.com/llb/shop/516466?page=store-lake-grove.

My First Hike FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 25, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Sagamore Hill NHS, 20 Sagamore Hill RD, Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Children will be encouraged to use all of their senses while on the hike. Ages 3-7. Register online. 
WANT TO GO? 516-922-4788. https://eventbrite.com/e/my-first-hike-tickets-63985756119.

Astronomy Night FREE
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 30, 8-9pm
WHERE: Sagamore Hill NHS, 20 Sagamore Hill RD, Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Get your folding chairs and flashlights ready for evenings gazing into the cosmos! Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-922-4788. https://eventbrite.com/e/astronomy-nights-at-sagamore-hill-nhs-tickets-58442396782.

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