Have You Gotten Your 2019 Summer Camp Guide?—Great Parenting and Advice Articles


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.

Pond Exploration
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 13, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Use nets, buckets, and magnifying lenses for this fun family adventure.
WANT TO GO? $20 per car; $10 members per car. 516-571-7901. sandspointpreserveconservancy.org.

Portledge Summer Adventures Sampler FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 13, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Portledge School, 355 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Meet teachers, sample program activities, and tour classrooms, campus, gyms, and labs.
WANT TO GO? 516-750-3104. sa.portledge.org.

Annual Earth Day Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 13, 12-5pm
WHERE: Tackapausha Museum & Preserve, 2225 Washington Ave., Seaford, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy live wildlife presentations, crafts, trail walks through the preserve, and science-based activities. 
WANT TO GO? $10. 516-571-7443. nassaucountyny.gov.

'Conserve It or Control It' Hike
WHEN: Sunday, Apr. 14, 2-4pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Go on a guided hike through the preserve and explore native and invasive animals and plants.
WANT TO GO? $9. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

Skoblicki Scientists: Protect the Planet
WHEN: Wednesday, Apr. 17, 5-5:45pm
WHERE: Robert E. Reid, Sr. Recreation Center, Defense Road Route 25A, Shoreham, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Discover ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle to save the earth.
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-744-2601. brookhavenny.gov.

Jr. Earth Scientist Presented by The Whaling Museum
WHEN: Thursday, Apr. 18, 5-5:45pm
WHERE: Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Help keep our oceans clean and design a reusable tote bag.
WANT TO GO? $1. 516-465-3953. freeportlibrary.info.

Spring Egg Hunt
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 20, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Bring a basket to collect eggs for a Spring Egg Hunt.
WANT TO GO? $7; $6 seniors 65 and older; $5 kids ages 3-12; members free. 516-692-6768. cshfishhatchery.org.

Spring Wildflower Walk
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 20, 11am and 1pm
WHERE: Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Walk around the preserve and discover beautiful wildflowers that only last a short time.
WANT TO GO? $4; $2 children 5-12 years. 516-571-8010. garviespointmuseum.com.

Early Morning Tower Tour-Easter Morning
WHEN: Sunday, Apr. 21, 5:30am
WHERE: Fire Island Lighthouse, Burma Road, Fire Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy the scenery from the top of the tower as the sun rises.
WANT TO GO? $25; $15 members. 631-661-4876. fireislandlighthouse.com.

Earth Day Planting FREE
WHEN: Monday, Apr. 22, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Choose from a variety of seeds to start a home garden.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net .

Kids Spring Break Week
WHEN: Apr. 23 - 26, daily, 1-3pm
WHERE: Centereach Pool, 286 Hawkins Road, Centereach, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Discover something new each day with crafts, games, and themed days.
WANT TO GO? $45 for full program; $12 daily. 631-451-6133. brookhavenny.gov.

Pond Study
WHEN: Tuesday, Apr. 23, 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
WHERE: Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Dip into the world of the pond with buckets, nets, and magnifiers. 
WANT TO GO? $4; $2 children 5-12 years. 516-571-8010. garviespointmuseum.com.

Bird-Walk
WHEN: Wednesday, Apr. 24, 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
WHERE: Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Explore the woods as you discover "field marks," habitats, and behavior.
WANT TO GO? $4; $2 children 5-12 years. 516-571-8010. garviespointmuseum.com.

Arbor Day Nature Walk
WHEN: Friday, Apr. 26, 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
WHERE: Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Be a nature detective and investigate the spring environments.
WANT TO GO? $4; $2 children 5-12 years. 516-571-8010. garviespointmuseum.com.

Astronomy Night FREE
WHEN: Friday, Apr. 26, 7:30pm
WHERE: Sagamore Hill NHS, 20 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Astronomy Nights include nightly presentations on celestial events and stargazing through telescopes.
WANT TO GO? 516-922-4788. nps.gov/sahi.

Looking for more events in your area? Search our comprehensive events calendar.

Get upcoming events and things to do in your neighborhood delivered right to your inbox