Thanksgiving Activities for Kids on Long Island
Check out these great family activities in Nassau County and Suffolk County around Thanksgiving!
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FREE Fantastic Frozen Festivities!
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 3-5pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees
WHAT: Island Trees Public Library has Frozen Fever! Whether you've already seen Frozen II or will during Thanksgiving weekend, celebrate our favorite royals from Arendelle at the library by Building A(n Edible) Snowman, fun photo ops and more!
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. islandtreespubliclibrary.org.
Who Took Tom the Turkey?
WHEN: Nov. 9-24, 11/9, 11/16 and 11/23 at 2pm; 11/11 and 11/24 at 11am
WHERE: BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main St., East Islip
WHAT: A Thanksgiving musical, Tom Turkey has gone missing. Chief Clumsy Bull and the rest of the gang need to find him before the autumn festival.
WANT TO GO? $13; $11 in advance. 631-581-2700. broadhollow.org.
FREE Rethinking Thanksgiving with Perry Ground
WHEN: Nov. 21-23, daily, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Indian Island County Park, County Road 105, Riverhead
WHAT: Join Perry Ground for an engaging and informative workshop and storytelling session about the history of this very misunderstood holiday. Based on the only primary source documents that chronicle the “First Thanksgiving” and using a quiz-style format, visitors will learn accurate and culturally appropriate information about the English settlers at Plymouth and the Wampanoag, the Native people who inhabited that area, and learn about how this story became the holiday we know today.
WANT TO GO? 631-852-8629. ccesuffolk.org.
Thanksgiving Paint Event
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 24, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 W. Oak St., Amityville
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Teachers do not use stencils or draw the images for your kids - they learn how to do it on their own! It's not about looking "perfect", it's about learning and having fun! Dress for mess.
WANT TO GO? 631-608-9048. www.keytomyart.com.
FREE Thanksgiving Morning Worship Service on the Beach
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 28, 9am
WHERE: Cedar Beach, 244 Harbor Beach Road, Mt. Sinai
WHAT: Greet the dawning day in thanking God! A brief service will be led by Dr. Rev. Phil Hobson of Mt. Sinai Congregation Church, and sing with the gulls as the waves break upon the shore. Service begins at, 9am, to the left of the main building. All will be welcomed!
WANT TO GO? 631-473-1582. https://www.msucc.org/.
The Pajama Jammie Jam
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 29, 5:30-7pm
WHERE: Children’s Museum of the East End, 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
WHAT: Leave the leftovers green beans, casserole your way over to the Museum, and get ready to shake that cranberry sauce during CMEE’s post-Thanksgiving Pajama Jammie Jam! During the special nighttime event, kids (and grownups!) are encouraged to rock their PJs while enjoying pizza, playing in the exhibits, dancing under the disco ball, and more!
WANT TO GO? $15; $5 members. 631-537-8250. cmee.org.
Main Image: A child makes a craft project at a previous event at the Whaling Museum and Education Center
Courtesy Whaling Museum and Education Center