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Thanksgiving Activities for Kids on Long Island

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids on Long Island

Check out these great family activities in Nassau County and Suffolk County around Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with loved ones and making memories and traditions that will last for years to come. We’ve rounded up a list of Thanksgiving activities for kids on Long Island's Nassau and Suffolk counties that the whole family will enjoy. We've also gathered Thanksgiving events for kids in New York City and in Westchester and Rockland counties.

Thanksgiving Events in Nassau County

Thanksgiving Centerpiece
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 17 , 10:30am
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury 
AGES: 9 and older 
WHAT:  Participants will create a centerpiece through the use of a variety of textures and colors. 
WANT TO GO? $50. 516-252-3392. oldwestburygardens.org. 

FREE 10th Annual Bethpage Turkey Drive Benefiting Island Harvest
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 16 , 7am-6:30pm
WHERE: Bethpage Federal Credit Union, 899 S. Oyster Bay Ave., Bethpage 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Donations of frozen turkeys and non-perishable goods, supermarket gift cards, or cash donations will help feed more than 300,000 families in need. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Thanksgiving is the time to give back and this event helps us support our neighbors. 
WANT TO GO? 516-263-6546 . bit.ly/BethpageTurkeyDrive. 


FREE Party Art
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 20 , 4:30pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park 
AGES: 5-8 
WHAT: Try making something Thanksgiving related with your favorite local art programmers! 
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org. 


FREE Thanksgiving Drop-In Craft for Kids
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 14 , 10am-5pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park 
AGES: Newborn-5 
WHAT: Make a cute Thanksgiving craft at the library. 
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org. 

Thanksgiving Basket
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 20 , 7pm
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh 
AGES: 9-12 
WHAT: Weave a basket to put on your table. 
WANT TO GO? $2. 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org. 

FREE Apple Dumplings & Caramel Sauce
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 17 , 2pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees 
AGES: Adult 
WHAT: The Baking Coach is here to show you how to make apple dumplings with caramel sauce- a perfect Thanksgiving dessert. 
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. islandtreespubliclibrary.org. 

Thanksgiving Cupcake
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 19 , 4pm
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh 
AGES: 5-8 
WHAT: Decorate a foam cupcake for Thanksgiving. 
WANT TO GO? $1. 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org. 


Thanksgiving Events in Suffolk County

FREE Edible Pumpkin Pie Playdough
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 9 , 10:30am
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach 
AGES: 3-5 
WHAT: Celebrate Thanksgiving early by making this fun and edible sensory project. 
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net. 

FREE Woven Thanksgiving Potholders
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 9 , 4:30pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach 
AGES: 9-12 
WHAT: Learn how to make a handmade pot holder to use while preparing Thanksgiving dinner. 
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net. 

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FREE Turkey Oreos
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 15 , 5:30pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach 
AGES: 13-17 
WHAT: Make some delicious, turkey-themed treats with Oreos. 
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net. 

FREE Family Pumpkin Bread
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 18 , 2-2:30pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Create a yummy treat to add to your Thanksgiving celebration. 
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net. 

Thanksgiving Family Paint Event
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 18 , 11am
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 W. Oak St., Amityville 
AGES: 5-17 
WHAT:  Drop off kids or stay and paint with step-by-step instruction. 
WANT TO GO? $20. 631-608-9048. keytomyart.com. 

FREE Let's Talk Turkey
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 20 , 6:30-7:15pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood 
AGES: 3-5 
WHAT: Join this Thanksgiving celebration featuring a story, crafts, and lots of fun. 
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org. 

'Who Took Tom the Turkey'
WHEN: Nov. 10 -24, Check the website for specific dates and times
WHERE: BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main St., East Islip 
AGES: 3-12 
WHAT: Tom the Turkey is missing and everyone is a suspect. 
WANT TO GO? $13. 631-581-2700. broadhollow.org. 


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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