Free Things to Do With Kids on Long Island in August

Free Things to Do With Kids on Long Island in August

They say the best things in life are free, and these family- and kid-friendly activities on Long Island, including things to do in Nassau County and Suffolk County, are no exception this August.

Farmingdale Village Pops FREE
WHEN: Jun. 26 - Aug. 7, Wednesdays, 7:30pm
WHERE: The Village Green, 361 Main St., Farmingdale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy these summer concerts!
WANT TO GO? 516-249-0093. farmingdalevillage.com.

Free Summer Concerts at Roosevelt Field FREE
WHEN: Jul. 31 - Aug. 7, Wednesday 7pm
WHERE: Roosevelt Field Mall, 630 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring a folding chair to relax and enjoy an evening filled with music and fun!
WANT TO GO? 516-742-8001. https://simon.com/mall/roosevelt-field.

Rocket Pencil Box FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 3, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Home Depot, 600 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Your young aerospace engineer can study the anatomy of a rocket while you construct a handmade case together. Register online. 
WANT TO GO? 516-488-8500 . https://homedepot.com/workshops/#store/1208.

Tent Tales for Tykes FREE
WHEN: Aug. 6 - 27, Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: Various L.L. Bean Locations, Various L.L. Bean Locations, , NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Explore a different nature or outdoor theme, followed by related activities, games, or crafts. Recommended for children ages 3-6. Please register each participant separately.
WANT TO GO? https://llbean.com/.

Revolutionary War Living History FREE
WHEN: Aug. 10 - 11, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm
WHERE: The Great Lawn, Potunk & Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See American and British camp life, infantry and Dragoon drills on horseback, and more. 
WANT TO GO? 917-498-1232. whbhistorical.org.

KIDS ZONE EVENT - MAKE A COOL NERF TARGET BOARD FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 10, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Green Acres Mall, 2034 Green Acres Mall, LEVEL 1, LEVEL 2 JCPENNEY, Valley Stream, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Build your own super cool Nerf target board at the JCPenney Kids Zone! Kids will also get to test out the awesome new merchandise.
WANT TO GO? 516-561-1157. https://greenacresmallonline.com/Events/Details/527397.

GARY THE GREAT FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 11, 2pm
WHERE: Wildwood State Park, 790 Hulse Landing Road, Wading River, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This hilarious tour through the world of magic gets everyone involved.
WANT TO GO? 631-929-4314. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=68-25529.0.

Coffee with a Cop FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Walt Whitman Shops , 160 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join local officers at Center Court for free coffee and conversation!
WANT TO GO? 631-271-1746. https://simon.com/mall/walt-whitman-shops/stream/coffee-with-a-cop-6134304.

Stories and Sketches with Maggie & the Ferocious Beast Creator Michael Paraskevas FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 22, 5:15pm
WHERE: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Join illustrator and children's book author Mickey Paraskevas for some storytelling and live sketching.
WANT TO GO? 631-283-0967. https://southamptonartscenter.org/event/stories-and-sketches/.

Organic Tomato Tasting FREE
WHEN: Aug. 24 - 25, 12-4pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Judge the taste of 20 varieties of heirloom and traditional tomatoes!
WANT TO GO? 631-722-8777. gardenofevefarm.com.

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