Free Things to Do With Kids on Long Island in September

Free Things to Do With Kids on Long Island in September

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 September.

Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii at NYBG -Visual Lecture FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 6, 2pm
WHERE: Garden City Public Library , 60 7th St., Garden City, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: On view at the NYBG are twenty of O’Keeffe’s depictions of Hawaii.
WANT TO GO? 516-742-8405. gardencitypl.org.

Remote Controlled Fall Aero Show FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 9, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Sunken Meadow State Park, 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This radio-controlled model airplane show is great fun for all aircraft enthusiasts.
WANT TO GO? 631-269-4333. nysparks.org.

Fall Events FREE
WHEN: Sep. 15 - Oct. 28, See website, varies by event
WHERE: Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a picture with Otto the Ghost, enjoy a hayride, and visit farm animals. Enjoy fresh picked apples, fudge, roasted corn, popcorn, apple cider, and candy apples!
WANT TO GO? 516-334-0066. hicksnurseries.com .

Kidstock FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 15, 12-5pm
WHERE: Clark Botanic Gardens, 193 I.U. Willets Road, Albertson, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: An open-air family festival featuring musical entertainment that kids and parents can enjoy together.
WANT TO GO? 516-484-2208. clarkbotanic.org.

Beginner Genealogy FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 20, 7pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Susan Murphy of DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island will assist others with their quest to find their family history.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Apple Cheese Danishes Chef Rob Scott FREE
WHEN: Friday, Sep. 21, 6pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Learn how to make cheese Danishes with chef Rob Scott.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

SNAP Counseling  FREE
WHEN: Friday, Sep. 21, 10-11am
WHERE: Riverhead Free Library , 330 Court St., Riverhead , NY
AGES:
WHAT:  Meet with Fatima Lasso to see if SNAP can work for you.
WANT TO GO? 631-727-3228. riverheadlibrary.org.

Baby Gear Swap FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 22, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of the East End, 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: New and expectant parents are invited to stock up on new and gently used clothing, cribs, strollers, and more. Early childhood educators and providers will also be on hand with information for new parents.
WANT TO GO? 631-537-8250. cmee.org.

Smithsonian Museum Day FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 22, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: In the spirit of the Smithsonian’s free admission policy, the Long Island Museum will offer free admission all day.
WANT TO GO? 631-751-0066. longislandmuseum.org.

Dr. Frankenstein's Gummy Bear Science Lab FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Sep. 25, 4pm
WHERE: Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Teen volunteers will help kids with fun and interactive science experiments using gummy bears!
WANT TO GO? 516-921-7161. syossetlibrary.org.

5th Annual Brookhaven Highway Safety Day FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 29, 8am-12pm
WHERE: Safety Town, 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The day’s events include a free car seat inspection and a free bicycle safety rodeo, including a safety inspection and non-competitive skills course for kids of all ages.
WANT TO GO? 631-363-3770. brookhavenny.gov.

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