Free Things to Do With Kids on Long Island in January

Free Things to Do With Kids on Long Island in January

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 January.

Podcast Club FREE
WHEN: Jan. 3 - 31, Thursdays, 3-4pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Come share your thoughts and ideas during our weekly podcast club!
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org.

Friday Night In FREE
WHEN: Jan. 4 - Feb. 8, Fridays, 5-9pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: During this time, enjoy a variety of activities, including video games, board games, and movies.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 5, 8:30am
WHERE: LIU Post Tilles Center , 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Teams from all over Long Island and a few from around the world will meet to receive the 2019 season's robotics challenge.
WANT TO GO? 631-627-8400. sbpli-lifirst.org/.

Build an Easel FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 5, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Home Depot, 600 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: You and your child can build an easel with a hands-on workshop.
WANT TO GO? 516-488-8500. homedepot.com.

New York Bridal & Wedding Expo FREE
WHEN: Jan. 5 - 6, 11am
WHERE: NYCB LIVE, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Don’t miss the bridal fashion shows and live DJ and band demos, plus tons of prizes and giveaways.
WANT TO GO? 516-231-4848 . nycblive.com.

Afterschool Gaming FREE
WHEN: Jan. 8 - 29, Tuesdays, 3-4:30pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Join your friends to play video games on the big screen TVs or to challenge each other to card and board games.
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org.

Oh Shift for teens FREE
WHEN: Jan. 9 - Feb. 13, 7pm
WHERE: Mid Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto HIll Road, Plainview, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Oh Shift! is a 6 week interactive workshop for teens in grades 5-8 led by empowerment coach Keith Senzer.
WANT TO GO? 866-599-TSVF. tsvf.org.

Junior Writers FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 10, 7-8pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Get creative, learn all about writing, and play games in this fun-filled, author-led workshop.
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org.

Grand Re-Opening FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 12, 10am-3pm
WHERE: JEI Learning Center, 2583 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Come enjoy refreshments and meet our instructors at the grand re-opening!
WANT TO GO? 516-308-4705. merrick.jeilearning.com.

Smithtown Christian School Open House FREE
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 14, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Smithtown Christian School, 1 Higbie Drive, Smithtown, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Come see what makes Smithtown Christian School stand apart from other schools.
WANT TO GO? 631-265-3334. learnwithscs.org.

Family Game Time FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 19, 1-3pm
WHERE: Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, New York
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Enjoy quality family time playing games together at the library.
WANT TO GO? 631-585-9393. middlecountrypubliclibrary.org.

Reframing Parenting; Suffolk Winter Series FREE
WHEN: Jan. 26 - Mar. 9, Sunday 10am-1pm
WHERE: Suffolk Independent Living Organization, 755 Waverly Avenue, Holtsville, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: FREE workshop series for adoptive and guardianship parents raising children with adverse childhood experiences or difficult past histories.
WANT TO GO? 6466884321. https://affcny.org/adoption-foster-events-ny/reframing-parenting-suffolk-winter-19/.

The Karpenteers in Concert FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 27, 2pm
WHERE: Glen Cove Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join in for a delightful time of music and singing with the group the Karpenteers.
WANT TO GO? 516-676-2130. glencovelibrary.org.

Getting Ready to Babysit FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 31, 4pm
WHERE: Mineola Memorial Library, 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Develop the skills necessary to be a sitter, including child safety, developmental stages of children, and how to plan activities that are age appropriate. Hands-on activities and course certification are included.
WANT TO GO? 516-746-8488 . mineolalibrary.info.

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