Free Things to Do With Kids on Long Island in January

Free Things to Do With Kids on Long Island in January

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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.

Holiday Poinsettia Display FREE
WHEN: Dec. 4 - Jan. 8, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Main Greenhouse will have a holiday poinsettia and cyclamen display to ring in the festive season. Be sure to take photographs of this magnificent arrangement.
WANT TO GO? 516-922-8688. plantingfields.org.

View the Lights FREE
WHEN: Dec. 10 - Jan. 6, daily, dusk
WHERE: Montauk Lighthouse, 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Come view the lights at night at the lighthouse.
WANT TO GO? 631-668-5000. nysparks.com.

New Year's Day Hike & Lighthouse Tower Tour FREE
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 1, 10am
WHERE: Fire Island Lighthouse, Robert Moses State Park parking field 5, Fire Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join this guided walk around the western end of the National Seashore. Reservations required. 
WANT TO GO? 631-661-4876. fireislandlighthouse.com.

Boat Builders at Work FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 3, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Ave., West Sayville, NY
AGES:
WHAT: Meet the volunteers as they build and restore various small craft.
WANT TO GO? 631-447-8679. limaritime.org.

You're Not Here: Virtual Reality FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 3, 4-5:30pm
WHERE: East Hampton Library, 159 Main St., East Hampton, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Try a virtual reality experience in the Young Adult department. Register online.
WANT TO GO? 631-324-0222. easthamptonlibrary.org.

Kids Workshop FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 6, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Home Depot, 600 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product.
WANT TO GO? 516-488-8500. homedepot.com.

Theatrical Performance: 'Once Upon A Snowflake' FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 6, 2pm
WHERE: Mineola Public Library, 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A heartwarming musical about solving the mystery of the missing Liza.
WANT TO GO? 516-746-8488. mineolalibrary.info.

Kids Play Free Week FREE
WHEN: Jan. 8 - 12, Monday-Friday, by appointment only
WHERE: New York Musician's Center, 701 Bedford Ave., Bellmore, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Call to schedule a free music lesson. Offer available to new customers by appointment only.
WANT TO GO? 516-515-0236. nymcmusic.com.

Made with Love FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Floral Park Public Library, 17 Caroline Avenue, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Whether you're a beginner, an expert, or somewhere in between, Made with Love knitting and crocheting group welcomes all to their weekly group.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Long Island Cares Food Truck FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 9:30-11:30am
WHERE: Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St., Riverhead, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: The Long Island Cares-Harry Chapin Food Bank will provide free, ready-to-eat breakfast items for children.
WANT TO GO? 631-727-3228. riverheadlibrary.org.

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