Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-July 23

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Nassau Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Nassau today, July 23, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Nassau's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening July 23. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Nassau, check out our complete calendar of events.

Monday Night at the Movies - The Common Ground
July 23, 2018 - Sayville

Families can enjoy a movie with friends and neighbors. Check the website for the movie choice.

One Day 'Soccer Shots' Camp - Lyrical Children's Preschool & Learning Center
July 23, 2018 - Calverton

A nationally recognized program - high energy, fun age appropriate introduction to the game of soccer.  Reservations required.

Calling Young Scientists: Pollinator Pals - Long Island Children's Museum
July 23, 2018 - Garden City


Calling Young Scientists! What do bees, butterflies, and birds have in common? They are all pollinators! Learn about the important role these animals play in nature and make a habitat to attract them to your outdoor space. 

Raffi Froundjain and Just Sixties - Mary Jane Davies Green
July 23, 2018 - Manhasset

This band will take you back...way back!  Good times, good friends, great music.

Movies on the Great Lawn: 'The Goonies' - Westhampton Free Library
July 23, 2018 - Westhampton Beach

Watch The Goonies, then go on a gold doubloon treasure hunt.

Little Chefs - Mineola Memorial Library
Through July 24, 2018 - Mineola


Children (Little Chefs) are paired with teen volunteers ((Cook) Book Buddies) each week to listen to stories and make a simple, edible food craft together.  Food allergens may be present at this event. Session #1 (July 10): Octopus Cupcake, Session #2 (July 17): Teddy Bears at the Beach Pudding Cup, Session #3 (July 24): S'mores Cupcake.

Citizen Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project - Long Island Children's Museum
Through July 25, 2018 - Garden City



Come be a citizen scientist and study monarch butterflies in LICM’s Milkweed Garden. By measuring plants, rainfall, and monarch eggs you will be collecting real data that scientists at the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab can analyze! Your data will help them understand butterfly migration and will help conserve this threatened species. Each Wednesday, take a walk through this garden and see how the plants grow and are able to be habitat for visiting monarchs.


This program is made possible with the support of the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives at Arizona State University.

Ages: 4 and up. Free with museum admission.

Young Makers - Long Island Children's Museum
Through July 25, 2018 - Garden City



Make, create and innovate during Young Maker workshops. The Maker Movement focuses on creativity, experimentation and tinkering. Learn practical skills and spark your curiosity

as we investigate different materials through the art of making. Join us for these free workshops to discover the inventor in you!  


Wacky Water Wednesdays - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Through July 25, 2018 - Cold Spring Harbor

Kids can play games and go under sprinklers set up on Hatchery lawn. Bring a towel.

Art Teacher Amy: Surf and Sand Art Camp - St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Through July 26, 2018 - Bayshore

Learn to draw fun wild animals from around the world and learn cool facts and even some geography and science while using oil pastels, watercolors, and markers to create beautiful animals. Sculpt a different animal each day in sculpey clay. Register online  at

Café Music at The Dolphin - The Dolphin Bookshop
Through July 27, 2018 - Port Washington

Café Music is a free weekly music series in The Dolphin Bookshop Café.
Performances take place every Friday night. While enjoying the music, grab a bite to eat, delicious coffee or tea and our tasty treats.


Art in the Garden: Ribbons of Color - Long Island Children's Museum
Through July 27, 2018 - Garden City



How can ribbons in the wind remind us of abstract art? Join us as we explore the work of Willem de Kooning, abstract expressionist and curious experimenter! We will discuss

movement and line while we paint and experiment with a new technique of art-making.

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
Through July 28, 2018 - Old Westbury

Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, leads students through a dynamic, yet gentle flow of postures and conscious breathing.  Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap, and towel. (Rain or shine, includes Gardens admission) every Thursday and Saturday.

Yoga in the Park by Om Shanti Yoga and Reiki Center - The Common Ground
Through July 29, 2018 - Sayville

No experience necessary. Bring a towel and yoga mat.

Tai Chi in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
Through July 29, 2018 - Old Westbury

 Tai Chi -- a unique form of "moving meditation -- calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit.  Sessions are taught by professional tai chi instructor, Linda Cafiero, and are designed for all experience levels.  $18.00 per session; $8.00 members  (rain or shine, includes Gardens admission) every Wednesday and Sunday.

Sunflower Festival! - Garden of Eve Farm
Through July 29, 2018 - Riverhead

Pick sunflowers, hide in the sunflower maze, enjoy a hayride through the sunflowers, taste sunflower oil and sunflower seeds.  Funpass to all activities, hayride farm animals, and more.

Free Summer Concerts - Eisenhower Park Field 2
Through July 30, 2018 - East Meadow

Here's the concert line-up:

Tuesday, July 3 · Movin’ Out, a Billy Joel tribute

Saturday, July 7 · Oldies Show

Friday, July 13 · Disco Unlimited

Saturday, July 14 · Elevation Band, a U2 tribute

Friday, July 20 · ’80s Explosion

Monday, July 23 · Harry Chapin Tribute

Friday, July 27 · Tramps Like Us, a Springsteen tribute

Saturday, July 28 · Oldies Show

Monday, July 30 · Nassau Pops

Meditation for Kids - Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island
Through July 30, 2018 - Huntington

Classes are presented in a lively, creative and interactive way. The classes are suitable for children 6-14 years of age. Meditation for Children is an ongoing program every Sunday morning throughout the school year. Classes are held in the children’s meditation room at Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island in Huntington.

Lighthouse Open Late - Fire Island Lighthouse
Through July 31, 2018 - Fire Island

Enjoy the early evening at the Lighthouse. Beat the parking fee after 6pm. Tower tours are available until 7:30 pm at regular fee. Weather permitting please call ahead (631) 661-4876. Every Saturday in July.

Green Teens - Long Island Children's Museum
Through July 31, 2018 - Garden City



Explore the worlds of science and nature with the Green Teens this summer in Our Backyard! Each week, dig deeper into the unknown through hands-on learning experiences on alternative energy, water, habitats, and more. Check out our website for Green Teens updates.


Sweet Dreams - Long Island Children's Museum
Through July 31, 2018 - Garden City


Do you have sweet dreams of lollipops, soccer or butterflies?  Join us for a unique workshop as you design your own pillowcase using fabric paint, markers, and stamps.

Listen to lullabies from around the world as you create the masterpiece of your dreams! To ensure that visitors have ample time to create their pillowcases, timed tickets will be issued for this program.


Living History Tours - Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Through July 31, 2018 - Centerport

For more than a decade, Living History tours have delighted visitors to the elegant 24-room, Spanish-Revival waterfront mansion, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Stories told on the tours are based on the oral histories of people who worked for the Vanderbilts as teenagers and young adults. Some stories originated in Mr. Vanderbilt’s books of his world travels and extensive sea journeys. This summer of 1936 was eventful. “The movie Captains Courageous with Spencer Tracy is playing in the theaters, and Agatha Christie’s new novel, Dumb Witness, is in the bookstores,” said Stephanie Gress, director of curatorial affairs. “Legendary aviator Amelia Earhart is lost at sea in July, and European leaders are faced with threats of German expansion. The U.S. Post Office has just issued a commemorative stamp in honor of the women’s voting rights activist and social reformer Susan B. Anthony on the 30th anniversary of her death in 1906.” Earlier in 1936, New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia – who supported women’s voting rights – had been the keynote speaker at a dinner at the city’s Biltmore Hotel to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Women’s City Club in New York. The Living History presentation is set against this background of national and international news.  LaGuardia is invited to Eagle’s Nest to join a few of the Vanderbilt family members – including William K. Vanderbilt’s brother, Harold; his sister, Consuelo, the Duchess of Marlborough; and her guests Elizabeth Arden, Anne Morgan, and her nephew, Henry Sturgis Morgan, Gress said. Mr. Vanderbilt’s sister, Consuelo, and her guests reminisce about their younger days at Suffragette rallies. Beginning Memorial Day weekend, the Museum will display items in two guest rooms that commemorate the centennial of women’s right to vote in New York State. Included will be an enlargement of the Susan B. Anthony stamp, suffrage banners and sashes, and an authentic outfit worn in that era by Consuelo, the Duchess of Marlborough. (Mr. Vanderbilt’s mother, Alva, also had been active in the movement.) The Living History cast: Ellen Mason will play Elizabeth Arden, who created the American beauty industry. Yachtsman Harold Vanderbilt – William’s brother, three-time winner of the America’s Cup, and expert on contract bridge – will be portrayed by Jim Ryan and Gerard Crosson. Peter Reganato will be Pietro, the Italian chef. Dale Spencer will perform as William Belanske, the curator and artist who traveled with Mr. Vanderbilt on his epic journeys. Anne Morgan will be played by Judy Pfeffer and Beverly Pokorny. The Vanderbilt has been called a “museum of a museum” – the mansion, natural-history and marine collections galleries are preserved exactly as they were when the Vanderbilts lived on the estate.


Guided Tours - Parrish Art Museum
Through July 31, 2018 - Water Mill

Docent-led tours highlighting the Permanent Collection and special exhibitions on Saturdays. Tours last approximately one hour.

Little Farmer Explorers - Garden of Eve Farm
Through August 01, 2018 - Riverhead

Tour the farm each week to see what’s growing, taste the fruits of the field, and learn about how it grows. Fun for families, friends, and make great gifts too! Includes admission to Fun Fields play area. Pre-registration required, Register online at

Aladdin - BroadHollow Theatre
Through August 02, 2018 - East Islip

Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment and the fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince! All of your favorite characters - Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more - are here in a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides.

Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry - Southampton Historical Museum - Rogers Mansion
Through August 04, 2018 - Southampton

This interactive and inclusive exhibit adds new discoveries to the accumulation of documentation and artifacts collected over more than 100 years to illuminate Southampton Village’s prominent role in the whaling industry at its mid-19th century height. Whaling tools, maps, illustrations, archival images and text will be displayed with an eye toward making the exhibit accessible to audiences of varied interests and all ages. Among those whose roles will be highlighted are local indigenous people, slaves, servants, whaling captains, and the families that were sustained by the whaling industry.  This exhibit takes place inside the historic Captain Albert Rogers Mansion, a 20 room Greek-revival house was built in 1843 during the peak of the whaling industry. It was built by Captain Rogers was one of the many prosperous whaling captains living in Southampton during the 19th century. The Rogers Mansion is a property of the Southampton Historical Museum.

Family Sundays - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through August 05, 2018 - Roslyn Harbor


Converse, collaborate and create together. Be inspired by the works in the exhibition explore new art materials. Family Sunday allows children and the adults in their lives to take time to reconnect while talking about and making art together.

International Concert Series - Eisenhower Park
Through August 05, 2018 - East Meadow

The International Music Nights Summer Concert Series is presented by the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums in recognition of Nassau County’s unique ethnic diversity. The International Music Nights are presented at the Lakeside Theatre, free of charge. Bring a folding chair or blanket. The schedule is as follows:

July 1-Turkish American Night

 July 9 · German American Night

 July 15 · African American Night

 July 29 · Creole American Night

August 5- Chinese American Night

Sensory Bounce - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through August 06, 2018 - Syosset

Every Monday evening, Bounce! is open for children and adults with autism. The Bounce! staff members have received sensitivity training and have experience working with special needs children and adults.

Family Fun: Tai Chi - Freeport Public Library
Through August 08, 2018 - Freeport


Tai chi is a traditional Chinese exercise renowned for its health and meditative benefits that is practiced worldwide.   Bring your family and practice it with us.  Remember to bring water, wear comfortable clothing, and sneakers.



'Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical' - BroadHollow Theatre
Through August 08, 2018 - Elmont

Freckleface Strawberry - The Musical, based on the beloved New York Times best-selling book by celebrated actress, Julianne Moore, is a fun and touching family musical. Specifically created to perform for young audiences, families can step inside of the book's pages with Freckleface and friends as they learn to "love the skin they're in."

Village Pops Concerts On the Green - Farmingdale Village Green Gazebo
Through August 08, 2018 - Farmingdale

Celebrate our new Long Island location in Farmingdale! There will be food, games, face painting, photo booth and more! We hope to see you there!

'The Princess Who Saved a Dragon' - Theatre Three
Through August 09, 2018 - Port Jefferson

In a topsy-turvy turnaround, an independent-minded princess rescues a bedraggled dragon and they set-off on a wild adventure where they learn that being different can be a wonderful thing! A musical for the entire family—and dragons, too!


Fridays at the Movies - Floral Park Library
Through August 10, 2018 - Floral Park

Come and watch some classic Kids Movies with us! Children of all ages welcome, but all children age 9 and younger must be accompanied by an adult or teen (age 14 and up, please). No adults without children, please, this is a Kid's Program Series. No registration, all are welcome.

Cinema on the Bay - Sunset Park
Through August 11, 2018 - Port Washington

Cinema on the Bay, a favorite summertime tradition in Port Washington, hosts a sunset screening and a lineup of upcoming films that includes “Wonder” on July 7, “Ghostbusters” on July 21, and “Sing” on Aug. 11 — all brought to the community for free by the Town of North Hempstead.   Check website for more information.

Youth Golf Lessons - Merrick Road Golf Course
Through August 11, 2018 - Merrick

Help your kids work on their golf game with group co-ed lessons, ages 8-17. Kids can learn the basics or improve upon what they already know. Along with ball striking and golf training tactics, our fantastic instructors will indulge on etiquette, mannerism, composure, and patience. Golf is a sport where you can learn valuable life lessons and have fun playing it too! Clubs preferred, NOT required. Dress appropriately, proper footwear no flip flops. Children with clubs, please have 7-8-9 irons at first class. For more information, please call 292-9000, ext. 7244.


Busy at the Bee Yard Maintenance Sessions - Sands Point Preserve
Through August 12, 2018 - Sands Point

Follow along with the beekeeper as she performs maintenance on the hives. These sessions involve hands-on participation on beekeeping techniques. As a precaution, wear long sleeves, long pants, closed shoes, and tie up long hair. Hats and gloves are recommended. No perfume or insect repellents! Also, do not eat bananas before the sessions, as they remind honeybees of a fight pheromone which can disturb the hives.


Children's Creative STEAM Workshops - Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Through August 14, 2018 - Centerport

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum Education Department will offer one-day Children’s STEAM Workshops during July and August.  In these fun, creative STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs, students in grades K-3 explore land, sea, and sky and discover the wonders in our world. Students are encouraged to bring lunch. To register, call 631-854-5539.

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program for Children - Riverhead Free Library
Through August 15, 2018 - Riverhead

The Library encourages children and parents to read for pleasure this summer. Come in, sign up, read books you choose, earn prizes!

Ice Skating - Newbridge Road Park (Arena)
Through August 15, 2018 - Bellmore

"Why don't you come to your senses..." and head down to Newbridge Road Park where Desert Highway will play the very best of The Eagles.

Summer Kids Movie Series - Franklin Square Bow-Tie Cinemas
Through August 16, 2018 - Franklin Square



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Chef Mary T. Sydor will be teaching you the skills of cake decorating. The fee for materials is $3.00. Class limit is 20. Registration begins on Wednesday, January 24. Please register in person.

'Aladdin' - BroadHollow Theatre
Through August 16, 2018 - Elmont

Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment and the fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince! All of your favorite characters - Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more - are here in a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides.

Romare Bearden: Storyteller - Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University Museum
Through August 17, 2018 - Hempstead

The narrative themes of Romare Bearden’s work spanned historical, political, and religious topics. Through his innovative works of art, Bearden communicated his ideas and thoughts about everyday African-American life in 20th century America. The exhibition includes prints in a variety of methods (aquatint, engraving, etching, lithograph, and silkscreen) from the Hofstra University Museum Collections.

TR's Laboratory Explorers - Sagamore Hill NHS
Through August 19, 2018 - Oyster Bay


Explore the natural resources of Sagamore Hill, collect samples, and look at your discoveries under the microscope! We invite children (ages 9-12) to join us on a free scientific expedition across the park to learn about the local flora, fauna, and bacteria, to learn how to take samples and "leave no trace" on the environment, and to gain hands-on experience using a microscope. Please arrive 30 minutes before the start time and wear appropriate clothes (high socks, long pants, sturdy shoes).

Summer Concerts on the Green - Stony Brook Village Center
Through August 19, 2018 - Stony Brook

Enjoy live music outdoors on the green. 

'Pinkalicious the Musical' - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 19, 2018 - Smithtown



This is the tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament.






Crafty Toddlers - Freeport Public Library
Through August 21, 2018 - Freeport

A story and craft program for 2 year olds and an accompanying adult.

Chess - Island Trees Public Library
Through August 25, 2018 - Island Trees


Join you neighbors for friendly chess matches.  This is a family program and children are free.



Sunday Morning Storytime - Barnes and Noble: Manhasset
Through August 26, 2018 - Manhasset

Sunday mornings are all about Storytime! What exciting adventures will your children discover in the pages of a book this week? Join us and see.


Kids & Family Programs: Imagination Station Sundays - Old Westbury Gardens
Through August 26, 2018 - Old Westbury

Play on! Visit Peggy Phipps’ childhood cottage for independent playtime designed to spur imaginative and creative fun. This changing discovery space provides children with an opportunity to build, observe, ponder and foster their young minds. Free with admission. All ages.

Crafts For Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through August 26, 2018 - New Hyde Park

Kids will have a ball making exciting crafts that they can use or display. Every craft is educational and fun.

Slime Workshop - The Lanyard Ladies
Through August 27, 2018 - Oceanside

Join in for  2 hours of Slime making. For ages 6 and up. Includes all materials. All safe materials used. Elmer's glue, saline solution and baking soda. Make gooey slime, crunchy slime, clay slime and snow slime. Many colors to choose from. Add sparkles, gems, rubberbands, beads and more! Includes a slice of pizza and juice.

Chess Club for Kids - Floral Park Library
Through August 27, 2018 - Floral Park




For Children entering Grades 3 through 6, both skilled and BEGINNERS welcome. Chess can raise your IQ, exercise both sides of your brain, improves your memory, increases problem-solving skills, reading skills, your power of concentration, and teaches planning and foresight. Still not convinced? It's FUN!


Zumba - Island Trees Public Library
Through August 27, 2018 - Island Trees


Join Barbara Pando for a fun and easty to do Zumba program.  Our choreographed Zumba dance routines feature a fusion of Latin and International music, combined with fast and slow rhythms to tone and sculpt the mind. Please wear sneakers and bring water. 


Tai Chi in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
Through August 29, 2018 - Old Westbury

Tai Chi in the Gardens 10:30 am - 11:30 am Tai Chi -- a unique form of "moving meditation -- calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit.  Sessions are taught by professional tai chi instructor, Linda Cafiero, and are designed for all experience levels (rain or shine, includes Gardens admission) every Wednesday and Sunday.


Half-Price Night - United Skates of America Inc.
Through August 29, 2018 - Seaford

Admission is HALF PRICE for both kids and parents! Come down and check out all our specials and a night of skating and fun!

Kids' Movies - Island Trees Public Library
Through August 29, 2018 - Island Trees

Beat the heat and enjoy our series of family friendly films influenced by our Summer Reading theme, "Libraries Rock!"

July 11 - Coco, 105 min,

July 18 - Rock Dog, 90 min.

July 25 - Camp Rock, 98 min.

August 1 - Monster High Boo York, 72 min.

August 8 - Sing, 108 min.

August 15 - Lemonade Mouth, 107 min.

August 22 - Rags, 78 min.

August 29 - Hannah Montana The Movie - 102 min.

Family Movie Nights - Eisenhower Park Field 2
Through August 30, 2018 - East Meadow

Families can enjoy the following movies:  July 12 · Captain Underpants; July 19 · Despicable Me 3; July 26 · The Baby Boss ; August 2 · Lego Ninjago Movie;  August 9 · Ferdinand;  

 August 16 · Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) ; August 23 · Daddy’s Home; and August 30 · The Greatest Showman. 

Sandcastle Contest - Hither Hills State Park
Through August 30, 2018 - Montauk

Hither Hills State Park hosts a weekly sandcastle contest which is open to all ages. Sand, water, and natural materials native to the beach can be used to create sculptures. Prizes are provided by the Natural Heritage Trust. Each week prizes will be awarded for the best sculptors and castles in several categories.


Astronomy in the Sun: One-Day Summer Workshops for Grades 3-12 - Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Through August 30, 2018 - Centerport

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum Education Department is now offering the newest program in its STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) curriculum, Astronomy in the Sun, during July and August. The intriguing, creative one-day workshops for grades 3-12 will be taught by Roger Ledgister, a Vanderbilt astronomy educator. Ledgister earned a B.A. degree in physics and astronomy from Oberlin College and a Master’s degree in learning, media and technology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students are encouraged to bring lunch. To register, call 631-854-5539.  Grades 3-7 will learn about the Sun, Moon and Solar System. Make a model Solar System and learn how energy from the sun turns into food. Learn about the life cycle of the Stars in an included Planetarium Show. Included: Safe daytime observations with telescope and solar telescope. Grades 8-12  will learn about the science of sunlight. Find out how our Universe fits together and build a scale model of the entire known Universe. Learn the basics of Black Holes in an included Planetarium Show. Safe observations with a solar telescope.

Weekly Storytime - Barnes and Noble: Country Glen Center
Through August 30, 2018 - Carle Place

Reading is fun! Join us for our weekly Storytime!

Tots Cooking Classes - Garden of Eve Farm
Through August 31, 2018 - Riverhead

Tour the farm to gather the ingredients needed for a recipe and learn about how they were produced. Then bring them back to the Farm Market and turn them into delectable delicacies – while learning simple ways to incorporate fresh, farm-to-table eating at home. Register online.

'America’s Musical Journey 3D' - New York Hall of Science
Through August 31, 2018 - Corona

Karl Szilagi creates visual puzzles that use black and white geometric patterns to create figurative images. His art explores how we perceive patterns as both flat and three-dimensional at the same time. Most of the pieces are reverse mirror images – they appear the same when rotated 180 degrees.

Family Day Programs: Learn a Whaler's Skill - Southampton Historical Museum
Through August 31, 2018 - Southampton

A bi-weekly program, for everyone in the family, will be hosted by the Southampton Historical Museum. Learn a Whaler’s Skill is for moms, dads and kids to gain skills and knowledge of Southampton’s maritime past at either The Thomas Halsey Homestead or the Rogers Mansion Museum Complex. Families can learn how to tie sailing knots, create faux scrimshaw art, write with quill and ink pens and more. Through the physical action of these programs, you will be able to gain a better understanding of how these people lived in the 19th century. Each program also allows for interaction with real artifacts from the museum's collection. All one-hour programs begin at 3:00 pm and are free of charge. To sign up contact the Director of Education Connor Flanagan by calling (631) 283-2494 ext. 500 or emailing him at [email protected] 

Our Backyard: Seasonal Water Exhibit - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2018 - Garden City

Kids can enjoy the outdoors with the Long Island Children Museum's seasonal "Our Backyard" exhibit. The award-winning outdoor exhibit offers a sensory garden, a water table, and lush plants. There are plenty of interactive elements including a pirate ship wheel, a hand pump to create summer showers on demand, a "fishing" setup, evaporation art, and even a boat race option.


Summer Lunch - Brentwood Public Library
Through August 31, 2018 - Brentwood

Island Harvest Food Bank’s Summer Food Service Program helps children ages 18 and under get nutritious meals when school’s out.

Summer Sunsational - White Post Farms
Through August 31, 2018 - Melville

Kick off Summer with magic and water fun. There will be water bouncers, a magic show, giraffe station, monkey barn, bird aviary and friendly animals waiting for you to visit.  All activities are weather permitting.

Kids in the Kitchen - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2018 - Garden City

Kids in the Kitchen

Little chefs use real cooking tools (with some help from adults) as we make easy, yummy, kid-friendly snacks from start to finish. Ages 3 to 8.

Traveling Exhibit: Hands-On Harley-Davidson™ - Long Island Children's Museum
Through September 02, 2018 - Garden City



Roar into a kid-sized motorcycle dealership and engineering lab in this one-of-a-kind visitor experience that lets kids—and adults—Dream It! Build It!...and Ride It!

Visitors this summer can explore a pretend motorcycle dealership while learning about the people, places and processes that make a community work. using activities to:

Roar into a kid-sized motorcycle dealership and engineering lab in this one-of-a-kind visitor experience that lets kids—and adults—Dream It! Build It!...and Ride It!

Visitors this summer can explore a pretend motorcycle dealership while learning about the people, places and processes that make a community work. using activities that promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) themes This interactive exhibit provides hands-on opportunities to “Dream It!”, “Build It!” and “Ride It” as you: 

* hit the open road as you explore US and international touring routes

* become a design engineer and learn how accelereration, speed, friction, gravity, and other laws of physics affect a motorcycle in motion 

* work with friends and family to create a custom motorcycle using interchangeable parts and accessories

* experiment to see what happens when a rider throttles, leans into a curve, or descends a mountain road 

Hands-On Harley-Davidson was created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum (BBCM) in collaboration with Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

David Rosaire and the One and Only Pekingese Dog Act - Long Island Game Farm
Through September 03, 2018 - Manorville

David Rosaire and his pack of adorable and very talented dogs are back at the Long Island Game Farm for the 2018 season.

Jackson Pollock Family Drip Painting Workshop - Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
Through September 15, 2018 - East Hampton

Families tour the Pollock-Krasner House and studio, followed by a drip painting workshop for children. Pre-register online at

Treasures and Collectables Fair - Southampton Historical Museum
Through September 15, 2018 - Southampton

Vintage furniture, jewelry, textiles, glass, ceramics, artwork, collectibles and more will be sold inside the Red Barn and on the grounds. All proceeds benefit the Museum’s Collection.

Bird & Butterfly-Friendly Gardens - Garvies Point Museum
Through September 29, 2018 - Glen Cove


Our gardens are full of mostly native flowers that attract pollinators, bees, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds and songbirds! Make sure to visit the bird and butterfly-friendly gardens during the height of bloom. 

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Sculpture Exhibition - Planting Fields Arboretum
Through September 30, 2018 - Oyster Bay

The artist is best known as the founder of New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, yet she had a significant career as a sculptor, exhibiting throughout the United States and Europe.  We will feature over thirty sculptures and drawings.  This is the first exhibition of Whitney’s art since her death in 1942.  William R. Coe knew Mrs. Whitney and was involved in the commission of the larger than life equestrian sculpture of Buffalo Bill in Cody, Wyoming.

Sensory Sensitive Sundays - Chuck E. Cheese's
Through October 07, 2018 - Hempstead

Chuck E. Cheese's is open for two hours on the first Sunday of each month, specifically for children with autism and other special needs. The facility

 reduces the lighting and noise, and the time includes food and games, and a trained staff.


HeartBeet Farm Stand - Stony Brook Village Center
Through October 13, 2018 - Stony Brook

HeartBeet Farms produces fresh, organically-grown, nutritionally dense vegetables and fruits with a focus on nourishing families.

Polo at Bethpage State Park - Bethpage State Park
Through October 14, 2018 - Farmingdale

Polo is a great competive sport. Come and enjoy an afternoon of excellent polo games at Bethpage State Park. A treat for the whole family.

Farmer's Market - Tanger Outlets – The Arches
Through October 27, 2018 - Deer Park

Deer Park, NY is bringing back the Farmers Market at the Tanger Outlets, hosted by ‘Country Fresh’ every Saturday beginning in June through October. Located around the fountain in the Piazza area, the market will feature Long Island’s local farms, wineries and bakers offering local fruits, vegetables, wines and more. Visitors can meet and visit with local farmers and vendors while satisfying their appetites by snacking while they shop.



Seasonal Farmstand - Queens County Farm Museum
Through November 04, 2018 - Floral Park

Find out what's 'growing on' at Queens Farm  at the on-site Seasonal Farmstand. We grow over 50 varieties of vegetables, so come by and see what's in season each week!  Get tips on how to make easy, nutritious meals for the family.

  • EBT & SNAP benefits accepted.

  • Members always receive 10% off produce.

  • Farm-fresh eggs available starting at 12 pm (1 doz/customer; first-come first-served)

Rockville Centre Farmers Market - Rockville Centre Railroad Station
Through November 18, 2018 - Rockville Centre

Come out for a delightful array of produce and products. Fresh fruit and vegatables, jams, jellies, cakes, coffee and a whole lot more! 

Garden City Farmers Market - Behind State Supreme Court
Through November 20, 2018 - Mineola

Take your pick: fruits, vegetables, eggs, soaps, oils, pickles, juices breads and more!

Empire State Market - NYCB LIVE, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Through December 23, 2018 - Uniondale

Discover Long Island's newest market destination, Empire State Market. This outdoor shopping and feasting mecca is conveniently located in the Ford Parking Lot of NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Opening every Sunday from 8am-4pm. Admission and parking are free.

A fun venue for all ages, the Empire State Market will feature hundreds of vendors offering new and collectible goods. Shoppers can find a plethora of new and used goods including jewelry, apparel and fashion accessories, household items, various artwork and crafts. Additionally, foodies will be able to find all sorts of fresh food as well as prepared foods. Come out and join us every week to discover what is new.

Seashell...Nature's Inspired Design Exhibition - Garvies Point Museum
Through December 28, 2018 - Glen Cove

In  celebration of our 50th anniversary, join us for a special exhibit of exquisite seashells from around the world. From the collection of Garvies Point Museum, donated by Henry Dwyer and Alfred Wu.

Warrior Courses Wednesdays - Sky Zone Mount Sinai
Through December 31, 2018 - Mount Sinai

Take part in epic Nerf battles on trampoline courts.