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Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this Weekend

Fill your weekend with family fun in Nassau and Suffolk counties!


Enjoy these fun weekend activities with your kids on Long Island. Start planning your weekend now.


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Family Yoga in the Garden at Planting Fields

WHEN: Jun. 5 - Sep. 18, 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Planting Fields Foundation, 1395 Planting Fields Rd, Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Spend your morning at Planting Fields and introduce your children aged 3-10 to yoga through an enriching and fun practice that all will enjoy. WANT TO GO? $20 per adult/child; $12 per members adult/child. 516-922-8666.
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Arts In The Plaza FREE

WHEN: Jun. 12 - Oct. 30, Saturdays, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Kennedy Plaza, 1 W Chester St., Long Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit Arts in the Plaza for handcrafted art by Long Island artists, live music and cultural performances. WANT TO GO? 516-507-8383.
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The Great Pine Railway

WHEN: Jun. 19 - Sep. 6, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 11am-6pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See the new G-gauge railroad display, featuring exquisite model trains chugging along a landscaped backdrop. WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $14; $12 ages 62 and older and students; $8 ages 7-17. 516-252-3392.
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Swim with Mermaids

WHEN: Jul. 8 - Sep. 6, Thursdays, Fridays, and Mondays, 10:30am, 11:45am, 1:30pm, and 2:45pm; Sundays, 10:30am, 11:45am, 1:30pm, 2:45pm, and 4pm , 4pm*
WHERE: Long Island Aquarium, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Get ready for an interactive and educational 2 hour adventure aboard the Atlantis Explorer.  It’s a fascinating way to discover the ecological wonders of Long Island’s waterways. The Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat takes you down the Peconic River and into Flanders Bay. Conducted by Aquarium Educators, the adventure offers plenty of opportunity for hands-on exploration while promoting environmental awareness and education about the Peconic Estuary. You do not need to enter the aquarium to ride on the Tour Boat, just go to the dock behind the aquarium.

COVID 19 UPDATE: Vaccinated guests do not need a mask for the Tour Boat.  All unvaccinated guests over 3 years old must wear a mask during the trip.  The Tour Boat will be cleaned and sanitized after each ride.

WANT TO GO? $45; $40.50 for members. 631-208-9200 .
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Discover the Dunes

WHEN: Jul. 9 - 30, Fridays, 10:30-11:30am **NO SESSION 7/23**
WHERE: Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center, West End 2 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Take a guided walk down to the ocean and back to see what plants, animal tracks, and other features of the landscape there are to be seen on a given day, and learn about what makes Jones Beach unique.

WANT TO GO? $4. 516-809-8222.
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The Adventures of Peter Rabbit

WHEN: Jul. 10 - Aug. 14, Saturdays, 11am
WHERE: Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-Tail, Benjamin Bunny, the McGregors and all their friends come to life in this delightful adaption suggested by the characters created by Beatrix Potter. THE ADVENTURES OF PETER RABBIT is family fun and a THEATRE THREE tradition for the summer break!

WANT TO GO? $10. 631-928-9100.
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Moana, Jr.

WHEN: Jul. 15 - Aug. 14, See website for schedule
WHERE: Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts at the Smithtown Historical Society, 239 East Main St., Smithtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join Moana and the legendary demigod Maui as they embark on an epic journey of self discovery, as they both learn to harness the power that lies within. Featuring all the beloved songs from the film, the adventures of Moana come to life, live on stage. This outdoor performance will take place at the Smithtown Historical Society.

WANT TO GO? $18. 631-724-3700.
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The Fantasticks

WHEN: Jul. 16 - Aug. 15, Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm; Sundays, 3pm
WHERE: Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

See The Fantasticks!  This is one of the most joyous, touching, honest, and theatrical events in the history of American drama. Both simple and complex, it touches the deepest longings in its celebration of romance. It is about love and loss, growth, and acceptance. Traditional musical theatre blends with shades of jazz which elevate its score, making it unique in the world of musical theatre. 

WANT TO GO? $35; $28 Students and Seniors; $20 Children. 631-928-9100.
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Hip Hop Public Skate

WHEN: Jul. 18 - Aug. 29, Sundays, 5-7pm
WHERE: United Skates of America, Inc., 1276 Hicksville Rd, Seaford, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Skate to the best R&B and Hip Hop Music!

WANT TO GO? $13.50 for Skaters; $6 non Skaters; $5 Skate Rental. 516-795-7454.
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Tanger Outlets Carnival

WHEN: Jul. 21 - 25, Wednesday and Thursday, 5-10 pm; Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday, 12-11 pm; Sunday, 12-10pm
WHERE: Tanger Outlets, 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Enjoy midway rides and games for all ages and classic carnival eats at this family-fun event. Ride wristbands can be used on Wednesday or Thursday. Ride tickets are valid every day. Visit the website for online ride discounts and coupon savings on rides and food. Parent/guardian supervision is required for guests ages 17 and younger. Please check the website for event updates before attending.

WANT TO GO? FREE parking and admission. Ride cost varies.. 866-666-3247.
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Thunderbird American Indian Powwow

WHEN: Jul. 23 - 25, Friday, 6pm with performances 7–10pm; Saturday, 10am with performances 12–5pm and 7–10pm; Sunday, 10am with performances 12–5pm
WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Powwow Special Admission Days are here! Celebrate American Indian Culture through music, dance, Native American crafts and food. This spectacular 3-day powwow features intertribal Native American dance competitions by over forty Indian Nations. Program features an expansive market of authentic Native American art, crafts, jewelry and food (don?t miss the fry bread!). An immersive experience not to be missed. Online tickets only. Advance tickets recommended as tickets are limited. Ticket is required to enter powwow and craft/food market; no gate fee to enter farm grounds. Covid visitor guidelines can be found at queensfarm.org. Fri, 7/23: Performances 7-10PM (Gates open at 6:00PM) Sat, 7/24: Performances 12-5PM & 7-10PM (Gates open at 10:00AM) Sun, 7/25: Performances 12-5PM (Gates open at 10:00AM) 

WANT TO GO? $15; $8 (Children ages 2-12) / 3-Day Tickets: $30; $16 (Children ages 2-12). 718-347-3276.
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Natural Dyeing & Historic Music FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 24, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Westhampton Beach Historical Society, 101 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Come, view and experience the art of natural dyeing using materials found in nature. Listen to historic music and stories.

WANT TO GO? 631-288-1139.
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Smile Saturday - Sparkle into Summer FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 24, 1-3pm
WHERE: Broadway Mall, 358 N. Broadway Mall, Hicksville, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Broadway Commons & A Dream is A Wish Parties LLC present SMILE SATURDAY! Sparkle into Summer with the Princesses! Join the tower princess and the voyager princess for an afternoon of live performances, crafts, and activities!

WANT TO GO? 516-822-6336.
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Splash! Family Event

WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 24, 2pm
WHERE: Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main Street, Landmark Parking Lot, Port Washington, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

An afternoon of upbeat and energetic dances, summer time favorite Splash is a site-specific outdoor dance in brightly colored water filled buckets, a great crowd pleaser and tons of fun! The program will include audience participation throughout, encouraging creativity, discovery and inquiry for all ages.

WANT TO GO? $20 reserved; $15 general admission; $12 friends; . 516-767-1384 .
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Build-a-Boat Workshop

WHEN: Jul. 24 - 25, Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate Shark Week at the Whaling Museum!  Learn about these incredible predators as you hunt for clues around the museum with a shark-themed scavenger hunt.  Excavate a real shark tooth fossil with our activity kits to take home. This drop in program is held all week during museum open hours (last entry 30 minutes prior to closing)
 

WANT TO GO? $10; $5 members + admission: $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and kids ages 4-18; free for children younger than 4, active military with ID and museum members. 631-387-3418.
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Princess Tea Party

WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 25, Seatings at 10am, 12:30pm and 3pm
WHERE: Long Island Aquarium, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Get your little princess and head to a Princess Tea Party! She'll dance and sing with all of her favorite Princesses as you treasure this amazing moment. Formal white glove tea service will be served in the elegant Sea Star Ballroom, with finger sandwiches and sweets. You'll get the photos of a lifetimes, as you watch your little girl have the time of her life, all right here. Reservations required. Aquarium Admission- half price for kids (12 & under) in princess attire Discounted ticket available for adults.

WANT TO GO? $49.95; $44.95 Children 3-12; $5 Children 2 and younger. 631-208-9200.
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Village of Cedarhurst Art in The Park FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 25, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Andrew J. Parise Park, 257 Cedarhurst Ave., Cedarhurst, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Village of Cedarhurst and the Business Improvment District presents Art in The Park. Enjoy live music, face painting and balloon artistry. Vote in competitions with catagories in art, pastry design, and student art and meet the artists. 



WANT TO GO? 516-295-5770.
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Jester Jim FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 25, 2pm
WHERE: Heckscher State Park, 1 Heckscher State Pkwy., East Islip, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Children’s Summer Theatre series offers families an opportunityto enjoy a free, fun and interactive show. A vehicle use fee may be in effect and participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets. There are no rain dates for these performances.

WANT TO GO? 631-321-3510.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Westhampton Beach Farmers' Market

WHEN: May. 1 - Nov. 20, Saturdays, 9am-1pm
WHERE: The Village Green, Mill Road and Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Shop over 60 vendors, growers and producers providing locally grown, caught and homemade items. WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 631-288-3337.
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Firepit Fridays

WHEN: Jun. 18 - Nov. 5, Fridays, 6-10pm
WHERE: The Adventure Park at Long Island, 75 Colonial Springs Rd , Gate 3, Wheatley Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Climb for 2 hours and then get cozy by the fire every Friday night! WANT TO GO? $48. 631-983-3844.
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Glow in the Park

WHEN: Jun. 19 - Nov. 7, Thursdays and Saturdays, 6-10pm
WHERE: The Adventure Park at Long Island, 75 Colonial Springs Rd Gate 3, Wheatley Heights, NY
AGES: 5-8, 13-17, Adult
WHAT:

Get ready to experience exciting courses in a cool and alternative way! Evening Glow in the Park events allow you to zipline through trees lit up by glow attire, colored lights, music and more! Glow in the Park is a nighttime event where the outdoor adventure park literally glows! Brightly-shining LED lights illuminate your way while you zipline, work the ropes and traverse through the treetops. And you have toe-tapping music to keep your adrenaline flowing! You can't miss Glow in the Park! It takes your rope climbing and ziplining fun to the next level. Flip the fun upside down as you experience the same adventure at night, and allow your senses to come alive with the bright lights hanging from the trees. Each of our trails is lined with multi-colored LED lights to guide your throughout the courses. You will also be provided with a safety briefing to go through harnessing, so don't worry if you've never been to a park like this before. Visit The Adventure Park and book this amazing Glow in the Park experience! 

WANT TO GO? $54. 631-983-3844.
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Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat

WHEN: Jul. 1 - Aug. 31, 12:30pm and 3:30pm, daily
WHERE: Long Island Aquarium, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Get ready for an interactive and educational 2 hour adventure aboard the Atlantis Explorer.  It’s a fascinating way to discover the ecological wonders of Long Island’s waterways. The Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat takes you down the Peconic River and into Flanders Bay. Conducted by Aquarium Educators, the adventure offers plenty of opportunity for hands-on exploration while promoting environmental awareness and education about the Peconic Estuary. You do not need to enter the aquarium to ride on the Tour Boat, just go to the dock behind the aquarium.

COVID 19 UPDATE: Vaccinated guests do not need a mask for the Tour Boat.  All unvaccinated guests over 3 years old must wear a mask during the trip.  The Tour Boat will be cleaned and sanitized after each ride.

WANT TO GO? $40; $5 per person 2 years old and younger. 631-208-9200 .
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Fitness Friday's

WHEN: Jul. 2 - 30, Fridays, 11:30am-12pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Join the museum in the Comings & Goings gallery where kids will explore creative ways to move their bodies to stay fit and healthy. Each week kids will be introduced to a new, simple workout that will challenge them to move theor bodies in a fun and exciting way. This program is free with admission. Reserve your daily admission ticket to take part.

WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $14; free for members. 516-224-5800.
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Tropic Con: Outdoor Summer Market

WHEN: Jul. 10 - Aug. 29, Alternating weekends, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Sunrise Mall, One Sunrise Mall, Massapequa, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Tropic Con: Outdoor Summer Market, is a safe and fun way to share in all the pop culture that we love. Discover the very best local businesses and local artists that Long Island has to offer. New vendors and artists each and every day of the event, so no two days are the same! Over 120 unique pop culture vendors and artists to experience throughout the summer! Comic books, toys, video games, artwork, live performances, and great food.

 

WANT TO GO? $15 summer season pass; $5 weekend pass; $3 daily pass. 516-795-3551.
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Wellness: Bande Barre

WHEN: Jul. 16 - Aug. 14, Fridays and Saturdays, 8am and 10:15am
WHERE: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

This is a one-stop-shop for a complete body and mind workout. Barre seamlessly blends moves from ballet, Pilates, strength training, and yoga. You will be guided through a series of micro-movements and active holds, using a set of light hand weights and your body weight for resistance. These small, isolated movements yield extensive results: long, lean, sculpted lines. You'll work muscles you didn't even know you have and feel them for days after.

WANT TO GO? $25. 631-283-0967.
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Family Tie-Dye FREE

WHEN: Friday, Jul. 23, 5-7pm
WHERE: Teen Center at The Patchogue-Medford Carnegie Library, 160 West Main Street, Patchogue, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Get creative and have fun with your family! For families with children of all ages. Shirts will be provided or you can bring you own (must be white & 100% cotton). This program does not require registration. Drop-in between 5-7pm. Limited quantity. First come, first served. This program will take place at the Carnegie Building (160 W. Main St, Patchogue). Rain will cancel this event.

WANT TO GO? 631-654-4700.
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Learn to Paint Luca

WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 24, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 W Oak St, Amityville, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT:

Learn to paint Luca with step by step instruction! All supplies and instruction included. DROP OFF ONLY

WANT TO GO? $30 per child. 631-608-9048.
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ChocoLEGO FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 25, 12pm
WHERE: Chocology Unlimited, 1099 North Country Road, Stony Brook, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

This is going to be awesome! Hey families, LET’S HAVE SOME FUN WITH CHOCOLATE and LEGOS! LEGOS for the kids and chocolate tastings for the parents! READY, SET, LEGO … Throughout the event, kids will get inspired and then build and rebuild Lego Race Cars for the Racetrack, then test their performance against fellow Brick Builders. …while parents enjoy tasting different types of chocolate and learn to appreciate chocolate like a true aficionado! BUILD TIME 12-2pm

*This is recommended for children ages 6-12. The shop offers products with tree nuts, butter, and eggs. They cannot guarantee that any of the products are safe to consume for people with peanut, tree nut, soy, milk, egg or wheat allergies.

WANT TO GO? 631-901-7151.
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Drive-in Concerts: Dr. K’s Motown Revue FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 25, 6pm
WHERE: North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Road, Port Washington, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Dr. K’s Motown Revue band of musicians and signers makes you want to sing along on every familiar song they play. WANT TO GO? 516-869-6311.
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Levittown Carnival

WHEN: Jul. 28 - Aug. 1, Wednesday-Thursday, 5-10pm; Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday, 12-11pm; Sunday, 12-10pm
WHERE: Levittown Carnival Grounds, 3025 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with rides and games. WANT TO GO? FREE parking and admission; fee for rides. 866-666-3247.
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Looking for more events in your area? Search our comprehensive events calendar.

Looking to plan an awesome weekend on Long Island packed with fun for the whole family? Whether you are planning a day trip in close to the New York metro area or are looking for kid-friendly fun that's close to home, we've got you covered! There’s a lot of kid-friendly family fun planned for this weekend right here in Nassau and Suffolk counties. From storytimes and concerts to museum exhibits, crafts activities, seasonal events, and more, you'll find something to do that keeps the whole family having fun! Plan your weekend on Long Island with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly (vritual and in-person) events happening throughout Long Island. And check out our ManhattanBrooklynQueensWestchester, and Rockland weekend roundups for more fun inspiration!

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