Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend On Long Island

Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend On Long Island


Plan your best weekend yet!

Weekends are the best to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a huge outing or are staying close to home. There’s lots to do this Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28, with your family, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, parades, and more. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend in New York City with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly events happening in and around your neighborhood. Check out our picks for kids' activites in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Also see our guides for weekend fun in New York City and Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen counties.

Nassau Weekend Activities

FREE Any Soldier Volunteer Program
WHEN: Saturday, May 26, 11am
WHERE: Glen Cove Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Send good wishes and help organize donations into boxes to bring to the Post Office. All donations will be willingly accepted.
WANT TO GO? 516-676-2130.

Bethpage Air Show
WHEN: May 26-27, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Jones Beach, Field 5, 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh
WHAT: We are proud to have the U. S. Navy Blue Angels as the headliner this year. We are also excited to have joining the Blue Angels, the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds, the U. S. Army Golden Knights parachute team and the U. S. Air Force F22 Raptor. Returning to our shores are Sean Tucker and Team Oracle, Screamin' Sasquatch presented by John Klatt Airshows, Matt Chapman, the GEICO Skytypers, American Air Power Museum Warbirds, and David Windmiller. There will also be an appearance by the B17 Yankee Lady. Besides the show in the sky there will be military recruiters and displays from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard along the boardwalk from the West Bathouse to the East Bathouse joined by food and merchandise vendors.
WANT TO GO? $10 vehicle fee. 516-785-1600. .

May Music at Coe Hall: Johnny Herbert
WHEN: Sunday, May 27, 1pm
WHERE: Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
WHAT: Johnny Herbert is a singer-songwriter who performs original songs on both piano and ukulele.
WANT TO GO? $5. 516-922-8678.

FREE Crafts For Kids
WHEN: Through May 27: Saturday-Sunday, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Lakeshore Learning Store, 2079 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Kids will have a ball making exciting crafts that they can use or display. Every craft is educational and fun.
WANT TO GO? 516-616-9360.

Memorial Day Weekend Skating Fun
WHEN: May 26-28, Saturday-Monday, see website for times
WHERE: United Skates of America, Inc., 1276 Hicksville Road, Seaford
WHAT: Visit United Skates of America for a weekend of roller skating. Bring in two canned goods and receive $1 admission.
WANT TO GO? $12.50; $5 skate rental. 516-795-7454.

Tai Chi in the Gardens
WHEN: Through May 30: Wednesdays and Sundays, 10:30am
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Sessions are taught by professional tai chi instructor Linda Cafiero, and are designed for all experience levels.
WANT TO GO? $18. 516-252-3392.

WHEN: Through May 31: see website for dates, 10:15am and 12:15pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Gruff! is an interactive, family-friendly and puppet-filled musical about saving the world from environmental disaster. In this reinvention of The Three Billy Goats, the goats have transformed their home into a junkyard and nothing green grows.
WANT TO GO? $9 with $13 museum admission. 516-224-5800.

  RELATED: Our Guide to Raising Kids in Nassau County

Suffolk Weekend Activities

Plein Air Art Show
WHEN: May 25-26, Friday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Fire Island Lighthouse, Robert Moses State Park parking field 5, Fire Island
WHAT: Artists from Wet Paints Studio Group will be painting on site in the Lighthouse area.
WANT TO GO? 631-661-4876.

'Cinderella's Glass Slipper'
WHEN: Through May 26: Saturdays, 2pm; Sundays, 2pm
WHERE: ThinkBIG! Theater Arts, 42 S. Ocean Ave., Patchogue
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: A touch of incredible—yet easy to stage—magic sends Cinderella off to the palace ball. But alas, she loses her glass slipper as she tries to escape before midnight arrives. Naturally, by the final curtain, Cinderella and the Prince are reunited and the stepsisters get an unexpected comeuppance.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This charming musical performed for kids by kids is a beautiful retelling of the classic fairytale.
WANT TO GO? $12. 631-307-4042.

Open Studio for Families
WHEN: Through May 26: Saturdays, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Hwy., Watermill
WHAT: Take a tour of the galleries and create art through hands-on activities. Each month features different art materials and techniques inspired by the works on view.
WANT TO GO? $12; free for students and children. 631-283-2118.

'A Chorus Line'
WHEN: Through May 26: check the website for specific dates and times
WHERE: Gateway Playhouse, 215 S Country Road, Bellport
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: An audition of a lifetime - A Chorus Line celebrates both the glamour and grind of 17 talented dancers, and is the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream of making it in showbiz.
WANT TO GO? $49 and up. 631-286-1133.

FREE 22nd Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival
WHEN: Sunday, May 27, 12-5pm
WHERE: Downtown Riverhead, East Main Street, Riverhead
WHAT: This annual fun-for-the-whole-family festival includes street painting on East Main Street, a fine arts and crafts fair of local artists and artisans, live music and entertainment, children's activities, drumming, dance, food trucks, and more.

Mars Rover
WHEN: May 26-28, Saturday-Monday, 1-5pm
WHERE: Maritime Explorium, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Program a Mars Rover to navigate and collect valuable information for NASA scientists.
WANT TO GO? $5. 631-331-3277.

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