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Awesome Family Events This Weekend on Long Island

Awesome Family Events This Weekend on Long Island

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


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. From concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, and parades, 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 events happening throughout Long Island.

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Weekend Activities in Nassau

FREE Storytime at Mongo's!
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 14, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Mongo's Coffee Roastery and Lounge, 170 Michael Drive, Syosset
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy a complimentary cup of Mongo's hot coffee during a fun storytime.
WANT TO GO? 516-766-2360. https://oceansidelibrary.com/.

Valentines Day Party
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 14, 5-6:30pm
WHERE: What's Cooking?, 30 E. Main St., Oyster Bay
AGES: All
WHAT: Make heart-shaped meatballs with spaghetti, love potion smoothies, flower and heart chocolate lollipops, and chocolate-dipped strawberries!
WANT TO GO? $49. 516-922-2665. whatscookingny.com.

'Cinderella'
WHEN: Feb. 1-15, Saturdays, 11am; Sundays, 12pm
WHERE: The Showplace at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore
AGES: All
WHAT: All the ingredients that have made this story a perennial favorite are here including a zany Fairy Godmother, a trip to the Royal Ball, and a glass slipper.
WANT TO GO? $12. 516-599-6870. plazatheatrical.com.

'Cinderella'
WHEN: Saturdays, Jan. 11-Feb. 15, 2pm
WHERE: The Merrick Theatre and Center for the Arts, 222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick
AGES: All
WHAT: See this classic fairy tale come to life on stage.
WANT TO GO? $15. 516-868-6400. http://merrick-theatre.com/cinderella.

FREE Valentine's Cookie and Brownie Decorating
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2pm
WHERE: Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Each family will work together to decorate 12 cookies/brownies and take them home in a bakery box. Kindergarten through grade 6 with parent or caregiver. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-223-6228. baldwinpl.org.

FREE Frozen Storytime with Anna and Elsa
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 15, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Glen Cove Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Join the Winter Sisters from Royal Events Princess Parties for a Royal Storytime, crafts, and more! Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-676-2130. glencovelibrary.org.


FREE Teen Program - Recipes to End Hunger
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Levittown Public Library, 1 Bluegrass Lane, Levittown
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Create an illustrated version of a recipe that reflects culture, community, and connection. For every piece of artwork you create, the Bezos Family Foundation will make a donation to programs fighting hunger. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-5728. levittownpl.org.

FREE Special Needs KEVA
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2-3pm
WHERE: Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Create a KEVA plank structure on your own, or with a friend. Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.
WANT TO GO? 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com.

Woodland Winter Walk
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 15, 11am and 2pm
WHERE: Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
AGES: All
WHAT: Observe birds, trees, animals and their tracks, and learn how they can survive such harsh conditions.
WANT TO GO? $4; $2 children 5-12 years; free for current members. 516-571-8010. garviespointmuseum.com.


FREE Rocket into Space!
WHEN: Feb. 15-16, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Lakeshore Learning Store, 2079 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Drop in and make your own rocket for your next space adventure at Lakeshore Learning's free Crafts for Kids workshop.
WANT TO GO? 516-616-9360. lakeshorelearning.com.

The Cat in the Hat
WHEN: Feb. 16-21, Sunday, 12pm; Monday-Friday, 11am
WHERE: The Showplace at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore
AGES: All
WHAT: See this classic Dr. Seuss tale come alive on stage. The show run’s 50 minutes, followed by a meet and greet with the cast.
WANT TO GO? $12. 516-599-6870. plazatheatrical.com.

'The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley'
WHEN: Jan. 25-Feb. 23, see website for schedule
WHERE: The Argyle Theatre, 34 W. Main St., Babylon Village
AGES: All
WHAT: The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley is filled with infectious songs and non-stop adventure, making this a perfect show to introduce young audiences to the magic of theatre. Sponsored by Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Based on the best-selling book series, Stanley folds his way around the world with his flat-tastic hijinks!

Urban Air Lake Grove Winter Break
WHEN: Feb. 15-23, see event for schedule
WHERE: Urban Air Lake Grove, 
3147 Middle Country Road
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Join Urban Air for a winter break full of thrills, excitement, and fun!
WANT TO GO? 
631-861-4125. https://www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com/locations/new-york/lake-grove.

FREE Baby and Me Time
WHEN: Fridays, Feb. 7-28, 10-10:45am, no session Feb. 21
WHERE: Levittown Public Library, 1 Bluegrass Lane, Levittown
AGES: Newborn to 2
WHAT: A lapsit program for baby and one adult with music, movement, a story and time to socialize. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-5728. levittownpl.org .

FREE Chess Workshop
WHEN: Fridays, Feb. 7-March 6, 7pm, no session Feb. 21
WHERE: Freeport Public Library, 144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Learn to play chess or just sharpen your skills with experienced coaches.  Registration is necessary.
WANT TO GO? 516-379-3274. freeportlibrary.info.

Seal Watching Cruise Long Island
WHEN: Through April 26: Saturdays and Sundays, 12-2pm
WHERE: Freeport Water Taxi & Tours, 211 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a leisurely tour of the local bays in the the comfort of a 44-foot enclosed boat and encounter seals and other wildlife.
WANT TO GO? $25; $15 children 5-10; free for children 4 and younger. 516-521-7744. https://freeportwatertaxi.com/cruises/seal-watching/.

Thomas and Friends™: Explore the Rails
WHEN: Jan. 18-May 10, 10am-5pm on operating days
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
AGES: Newborn to 5
WHAT: Climb aboard a large model of Thomas the tank engine, race trains along a giant track, work together to sort and load cargo, and maintain engines.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids engage in a variety of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) challenges in this exhibit, from a simple sorting and shape identification to more complex engineering obstacles.
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors 65 and older; free for members. 516-224-5800. licm.org.



Sunday Science - Lithographic Printing!
WHEN: Jan. 19- Jan. 19, 2021, 2:30pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Center
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn all about Lithographic Printing, which uses more science than you would think.
WANT TO GO? $14. 516-764-0045. https://cstl.org/event/sunday-science-lithographic-printing/.

 

Weekend Activities in Suffolk

FREE Kissing Booth Photos
WHEN: Feb. 9-14, see event for schedule
WHERE: Einstein's Attic, 79 Main St., Northport
AGES: All
WHAT: Stop in and snap a pic or two in the new and improved Kissing Booth and Backdrop.
WANT TO GO? 631-261-7564. https://eventbrite.com/e/kissing-booth-photos-tickets-88248705253.

FREE Family Fun Night: Valentine’s Potluck and Crafts!
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 14, 6-9pm
WHERE: KiDS NEED MoRE, 600 Albany Ave. #14, Amityville
AGES: All
WHAT: Fun crafts for the kids, connections for parents, and a delicious potluck dinner for all! Please bring a dish to share.
WANT TO GO? 607-272-0034. affcny.org/adoption-foster-events-ny/trauma-informed-parenting-li/.

FREE Fireside Fondue
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 14, 6:30pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Enjoy some gooey and delicious cheese and chocolate with bread and strawberries. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? Free with Westhampton Free Library Card. 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

'Little Red Riding Hood'
WHEN: Jan. 18-Feb. 22, see website for schedule
WHERE: Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Little Red Riding Hood learns a big lesson about safety in this modern musical telling.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's a great intro to theatre for littlest ones!
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-928-9100. theatrethree.com.

FREE Saturday Shake
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 15, 10:15-11am
WHERE: Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton
AGES: 2-6
WHAT: Get ready to jump, dance, and be silly! Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 631-283-0774. https://myrml.org/.

SOFO to Mashashimuet & Back—Trail Walk with Frank
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 15, 11am
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Join Frank on this all-day leisurely paced walk through The Long Pond Greenbelt from the South Fork Natural History Museum, passing the beautiful coastal plain ponds of the Greenbelt. Call for more info.
WANT TO GO? $10; $7.50 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and members. 631-537-9735. sofo.org.

Tao Drummers
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 15, 7pm
WHERE: Staller Center Main Stage, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook
AGES: All
WHAT: The performers of TAO create an energetic and unforgettable production.
WANT TO GO? $52. 631-632-2787. https://stallercenter.com/.

Family Program: Tracks and Traces
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 15, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Sunken Meadow State Park, Rte. 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Learn how to ‘read the signs' animals leave behind, then take a hike as you search for tracks and traces that might even lead to the animals!
WANT TO GO? $4. 631-581-1072. https://parks.ny.gov/parks/37/.


Andy Sabin's Annual Eastern Tiger Salamander Search
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 15, 7:30pm
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
AGES: All
WHAT: Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see the Eastern Tiger Salamander as it makes its way to the pond to mate and lay its eggs. Bring a flashlight and wear boots.
WANT TO GO? $10; $7.50 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and members. 631-537-9735. sofo.org.

Potato Astronaut
WHEN: Feb. 12-16, Wednesday, 10am-2pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Explorium, Port Jeff Harbor 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Design and test a space suit for a potato astronaut.
WANT TO GO? $5. 631-331-3277. longislandexplorium.org.

Family Program: Bayberry Candles
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 16, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Learn all about the origins of the bayberry candle and each family will have the opportunity to make their own decorative candle to take home. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $4. 631-265-1054. https://parks.ny.gov/parks/124.

My Ears Can See
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 16, 10:30am
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Use your ears on this sensory walk. Ages 8 and older. Call for reservations.
WANT TO GO? $10; $7.50 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and members. 631-537-9735. sofo.org.

'The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley'
WHEN: Jan. 25-Feb. 23, see event for schedule
WHERE: The Argyle Theatre, 34 W. Main St., Babylon Village
AGES: All
WHAT: The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley is filled with infectious songs and non-stop adventure, making this a perfect show to introduce young audiences to the magic of theatre. Sponsored by Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Based on the best-selling book series, Stanley folds his way around the world with his flat-tastic hijinks!
WANT TO GO? $15. 631-230-3500. argyletheatre.com.

Seatuck Family Nature Club
WHEN: Sundays, Feb. 9 and 23, 1-2pm
WHERE: South Shore Nature Center, 130 Bayview Ave., East Islip
AGES: All
WHAT: Here’s your family’s chance to get outside together and enjoy a nature fix after a long week. Register online.
WANT TO GO? $4; free for members. 631-581-6908. seatuck.org.

Open Studio For Families
WHEN: Saturdays, Feb. 8-29, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a tour of the galleries and create art through hands-on activities. Drop in sessions are limited to 30 minutes. All ages must be accompanied by an adult.
WANT TO GO? Free with admission: $12; $9 seniors; free for children younger than 18 and members. 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

Thomas and Friends™: Explore the Rails
WHEN: Jan. 18-May 10, 10am-5pm on operating days
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
AGES: Newborn to 5
WHAT: Climb aboard a large model of Thomas the tank engine, race trains along a giant track, work together to sort and load cargo, and maintain engines.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids engage in a variety of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) challenges in this exhibit, from a simple sorting and shape identification to more complex engineering obstacles.
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors 65 and older; free for members. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

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