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Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend in Nassau County

Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend in Nassau County

Fill your weekend with family fun in Nassau County!

Looking to plan an awesome weekend 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 County. 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 in and around Nassau County, including family fun in and near Uniondale, Wantagh, East Meadow, Roslyn Harbor, Bellmore, Garden City, Mineola, Rockville Centre, Syosset, Westbury, Farmingdale, Hempstead, Plainview, Woodbury, and Jericho.

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FREE The Little Gym
WHEN: Friday, March 22, 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: Glen Cove Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Have fun in this program that revolves around active play.
WANT TO GO? 516-676-2130. glencovelibrary.org.

Italian Classes for Children 
WHEN: March 2-23, Saturdays, 10-11am
WHERE: Camp Italia, 223 Stewart Ave., Garden City 
AGES: 3-12 
WHAT: Learn about Italian language and culture. 
WANT TO GO? $27.50 per class. 855-226-7481. campitaliausa.org. 

FREE Friends Academy Summer Camp Open House 
WHEN: March 9-23, second and fourth Saturdays, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Friends Academy, 270 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley 
AGES: 3-17 
WHAT: Learn all about their STEM, sports, and arts programs.  
WANT TO GO? 516-393-4207. fasummercamp.org. 

FREE Petland Traveling Pet Show
WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2-3pm
WHERE: Massapequa Public Library- Central Avenue Builiding, 523 Central Ave., Massapequa
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Petland will have 10-12 live animals for a hands-on show.
WANT TO GO? 516-798-4607. massapequalibrary.org.

Wisconsin Herd at Long Island Nets
WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 7pm
WHERE: NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
AGES: All
WHAT: Get ready to cheer for your favorite team once again!
WANT TO GO? $15 and up. 844-546-3871. longisland.gleague.nba.com.

FREE The Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Parade
WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 12pm
WHERE: Rockville Centre, Maple Avenue, Rockville Centre
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate Irish culture with a fun parade!
WANT TO GO? rvcstpatrick.com.

80s Arcade & Karaoke Night
WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 7-11pm
WHERE: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Play classic arcade games and sing '80s karaoke music.
WANT TO GO? $15-$20. 516-572-4066. cradleofaviation.org.

FREE Cooking With Stars Class
WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 11am-12pm and 12:30-1:30pm
WHERE: Park Shore Country Day Camp, 450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Join Chef Paula to learn about Park Shore Country Day Camp's newest Specialty Camp.
WANT TO GO? 631-499-8580. parkshoredaycamp.com.

Your Big Break Knockout Round 2
WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 8pm
WHERE: Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
AGES: All
WHAT: See contestants perform before major players in the music business, while competing for prizes and hoping to get discovered.
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 students; $20 at the door. 516-829-2570. goldcoastarts.org.

Friedberg JCC Annual Purim Gala: Temple Avodah
WHEN: Saturday March 23, 4pm
WHERE: 3050 Oceanside Road, Oceanside
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the Friedberg JCC as they honor members of their community for their dedication to and unwavering support of the JCC.
WANT TO GO? 516-766-4341. friedbergjcc.org.

FREE Let's Play Chess 
WHEN: March 10-24, select Sundays, 1:30-2:30pm
WHERE: Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Join the Long Island Chess Nuts for a chess workshop. 
WANT TO GO? 516-223-6228. baldwinpl.org. 

Celebrate! Party Showcase
WHEN: Sunday, March 24, 12-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Marriott, 101 James Doolittle Blvd., Uniondale
AGES: All
WHAT: Find everything you need for the perfect celebration at the Celebrate! Party Showcase!
WANT TO GO? FREE with online registration; $10 at the door . 516-445-2394. celebrateshowcase.com/events/bar-bat-mitzvah-showcase-nassau-long-island/.

Purim Program and Carnival
WHEN: Sunday, March 24, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Workmen's Circle School, 574 E. Meadow Ave., East Meadow
AGES: All
WHAT: Hear the story of Purim, answer trivia questions, sing songs, play games, and win prizes.
WANT TO GO? $10-$25. 516-794-0506. newyork.pjlibrary.org.

Sunday Science– Insects, Insects Everywhere!
WHEN: Sunday, March 24, 2-4pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn about insects, examine their habitats, and meet some up close.
WANT TO GO? $14. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

Special Event- Celebrate Holi!
WHEN: Sunday, March 24, 12-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
AGES: All
WHAT: Eat sweets, throw colorful powder made from flowers, try mask making, help decorate a Holi “elephant,” and create Holi bracelets.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Members of the Srijan Dance Company will teach visitors celebratory dances.
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

FREE Little Playmates
WHEN: March 22-29, Fridays, 11-11:45am
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Enjoy unstructured play that ends with a short story time.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Merry-Go-Round 
WHEN: March 1-29, Tuesday-Friday, 2:30-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Decorate a paper horse and spin it around! 
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org. 

Story Tots 
WHEN: March 1-29, Friday, 10-11am
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor 
AGES: 3-8 
WHAT: Listen to stories and explore various art materials and processes. 
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members. 516-484-9337. nassaumuseum.org.

'The Little Mermaid' 
WHEN: March 2-30, select Saturdays, 2pm; select Sundays, 11:30am
WHERE: BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont 
AGES: 3 and older 
WHAT: Journey under the sea with Ariel and her aquatic friends in a magical kingdom. 
WANT TO GO? $11 advance; $13 two hours before curtain time. 516-775-4420. broadhollow.org. 

FREE Preschool & Kindergarten Open House
WHEN: March 16-30, third and fifth Saturday, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Park Shore Country Day Camp & School, 450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Learn firsthand what makes Park Shore the leader in preschool education.
WANT TO GO? 631-499-8580. parkshoredayschool.com.

The Wizard of Oz 
WHEN: March 3-30, Saturdays, 1pm
WHERE: Cultural Arts Playhouse, 170 Michael Drive, Syosset 
AGES: 5 and older 
WHAT: See this classic story live on stage.  
WANT TO GO? $12. 516-694-3330. culturalartsplayhouse.com. 

'The Wizard of Oz'
WHEN: March 24-31, Saturdays, 11am; Sundays, 12pm
WHERE: The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Join Dorothy and her friends on stage, then stay for a meet-and-greet with the cast.
WANT TO GO? $12. 516-599-6870. plazatheatrical.com.

Family Sundays 
WHEN: March 3-31, Sunday, 1pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Connect while talking about and making art together. 
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members. 516-484-9337. nassaumuseum.org.  

FREE Crafts For Kids
WHEN: Through March 31: Saturday-Sunday, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Lakeshore Learning Store, 2079 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park
AGES: 2-8
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. lakeshorelearning.com.

FREE Crafts For Kids 
WHEN: Dec. 1 - March 31, 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, educational crafts. 
WANT TO GO? 516-616-9360. lakeshorelearning.com. 

'The Little Mermaid' 
WHEN: March 2- April 6, select Saturdays, 2pm; select Sundays, 11:30am
WHERE: BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont 
AGES: 3 and older 
WHAT: Journey under the sea with Ariel and her aquatic friends in a magical kingdom. 
WANT TO GO? $11 advance; $13 two hours before curtain time. 516-775-4420. broadhollow.org. 

FREE Macy's Flower Show
WHEN: March 24- April 7, Various Times
WHERE: Macy's, 100-104 W. 35th St., Midtown
AGES: All
WHAT: Journey to Paradisios gives visitors a glimpse of the cosmos reimagined through flowers and garden landscapes.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Special in-store events include floral, food, and fashion demonstrations, and celebrity appearances.
WANT TO GO? 212-695-4400. macys.com.

Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny
WHEN: March 24- April 14, Sunday 7-8pm
WHERE: Roosevelt Field, 630 Old Country Road, Garden City
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring your furry friend for photos with the Easter Bunny.
WANT TO GO? Photo packages available to purchase. 516-742-8001. https://simon.com/mall/roosevelt-field/stores/easter-bunny-photo-experience/stream/pet-photos-with-the-easter-bunny-6118399.

White Post Farms Eggstravaganza
WHEN: March 23- April 21, 10am-5pm
WHERE: White Post Farms of Melville, 250 Old Country Road, Melville
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Enjoy spring with a visit from the Easter Bunny, baby animals, Farmland Express and pony rides, bounce houses, and slides.
WANT TO GO? $19.95. 631-351-9373. whitepostfarms.com.

FREE Rolling River Day Camp Prospective Family Day 
WHEN: Feb. 9- May 4, select Saturdays, 12-2pm
WHERE: Rolling River Day Camp, 477 Ocean Ave., East Rockaway 
AGES: 3-17 
WHAT: Children enjoy camp activities including playground time, arts and crafts, gymnastics, Wii games, or sports, while parents focus on obtaining important camp information. 
WANT TO GO? 516-593-2267. 2019prospectivefamilydays.eventbrite.com/. 

FREE Time for Play 
WHEN: March 2- May 4, March 2, April 6, May 4, 2-4pm
WHERE: Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Enjoy open play and sensory exploration for all abilities. 
WANT TO GO? 516-377-6112. merricklibrary.org. 

New Traveling Exhibit- Sonic Sensation 
WHEN: Jan. 26- May 5, Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City 
AGES: All 
WHAT:  Visitors will experience the sonic world through 14 interactive learning stations to discover key listening skills. 
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors; free children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org. 

Art Exhibit: May We All Grow Up to be Children 
WHEN: March 1- May 31, daily; 12-5pm
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point 
AGES: All 
WHAT: See this special exhibit celebrating friendship and childhood wonder. 
WANT TO GO? $10 per car; $4 on foot. 516-571-7901. sandspointpreserveconservancy.org. 

DreamWorks Trolls The Experience 
WHEN: Nov. 15 - May 31, Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9am-8pm
WHERE: 218 W. 57th St., 218 W. 57th St., Midtown 
AGES: 3-12 
WHAT: Guided by a rainbow path, visitors will sing, dance, hug, and celebrate alongside DreamWorks Trolls. 
WANT TO GO? $40. 800-844-3545. trollstheexperience.com. 

Sensational Kids (Autism Exclusive) 
WHEN: Feb. 4- July 29, Mondays, 6-8pm
WHERE: Bounce! Trampoline Sports, 310 Michael Drive, Syosset 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Bounce and play in a sensory-friendly and accomodating environment. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Staff members have experience working with the special needs community.   
WANT TO GO? $12, 60 minutes; $18, 90 minutes; $24, 120 minutes; $3 non-slip socks. 516-762-1300. bouncesyosset.com. 

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