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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.


*Be sure to call venues ahead of time to make sure events are still happening in the wake of coronavirus concerns.*

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!

Editor's Picks for This Weekend

TULIP FEST 2021

WHEN: May. 8 - 30, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate Tulipfest weekends at Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market, with the baby animals!  Visit the tulip field to pick and take home flowers, at the only u-pick tulip field on the East End of Long Island! Enjoy photo ops amid a gorgeous array of breathtaking tulips, perfect for family photos. 

WANT TO GO? $9.95; Tulips are $1 per stem or $10/12 stems. . 631-722-8777.
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Mary Poppins Jr.

WHEN: May. 14 - 16, Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 3pm; Sunday, 3pm
WHERE: Ballet Long Island, 1863 Pond Rd, Ronkonkoma, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Mary Poppins Jr Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins JR. is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers. All performances are subject to change of date and location. There are no refunds on tickets.

WANT TO GO? $18; $9 children and senior citizens. 631-737-1964.
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Drive In Movie: Moana

WHEN: Saturday, May. 15, 8pm
WHERE: The Gateway, 215 South Country Road, Bellport, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

See E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial on a 40' outdoor screen. Stay in your vehicle and be safe. Audio delivered via your FM radio. Rated PG.  

WANT TO GO? $40 per carload. 631-286-0555.
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Spring Celebration

WHEN: Saturday, May. 15, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Every season brings beautiful changes to the Preserve’s landscape, and, in Springtime, we celebrate the return of longer days, warmer temperatures – and budding trees, shrubs, and perennial plants. While these blooms occur naturally, there is much work to do to plant colorful annuals, organic vegetables and herbs, and plants to attract butterflies, honeybees, and other pollinators.

At the Spring Celebration, visitors of all ages are invited to help with these plantings in the Phil Dejana Learning Center Outdoor Classroom! Enriching seed projects will also be available for families to enjoy on site or take home. Pollinator-friendly plants and garden-related gift items will be on display at our special Plant & Gift Sale. And our plush woodland animals will be celebrating Spring in a new display!

A Spring Treasure Hunt will bring families to locations across the Preserve in search of the season’s blossoms and much more.

Sands Point Preserve Organic Vegetable Garden

For vegetable gardeners: the Organic Vegetable Garden near Hempstead House is off to a great start, and Conservancy staff will be at the garden to give informal tours and answer your questions.

The Apiary is abuzz with Spring activity, and beekeeper Jean-Marie Posner will conduct an informal workshop, open to visitors.

Discover the rewarding fun of cultivating plants for food and flowers here at the Preserve and at home.

WANT TO GO? $25 per car; $15 per car members. 516-571-7901.
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Eggsperiments!

WHEN: Saturday, May. 15, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Kids will form hypothesis, conduct experiments, and form conclusions like real scientists! WANT TO GO? $16. 516-764-0045.
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Astronomy Weekend

WHEN: May. 15 - 16, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd. , Garden City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join the Cradle of Aviation Museum to celebrate National Astronomy Weekend with family-friendly STEM learning activities, including hands-on science solar observations, water rockets experiments, a gallery of space artifacts, and planetarium shows for all ages.

May 15th Only

Solar Observations - 12 pm-4 pm, Outside* - Free with museum admission
Get to know our star, the Sun, better with the help of the Amateur Observer’s Society (AOS). Using a sun spotter and a telescope, views of the sun will be projected onto a screen and ground so everyone can observe safely. *Activity is weather-dependent

Water Rocket Launch - 12 pm and 2 pm, Outside* - $5 add-on to museum admission.
The only way to get to space is on a rocket. Make and launch your own water rocket with one of our Educators. Sign-up at the Box Office upon arrival, limited spots available. *Activity is weather-dependent

May 15th & 16th

Planetarium Shows*
11:00am: One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
1:00pm: Current Night Sky, Spring Edition
2:00pm: Asteroid: Mission Extreme
3:00pm: Current Night Sky, Spring Edition
4:00pm: Asteroid: Mission Extreme

Interactive Educational Projects, Atrium - Free with Museum Admission
Three science activities that will grow your understanding of the expanding universe:

Send a Postcard to Space with Blue Origin
Write or draw your dreams of the future and vision for life in space on one of our postcards and we’ll send it to Club for the Future, who will launch it to space and return it to you stamped “Flown to Space.”

Star Wheels
Constellations can be hard to find. Make a star wheel so you will always know what is in your night sky and where to find it!

Eclipses
A lunar and solar eclipse will be visible soon. Explore what causes them and the best way to view them. Supplies for pinhole projectors will be handed out.

WANT TO GO? $16; $14 children 2-12 and seniors; additional fee for theater tickets. 516-572-4111.
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Art Power Hour @ Broadway!: Parent + Child Clay Sculpture

WHEN: Saturday, May. 15, 2-3pm
WHERE: Broadway Commons, 358 N. Broadway Commons, Hicksville, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Create something special with your child during this Clay Sculpture class with Cassandra Basile & Rhea Nayyar. Advanced registration required. Ages 3-7 with a parent.  WANT TO GO? $10. 516-822-6336.
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Astronomy Day

WHEN: Saturday, May. 15, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum will celebrate Astronomy Day where educators will perform free earth science and astronomy demonstrations for adults and children. Toolkits for the demonstrations are developed and distributed nationwide by the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net). The Explore Science: Earth & Space event will include exciting science, take-home materials, and engaging discussion about science and society. Participants will make clouds, create nebula spin art, investigate Moonquakes, explore craters, and much more! These fun activities introduce guests to the ongoing research happening at NASA in the fields of Earth science, planetary science, and astrophysics, and allow them to get hands-on with Earth and space science concepts. The Explore Science: Earth & Space project is led by the Science Museum of Minnesota, in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).



WANT TO GO? $10; $9 students with ID and seniors 62+; $7 ages 12 and younger. 631-854-5579.
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Paw Patrol Pizza Party

WHEN: Saturday, May. 15, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Rolling River Day Camp, 477 Ocean Ave., East Rockaway, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

Meet Chase and Marshall at Rolling River Day Camp! Ticket price includes photo ops with the characters, free play on Pebble Playground, and pizza, refreshments and dessert for children and adults. This is an outdoor event so please dress accordingly. All safety protocols will be followed including temperature checks upon arrival. Masks are required for ages 5 years old and up. Rain date Sunday, May 16th

Call the camp or email Chrissy at events@rollingriver.com for more information.

WANT TO GO? $25 child; $15 adult. 516-593-2267.
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Huggable Bumble

WHEN: Saturday, May. 15, 12-1pm
WHERE: PINOT'S PALETTE - BAY SHORE , 61 W. Main Street, Bay Shore, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

Spring has arrived and the flowers are blooming. Join this friendly bumblebee on a search for the perfect flower to make someone smile. Family environment. 1 hour Mini Canvas Mom & Me Class for the little ones. All attendees must purchase a seat, canvas sharing being sibling or parents and kids not permitted, each painter must have a paint seat for class to adhere to social distance seating. Snacks and juice boxes at the bar for only $2 to $3 dollars. Spend the afternoon together for mini bumble one hour paint class.

WANT TO GO? $30. 631-446-4777.
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Superheroes of the Sky

WHEN: Saturday, May. 15, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Take a walking tour with Jim while he feeds Birds of Prey and tells you about their incredible adaptations that help them survive in the wild. You’ll be seeing and learning about thir Bald Eagle, Turkey Vultures, owls, hawks and many more.

WANT TO GO? $10; $5 per child younger than 12. 631-979-6344.
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Spring Farm Festival

WHEN: Sunday, May. 16, 12-4pm
WHERE: Smithtown Historical Society, 239 E Main St., Smithtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join the Smithtown Historical Society for their annual Spring Farm Festival! Celebrate all that the farm has to offer, including:

  • Full petting zoo and pony rides
  • Live music
  • Traditional crafting demonstrations
  • Food and craft vendors
  • Kids crafts and games

... And so much more!

Guests will be asked to wear a mask. In keeping with state and local guidelines, entry will be limited to 200 people per 2 hours; after 2 hours, you will be asked to leave the property to safely accommodate the next group.

WANT TO GO? $5. 631-265-6768.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Children's Storytime FREE

WHEN: Apr. 17 - May. 15, Saturdays, 11am
WHERE: Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Join Book Revue for Storytime with Nana Carol! WANT TO GO? 631-271-1442.
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Saturday Night Skates

WHEN: Apr. 24 - May. 15, 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: United Skates of America, Inc., 1276 Hicksville Rd, Seaford, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Get ready to rock and ROLL while skating to your favorite top 40 hits! WANT TO GO? $13.50; $6 Non-Skating Spectator Fee (18 and older); $5 skate rental. 516-795-7454.
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Old Time Base Ball

WHEN: Apr. 25 - May. 30, Sundays, 11am **NO GAME 5/9**
WHERE: Old Bethpage Restoration Village, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Watch as teams from the 1864 league play base ball (as it was spelled then) following the rules and customs of the 19th century in vintage uniforms. WANT TO GO? $15. 631-930-9054 .
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Solar Rollers FREE

WHEN: May. 13 - 17, Thursday, Saturday, and Monday, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center, West End 2 — Jones Beach State Park 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

Explore how the greatest source of energy on Earth—the sun—can be harnessed. From photosynthesis to solar panels, you will learn about the principles of solar energy by designing, building, and racing solar cars. Ages 7-12.

WANT TO GO? 516-809-8222.
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Drive In Movie: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

WHEN: Friday, May. 14, 8pm
WHERE: The Gateway, 215 South Country Road, Bellport, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

See E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial on a 40' outdoor screen. Stay in your vehicle and be safe. Audio delivered via your FM radio. Rated PG.  

WANT TO GO? $40 per carload. 631-286-0555.
Click Here for More Information.

Commack-Kings Park Rotary Club: Park N Watch Fundraiser- Cheaper by the Dozen

WHEN: Saturday, May. 15, 8pm
WHERE: William T Rogers Middle School , 97 Old Dock Road, Kings Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Do you remember the old drive-in movie theaters? Well, the Commack-Kings Park Rotary Club is bringing a Park N Watch to Kings Park. Bring your family to see a family friendly movie that everyone can enjoy. Cheaper by the Dozen (2003, Rated PG) has something for everyone in your family. Snack bags are available, please purchase them online as an add-on.

As a Community Service project of the Commack-Kings Park Rotary Club, admission to the Rotary Movie Night is free. However, in order to continue their charitable giving over the coming months, please know that:

Your $20 donation will provide a coat for a student in need.

Your $30 donation will provide a winter coat for a homeless veteran.

Your $50 donation will provide dictionaries for a class.

Your $100 donation will provide a full shopping cart of food for the sharing table.

Larger Amounts will be Gratefully Accepted! Enjoy the Show!

Rules:

  • Everyone must remain in their cars at all times.
  • There will be no public restrooms available.
  • Please listen to the directions of the Rotary volunteers.
  • Please have your tickets (printed or mobile) available to be scanned upon entering the parking lot. Tickets will be scanned through your closed window.

Security will be present to enforce the rules.

WANT TO GO? Event is free, but donations are appreciated .
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