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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!

IN PERSON Mindful Journey: Toddler Sensory Story Time Saturdays
WHEN: Dec. 19 - Jun. 26, Saturdays, 10am
WHERE: The Nesting Place, 2043 Wellwood Ave, Farmingdale, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

Get ready for some messy fun! Each Week toddlers will experience a story in an exciting new way. Every story is paired with a unique sensory experience to stimulate young minds through all their senses. All classes offer open play, story time, and a variety of sensory experiences. Advanced registration required.

WANT TO GO? $20. 631-412-2994. https://mindfuljourneyny.com/bookings-checkout/toddler-sensory-story-time-saturdays.

ONLINE Saturday Night Snuggles & Stories FREE
WHEN: Jan. 9 - Mar. 27, Saturdays, 6pm
WHERE: Brookhaven Free Library, , , NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

Put on your pajamas and snuggle with your favorite teddy while listening to these cozy stories. E-mail  bfl@brookhavenfreelibrary.org with any questions. Watch on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube

WANT TO GO? 631-286-1923. brookhavenfreelibrary.org.

ONLINE Sunday Breakfast Club FREE
WHEN: Jan. 10 - Mar. 28, Sundays, 9:30-10:15am
WHERE: The New York Friendship Circle, , , NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Practice connecting with our mind and bodies through stretches, breath work and positive thinking strategies. Advanced registration required. 

WANT TO GO? https://nyfriendshipcircle.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/4893106/jewish/Sunday-Breakfast-Club.htm.

IN PERSON Soccer Shots at World Gym in Wantagh
WHEN: Jan. 16 - Mar. 6, Saturdays, 9am
WHERE: World Gym, 3728 Park Ave , Wantagh , NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Join Soccer Shots for a winter soccer season full of fun. Take a break from zoom, put the screen down to run, dribble and learn. Children ages 2 to 8.

WANT TO GO? $25 per class. 516-558-2266. https://longislandwest.soccershots.com/search?txt=world%20gym.

IN PERSON Soccer Shots at St Nicholas in West Babylon
WHEN: Jan. 16 - Mar. 6, Saturdays, 9:30-10am
WHERE: St. Nicholas in West Babylon , 200 Great East Neck Road, West Babylon, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Join Soccer Shots for a winter season full of soccer fun. Take a break from zoom, put those screens down and come run, jump, dribble and have fun with us. Children ages 2 to 8.

WANT TO GO? $25 per class. 516-558-2266. https://longislandwest.soccershots.com/search?txt=st.%20nicholas.

IN PERSON Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt FREE
WHEN: Mar. 1 - 17, Monday and Wednesday, 10:30am-6:30pm; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10:30-4pm
WHERE: Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

Come to the Children's Room during library hours to complete a Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt! Prizes will be given to children who complete the hunt. 

WANT TO GO? 516-377-6112. merricklibrary.org.

ONLINE Youth Film Day 2021 FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 6, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT:

Hofstra University and Gold Coast International Film Festival present YOUTH FILM DAY 2021! A FREE day of interactive VIRTUAL filmmaking workshops for high school and middle school students. Plus online conversations with award-winning filmmakers Kieran Valla and David & Francisco Salazar. This event is FREE but you MUST register in advance. 

WANT TO GO? 516-829-2570. http://goldcoastarts.org/event/youth-film-day-21/.

IN PERSON Long Island Voyagers Open House at Ultra Lanes Massapequa FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 6, 12-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Voyager’s Day Camp, 4235 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Meet the Director register and receive $300 off with free bowling. Come down and learn about all the fun and exciting activities, guidelines and protocols for a safe and successful 2021 season.

WANT TO GO? 516-238-4586. https://livoyagersdaycamp.com/.

IN PERSON 83rd Artist Members Exhibition FREE
WHEN: Mar. 6 - Apr. 10, Fridays-Sundays, 12-5pm
WHERE: Guild Hall of East Hampton, 158 Main St., East Hampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

This year Guild Hall Celebrates its 90th Anniversary and its 83rd Artist Members Exhibition. The first Artist Members Exhibition took place in 1938, shortly after Guild Hall’s inception in 1931. The exhibition is the oldest non-juried show on Long Island and one of the few non-juried exhibitions still running. Deeply rooted in the history of the East End artist colony, early participants included Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Alfonso Ossorio, Perle Fine, Bill King, James Brooks, Charlotte Park, John Little and many more, showing their support of Guild Hall and its role as their community Museum, Theater, and Education Center. Due to the wonderful popularity of this exhibition, around 400 artists participate each year. The Artist Members Exhibition attracts remarkable art world professionals as awards jurors who select winners in the categories of Top Honors, Best Abstract, Best Representational, Best Photograph, Best Work on Paper, Best Sculpture, Best Mixed Media, Catherine and Theo Hios Best Landscape Award, Best New Artist and up to 10 Honorable Mentions. The Top Honors winner is also awarded a solo exhibition in the Museum at a later date. We are honored to welcome Antwaun Sargent as this year’s awards juror. The new tradition of creating an ecommerce website in conjunction with the exhibition continues this year in addition to virtual gallery tours and artist talks. TIMED TICKETS AND VISITOR INFORMATION To ensure the health and safety of its visitors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Guild Hall has instituted the following measures: Reservations to visit the Museum are recommended. You can reserve timed tickets online or by calling 631-324-0806 Friday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m. Drop-ins are also welcome! Visitors are asked to be on time for their appointment. Visits are for a maximum of one hour and no more than 50 people will be allowed in the museum galleries at a time. Visitors should enter through the left most front door of the building and check in with the Receptionist at the box office. A one-way footpath proceeds throughout the museum. Masks are required in the building for all patrons over the age of 2. Social distancing of at least 6 feet is encouraged in the museum galleries and lobby.



WANT TO GO? 631-324-0806. https://guildhall.org/events/83rd-artist-members-exhibition/.

IN PERSON Evening with the Dinos!
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 6, 7-9pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join CSTL for a special program with the family to explore the Dinosaurs! Exhibit at night! Hands on activities will be mixed with talks from their paleontologist, and maybe even a Jurassic shaped treat or two will be involved! Advanced registration required. 

WANT TO GO? $25. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

IN PERSON Advanced Physics (For Kids!)
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 6, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT:

Join CSTL to explore ways Advanced Physics drives the world around us with hands on experiments, engineering exercises, and so much more! Advanced registration required. 

WANT TO GO? $100. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

IN PERSON and ONLINE Prospective Family Day FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 6, 12-2pm
WHERE: Rolling River Day Camp, Rolling River Day Camp, East Rockaway, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT:

Now is the time to enroll your child for summer camp! Rolling River operated for Summer 2020 with no COVID cases and we plan to continue implementing our successful strategies for Summer 2021. Parents can feel confident that their children can experience a fun and engaging summer while also remaining safe. Learn more about their summer program at their innovative “Prospective Family Day”- a unique opportunity for children to get a taste of camp activities while parents attend an interactive information session with the Directors. Due to the pandemic, Prospective Family Day will be hosted in one of three ways based on the health climate at the time: In person, socially distant “Parent Information Session” and supervised camp activities for the kids In person, private campus tours Virtual zoom information session Rolling River will confirm the format one week prior to the scheduled event. There is limited group space for Summer 2021 so don’t miss your chance to “sea” Rolling River is one of the top day camps on Long Island!

WANT TO GO? 516-593-2267. 2021rollingrivernewfamilies.eventbrite.com.

IN PERSON CSTL Open House FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Mar. 7, 1-3pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Annual CSTL Open House is an opportunity to meet the staff and learn about what they have to offer! Information is available for teachers, parents, scout leaders, etc. No reservation required and no fee to attend!

WANT TO GO? 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

ONLINE Fiddler’s Green
WHEN: Sunday, Mar. 7, 2pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Enjoy the music of Fiddler's Green as they perform the traditional music of Ireland and America in traditional acoustic style (Registration required).

WANT TO GO? FREE with Westhampton FREE Library Card . 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

ONLINE Fiddler’s Green
WHEN: Sunday, Mar. 7, 2pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Enjoy the music of Fiddler's Green as they perform the traditional music of Ireland and America in traditional acoustic style (Registration required).

WANT TO GO? FREE with Westhampton FREE Library Card . 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

ONLINE Irish Soda Bread Muffins
WHEN: Sunday, Mar. 7, 2pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Learn how to make a traditional Irish recipe in a new way . (Registration required).

WANT TO GO? FREE with Westhampton FREE Library Card . 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

ONLINE Fiddler’s Green
WHEN: Sunday, Mar. 7, 2pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Enjoy the music of Fiddler's Green as they perform the traditional music of Ireland and America in traditional acoustic style (Registration required).

WANT TO GO? FREE with Westhampton FREE Library Card . 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

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