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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 Handprint Flower Tote
WHEN: Friday, May 24, 12:15-1:15pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Use your handprints to create flowers on a canvas tote.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. islandtreespubliclibrary.org.

Kids in the Kitchen: Parfait Pancake Taco
WHEN: Friday, May 24, 11:30am-12pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Little chefs use real cooking tools with some help from adults.
WANT TO GO? $14 plus $5 workshop fee; $13 seniors 65 and older; $4 workshop fee for members; free admission for children 1 and younger. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

'The Wizard of Oz'
WHEN: April 22- May 25, times vary
WHERE: BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
AGES: All
WHAT: Follow Dorothy and her friends as they venture to the Emerald City.
WANT TO GO? $11 advance; $13 two hours before curtain time. 516-775-4420. broadhollow.org.

Splish Splash, Animal Baths
WHEN: May 11-25, Saturdays, 3-3:30pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Learn what goes into the care of LICM’s animals.
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors 65 and older; free for members and children 1 and younger. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

FREE Glen Cove Street Fair
WHEN: Saturday, May 25, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Nassau County Craft Shows, 1 Glen St., Glen Cove
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy live music, bus tours, food trucks, entertainment, and bounce houses!
WANT TO GO? 516-442-6000. nassaucountycraftshows.com.

Messy Afternoons
WHEN: May 4-26, Saturday-Sunday, 3:30-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Get up to your elbows in oobleck, clean mud, and slime!
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors 65 and older; free for members and children 1 and younger. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Fidos After Five
WHEN: May 25-26, 5-8pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring your four-legged friends to join you on the premises.
WANT TO GO? $12; $10 seniors 62 and older and students with valid ID; $7 children 7-17; free for members and children 6 and younger. 516-333-0048. oldwestburygardens.org.

Memorial Day Weekend Airshow Cruises
WHEN: May 25-26, 12-4pm
WHERE: Freeport Water Taxi & Tours, 211 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport
AGES: All
WHAT: See the Memorial Weekend Air Show like never before on the bay.
WANT TO GO? $50; $35 kids. 516-521-7744. freeportwatertaxi.com.

FREE Annual Bethpage Air Show
WHEN: May 25-26, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Jones Beach, 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring the family to see the one of the largest and most respected air shows in the country.
WANT TO GO? 631-321-3510. bethpageairshow.com.

FREE Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Sunday, May 26, 12:30-3:30pm
WHERE: American Legion Post 390, 160 Marvin Ave., Hempstead
AGES: All
WHAT: Pay tribute to our fallen heroes.
WANT TO GO? villageofhempstead.org.

FREE Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Sunday, May 26, 10am
WHERE: Cedarhurst-Lawrence Community, Rockaway and Central avenues, Cedarhurst
AGES: All
WHAT: Honor all the brave men and women who served and are serving now.
WANT TO GO? 516-295-5770. cedarhurst.gov.

Sally Ride Day
WHEN: Sunday, May 26, 1-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Celebrate astronaut Sally Ride's birthday and create watercolor art inspired by space.
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors 65 and older; free for members and children 1 and younger. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Kids Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt
WHEN: May 25-27, daily, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Uncover clues and solve riddles during fact finding hunts through Westbury House and gardens.
WANT TO GO? $12; $10 seniors 62 and older and students with valid ID; $7 children 7-17; free for members and children 6 and younger. 516-252-3392. oldwestburygardens.org.

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FREE Post Oyster Bay Memorial Day Parade & Open House Event
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 11:30am
WHERE: Raynham Hall Museum, 20 W. Main St., Oyster Bay
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy Ralph's Famous Italian Ices, lemonade, face painting, colonial games, and spy games.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Music fans will appreciate a live performance by a duo of American Banjos.
WANT TO GO? 516-922-6808. raynhamhallmuseum.org.

FREE 2019 Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 2pm
WHERE: The Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade Assoc., Inc., Jayson Avenue and Northern Boulevard , Little Neck
AGES: All
WHAT: Commemorate Memorial Day at the 92nd Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade.
WANT TO GO? 718-279-3200. lndmemorialday.org.

FREE Levittown Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 10am
WHERE: Island Trees Middle School, 45 Wantagh Ave., Levittown
AGES: All
WHAT: Commemorate Memorial Day with the The Levittown Memorial Day Parade.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-9114.

FREE Hewlett Woodmere Memorial Day Celebration
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Hewlett Woodmere Business Association, Irving Avenue, Woodmere
AGES: All
WHAT: The Memorial Day Parade ends at Hewlett High School, with activities to follow!
WANT TO GO? 516-295-4636. hwba.org.

FREE 2019 Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 10am
WHERE: Northside Elementary School, 55 Powell Place, Farmingdale
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the community to honor and salute our veteran heroes.
WANT TO GO? 516-249-0093. farmingdalevillage.com.

Garden Hats
WHEN: May 1-31, see website for exact dates, 2:30-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Decorate a buggy garden hat!
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors 65 and older; free for members and children 1 and younger. 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. 

Mommy & Me Sign Language
WHEN: May 10-31, Fridays, 10:15-10:45am
WHERE: Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook
AGES: All ages
WHAT: Ms. Christina will help you learn signing in a fun way with songs and music.
WANT TO GO? 516-599-8630. lynbrooklibrary.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. 

Exhibit: 'Freedom Riders'
WHEN: May 15- June 5, Tuesday-Friday 12–8pm; Saturday 10am-5pm
WHERE: African American Museum and Center for Applied Art, 110 N. Franklin St., Hempstead
AGES: All
WHAT: See the exhibit that acknowledges the 58th anniversary of the Freedom Rides.
WANT TO GO? $5. 516-572-0730. https://nassaucountyny.gov/2934/African-American-Museum-and-Center-for-A.

'My Butterfly'
WHEN: May 16- June 8, See Website for Schedule
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: An elf befriends a caterpillar helping with its journey to becoming a butterfly.
WANT TO GO? $14 plus $9 theater ticket; $13 plus $9 theater ticket for seniors 65 and older; $12 theater ticket only; $7 theater ticket for members; free for children 1 and younger. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

OLD TIME BASE BALL
WHEN: May 26- July 14, Sunday 11:30am
WHERE: Old Bethpage Restoration Village, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage
AGES: All
WHAT: See what "base ball" was like in 1864.
WANT TO GO? $13; $8 children 5-12, seniors, volunteer firefighter and persons with disabilities; free for children 4 and younger and active military. 631-930-9054. obvrnassau.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. 

Friday Night Car Show
WHEN: May 3- Oct. 4, Fridays, 6-10pm
WHERE: Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores, Bellmore Avenue and Bedford Avenue, Bellmore
AGES: All
WHAT: See all types of cars at this weekly event.
WANT TO GO? $5 admission fee for cars; free to spectators to walk through. 516-679-1875. bellmorechamber.com.

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