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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 Baby Story and Rhyme Time
WHEN: Jan. 3-31, Fridays, 11-11:45am
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Introduce your baby to the magic that is books then enjoy free play. Birth-12 months. Non walkers.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.


Story Tots
WHEN: Jan. 3-31, Fridays, 10-11am
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Listen to story books read aloud and nurture creative expression while exploring various art materials and processes.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members. 516-484-9337. nassaumuseum.org.

Healthy Kids in the Kitchen
WHEN: Jan. 3-31, Fridays, 11:30am-12pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Little chefs use real cooking tools as they make healthy and yummy, kid-friendly snacks from start to finish.
WANT TO GO? $5 plus admission: $14; $13 seniors 65 and older; free for members. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

FREE Sensory Fun for Little Ones
WHEN: Jan. 10-31, Fridays, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: A variety of sensory-related activities will be provided for babies to explore and grown-ups to bond with their little ones and meet other parents and caregivers. Ages 3-24 months.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. Islandtreespubliclibrary.org.

FREE Floral Park CREW - Teen Yoga
WHEN: Jan. 10-31, 1/10 and 1/31, 4pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Have fun unwinding with yoga expert Micheline. Please bring a mat or towel. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

FREE Family Fun Zumba Presented by LI FIT
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 31, 6-7pm
WHERE: Freeport Public Library, 144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Get fit and have fun at Family Zumba. For walking toddlers and children up to 8 years old with their families. Registration is necessary.
WANT TO GO? 516-379-3274. freeportlibrary.info.

SOUPer Bowl XIII
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 1, 12-3pm
WHERE: Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 100 Fairway Drive, Port Washington
AGES: All
WHAT: Taste the delicious soups donated by Port Washington restaurants, then vote for your favorite soup.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 children younger than 6. 516-883-6566. pwcoc.org.

Actors from the London Stage Present: The Tempest
WHEN: Jan. 31-Feb. 1, Friday, 11am; Saturday, 2pm and 7pm
WHERE: The Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Whether students are familiar with or new to the body of work, Actors From The London Stage provides an inclusive, interactive gateway to experiencing the richness of Shakespeare’s writing.
WANT TO GO? $35-$45. 516-323-4444. madisontheatreNY.org .

Big Apple Circus
WHEN: Through Feb. 2: see website for showtimes
WHERE: Lincoln Center, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, Upper West Side
AGES: All
WHAT: World renowned for its intimate one-ring and artistic style, Big Apple Circus is passionate about revitalizing the circus with unique and astounding human feats, innovative design, and technology.
WHY WE LOVE IT: All your classic circus delights in a climate-controlled Big Top tent with tiered seating, perfect for families with young children.
WANT TO GO? $45 and up; free for children younger than 3 (on lap). 212-721-6500. https://bigapplecircus.com/.

Monster Jam
WHEN: Jan. 31-Feb. 2, Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 1pm and 7pm; Sunday, 1pm
WHERE: NYCB LIVE, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
AGES: All
WHAT: See skilled athletes compete head-to-head in Monster Jam trucks, speedsters and ATVs, tearing up the dirt in Freestyle, 2 Wheel Skills Challenge™, and several Racing competitions.
WANT TO GO? $20-$95. 516-231-4848. nycblive.com.

Winter Run Series 5K
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 2, 11am
WHERE: Jones Beach State Park, 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh
AGES: All
WHAT: Each of the four races in the series will be 5K in length and will include an awards ceremony, refreshments, and raffle prizes. Register online.
WANT TO GO? $40 for all races in series; $15 individual race. 631-321-3510. https://elitefeats.com/winterrun/.

Cinderella
WHEN: Feb. 1-15, Saturdays, 11am; Sundays, 12pm
WHERE: The Showplace at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, 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: Jan. 11-Feb. 15, Saturdays, 2pm
WHERE: THE MERRICK THEATRE AND CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 2222 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.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
WHEN: Jan. 25-Feb. 23, Saturdays, Sunday, at 2/21 at 10:30am
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!

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 Avenue, Garden City
AGES: Newborn-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. 19-19, 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

Healthy Kids in the Kitchen
WHEN: Jan. 3-31, Fridays, 11:30am-12pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Little chefs use real cooking tools as they make healthy and yummy, kid-friendly snacks from start to finish.
WANT TO GO? $5 plus admission: $14; $13 seniors 65 and older; free for members. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

FREE Teen Writers Workshop
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 31, 7:30-8:45pm
WHERE: Northport-East Northport Public Library, 185 Larkfield Road, East Northport
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Join fellow writers to discuss your ideas and get feedback on your work. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 631-261-2313. nenpl.org.

Under The Big Top Extravaganza
WHEN: Jan. 25-Feb. 1, Saturdays, 11am
WHERE: CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring the family to "The Greatest Show on Earth!"
WHY WE LOVE IT: Admission includes facepainting, popcorn, water, and games.
WANT TO GO? $15. 631-218-2810. cmpac.com.

Monster Jam
WHEN: Jan. 31-Feb. 2, Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 1pm and 7pm; Sunday, 1pm
WHERE: NYCB LIVE, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
AGES: All
WHAT: See skilled athletes compete head-to-head in Monster Jam trucks, speedsters and ATVs, tearing up the dirt in Freestyle, 2 Wheel Skills Challenge™, and several Racing competitions.
WANT TO GO? $20-$95. 516-231-4848. nycblive.com.

Little Red Riding Hood
WHEN: Jan. 18-Feb. 22, See website for schedule
WHERE: Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, 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.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
WHEN: Jan. 25-Feb. 23, Saturdays, Sunday, at 2/21 at 10:30am
WHERE: The Argyle Theatre, 34 W. Main Street , 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.

Thomas and Friends™: Explore the Rails
WHEN: Jan. 18- May 10, 10am-5pm on operating days
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
AGES: Newborn-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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