Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend On Long Island

Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend On Long Island

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Plan your best weekend yet!

 

Weekends are the best to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a huge outing or are staying close to home. There’s lots to do this weekend, July 20 - 22, with your family, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, parades, and more. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend in New York City with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly events happening in and around your neighborhood. Check out our picks for kids' activites in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Also see our guides for weekend fun in New York City and Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen counties.


Nassau Weekend Activities

FREE STEMgineering Academy: Design for Sound (Make a Speaker for Your Smartphone) 
WHEN: Friday, July 20, 4pm
WHERE: Mineola Memorial Library, 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: An instructor from Hofstra University will show you how to have fun with six hands-on engineering design challenges this summer. Get a certificate from Hofstra University for being a "STEMgineer."
WANT TO GO? 516-746-8488 . mineolalibrary.info.

 

FREE Music and Movement
WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 10:30am
WHERE: Mineola Memorial Library, 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola
AGES: 0-2, Adult
WHAT: Join instructor Michelle Vamos for songs, sounds, movements, and fun in this interactive baby and me program. Bring a towel or blanket.
WANT TO GO? 516-746-8488. mineolalibrary.info.

 

FREE Baby Jam
WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 10am
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Sing, shake, and move along to the beat with your baby or toddler in Baby Jam music and movement class, led by Miss Andrea on guitar. This fun and upbeat class enhances early learning.
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org.


Saturday Honeybee Workshops -Appreciating Apiculture
WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 10:30am
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:
The workshop includes a multi-media presentation in Castle Gould and a work session at the apiary.
WANT TO GO? Call for cost. 516-571-7901. sandspointpreserve.org.

 

Long Island's Wild Flowers
WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 1-3pm
WHERE: Garvies Point Museum, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
AGES: All
WHAT: This slide-illustrated talk will feature Long Island's common native and introduced wildflower species. Focus will be on history and folklore as well as identification. Walk through preserve and gardens will follow.
WANT TO GO? $5 with museum admission: $4; $2 for children younger than 12. 516-571-8010. garviespointmuseum.com.

 

 

Build a Boat
WHEN: Sunday, July 22, 10am
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Discover the science of how boats stay afloat, then test your skills by building your own boat out of recycled materials.
WANT TO GO? $20 per car. 516-571-7901. sandspointpreserve.org.

 

FREE Endless Summer: A Tribute to the Beach Boys
WHEN: Sunday, July 22, 1pm
WHERE: North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 W. Shore Road, Port Washington
AGES: All
WHAT: Yes, we hope summer will never end. This tribute band plays the songs of the Beach Boys.
WANT TO GO? 516-869-6311. northhempsteadny.gov.

 

 

RELATED: Our Guide to Raising Kids in Nassau County



Suffolk Weekend Activities

 

FREE Harbes Sweet Corn Festival
WHEN: July 21-22, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Harbes Family Farm, 715 Sound Ave., Mattituck
AGES: All
WHAT: There will be corn eating contests and visits to Barnyard Adventure, an 8-acre family experience.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A hedge maze and pig races are part of the fun!
WANT TO GO? 631-298-0800. harbesfamilyfarm.com.

 

FREE Family Fridays: Darlene Graham Song and Dance
WHEN: Friday, July 20, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: The Common Ground, Rotary Park between Gillette and Candee avenues, Sayville
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Darlene gets everyone up and dancing with her lively music and surprises.
WANT TO GO? 631-664-4230. thecommonground.com.

 

FREE Movies in the Moonlight: 'The Incredibles'
WHEN: Friday, July 20, 8:15pm
WHERE: Heritage Park in Mount Sinai, 633 Mount Sinai Coram Road, Mount Sinai
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a great family event in the park watching a movie on a large screen.
WANT TO GO? 631-509-0882. msheritagetrust.org.

 

Kids' Night Out/Parents' Night Off
WHEN: Friday, July 20, 6-9pm
WHERE: ThinkBIG! Theater Arts, 42 S. Ocean Ave., Patchogue
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy a night off while your kids enjoy themselves at ThinkBig. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $25; $20 each additional child. 631-307-4042. thinkbigtheaterarts.org.

 


Moon Rocks
WHEN: Friday, July 20, 12:15pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Celebrate the 49th anniversary of the first moon landing by creating your own moon rocks. Registration and Westhampton Free Library card required.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

 

FREE Family Fridays: Darlene Graham Song and Dance
WHEN: Friday, July 20, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: The Common Ground, Rotary Park between Gillette and Candee avenues, Sayville
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Darlene gets everyone up and dancing with her lively music and surprises.
WANT TO GO? 631-664-4230. thecommonground.com.

 


FREE Horn Working
WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Westhampton Beach Historical Society, 101 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach
AGES: All
WHAT: Observe a horn worker heating horn to soften, shape and smooth or flatten to make useful products.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-1139. whbhistorical.org.

 

Sunflower Festival!
WHEN: July 21-29, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead
AGES: All
WHAT: Pick sunflowers, hide in the sunflower maze, enjoy a hayride through the sunflowers, taste sunflower oil, and sunflower seeds. Buy a fun pass for access to all activities, hayride farm animals, and more.
WANT TO GO? $5. 631-722-8777. gardenofevefarm.com.

 

Sailor Moon & Jupiter Moon Live Sketch Event
WHEN: Sunday, July 22, 3-4:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 W. Oak St., Amityville
AGES: All
WHAT: Sketch Sailor Moon and Sailor Jupiter with live cosplay models and take your photo with them. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $30 per artist. 631-608-9048. gal.re/e/7ybszn0ZqN.

 


Shark Supersenses!
WHEN: Sunday, July 22, 11am-2pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
AGES: All
WHAT: Touch a shark jaw, go on a shark scavenger hunt, and fashion a shark tooth necklace.
WANT TO GO? $5; $12 children. 631-367-3418 . cshwhalingmuseum.org.

 

FREE Summer Concerts on the Green: Six Gun Band
WHEN: Sunday, July 22, 7-9pm
WHERE: Stony Brook Village Center, 111 Main St., Stony Brook
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy free live music on the Stony Brook Village Center Green.
WANT TO GO? 631-751-2244. wmho.org.

 

 

 

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