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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

The Cat in the Hat
WHEN: Feb. 16-21, Sunday, 12pm; Monday-Friday, 11am
WHERE: The Showplace at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore
AGES: All
WHAT: See this classic Dr. Seuss tale come alive on stage. The show runs 50 minutes, followed by a meet and greet with the cast.
WANT TO GO? $12. 516-599-6870. plazatheatrical.com.

Face-Painting
WHEN: Feb. 18-21, 10am-12pm and 1-4pm
WHERE: Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
AGES: All
WHAT: Get your face painted using natural pigment from red shale rock.
WANT TO GO? $4; $2 children 5-12 years; free for current members. 516-571-8010. garviespointmuseum.com.

FREE JumpBunch
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 21, 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: Glen Cove Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
AGES: 1 1/2-5
WHAT: Toddlers and preschoolers will move through different activities and will enjoy music and movement in this winter-themed class. 
WANT TO GO? 516-676-2130. glencovelibrary.org.

FREE Kids Movie: Playing With Fire
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 21, 2-4pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a movie on the big screen! Bring your own snacks and drinks. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. islandtreespubliclibrary.org.

FREE Make Your Own Candle
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 21, 2-3pm
WHERE: Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin
AGES: 5-10
WHAT: Children will create their own colorful layered candle in a jar during this hands-on workshop. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-223-6228. baldwinpl.org.


FREE Teen Winter Wonderland Pop-Up Book Art Workshop
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 21, 4-5pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park
AGES: 12-17
WHAT: From snow storms to sled rides - come inside from the cold this winter to create your own 3-D pop-up card. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.


FREE Maker Kids - 3Doodlers
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 21, 2:30pm
WHERE: Levittown Public Library, 1 Bluegrass Lane, Levittown
AGES: 8-11
WHAT: See what you can create in 3-D using 3Doodlers. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-5728. levittownpl.org.


Winter Break Zumbini Party
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 21, 10-11am
WHERE: Lynbrook Recreation Department at Greis Park, 55 Wilbur St., Lynbrook
AGES: 5-9
WHAT: Take a shortened version of Zumbini with Zumbini art. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 village residents. 516-599-8300. lynbrookvillage.net.


FREE Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 21, 2-4pm
WHERE: Levittown Public Library, 1 Bluegrass Lane, Levittown
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Have a fun afternoon playing some ultimate brawls! There will be multiple rounds of hilarious fun! Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-5728. levittownpl.org.

Geology Day
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 22, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn to identify rocks like a geologist, do a natural rock pigment painting craft, bring in and show off your own rock collection, and much more.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for younger than 5. 516-571-8010. garviespointmuseum.com.

FREE Friendly Martians
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 22, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Lakeshore Learning Store, 2079 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Have your own adventure to Mars at Lakeshore Learning's free Crafts for Kids workshop.
WANT TO GO? 516-616-9360. lakeshorelearning.com.


FREE Lakeshore's Adventure on Mars
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 22, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Lakeshore Learning, 2079 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy unique crafts and hands-on activities.
WANT TO GO? 516-616-9360. lakeshorelearning.com.

'The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley'
WHEN: Jan. 25-Feb. 23, see website for schedule
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!

Urban Air Lake Grove Winter Break
WHEN: Feb. 15-23, see event for schedule
WHERE: Urban Air Lake Grove, 
3147 Middle Country Road, Lake Grove
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Join Urban Air for a winter break full of thrills, excitement, and fun!
WANT TO GO? 
631-861-4125. https://www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com/locations/new-york/lake-grove.

Caps for Sale/Three Billy Goats Gruff
WHEN: Feb. 22-23, Saturday, 11am; Sunday, 12pm
WHERE: The Showplace at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore
AGES: All
WHAT: See the award-winning Hudson Vagabond Puppets in classic stories, “Caps for Sale" and "Three Billy Goats Gruff."
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will instantly recognize the stories on stage!
WANT TO GO? $12. 516-599-6870. plazatheatrical.com.

FREE Baby and Me Time
WHEN: Fridays, Feb. 7-28, 10-10:45am, no session Feb. 21
WHERE: Levittown Public Library, 1 Bluegrass Lane, Levittown
AGES: Newborn to 2
WHAT: A lapsit program for baby and one adult with music, movement, a story and time to socialize. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-5728. levittownpl.org.

FREE Chess Workshop
WHEN: Fridays, Feb. 7-March 6, 7pm, no session Feb. 21
WHERE: Freeport Public Library, 144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Learn to play chess or just sharpen your skills with experienced coaches.  Registration is necessary.
WANT TO GO? 516-379-3274. freeportlibrary.info.

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 Ave., Garden City
AGES: Newborn to 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: Through Jan. 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

Celebrate President's Week at the Fire Island Lighthouse
WHEN: Feb. 17-21, daily, 11am-3pm
WHERE: The Fire Island Lighthouse, 1 Burma Road, Fire Island
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Crafts for children from 10am to 3pm, then visit The Fire Island Light Station Fresnel Lens Building, which houses an original First Order Fresnel Lens. Also visit the Boat house where you can view a collection of Maritime History.
WANT TO GO? Donation suggested. 631-321-7028. fireislandlighthouse.com.

February Winter Break
WHEN: Feb. 17-21, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
AGES: All
WHAT: Spend Winter Break with Cold Spring Harbor doing different activities like making ice cream and gooey slime, and learning about animals.
WANT TO GO? $7; $6 seniors; $5 Kids age 3-12; free for members and kids younger than 3. 516-692-6768. CSHFHA.org.



Mid Winter Break
WHEN: Feb. 17-21, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Ave., West Sayville
AGES: 5-10
WHAT: Take one class, or take them all, and have fun while learning about a range of wintery topics. Registration encouraged.
WANT TO GO? $15 per class; discounts available for members and multiple classes booked. 631-447-8679. https://limaritime.org/mid-winter-break.html.

FREE Family Game Night
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 21, 6:30pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Enjoy some time with your family playing board games and video games at the library!
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org.

FREE Minion on a Cupcake
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 21, 10-11am or 11:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Deer Park Public Library, 44 Lake Ave., Deer Park
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Decorate a minion cupcake and then meet a very special guest to take pictures with. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 631-586-3000. http://deerparklibrary.org/.

Children's Winter Vacation Workshop - Repurposed Art: Owl Sculpture
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 21, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Repurposed Art: Owl Sculpture Preschool with adult. Advanced registration is required.
WANT TO GO? $20; $18 members. 631-854-5539. vanderbiltmuseum.org.

FREE Babies Boogie
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 21, 10:15-11am
WHERE: Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton
AGES: 3 months t-2
WHAT: You and your child will explore rhythm and movement through the use of props such as colorful streamers, hula skirts, scarves, and beanbags. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 631-283-0774. https://myrml.org/.

Marine Currents, Tides, And Marine Debris
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 21, 1-4pm
WHERE: Squiretown Park, 62 Red Creek Road, Hampton Bays
AGES: 6-12
WHAT: Explore along the coastline of Peconic Bay and collect materials to create a marine debris assemblage with artist local Carolyn Munaco. Register online.
WANT TO GO? $30. 631-852-8660. https://eventbrite.com/e/marine-currents-tides-and-marine-debris-6-12yrs-tickets-79555313083.


Family Program: Meet the Animals
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 21, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Connetquot River State Park Preserve, 3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Learn about animals of the Long Island Regional Environmental Office and hear their unique stories during an up close and personal indoor lecture. Registration required
WANT TO GO? $4. 631-581-1072. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event-results.aspx?pk=8.


Frozen Party
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 21, 5-7pm
WHERE: Tumbling Tunes, 212 Laurel Road, East Northport
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Kids will make fake snow, have a “Let It Go“ freeze dance, create a glittery craft, and eat a marshmallow Olaf for dessert.
WANT TO GO? $30; sibling discounts available. 631-697-1040. tumblingtunes.com.

Kids Week At The Museum
WHEN: Feb. 19-22, 10am-4:30pm
WHERE: Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 W. Main St., Riverhead
AGES: All
WHAT: Play out life in the past with historic role-playing, old-world games, toys, crafts, and more.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for children. 631-727-2881. http://suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org/.

Penguin & Pajamas Sleepover
WHEN: Feb. 21-22, 6pm-7am
WHERE: Long Island Aquarium, 431 E. Main St., Riverhead
AGES: All
WHAT: Sleepover includes Aquarium admission, dinner, continental breakfast, craft, animal interaction, and waking up next to one of the exhibits!
WANT TO GO? $64.95; 58.45 members: $58.45; free for children 2 and younger. 631-208-9200. longislandaquarium.com.


Second Winter Seal Walk at Cupsogue Beach County Park
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 22, 1:30pm
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum, 975 Dune Road, Westhampton Beach
AGES: 6 and older
WHAT: Expect to see seals sunning themselves on this beach walk. Call for more information, reservations, and directions to meeting place. 
WANT TO GO? $10; $7.50 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and members. 631-537-9735. sofo.org.

Winter Tree Paintings
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Capture the beauty of winter with this fun art project. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? Free with Westhampton Free Library card. 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Kitchen Table Conversations—East End Food Introduction & Tasting
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 22, 10:30am
WHERE: East End Food Institute: Stony Brook Southampton Student Center, 39 Tuckahoe Road, Southampton
AGES: 6 and older
WHAT: Participants will learn about our regional food system, from farm to consumer, and the challenges it presents and participate in a hands-on activities. Reservations required.
WANT TO GO? $5. 631-537-9735. sofo.org.

FREE A Dose of Healthy Living
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 22, 12-5pm
WHERE: Smith Haven Mall, 313 Smith Haven Mall, Center Court, Lake Grove
AGES: All
WHAT: Free bounce house and face painting for the kids to enjoy, plus vendors promoting different types of health/wellness products and services.
WANT TO GO? 516-621-1446. specialtyconnections.com.

'The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley'
WHEN: Jan. 25-Feb. 23, see event for schedule
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!
WANT TO GO? $15. 631-230-3500. argyletheatre.com.

Seatuck Family Nature Club
WHEN: Sundays, Feb. 9 and 23, 1-2pm
WHERE: South Shore Nature Center, 130 Bayview Ave., East Islip
AGES: All
WHAT: Here’s your family’s chance to get outside together and enjoy a nature fix after a long week. Register online.
WANT TO GO? $4; free for members. 631-581-6908. seatuck.org.

SNAPPY XO Robots
WHEN: Feb. 17-23, 1-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Explorium, Port Jeff Harbor 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Check out the SnappyXO robots! It provides an authentic engineering experience in designing mechanisms, structures, and robots.
WANT TO GO? $5. 631-331-3277. longislandexplorium.org.

Toothpalooza!
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 23, 11am-2pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore teeth large and small – including some of the largest teeth in the world and go home with “toothy” crafts!
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids can check out a real whale tooth cavity, see a narwhal tusk, watch a puppet show, and meet the Tooth Fairy.
WANT TO GO? $12 per kid; $6 per adult; members half off. 631-387-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Arctic Animals for Mini-Marine Biologists
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 23, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Sport Fishing Education Center and Aquaculture Facility, Ocean Pkwy., Babylon
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Explore the frozen world of creatures that call the Arctic and Antarctic home. Make a cool craft with your preschooler to take with you. Pre-registration required.
WANT TO GO? $27 per child, includes 1 adult; $5 each additional adult. 631-587-2873. ccesuffolk.org.

Open Studio For Families
WHEN: Saturdays, Feb. 8-29, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a tour of the galleries and create art through hands-on activities. Drop in sessions are limited to 30 minutes. All ages must be accompanied by an adult.
WANT TO GO? Free with admission: $12; $9 seniors; free for children younger than 18 and members. 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

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