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 Stuffed Animal Sleepaway Camp
WHEN: Friday, July 19, 4-4:30pm
WHERE: Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: After a special storytime, tuck in your stuffed animals for the first night of a week-long Syosset Library Sleepaway Camp! When you pick them up see a slideshow of your stuffed friends’ camp activities. Ages 3 1/2-1st grade. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-921-7161. syossetlibrary.org.

Popcorn & Pajamas Family Movie Night
WHEN: Friday, July 19, 8pm; movie at dusk
WHERE: Bailey Arboretum, Bayville Road, Locust Valley
AGES: All
WHAT: Children are encouraged to come in their PJ’s and Moms and Dads should bring chairs and a cozy blanket for the kids.
WANT TO GO? $2; free for members. 516-801-1458. baileyarboretum.org.

FREE Astronomy Night
WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 8:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Sagamore Hill NHS, 20 Sagamore Hill RD, Oyster Bay
AGES: All
WHAT: Get your folding chairs and flashlights ready for evenings gazing into the cosmos!
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will get to stargaze through telescopes.
WANT TO GO? 516-922-4788. https://nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?id=36BFC07F-99D4-9AE6-774F7095CF04487A.

Bat Walk
WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 8-9:30pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
AGES: All
WHAT: Listen and look for bats while a biologist discusses bat ecology and conservation.
WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $12; $10 seniors; $7 ages 7-17; free for members and children 6 and younger. 516-252-3392. oldwestburygardens.org.

FREE Moon Button Craft
WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 10-11am
WHERE: Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave, Oceanside
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Make a decorative moon and stars using shiny buttons and fake gems. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com.

Apollo Moon Fest
WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 9:30am-5pm; family activities 12-4pm
WHERE: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd. , Garden City
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the accomplishment, pride, optimism, and unity that is Apollo with a day of fun! The celebration will include shuttle astronaut encounters; a community countdown to Moon Landing; watch the Apollo 11 First Steps giant screen documentary; participate in virtual reality experiences; launch a model rocket; use solar telescopes; take fun photos in a recreated 1969 living room, and more.
WANT TO GO? $20; $15 children 2-12. 516-572-4111. cradleofaviation.org.

Apollopalooza
WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 12-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Celebrate the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and learn about astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, and more.
WANT TO GO? $14 museum admission; $13 museum admission seniors 65 and older. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Geology of Garvies Point & Long Island
WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Garvies Point Museum, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about local geological phenomena, followed by a walk along a rocky beach.
WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $4; $2 ages 5-12. 516-571-8010. garviespointmuseum.com.

FREE Tribute to the King
WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 8pm
WHERE: John F. Kennedy Middle School, 500 Broadway, Bethpage
AGES: All
WHAT: See a Tribute to the King. Just don't step on his blue suede shoes!
WANT TO GO? 516-797-7900. http://oysterbaytown.com/saladino-announces-2019-free-summer-concert-series/.

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KIDZ BOP LIVE
WHEN: Sunday, July 21, 4pm
WHERE: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh
AGES: All
WHAT: Hear your favorite KIDZ BOP songs live.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's a great first concert experience!
WANT TO GO? $22 and up. 516-785-1600. http://KIDZBOP.jonesbeach.com.

The Little Mermaid
WHEN: July 18-25, 7/18 10am and 7/25 12:30pm
WHERE: BROADHOLLOW AT ELMONT, 700 HEMPSTEAD TURNPIKE, ELMONT
AGES: All
WHAT: Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in a magical underwater kingdom.
WANT TO GO? $13; $11 in advance. 516-775-4420. broadhollow.org.

FREE Code your own video game with MakeCode Arcade
WHEN: July 19-26, Fridays, 2-4pm
WHERE: Microsoft Store - Roosevelt Field, 630 Old Country Road Space #1140A, Main Level near Bloomingdale's and across from Helzberg Diamonds, Garden City
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Students will learn fundamental game and coding concepts—like sprites, variables, and coordinates. RSVP online. For ages 8 and older.
WANT TO GO? 516-368-0060. https://microsoft.com/en-us/store/event_registration/?eid=1530681365&locid=95009.

Studio Saturdays
WHEN: July 20-27, Saturdays, 12-3pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
AGES: All
WHAT: Spend up to an hour exploring a range of materials, techniques, and themes before continuing out onto the lush grounds filled with trails, a sculpture park and gardens.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 seniors 62 and older; $4 children ages 4-12 and students with valid photo ID; free for members and children younger than 4. 516-484-9337. nassaumuseum.org.

Family Sundays
WHEN: July 21-28, Sundays, family tour at 1pm; drop in between 1:30-4pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
AGES: All
WHAT: Converse, collaborate, and create together!
WANT TO GO? $3 materials fee per child for Non-Members plus admission: $12; $8 seniors 62 and older; $4 children ages 4-12 and students with valid photo ID; free for members and children younger than 4. 516-484-9337. nassaumuseum.org.

Exhibit: Salute to Music Legends of Color
WHEN: June 7- July 31, Tuesday-Friday, 12-8pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: African American Museum and Center for Applied Art, 110 N. Franklin St., Hempstead
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn all about Long Island's jazz greats.
WANT TO GO? $5. 516-572-0730. nassaucountyny.gov.

FREE Queens Night Market
WHEN: May 11- Aug. 17, Saturdays, 5pm-12am
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy 100 independent vendors selling merchandise, art, and food, and see small-scale cultural performances.
WANT TO GO? 718-699-0005. queensnightmarket.com.

FREE Farmers Market
WHEN: June 1- Aug. 31, Saturday, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Good Shepherd Levittown Farmers Market, 3434 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown
AGES: All
WHAT: Support local businesses and check out produce, breads, and handmade crafters.
WANT TO GO? 516-448-5126.

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.

FREE Farmingdale Weekly Farmers' Market On The Village Green
WHEN: June 2- Nov. 17, Sunday, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Farmingdale Village , 361 Main St., Farmingdale
AGES: All
WHAT: Shop the fresh selection of produce and other items.
WANT TO GO? farmingdalevillage.com.