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 Free Fall for All!
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 15, 4:30-5:15pm
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh
AGES: All
WHAT: Choose from a buffet of autumn-themed craft materials and design your own unique creation! Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org.

FREE Real Life Ninja Academy
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 15, 5:45-6:45pm
WHERE: Freeport Public Library at Real Life Ninja Academy, 272 Buffalo Ave., Freeport
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Explore fitness through American Ninja Warrior style obstacles instructed by professional ninjas in a safe, controlled, yet super fun environment. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-379-3274. freeportlibrary.info.

2nd Annual Molloy College High School Sports Invitational
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 15 , 5-9pm
WHERE: The Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: See local high school teams compete.
WANT TO GO? $10. 516-323-4444. MadisonTheatreNY.org.

Long Island Nets vs Delaware Blue Coats
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 15, 7pm
WHERE: NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterns Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
AGES: All
WHAT: See the Long Island Nets take on the Delaware Blue Coats.
WANT TO GO? $10. 516-231-4848. https://nycblive.com/events/detail/long-island-nets-vs-delaware-blue-coats-20191115.

FREE Teen Cuisine - Pumpkin Scones - Donation Event
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 15, 4-5pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Make delicious pumpkin scones to give to others in need. And take home some for your family and friends to enjoy! Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

FREE PlayHooray Kids
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 15, 12:30-1:15pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Music, movement, and loads of fun with Molly Mouse. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Kids in the Kitchen: Sweet Potato Casserole Bites
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 15 , 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 easy, yummy, kid-friendly snacks from start to finish. Ages 3-5.
WANT TO GO? $14 museum admission plus $5; free museum admission plus $4 for members. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

FREE Tom Turkey Clothespin Wreath
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 15, 12:15-1:15pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Use clothespins to form turkey feathers, then paint colorful designs to create a wreath. Ages 3-5. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. Islandtreespubliclibrary.org.

FREE Minecraft Canvas
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2-3pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Stop by the library and paint your own Minecraft canvas. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. Islandtreespubliclibrary.org.

FREE Jungle Bungle Friends
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 16, 9:30-10:15am
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Explore nature through stories, soothing sounds of a rainstick, and wooden percussion instruments. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org.

Frozen Paint Event
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 16, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Key to My Art East Rockaway, 131 Main Street, East Rockaway
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Learn to paint Elsa while having fun. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $20 . 516-218-2920. keytomyart.com.

FREE Playdough Party
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Freeport Public Library, 144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Create your own art or use some of the Play-Doh tools that the library has. Registration required. Grade pre-K to 4th.
WANT TO GO? 516-379-3274. freeportlibrary.info.

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Fossil Day!
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2-3pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Center
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Come learn about these relics of a past almost forgotten from the resident paleontologist, and how you can understand the language they speak. Register online.
WANT TO GO? $9. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

FREE Open House
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 16, 11am-1pm
WHERE: East Woods School, 31 Yellow Cote Road, Oyster Bay
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: See the possibilities for your child's future at the East Woods School Open House.
WANT TO GO? 516-922-4400. https://eastwoods.org/.

FREE Storytime and Activities Featuring Jack Frost vs. the Abominable Snowman
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 16, 11am
WHERE: Barnes and Noble- Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: A thrilling adventure awaits as you pick your path and decide how the story Jack Frost vs. the Abominable Snowman unfolds!
WANT TO GO? 516-741-9850. barnesandnoble.com.

Dream Catchers
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 16, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Jones Beach Nature Center, Jones Beach State Park Boat Basin, Wantagh
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Explore the myths and legends behind dream catchers then make one and decorate it with feathers and beads.
WANT TO GO? $4. 516-780-3295. https://parks.ny.gov/environment/nature-centers/6/details.aspx.

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.

Long Island Nets vs Windy City Bulls
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 17, 3pm
WHERE: NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
AGES: All
WHAT: The Long Island Nets take on the Windy City Bulls!
WANT TO GO? $10. 516-231-4848. https://nycblive.com/events/detail/long-island-nets-vs-windy-city-bulls-20191117.

Turkey Talk
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 17, 12pm and 1pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Learn why turkey is a mainstay of Thanksgiving dinner and "dress up" your own turkey decoration for the occasion!
WANT TO GO? $14 museum admission plus $4; free museum admission plus $3 for members. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

FREE Baby & Me Storytime Featuring Abby (Sesame Street Friends)
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 17, 11am
WHERE: Barnes and Noble- Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Join Barnes and Noble to read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones.
WANT TO GO? 516-741-9850. barnesandnoble.com.

Story Tots
WHEN: Oct. 11- Nov. 22, Fridays, 10-11am
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Begin with Story Time followed by an art project.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members. 516-484-9337. nassaumuseum.org.

FREE Mail a Letter to Santa
WHEN: Nov. 15 - Dec. 16, Saturdays through Thursdays, 8am-6pm; Fridays, 8am-8pm
WHERE: Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury
AGES: All
WHAT: Mail a letter to Santa and get a response! Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope to receive a response.
WANT TO GO? 516-334-0066. hicksnurseries.com.

Big Apple Circus
WHEN: Oct. 12-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/.

Seal Watching Cruise Long Island
WHEN: Oct. 19- April 26, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-2pm **NO SESSION 11/3**
WHERE: Freeport Water Taxi & Tours, 211 Woodcleft Avenue, 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/.