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 A Time for Kids – Snowman
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 25, 10:30am
WHERE: Glen Cove Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy this fun music and movement program with your child.
WANT TO GO? 516-676-2130. glencovelibrary.org.

The Wall Live Extravaganza!
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 25, 8pm
WHERE: NYCB Theatre at Westbury , 960 Brush Hollow Road , Westbury
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: The critically acclaimed show travels through every song of The Wall universe with a precision nowhere to be seen.
WANT TO GO? $29.50 and up. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com.

Preschool Storybook Art! (Age 3-5): Key to My Art East Rockaway! 

WHEN: Through Jan. 25: Fridays, 4:15-5pm

WHERE: 131 Main St. East Rockaway

AGES: Pre-school & younger, young elementary

WHAT: We'll read a fun, interactive story, talk about the characters, plot and illustration, and then get creative - making a project to go with the story! Your child will use different mediums and techniques in this multi-curriculum class. Each week, your child will be introduced to a new book, and will come home with a new project!
WHERE: 131 Main St. East Rockaway 
WANT TO GO: $24; 516-218-2920; keytomyart.com

Story Tots: Nassau County Museum of Art

WHEN: Through Jan. 25: Fridays, 10am

WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art; 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn

AGES: Pre-school & younger, young elementary

WHAT: Children and their adult companions investigate color, shape, form and texture with art activities based on a new story each week. Listen to story books read aloud and nurture creative expression while exploring various art materials and processes. Begin with Story Time followed by an art project.

WANT TO GO: $5 with admission: $12; $8 seniors; $4 children ages 4-12; 516-585-9337; nassaumuseum.org

Studio Saturdays: Nassau County Museum of Art

WHEN: Through Jan. 26: Saturdays, 12pm

WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art; 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor

AGES: Tween, teen, adult

WHAT: The only thing more fun than a show featuring animals is the opportunity to join the ever-popular impresario of all things artistic, Franklin Hill Perrell and Debbie Wells, for a guided tour of the exhibition. In addition to enjoying their renowned trove of art historical knowledge, get the inside scoop on the major collaboration with artist and decorator Hunt Slonem, whose mind-blowing installation of paintings, fabrics, and furniture, created at the curators’ invitation, is the highlight of the exhibition.

WANT TO GO: $12; $8 seniors; $4 children ages 4-12; $2 weekend parking fee; 516-484-8337; nassaumuseum.org

FREE Holiday Model Train Exhibit
WHEN: Through Jan. 26
WHERE: Town of Babylon History Museum, 47 W. Main St., Babylon
AGES: All
WHAT: Marvel at a model train show of the former trolley system that traveled between Amityville and Babylon Village. The display, rich with local landmarks, is a whopping 240-square-foot homage to the history of the Town of Babylon.
WANT TO GO? 631-587-3750. townofbabylon.com.

Winter Paint Night - Paint Event
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 26, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art East Rockaway, 131 Main Street, East Rockaway
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Drop kids ages 5+ off to paint, or stay and paint with them! Your choice! No experience necessary!
WANT TO GO? $20. 516-218-2920. keytomyart.com.

Mannequins Dress Forms Jewelry Holder
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Linda Reilly will help you make a Dress Form jewelry holder to hang your favorite necklaces or bracelets. Please bring a glue gun.
WANT TO GO? $12. 516-731-2211. islandtreespubliclibrary.org.

Zumba Fitness Classes
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 26, 10:15am
WHERE: Mineola Memorial Library, 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: At the core of each class is music from all over the world that produces international rhythms and moves to make the class time fly by.
WANT TO GO? $25. 516-746-8488 . mineolalibrary.info. 

FREE FSCamps Open House
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 26, 9.30am-12:30pm
WHERE: The College at Old Westbury, 223 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Find out all you need to know re: FSCamps Sports, STEAM Education & Specialty Camp programs for Boys & Girls K-9!
WANT TO GO? 516-226-2267. fscamps.com.

Scotty McCreery: Seasons Change Tour
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 26, 8pm
WHERE: NYCB Theatre at Westbury , 960 Brush Hollow Road , Westbury
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Scotty McCreery's deep voice and irresistible sound create a perfect blend of contemporary and traditional country. He has quickly become a crowd favorite.
WANT TO GO? $30 and up. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com.

Italian Classes for Children, ages 3-11
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 26, 10-11am
WHERE: Camp Italia, 223 Stewart Avenue, Garden City
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Italian classes for children to speak, sing, learn and play in Italian!
WANT TO GO? $27.50. 855-226-7481. campitaliausa.org.

Leadership Summit 2019
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 26, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Girls Inc. of Long Island , Molloy College, 7180 Republic Airport , Farmingdale
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Specifically designed for high school Girls and their parents, the Girls Inc. of Long Island Leadership Summit will guide our young women on how to cultivate their leadership skills and prepare them for their future independence.
WANT TO GO? $20 refunded following the event. 631-940-3749. http://girlsincli.org/event/girls-inc-of-long-island-leadership-summit-2019/.

FREE 'DIRT! The Movie'
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 26, 10am
WHERE: Glen Cove Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: DIRT! The Movie brings to life the environmental, economic, social, and political impact that the soil has. An informal discussion will follow.
WANT TO GO? 516-676-2130. glencovelibrary.org.

FREE Chess Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 26, 11:15am
WHERE: Syosset Public Library, 225 S. Oyster Bay Road, Syosset
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Join a Long Island Chess Nuts instructor for chess instruction and games!
WANT TO GO? 516-921-7161. syossetlibrary.org.

FREE Rolling River Day Camp Prospective Family Day
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 26, 12-2pm
WHERE: Rolling River Day Camp, 477 Ocean Ave., East Rockaway
AGES: All
WHAT: Children enjoy free camp activities including playground time, arts and crafts, gymnastics, Wii games, or sports so parents can focus on obtaining important camp information.
WANT TO GO? 516-593-2267. 2019prospectivefamilydays.eventbrite.com/.

Paradise Garden Festival
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 27, 11am
WHERE: Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
AGES: All
WHAT: Come and enjoy a touch of paradise with gorgeous tropical plants, colorful orchids, palm trees, begonias, and ferns at the winter garden!
WANT TO GO? $8. 516-922-8668. plantingfields.org.

Sunday Science: Get to Know H20!

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 27, 2-4pm
WHERE: The Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: This workshop will explore the importance and power of water!
WANT TO GO? $14. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series
WHEN: Jan. 25-27, 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: These world-class Monster Jam vehicles and athletes deliver what fans want to see most…more trucks, racing, freestyle, doughnuts, wheelies, and action! 
WANT TO GO? $20 and up. 516-231-4848 . nycblive.com. 

FREE Sunday Morning Story Time & Craft at The Dolphin Bookshop
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 27, 11:30am
WHERE: The Dolphin Bookshop, 299 Main Street, Port Washington
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Join Josephine for story time. Following all children will make a colorful golden book of their very own.
WANT TO GO? 516-767-2650. thedolphinbookshop.com.

Open Jump

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 27, 1:40pm
WHERE: Pump It Up-Great Neck, 225 Community Drive, Suite 250, Great Neck
AGES: All
WHAT: Open Jump is not only fun for the kids, but provides a healthy workout that burns off excess energy and helps keep them fit.
WANT TO GO? $14.95. 516-466-7867. pumpitupparty.com/great-neck-ny.

FREE Music Institute of Long Island Student Recitals

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 27, 12pm & 2pm 
WHERE: Steinway Piano , 505 Walt Whitman Road, Melville 
AGES: 3 and older 
WHAT: Outstanding Students will Perform Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Voice, Flute, Saxophone and Clarinet! 
WANT TO GO? 516-627-7052. MiliMusic.com.

FREE Holy Child Academy Open House
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 27, 12pm-2 pm
WHERE: Holy Child Academy, 25 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury
AGES: 3-5, 9-12
WHAT: Enjoy a winter themed art project, hot cocoa & cookies, a STEAM activity and music by our hand bell & vocal choirs.
WANT TO GO? 516-626-9300. holychildacademy.org.

FREE Open House
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 27, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Our Lady of Lourdes School, 76 Park Blvd., Malverne
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Come visit Our Lady of Lourdes School during Catholic School Week.
WANT TO GO? 516-599-7328. ollmalverne.org.

FREE Curriculm Sunday Open House
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 27, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School, 2341 Washtington Ave., Bellmore
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Come celebrate Catholic Schools Week at SEAS! You will see the school in all her glory, decorated from top to bottom.
WANT TO GO? 516-785-5709. steas.com.

FREE The Karpenteers in Concert
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 27, 2pm
WHERE: Glen Cove Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
AGES: All
WHAT: Join in for a delightful time of music and singing with the group the Karpenteers.
WANT TO GO? 516-676-2130. glencovelibrary.org.

FREE Catholic Schools Week Open House
WHEN: Jan. 27-28, 1/27: 11am - 1pm 1/28: 9am - 1pm Or Call for an Appointment
WHERE: Saint Dominic Elementary and Middle Schools, 35 School Street, Oyster Bay
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Prospective families can tour the school, visit classrooms and meet parents, teachers and administration.
WANT TO GO? 516-922-4233. stdomsob.org.

Create a Birdfeeder
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 26-27, Anytime 12pm-2pm
WHERE: Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Children can help feed the birds this winter by making their very own pine cone bird feeder at Hicks.
WANT TO GO? $10 plus tax per child. 516-334-0066. HicksNurseries.com.

Trudy Borenstein-Sugiura: Artist in the Gallery
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 27, 3pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Trudy Borenstein-Sugiura is creating portraits out of the important documents of her subject’s lives, and bird travelogues from souvenirs and travel brochures.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 seniors; $4 children ages 4-12; $2 weekend parking fee.. 516-484-9337. nassaumuseum.org.

The Whiffenpoofs
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 27, 3pm
WHERE: Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Suite 1, Port Washington
AGES: All
WHAT: Every year, the most talented senior Yale students are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest and best known collegiate a cappella group.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Ah! The sound of harmonious voices without music--there's nothing like it!
WANT TO GO? $20; $17 children younger than 17. 516-767-1384 . landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Laurie Berkner LIVE! The Greatest Hits Solo Tour
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 27, 11am and 3pm
WHERE: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington
AGES: All
WHAT: Best-selling, award-winning children’s musician Laurie Berkner's music speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Laurie Berkner is the uncrowned queen of children’s music and the power behind the progressive “kindie rock” movement.
WANT TO GO? $29.50. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com/shows/laurie-berkner-live/.

'Mary Poppins'

WHEN: Through Jan. 27: Saturdays and MLK Day, 11am; Sundays, 12pm
WHERE: The Showplace at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore 
AGES: 3-8 
WHAT: Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” musical adventure! Audience members can meet the characters after each show. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: It gives us another chance to memorize "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!" 
WANT TO GO? $12. 516-599-6870. plazatheatrical.com.

Family Sundays

WHEN: Through Jan. 27, except Jan. 20; 1pm

WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art; 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor

AGES: All

WHAT: Converse, collaborate and create together during our Family Sundays. Each week explore new art materials, vocabulary and ideas in our studio with our museum educator. Family Sundays provide children and the adults in their lives the opportunity to take time from their busy lives to reconnect while talking about and making art together. New Projects are featured every week. All Family Sundays will draw inspiration from the current exhibition.
WANT TO GO: $12; $8 seniors; $4 children ages 4-12; $2 weekend parking fee; 516-484-9337; nassaumuseum.org

Anyone & Me/ Infant & Toddler Classes

WHEN: Through Jan. 29: Morning classes, call for dates and times

WHERE: M.A.T.S.S. Bellmore Center; 2629 Grand Ave., Bellmore

AGES: Join us for a Toddler Music or Gym Class. Classes run Monday-Saturdays.

WHAT: Join us for a Toddler Music or Gym Class. Classes run Monday-Saturdays.

WANT TO GO: Call for pricing; 516-221-1330; matsskidsgym.com 

Fall Afterschool Classes: M.A.T.S.S. Bellmore Center

WHEN: Through Jan. 29: Monday-Saturday; Afternoon classes, visit website for schedule

WHERE: M.A.T.S.S. Bellmore Center; 2629 Grand Ave., Bellmore

AGES: Young elementary, tween

WHAT: Join us for a Toddler Music or Gym Class

WANT TO GO: Call for pricing; 516-221-1330; matsskidsgym.com

Hidden in Sight: Photographing Incarceration

WHEN: Through March 10: Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12-4pm

WHERE: Hofstra University Museum, 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead

AGES: Tween, teen, adult

WHAT: The United States has the highest rate of incarceration of any country in the world, with over 2 million people currently imprisoned. This exhibition features photographs spanning more than 50 years by three artists, Danny Lyon (American, born 1942), Jessica Earnshaw (Canadian, born 1983), and Isadora Kosofsky (American, born 1993), highlighting the varied critical issues within the prison system in America.

WANT TO GO: Call 516-463-5672 for cost

FREE Crafts For Kids
WHEN: Through March 31: Saturday-Sunday, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Lakeshore Learning Store, 2079 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park
AGES: 2-8
WHAT: Kids will have a ball making exciting crafts that they can use or display. Every craft is educational and fun.
WANT TO GO: 516-616-9360. lakeshorelearning.com.

Made with Love
WHEN: Through Dec. 18; Wednesdays, 11:30am
WHERE: Floral Park Library; 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park
AGES: Teen, adult
WHAT: Whether you're a beginner, an expert, or somewhere in between, Made with Love knitting and crocheting group welcomes all to their weekly afternoon group. No sign-up - or experience necessary.
WANT TO GO? FREE; 516-326-6300

 

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