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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 PlayHooray Kids
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 20, 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. Ages 6 months through pre-school. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

FREE Bilingual Birdies
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 20, 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: Glen Cove Public Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Bilingual Birdies encourages cross-cultural awareness through foreign language and live music. Using music, movement, dance, puppetry, and theatre-based games, you and your child will enjoy learning a new language. Ages 3-5.
WANT TO GO? 516-676-2130. glencovelibrary.org.

FREE Celebrate Curious George!
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave, Oceanside
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Celebrate Curious George with a short movie followed by a craft. Registration required. Ages 3-7 years.
WANT TO GO? 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com.


FREE Curious George: A Reading by Sen. Todd Kaminsky
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 12-1pm
WHERE: Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave, Oceanside
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Hear Sen. Todd Kaminsky read Curious George!
WANT TO GO? 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com.

FREE Dog Book Buddies
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Children in grades K-6 can sign-up for a 20-minute session to read to a trained reading assistance dog. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-377-6112. merricklibrary.org.

FREE Steel Impressions Steelband Concert
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2-3pm
WHERE: Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Avenue, Baldwin
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the library for an interactive concert featuring authentic Caribbean music. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-223-6228. baldwinpl.org.

FREE Yoga and Mindfulness
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2-2:45pm
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: This engaging class fosters a sense of community and fun! Grades K-4. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org.

Star Wars Film Concert Series–Star Wars: A New Hope
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2pm and 8pm
WHERE: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post/720 Northern Blvd., Brookville
AGES: All
WHAT: John Williams’ Oscar-winning score is performed live to the complete film.
WANT TO GO? $59 and up . 516-299-3100. tillescenter.org.

FREE Music for Aardvarks
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 10-10:45am
WHERE: Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Song, dance, and rhythm combine for a rockin’ good time. Ages 6 months to 5 years. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-921-7161. syossetlibrary.org.

FREE 25th Annual Covert Avenue Street Fair
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Downtown Floral Park and Stewart Manor, Covert Ave., Between Tulip Ave and Cisney Ave., Stewart Manor
AGES: All
WHAT: This annual festival features food, a rock wall, huge inflatables, live music, vendors, and more.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. http://covertchamber.com.

Fall Family Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 10am-4pm
WHERE: St. Bernard's School Gym, 3100 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit vendors, play games, and enjoy kids activities.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 516-520-8000. http://levittownchamber.com.

FREE Village of Hempstead Play Day
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 3-6pm
WHERE: Kennedy Memorial Park, 335 Greenwich St., Hempstead
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a Family Play Day at Kennedy Memorial Park.
WANT TO GO? 516-489-3400. villageofhempstead.org.

FREE Astronomy Night
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 7:30pm
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! Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-922-4788. https://eventbrite.com/e/astronomy-nights-at-sagamore-hill-nhs-tickets-58442396782?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

FREE Help Hope & Smiles
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 10-10:45am
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Visit different stations that will encourage students to experience the fun of making music, singing along, or just enjoying sounds! Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org.

FREE International Coastal Cleanup
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
AGES: All
WHAT: Help collect debris on the Preserve’s beach and be a part of the international initiative to clean up beaches and waterways around the globe. Free admission to the Preserve for all participants!
WANT TO GO? 516-571-7901. sandspointpreserve.org.

LOL Doll Paint Event - Paint Teacher's Pet
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Key to My Art East Rockaway!, 131 Main Street, East Rockaway
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Kids will have fun while painting LOL Doll's Teacher's Pet.
WANT TO GO? $20. 516-218-2920. keytomyart.com.

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FREE Bellmore Family Street Festival and Carnival
WHEN: Sept. 19-22, Thursday 6-10pm; Friday 10am-11pm; Saturday 11am-11pm; Sunday 11am-9pm
WHERE: Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores, 2700 Pettit Ave., Bellmore
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy carnival rides, games, food, and the chance learn about local businesses at the expos.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 516-809-5892. https://bellmorechamber.com/.

Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic
WHEN: Sept. 20-22, Friday 2pm and 5:30pm; Saturday 10:30am, 2pm, 5:30pm; Sunday 10:30am and 2pm
WHERE: NYCB LIVE, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Your favorite Sesame Street friends are back in Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic!
WANT TO GO? $20 and up. 516-231-4848 . nycblive.com.

The Big Chocolate Show
WHEN: Sept. 21-22, daily, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Resorts World NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Queens
AGES: All
WHAT: This family-friendly event features samples, chocolate tastings, live demonstrations, classes, and more. Families will enjoy the s'mores workshop, lollipop, truffle making, and cake decorating classes.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Indulge for a good cause! The show benefits Cookies for Kids Cancer, a national nonprofit committed to putting an end to pediatric cancers.
WANT TO GO? $15 and up. 800-630-4405. thebigchocolateshow.com.


Children's Workshop: Make Your Own Scrimshaw Candle
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 12-2pm
WHERE: Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Children will make their own scrimshaw candle to take home. Reservations required.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members and children younger than 12. 516-922-8672. plantingfields.org.

FREE Family Fall Festival
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy fun activities, including playing with giant games, munching on delicious popcorn, and a visit to the famous pumpkin patch.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Every kid can pick and decorate a pumpkin!
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.


Family Yoga
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 10-10:45am
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience the wonderful benefits of yoga with family and friends. Yoga practice aligns naturally with children’s imaginations as they create the shapes of animals and plants using their bodies. Pre-registration required.
WANT TO GO? $15 per car; $5 per car members. 516-571-7901. sandspointpreserve.org.

18th Annual Family Walk
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 7:30am Check-In & Day-Of Registration; 8:45am kids fun run; 9am walk
WHERE: Eisenhower Park, Parking Field 2, East Meadow
AGES: All
WHAT: Raise money for a good cause then enjoy food, refreshments, games, music, and activities for kids!
WANT TO GO? $35; $30 pre-registration; $25 day of ages 6-12; $20 ages 6-12 in advance; free for children 5 and younger. 314-942-7201. https://itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=6072.

Kidsfest
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 12-4pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
AGES: All
WHAT: A day of fun and educational activities concluded by a concert.
WANT TO GO? $12; $10 seniors; $7 ages 7-17; free for children six and younger, and members, are free.. 516-252-3392. oldwestburygardens.org.

FREE The 18th Annual West Hempstead Fall Street Fair
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Nassau Boulevard, Hempstead Avenue North to Johnson Lane, West Hempstead
AGES: All
WHAT: Featuring a craft fair, live entertainment, inflatable kids' rides, an autumn pumpkin patch, and a corral of food trucks!
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. https://lifairs.com/.

Ompahfest 2019
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 11am-10pm
WHERE: Plattduetsche Park, 1132 Hempstead Tpke, Franklin Square
AGES: All
WHAT: The day features authentic German food and beer, music, raffles, vendors with imported goods, demonstrations, and activities for children.
WANT TO GO? $10; free for kids 12 and younger. 516-354-3131. parkrestaurant.com.

FREE BabyJam Music & Movement Class
WHEN: Sept. 14-28, Saturdays, 11-11:45am
WHERE: Great Neck Library, 159 Bayview Avenue, Great Neck
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy guitar sing alongs, movement with bells and scarves, drum-time and rhythm sticks, early learning, and play with your little ones, 6 to 36 months. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-466-8055. http://greatnecklibrary.org/.

Long Island Fair
WHEN: Sept. 21-29, Weekends, 10am-5pm; Last admission is 3:30pm
WHERE: Old Bethpage Restoration Village, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage
AGES: All
WHAT: Families will enjoy pig racing, a high dive show, a bicycle stunt show, a petting zoo and camel rides, The Butterly Experience, musical performances, and magic shows.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Get a taste of history too with Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders and The Old Bethpage Village Brass Band.
WANT TO GO? $15; $13 seniors older than 60 and children ages 5-12; free for children younger than 5. 516-572-8401. https://lifair.org/.

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.

Fall Festival
WHEN: Sept. 14- Oct. 27, See website for schedule
WHERE: Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury
AGES: All
WHAT: Hayrides, crafts, stories, animals, face painting, and more are all at Hicks Nurseries ready to help welcome in the fall season.
WANT TO GO? Purchase activities a la carte or a pay-one price $25 bracelet. 516-334-0066. hicksnurseries.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.