Awesome Family Events This Weekend on Long Island
Fill your weekend with family fun in Nassau and Suffolk counties!
Get Editors' Picks Weekly
Over 1,000 Events
Mid Winter Break
WHEN: Feb. 17-21, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Ave., West Sayville
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
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
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
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
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.
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 21, 5-7pm
WHERE: Tumbling Tunes, 212 Laurel Road, East Northport
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 23, 11am-2pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
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
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
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.