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Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this Weekend

Fill your weekend with family fun in Nassau and Suffolk counties!


Enjoy these fun weekend activities with your kids on Long Island. Start planning your weekend now.


Editor's Picks for This Weekend

Glow in the Park at The Adventure Park at Long Island

WHEN: Apr. 2 - Nov. 5, Saturdays, 6-10pm
WHERE: Adventure Park, 75 Colonial Springs Road, Gate 3, Wheatley Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The evening Glow in the Park events allow you to zipline through trees lit up by glow attire, colored lights, music and more! WANT TO GO? $54. 631-983-3844.
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My Butterfly

WHEN: May. 7 - Jun. 12, Saturdays, 11:30am and 2pm and selects Sundays, 11:30am
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: See this new musical comedy about an elf who becomes responsible for a butterfly egg after she accidentally pulls up its milkweed home. WANT TO GO? $9 with $15 museum admission; $7 members; $12 theater only. 516-224-5800.
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Fl!P Circus

WHEN: May. 20 - 30, Mondays-Fridays, 7:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 2pm, 5pm and 8pm
WHERE: Smith Haven Mall, 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: With an enormous red and white circus tent, see the great motorcycles inside the Globe of Steel, and laugh like you never have before with the gleeful clowns. WANT TO GO? $25-. 631-724-8066.
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Merrick Station Carnival

WHEN: May. 26 - 30, Thursday, 5-10pm; Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12-11pm; Monday, 5-10pm
WHERE: Merrick LIRR Station , 2099 Sunrise Highway, Merrick, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Fun for the entire family with rides, games, and delicious carnival treats!

WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods and rides. 866-666-3247.
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Bethpage Air Show

WHEN: May. 28 - 29, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Jones Beach State Park, 1 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Arrive early to see the the United States Navy Blue Angels as well as many other incredible performers at this highly anticipated event! WANT TO GO? $10 parking fee per car. 631-321-3510.
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Block Party 2022! FREE

WHEN: Saturday, May. 28, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of the East End, 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

You’re invited to join the Children's Museum of the East End as they kick off the season as only they can…during their fourth community BLOCK PARTY! With block building activities, DIY stomp rockets, crafts and games with community partners, chalk street art, and more, this is one event you and your family won’t want to miss.

Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

WANT TO GO? 631-537-8250.
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Mosaic Street Painting Festival FREE

WHEN: Sunday, May. 29, 12-5pm
WHERE: East End Arts, East Main Street, Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join all the artists, musicians, and lovers of the arts, for a day Street Painting, Crafts Fair, Fine Arts Festival, Live Music, Drumming, Dance, Craft & Artisan Vendors, Theatre, Children's Activities, and more.  WANT TO GO? 631-727-0900.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Traveling Exhibit: Age of the Dinosaurs

WHEN: Jan. 22 - May. 29, Tuesdays-Fridays, 10am - 3pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm-
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Go back in tine and experience animatronic prehistoric creatures that look, move and make sounds as they did when they roamed the earth.  WANT TO GO? $15; $14 seniors 65 and older; free for members and children younger than 1. 516-224-5800.
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CSTL Dinosaurs! and Live Animal Exhibit

WHEN: Feb. 14 - Jul. 11, Thursdays-Tuesdays, 10am-4pm
WHERE: The Center for Science teaching and Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See robotic and skeletal life size dinosaurs and live animals such as snakes, emus, turtles and lots more in natural settings! Hands on activities and a dino dig too! WANT TO GO? $15; $12 ages 1-12. 516-764–0045.
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Tea & Play: A free Parent & Child Class FREE

WHEN: Mar. 23 - Jun. 1, 9-11am
WHERE: The Waldorf School of Garden City, 225 Cambridge Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-5, Adult
WHAT: If you are interested in experiencing and learning about the Waldorf School's Parent and Child Program, the school invites you and your little one(s) between the ages of 1 - 3 years old to attend this free "Tea and Play" Parent and Child class.  WANT TO GO? 516-742-3434.
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Firepit Fridays

WHEN: Apr. 1 - Jun. 19, Fridays, 5-9pm
WHERE: The Adventure Park at Long Island, 75 Colonial Springs Rd. East Gate, Wheatley Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Climb high in the trees and then get cozy by the fire.  WANT TO GO? $49. 631-983-3844.
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Crafternoons

WHEN: Apr. 6 - May. 31, Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the exhibits and help yourself to seasonal, self-serve crafts in the workshop. WANT TO GO? $10; $5 member plus admission: $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for children 3 and younger and those with ​Active Military with ID. 631-367-3418.
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Scrimshaw Detectives

WHEN: Apr. 7 - May. 31, Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Spy around the museum and look for clues to uncover secret meanings hidden in scrimshaw art on display then design and etch your own scrimshaw keepsake box to take home. WANT TO GO? $10; $5 member plus admission: $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for children 3 and younger and those with ​Active Military with ID. 631-367-3418.
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Tails of Southampton

WHEN: May. 4 - Dec. 31, Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Southampton History Museum, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Southampton History Museum opens the 2022 season with a new exhibit that combines historic photographs of people with their pets from its historic collection along with digital images of caretakers and their animal companions. Also, pet inspired artwork by three professional Southampton artists will be shown. People living in Southampton began taking photographs of their animal companions in the 1870s and continue to do so today. Animal themed artwork and furnishings were either hand-made or manufactured for 150 years - objects in the exhibit are either donated or on loan to the Museum by local residents. A wide variety of pet themed toys, dishes, banks, pillows and doorstops from the Museum’s collection can be seen along with recent submissions of recently taken digital photographs.

Photo: Rose de Rose with pets c. 1910 Southampton History Museum Collections

WANT TO GO? $10; free for members and children 17 and younger. 631-283-2494.
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Tails of Southampton

WHEN: May. 4 - Dec. 31, Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Southampton History Museum, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Southampton History Museum opens the 2022 season with a new exhibit that combines historic photographs of people with their pets from its historic collection along with digital images of caretakers and their animal companions. Also, pet inspired artwork by three professional Southampton artists will be shown. People living in Southampton began taking photographs of their animal companions in the 1870s and continue to do so today. Animal themed artwork and furnishings were either hand-made or manufactured for 150 years - objects in the exhibit are either donated or on loan to the Museum by local residents. A wide variety of pet themed toys, dishes, banks, pillows and doorstops from the Museum’s collection can be seen along with recent submissions of recently taken digital photographs.

Photo: Rose de Rose with pets c. 1910 Southampton History Museum Collections

WANT TO GO? $10; free for members and children 17 and younger. 631-283-2494.
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Levittown Carnival Sponsored by the Levittown Chamber of Commerce

WHEN: May. 26 - 30, Thursday, 5-10pm; Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12-11pm; Monday, 5-10pm
WHERE: Behind P.C. Richard & Son , 2999 Hempstead Turnpike , Levittown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Bring the family out to ride their favorite and discover some new rides and thrills! Plus, games and their delicious canrvial treats!

WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods and rides. 866-666-3247.
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PML Anime Club FREE

WHEN: Friday, May. 27, 6-7pm
WHERE: Carnegie Library, 160 W Main St., Patchogue, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Talk about your favorite anime, manga, and everything Japanese.  WANT TO GO? 631-654-4700.
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Matisse Goldfish with Art Teacher Amy FREE

WHEN: Friday, May. 27, 3:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 E. Main St., Patchogue, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: For grades K-6. Art teacher Amy will teach you about Henri Matisse and show you how to make your own version of his famous Goldfish painting. Register. WANT TO GO? 631-654-4700.
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Botanical Bonanza Holiday Workshop

WHEN: Friday, May. 27, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N. Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Discover the exciting world of plants in this springtime workshop! Dissect plants to learn their parts, find the edible ones in the preserve at this Botanical Bonanza Holiday Workshop! Children ages four and up are welcome to join SMLI on their days off from school to enjoy hours of fun, hand-on science activities! Children will participate in experiments, create crafts, and observe demonstrations. Holiday workshops are drop-off programs. Please enter through the SMLI bus entrance. Please send your child with a packed lunch. Children are grouped by grade starting with pre-k (4 years old). Some grades may be grouped together.



WANT TO GO? $90; $80 members. 516-627-9400.
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Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

WHEN: May. 28 - 30, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Harbes Family Farm, 715 Sound Ave., Mattituck, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with live music, great food, and family fun.  WANT TO GO? FREE admission; $23.95 for Barnyard Adventure. 631-298-0800.
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Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

WHEN: May. 28 - 30, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Harbes Family Farm, 715 Sound Ave., Mattituck, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with live music, great food, and family fun.  WANT TO GO? FREE admission; $23.95 for Barnyard Adventure. 631-298-0800.
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

WHEN: May. 28 - Jun. 18, Saturdays, 11am
WHERE: Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Come on down for this daffy tale with a Queen, a Witch, a Princess with skin as white as snow, and seven crazy dwarfs that are guaranteed to keep you laughing from start to finish. WANT TO GO? $10. 631-928-9100.
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2022 Opening Day Celebration FREE

WHEN: Saturday, May. 28, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Kennedy Plaza, 1 West Chester St., Long Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Shop from over 30 local artists while enjoying live performances by the Long Beach Ukulele Orchestra and Dave Kellan! 

WANT TO GO? 516-476-2473.
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Sunflower Festival

WHEN: May. 28 - Jun. 26, 9am-6pm, daily
WHERE: Garden Of Ee, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Spend the day with unlimited access to U-pick organic to the Strawberry field, Family Fun Fields, pedal karts, hay tower, farm animals, spider web, and more.  WANT TO GO? $10.95; additional fee for berries. 631-722-8777.
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Strawberry Festival 2022

WHEN: May. 28 - Jun. 26, Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-6pm
WHERE: Garden Of Eve Organic Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy strawberry-themed foods in our Farm Café, fresh fruit smoothies, ice cream, and more.  WANT TO GO? $10.95; free for children younger than 2. 631-722-8777.
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Spring Village Craft Fair

WHEN: Saturday, May. 28, 10am-4pm
WHERE: The Smithtown Historical Society, 10 Court Street, Selden, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Over 125 exhibitors are expected featuring fine art, photography, beautiful handcrafted items of every nature and selected elegant gifts.  WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 631-681-8563.
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Polkadots

WHEN: May. 28 - Jun. 26, Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30am
WHERE: The Argyle Theatre, 34 West Main Street, Babylon, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts. WANT TO GO? $16. 844-631-5483.
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

WHEN: May. 28 - Jun. 18, Saturdays, 11am
WHERE: Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Once upon a time. Long, long, long ago is where this story begins. Join Theatre Three for this hysterical retelling of a wonderful story. Snow White, our perfect princess, sets out on an adventure with her seven new friends. Come on down for this daffy tale with a Queen, a Witch, a Princess with skin as white as snow, and seven crazy dwarfs that are guaranteed to keep you laughing from start to finish.

WANT TO GO? $10. 631-928-9100.
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TALK: Bridging Technology with Traditional Media

WHEN: Saturday, May. 28, 3-4:30pm
WHERE: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Ln. , Southampton, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: A discussion on how technology can serve and inspire traditional artists and those working in physical mediums. WANT TO GO? $5 . 631-283-0967.
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137th Memorial Day Parade FREE

WHEN: Sunday, May. 29, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Inc. Village of Hempstead, Greenwich Street and Marvin Street, Hempstead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Hempstead Memorial Day Parade is the oldest parade on Long Island and honors those who have died in our nation’s service. WANT TO GO? 516-489-3400.
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2022 Memorial Day Parade FREE

WHEN: Sunday, May. 29, 10am
WHERE: Village of Cedarhurst, Central and Washington Avenues, Cedarhurst, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Watch the largest parade of the Five Towns as Veterans groups, police and fire departments, various local organizations and schools march along Central Avenue to honor those who gave their lives for our country. WANT TO GO? 516-295-5770.
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Memorial Day Weekend Air Show Cruise

WHEN: Sunday, May. 29, 12pm
WHERE: Freeport Water Taxi & Tours, 211 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See the Memorial Day weekend airshow from a public 28-passenger tour boat! Just remember to bring along your camera for some breathtaking photos. WANT TO GO? $60; $40 ages 5-10; free for children younger than 4. 516-521-7744.
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Wild Survivors Family Workshop

WHEN: Sunday, May. 29, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N. Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Work together to survive in the great outdoors! Head to the preserve and explore the essentials to roughing it in the wild: shelter building and making a fire! First, meet in the museum for a quick crash course. Learn the many types of survival shelters and the dos-and-don'ts of building them, then explore what you'll need for an effective fire and how to choose the right one for your purposes. With some new information under your belt, venture out to the preserve to put your new skills to the test! Will your family build a strong shelter using only what they find there? Can you work together to build a fire that burns long enough to toast a marshmallow? Find out during this Sunday morning workshop! *Please dress appropriately for the outdoors

WANT TO GO? $20; $15 members. 516-564-2950.
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Crafternoons

WHEN: Jun. 1 - 30, Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT:

Enjoy seasonal, self-serve crafts in this workshop. 

WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for children 3 and younger and those with ​Active Military with ID. 631-367-3418.
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Looking for more events in your area? Search our comprehensive events calendar.

Looking to plan an awesome weekend on Long Island 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 and Suffolk counties. From storytimes and concerts to museum exhibits, crafts activities, seasonal events, and more, 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 (vritual and in-person) events happening throughout Long Island. And check out our ManhattanBrooklynQueensWestchester, and Rockland weekend roundups for more fun inspiration!

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