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Events and Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this Weekend

Events and Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this Weekend

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


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. 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 throughout Long Island.

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Weekend Activities in Nassau

FREE Baby and Me Time
WHEN: Fridays, Feb. 7-28, 10-10:45am, no session Feb. 21
WHERE: Levittown Public Library, 1 Bluegrass Lane, Levittown
AGES: Newborn to 2
WHAT: A lapsit program for baby and one adult with music, movement, a story and time to socialize. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-5728. levittownpl.org.

New England Blackwolves @ New York Riptide
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 28, 7:30pm
WHERE: NYCB Live, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
AGES: All
WHAT: Box Lacrosse is back on Long Island!
WANT TO GO? $15-$65.50. 516-402-3006. https://newyorkriptide.com/tickets/.

FREE Floral Park CREW - Teen Yoga
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 28, 4-4:45pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Have great fun unwinding with Yoga expert Micheline. Please bring a mat or towel. Sign up online or at the Adult Reference Desk.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

FREE Babytime with A Time for Kids
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 28, 2:30-3:15pm
WHERE: Locust Valley Library, 170 Buckram Road, Locust Valley
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Enjoy early literacy, language development, fine and gross motor development as well as music. Register online.
WANT TO GO? 516-671-1837. https://locustvalleylibrary.org/.

FREE Youth Film Day 2020
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 29, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Hofstra University, 1000 Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Workshops, screenings, and special programs for emerging filmakers in grades 7-12.
WANT TO GO? 516-829-2570. https://goldcoastarts.org/event/youth-film-day-2020/?instance_id=117.

FREE Cosmic Comet
WHEN: Feb. 29-March 1, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Lakeshore Learning Store, 2079 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Crafters will love hurtling their cosmic comets through space!
WANT TO GO? 516-616-9360. lakeshorelearning.com.

Royal Event
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 4-6pm
WHERE: Lolli Bop Cafe & Play, 398 Central Ave., Lawrence
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Join Lolli Bop Cafe & Play for a magical day featuring face painting, a meet and greet, fun crafts, and more. RSVP required.
WANT TO GO? $25. 516-341-7777. http://lollibopkids.com/.

FREE Sunday Together Time Tales: Wild March Stories
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 1:30pm
WHERE: Hillside Public Library, 155 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park
AGES: Newborn to 5
WHAT: "Wild" stories, songs, and a craft. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-355-7850. https://hillsidelibrary.info/.

Long Island Nets vs. Raptors 905
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 3pm
WHERE: NYCB LIVE, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the Long Island Nets for Cancer Awareness Night as they take on the Raptors 905.
WANT TO GO? $10-$125. 844-LINETS-1. https://.ticketmaster.com/long-island-nets-vs-raptors-905/event/0000570DCAEF5058?fbclid=IwAR3ocZ0zl7mWna938NzJjWHG-y53xED9VUU6qDC4KtWVNNYK_bsGuAjcHY4.

FREE Stars on Sundays
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 7-9pm
WHERE: Hofstra University Observatory, 826 Huntington Place, Uniondale
AGES: All
WHAT: Hofstra invites kids of all ages to view the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus, star clusters, nebulae, and double stars with telescopes from the Hofstra Observatory. RSVP online.
WANT TO GO? 516-463-7777. hofstra.edu/astronomy.


FREE Sunday Morning Story Time & Craft with Author Hallie Sherman
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 11:30am
WHERE: The Dolphin Bookshop, 299 Main St., Port Washington
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Ella Bella Just Can't Tell Ya is a fun interactive book that's perfect for preschool and early elementary children. Enjoy a fun craft for all children at this free event.
WANT TO GO? 516-767-2650. thedolphinbookshop.com.

FREE Baby & Me Storytime Featuring Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?: Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 11am
WHERE: Barnes and Noble—Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Give your little ones their first "moo" along with Dr. Seuss!
WANT TO GO? 516-741-9850. barnesandnoble.com.

FREE Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk, & Queens 70th Annual St. Patrick's Parade
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 12pm
WHERE: Courthouse Drive, Garden City
AGES: All
WHAT: Everyone is invited to a post-parade party at the Irish Center!
WANT TO GO? 516-742-8080. irishamericansoc.com.

Irish Family Day at Walt Whitman Birthplace
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 1-3pm
WHERE: Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
AGES: All
WHAT: Award-winning dancers will perform and also interact with the audience in answering questions and teaching some Irish dance steps. Sign up online.
WANT TO GO? $9 per child; free for chaperones. 631-427-5240 x113. waltwhitman.org.

Camellia Festival
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
AGES: All
WHAT: The Quatrain Barbershop Quartet will perform live in the Camellia House throughout the day as visitors stroll through the stunning collection of over 200 camellia shrubs and trees. Kids will enjoy making crafts and seeing a magic show.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free; $10 admission to Coe Hall; free for members and children younger than 12. 516-922-8678. plantingfields.org.

MASTERS OF ILLUSION - LIVE!
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 7pm
WHERE: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury
AGES: All
WHAT: See grand illusions, levitating women, appearances, vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, and sleight of hand all on one stage.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's an evening that will astonish both kids and parents alike!
WANT TO GO? $39.50-$152.50. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com.

The Chocolate Expo
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City
AGES: All
WHAT: Taste, purchase, celebrate, and indulge in delicious goodies, plus enjoy entertainment and fun activities like a DJ CHEF, TV-style competitions, and the expo's first-ever Chocolate Spa Experience.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Free face painting and balloon twisting activities for children will take place in The Chocolate Expo’s “Kidz Zone” inside the Museum’s Junior Jet Club, along with chocolate-themed crafts!
WANT TO GO? $10-$35. 516-572-4111. https://thechocolateexpo.com/.

FREE Chess Workshop
WHEN: Through March 6: 7pm, no session Feb. 21
WHERE: Freeport Public Library, 144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Learn to play chess or just sharpen your skills with experienced coaches.  Registration is necessary.
WANT TO GO? 516-379-3274. freeportlibrary.info.

Snow White Goes West
WHEN: Feb. 29-March 15, Saturdays, 11am; Sundays, 12pm
WHERE: The Showplace at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore
AGES: All
WHAT: This fast-paced musical retells the timeless classic set during the California Gold Rush!
WANT TO GO? $12. 516-599-6870. plazatheatrical.com.



Seal Watching Cruise Long Island
WHEN: Through April 26: Saturdays and Sundays, 12-2pm
WHERE: Freeport Water Taxi & Tours, 211 Woodcleft Ave., 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/.

Thomas and Friends™: Explore the Rails
WHEN: Through May 10: daily, 10am-5pm 
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.

Sunday Science - Lithographic Printing!
WHEN: Through Jan. 19, 2021, 2:30pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Center
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn all about Lithographic Printing, which uses more science than you would think.
WANT TO GO? $14. 516-764-0045. https://cstl.org/event/sunday-science-lithographic-printing/.

Weekend Activities in Suffolk

New England Blackwolves @ New York Riptide
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 28, 7:30pm
WHERE: NYCB Live, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
AGES: All
WHAT: Box Lacrosse is back on Long Island!
WANT TO GO? $15-$65.50. 516-402-3006. https://newyorkriptide.com/tickets/.

Open Studio For Families
WHEN: Saturdays, Feb. 8-29, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill
AGES: All
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.

ERTH'S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM ADVENTURE: The Mystery of the Dinosaurs of the Deep
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 29, 3pm
WHERE: Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue
AGES: All
WHAT: This immersive experience invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago - and maybe live still today!
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology.
WANT TO GO? $25-$55. 631-207-1313. patchoguetheatre.com.

Box Turtle at Long Pond—Storytime & Meet the Box Turtles
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 29, 10:30am
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy story time and follow a box turtle through his daily routine. After the reading, meet two of SOFO’s box turtles up close. Ages 3-5. Reservations required.
WANT TO GO? $10; $7.50 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and members. 631-537-9735. sofo.org.

FREE YOUTH FILM DAY 2020
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 29, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Hofstra University, 1000 Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Workshops, screenings, and special programs for emerging filmakers in grades 7-12.
WANT TO GO? 516-829-2570. https://goldcoastarts.org/event/youth-film-day-2020/?instance_id=117.

Met Opera—Live in HD—'Agrippina'
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 29, 12:55pm
WHERE: Staller Center Main Stage, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook
AGES: All
WHAT: The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone.
WANT TO GO? $22; $20 seniors; $15 children and students. 631-632-2787. https://stallercenter.com/.

Irish Family Day at Walt Whitman Birthplace
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 1-3pm
WHERE: Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
AGES: All
WHAT: Award-winning dancers will perform and also interact with the audience in answering questions and teaching some Irish dance steps. Sign up online.
WANT TO GO? $9 per child; free for chaperones. 631-427-5240 x113. waltwhitman.org.

FREE Purim-Themed Storytime Hosted by East Northport Jewish Center
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 10:30am
WHERE: Barnes and Noble—East Northport, 4000 East Jericho Tpke., East Northport
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Children ages 3-7 are invited for Purim stories, a little bit of singing, a small craft, and lots of fun.
WANT TO GO? 631-462-0208. barnesandnoble.com.

FREE Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk, & Queens 70th Annual St. Patrick's Parade
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 12pm
WHERE: Courthouse Drive, Garden City
AGES: All
WHAT: Everyone is invited to a post-parade party at the Irish Center!
WANT TO GO? 516-742-8080. irishamericansoc.com.

FREE Women's History Day: Women of Invention- Focus on Food
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 2-4pm
WHERE: Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 E. Main St., Patchogue
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience living women's history through exhibits, demos, tastings, crafts, and a visit from animal partners.
WANT TO GO? 631-654-4700. pmlib.org.

FREE Stars on Sundays
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 7-9pm
WHERE: Hofstra University Observatory, 826 Huntington Place, Uniondale
AGES: All
WHAT: Hofstra invites kids of all ages to view the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus, star clusters, nebulae, and double stars with telescopes from the Hofstra Observatory. RSVP online.
WANT TO GO? 516-463-7777. hofstra.edu/astronomy.

The Chocolate Expo
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City
AGES: All
WHAT: Taste, purchase, celebrate, and indulge in delicious goodies, plus enjoy entertainment and fun activities like a DJ chef, TV-style competitions, and the expo's first-ever Chocolate Spa Experience.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Free face painting and balloon twisting activities for children will take place in The Chocolate Expo’s “Kidz Zone” inside the Museum’s Junior Jet Club, along with chocolate-themed crafts!
WANT TO GO? $10-$35. 516-572-4111. https://thechocolateexpo.com/.

'Hansel and Gretel'
WHEN: Feb. 29-March 21, see website for schedule
WHERE: Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson
AGES: All
WHAT: Go into the woods for an outrageous adventure with the world’s most famous brother and sister team.
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-928-9100. theatrethree.com.

The Travelin' Trunk Show
WHEN: Sundays, March 1-29, 11am
WHERE: ThinkBIG! Theater Arts, 42 South Ocean Ave., Patchogue
AGES: Newborn to 5
WHAT: Each week, Miss Heather returns from a trip around the world with a new story to share!
WANT TO GO? $10 per child and adult; $5 additional adult. 631-307-4042. thinkbigtheaterarts.org .

Thomas and Friends™: Explore the Rails
WHEN: Through May 10: daily, 10am-5pm
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.

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