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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

Frozen, Jr.

WHEN: Nov. 20 - Jan. 17, See website for schedule
WHERE: Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East Main St., Smithtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. WANT TO GO? $25. 631-724-3700.
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Glow In Th Dark Skate Night

WHEN: Jan. 14 - 28, Fridays, 7-9pm
WHERE: United Skates of America, Inc., 1276 Hicksville Rd, Seaford, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Show off your moves during this glow in the dark skate session featuring the best top 40 music. 

WANT TO GO? $14; $6 non-skating adults; $6 skate rental. 516-795-7454.
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Puss-in-Boots

WHEN: Jan. 15 - Feb. 5, Saturdays Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5 at 11am; Sunday January 23 at 3pm
WHERE: Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: When Christopher inherits his father's cat, he is set on an adventure that takes him to the palace of King Vexmus and beyond. WANT TO GO? $10. 631-928-9100.
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RMLI Toy Train Outreach Program and Clinic FREE

WHEN: Jan. 15 - 16, 11am-3pm
WHERE: The Shoppes at East Wind Long Island, 5768 Route 25A, Wading River, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

For one weekend only you can visit with members of the Railroad Museum of Long Island who will share their model trains with the community. Train layouts will be set up and toy trains will be operating. Do you have a toy train that's not working well? Bring it to be checked over by the knowledgeable volunteers at the Toy Train Clinic. This is a FREE Event. Even if you don't have a train to repair- come to check out the Exhibition in Suite G.

WANT TO GO? 631-846-2372.
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New York Riptide v Panther City LC

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 15, 7:30pm
WHERE: Nassau Live Center, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

See the action and feel the excitment of live lacrosse when the New York Riptide take on the Panther City LC!

WANT TO GO? $11-$50. 800-745-3000.
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Sunday Fun-day Program: Animal Interviews

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 16, 2:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT:

Take a walking tour with Jim while he feeds Birds of Prey and tells you about their incredible adaptations that help them survive in the wild. You’ll be seeing and learning about the Bald Eagle, Turkey Vultures, owls, hawks and many more.

WANT TO GO? $10 child; $5 adult. 631-979-6344.
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Winter Scavenger Hunt

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 16, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Sunken Meadow State Park Lot 4, 25A and Sunken Meadow Pkwy, Kings Park, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

This fun filled winter family program will keep you entertained while you search the trails for some of the natural and silly things on the scavenger hunt list. Please dress for the weather. Family programs are appropriate for ages 5+. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend. Please try to arrive 10 minutes early.

WANT TO GO? $4. 631-269-4333.
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Rock and Roll FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 16, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Hempstead Lake State Park Environmental Education and Resiliency Center, Lake Side Drive, West Hempstead, New York
AGES: 9-17
WHAT:

Observe cool rocks and investigate how they are made. Explore the different properties of minerals and their uses in our everyday lives. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend. Please try to arrive 10 minutes early. Ages 10 and older. 

WANT TO GO? 516-766-1029.
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Jones Beach Seal Walks

WHEN: Jan. 21 - 23, 2:30-4pm
WHERE: Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center, 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Go for a walk with educators to learn more about seals at Jones Beach and watch them swim in the bay! WANT TO GO? $4 per person. 516-809-8222.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Hubble Space Telescope Exhibit

WHEN: Nov. 1 - Apr. 16, Tuesdays-Sundays, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Cradle of Aviation Museum , Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This 2,200-square-foot exhibit immerses visitors in the magnificence and mystery of the Hubble mission. WANT TO GO? FREE with Museum Admission: $16; $14 children 2-12 and seniors. 516-572-4111.
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Celebrate the Life of Martin Luther King Jr. FREE

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 14, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Huntington Public Library Station Branch, 1335 New York Avenue, Huntington Station, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

Watch Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech and explore how picture book artists interpreted his ideas. Then create your own painting inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s words.

WANT TO GO? 631-421-5053.
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I have a Dream-catcher

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 14, 5pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT:

Make your own dream catcher in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Registration required).

WANT TO GO? FREE with Westhampton FREE Library Card . 631-288-3335.
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Film and Workshop: An Evening with Jeremy Dennis

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 14, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join Parrish Collection artist and fine art photographer Jeremy Dennis, member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, for an evening-length program featuring a short documentary and conversation about an artist residency he founded and a postcard workshop to draw attention to the sacred land of the Shinnecock Hills. In the documentary, Ma's House, presented as part of the ALL ARTS ongoing initiative The First Twenty, Dennis discusses the building of Ma's House & BIPOC Art Studio, an artist retreat and communal art space on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton. With the studio, Dennis aims to provide a safe space for free creativity and healing for BIPOC artists. The film explores the challenges he and his family met while renovating his grandmother's house and how he hopes the space will serve the community now and in the future. During the second part of the evening, visitors are invited to participate in a workshop with the artist designing postcards advocating for a building moratorium in Shinnecock Hills. Dennis will share a brief background about Shinnecock Hills and its significance to the Shinnecock Nation, answer any questions, and show how to create postcards. Materials will be provided.



WANT TO GO? $12; $9 seniors; $6 members; free for children. 631-283-2118.
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Long Island Nets vs Wisconsin Herd

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 14, 7pm
WHERE: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See the Long Island Nets take on the Wisconsin Herd! WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $20. 516-231-4848.
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Jones Beach Seal Walks

WHEN: Jan. 14 - 15, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center, 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Go for a walk with educators to learn more about seals at Jones Beach and watch them swim along the bay.

WANT TO GO? $4 per person. 516-809-8222.
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CANCELED Once Upon a Time Princess Breakfast

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 15, 10-11:30am
WHERE: United Skates of America, Inc., 1276 Hicksville Rd, Seaford, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Meet your favorite Princesses & enjoy a full buffet breakfast!  Wear you favorite Princess Dress! Princesses provided by Royal Princess Prep. Full buffet includes, scrambled eggs, Pancakes, Bacon, Cereal, Bagels, Fruit Punch, Coffee & Tea. This is a Non-Skating event. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

WANT TO GO? $22; $18 children 2 and older; free for children younger than 2. 516-795-7454.
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Montauk Point State Park Seal Hikes

WHEN: Jan. 15 - 16, 1-3pm
WHERE: Montauk Point State Park, 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that Montauk Point State Park will host a series of hikes to observe wintering seals. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a scenic beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the hike, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. If you’d like, bring binoculars! Hikers will meet at the Office/Restroom building in the lower parking lot. Reservations are required. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend. Please try to arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes for hiking. You will be outdoors for approximately 2 hours and the hike is approximately 3-miles long. Strollers are not recommended.

WANT TO GO? $4 per person upon arrival; free for children younger than 3. 631-668-5000.
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Dr. Martin King, Jr. Day of Service FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 15, 10am-1pm
WHERE: The Cedarmore Corporation , 161 Lakeview Avenue, Freeport, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join Boyz N2 Men for a Day of Service. What better way to celebrate civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. than to give back to the community? This will be an amazing life-changing opportunity to make a positive impact.

WANT TO GO? 516-378-3415.
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Sunday Glow Skate

WHEN: Jan. 16 - 30, Sundays, 12-2pm
WHERE: United Skates of America, Inc., 1276 Hicksville Rd, Seaford, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Show off your moves during this glow in the dark skate session featuring the best top 40 music. 

WANT TO GO? $14; $6 non-skating adults; $6 skate rental. 516-795-7454.
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Winter Run Series

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 16, 11am
WHERE: Robert Moses State Park, Robert Moses Causeway, Babylon, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

Rock around the clock with a 5k fun run featuring an oldies theme. 

WANT TO GO? $50 for full series; $20 per race, online registration only. 631-669-0449.
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stART (Story + Art): “Mice Skating” by Annie Silvestro

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 20, 11:30am-12pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Meet a mouse that loves to skate and then decorate your own pair of “ice skates”!  WANT TO GO? $4 or $3 members plus $15 admission, free admission for members. 516-224-5800.
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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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