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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!


*Be sure to call venues ahead of time to make sure events are still happening in the wake of coronavirus concerns.*

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, and check out our Nassau and Suffolk calendars for hundreds of things to do each month. And check out our Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester, and Rockland weekend roundups for more fun inspiration!

 

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Weekend Activities in Nassau

FREE Little Playmates 
WHEN: Fridays, March 6-20, 10:15-11:15am
WHERE: Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook 
AGES: 1-3
WHAT: This class is filled with toys and opportunities to socialize with other adults and children. Registration required.  
WANT TO GO? 516-599-8630. lynbrooklibrary.org. 

FREE Tot Shabbat
WHEN: Friday, March 20, 5:30-7pm
WHERE: North Shore Synagogue, 83 Muttowntown Eastwoods Road, Syosset
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Celebrate Shabbat with other families with young children. Sing, pray, and dance during services, then stay for dinner and a craft! Birth-5 years.
WANT TO GO? 516-921-2282 x100. https://newyork.pjlibrary.org/events/2020/03/tot-shabbat,-north-shore-synagogue.

FREE Froggy Snack Can
WHEN: Friday, March 20, 12:15-1:15pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Create a cute spring frog using foam and assorted trims and he’ll keep your snacks safe! Snacks included. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. Islandtreespubliclibrary.org.

Museum Overnight - Sleep Under the Planes!
WHEN: March 20-21, Friday, 7:30pm-Saturday, 8am
WHERE: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City
AGES: All
WHAT: Sleepover includes a night full of hands-on activities, a giant dome theater movie, snacks, and a light breakfast.
WANT TO GO? $50. 516-572-4111. https://cradleofaviation.org/.


FREE Lakeshore's Read & Play with Curious George
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Lakeshore Learning, 2079 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy unique crafts and hands-on activities. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.
WANT TO GO? 516-616-9360. lakeshorelearning.com.

FREE Waldorf Open House for Grades 1 - 12
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 10am
WHERE: The Waldorf School of Garden City, 225 Cambridge Ave., Garden City
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: This Open House will provide an opportunity to meet and interact with teachers, administrators, and students, as well as tour their beautiful Long Island campus. Please RSVP.
WANT TO GO? 516-742-3434 x302. https://waldorfgarden.org/.

Prenatal Yoga at Garden City
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 9:30-11am
WHERE: Northwell Health Physician Partners, 877 Stewart Ave., Suite 7, Garden City
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Learn to experience pregnancy and birth with strength, confidence, comfort, and calm.
WANT TO GO? $45 per couple; $25 individual. 516-881-7000. https://eventbrite.com/e/prenatal-yoga-at-garden-city-registration-87242184723?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

FREE Storytime and Activities Featuring Pig the Tourist
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 11am
WHERE: Barnes and Noble- Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Pig the Pug teaches us how to behave in a faraway place followed by some fun activities.
WANT TO GO? 516-741-9850. barnesandnoble.com.

FREE Wantagh Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 2-4pm
WHERE: Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh
AGES: All
WHAT: The Wantagh Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will step off from Wantagh Avenue at the High School and march to Railroad Ave.
WANT TO GO? 516-679-0100. wantaghchamber.com.

FREE The 2020 Glen Cove St. Patrick's Day Parade
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 1pm
WHERE: Forest Avenue, Forest Avenue south of Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove
AGES: All
WHAT: See an exciting mix of marching groups, including many bands of Irish pipers, along with vintage cars, costumed performers, fire and police units, and much more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The parade is a true community celebration of the coming of spring with many of the area's ethnic organizations, often in costume, taking part.
WANT TO GO? https://glencoveparade.com/.

Breakfast with the Teen Villains
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 9:30-11am
WHERE: United Skates of America, Inc., 1276 Hicksville Rd, Seaford
AGES: All
WHAT: Have breakfast with the Teen Villains and enjoy a full buffet. This is a Non-Skating event. Bring your camera! Tickets must be purchased in advance.
WANT TO GO? $22; $15 per child; free for children younger than 2. 516-795-7454. unitedskates.com.

Family Ceramics Workshop: Earth Day Craft
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 1-3pm
WHERE: Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
AGES: All
WHAT: Parents, grandparents, and kids of all ages come together to create unique art projects on ceramic bisque ware. Must sign up in advance.
WANT TO GO? $45 per person; $40 members. 516-829-2570. goldcoastarts.org.

Sensory Beans Is Turning 3!
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Sensory Beans, 3309 Merrick Road, Wantagh
AGES: Newborn to 5
WHAT: This celebration includes open play, drinks, snacks, activities, and space-themed crafts! Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $25. 516-308-1462. https://sensorybeans.org/.

FREE Rolling River Day Camp Prospective Family Day
WHEN: March 7-28, see event for schedule
WHERE: Rolling River Day Camp, 477 Ocean Ave., East Rockaway
AGES: 2-9
WHAT: A unique opportunity for children to get a taste of camp while parents attend an interactive information session.
WANT TO GO? 516-593-2267. https://eventbrite.com/e/camp-2020-prospective-family-days-tickets-72539809523.

FREE Baby & Me Storytime Featuring The Very Hungry Caterpillar 
WHEN: Sundays, March 22-29, 11am
WHERE: Barnes and Noble—Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place 
AGES: Newborn to 2 
WHAT: Introduce your littlest ones to this vividly illustrated, classic, board book at Baby & Me Storytime!
WANT TO GO? 516-741-9850. barnesandnoble.com. 

101 Dalmatians 
WHEN: March 22- April 11,  see website for schedule
WHERE: BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont 
AGES: All 
WHAT: This stage adaptation of the animated classic is certain to charm and delight all audiences. 
WANT TO GO? $13; $11 in advance. 516-775-4420. broadhollow.org. 

The Wizard of Oz
WHEN: March 21-April 17, see website for schedule
WHERE: The Showplace at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion as they come to life in an adaptation featuring the music of the MGM movie.
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

Homeschool Open Play
WHEN: March 6-20, see website for schedule
WHERE: Urban Air Adventure Park Lake Grove, 3147 Middle Country Road, Lake Grove
AGES: All
WHAT: Long Island's homeschooling families are invited for Open Play during special daytime hours. There so many attractions available to get your children active!
WANT TO GO? $14.99 per child (includes socks); $9.99 Parent Pass if participating (includes socks); free for members. 631-861-4125. https://urbanairtrampolinepark.com/locations/new-york/lake-grove.

Interview Prep
WHEN: Friday, March 20, 3:30pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Teens who are starting to look for jobs can learn how to prepare for an interview and write a resume and cover letter. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? Free with Westhampton Free Library card. 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Tiny Tots: Seeds of Spring
WHEN: Friday, March 20, 10-11am
WHERE: Sunken Meadow State Park, Route 25A and Sunken Meadow Pkwy., Kings Park
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: This programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Reservations required.
WANT TO GO? $4. 631-581-1072. https://parks.ny.gov/.



'Hansel and Gretel'
WHEN: Through 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.

Museum Overnight - Sleep Under the Planes!
WHEN: March 20-21, Friday, 7:30pm-Saturday, 8am
WHERE: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City
AGES: All
WHAT: Sleepover includes a night full of hands-on activities, a giant dome theater movie, snacks, and a light breakfast.
WANT TO GO? $50. 516-572-4111. https://cradleofaviation.org/.


Science Saturday Workshop: World Water Day
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 2-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Science Center, 40 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Learn about water conservation and what you can do to make a difference for International World Water Day.
WANT TO GO? $10 admission plus $5 workshop fee; free for members. 631-208-8000. lisciencecenter.org .

Plant a Pizza
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 1pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
AGES: All
WHAT: Families are invited to plant their own basil, oregano, and tomatoes to take home to grow. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? FREE with Westhampton FREE Library Card . 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.


Andy Sabin's Annual Spotted Salamander Search
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 8pm
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton
AGES: All
WHAT: Search for the Spotted Salamander, one of four native mole salamanders. 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.

Super Hero Day
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 12:30-2:30pm
WHERE: Long Island Aquarium, 431 E. Main St., Riverhead
AGES: All
WHAT: Your little one will meet all of their favorite super heroes, plus enjoy an epic battle scene and enjoy a casual lunch followed by an ice cream bar.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will jump at the chance to wear their favorite super hero costume!
WANT TO GO? $35.95; $31.95 children 3-12; $5 children younger than 2 . 631-208-9200. https://secure.longislandaquarium.com/chooseticket.aspx?id=25135&date=3/21/2020.


Puppetkabob / 'Dirty Gerts' + Workshop on World Puppetry Day
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, show: 11am; free workshop: 11:45am
WHERE: Goat on a Boat @ Bay Street, Bay and Main streets, Sag Harbor
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: "Dirty Gerts" is a groovy blend of pop culture, puppets, and colorful confetti, telling the tale of a girl who finds that the best way to fit in at school is to not actually fit at all.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The puppets and props are made entirely out of repurposed paper products!
WANT TO GO? $15-$18. 631-725-4193. goatonaboat.org.

FREE Storytime and Activities Featuring Pig the Tourist
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 11am
WHERE: Barnes and Noble:  842 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore; 600 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove; 4000 E. Jericho Turnpike, East Northport
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Pig the Pug teaches us how to behave in a faraway place, followed by some fun activities.
WANT TO GO? barnesandnoble.com.

FREE 52nd Brentwood St. Patrick's Day Parade
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 1pm
WHERE: Clarke Street and Washington Avenue, Brentwood
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the 52nd Brentwood St. Patrick's Day Parade.
WANT TO GO? https://facebook.com/brentwoodnystpatricksdayparade/.

Russian National Ballet - Giselle
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 8pm
WHERE: Staller Center Main Stage, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook
AGES: All
WHAT: Giselle portrays a young peasant girl who goes mad and dies of a broken heart and reappears as one of the supernatural spirits whose mission is to bewitch men to fall under their deadly spells.
WANT TO GO? $54. 631-632-2787. https://stallercenter.com/.

Egg Drop Challenge
WHEN: March 21-22, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Children's Museum of the East End, 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton
AGES: All
WHAT: Can you create protective container that will keep an egg from breaking following by a 10-foot drop? Register online.
WANT TO GO? $20; $5 members. 631-537-8250. https://cmee.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1K00000FE0DgUAL.

FREE 30th Ronkonkoma St. Patrick’s Day Parade
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 2pm
WHERE: Patchogue-Holbrook Road and Portion Road, Ronkonkoma
AGES: All
WHAT: The Parade starts at the corner of Patchogue-Holbrook Road and Portion Road and continues from Portion Road to Ronkonkoma Avenue, South on Hawkins Avenue to Church Street, and ending at St. Joseph’s Church.
WANT TO GO? https://facebook.com/brentwoodnystpatricksdayparade/.

Sharks! For Mini-Marine Biologists
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Sport Fishing Education Center and Aquaculture Facility, Ocean Parkway, Babylon
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Touch shark jaws, eggs, teeth, and other artifacts as you learn some fun facts about sharks. Pre-registration required.
WANT TO GO? $27 per child (includes 1 adult, each addt'l adult $5). 631-239-1800 x1. http://ccesuffolk.org/marine/youth-education/sea-explorers-marine-camp/winter-spring-programs.


Third Winter Seal Walk
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 1:30pm
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum at Cupsogue Beach County Park, 975 Dune Road, Westhampton Beach
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Walk toward the ocean at Cupsogue Beach County Park, where at low tide you can expect to see some northern seals sunning themselves. 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 Welcome To Our Neighborhood: A Tribute To Mr. Rogers
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 E. Main St., Patchogue
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate Mr. Rogers’ birthday with simple crafts, a movie, green screen photos, Mr. Rogers trivia, prizes, and birthday cake!
WANT TO GO? 631-654-4700. pmlib.org.

Greek Heritage Day
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 1-3pm
WHERE: Ward Melville Heritage Organization's Educational & Cultural Center, 97P Main St., Stony Brook
AGES: All
WHAT: See traditional performances by St. John’s Hellenic Dancers of Blue Point and taste your favorite Greek foods like stuffed grape leaves, Greek meatballs, and Baklava.
WANT TO GO? $15; $12 children younger than 12 and seniors. 631-689-5888. stonybrookvillage.com/what-to-do-events/.

FREE The 58th Annual Montauk St. Patrick's Day Parade
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 12pm
WHERE: Edgemere Road, Edgemere Road, Montauk
AGES: All
WHAT: The 58th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will kick off from Edgemere Road, runs up Edgemere Road and then turns on to Main Street passed the reviewing stand on the green under the watchful eye of MC Rick White and finishes at the end of Main Street by the IGA.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Arrive early to get a good vantage point to see New York's second largest St. Patrick's Day Parade!
WANT TO GO? 631-668-1578. http://montaukfriendsoferin.org/.

Seatuck's Saturday Nature Explorers
WHEN: Saturdays, March 7-28, 1-2pm
WHERE: Suffolk County Environmental Center, 550 S. Bay Ave., Islip
AGES: All
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. https://seatuck.org/.

Saturday Nature Explorers at the South Shore Nature Center
WHEN: Saturdays, March 7-28, 3-4pm
WHERE: South Shore Nature Center, 130 Bayview Ave., East Islip
AGES: All
WHAT: Join South Shore Nature Center for exciting and informative nature programs. Register online.
WANT TO GO? $4; free for members. 631-581-6908. https://seatuck.org/.

Open Studio For Families
WHEN: Saturdays, March 14-28, 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.
WANT TO GO? $12; $9 seniors; free for children younger than 18, students with ID, and members. 631-283-2118. https://parrishart.org/.


The Travelin' Trunk Show
WHEN: Sundays, March 1-29, 11am
WHERE: ThinkBIG! Theater Arts, 42 S. 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.

The Travelin' Trunk Show
WHEN: Sundays, March 1-29, 11am
WHERE: ThinkBIG! Theater Arts, 42 S. 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.

Seatuck Family Nature Club
WHEN: March 8-29, see website for schedule
WHERE: South Shore Nature Center, 130 Bayview Ave., East Islip; Suffolk County Environmental Center, 550 South Bay Ave., Islip
AGES: All
WHAT: Programs will be geared around what’s happening in nature. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $4; free for members. 631-581-6908. https://seatuck.org/.

101 Dalmatians
WHEN: March 7-April 4, see website for schedule
WHERE: BayWay Arts Center Children's Theatre, 265 East Main St., East Islip
AGES: All
WHAT: This stage adaptation of the animated classic is certain to charm and delight all audiences.
WANT TO GO? $13; $11 in advance. 631-581-2700. broadhollow.org/category/bayway-arts-center/bayway-childrens-theatre/.

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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