Fun Kid-Friendly Weekend Activities for Families in Suffolk County

Fun Kid-Friendly Weekend Activities for Families in Suffolk County

Plan your best weekend yet in Suffolk County.

Weekends are the best because you get to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a day trip to a family-friendly spot nearby or are looking for things to do that are close to home on Long Island. There’s lots to do in Suffolk County this weekend with your family, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, parades, and more. You're sure to find something to do that keep the whole family having fun all weekend long. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend on Long Island with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly events happening in and around Suffolk County, including family fun in Amagansett, Water Mill, Bohemia, Centerport, Cold Spring Harbor, Amityville, Sag Harbor, Southampton, East Islip, Port Jefferson, Huntington, Patchogue, Northport, Smithtown, and Deer Park.

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FREE Kissing Booth Photos 2019

WHEN: Feb. 10-14, Sunday, 4-6pm; Monday-Thursday, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Einstein's Attic, 79 Main St., Northport 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Snap a pic or two in the new and improved Kissing Booth and Backdrop. 
WANT TO GO? 631-261-7564. einsteinsatticnorthport.com.

Circus Performance with the National Circus Project
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 15, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill
AGES: All
WHAT: Have a ball at this interactive performance featuring circus arts from around the world.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Learn circus skills after the show!
WANT TO GO? $12; $9 seniors; $6 guests of members; free for students with ID, children younger than 18, and museum members. 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

FREE Valentine's Story Time
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 15, 10:30-11am
WHERE: John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main St., Sag Harbor
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Listen to Valentine’s Day stories and do a festive craft afterwards.
WANT TO GO? 631-725-0049. johnjermain.org.

FREE Storytime and Activities Featuring 'The Good Egg and The Bad Seed'
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 16, 11am
WHERE: Barnes and Noble - Smith Haven Mall, 600 Smith Haven Mall , Lake Grove
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Learn how to keep yourself happy when everyone else around you is rotten, and how being happy might just be the best choice.
WANT TO GO? 631-724-0341 . Barnesandnoble.com.

FREE SOFO Young Birders Club with Miles Todaro
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 16, 10am
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: The Young Birders Club will focus on birding in local areas.
WANT TO GO? 631-537-9735. sofo.org.

Jack Hanna's Into The Wild Live!

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 16, 3pm
WHERE: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Fans will enjoy stories, from brushing a hippo’s teeth to eating with wombats, and footage from Jack Hanna's adventures.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A visit from Jungle Jack would not be complete without an array of animals including cheetahs, kangaroos, and penguins.
WANT TO GO? $29.50 and up. 516-247-5200. thetheatreatwestbury.com.

Turtle Island Quartet - The Art of the Groove
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 16, 4pm
WHERE: Staller Center - Stony Brook University , 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: An engaging presentation that draws comparisons between a quartet and a family to help students understand how a string quartet functions and thrives.
WHY WE LOVE IT: There will be a Q&A after a rousing rock 'n' roll finish.
WANT TO GO? $10-$20. 631-632-6000. Stallercenter.com.

Eastern Tiger Salamander Search with Andy
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 16, 7:30pm
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see this salamander as it makes its way to the pond.
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and for members . 631-537-9735. sofo.org. 

Small Objects with Sculpey Workshop for All Ages with Ruby Jackson
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 16, 1-4pm
WHERE: Southampton Arts Center , 25 Jobs Lane , Southampton
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Ruby will teach you how to make miniature food, little animals, and beads out of Sculpey clay.
WANT TO GO? $20; $15 for Friends of SAC. 631-283-0967. southamptonartscenter.org.

'How to Train Your Dragon'- Cinema For Kids!
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 16, 11am
WHERE: Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Revisit the first installment in the How To Train Your Dragon series, the third of which comes out soon!
WANT TO GO? $7 members; $12 public; free for kids 12 and younger. 631-423-7611. Cinemaartscentre.org.

Science Saturdays Workshop: Chemistry Connections – Molecular Gastronomy
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2pm-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Science Center, 40 Peconic Avenue, 30, Riverhead
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: When was the last time you were able to eat your chemistry experiment? Join us to the explore the molecular nature of matter. Your experiment will culminate with the production of a tasty crystallized concoction better known as ICE CREAM! Workshop fee is $5, free to members and educators and their families during the Educator Open House.
WANT TO GO? $5 workshop fee; free to members. 631-208-8000. https://sciencecenterli.org/.

Science Saturdays Workshop: Phenomenal Physics – Optics
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2pm-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Science Center, 40 Peconic Avenue, 30, Riverhead
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Explore the fascinating science of how we perceive light. Experiment with lenses, prisms and spectrometers to learn how light can be reflected, refracted and filtered. Build your own thaumatrope to take home. Workshop fee is $5, free to members.
WANT TO GO? $5 workshop fee; free to members. 631-208-8000. https://sciencecenterli.org/.

Seatucks Family Nature Club

WHEN: Through Feb. 17: Sundays, 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 nature.
WANT TO GO? $4 non-members; free for members. 631-581-6908. seatuck.org.

Farmer's Helper
WHEN: Through Feb. 17: Sundays, 10am-12pm
WHERE: The Green School , 287 Merchants Path, Sagaponack
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Explore this eco-friendly farm and learn how to care for animals big and small including horses, pigs, chickens, and sheep.
WANT TO GO? $50. 631-237-1148. The-green-school.org.

FREE Little Bookworms Storytime

WHEN: Through Feb. 22: Fridays, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: East Hampton Library, 159 Main St., East Hampton
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Check out a themed story time with songs, flannel board activities, and movement.
WANT TO GO? 631-324-0222. Easthamptonlibrary.org.

Seatuck's Saturday Nature Explorers
WHEN: Through Feb. 23: Saturday 1pm-2pm
WHERE: Seatuck Environmental Center, 550 S. Bay Ave., Islip 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Topics can include winter birds, tremendous trees, and Winter Wonders. 
WANT TO GO? $4 non-members; free for members. 631-581-6908. seatuck.org. 

'Sleeping Beauty'
WHEN: Feb. 23, 1am; Feb. 16, 2pm; Feb. 10, 11:30am
WHERE: BroadHollow at East Islip, 265 E. Main St., Suite 160, East Islip
AGES: All
WHAT: See the classic Sleeping Beauty live!
WANT TO GO? $11 in adavce; $13 after advance closes. 631-581-2700. broadhollow.org.

'Jack and the Beanstalk'

WHEN: Through Feb. 23: See Website for Schedule 
WHERE: Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Explore the castle in the sky with Jack and his many friends as he learns the importance of truth-telling in a hilarious, original musical for the entire family. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: There will be a sensory sensitive performance on Sunday, Jan. 20. 
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-928-9100. theatrethree.com.

Saturday Nature Explorers at the South Shore Nature Center
WHEN: Feb. 9-23, Saturdays, 3-4pm
WHERE: South Shore Nature Center, 130 Bayview Ave., East Islip
AGES: All
WHAT: Gear up for informative nature programs centered around what’s happening in nature that week.
WANT TO GO? $4 non-members; free for members. 631-581-6908. seatuck.org.

FREE Bookhampton Story Time!

WHEN: Through Feb. 24: Sundays, 10:30am
WHERE: Bookhampton, 41 Main St., East Hampton 
AGES: Newborn-5 
WHAT: Lauren will read from the latest and greatest picture books. 
WANT TO GO? 631-324-4939. Bookhampton.com.

Disney's 'Aladdin Jr.'

WHEN: Through Feb. 24: See Website for Schedule 
WHERE: Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown 
AGES: 5 and older 
WHAT: Based on the 1992 film and the 2014 Broadway show, meet Aladdin, the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. 
WANT TO GO? $15. 631-724-3700. smithtownpac.org.

Seussical the Musical
WHEN: Through March 3: Saturday 11am & Sunday 10:30am
WHERE: John W. Engeman Theater at Northport, 250 Main Street, Northport
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: SEUSSICAL tells the story of Horton, a lovable elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the entire world of the Whos!
WANT TO GO? $15. 631-261-2900. https://engemantheater.com/event/seussical-the-musical/.

FREE Reframing Parenting; Suffolk Winter Series
WHEN: Through March 9: Sundays, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Suffolk Independent Living Organization, 755 Waverly Ave., Holtsville
AGES: Adult
WHAT: A workshop series for adoptive and guardianship parents raising children with adverse childhood experiences.
WANT TO GO? 6466884321. affcny.org.

Winter Engineer Club
WHEN: Through March 9: Saturdays, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Suffolk County Farm, 350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Through hands-on activities using Lego and common household items, kids will learn new and exciting skills while completing different engineering challenges each week. 
WANT TO GO? $5 per class; $28 per session (6 weeks). 631-852-4610. ccesuffolk.org.

Public Skating Sessions

WHEN: Through March 10: Monday-Thursday, 12-8pm; Friday, 12-10pm; Saturday, 10am-10pm; Sunday, 10am-7:30pm
WHERE: The Rinx at Harborfront Park, 101-A E. Broadway, Port Jefferson
AGES: All
WHAT: The Rinx at Harborfront Park offers the unique experience of Skating on the Harbor!  From November through March join us in the beautiful Village of Port Jefferson for Ice Skating right on the Harbor!
WANT TO GO? See website for prices. 631-473-1414. therinx.com.

Seal Walks
WHEN: Through March 31: See Website for Schedule
WHERE: Montauk Point State Park, 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk
AGES: All
WHAT: A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. See many winter birds and explore marine geology as well.
WANT TO GO? $4. 631-668-5000 x200. parks.ny.gov.

Ice-Skating at Tanger Outlets Deer Park

WHEN: Through March 31: Monday-Thursday, 3pm-9pm; Friday, 3pm-10pm; Saturday, 11am-10pm; Sunday, 11am-9pm
WHERE: Tanger Outlets, 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy ice-skating for the entire family or your special group!
WANT TO GO? $10; $4 Skate Rentals; free for children younger than 5. 631-667-0600. tangeroutlet.com/deerpark.

SAT & ACT Practice Exams
WHEN: Through May 25: Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Sylvan of Huntington, 1160 E. Jericho Turnpike, Huntington
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Bring your teen to take a practice SAT or ACT exam.
WANT TO GO? $50. 631-424-5600. sylvanlearning.com/huntingtonny.

   

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