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 Heritage Trust's Free Family Fun Day!
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 16, 3-9pm
WHERE: Heritage Park, 633 Mt. Sinai Coram Road, Mt. Sinai
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Heritage Trust for more than 20 free family-friendly activities in the park and a concert.
WANT TO GO? 631-509-0882. https://msheritagetrust.org/.

FREE Family Fridays: Strummin’ and Drummin’
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 16, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: The Common Ground at Rotary Park, Between Candee and Gillette Avenues, Sayville
AGES: All
WHAT: This trio of Long Island musicians brings plenty of instruments so everyone can sing and play along.
WANT TO GO? 631-459-6603. TheCommonGround.com.

FREE Concert Under the Stars & Laser Light Show featuring the West Point Benny Havens Band
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 16, 6:30-10pm
WHERE: Long Island State Veterans Home, 100 Patriots Road, Stony Brook
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring your blankets & chairs for a concert and laser light show.
WANT TO GO? 631-444-8606. https://veteranshome.stonybrookmedicine.edu.

FREE Outdoor Film: Black Panther
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 16, 8:30pm
WHERE: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: See Black Panther and arrive early for trivia.
WANT TO GO? 631-283-0967. https://southamptonartscenter.org/event/outdoor-film-black-panther/.

FREE Bay Street Theater & Guild Hall Present Under the Stars: The Romeo & Juliet Project
WHEN: Aug. 16-17, 7pm
WHERE: Mashashimuet Park, 395 Main St., Sag Harbor
AGES: All
WHAT: See Romeo and Juliet like never before with the songs of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo.
WANT TO GO? 631-725-9500. baystreet.org.

Mermaid Tea Party
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 17, 11am-2pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet and greet the Museum Mermaid, enjoy complimentary snacks, and create a treasure trove of colorful mermaid crafts to take home. Costumes welcome!
WANT TO GO? $12. 631-367-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

FREE Back To School Showcase at Walt Whitman Shops
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 17, 10am-9pm
WHERE: Walt Whitman Shops, 160 Walt Whitman Rd, Huntington Station
AGES: All
WHAT: Check out the latest styles for school!
WANT TO GO? 631-271-1746. https://simon.com/mall/walt-whitman-shops/stream/back-to-school-showcase-6134309.

Hatchling Turtle Day
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 17, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Rte 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet baby turtles during their first outdoor adventure!
WANT TO GO? $7; $6 Seniors 65 and older; $5 kids ages 3-12; free for members. 516-692-6768. cshfishhatchery.org.

FREE Dog Days of Summer and Mega Petapalooza Adoption Event
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 17, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Village Green Cutchogue, Route 25 at Case's Lane, Cutchogue
AGES: All
WHAT: Support the homeless pets of the North Fork at this multi-group adoption event with a dog show, novelty competitions, an acution, raffles, prizes, and plenty of food!
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 631-734-7122. https://cutchoguenewsuffolkhistory.org.

FREE Whales, Dolphins, & Porpoises in NY
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 17, 1pm
WHERE: Hallock State Park Preserve, 6062 Sound Avenue, Riverhead
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about marine mammals followed by a beach walk and clean up.
WANT TO GO? 631-315-5475. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=181-25719.0.

Goat on a Boat Presents Jack’s in the Box by Lanky Yankee Puppets
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 17, 11am
WHERE: Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St., Sag Harbor
AGES: All
WHAT: See three distinct Jack's in the Box tales featuring different styles of puppetry.
WANT TO GO? $15-$20. 631-725-9500. baystreet.org.

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The Emperor’s New Clothes (A Children's Theater Presentation)
WHEN: July 13- Aug. 18, Saturdays at 2 pm: July 13, 20; August 3, 10 Sundays at 11am: July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18
WHERE: Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main Street, Smithtown
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Ahrens and Flaherty's "fractured fairytale" adds song, dance, and a castle full of characters to Hans Christian Andersen's delightful fable.
WANT TO GO? $18. 632-724-3700. smithtownpac.org.

Sunflower Festival
WHEN: Aug. 3-18, Weekends, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring the family for a sunflower maze, hayride, and more.
WANT TO GO? $7.95. 631-722-8777. gardenofevefarm.com.

Create A Dreamcatcher
WHEN: Aug. 14-18, 1-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Explorium, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Collect natural materials from nature and weave your own Dream Catcher.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members and children younger than 1.. 631-331-3277 . longislandexplorium.org.

FREE Organic Watermelon Weekend
WHEN: Aug. 17-18, Saturday and Sunday, 12-4pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead
AGES: All
WHAT: Taste ten varieties of heirloom and traditional melons.
WANT TO GO? 631-722-8777. gardenofevefarm.com.

Lighthouse Weekend
WHEN: Aug. 17-18, 10:30am-7pm; KINGS OF THE COAST PIRATES Shows at 12pm & 3pm
WHERE: Montauk Lighthouse Museum, 2000 Montauk Hwy., Montauk
AGES: All
WHAT: See Colonial Toys, Leather Working, Pottery Exhibit, Kings of the Coast Pirates Show, and more.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 seniors; $5 children younger than 12. 631-668-2544. https://montauklighthouse.com/events/lighthouse-weekend/.

FREE My Reptile Guys
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 18, 2pm
WHERE: Heckscher State Park, 1 Heckscher State Pkwy., East Islip
AGES: All
WHAT: My Reptile Guys bring the thrill of a safari to you with a highly interactive show.
WANT TO GO? 631-581-2100. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=136-25532.0.

FREE Summer Concerts on the Green: Jazz Loft
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 18, 7-9pm
WHERE: Stony Brook Village Green, 129 Main St., Stony Brook
AGES: All
WHAT: This week's concert is all about the music of the 40's with the Jazz Loft.
WANT TO GO? 631-751-2244. stonybrookvillage.com.

Frozen Jr.
WHEN:
August 9-24, August 9 and 24, 11am and 2pm
WHERE: The Gateway Playhouse, 215 S. Country Rd., Bellport
AGES: All ages
WHAT: Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, Frozen brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, and will thrill young and old alike.
WANT TO GO? 631-286-1133. thegateway.org.

Vanderbilt Mansion Living History
WHEN: May 25- Sept. 1, see website for dates, 12:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Guides in costume tell visitors stories of the Vanderbilt family and its famous guests.
WANT TO GO? $18; $17 seniors 62 and older and students with ID; $15 children 12 and younger. 631-854-5579. vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Vanderbilt Museum's 31st Shakespeare Festival: Julius Caesar
WHEN: Aug. 4- Sept. 1, Sundays, 7-9pm; Wednesdays and Fridays, 8-10pm
WHERE: Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Vanderbilt Mansion Courtyard, Centerport
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: See Julius Ceaser during the 31st annual Shakespeare Festival.
WANT TO GO? $20; $15 children and seniors. 631-854-5579. vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Squawk! The Amazing Bird Show
WHEN: May 23- Sept. 2, Thursday-Sunday, times vary
WHERE: The Long Island Game Farm, 489 Chapman Blvd., Manorville
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Squawk! The Amazing Bird Show has made appearances on America's Got Talent and The Late Show with David Letterman.
WANT TO GO? $14; $16.95 children 3-12; free admission for children 2 and younger. 631-878-6644. longislandgamefarm.com.

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