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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 Free Mindfulness Event
WHEN: Friday, June 14, 6:30pm
WHERE: Inspired Yoga and Healing, 1740 E. Jericho Turnpike, Huntington
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Experience meditation, yoga, gong, and sound healing.
WANT TO GO? 866-599-8783. tsvf.org.

FREE Teen Driver Safety Program
WHEN: Friday, June 14, 6-8:30pm
WHERE: Brookhaven's Safety Town, 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: This interactive experience exhibits the dangers of texting or drinking and driving.
WANT TO GO? 631-363-3770. brookhavenny.gov.

FREE Tot's Day Out: Daddy Dog
WHEN: Friday, June 14, 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St., Setauket
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Practice learning through play and stories.
WANT TO GO? 631-941-4080. emmaclark.org.

FREE Gardening in the Park
WHEN: June 1-15, 6/1 and 6/15 9am-12pm
WHERE: The Common Ground at Rotary Park, Gillette Ave (cross St. Main St-Montauk Hwy), Sayville
AGES: All
WHAT: Volunteer to care for the beautiful gardens and grounds.
WANT TO GO? 631-256-8458. http://thecommonground.com.

'Toy Story' Party
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Wood Kingdom East and Mae Shed & Playground, 544 Middle Country Road, Coram
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy bounce houses and slides with Woody and Buzz! There will be photo opportunities and a dance party.
WANT TO GO? $20 for one child and adult; $5 additional adults. 631-451-2200. woodkingdomeast.com.

Stars, Stripes and Signal Flags
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 1-2pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate Flag Day by exploring signal flags and creating one of your own.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Creative kids can try their hand at other maritime crafts too.
WANT TO GO? $12. 631-387-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Science Saturdays Workshop: Dino Detective
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 2-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Science Center, 11 W. Main St., Riverhead
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Learn how scientists determined how dinosaurs moved, ate, and lived, and create a fossil impression.
WANT TO GO? $10 admission; $5 workshop fee; free for members. 631-208-8000. lisciencecenter.org.

FREE Reading Around the Farm
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Suffolk County Farm, 350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a day of family fun and reading.
WANT TO GO? 631-852-4610. ccesuffolk.org/suffolk-county-farm.

Father's Day Paint Event
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 W. Oak St., Amityville
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Paint with your dad or kids.
WANT TO GO? $20 per painter. 631-608-9048. keytomyart.com.

FREE Father’s Day Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 10am
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
AGES: All
WHAT: Make chocolate chip cookies that you can bake at home for Father's Day.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Father's Day Explorer's Program
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Sherwood-Jayne Farm, 55 Old Post Road, East Setauket
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn how to use a compass and then test your skills on a scavenger hunt.
WANT TO GO? $4. 631-692-4664. preservationlongisland.org.

FREE First Annual Princess of the Lake Festival
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 9am-6pm
WHERE: Lake Ronkonkoma, 279 Lake Shore Road, Lake Ronkonkoma
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the Indian Princess of the Lake with live hardcrafts like blacksmithing, silversmithing, and wood-working, music, and food.
WANT TO GO? 631-831-1670. thelakeheritage.org.

FREE Kings Park Day Street Fair
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Kings Park, Main Street, Kings Park
AGES: All
WHAT: This giant craft fair will accommodate 130 exhibitors plus live music and international food vendors.
WANT TO GO? 631-846-1459. depasmarket.com.

Family Fun Day
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 12-4pm
WHERE: Great Strides Long Island, 41 Coram-Swezeytown Road, Middle Island
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Enjoy live music, horse rides, hay rides, face painting, and a bounce house to benefit the veterans' program.
WANT TO GO? $5. 631-786-9708. greatstridesli.org.

FREE Creatures of the Night Festival
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 6-10pm
WHERE: Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Sunrise Highway, Bohemia
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn all about animals that spend their nights awake!
WANT TO GO? 631-581-1072. parks.ny.gov/events.

FREE 120th Birthday Party
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 2pm
WHERE: Southampton Historical Museum, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the museum's 120th birthday with a concert of selections from the American Song Book.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Cake and ice cream will be served!
WANT TO GO? 631-283-2494. southamptonhistory.org.

FREE Saving Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles in NY
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 1-3pm
WHERE: Hallock State Park Preserve, 6062 Sound Ave., Riverhead
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: When water temperatures decrease, these cold-blooded animals may lose their ability to swim. You can help them by monitoring local beaches.
WANT TO GO? 631-315-5475. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=181-25237.0.

Father's Day Festival
WHEN: June 15-16, Weekends, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Harbes Family Farm, 715 Sound Ave., Mattituck
AGES: All
WHAT: Have a ball with a sports zone, live music, a singing hayride tour, pig races, bounce pillows, a trike track, and an animatronic chicken show.
WANT TO GO? $18.95; free for Dads and children 2 and younger. 631-298-0800. harbesfamilyfarm.com.

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Build Your Own Mini-Rocket
WHEN: June 15-16, 1-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Explorium, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Build a mini-rocket then test fuel efficiency.
WANT TO GO? $5. 631-331-3277 . longislandexplorium.org.

Morgan James
WHEN: Sunday, June 16, 8pm
WHERE: Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach
AGES: All
WHAT: Catch a major new star on her way to fame.
WANT TO GO? $38. 631-288-1500. whbpac.org.

Father's Day at the Long Island Game Farm
WHEN: Sunday, June 16, 10am-5pm
WHERE: The Long Island Game Farm, 489 Chapman Blvd., Manorville
AGES: All
WHAT: Dad's admission is half off with the purchase of a full price ticket.
WANT TO GO? $16.95; $14.95 children 3-12, seniors, and military personnel. 631-878-6644. longislandgamefarm.com.

Father's Day
WHEN: Sunday, June 16, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
AGES: All
WHAT: Dads get free admission when accompanied by their kids!
WANT TO GO? $7; $6 seniorsr; $5 ages 3-12; free for members . 516-692-6768. cshfishhatchery.org.

Celebrate Family! Men Admitted Free for Father's Day
WHEN: Sunday, June 16, 11am-5pm
WHERE: The Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington
AGES: All
WHAT: Men admitted free all day in honor of Father's Day.
WANT TO GO? $8;$6 seniors; $5 students ages 10 and older; free for members and children younger than 10. 631-351-3250. heckscher.org.

FATHERS DAY!
WHEN: Sunday, June 16, 9am-6pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead
AGES: All
WHAT: Spend the day at the farm with Dad and enjoy u-pick strawberry fields, hayrides, farm animals, a pedal kart track, hay pyramid, spider web, farm cafe, and brewery.
WANT TO GO? $7.95 ages 2 and older; free for dads. 631-722-8777. gardenofevefarm.com.

Mattituck Lions Club 65th Annual Strawberry Festival
WHEN: June 13-16, Thursday, 5-10:30pm; Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday, 11am-11pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Mattituck Strawberry Festival, 1175 Route 48, Mattituck
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience strawberries, along with midway rides, live entertainment, and fireworks.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Families can taste global foods and cheer as the new Strawberry Queen is crowned!
WANT TO GO? $6 ages 5 and older; POP bracelets available to purchase. mattituckstrawberryfestival.org.

FREE Open House
WHEN: June 1-22, Saturday 12pm-2pm by appointment
WHERE: Long Island Voyagers Day Camp, 1 King Road, Wantagh
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Receive your spot and meet the Director for $100 off and discounts.
WANT TO GO? 516-238-4586. Livoyagersdaycamp.com.

FREE Hidden Pond Day Camp Open House
WHEN: June 1-22, first and fourth Saturdays, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Hidden Pond Day Camp at The Rinx, 660 Terry Road, Hauppauge
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Find out what's new at Hidden Pond Day Camp and why it's the place to be for summer fun!
WANT TO GO? 631-232-3222 x201. therinx.com/camp.

Strawberry Festival 2019
WHEN: June 1-23, Saturday and Sunday 9am-6pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead
AGES: All
WHAT: Pick strawberries and have fun at the farm with the pedal kart track, hay pyramid, spider web, and farm cafe.
WANT TO GO? $7.95 ages 2 and older. 631-722-8777. gardenofevefarm.com.

Strawberry Festival 2019
WHEN: May 25- June 23, 9am-6pm daily
WHERE: Garden of Eve Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead
AGES: All
WHAT: Pick strawberries and have fun at the farm.
WANT TO GO? $7.95; $5 in advance. 631-722-8777. gardenofevefarm.com.

Long Island Fun Fest
WHEN: June 13-23, Monday-Friday, 4-11pm; Weekends, 12-11pm
WHERE: Suffolk Community College, 485 Wicks Road, Brentwood
AGES: All
WHAT: Have fun with midway rides, games, food, Victoria's Circus, and the Eudora Farms Exotic Petting Zoo.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Thrill seekers will want to try the Super Cyclone Roller Coaster and Delusion rides.
WANT TO GO? $5 admission; see website for ticket prices. 866-666-3247. longislandfunfest.com.

FREE Friday Night In
WHEN: June 7-28, Friday, 5-8:30pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Spend Friday nights with games, activities, and movies.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Saturday Nature Explorers
WHEN: May 4- June 29, Saturday, 3-4pm
WHERE: South Shore Nature Center, 130 Bayview Ave., East Islip
AGES: All
WHAT: Register online.
WANT TO GO? $4; free for members. 631-581-6908. seatuck.org.

Seatuck's Saturday Nature Explorers
WHEN: May 4- June 29, Saturday, 1-2pm
WHERE: Suffolk County Environmental Center, 550 S. Bay Ave., Islip
AGES: All
WHAT: Get outside and enjoy a nature fix after a long week.
WANT TO GO? $4; free for members. 631-581-6908. seatuck.org.

FREE Yoga in the Park Provided by Om Shanti Yoga & Reiki Center
WHEN: June 9-30, Sundays, 8:30-9:30am
WHERE: The Common Ground at Rotary Park, Gillette Avenue and Montauk Highway, Sayville
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy yoga for all skill levels.
WANT TO GO? 631-256-8458. thecommonground.com.

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.

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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