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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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Story Tots
WHEN: April 5-26, Fridays, 10-11am
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Investigate color, shape, form, and texture with art activities based on a new story each week.
WANT TO GO? $5 per child; free for members. 516-484-9337.

'Madagascar'– A Musical Adventure
WHEN: March 25- April 26, Saturday, 11am; Sunday, 10:30am
WHERE: John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Follow some animal friends as they escape from their zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey.
WANT TO GO? $15. 631-261-2900.

'The Adventures of Peter Rabbit'
WHEN: April 12-27, 11am see schedule for exact dates
WHERE: Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy, and all their friends come to life in this delightful adaption.
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-928-9100.

Studio Saturdays
WHEN: April 6-27, Saturdays, 12-3pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
WHAT: Drop in for hands-on activities inspired by current exhibitions.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 seniors ages 62 and older; $4 children ages 4-12 and students with ID; free for members and children younger than 4. 516-484-9337.

Spring Break Children's Program
WHEN: April 22-26, daily, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Ave., West Sayville
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Build a birdfeeder, craft a pollinator, or create weather vanes and wind puppets.
WANT TO GO? $15 per day. 631-447-8679.

Kids Spring Break Week
WHEN: April 23-26, daily, 1-3pm
WHERE: Centereach Pool, 286 Hawkins Road, Centereach
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Discover something new each day with crafts, games, and themed days.
WANT TO GO? $45 for full program; $12 daily. 631-451-6133.

Spring Break Makerspace: Engineer Lab
WHEN: April 22-26, 11:30am-1:30pm
WHERE: Long Island Science Center, 40 Peconic Ave., Suite 30, Riverhead
AGES: All ages
Join the Long Island Science Center for a special Spring Break week engineering themed MakerSpace. The space is open for all visitors. Stop in, experiment, and enjoy a new activity each day. Build bridges, catapults, structures, vehicles, and Rube Goldberg machines. Included with museum admission, free for members.
WANT TO GO? 631-208-8000.

Spring Break Camp
WHEN: April 22-26, Full Day 9am-4pm, Early Care 7:30am-9am, After Care 4pm-6pm
WHERE: Sportime Kings Park, 275 Old Indian Head Road, Kings Park
AGES: All ages
WHAT: The best place for kids when they are not in school is a SPORTIME School Break Camp! We have planned ahead so you can plan ahead. Send your kids to SPORTIME for age and level appropriate tennis/sports drills, games and fun! Non-Members are welcome!
WANT TO GO? 631-269-6300.

FREE Celebrate World Penguin Day
WHEN: Friday, April 26, 1:30-2:30pm
WHERE: Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St., Setauket
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn about penguin habitats, see real feathers, and create a penguin diorama.
WANT TO GO? 631-941-4080.

Introduction to Mindfulness
WHEN: Friday, April 26, 6:30-8pm
WHERE: Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St., Setauket
AGES: 13 and up
WHAT: Learn basic mindfulness techniques which can help reduce test anxiety and stress. These mindfulness techniques include listening, breathing, body awareness and heartfulness practices. Make glitter jars to help with your mindfulness practice at home.
WANT TO GO? 631-941-4080.

Love Birds Workshop
WHEN: Friday, April 26, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Picasso Kidz, 72 Broadway, Greenlawn
AGES: 13 and younger
WHAT: This workshop will guide children step by step to create this adorable painting on canvas. This is an acrylic painting on canvas.
WANT TO GO? 631-261-5500.

Mixed Media Spring Collage Workshop
WHEN: Friday, April 26, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Picasso Kidz, 72 Broadway, Greenlawn
AGES: 7 and older
WHAT: Welcome Spring with this fun mixed media project. This workshop is a multimedia project in which students will learn how to apply various mediums in one art piece. Students will use acrylic paint, colored pencils and paint pens to create their unique Spring pieces.
WANT TO GO? 631-261-5500.

Crayons Workshop
WHEN: Friday, April 26, 9:30-11am
WHERE: Picasso Kidz, 72 Broadway, Greenlawn
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Crayons are not just for coloring anymore! This fun workshop will show children how they can create art by melting crayons and also creating sculptures with them.
WANT TO GO? 631-261-5500.

FREE Poet Tea Party
WHEN: Friday, April 26, 4pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Enjoy tea and cookies to honor the winners of the library's annual poetry contest.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. .

FREE Family Movies
WHEN: Friday, April 26, 11am and 1:30pm
WHERE: Connetquot Public Library, 760 Ocean Ave., Bohemia
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Enjoy a family movie night.
WANT TO GO? 631-567-5079.

FREE Friday Night at the Movies: 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
WHEN: Friday, April 26, 6:30pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Enjoy having snacks and watching Bohemian Rhapsody.
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883.

Floral Design Made Easy
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Students will learn to create floral arrangements.
WANT TO GO? $30; $25 members. 631-298-5292.

FREE The 10th Annual Eco-Carnival
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Seatuck Environmental Center, 550 S. Bay Ave., Islip
WHAT: Check out hands-on nature stations, nature-inspired crafts, games, and booths, as well as music, food, and ice cream.
WANT TO GO? 631-581-6908.

Mother’s Day Pendant
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 12:30-3:30
WHERE: Art League of Long Island, 107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Mother’s Day is almost here! Make Mom or the special woman in your life a gift from the heart in this one-session workshop. Or, bring your favorite lady along to gift her with an activity the two of you can share! Customize silver pendants with a word or short quote by hand stamping steel letters onto the metal. Bring a sketchpad, pencil, and a storage box.

Festival Service & Matzah Brei Luncheon
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 10am
WHERE: Kehillath Shalom Synagogue, 58 Goose Hill Road, Cold Spring Harbor
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Kehillath Shalom Synagogue celebrates Passover with its annual Matzah Brei Luncheon. Festival service and Yizkor begin at 10 a.m. to be followed by the luncheon. Bring your favorite Matzah Brei dish to share. Open to the public. RSVP requested.
WANT TO GO? 631-367-4589.

FREE Have Fun While Learning to Sign
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 10-11am
WHERE: Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St., Setauket
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Children will learn the basic skills of Sign Language and perform what they've learned!
WANT TO GO? 631-941-4080.

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FREE Annual Youth Abilities Resource Fair
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Middle Country Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
WHAT: A fun-filled day with supervised activities for children. Learn about all the available resources within the Town of Brookhaven.
WANT TO GO? 631-451-6600.

Maker Spotlight: Cool Catapults
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 1:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Long Island Explorium, 101 E. Broadway , Port Jefferson
WHAT: Help design, construct, and test catapults using some cool, but common, materials.
WANT TO GO? $5; members and children younger than 1 are free. 631-331-3277.

Spring Festival
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 10am-4:30pm
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
WHAT: Enjoy kid's fishing, food, music, a petting zoo, castle bouncer, games, animal encounters, and environmental exhibitors.
WANT TO GO? $7; $6 seniors 65 and older; $5 kids ages 3-12; members free. 516-692-6768.

FREE Open House
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Camps 'R' Us Saint James, 359 Clinton Ave, St. James
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Hear about this accredited, award-winning, and affordable summer camp program.
WANT TO GO? 877-850-2267.

FREE Kids Country Day Camp Open House
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Kids Country Day Camp, 37 Crystal Brook Hollow Road, Mount Sinai
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Tour the camp, meet the staff, and learn about the more than 50 activities being offered.
WANT TO GO? 631-331-5351.

FREE A Musical Journey Through Books
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St., Setauket
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy a collection of funny and original songs adapted from children's books and folktales.
WANT TO GO? 631-941-4080.

Big Apple Circus
WHEN: April 26-28, Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 2pm & 7pm; Sunday, 2pm
WHERE: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury
WHAT: See this special production of Big Apple Circus designed specifically for the NYCB Theatre at Westbury.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's everything we've come to expect from this one-ring show- intimate and artistic style with astounding human feats.
WANT TO GO? $29.50 and up. 516-247-5200.

33rd Annual Arbor Day Family Festival
WHEN: April 27-28, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
WHAT: The 2019 Arbor Day Family Festival features live music, children's crafts, activities, tree climbing for children, and plant clinics,.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will think it's cool to plant trees with Smokey Bear!
WANT TO GO? $20 per vehicle. 516-922-8600.

Opening Weekend at The Long Island Game Farm
WHEN: April 19-28, 11am-3:30pm
WHERE: The Long Island Game Farm, 489 Chapman Blvd., Manorville
WHAT: Learn all about chicks, bunnies, ducklings, calves, and kid goats, and pet and hand-feed them. Then enjoy amusement rides, and pony rides.
WANT TO GO? $14; $16.95 children ages 3-12; free admission for children younger than 2. 631-878-6644.

Tesla Visiting Exhibit: 'The Science of Sound'
WHEN: April 6-28, dates vary, 1:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Long Island Explorium, 101 E. Broadway , Port Jefferson
WHAT: Get hands-on with a singing Tesla coil, experience musical lightning, and more.
WANT TO GO? $5; members and children younger than 1 are free. 631-331-3277.

Family Sundays
WHEN: April 7-28, Sundays, 1-4:30pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
WHAT: Take time to reconnect while talking about and making art together with your child.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 seniors ages 62 and older; $4 children ages 4-12 and students with ID; free for members and children younger than 4. 516-484-9337.

Princess Tea Party
WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 10am, 12:30pm, or 3pm
WHERE: Long Island Aquarium, 431 E. Main St., Riverhead
WHAT: Kids will dance, sing, and dine with all of their favorite princesses in the Sea Star Ballroom.
WANT TO GO? $37.95 adults 13 and older; $33.95 children 3-12; $5 children 2 and younger. 631-208-9200 .

Kids Yoga + Mindfulness Craft
WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 1-2pm
WHERE: The Village Artist, 630 New York Avenue, Huntington
AGES: 6 and older
WHAT: The perfect class for kids to try out yoga and see if they like it! No long-term committment necessary. Class focuses on breathing techniques, yoga poses and mindfulness activities centered on a theme. Students will build strength, flexibility, and coordination while acquiring relaxation tools in a non-competitive and nurturing space. This month's craft will be a mindfulness jar that children can take with them and use at home to quiet their mind.
WANT TO GO? 631-271-0715.

Family Yoga
WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 11:45am-12:45pm
WHERE: The Village Artist, 630 New York Avenue, Huntington
AGES: 5-13
WHAT: Connect with your kids in this fun-filled Family Yoga Class! Life has a way of getting in the way of spending quality time with our children. Why not take one hour away from the everyday run around and connect with your kids? Includes breathing techniques, partner poses and more!
WANT TO GO? 631-271-0715.

Storytime Yoga
WHEN: Sunday, April 28,
WHERE: The Village Artist, 630 New York Avenue, Huntington
AGES: 4 and younger
WHAT: This playful and engaging class is designed for children and their parents (or grandparent/babysitter/caregiver). Storytime Yoga begins with a breathing exercise and features a picture book and movement inspired by the story.
WANT TO GO? 631-271-0715.

Disney's 'The Little Mermaid, Jr.'
WHEN: March 16- April 29, see website for showtimes
WHERE: Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smitthown
WHAT: See the Disney classic come to life on stage.
WANT TO GO? $18. 631-724-3700.

FREE Island-Wide 2019 Open House
WHEN: April 6-30, April 6, 10am-12pm; April 30, 7-8pm
WHERE: YMCA of Long Island, 200 W. Main St., Bay Shore
WHAT: See all that they have to offer in athletics, aquatics, creative arts, STEAM activities, and more.
WANT TO GO? 631-665-4255.

Baby Animal Days
WHEN: April 20- May 5, Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead
WHAT: Visit the baby farm animals, including lambs, bunnies, chicks, goats, and more. Family Fun Fields and hayrides, too.
WANT TO GO? $7.95. 631-722-8777.

Our Fabulous Variety Show Presents: Art
WHEN: April 25- May 5, Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm
WHERE: Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: A play that explores art and friendship and how it may or may not bring us together.
WANT TO GO? $28. 631-507-4603.

New Traveling Exhibit- Sonic Sensation 
WHEN: Jan. 26- May 5, Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City 
AGES: All 
WHAT:  Visitors will experience the sonic world through 14 interactive learning stations to discover key listening skills. 
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors; free children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. 

FREE Usdan Summer Camp For The Arts’ Open House 
WHEN: Jan. 13- May 19, Sundays, Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 24, April 28, May 19, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts, 185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Join an upcoming open house and learn just how special a summer at Usdan can be. 
WANT TO GO? 631-643-7900. 

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.

DreamWorks Trolls The Experience 
WHEN: Nov. 15 - May 31, Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9am-8pm
WHERE: 218 W. 57th St., 218 W. 57th St., Midtown 
AGES: 3-12 
WHAT: Guided by a rainbow path, visitors will sing, dance, hug, and celebrate alongside DreamWorks Trolls. 
WANT TO GO? $40. 800-844-3545. 



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