Fun Weekend Activities for Families in Suffolk County

Fun Weekend Activities for Families in Suffolk County

Plan your best weekend yet in Suffolk County.

Weekends are the best to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a huge outing or are staying close to home. There’s lots to do this weekend with your family, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, parades, and more. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend in New York with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly events happening in and around your neighborhood. Check out our picks for kids' activities in Suffolk County. Also see our guides for weekend fun in Nassau County,  BrooklynManhattanQueens, and Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen counties.

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National Theatre Live Screening: 'The Madness of George III' by Alan Bennett
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 14 , 7pm
WHERE: Guild Hall of East Hampton, 158 Main St., East Hampton
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a king and a man.
WANT TO GO? $18 . 631-324-0806.

FREE Tween Paint Night

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 14 , 5pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Learn how to paint a snowy, winter landscape.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335.

FREE Learn to draw The Grinch with Art Teacher Amy
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 15 , 2-3pm
WHERE: South Huntington Public Library, 145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn to draw the Grinch in markers and colored pencils with Art Teacher Amy through step-by-step instruction.
WANT TO GO? 631-549-4411.

FREE Free Holiday Respite for Adoptive Families
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 15 , 10am-1pm
WHERE: Kids Need More, 600 Albany Ave., #14, Amityville
WHAT: Take advantage of this opportunity to practice some self care this holiday season.
WANT TO GO? 646-688-4321.

Guild Hall presents The Met: Live in HD: 'La Traviata' (Giuseppe Verdi)
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 15 , 1pm
WHERE: Guild Hall of East Hampton, 158 Main St., East Hampton
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling, 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons.
WANT TO GO? $22; $15 Students. 631-324-0806.

Let’s Celebrate Snow!
WHEN: Dec. 15 -16, 1-5pm
WHERE: Maritime Explorium, 101 E. Broadway , Port Jefferson
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Explore the science of snowflakes and make one to take home!
WANT TO GO? $5; free for children younger than 2. 631-331-3277.

'Northport Nutcracker' Ballet

WHEN: Dec. 15 -16, Saturday 4pm; Sunday 2pm
WHERE: Northport Middle School, 11 Middleville Road, Northport
WHAT: Northport Nutcracker takes place on Main Street, Northport, Village in the year 1893.
WANT TO GO? $25. 855-222-2849.

'The Nutcracker'

WHEN: Dec. 15 -16, Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, 1pm
WHERE: Van Nostrand Theatre, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood
WHAT: Witness toys that come to life, a Christmas tree that grows before your eyes, flowers that dance, and snowflakes that waltz in this classic story.
WANT TO GO? $20, $25. 631-472-3455.

Lynch Ballet Company presents 'The Nutcracker'

WHEN: Dec. 15 -16, Saturday, 2pm and 6pm; Sunday, 12pm and 4pm
WHERE: Huntington High School Auditorium, 188 Oakwood Road, Huntington
WHAT: Lynch Ballet Company celebrates it's 10th anniversary of The Nutcracker with beautiful costumes and sets.
WANT TO GO? $30; $20 children. 631-470-9711.

FREE A Charlie Brown Christmas
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 16 , 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
WHAT: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and friends discover the real meaning of Christmas in this very special stage adaptation.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Enjoy everyone’s favorite holiday classic!
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883.

Santa Brunch
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 16 , 10am, 12pm, 2pm
WHERE: Long Island Aquarium, 431 E. Main St., Riverhead
WHAT: Enjoy a buffet brunch in the Sea Star Ballroom, make a special take-home holiday keepsake, and capture a family photo with Santa.
WANT TO GO? $54.95; $26.95 children ages 3-12; $5 children younger than 3. 631-208-9200 .

Owl and Reindeer Ornaments!
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 16 , 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 W. Oak St., Amityville
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Make owl and reindeer ornaments.
WANT TO GO? $20. 631-608-9048.

Holiday Theater Treat: Carriage House Players Present 'Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol'

WHEN: Through Dec. 16, Weekends, Check website for times
WHERE: Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport 
AGES: 9 and older 
WHAT: Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned unless he redeems Scrooge. This funny production proves redemption is possible for anyone. 
WANT TO GO? $20; $15 children. 631-854-5579.

Annual Brookhaven Town Holiday Spectacular

WHEN: Through Dec. 16: Fridays and Saturdays, 5-9 pm; Sundays, 5-8pm
WHERE: Holtsville Ecology Site, 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville
WHAT: Enjoy festive lighted displays for the holidays during this indoor, walk-through show. Photos with Santa available for additional fee.
WANT TO GO? $6; free for children younger than 4. 631-451-9276.


WHEN: Through Dec. 23: See website for show times.
WHERE: CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Highway, Oakdale
AGES: 8 and older
WHAT: Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards.
WANT TO GO? $18-$42. 631-218-2810. 

'Annie, Jr.'
WHEN: Through Dec. 29, Saturdays, 2:30pm
WHERE: Studio Theatre Long Island, 141 Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: An abbreviated, one-hour version of the musical Annie.
WANT TO GO? $12. 631-226-8400.

Open Studio for Families
WHEN: Through Dec. 29, Saturdays, 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; free for children younger than 12. 631-283-2118.

'Barnaby Saves Christmas'

WHEN: Through Dec. 29: Check the website for specific dates and times
WHERE: Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson 
AGES: 3-12 
WHAT: As the little elf and his reindeer friend set off on their journey to save Christmas, they meet some new friends along the way and learn the true meaning of Christmas, Hanukkah, and the holiday season. 
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-928-9100.

'Beauty and the Beast'
WHEN: Dec. 14 -30, Check the website for specific dates and times
WHERE: Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: This “tale as old as time” follows Belle, a book-smart and adventurous young woman, and Beast, a formerly dashing young prince cursed by an enchantress.
WANT TO GO? $29.50 and up. 631-207-1313.


WHEN: Through Dec. 30; see website for times
WHERE: John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Join Jenny and Frosty on their chilly adventures as they try to save the town of Chillsville from mean old Ethel Pierpot and her evil machine that will melt all the snow. Jenny calls on her Mom, the mayor, and the audience must help her save her home, get Frosty to the North Pole, and make this holiday season a Winter Wonderland for one and all!
WANT TO GO? $15. 631-261-2900.

A Children's Theatre Presentation: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'
WHEN: Through Dec. 30: See website for show times.
WHERE: Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown
AGES: 6 and older
WHAT: The wild holiday adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer, on their quest to find out why Santa missed their house last year. A joyful tribute to the holiday season!
WANT TO GO? $15. 631-724-3700. 

WHEN: Through Dec. 30: See website for show times
WHERE: John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport
AGES: 7 and older
WHAT: Based on the beloved film, Elf the Musical tells the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
WANT TO GO? $73. 631-261-2900.

Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas’
WHEN: Through Dec. 30: See website for show times.
WHERE: Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown
AGES: 12 and older
WHAT: Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas.
WANT TO GO? $25-$38. 631-724-3700.


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