Free Things to Do With Kids on Long Island in October

Free Things to Do With Kids on Long Island in October

They say the best things in life are free, and these family- and kid-friendly activities on Long Island, including things to do in Nassau County and Suffolk County, are no exception this October.

Kids Workshop FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Home Depot, 600 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can build a cute coin bank with a fire station design. Once the bank is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers.
WANT TO GO? 516-488-8500.

Manny's Carnival FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7, 2pm
WHERE: Hempstead Public Library, 115 Nichols Court, Hempstead, NY
WHAT: Singing and performing on conga drums such musical styles as meringue, salsa, rumba, bolero, plus jazz standards in a Latin style, Manny will excite young and old with his energetic show.
WANT TO GO? 516-481-6990.

Vamos a la Fiesta! (Let's Go to the Party!) FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 8, 2-3pm
WHERE: Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St., Riverhead, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with games, crafts, stories, and more.
WANT TO GO? 631-727-3228.

Garden City Street Fair FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 14, 10am-6pm
WHERE: 7th Street, between Franklin and Hilton avenues, Garden City, NY
WHAT: Lots of handmade products made by fine artisans will be on sale.
WANT TO GO? 516-442-6000.

Sirens Of Song-: Adele And Lady Gaga FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2pm
WHERE: Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave., Manhasset, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Join us for an afternoon of songs and stories that highlight the musical careers of these luminous divas.
WANT TO GO? 516-627-2300.

Fall Family Freshwater Fishing Festival FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 21, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Hempstead Lake State Park, 100 Lake Drive, Lakeview, New York
WHAT: Family-oriented annual fishing festival integrates fishing with fall activities, such as a casting for pumpkins contest and pumpkin decorating.
WANT TO GO? 516-766-1029.

Trunk or Treat FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 21, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Decorate the trunk of your car and pass out treats to participants and/or dress in costume and travel from trunk to trunk to gather goodies. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335.

Boo Bash Family Fun Day FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 28, 1-3pm
WHERE: Smith Haven Mall, 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Face painting, balloon animals, arts and crafts, and child ID kits. Goodie bags to the first 200 children.
WANT TO GO? 631-724-8066.

Kidhitz Halloween Party FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Kidhitz , 304 Main St., Huntington, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Children receive candy as well as sing karaoke on a 'rockstar' stage. They can try different instruments and learn to record their very own song.
WANT TO GO? 631-470-9788.

Free Ice Cream on Halloween FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 9am-8pm
WHERE: Stew Leonard's, 261 Airport Plaza, Farmingdale, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Children who come to the store in their costumes on Halloween receive a free small ice cream.
WANT TO GO? 516-962-8210.

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