Fill your weekend with family fun in Nassau County!
FREE Bellmore Family Street Festival and Carnival
WHEN: Sept. 19-22, Thursday 6-10pm; Friday 10am-11pm; Saturday 11am-11pm; Sunday 11am-9pm
WHERE: Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores, 2700 Pettit Ave., Bellmore
WHAT: Enjoy carnival rides, games, food, and the chance learn about local businesses at the expos.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 516-809-5892. https://bellmorechamber.com/.
Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic
WHEN: Sept. 20-22, Friday 2pm and 5:30pm; Saturday 10:30am, 2pm, 5:30pm; Sunday 10:30am and 2pm
WHERE: NYCB LIVE, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
WHAT: Your favorite Sesame Street friends are back in Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic!
WANT TO GO? $20 and up. 516-231-4848 . nycblive.com.
The Big Chocolate Show
WHEN: Sept. 21-22, daily, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Resorts World NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Queens
WHAT: This family-friendly event features samples, chocolate tastings, live demonstrations, classes, and more. Families will enjoy the s'mores workshop, lollipop, truffle making, and cake decorating classes.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Indulge for a good cause! The show benefits Cookies for Kids Cancer, a national nonprofit committed to putting an end to pediatric cancers.
WANT TO GO? $15 and up. 800-630-4405. thebigchocolateshow.com.
Children's Workshop: Make Your Own Scrimshaw Candle
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 12-2pm
WHERE: Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
WHAT: Children will make their own scrimshaw candle to take home. Reservations required.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members and children younger than 12. 516-922-8672. plantingfields.org.
FREE Family Fall Festival
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park
WHAT: Enjoy fun activities, including playing with giant games, munching on delicious popcorn, and a visit to the famous pumpkin patch.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Every kid can pick and decorate a pumpkin!
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 10-10:45am
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
WHAT: Experience the wonderful benefits of yoga with family and friends. Yoga practice aligns naturally with children’s imaginations as they create the shapes of animals and plants using their bodies. Pre-registration required.
WANT TO GO? $15 per car; $5 per car members. 516-571-7901. sandspointpreserve.org.
18th Annual Family Walk
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 7:30am Check-In & Day-Of Registration; 8:45am kids fun run; 9am walk
WHERE: Eisenhower Park, Parking Field 2, East Meadow
WHAT: Raise money for a good cause then enjoy food, refreshments, games, music, and activities for kids!
WANT TO GO? $35; $30 pre-registration; $25 day of ages 6-12; $20 ages 6-12 in advance; free for children 5 and younger. 314-942-7201. https://itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=6072.
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 12-4pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
WHAT: A day of fun and educational activities concluded by a concert.
WANT TO GO? $12; $10 seniors; $7 ages 7-17; free for children six and younger, and members, are free.. 516-252-3392. oldwestburygardens.org.
FREE The 18th Annual West Hempstead Fall Street Fair
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Nassau Boulevard, Hempstead Avenue North to Johnson Lane, West Hempstead
WHAT: Featuring a craft fair, live entertainment, inflatable kids' rides, an autumn pumpkin patch, and a corral of food trucks!
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. https://lifairs.com/.
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 11am-10pm
WHERE: Plattduetsche Park, 1132 Hempstead Tpke, Franklin Square
WHAT: The day features authentic German food and beer, music, raffles, vendors with imported goods, demonstrations, and activities for children.
WANT TO GO? $10; free for kids 12 and younger. 516-354-3131. parkrestaurant.com.
FREE BabyJam Music & Movement Class
WHEN: Sept. 14-28, Saturdays, 11-11:45am
WHERE: Great Neck Library, 159 Bayview Avenue, Great Neck
WHAT: Enjoy guitar sing alongs, movement with bells and scarves, drum-time and rhythm sticks, early learning, and play with your little ones, 6 to 36 months. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-466-8055. http://greatnecklibrary.org/.
Long Island Fair
WHEN: Sept. 21-29, Weekends, 10am-5pm; Last admission is 3:30pm
WHERE: Old Bethpage Restoration Village, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage
WHAT: Families will enjoy pig racing, a high dive show, a bicycle stunt show, a petting zoo and camel rides, The Butterly Experience, musical performances, and magic shows.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Get a taste of history too with Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders and The Old Bethpage Village Brass Band.
WANT TO GO? $15; $13 seniors older than 60 and children ages 5-12; free for children younger than 5. 516-572-8401. https://lifair.org/.
Friday Night Car Show
WHEN: May 3- Oct. 4, Fridays, 6-10pm
WHERE: Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores, Bellmore Avenue and Bedford Avenue, Bellmore
WHAT: See all types of cars at this weekly event.
WANT TO GO? $5 admission fee for cars; free to spectators to walk through. 516-679-1875. bellmorechamber.com.
WHEN: Sept. 14- Oct. 27, See website for schedule
WHERE: Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury
WHAT: Hayrides, crafts, stories, animals, face painting, and more are all at Hicks Nurseries ready to help welcome in the fall season.
WANT TO GO? Purchase activities a la carte or a pay-one price $25 bracelet. 516-334-0066. hicksnurseries.com.
FREE Farmingdale Weekly Farmers' Market On The Village Green
WHEN: June 2- Nov. 17, Sunday, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Farmingdale Village , 361 Main St., Farmingdale
WHAT: Shop the fresh selection of produce and other items.
WANT TO GO? farmingdalevillage.com.