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Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this Weekend

Fill your weekend with family fun in Nassau and Suffolk counties!


Enjoy these fun weekend activities with your kids on Long Island. Start planning your weekend now.


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Arts In The Plaza FREE

WHEN: May. 28 - Oct. 29, Saturdays, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Kennedy Plaza, 1 W Chester St., Long Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Arts In The Plaza is Long Beach's Weekly Arts Festival featuring handcrafted art by Long Island artists and live music! WANT TO GO? 516-476-2473.
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Long Island FunFest

WHEN: Jun. 9 - 26, Monday-Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12-11pm
WHERE: Suffolk Community College, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience the largest fair on the Island with FREE shows and entertainment, an Exotic Petting Zoo, the largest ride midway on the Island, incredible rides, delicious fair food, exciting game and more.  WANT TO GO? $5 admission; $35 unlimited ride bracelet for those that are at least 36'; individual ride tickets start at $1.50. 866-666-3247.
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South Shore Mall Carnival

WHEN: Jun. 16 - 26, Monday-Thursday, 5-10pm; Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday, 12-11pm; Sunday, 12-10pm
WHERE: Westfield South Shore, 1701 Sunrise Hwy., Bay Shore, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with rides and games and carnival cuisine for the whole family. Admission and parking are free. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $35 on site while supplies last or online before 5 pm June 16 for $29 each, 2/$55 or 4/$99. Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $30/20 tickets, or $60/50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.) Pre-sale special: $45/50 tickets (includes 1 free ride). Visit the website for coupon savings on rides and food. Parent/guardian supervision is required for ages 17 and younger. Please check the website for event updates before attending. 

WANT TO GO? FREE admission and parking. Ride cost varies.. 866-666-3247.
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Peruvian Artisanal Craft Fair

WHEN: Jun. 24 - 26, Friday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd. , Garden City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Be there when the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival and the Cradle present the 1st Peruvian Artisanal Craft Fair in New York! This indoor craft fair will showcase textiles, jewelry, ceramics, and more of the variety of Peru's craftsmanship. On Sunday from 3-5pm, see history come to life with a special performance of Linti Raymi - Festival of the Sun, that includes colorful cultural dances and processions to celebrate the Inca new year. 

(Separate admission is required for access to the museum galleries)

WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 516-572-4111.
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International Mud Day

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Suffolk County Farm and Education Center, 350 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT:

Start the summer off with a day of messy fun! Admission includes unlimited wagon rides, a visit to the butterfly house and all the mud you can wear! Activities include: messy play, puddle jumping, muddy car wash, sprinkler play, kids crafts, mud paintings, mud kitchen and more!  Open toed shoes will not be allowed in th animal amd mud areas. This event will run rain or shine. No Refunds.

WANT TO GO? $15 ages 3-17. 631-852-4612.
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Annual Salute to Veterans Ceremony, Concert & Fireworks Show FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 7:30pm
WHERE: Town Park Point Lookout, Lido Boulevard, Point Lookout, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

VisitTown Park Point Lookout for Hempstead Town's Annual Salute to Veterans Ceremony, followed by a concert by Revisiting Creedence at 8 pm and a spectacular fireworks display. (Rain Date 6/26). Bring chair or blanket.

WANT TO GO? 516-489-5000.
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Rock Hall Museum Vintage Antique Fun Car Show FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 26, 9am-3pm
WHERE: Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway, Lawrence, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Check out a variety of vehicles including classics, antiques, customs, hot rods and trucks. WANT TO GO? 516-239-1157.
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Even More Weekend Fun

CSTL Dinosaurs! and Live Animal Exhibit

WHEN: Feb. 14 - Jul. 11, Thursdays-Tuesdays, 10am-4pm
WHERE: The Center for Science teaching and Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See robotic and skeletal life size dinosaurs and live animals such as snakes, emus, turtles and lots more in natural settings! Hands on activities and a dino dig too! WANT TO GO? $15; $12 ages 1-12. 516-764–0045.
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Glow in the Park at The Adventure Park at Long Island

WHEN: Apr. 2 - Nov. 5, Saturdays, 6-10pm
WHERE: Adventure Park, 75 Colonial Springs Road, Gate 3, Wheatley Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The evening Glow in the Park events allow you to zipline through trees lit up by glow attire, colored lights, music and more! WANT TO GO? $54. 631-983-3844.
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Tails of Southampton

WHEN: May. 4 - Dec. 31, Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Southampton History Museum, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Southampton History Museum opens the 2022 season with a new exhibit that combines historic photographs of people with their pets from its historic collection along with digital images of caretakers and their animal companions. Also, pet inspired artwork by three professional Southampton artists will be shown. People living in Southampton began taking photographs of their animal companions in the 1870s and continue to do so today. Animal themed artwork and furnishings were either hand-made or manufactured for 150 years - objects in the exhibit are either donated or on loan to the Museum by local residents. A wide variety of pet themed toys, dishes, banks, pillows and doorstops from the Museum’s collection can be seen along with recent submissions of recently taken digital photographs.

Photo: Rose de Rose with pets c. 1910 Southampton History Museum Collections

WANT TO GO? $10; free for members and children 17 and younger. 631-283-2494.
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Tails of Southampton

WHEN: May. 4 - Dec. 31, Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Southampton History Museum, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Southampton History Museum opens the 2022 season with a new exhibit that combines historic photographs of people with their pets from its historic collection along with digital images of caretakers and their animal companions. Also, pet inspired artwork by three professional Southampton artists will be shown. People living in Southampton began taking photographs of their animal companions in the 1870s and continue to do so today. Animal themed artwork and furnishings were either hand-made or manufactured for 150 years - objects in the exhibit are either donated or on loan to the Museum by local residents. A wide variety of pet themed toys, dishes, banks, pillows and doorstops from the Museum’s collection can be seen along with recent submissions of recently taken digital photographs.

Photo: Rose de Rose with pets c. 1910 Southampton History Museum Collections

WANT TO GO? $10; free for members and children 17 and younger. 631-283-2494.
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Sunflower Festival

WHEN: May. 28 - Jun. 26, 9am-6pm, daily
WHERE: Garden Of Eve, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Spend the day with unlimited access to U-pick organic to the Strawberry field, Family Fun Fields, pedal karts, hay tower, farm animals, spider web, and more.  WANT TO GO? $10.95; additional fee for berries. 631-722-8777.
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Strawberry Festival 2022

WHEN: May. 28 - Jun. 26, Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-6pm
WHERE: Garden Of Eve Organic Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy strawberry-themed foods in our Farm Café, fresh fruit smoothies, ice cream, and more.  WANT TO GO? $10.95; free for children younger than 2. 631-722-8777.
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Polkadots

WHEN: May. 28 - Jun. 26, Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30am
WHERE: The Argyle Theatre, 34 West Main Street, Babylon, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts. WANT TO GO? $16. 844-631-5483.
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Crafternoons

WHEN: Jun. 1 - 30, Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT:

Enjoy seasonal, self-serve crafts in this workshop. 



WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for children 3 and younger and those with ​Active Military with ID. 631-367-3418.
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Pirate Quest

WHEN: Jun. 2 - 30, Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Use a compass and a treasure map to solve puzzles and hunt for hidden treasure around the museum in this pirate-themed drop-in program. WANT TO GO? $10 participant; Members $5 participant plus admission: $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for children 3 and younger and active military. 631-367-3418.
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Lavender Fields Forever

WHEN: Jun. 11 - Jul. 24, Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-6pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Organic Farm, 4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Admission includes unlimited access to U-pick organic Lavender Field, Family Fun Fields, pedal karts, hay tower, farm animals, spider web, and more. Lavender not included.  WANT TO GO? $10.95; free for children younger than 2. 631-722-8777.
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South Shore Mall Carnival

WHEN: Jun. 16 - 26, Monday-Thursday, 5-10pm ; Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday, 12-11pm; Sunday, 12-10pm
WHERE: Westfield South Shore, 1701 Sunrise Hwy., Bay Shore, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with rides and games and carnival cuisine for the whole family. Admission and parking are free. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $35 on site while supplies last or online before 5 pm June 16 for $29 each, 2/$55 or 4/$99. Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $30/20 tickets, or $60/50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.) Pre-sale special: $45/50 tickets (includes 1 free ride). Visit the website for coupon savings on rides and food. Parent/guardian supervision is required for ages 17 and younger. Please check the website for event updates before attending. 

WANT TO GO? FREE admission and parking. Ride cost varies.. 866-666-3247.
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Music Institute of Long Island Gala Concert 2022

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 7pm
WHERE: Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Avenue , Garden City, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

Music Institute of Long Island's Outstanding Students will Perform in Ensemble and Chamber Music, Classical and Popular Music. Ages 5 - 18 years old.

WANT TO GO? $55. 516-877-4000.
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Touch a Tractor

WHEN: Jun. 25 - 26, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Organic Farm, 4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Sit in some of Garden of Eve's collection of tractors, old and new! WANT TO GO? $10.95. 631-722-8777.
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Antique and Classic Car Exhibition FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 10am-5pm
WHERE: The Great Lawn, 35 Main St. , Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: See vintage cars and trucks dating back to the early 1900's and classic car models up to the 1970's.  WANT TO GO? 631-288-1139.
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NYS Certified - Safe Boating Course

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 8:30am-4:30pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

The Whaling Museum is hosting Safe Boating Courses for all students age 10 and older. Learn the essentials of safe boat operation, regulations, and responsibilities of boat ownership to receive your boating certificate. This course meets the New York State education requirement for the Personal Water Craft Operation Permit, Youth and Adult Boating Certificate.

WANT TO GO? $25. 631-367-3418.
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Pride Month: Color Connection- Family Program

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Sunrise Highway, Bohemia, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

Have you ever heard of ROY G BIV? You’ll certainly be an expert by the end of this program, filled with hands-on activities that will help us explore the many ways that light bounces, bends, and reflects. Family programs are best for children ages 5 and up.

WANT TO GO? $4. 631-581-1072.
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Stars & Stripes Crafts

WHEN: Jun. 28 - Jul. 10, Thursdays-Sundays, 1-4pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Explore the exhibits and help yourself to red, white, and blue crafts in the workshop. WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $6 Adults; $5 children and seniors; free for members/. 631-367-3418.
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Summer Crafternoons

WHEN: Jun. 28 - Jul. 31, Thursdays-Sundays, 1-4pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Explore the exhibits and help yourself to seasonal, self-serve crafts in the workshop. 

WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $6 Adults; $5 children and seniors; free for members. 631-367-3418.
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Broadway Commons Carnival

WHEN: Jun. 29 - Jul. 4, Wednesday-Thursday, 5-10pm; Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12-11pm; Monday, 12-10pm
WHERE: Broadway Commons, 358 N. Broadway Commons, Hicksville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: There's something for everyone at this family-friendly event, from rides and games for all ages to fair food for every appetite. WANT TO GO? FREE admission and parking. Ride cost varies.. 516-939-0679.
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Looking to plan an awesome weekend on Long Island packed with fun for the whole family? Whether you are planning a day trip in close to the New York metro area or are looking for kid-friendly fun that's close to home, we've got you covered! There’s a lot of kid-friendly family fun planned for this weekend right here in Nassau and Suffolk counties. From storytimes and concerts to museum exhibits, crafts activities, seasonal events, and more, you'll find something to do that keeps the whole family having fun! Plan your weekend on Long Island with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly (vritual and in-person) events happening throughout Long Island. And check out our ManhattanBrooklynQueensWestchester, and Rockland weekend roundups for more fun inspiration!

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