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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.


*Be sure to call venues ahead of time to make sure events are still happening in the wake of coronavirus concerns.*

Editor's Picks for This Weekend

Glow in the Park

WHEN: Mar. 27 - Jun. 12, Saturdays, 4-8pm
WHERE: The Adventure Park at Long Island, 75 Colonial Springs Rd Gate 3, Wheatley Heights, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

Get ready to experience our exciting courses in a cool and alternative way! Evening Glow in the Park events allow you to zipline through trees lit up by glow attire, colored lights, music and more! Glow in the Park is a nighttime event where our outdoor adventure park literally glows! Brightly-shining LED lights illuminate your way while you zipline, work the ropes and traverse through the treetops. And you have toe-tapping music to keep your adrenaline flowing! You can?t miss Glow in the Park! It takes your rope climbing and ziplining fun to the next level. Flip the fun upside down as you experience the same adventure at night, and allow your senses to come alive with the bright lights hanging from the trees. Each of the trails is lined with multi-colored LED lights to guide your throughout the courses. They also provide a safety briefing to go through harnessing with you, so don't worry if you've never been to a park like this before. Book online. 

WANT TO GO? $54. 631-983-3844.
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STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL 2021

WHEN: May. 29 - Jun. 27, 9am-6pm
WHERE: Garden Of Eve, 4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit the only certified organic U-pick strawberry field on Long Island featuring U-pick organic Strawberry Field, Family Fun Fields, pedal karts, hay tower, farm animals, spider web, and more. WANT TO GO? $9.95; free for children younger than 2. 631-722-8777.
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Little Kid Fun Skates In June

WHEN: Jun. 5 - 26, Saturdays, 10am-12pm
WHERE: United Skates of America, Inc., 1276 Hicksville Rd, Seaford, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

Little ones get the rink to themselves with different themes skates every Saturday in June! Fisher-Price skates and wrist guards available. 

June 5, Glow Party: Skate under blacklights and get your own small glowstick.

June 12, Troll Skate: Bring your camera and take socially distant photos with one of the Trolls!

June 19, Mario Skate: Bring your camera and take socially distant photos with Mario!

June 26, Summer Kick Off: Wear your favorite summer themed outfit!

 

WANT TO GO? $5 admission; $5 skate rental. 516-795-7454.
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Strawberry Days at The Shoppes FREE

WHEN: Jun. 5 - 13, Saturdays and Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: The Shoppes at East Wind, 5768 Route 25A, Wading River, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

It's Strawberry Season on the North Fork and The Shoppes is a place for the entire Family! Stop by the shoppes during the weekend and see what strawberry treats, decor and enticing strawberry items you can find. Visit their Facebook Page for more information. https://facebook.com/shoppesateastwind/ - Great Shoppes - Great food choices - NEW Candy Shoppe a must see! - Up to 15 Outdoor vendors - Grand Carousel - Free Bounce House - Enjoy fresh air our courtyard where kids can play in a safe environment. 

WANT TO GO? 631-929-3500.
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Family Yoga in the Garden at Planting Fields

WHEN: Jun. 5 - Sep. 18, 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Planting Fields Foundation, 1395 Planting Fields Rd, Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Spend your morning at Planting Fields and introduce your children aged 3-10 to yoga through an enriching and fun practice that all will enjoy. WANT TO GO? $20 per adult/child; $12 per members adult/child. 516-922-8666.
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Dino Safari: A Dinosaur Drive-Thru Adventure

WHEN: Jun. 11 - Jul. 11, June 11, 12-9pm; Wednesdays-Sundays, 9am-9pm; July 5, 9am-9pm
WHERE: Tanger Outlets Deer Park, 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Go back in time and join over 40 giant moving dinosaurs in a completely drive-thru dino adventure for the whole family. WANT TO GO? $49.95 per car up to 7 occupants; $59.95 for large capacity vehicles. 855-372-3274.
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Back To The Future

WHEN: Friday, Jun. 11, 8:30pm
WHERE: The Gateway, 215 South Country Road, Bellport, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

A worldwide cultural phenomenon and the highest-grossing film of 1985, Back to the Future launched one of the most successful franchises in Universal's history, including two theatrical sequels, an animated television series, a theme park ride, toys, comic books, video games and apparel. When teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is blasted to 1955 in the DeLorean time machine created by the eccentric Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), he finds himself mixed up in a time-altering chain reaction that could vaporize his future — and leave him trapped in the past. Powered by innovative special effects, unforgettable songs and non-stop action, Back to the Future is an unrivaled adventure that stands the test of time! Runtime: 116 minutes. This film has been rated "PG" by the classification and rating administration Motion Picture Association of America. May not be suitable for all ages. 

WANT TO GO? $40 per car. 631-286-0555.
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Pride Weekend FREE

WHEN: Jun. 12 - 13, Saturday, 1-4pm; Sunday, 12-4pm
WHERE: Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center, West End 2 — Jones Beach State Park 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate Pride at Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center! Learn about rainbows, prisms, and light refraction, different species that break gender norms, create chalk art, win prizes, and hang out with some special princesses.

WANT TO GO? 516-809-8222.
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Butterflies & Bugs

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 12, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Kids learn how to look for bugs, how to catch and examine bugs without hurting them, and how to ask questions that inspire inquisitive thinking for mental development. WANT TO GO? $16. 516-764-0045.
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Rock Stock FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 12, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Rockaway Beach, Beach 90th Street , off Shorefront Parkway, Rockaway Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Rockaway rocks with the 13th Annual Rock Stock Festival including surf contests, handicrafts, gear, skate board demos, and live music.



WANT TO GO? 917-519-7676.
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Elementary Education

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 12, 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: Bayard Cutting Arboretum, 440 Montauk Highway, Great River, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

This CSA Farm Tour will introduce children to the wonderful  3-acre community farm. Children will learn the benefits of eating organic, seasonal vegetables.  In addition, they will be able to meet and feed chickens as well as engage in a craft and/or demonstration, weather permitting. Appropriate farm attire such as closed-toed shoes is required.  All state-mandated Covid-19 restrictions apply.  While students are with the educators, a parent or guardian must remain on the premises at all times. Classes held rain or shine! For more information, please call or e-mail Elizabeth Herrick, the Education Coordinator, to secure your spot! 

WANT TO GO? $25. 631-960-2755.
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Village of Cedarhurst Art in The Park FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 13, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Andrew J. Parise Park, 257 Cedarhurst Ave., Cedarhurst, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Village of Cedarhurst and the Business Improvment District presents Art in The Park. Enjoy live music, face painting and balloon artistry. Vote in competitions with catagories in art, pastry design, and student art and meet the artists. 

WANT TO GO? 516-295-5770.
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Westbury Arts Grand Opening and Family Fun Day FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 13, 11am-2:30pm
WHERE: Westbury Arts, 255 Schenck Avenue, just off the main street of Post Avenue, Westbury, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join Westbury Arts for the grand opening of their new home! Renowned artist, Francisco Ciccio Poblet, and last living student of Salvador Dalí, will show his work amid the “unveiling” of a huge 53-feet-long hand-painted outdoor mural, across the street from the Westbury Arts building (covering the entire side wall of Jin’s Apple Farm). The acclaimed artist exhibit is on view in our brand-new gallery June 15 through June 27. Space is limited for the play and musical performances and Sunday kid’s day, so pre-registration is mandatory.

 “Family Fun Day” is planned with kid-focused arts and crafts, exercise, story reading, cupcake decorating, games and a dance party.

11:00 a.m. Welcome and Gratitude Exercise

11:45 a.m. Arts and Crafts

12:00 p.m. Light Lunch

12:30 p.m. Bilingual Story Time with Mrs. Adriana!

1:00 p.m. Painting Workshop with Ms. Ruby!

1:45 p.m. Cupcake decorating with Mrs. Betty!

2:20 p.m. Mindfulness, games & dance party!

Live music with guest Julian Soler from Soleart Corp.

WANT TO GO? 516-400-2787.
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Chasing Eagles with Frank: A Search for Bald Eagles

WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 13, 10am
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

The American Bald Eagle has returned to the South Fork to nest once again! Since 2007, eight bald eagle nesting sites have been documented on Long Island. Several of them, right here on the South Fork. Join Frank to visit an active nesting site on the east end and hopefully witness these majestic birds in action. This program is for adults, teens, and children age 8 and older. Please note that, as mandated by the latest State Executive Order regarding COVID-19 safety precautions, outdoor nature walks and programs will at all times follow stringent six-feet distancing separation protocols required by the Department of Health for the safety of the participants and environmental educators. Masks and gloves will be provided for all attendees. Advanced reservations are required for all events. To register for this program, which has limited enrollment please contact call or email [email protected] Spots will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

WANT TO GO? $10; free for members. 631-537-9735.
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Captree Fluke Fishing

WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 13, 12-4:30pm
WHERE: Island Princess Captree Fishing Boat, 3500 E Ocean Pkwy #12, , NY , Babylon, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Step aboard the Island Princess Captree Fishing Boat for a day of fluke fishing. IP Captree Cancellation Policy: 24 Hour Minimum Due to limited load requirements, under 24 hrs surcharges may apply. Return Times May Vary.

Coupon Codes:

1kid (for 1 child discount)

2kids (for 2 child discount)

3kids (for 3 child discount). 

WANT TO GO? $52; $30 per child 12 and younger with coupon code. 631-587-6024.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Looking for more events in your area? Search our comprehensive events calendar.

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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