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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.


Editor's Picks for This Weekend

Ice Skating At Tanger Outlets Deer Park

WHEN: Jan. 1 - Feb. 27, Wednesday-Thursday, 3:30-5:30pm, 6-8pm; Friday: 3:30-5:30pm, 6-9pm; Saturday-Sunday: 11am-2pm; 2:30-5:30pm; 6-9pm; 2/21, 11am-9pm
WHERE: Tanger Outlets Deer Park, 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Enjoy Ice Skating at Tanger Outlets for the entire family! Hours subject to change due to weather and center conditions.

WANT TO GO? $10; $9 first responders; $5 skate rental. 631-940-9750.
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Glow In Th Dark Skate Night

WHEN: Jan. 14 - 28, Fridays, 7-9pm
WHERE: United Skates of America, Inc., 1276 Hicksville Rd, Seaford, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Show off your moves during this glow in the dark skate session featuring the best top 40 music. 

WANT TO GO? $14; $6 non-skating adults; $6 skate rental. 516-795-7454.
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Puss-in-Boots

WHEN: Jan. 15 - Feb. 5, Saturdays Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5 at 11am; Sunday January 23 at 3pm
WHERE: Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: When Christopher inherits his father's cat, he is set on an adventure that takes him to the palace of King Vexmus and beyond. WANT TO GO? $10. 631-928-9100.
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Jones Beach Seal Walks

WHEN: Jan. 21 - 23, 2:30-4pm
WHERE: Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center, 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Go for a walk with educators to learn more about seals at Jones Beach and watch them swim in the bay! WANT TO GO? $4 per person. 516-809-8222.
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Winter Hike and Scavenger Hunt

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 22, 1-2pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Center, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Nature in winter is still an exciting place, just a little bit colder! Join CSTL and explore the preserve and learn how the animals and plants survive the cold without hot chocolate and warm mittens! Your child will be kept entertained as they search to mark off their scavenger hunt, learning the whole time! 

WANT TO GO? $12 ages 3 and older. 516-764-0045.
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Cinderella

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 23, 12pm
WHERE: The Showplace at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: The most classic of all fairy tales springs to life in this fast-paced musical production featuring ragged Cinderella and the handsome prince looking for a bride. WANT TO GO? $15. 516-599-6870.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Hubble Space Telescope Exhibit

WHEN: Nov. 1 - Apr. 16, Tuesdays-Sundays, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Cradle of Aviation Museum , Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This 2,200-square-foot exhibit immerses visitors in the magnificence and mystery of the Hubble mission. WANT TO GO? FREE with Museum Admission: $16; $14 children 2-12 and seniors. 516-572-4111.
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Tea & Play: A FREE Parent & Child Information Session FREE

WHEN: Jan. 6 - Mar. 26, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 9-10:30am **NO SESSION 2/12, 2/18, 3/11, 3/23**
WHERE: The Waldorf School of Garden City, 225 Cambridge Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

Tea & Play is a FREE 45-minute, outdoor (weather dependent), engaging information session about the Parent & Child program with Waldorf-trained teacher, Ms. Stephanie Cleary. Families are invited to attend with their child(ren) ages 1-3 years old. Bring your own hot beverage to learn and experience Parent & Child while your child(ren) enjoys playtime!

WANT TO GO? 516-742-3434.
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Winter Wonderland Workshop

WHEN: Jan. 7 - Feb. 28, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30pm; Saturdays, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
WHERE: Stony Brook Chocolate, 143 Main St., Stony Brook, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Create something special and delicious during this chocolate workshop! From chocolate dipped and decorated Oreos, to a Valentine's chocolate wreath, to a heart cottage chocolate house, there is something for everyone! All Workshops are private and require a reservation.

WANT TO GO? $15-$35. 631-675-9366.
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Sunday Glow Skate

WHEN: Jan. 16 - 30, Sundays, 12-2pm
WHERE: United Skates of America, Inc., 1276 Hicksville Rd, Seaford, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Show off your moves during this glow in the dark skate session featuring the best top 40 music. 

WANT TO GO? $14; $6 non-skating adults; $6 skate rental. 516-795-7454.
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stART (Story + Art): “Mice Skating” by Annie Silvestro

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 20, 11:30am-12pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Meet a mouse that loves to skate and then decorate your own pair of “ice skates”!  WANT TO GO? $4 or $3 members plus $15 admission, free admission for members. 516-224-5800.
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Family Workshop: The Case of the Missing Fossil?

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 22, 12:30-2pm
WHERE: Science Museum Of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Track down a museum thief by analyzing evidence you collect and learn valuable forensic skills along the way. WANT TO GO? $20; $15 members. 516-627-9400.
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Science Saturday Workshop: Physics of Toys

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 22, 1-1:45pm
WHERE: Long Island Science Center , 1526 N Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Find out how fascinating physics can be by exploring principles using toys. WANT TO GO? $20 per participant; $15 accompanying family member; free for members. 516-627-9400.
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Open House FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 22, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Trinity Lutheran School, 40 W. Nicholai St., Hicksville, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: This open house will provide an opportunity to meet and interact with teachers, administrators and students at Trinity Lutheran School. Reservations are required; RSVP at [email protected] WANT TO GO? 516-931-2211.
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DIY with Mom! Wood Workshop

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 22, 10am-1pm
WHERE: AR Workshop Bellmore, 2930 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join AR Workshop Bellmore for a DIY class to make one of many Wood Projects! Enjoy this afternoon and craft while spending some quality time with  MOM!  Choose from a Plank Wood Sign, Porch Sign, Bath Tray, Framed Wood Sign, Round Lazy Susan, Centerpiece Box, Plank Wood Tray, Cake Stand, Pedestal Tray, or Wood Photo Frame. In the workshop, you will have the opportunity to customize your project with your choice of designer paints and (non-toxic!) stain colors. 



WANT TO GO? $25-$89.50. 516-780-0135.
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Feeding Time at the Museum

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 23, 10:30am
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Get a chance to see how food is prepared for animals to eat; then you’ll get up close and personal with the animals as they are fed. Ages 3-5. WANT TO GO? $15; $10 children; free for members. 631-537-9735.
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Sunday Fun-day Program: Tropical Rainforest

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 23, 2:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Go an adventure to the tropical rainforest. “Fly” down and meet some amazing tropical animals. Best for ages 5-7. WANT TO GO? $10 child; $5 adults. 631-979-6344.
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Winter Run Series

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 23, 11am
WHERE: Sunken Meadow State Park, Rte. 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway , Kings Park, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Take part in a 5k fun run with a 90's theme. WANT TO GO? $50 for full series; $20 per race, online registration only. 631-269-4333.
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Princess Brunch

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 23, 30 minutes seating's from 10am-1pm
WHERE: The Milleridge Cottage, 585 N Broadway, Jericho, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: njoy a delicious buffet and take photos the "Mermaid Princess", "Bayou Princess", and "Tower Princess." WANT TO GO? $52.95; $37.95 ages 2-12. 516-931-2201.
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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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