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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

House That Jack Built

WHEN: Jan. 21 - Feb. 4, Saturdays, 11am; 1/29 at 3pm
WHERE: Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: See this delightful collection of stories inspired by the Brothers Grimm and Aesop's Fables. WANT TO GO? $10. 631-928-9100.
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Breakfast with Princess

WHEN: Jan. 28 - Feb. 5, Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-1pm and 11:30am-1:30pm
WHERE: The Mansion at Glen Cove, 200 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The most adorable princess event is back! Meet and Enjoy Princess Show for an unforgettable experience! Ticket price includes tax and 20% gratuity. Call or email [email protected] for any questions. Free Cancellation: 48 hours before ticket time.

WANT TO GO? $25-$40. 516-751-5623.
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Lunar New Year

WHEN: Jan. 28 - 29, Saturday and Sunday, 12-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join LICM in celebrating the Lunar New Year! Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, marks the start of the new year of the lunisolar calendar and is celebrated all over the world.  Enjoy a variety of dance  performances including the traditional Lion Dance, folk dances, and Peking opera. View live artisan demonstrations of Tai Chi martial arts, sugar painting, dough sculpting and calligraphy. Make your own Riddle Lantern, a tradition that goes all the way back to the Han Dynasty. Explore music from the sounds of the ancient Chinese instrument guzheng to traditional and contemporary songs. Make your own Rabbit Lantern to celebrate the year of the rabbit and the story of the Jade Rabbit. Play Jegichagi to honor the Korean Lunar New Year known as "Seollal," and make your own Jegi to play with. Make your own paper peach blossom to adorn your home, recognizing the symbol of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year. 

WANT TO GO? Included with admission: $15; $14 seniors 65 and older; free for members and children younger than 1. 516-224-5800.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Star Quest!

WHEN: Jan. 12 - Feb. 26, Thursday-Sundays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Hunt for star constellations around the museum with a spyglass to navigate your journey, just like mariners at sea. WANT TO GO? $8; $6 seniors and children ages 4-17; free for members, active military with ID, and children 3 and younger PLUS $10 and $5 for members. 631-367-3418.
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Crafternoons at The Whaling Museum

WHEN: Jan. 12 - Feb. 26, Thursday-Sundays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Enjoy seasonal, self-serve crafts in the workshop. 

WANT TO GO? Included with admission: $8; $6 seniors and children ages 4-17; free for members, active military with ID, and children 3 and younger. 631-367-3418.
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Lightwire Theater presents The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare: The Next Gen

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 28, 12:45pm, family workshop; 2pm, performance
WHERE: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post/720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Aesop’s classic fable continues ten years down the road, in a show that combines dazzling blacklight technology, poignant storytelling and the creative use of music from classical to pop. Ages 4 and older. WANT TO GO? $19-$42' $5 pre-show family workshop. 516-299-3100.
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Long Island Voyager’s Day Camp Open House

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 28, 12-2pm
WHERE: Massapequa Bowl, 4235 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Meet the Director and learn about their Early Bird Registration and bowl for free. Call to reserve your spot. Also excepting employment applications for Counselors, Life Guards and Assistant Director. Learn about the #1 travel camp on Long Island!



WANT TO GO? Register early and bowl. 516-238-4586.
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Princess Tea Party

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 28, 1pm
WHERE: Ballet Long Island, 1863 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Princess Tea Party This party is for the true princess in your life. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite Princess, young royals will have a fun filled event. First you will see a performance on stage with some of your favorite Princesses. Then you are given time to take your own photos with your little princess and the performer Princesses. Next, you enter the Princess Tea Room and are served tea, lemonade, cupcakes, and cookies. Children must be accompanied by an adult All Proceeds from these performances support the Scholarship Fund and Master Teacher Fund All performances are subject to change of date, time and location. All tickets sales a final. No refunds.

WANT TO GO? $20. 631-737-1964.
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Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company in Celebration of the Year of the Rabbit

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 29, 5:45pm, pre-performance event; 7pm, performance
WHERE: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post/720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year in a spectacular production of colorful costumes, mesmerizing music, fantastic acrobatics and lively dance! WANT TO GO? $32-$52. 516-299-3100.
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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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