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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

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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Swim with the Mermaids

WHEN: Jul. 1 - Sep. 5, Mondays and Fridays, 10:30am; 11:45am; 1:30pm; 2:45pm
WHERE: Long Island Aquarium, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Your little one will be delighted to swim with a real, live mermaid, as she navigates the Shark Reef Lagoon which is filled with gorgeous tropical fish from all over the world. WANT TO GO? $49 plus admission to the aquarium: $42.99, $31.99 seniors 62 and older; $29.99 ages 3-12. 631-208-9200.
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Farm Animals & Clay Pinch Pot FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 6, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Westhampton Beach Histoical Society, 101 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn how to make a pinch pot and hang out with some farm animals.  WANT TO GO? 631-288-1139.
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Museum Day

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 6, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Garvies Point Museum, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Spend the day at Garvies Point Museum and see all that they have to offer like paper-making craft, nature trails, beach exploration, and more! WANT TO GO? $5. 516-571-8010.
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Harbes Peach Harvest

WHEN: Aug. 6 - 7, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Harbes Family Farm, 715 Sound Ave., Mattituck, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: You won't want to miss this peachy, fun-filled summer celebration honoring Harbes own fresh-picked peaches.  WANT TO GO? $23.95; free for children 2 and younger . 631-482-7641.
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Kids Salad Making Competition at Ben's Deli

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 7, 10:30am
WHERE: Ben's Deli, 140 Wheatley Plaza, Greenvale, NY
AGES: 5-8, 13-17
WHAT: Young competitors will show off their creativity and culinary skills while making their own salads with the winning salad featured on the Ben’s menu! Ages 7-12. WANT TO GO? $15. 631-329-0050.
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Even More Weekend Fun

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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Firepit Fridays

WHEN: Jun. 24 - Sep. 2, Fridays, 6-10pm
WHERE: The Adventure Park at Long Island, 75 Colonial Springs Rd. Gate 3, Wheatley Heights, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Get cozy by the campfire after an evening of climbing. 7 and older.  WANT TO GO? $49. 631-983-3844.
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Pirate Quest

WHEN: Jul. 1 - Aug. 31, Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm; **No session July 4 & August 7**
WHERE: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 301 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 self-serve program. Complete your quest and decorate your very own treasure chest to take home.  WANT TO GO? $10; $5 member plus 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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Tots Cook Classes

WHEN: Jul. 7 - Aug. 26, Thursdays and Fridays, 11am-12:30PM
WHERE: Garden Of Eve, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Cildren will go on a harvest tour of the farm to gather everything needed for the day and learn about how they were produced then turn them into delectable delicacies. WANT TO GO? $20 per child. 631-722-8777.
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Berry Weekends

WHEN: Jul. 8 - Aug. 28, Saturdays and Sunday, 9am-6pm
WHERE: Garden Of Eve, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, oh my! Indulge in ripe goodness, nature's desserts, as organic berries ripen throughout July and August WANT TO GO? $10.95 per person. 631-722-8777.
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Pop-Up Saturdays

WHEN: Jul. 9 - Aug. 20, Saturdays, 2-4pm
WHERE: Stony Brook Village Center, 111 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO) will be hosting seven Pop-Up Saturdays (rain dates: Sundays) in Stony Brook Village on Saturdays. This family friendly event is filled with animals, magic, music, art and even Tai Chi! Pop-Up Saturdays are free to the public and except where noted, will take place in Stony Brook Village’s Inner Court (by the Rustic Loft and Crazy Beans). Pop-Up Saturdays are a family friendly event series sponsored by Edward Jones in honor of their 100th anniversary throughout 2022!

July 9th, experience the Magic of Amore from 2pm to 3pm, and North Fork Country Kids Rescue Vixen from 2pm to 4pm.

July 16th, Sweetbriar Nature Center will bring birds of prey and touchable animals from 2pm to 3pm. Silent Mind Tai Chi will take place from 3pm to 4pm.

July 23, Burke and Brenda will be performing original and cover songs in the genres of R&B, Roots, Blues and Contemporary Acoustic from 2 to 4pm at the Post Office, and Silent Mind Tai Chi will take place from (3pm to 4pm).

July 30, Characatures by Marty Macaluso (no rain date) will visit the village and draw caricatures of individuals and groups from 2pm to 4pm.

August 6, Sweetbriar Nature Center returns with birds of prey and animals to touch from 2pm to 4pm.

August 13, enjoy storytelling and singing by Johnny Cuomo from 2pm to 3pm, enjoy the music of Burke and Brenda at the Post Office from 2pm to 4pm.

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August 20, the last pop-up Saturday, Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center will visit the center with adoptable dogs from 2pm to 4pm and the last Silent Mind Tai Chi class will take place from 3pm to 4pm. 

WANT TO GO? Admission is free. Prices vary for goods and games. 631-751-2244.
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Summer Concert Series on the Village Green FREE

WHEN: Jul. 9 - Aug. 21, Sundays, 7-9pm
WHERE: The Village Green inStony Brook Village , across from 129 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO) is excited to announce the long awaited return of the Summer Concert Series on the Village Green. Performances include the Precisions, a vintage rock group performing songs from the golden age of rock and roll on July 10; the Rustlers, a high energy group performing southern rock songs on July 17; the Cluster, a super group performing hits from the 50s through the 80s on July 24; Linda Ipanema, performing traditional jazz songs on July 31; the Brooklyn Bards, performing acoustic traditional Irish music on August 7; the NY Exceptions, a doo-wop band performing songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s on August 14; and Country Rhythms, a country music line dance instruction group on August 21. In the case of rain, the concerts will be cancelled.

WANT TO GO? 631-751-2244.
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Summer Concert Series on the Village Green FREE

WHEN: Jul. 10 - Aug. 21, Sundays, 7-9pm
WHERE: The Jennie Melville Village Green, 129 Main Street, Stony Brook , NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO) is excited to announce the long awaited return of the Summer Concert Series on the Village Green. Performances include the Precisions, a vintage rock group performing songs from the golden age of rock and roll on July 10; the Rustlers, a high energy group performing classic and contemporary country and rock and roll songs on July 17; the Clusters, a super group performing hits from the 50s through the 80s on July 24; Linda Ipanema, performing traditional jazz songs on July 31; the Brooklyn Bards, performing acoustic traditional Irish music on August 7; the NY Exceptions, a doo-wop band performing songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s on August 14; and Country Rhythms, a country music line dance instruction group. In the case of rain, the concerts will be cancelled.

WANT TO GO? 631-751-2244.
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Family Treasures with Tales to Tell: Summer Exhibit 2022 FREE

WHEN: Jul. 22 - Oct. 10, Fridays-Sundays, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

Does your family have treasured keepsakes? Heirlooms with long-lost stories waiting to be discovered? Hallockville Museum Farm presents “Family Treasures with Tales to Tell,” an exhibition of historic quilts, spinning wheels, butter churns, and other artifacts contributed by North Fork families. A highlight of “Family Treasures with Tales to Tell,” is a collection of historic quilts that were donated recently to the Hallockville Museum Farm. Each quilt on display features a story about its maker, the owner, and the individuals’ histories. 

WANT TO GO? 631-298-5292.
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Sunflower Festival

WHEN: Jul. 23 - Aug. 28, 9am-6pm, daily
WHERE: Garden Of Eve, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore a 5 acre sunflower field, fun photo ops, Family Fun Fields, pedal karts, hay tower, farm animals, spider web, and more. WANT TO GO? $10.95. 631-722-8777.
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Pirate Crafternoons

WHEN: Aug. 2 - 31, Tuesdays-Sundays, 1-4pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Lads and lasses are invited to enjoy the exhibits and help themselves to seasonal, self-serve swashbuckling crafts in this workshop WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $6; $5 children and seniors; free for members. 631-367-3418.
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Sleeping Beauty

WHEN: Aug. 5 - 13, Fridays, 11am; Saturdays, 11am and 2pm
WHERE: Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: When Briar Rose falls asleep because of a wicked fairy's evil spell, all will be lost. Until true love's first kiss breaks the spell. A memorable story for this or any time. WANT TO GO? $10. 631-928-9100.
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NYS Certified - Safe Boating Course

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 6, 8:30am-4:30pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 13 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 (including pizza lunch and exhibits viewing). 631-367-3418.
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Invasive Species Walk FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 6, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, 340 Smith Rd., Shirley, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join this three mile hike along the White Oak trail to learn about the common invasive plants on the Wertheim refuge and how to identify them. WANT TO GO? 631-286-0485.
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Film: Lana Jokel Film Screenings

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 7, 5pm
WHERE: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Ln. , Southampton, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Filmmaker Lana Jokel will screen two films, Hal Buckner - Art is How You See It and Strong-Cuevas Sculpture II - I Like to Be Awed, featuring FIGURES TRANSFORMED exhibition artists Hal Buckner and Strong-Cuevas. WANT TO GO? $10 . 631-283-0967.
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14th Annual Holy Family Festival

WHEN: Aug. 10 - 13, Wednesday and Thursday, 6-10pm; Friday and Saturday, 6-11pm
WHERE: Holy Family Catholic Church , 17 Fordham Ave., Hicksville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Exciting carnival rides, fantastic live music, and delicious foods and drinks! Plus, Casino Games and raffles for the grown ups!

WANT TO GO? Ride bracelets start at $29.99 when purchased online; individual ride tickets available for purchase. 516-938-3846.
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14th Annual Holy Family Festival

WHEN: Aug. 10 - 13, Wednesday and Thursday, 6-10pm; Friday and Saturday, 6-11pm
WHERE: Holy Family Catholic Church , 17 Fordham Ave., Hicksville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Exciting carnival rides, fantastic live music, and delicious foods and drinks! Plus, Casino Games and raffles for the grown ups!

WANT TO GO? Ride bracelets start at $29.99 when purchased online; individual ride tickets available for purchase. 516-938-3846.
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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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