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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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Waterdrinker's Fall Festival

WHEN: Sep. 10 - Oct. 31, Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 9am-Sunset; Sunday, 9am-6pm
WHERE: Waterdrinker Family Farm & Garden, 663 Wading River Road, Manorville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Pumpkin Picking, Hay Rides on the weekend, Haunted Corn Maze, Lost Island Dino Discovery, Barnyard Animals, Mini Golf, Sunflowers and more! WANT TO GO? $15 weekdays; $20 weekends. 631-878-8653.
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The Big Bounce America

WHEN: Sep. 16 - Oct. 2, See website for schedule
WHERE: Broadway Commons, 358 N. Broadway, Hicksville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Big Bounce America is the biggest touring inflatable event in the world and features four massive inflatable attractions. The quartet of inflatables includes the even bigger 16,000 sq. foot World’s Largest Bounce House; Sport Slam, the most recent addition to the tour featuring a customized sports arena; an incredible 900+ ft. long obstacle course named The Giant; and a unique, space-themed wonderland called airSPACE. The Big Bounce America continues to turn up the wow-factor and push family-friendly entertainment to new heights!

WANT TO GO? $19-$39. 516-939-0679.
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The Fall Farm Festival 2022

WHEN: Sep. 25 - Oct. 30, Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day, 10am-6pm (last entry at 4pm)
WHERE: White Post Farms, 250 Old Country Road, Melville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy favorites such as Sing-A-Long Hayrides, Pumpkin Picking, Paint Your Own Pumpkins, ans live entertainment.  WANT TO GO? $34.95; free admission for children younger than 15 months. 631-351-9373.
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Fall Festival

WHEN: Oct. 1 - 2, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Starkie Bros. Garden Center, 721 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Hayrides, Face Painting, Bounce House, Pumpkin Painting, Hot dogs and Hamburgers. Also, come and meet the resident Nigerian Dwarf Goats.

WANT TO GO? Admission is free, $5 pumpkin painting. 516-293-7148.
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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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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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Her Story: A Celebration of Notable Sag Harbor Women, 1800-1970

WHEN: Aug. 27 - Oct. 17, Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The SHWHM is delighted to announce the opening of its new exhibit “Her Story: A Celebration of Notable Sag Harbor Women, 1800-1970.” History tends to be shared through the recorded lives of men. Deeds, financial transactions and records from legal proceedings are the kinds of documents that typically tell the stories of American lives. Often absent from those documents is any mention of women, whose place has traditionally been tending hearth and home. But the women of Sag Harbor are not to be so easily dismissed, and they have left their mark in unique ways. “Her Story” celebrates some notable Sag Harbor women who, in the 19th and 20th centuries, left their mark behind in one way or another - through literature, music, social activism, journalism, art and yes, even the more quiet and hidden ways of traditional women’s work. Some of the women featured in the exhibit are Annie Cooper Boyd (artist); Betty Freidan (author and feminist); Vicky Gardner (newspaperwoman); Amaza Lee Meredith & Maude Terry (Community Developers); Mrs. Russell Sage (philanthropist); Daisy Tapley (opera singer) and Nancy Wiley (Preservationist). Several local women’s groups such as the Ladies Village Improvement Society and the Sag Harbor American Legion Auxiliary are also featured. The exhibit, which includes both biographical panels as well as physical objects related to each subject, was curated by Ms. Annette Hinkle, one of the Board Members of the Museum. 

WANT TO GO? $8; $6 seniors and students; $3 children 3-12; free for children younger than 3. 631-725-0770.
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Fall Crafternoons

WHEN: Sep. 1 - Oct. 23, Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy seasonal, self-serve crafts in the workshop.  WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $6; $5 children and seniors; free for members. 631-367-3418.
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Firepit Fridays

WHEN: Sep. 9 - Nov. 4, 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 fire after your climb! Firepit Friday tickets include up to 2 hours of climbing and a 30 minute safety briefing. Climbers have full access to the courses at the beginning of their climb. Courses then begin to close on the following schedule: Black courses close one hour prior to closing, Blue courses 45 minutes, Green courses 30 mins, and Yellow course at 15 mins. Climbers are able to start courses up until the closing time of that course. 

WANT TO GO? $49. 631-983-3844.
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Skull Scavenger Hunt

WHEN: Sep. 15 - Oct. 23, Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Hunt for papier-mache skulls around the museum in this seasonal, spooky scavenger hunt. Find them all and win a piece of candy!  WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $6; $5 children and seniors; free for members. 631-367-3418.
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Fall Festival 2022

WHEN: Sep. 17 - Oct. 30, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Try your hand at corn hole, take pictures at the many photo op stations and the pumpkin patch, enjoy the new hay maze, meet Otto the Ghost and more!  WANT TO GO? $20; free admission for children younger than 3. 516-334-0066.
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Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

WHEN: Sep. 24 - Oct. 30, Saturdays, 11am; Sundays, 10:30am
WHERE: John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See this "Tale as Old a Time" live on stage featuring your favorite songs and charachters from this enchanting fairytale.  WANT TO GO? $20. 631-261-2900.
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Pumpkin & Craft Brew Weekends

WHEN: Sep. 24 - Oct. 31, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Organic Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Come out for the Pumpkin Field, Family Fun Fields, hay rides, jump pad, pedal karts, hay tower, farm animals, spider web, and more. WANT TO GO? $10.95. 631-722-8777.
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The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

WHEN: Sep. 30 - Oct. 29, Fridays, 8pm; Saturdays, 2 and 8pm; Sundays, 2pm
WHERE: Smithtown Performing Arts Center, 2 East Main St., Smithtown, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly-discovered powers he can't control, a destiny he doesn't want, and a mythology textbook's worth of monsters on his trail. WANT TO GO? $40; $35 seniors; $25 children ages 18 and younger .
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Blaze: Long Island

WHEN: Sep. 30 - Nov. 6, See website for schedule
WHERE: Old Bethpage Restoration Village, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Stroll the pumpkin trail, past 19th-century buildings, and through historic barns, to find yourself immersed in a fall wonderland with more than 7,000 hand-carved jack o’lanterns. WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $24 for children 3-17 and $32 for adults.
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RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns

WHEN: Sep. 30 - Nov. 6, See website for schedule
WHERE: USDAN Summer Camp for the Arts, 185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the Longest Jack O'Lantern trail in the world featuring over 5,000 hand-carved jack o'lanterns. WANT TO GO? $35; $25 ages 3-17. 631-643-7900.
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CommUniversity Day FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 1, 12-4pm
WHERE: Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Road, Academic Mall , Stony Brook, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join Stony Brook University for a free, family-friendly event showcasing the many facets of the campus community. CommUniversity Day will highlight the campus and hospital through hands-on, interactive activities, fun entertainment, and thought-provoking mini-talks. All are welcome to attend.  "Neighborhoods" will be stationed throughout the area for visitors to explore. From music to medicine, from food to fun, you're invited to discover all that Stony Brook has to offer. CommUniversity Day admission and parking are free and open to the public. 



WANT TO GO? 631-632-9117.
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Chaminade High School Open House FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 1, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Chaminade High School, 340 Jackson Ave., Mineola, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT:

This Open House is for all families looking to explore Chaminade High School. Pre-registration is required. Families can sign up on their website.

WANT TO GO? 516-742-5555.
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Halloween House Long Island

WHEN: Oct. 1 - Nov. 1, See website for schedule
WHERE: Smith Haven Mall, 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This completely immersive, one of a kind Halloween experience transports you to an all Halloween world filled with themed rooms, indoor pumpkin patch, and Halloween decor.   WANT TO GO? $19.99-$29.99.
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Franklin Square Street Fair FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 1, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Franklin Avenue, 11 Franklin Avenue, Franklin Square, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Vendors galore, live music, food trucks, bounce houses. Rain date: Sunday October 2

WANT TO GO? 516-442-6000.
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Studio Ghibli: PONYO

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 2, 12pm
WHERE: Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Cinema for Kids! PONYO Perfect for audiences of all ages, Ponyo centers on the friendship between five-year-old Sosuke and a magical goldfish named Ponyo, the young daughter of a sorcerer father and a sea-goddess mother. After a chance encounter, Ponyo yearns to become a human so she can be with Sosuke. As to be expected with Miyazaki, the film is awash in pure unbridled imagination and visual wonder — but it is the tender love, humor, and devotion exhibited by Ponyo and Sosuke that form the emotional heart of the film. Cinema for Kids takes place every Sunday! 

WANT TO GO? $12; $5 Kids. 631-423-7610.
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Bethpage Street Fair

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 2, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Kiwanis Bethpage Central Park, 356 Broadway, Bethpage, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This festival features shopping, food trucks, live music, and a Ragamuffin Parade! WANT TO GO? Admission is free.
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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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