10 Best Activities For Long Island Families 2/4-2/5

We savor our weekends. Time to regroup, be with family and relax from a long week of work and school. We have lined up TEN great family activities for you to catch up, unwind and have a little fun, family style!






Nassau County

Freeport- Freeport Harbor, Captain Lou’s Fleet, Sponsored by the Riverhead FoundationHarbor Seal Cruise” Take a naturalist guided tour to learn about the behaviors or Harbor seals as well as other marine life in Hempstead Bay.

When: Saturday, 2/4/12 and Sunday 2/5/12-reservations required from 12-3 PM, boarding at 12:30

All ages

Pricing: $25, $20 Seniors and children 3-12, Children under 3 Free

Where: 28 A Woodeleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520

Contact: 631 369-9840


Garden City- Aldephi Unviersity Performing Arts Center, “Chopin’s Competition”, Multi-award winning, Russian Pianist Vassily Primakov performs

When: Saturday, 2/4/12 at 8 PM

Ages: 8 and older (no age limit enforced, our recommendation)

How Much: $10-$35

Where: 1 South Ave, Garden City, NY 11530

Contact: 516 877-4000 (box office)


Garden City-Long Island Children’s Museum-“All That Jazz”-celebrate Black Heritage Month by learning about famous jazz musician Louis Armstrong. Make a trumpet, learn how to “scat” and listen to jazz tunes

When: Saturday, 2/4/12 at 3 PM

Ages 5 and Up

Pricing: $3 plus museum admission

Where: 11 Davis Ave, Garden City, NY 11530

516 224-5800


Roslyn- Naussau County Museum of Art, “Show Us Your Legos”, Calling All Lego Lovers! inspired by Nathan Sawaya, children are encouraged to bring their legos for a show and tell, as well gallery tours, and hand -on art making.

When: Saturday , February 4, 2012 from 11AM-2 PM

All Ages

How Much: $5 material fee in addition to museum admission, parking $2

Where: NCMA, One Museum Drive, Roslyn, NY 11516

Contact: 516 484-9338



Suffolk County

Cold Spring Harbor-Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery,”Tying the Knot” make your own valentines and learn the “ropes” of making and tying fishing and boating knots, hand-on experience

When: Saturday , 2/4/12 and Sunday 2/5/12 from  10-5 PM

All Ages

How Much: $6, $4 ages 3-12, under 2, free

Where: 1660 RT 25 A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

Contact: 516 692 6768


Cold Spring Harbor-Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, “Love at Sea”, Learn about the unusual love stories of creatures of the sea, make your own matches and create your own seahorse pillow

When: Sunday, 2/5/12  from  2:30 PM, 45 minute intervals, RSVP recommended

Ages: 5-12

Pricing: $4, free with admission

Where: 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

Phone: 631-367-3418


East Islip-BayWay Arts Center, “Pinkalicious”, musical based on the beloved children’s book, Pink wants everything inher life to be PINK

When: Saturday 2/4/12 at  2 PM

Ages: Preschool, primary elementary school

Pricing: $10

Where: 265 E. Main Street, East Isip, NY 11730

Contact: 631 581 2700


Huntington- Hecksher Museum of Art, “Coming of Age in America, the Photography of Joesph Szabo” Black and white photographs capture teens entering adulthood during summers at Jones Beach.

When: Saturday 2/4/12 and Sunday 2/5/12 at  11-5 PM

Ages: All ages, may be of greater interest to older children, some mature images

How Much: $8, $5 students 10 and older, 9 and under FREE

Where: Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY

Contact: 631 351-3250


Oakdale-CM Performing Arts Center, “Musical Adv entures of Flat Stanley” based on the children’s story

When: Saturday, 2/4/12 from  11 Am and 2 PM

Ages 4 -10 (best suited)

How Much: $9

Where: 931 Montauk Hwy, Oakdale, NY 11769

Contact: 631 218 2810


Riverhead-Long Island Science Center-Science Experiments” for the Whole Family-experiment with mirrors, bubbles, things that glow in the dark and make your own crafts

When: Saturday, 2/4/12 from 11-4 PM

All Ages

How Much: $5

Where: 11 w. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901

Contact: 631 208-8000



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