10 Best Weekend Events for Kids Feb. 11-12

It’s the weekend! Time for fun, family time and much needed, dare we say it..REST! We encourage you to venture out and try one of the exciting things happening around Long Island this weekend.





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, 2/11/12 and Sunday 2/12/12-reservations required from 12-3 PM, boarding at 12:30

Age: 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-Long Island Children’s Museum-“Story Songs” by Debbie & Friends. Familiar rhymes and fast paced songs make this show fun for the whole family.

When: Saturday, 2/11/12 at 1 PM and 3PM

Ages: 3 and Up

Pricing: $4 plus museum admission, or $8 show only

Where: 11 Davis Ave, Garden City, NY 11530

Phone: 516 224-5800


Garden City-Long Island Children’s Museum-“The Culture of Chocolate”,  Come and learn about all things chocolate, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Learn about the history of chocolate as well as the culture of the Mayan people, by listening to stories as you taste replica recipes from the ancient “cookbooks” of the Mayans.

When: Sunday, 2/12/12 at 3PM

Ages: 5 and Up

Pricing: $3 plus museum admission

Where: 11 Davis Ave, Garden City, NY 11530

Phone: 516 224-5800


RoslynNaussau County Museum of Art, Family Sundays at the Museum. Guided crafts, exhibition walk-throughs (docent led) and loads of family fun.

When: Sunday, February 12, 2012,  1 PM

Ages: All Ages

Pricing: museum admission, parking $2

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

Contact: 516 484-9337



Suffolk County


East Islip-BayWay Arts Center, “Beauty and the Beast”. The familair tale teaching us that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Watch Belle’s love for the the Beast transform him into her dream come true

When: Saturday 2/11/12 at  2 PM

Ages: older preschool, and up

Pricing: $10

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

Contact: 631 581- 2700


East Northport-Just Dogs!, Gourmet Bakery, “Pet Portrait Workshop”. Special author hour with Beth Weiner. Interactive children’s art workshop, learn tips on being an illustrator, listen to read, Valentine’s pictures to decorate and take home!

When: Saturday 2/11/12, 10:30 -11:30 AM  OR 11:30 -12:30 PM

Ages: 6-11

Pricing: Suggested Donation $5 (proceeds to go to Little Shelter in Huntington)

Where: 3 Hewitt Square, East Northport, NY 11731

Contact: 631 651-9292, reservations needed, limited spacing available


Lindenhurst-South Shore Theatre, “Almost Maine”. Experience the ups and downs of love through this quirky, romantic comedy.

When: Saturday, 2/11/12, 3PM and 8 PM

Ages: Open to all, parents discretion advised


Where: 149 N. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst, NY

Contact: http://www.southshoretheatre.com/


Patchogue- Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” Be their guest and step back to watch this tale as “old as time…”

When: Saturday, 2/11/12,  11 AM and 3 PM

Ages: All Ages

Pricing: $ 14-20

Where: 71 East Main St., Patchogue, NY, 11772

Contact: 631 207-1313


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, 2/11/12 from 11-4 PM

Ages: All Ages

Pricing: $5

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

Contact: 631 208-8000


Yaphank-Suffolk County Farm & Education Center-“Winter Quest” Gear up, you’ll be outdoors for this adventure driven afternoon. Use GPS units, partake in a scavenger hunt, and cozy around a warm bonfire complete with yummy treats. (Get there early and you can join in in the make your own chocolate event, 10:30!)

When: Saturday, 2/11/12 , 12:30 -3:30 PM

Ages: All

Pricing: $7, Free for those 3 and under

Where: 350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank, NY 11980

Contact: 631-852-4600, registration required



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