Family Activities in Long Island 3/31-4/1

Time for some weekend fun! For Easter activities, please read our Easter Egg Hunts in Long Island listing.  Looking for non-Easter events? We found those, too – see below for fun with Play-doh, the Mad Hatter, Rapunzel, and more!

 

 

NASSAU

Freeport (Freeport Harbor) - Captain Lou’s FleetHarbor Seal Cruise”
Families can take a naturalist-guided tour to learn about the behaviors of Harbor seals as well as other marine life in Hempstead Bay. Sponsored by the Riverhead Foundation.
When: Saturday, 3/31 and Sunday 4/1, both days from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM with boarding at 12:30 PM. Reservations required.
Age Group: All ages
How Much: $25, $20 Seniors and children ages 3-12, children under 3 Free
Where: 28A Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY
Contact Info: 631-369-9840
http://www.riverheadfoundation.org/mediacenter/detail.asp?briefing_id=92

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Garden City – Long Island Children’s Museum “Messy Afternoons”
Come play with Play-doh, paint, and slime. Have fun creating a masterpiece at this wonderful children’s museum.
When: Saturday 3/31, 3 :30 PM-5:00 PM
Age Group: Early Childhood, 18 months-4 years
How Much: Free with museum admission
Where: 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
Contact Info: 516-224-5800
www.LICM.org
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Roslyn Harbor – Nassau Museum of Art “Families Making Art Together”
Families are invited every Sunday to spend the aftern0on creating “masterpieces” while enjoying the art experience together. Family-friendly gallery talks and guides.
When: Sunday, 4/1, 1:00 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $5 materials fee
Where: 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor, NY
Contact Info: 516-484-9337
nassaumuseum.org
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SUFFOLK

BridgehamptonChildren’s Museum of the East End “Mad Hatter Tea Party”
Drawing from the classic tale, “Alice in Wonderland,” kids can enjoy hat decorating, spring-themed arts, an”eco eggs” scavenger hunt, lemonade, and tea.
When: Saturday, 3/31, 10:30 AM
Ages: All
Pricing: Free to members
Where: 376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
Contact: 631-537-8250
http://cmee.org/
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BridgehamptonChildren’s Museum of the East End “Lego Club”
Children can construct works of art using thousands of Legos (donations of gently used Lego accepted)
When: Saturday, 3/31, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Ages: All
Pricing: Free for members, $9 admission
Where: 376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
Contact: 631-537-8250
http://cmee.org/
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Centerport – Vanderbilt Estate Carriage House Theater “Pinocchio”
Enjoy the timeless tale of a wooden doll longing to be a real boy. Brought to you by the Arena Players Repertory Theatre Company.
When: Saturday 3/31 and Sunday 4/1, 1:00 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $10 adults, $8 children, under 3 years is free
Where : 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport, NY
Contact Info : 516-293-0674
www.arenaplayers.org/Children_s_Theatre.html
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East Islip - BayWay Arts Center “Rapunzel”
Adapted from Grimms Fairy Tales, BayWay Arts Center presents a classic story. Tea Party to follow at 3:30 PM.
When: Saturday, 3/31, 1:00 PM
Age Group: Preschool, primary, and elementary school children
How Much: $10
Where: 265 E. Main Street, East Islip, NY
Contact Info: 631-581-2700
broadhollow.org/childrens-theatre/childrens-theatre-bw
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HuntingtonCinema Arts Theatre “Journey Into Iroquoia: A Celebration of Traditional Mohawk Culture”
Join the community at this fundraiser for the Mohawk Community of Kanatsiohareke which is located in central New York State on the north shore of the Mohawk River. All proceeds will help with maintaining traditional culture such as by offering Mohawk Language Immersion
Classes, Haudenosaunee related conferences, workshops and classes, and maintenance of an organic farm.
When: Sunday, 4/1, 9:00 AM-1:45 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $20
Where: 423 Park Ave., Huntington, NY
Contact Info: 631-423-7611
http://www.mohawkcommunity.com/calendar.html
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Medford- Country Fair “Annual Egg Hunt”
The Medford Country Fair includes a scavenger/egg hunt, choice of craft, visit from the Easter Bunny, snacks, moonhouse/slide, and one return park pass
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When: Saturday, 3/31, 10:30 AM-1:00 PM (rain date 4/1) *Ages 2-6 11:15 sharp, ages 7-10 11:30 sharp for hunt*
Age Group: 2-10 years
How Much : $9 per child
Where: 3351 Route 112, Medford (cross road-Horseblock/Granny), NY
Contact Info: 631 732-0579
http://www.countryfairpark.com/events.php
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Riverhead - Long Island Science Center Science Experiments”
The whole family can experiment with mirrors, bubbles, things that glow in the dark, as well as make crafts to take home.
When:
Sunday, 4/1, from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Age Group:
All Ages
Where: 11 W. Main Street, Riverhead, NY
How Much: $5
Contact: 631-208-8000
www.lisciencecenter.org


By Michelle S.

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