Family Activities St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in Long Island

Looking for some St. Patrick’s Day fun this weekend? Long Island offers many activities for plenty of family fun. We’ve highlighted options here in both Nassau and Suffolk counties.




Garden City - Long Island Children’s Museum “Celtic Fun with Darlene Graham and the Shades of Green Band”
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish music, singing, and dancing.
When: Saturday, 3/17  and Sunday 3/18 at 2 PM
Age Group: 3+
How Much: $4 with Paid Admission, $3 members, $8 theater only
Where: 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
Contact Info: 516-224-5800


Garden City – Long Island Children’s Museum “Messy Afternoons”
Create a masterpiece of your own with a myriad of craft supplies.
When: Saturday, 3/17 and Sunday 3/18 3:30 PM-5 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $3 with museum admission, $2 members
Where: 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
Contact Info: 516-224-5800

Hicksville – Hicksville Public Library “Rainbow Fish”
Learn the ultimate lesson of true friendship and sharing through this wonderful favorite children’s story (by Power Art).
When: Saturday, March 17, 2 PM
Age Group: Preschool+
How Much: Free, pre-registration required
Where: 169 Jersalem Ave, Hickville, NY
Contact: 516-931-1417

Port Washington – Dolphin BookStop “St. Patrick’s Day Party”
Join Kelsey of Inner Art for a scavenger hunt, jig dancing, and fun-filled activities to celebrate Irish culture.
When: Saturday, 3/17, 11 AM-12:30 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $5 per child
Where: 299 Main St., Port Washington, NY
Contact Info: 516-767-2650


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, 3/11, 1 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $5 materials fee
Where: 1 Museum Dr., Rosyln Harbor, NY
Contact Info: 516-484-9337


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 3/17 & Sunday 3/18, 1 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


Cold Spring Harbor - Whaling Museum “Irish Pirates Flag Workshop”
Learn about the pirates that controlled the high seas. Find out about Jolly Roger and design your very own pirate flag. 
Sunday, March 18, 1 PM, 45 minutes
Age Group: 5-12 years
301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 
How Much
: Free with paid admission, $4 members
Contact Info:
631-367-3418, RSVP


Northport – John W. Engeman Theater “Pinklalicous” Musical
This musical is based on the popular children’s book where the character Pink is in love with all things the color pink.
Saturday 3/17, 11 AM, Sunday 3/18,  10:30 AM
Age Group:
Elementary school age+
Where: 250 Main St., Northport, NY 
How Much:


Port Jefferson – Theatre Three “The Three Little Pigs/Home is Where You Hold Your Heart – A Play in Verse & Verses”
Original music helps to tell this unique version of the classic three pigs and their plight to build a strong house and ward off the Big Bad Wolf.
When: Saturday, 3/17, 11 AM
Age Group: All
How Much: $10
Where: 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY
Contact Info: 631-928-9100


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.
Saturday, 3/17, from 11-4 PM
Age Group:
All Ages
Where: 11 W. Main Street, Riverhead, NY
How Much: $5
Contact: 631-208-8000

By Michelle S.


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