Long Island Weekend Guide for Kids 3/3/12 – 3/4/12

March is here and soon the dreary days of winter will be left behind. But don’t grab your garden shovels just yet…instead relax and enjoy family time from one of our fun filled Weekend Guide picks. 

Brentwood - Long Island Pet Expo
Designed to educate and entertain, this two day expo is filled with family activities, hands on petting, adoptions, and entertaining exhibits. No pets allowed.
When:
Saturday 3/3-Sunday 3/4, 10-8 PM
Age Group:
All
Where:
Suffolk Community College, 1001 Crooked Hill Rd., Brentwood, NY 11717
How Much: $5-$12
Contact Info: 631-423-0620
www.horseandpetexpo.com/lipetexpo
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Cold Spring Harbor
- Whaling Museum “Ocean Science Sunday, Submarines”
Enter the world of subs, find out the science behind submarines, create your own periscope to take home.
When
:
Sunday, March 4, 2:30, 45 minutes long
Age Group: 5-12 years
Where:
301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
How Much
: Free with paid admission, $4 members
Contact Info:
631-367-3418, RSVP
www.cshwhalingmuseum.org

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Garden City - Long Island Children’s Museum “Clown Camp with Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus”
Learn teamwork, the art of comedic theater, and clown basics.
When:
Saturday 3/3 and Saturday, 3/ 10, 1-2 PM plus March 23 performance at 6:30 at Nassau Coliseum. RSVP required.
Age Group:
8+ years
Where:
11 Davis Ave, Garden City, NY 11530
How Much:
Free with museum admission
Contact Info:
516 224-5800
www.LICM.org
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Garden CityLong Island Children’s Museum “Okee Dokee Brothers”
Enjoy a live musical performance where brothers play original bluegrass and rock music inspired by their own backyard adventures.
When:
Sunday, 3/4, 1 & 4 PM
Age Group:
3+
Where: 11 Davis Ave, Garden City, NY 11530
How Much:
$4 with museum admsiion, $3 members, $10 theatre only
Contact Info:
516 224-5800
www.LICM.org

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Huntington - Walt Whitman Birthplace “Irish Dancing”
Enjoy hard and soft shoe dancing by an award winning national dance troupe. Kids can also participate in face painting and a guided tour of the historic birthplace.
When:
Saturday 3/3 1-3 PM
Age Groups:
All
Where:
246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., West Hills/Huntington, NY 11746
How Much:
$8 per child (includes two adults)
Contact Info:
631-427-5240, ext 113
www.waltwhitman.org

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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.
When:
Saturday 3/3, 11 AM, Sunday 3/4,  10:30 AM
Age Groups:
Elementary school age+
Where: 250 Main St., Northport, NY 11768
How Much:
$ 15
Contact:
631 261-2900
www.johnwengemantheater.com

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Oakdale – CM Performing Arts Theatre “Dora’s Pirate Adventure”
The beloved Dora takes to the high seas for this fun, family friendly adventure.
When:
Saturday 3/3, 11 am & 2 pm
Age Groups:
Preschooler+
Where: 931 Montauk Hwy, Oakdale
How Much:
$9
Contact:
631- 218-2810
www.cmpac.com

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Port JeffersonTheatre Three “The Three Little Pigs/ Home is Where You Hold Your Heart – A Play in Verse & Verses”
3 Independent Pigs + 2 Lost Mice + 1 Rappin’ Wolf = a fun-filled version of the famous story. Told completely in song and verse, THE THREE LITTLE PIGS takes a new look at the pigs and their plight. This original musical focuses on issues of race relations and the homeless.
Date:
Saturday, 3/3, 11 AM
Age Groups:
All
Where: 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson,  NY, 11777
How Much:
$10
Contact:
631.928.9100
www.theaterthree.com

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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:
Saturday, 3/3, from 11-4 PM
Age Groups:
All Ages
Where:
11 W. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
How Much: $5
Contact: 631 208-8000
www.lisciencecenter.org

By Michelle S.

 

 

 

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