Things to Do this Weekend on Long Island with Kids 4/28-4/29

Looking for things to do this weekend on Long Island? From houses falling on witches and Zen gardens to charcoal sketches and seal cruises, we’ve got lots of family things to do this weekend indoors and outdoors.




Centerport – Vanderbilt Carriage House “Dorothy and the Land Of Oz”
Dorothy dreams of seeing her family and farm again –  come follow her on her journey as she meets new friends and learns why “there’s no place like home.” Audience participation encouraged.
Saturday, 4/28, &  Sunday 4/29, 1:00 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $10 Adults, $8 kids, children under three FREE
Where: 180 Little Neck Rd, Centerport, NY
Contact Info: 516-293-0674


Cold Spring Harbor - Whaling Museum Sketch By the Sea, in Charcoal”
Sketch and shade with charcoal to capture this stunning time of year of regrowth and new beginnings, inspired by April Showers (no experience necessary). It’s a great thing to do as a parent/tween experience.
When: Sunday 2/29, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Age Group: Tween+, Adults welcomed
How Much: $4 members, or free with paid admission
Where: 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Contact Info: 631-367-3418, RSVP requested


East Islip - Heckscher State Park “Heckscher Spring Festival”
Join in for a two day long Earth Day festival. Celebrate with music, crafts, environmental displays, vendors, and loads of family activities and fun filled things to do.
When: Saturday 4/28 & Sunday 4/29, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $20 per car load
Where: Heckscher State Park, Field one, East Islip, NY
Contact Info: 631-321-3510


Elmont Broadhollow Theater Company “Aladdin”
Join magical friends for carpet rides, sing along songs, and of course see favorite friends from Agrabah.
When: Saturday, 4/28,   2:00 PM
Age Group: Preschool, primary elementary school
How Much: $10
Where: 700 Hempstead Tpke, Elmont, NY
Contact Info: 516-775-4420


Freeport (Freeport Harbor- Captain Lou’s Fleet Harbor 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, 4/28 and Sunday 4/29, 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


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 4/28, and Sunday 4/29, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Age Group: 18 months-4 years
How Much: Free with museum admission
Where: 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
Contact Info: 516-224-5800


Garden City - Long Island Children’s Museum “Flock of Flyers”
A performance filled with humor, dance, theatrics, and lots of audience participation, this show is bound to get kids laughing right out of their seats.  Five Flyers present this show with imaginary planes, creative choreography, and loads of silliness.
When: Sunday 4/29, 3:00 PM
Age Group: 5+
How Much: Free with museum admission
Where: 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
Contact Info: 516-224-5800


Garden City – Long Island Children’s Museum “Zen Garden”
Learn how to relax and enjoy a peaceful and quiet activity. Learn basic yoga moves and an introduction to meditation. Create a rock garden complete with a dry garden rake, painted rocks, and other Buddhist inspired things to do to find inner harmony.
Sunday 4/28, 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Age Group: All (we recommend 3+)
How Much: Free with museum admission
Where: 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
Contact Info: 516-224-5800


Northport – John W. Engeman TheaterCinderella”
A wonderful telling of this classic tale filled with lovable animals, sing-along music, and dreams come true.
When: Saturday 4/28, 11:00 AM and Sunday 4/22,  10:30 AM
Age Group:
Elementary school age+
How Much: $15
Where: 250 Main St., Northport, NY  
Contact Info: 631-261-2900


Oyster Bay -Planting Fields Arboretum, “Arbor Day Festival”
A two day celebration of all things trees! Join the many things to do such as FREE self-guided tours of COE hall. Participate in kids’ crafts, tree climbing, pet comedy shows, musical performances, plant clinics, tree planting with Smokey the Bear, and lots more!
When: Saturday 4/28-Sunday 4/29, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, Rain or Shine
Age Group: All
How Much: $20 per carload
Where: 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay, NY
Contact Info: 516-922-8678


Port Jefferson – Theatre Three “The Adventures of Peter Rabbit”
Enjoy a silly rendition of the tales of Peter Rabbit, adapted from the traditional stories of Beatrix Potter.
When: Saturday, 4/28, 11:00 AM
Age Group: All
How Much: $10
Where: 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY
Contact Info: 631-928-9100


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, 4/29, 1:00 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $5 materials fee
Where: 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor, NY
Contact Info: 516-484-9337

By Michelle



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