Things to Do on Long Island with Kids this Weekend 5/19-5/20

With warmer weather comes a range of outdoor activities including fairs and festivals. This weekend is no exception with family fun celebrations in Centerport, East Setauket, Oyster Bay offering games, pony rides, food, and more. For those preferring the indoors, check out children’s theater shows or even build a volcano on Ocean Science Sunday. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of things to do on Long Island with kids this weekend.

 

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, 5/19, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Ages: All
How Much: Free for members, $9 admission
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 “Welcome Summer Day – Get Creative”
Bring in summer by baking Mini Orange Corn Cakes! Top them off with cream cheese frosting for a sweet treat. Pre-registration is required.
When: Saturday, 5/19 at 11:00 AM
Ages: 3 years+
How Much: $10 members, $22 non-members (which includes price of museum admission)
Where: 376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
Contact: 631-537-8250
http://cmee.org/

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Centerport – Camp Alvernia “Family Fun Extravaganza”
Enjoy carnival games, music, boat rides, food, a grand prize raffle offering free summer at camp, and more!
When:
Saturday, 5/19, & Sunday 5/20, 1:00 PM-6:00 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: Free
Where: 105 Prospect Rd., Centerport, NY
Contact Info: 631-261-5730
www.campalvernia.org

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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.
When:
Saturday, 5/19, & Sunday 5/20, 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
http://www.arenaplayers.org/Children_s_Theatre.html

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Cold Spring Harbor – Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum “Ocean Science Sunday: Volcano Voyage”
How are islands made? Learn how underwater volcanoes create them and even experience touching touch hardened lava. Have fun creating a real spewing volcano.
When: Sunday, 5/20 at 2:30 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: Free with paid admission
Where: 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Contact Info: 631-367-3418
www.cshwhalingmuseum.org
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East Setauket – Playgroups School “24th Annual Mayfair Family Fun Day”
Enjoy pony rides, games, crafts, bouncers, food, face painting, character visits, entertainment, karate demo, dance show, and more
When: Saturday, 5/19, 10 am-3 pm
Age Group: All
How Much: Free
Where: 52 Old Post Rd., East Setauket, NY
Contact Info: 631-751-9843
www.playgroupsschool.com

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Garden CityLong Island Children’s Museum “NanoDay!”
Little scientists can explore anything super small on NanoDay! Play with buckyballs and waterproof sand, and work on science experiments.
When: Saturday 5/19, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Age Group: All
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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Garden City
Long Island Children’s Museum “Bug Bonanza – Two Parts”
These two bug-related events will fascinate little bug fans. “Bug Bonanza” features insects, spiders and other crawly creatures. Create a fun insect crafts and bolder kids can event try tasting a snack made of edible insects! “Good Bug/Bad Bug” teaches kids what makes a bug good or bad and helpful or dangerous.
When: “Bug Bonanza” Sunday 5/20, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM, “Good Bug/Bad Bug” Sunday 5/20, 12:30 PM and 2:00 pm sessions
Age Group: All
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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Garden City
Long Island Children’s Museum “Comings and Goings Gallery—Delighting in de Kooning”
In an open exhibit, view abstract paintings inspired by the famous artist Willem de Kooning and created this year by local children and teens. The children’s artwork was inspired by nature through the different seasons on Long Island.
When: Saturday, 5/19 during museum hours 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Age Group: All
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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Garden CityLong 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 5/19, and Sunday 5/20, 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
www.LICM.org

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Lindenhurst – Studio Theater “Disney’s Cinderella Kids”
Kids can enjoy an afternoon watching the fairy tale of Cinderella who is mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and not allowed to attend the Royal Ball. Her mice friends and Fairy Godmother come to the rescue, helping our heroine go to the ball to meet her Prince!
When: Saturday 5/19 at 2:00 PM
Age Group: All ages
How Much: $10
Where: 141 South Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst, NY
Contact Info: 631-226-8400
http://www.studiotheatreli.com/childrenstheater.php
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Oakdale – CM Performing Arts Theatre
“How I Became A Pirate”
A silly retell of this popular children’s storybook capturing how being a pirate sounds a lot better than it actually is!
When: Saturday 5/19, 2:00 PM
Age Group: Preschooler+
Where: 931 Montauk Hwy, Oakdale. NY
How Much: $9
Contact Info: 631- 218-2810
www.cmpac.com

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Oyster Bay - East Woods School “Spring Fair Estate Sale”
The East Woods School campus in Oyster Bay, NY will be transformed into a Spring Fair extravaganza for a school fundraiser. Entertainment include 12 carnival rides (don’t miss the gravity-defying roller coaster), games, face painting, pony rides, and a petting zoo. Spring Fair visitors who prefer something more leisurely can browse the Estate Sale which offers a wide-array of gently-used goods such as antiques, silver, jewelry (costume and real), decorative household items, tableware, table linens, small pieces of furniture, paintings and prints, hard back books, and toys. The shopping experience extends into the Vendor Fair and there will be plenty of food to fill tummies.
When: Saturday 5/19 and Sunday 5/20, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
Age Group: All
Where: 31 Yellow Cote Rd., Oyster Bay, NY
How Much: Free
Contact Info: 516-922-4400
www.eastwoods.org
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Roslyn HarborNassau Museum of Art “Family Sundays at the Museum”
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, 5/20, 1:00 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: Free with paid admission
Where: 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor, NY
Contact Info: 516-484-9337
http://nassaumuseum.org

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Smithtown - Smithtown Center for Performing Arts “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”
A live musical where kids can follow a day in the life of this famous 4th grader based on Judith Viorst’s very popular children’s book.
When: Saturday, 5/19, 2:00 PM, & Sunday 5/20, 11:00 AM
Ages: Preschool +
How Much: $15
Where: 2 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY
Contact Info: 631-724-3700
http://www.smithtownpac.org/youthproduction.html



By Maria Adcock

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