Things to do this Weekend on Long Island with Kids 5/26-5/27

Looking for things to do this weekend on Long Island? We’ve got jump roping, Mozart, and Goldilocks! Don’t miss the world famous air show at Jones Beach to celebrate Memorial Day. Thank you to all the service men and women who proudly serve our country. 




Bridgehampton – Children’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, 5/26, 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


Cold Spring Harbor – Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum “Historic Village Walking Tour for Memorial Day”
This old whaling village is chock full of nooks and crannies exploding with history. Learn about famous spots along Captain’s Row, notorious legends, and the whaling industry that made this seaside town a success. Light rain or shine.
When: Sunday, 5/27 at 2:00 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $8 with paid admission, $4 for members
Where: 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Contact Info: 631-367-3418


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, 5/26, &  Sunday 5/27, 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


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, 5/26 and Sunday 5/27, 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 “How High?”
Get Up and Go series sponsored by Cohen’s Children Medical Center of NY Kids teaches all about the heart healthy benefits of jump ropes. Kids can make their own jump ropes including streamers while they learn fun rhymes to jump to and silly songs to sing.

When: Sunday 5/27,  2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Age Group: All
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 “Messy Afternoons”
Come play with Play-doh, paint, and slime. Have fun creating a masterpiece at this wonderful children’s museum.
When: Saturday 5/26, and Sunday 5/27, 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


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 5/26, 11:00 AM and Sunday 5/27,  10:30 AM
Age Group:
Elementary school age+
How Much: $15
Where: 250 Main St., Northport, NY  
Contact Info: 631-261-2900


Old Westbury - Old Westbury Gardens “Long Island Mozart Festival”
Throughout both Saturday and Sunday your and your family can enjoy the famous classical compositions of the renowned Amadeus Mozart as well as some of his contemporaries. From accompanying puppet shows, traditional concerts by the World Youth Alliance United Nations Chamber Orchestra, as well as other live musical concerts, The LI Mozart Festival is your way to expose your child to enjoyable classical music.
When: Saturday 5/26 and Sunday 5/27, 11:00 AM-4:30PM
Age Group: 3+
How Much: $25 tent; $10 lawn ($8 seniors, $5 ages 7-17)
Where: 71 Old Westbury Road
Contact Info: 516-333-0048


Port Jefferson – Theatre Three “Goldilocks – Is that You?””
A silly retell of the adventurous Goldilocks, and her meetings with the Three Bears with an added lesson about safety mixed in.
When: Saturday, 5/26, 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, 5/27, 1:00 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $5 materials fee
Where: 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor, NY
Contact Info: 516-484-9337

Wantagh – Jones Beach State Park “Bethpage 9th Annual Air Show”
Come celebrate Memorial Day with an amazing and exciting air performance. View world class military performers like the U.S. Navy Blue as well as famous aerobatic civilians who will be making their mark in the sky in honor of the nation’s heroes both past and present.
When: Sunday, 5/ 27 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: Free with $10 parking fee
Where: Jones Beach State Park via Wantagh Parkway South
Contact Info: 516-785-1600


By Michelle S.

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