Things to do this Weekend on Long Island with Kids 5/5-5/6

The fabulous Baby, Toddler and Parenting Event, a.k.a. the Mamas Expo hosted by the Mamas Network, is taking place at the New York Hall of Science! Read on for more details. Beyond the Mamas Expo, there’s a ton of things to do this weekend on Long Island to welcome the month of May. Let’s hope we’ve said goodbye to the April showers and look forward to enjoying the May flowers!

 

Featured Event:  Mamas Expo
The Mamas Expo is the ultimate event bringing the best parenting resources, experts, and shopping experiences under one roof. The Mama’s Expo welcomes all parents, expectant moms, and children ages 0-5. Families from all around the New York City area can get the inside scoop on the best local services, specialists, products, classes and schools as well as new and innovative resources now available.
When:
Saturday, May 5th 10 am – 5 pm
Ages: For adults and children ages 0-5 years.
How Much: VIP tickets ($40 – receive a gift bag worth over $200!) by May 4th 11:59 PM, Advanced Tickets by May 4th 11:59 PM — $17 Adults; $13 Child (2-17), Student (w/ID), and Seniors (62+); Under 2 Free. Tickets purchase at the door — $19 for all Adults and $15 for Children.
Where: New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368
Contact Info: 718-699-0005
www.nysci.org/mamasexpo
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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, 4/21, 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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Bridgehampton – Children’s Museum of the East End “Third Annual Peconic Bay Family Fun Day”
Learn about local water habitats, agriculture, sustainability, and eco-friendly practices by making bird boxes, fish prints, taking hikes, creating arts and crafts, seed planting, and more.
When: Saturday, 5/5 from 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Ages: 5-10, with accompanying adults
How Much: Free and includes FREE admission to CMEE during event
Where: 376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
Contact: 631-537-8250
http://cmee.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, 5/5, &  Sunday 5/6, 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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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, 5/5 and Sunday 5/6, 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
http://www.riverheadfoundation.org/mediacenter/detail.asp?briefing_id=92

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Garden City – Long Island Children’s Museum “Cinco De Mayo” come and celebrate Mexican heritage with lively music and make your own sombrero.
When: Saturday, 5/5, 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
www.LICM.org

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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 5/5, and Sunday 5/6, 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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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 5/5, 11:00 AM and Sunday 5/6,  10:30 AM
Age Group:
Elementary school age+
How Much: $15
Where: 250 Main St., Northport, NY  
Contact Info: 631-261-2900
http://www.engemantheater.com/
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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 5/5, 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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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
http://nassaumuseum.org

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Roslyn Harbor - Nassau Museum of Art “Hamlin”
Stars of the television world, the Flexitoon Puppets, will perform their version of the classic Pied Piper of Hamlin. A lively tale all about telling the truth. They drive this message of honesty home through classic puppetry, marionettes, shadows, specials effects, and music.
When: Saturday, 5/5 11:30 AM & 2:00 PM
Age Group: 3+
How Much: Adult $20 ($10 members), $10 children (includes admission)
Where: 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor, NY
Contact Info: 516-484-9337
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, 5/5, 2:00 PM, & Sunday 5/6, 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

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Yaphank –
Cornell Cooperative Extension, “Baby Animal Day – Long Island Farm”
Spring has sprung and Cornell Cooperative wants you to be a part of this exciting time. Celebrate the newest members of the farm family with a day of crafts, food, animals demonstrations, and exploration as well as wagon rides and a special “animal discovery area.”
When: Saturday, 5/5, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: FREE
Where: 350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank, NY
Contact Info: 631-852-4600
http://ccesuffolk.org/

 

By Michelle S.

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