Things to Do this Weekend on Long Island with Kids 6/16- 6/17

As the weekend rolls in, we know there’s one thing we all are looking for and that’s to see the sun! We have plenty of things to do this weekend on Long Island with kids. A special “Thank You” to all the dads and granddads and a very “Happy Father’s Day” to all of our readers!




BethpageCountry Farms in Bethpage State Park “Polo at the Park”
Watch this traditional gentleman’s sport, just in time for Father’s Day. Polo matches and food available
. The kids will love watching the horses!
When: Saturday, 6/17 – Gates open at 2:00 PM, Match at 3:00 PM
Ages: All
How Much: $8 parking fee, General Admission $5 (other types of tickets available; ticket prices vary)
Where: Bethpage State Park, Bethpage, NY
Contact: 516-249-0700 or 631-345-9585


Bridgehampton – Children’s Museum of the East End (CMEE) “Lego Club”
Children can construct works of art using thousands of Legos (donations of gently used Lego accepted).
When: Saturday, 6/16, 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


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, 6/16 and Sunday 6/17, 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 “Designing for Dad”
Design and create a unique picture frame to take home and present to dad or someone special of your choice. Also check out the new traveling exhibit series “Framed: Step into Art.”
When: Saturday 6/16 and Sunday, 6/17 at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: Free with museum admission
Where: 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
Contact Info: 516-599-6870


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 6/16, and Sunday 6/17, 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


Glen Cove – Garvies Point Museum and Preserve “Native American Father’s Day”
Celebrate Father’s Day as a Native American. With traditional face painting, artifacts and tools, learn how to grind corn, use a stone drill, and make a real fire.
When: Saturday, 6/16, 11 AM-3 PM
Age Group: All  (parental discretion)
How Much: Special Father’s Day rate $5 per person over 4 years old
Where: 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY
Contact Info: 516-571-8010


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 6/16, 11:00 AM and Sunday 6/17,  10:30 AM
Age Group: Elementary school age+
How Much: $15
Where: 250 Main St., Northport, NY
Contact Info: 631-261-2900


Rockville Centre,  CSTL (Center for Science Teaching & Learning) “The Colors of Critters”
This workshop lets kids explore how animals use their colors to survive, create, and search for hidden critters.
When: Saturday, 6/16, 10 AM-11:30 AM
Age Group: All (children must be accompanied by an adult)
How Much: $10
Where: 1 Tanglewood Rd, Rockville Centre, NY
Contact Info: 516 764-0045

Rockville Centre –  CSTL (Center for Science Teaching & Learning) “2nd Annual Daddy and Me Rocket Building”
Back by popular demand, kids can build a rocket with Dad and launch it into the sky! Cost includes rocket; end time is approximate.
When: Sunday, 6/17, 10 AM-1 PM
Age Group: All (children must be accompanied by an adult)
How Much: $25 per child (dads free!)
Where: 1 Tanglewood Rd, Rockville Centre, NY
Contact Info: 516 764-0045


Ronkonkoma  - Ballet Long Island “June Princess Tea Party”
Come see all the Disney princesses up and personal. Take a photo, enjoy a tea, a ballet performance as well as snacks. All proceeds to benefit the scholarship fund.
When: Saturday, 6/16, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Age Group: 2+
How Much: $18 ($30 per pair of tickets)
Where: 1863 Pond Rd., Ronkonkoma, NY
Contact Info: 631-737-1964


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, 6/17, 1:00 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $5 materials fee
Where: 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor, NY
Contact Info: 516-484-9337


Setauket -Village Green “10th Annual Caroline Country Fair”
From pony rides to BBQ, fire trucks and even a barn sale, this festival has something for everyone to do this weekend!
When: Saturday, 6/16, 10 AM-4 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: Free
Where: One Dyke Rd., Setauket, NY
Contact Info: 631 945-4245


By Michelle S.

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