Things to Do this Weekend on Long Island with Kids 6/30-7/1

There are many fabulously cool things to do this weekend on Long Island with kids. See the release of Freckles the grey seal back into nature’s water, get wet and sloppy with water fun at the Waterfest event, make crafts at a cute cupcake shop and more. Check out our list for some fun summer weekend activities!

 

 

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, 6/30, 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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Cold Spring Harbor Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum “Waterfest”
Come dressed to get wet and have fun with water balloon games, sprinklers, and arts and crafts. RSVP required.
When:
Sunday, 7/1, 2:30 pm
Ages: All
How Much: Free with paid admission; Members $4 child
Where: 301 Main St. (Rte. 25A) 
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Contact: 631-367-3418
cshwhalingmuseum.org

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Garden City – The Cupcake Corner “Children’s Crafts”
Kids can work on a craft and there’s a different one each week. Craft takes anywhere from 15-45 minutes to complete depending upon the age of the child. No purchase necessary.
When: Saturday 6/30 and Sunday 7/1 (takes place every weekend through 8/26). Drop in anytime between 12 pm-4 pm.
Age Group: 2-10 years
How Much: Free
Where: 61 New Hyde Park Rd. 
Garden City, NY
Contact Info: (516) 328-2253
http://www.thecupcakecornergc.com

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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 6/30 and Sunday 7/1, 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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Glen Cove - Garvies Point Museum and Reserve “Children’s Nature Film Week”
Learn about bees with the film, “City of Bees: A Children’s Guide to Bees.” Explore the world of honeybees including how a queen bee rules the hive, the jobs bees perform, how bees pollinate, and how bees can fly at fast speeds. Film is 30 minutes long.
When: Saturday 6/30 with shows at 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm
Age Group: All
How Much: $3 adults, $2 children 5-12
Where: 50 Barry Dr. 
Glen Cove, NY
Contact Info: 516-571-8010
http://www.garviespointmuseum.com/

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Hampton Bays - The Riverhead Foundation Seal Release”
Bring the kids to this unique event – see the release of Freckles, a female yearling grey seal, back into the water to be with nature once again.
When: Saturday, 6/30 at 5 pm
Age Group: All ages
How Much: Free
Where: Southeast side of Ponquogue Bridge in Hampton Bays
Contact Info: 631-369-9840
http://www.riverheadfoundation.org

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Port Jefferson - Maritime Explorium “Retrorocket Races”
Build an air-powered rocket to race with friends.
When: Saturday, 6/30 and
Sunday, 7/1 during regular museum hours 1 pm-5 pm
Age Group: All
How Much: $5 admission, free children ages 1 and younger
Where: 101 East Broadway 
Port Jefferson, NY
Contact Info: 631-331-3277
http://maritimeexplorium.org/

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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, 7/1, 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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Sag Harbor – Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge “A Birding Nature Adventure”
Veteran teacher Barbara Blaisdell leads this walk which is primarily a beginning birder’s walk. During the walk kids will explore the outdoors and learn about a whole new world of nature.
When: Saturday, 6/30 at 9:30 am
Age Group: Ages 7-9
How Much: $7 adult, $5 children
Where: 784 Noyack Rd. 
Sag Harbor, NY
Contact Info: 631-537-9735
http://sofo.org/naturewalks.asp#programs

 

By Maria Adcock

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