Things to do this Weekend on Long Island with Kids July 7-8

Looking for things to do this weekend on Long Island with kids? We’ve got “Willy Wonka,” wildflowers, and frozen treats. Whether looking for an outside adventure, a performance or a chance to let children express their creative side, we’ve lined up fun things to do on Long Island. Enjoy!




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, 7/7, 10 AM -12 PM
Ages: All
How Much: Free for members, $9 admission
Where: 376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
Contact: 631-537-8250


East Norwich - Muttontown Preserve “Meadow Wildflowers Nature Walk”
Come and discover Nassau County’s largest Nature Preserve on Long Island’s Pristine Gold Coast. Learn all about native wildflowers in a beautiful setting.
Sunday, 7/8, 9 AM-11 AM
Ages: All
How Much: $5
Where: Muttontown Lane, south of 25 A, East Norwich, NY
Contact: 516 571-8500


Farmingdale Take One Theatre “Aladdin”
Enjoy a magical carpet ride journey based on Disney Jr. with Jasmine and Aladdin and their friends from Arabia.
When: Saturday 7/7 and Sunday 7/8, 1 PM
Age Group: 3+
How Much: $8 in advance, $10 at the door, drink and snack included
Where: 1021 Portion Rd., Farmingdale, NY
Contact Info: 631-569-2148

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 7/7 and Sunday 7/8 (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


Garden City – Long Island Children’s Museum “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” a wonderful retell of the original familiar fairy tale, of the curious Goldilocks and Mama Bear, Papa Bear and of course, sweet little Baby Bear. Stay after the show to meet the cast.
When: Saturday 7/7, 11:30 AM -12:30 PMN
Age Group: 3 years+
How Much: $8 with museum admission, ($6 members), $12 theatre ticket only
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 7/7 and Sunday 7/8, 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


Oakdale – CM Performing Arts Theatre “Willy Wonka”
Enjoy viewing a special children’s show based on the magical story about a unique candy factory by author Roald Dahl.
When: Saturday 7/7, 2:00 PM
Age Group: Preschooler+
Where: 931 Montauk Hwy, Oakdale. NY
How Much: $9
Contact Info: 631- 218-2810


Old Westbury Old Westbury Gardens “Storybook Stroll”
Join an educational tour to journey to a cooler place with a reading of and then activities based on The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Chill out with a frosty treat at the close of the classic children’s story.

When: Saturday, 7/6, 12 PM
Age Group: Geared toward ages 4-12
How Much: $5 children, and under 6 FREE
Where: 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
Contact Info: 516-333-0048


Port Washington - Sand’s Point Museum and Preserve “Americana Concert”
Celebrate Independence Day on the Great Lawn of the Sands Point Museum. Listen to classic American songs played by the orchestra, pack a blanket, and a picnic dinner for a perfect evening out.
When: Sunday, 7/8, 4 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $25 per car
Where: 127 Middle Road, Port Washington, NY
Contact Info: 516-571-7900


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, 7/8, 1 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $5 materials fee
Where: 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor, NY
Contact Info: 516-484-9337


By Michelle S.

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