Things to Do this Weekend on Long Island with Kids 9/1-9/2

Although we may not be ready for summer to come to a close, school is beginning and cooler weather is on its way. Looking for a way to end the summer season with a bang? We have lots of things to do this weekend on Long Island with kids such as an authentic Native American Pow Wow, digital crafts, performances, the Hamptons Classic Horse Show and more. Happy Back to School!


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, 9/1, 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


Bridgehampton – Children’s Museum of the East End “Kids 4 Kids Digital”
Children can create original abstract art using digital technology in the museum’s lighthouse. Children’s drawings will then be presented to children at two Long Island Children’s hospitals to benefit patients.
When: Sunday, 9/2, during museum hours
Ages: 4+
How Much: Free for members, $9 admission
Where: 376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
Contact: 631-537-8250


Bridgehampton - Hamptons Classic “Kids Day”
Families can attend the annual Hamptons Classic Horse show, and there’s a whole lot more for kids: pony rides, face painting, live music, storytelling, petting zoo, circus acts, games and more.
When: Saturday, 9/1, 8 AM-5 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $10 per person/$20 per carload, children 6 and under FREE
Where: 240 Snake Hollow Rd. & Route 27, Bridgehampton, NY
Contact Info: 631-537-3177


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, 9/1 and Sunday, 9/2, 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


Lindenhurst – Studio Theatre “Freckleface Stawberry the Musical”
This fun musical is based on Julianne Moore’s hit book about children being comfy in their own skin learning to deal with being different. It’s all about bullying, acceptance and positivity.
When: Saturday, 9/1,  2 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $10
Where: 141 S. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst, NY
Contact Info: 631-226-8400


Oakdale - CM Performing Arts “Alice in Wonderland Jr.”
Enjoy this jolly musical about a little girl who falls down a rabbit hole, meets an incredible group of new friends and has an unbelievable adventure.
When: Saturday, 9/1 & Sunday, 9/2 both at 2:00 PM
Age Group: Preschooler+
Where: 931 Montauk Hwy, Oakdale. NY
How Much:
Contact Info: 631- 218-2810


Oakdale - Connetquot State Park “Flirt with Fall”
Start the day with a birding and breakfast adventure. Search for birds that migrate or nest in the Preserve which the Audubon Society has deemed as an an “Important Bird Area.”  A presentation and bird watching on the nature trails will follow. Binoculars and bird field guides are available on loan.
When: Saturday, 9/1 from 8 AM-11:30 AM
Age Group: 5+ with an adult
How Much: $4 plus $8 parking fee (parking is FREE with Empire Pass)
Where: Connetquot State Park, Route 27, Oakdale, NY
Contact Info: 631-581-1072, RSVP required


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. Includes special family-friendly gallery talks and docent-led guides. No reservations required.
When: Sunday, 9/2 at 1 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: Free with museum admission. $2 parking fee on weekends for non-members (members free).
Where: 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor, NY
Contact Info: 516-484-9337


Southhampton – Shinnecock Indian Reservation “66th Annual Shinnecock Nation Pow-Wow”
Never been to this event? It’s time to get going. To be able to experience such an extraordinary day of traditions, culture and crafts is something every Long Islander should take advantage of at least once. The annual Pow-Wow is chock full of traditional dance, music, dress, food, local artisan crafts, history as well as the unique experience of learning about the oldest culture on Long Island first hand.
When: Saturday-Monday, 9/1-9/3, 10 AM-8 PM, Grand Entry takes place 2x daily at 12:30 PM &  7 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $12 adults, $10 seniors and children 6-12, under 6 FREE
Where: Shinecock Indian Reservation, 27A Southhampton Village (follow signs), Southampton, NY
Contact Info: 631-283-6143


By Michelle S.

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