Things to do this Weekend on Long Island with Kids 8/25-8/26

Come celebrate the last weekend of August with our top picks of things to do this weekend on Long Island with kids! We’ve got turtle hatching, craft making, adventurous tales and even a seafood festival.




Long Island Wide- Lowe’s Home Improvement Center “Dreamworks: Shrek  Onion Carriage:Themed Build & Grow Clinics”
Attend a hands-on workshop clinic where children learn, build and take home useful projects.
When: Saturday, 8/25 10 AM & Sunday, 8/26 2 PM
Ages: Grades 2-5
How Much: Free
Where: All Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores, Click Here for one near you


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, 8/25, 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


Centerport - Vanderbilt Theatre “Tales of Neverland The Adventures of Peter Pan & Wendy”
This interactive, audience participation play put on by the Arena Players is a delight for children of all ages. Children will be reminded how loyalty, trust, and team work are an important part of solving problems and making lasting friendships.
Saturday, 8/25 and Sunday,  8/26 at 1 PM
Ages: All
How Much: $10 adults, $8 children, children under three, FREE
Where: 180 Little Neck Rd, Centerport, NY
Contact: 631-854-5579

Cold Spring Harbor – Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery &Aquarium “Turtle Hatch Day”
Learn all about these mystical, age-old creatures as they hatch. Turtle crafts and snacks served.

When: Saturday, 8/25, 2 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $6 adults, $4 children 3-12 and seniors, members and children under 2 FREE
Where: 1660 Rt. 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Contact Info: 516-692-6768


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, 8/24 and Sunday, 8/26 (ENDS THIS WEEKEND). 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 “Messy Afternoons”
Come play with Play-doh, paint, and slime. Have fun creating a masterpiece at this wonderful children’s museum.
When: Saturday, 8/25 and Sunday, 8/26, 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 “Suessical”
All things Dr. Seuss will come to life in this exciting musical that’s perfect for kids of all ages!
Saturday, 8/25, 2:00 PM
Age Group: Preschooler+
Where: 931 Montauk Hwy, Oakdale. NY
How Much:
Contact Info: 631- 218-2810


Rockville Centre – Center for Science Teaching & Learning (CSTL) “Busy Bees”
Learn what all the BUZZ is about this honey making, flower loving insect. Create and take a bee craft home.

When: Sunday, 8/26, 11 AM-12:30 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $10
Where: 1 Tanglewood Centre, Rockville Centre, NY
Contact Info: 516-764-0045

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, 8/26, 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


West Sayville - Long Island Maritime Museum “21st Annual Seafood Festival”
Come to this all day extravaganza filled with the seafood, live music, children’s entertainment, pirate shows, arts and crafts vendors, environmental displays and public sails on the famous “Priscilla.”
When: Saturday, 8/25 10 AM-8 PM, Sunday, 8/26, 10 AM-7 PM
Age Group: All (stroller accessible)
How Much: $8 adults, children 5 and under FREE, Free to museum members
Where: West Ave, West Sayville, NY click here for parking instructions and free shuttle information
Contact Info: 631-HISTORY


By Michelle S.

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