Things to Do this Weekend on Long Island with Kids August 11-12

Looking for things to do this weekend on Long Island with kids? We have cultural events, theater performances as well as many outdoor projects and activities. This weekend is packed with many fun and educational things to do!



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, 8/11, 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, 8/11 and Sunday,  8/12 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 Whaling Museum “Bubble Fest”
At Bubble Fest, kids can investigate, create and work with bubbles in hands-on experiments to learn about this fun, and smile inducing past time.

When: Sunday, 8/12, 2:30 pm
Age Group: All
How Much: Free paid admission, $4 for child
Where: 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Contact Info: 631-367-3418


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, 8/11 and Sunday, 8/12 (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 “Messy Afternoons”
Come play with Play-doh, paint, and slime. Have fun creating a masterpiece at this wonderful children’s museum.
When: Saturday, 8/11 and Sunday, 8/12, 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


Hicksville -India Day Parade “Pride, Passion, and Unity”
Come celebrate Indian culture and learn about customs, traditions and Indian heritage.
When: Saturday, 8/11, 12 :00 pm
Age Group: all
How Much: Free
Where: Parade begins at 415 Rt. 107/S.Broadway in Hicksville, NY
Contact Info: 516-586-8024

Lindenhurst – Babylon Town Hall “Paumanauk Pow-Wow”
Enjoy traditional Aztec dress, drums, dance and food  as well as competitions, traders, crafts and more.
Saturday, 8/11 & Sunday, 8/12, 12:00 pm
Age Group: All 
How Much:
$10 Adults, $5 seniors/teens, Free children 12 and under
200 East Sunrise Hwy., Lindenhurst, NY
Contact Info:


Northport – John W. Engeman Theater “Rapunzel-a Tangled Tale”
Part of the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Youth Theater Series, this show for kids is a familiar tale told with flair. Find out how Rapunzel uses her golden locks to get herself our of trouble.
When: Saturday, 8/11 at 11:00 AM, Sunday, 8/12 at 10:30 AM
Age Group: Elementary school age+
How Much: $15
Where: 250 Main St., Northport, NY
Contact Info: 631-261-2900


Old Westbury Old Westbury Gardens, “Insect Exploration”
Children can explore, collect and learn first hand all about many, local six legged creatures. Don’t forget to bring your nets and collecting jars!
When: Saturday, 8/11, 11 am
Age Group: All
How Much: Free with  admission
Where: 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
Contact Info: 516-333-0048

Oyster Bay - Teddy Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Society “Reptiles Rule”
Learn all about reptiles living in our local, natural world and then create and take home a reptile craft that kids will make during the session.
When: Saturday, 8/11, 11 am – 12 pm
Age Group: 6+
How Much: $5 members/$7 non members
Where: 134 Cove Rd, Oyster Bay, NY
Contact Info: 516 922-3200 (please register prior to event)


Rockville Centre – Center for Science Teaching & Learning (CSTL) “Butterflies”
Learn all about these beautiful winged creatures and even make a craft to take home

When: Sunday, 8/12, 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 needed.
When: Sunday, 8/12, 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


By Michelle S.

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