Things to do this weekend on Long Island with Kids August 18-19

Looking for things to do this weekend on Long Island with kids? We have live performances, both in and outdoors, wild animals and cupcakes! Summer is winding down, make the most of it with an exciting activity.




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, 8/18, 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


Cold Spring Harbor – Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum “Live Endangered Animal Demonstration”
Falcons, Turtles, chinchillas, OH MY! Come experience a hands-on demo of these rare and beautiful creatures. Children will learn what it means to be endangered and what they can do to preserve what is left of these animals habitats.

When: Sunday, 8/19, 1:00 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

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, 8/18 and Sunday,  8/19 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

Copaigue - Tanner Park “BACCA presents Long Island’s Bluegrass Festival”
Come join headliner Bobby Osborne as well as many others for a day of music, family fun and celebration. No alcohol/pets allowed. Bring a chair for this rain or shine performance. Free parking available.
When: Saturday, 8/18, 12 pm – 8 pm
Ages: All
How Much:$15 general admission $10 seniors and kids 7-12, Kids under 7 FREE
Where: Tanner Park on the Great South Bay, Copaigue, NY
Contact: 631-587-3696


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, 8/18 and Sunday, 8/19 (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, 8/18 and Sunday, 8/19, 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


Huntington - Little Shelter “15th annual Pet-A-Palooza”
Come to this even that will features pet adoptions, festivities, live music, entertainment, face painting, blessings, BBQs, and a Chinese auction.
When: Saturday 8/18 and Sunday 8/19 , both days 9 AM-6 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: Free
Where: 33 Warner Rd., Huntington, NY
Contact Info: 631-368-8770


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, 8/18 at 11:00 AM, Sunday, 8/19 at 10:30 AM (CLOSING WEEKEND)
Age Group: Elementary school age+
How Much: $15
Where: 250 Main St., Northport, NY
Contact Info: 631-261-2900


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!
When: Saturday, 8/18, 2:00 PM
Age Group: Preschooler+
Where: 931 Montauk Hwy, Oakdale. NY
How Much: $9
Contact Info: 631- 218-2810


Riverhead - Long Island Science Center Summer Science Experiments”
The whole family can experiment with mirrors, bubbles, things that glow in the dark, as well as make crafts to take home.
When: Sunday, 8/19, from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Age Group: All Ages
Where: 11 W. Main Street, Riverhead, NY
How Much: $5
Contact: 631-208-8000


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, 8/19, 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


WestburyNYCB Theatre “Wiggles”
Come and celebrate this dynamic foursome that has been delighting little people for over 20 years. The is one of the last times the original four Aussie Wiggles will perform live.
When: Sunday, 8/19 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $20 +
Where: 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, NY
Contact Info: 516-334-0800


By Michelle S.

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