Things to Do this Weekend on Long Island with Kids Sept 15-16

This is the last official weekend of summer before we head into autumn. We have live performances, environmental programs and classic car shows. Whatever families choose, they can find things to do this weekend on Long Island with kids in our list below.

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, 9/15, 10 AM -12 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: Free for members, $9 admission
Where: 376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
Contact: 631-537-8250


Centerport -Vanderbilt Museum “Classic Car Show”
Show kids the glory of cars from the past at this Classic Car Show that will feature antique cars 25 years old or older.
When: Sunday, 9/16, 11 AM-4PM, Rain date: Sept.23
Age Group: All
How Much: $7 General Admission, $6 Students, $3 children 12 and under
Where: 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport, NY
Contact: 631-854-5579

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, 9/15 and Sunday, 9/16, 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


Farmingville - Take One Theatre “Elves and the Shoemaker”
Bring the little ones to this sweet musical tale for an afternoon of smiles and entertainment.
When: Saturday, 9/15, & Sunday 9/16, 1 PM
Age Group: 3+
How Much: $10 (advance tickets) $12 at door-includes drink and snack
Where: 1021 Portion Road, Farmingville, NY
Contact: 631-569-2148


Mattituck – Strawberry Fields Fairgrounds “GreenFest”
GreenFest offers four days of environmental friendly activities, eco education, entertainment, displays, kids’ activities, crafts and more. Please bring a non-perishable or household item/personal care item for donation to the local shelter.
When: September 14-17, opens at 11 AM, closes at different times per day
Age Group: All
How Much: $3 Adults, 12 and under FREE
Where: Strawberry Fields Fairgrounds, North side of Route 48, Mattituck, NY
Contact Info: 631-734-5894

Old Westbury Old Westbury Gardens “Seed Mosaics”
Children will learn how to make beautiful mosaics out of recycled seeds and scraps of kitchen leftovers just as children did years ago.
When: Saturday, 9/15, 12 pm
Age Group: All
How Much: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 ages 7-17, Free for children 6 and under
Where: 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
Contact Info: 516-333-0048


Port JeffersonTheatre Three “Treasure Island”
This classic pirate tale is chock full of adventure, buried treasure, pirate duals and swashbucklers. It’s a perfect musical for those who dare to walk the plank.
When: Saturday 9/15, 8 PM, Sunday 9/16, 3PM
Age Group: 5 and up
How Much: $23-$30, $15 children 5-12 years
Where: 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY
Contact Info: 631-928-9100


Riverhead - Hallockville Museum Farm “32nd Annual Hallockville Fall Festival and Craft Show”
Families can enjoy a traditional country fair filled with food, artisan vendors, crafts, children’s entertainment, animals, demonstrations and music.
When: Saturday, 9/15 & Sunday , 9/16 from 10 am-5 pm
Age Group: All
How Much: $7 per person, $5 children ages 5-12, Family of 4 $18
Where: 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
Contact Info: 631-298-5292


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, 9/16 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


Sag HarborBay Burger Restaurant “Rebuilding Marine Meadows”
Try a hands-on experience of helping to rebuild the eelgrass population throughout the East End bays and estuaries brought to families by the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE). Kids will love learning about eelgrass which is a critical component of the local ecosystem that allows marine life to thrive.
When: Saturday, 9/15 at 3 pm
Age Group: All
How Much: Free
Where: 1742 County Road 79  Sag Harbor, NY
Contact Info: 631-899-3915
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By Michelle S.


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