Things to Do this Weekend on Long Island with Kids September 29-30

The last Sunday of September has arrived as well as the crisp cool air of autumn. We have loads of suggestions for things to do this weekend on Long Island with kids. Want to catch blue ribbon flowers, see an educational live performance, sip tea with princesses or give a furry best friend a new mate? Check out our weekend listings with fun activities!

Bethpage - Old Bethpage Village Restoration “Long Island Fair”
The Long Island Fair is New York’s longest running county fair. The event will feature traditional music, prize produce, wagon rides, pony rides, kids’ entertainment, farm animals and brass band concerts for family fun.
When: Saturday 9/29 & Sunday 9/30, 10 AM-5PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $10, $8 children 5-12, seniors, firefighters,children under 5 FREE
Where: 1303 Round Swamp Road, Bethpage, NY
Contact: 516-572-8400


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, 9/29, 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


Garden CityLong 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, 9/29 and Sunday, 9/30, 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


Garden City – Long Island Children’s Museum “Dora the Explorer, Live Dora’s Pirate Adventure” Join Dora and her friends in an educational and interactive musical adventure.
When: Saturday, 9/29  & Sunday, 9/30, 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM
Age Group: Preschool +
How Much: $12
Where: 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
Contact Info: 516-559-6870


Northport – John W. Engeman Theater “Seussical”
Dr. Seuss and the famous characters of the famed Dr. Suess books set to family friendly music
When: Saturday, 9/29, 11:00 AM & Sunday, 9/30, 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 “Canine Meet and Greet”
Bring your leashed dog to embark on an heart-healthy walk and give your pooch a little time to spend with fellow dogs. Sunday features a costume contest and parade (3 PM).
When: Sunday, 9/29 & Sunday, 9/30, 10 AM-5 PM, Dog Festival 1 PM-4 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $10 adults, $5 ages 7-17, Free for children 7 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 9/29, 8 PM, Sunday 9/30, 3 PM
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


Ronkonkoma – Ballet Long Island “Princess Tea Party”
Join your favorite Disney princesses for a live performance, photo opportunities and a classic tea party with the princesses themselves. Proceeds will benefit the Scholarship Fund & Master Teacher Fund programs. Snacks and drinks are included in the ticket price.
When: Saturday, 9/29, 1 PM (~90 minutes)
Age Group: 3+
How Much: $18 per ticket, $30 for two
Where: 1863 Pond Rd., Ronkonkoma, NY
Contact Info: 631-737-1964

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, 9/30 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


SouthhamptonAgawam Park, “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, 9/29 at 1-4 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: Free
Where: Culver Hill & Pond Lane, Southhampton
Contact Info: 631-727-7850
Rebuilding Marine Meadows Information


By Michelle S.


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