Things to Do this Weekend with Kids on Long Island Sept 22-23

Welcome to the first weekend of Autumn. If you’re not planning to pick apples or enjoy one of the many local weekend fall festivals, we have rounded up many other fun things to do this weekend with kids on Long Island. We’ve got theater performances, educational programs as well as a special one for those looking to express themselves creatively.

Don’t forget to join us at the Museum Of the Moving Image in Queens for our Fall Mamas Expo. Read all the details HERE. Admission to the museum includes admission to the Kids’ Expo!

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, 9/22, 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


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, 9/22, 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


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, 9/22 and Sunday, 9/23, 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, 9/22 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


Huntington – Heckscher Museum and Heckscher Park “Draw Out!”
Calling all artists (no experience necessary!) to participate in a community day filled with ways to express artistic talent. Build, color, paint and construct, perfect for all ages!
When: Sunday, 9/23, 12 PM-4 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: Free
Where: Heckscher Museum and Heckscher Park, 2 Prime Ave, Huntington, NY
Contact Info: 631-351-3250


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, 9/22, 11:00 AM & Sunday, 9/23, 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 “Kid Fest”
Music by Tim and the Space Cadets accompanies a day filled with educational and fun-filled activities for kids.
When: Sunday, 9/23, 12 pm-4 pm, family concert @ 2:30 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 9/22, 8 PM, Sunday 9/23, 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


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, 9/23 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



By Michelle S.


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