Things to Do on Long Island this Weekend with Kids 11/17-11/18

Looking for things to do on Long Island this weekend with kids before the Thanksgiving holiday action takes place next week? Check out these weekend activities to keep little ones active and busy. In addition to lots of children’s theater, there’s also a family all-you-can-eat-breakfast that is sure to excite kids who love pancakes!



BridgehamptonChildren’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, 11/17, 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


BridgehamptonChildren’s Museum of the East End (CMEE) “Mommy & Me Art Classes”
Open to not just mommies but also daddies and caretakers, this class will introduce kids age 3 and up to construction, printmaking, watercolors, ceramics and collages. Class runs for 6 weeks every Saturday.
When: Saturday, 11/17 1 PM – 2 PM
Age Group: 3+
How Much: Six weeks with a make up class – $205 includes $25 materials cost. Drop-in $35
Where: 376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
Contact: 631-537-8250-call ahead, pre-registration required


CenterportVanderbilt Carriage House “Beauty and the Beast’s Magical Christmas”
Children can enjoy this charming tale based on characters they and their parents know and love, all set to a Christmas theme.
When: Saturday, 11/17 at 1 PM and Sunday, 11/18 at 1 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $10 Adults, $8 kids, children under three FREE
Where: 180 Little Neck Rd, Centerport, NY
Contact Info: 516-293-0674


Dix Hills – Albert H. Schmitt Family Farms “Fall Flowers and Decor”
Come see a great selection of fall flowers, decorations and decor. Kids will enjoy a Pumpkin Bouncy House, John Deere Trike play area, hayrides, animal train ride and lots of autumn themed treats to enjoy including hot apple cider, homemade candy apples and freshly made baked goods. Stop in for harvest decorations and hostess gifts!
When: Every Weekend
Age Group: All
How Much: Free
Where: 6 Bagatelle Rd., Dix Hills, NY
Contact: 631-549-1159


Garden CityThe 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, 11/17 and Sunday, 11/18 . Drop in anytime between 11 am-3 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 MuseumKen Waldman – The Fiddling Poet of Alaska”
Using Appalacian-style string music and Alaska-set storytelling, Ken Waldman performs original poetry. During the event, children can create their own poem using inspirations from Waldman’s works.
When: Saturday, 11/17 and Sunday, 11/18 both days at 2:30 PM
Age Group: 5+
How Much: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members); $10 theater only
Where: 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
Contact Info: 516-224-5800


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, 11/17 and Sunday, 11/18, 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 StationSt. Peter’s Lutheran Church “All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast”
Bring the kids out for a family breakfast of delicious all-you-can-eat pancakes. Breakfast also includes juice, coffee/tea, bacon and sausage. Proceeds go to support the St. Peter’s 2013 Costa Rica Mission Team.
When: Sunday, 11/18, 8 AM-9:30 AM and 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Age Group: All
How Much:
$ 7 for adults, $4 for children under 12 and seniors
Where: 11 Ogden Court, Huntington Station NY
Contact Info: 631-423-9523


CM Performing Arts “Go, Dog, Go”
A musical performance based on PD Eastman’s well-known and well-loved children’s story. Written using only a simple set of words, this funny show is geared to preschoolers. Engaging in simple rhyme and word play, “Go, Dog, Go” is a Dr. Suess-ish calamity of words sure to entertain even your littlest theater goer.
When: Saturday, 11/17, 2:00 PM, Sunday, 11/18, 11:00 AM
Age Group: Preschooler+
Where: 931 Montauk Hwy, Oakdale. NY
How Much: $10
Contact Info: 631- 218-2810


Roslyn HarborNassau 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, 11/11, 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






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