Things to Do This Weekend on Long Island with Kids 11/24-11/25

The holidays are upon us now that Thanksgiving is here and December is just around the corner. If you’re looking for a way to avoid the shopping scene, we’ve got plenty of family fun lined up for you regarding things to do this weekend on Long Island with kids. Many new performances are up and running – a perfect way to stay cozy, relax and enjoy some family friendly entertainment.


Amityville - Darlings & Divas “Christmas Kick-off”
The holiday season is in full force and you and your daughter can celebrate with Christmas themed nail art (candy canes), glitter tatoos, and a Christmas stocking craft. Fee includes pizza, cupcakes and drink.
When: Saturday, 11/25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Age Group: 3+
How Much: $26.99, $21.99 (siblings)
Where: 65 Merrick Rd., Amityville, NY
Contact: 631-608-4710


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, 11/24, 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


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, 11/24 at 1 PM and Sunday, 11/25 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


East Hampton - The Paper Bag Players “Saddles and Sunshine”
This show is a fun-filled, audience participation western filled with galloping, singing and lots of hoot-nannying, Bring your cowboots and join in on the fun! Stories, songs, live piano and characters that will encourage you to clap, sing and stomp your feet! YEEE-HA!
When: Saturday, 11/24, 2 p.m.
Age Group: 3+
How Much:$16/$14 (members), Kids-$13/$11 (members)
Where: Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton, NY


Elmont Broadhollow Theater Company “Pocahontas”
A live, musical adaptation of a tale that reminds us that true love that is color blind.
When: Saturday, 11/24,  2:00 PM
Age Group: Preschool, primary elementary school
How Much: $10
Where: 700 Hempstead Tpke, Elmont, NY
Contact Info: 516-775-4420


Garden City – The Cupcake Corner “Children’s Crafts”
At this event, 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, 11/24 and Sunday, 11/25 . 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 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, 11/24 and Sunday, 11/25, 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

Oakdale – CM Performing Arts “Go, Dog, Go”
This show is 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 theatre goer.
Saturday, 11/24, 2:00 PM, Sunday, 11/25, 11:00 AM
Age Group: Preschooler+
Where: 931 Montauk Hwy, Oakdale. NY
How Much: $10
Contact Info: 631-218-2810


Port Jefferson – Theatre Three “Barnaby”
Bring the kids to see Barnaby the elf and his good pal, Franklynne the reindeer, as he shows everyone the true meaning of the holiday spirit.
When: Saturday, 11/24, 11 AM
Age Group: Preschooler+
How Much: $10
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, 11/25, 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


West Hampton Beach West Hampton Beach Performing Arts Center “The Flying Karamazov Brothers”
This show is one that combines comedy, juggling, music and extraordinary theatrics in a “vaudeville-esque” type show. It’s one of a kind, and highly entertaining.
When: Saturday, 11/24, 3 PM  & 7 PM
Age Group: All
How Much: $35, $20 (children)
Where: 76 Main St., West Hampton Beach, NY
Contact Info: 631-288-1500


By Michelle S.





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