Things to Do This Weekend on Long Island with Kids 4/6-4/7

Spring is in the air! The weather is warming, the sky is blue and the snow has finally melted. Start planning your weekend now with activities the whole family will enjoy. Catch a show at the Long Island Puppet Theater, create an original masterpiece at the Nassau County Museum of Art, hang out in a museum for Pizza and Pajama Night and more. We’ve found fun and interesting things to do this weekend on Long Island with kids to enjoy this beautiful time of year with them.

Bayway Arts Theater – Magic Show
Where:
265 E Main St. #160, East Islip, NY
When:
Saturday, April 6, 2 p.m.
What:
Who doesn’t love a good magic show? Featuring Gary Ferrar, families will experience a world of magic as he performs everything from stage illusions to close-up magic.
How Much:
$10-12 per ticket
Age Group:
All ages
Contact Info:
(631) 581-5119

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Children’s Museum of the East End (CMEE) – Pizza and Pajama Night
Where:
376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
When:
Friday, April 5, 6 p.m.
What: Enjoy Pizza and Pajama Night at the museum. Listen to a silly story about an egg that wants to fly like a bird!
How Much:
Free for Members/$10 for Non-Members.  Includes Museum Admission
Age Group:
School age (5+)
Contact Info:
(631) 537-8250

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Children’s Museum of the East End (CMEE) – Egg Drop
Where:
376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
When:
Saturday April 6, 11 a.m.
What:
Egg Drop time! Kids can let their imaginations run wild by designing their own containers that’ll allow eggs to “fly.”
How Much:
Free for Members/$10 for Non-Members.  Includes Museum Admission
Age Group:
School age (5+)
Contact Info:
(631) 537-8250

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The Cupcake Corner – Crafts for Kids
Where:
61 New Hyde Park Road, Garden City, NY
When:
April 6 and April 7, both days 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
What:
The craft varies by week, but should take about 30 minutes to complete. Parents can check out the lunch menu and enjoy delicious cupcakes while their children play.
How Much:
FREE
Age Group:
Preschool age and up (3+)
Contact Info:
(516) 328-2253

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Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market – Gardening Workshops
Where:
4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
When:
April 6, 10:30 a.m.
What:
Always wanted to learn how to garden but didn’t know where to start? Check out Garden of Eve’s workshops on organic gardening with the family. Children will love to dig in the dirt, and parents will love serving organic homegrown veggies to their kids.
How Much:
FREE
Age Group:
All ages
Contact Info:
(631) 722-8777

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The Long Island Children’s Museum – “Up in the Air”
Where:
11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
When:
April 6, 3 p.m.
What:
“Up In the Air” exhibit. Learn about the magic of flight through a lecture and crafts.
Age Group:
School age (5+)
How Much:
$3 with museum admission
Contact Info:
(516) 224-5800

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The Long Island Children’s Museum – Messy Afternoons
Where:
11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
When:
April 6 and April 7, 3:30 p.m–5 p.m.
What:
Come play with Play-doh, paint, and slime. Have fun creating a masterpiece at this wonderful children’s museum.
How Much:
$3 with museum admission
Age Group:
All ages
Contact Info:
(516) 224-5800

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Long Island Puppet Theater – Meet Elmo
Where:
10 Heitz Place, Hicksville, NY
When:
Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, multiple show times available (check website for options)
What:
Meet Elmo and His Friends! An interactive puppet show starring a favorite Sesame Street character will thrill the little ones. How Much: $12-13 per ticket
Age Group:
All ages
Contact Info:
(516) 932-5469

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Long Island Puppet Theater – The Little Mermaid
Where:
10 Heitz Place, Hicksville, NY
When:
Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, multiple show times available (check website for options)
What:
Watch a classic story live with The Little Mermaid marionette puppet show!
How Much:
$12-13 per ticket
Age Group:
Ages 2+
Contact Info:
(516) 932-5469

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Nassau Coliseum – Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightening
Where:
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, NY
When:
Saturday April 6, 7 p.m.
What:
Root for Long Island favorite hockey team, the Islanders, for an evening of family fun!
How Much:
Varies depending on section
Age Group:
Middle/high school age children (10+)
Contact Info:
(516) 794-9300

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Nassau County Craft Show
Where:
Christopher Morley Park, 500 Searingtown Road, Roslyn, NY
When:
April 6 and 7, 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
What:
A HUGE craft and gift fair in scenic Morley Park.
How Much:
Free for attendees; vendor pricing listed on the website
Age Group:
All ages
Contact Info:
516-442-6000

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Nassau County Museum of Art – Family Sundays at the Museum
Where:
One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY
When:
Sunday April 7, 1 p.m.
What:
Family Sundays at the Museum. Children create artwork with their parents, grandparents or other beloved adult in their lives.
How Much:
$2 parking fee
Age Group:
All ages
Contact Info:
(516) 484-9338

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Walt Whitman Birthplace – Kids Poetry Corner
Where:
246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY
When:
April 6 and 7, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
What:
Children are never too young to appreciate the beauty of poetry. Listen to a recording of Walt Whitman’s poems or hear his work presented by a volunteer. Children can “make and take” individual poems and crafts.
How Much:
$4-6, children under 5 are free
Age Group:
Preschool age and up (3+)
Contact Info:
(631) 427-5240

 

By Rachel Minkowsky

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