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Free Summer Children's Shows in Nassau County

Not all summer entertainment for children has to come with a hefty price tag. In fact, several shows across Nassau County on Long Island are being offered for free. We've rounded up those local concerts--now all parents need to do is grab a lawn chair or picnic blanket and get ready to shimmy, shake and smile with the little ones! And we have a roundup of free Suffolk shows, too.

Looking for more cool things to do together? Check out our Summer Fun Guide of the Best Things to Do With Long Island Kids.

Animal Tales & Fairy Tales
The Oyster Bay Music Festival invites you to enjoy a concert performance created by student musicians, based on animal tales and fairy tales for the younger set.
July 3 at 1p.m. at Not Just Art, Oyster Bay

Darlene Graham: Singing at the Beach
A fun-filled interactive summer show for audiences of all ages. Sing-along with the happy tunes, “Pool Time,” “Going to the Beach” and “Sunny Day." Youngsters will be invited on stage to play beach bucket drums, wear funny sunglasses, do a summer dance and show off their swimming strokes.

July 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jones Beach Bandshell, Wantagh
July 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Seamans Neck Park, Seaford
July 14 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Rath Park, Franklin Square
July 14 at 1:30 p.m. at Oceanside Park, Oceanside
July 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Newbridge Park, Bellmore
July 15 at 1:30 p.m. at Levittown Veterans Memorial Park, Levittown
July 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jones Beach Bandshell, Wantagh
July 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Rock Hall Museum, Lawrence
July 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Shell Creek Park, Barnum Island
July 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Uniondale Park, Uniondale
July 17 at 1:30 p.m. at Echo Park, West Hempstead
July 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Averill Park, Floral Park
July 18 at 1:30 p.m. at Azalea Road Park, Levittown
July 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jones Beach Bandshell, Wantagh

The Magic & Comedy of Jim McClenahan
Enjoy the side-splitting comedy, spell-binding magic and spirited sing-a-longs of a fun-filled Jim McClenahan performance. Jim’s typically wacky antics will induce giggles and guffaws from youngsters and adults alike.

July 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Hendrickson Aeenue Park, Elmont
July 21 at 1:30 p.m. at Levittown Veterans Memorial Park, Levittown
July 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Rock Hall Museum, Lawrence
July 22 at 1:30 p.m. at Harold Walker Park, Lakeview
July 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Smith Street Park, Uniondale
July 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Baldwin Park, Baldwin
July 24 at 10:30 a.m. at Roosevelt Pool, Roosevelt
July 24 at 1:30 p.m. at Echo Park, West Hempstead
July 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Elmont Road Park, Elmont
July 25 at 1:30 p.m. at Rath Park, Elmont

Erik's Reptile Edventure
A fun-filled “Edventure” designed to educate youngsters about the importance of science and nature. The show provides an enjoyable and educational experience that encourages children to learn more about reptiles, amphibians and bugs. Children learn to respect these creatures, cast off their fears and accept them as part of our natural world.

July 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Coes Neck Park, Baldwin
July 28 at 1:30 p.m. at Hewlett Point Park, Bay Park
July 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Cedar Street Park, Uniondale
July 29 at 1:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, East Meadow
July 30 at 10:30 a.m. at Levittown Hall, Hicksville
July 30 at 1:30 p.m. at Newbridge Road Park, Bellmore
July 31 at 10:30 a.m. at Averill Boulevard Park, Elmont
July 31 at 1:30 p.m. at Forest City Park, Wantagh
Aug. 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Shell Creek Park, Barnum Island
Aug. 1 at 1:30 p.m. at Terrace Gardens Park, Inwood

Johnny the K
Award-winning musician and story-teller entertains with his 12-string guitar, collection of disguises and his humorous array of fun and funky hats! This former school teacher inspires the principles of good behavior, respect for others, honesty, fairness and kindness through his spirited and interactive style of music.

July 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park in Woodbury
July 14 at 1:30 p.m. at Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park, Plainview
July 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Harry Tappen Beach, Glenwood Landing
July 15 at 1:30 p.m. at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay
July 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Allen Park, Farmingdale
July 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Marjorie Post Park, Massapequa

Ernie Sites: The Singing Cowboy of the West
Singer and ranch-raised Idaho cowboy entertains the audience with traditional music of the American West. Western gear, trick-roping and audience participation are all part of this fascinating performance. 

Aug. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park in Plainview
Aug. 4 at 1:30 p.m. at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park, Woodbury
Aug. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, Oyster Bay
Aug. 5 at 1:30 p.m. at Harry Tappen Beach, Glenwood Landing
Aug. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Marjorie R. Post Community Park, Massapequa
Aug. 6 at 1:30 p.m. at Allen Park, Farmingdale

Motion Man
A mime act with giant bubbles, a parasol and float hat tricks.
July 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Clinton G. Martin Park, New Hyde Park

HIp Pickles
Hip Pickles is a band that blends drumming, singing and dancing with audience participation; bring a chair.
July 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Mary Jane Davies Park, Plandome

Main photo: Darlene Graham

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A Hamilton Read-Along
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Center for Science Teaching & Learning - 10:00 AM
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