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Long Island Kids' Activities February 21 & 22: Maple Sugaring, Legos, Live Shows and More

As winter recess winds down, make sure you pack in every last bit of fun before the kids head back to school next week. This weekend is also prime time to get into a sticky situation since local places are harvesting tree sap and presenting live demonstrations, converting it into maple syrup. 

If the frigid weather has you scouring the house for crafting supplies and yummy treats to keep the kids entertained, check out our WeeWork series for whimsical activities and new recipes.

Here's a guide for this weekend's happenings across Long Island. Don't see your event listed here? Add it to our events calendar. And if you don't already receive this post in your inbox, subscribe to our newsletter.  

Friday

Music Class - Oyster Bay. Sing, shimmy and shake out the winter ya-yas with some good old fashioned music-making and merriment! 

Science Museum of Long Island - Manhasset. Join the folks at the museum as they prepare for their annual harvest of maple syrup. Try your hand at tapping trees, collecting sap, and boiling it down to a sweet and sticky treat. 

All Weekend 

Cinderella - Patchogue. Theatre Three kicks off the New Year with its very own musical telling of the world’s favorite story.

Snow White - Northport. Enjoy this show with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Messy Afternoons - Garden City. A hands-on, multi-sensory experience.

Saturday

Disney's Alladin - Lindenhurst. All your favorite characters are here in this adaptation of the Disney hit, including Aladdin, Jasmine, and the Genie.

Lego Club - Hauppauge. Put your creativity to work and enjoy some Lego building. The Lego's and a theme are provided

Fantastic Faux Fossils Workshop - Bridgehampton. Your child will create Faux Fossils with assistance from CMEE’s Education Coordinator, Vanessa Geppert.

Sugaring Process at Benner's Farm - East Setauket. Benner's Farm is offering a more informal look at the sugaring process. Members of the Benner family will be stationed around the farm where visitors can stop by to observe and discuss the various stages of the sugaring process, tapping trees and collecting sap. 

Nobody Loves a Dragon - Oakdale. Clarance, the golden tailed dragon, is a peace loving fellow who collects wild flowers and helps young Prince Robin with his homework and has poetry competitions with kindly old Sir Slipshod until … evil Sir Cad and his accomplice, Lady Sorrowell, a sorceress, pursue him for his golden tail. 

Sunday

Family Sundays at the Museum - Roslyn. Family Sundays at the Museum offers a gallery tour followed by hands-on art making guided by an art educator for youngsters and the adults in their lives, and family-friendly gallery guides. 

Hoyt Farm Maple Sugaring - Commack. There will be a demonstration of both Native American and Colonial maple sugaring. 

Live Animal Presentation - Sands Point. In this live animal presentation, we’ll take a close up look at the animals that leave Long Island as the days get shorter and the temperatures drop–and those that take a long winter’s rest or just slow down until spring. 

Kids Yoga - Bellmore. Ages 4-7. Kid Stars classes are for yogis ages 4-7 years old with a little more experience separating from caregivers, and a strong curiosity about the world around them. 

Main photo: Nassau County Museum of Art.

Dark Night: Halloween Trail
Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater - 7:00 AM Pick
Oktoberfest at Garden of Eve
Garden of Eve Farm - 9:00 AM Pick
Scarecrow Workshop at Benner's Farm
Benner's Farm - 10:00 AM Pick
Holzman's Family Farm Fall Harvest Celebration
Holzman's Family Farm - 10:00 AM Pick
Pirate Jones' Treasure Hunt at the Jones Beach Nature Center
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center - 10:30 AM Pick
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