Long Island Kids' Activities May 4 & 5: Peconic Family Fun Day, Baby Animal Day, Cinco De Mayo Festival

Things to Do for Kids and Families on Long Island the Weekend of May 4 and 5

This weekend, head on over to the Peconic Family Fun Day at the Children's Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton where you'll learn about the environment, as well as enjoy games, arts and crafts, seed planting, music, and more.  The Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank is hosting their Baby Animal Day where you'll enjoy food, crafts, wagon rides, and games.  At the Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market in Riverhead partake in the Cinco De Mayo Festival where you'll enjoy tacos, tamales, virgin fruit daiquiris, and Mexican music.  In Huntington at Heckscher Park the Town Of Huntington's 13th Annual Tulip Festival boasts face painting, cheddar cheese sampling, arts and crafts, health and wellness consultations, live music and dance performances, and more.  Also on tap: the 30th Annual Dutch Festival at Hofstra University's South Campus in Hempstead, and the 29th Annual Sheep To Shawl Festival at the Dr. Daniel W. Kissam House Museum in Huntington.  As always, check out our events calendar every day for fun activities for the family!  Long Island is home to many beautiful parks so please be sure to check out our articles on Suffolk County Parks and Nassau County Parks.


Peconic Family Fun Day
Children's Museum of the East End
10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages 5-10
Free until 12 PM (includes museum admission)
Learn about water management, agricultural sustainability, recycling, and environmental stewardship. Enjoy games, a live touch tank, arts & crafts stations, a seed planting station, a groundwater model and taste testing, music, and more. Rain or shine.

Baby Animal Day 2013
Suffolk County Farm
11:00am - 3:00pm
All ages
$2 admission; $2 wagon rides
Food, crafts, wagon rides, and games.

Cinco De Mayo
Long Island Children's Museum
Garden City
2:00pm - 4:00pm
All ages
Free with admission
Make a fun miniature sombrero to join in on the festivities!

Caterpillars & Critters
Benner's Farm
East Setauket
10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages 3 and up
Make and take home a foot long caterpillar that will grow into a flower garden! Learn about the bugs and critters that live in the garden.

Kids Craft A Gift For Mother's Day
Hallockville Museum Farm
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages 6-10
Bring a parent or guardian and come to this workshop where you will complete a handmade keepsake gift to give to a loved one on Mother's Day. All materials are provided. Advance registration required.


30th Annual Dutch Festival
Hofstra University South Campus
11:00am - 5:00pm
All ages
Adults $7, seniors $5, children under 12 free 
Join us as we celebrate Hofstra's Dutch heritage and begin a new tradition. A spotlight on the diverse cultures that have contributed to our global campus community! Center stage in 2013: India and Portugal. Enjoy performances from these cultures, as well as our Dutch culture, while strolling through our beautiful campus boasting of tulips in bloom. Special guests in attendance from the India Association of Long Island, Long Island Mineola Portuguese Center, and The Portuguese Heritage Society. Children's activities, music and dance, food, plant sale, and more.

Cinco De Mayo Festival
Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market
11:00am - 2:00pm
All ages
Free admission
Tacos, tamales, virgin fruit daiquiris, and Mexican music.

Town Of Huntington 13th Annual Tulip Festival
Heckscher Park
11:00am - 5:00pm
All ages
Free admission
Featuring face painting, cheddar cheese sampling, making pasta necklaces, planting seedlings, arts and crafts, health and wellness consultations, music workshop, bean bag toss, live music and dance performances, and much more!

May Day Festival
Benner's Farm
East Setauket
12:00pm - 4:00pm
All ages
$7 adults, $6 children under 12 and seniors
Enjoy an afternoon of storytelling, craft demonstrations, live old time music, food and dancing around our traditional May Pole! Highlighting the day will be all of the new spring babies that have been born on the farm, along with our Big Swing.

29th Annual Sheep To Shawl Festival
Dr. Daniel W. Kissam House Museum
12:00pm - 4:00pm
All ages
Free admission
Featuring real sheep shearing, llamas, spinning, weaving, crafts, games, food, and music.