Enjoy fall family fun at Hicks Nurseries with Otto the friendly ghost. Photo courtesy of Hicks Nurseries
Enjoy fall family fun at Hicks Nurseries with Otto the friendly ghost. Photo courtesy of Hicks Nurseries

Top Free Events in September for Long Island Family Fun

After a summer of splurge, most Long Island families are falling back into routines and re-padding their pockets.

But events and activities for full-on family fun do not have to break the bank. We've rounded up a bunch for back-to-school month that pack a freebie punch.

For other free fun, check out our list of playgroundsboardwalks and fishing spots. Of course, admission fees at most Long Island beaches aren't collected after Labor Day. On any given day, peep our calendar for a list of updated events.


Home Depot
5025 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY 11725

Long Beach
Neptune Avenue
Long Beach, NY

Molnar's Landing Marina
31 Alanson Lane
Hampton Bays, NY 11946

The Great Lawn
Main Street
Westhampton Beach, NY

Smith Haven Mall
313 Smith Haven Mall
Lake Grove, NY 11755

Love Lane
Love Lane Mattituck
NY,

Garden City
Seventh Street
Garden City, NY 11530

Vanderbilt Museum
180 Little Neck Rd
Centerport, NY

Shorefront Park
Smith Street
Patchogue, NY

Planting Fields Arboretum
1395 Planting Fields Rd
Oyster Bay, NY

Bayville Library
34 School Street
Bayville, NY 11709

The Dolphin Bookshop
299 Main Street
Port Washington, NY 11050

Raynham Hall Museum
20 West Main Street
Oyster Bay, 11771

Smithtown Historical Society
239 Middle Country Road Roseneath Cottage
Smithtown, NY 11787

Port Jefferson Harbor
Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY

North Hempstead Beach Park
175 West Shore Road
Port Washington, NY 11050

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
12 Sagamore Hill Rd. Visitors' Center
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Hicks Nurseries
100 Jericho Turnpike
Westbury, NY 11590

Farmingdale Village
Main Street
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Catapano Dairy Farm
33705 North Road
Peconic, NY 11958

Bellmore Long Island Railroad Station
Sunrise Highway & Bedford Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710

Wildwood State Park
790 Hulse Landing Road
Wading River, NY 11792

St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church
90 Woodbury Road
Woodbury, NY

Hampton Bays Fire House
69 W Montauk Hwy
Hampton Bays, NY

Seaford Historical Museum
3890 Waverly Avenue Waverly Ave between Southard and Jackson Ave
Seaford, NY

Railroad Dock

End of Third Street
Greenport, NY 11944

Safety Town
249 Buckley Road
Holtsville, NY 11742

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
581 West Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY

Plainview-Old Bethpage Library
999 Old Country Road Parking Lot
Plainview, NY