Long Island Coronavirus Closings: School Closings, Museums, Libraries, Playspaces and More

While here at Mommy Poppins we pride ourselves in keeping a finger on the pulse of Long Island's event and activity scene, the Coronavirus has forced us to swim in the opposite direction of these unchartered waters. To help keep you in the know, we have created a running list of local museums, venues, attractions that are temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus. Please review our list and reach out if we have missed any.

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Coronavirus Closures of Public Long Island Schools

Nassau County

  • All K-12 Nassau County schools will be closed until March 27, by order of Nassau County Executive Laura Curran

Suffolk County

  • All K-12 Suffolk County schools will be closed until March 27, by order of Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone

Coronavirus Closures of Private Schools & Colleges

  • Adelphi University — Garden City
  • BOCES/GC Tech —Levittown — March 13
  • Diocese of Rockville Centre Schools — March 16 - 20
  • Friends Academy — Glen Cove — indefinitely
  • Farmingdale State College — indefinitely
  • Hofstra University — Uniondale — indefinitely
  • LIU Post — Greenvale — through March 27
  • Kellenberg High School — March 16 - 20
  • Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf — through March 27
  • Molloy College — Rockville Centre — through March 28
  • Nassau Community College — Garden City — through March 13
  • St. Anthony's High School — through March 20
  • St. Joseph's College — Brentwood — through March 27
  • The Waldorf School of Garden City — March 10-13
  • The Portledge School — Locust Valley — indefinitely, but the campus is open for admissions and administrative purposes

Coronavirus Closures of Family Attractions

As of 8 p.m. March 16, all restaurants, bars, movie theaters, gyms, and race tracks will be closed until further notice in NY, NJ, and CT. Restaurants shift to take out only. Non-essential travel after 8 p.m. discouraged. New York State Park fees will be waved for at least the next two weeks to encourage outside activity while practicing social distancing on Long Island.

  • A Latte Fun — Huntington — closed indefinitely
  • Art League of Long Island — East Northport — through March 29
  • Art & Soul Studio — Nesconset —March 22
  • Bay Street Theater — all Goat on a Boat performances canceled through the end of March
  • Center for Science Teaching & Learning — Rockville Centre — March 19
  • Cinema Arts Centre — Huntington — all screenings are suspended
  • Children’s Museum of the East End — Bridgehampton — indefinitely
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum — Garden City— closed through March 27
  • Gallery North — Setauket — closed indefinitely
  • Gold Coast Arts Center — Great Neck — through March 31
  • Great Play of Syosset —through March 29
  • Holtsville Ecology Center — Holtsville — closed indefinitely
  • Huntington Arts Council — All events through March 29 
  • John W. Engeman Theater — Northport —all performaces canceled through April 12
  • Long Island Explorium — Port Jefferson — closed through March 29
  • Long Island Museum — Stony Brook — indefinitely
  • Long Island Children’s Museum — Garden City — closed through March 27
  • Long Island Science Center —closing the Riverhead location through March 31
  • Once Upon a Treetop — Plainview — closed through March 20
  • Parrish Art Museum — East Hampton — indefinitely
  • Patchogue Theatre — Patchogue
  • Planting Fields Arboretum — all events and programs, including Coe Hall concerts, for the next two weeks. 
  • Plaza Theatrical Productions — postponed all productions until April 13
  • Quogue Wildlife Center — Quogue — trails and animal enclosures are open from sunrise to sunset, howevever the visitor's center is closed
  • Safari Adventure — Riverhead — March 16-20
  • Sands Point Preserve — programs are suspended/canceled through early April; grounds are open 8am to 5pm
  • Sandbox Playspace — Huntington
  • Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts — Smithtown — all performances postponed
  • South Fork Natural History Museum — Bridgehampton —museum is closed until further notice. All outdoor programs and walks will continue as scheduled.
  • Southold Historical Society — Southold — galleries are closed through March 29. All other public programs will be canceled through April 12.
  • Southampton Arts Center —closed through March 29
  • The Tilles Center — Brookville — most programs/shows are canceled through April
  • Theater at Westbury —shows canceled through March
  • Theatre Three — Port Jefferson — all shows have been suspended
  • Vanderbilt Mansion, Museum — Centerport
  • Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center — Westhampton Beach — through April 16
  • Xplore — Commack — closed March 16-20
  • Xplore — Port Jefferson — closed March 16-20
  • YMCA East Hampton — the Pre-Teen Center program held on Friday evenings will be suspended until further notice

Coronavirus Library Closures and Program Cancelations

  • Babylon Library — the entire library will be closed until March 23
  • Bayville Free Library — the entire library will be closed until March 31
  • Baldwin Public Library — the entire library will be closed until March 31
  • Bellmore Memorial Library — the entire library will be closed until March 22
  • Bethpage Public Library — all programs have been suspended through March 23
  • Brentwood Public Library — all programs have been suspended through March 31
  • East Meadow Public Library — all programs have been suspended through March 31
  • Elwood Public Library — the entire library will be closed until March 22
  • Hauppauge Public Library —the entire library will be closed until March 21
  • Long Beach Public Library — all programs have been suspended March 26
  • Locust Valley Library — the entire library will be closed until March 23
  • Manhasset Public Library —all programs have been suspended through March 31
  • Massapequa Public Library — the entire library will be closed until March 30
  • Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library — all programs are canceled through March 27
  • Merrick Library —all programs have been suspended through March 31
  • Plainview-Old Bethpage Library — athe entire library will be closed until March 19
  • Port Washington Public Library — the entire library will be closed until March 30
  • Rockville Centre Library — the entire library will be closed until March 30
  • The Bryant Library — the entire library will be closed until March 19
  • Westhampton Free Library — all programs have been suspended through March 31
  • West Hempstead Library — all programs have been suspended indefinitely

Coronavirus Closures of Other Programs/Areas

Nassau County will close museums, recreational facilities, preserves and historic sites as of 5 p.m. March 13, under the declaration of a county-wide state of emergency.  This includes:

 

  • Fireman’s Museum
  • ​Tackapausha Museum
  • African American Museum and Center for Applied Arts
  • Cedarmere
  • Chelsea Mansion
  • Elderfields
  • Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
  • Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center
  • Nassau County Museum of Art
  • Old Bethpage Village Restoration
  • Science Museum of Long Island
  • Wantagh Railroad Museum
  • Hofstra University Museum of Art
  • Mitchell Field Athletic Complex, including Nassau County Rifle and Pistol Range
  • Bailey Arboretum
  • Leeds Pond Science Museum
  • Museum of American Armor
  • Mill Neck Preserve
  • Christopher Morley Tennis
  • Nassau County Aquatic Center
  • Echo Park Indoor Pool
  • Twin Rinks Ice Skate Facility
  • Newbridge Road Indoor Ice Rink Arena​
  • Old Mill – NEC Horse Farm
  • Eisenhower Park – Safety Town
  • Christopher Morley Tennis
     
  • Girl Scouts of Nassau County are suspending all activities until May 1, including all in person service union and troop meetings. All cookie booths are suspended beginning March 16.
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