Weekday Fun: Crafts, Outdoor Movies, and Street Festivals

Enjoy These Great Things to Do With Kids on Long Island This Week, July 17-21

Some kids might be in camp, but that doesn't mean the fun slows down here on Long Island.

From movies under the stars to foot-stomping musicals, there is plenty of kid- and adult-friendly fun happening all over the Island. For a more complete look at what's gong on this month, check out our July GoList or read through our list of 50 free things to do with kids this summer and our Summer Fun Guide.

Monday, July 17

Camp Creativity — Islandwide
Head to your local Michael’s store from 10am to noon, where kids can enjoy a new craft and theme each week. Enjoy this event Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through July 28.

Dances in the Park — Greenport
Enjoy the Bobby Nathan Band at Mitchell Park at 7:30pm; bring a blanket and lawn chairs. FREE

Dave Jay — Franklin Square, Oceanside
The singer and storyteller brings his unique children's act to Rath Park in Franklin Square (10:30am) and Oceanside Park (1:30pm). Other performances throughout the week.

See all Monday events.

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Tuesday, July 18


Enjoy a sensory garden, water table, and more at LICM's Our Backyard Seasonal Water Exhibit. Photo courtesy of Long Island Children’s Museum

Our Backyard Seasonal Water Exhibit — Garden City
Every Tuesday through September 5, kids can enjoy the Long Island Children’s Museum’s seasonal backyard exhibit. This award-winning outdoor exhibit offers a sensory garden, water table, and lush plants. It’s totally interactive and open from 10am to 5pm.

Global Explorer Family Backpacks — Hempstead
At this Hofstra University Museum event, kids can explore the outdoor sculpture collection and create their own works of art.

See all Tuesday events.

Wednesday, July 19

Firemen’s Fair — Huntington Station
Kids and adults can enjoy rides, games, food, and fun at Henry L. Stimson Middle School. Admission is FREE; tickets and bracelets for rides are available for purchase. It’s open from 7pm to 11pm. Enjoy fireworks Wednesday through Saturday at 9:30.

The Magic of Alexo — Elmont
The magician brings his one-of-a-kind act to BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont for a one-day-only show.

See all Wednesday events.

Thursday, July 20

Alive After Five — Patchogue
Main Street is transformed into a summer celebration with music and entertainment, vendors, food trucks, activities, and more.

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Beauty and the Beast comes alive at Jones Beach. Photos courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

Kids Night Movie Series — Jones Beach
Enjoy the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast under the stars at The Band Shell at Field 4 at Jones Beach. FREE.

See all Thursday events.

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Friday, July 21


Enjoy face painting, games, music, and an early Christmas celebration at Friday Night Promenade. Photo courtesy of Garden City Chamber of Commerce.

Friday Night Promenade: Christmas in July — Garden City
Get into the "holiday spirit" as Seventh Street celebrates Santa and more with giveaways, kids activities, specialty shopping, and more.

Seussical the Musical — Ronkonkoma
Spend Friday night with your kids dancing in your chair at Applebaum Theater. The show starts at 7pm and is perfect for kids ages 3 and older.

See all Friday events.

Top photo: Enjoy LICM's Our Backyard Seasonal Water Exhibit  Photo courtesy of Long Island Children’s Museum

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