Weekday Fun: Museums, Movies, Dancing, and Street Fairs

We’ve got plenty of things to do this week to keep your family busy and happy during the long summer days.

With temps in the 80s and 90s, now is the perfect time to check out our amusement and water parks guide. You’ll also find plenty of warm-weather activities in our Summer Fun Guide, and our July GoList is filled with new activities and exciting events the whole family will enjoy.

Here’s a roundup of our top picks for this week, including outdoor movies and street festivals.

Monday, July 10

Neighborhood Nights Flanders
Every Monday throughout the summer, this free, drop-off program at Flanders Community Center offers children in grades K-4 an evening of music, arts and crafts, and more, while parents get a few hours to themselves.

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Become an apprentice wizard at LICM's Pattern Wizardry exhibit. Photo courtesy of LICM.

Traveling Exhibit at LICM: Pattern Wizardry — Garden City
This interactive, bilingual exhibit takes patterns to a whole new level. Kids become "apprentice wizards" as they discover and explore everything there is to know about creating patterns.

See all Monday events.

Tuesday, July 11

Vanderbilt Summer Children’s WorkshopsCenterport
Part of the Vanderbilt Museum Education Center's weekly summer workshop series, kids get to explore the museum’s vast marine habitats.

Kids Night at the Band Shell Jones Beach State Park
Head to the famous band shell at Jones Beach for family night. This FREE event, hosted by singer-songwriter Tara Eberle-Drouin, promises an evening of fun, music, and dance for the whole family.

See all Tuesday events.

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Wednesday, July 12


Join the Disney gang for an outdoor presentation of Monsters, Inc. in Roosevelt. Photo courtesy of Disney/Pixar​

Movie Night: Monsters, Inc. — Roosevelt
Cuddle together on a blanket (or bring some lawn chairs) and enjoy this fun, family-friendly movie under the stars at Rev. Mackey Park.

B.A.R.K. Books Are Read to K-9s — Setauket
Children improve their reading skills by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sign them up for a FREE, 15-minute session.

See all Wednesday events.

Thursday, July 13

Lakeside Movie Night: Storks — East Meadow
Tonight’s showing is at Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theater. Grab a blanket and some chairs and enjoy the show.

Alive on 25 — Riverhead
Main Street is closed to cars, so there’s plenty of room for the whole family at this evening street fair. FREE entertainment includes street performers, music, face painting, costumed characters, games, and more.

See all Thursday events.

Friday, July 14

Dancing in the Street — Oyster Bay
Put on your dancing shoes and head to Town Hall for a fun evening under the stars. Professional DJs supply the music and live demos at this FREE event.

Printmaking Workshop with Andrea Cote—Southampton
Explore the art of printmaking at Southampton Arts Center. Kids and adults learn how to make prints of their favorite animals.

See all Friday events.

Top photo: Lace up your dancing shoes and enjoy Oyster Bay's Dancing in the Street night on Friday. Photo courtesy of the community of Oyster Bay.


Neighborhood Nights-The Drop Spot
655 Flanders Rd.
Flanders, NY 11901

Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Ave.
Garden City, NY 11530

Vanderbilt Museum
180 Little Neck Rd.
Centerport, NY

Jones Beach Band Shell
Field 4
Wantagh, NY

Rev. Mackey Park
49 Lakeside Dr.
Roosevelt, NY

Emma Clark Library
120 Main St.
Setauket, NY

Eisenhower Park
1899 Hempstead Tpke.
East Meadow, NY

Downtown Riverhead
Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901

Town Hall
74 Audrey Ave.
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968
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