Garden of Eve is awash in colors for its annual Tulip Festival. Photo courtesy of the farm
Garden of Eve is awash in colors for its annual Tulip Festival. Photo courtesy of the farm

12 Things To Do on Long Island This Weekend: Drive-In Movies, Live Music, New Museum Exhibits

Summer lovin' is just around the corner and we've started to round up drive-in and outdoor movie events for you and the family to catch a flick under the moonlight. See E.T. on Friday or Moana on Saturday at the Gateway Playhouse or catch a Friday night showing of The Croods: A New Age at Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue.

It's the season for live, outdoor performances, too, and the Science Museum of Long Island kicks off its Live at Five series this Thursday with feel-good music and food truck goodies. Landmark on Main launches its live outdoor music series Saturday in Port Washington.

You'll find more anytime happenings in our Event Calendar, and our Spring Fun Guide gets constant updates as we learn of new family-friendly things to do.

Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining appropriate social distancing. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do.

Places featured in this article:


The Landmark on Main Street
upcoming events
(Sat May 15, 2021 - Sat Sep 4, 2021) Landmark's Live Outdoor Series

Sands Point Preserve
upcoming events
(Sat May 15, 2021 - Sun Jun 19, 2022) Wilderness Survival for Families at Sands Point Preserve

Connetquot River State Park Preserve

Long Island Children's Museum
upcoming events
(Tue May 11, 2021 - Tue May 25, 2021) Our Backyard Reopens at LICM
(Thu Feb 4, 2021 - Thu Jun 24, 2021) Story + Art at LICM
(Fri May 28, 2021 - Sat Jun 11, 2022) Friendly Hours at Long Island Children's Museum

Garden of Eve
upcoming events
(Sat May 8, 2021 - Sun May 30, 2021) TulipFest at Garden of Eve

Nassau County Museum of Art
upcoming events
(Fri May 14, 2021 - Sun May 16, 2021) New Exhibits at the Nassau County Museum of Art
(Sat May 15, 2021 - Sat Jul 31, 2021) Saturdays at the Nassau County Museum of Art
Tiny Tots at Center for Science Teaching and Learning
Center For Science Teaching And Learning CSTL - 9:30 AM
Lighthouse Tower Tours
Wilderness Visitor Center - 11:00 AM
Stemtastic Virtual Birthday Parties
stemtastic - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides