Learn about birding in the local area with the Young Birders Club at The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center. Photo courtesy of the center
Learn about birding in the local area with the Young Birders Club at The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center. Photo courtesy of the center

Things To Do on Long Island This Week With Kids: Garlic Festival, Fall Fun, and More

We're halfway through September and starting to find a little rhythm with the new school year. Beyond the school day, there are still plenty of hours to fill and our Event Calendar is getting more full with fun things to do like fall festivals and cool outdoor classes.

Seasonal fun like picking crisp, local apples; sipping cider; watching the falling leaves, or meandering through a corn maze provide all-ages entertainment no matter the day. If you're not quite ready to trade your iced coffee in for a PSL, don't worry, a little bit of summer is here to stay: Long Island beaches are open through the end of September. 

Our Event Calendar is loaded with fun, live, in-person events for Long Island kids, plus some great virtual event picks, too. If you're looking for extracurriculars, be sure to tune into our Back-to-School Fair for all your virtual and in-person learning needs.

As with all aspects of our new normal, before heading out, be sure to check with venues about their reservation and social distancing requirements.  


Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Queens, NY

Long Island Science Center
40 Peconic Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901

Hicks Nurseries
100 Jericho Turnpike
Westbury, NY 11590

Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market
4558 Sound Ave.
Riverhead, NY 11901

Smithtown Historical Society
E Main St. & Rte. 111 Frank Bush Barn
Smithtown, NY 11787

F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm
26 Pinelawn Road
Melville, NY 11474

South Fork Naturakl History Museum
377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton , NY 11932

Gateway Playhouse
215 South Country Rd.
Bellport, NY 11713

South Fork Natural History Museum
377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton , NY 11932

Stony Brook Village
111 Main Street
Stony Brook, NY 11790

Smithtown Historical Society
239 East Main Street
Smithtown, NY 11787

Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Rd
Old Bethpage, NY 11804

Vanderbilt Museum
180 Little Neck Rd
Centerport, NY

Long Island Science Center Online
40 Peconic Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901

Seven Ponds Orchard
65 Seven Ponds Rd
Water Mill, NY 11976-2308

Hanks Pumpkintown
240 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976

Wickham's Fruit Farm
28700 Main Rd.
Cutchogue, NY 11935

Lewin Farms
812 Sound Avenue
Calverton, NY 11972

Harbes Farm
5698 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901

Windy Acres Farms
3810 Middle Country Road
Calverton, NY

Woodside Orchards
729 Main Road
Aquebogue, NY 11931

The Milk Pail Farm Stand
1346 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY

Sands Point Preserve
127 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, NY 11050

Caumsett State Park
25 Lloyd Harbor Road
Huntington, NY 11743

Bethpage State Park
99 Quaker Meeting House Road
Farmingdale , NY

Bayard Cutting Arboretum
440 Montauk Highway
Great River, NY

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
581 West Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY 11787

Quogue Wildlife Refuge
3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY

Sears Bellows Suffolk County Park
63 Bellows Pond Road
Hampton Bays, NY 11946

Long Island University Post Community Arboretum
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY

Muttontown Preserve
25A west of Jericho-Oyster Bay Road, Muttontown Lane
East Norwich, NY 11732

Laurel Lake Park and Preserve
Main Road Route 25
Laurel, NY 11948

Avalon Park and Preserve
200 Harbor Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790

Clark Botanical Garden
193 I U Willets Rd
Albertson, NY 11507

Mashomack Preserve
79 S Ferry Rd
Shelter Island, NY 11964

F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm
26 Pinelawn Road
Melville, NY

Glover Farms
633 Victory Ave.
Brookhaven, NY

May’s Farm
6361 Route 25A
Wading River, NY

Lewin Farms
812 Sound Ave.
Wading River, NY

Hank’s Pumpkintown
240 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY

Harbes Family Farm
715 Sound Ave.
Mattituck, NY

Harbes Family Farm
1223 Main Rd.
Jamesport, NY

Stakey's Corn Maze
270 West Lane
Aquebogue, NY

Gabrielson's Farm
200 Herricks Ln
Jamesport, NY 200 Herricks Ln

Garden of Eve
4558 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901

Socrates Sculpture Garden
32-01 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11106

Storm King Art Center
Old Pleasant Hill Road
Mountainville, NY 10953

Art Omi
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

Moma
11 West 53rd St.
New York, NY 10019-5497

Opus 40 Sculpture Park
50 Fite Road
Saugerties, NY 12477

Taconic Sculpture Park
Chatham, NY 12037

The Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Road
Long Island City, NY

Nassau County Museum of Art
1 Museum Drive
Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576

Longhouse Reserve
133 Hands Creek Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937

Grounds for Sculpture
18 Fairgrounds Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
381 N. Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Long Island Garlic Festival
Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market - 10:00 AM Pick
SoFo's Young Birders Club
South Fork Naturakl History Museum - 10:00 AM Pick
The Amazing Maize Maze at Queens County Farm
Queens County Farm Museum - 11:00 AM Pick
Long Island Children's Museum Reopens
Long Island Children’s Museum - 10:00 AM
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