The drive-thru Dino Safari is roaring into Long Island this weekend. Photo courtesy of the Dino Safari
The drive-thru Dino Safari is roaring into Long Island this weekend. Photo courtesy of the Dino Safari

Things To Do on Long Island This Weekend: Dino Safari Drive-thru, Celebrate Pride, and More

We're ready for a roaring good time this weekend, thanks to the up-close-and-personal prehistoric encounters sweeping into town when the drive-thru Dino Safari opens at the Tanger Outlets in Deer Park.

It's also Pride weekend on Long Island, and there are celebratory events in Port Washington where you can chalk the walk with rainbows or enjoy rainbow-inspired fun at the Jones Beach Nature Center.

You can also pile in the minivan and head to the Westfield South Shore Mall for a drive-in showing of The Goonies, meet up at Hempstead Lake State Park to join a group paddle, or stroll along Woodcleft Avenue enjoying the Nautical Mile Family Festival.

If that's not enough, be sure to explore our list of June's must-do's, and find more anytime happenings in our Event Calendar and Summer Fun Guide.

As always, if an event piques your interest, click through to our listing for all the details, including addresses and times. And keep in mind: On Long Island, especially now, really cool things to do with kids often book up quickly, so register or buy your tickets ASAP.

Places featured in this article:


Tanger Outlets
upcoming events
(Fri Jun 11, 2021 - Sat Jul 10, 2021) Drive-thru Dino Safari

Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
upcoming events
(Sat Jun 12, 2021 - Sun Jun 13, 2021) Pride Weekend at the Jones Beach Nature Center

Town Park at Point Lookout
upcoming events
(Thu Jun 3, 2021 - Sun Jun 20, 2021) Town of Hempstead Drive-In Movies

Cradle of Aviation
upcoming events
(Sat Mar 6, 2021 - Sun Aug 29, 2021) Arcade Age Exhibit
(Sat Jul 17, 2021 - Sun Jul 18, 2021) Cradle Pop Shop at the Cradle of Aviation

Gallery North
upcoming events
(Sun Jun 6, 2021 - Sun Jun 12, 2022) Wet Paint Festival Pop-up Exhibition

Holtsville Ecology Site
upcoming events
(Thu Jun 10, 2021 - Sun Jun 13, 2021) Holtsville Ecology Site Reopens to Public

Freeport Village
upcoming events

Bay Walk Park
upcoming events
(Fri Jun 11, 2021 - Sat Jun 12, 2021) Be the Rainbow Pride Walk

Sunset Park (Next to Town Dock)
upcoming events
(Fri Jun 11, 2021 - Sun Aug 29, 2021) Cinema on the Bay at Sunset Park

Kennedy Plaza
upcoming events
(Sat Jun 5, 2021 - Sat Oct 30, 2021) Arts In The Plaza: Long Beach's Weekly Arts Festival

Long Island Railroad Seaford Station
upcoming events
(Sat May 15, 2021 - Wed Jun 12, 2024) Maker's Market at the Seaford Train Station

Young Gates-KIds Online Personalized Classes
upcoming events
(Mon May 31, 2021 - Mon Aug 30, 2021) Kids Python with Artificial Intelligence Online Camp
(Mon May 31, 2021 - Mon Aug 30, 2021) Mandarin Language Online Camp for Kids
(Mon May 31, 2021 - Mon Aug 30, 2021) Secrets of the Rubiks Cube Online Camp
(Mon May 31, 2021 - Mon Aug 30, 2021) Online Spanish Language Camp for Kids
(Mon May 31, 2021 - Mon Aug 30, 2021) Coding For Little Curious Minds
(Mon May 31, 2021 - Mon Aug 30, 2021) Gaming with Unity-Csharp Coding Camp for Kids
(Mon Jun 21, 2021 - Mon Jul 19, 2021) Java Coding 4 Week Bootcamp
(Mon Jun 21, 2021 - Mon Jul 19, 2021) Python with AI Coding 4 Week BootCamp

Sgt. Tuozzolo Memorial Spray Park
Holtsville Ecology Site Reopens to Public
Holtsville Ecology Site - 7:00 AM Pick
Spring Learn & Play at the Suffolk County Farm & Education Center
Suffolk County Farm & Education Center - 9:30 AM Pick
Pride Weekend at the Jones Beach Nature Center
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center - 12:00 PM Pick
Drive In Movies in the Town of Brookhaven
Brookhaven Parking lot - 6:30 PM Pick
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