Whether you’re in the mood for surrounding yourself with nature or relaxing while watching a production, you’ll find great activities happening this weekend on Long Island. And if you want the best of both worlds you can gather the family and stake out a piece of grass to watch one of two productions while simultaneously enjoying the great outdoors.
Alice in Wonderland
The Vanderbilt Museum Carriage House
180 Little Neck Road
Saturday, July 24th and Sunday, July 25th, 2PM
Join Alice and the unusual creatures she encounters on her journey in Wonderland in this production by the Arena Players. Tickets are $10; Call in advance to reserve tickets.
Butterfly House Program
Sweetbriar Nature Center
62 Eckernkamp Drive
Saturday, July 24th, Sunday July 25th, 12PM-1PM
Surround yourself with over 200 butterflies and learn about the life cycle of these beautiful creatures. Children may participate in making a butterfly craft. The fee is $3 for adults and $2 for children.
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
581 West Jericho Turnpike
Saturday, July 24th, 10AM-11:30AM
Compete by using skills that animals need to survive in the environment. The cost is $3 per child. As with all New York State Park events, there is a charge for parking.
Children’s Summer Theater – Suffolk County
Heckscher State Park
Saturday, July 24th, 2PM
Make a run for a magical afternoon! This summer theater production features magician James Lazzarini in the “Magic of Amore.” Call for additional details. As with all New York State Park events, there is a charge for parking.
Moon River Walk
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Saturday, July 24th, 8PM-10PM
See the beauty of the preserve at night. All ages are invited to join in a 3 mile guided walk along trails in and along the Connetquot River. The fee for adults is $4 and $3 for children. As with all New York State Park events, there is a charge for parking.
Children’s Summer Theater – Nassau County
Hempstead Lake State Park
Sunday, July 25th, 2PM
Bring your blankets and chairs! Watch as the traditional English puppet show, The Tragical Comedy of Punch and Judy is performed in a beautiful park environment. As with all New York State Park events, there is a charge for parking.