Long Island Weekend Events February 5th & 6th: Chinese New Year Celebration, Teddy Bear Picnic, Family Film Festival and More!

Things to Do on Long Island with Kids

It's hard to think past the snow these days, but not to worry, we'll do the thinking for you. If you're heading into NYC this weekend, there's a lot going on, including fun in the Mommy Poppins Winter Guide. And if you are staying close to home, we've got cozy fun for you here, from a Teddy Bear Picnic to a Film Festival. And don't miss the chance to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Read on for details, and have a great weekend.


Teddy Bear Picnic
Hampton Library
2478 Main St
Saturday, February 5th, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Bring your kid (ages 4 and up), their favorite bear and a bag lunch (juice and gingerbread bear cookies provided) and have a picnic in the great indoors!  They'll enjoy a bear story, art activity and a song. Advance registration required. FREE.


Picture Book Time
Hempstead Library
115 Nichols Ct
Saturday, February 5, 10am
516-481-6990 x 15
Stories, songs and fun with animal friends awaits at the Hempstead Library this Saturday. For ages 3-5, accompanied by a caregiver. Registration required.


Free Crafts for Kids
The Cupcake Corner
61 New Hyde Park Road
Garden City
Saturday, February 5th and Sunday, February 6th from 1pm-5pm
Start the sweet fun early this month with a free craft day for kids at the Cupcake Corner. Held on both Saturday and Sunday.


Chinese New Year Celebration
Stony Brook Village Center
WHMO Educational and Cultural Center
Sunday, February 6th 1:30pm-3:30pm
Ring in the Year of the Rabbit with great performances by the Spotlight Dance Academy, the Stony Brook Taiko Drum Ensemble and a Lion Dance by Wu Mei Kung Fu Association. Your kids can also take part in a craft activity. Advance reservations are required. Adults: $10, Seniors: $8, Children under 12, including craft activity $8. For more information call 631-689-5888.

Stories of the Heart Film Festival
Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Avenue
Garden City
Sunday, February 6, 1pm-2pm
Bring a Valentine to your favorite gallery at the Long Island Children's Museum, they have a special Valentine's box for the occasion in the theater. And take in their collection of great shorts just for kids, all on the theme of heart stories.  Ages 3 and up. Free with museum admission ($8 theater only).