Long Island Weekend Events March 4-6: Maple Sugaring, Circus Fun, Scavenger Hunts and More

Things to Do With Kids on Long Island

Spring is officially on its way, I know this, because there are sap buckets on the trees. Sap buckets! The true sign that warm days are headed our way. Until then we've got some great events for you here that celebrate the snow, like ice skating and nature night hikes as well as indoor fun, like circus and dance performances. And of course, the sweet stuff, maple sugaring fun. Have a great weekend.

 

 

Kids Night Out!
Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center
Oyster Bay
516-922-3200
Friday, March 6pm-9pm
$25 for one child, $10 for addition siblings
Kids can play nature games, look for night-time animals and take (non-scary) walks in the dark at Kids Night Out! A snack is provided for participants at this popular outing. (Reserve your spot, reservations must be made three days ahead and this event may already be full. If you've missed your chance, this happens again on March 26) For ages 4-10.

A Nice Ice Family Night
Port Jefferson Village Center
Port Jefferson
Friday, March 4 6pm
All ages.
$20
Enjoy pizza, ice and salt experiments, skating at The Rinx, and dessert with cider. Proceeds benefit exhibit development at the Children's Maritime Museum. Reservations requested.

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus at LICM
Long Island Children's Museum
Garden City
516-224-5800
Saturday, March 5 1pm & 3pm
All Ages
$10 museum admission, tickets available on a first come, first served basis
A sneak peak at the Greatest Show on Earth before it hits the Nassau Coliseum. A sure hit with the kids, and grown-ups.


Family Scavenger Hunt

Nissequogue River State Park
Kings Park
631-581-1072
Saturday, March 5 2pm-3:30pm
$3 per child
The whole family can work as a team to find things that nature hides in plain sight. Take in nature and have some fun.

International Cultural Celebration
Parish Art Museum
Southampton
Sunday, March 6 1:30pm
All ages
FREE
A whole host of groups will be performing at this multicultural celebration, from Grupo Folklorico Xochipilli to the Shinnecock Thunderbird Singers and Dancers. Also art workshops and a bit of food. Join the fun!

 

Maple Sugaring Classes
Hoyt Farm
Smithtown, NY
Sunday, March 6, 1:30pm
$3 per person or $8 per family
Learn how to tap your own maple at Hoyt Farm. Details on our awesome Maple Sugaring post.