Long Island Weekend Wrap Up April 23-24: Petting Zoo, Pretzel Making and Puppet Shows

Things to Do on Long Island with Kids

Enjoying all the spring break activities this week? Or preparing to enjoy the spring break activities next week? Well, save some of that energy up for this weekend. We’ve got some fun activities and events for you and your family. Even though this weekend is loaded with Easter Egg Hunts, there are still many other ways to enjoy the time. From having a banquet with beasts to celebrating Earth Day, this weekend is sure to be jam packed with fun fun, fun!!

The Growing Tree
Long Island Children’s Museum
11 Davis Avenue
Garden City, NY
516-224-5800
Saturday, April 23
2:30pm-4:30pm
Admission: Free with museum admission
All Ages
Come celebrate Earth Day with Long Island Children’s Museum! By using eco-friendly scraps of fabric and recycled goods, create and grow “trees" in honor of Arbor Day.

Family Fun Day
Broadway Mall
358 Broadway Mall
Hicksville, NY
516- 939-0679
Saturday, April 23
11:00am-3:00pm
Admission: Free
All Ages
Fun for the whole family takes place this weekend at Broadway Mall with Family Fun Day. Enjoy bouncing around in the Bounce House, or try your hand at pretzel making, participate in craft making and challenge yourself while playing fun and educational computer games. Wild Long Island will also be there with exotic and unique animals to meet and greet!

Crafts For Kids
The Cupcake Corner
61 New Hyde Park Road
Garden City, NY
516-328-2253
Saturday, April 23
1:00pm-4:00pm
Admission: Free
All Ages
Make creative crafts at The Cupcake Corner. Each session is 20-45 minutes long. Reservations are not required.

16th Annual Petting Zoo
Sag Harbor Garden Center
11 Spring Street
Sag Harbor, NY
631-725-3345
Saturday, April 23
12:00pm-2:00pm
Admission: Free
All Ages
Sag Harbor Garden Center invites you to join them for their 16th Annual Petting Zoo. Enjoy refreshments, visit and pet friendly animals and each child receives a take home goody bag!

Terrapin Puppet Theater presents "Boats"
Long Island Children Museum
11 Davis Avenue
Garden City, NY
516-224-5800
Saturday, April 23
2:00pm-3:00pm
All Ages
Admission: $4 with museum admission; $3 LICM Members
“Boats” is a poetic puppet show presented by Australian Terrapin Puppet Theater. See the story of two friends who meet through a funny twist of events. Jof and Nic are sailors who have a number of strange but funny situations throughout their friendship. This inspiring tale has a stirring and moving ending that truly defines the importance of friendship.

Let's Have Bite! A Banquet of Beastly Rhymes
Nassau County Museum of Art
The Art Space for Children
One Museum Drive
Roslyn Harbor, NY
516-484-9338
Sunday, April 24
12:00pm-4:00pm
Admission: Free with museum admission
View the original illustrations in the book, , “Let’s Have A Bite! A Banquet of Beastly Rhymes” in the Art Space at the Nassau County Museum of Art.  See memorable characters from the story in a new way and afterwards express your creativity with an art project.

Don’t forget to check out all the Easter Egg Hunts taking place this weekend on Long Island!