Long Island Events

Jill Wolfson

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MLK Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Princess Brunch, Animals, Dream Big

There are many places on the island to give your kids an introduction to the mission of Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend, including crafts-centered events at the Whaling Museum and Education Center, the Long Island Children's Museumthe Children's Museum of the East End, and As You Wish Parties.

Animal lovers will also find plenty of activities to kindle their love for furry friends, from the Center for Science Teaching & Learning's Junior Zookeeper Workshop to animal mosaics, rubber ducks, and Father Goose. After all that learning, take in a lighthearted play about the ups and downs of friendship.

For more activities to fill the three-day weekend, pop on over to our January GoList or Winter Fun Guide to find more seasonal fun. And if you're keeping an eye on your wallet after the holidays, check out our list of 20 FREE Things to Do with Long Island Kids This Winter.

Of course, our Event Calendar is always loaded with fun daily events for Long Island kids. (Don't see a great event listed here? Add it to our Event Calendar yourself!

Long Island Kids' Activities February 1 & 2: Peter Max Family Day, World Wetlands Day, Super Bowl Funday

This weekend, two shows featuring Little Red Riding Hood hit the stage. Head to Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre and see what happens when Little Red gets mixed up with Porquoi pig. At the Bayway Arts Center, go back in time to the 1950’s and watch as Little Red is wooed by three princes. Feeling more artsy? Create a festive Mardi Gras mask at Not Just Art, or get to know artist Peter Max up close and personal at the Nassau County Museum of Art. For budding Super Bowl fans, head to the Sid Jacobson JCC for a day filled with sports. In the mood for some live music? Juvenile Hazard, a band comprised of elementary school students, rocks on at The Dolphin Bookshop. As always, check our events calendar every day for activities for the family.

Long Island Kids' Activities January 25 & 26: Beach Erosion Lab, Waffle Day, Chinese New Year Celebration

This weekend, take a trip to the East End and make a stop in Bridgehampton. There’s plenty on tap for nature lovers at the South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center. Hone investigative skills and learn about beach erosion, master the art of knot tying, or go on a walk to observe seals. For crafty fun, head to the Children's Museum of the East End. Listen to a story and create a bird feeder, or put those culinary skills to the test and make Belgian waffles. For those in Nassau County, celebrate the release of the upcoming Lego Movie at Barnes & Noble, or make kooky kaleidoscopes at the Long Island Children’s Museum. As always, check our events calendar every day for activities for the family.

Long Island Kids' Activities January 11 & 12: Saltwater Stories, Flying Model Competition, Rubber Duckie Party

This weekend, head to the Long Island Children’s Museum to learn about maritime culture on Long Island, and to enjoy an interactive performance with Lena and the Happy Clam Band. In the mood to get crafty? Learn how to draw like a master at The Heckscher Museum of Art, and create abstract watercolor paintings at Gallery North. For those who enjoy nature, head to the South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center. Learn how animals are fed, or go on a walk to observe seals. Also on tap: Flying Model Competition at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, and Rubber Duckie Party at The Whaling Museum & Education Center. As always, check our events calendar every day for fun activities for the family.

Long Island Kids' Activities January 4 & 5: Peter Pan & Wendy, Rubber Band Powered Cars, Trout Birthday Party

Happy 2014 Long Island families! This weekend, two new shows hit the stage. Enjoy the adventures of Peter Pan & Wendy at the Bayway Arts Center, and Dorothy Meets Alice: The Wizard Of Wonderland at Studio Theatre. Feeling more crafty? Head to the Children's Museum of the East End to make a rubber band powered car, or put those investigative skills to the test and make snow. Get in touch with nature at the South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center by discovering how birds use their beaks, or by going on a winter field walk. Ready to make a New Year's resolution of leading an active lifestyle? Then check out the Family & Fitness Open House at the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center. As always, check our events calendar every day for fun activities for the family. 

Long Island Kids' Activities December 28 & 29: Ben Rudnick & Friends, Celebrating Kwanzaa, Penguin Dance Party

Merry Christmas Long Island Families! This weekend, head to the Long Island Children's Museum for a family concert featuring Ben Rudnick & Friends, and celebrate Kwanzaa through hands on activities. Two classics hit the screen at the Cinema Arts Centre. Follow the tale of Clara, who is given a nutcracker doll for Christmas, and enjoy Meet Me In St. Louis, a musical starring Judy Garland. The Children's Museum of the East End has plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. Learn how to design and sew, make ice cream in a baggie, and create circus shaped waffles. For plenty of ideas on how to enjoy all that the season has to offer, be sure to check out our Holiday Fun Guide. As always, check our events calendar every day for fun activities for the family.

Long Island Kids' Activities December 21 & 22: A Crosby Christmas, Breakfast With Santa, Dishwasher’s Circus

This weekend, several shows hit the stage. The Eglevsky Ballet performs The Nutcracker at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. Kathryn Crosby hosts A Crosby Christmas at Madison Theatre at Molloy College. Enjoy a musical performance of Scrooge at The Showplace at Bellmore Movies. For a change of pace, head to Bridgehampton and put those creative skills to the test by making holiday cookies or creating bird-friendly decorations. Don't forget to stop by the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center for Breakfast With Santa. For plenty of ideas on how to enjoy all that the season has to offer, be sure to check out our Holiday Fun Guide. As always, check our events calendar every day for fun activities for the family.

Don't forget to enter our Holiday Giveaway. Mommy Poppins is giving away over $3,000 in prizes until December 25th. We're also doing some flash giveaways all month long, so be sure to like our Facebook page to see what's coming up. Check back daily to enter to win one or all of these amazing prizes.

Long Island Kids' Activities December 14 & 15: Shop For A Cause, Holiday Cookie Baking, Max & Ruby At NYCB Theatre

This weekend, get some seasonal shopping done at the Holiday Boutique in Oakdale, and at Shop For A Cause in Massapequa. Feeling more crafty? Bake and decorate cookies at Oh My Girls, create a gingerbread house at the Children's Museum of the East End, and design a beautiful holiday wreath at the Suffolk County Farm. Two great shows hit the stage. There's a performance of Mixed Nuts in Sag Harbor, and Max & Ruby In The Nutcracker Suite in Westbury. For plenty of ideas on how to enjoy all that the season has to offer, be sure to check out our Holiday Fun Guide. As always, check our events calendar every day for activities for the family. 

Another fun thing happening this month: Our Big Holiday Giveaway. Mommy Poppins is giving away more than $3,000 in prizes from December 16th to December 25th. We're also doing some flash giveaways all month long, so be sure to like our Facebook page to see what's coming up. Check back daily to enter to win one or all of these amazing prizes.

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