End Spring Break with These Fun Family-Friendly Events!


End Spring Break the right way by attending some events on Long Island this weekend that the entire family can enjoy together!

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Spring Break is coming to an end but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop just yet! The weekend is here and there are a ton of great events happening all across the Island that you and your family can enjoy together. 
Whether you live in Nassau or Suffolk, there are great activities being offered right near your neighborhood! Children can have a chance to participate with their siblings and meet others and make some new friends! It’s a wonderful time to bond as a family all while learning from new experiences and educational activities.
Take a look here at some of these entertaining events happening this weekend:
Messy Afternoons at the Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Avenue, Garden City NY, 11530
Saturday, April 11th & Sunday, April 12th 3:30-5:00 pm
Free with museum admission
Enjoy a variety of sensory artistic activities that will get messy, for children ages 18 months to 4 years.
The Adventures of Peter Rabbit at Theatre Three
412 Main Street, Port Jefferson NY, 11777
Saturday, April 11th 11:00 am-12:30 pm
$10 per ticket
Enjoy the children's production adapted from characters created by Beatrix Potter, including Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-Tail, Benjamin Bunny, and the McGregors!
Sculpture Exploration Backpack at the Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead NY, 11549
Saturday, April 11th & Sunday, April 12th 
Free event
Enjoy an activity-filled way for adults and children to explore together our outdoor sculpture collection on the University’s beautiful campus. For children ages 4-9 with their families. 
Earth Day at Tachapausha Museum at Tachapausha Museum
2225 Washington Avenue, Seaford NY, 11783
Saturday, April 11th at 1:00 pm
$5 per person
To honor Earth Day, observe the beauty of Spring while enjoy live animal presentations, games, crafts and light refreshments. All ages welcome!
Spring Family Fishing Festival at Belmont Lake
Southern State Parkway, exit 38, West Babylon NY, 11703
Saturday, April 11th 10:00 am-4:00 pm
$8 parking fee, free with Empire Pass
Activities will include open fishing, fishing instruction, fly casting demonstrations and fish cleaning services. Additionally, a display area will be set up by state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and local fishing clubs.
Strike Out Cancer Family Fun Bowling Fundraiser at Rockville Centre Lanes
100 Maple Avenue, Rockville Centre NY, 11570
Saturday, April 11th 1:00-3:00 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Enjoy two hours of unlimited bowling, all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. There will be gifts, prizes and raffle auction.
Manhasset Spring Festival in the Manhasset Park District Main Lot
Manhasset Avenue, Manhasset NY, 11030
Saturday, April 11th & Sunday, April 12th 
Free parking and free admission
Enjoy this family-friendly event and shop at a ton of booths while enjoying arts, crafts, music and delicious food! 
Picture Book of the Month Storytime: I Wish You More at Barnes and Noble
4000 East Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, NY 11731
Saturday, April 11th 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Free event
Enjoy a special Storytime featuring I Wish You More, an exuberant book of endless good wishes. Wishes for curiosity and wonder, for friendship and strength, laughter and peace. 
Finding Fossils at the Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Avenue, Garden City NY, 11530
Saturday, April 11th at 2:00 pm
$3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members)
Learn about existing fossils and the job of a paleontologist. Then excavate your own dinosaur “fossil” to take home with you! For children ages 5 and up.
Teens, Tots, Tales and More at the Baldwin Library
2385 Grand Avenue, Baldwin NY, 11510
Saturday, April 11th 3:00-3:45 pm
Free event
This event is a great opportunity for teens in grades 7-12 to read to a tot while earning community service credit! Certificates for community service credit will be awarded at the conclusion of the program. 
Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train Live! at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville NY, 11548
Saturday, April 11th at 2:00 pm
Tickets range from $14-$46
Enjoy an interactive trip, presented by PBS KIDS for ages 3 and up, back to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth...and rode in trains!
101 Dalmatians at The Stage Theater in Merrick
2222 Hewlett Avenue, Merrick NY, 11566
Saturday, April 11th at 2:00 pm
$10 per person
Don’t miss out on the children's production, based on the novel by Dodie Smith, about what happens when a litter of dalmatian puppies is abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil.
Playdate: Author/Illustrator Program for Children at Planting Field Arboretum Historic State Park
1395 Planting Fields Road, Manor House, Oyster Bay NY, 11771
Sunday, April 12th at 2:00 pm
Free with $8 parking fee
Don’t miss out as Husband/wife duo Greg Attonito (The Bouncing Souls) and singer/songwriter Shanti Wintergate read from their book “I Went For a Walk.” 
Family Sundays at the Museum at the Nassau County Museum of Art
1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576
Sunday, April 12th 1:00-4:00 pm
Free with museum admission $10, $8, $4
Converse, collaborate and create together! Each week be inspired by exhibition based gallery conversations, and explore new art materials, vocabulary and ideas with our museum educator.
Hogs & Hot Rods Rock the Shelter at Splish Splash Waterpark
2549 Splish Splash Drive, Calverton NY, 11933
Sunday, April 12th 12:00-5:00 pm
$5.00 per person, $10.00 to show car or motorcycle
Enjoy a car and motorcycle show which will feature bands, DJ’s, impersonators, vendors, swap meet, a yard sale, raffles, a ton of food and much more! 
New York AutoFest Jeeps at the Beach Car Show at Stehli Beach
1 Bayville Avenue, Bayville NY, 11709
Sunday, April 12th 9:00 am-4:00 pm
$5.00 per adult, free for children 12 and under
Fun for the whole family, open to all Jeep and Willys branded vehicles only. Enjoy live music, food, vendors, a 50/50 drawing and a craft fair!
Which of these weekend events will you be attending? Let us know by commenting below!
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