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Memorial Day Weekend Family Fun & Kids Events Happening on Long Island

Written by Kelly Tenny  |  14. May 2016

Often considered the unofficial kick-off to summer, Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner! With town parades, local car shows, the annual Jones Beach Air Show, and much more going on in the midst of Memorial Day Weekend, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy this weekend - especially the kids! 
 
Take a look at these exciting events set to take place during the last weekend of May!
 
Friday, May 27th Events
 
Family Art Exploration Activities at Hofstra University Museum
112 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-1120
Friday, May 27th from 11 AM - 4 PM
516-463-5672
Free Event
Put yours, and your child's, exploration skills to the test with fun, themed, activity filled backpacks and a hide-and-seek activity with Hofstra's outdoor sculpture collection!
 
Memorial Day Family Carnival at Eisenhower Park
1899 Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow, NY 11554
Friday, May 27th from 5 PM - 10 PM
631-682-9103
Free Event
Get out this Memorial Day Weekend to take part in Freedom Fairs Second Annual Carnival for a cause! The event will feature carnival rides, live music, food, and much more, all to end the drug abuse epidemic on Long Island!
 
Saturday, May 28th Events
 
New York AutoFest at NYCB Theatre
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
Saturday, May 28th from 9 AM - 4 PM
516-882-5022
Adults $5; Children Under Age 12 FREE
Brings your car-loving kids out to see all of the amazing vehicles being judged at the New York AutoFest! In addition to the cars, there will be food trucks, a DJ, flea market and over 100 vendors!
 
2016 Jones Beach Air Show
Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
Saturday, May 28th from 10 AM - 3 PM
866-558-8468
Free Admission - $10 Parking Fee
Celebrate the beginning of summer at the 2016 Jones Beach Air Show, featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the Golden Knights, Breitling Jet Team, GEICO Skytpers, Sean D. Tucker and the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds! Enjoy thrilling aerial stunts, great food and other fun at this annual, high flying spectacle.
 
Decoration Day at Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
Saturday, May 28th from 10 AM - 4 PM
516-572-8400
Adults $10; Seniors $7; Children Ages 5 - 12 $7; Children Age 4 & Under FREE; Active Military FREE
Find out what Memorial Day was like back in the 1870's during Decoration Day at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration! There will also be a parade, ceremonies and other respectful observances of those who bravely fought for our country and lost their lives.
 
Raptors - Predators Of The Sky at Tackapausha Museum & Preserve
2225 Washington Avenue, Seaford, NY 11783
Saturday, May 28th from 1 PM - 3 PM
516-571-7443
$5
All ages are invited to come out to enjoy a live bird presentation, arts & crafts and a spring hawk walk through the preserve.
 
Memorial Day Family Carnival at Eisenhower Park
1899 Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow, NY 11554
Saturday, May 28th from 1 PM - 10 PM
631-682-9103
Free Event
Get out this Memorial Day Weekend to take part in Freedom Fairs Second Annual Carnival for a cause! The event will feature carnival rides, live music, food, and much more, all to end the drug abuse epidemic on Long Island!
 
Ronjo Magic & Costumes Free Magic Show for Charity
1651 Route 112 aka Patchogue Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Saturday, May 28th from 3 PM - 3:30 PM
631-928-5005
Free Event
Don't miss out on this free magic show put on by Ronjo Magic staff, clients, students and their magic club members. After the show a top hat will be passed around to collect donations that all go to local charities.
 
Sunday, May 29th Events
 
2016 Jones Beach Air Show
Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
Saturday, May 28th from 10 AM - 3 PM
866-558-8468
Free Admission - $10 Parking Fee
Celebrate the beginning of summer at the 2016 Jones Beach Air Show, featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the Golden Knights, Breitling Jet Team, GEICO Skytypers, Sean D. Tucker and the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds! Enjoy thrilling aerial stunts, great food and other fun at this annual, high flying spectacle.
 
Decoration Day at Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
Sunday, May 29th from 10 AM - 4 PM
516-572-8400
Adults $10; Seniors $7; Children Ages 5 - 12 $7; Children Age 4 & Under FREE; Active Military FREE
Find out what Memorial Day was like back in the 1870's during Decoration Day at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration! There will also be a parade, ceremonies and other respectful observances of those who bravely fought for our country and lost their lives.
 
20th Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival
Downtown Riverhead between Roanoke Avenue and East Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
Sunday, May 29th from 12 PM - 5 PM
631-727-0900
Free Event
Get your friends and family and get together for this annual festival that celebrates the creative spirit! Enjoy street painting, live music, food trucks, vendors, dance, theatre, drumming, children's activities and more!
 
Memorial Day Family Carnival at Eisenhower Park
1899 Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow, NY 11554
Sunday, May 29th from 1 PM - 10 PM
631-682-9103
Free Event
Get out this Memorial Day Weekend to take part in Freedom Fairs Second Annual Carnival for a cause! The event will feature carnival rides, live music, food, and much more, all to end the drug abuse epidemic on Long Island!
 
Hempstead's Memorial Day Parade 2016
Greenwich Street, Hempstead, NY 11550
Sunday, May 29th from 2 PM - 3:15 PM
516-489-3400
Free Event
Marking its 130th year, this parade that celebrates and honors veterans from all over Long Island will assemble at the American Legion Hall on Marvin Avenue, proceed down Greenwich Street to the cemetery where wreaths will be placed on the Civil War Monument. Refreshments will be available afterwards at the Legion.
 
Monday, May 30th Events
 
Valley Stream Memorial Day Parade 2016
Wheeler Avenue and Rockaway Parkway, Valley Stream, NY 11580
Monday, May 30th at 9 AM
516-825-4200
Free Event
Show your appreciation and honor those who made the until sacrifice for our country by bringing the whole family out to the 2016 Valley Stream Memorial Day Parade.
 
Memorial Day Celebration & Open House at Raynham Hall Museum
20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Monday, May 30th from 12 PM - 4 PM
516-922-6808
Free Event
After the parade head over to the Raynham Hall Museum for lemonade, popcorn, ice cream, music and old-fashioned fun and games!
 
Memorial Day Family Carnival at Eisenhower Park
1899 Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow, NY 11554
Monday, May 30th from 1 PM - 6 PM
631-682-9103
Free Event
Get out this Memorial Day Weekend to take part in Freedom Fairs Second Annual Carnival for a cause! The event will feature carnival rides, live music, food, and much more, all to end the drug abuse epidemic on Long Island!
 

Don't forget to snap some photos this Memorial Day Weekend to email in to us to be featured to our 2016 Memorial Day Weekend Photo Gallery! 

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