Kid Friendly Events to Enjoy This Memorial Day Weekend

Written by Meg Parisi  |  25. May 2019

All Weekend


2019 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach


The 2019 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach features high-flying stunts from world-renowned military and civilian performers.  Can’t make it to the weekend shows? Head to Jones Beach on Friday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a full practice.


Strawberry Festival at Garden of Eve


These weekend strawberry festivals includes hayrides, animals, and other activities.


Merrick Train Station Carnival


Enjoy family-friendly fun along the colorful midway with rides and games for all ages and a variety of fair food.


Levittown Carnival


This family-friendly event features daredevil circus acts, tasty fair food, carnival games, and rides for all ages.


Decoration Day at Old Bethpage Village

Old Bethpage

Old Bethpage Village Restoration commemorates Decoration Day as observed in the 1860s. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the U.S.


Saturday, May 25 


The Wizard of Oz at Theatre Three

Port Jefferson

Head to Emerald City to see The Wizard of Oz at Theatre Three.


Splish Splash, Animal Baths at LICM

Garden City

Head to the Yellow Studio in the Feasts for Beasts gallery to learn what goes into the care of the Long Island Children's Museum's animals. 


Geo Stem Club: Make Your Own Boat

Port Jefferson

Work with Stony Brook University graduate students to make a boat and see it float.


Memorial Day Weekend Block Party at the Children's Museum of the East End


Join CMEE as it kicks off the season. Enjoy block building activities, DIY stomp rockets, crafts and games with community partners, chalk street art and more.


Science Saturdays at the Long Island Science Center


Kids can play and explore the interactive and technology exhibits in this weekly hands-on, instructor-led workshop offered by the Long Island Science Center. 


North Hempstead's Memorial Day Fireworks

Port Washington

Ceremony begins at 6 p.m., fireworks at 9:15 p.m.


Sunday, May 26


Red Foxes on Long Island at Hallock State Park Preserve


Learn about the local red fox from Frank Vincenti of the Wild Dog Foundation.


East End Arts Street Painting Festival

Riverhead — FREE

Enjoy this Memorial Day weekend tradition, in which families and friends demonstrate together their creative spirit.


Monday, May 27


Woodland Playground Grand Opening at the Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point

Join Sands Point Preserve for the grand opening of the new Woodland Playground. The ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place at 2 p.m., followed by an afternoon of exciting fun and adventure.


Wantagh Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Wantagh — FREE

Assembly for parade begins at 9:30am on Beltagh Avenue by Wantagh Middle School.


Bay Shore Memorial Day Parade

Bay Shore — FREE

Bay Shore's Memorial Day service and parade starts at 10am at Lanier Lane and Main Street.


Northport Memorial Day Parade

Northport — FREE

The parade begins at Village Park with a ceremony and services to follow.


Farmingdale Village Memorial Day Parade

Farmingdale — FREE

Watch the parade march from Main Street to the Village Green in Farmingdale.


Long Beach Memorial Day Parade

Long Beach — FREE

The parade begins at Ohio Avenue and West Beech Street at 10 a.m. and ends at the reviewing stand on Park Avenue in front of City Hall.


Memorial Day Open House at Raynham Hall

Oyster Bay

Raynham Hall will host a costumed, historical parade through town.



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