If you are still stuck for something to do with the kids this weekend, here are our top picks. Details on these events and others can be found on our Community Calendar (we have over 250 fun things to do with your family in February listed already!).
- All of the Home Depot Stores offer a FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 on the 1st Saturday of every month. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement. On Saturday from 9am to noon, your kids can build a Keepsake Box that they can personalize to hold private treasures or give as a gift for Valentine’s Day.
- The Show Us Your Legos event is taking place on Saturday from 11am – 2pm at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn. Inspired by the brick art of Nathan Sawaya, presently on view in the Contemporary Gallery, young LEGO artists are encouraged to bring their plastic brick constructions to the museum for “show and tell”. The day’s activities include gallery tours and hands-on art making. No reservations are needed and admission is included with museum admission, plus an added $5 per family for materials.
- One of our favorite kids musicians, Bari Koral Family Rock Band, will be in concert at the Suffolk Y in Commack on Sunday at noon during their Camp Open House. You will love her energetic live show that promises to have you singing and dancing in the aisles. Reservations required – emailing email@example.com to see if there are still some seats available.
- What does a happy neighborhood need? Meet artist Danielle O’Malley at the Long Island Children’s Museum on Sunday at 3pm as you decide what structures, people, animals and trees you would like in your neighborhood. Join in the creation of this fun collaborative sculpture as you help build a tiny neighborhood installation using cardboard boxes and other fun materials. After the workshop, visit Danielle’s exhibit in the KaleidoZone gallery.
- In the mood to relax and see a show? Try The Tale of the Frog Prince this weekend at the Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House in Centerport. This is an audience participation comedy based on the story of a lonely Frog Prince who lives in a swamp on a large kingly estate. However, he is really a prince who has been turned into a frog by a wicked witch who cast a spell upon him. In order to break the spell, the frog must be kissed by a beautiful princess, which is done with hilarious results. Shows are on Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for kids (kids under 3 are free!). Calling in advance to reserve seats is recommended.