From outdoor ice skating to indoor Chinese New Year celebrations, see below for a list of activities sure to fill up your weekend!
Celebrate Lunar New Year
Chinese New Year Celebration
Plating Fields Arboretum — Oyster Bay
Saturday | 11am – 4pm | FREE – $12
LI’s 2nd Annual Lunar New Year Festival will be held at Planting Fields Park and Coe Hall Castle. Celebrate the year of the Rooster with martial arts performances, traditional cultural activities (like paper cut arts, Calligraphy, Shadow Theater play) and festival games.
Lunar New Year at the Whaling Museum
The Whaling Museum and Education Center — Cold Spring Harbor
Saturday | 2:30pm | Admission + $5 craft fee
This Chinese New Year, learn about its history, play a good-luck symbol match game, write “whale” in Chinese and enjoy theme-related craft stations around the museum!
A Bright New Year
Long Island Children’s Museum — Garden City
Saturday | 2pm – 2:45pm | Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members).
Head to the LICM to learn more about the year of the Rooster, Chinese customs and celebrations surrounding the holiday. Welcome 2017 with a beautiful painted paper lantern!
2017 Chinese New Year Celebration
The Educational & Cultural Center — Stony Brook
Sunday | 1pm – 4pm | Adults, $12; Seniors and children under 12, $10.
A nine-foot lion dance and martial arts demonstrations make this Chinese New Year Celebration an event to remember! Festivities include authentic Shaolin, Manhattan Taiko, craft activity for the kids, and more!
Other Fun Happenings
The Science of Snow
Children’s Museum of the East End — Bridgehampton
Saturday | 10am – 10:45am | Parents with children ages 3 – 6 years, $5 for Museum Members, $19 for non-members
Who says you have to wait for snow to have yourself a snow day? Especially when you can make your own! Bring the kids for a family workshop in making perfectly packable “snow.”
Whether you’re looking for an indoor or outdoor rink, Long Island has a plenty! Plus it’s a good way to get your family up and active.
Glow in the Dark Mini Golf
Monster Mini Golf — Deer Park
All Weekend | Little Monsters: $8.99, Big Monsters: $9.99
Stop in for 18 holes of monster themed, glow in the dark mini golf fun! Don’t forget to check out the Bone House Gift Shop for monster-gear, fun toys, glow in the dark gifts and more!
We hope you enjoy your weekend! If your child experiences any oral health problems or emergencies, please give our offices a call – we’re here for you and your child! Our practice has been providing excellent pediatric dentistry to children of Long Island for over 18 years.