Grab & Go Kids Planner: A Carnival, A Parade and Some Science Fun

Here are the best bets families can go to and have fun this weekend.

Glad you clicked on our Grab & Go Kids Planner!

We’ve assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children.

You’re time-pressed enough, so we’re happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.

Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!



Where/When: , Thursday, June 2 through Sunday, June 5.

Why Go: Games, rides, live music. Lots of fun for the entire family.

Pricing: Discounted advance sales. $20 vouchers for one-day bracelets; one-day bracelets $30 at the carnival.


Where/When: , Weekly on Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Why Go: Long Island Children’s Museum is getting ready for a rip-roaring, snorting and hacking good time this summer as it welcomes this wildly popular, “science-in-disguise” exhibit. Sophisticated animatronics and imaginative exhibits explain to kids how and why their bodies produce mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly, stinky things that many people think are gross. 

Pricing: Free with museum admission


Where/When: The Garden Art Studio, Saturday, June 4, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Why Go: Design patterns on special circular mouse pads perfect for your computer.

Pricing: $25 each or save $5 if you bring a friend. Pre-registration required.


Where/When: Elmont Library, Saturday, June 4, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Why Go: The third annual Belmont Stakes Parade will begin at the Elmont Library and will end at Belmont Park. Elmont Memorial and  students will serve as grand marshals of the parade, which will include law enforcement and military personnel, school bands, cheerleaders, scout troops, clubs, community leaders and fire officials.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: , Saturday, June 4, 2 to 4 p.m.

Why Go: Explore the function of fur on the bodies of mammals at the Furry Fun Science station and play a fun fur matching game.

Pricing: Free with museum admission


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