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Things to Do on Long Island With Kids This January

If you're looking for the perfect way to maximize your enjoyment on the island, enhance your experience, and make the most of your time here, you've come to the right place. In this post, we'll be highlighting a list of captivating events happening across Long Island. Whether you're a nature lover, a sports enthusiast, a theatergoer, or someone who simply enjoys exploring new places, we have something for everyone. Join us as we delve into the world of Long Island's vibrant and diverse offerings, and discover the endless possibilities that await you. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey filled with adventure, entertainment, and memorable experiences. Let's dive in and explore what Long Island has to offer this month!

Disney On Ice: Magic in the Stars at UBS Arena


Thursday, January 4-Sunday, January 7, 2024

Disney On Ice skates back into UBS Arena with a new show. Magic In The Stars features the most Disney characters ever in one show – including the on-ice debut of Raya from Raya and the Last Dragon and Elsa and Anna from Frozen 2.

Museum Adventure Activity: Polar Explorers

Cold Spring Harbor

Starts Thursday, January 4, 2024

Discover the wonders of the Arctic in this self-guided activity. Hunt for clues and solve puzzles throughout the museum as you follow in the footsteps of early polar explorers.

Snowflake Sock Skating at LICM

Garden City

Through Sunday, January 7, 2024

Slip on your “sock skates” and take a spin on the Long Island Children's Museum's indoor rink, made from a high-tech synthetic polymer surface that lets kids slide around without blades.

Birds of Prey at Quogue Wildlife Refuge


Saturday, January 13, 2023

Join Quogue Wildlife Refuge in the nature center for a 45-minute presentation all about birds of prey. 

AdvoKids at LICM: Freedom Ring with MLK

Garden City

Monday, January 15, 2024

The January AdvoKids program focuses on MLK beyond the "I Have a Dream" speech, examining his larger impact on the Civil Rights Movement. Visitors will also participate in a gallery walk of images from the Civil Rights Movement and create a bell to “let freedom ring."

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Cold Spring Harbor and Oyster Bay – FREE

Monday, January 15, 2024

On select days throughout the year, all national parks are open to the public with no admission fee.

Holiday Workshops at Science Museum of Long Island


Monday, January 15, 2024

During these holiday workshops offered by the Science Museum of Long Island, learn something new and engaging while spending time on the museum's lush grounds in Plandome.

InterYACtive "Trolls" Movie Night

Southampton – FREE

Saturday, January 2o, 2024

The Southampton Youth Bureau presents an InterYACtive Trolls Movie Night event with props, activities, free popcorn, and cotton candy.

Jack and the Beanstalk at Theatre Three

Port Jefferson

Opens Saturday, January 20, 2024

A handful of magic beans starts this hero and his best friend, Filpail the Cow, on one of the best-remembered adventures on the Theatre Three stage. 

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party


Saturday, January 2o-Sunday, January 21, 2024

The newly launched Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party will light up Nassau Coliseum January 20-21 in outrageous monster trucks competitions and battles.

Frozen Jr. at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts


Through Sunday, January 21, 2024

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. unfolds on the Smithtown Performing Arts Center stage and expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. 

Darlene Graham and The Shades of Green Band at Suffolk YJCC


Sunday, January 21, 2024

Join SYJCC to sing, rock and dance at this fundraiser concert benefiting Jewish Community Center.

Pet Portraits & Treats at the East Meadow Farm

East Meadow

Monday, January 22, 2024

At this January 22 workshop, kids can paint a picture of their favorite animal and bake dog treats. 

Disney's Frozen Jr. at The Engeman Theater


Opens Saturday, January 27, 2024

When faced with danger, princesses Anna and Elsa discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood in Frozen, Jr.. This enchanting musical features all of the memorable songs from the hit Disney film and will thaw even the coldest heart.

Exhibit: Very Eric Carle at LICM

Garden City

Opens Saturday, January 27, 2024

At the Long Island Children's Museum, step into colorful adventures based on the work of renowned and beloved author/illustrator Eric Carle, including the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Co-organized by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

Winter Run Series at Long Island State Parks

Various Locations

Sundays, through February 4, 2024

The Winter Run Series returns to Long Island state parks at 11am on Sundays in January. A 5K, or 3.1-mile, race is planned at each state park. After each race, runners are offered free hot chocolate, granola bars, juice, fruit, bagels, or doughnuts.

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