FREE and Inexpensive Kids Fun – Summer 2018

Looking for fun this summer with the kids?

We have a great list of things to do that do not cost much money at all and some are even FREE!, yes FREE! Whether you like to listen to an outdoor concert, go to the movies, bowl with family and friends, roller skate or get crafty we have something that may interest you this summer in the list below.


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Home Depot Kids Workshop

First Saturday of each month at your local Home Depot

All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. Recommended Ages: 5-12. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin.

Website: HERE



Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Each Saturday at your local participating Barnes & Noble Store you can look forward to a reading of a different story with activities to follow.

Find a Store



Nassau County Parks

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran welcomes free Summer Concert Series at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a free night under the stars !

Parking Field 6/6A • All shows begin at 8:00pm unless otherwise indicated. Free Admission

For info: (516) 572-0200 • Day of Event Weather info: (516) 572-0355

For updated concert schedules visit




Summer Outdoor Concerts Series- 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

These concerts are well known and met with excitement by the community. Ranging from the classic oldies from Elvis and legendary rock tributes to the latest in pop and rock.

Movies Under the Stars presented by The Suffolk Center for Speech OFFICIAL MOVIE LIST IS HERE!
Join us at Smith Haven Mall outside in Lifestyle Village every Monday night during the month of August for FREE screenings of our favorite family-friendly movies. Come early, bring your lawn chairs and blankets to grab a spot starting at 5:00pm for our family-fun entertainment and local vendor showcase prior to each movie.
Monday August 6- Moana
Monday Augst 13- Justice League
Monday August 20- Coco
Monday August 27- Wrinkle in Time

More information:

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Sunday Concerts at Bayard Cutting Arboretum

2018 Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series at Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park

Sundays at 2pm

Folllow on Facebook:

Located at: 440 Montauk Hwy Great River, New York

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McNulty’s Homemade Ice Cream- Miller Place

Fun events for kids this summer! Check out the schedules! (enlarge pictures below by clicking on the image)

Located at: 153 North Country Road
Miller Place, New York 11764


Follow on Facebook: HERE







Kids Bowl Free – 2018

Sign your children up for 2 free games of bowling all summer long!

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer. The program is for children ages 15 and under.    READ MORE





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$1 Skate Night Every Tuesday Night This Summer

Our $1.00 Admission Nights are BACK this Summer starting June 26th!!

Every Tuesday 6:30pm-9:30pm
Tuesdays Feature Top 40 Music

Great Family Fun! Bring your Friends & Family!

Admission: $1.00
Skate Rental: $5.00 or bring your Own!

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$2 Thursday at United Skates

Every Thursday Night Starting June 28th  6:30pm-9:30pm 

Join us for a night of fun and games!! 

Admission: $2 Admission for Everyone   Skate Rental: $5.00

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Located at: 1276 Hicksville Rd., Seaford, NY 11783

Website: HERE



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Calling all crafty kids! Head to A.C. Moore this summer for weekly projects, every Wednesday 1-3PM starting June 27.

Registration for Bright Minds Club Kids’ Crafternoon is NOW OPEN — sign up in store today!




Michaels Stores

“We’re hosting seven weeks of making for kids 3 and up! Join us Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays June 11 – July 27 from 10 am to Noon for fun crafts and themes.”


Monday. Wednesday. Friday. June 11 through July 27. 10AM - Noon.






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Summer Movie Express- REGAL CINEMAS (participating locations only)

Family fun movies playing on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for the summertime!Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies in most locations start at 10:00 am. Check with your theatre for exact showtimes. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Read more: HERE




Family Movie Night on Thursday Nights at the Jones Beach Bandshell. Starts Thursday, June 28th and ends August 30th, 2018.

Enjoy a family movie under the stars.

Free entrance and parking (field 4).

NOTE: Movies may start a little after 8pm , depending on sunset. Brought to you by Mobile Flicks 2 U, Inc.

June 28: Coco
July 5: Lion King
July 12: Jumanji- Welcome to the Jungle
July 19: Despicable Me 3
July 26: The Incredibles
August 2: Guardians of the Galaxy 2
August 9:  Peter Rabbit
August 16: A Wrinkle in Time
August 23: Cars 3
August 30: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Seaford Cinemas invite you, your family, and your friends to enjoy FREE movies with us this summer! Really! Every Wednesday and Thursday between June 27 and August 30 at 10am! Kids trays are $3 before 11:00am too! Hope to see you here!”

Website: HERE

June 27, 28 – Lego Batman
July 4, 5 – Rock Dog
July 11, 12 – Despicable Me 3
July 18, 19 – Boss Baby
July 25, 26 – Smurfs: The Lost Village
August 1, 2 – Captain Underpants
August 8, 9 – Emoji Movie
August 15, 16 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
August 22, 23 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
August 29, 30 – Goosebumps

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Movies on the Harbor

“SUMMER ☀️LINE-UP” of FREE EVENTS at Harborfront Park and the “BARN” behind Village Hall

Follow Port Jefferson on Facebook —> HERE

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Movie on the Plaza at NYCB LIVE

“We are proud to announce our first ever Movie on the Plaza event. We will be hosting an outdoor movie on our plaza this summer!

Join us at NYCB LIVE for the screening of Karate Kid during our first ever Movie on the Plaza event on July 14.

Bring your own blanket or chairs and join us for a movie on the plaza at NYCB LIVE. All ages are welcome to join our outdoor movie screening—weather permitting. Admission is free, but all attendees must RSVP online prior to the event. Snack basket options will also be available for purchase upon arrival.”






FREE FAMILY SUMMER FUN (provided by our local towns)



Islip Family Fun

Read more happening in and around Islip:

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Sayville Family Fun

Read more happening in and around Sayville: HERE

Wednesdays in the Park concerts are starting on June 27!

Family Friday’s start June 29th!

A lovely park located between Gillette and Candee Avenues in Sayville, NY 11782

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Town of Oyster Bay

Every summer, the Town of Oyster Bay hosts the “Music Under the Stars,” a free concert series, and “Movies by Moonlight,” screenings of family-friendly films in local parks.

Before the movies, there will be activities including inflatables, games, food trucks and more.

Concerts begin at 8 p.m. and there will be no seating prior to 4 p.m.

Concertgoers are urged to bring folding chairs or blankets as no formal seating exists. Special accommodations are also available for disabled residents, including reserved parking and easily accessible restrooms.  If doubtful weather conditions arise, please call (516) 797-7900 for updated performance information.


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Albertson FREE Summer Concerts

Come enjoy a free outdoor concert this summer at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson. Check out the flyer for more details.

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Follow Town of North Hempstead on Facebook —> HERE





Hempstead FREE Summer Concert Series

Mark your calendars for our FREE Summer Concert Series set to kick off Friday, July 6th at 6:30pm in Kennedy Park! Bring your blankets and chairs and come out for an evening of wonderful music under the stars! For more info call 516-478-6247 or visit










Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program

Barnes and Noble has created a variety of lists to get kids excited about reading this summer!

Start exploring now, and find out how kids (grades 1-6) can earn a free book: HERE



Bookworm Wednesdays at Showcase Cinemas

It is time for Bookworm Wednesdays at Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas and Island 16: Cinema de Lux!

We love that Showcase Cinemas is encouraging our kids to read this summer and reward them with a FREE ticket to the movies. Each Wednesday from July 11 – August 1 our Long Island participating Showcase Cinemas will play a special family movie at 9 a.m.

Admission is free with the submission of a book report! Children who are not yet able to read are asked to draw a picture about a story someone has read to them. In addition to the movie, a weekly drawing will be held each week. Three randomly selected winners will each receive a book and a movie ticket.

    Read more: HERE



Head to your local public library!

Head to your local Library and join their Summer Reading Program!

We signed up for ours and the kids get rewarded for reading all summer long.

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Looking to dine out? Head to a Kid Friendly-Restaurant!

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All this Family Fun is reminding me that we all need to eat.

Looking for places to dine where kids EAT FREE?   read more here





If you know of any other FREE and/or inexpensive events happening please comment below or email me: so I can update the list! : )

Thanks so much, Anne



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