Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From fall festivals and history walking tours to insects, art and more, there is plenty happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities during the weekend:
Long Island Family Festival at Tanner Park (Kerrigan Road, off Montauk Highway, Copiague). Music, carnival rides, food, activities for kids, pet expo in the park and more on Friday, from 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; rain dates Sept. 26-28. Price: Free (fee for food and rides).
Heckscher Family Hour at Heckscher Museum of Art (2 Prime Ave., at Route 25A, Huntington). On Sunday, from 1 to 2 p.m., families with children ages 4 to 8 can join museum educator Tami Wood for a tour of the Long Island Biennial Exhibition, along with hands-on gallery projects; registration is required. Price: $8, $5 students, free ages 10 and younger, plus $5 activity fee.
Insect Invasion at Long Island Science Center (11 W. Main St., Riverhead). Visit and learn about our six-legged friends on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join activities, make crafts and hold hissing cockroaches. Price: $5.
Walk Through History with Abraham Woodhull at Caroline Church of Brookhaven (1 Dyke Rd., Setauket). A walking tour designed for students, families and adults; presented by the Three Village Historical Society on Sunday, at 2 p.m. Price: $5.
Hallockville Fall Festival and Craft Show at Hallockville Museum Farm (6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead). On Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., families can enjoy artisan vendors, food, music, children's games, animals, and more. Price: $8 adult, $5 ages 5-12, free 4 and younger.