Family Friendly East End Events & Venues: August 6–12, 2021

Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race
Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race

There’s all sorts of family-friendly things to do across the Twin Forks this weekend and beyond, from August 6–12, 2021. Take a look at some of our favorite events, activities and venues for you and your kids.

Top 5 Family Events to Check Out This Week

Swim with the Mermaids
Friday, August 6

Your little one won’t want to miss this opportunity to swim with a “real” mermaid through the Shark Reef Lagoon at the Long Island Aquarium. Call ahead to reserve your time spot at 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 2:45 p.m.
431 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-208-9200,

Children’s Origami at the East Hampton Library
Friday, August 6, 3 p.m.

Children will use patterned folding pages to create cats, goldfish and sailboats. Register your child ahead of time on the East Hampton Library website.
159 Main Street, East Hampton. 631-324-0222,

Harbes Family Farm Peach Harvest
Saturday, August 7, 10 a.m.

Enjoy barnyard animals, a flower farm and pig races with your whole family at Harbes Family Farm. And don’t forget about pick-your-own peaches and a little wine for mommies and daddies.
715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck. 631-482-7641,

Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race
Saturday, August 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

The cardboard boat race is one of the summer’s most fun family events along the Peconic Riverfront. Race in various categories, including the Youth Regatta, Riverhead Yacht Club Regatta, Grand National Regatta and Outlaw Race for prizes like best spirit, Titanic sinking, best constructed and most creative.
40 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead. 631-440-1350,

Dance and Musical Theater/TikTok Camp and Classes
August 9-13, 3:30 p.m.

Little one ages 4-11 will enjoy the opportunity to learn about singing, dancing and directing with a TikTok-flavored class. All kiddos will get a video keepsake to take home. Register online ahead of time.
151 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton. 631-259-7707,

 Railroad Museum of Long Island's John Peck, Gary Brooks and Eddie Hertling
Railroad Museum of Long Island’s John Peck, Gary Brooks and Eddie Hertling

Fun Family Attractions to Visit This Week

The All Star
Reserve a bowling lane, hit the arcade, play billiards and dine at the in-house All Star Grill, all at this exciting entertainment venue.
96 Main Road, Riverhead. 631-998-3565,

Amagansett Beach and Bicycle
Pedal-loving tots will love the opportunity to rent bikes along with their family for half-days, days or even weeks at a time. Kids’ bikes, baby seats and baskets are all available for rent.
1 Cross Highway, Amagansett. 631-267-6325,

The Fudge Company
Kiddos with a sweet tooth will love this opportunity to enjoy homemade fudge, saltwater taffy and yummy penny candies. You can also order frozen yogurt, ice cream and a chillin’ variety of toppings.
67 Main Street, Southhampton. 631-283-8108,

Gemelli Gelato of the Hamptons
Parents and little sweeties alike will love this classy cafe where you can enjoy Belgian waffles, milkshakes and even candy. Check out the seven different flavors of waffle cones and ask about the featured flavor.
139 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays. 631-594-5600,

Greenport Carousel
Enjoy family fun in Greenport with this 100-year-old carousel for only $2 a ride. Through Labor Day weekend, you can visit the attraction every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
115 Front Street, Greenport. 631-477-2200,

Jerri’s Cakery and Confections
Fantastic homemade cakes, cupcakes and cookies await your little guests. Call ahead to request high-tea service!
59 Montauk Highway, Westhampton. 631-223-8996,

Railroad Museum of Long Island
Every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy toy trains and exhibitions at the Greenport location. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 5-12. Little kids under age 5 visit for free.
440 Fourth Street, Greenport. 631-477-0439,

Sag Harbor Cinema
The recently re-opened, nonprofit movie theater is currently screening both new big-budget Hollywood productions, as well as older classics and indie films.
90 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 631-725-0010,

Southampton Golf Range
Check out this 18-hole mini-golf course complete with batting cages and a driving range. You can also stop by the snack bar for some classic burgers and fries.
699 County Road 39, Southampton. 631-283-2158

Little ones who love bubble tea will enjoy this little gem in front of Sag Harbor’s windmill and wharf. Enjoy your tea, frozen yogurt or milkshake as you saunter up to the waterfront on a warm summer night.
2 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 631-223-8112,

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