Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in May
By NYMetroParents Calendar Editor

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in May

May 1, 2017   |   Upcoming Events  

This May, take your kids who love arts and crafts to these local, creative activities on Long Island. Find things to do with artistic children in both Nassau County and Suffolk County.

Drawing and Painting 1 & 2
WHEN: May. 1 - 27, Monday-Tuesday and Friday-Saturday, see website for times
WHERE: Mini Monet, 64 Railroad Ave., Sayville, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn to draw animals, people, landscapes, and works by famous artists. Paint with watercolors, use oil pastels, chalk pastels, colored pencils, markers, and more.
WANT TO GO? $22. 631-218-9797. minimonetny.com.

Cute as a Button Flower
WHEN: May. 2 - 31, Tuesday-Friday, 2:30-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: May flowers are blooming in the museum this month. Join us and create your own colorful, cute-as-a-button flower.
WANT TO GO? $13; $12 seniors, free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5828. licm.org.

Petite Picassos Draw & Paint
WHEN: May. 3 - 31, Wednesdays, 12:45-1:45pm
WHERE: Mini Monet, 64 Railroad Ave., Sayville, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Use chalk, oil pastels, watercolors, and markers while learning how to draw animals, people, and works by famous artists.
WANT TO GO? $22. 631-218-9797. minimonetny.com.

Sculpture, Clay and Upcycled Art
WHEN: May. 3 - 31, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm
WHERE: Mini Monet, 64 Railroad Ave., Sayville, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Use found objects to create fun animals out of clay, wood, bottle caps, and more.
WANT TO GO? $22. 631-218-9797. minimonetny.com.

Upcycled Jewelry Making
WHEN: Thursday, May. 4, 6:45-8:15pm
WHERE: Floral Park Public Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: An adventure in creating your own baubles.
WANT TO GO? $15. 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Hands-On Art
WHEN: Thursday, May. 4, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Use different materials to learn the elements of art and create your own abstract masterpiece. Includes tour of art exhibition and craft.
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-751-0066. longislandmuseum.org.

Teacher Act
WHEN: Saturday, May. 6, 2-4 pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Decorate colorful foam photo frames to give your favorite teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week.
WANT TO GO? $13; $12 seniors, free children younger than 1. 516-224-5828. licm.org.

Crafts For Kids FREE
WHEN: May. 6 - Jun. 25, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Lakeshore Learning Store, 2079 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Kids will have a ball making exciting crafts that they can use or display. Every craft is educational and fun.
WANT TO GO? 516-616-9360. lakeshorelearning.com.

Recycled Robot Art FREE
WHEN: Saturday, May. 6, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Construct your own robot using 100% recycled boxes, computer parts, wires, buttons, and more.
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org.

Drawing & Painting Workshop with Paton Miller
WHEN: Saturday, May. 6, 11am
WHERE: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Paton Miller—artist, educator, and curator of East End Collected3—will be offering a drawing and painting class.
WANT TO GO? $40. 631-283-0967. southamptonartscenter.org.

Bilingual Family Gallery Talk & Art Workshop
WHEN: Sunday, May. 7, 2pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Families explore art in the galleries, then create projects inspired by the works on view in the museum's art studio. The tour is in English and Spanish.
WANT TO GO? $12; free for children younger than 18. 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

Neiman Marcus Family Sundays at the Museum
WHEN: May. 7 - 28, Sundays, 1pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Family Sundays allow children and the adults in their lives to take time to reconnect while talking about and making art together.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 seniors; $4 children ages 4-12; $2 weekend parking fee. 516-484-9338. nassaumuseum.org.

Mosaic Butterflies
WHEN: Monday, May. 8, 4pm
WHERE: Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Road, Franklin Square, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Decorate a butterfly with your favorite colors.
WANT TO GO? $1. 516-488-3444. franklinsquarepl.org.

The Minimalist Paintings of Carmen Herrera FREE
WHEN: Monday, May. 8, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Carmen Herrera is a Cuban-American abstract minimalist painter. View some of her works and make your own paintings in her style.
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org.

Birds and Butterflies
WHEN: Tuesday, May. 9, 7pm
WHERE: Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Road, Franklin Square, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Make a 3-D bird and a nylon butterfly.
WANT TO GO? $1. 516-488-3444. franklinsquarepl.org.

Flower Pot Craft
WHEN: Wednesday, May. 10, 4pm
WHERE: Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Road, Franklin Square, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Paint your flower pot and plant your seeds.
WANT TO GO? $1. 516-488-3444. franklinsquarepl.org.

Second Saturdays at the HUM: Discover It!
WHEN: Saturday, May. 13, 1:30-2:30pm
WHERE: Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, NY
AGES: 5-8, Adult
WHAT: In each session, children and their adult companions explore works of art and engage in a hands-on activity inspired by what they have seen and discussed.
WANT TO GO? $9; $7 in advance. 516-463-5672. hofstra.edu/museum.

Open Studio for Families
WHEN: Saturday, May. 13, 11am
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Take a tour of the galleries and create art through hands-on activities.
WANT TO GO? $12; free for children younger than 18. 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

Huntington Village Art Walk FREE
WHEN: Saturday, May. 13, 2-6pm
WHERE: Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main St., Huntington, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A self-guided tour full of art, food, and drink.
WANT TO GO? 631-271-8423. huntingtonarts.org.

Made with Love FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, May. 17, 11am
WHERE: Floral Park Public Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Whether you're a beginner, an expert, or somewhere in between, Made with Love knitting and crocheting group welcomes all to their weekly evening group.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Witches and Wizards
WHEN: Sunday, May. 21, 2-4 pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Make your own sparkly witch or wizard’s wand for your own adventure. Then drop by and watch Journey to Oz in the LICM Theater.
WANT TO GO? $13; $12 seniors, free children younger than 1. 516-224-5828. licm.org.

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