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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN LONG ISLAND-APR 12

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by Directories Editor April 12, 2013

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Daily activities for kids and the family are abound in Long Island! Whether you want to spend the day with your children at a zoo, a museum, or just outdoors, we've got it all here. Want to see what's going on next weekend or when you have those few days off? Check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!

Nassau-Suffolk Youth Band and Concert Band - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
April 12, 2013 - Greenvale

Presented by the Nassau-Suffolk Performing Arts, this band performs a variety of delightful numbers.

Fiddler on the Roof - National Tour - Molloy College at Madison Theatre
April 12, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

Christopher O'Riley, piano, and Matt Haimovitz, cello in "Shuffle.Play.Listen." - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
April 12, 2013 - Greenvale

Get closer to great music. Today's brightest classical artists are rethinking the recital, exploring new repertoire, a more casual performance style and more intimate venues. IMAGINE! The engaging host of NPR's From the Top and the adventurous Israeli-born cellist will reprise the eclectic mix of classical music and contemporary pop which has made their CD Shuffle.Play.Listen. a sensation.

Jump for Joy - Floral Park Public Library
April 12, 2013 - Floral Park

Children (age 18 months-4 years) with their caregivers enjoy music, movement, and fun filled activities.

Tot Shabbat - Temple B'nai Torah
April 12, 2013 - Wantagh

The community is invited to join Rabbi Marci Bellows, Cantor Steven Sher, Gail Goldstein and Emily Altman for this, special early childhood Shabbat experience of singing, and storytelling. Temple B’nai Torah, a Reform congregation of over 500 families serves the South Shore of Nassau County, including Wantagh, Bellmore, Merrick, East Meadow, Levittown, Seaford, Massapequa, and Massapequa Park.

Toddler Learning Center - Bellerose Library
April 12, 2013 - Bellerose

Children ages 18-36 months, with parent or caregiver, play with educational toys and games, do simple craft projects, learn songs and rhymes. Preregistration required.

Glow Bounce - Pump It Up of Great Neck
April 12, 2013 - Great Neck

Come join in on an open bounce with a twist. After you get your GLOW necklace and once we start your ultimate jump experience we turn up the fun, make the arenas glow in the dark and display special effects lighting throughout. This is fun for the entire family. Please don't forget socks and a signed waiver are always required to play at Pump It Up. Suggested GLOW party dress attire include white, neon, sport stripes, tie dye or glow in the dark clothing for the best GLOW experience. Be creative. Use your imagination.

Yoga for Special Needs Children - Manhasset Public Library
April 12, 2013 - Manhasset

Manhasset SEPTA will offer a series of 30-minute yoga classes for children ages 4 to 9 years. The classes are taught by Maria Perez from Kids Yoga with Maria. Children will learn breathing and relaxation techniques. There are two sessions being offered. Please indicate a preference for a session when registering.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - First United Methodist Church
April 12, 2013 - Amityville

Step-by-step, your child can learn to draw animals, landscapes, people and masterworks while they experiment with chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers.

Mothers' Center Circle - Baldwin Public Library
April 12, 2013 - Baldwin

Part of the National Mothers' Center, this group provides a social outlet for mothers and their children. Discuss the challenges and joys of parenting, while the children enjoy a play group. The group provides a welcoming, non-judgmental environment where mothers can share insights and build confidence. Registration required.

Oliver! - CM Performing Arts Center
April 12, 2013 - Oakdale

The musical Oliver! vividly brings to life Dickens? story of the boy who asked for more. From the orphanage to the mean streets of London, the ever-optimistic Oliver strives to survive while encoutering such memorable characters as Nancy, Fagin, Bill Sikes and the Artful Dodger.

Wantagh Park Family Festival - Wantagh Park
April 12, 2013 - Wantagh

Stunning park setting, POP rides, international and festival foods. Visit local Wantagh merchants to pick up NEWTON SHOWS coupons.

21st Annual Student Art Festival, Part II: Grades 9-12 - Guild Hall
Through April 14, 2013 - East Hampton

The exhibition features over 3,500 pieces of student art from high schools from 11 participating public, private and home schools in the Amagansett, East Hampton, Greenport, Montauk, Wainscott, Southampton, Bridgehampton, Shelter Island, and Sagaponack districts. March 19-April 14, 2013.

Family Scavenger Hunt - East End Arts Gallery
Through April 19, 2013 - Riverhead

Families are invited to explore the gallery with an interactive scavenger hunt, where adults and children alike can search for items like suns and paintbrushes within the works of abstract and figurative art in the current gallery show. This show features artwork that brings the subject back to some sort of beginning – its origin. March 15-April 19.

Cirque Du Solieil Presents 'Totem' - Citi Field Lot C.
Through April 21, 2013 - Flushing

Tony Hawk / Rad Science - New York Hall of Science
Through April 22, 2013 - Corona

Find out how the physics of gravity, force, velocity and balance make radical tricks possible in action sports in this program that runs through April 22. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Rainbows - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Garden City

Come learn the colors of the rainbow and how they are made. Have fun painting your own beautiful rainbow to brighten up April's spring showers. The program runs through April 30.

Poetry Month - Walt Whitman Birthplace
Through April 30, 2013 - Huntington

In honor of poetry month, Walt Whitman Birthplace is offering activities for kids who can "make and take" a poem in the Poetry Corner. Using spring themes of bunnies, tulips, chicks, butterflies and Easter eggs, kids can create their very own poems. Craft supplies will be available. In addition, step back to the 19th century and, with a knowledgeable interpreter, tour the farmhouse in which Whitman was born. Also, hear a recording of Walt's voice reading his poem, "America." April 1-April 30,2013.

Math & Science Homework Help - Long Island Science Center
Through June 01, 2013 - Riverhead

Students in grades 1-8 may be dropped off on Saturdays to receive help with homework. No pre-registration required.

Huntington Arts Council Exhibit: Living Color Art - Art-Trium,
Through June 17, 2013 - Melville

This exhibit features the work of four artists. Each artist selected focuses on the unique and varied ways that color lives in our lives.

After School Arts - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through June 19, 2013 - Lido Beach

Theresa Academy of Performing Arts for Students with Special Needs offers dance, drama, music, drumming, fine art, yoga, and drama classes for students with special needs and their siblings. Classes meet weekly after school and on weekends.

Israel at 65 - Jewish Discovery Museum @ SYJCC
Through August 31, 2013 - Commack

This hands-on exhibit allows families to learn about Jewish life, history, values, traditions and heroes, as well as Israel and the Hebrew language. The interactive displays are designed to transform visitors into participants, offering adults and children a unique opportunity to discover the wonders of Jewish heritage. Through August 31, 2013.

Autism Spectrum Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
Through September 01, 2013 - Mineola

Family Center’s Spectrum Support Group offers caregivers mutual support by providing opportunities to meet with others also raising children who are dually diagnosed. To be eligible the child must have a primary Mental Health diagnosis and a secondary Spectrum diagnosis. Groups are facilitated by Parent Advocates, each having their own unique experience raising a child under the Spectrum. While caregivers attend group, respite can be provided to children ages 5-17. To receive respite, an intake is required. This ensures staff is familiar with the child, making caregiver’s participation more relaxing. Meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month, except holidays. RSVP Miriam at 516-485-5914 xtn 2223 no later than seven days prior to the meeting date.

Friendship Bracelet and Lanyard Making Class - The Lanyard Ladies
Through October 03, 2013 - East Rockaway

Looking for a fun after-school or weekend activity? Does your child want to learn how to make friendship and lanyard bracelets? Kids can make as many bracelets as they want. Each child will also receive a special gift. 15% sibling discount. Please call to reserve your space. You can also book a private play-date(10 or more children needed). Call for more information.

Feeding Nemo! Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2013 - Riverhead

Go behind-the-scenes and see firsthand all that's involved in creating a hospitable environment for the aquarium's residents. And you may get a chance to help feed the clownfish. While the Seal Exhibit is under construction, you can visit them up close and personal on the tour.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2013 - Riverhead

Go behind the scenes at the aquarium and see firsthand all that's involved in creating a home for the aquatic residents, including helping to feed the clownfish.

Sculpture Mystery: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection. Pick up your caper kit at Emily Lowe Gallery, have fun while discovering more about these works, and at the end of the caper return to Emily Lowe Gallery for a prize. For everyone ages 4-9 and their grown-up companions all year-round. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Sculpture Exploration Backpack - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Kids and their grown up companions can stop in at the Hofstra University Museum's Emily Lowe Gallery, and pick up a backpack. At the end of your tour, return the backpack and each child will receive a small gift from the Museum. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2014 - Garden City

See the work of 10 skilled sculptors located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Works of art encompass use of various materials-steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations. The exhibition runs through May 31, 2014.


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