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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN LONG ISLAND-APR 27

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by Directories Editor April 27, 2014

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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!

4th Annual All Kids Fair: From Mommy & Me to the SAT! - Melville Marriott
April 27, 2014 - Melville

NYMetroParents is proud to be a sponsor of this event featuring 24 classes for kids and adults plus demonstrations and goods from more than 80 exhibitors. Kids can meet QuackerJack of the Long Island Ducks and enjoy a juggler from the Big Apple Circus. Free valet parking, food samples, and more.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
April 27, 2014 - Garden City

Join in for the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after. Except the LICM staff. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to age 4.

Autism Awareness Day at Citi Field and The Family Center for Autism - Citifield
April 27, 2014 - Flushing

Please join The Family Center for Autism and the New York Mets at Autism Awareness Day at Citi Field. Early entry for participating families through the Bullpen Gate. Free Autism Awareness Day t-shirt and a Pre-game party in the Bullpen Plaza including Art Therapy activities, martial art skills presented by Kicking the Spectrum and More A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the Family Center For Autism.

Celebrate Earth Day - Nassau County Museum of Art
April 27, 2014 - Roslyn Harbor

Free Style Arts NYC returns to the museum to mark Earth Day with art that is inspired by nature. Families will create flowers, paper bag animals, and insects.

Cirque Du Soleil: Amaluna - Citi Field, Lot C
April 27, 2014 - Flushing

This show invites audiences to a mysterious island governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. The queen, Prospera, directs her daughter's coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honours femininity, renewal, rebirth, and balance -- marking the passage of these insights and values from one generation to the next.

35th Annual Antique Auto Show - Queens County Farm
April 27, 2014 - Floral Park

Love all things cars? Think that the 2014 automobiles are really cool? Check out the vechicles that defined cool back in the day. Members of the New York Antique Auto Club will exhibit their cars on the farmhouse grounds. Enjoy automobile memorabilia, historic house tours, hayrides, and food.

Island Wide Speech Open House - Island Wide Speech's Office
April 27, 2014 - Bellmore

Island Wide Speech is opening its doors and inviting you and your child to attend a FREE Open House event. Families will have a chance to see the therapy space and meet with the clinicians to make sure it's the perfect match. Every family attending can sign up for a 15-minute one-to-one session with the clinician, Fara Augustover, M.A. CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist and Founder of Island Wide Speech. Call or RSVP at fara@islandwidespeech.com to reserve your session.

Open House - CRU Farmingdale - Camps 'R' Us Farmingdale
April 27, 2014 - Farmingdale

Camps ‘R’ Us open houses include a detailed campus tour led by one of the Directors, during which parents and campers can preview the facilities that will be in use during the summer. Following the tour, all are invited to share in a Q and A with the tour guide. Printed materials are also available, including the Parent Guide, Calendar, and Enrollment Forms. Feel free to take some CRU freebies, which may include gift bags, flashlights, lanyards and balloons for the kids. The camp has several locations across Nassau County.

Open House - CRU Hicksville - Camps 'R' Us Hicksville
April 27, 2014 - Hicksville

Camps ‘R’ Us open houses include a detailed campus tour led by one of the Directors, during which parents and campers can preview the facilities that will be in use during the summer. Following the tour, all are invited to share in a Q and A with the tour guide. Printed materials are also available, including the Parent Guide, Calendar, and Enrollment Forms. Feel free to take some CRU freebies, which may include gift bags, flashlights, lanyards and balloons for the kids. The camp has several locations across Nassau County.

Melissa Etheridge "This is Me Solo Tour" - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
April 27, 2014 - Westbury

Melissa's playing is sometimes powerful, sometimes playful, matching her vocals, which show off a wider range than ever before, from rock power to slinky soul to heartbreaking tenderness.

Arbor Day Family Festival - Coe Hall-Planting Fields
April 27, 2014 - Oyster Bay

Live music, performances, children's tree climb and lots of activities for children of all ages to enjoy!

Build A Sound Sandwich! - The Maritime Explorium
April 27, 2014 - Port Jefferson

Make your own musical instrument and explore the relationship between pitch and size.

Things that Sting (and Things that Don't) - Sport Fishing Education Center
April 27, 2014 - Babylon

Children ages 3-5 with an adult will discover some of the local and global sea creatures that are known to sting, bite, or slime people. They will be able to look at some of the creatures that don’t sting and dispel some of the myths associated with them and make an awesome non-stinging creature to take home. Space is limited. Pre-Registration for all programs is required. Contact Tracy Marcus at (631)587-2873 or tm353@cornell.edu for more information.

Jungle Book - Vanderbilt Carriage House
April 27, 2014 - Centerport

A young man-cub named Mowgli is raised by a panther named Bagheera and pursued by his enemy, Shere Khan.

EL DIA DE LOS NINOS - Brentwood Public Library
April 27, 2014 - Brentwood

Celebrate the joys and wonder of childhood and the importance of books in our lives. The celebration includes a story time, crafts, and refreshments. Bring the whole family. Sign-up begins April 7.

Jigsaw 4 Mile Run/Walk for Autism - East Islip Marina
April 27, 2014 - East Islip

Take part in a 4 mile run/walk which starts and finishes at the East Islip Marina, traversing throughout East Islip neighborhoods. Proceeds from the event support programs on Long Island that work with children diagnosed with Autism. Registration is available on line at ejautismfoundation.org.

Chick-a-palooza! - Garden of Eve Farm
April 27, 2014 - Riverhead

A celebration of backyard homesteading, spring and Earth Day on the farm. Learn everything you need to know to start your own garden, chicken coop, or bee hive. Hands-on, do-it-yourself workshops and farm tours throughout the day, as well as visits with friendly farm animals, music and crafts. New this year - a Chicken Showmanship Show. Bring your feathered friend to be judged against Long Island's finest backyard fowl. Check our website for more information on activities. gardenofevefarm.com.

Things that Sting (and things that don't!) - Sport Fishing Education Center
April 27, 2014 - Babylon

Children ages 3-5 discover some of the local and global sea creatures that are known to sting, bite, or slime. They will also look at some of the creatures that don't sting and dispel some of the myths associated with them as well as make an awesome non-stinging creature to take home. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Open House - CRU West Islip - Camps 'R' Us West Islip
April 27, 2014 - West Islip

Camps ‘R’ Us open houses include a detailed campus tour led by one of the camp's directors, during which parents and campers can preview the facilities that will be in use during the summer. Following the tour, all are invited to share in a question and answer session with the tour guide. Printed materials are also available, including a Parent Guide, Calendar and Enrollment Form. Feel free to take some CRU freebies, which may include gift bags, flashlights, lanyards and balloons for the kids.

Pocahontas - Take One Performing Arts
April 27, 2014 - Ronkonkoma

Capt. John Smith leads a rag-tag band of English sailors and soldiers to the New World to plunder its riches for England (or, more precisely, for Governor Ratcliffe, who comes along for the ride). Meanwhile, Chief Powhatan has pledged his daughter, Pocahontas, to be married to the village's greatest warrior. Pocahontas, however, has other ideas. She has seen a vision of a spinning arrow, a vision she believes tells her change is coming. Her life does indeed change when the English ship lands near her village.

THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY - John W. Engeman Theater
April 27, 2014 - Northport

The beloved children's books written by Jeff Brown in 1964 has become a literary and pop culture phenomenon - delighting readers and travelers all over the world. Now everyone's favorite two dimensional hero is brought to life on stage. Bring your paper Flat Stanley to the theater for a picture with the cast and add his trip here to your Flat Stanley journal.

Peconic Dunes 4H Camp Open House - Peconic Dunes Camp
April 27, 2014 - Peconic

Visit this shoreline camp in Southold to learn about all summer day and overnight camp opportunities.

Star Shine 2014 - Youth Talent Search - Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
April 27, 2014 - Patchogue

Auditions for this competition was open to young people ages 7-17 with no geographic boundaries in February 2014. Acts may include singing, dancing, acrobatics, comedy, musical instruments, and storytelling. Performances will be judged the night of the show and there will be three $300 cash prizes awarded to the top three acts.

Little Shop of Horrors - Studio Theatre
April 27, 2014 - Lindenhurst

With its nerdy floral shop worker, the girl he loves, and a giant man eating plant, Little Shop of Horrors is everyone's favorite boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story. This cult hit is filled with such memorable hit songs as "Somewhere That's Green," "Suddenly, Seymour," and "I'm A Dentist."

BINGO! The Winning Musical - Theatre Three
April 27, 2014 - Port Jefferson

With songs to bring down the house, Bingo is a warm-hearted musical comedy about a group of die-hard bingo players who will stop at nothing to play their weekly game. In between number calling, strange rituals, outrageous plot twists, and fierce competitions, love blossoms and long lost friends reunite.

Seussical Jr. - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
April 27, 2014 - Smithtown

Your favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination--Jojo, captures the show's spirit of imagination, as the colorful characters transport the audience from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Performed by Long Islands's most talented youth.

Family Center for Autism Trial Class - The Family Center For Autism
Through April 30, 2014 - Garden City

Free trial classes, Zumba, Yoga, Cooking, Acting, Cartooning Teen Rap Session, Video Gaming Club, Mommy and Me Yoga, Mommy and Me Art, Mommy and Me Music, private music instruction and more. Call Roger Wine for more information.

Free Trial Classes in Italian, Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese - Language Workshop for Children
Through April 30, 2014 - Manhasset

Capture your child's prime time to learn a new language. Call The Language Workshop for Children at 212-628-2700 for your FREE trial class. Offering French, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese, LWFC programs include Languages for Tots- (6M-3Y), Languages for Children (3-8Y), Regular Preschool (2.10-4Y), and Summer Camp (3-9Y). CNN called LWFC Director Francois Thibaut: "One of a very few experts in teaching languages to small children." Parents Magazine named the LWFC, "6 Programs Worth the $." Students absorb their new language in stimulating play groups using the LWFC's unique language building songs, immersion games, and older kids work with sentence building stories (and can bake and do arts and crafts too). LWFC learning materials won six major children's educational media awards.

Celebrate Poetry Month with a Poem in your Pocket - Walt Whitman Birthplace
Through April 30, 2014 - Huntington

Bring a poem in your pocket (it can even be your own!) and read it aloud to the tour guides and take $1 off your admission to the Walt Whitman Birthplace for the month of April. Poem In Your Pocket Day will be held nationwide on Thursday, April 24, but the Whitman Birthplace will be celebrating all month long since April is Poetry Month. Enjoy a tour of the Birthplace and the exhibits in the Interpretive Center, feel free to bring a lunch for a fun picnic on the Grand Lawn with your discounted rate of admission. Wednesdays-Sundays, April 1-April 30.

Children's Poetry Corner for Poetry Month 'Make and Take' a poem - Walt Whitman Birthplace
Through April 30, 2014 - Huntington

During the month of April, poetry month, families are invited to visit the home of Walt Whitman, one of America's greatest poets. Included in the cost of admission will be an opportunity for kids to "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."

Secrets of Circles - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 04, 2014 - Garden City

Circles are amazing shapes. If you look around, you�ll see that they�re everywhere: wheels, clocks, doorknobs, tortillas, Frisbees and tops. Be the first to explore an exciting exhibit, celebrating the math, science and beauty behind such a simple shape. Children and adults alike will uncover the secrets of the many circles in the world. The exhibit runs through May 4. Secrets of Circles offer visitors the chance to: �Draw circles on a glow-in-the dark table �Go on a circular scavenger hunt �Build a gear contraption to turn a dancing doll. �Climb into a circular boat �Play and pretend in a market full of circles from around the globe �Use mirrors to experiment with symmetry �Learn how circles aid engineers in solving problems.

Spirit and Identity: Melanesian Works from the Hofstra University Museum Collections - Hofstra University Museum, David Filderman Gallery
Through May 12, 2014 - Hempstead

Curated by collections manager Kristy L. Caratzola, this exhibition showcases an extraordinary aspect of the HUM collections for the first time. The original exhibit offers a range of ethnographic artworks and objects created by members of the distinct regional communities of Irian Jaya, Papua New Guinea, New Britain, Vanuatu, and the Kiriwina Islands located in the South Pacific. The selected works center upon ancestral figures, ceremonial masks, warrior shields, and ritualized practical objects crafted from natural materials sourced from sacred sites within the territory of each individual culture. The exhibit also includes sophisticated wooden sculptures carved and painted by revered artists, which serve to express complex ideological beliefs through stylized human and animal forms complemented with colorful, abstracted geometric designs. The vital connection between humans and ancestral spirits and their active role in providing guidance and protection is an essential concept shared among many Oceanic cultures and is a defining characteristic of Melanesian art.

All We Need is a Beat-Zumba Kids - Unlimited Sports Action
Through May 14, 2014 - Port Washington

The Zumba Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba fans ages 7-11, where they can play it loud and rock with friends to their own rules. This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching. Classes run through May 14.

Zumba Kids Jr (Ages 7-11) - Unlimited Sports Action
Through May 15, 2014 - Port Washington

The Zumba® Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba fans ages 7-11, where they can play it loud and rock with friends to their own rules! This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching! Classes run Thursdays through May 15.

Zumba Kids Jr (Ages 4-6) - Unlimited Sports Action
Through May 19, 2014 - Port Washington

Zumba® Kids Jr. classes are a dance ‘n’ play party for lil’ feet where pint-sized party animals get silly, dream big, and begin their journey to a healthy future. This program is where 4- to 6-year-olds just let loose and be themselves – little bundles of natural energy that are endlessly curious about new sounds and experiences! Here they can socialize, move to age-appropriate music and play games with other kids. Classes run Mondays (10 sessions) through May 19.

College Students Can Blow Off Some Steam at Bounce! at Discounted Rates Every Week - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through May 28, 2014 - Syosset

Bounce! Trampoline Sports hosts Wild Wednesdays every week from 7–9pm for college students. The special event night offers college students a chance to have some fun and reduce their homework stress at discounted rates. College students only need to show their ID and they will pay just $10.00 for the first hour and $5.00 for the second hour. Admission includes trampoline dodgeball, slam dunk basketball, open jump time and foam pit jumping as well as volleyball (not on the trampolines).

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.

Open House - Crestwood Country Day Camp & School Open House
Through June 15, 2014 - Melville

Come and see what Crestwood has to offer children ages 2-15 for summer camp and school. Tour the 15 acres, meet the directors, and have your kids play on the playgrounds. Saturdays and Sundays, February 1-June 15, 2014.

Saturday Respite - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through June 21, 2014 - Lido Beach

Saturday Respite program runs each Saturday and students have a snack and participate three of the following activities: yoga, dance, drama, drumming, art, cooking, or music. Students range in age and work with a 1-on-1 volunteer to guide and support the student. Students with special needs and typically developing students are welcome. Please RSVP at lindsay@tapany.org.

Kidtastic Kids Social Experience - Kidtastic Kids
Through June 30, 2014 - Farmingville

The Kidtastic Kids Social Experience is designed for children with special needs, social needs, or children who are having a hard time making friends. Programs are broken down by each child's needs and individuality. Call or check the website for more information. Jan 1-June 2014.

Create Dance Center - Zumba Fitness
Through June 30, 2014 - Amityville

A great calorie-burning, Latin-inspired, cardiovascular work-out. Work out at your own intensity-perfect for beginners.Tuesdays, January 7-June 30.

Special Needs Classes - Create Dance Center
Through June 30, 2014 - Amityville

Classes focus on social interaction, following directions, imitation skills, gross motor movement and dance techniques. Small classes with extra support. All taught by a NY State Certified Special Education teacher. For more information call or e-mail at createdance@hotmail.com. Classes: Wednesdays (8 and under), Thursdays (13 and older), Fridays (8 and older and 5 and under), Saturdays (8 and older). January 2-June 30, 2014.

Tour of Kenwal Day Camp - Kenwal Day Camp
Through June 30, 2014 - Melville

Call to set up a personal tour of the camp and learn about the activities available for children ages 3-15. Saturdays and Sundays through June 30, 2014.

Moving Forward-Creating A Vision Workshop - Life Coaching For Women
Through July 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Gather your girlfriends together or come by yourself, for this fun and interactive workshop that will leave you feeling motivated and empowered to create the life that you want. There are reasons why most women find it difficult to move forward towards a goal. During this workshop you will become aware of exactly what it is that's holding you back, and see what you can do to make changes in order for you to move forward. Creating a clear vision as to what you want allows you to keep your focus and achieve your goal. Refreshments will be served. Conducted in Bellmore office or host a party at home. Contact for more details. 631-988-4001 donnaleakeclc@gmail.com/www.donnaleakeclc.com

Affirmation Cards Workshop - Life Coaching For Women
Through July 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Enjoy light refreshments as you are creating your very own unique affirmation cards. What is an affirmation? Affirmations are personal, short, powerful words or statements that create a shift in the way you think. Affirmations are uplifting and encouraging! They create a change on any negative perceptions you have. The more you affirm what you like and want for yourself, the more your mind is going to accept it. As your thoughts begin to change, your vision begins to change, and your actions begin to change. Get ready for positive changes to happen. Gather your girlfriends or come alone for this ongoing workshop. Contact donnaleakeclc@gmail.com.

Creating a Vision Board Workshop - Life Coaching For Women
Through July 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Interior designers use a similar board to create visions of what they want a certain room to look and feel like. Today, more and more women are creating vision boards for the exact same reasons, except for their own lives! A vision board helps you create your life by having a vision of what YOU WANT in front of you every single day! They are fun, powerful tools, and the more you add to your board, the more likely you are to make it all happen! The sky is the limit. Call or contact donnaleakeclc@gmail.com, or visit the website.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Global Explorations at the HUM: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum, David Filderman Gallery
Through August 29, 2014 - Hempstead

Join your guide, Detective Art. E. Fact, at the David Filderman Gallery to uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the exhibition ‘Spirit and Identity: Melanesian Works from the Hofstra University Museum Collections.’ This original exhibition showcases, for the first time, an extraordinary aspect of the HUM collections, offering a range of ethnographic artworks and objects created by members of the distinct regional communities of the South Pacific. Works feature ancestral figures, ceremonial masks, warrior shields, and ritualized practical objects crafted from natural materials.

Sculpture Art Caper and Exploration Activity - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through September 30, 2014 - Hempstead

Adults and children can explore the outdoor sculpture collection on Hofstra’s beautiful campus with activity-filled animal, shapes or people-themed HUM Sculpture Exploration Backpacks or by solving an Art Caper mystery in which they unravel the clues found in the sculpture collection. Activity materials may be picked up at the Emily Lowe Gallery during museum hours (see website for current hours).

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Global Explorer - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through September 30, 2014 - Hempstead

Children ages 6 and up and their families can explore and discover the beauty of the world’s cultures using activity-filled backpacks that enhance experiences with authentic objects from the Hofstra University Museum’s collections. While exploring specific works displayed in the David Filderman Gallery, children create their own keepsake artworks inspired by the art and cultures they discover. Families may pick up the backpacks at the Emily Lowe Gallery during museum hours (see website for current hours).

Penguin Encounter - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2015 - Riverhead

Imagine a close-up meeting with an African penguin ? a 45-minute interactive experience where children ages 5 and up and adults go behind the scenes and learn how animal experts care for these playful birds. You'll see the inner workings of the Penguin Pavilion exhibit,learn how staff cares for the exhibit's residents and enter the Penguin Preschool to meet the penguins. Reserve your spot at reservations@amwny.com. Year-round.


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