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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN LONG ISLAND-AUG 30

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by Directories Editor August 30, 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!

Puppet Play Groups - Goat On A Boat
Through August 30, 2014 - Sag Harbor

Children ages 3 and younger, accompanied by a grownup, can visit for free play, songs, games, Circle Fun, and a Minkie the Monkey puppet show. Mondays and Fridays, June 23-August 30.

Tot Art - Goat On A Boat
Through August 30, 2014 - Sag Harbor

Children ages 2-4 with their grown-ups enjoy an hour of crafty fun. Mondays, June 23-August 30, 2014.

Creative Movement - Goat On A Boat
Through August 30, 2014 - Sag Harbor

This class explores physical awareness through across-the-floor movement, games and exercises. The class starts with basic dance instruction mixed with improvisation and theater play and ends with a themed craft (masks, ribbons, hand props, etc.) that ties in with the daily lesson. Ages 5-7. Wednesdays June 23-August 30, 2014.

Old Time Music Festival - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
August 30, 2014 - Old Bethpage

Popular music of the Civil War period will be performed, while visitors can learn traditional 1800s contra dancing and listen to the sounds of a Brass military Band.

Mets vs. Phillies - Citi Field
August 30, 2014 - Flushing

Cheer on David Wright, Curtis Granderson and the Amazin's when they take on Ryan Howard and their NL East rivals from the City of Brotherly Love.

Craft Show at Eisenhower Park - Eisenhower Park
August 30, 2014 - East Meadow,

Arts and craft vendors offer a variety of handmade items at great savings. From handblown glass, jewelry, home decor, furniture paintings, toys and more.

'Abandoned Trunks' Exhibit -Clothing and Costumes of the Gold Coast Era - North Shore Historical Museum
August 30, 2014 - Glen Cove

"Abandoned Trunks" is an exhibit of costumes and accessories of the Gold Coast. Clothing items on display were worn by notable North Shore women of the 1920s such as the ladies of Woolworth, Tiffany, Hutton, and Woodward families, as well as the Countess of Bismarck. Most of these families lived in mansions during that era.

Crafts for Kids-Whimsical Wind Catcher - Lakeshore Learning Center
August 30, 2014 - New Hyde Park

Blow wind, blow! Kids will have fun designing this whimsical wind catcher.

The Addams Family - Gateway Playhouse
August 30, 2014 - Bellport

In this Broadway-style musical comedy, from the creators of the Jersey Boys, the kooky Addams clan must welcome an 'normal' family to dinner. Sly humor and catchy songs will have you snapping and clapping with this new musical.

Ornithology: Learn about our feathered friends! - Long Island Science Center
August 30, 2014 - Riverhead

Find out what came first, flight or feathers and dissect an owl pellet.

Sailin' Saturdays - The Whaling Museum & Education Center
August 30, 2014 - Cold Spring Harbor

Enjoy fun boat-themed exploration stations and craft tables.

Jackson Pollock Family Drip Painting Workshop - Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
August 30, 2014 - East Hampton

Families tour the Pollock-Krasner House and studio, followed by a drip painting workshop for children. Pre-register online at imaginearted.com.

Hansel and Gretel - Take One Performing Arts
August 30, 2014 - Ronkonkoma

Enjoy watching two clever children outwit the witch and find their way home. Call or visit the website for reservations.

Open Studio for Families - Parrish Art Museum
August 30, 2014 - Water Mill

Families are invited to spend time together learning about the art on view in the galleries and creating art in the Open Studio.

Play it Again, Sam - Broadhollow Theatre
August 30, 2014 - Elmont

A hilarious comedy by Woody Allen, the play features a film critic who is depressed over his wife's abandonment. He places himself in a film fantasy life where he is coached by his hero, Humphrey Bogart. Nominated for three Tony Awards, the comedy classic ran for 453 performances on Broadway and is representative of Allen�s comic style.

Seaford Summer Festival - Seaford Train Station
August 30, 2014 - Seaford

Come out to this fabulous arts and crafts fair. Shop for antiques, see skilled craftspeople and their unique creations. There is something for everyone. Delicious food for purchase. Rain or shine.

Construct a Clam! - The Maritime Explorium
August 30, 2014 - Port Jefferson

Learn about all of the parts of a clam and build your own to take home. No clams will be harmed in the making of this project!

Alice's Wonderland: a most curious adventure - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Garden City

Be the first to journey down the rabbit hole as you explore Wonderland in this award-winning traveling exhibit, based on Lewis Carroll's classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The exhibit inspires curiosity, encourages exploration, and helps make the unknown more familiar, maybe even logical, and certainly fun. The exhibit runs through August 31.

Cheerleading/Tumbling Classes - Legacy Gymnastics
Through August 31, 2014 - Rocky Point

Affordable classes in tumbling and gymnastics for children ages 5 and up. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays June 1-August 31,2014.

Butterfly House - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
Through August 31, 2014 - Yaphank

Come see butterfly species up close. July 1-August 31.

Living History tours - Vanderbilt Museum
Through September 01, 2014 - Centerport

Living History tours are given every saturday and sunday, beginning on Memorial Day weekend and running through Labor Day weekend. Historical characters, as well as household staff, are portrayed by Museum staff member-actors, in costume and in character -- in Downton Abbey fashion -- as upstairs guests and downstairs servants. The stories visitors hear are taken from the oral histories of local people who worked on the Vanderbilt household staff. The 45-minute tours are a summer highlight at the Mansion. Visitors step into a time machine where they might meet aviation pioneer Howard Hughes, fashion designer Coco Chanel or the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. They were among Willie and Rosamund Vanderbilt's prominent friends, and were summer house guests of the family. Weekends, May 24-September 1.

Hidden Pond Park Pool - The Rinx
Through September 01, 2014 - Hauppauge

Hidden Pond Park Pool at the Rinx is a great place to cool off in the hot summer months. Swim in anyone of three heated pools including the Kiddy Pool with interactive toys. Open daily, June 28-Sep 1, 2014.

Pekingese Dog Act Featuring Vanna The Baboon - Long Island Game Farm
Through September 01, 2014 - Manorville

David Rosaire and his Pekingese Dog Act is a stimulating and eye-catching circus show with endless tricks and stunts performed by his dogs. The Pekingese pups put on an elaborate show full of jumps, slides, and obeying outrageous commands. Daily, May 23-Sep 1, 2014.

Blue Star Museums Program - Old Westbury Gardens
Through September 01, 2014 - Old Westbury

Free admission to the Museum is available through Labor Day to active-duty military and immediate family members. Call for additional information. This program runs through September 1.

The Feast Of Mother Cabrini - Suffolk Community College
Through September 01, 2014 - Brentwood

At the 43rd annual Feast of Mother Cabrini you can eat your way through the ¼ mile lit food promenade, enjoy festive live music, take a ride on one of the 25 thrill rides or show your skills in the midway.Stay for the rides, watch the fireworks on Saturday August 23rd or Sunday August 31st, listen to the music or cheer the participants in the Zeppole Eating Contest.

The Drawn Word - Gallery North
Through September 19, 2014 - Setauket

This is an exhibition of comics and graphic novels and brings the work of 18 prolific artists whose work has graced the pages of countless magazines, newspapers and books. From Egyptian hieroglyphs and the caricatures of French artist, Daumier, to the serialized strips of Smitty comics have been around for centuries. Batman and Robin save the day, Archie spends time with friends and Yogi Berra reads a comic book. August 29-September 19.

Science at the Fairs - NY Hall of Science
Through September 27, 2014 - Corona

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1964-65 World�s Fair, NYSCI is collaborating with Queens Historical Society curator, Richard Hourahan, to bring the history of science at the World�s Fairs to NYSCI with a photo exhibit. Get a snapshot of how science was viewed and presented to the public 75 and 50 years ago. The ideas, the excitement, and the latest achievements, hopes and fears are told through a compelling series of black and white photographs and audio and video excerpts of the presentations, exhibits and visitors who flocked to the fairs. The exhibit runs through Sept. 27.

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).

School Days: Planting Fields as a University 1955-1972 - Planting Fields Arboretum- Coe Hall Mansion
Through September 30, 2014 - Oyster Bay

Relive the School Days of Planting Fields!Before Planting Fields was a State Park and arboretum, it was William Robertson Coe�s estate, purchased in 1913. Mr. Coe arranged for Planting Fields to be gifted to New York State upon his death, and used as a school of horticulture, and later was part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system for 16 years. This exhibition is open daily and runs through September 30.

Free Trial Class: French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and English - Language Workshop for Children-Manhasset
Through October 01, 2014 - Manhasset

Capture your child’s prime time to learn a new language. Call The Language Workshop for Children at 800-731-0830 to schedule your FREE trial class. This offer is also applicable to French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and English to ages 6M-9Y.

Free Music Trial Class - Kids Music Round at Small World Connect-Manhasset
Through October 01, 2014 - Manhasset

Well-structured music play spawns lifelong thinking skills. Maximize your child’s early potential by calling Kids Music Round at Small World Connect to schedule your FREE Demo class.

Sky Zone Deer Park Special Needs Jump Event - Sky Zone Deer Park
Through December 01, 2014 - Deer Park

Sky Zone Deer Park Indoor Trampoline Park will be opening on the first Monday of each month exclusively for jumpers with special needs. Sky Zone Deer Park team members have been trained and certified by Missing Piece Awareness to be autism aware and accepting and special modifications have been implemented by the management team. On this day for children and adults with special needs, Sky Zone dials down the music, increases the staff ratio, and limits capacity. The Sky Zone team understands the need to provide families affected by autism with a recurring session time where individuals can learn the rules and practice them in a safe and comfortable environment so they can eventually generalize these skills and be fully integrated at any time. First Mondays of the month, June 2-December 1, 2014.

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 [email protected] Year-round.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours - Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2016 - Riverhead

Go behind-the-scenes and see firsthand all that's involved in creating a home for the aquatic residents, including helping to feed the clownfish. Takes place daily, year-round.

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