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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN LONG ISLAND-AUG 3

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by Directories Editor August 3, 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!

'Abandoned Trunks' Exhibit -Clothing and Costumes of the Gold Coast Era - North Shore Historical Museum
August 03, 2013 - 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.

Jester Jim - Heckscher State Park
August 03, 2013 - East Islip

With nothing more than a trunk full of props and his orange t-shirt, Jester Jim takes the stage and entertains with his own brand of humor.

Robin Hood - Take One Performing Arts
August 03, 2013 - Ronkonkoma

Children's Theatre production of a musical "Robin Hood"

Crafts For Kids- Lakeshore - Lakeshore Learning Store
August 03, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Kids will have a ball making exciting crafts that they can use or display.

Military Appreciation Night and Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza - Long Island Ducks
August 03, 2013 - Central Islip

York Revolution take on Long Island Ducks. Military Appreciation Night and Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Northrop Grumman.

Crafts for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
August 03, 2013 - Garden City

Bring your kids to this bakery/cafe for a free craft any time between 12-4pm. Reservations not required. Craft changes every week.

Annual Garvies Point Day - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
August 03, 2013 - Glen Cove

Come enjoy this magnificent 62-acre preserve. Events for this special day include bird watching, butterfly garden tour, beading and paper making workshops, clay exploration, face painting, rock and mineral identification, and pond clean-up. Programs and films are scheduled throughout the day, and there are ongoing craft workshops.

�Runaway Train� - Seaford Public Library
August 03, 2013 - Seaford

A 5-piece Americana band from Delaware who write their own original music along with covering artists such as the Dixie Chicks, Sugarland, Avett Brothers, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, and many more � presented in cooperation with the Seaford Lions Club.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast - Long Island Children's Museum
August 03, 2013 - Garden City

Step into the captivating world of Broadway's modern classic. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the delightful songs from Disney's beloved film. Far-off places, daring sword fights, a prince who is under a spell, and a feisty village girl who is the only one who can undo the spell to bring about a happy ending. Audiences young and old will be enchanted by this magical tale. To purchase tickets please call Plaza Theatrical Productions at 516-599-6870. Tickets are not available for purchase at LICM.

Seussical, Jr. - Patchogue Theatre
August 03, 2013 - Patchogue

This fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza, brings to life 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. The colorful characters transport the audience from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

Singin' in the Rain - Patchogue Theatre
August 03, 2013 - Patchogue

It’s the roaring ‘20s and silent screen stars Bob Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the toast of Tinseltown, until talking pictures begin to rain on their parade. What to do? Don’t just talk — sing. With a bevy of classic songs (“Good Mornin’,” “Make ‘Em Laugh,” “You’re My Lucky Star”) you’ll be happy again… singin’ and dancin’ in the rain.

PINKALICIOUS - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
August 03, 2013 - Smithtown

This is the tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament.

The Pirates of Treasure Island - Vanderbilt Carriage House Theater
August 03, 2013 - Centerport

Follow the adventures of young Jamie who falls heir to a treasure map and soon sails with his masters to Treasure Island with a crew of pirates chosen from the audience.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
August 03, 2013 - Garden City

Kids will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream and play-doh. Everyone will have fun when you join in for the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after. Except for the museum staff. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to age 4.

Darlene Graham and the Shades of Green Band - Syosset Library
August 03, 2013 - Syosset

Darlene Graham entertains children of all ages with her interactive and exciting performance. A mix of energetic folk and remixes of familiar children's songs will have everyone singing along and dancing. Town resaidents get first preference.

Biology Week - Long Island Science Center
Through August 03, 2013 - Riverhead

Learn all about the science of life. Participate in crafts and activities to discover the living world.

Summer Concert Films:The Song Remains the Same - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
August 03, 2013 - Greenvale

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post announces a brand-new summer concert film and concert documentary series. The films will be shown on Tilles Center's 40' x 20' mega-screen, with sound coming through the theatre's state of the art Premium JBL Line Array Speaker System. Refreshments are available for purchase throughout the evening, and audiences are encouraged to come early and enjoy the beautiful setting on the LIU Post campus. Picnic on the lawn and the Plaza before heading inside; select evenings throughout the summer feature live music by The Moonshine Band. Post-show, the band and the party move back outside (or to the Atrium in case of rain) to let the movie, the music, and the summer evening resonate before heading home. This concert film features the English rock band Led Zeppelin, filmed during three nights of concerts at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

Salute to Veterans Starring Tony Orlando and the USO Liberty Bells - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre-Eisenhower Park
August 03, 2013 - East Meadow

Performances in this summer concert series include genres that range from disco to classical and oldies to musical theatre, providing entertainment to a variety of music lovers. The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre is an outdoor theater located within Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. Conveniently located near parking fields 6 and 6A, the theatre provides a venue for a full schedule of entertainment events.

Dance, Art, Yoga, Music Classes - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through August 14, 2013 - Lido Beach

Summer classes at TAPA! Dance, Yoga, Art, Music. Each class meets once a week for a 6-week period. Explore the arts after camp/summer school.

Green Teens� Great Garden Adventures - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 23, 2013 - Garden City

Come to Our Backyard for fun-filled adventures that explore our natural world. Each week LICM Green Teens will lead visitors through an activity, craft, game or �cooking� experience with different nature-related themes. Learn fun ways to help the environment and enjoy outdoor experiences.

Mounted Cowboy Shooting Match - Old Bethpage Village Restoration- Fairgrounds
Through August 24, 2013 - Old Bethpage

Step back into the late 1800s and watch history come alive as cowboys saddle up and engage in a shooting match. Experience the excitement of the Old West and witness a fast action event in which cowboys with single action revolvers are scored on accuracy and time.

Life After Divorce For Women - Life Coaching for Women
Through August 30, 2013 - Bellmore

Sign up for a free one-hour life coaching session on life after divorce. Who are you now? What positive things have you learned about yourself? What does your future look like? What goals have you set? Learn techniques on how to move forward and enjoy life with the New You! Visit the website, call, or email donnleakeclc@gmail.com.

Summer Camp - FastracKids / JEI
Through August 30, 2013 - Bellmore

Summer Camp for children ages 5-13 providing academic as well as fun physical activities. Full or half day programs are available and bus service. Working together with All American Gymnastics, LI Champion Tae Kwon Do, and World of Sports.

The Puppet Project - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 30, 2013 - Garden City

Puppets have been crafted for thousands of years and used for storytelling around the world. Join in the fun as you design and engineer your own stick and rod puppet. Use exciting materials to build your own character as you learn how to create and operate your new creation. Develop your puppets character and learn how to perform for family and friends. This program runs through August 30.

Shell Swap - Cold Spring Habor Whaling Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Bring a shell, rock, or interesting beach item to swap at an outdoor swap table any time. Have fun making a trade with other shells and beach objects. Daily, July 1-August 31, 2013.

Holy Angles Regional School Registration - Holy Angles Regional School
Through August 31, 2013 - Patchogue,

Enroll at Holy Angels for Fall 2013-2014. Small nurturing classes taught by certified teachers. Registration runs August 1-August 31, 2013.

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.

Long Island's Auto Racing Heritage - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through September 02, 2013 - Stony Brook

Come celebrate the five racetracks of Long Island: Bridgehampton, Freeport, Riverhead, Islip and Vanderbilt and see many of the cars that raced there.

Living History Tours: It's 1932 - Vanderbilt Museum
Through September 02, 2013 - Centerport

It's the summer of 1932 and William K. Vanderbilt II has just circumnavigated the globe in his new 264-foot yacht, Alva. He's purchased a mummy in Cairo and brought it back to display in his museum -- coinciding with the opening of Boris Karloff's latest horror movie, The Mummy. The famous fashion designer Coco Chanel is coming to New York to open a show of her first jewelry designs, and is a guest of the Vanderbilts at their Eagle's Nest estate on the Long Island Gold Coast. Also on the guest list is Elsa Maxwell, the notorious gossip columnist, an intimate friend of the Vanderbilt women. For more than a decade, Living History tours of the Vanderbilt Mansion have given summer visitors a kind of time-machine trip to the 1930s. Museum staff member-actors, in costume and in character as household servants and famous guests, take visitors through the sprawling 24-room, Spanish-Revival waterfront mansion and regale them with stories about the family, its guests and its adventures. Saturdays and Sundays through September 2, 2013.

Pirate Snorkel Adventure - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through September 02, 2013 - Riverhead

Locate missing treasure while experiencing the beauty and magic of tropical snorkeling. While searching, be sure to see how many different types of fish you can identify. The aquarium is stocked with plenty, including fish from all around the world. And when you're done, walk away with some booty of your own – a $2.00 arcade card good at the Family Fun Center. Contact reservations@amwny.com. June 30-September 2, 2013.

Long Island's Auto Racing Heritage - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through September 02, 2013 - Stony Brook

WMHO Educational and Cultural Center celebrates the five Long Island racetracks, Freeport, Bridgehampton, Riverhead, Islip and Vanderbilt. July 13-September 2, 2013.

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.

Alex Katz: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through October 13, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Alex Katz (b.1927) is one of the most important American artists alive today. The exhibition includes landscapes and collages from early in Katz?s career and continues through the 1960s and beyond with his hallmark paintings ? enormous, brilliantly-colored portraits of his family and friends. The exhibition draws on the Whitney?s large holdings and is augmented with works from NCMA?s own permanent collection and some on loan from other art institutions. The exhibition runs through October 13.

Guided Tours - Stony Brook Grist Mill
Through October 27, 2013 - Stony Brook

Listed on the NYS and National Register of Historic Places, the Stony Brook Grist Mill, c. 1751, offers the experience of a working grist mill today with the only female "miller" in the U.S. as your guide. Saturdays and Sundays through October 27.

'Discovery' Wetlands Cruise - Boatworks Marina
Through October 30, 2013 - Stony Brook

Learn the importance and fragility of a wetlands ecosystem, enjoy the sweeping panorama of a salt marsh moraine and be amazed at the untouched beauty of Long Island's North Shore this summer aboard the "Discovery" Wetlands Cruise 90-minute sightseeing tours aboard a 27-passenger pontoon boat. A naturalist is on board to guide passengers through this experience embracing ecology, geology and history. The cruise also includes information on how Native Americans first settled here, views of a long sand pit with the historic Gamecock Cottage at its tip, the serpentine creek, tidal flow, grasses and various species of water fowl and other wildlife in the wetlands. Seating is first come, first served. For additional information or to make a reservation, call the museum or go online. Cruises run through October 30, 2013.

Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through October 31, 2013 - Riverhead

Add extra aquatic adventure to your visit with an interactive cruise aboard the Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat. Over the course of your trip, you and your family participate in hands-on exploration, including trap pulls, horseshoe crab encounters, and a stroll along a remote beach.

Alex Katz: What About Style? - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

For more than 50 years, painter Alex Katz has resisted trends in modern art to pioneer and refine his own style of flat, elegant, and realistic figure painting. What About Style? offers an uncluttered view of this American maverick. Filmmaker and art critic Heinz Peter Schwerfel captures the elusive Katz working in his Maine studio and his Soho flat, laboring over a 32-foot painting called The Black Brook. Interviews, archival footage, images of his subjects, and a virtual tour of 20 Katz paintings are combined to convey his unique style of art. No reservations. First come, first seated. The exhibition runs through October 31.

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.

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.


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