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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN LONG ISLAND-FEB 10

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by Directories Editor February 10, 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!

Ricardo Arjona Concert - Nassau Coliseum
February 10, 2013 - Uniondale

Grammy Award-winning singer/sonwriter and former basketball star Ricardo Arjona performs.

Crafts For Kids - Cupcake Corner
February 10, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Bring your kids to the bakery/cafe for a free craft. Reservations not required. Craft changes every weekend. Craft takes anywhere from 15-45 minutes to complete depending upon the age of the child. Parents can enjoy lunch while their kids do activities.

Smelling Safari - Long Island Children's Museum
February 10, 2013 - Garden City

Do mosquitoes love you? Have you noticed that there are some people who get bitten by mosquitoes all the time and others who do not. One theory that scientists have tested is that mosquitoes are attracted to smelly feet. If you were a mosquito, could you identify different smells? Come test your sense of smell by identifying different scents.

Tilles Center Presents Mark Wood - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
February 10, 2013 - Greenvale

The Juilliard-trained, Emmy-award winning composer and electric violinist shares the stage with local orchestral and choral groups, including members of the LIU Post Music Department and students from Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
February 10, 2013 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goo, shaving cream, and Play Doh in this class full of artistic activities that makes being messy lots of fun. The session offers a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to 4 years.

Norman Rockwell?s World, an American Dream (1972) - Nassau County Museum of Art
February 10, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

A 30-minute Academy Award-winning film that uses archival film footage, dramatic reenactments and the artist?s work to show how Rockwell faithfully recorded the world around him. First come, first seated.

Mardi Gras Festival - Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
February 10, 2013 - Oyster Bay

This family-oriented festival will include children’s performances, carnival games for colorful Mardi Gras prizes,funny photos, and environmental displays where everyone learns about the environment and can make their own Mardi Gras animal mask. Bring your camera. The festival is free, however, a $5 donation is being requested.

PTA Family Bingo - Temple B'nai Torah
February 10, 2013 - Wantagh

Support this fundraiser by the Susanna E. Heiman Religious School and plan for a fun-filled family experience. Non-playing adults admitted free. Prizes and a fun time for all. Refreshments and snacks are available for purchase. Please contact Michele at 516-804-0849 for more information.

Gathering Time presents �Great Love Songs of the 1960s.� - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
February 10, 2013 - Dix Hills

Dolphin Valentine's Day Event - The Dolphin Bookshop and Cafe
February 10, 2013 - Port Washington

Kids will read sweet stories and eat sweet treats.

PINKALICIOUS - John W. Engeman Theater
February 10, 2013 - Northport

Pinkalicious 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 predicament.

The Bridges Academy: Open House - The Bridges Adademy
February 10, 2013 - West Islip

Learn about The Bridges Academy, a new independent school offering educational opportunities from toddler (2 year olds) all the way through to the 8th grade. Bridges will open in September as a fully independent, federally recognized not-for-profit, NYS Board of Education accredited and based in a modern, well-equipped school building.

Family Adventures: Year of the Snake (Chinese New Year) - Connetquot River State Park Preserve
February 10, 2013 - Oakdale

Discover fascinating facts about these legless reptiles through activities and a craft. Call for reservations.

TALKING DRUMS - Brentwood Library
February 10, 2013 - Brentwood

In this program featuring world-class drummer Kobla Mensa Dente, children and their parents can discover the music of Africa through its chants, drums, and instruments in this hands-on, culturally enriching experience.

Sea Lion Kiss - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
February 10, 2013 - Riverhead

Get a kiss and a keepsake photo from Java the sea lion. Visit the ticketing desk to sign up and for more information. There are limited photos for each session. Those age 7 and older can be photographed by themselves; under 7 must be accompanied by adult (with adult receiving kiss).

The Wizard of Oz - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
February 10, 2013 - Smithtown

Dorothy and Toto are over the rainbow and on their way to the land of Oz, hoping to find a way to get back home to Kansas.

International Cultural Celebration - Parrish Art Museum
February 10, 2013 - Water Mill

The Parrish Art Museum, in collaboration with The Rogers Memorial Library, invites you to celebrate the multicultural East End at this festive gathering at the new home of the Parrish in Water Mill. Groups from the area will be invited to perform traditional folk dances and music throughout the afternoon. The activities also include family art workshops and tours of the Museum.

GBBC Practice - Sherwood Jayne Farm
February 10, 2013 - East Setauket

Learn how to be part of a nationwide citizen science effort to count birds in winter. Find out how to count the birds and how to report the data to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Valentine's Day Princess Tea - Darlings & Divas
February 10, 2013 - Amityville

Celebrate Valentine's Day with your favorite princesses. Receive a sparkling makeover application, Valentine-themed mini-manicure, glitter tattoo, a tiara, and finger sandwiches. Space is limited.

Pinocchio - Carriage House Theater at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
February 10, 2013 - Centerport

In this audience participation play, a young puppet struggles to achieve his goal of becoming a real boy.

Boy Scout Day - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Through February 10, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Visit in your scout uniform and receive 2 for 1 children's admission all weekend.

I HEART Whales Ocean Science Sunday - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
February 10, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Did you know a Blue Whale's heart is the size of a small car, and its heartbeat can be detected from two miles away? Learn other fascinating facts about the planet's gentle giants. Decorate your own "I Love Whales" T-shirt. Bring your own T-shirt, and dress to make a mess. For ages 5-12. RSVP required.

Valentine's Day Craft Event - Safari Adventure
February 10, 2013 - Riverhead

Children will enjoy making Valentine's Day cards and craft projects to bring home to their friends and family.

Grand Opening - RetroFitness Syosset/Plainview
Through February 13, 2013 - Syosset

Want the convenience of a modern gym at a fraction of the price? Check out RetroFitness where the goal is health and fitness and the price is $19.99 per month for life. Classes are starting up now. Childcare is available. The Grand Openinruns through February 13, 2013.

Tying the Knot - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
Through February 15, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Practice tying fishing and boating knots at hand-on learning stations throughout the Hatchery. Enter a contest to win a free Hatchery T-shirt, make your own valentines.

Family Sundays at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 24, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Now there's even more reason for families to plan the weekend around a visit to Nassau County Museum of Art. Learn from a docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition and supervised art activities for the whole family beginning at 1:30pm. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. No reservations needed.

Artists in America - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 24, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Artists in America surveys 300 years of great American painting rarely seen on Long Island. Its 79 works dating from the early 1700s to the present include history painting, landscape, portraits, still life, and modernist abstraction with significant examples of photography, collage, and other media. Major artists from every era of American art are on view, including John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, John Singer Sargent, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Robert Motherwell and Sol LeWitt. All works in the exhibition are selected from the permanent collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut. The exhibition runs through February 24, 2013.

Family Sundays at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 24, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Now there's even more reason for families to plan the weekend around a visit to Nassau County Museum of Art. Each Sunday the museum offers a docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition and supervised art activities for the whole family beginning at 1:30 p.m. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. Weekends only there is a $2 parking fee. This program runs through February 24, 2013.

stART (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
Through February 27, 2013 - Garden City

Each week Ms. Ashley will read a different story that relates to the season. Afterwards, the children will create a art project about the story they read. The program runs through February 27, 2013.

Love Rocks - Long Island Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2013 - Garden City

Come out to the Museum's Inner Lobby to decorate an adorable little rock "buddy" to show your love for a special person in your life. This program runs through February 28, 2013.

2013 Student Exhibition - Parrish Art Museum
Through March 03, 2013 - Water Mill

The exhibition includes submissions from public and private schools in the townships of Riverhead, Southampton, East Hampton, and Southold, as well as high schools from the township of Brookhaven. The exhibition will be on view from February 2 through March 3, 2013.

Journeys & Destinations - Main Street Petite Gallery
Through March 08, 2013 - Huntington

Over the years Vivian Hershfield, Virginia Edele, Grace Su, Nancy Fabrizio and Suzanne McVetty have journeyed together painting en plein air beautiful sites around Long Island, New York City, and the globe. All are members of the Nassau County Art League and the originators of the League's Plein Air Painters group, they love experiencing the out-of-doors, expressing their individual taste in their choice of views, and enjoying the camaraderie of like minds. The exhibit runs February 8-March 8, 2013.

Art Exhibit Featuring Barbara Pascal - Riverhead Town Hall Gallery
Through March 10, 2013 - Riverhead

East End Arts presents an exhibit featuring the whimsical artwork of painter Barbara Pascal. In this collection of work, Barbara Pascal seems to be summing up a lifetime of personal impressions, as well as revealing her skills as an expressive painter. Runs through March 10, 2013.

Modernizing America: Artists of the Armory Show - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through March 17, 2013 - Huntington

In 1913, the American public was introduced to avant-garde European art styles at the International Exhibition of Modern Art, held at the Lexington Avenue Armory and known as the Armory Show. The Armory Show created a sensation; the controversial and radical art displayed there proved to be a watershed in the development of 20th-century American art. Modernizing America: Artists of the Armory Show focuses on American artists who participated in the Armory Show and explores the impact of European Modernism on American art in the early years of the 20th century. Through March 17, 2013.

Mirrored Images: Realism in the 19th and 20th Centuries - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through March 24, 2013 - Huntington

Throughout the history of art, artists have turned to the observed world as a source of inspiration. This exhibition, drawn entirely from the Museum's Permanent Collection, explores the various realist movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, beginning with the mid-19th century Barbizon movement in France and the concurrent Hudson River School in America, and progressing through later 19th-century realism and 20th-century movements, such as the Ashcan School, American Scene painting, Magic Realism, Photorealism, and East End (Long Island) realism. December 8, 2012-March 24, 2013.

50/50: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Hofstra University Museum - Hofstra University Museum
Through March 28, 2013 - Hempstead

This anniversary exhibition highlights the breadth and depth of the collection through just 50 of the 605 acquisitions donated since 2006. The featured works include paintings, prints, photographs and drawings by 20th and 21st century American, Latino and European artists such as Luis Cruz Azaceta, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Stanley Brodsky, Lucien Clergue, Yonia Fain, April Gornick, Robert Kipniss, Howardena Pindell, Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Resnick, Alison Saar, W. Eugene Smith and Stanley Twardowicz, among others. Additionally, the exhibition includes Pre-Columbian figures and vessels as well as early to mid 20th-century African masks.

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.

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.

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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