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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN LONG ISLAND-FEB 2

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by Directories Editor February 2, 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!

Comic Books and Manga - Hempstead Library
February 02, 2013 - Hempstead

Join in for an instructional series on how to create and publish your own comics and manga. Attendees will learn much more than just drawing: Highlights include organizing art tools, developing characters and storylines, and prepping the final product for publication. This free program is open to adults and high school students. Registration at the Reference Desk is required.

Pinkalicious The Musical - CM Performing Arts Center
February 02, 2013 - Oakdale

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.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND - BayWay Arts Center
February 02, 2013 - East Islip

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole as she encounters various Wonderland characters on their way to tea with the queen.

Raggedy Ann & Andy - Theatre Three
February 02, 2013 - Port Jefferson

The world's most famous rag dolls come to life in an adventure about friendship, loyalty and love. Setting out from the Tiwilliger Workshop, Raggedy Ann and friends embark on an adventure to bring a special little girl a very special doll.

Sleeping Beauty - Studio Theatre
February 02, 2013 - Lindenhurst

The emphasis is on comedy in this musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Characters such as Chester the Jester, Typsy the Gypsy and the Royal Magician keep the laughs coming. And there's the evil Thornberry, who puts the curse on Princess Elaine and the brave Prince Dauntless who battles the fire-breathing dragon to break the magic spell.

Teen Zone Party - Manhasset Public Library
February 02, 2013 - Manhasset

Calling all teens. Come on out to the opening party for Teen Zone. A place where teens can hang out and have fun. It's going to be a blast.

The Effective Presenter-How to Write and Give a Speech - Floral Park Public Library
February 02, 2013 - Floral Park

Join a free interactive workshop on the skill of public speaking and speech writing given by Bernard FitzGerald, Jr. speaker and coach with more than 25 years of experience. Learn how to organize a clear and concise message resulting in successful presentations for business and education. Register online or at the Reference Desk.

Pinkalicious - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
February 02, 2013 - Bellmore

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. Meet and greet the cast after the show. Reserve tickets online or by phone.

SOUPer Bowl VI - Port Washington Chamber of Commerce at the United Methodist Church
February 02, 2013 - Port Washington

Port Washington restaurants try to score a touchdown and win the title of SOUPer BOWL Champ. The Port Washington Chamber of Commerce invites you to buy a spoon and sample 2-ounce portions of every soup, then vote for your favorite. Both a People's Choice Award and a Judges' Choice Award will be presented to the restaurants with the best soup. Come for a fun time and a tasty lunch to warm you up the day before Super Bowl Sunday. Take the LIE to exit 36, go north on route 101 for about 5 miles to the United Methodist Church.

Crafts For Kids - Cupcake Corner
February 02, 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.

Film: National Audubon Society's Cardinals Up Close - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
February 02, 2013 - Glen Cove

A crested flash of fire and a torrent of clear notes announce the cardinal, heart-throb of America's passion for birds. The blazing color, the ringing song - by male and female alike - seem like a tropical dream awakened, even on the coldest day. By any measure, the cardinal is America's most popular bird. We lavish tons of sunflower seed on the Northern Cardinal - state bird of seven states, vicar of countless backyards - yet do we really know this fiery bird? (50 mins.)

Smelling Safari - Long Island Children's Museum
February 02, 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.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
February 02, 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.

Art In and About New York: Laura Cottingham - Nassau County Museum of Art
February 02, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Laura Cottingham, an artist, critic, writer and curator, discusses the rich lode of scenes of New York in the collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art, among them an Impressionist�s view of Union Square, a home scene on Manhattan�s 57th Street, an en plein air depiction of a creek near Kingston, and a Long Island domestic scene. Cottingham has taught art criticism at Cooper Union, The School of Visual Arts and Columbia University. Well-known on the international art scene, she has appeared before art audiences in London, Paris, Cologne, Berlin, Maastricht, Utrecht, Copenhagen, Vienna, Stockholm and elsewhere. She has served as a guest curator at major art museums in Europe; most recently, she juried the Swedish contemporary art annual. Her writings on art have been translated into several languages, including Russian and Chinese.

Cycle For Survival 2013 - Equinox Roslyn
February 02, 2013 - Roslyn

Make a difference in the fight against cancer by registering to ride with your friends and family in Cycle for Survival, a nationwide indoor team cycling event that is driving much needed research into rare cancers, including pancreatic cancer, brain cancer and pediatric cancers, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Teams register to ride for a four-hour shift, with a maximum of 8 riders per bike. Teams may register multiple bikes. The event also features complimentary yoga classes, massage therapy, and children’s activities. The nation’s oldest and largest, private cancer research and treatment institution, Memorial Sloan-Kettering treats more than 400 different types of cancer, and is leading advances in cancer research and treatments, particularly into the rarest forms of the disease, benefitting patients worldwide. Visit www.cycleforsurvival.org to register your team or make a donation.

Mostly Moptop in 'Two of Us: The Ballad of John & Paul' - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
February 02, 2013 - Dix Hills

Mostly Moptop returns to the Center with a shared commemoration of Paul McCartney's 70th birthday and the annual February anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America in 1964. The show will perform the greatest of Lennon & McCartney's Beatles-era music, while also taking the audience through each icon's music.

PINKALICIOUS - John W. Engeman Theater
February 02, 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.

FREE Violence Prevention Class - Modern Warrior
February 02, 2013 - Lindenhurst

Give your daughter, and yourself, the tools needed to prevent and/or ward-off an attack. Open to females 12 and older. Advance registration is required; early registration is strongly recommended. A refundable deposit of $25 per person is required to hold your spot, and will be returned to you the night of the event. Call to register.

Metropolis (1927) - Bay Street Theatre
February 02, 2013 - Sag Harbor

Sometime in the future, the city of Metropolis is home to a Utopian society where its wealthy residents live a carefree life. A very different society lives underground working to run the machinery which keeps the above ground Utopian world functioning. Directed by Fritz Lang.

Family Adventures: Feeling Ducky - Connetquot River State Park Preserve
February 02, 2013 - Oakdale

Activities start indoors learning about ducks then trek outside to observe them on the main pond. Call for reservations.

Igudesman & Joo - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
February 02, 2013 - Greenvale

Think Mozart hijacked by Monty Python and you have some idea of the mayhem created at the highest level of musicianship on worldwide stages - and immortalized on videos with more than 30 million views - by violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo, classically-trained artists who bring an uproarious, sidesplitting approach to the concert performance.

Sea Lion Kiss - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
February 02, 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).

LOST IN YONKERS - Theatre Three
February 02, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Neil Simon's nostalgic WWII comical coming-of-age story won four Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. Two brothers are left to fend for themselves in a feuding household with their formidable immigrant grandmother, sweet but simple-minded aunt, and a hoodlum of an uncle.

Vital Signs - New York Hall of Science
Through February 03, 2013 - Flushing

View original art inspired by our biological world with a special interest in what lies beneath its surface. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Traveling Exhibit: Attack of the Bloodsuckers! - Long Island Children's Museum
Through February 03, 2013 - Garden City

Be the first to explore the science of what's eating you in this skin-crawling exhibition. Examine the what, why, when and how of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches and other parasites known as sanguinivores (creatures that eat blood). Learn why bloodsuckers are important to the ecosystem -- and how to keep them out of your system. Attack of the Bloodsuckers! offer visitors the chance to look a real leech in the mouth; pull off your socks and test your bug-appealing foot odor; receive a big hug from a giant, inflating tick; get itchy and knotty with the life-size game of "Twitcher" — a buggy variation on Twister. The exhibit runs through February 3, 2013.

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. Hosts FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournaments - Central Islip Senior High School
Through February 03, 2013 - Central Islip

Approximately 85 elementary and middle school robotics teams will compete in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Qualifying Tournaments on February 2-3. The event is being sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. and the Central Islip Union Free School. This year’s challenge is Senior Solutions, which focuses on solving problems that senior citizens face. Teams will partner with seniors, hold conversations with them about their struggles, and together create solutions as to how these setbacks can be improved. Upon completion, teams will come together and share the discussed solutions to their senior teammates’ problems. This activity will connect young students and the elderly together to help ensure that a stronger bond within the community is created.

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.

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.

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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