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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN LONG ISLAND-FEB 9

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by Directories Editor February 9, 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 09, 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.

Sleeping Beauty - Studio Theatre
February 09, 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.

Pinkalicious - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
February 09, 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.

Anime Club - Rockville Center Library
February 09, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Kids in Grades 7 to 12 watch and discuss computer animated creations and sometimes draw their own.

Community Service: Mardi Gras Masks - Rockville Center Library
February 09, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Kids in Grades 7 to 12 will help little kids make masks to celebrate Mardi Gras. Community Service hours will be awarded. Register at the Children�s Reference Desk, or call 766-6257x6.

Crafts For Kids - Cupcake Corner
February 09, 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.

Valentine Paper Making - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
February 09, 2013 - Glen Cove

Make a beautiful Valentine using recycled paper and dried flowers.

Story Songs with Debbie and Friends - Long Island Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Garden City

This full-band performance takes you on a joyful jaunt through a variety of styles, from straight-ahead pop, to country, to rock, to reggae. This family concert will include Debbie and Friends songs and some classic favorites, delivered by a cast of top-shelf musicians. Get ready for some sing-along, dance-along, laugh-along fun.

Happy Hearts - Long Island Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Garden City

Come make an enjoyable Valentine's Day craft with your family. Use cupcake liners, fun heart shapes, and colorful ribbons to design a wonderful token for the person you love, and then personalize them with a heartwarming message.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
February 09, 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.

Realism in Twentieth-Century American Painting (1991) - Nassau County Museum of Art
February 09, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

This 60-minute film uses work by Wood, O�Keeffe, Marsh, Hopper, Wyeth and Estes to examine the strong artistic current of American Realism, Regionalism and Social Realism through to contemporary photo-realism. First come, first seated.

Horn Power Tribute to Tower of Power, Steely Dan and More with Uppercut - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
February 09, 2013 - Dix Hills

'Sugar Blues' A Healthy Show & Tell Parent's Nutritional Workshop - The Dolphin Bookshop and Cafe
February 09, 2013 - Port Washington

A great hands-on nutritional workshop with Healthwell Corporate Solutions.

Books and Breakfast Series - The Dolphin Bookshop and Cafe
February 09, 2013 - Port Washington

Kids get together with books and breakfast for a fun time of reading and eating.

Behind the Scenes with Reptiles - Center for Science, Teaching and Learning
February 09, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Do you know what reptiles do? What they eat? Why they shed their skin? Curious kids can find out as they get a behind the scenes look at these creatures.

PINKALICIOUS - John W. Engeman Theater
February 09, 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. Program is cancelled do the the blizzard. If you are holding tickets for any of these performances, please contact the box office at 631-261-2900.

Disney's Aladdin, Jr. - Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts
February 09, 2013 - Patchogue

Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail. All of your favorite characters are here in this staged adaptation of the Disney hit film. Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides as well as an Academy award-winning score with songs that include "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me".

Freckleface Strawberry - Broadhollow' s BayWay Arts Cemter
February 09, 2013 - East Islip

In this musical version of the popular books, Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles. Will Freckleface be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror?

Fun for Kids --Suncatchers - Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
February 09, 2013 - Smithtown

Kids 5 and up create a unique craft that will transform the sun's rays into many brilliant colors. Call for reservations.

Grand Opening of Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club - Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club
February 09, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club's brand new Long Island location. The day will include music, games, prizes, and giveaways. Girls can also indulge in standard walk-in spa services like manicures, pedicures and facials or create their own Ritzy Glitzy glamour concoctions like sparkling lip gloss and shimmering body lotion.

Sea Lion Kiss - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
February 09, 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 09, 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.

Families Recovering from Divorce - Half Hollow Hills Community Library
February 09, 2013 - Dix Hills

Suffolk County Psychological Association and Nassau County Psychological Association are co-sponsoring this psycho-educational workshop for families that have gone through a divorce. The workshop is family friendly and while parents can attend alone they are encouraged to bring adolescents and children over 6 years old. Part of the morning will include separate activities for parents, adolescents and children. Although the workshop is designed for families, it also may be helpful for one parent, step-parents or an adult child of divorce. Register at FamiliesRecoveringFromDivorce.org. or by telephone at the Library, 631 421-4530.

Winter Beach Walk: Animals in Winter - Smith Point County Park
February 09, 2013 - Fire Island

Have you ever wondered where animals go in winter? Do they hibernate, migrate or tough it out? Join Seatuck's Peter Walsh on a hike through the woods to search for animals and discuss their various strategies for dealing with winter.

From Adoption to Recovery: Trauma Assessment, Interventions & Therapeutic Parenting - The Melville Marriott
February 09, 2013 - Melville

Long Island Families Together is a chapter of Families Together in New York State. LIFT is a parent and youth governed organization providing a strong voice for children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges. Payment Due by February 1, 2013. Make checks payable to: Long Island Families Together, Inc. Mail:Long Island Families Together, 193A Broadway. Amityville, NY 11701. Fax: 631-264-0762.For more information contact Eileen Kadletz at 631.264.5438 ext. 103.

Boy Scout Day - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
February 09, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Celebrate the birthday of scouting in america. In honor of Boy Scout Day, all cub scouts and boy scouts wearing their scouting uniform will receive free admission for the day.

Pinocchio - Carriage House Theater at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
February 09, 2013 - Centerport

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

Heart Special Day - Long Island Science Center
February 09, 2013 - Riverhead

Learn about cardio-vascular wellness, the anatomy of the heart, and the path of circulation with all day activities. The heart dissection will be at 1pm. Come in to witness and participate.

School-Aged Child Adoption Info Meeting - Spence-Chapin Services
February 09, 2013 - Hauppauge

Adopting a school-aged child is becoming more common, yet the details of how kids transition, bond, and attach into their families largely remains a mystery for many families. Join a discussion on who these children are, what their emotional and developmental needs are, and if you could be the right match for a child growing up without a family.

Winter Quest - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
February 09, 2013 - Yaphank

Bundle up and head over to the farm to learn about nature in a winter wonderland. Learn new skills to enjoy your outdoor adventures and embark on a winter scavenger hunt using GPS units. Also, get ready to build a natural winter shelter. After some hard work, enjoy nature stories around a bonfire with warm refreshments. Registration required.

Chocolate-Making Workshop - Suffolk County Farm & Education Center
February 09, 2013 - Yaphank

Learn fun facts about this popular confection as you make and sample your own collection of sweet treats. Take your chocolate creations and a collection of easy-to-make recipes home to share with your favorite sweetie.

Sweet Valentine Event with the Princess - The Castle at Westhampton
February 09, 2013 - Westhampton

Children will enjoy decorating their own cupcake with the Princess. For an additonal $5, they'll have the option of mini manicures and makeup by the Princess. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance for all children attending. Doors open at 2:30pm. Visit the website to purchase tickets.

HARBORFROST - Bay Street Theatre
February 09, 2013 - Sag Harbor

Come in from the cold as Bay Street Theatre welcomes all to keep cozy and warm whether it's after the plunge on the Long Wharf or before the big fireworks. In the lobby kids can warm up with hot chocolate and watch cartoons on the big screen .

HarborFrost 2013 - Sag Harbor Village
February 09, 2013 - Sag Harbor

Sponsored by the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce & The Sag Harbor Express, the festival features ice carving demonstrations, fire dancers, a treasure hunt, and fireworks at the end of the day. On Main Street, there will be store and restaurant specials as well as live music. There will also be a Polar Bear Plunge at Windmill Beach benefiting the Volunteer Ambulance Corp, a special story time at the John Jermain Library, and a HarborFrost farmers market.

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.

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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