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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN LONG ISLAND-JUL 27

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by Directories Editor July 27, 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!

35th Annual Thunderbird Native American Pow - Queens County Farm Museum
July 27, 2013 - Floral Park

Over 40 Native American nations will be represented at this intertribal event. A large variety of Native American art, crafts, jewelry and food will be available.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast - Long Island Children's Museum
July 27, 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.

Crafts For Kids- Lakeshore - Lakeshore Learning Store
July 27, 2013 - New Hyde Park

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

Sand Casting - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
July 27, 2013 - Glen Cove

Celebrate the beginning of summer and make a beautiful keepsake of the beach using seashells, beach glass, and sand.

Fresh in the Park Concert - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
July 27, 2013 - East Meadow

Spectacular showcase of contemporary talent. Featuring Plain White T�s, American pop band best known for their number 1 hit �Hey There Delilah.� Bring a blanket and a chair.

Seussical, Jr. - Patchogue Theatre
July 27, 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
July 27, 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.

Twin Mom Talk - Parents R Talking
July 27, 2013 - Mineola

"Twin Mom Talk" is a support group for mothers, or soon-to-be mothers, of twins, triplets, or more. Talk centers around growth and development of multiples, as well as providing support through fellowship. Some of the subjects covered: getting your infants into a daily routine, sleep issues, children's temperaments, potty training, positive discipline, parent child separation, sibling separation, entering school and so much more! The office is located in a lovely pediatrics office. This is a place where you can get away, have a refreshment and talk to fellow mothers of multiples. Occasionally there is a special speaker or other presentation.

Rock Village Festival - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
July 27, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Molloy College will host The Rock Village Festival on the Public Square Lawn. The day’s extravaganza will feature five of Long Island’s favorite rock tribute bands, plus Live Painting by more than 75 artists, along with Art & Sculpture Exhibits, Food Tastings, Handmade Crafts & Jewelry, Chair Massage, Free Giveaways, and more. Come listen to music by Abraxas (Santana Tribute) Soft Parade (The Doors Tribute) Who's Next (The Who Tribute) Seven Turns (Allman Brothers Tribute) Half Step (Grateful Dead Tribute) Rock Village Festival is one of eleven music/art events produced by Rich Rivkin as part of his 2013 Summer Arts Festival Series. Email [email protected] for more info.

Puss in Boots & Neon's World - The Suffolk Theater
July 27, 2013 - Riverhead

Enjoy the classic 'tail' Puss in Boots and a new, original marionette show, Neon's World, which tells the story of Neon, who sets out to save a Princess from a green dragon in the Forbidden Forest. Visit after the show for puppet making fun too.

PINKALICIOUS - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
July 27, 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
July 27, 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.

Zoppe Italian Family Circus - West Hampton Beach Great Lawn
July 27, 2013 - Westhampton Beach

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center brings this charming show to the newly air conditioned Great Lawn in Westhampton Beach. Starring Nino the clown and featuring acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, and plenty of audience participation, this enchanting one ring circus is a sight right out of the picture books. With breathtaking stunts and astonishing performances, this captivating spectacle guarantees to thrill and amaze the whole family.

Breakfast with the Princess - The Castle at Westhampton
July 27, 2013 - Westhampton

Enjoy breakfast with the Princess at The Castle. Fresh baked bagels, fresh fruit as well as organic coffee, tea or orange juice all followed by a round of games with the Princess. Tickets must be purchased in advance for children as well as adults. Gratuity not included. Maximum limit of 6 tickets per group. No refunds.

4th Annual Run for A Reason 5K Run/Walk - Town of Southampton
July 27, 2013 - Southampton

Come out and run (or walk) and help directly make a difference in the lives of children and adults that these organizations support and serve. Proceeds will benefit AHRC Suffolk and Southampton Youth Services. AHRC Suffolk is a not for profit organization which provides programs and services to children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities on Long Island.

Chemistry Week - Long Island Science Center
Through July 27, 2013 - Riverhead

Become a chemist. Learn about states of matter, chemical reactions, and more.

Barn Dance - Hallockville Museum Farm
July 27, 2013 - Riverhead

Put on your cowboy boots for a good cause at the annual country barn dance. Enjoy live music and learn the steps from a traditional dance caller. Fun for all experience levels. Proceeds benefit two local non-profits, Hallockville Museum Farm and Peconic Land Trust.

The Little Mermaid Jr. - CM Performing Arts Center
July 27, 2013 - Oakdale

Ariel, a fun-loving and mischievous mermaid, is off on the adventure of a lifetime with her best friend, the adorable Flounder, and the reggae-singing Caribbean crab Sebastian at her side. But it will take all of her courage and determination to make her dreams come true – to fall in love, become human and save her father's beloved kingdom from the sneaky sea witch Ursula.

35th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Powwow - Queens County Farm Museum
July 27, 2013 - Floral Park

New York City 's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of quality Native American art, crafts, jewelry and foods are available.Performance times are Friday 7-10pm; Saturday 12-5pm and 7-10pm; and Sunday 12-5pm.

It Happened One Act - Trinity Episcopal Church
Through July 28, 2013 - Northport Village

Enjoy this 2nd Annual Original One Act Play Festival written by playwrights from across the U.S. presented by The Minstrel Players of Northport.

Tunes For Tots - T&M Unique-Bow Tique
Through July 29, 2013 - Franklin Square

Tunes for Tots is a new program developed by two licensed teachers for infants ages 5 months to 1 year as a Mommy and Me program. The purpose is to develop rhythm, rhyme and song for babies. Classes are held on Monday mornings. Space is very limited. Please call Ms. Pat for details and to reserve a spot.

Nature Nick's Animal Adventure - Long Island Game Farm
Through July 31, 2013 - Manorville

Nature Nick Jacinto is one of the most well known animal handlers in the New York tri-state area. He and his animals have appeared on numerous TV shows and public events throughout the area. His TV credits include The Martha Stewart Show, The Wendy Williams Show, Petkeeping with Marc Morrone, and Good Morning America. His shows are fast-paced, originally scripted and interspersed with his own brand of humor. Each show features 10-12 animals from all corners of the world including, but not limited to, kangaroos, monkeys, alligators, gigantic snakes, owls and falcons.

The Walter & Joan Hobbs Art Gallery: Artists' Shows and Receptions - Mineola Public Library
Through July 31, 2013 - Mineola

Join the library's staff downstairs in the Walter & Joan Hobbs Art Gallery. Each month, a different artists' work will be on display for public viewing. The featured artist for July is Stephen Zimic, a photographer who uses high dynamic range photography (HDR) to capture scenic beauty. Come in to view nature, captured at its very best.

Nature Nicks Animal Adventure! - Long Island Game Farm
Through July 31, 2013 - Manorville

“Nature” Nick Jacinto is one of the most well-known animal handlers in the New York tri-state area. He and his animals have appeared on numerous TV shows and public events throughout the area. His TV credits include The Martha Stewart Show, The Wendy Williams Show, Petkeeping with Marc Morrone, and Good Morning America. Nick completed his undergraduate degrees in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and Speech Communications at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, NY. In addition to being a certified teacher, he is also one of the few animal handlers in New York State who currently holds six permits from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation which allow him to showcase many rare and unusual exotic animals. The animals used in Nature Nick’s programs are either former zoo animals who were injured and could not be placed back on exhibit or confiscated exotic pets. His shows are fast-paced, originally scripted and interspersed with his own brand of humor. Each show features 10-12 animals from all corners of the world including, but not limited to, kangaroos, monkeys, alligators, gigantic snakes, owls and falcons. July 1-July 31, 2013.

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.

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 [email protected]

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.

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]


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