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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN LONG ISLAND-JUN 6

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by Directories Editor June 6, 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!

Brown Bag Lecture - Nassau County Museum of Art
June 06, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Bring a sandwich and enjoy lunch with friends as Museum docent Riva Ettus presents an informative talk on the exhibion AB-EX/RE-CON. Join the 2 p.m. public tour of this exhibition that reconsiders the Abstract Expressionism movement. No reservations. First come, first seated.

Be Red Cross Ready! - Brentwood Library
June 06, 2013 - Brentwood

This presentation teaches three action steps for emergency preparedness: get a kit, make a plan and be informed. It also teaches participants how to prevent and respond to emergencies that they are likely to encounter. Child care for children ages 3 and up will be provided. Sign-up for this program using registration code BWJ433.

Beyond Rock- Open House - Shelter Rock Jewish Center
June 06, 2013 - Roslyn

Open House for Long Islands best Rock Music Camp. Kids and families agree this is the best rock camp out there. Come find out why. Meet parents and students, jam, snack, win prizes, and more. If you come, you'll be entered into a raffle to win 1/2 price tuition.

Language Immersion at LICM-French - Long Island Children's Museum
June 06, 2013 - Garden City

Children's language skills develop rapidly, absorbing everything they hear. Why not introduce another language to your child while they are young and receptive to new things? Explore basic themes in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Workshops are drop in and do not require advance sign up. The series will explore a different theme each week (numbers, fruits, animals, etc). A class project and song will be used each week to reinforce learning.

The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh - Guild Hall
June 06, 2013 - East Hampton

Written by award-winning Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, The Cripple of Inishmaan is a strange and whimsical comic tale set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland in 1934. As word arrives on Inishmaan that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighboring island of Inishmore to film the documentary Man of Aran, the one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy. An orphan who lives with his aunts, Billy yearns for stardom and a chance to escape small-town life. This Hollywood film may just be his chance. Includes some profanity.

Grease - Gateway Playhouse
June 06, 2013 - Bellport

Sparks fly when the Rydell High pack gets wise to a hushed summer romance between Danny, the smoothest hot rodder in town, and Sandy, the good girl next door ? giving way to hilarious and nearly heartbreaking consequences.

Live Music: Americana Country Singer Robert Poe - Manhasset Public Library
June 06, 2013 - Manhasset

A show not to be missed...Critics describe Poe's songs as having hypnotic quality that draws you into another world. There is no fee and reservations are not required.

St. Gertrude's Parish Feast of St. Anthony - Centre Island Beach
June 06, 2013 - Bayville

Come out for the Feast Of St. Anthony. Enjoy a beach setting, top local bands, cash raffle, daily POP rides, food tents, games, kiddie and thrill rides and more.

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
June 06, 2013 - Old Westbury

Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, will lead students through a dynamic, yet gentle, continuous flow of postures and conscious breathing. Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap and towel.

Creating Extraordinary Mind & Body Wellness - The Family Wellness Center
June 06, 2013 - Plainview

Sign up for this lecture and demonstration given by Dr. Michael Berlin and learn about an extraordinarily gentle method that literally resolves all the stress, tension, distortions, and traumas from your body and mind. Call for more information.

33rd Annual Juried Photography Show - Freeport Memorial Library
June 06, 2013 - Freeport

Come out to an Awards Reception celebrating the winners of the 33rd Annual Juried Photography Show. From 312 submissions, 36 photographs were selected. Music will be performed by Steel Impressions. The public is invited to view the exhibit and meet the photographers.

BEATLES Multi Media Lecture: Looking Through A Glass Onion: Deconstructing The White Album Expanded Edition - Cinema Arts Centre
June 06, 2013 - Huntington

Join acclaimed Beatles scholar Scott Freiman for an entertaining live multimedia journey through the creation of one of the Beatles' album. Tickets can be purchased online, at the box office during theater hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - Theatre Three
June 06, 2013 - Port Jefferson

This Tony Award-winning comical musical follows the tale of six quirky competitors and three oddball adults and the championship of a lifetime. For each performance four audience volunteers will be recruited to participate on-stage as guest spellers.

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER - A NEW MUSICAL - Simple Gifts Productions
Through June 07, 2013 - Centerport

Mark Twain’s beloved American classic comes to life with this wonderfully entertaining musical adaption – great fun for the whole family. Under the artistic direction of Dr. Karen Van Houten, Simple Gifts Productions presents children's and teen mainstage productions performed by its Little Kidz Company, Kidz Company and Teen Repertory Company, as well as its Studio K “Got Talent” concert showcases featuring pop music.

St. Gertrude's Parish Feast of St. Anthony - Centre Island Beach
Through June 09, 2013 - Bayville

Come out for the Feast Of St. Anthony. Enjoy a beach setting, top local bands, cash raffle, daily POP rides, food tents, games, kiddie and thrill rides and more.

Positive Parenting Workshop for Moms & Dads - Life Center Counseling & Health Services
Through June 12, 2013 - Huntington

Parents are the greatest influence in children’s lives. It is essential to communicate & behave in loving, caring ways, demonstrate healthy relationships & values, support their physical/emotional development & contribute to their happiness, well-being & success in life. Sometimes this means breaking patterns from the past & shifting your mindset. Children at all ages need for their parents to love them unconditionally. Register at 631-673-5433

AB-EX / RE-CON:Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through June 16, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Artists of the Abstract Expressionist school rejected the mass cultural values which were being formulated in America at mid-century, searching for alternatives to the consumer and advertising culture prevalent in post-World War II America. AB-EX / RE-CON explores both the best known and less familiar practitioners of abstract and gestural painting who dominated the American art, criticism and commentary during the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s. Included in the exhibition are works by the stars of Abstract Expressionism, among them Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell and Mark Rothko. AB-EX / RE-CON: Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered also offers viewers the excitement of discovering some of the lesser-known but highly-regarded artists of the movement including Fritz Bultman and Jon Schueler. The exhibition runs through June 16.

Asad Faulwell / Chris Johanson Exhibits - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through June 16, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Born in Indiana, now a resident of Los Angeles, Asad Faulwell�s intricate mixed-media art focuses on images of Algerian women, especially the freedom fighters who were involved in the 1954-1962 struggle to end French occupation. They are shown against highly-decorative floral and geometric patterns familiar in Middle Eastern art. California-born Chris Johanson gained attention in the 2001 Whitney Biennial and has since been widely exhibited in this country and abroad. Johanson employs an exuberant color palette for simple and imperfect geometric shapes. According to Artforum, his �rough-hewn cartoon style� taps the late New Age Northern California style. The exhibition runs through June 16.

Huntington Arts Council Exhibit: Living Color Art - Art-Trium,
Through June 17, 2013 - Melville

This exhibit features the work of four artists. Each artist selected focuses on the unique and varied ways that color lives in our lives.

After School Arts - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through June 19, 2013 - Lido Beach

Theresa Academy of Performing Arts for Students with Special Needs offers dance, drama, music, drumming, fine art, yoga, and drama classes for students with special needs and their siblings. Classes meet weekly after school and on weekends.

June Jumble - Long Island Children's Museum
Through June 21, 2013 - Garden City

Come in to the Inner Lobby and create your own individual �masterpiece� from a mixed array of craft supplies.

33rd Annual Juried Photography Show - Freeport Memorial Library
Through June 27, 2013 - Freeport

The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport is pleased to announce the winners of its 33rd Annual Juried Photography Show, co-sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings. This year�s juror, Jeff Harris, made the selections from the submissions received. Learn more about Jeff at www.jeffharrisphoto.com and jeffharrisphoto.tumblr.com. The Show will be on exhibit through June 27.

Long Island Game Farm Kicks Off Summer with Awesome Animal Show - Long Island Game Farm Wildlife Park & Children's Zoo
Through June 30, 2013 - Manorville

Long Island Game Farm Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo is kicking off its summer season with its Awesome Animal Show. The Awesome Animal Show will have a variety of animals: Macaws, Cockatoos, Piggies, and House Cats. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to communicate with Charlie the mini-donkey. They will also introduce its new master of ceremonies, Artium, a cute Jack Russell dog helper. The show runs from May 25 to June 30.

We Hold These Truths-The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through July 26, 2013 - Hempstead

Pick up Great Art Caper materials while in the Emily Lowe Gallery to enjoy self-guided super-sleuthing. Search for hidden clues in the works in the exhibit We Hold These Truths and use the clues to complete a message. Please check the museum's website for summer hours. This program runs through July 26.

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.

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.

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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