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

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by Directories Editor May 10, 2014

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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!

THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY - John W. Engeman Theater
May 10, 2014 - Northport

The beloved children's books written by Jeff Brown in 1964 has become a literary and pop culture phenomenon - delighting readers and travelers all over the world. Now everyone's favorite two dimensional hero is brought to life on stage. Bring your paper Flat Stanley to the theater for a picture with the cast and add his trip here to your Flat Stanley journal.

Alice in Wonderland - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
May 10, 2014 - Elmont

Join Alice's madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game.

The Whispers and Jeffery Osborne - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
May 10, 2014 - Westbury

Come listen to the music of The Whispers and Jeffery Osborne!

Tommy Tune: Taps, Tunes, and Tall Tales - Adelphi University
May 10, 2014 - Garden City

Nine-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune takes a song-and-dance stroll through his career as he enters his 55th year in show business�from his arrival in New York as a fresh-faced kid from Texas, through his most popular roles on stage and screen, to his ascension as one of the country�s most accomplished director-choreographers.

Butterflies are Free! - Sands Point Preserve
May 10, 2014 - Sands Point

Learn so much about this tiny, most delicate creature: the butterfly. The first 30 families that sign up may bring home a chrysalis provided by the instructor. Registration is recommended - please email your name, selected start time (11am or 12pm) and the number of adults and children (with their ages) to info@friendsspp.org.

Family Pancake Breakfast at Coe Hall -Mother's Day Weekend - Coe Hall-Planting Fields
May 10, 2014 - Oyster Bay

Bring the family to a fun and entertaining pancake breakfast. Enjoy an original recipe called Barbara Pancakes from Elsie?s book "Recipes for Successful Dining". These delicious pancakes topped with whip cream, vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, and walnuts were a favorite of Elsie's. Enjoy breakfast at Coe Hall, watch a master balloon twister and a take a tour of the Fabulous Interiors by Elsie de Wolfe and Charles Duveen, 1915-1945 exhibition. Call Michelle Benes at 516-922-8682 or email mbenes@plantingfields.org for reservations or more information.

The Drowsy Chaperone - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
May 10, 2014 - Elmont

Get ready to be transported to a magical, wonderful world. It all begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love.

Mother's Day Floral Design - Old Westbury Gardens
May 10, 2014 - Old Westbury

Work alongside an on-site floral designer to help create an arrangement that Mom, Grandma, or any special lady will be happy to display. Using fresh flowers and modern design techniques, children will enjoy this hands-on program to create a one of a kind gift straight from the heart (includes materials). For ages 6-10. Registration required. Class size is limited so register early.

Eglevsky Ballet's Open Week - Eglevsky Ballet
May 10, 2014 - Bethpage

The Eglevsky Ballet Training Program welcomes you! New students of all ages and levels are invited to join in on one week of free classes. Whether you feel you are missing something in your current training program or just wish to attend a class in Eglevsky's state-of-the-art facility, this is for you! No registration is necessary. For a complete schedule of classes, call or visit the website.

The Elephant Letters - Long Island Children's Museum
May 10, 2014 - Garden City

Imagine if elephants wrote letters as people do. "The Elephant Letters" tells the story of two elephants in two different parts of the world; one in the wild and one in captivity. They share with each other reflections of their daily lives through their letters to each other. This live action, multimedia experiences is a first-of-its-kind.

Mother, May I? - Long Island Children's Museum
May 10, 2014 - Garden City

Come and celebrate Mom this May! Use tissue paper to create a blooming bouquet of colorful May flowers to give to your special mom for Mother�s Day.

Lakeshore Learning Store – Celebrate Mom Event! - Lakeshore Learning Center
May 10, 2014 - New Hyde Park

Celebrate Mom at a fun and free craft event. Kids create a blooming bouquet, special craft stick card, plus a dazzling "queen for a day" sash and crown—just for Mom.

Mets vs. Phillies - Citi Field
May 10, 2014 - Flushing

Cheer on David Wright, former Yankee Curtis Ganderson and the Amazin's when they take their NL rivals from the city of brotherly love. First 20,000 fans in attendance receive a 1969 Commemorative Nolan Ryan Bobblehead.

Little Shop of Horrors - Studio Theatre
May 10, 2014 - Lindenhurst

With its nerdy floral shop worker, the girl he loves, and a giant man eating plant, Little Shop of Horrors is everyone's favorite boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story. This cult hit is filled with such memorable hit songs as "Somewhere That's Green," "Suddenly, Seymour," and "I'm A Dentist."

THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE - Theatre Three
May 10, 2014 - Port Jefferson

In this musical production, studious Kaylee wins the much sought after position as assistant to the wonderful wizard Welles. But things are not as simple as they seem as she learns the power of the magic within herself and the responsibility that it carries.

BINGO! The Winning Musical - Theatre Three
May 10, 2014 - Port Jefferson

With songs to bring down the house, Bingo is a warm-hearted musical comedy about a group of die-hard bingo players who will stop at nothing to play their weekly game. In between number calling, strange rituals, outrageous plot twists, and fierce competitions, love blossoms and long lost friends reunite.

Mommy Appreciation! - Long Island Science Center
May 10, 2014 - Riverhead

Learn about the miracle of motherhood. Mother�s visit free today.

Summer Camp Open House at Smithtown Historical Society - Smithtown Historical Society
May 10, 2014 - Smithtown

Experience the historical society's summer programs firsthand and learn how the programs bring historic traditions to life.

Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. - Studio Theatre
May 10, 2014 - Lindenhurst

An adventurous little mermaid leaves her undersea realm for a sixteenth birthday excursion to the surface. She hopes to find the prince of her dreams but first she must face the evil sea witch.

Marine Meadows Workshop - South Fork Natural History Museum
May 10, 2014 - Bridgehampton

Volunteers help restore local eelgrass populations by weaving eelgrass shoots into burlap planting discs. Suitable for ages 7 and up. Contact info: Kim Barbour kp237@cornell.edu. Pre-registration is requested, space is limited.

Seussical Jr. - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
May 10, 2014 - Smithtown

Your 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, captures the show's spirit of imagination, as the colorful characters transport the audience from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Performed by Long Islands's most talented youth.

West Side Story - Take One Performing Arts
May 10, 2014 - Ronkonkoma

West Side Story is a story of racial hatred and the tragedy that results from it. The protagonists are two rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, who live in the same neighborhood and both want control of the streets. The sister of the Shark's leader falls in love with the best friend of the leader of the Jets and their romance is used as a reason by the gangs for an all-out fight that ends tragically for both gangs. The plot is advanced through dramatic, energetic dances and the music of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.

St. Mary's Church Family Festival - St. Mary's Church
May 10, 2014 - E. Islip

There will be a raffle, kiddy rides, games and an international food court.

Spirit and Identity: Melanesian Works from the Hofstra University Museum Collections - Hofstra University Museum, David Filderman Gallery
Through May 12, 2014 - Hempstead

Curated by collections manager Kristy L. Caratzola, this exhibition showcases an extraordinary aspect of the HUM collections for the first time. The original exhibit offers a range of ethnographic artworks and objects created by members of the distinct regional communities of Irian Jaya, Papua New Guinea, New Britain, Vanuatu, and the Kiriwina Islands located in the South Pacific. The selected works center upon ancestral figures, ceremonial masks, warrior shields, and ritualized practical objects crafted from natural materials sourced from sacred sites within the territory of each individual culture. The exhibit also includes sophisticated wooden sculptures carved and painted by revered artists, which serve to express complex ideological beliefs through stylized human and animal forms complemented with colorful, abstracted geometric designs. The vital connection between humans and ancestral spirits and their active role in providing guidance and protection is an essential concept shared among many Oceanic cultures and is a defining characteristic of Melanesian art.

All We Need is a Beat-Zumba Kids - Unlimited Sports Action
Through May 14, 2014 - Port Washington

The Zumba Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba fans ages 7-11, where they can play it loud and rock with friends to their own rules. This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching. Classes run through May 14.

Zumba Kids Jr (Ages 7-11) - Unlimited Sports Action
Through May 15, 2014 - Port Washington

The Zumba® Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba fans ages 7-11, where they can play it loud and rock with friends to their own rules! This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching! Classes run Thursdays through May 15.

Zumba Kids Jr (Ages 4-6) - Unlimited Sports Action
Through May 19, 2014 - Port Washington

Zumba® Kids Jr. classes are a dance ‘n’ play party for lil’ feet where pint-sized party animals get silly, dream big, and begin their journey to a healthy future. This program is where 4- to 6-year-olds just let loose and be themselves – little bundles of natural energy that are endlessly curious about new sounds and experiences! Here they can socialize, move to age-appropriate music and play games with other kids. Classes run Mondays (10 sessions) through May 19.

College Students Can Blow Off Some Steam at Bounce! at Discounted Rates Every Week - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through May 28, 2014 - Syosset

Bounce! Trampoline Sports hosts Wild Wednesdays every week from 7–9pm for college students. The special event night offers college students a chance to have some fun and reduce their homework stress at discounted rates. College students only need to show their ID and they will pay just $10.00 for the first hour and $5.00 for the second hour. Admission includes trampoline dodgeball, slam dunk basketball, open jump time and foam pit jumping as well as volleyball (not on the trampolines).

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.

Kids Music Round: Free Demo - Kids Music Round at Small World Connect
Through May 31, 2014 - Manhasset

Well-structured music play spawns lifelong thinking skills. Maximize your child’s early potential by calling Kids Music Round at Small World Connect to schedule your FREE Demo class. Classes run through May 31.

Free Trial Class: Spanish - Language Workshop for Children-Manhasset
Through May 31, 2014 - Manhasset

Capture your child’s prime time to learn a new language. Call The Language Workshop for Children for a FREE trial. Classes, Camps, Preschools, 6M-3Y. French, Spanish, Chinese, Italian.

Open House - Crestwood Country Day Camp & School Open House
Through June 15, 2014 - Melville

Come and see what Crestwood has to offer children ages 2-15 for summer camp and school. Tour the 15 acres, meet the directors, and have your kids play on the playgrounds. Saturdays and Sundays, February 1-June 15, 2014.

Saturday Respite - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through June 21, 2014 - Lido Beach

Saturday Respite program runs each Saturday and students have a snack and participate three of the following activities: yoga, dance, drama, drumming, art, cooking, or music. Students range in age and work with a 1-on-1 volunteer to guide and support the student. Students with special needs and typically developing students are welcome. Please RSVP at lindsay@tapany.org.

Kidtastic Kids Social Experience - Kidtastic Kids
Through June 30, 2014 - Farmingville

The Kidtastic Kids Social Experience is designed for children with special needs, social needs, or children who are having a hard time making friends. Programs are broken down by each child's needs and individuality. Call or check the website for more information. Jan 1-June 2014.

Create Dance Center - Zumba Fitness
Through June 30, 2014 - Amityville

A great calorie-burning, Latin-inspired, cardiovascular work-out. Work out at your own intensity-perfect for beginners.Tuesdays, January 7-June 30.

Special Needs Classes - Create Dance Center
Through June 30, 2014 - Amityville

Classes focus on social interaction, following directions, imitation skills, gross motor movement and dance techniques. Small classes with extra support. All taught by a NY State Certified Special Education teacher. For more information call or e-mail at createdance@hotmail.com. Classes: Wednesdays (8 and under), Thursdays (13 and older), Fridays (8 and older and 5 and under), Saturdays (8 and older). January 2-June 30, 2014.

Tour of Kenwal Day Camp - Kenwal Day Camp
Through June 30, 2014 - Melville

Call to set up a personal tour of the camp and learn about the activities available for children ages 3-15. Saturdays and Sundays through June 30, 2014.

Moving Forward-Creating A Vision Workshop - Life Coaching For Women
Through July 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Gather your girlfriends together or come by yourself, for this fun and interactive workshop that will leave you feeling motivated and empowered to create the life that you want. There are reasons why most women find it difficult to move forward towards a goal. During this workshop you will become aware of exactly what it is that's holding you back, and see what you can do to make changes in order for you to move forward. Creating a clear vision as to what you want allows you to keep your focus and achieve your goal. Refreshments will be served. Conducted in Bellmore office or host a party at home. Contact for more details. 631-988-4001 donnaleakeclc@gmail.com/www.donnaleakeclc.com

Affirmation Cards Workshop - Life Coaching For Women
Through July 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Enjoy light refreshments as you are creating your very own unique affirmation cards. What is an affirmation? Affirmations are personal, short, powerful words or statements that create a shift in the way you think. Affirmations are uplifting and encouraging! They create a change on any negative perceptions you have. The more you affirm what you like and want for yourself, the more your mind is going to accept it. As your thoughts begin to change, your vision begins to change, and your actions begin to change. Get ready for positive changes to happen. Gather your girlfriends or come alone for this ongoing workshop. Contact donnaleakeclc@gmail.com.

Creating a Vision Board Workshop - Life Coaching For Women
Through July 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Interior designers use a similar board to create visions of what they want a certain room to look and feel like. Today, more and more women are creating vision boards for the exact same reasons, except for their own lives! A vision board helps you create your life by having a vision of what YOU WANT in front of you every single day! They are fun, powerful tools, and the more you add to your board, the more likely you are to make it all happen! The sky is the limit. Call or contact donnaleakeclc@gmail.com, or visit the website.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Global Explorations at the HUM: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum, David Filderman Gallery
Through August 29, 2014 - Hempstead

Join your guide, Detective Art. E. Fact, at the David Filderman Gallery to uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the exhibition ‘Spirit and Identity: Melanesian Works from the Hofstra University Museum Collections.’ This original exhibition showcases, for the first time, an extraordinary aspect of the HUM collections, offering a range of ethnographic artworks and objects created by members of the distinct regional communities of the South Pacific. Works feature ancestral figures, ceremonial masks, warrior shields, and ritualized practical objects crafted from natural materials.

Sculpture Art Caper and Exploration Activity - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through September 30, 2014 - Hempstead

Adults and children can explore the outdoor sculpture collection on Hofstra’s beautiful campus with activity-filled animal, shapes or people-themed HUM Sculpture Exploration Backpacks or by solving an Art Caper mystery in which they unravel the clues found in the sculpture collection. Activity materials may be picked up at the Emily Lowe Gallery during museum hours (see website for current hours).

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Global Explorer - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through September 30, 2014 - Hempstead

Children ages 6 and up and their families can explore and discover the beauty of the world’s cultures using activity-filled backpacks that enhance experiences with authentic objects from the Hofstra University Museum’s collections. While exploring specific works displayed in the David Filderman Gallery, children create their own keepsake artworks inspired by the art and cultures they discover. Families may pick up the backpacks at the Emily Lowe Gallery during museum hours (see website for current hours).

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 reservations@amwny.com. Year-round.


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