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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN LONG ISLAND-MAY 13

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by Directories Editor May 13, 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!

ADHD Parent Training with Elaine Lerner MSW, CSW - Elaine Lerner's office
May 13, 2013 - Garden City

ADHD Parent Trainings with Elaine Lerner, MSW, CSW. Is your child having trouble with focus and attention, organization, behavior, hyperactivity or impulsivity? Learn how to develop child behavior management skills. Groups now forming in Garden City and Melville. Give your child a better chance at success in school, at home and in social circles.

Tot Time - Rockville Center Library
May 13, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Little ones have fun during this story and activity time.

Zumbatonic - Family Fitness Unlimited
May 13, 2013 - West Hempstead

Designed exclusively for kids, Zumbatomic classes are rockin', high-energy fitness-parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more. Parents love the Zumbatomic program because of the effects it has on kids ? increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism and enhancing coordination. The Zumbatomic program rounds out family fitness goals by giving parents a great reason to head to the gym -- for themselves, for their kids, for a totally fun family experience.

Story Time - After School Special - Rockville Centre Public Library
May 13, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Children in kindergarten and first grade will enjoiy this time set aside especially for them to have fun.

Mommy and Me Yoga - Manhasset Public Library
May 13, 2013 - Manhasset

Licensed instructor Beth Lipset will lead children and their caregivers through a series of one-on-one simple yoga poses. Come relax, bond with your child, and have fun.

COPE Grandparents' Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
May 13, 2013 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting grandparents and families living with the loss of a child. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Executive Director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY - Children 5 1/2-7 1/2 - St. Luke's Lutheran Church
May 13, 2013 - Bayshore

Step-by-step, your child can learn to draw animals, landscapes, people and masterworks while they experiment with chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers.

The Five Towns College Jazz Ensembles - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
May 13, 2013 - Dix Hills

The show will feature students performing in the very best ensembles from Five Towns College classes, performing the American Songbook standards, mainstream jazz, fusion and modern and contemporary jazz.

The Family Table Monday - R.C. Murphy Junior High School
May 13, 2013 - Stony Brook

Busy schedules have driven many families away from the everyday family table. But now more than ever we need the benefits of gathering together to bond as a family. Learn how to make your family connection, nutrition and well-being a priority once again. In this workshop you'll learn about the benefits of family mealtimes, tips for getting the family together, and suggestions for preparing simple nutritious meals for your family. The workshop takes place in the library across from the main entrance. Park in the front circle.

Positive Parenting Workshop - Life Center Counseling & Health Services
May 13, 2013 - Huntington

As parents, we want to influence our children in positive ways, pass on values & guide them in ways that will contribute to their happiness & success in life. Everyone knows that actions speak louder than words. Studies show that only 5% of learning comes from instruction, whereas, 95% of what we remember comes from family & social interactions. Children need positive role models & parents who will love them unconditionally. Kids of all ages deserve to be heard, understood, accepted & respected. Parents need & deserve encouragement, tools, guidance & support in today’s busy world. Parenting skills can be learned. Make the commitment to yourself & your whole family to grow & develop together. Facilitated by Erika Stroh, MA,Parent Coach www.parentfromtheheart.com. Register in advance: Call 631-673-5433

Jr. Marine Biologist - Sport Fishing Education Center
Through May 18, 2013 - Babylon

Come for an adventure as you and your child learn about the marine environment. Program includes hands-on time with marine animals, beach activities and crafts. Call to register or e-mail tm353@cornell.edu.

Butterflies - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Garden City

Come to the Inner Lobby and design your own beautiful butterfly with assorted materials to ?flutter? through your garden. This program runs through May 31.

Community Gallery - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Garden City

Stop by the Community Gallery and view the mixed media artwork created by students from Columbus Avenue School in Freeport. This exhibit runs through May 31.

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.

KaleidoZone - Feeling Colors with de Kooning - Long Island Children's Museum
Through June 05, 2013 - Garden City

View abstract paintings inspired by the famous artist Willem de Kooning created this year by local children in two different programs at LICM. Artists explored the design and rhythm of line, plus the sound, feel, and story of color to create the artwork you see on display. This exhibit runs through June 5.

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.

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 reservations@amwny.com.


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