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!
Tot Time - Rockville Center Library
May 06, 2013 - Rockville Centre
Little ones have fun during this story and activity time.
Zumbatonic - Family Fitness Unlimited
May 06, 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 06, 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 06, 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 Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
May 06, 2013 - Jericho
COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support group meetings for parents two Mondays per month for parents on the North Shore. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Executive Director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.
Bereavement Support Group-South Shore - Merrick Jewish Center
May 06, 2013 - Merrick
COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings for parents one Monday of the month for parents on the South Shore. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Executive Director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.
Teen Book Club - Elmont Memorial Library
May 06, 2013 - Elmont
The monthly featured book is Fade by Lisa McMann. For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They're just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck. Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open -- but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie's in way over her head, and Cabe's shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both. Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability -- and it's bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a dream catcher sealed, but what's to come is way darker than she'd feared....
Girl Scout Cookies Pop-Up - Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
May 06, 2013 - Bellerose
Have a craving for Samoas or Thin Mints? If so, don't miss the chance to get delicious cookies at this pop-up shop while supporting a local Girl Scout troop.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country and generates immeasurable benefits for girls who participate. Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls develop five essential skills that help them become strong leaders, including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. Proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program in New York City remain in the five boroughs and fund the Girl Scout Leadership Experience locally.
Revenue from the Girl Scout Cookie Program provides approximately 43% of the operating budget for Girl Scouts of Greater New York - so don't miss the chance to get delicious cookies while supporting your local Girl Scout troop!
About the Girl Scouts of Greater New York
The Girl Scouts of Greater New York (GSGNY) is New York City's largest girls-only leadership development program, reaching 26,500 girls ages 5 to 17 in every zip code of the five boroughs, two-thirds of which come from low-income homes. GSGNY serves girls in public and private schools, public housing, transitional housing, and community-based organizations with the help of over 9,000 volunteers.
Writing Group - Barnes and Noble -Country Glen Center
May 06, 2013 - Carle Place
Feel inspired to write? Join other writers who are seasoned or just beginning. Share tips, ideas, skills.
LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY - Children 5 1/2-7 1/2 - St. Luke's Lutheran Church
May 06, 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.
Monday Minnows! - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
May 06, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor
Children ages 2½-5 enjoy playtime, storytime, and crafts about nature and the ocean. RSVP required.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.