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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN LONG ISLAND-NOV 4

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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!

Mother-Daughter Yoga - Oh My Girls!
November 04, 2012 - Syosset

There is no better way to celebrate the bond between mother and daughter than to once again connect through the physical body. From sitting back-to-back during yogic breathing, to trying the fun and advanced poses, you and your daughter will feel a new level of closeness that brings a wonderful sense of peace and joy.

Exhibition: Marc Chagall - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through November 04, 2012 - Roslyn Harbor

Marc Chagall is a major exhibition that includes a significant selection of about half of Chagall’s 1957 series of hand-colored etchings of Bible stories, a series never before seen on Long Island. The exhibition portrays this important and loved artist as a storyteller, demonstrating how Chagall, throughout a long and distinguished career, incorporated facets of his early Russian-Jewish heritage into multilayered works. Chagall’s storytelling paintings portray a fantastic pictorial world where heaven and earth seem to meet. It’s a world where people and animals—cows, goats, donkeys, horses and birds—float upside down or sideways, irrespective of the laws of gravity, and couples are always in love. Chagall’s hypersensitive imagination is palpable as he shares with the viewer his memories of family in brilliantly colored works set amidst the houses and streets of his native Vitebsk. The exhibition runs through November 4, 2012.

Kids' Weekend Crafts - The Cupcake Corner
November 04, 2012 - Garden City

Bring your children to The Cupcake Corner any Saturday or Sunday (except for Holidays) and they will love creating a fun little craft. The craft differs each weekend and are themed around the holidays. No reservations necessary.

The Passing Zone: Gravity Attacks - Staller Center for the Arts
November 04, 2012 - Stony Brook

Jon Wee and Owen Morse, who combine juggling and humor, ask audiences to join their fight against the universe's most evil force ? gravity. The Passing Zone has been awarded five Guinness World Records and 18 Gold Medals from the International Juggler's Association and have play at the white House and for Bill Cosby, George Carlin and Bob Newhart.

Movie Day at Tackapausha Museum - Tackapausha Museum and Preserve
November 04, 2012 - Seaford

Family films, nature documentaries are shown on Sundays throughout the day, along with live animal exhibits and crafts.

THE PASSING ZONE: Gravity Attacks - Staller Center for the Arts
November 04, 2012 - Stony Brook

Witness the gravity defying juggling and stunts of Owen Morse and Jon Wee in their new comedy show which has them catching flying chainsaws and flaming torches and cruising around on Segways. They have received international acclaim and have performed at The White House.

How to Train Your Dog - Floral Park Library
November 04, 2012 - Floral Park

Thinking of getting a dog? Learn how to train your pet even before you get one.

A Night of Pas De Deux - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
November 04, 2012 - Rockville Centre

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Let your imagination run away with you as the Children?s Orchestra Society headed by Michael Dadapp and Joan MacNaughton join forces to bring you a night of Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, and Dream Ballet from West Side Story. Nothing like you?ve ever seen before as professional dancers and children join a 70 piece orchestra for a night of Pas De Deux.

Wildlife Weekends - Queens County Farm Museum
November 04, 2012 - Floral Park

Enjoy a day on the farm at this pay-one-price event. Admission includes, Birds-of-Prey, Frogs, Bugs, and Animal Shows, Hayrides, Pony Rides (80 lbs. rider limit), and Animal Feeding.

Portledge Fall Open House-Grade 6-12 Information Session & Tour - Portledge School
November 04, 2012 - Locust Valley

Students will share their experiences during an interactive panel discussion. Tours of the 60-acre campus and buildings will follow and then attendees will hear from a recent alumnus as well as a parent. Faculty and division heads will be available to answer questions throughout. Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is suggested but not required. To register or for more information or directions, please call or visit portledge.org.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
November 04, 2012 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goo, shaving cream, and Play Doh in this class full of artistic activities that makes being messy lots of fun. The session offers a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to 4 years.

Go Dog Go! - CM Performing Arts Center
November 04, 2012 - Oakdale

Adapted from the popular Dr Seuss Book, GO DOG GO! is about dogs of all colors, shapes and sizes that live in a magical world where dogs are kings.

LIU Post Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
November 04, 2012 - Greenvale

James McRoy, conductor, leads the LIU Post Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony in a delightful concert showcasing the talents of the group.

The Age of Flowers - Old Westbury Gardens
November 04, 2012 - Old Westbury

Westbury House floral designer and head grower, Scott Lucas, fashions one-of-a kind creations representing historic works of floral art from the early 1900s through the 1950s. Enjoy this self-guided visual history tour in Westbury House.

Dinner Outing - Singles Association of Long Island-Azerbaijan Grill
November 04, 2012 - East Meadow

Singles parents and other singles(25 and older) enjoy a time of fellowship and camaraderie with others. Call Vinny 516-825-0633 or Joe 516-333-2861 for more information.

Ocean Science Sunday: BONES! - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
November 04, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Be a Bone Detective and examine all sorts of bones for clues, including whale bones and other mystery animal bones. Dissect an Owl Pellet, identify rodent bones, and see if you can reassemble a skeleton from an owl's lunch. Ages 5-12. RSVP.

Gustafer Yellowgold's Show - Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center
November 04, 2012 - East Hills

Groovy Gustafer Yellowgold is a small, yellow, cone-headed fellow, who came to Earth from the Sun and has a knack for finding himself neck-deep in absurd situations as he explores his new life in the Minnesota woods. Equal parts pop rock concert and animated storybook, Gustafer Yellowgold concerts are a truly different multimedia experience that entrances children and adults alike.

A Walking Tour of Southampton Village - Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities
November 04, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Southampton Town Historian and architectural historian Zach Studenroth, leads a walking tour of the hidden treasures of Southampton Village. From the North End Burying Ground, final resting place of settlers and an outdoor museum of imposing funerary art, to the c. 1686 Pelletreau Silver Shop on Main Street. This downtown tour will visit little-known haunts. Call for reservations and starting points.

FIESTA! - Guild Hall
November 04, 2012 - East Hampton

Storyteller David Gonzales paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America, and the Bronx. These tales are filled with memorable characters, fantastic plots and positive messages for children. Spanish language words are sprinkled throughout the stories in such a way that young audiences can repeat and retain their sound and meaning.

The Ghost of Sleepy Hollow - Arena Players Repertory Theater at Vanderbilt Carriage House
November 04, 2012 - Centerport

Ichabod Crane and the fearless Headless Horseman come to life in this audience participation version of Washington Irving's classic tale.

The Great South Bay Audubon Society: The Young Naturalists Club - Brookside County Park
November 04, 2012 - Sayville.

The Young Naturalists Club focuses on creating interest in the natural world around us and becoming stewards of a natural area. Outdoor activities include hiking trails, bird watching, gardening, and setting up bird-feeding stations. Indoor activities include examining birds' nests and feather displays and other special presentations. Reservations encouraged but not required.

Egg Stripping Demonstrations - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
November 04, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Learn the centuries old process of hatchery trout reproduction with live fish demonstrations.

BEEHIVE - BayWay Arts Center
Through November 04, 2012 - East Islip

Beehive features 35 of the biggest high energy tunes from the era of Beehive hairdos, including "It's My Party", "My Boyfriend's Back", "One Fine Day", Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?", "Downtown" and "Respect".

Rhythm-Girls dance classes - Rhythmology Dance Studio
Through November 05, 2012 - Westbury

The Rhythm-Girls is a program series designed specifically for Girl Scouts by Rhythmology. Participating in dance is a great way for children to get exercise, develop social skills, and expand their horizons. This program allows each girl to develop a sense of creativity and self expression while also teaching discipline and focus. Dances taught include Latin ballroom, jazz, salsa, merengue and bachata. Call for more information. The classes run through November 5, 2012

Community Gallery -Presidents Helping Children - Long Island Children's Museum
Through November 06, 2012 - Garden City

Explore the contributions 11 United States presidents have made to the advancements of child well-being over the last century in areas of nutrition, health, education and child safety in this exhibit developed by Every Child Matters. The exhibit features 30 photographs chosen from an international photo competition to draw attention to the plight of children. The exhibit runs through November 6, 2012.

Robert S. Neuman's Ship to Paradise - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through November 25, 2012 - Huntington

This exhibition focuses on the colorful, large-scale, mixed-media drawings in which Robert Neuman addressed the timeless question of human folly. Through November 25, 2012.

Absorbed by Color: Art in the 20th Century - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through December 02, 2012 - Huntington

Drawn exclusively from the Museum?s Permanent Collection, this exhibition presents an overview of color theory and its manifestations in various art movements of the 20th century, including Pointillism, Fauvism, Synchromism, Neoplasticism, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Op art. Through December 2, 2012.

Indoor Boys Lacrosse League - Grade 2 - Pre-registration - Unlimited Sports Action
Through December 16, 2012 - Port Washington

Boys will be evaluated for 1 week and then placed on a team in order to make sure the teams are evenly balanced. This indoor league is fully recreational and offers athletes a competitive environment to play against their friends. Call for additional information. Registration is online only.

Hallockville Museum Historic Farm Tour - Hallockville Museum Farm
Through December 22, 2012 - Riverhead

Step back in time to life as a North Fork farmer from the 1700's to the 1930's. Explore 28 acres along with 19 historic houses, barns and outbuildings ranging from the mid-18th century Hallock Homestead to the Depression-era Cichanowicz Farmhouse. Tour the museum's buildings, gardens and collections. Experience real farming in the museum's fields and meet cows, sheep and chickens. Through December 22, 2012.

Dance and Drum Classes for Teens and Children - Layla's Dance & Drum
Through December 29, 2012 - Valley Stream

Join Layla's Dance and Drum studio for a full day of teen and kids dance, drum and double dutch (jump rope) classes including hip-hop, creative movement, Salsa, African dance and more. Adult classes include Salsa/Mambo, Afro-Cuban and West African dance.

Mommy & Me Pilates - Evolution Pilates
Through December 31, 2012 - Port Washington

Here's a perfect way to bond with your little ones, 2-14 months. Sign up for the Mommy and Me Pilates class on Mondays.

Long Island- America's 1950s Frontier - Long Island Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Stony Brook

The exhibit features compelling artifacts, photographs, and video oral histories, as well as a fashion gallery that displays trendy 1950s clothing. Other special artifacts include a working jukebox, a hat worn by famous developer Robert Moses, and popular toys from the era, like a Red Ryder BB gun. The exhibition will transport viewers to a time brimming with optimism, with difficulties just below the surface. It was a moment when Long Island was at the forefront of where the nation was-- and where it was headed. The exhibition runs through December 31, 2012.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 01, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Contact AdeleArkin@strollerstrides.net for more information.

Building Boom with KEVA (Knowledge-Exploration-Visual Arts) - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Garden City

Get ready to explore the simple and complex possibilities of construction as you move from the drawing board to the construction crew. Building Boom with KEVA encourages you to conceive, then build, the design project of your dreams -- bridges, skyscrapers, castles, airplanes, trestles, spirals and more. You?ll develop a first-hand understanding of the physical forces at work in the design process as you apply principles of balance, proportion and geometry to your design. Building Boom with KEVA brings out the designer, architect and engineer in each of us as you problem solve and think in three dimension. Uniform in size, KEVA planks use only gravity ? no glue or connectors. You'll dabble with physics to achieve balance, proportion and stability. Stumped for a design project? Draw inspiration from 50 permanent building models on display. This exhibit runs through January 6, 2013.

KaleidoZone - Chaos and Containment - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Garden City

Chaos and Containment are two psychological states all human beings experience in varying degrees and intensity. This exhibit intends to inspire and foster conversations pertaining to the differences and parallels between art made by artists and art made by artists with mental disabilities. Visitors will see and appreciate each other�s qualities even if those go hidden behind us being distracted by out-of-the-norm behaviors caused by a disability. This exhibit features a selection of work that was created in an art therapy workshop at Family Residences and Essential Enterprises. The exhibit runs through January 6, 2013.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 11, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Call to register. Classes run through January 11, 2013

ReGeneration - New York Hall of Science
Through January 13, 2013 - Flushing

This exhibition explores the connection of cultural vitality to immigration, urbanization, and sustainability through the intersection of art, technology, and science. Fourteen artists/groups will participate to connect audiences through active participation, aesthetic beauty, technology, culturally shared symbols, and vocabulary. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Vital Signs - New York Hall of Science
Through February 03, 2013 - Flushing

View original art inspired by our biological world with a special interest in what lies beneath its surface. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

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.


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