By Daily Kids Events Editor

Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-August 24

August 24, 2015   |    

Find fun things to do today with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

free and low-cost things to do with kids in Nassau Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Nassau today, August 24, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Nassau's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening August 24. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Nassau, check out our complete calendar of events.

Made With Love - Floral Park Public Library
Through August 24, 2015 - Floral Park

Made with Love are needle crafters who make items for local community members in need as well as working on their own projects to practice their skills. No instructor will be present. All are welcome.

Maker Mondays - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 24, 2015 - Garden City

Are you curious? Do you like to tinker? Calling all DIY kids! Join us as we explore the creativity and innovation used in the art of “making.” Learn practical skills and spark your interest as we investigate different maker “mediums” from fabric to electricity to clay. Join in the grassroots maker movement and discover the inventor in you!

Magic of Amore - Hempstead Lake State Park
August 24, 2015 - West Hempstead

With over 20 years of professional magic experience amazing America’s largest companies, world famous celebrities, and appearing on numerous TV shows, it’s no wonder Amore is one of New York’s top-rated magicians.

New York Fretted Ensemble - Douglaston Little Neck Library
August 24, 2015 - Little Neck

The New York Fretted Ensemble is a quartet comprised of two mandolins, a mandola and a guitar. The ensemble plays a varied program of familiar sing-along, ethnic, light classic, classic and popular pieces. The members of the ensemble are also part of The Long Island Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra.

Movie Night - Smith Haven Mall
August 24, 2015 - Lake Grove

Enjoy fun family activities before the movie, get free child ID kits from New York Life, then see the movie Puss and Boots on the big screen! Bring or buy dinner and spend time a great night with the family. Free moon bounce, popcorn, and face painting.

Open Craft at Craftree Studio - Craftree
Through August 24, 2015 - Huntington

Drop in during our open studio hours and choose one of three projects to hone your crafty skills and keep busy during the dog days of summer! Projects change on a weekly basis and are geared towards both boys and girls.

Movies Under the Stars at Smith Haven Mall - Smith Haven Mall
Through August 24, 2015 - Lake Grove

Smith Haven Mall will transform its Lifestyle Village into an outdoor cinema as it hosts Movies Under the Stars, a weekly event featuring family-friendly films on a big screen. Guests are invited to bring a folding chair and enjoy this free event.

Oyster Bay Cruise Nights - Downtown Oyster Bay
Through August 25, 2015 - Oyster Bay

Come on down to Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay to see some of the finest vehicles on Long Island! Motorcycle enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their precious rides out for public viewing. It's a great show. Live music and great restaurant food for purchase.

Building with Nature - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 25, 2015 - Garden City

After a cold winter staying indoors, discover the fun of building with natural materials as you play and learn outside. Learn easy activities to explore science, art and math in the great outdoors. Get creative and spark your imagination as you construct collaborative sculptures from an exciting variety of natural materials. (Weather permitting

Creative Workshops for Pre-School Children - Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
Through August 26, 2015 - Centerport

Projects include paper sculptures, masks, t-shirts and rain sticks. Call 631-854-5539 to register.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 26, 2015 - Garden City

Clapping, singing, playing. Fun, fun, fun. Musical instruments and sing-along songs get the youngest children�s bodies moving. A great opportunity for kids to get acquainted with musical sounds.

Wacky Water Wednesdays - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Through August 26, 2015 - Cold Spring Harbor

Sprinklers, water, games & bubbles for kids ages 2-8 on the Hatchery lawn.

2015 Sandcastle Contest - Hither Hills State park
Through August 27, 2015 - Montauk

Sand sculptors may use sand, water, and any other natural materials native to the beach. Prizes are provided by the Natural Heritage Trust and JR Water Corporation, the program's co-sponsors. Prizes will be awarded for the best sculptors and castles in several categories. Registration is held each Thursday from 9:30-10:30am. For more information call 631-668-2554.

Tots Cooking Classes - Garden of Eve Farm
Through August 27, 2015 - Riverhead

Each class, designed for ages 2-6, begins with a harvest tour of the farm to gather the things needed and learn about how they were produced. Then children bring them back to the farm market to cook with.

National Circus Project - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 27, 2015 - Garden City

National Circus project, Long Island’s own center for professional circus performers and educators, will be back again this summer to share all the fun of the circus arts. Each week this summer you’ll meet one of the talented performers of the National Circus Project for a Solo Circus. Each week will be different, with juggling, stilts, unicycles and clowning to entertain everyone in the family.

Open Sew Hours at Craftree - Craftree
Through August 27, 2015 - Huntington

Come play with machines and try your hand at simple projects and techniques. Bring a project or pattern of your own and we will offer all the help you need. Not sure what to bring? We can provide some ideas for the beginner sewer.

'Enduring Images' Exhibition - David Filderman Gallery
Through August 28, 2015 - Hempstead

As active witnesses to or participants in an experience, or as passive observers, artists through the centuries have played a pivotal role in capturing and recording the events of our times. Drawn from the HUM’s permanent collections, this exhibition focuses on the lasting record created by an artist's visual responses to critical moments in time. The artist Yonia Fain, a Holocaust survivor considered a “witness to history,” will be represented, along with artists such as George Grosz, Käthe Kollwitz, and Jacob Lawrence.

Birds of a Feather - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 28, 2015 - Garden City

Do you like bird watching and family fun? Join us for a unique workshop as you design your own family birdhouse using wood pieces, bright paint and other exciting materials. Display your birdhouse at home to feed and watch Long Island’s native feathered friends.

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
Through August 29, 2015 - 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.

Bagel & Bowl at The All Star - The All Star
Through August 30, 2015 - Riverhead

Bowl two games on the main lanes and receive bagels and juice every Sunday morning. Your team must be an adult and child to participate.

Polo at Bethpage State Park - Bethpage State Park
Through August 30, 2015 - Farmingdale

Polo is a great competive sport. Come and enjoy an afternoon of excellent polo games at Bethpage State Park. A treat for the whole family. $8 parking fee.

Crafts For Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through August 30, 2015 - New Hyde Park

Kids will have a ball making exciting crafts that they can use or display. Every craft is educational and fun.

Family Sunday at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through August 30, 2015 - Roslyn Harbor

The museum offers a 1pm docent-led family walk through of the current exhibition and beginning at 1:30pm, supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries.

Free Summer Concerts on the Green - Stony Brook Village
Through August 30, 2015 - Stony Brook

Spend Sunday nights on the green listening to blues, jazz, 60s, folk, gospel and more.

Tai Chi in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
Through August 30, 2015 - Old Westbury

Tai Chi, a unique form of "moving meditation" calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit. Sessions taught by professional Tai Chi instructor, Linda Cafiero, are designed for all experience levels.

FringeJR - Various theaters
Through August 30, 2015 - Times Square Theater District

Don't miss this year's kid friendly picks from the 19th annual The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America. Featuring performances from 200 of the world's most exciting theatre troupes and dance companies, don't miss one of NYC's largest cultural events. For ages 5-12. This year's kid friendly shows: Haunted Holliot Hildorf Hotel and Shadow's Unicycle Jamey Hood and Open Hydrant Theater Company (Bronx, NY), Ideas, Not Theories, Pedro Pan, Rapunzel in the Wild West, Solina, The Commedia Rapunzel,

Tour - The Dodge House
Through August 30, 2015 - Port Washington

Come tour and experience history! The brown-shingled Thomas Dodge House (c. 1721) is probably the oldest extant house in the Port Washington area. It has long been a favorite local landmark. Thomas Dodge I built the house after migrating to Cow Neck from Block Island in 1718. Seven generations of the Dodge family lived in the house.

2015 Morgan Park Summer Music Festival - Morgan Park
Through August 30, 2015 - Glen Cove

Bring chairs or blankets, and a picnic if you wish. These concerts set the stage for a summer of fun. Children are welcome. Please note that alcoholic beverages are not permitted in Morgan Park. Call or email morganparkmusic@yahoo.com for information and updates. Rain location: St. Patrick's Parish Hall, Pearsall Avenue, Glen Cove.

Garden Sprouts: Family Gardening with a Jewish Twist - Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market
Through August 30, 2015 - Riverhead

Garden Sprouts is a sensory rich program focused on emphasizing the connections between us and the natural world. Activities include story walks, treasure hunts, singing, digging, planting and exploring. Jewish tradition and culture is woven into the activities through the values each activity expresses such as appreciation and joy, stewardship and care, cooperation and teamwork, family and community. Please wear comfortable clothing, shoes and sunscreen. Sessions run in light rain and foggy conditions.

Garden Buds: A Nature Program for Infants/Toddlers with a Jewish Twist - Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market
Through August 30, 2015 - Riverhead

Garden Buds is intentionally simple. An all-weather nature experience rooted in imagination, exploration, and discovery. It’s a time to slow down for the whole family, take in the sights and sounds on the farm, feel natural objects, and enjoy the company of other families. We’ll walk down garden paths, play with water and mud, eat a snack of fresh baked bread, tea and fruit, and end with story and songs. Activities, songs and stories are inspired by Jewish culture and tradition. The entire class is held outdoors, please dress for the mess! Program is sponsored by Jewish Without Walls and the Garden of Eve Organic Farm and market

Jazz Concert -Joe Dubs and The Jazz Connection - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through August 30, 2015 - Roslyn Harbor

Celebrate the timeless music of great American composers such as Gershwin, Porter, Kern, Ellington and many others. The Jazz Connection plays traditional swing and jazz of the 30s, 40s and 50s and can slide into the Bop world of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis as well as the unique rhythms of Antonio Carlos Jobim. These talented musicians have been featured at the Museum and at libraries, restaurants and private parties. Free with museum admission. Reservations not needed.

Sensory Garden Sundays - Coe Hall-Planting Fields
Through August 30, 2015 - Oyster Bay

Exciting new programming for families where children will have the opportunity to see, taste, touch, smell and listen to the wonders of the Sensory Garden. Call or email education@plantingfields.org to register.

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through August 31, 2015 - Stony Brook

Rides goes to Stony Brook Harbor and back through Stony Brook village center. Pick up at Inner Court adjacent to Robinsons Tea Room.

ADHD Parent Training with Elaine Lerner MSW CSW - Elaine Lerner's office
Through August 31, 2015 - Garden City

Is your child having trouble with focus and attention, organization, behavior, hyperactivity or impulsivity? Learn tools and techniques to give your child a better chance at success in school, at home and in social settings. Also available for individual, couple and family counseling as well as Social Skills Coaching for Teens. Call today for a complimentary 30-minute telephone session. Merrick location also.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2015 - Garden City

Join in for the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after. Except the LICM staff. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to age 4.

Summer Membership & Class Promotion - The Family Center for Autism
Through August 31, 2015 - Garden City

COME JOIN THE FCA for an exclusive Summer Membership... includes: 2 months of membership ($170 value); One, 8 week class for children, teens and adults ($275 value); Discount on camp programs ($100 value); Discount on our themed birthday parties; Free “Open Play” times at our facility; Free fitness classes for parents

Discovery Wetlands Cruises:Presented by Ward Mellville Heritage Org. - Stony Brook Yacht Club
Through August 31, 2015 - Stony Brook

Learn the importance and fragility of a wetlands ecosystem, enjoy the beauty of a salt marsh moraine and be amazed at the untouched beauty of Long Island's North Shore. A naturalist is on board to guide passengers through this exceptional experience embracing ecology, geology and history. The cruise also includes information on how Native Americans first settled here, views of a long sand pit with the historic Gamecock Cottage at its tip, the serpentine creek, tidal flow, grasses and various species of water fowl and other wildlife in the wetlands. Adventurers and sightseers are encouraged to bring their binoculars for a close-up view of plant and animal life and their cameras to preserve cruise memories. Children 12 and under must wear life preservers prior to going onto the dock. Reservations required. (631) 751-2244 or visit www.

Pekingese Dog Act - Long Island Game Farm
Through September 01, 2015 - Manorville

David Rosaire and his Pekingese Dog Act is a stimulating and eye-catching circus show with endless tricks and stunts performed by his dogs. The Pekingese pups put on an elaborate show full of jumps, slides, and obeying outrageous commands.

Darlene Graham and Band - Jones Beach State Park
Through September 01, 2015 - Wantagh

Enjoy the flair of rock, Celtic, and pop music. Sing and move to Darlene’s original and traditional songs about playing together, sunny days, going to the beach, dancing, popping bubbles and getting ready for bed. Everybody dance!

Traveling Exhibit - Motion Mania! For Thrill Seekers of All Ages - Long Island Children's Museum
Through September 06, 2015 - Garden City

Join in a summer of fun and head-spinning thrills at Long Island Children’s Museum. Visitors will try their hand at designing their own roller coaster – from design to testing and then re-testing. All kinds of physical forces are at play when you get onto a roller coaster or just go for a ride in a car. This hands-on exhibit offers visitors the opportunity to explore science as they design amusement park rides, race tracks and superhighways. Find out how slopes, loops, hills, curves, gravity or speed make a difference on how things move as you navigate balls through a variety of track designs. Make discoveries about force and energy, about friction and stability, all the while having lots of fun. This hands-on exhibit helps children develop their skills of observation, investigation, questioning and experimentation as they discover what affects how things move.

Jones Beach Craft & Gift Fair - Jones Beach State Park
Through September 06, 2015 - Wantagh

Enjoy live music, lobster shack, beach bar, crafts and gifts by local artisans and children's bounce rides. A family shop-aganza!

Pirate Snorkel Adventure - Long Island Aquarium
Through September 07, 2015 - Riverhead

Locate missing treasure while experiencing the beauty and magic of tropical snorkeling. While searching, be sure to see how many different types of fish you can identify. The aquarium is stocked with fish from all around the world. Reservations recommended.

Blue Star Museums Program - Old Westbury Gardens
Through September 07, 2015 - Old Westbury

Free admission to the Museum is available through Labor Day to active-duty military and immediate family members. Call for additional information. This program runs through September 7.

Heels and Wheels: The Big Noise Around Little Toys Exhibit - Coe Hall-Planting Fields
Through September 07, 2015 - Oyster Bay

This summer, fashion-conscious Barbie dolls and sleek Matchbox cars will be strutting and cruising at Planting Fields. The exhibition, "Heels and Wheels: The Big Noise Around Little Toys" chronicles the history of these toys. The show is revealing about the broad culture of American life, particularly in the 1950s, 60s and 70s during the initial heyday of Barbie's and Matchbox toys. This period of huge, post-World War II suburban expansion with massive new interstate road projects, car manufacturing, and an explosion of the fashion industry, is directly reflected in the toys exhibited. The show will be held in the 1957 Manor House with its stylish rooms, which make a perfect backdrop for the glamorous Barbies. In the exhibition the dolls and cars are grouped chronologically, diorama-style, on individual stands. The dolls are accompanied by vintage print advertisements. An old issue of Life magazine features Hollywood star, Grace Kelly, whose dress on the cover inspired the inaugural run of Barbies in 1959.

Blue Star Museum Program - The Long Island Museum
Through September 07, 2015 - Stony Brook

Free admission to the Museum is available through Labor Day to active-duty military and immediate family members.

Jackson Pollock Family Drip Painting Workshop - Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
Through September 12, 2015 - East Hampton

Families tour the Pollock-Krasner House and studio, followed by a drip painting workshop for children. Pre-register online at imaginearted.com.

Arts In The Plaza - Kennedy Plaza (in front of City Hall)
Through September 26, 2015 - Long Beach

Arts In The Plaza is an inspiring arts and music marketplace which continues to provide cultural enrichment and enjoyment on Long Island. Featuring a Kids Art Station and live musical and cultural performances, Arts In The Plaza provides a welcoming, comfortable, creative and culturally rich venue for families to enjoy their weekends.

Governors Island Open Season - Governors Island
Through September 27, 2015 - Governors Island

Visitors to Governors Island this year will enjoy more arts, cultural, recreational and educational programs than ever before. Governors Island opens to the public on Saturday, May 23 and will be open every day through September 27 apart from July 4.

NY Renaissance Faire - Renaissance Faire, Tuxedo Park
Through September 27, 2015 - Tuxedo Park

The Faire is a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, complete with 16th century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music, dance--set within the majestic groves of Tuxedo, New York. You'll want to make this an annual event. Contact Ticketfly by email at customersupport@ticketfly.com, or call 877-435-9849.

Open Jump Sessions - Air Trampoline Sports
Through September 30, 2015 - Ronkonkoma

The trampoline park boasts 16,000 sq feet of trampolines. Open jump sessions are always available where you will be able to bounce on courts, play slam dunk basketball, compete in dodgeball games or jump into our foam pit.

Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through October 11, 2015 - Murray Hill

This exhibition uncover the curious history of Alice In Wonderland, presenting an engaging account of the genesis, publication, and enduring appeal of Lewis Carroll's classic tale. For the first time in three decades, the original manuscript will travel from the British Library in London to New York, where it will be joined by original drawings and letters, rare editions, vintage photographs, and fascinating objects; many never before exhibited. Find out why the universe of Wonderland took hold of our imagination, and—150 years later—we are still following her down the rabbit hole.

Guided Tours - Stony Brook Grist Mill
Through October 25, 2015 - Stony Brook

A "miller" dressed in period clothing will take you through the process of how grain was ground into flour in 1751 and still is today. The Mill is on the NY State and National Register of Historic Places and is a designated NY State Revolutionary War Heritage Trail site.

Seasonal Farmstand - Queens County Farm Museum
Through October 31, 2015 - Floral Park

Find out what's growing at the Farm, and see what's in season each week. Shop from over 50 varieties of vegetables, and get tips on how to make easy, nutritious meals for the family. EBT and food stamp benefits are accepted.

The American Hot Rod - Collector Car Showcase
Through October 31, 2015 - Oyster Bay

Collector Car Showcase is the only auto museum in the metro NY area spotlighting vintage and racing cars and all facets of Petroliana. This is the third exhibit of the year and will underscore the rich history of hot rods as an American entity.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through November 29, 2015 - Upper West Side

Back by popular demand this exhibit is a comprehensive look at the fascinating and complex world of arachnids. Among the exhibition’s live animals are 16 species of spiders, two species of scorpion, a chemical-spewing vinegaroon, and several long-legged tailless whip spiders—which aren’t spiders at all. The Museum, which has the world’s largest research collection of spiders, has been at the forefront of studying spider diversity for over 75 years. In Spiders Alive!, visitors will explore spider anatomy, diversity, venom, silk, and encounter little known behaviors such as mimicry and noisemaking. In addition to live spiders, the exhibition features videos, fossils, and larger-than-life models, including a huge, climbable trapdoor spider. Museum staff will handle live arachnids for visitors to see up close, and the exhibition will focus on debunking spider myths like their needing gravity to build webs, that they all neglect their offspring, and that all spiders are dangerous to humans.

Toddler Camp - Toddler Camp
Through December 28, 2015 - Huntington

Toddler Camp promotes early learning by organizing stimulating and themed activities at outdoor locations for toddlers. This provides the toddlers with an opportunity to explore new places, to learn new things in different environments, be exposed to new stimuli, and to interact with with the world around them. This can also provide parents with a much needed break from planning an early learning activity with a snack while offering them the opportunity to meet and connect with parents of kids in the same age range.

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.

Toddler Time - Sky Zone Deer Park
Through December 31, 2015 - Deer Park

Children ages 5 and under can jump and a parent/guardian may participate for free. For safety reasons at no point may an adult jump on the same trampoline as a child. During toddler time adults may sit/stand on the trampoline pads to accompany their children. This activities takes place Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays year-round.

Public Ice Skating Sessions - The Rinx
Through December 31, 2015 - Hauppauge

Public Skate Sessions are open to skaters of all ages and abilities.

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through January 03, 2016 - Midtown

Thrill your mini Katniss fans with a visit to this brand new exhibit, celebrating all things Hunger Games. Here they can explore the world of Panem and get up close to hundreds of movie costumes, props and detailed set recreations. Follow Katniss’ journey from District 12 to becoming the Mockingjay, see The Tribute Train, visit Cinna’s studio and see the Girl on Fire Dress, sit down for a TV interview with Caesar Flickerman and try your hands at stunt and knot skills.

Global Exploration Backpacks at the HUM - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through April 30, 2016 - Hempstead

Children and their families explore and discover the beauty of the world’s cultures using activity-filled backpacks that excite imaginations and creativity through authentic objects from the HUM Collections. Children can create their own keepsake artworks inspired by the art on display in the David Filderman Gallery. Pick up materials in the Emily Lowe Gallery during open hours, but no later than 1 hour before closing. Available year-round. This backpack is FREE and indoors.

Sculpture Exploration Backpacks at the HUM - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through April 30, 2016 - Hempstead

Adults and children explore the outdoor sculpture collection on Hofstra’s beautiful campus with activity-filled animal-, shape- or people-themed backpacks. Pick up materials in the Emily Lowe Gallery during open hours, but no later than 1 hour before closing. Available year-round. This backpack is FREE and outdoors.

Family Bounce Night - Bounce U Farmingale
Through October 26, 2016 - Farmingdale

The endless excitement of our inflatables and games is perfect for the whole family, and there's no better place to bond than Bounce U. If you plan to bring an appetite, we can even take care of food and drinks! Whether you have two kids or 12, Family Bounce Night is easy, it's affordable, and it's fun for the whole family.

All Age Open Bounce - Bounce U Farmingdale
Through October 27, 2016 - Farmingdale

You don't need a special occasion to get your bounce on. Reserve your spot and then come by and enjoy awesome inflatables, fantastic games, and wall-to-wall fun. Bring socks!

Preschool Playdate - Bounce U Farmingdale
Through October 28, 2016 - farmingdale

Every Friday from 10AM - 12PM Younger Children just can't get enough bouncing, and Preschool Playdate gives them a chance to come back every week. Nothing could be better than having a chance to laugh, socialize, and get a little exercise, and our experienced staff is on hand to supervise at all times. as long as they 're old enough to walk, they'll enjoy our music, our games, and all the bouncing they can handle. Ages 6 & under Only. Snack Included.

Preschool Playdate - Bounce U Farmingdale
Through October 28, 2016 - farmingdale

Younger Children just can't get enough bouncing, and Preschool Playdate gives them a chance to come back every week. Nothing could be better than having a chance to laugh, socialize, and get a little exercise, and our experienced staff is on hand to supervise at all times. As long as they 're old enough to walk, they'll enjoy the music, the games, and all the bouncing they can handle. Ages 6 & under Only. Snack included.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours - Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2016 - Riverhead

Go behind-the-scenes and see firsthand all that's involved in creating a home for the aquatic residents, including helping to feed the clownfish. Takes place daily, year-round.

Sky Zone Cares - Sky Zone Deer Park
Through December 31, 2017 - Deer Park

Sky Zone Deer Park Indoor Trampoline Park will be opening on the first Monday of each month exclusively for jumpers with special needs. Sky Zone Deer Park team members have been trained and certified by Missing Piece Awareness to be autism aware and accepting and special modifications have been implemented by the management team. On this day for children and adults with special needs, Sky Zone dials down the music, increases the staff ratio, and limits capacity. The Sky Zone team understands the need to provide families affected by autism with a recurring session time where individuals can learn the rules and practice them in a safe and comfortable environment so they can eventually generalize these skills and be fully integrated at any time. Takes place the first Monday of the month through June 2015.

Special Olympics Bowling at the All Star - The All Star
Through December 01, 2018 - Riverhead

Bowlers with special needs are invited to bowl on the main lanes and experience the arcade with the latest games.

The Cartoon: A Juried East End Arts Gallery Show - East End Arts Gallery
Through June 12, 2025 - Riverhead

This show will feature artwork with elements of cartoon; East End Arts Gallery Director Jane Kirkwood explains: "The cartoon has more than one meaning in art. It can be a caricature where a subject's features are exaggerated in a humorous way. It's also what those strange, flat little creatures that pop out of our imagination onto our drawing pad are called. And what we call an animated film. Lastly, it's the full-size drawing made by an artist as a preliminary design for a painting or other work of art." This show will be juried by Matthew Langland, artist and key animator of the feature film 'Waking Life'.

Find fun things to do today with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

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