START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
December 01, 2011 - Garden City
Kids listen each week to a different story that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project about the story that was read.
All Schools Open House - The Waldorf School of Garden City
December 01, 2011 - Garden City
Parents have the opportunity to see students at work and tour the facilities during this openhouse. Teachers, students, and parents are on hand to speak of their experiences at the school and answer questions prospective parents and students may have.
Free Fat Burning Fitness Classes to Support Local Food Charities - Train For The Game- Long Island
December 01, 2011 - Bellmore
These classes are free in exchange for donations of canned goods and other non-perishable food items which will be delivered to local food pantries. Get 30 minutes of high intensity, total body/cardio workout. Tuesday and Thursday sessions through December 29.
David Archuleta - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
December 01, 2011 - Westbury
Prepare to be wooed as this American Idol star sings Christmas songs and belts out his hits.
COPE- Teen Sibling Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
December 01, 2011 - Jericho
COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting families living with the loss of a child or sibling, holds monthly support group meetings twice per month for teenage siblings.
A Night at the Auction-Viva Las Vegas - Suffolk Y JCC
December 01, 2011 - Commack
A fun-filled evening where baskets will be raffled amidst snacks and live music to benefit the Suffolk Y JCC Scholarship Fund. Have fun while helping families in the Suffolk County community with financial assistance for child care and social services.
A Wonderful Life - John w. Engeman Theatre
December 01, 2011 - Northport
Frank Capra's iconic film comes to the stage. George Bailey desire to see the world is stymied by his loyalty to the family business. Eventually he learns the true meaning of friendship, community and love and that the good guy eventually prevails.
Open House-Bring A Buddy - Enopi of Port Washington
December 01, 2011 - Port Washington
Join the Enopi staff and students while you explore the school and learn about its curriculum.
Who Will Win the Title of Adelphi Apprentice? - Adelphi university
December 01, 2011 - Garden City
Adelphi University hosts its Annual Business Conference for high school students which is formatted to mirror the popular show, The Apprentice. Students will enjoy a fun, hands-on, interactive learning experience through a detailed conference format.
AHRC Suffolk Holiday Fair - AHRC Suffolk
Through December 02, 2011 - Bohemia
AHRC Suffolk will hold its Annual Holiday Craft Fair and a menorah and tree lighting.
Mill Neck Manor Campus and Mansion Tours - Mill Neck Manor
Through December 04, 2011 - Mill Neck
Tours of this Tudor Revival mansion are led by a docent. Children and teens must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No pets are allowed. Sign language interpreters will be provided for deaf guests provided a request is made in advance.
Children's Self Esteem Workshop - Hofstra University Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic
Through December 07, 2011 - Hempstead
This weekly psycho-educational group focuses on building self-esteem and confidence in children.
Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through December 16, 2011 - Hempstead
The exhibition Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit demonstrates the continuing power of the realist tradition in the 21st century. Silverman is known for his ability to carefully balance formal visual elements in his realistic representations as he captures the very essence of his subjects. The exhibit runs through December 16, 2011.
Annie Jr. - Studio Theatre
Through December 17, 2011 - Lindenhurst
This heart-warming tale of Annie's adventures, her escape from the orphanage, and the wicked Miss Hannigan to a new life with Daddy Warbucks will delight audiences of all ages. Performances are on Saturdays and run through December 17, 2011.
Social Skills Building Class - Ezra Center for People with Learning Disabilities
Through December 18, 2011 - Oceanside
Children with ADHD, ADD, autism and other disabilities can engage in a nurturing environment designed to develop social skills while encouraging connections with peers. Classes meet on Sundays, except November 27.
Teen Buddy Sundays - Friedberg JCC
Through December 18, 2011 - Ocenside
Teens and adults with disabilities engage in a range of activities-- pool, air hockey, board games, cards, computer games with typically developing peers. Classes meet on Sundays except November 27.
Home for the Holidays: A Designer Showhouse at Orchard Hill - Orchard Hill at Old Westbury Gardens
Through December 18, 2011 - Old Westbury
This charming 1856 farmhouse will be opened to the public for only the third time in its history. The beautiful rooms will be individually decorated by over 20 of the most talented and creative designers in the New York area. Each room will feature a different holiday motif from Chanukah to Swedish Christmas to the Nutcracker. Children under 12 are not permitted in the Showhouse. The house will be on display through December 18, 2011.
Girls Night Out - Piece of My Art
Through December 23, 2011 - Port Washington
Girls ages 8-12 years can enjoy a special tween night every Friday of every month. The evening includes pizza, drink, and 2 pieces of select pottery. Parents drop the kids off and can enjoy a romantic dinner together.
Santa Is Here - Cherry Hill - Photos with Santa
Through December 24, 2011 - Valley Stream
Santa's waiting for you to take a photo with him. Hurry down to the mall.
Photos with Santa Claus - Broadway Mall
Through December 24, 2011 - Hicksville
Bring the kids for a memorable photo with Santa. Various packages and price range available. Santa will be in the rotunda near IKEA. Photo sessions continue through 5pm on December 24.
A Christmas Carol - Theatre Three
Through December 27, 2011 - Port Jefferson
Miser Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas in Dickens' classic tale. Children learn the value of giving while enjoying the performance. Show runs through December 27.
Ladies' Night - Piece of my Art
Through December 27, 2011 - Port Washington
Ladies, leave the kids at home and create something unique for yourself or a loved one. Join "Piece of my Art" every Tuesday for adult fun. Paint pottery or make a mosaic. Bring your creativity, food and drinks. Call for reservations.
Ladies Night - Stay N Clay
Through December 29, 2011 - Port Washington
Gather the girls every Tuesday and Thursday for some fun and create a beautiful clay piece for the house or someone special. Enjoy pizza, salad, coffee and cake and BYOB. Reserve for any size group. Sessions run through December 29.
Waving in a Winter Wonderland - Long Island Children's Museum
Through December 30, 2011 - Garden City
Wave in the winter with your very own "hand"-made whimsical tree. Use a variety of fun materials as you stamp a one-of-a-kind snow-covered tree. Class runs through December 30.
Fall Friday Fun Night - Stay N Clay
Through December 30, 2011 - Port Washington
Come and enjoy a movie, sip cider or hot chocolate and learn painting and glazing techniques. Pick out the piece of your choice to paint, and have fun doing so. Reserve for a small or large group. Classes run through December 30.
Holiday Light Show - Girl Scouts of Suffolk County
Through December 30, 2011 - Bayport
Drive through a mile-long, wooded trail filled with dazzling
light displays and holiday vignettes. After the trail, warm up at the Holiday Village to take photos with Santa, enjoy hot cocoa and
snacks and visit the Hall of Trees. Proceeds benefit Girl Scout programs and outreach services. Closed December 24 and December 25.
Free crafts for kids every Saturday and Sunday - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through December 31, 2011 - New Hyde Park
Put little hands to work every Saturday and Sunday with fun craft activities at all Lakeshore Learning Store locations. This free program is ideal for kids ages 3 and up. The program runs through December 31.
Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Stay N Clay
Through December 31, 2011 - Port Washington
Gather your friends for fun times on Fridays and Saturdays; listen to music, paint two clay pieces each while feasting on pizza, cookies, and drinks. Includes studio pass.
Yoga Stretch Class - The Family Wellness Center
Through December 31, 2011 - Plainview
Class includes instruction in various breathing techniques, gentle and deep stretching, and strengthening muscles and bones. The intention of this class is to create deeper connection to self and deep peace. Call to register.
A Way with Words: Text in Art Exhibition - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through January 01, 2012 - Huntington
This exhibition of two dozen works from the Permanent Collection presents art that includes words, lettering, or numbers as subject, design element or to convey information.
Dragons & Fairies: Exploring Viet Nam through Folktales - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 08, 2012 - Garden City
Enter a magical place where five centuries-old folktales bring to life the culture and traditions of Viet Nam. Aspects of modern day life in Viet Nam are interwoven with the presentation of old folktale in interactive "theaters." Traditions explored include wedding ceremonies, ancestral worship practices, cultural dances, and the Vietnamese bonds to their land and water. The exhibit demonstrates the connection between folktales and the enduring values and traditions they represent. The exhibit runs through January 8, 2012.
Ripped: The Allure of Collage - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through January 08, 2012 - Huntington
This exhibition presents approximately 50 collages by a diverse range of European and American artists.
Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Engeman Theater presents 'A Wonderful Life' - John W. Engeman Theater
Through January 08, 2012 - Northport
A fable of dreams, disillusionment, and the power of love. Ticket sales will help raise money for the Education & Assistance Corporation, a non-profit that provides programs and services that protect children, promotes healthy families and communities, and helps individuals take control of their lives.
The show runs through January 8, 2012.
Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour - Nassau Coliseum
Through April 07, 2012 - Uniondale
Tickets are now available for Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour. Jackson fans can expect a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music, and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael's creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down in this Cirque du Soleil production. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as newcomers, the show captures the essence, soul, and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations. The show debuts April 7, 2012 at 8pm.
The Alef Bet of Being A Mensch - Suffolk Y JCC
Through September 30, 2012 - Commack
On Sundays, through September 2012, visitors can walk through the dictionary of the Hebrew Alef-Bet. Letters form the words that lead you and your children through the basics of being a Mensch. Visitors can test their patience on The Tolerance Sovlanut Scale, discover "Inner Peace" in the Shalom Corner and explore the Glow in the Dark Torah Scroll.
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.