Top Educational Activities for Kids on Long Island in July
By NYMetroParents Calendar Editor

Top Educational Activities for Kids on Long Island in July

July 2, 2017   |   Upcoming Events  

Kids will gain serious brain power at these top educational activities for families on Long Island this July.

Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry
WHEN: Mar. 4 - Dec. 30, Wednesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm
WHERE: South Hampton Historical Museum, Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Whaling tools, maps, illustrations, archival images, and text will be displayed with an eye toward making the exhibit accessible to audiences of varied interests and all ages.
WANT TO GO? $4. 631-283-2494. southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.

Picturing Female Robots and Androids
WHEN: Apr. 22 - Sep. 3, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: View images of female robots, mannequins, and dolls in films, television, video games, and more. This exhibit, curated by Julie Wosk, is based on her recent book My Fair Ladies: Female Robots, Androids, and Other Artificial Eves.
WANT TO GO? $16; $13 seniors and children ages 2-17. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

Converging Voices: Gender and Identity Exhibition FREE
WHEN: May. 2 - Dec. 15, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Hofstra University Museum, 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This exhibition focuses on issues of gender and identity, reflecting an international scope and featuring artists such as Ghada Amer, Mariam Ghani, Guerrilla Girls, Yee I-Lann, Zanele Muholi, Pinaree Sanpitak, and Carrie Mae Weems.
WANT TO GO? 516-463-5672. hofstra.edu/museum.

Halston Exhibition
WHEN: Jun. 1 - Jul. 9, Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-4:45pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Halston invented a chic minimalist style that was uniquely American, and that honored the active modern woman by freeing American fashion from European influences of the past.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 seniors; $4 for children 12 and younger. 516-484-9337. nassaumuseum.org.

Send A Parent To Summer School FREE
WHEN: Jun. 22 - Sep. 7, By Appointment
WHERE: Elaine Lerner MSW CSW, ADHD Parent Trainer, 233 7th Street, Suite 200, Garden City, New York
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: This program helps you improve communication with your child while learning tools and techniques to improve focus and attention, impulsivity, hyperactivity, organization and social skills. 
WANT TO GO? Complimentary 30 Minute Phone Session. 516-487-0636. ADHDParentTrainer.com.

Guided Tours
WHEN: Jul. 1 - Oct. 25, Saturday-Sunday, 12-4:30pm
WHERE: Stony Brook Grist Mill, Harbor Road and Main Street, Stony Brook, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A “miller” dressed in period clothing will take you through the process of how grain was ground into flour in 1751.
WANT TO GO? $2; $1 children. 631-751-2244. stonybrookvillage.com.

Bilingual Family Gallery Talks & Art Workshops
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 2, 2pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the galleries and create art in the studio. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
WANT TO GO? $12; free for children younger than 18. 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

Jetsetter Kids FREE
WHEN: Jul. 6 - Aug. 10, Thurdays, 1pm
WHERE: Floral Park Public Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 5-8, Adult
WHAT: You'll learn a little about different countries and make a craft to celebrate each culture.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Green Teens
WHEN: Jul. 6 - 27, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Explore the worlds of science and nature with the Green Teens this summer in Our Backyard. Each week, dig deeper into the unknown through hands-on learning experiences on alternative energy, water, habitats, and more.
WANT TO GO? $13; free children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

ConSenses Workshop with Sally Taylor FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jul. 6, 4:30pm
WHERE: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Consenses is an artistic game of “Telephone” using every medium of art as a language through which to grow a broader understanding of the world around us.
WANT TO GO? 631-283-0967. southamptonartscenter.org.

Wampum Making FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 8, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Westhampton Beach Historical Society, 101 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Arthur Kirmss, New York's early Dutch colonial craftsman, makes quahog shell wampum beads, using authentic Native- and Dutch-style tools.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-1139. whbhistorical.org.

Open Studio for Families
WHEN: Jul. 8 - 29, Saturdays, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the galleries and create art in the studio. Each month features different materials and techniques.
WANT TO GO? $12; free for children younger than 18. 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

Walk Through History with Farmer and Revolutionary War Spy Abraham Woodhull
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 9, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Caroline Church and Cemetery, 1 Dyke Road, East Setauket, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Tour-goers are introduced to the woods, fields, ponds, and bays that tell the story of Long Island's colonization and settlement preceding the Revolution and the creation of the new nation.
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-751-3730. threevillagehistoricalsociety.org.

H2O Investigator
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 9, 10-11am
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: While playing, participants can explore the states of water in liquid, gas, and ice; experiment with buoyancy with their own boat creations; and create works of water art.
WANT TO GO? $20. 516-571-7901. thesandspointpreserve.org.

Calling Young Scientists: Dissect the Food Chain
WHEN: Monday, Jul. 10, 11am and 12:15pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn about carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores as you explore the food chain. Dissect an owl pellet to discover what they eat and take home your very own bone sorting guide.
WANT TO GO? $3 with museum admission: $13; free children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Summer Workshops for Children
WHEN: Jul. 10 - Aug. 16, see website for dates, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Each workshop offers an educator-led visit through the museum and a project. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $20 per class. 631-854-5579. vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Apothecary Medicine & Blacksmithing FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 15, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Westhampton Beach Historical Society, 101 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about 18th century diseases, dental care, medicinal herbs, and medicine making at an Apothecary display.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-1139. WHBhistorical.org.

Tiny Tots
WHEN: Monday, Jul. 17, 9:30-11am
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning at Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Each week brings with it new themes, and with each new theme come new activities that both delight and educate at every turn.
WANT TO GO? $8. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

Instrument Making with CMEE FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jul. 20, 4:30pm
WHERE: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, New York
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Educators from the Children's Museum of the East End will conduct an instrument-making workshop. 
WANT TO GO? 631-283-0967. southamptonartscenter.org.

Think Up! Old Westbury Whodunits: Stumping Sculptures
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 22, 12pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Investigate the wonders of nature and history’s mysteries during fact-finding hunts through Westbury House and gardens to uncover clues and solve riddles.
WANT TO GO? $12; $10 seniors; $7 children ages 7-17; free for children 6 and younger. 516-333-0048. oldwestburygardens.org.

Calling Young Scientists: Green Architecture
WHEN: Monday, Jul. 24, 11am and 12:15pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Come learn about forms of alternative energy and how they are being used. Become an architect as you design your own “green” house.
WANT TO GO? $3 with museum admission: $13; free children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Build a Better World Library Quest FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Jul. 25, 5pm
WHERE: Floral Park Public Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Track down hidden clues, materials, and designs, and then use them to build a world in the Children's Room.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Junior Scientists FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jul. 27, 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Children explore basic scientific principles with hands-on activities.
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org.

Historical Spinning FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 29, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Westhampton Beach Historical Society, 101 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn the methods of carding, drafting, and spinning unprocessed fleece into yarn.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-1139. whbhistorical.org.

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