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FREE THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN NASSAU WEEK OF JUNE 24

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by Kids Events Editor June 24, 2013

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FREE Events for Kids in Nassau Find FREE kids events and family events in Nassau this week, June 24, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on this week 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 free fairs or holiday festivals happening this week. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Nassau, check out our complete calendar of events.

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COPE Sibling Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
June 24, 2013 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting families living with the loss of a child or sibling, holds monthly support groups meetings for adult siblings on the North Shore. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Executive Director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.

Teen Beneath the Surface Summer Reading Club Sign-Up - Floral Park Public Library
June 24, 2013 - Floral Park

Grades 7-12 Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to start the summer season off and sign up for this year's summer reading club, "Beneath the Surface." There will be weekly raffles and prizes galore including a gift basket raffle just for signing up. And it's all so simple. Read 10 minutes a day, fill out a form and win cool prizes. Remember, the more you review, the better your chances of winning great prizes in the weekly raffles.

Summer Reading Kick-Off, Grins and Grins - Rockville Center Library
June 24, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Celebrate the start of Summer Reading with a show for the whole family. Grins and Grins is a comedic juggling act that will dazzle you with their feats of balance and circus skills, And, they will have you laughing in the aisles at their silly acts.

International Concert Series-Italian American Night - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
June 24, 2013 - East Meadow

Residents are given the opportunity to experience the broad range of cultures that Nassau County has to offer through an International Concert Series sponsored by Canon USA Inc.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble -Carle Place
June 25, 2013 - Carle Place

Join in for a fun story time. Kids will read books and do a related activity.

Pottery Barn Story and Crafts - Pottery Barn Kids - Roosevelt Field
June 25, 2013 - Garden City

Little ones and their parents or caretakers will enjoy exciting stories and do fun crafts in this hour-long adventure.

Teen Summer Reading Club Kick-Off Party and Movie - Floral Park Public Library
June 25, 2013 - Floral Park

Welcome to the official summer reading club "BENEATH the SURFACE" kick-off party. There will be lots of food, lots of fun, and even a scary movie. All teens entering grades 7-12 are invited to join the fun. Sign up online or at the adult reference desk.

Lego Club for grades K - 3 at Emma Clark Library - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
June 25, 2013 - Setauket

Chilren ages K-3 are invited to join this lego club for some fun and creativity. No registration required.

33rd Annual Juried Photography Show - Freeport Memorial Library
Through June 27, 2013 - Freeport

The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport is pleased to announce the winners of its 33rd Annual Juried Photography Show, co-sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings. This year�s juror, Jeff Harris, made the selections from the submissions received. Learn more about Jeff at www.jeffharrisphoto.com and jeffharrisphoto.tumblr.com. The Show will be on exhibit through June 27.

The Great Writers: The Catcher in the Rye with Dr. Vivian Lynch - Manhasset Public Library
June 27, 2013 - Manhasset

As summer arrives and the school year ends, we listen to Holden Caulfield, the prep school student who changes everything for considerations of the American adolescent. If Huckleberry Finn is the original rebel, Holden is his urban descendant. Salinger's presentation of Holden's alienation, confusion, and searching for identity is bold, original, witty, and sometimes heartbreaking. Author: J.D. Salinger (1951)

International Concert Series-Russian American Night - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
June 27, 2013 - East Meadow

Residents are given the opportunity to experience the broad range of cultures that Nassau County has to offer through an International Concert Series sponsored by Canon USA Inc.

2013 Sandcastle Contest - Hither Hills State park
June 27, 2013 - 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.

North Shore Pops Concert Band Concert - John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell, Sunset Park
June 28, 2013 - Port Washington

Singles Association of Long Island, ages 25 plus, will attend the North Shore Pops Concert Band Concert. Bring a chair. Ask for Vinny, Joe, George, or Maria-Elena. Social gathering afterwards at a diner. For further information, call Vinny at 516-825-0633 or Maria-Elena ar 718-570-4141. RSVP by June 26.

International Concert Series-Greek American Night - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
June 28, 2013 - East Meadow

Residents are given the opportunity to experience the broad range of cultures that Nassau County has to offer through an International Concert Series sponsored by Canon USA Inc.

Walk the Hempstead Plains - Nassau Community College
June 28, 2013 - Garden City

Take a tour of the legendary Hempstead Plains prairie and learn about native plants and animals, and how you can be involved in habitat restoration and become good stewards of the land. Call the number listed below for additional information.

GARDEN FUN FOR KIDS with Purple Nancy - The Common Ground at Rotary Park
June 28, 2013 - Sayville

Gardening fun for kids ages 1-11 with a story time with local author "Miss Ali" (Alison McGarry) and her puppets. There will be games to play. Also, help release hundreds of ladybugs into the gardens at the park. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the fun with your family. All events at the park are free and handicap accessible.

IDs for Kids at Emma Clark Library - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Through June 28, 2013 - Setauket

Emma Clark Library will offer free laminated photo I.D.s for your child. There is no registration required. Simply come to the library on Tuesday, June 25 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or Friday, June 28 from 10:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.

Fourth of July Noisemaker - Lakeshore Learning Store
June 29, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Kids really bring on the noise with a fun, colorful shaker they make themselves.

Kidville Roslyn Grand Opening - Kidville
June 29, 2013 - Roslyn Heights

Kidville Roslyn is having their Grand Opening events on Saturday, June 22nd, Sunday, June 23rd, and Saturday, June 29th from 10am - 2pm. There will be Rockin' Railroad performances on Saturday, June 22nd at 11am and 1pm and the following Saturday, June 29th at 11am and 1pm.

Geneology Workshop with Diane Warmsley - Elmont Memorial Library
June 29, 2013 - Elmont

This workshop discusses basic geneology terms and concepts and searching records for geneological information through ethnic research strategies and writing family history.

Salute to Veterans - Town Park Point Lookout
June 29, 2013 - Point Lookout

The Annual Independence Day Salute to veterans, features a headliner concert and fireworks display. Rain date, Sunday, June 30.

TD Bank�s Celebrate America Fireworks and Show - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
June 29, 2013 - East Meadow

A fantastic display of fireworks to celebrate America. Sponsored by TD Bank, this is a not-to-be-missed event. The whole family will enjoy it.

Volunteer Work- Hempstead Plains - Nassau Community College
June 29, 2013 - Garden City

Help with selected voluteer jobs around Hempstead Plains. It will be a great service to the community. Call the number listed for additional information.

Crafts for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
June 29, 2013 - Garden City

Bring your kids to this bakery/cafe for a free craft any time between 12-4pm. Reservations not required. Craft changes every week.

International Concert Series-African American Night - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
June 30, 2013 - East Meadow

Residents are given the opportunity to experience the broad range of cultures that Nassau County has to offer through an International Concert Series sponsored by Canon USA Inc.

Crafts for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
June 30, 2013 - Garden City

Bring your kids to this bakery/cafe for a free craft any time between 12-4pm. Reservations not required. Craft changes every week.

Bideawee Classic Car and Adoption Fair - Bideawee
June 30, 2013 - Westhampton

Join Bideawee and NY AutoFest for a Classic Car Show and Adoption Fair at the Adoption Center at Bideawee in Westhampton. Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Customs, Classics and Bideawee adoptable animals will all be on display at Bideawee’s 150 acre campus on Old Country Road.

Reach for the Starts Teen Talent Contest - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
July 01, 2013 - East Meadow

Nassau County�s own �Idol� presents the best in young vocal talent. Cheer for your favorite rising star! Bring a blanket or a folding chair.

Lapsit Storytime - Garden City Public Library
July 01, 2013 - Garden City

Caregivers get comfortable. Little ones are sure to enjoy this Storytime for children ages 6 months - 17 months (with an adult caregiver). No registration required. First come, first served basis. For more information on storytimes, visit the library's website.

Mother Goose Storytime - Garden City Public Library
July 01, 2013 - Garden City

Remember all those nursery rhymes? Kids and caregivers are sure to enjoy this Storytime for children ages 18 months - 29 months (with an adult caregiver). No registration required. First come, first served basis. For more information on storytimes, visit the library's website.

Sweet Smell of Success-Movie - Garden City Public Library
July 01, 2013 - Garden City

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick. Stars include Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, and Susan Harrison. (1957)

Tweens & Teens Movie Night - Chasing Mavericks - Garden City Public Library
July 01, 2013 - Garden City

Young Adult department will be showing a summer/surfing movie to 'Tweens and Teens. Come see this inspiring story of 15-year- old Jay Moriarity and his mentor Frosty Hesson. Experience their bonding as they both learn to conquer their fears and pursue their dreams. Refreshments will be served.

Art For All Student Exhibit - Art League of Long Island
Through July 07, 2013 - Dix Hills

See the results of student work created by learning disabled and developmentally disabled adults served by ACLD, Inc. The workshop series and exhibition of student artwork is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. In Nassau and Suffolk Counties the Long Island Decentralization Grants for the Arts Program is administered by the Huntington Arts Council, Inc. June 3-July 7, 2013.

Mr. M's Movies - Rockville Centre Public Library
Through July 19, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Come out and see Quartet. PG-13, 98 mins. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.

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.

The Walter & Joan Hobbs Art Gallery: Artists' Shows and Receptions - Mineola Public Library
Through July 31, 2013 - Mineola

Join the library's staff downstairs in the Walter & Joan Hobbs Art Gallery. Each month, a different artists' work will be on display for public viewing. The featured artist for July is Stephen Zimic, a photographer who uses high dynamic range photography (HDR) to capture scenic beauty. Come in to view nature, captured at its very best.

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.

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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