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MUSEUMS EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES IN NASSAU WEEK OF MARCH 25

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by Kids Events Editor March 25, 2013

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Museum Events for Kids in Nassau Find free and low-cost things to do with kids at the museums in Nassau this week of March 25. Head to a children's museum for some fun and educational programs for your little ones, or bring the whole family to a museum exhibit for a fun cultural experience. Whether you live in Nassau or are just visiting during the week of March 25 check out these fun and cultural activities and events for some great ideas on how to keep the kids busy. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Nassau, go to our complete calendar of events.

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Feeling Color with de Kooning - Long Island Children's Museum
March 25, 2013 - Garden City

Red, Indigo, Violet, Tangerine, Periwinkle. How many different colors can you imagine? Take a journey where art and poetry come together in a beautiful colorful adventure. Play with the sound, feel, and story of color. Be inspired by art, poetry, and music as we brainstorm what mood you think Willem de Kooning was in when he created some of his abstract paintings. Create a colorful abstract painting using different mediums and shapes that express your feelings for the day.

Aesop's Fables - Long Island Children's Museum
March 25, 2013 - Garden City

In the tradition of comedy teams like the Marx Brothers and Abbott and Costello, wacky siblings Wolfie, Syd, Barry, and Harriet tell us classic tales with a slapstick twist. They invite everyone into their magical world where anything is possible when you use your imagination. Whether it's The Tortoise and the Hare or The Boy Who Cried Wolf, everyone knows at least one of Aesop's great fables. In this spell-binding production, storytellers use song, dance, and drama to bring these famous fables to life.

Family Art Making Days - Nassau County Museum of Art
March 26, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Enliven the spring break with three drop-in days of art at the Museum. Experience family-friendly gallery tours and hands-on art making for children of all ages and their adult companions. Different art projects will be offered each of the three days. Docents will guide families through the galleries and encourage children to create their own artistic responses to the art on view.

Feeling Color with de Kooning - Long Island Children's Museum
March 26, 2013 - Garden City

Red, Indigo, Violet, Tangerine, Periwinkle. How many different colors can you imagine? Take a journey where art and poetry come together in a beautiful colorful adventure. Play with the sound, feel, and story of color. Be inspired by art, poetry, and music as we brainstorm what mood you think Willem de Kooning was in when he created some of his abstract paintings. Create a colorful abstract painting using different mediums and shapes that express your feelings for the day.

Aesop's Fables - Long Island Children's Museum
March 26, 2013 - Garden City

In the tradition of comedy teams like the Marx Brothers and Abbott and Costello, wacky siblings Wolfie, Syd, Barry, and Harriet tell us classic tales with a slapstick twist. They invite everyone into their magical world where anything is possible when you use your imagination. Whether it's The Tortoise and the Hare or The Boy Who Cried Wolf, everyone knows at least one of Aesop's great fables. In this spell-binding production, storytellers use song, dance, and drama to bring these famous fables to life.

Seashell Jewelry Making - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
March 26, 2013 - Glen Cove

Make a beautiful necklace using an assortment of seashells found on Long Island.

Family Art Making Days - Nassau County Museum of Art
March 27, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Enliven the spring break with three drop-in days of art at the Museum. Experience family-friendly gallery tours and hands-on art making for children of all ages and their adult companions. Different art projects will be offered each of the three days. Docents will guide families through the galleries and encourage children to create their own artistic responses to the art on view.

Flamenco Workshop - Long Island Children's Museum
March 27, 2013 - Garden City

Let's Dance. Come out for an introduction to the rhythms and emotions of flamenco, its origins in Southern Spain, and its multicultural influences with members of the Flamenco Vivo II dance company. View the colorful, traditional flamenco costumes, and musical instruments used in this vibrant dance form.

Flamenco Vivo II - Long Island Children's Museum
March 27, 2013 - Garden City

Experience the passion and excitement of flamenco dance with Flamenco Vivo II, one of the nation's premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies. During its 30-year history, the company has used this multicultural art form to build bridges between cultures and inspire audiences from diverse backgrounds.

Knitting and Crocheting with Loving Hands - Long Island Children's Museum
March 27, 2013 - Garden City

Have you ever wanted to learn to knit or crochet? Join members of Loving Hands as you learn some basic stitches used in the art of knitting and crocheting. Learn about the process of making yarn and see wool spinning demonstrations by Bethpage Village Restoration. Loving Hands is an ongoing community group that meets monthly at the East Meadow Library to knit and crochet for charity.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
March 27, 2013 - Garden City

Musical instruments and sing-along songs get the youngest visitors' bodies moving. Join in for a fun, friendly time.

Film: 'Eyewitness: Tree' - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
March 27, 2013 - Glen Cove

Where can you find a tree older than the pyramids? Although trees are vulnerable to every attack from forest fire to fungus, they remain invincible. Especially suited for young people, this video presentation can be enjoyed by all ages.

Recycled Bird House Craft - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
March 27, 2013 - Glen Cove

Make a beautiful bird house using recycled materials that your backyard birds will love to nest in.

Recycled Bird House Craft - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
March 27, 2013 - Glen Cove

Make a beautiful bird house using recycled materials that your backyard birds will love to nest in.

Woods Walk: Looking for Signs of Spring - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
March 27, 2013 - Glen Cove

Join in this fresh, clean spring walk through the woods and discover the fascinating rebirth of nature. This a delight for families who love nature and the outdoors.

50/50: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Hofstra University Museum - Hofstra University Museum
Through March 28, 2013 - Hempstead

This anniversary exhibition highlights the breadth and depth of the collection through just 50 of the 605 acquisitions donated since 2006. The featured works include paintings, prints, photographs and drawings by 20th and 21st century American, Latino and European artists such as Luis Cruz Azaceta, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Stanley Brodsky, Lucien Clergue, Yonia Fain, April Gornick, Robert Kipniss, Howardena Pindell, Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Resnick, Alison Saar, W. Eugene Smith and Stanley Twardowicz, among others. Additionally, the exhibition includes Pre-Columbian figures and vessels as well as early to mid 20th-century African masks.

Family Art Making Days - Nassau County Museum of Art
March 28, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Enliven the spring break with three drop-in days of art at the Museum. Experience family-friendly gallery tours and hands-on art making for children of all ages and their adult companions. Different art projects will be offered each of the three days. Docents will guide families through the galleries and encourage children to create their own artistic responses to the art on view.

Treehouse Shakers presents 'Hatched' - Long Island Children's Museum
March 28, 2013 - Garden City

Welcome back the cast of "Hatched," an early childhood drama created by Treehouse Shakers for the smallest of children. "Hatched" takes place in a farmyard where the audience will meet the babies of the farm. Handcrafted puppets feature chicks, calves, kittens, lambs and much more. The interactive performance allows children to touch, feed and dance with the menagerie and even be a baby chick themselves.

Live Animal Show - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
March 28, 2013 - Glen Cove

Enjoy a live animal presentation to observe and learn about animals that live right in your own backyard. Some animals you will see include the Great Horned Owl, Virginia Opossum, Eastern Screech Owl and more. The Tackapausha Museum and Preserve is the sponsor of this presentation.

50/50 The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through March 28, 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 50/50:Celebrating Fifty Years of the Hofstra University Museum and use the clues to complete a message. This program runs through March 28.

Treehouse Shakers presents 'Hatched' - Long Island Children's Museum
March 29, 2013 - Garden City

Welcome back the cast of "Hatched," an early childhood drama created by Treehouse Shakers for the smallest of children. "Hatched" takes place in a farmyard where the audience will meet the babies of the farm. Handcrafted puppets feature chicks, calves, kittens, lambs and much more. The interactive performance allows children to touch, feed and dance with the menagerie and even be a baby chick themselves.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
March 29, 2013 - Garden City

Musical instruments and sing-along songs get the youngest visitors' bodies moving. Join in for a fun, friendly time.

Eyewitness Movie Marathon - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
March 29, 2013 - Glen Cove

Enjoy this wonderful series that makes the world of nature come alive with beautiful imagery. The marathon will include popular Eyewitness films including fish, amphibian, reptile, dinosaur, bird, and mammal and their lives. 35 minutes each. Especially suited for young viewers, these films can be enjoyed by all ages. Bring your own snacks.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
March 30, 2013 - Garden City

Kids will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream and play-doh. It's the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after. Except the museum staff. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to age 4.

Dinosaur Egg Hunt - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
March 30, 2013 - Glen Cove

Children and adults are invited to search for and collect "dinosaur" eggs with special prizes inside. Check out the awesome dinosaur table where you can learn about how dinosaurs lived and ate, you also get to see and touch real fossils. Enjoy a dinosaur craft and film, too. Please register by March 23.

Spring Egg Hunt - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
March 30, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Bring a basket and collect as many eggs as you can find around the Hatchery.

Community Gallery - Long Island Children's Museum
Through March 31, 2013 - Garden City

Stop by the Community Gallery and enjoy the mixed media artwork created by students from North Babylon Schools. Students were inspired by lighthouses on Long Island and the world.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
March 31, 2013 - Garden City

Kids will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream and play-doh. It's the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after. Except the museum staff. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to age 4.

21st Annual Student Art Festival, Part II: Grades 9-12 - Guild Hall
Through April 14, 2013 - East Hampton

The exhibition features over 3,500 pieces of student art from high schools from 11 participating public, private and home schools in the Amagansett, East Hampton, Greenport, Montauk, Wainscott, Southampton, Bridgehampton, Shelter Island, and Sagaponack districts. March 19-April 14, 2013.

Family Scavenger Hunt - East End Arts Gallery
Through April 19, 2013 - Riverhead

Families are invited to explore the gallery with an interactive scavenger hunt, where adults and children alike can search for items like suns and paintbrushes within the works of abstract and figurative art in the current gallery show. This show features artwork that brings the subject back to some sort of beginning – its origin. March 15-April 19.

Tony Hawk / Rad Science - New York Hall of Science
Through April 22, 2013 - Corona

Find out how the physics of gravity, force, velocity and balance make radical tricks possible in action sports in this program that runs through April 22. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Attack of the Bloodsuckers! - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 05, 2013 - Garden City

Explore the science of what's eating you in this skin-crawling exhibition. Examine the what, why, when and how of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches and other parasites known as sanguinivores (creatures that eat blood). Learn why bloodsuckers are important to the ecosystem and how to keep them out of your system. Attack of the Bloodsuckers! offer visitors the chance to look a real leech in the mouth; pull off your socks and test your bug-appealing foot odor; receive a big hug from a giant, inflating tick; get itchy and knotty with the life-size game of "Twitcher" - a buggy variation on the game Twister. This exhibition runs through May 5, 2013.

Israel at 65 - Jewish Discovery Museum @ SYJCC
Through August 31, 2013 - Commack

This hands-on exhibit allows families to learn about Jewish life, history, values, traditions and heroes, as well as Israel and the Hebrew language. The interactive displays are designed to transform visitors into participants, offering adults and children a unique opportunity to discover the wonders of Jewish heritage. Through August 31, 2013.

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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