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2010-11 SUFFOLK COUNTY, LONG ISLAND, FAMILY RESOURCE GUIDE - SECTION 1

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Rockland County, NY, 2010 Family Resource Guide; 2010 source book

LONG ISLAND

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Check out our comprehensive 2010-2011 guide to services and resources for families in Suffolk County, Long Island. You'll find information on schools, camps, after school and sports programs, family activities, birthday party venues and entertainers, and much more, all in your area! 

 

 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

 

300 LONG ISLAND
895 Walt Whitman Rd, Melville
(631) 271-1180; www.300longisland.com

Throwing your child's birthday party at home? Well, take a break this year and let someone else take care of the details. Invitations. Decorations. Catering. Games. At 300 Long Island, it's all here, so you and your guests can celebrate exactly the way you want. Choose from a variety of birthday packages or consider reserving Back 9, a private suite soundproofed for kids. To get your party rolling, visit 300longisland.com.

 

A GIRL'S GOTTA SPA, INC.
240 E. Main St, Patchogue
(631) 569-2012; www.girlsgottaspa.com

Looking to celebrate your birthday in a unique and sophisticated setting? A Girl's Gotta Spa offers the highest standards of excellence in salon and spa services. Two-hour salon parties include invitations, tiara for the birthday girl, use of the private lounge with karaoke machine, custom bar and flat screen TV, luxurious spa robes, take-home hair accessories for each guest and pizza and drinks. For more information, visit the website and click on "PARTIES" to view all of the "spaaa-tacular" birthday packages!

 

ADVENTURELAND
2245 Route 110, Farmingdale
(631) 694-6868; www.adventureland.us

Adventureland Amusement Park, family owned and operated since 1962, has been the birthday party mecca of the Long Island area for 47 years. That's generations of family birthday party fun! Adventureland caters to birthday parties of all ages and sizes -from 10-500 people. We have spacious and VIP private party rooms. We cater to most requests. All parties include use of amusement park rides, and a hosted lunch or dinner. Call the Adventureland birthday party doctor with question and reservations: 631-694-6300. For VIP birthday party rates of 75 or more, call 631-694-6868.

 

BIGSHOTIMAGES USA
560 Main St, Islip
(631) 581-6750; www.bigshotimagesusa.com

At BigShotImages USA, we specialize in large format digital printing and display graphics such as life size wall decals. Wall decals are re-usable and are a great new way to decorate your child's room or special events such as birthday parties, graduations and even baby and bridal showers. We also create personalized party boards for all occasions and promotional items such as t-shirts, mouse pads and magnetic business cards.

 

BOUNCEU
101 Carolyn Blvd, Farmingdale
(631) 777-JUMP (5867); www.BounceU.com/cities/farmingdale.ny

What do you get when you mix awesome inflatable structures, a clean, climate-controlled environment, incredible customer service, and non-stop excitement in a private-party atmosphere? BounceU! The ultimate party and play destination gives your family the opportunity to jump, bounce, slide, and so much more! Incredible kids' birthday parties are only the beginning! From programs and classes, to FUNdraisers and team parties...there are fantastic events happening this summer! From our new Create & Bounce Mini Camp, summer contests, and special appearances by favorite characters, BounceU is the best place to be for non-stop summer fun!

 

DAVID FUNN
(516) 334-6636; www.davidfunn.com

Children Love David FunN! David FunN has been entertaining children and adults for over 25 years! Children's birthday parties are his specialty, featuring a LIVE BUNNY, free magic wands, balloons and plenty of FunN. David's show uses child psychology to keep the children involved, entertained and under his constant control. David also weaves humor throughout the show to keep the adults entertained as well. The show truly is entertaining for the whole family.David FunN also entertains at corporate events, bar or bat mitzvahs and social groups.

 

DUCKY'S KRAFTS
(631) 648-9953; www.duckyskrafts.com

Ducky's Krafts, the ultimate plaster craft experience, is your complete party, entertainment and fundraising source. We provide everything you need to make special occasions something to remember. We also specialize in setting up events such as school "craft nights" as well as offering complete fundraising packages for your organization. Ducky's Krafts is committed to making every event the best it can be by paying attention to all the details. We bring the party to you!

 

FANCY FACES BY KATHY
(516) 313-5047; Email fancyfaces@optonline.net; www.fancyfacesbykathy.com

Fancy Faces by Kathy has been called the "Best Face Painter we've ever had" by almost every client they have worked for. Kathy and her staff of very talented artists do parties for kids and adults, for corporate or organization picnics, fairs, and business events such as grand openings. Since starting the business in 2004, Fancy Faces has branched out to include balloon animals, glitter and henna tattoos. This past summer, they added airbrushed tattoos. Complete party entertainment packages available. New for 2010: Sign in boards and special occasion cakes.

 

THE GARDEN ART STUDIO
Mineola
(516) 742-7662; Email thegardenartstudio@gmail.com; www.thegardenartstudio.com

The Garden Art studio comes to you! Hire one of our artists for your next party and bring art to life. Choose from cartooning, fashion design or master artist painting. Also available is our customized face painting. A fun treat for all ages. We are a private studio offering year-round workshops, a place where artists ages 6-16 come to explore the depth of their own talent, and earn money for college scholarships. Ask about our gift certificates, visit our website, come in for a trial class or tour.

 

GATEWAY PLAYHOUSE
215 South Country Rd, Bellport
(631) 286-0555; Email admintern@gatewayplayhouse.com; www.gatewayplayhouse.com
 

Do you know anyone who has brought their child's birthday party to a live theatre production, giving them not only a fun-filled time, but an enriching and magical adventure no child involved will ever forget? Book a birthday celebration at Gateway Playhouse and throw your child a party unlike any other. Our exciting summer line-up includes Dora the Explorer: Pirate Adventure among other children's theatre classics. Tickets are $10 per person with group rates available. Call Claire Ward for party details. For full calendar of events, visit our website.

 

GINGERBREAD UNIVERSITY
3225 Sound Ave, Riverhead
(631) 727-7309; www.gingerbreaduniversity.com

Gingerbread University offers a one-of-a-kind experience that will make your birthday really special. Children decorate and take home their own themed giant cookies and gingerbread houses in their own party room. Pizza, beverages, and cupcakes are all included. Themes vary according to the season, and specialty themes featuring most current popular comic characters are available. Two miles north of the outlets in Riverhead. Open all year.

 

GREENLAWN EQUESTRIAN CENTER
29 Wood Ave, Greenlawn
(631) 456-1700; Email GreenlawnEquestrian@hotmail.com; www.greenlawnequestrian.com

Love Horses? Spend quality time this summer with one of ours! Campers aged 8+ learn and practice all aspects of horsemanship and significantly improve riding skills with daily lessons. This camp further develops confidence on and around horses and teaches responsibility. Campers enjoy bonding with a special horse, receive daily exercise, and spend the day outside. Additional activities include arts & crafts, games and water fun. Full and half-day programs are available weekly, July-August. Prospective campers and parents can visit our facility, meet our horses and speak to our staff.

 

IMAGINE TOMORROW COMPUTER CLASSES
Parties in Bellmore, Syosset, Smithtown, or in your home
(516) 220-8480; www.imaginetomorrow.com

For an exciting and NEW twist on children's birthday parties, check out Imagine Tomorrow® Computer Classes for Kids, powered by Kiddie Computer World. This is a unique and interactive party. An Imagine Tomorrow® teacher will guide children ages 4-8 on a fun-filled computer adventure that is sure to "wow" guests and parents! The birthday child's picture, name, and age will be included in the mission. Children take home a birthday password to log in to software activities at home! Your child will have a birthday that others will "imagine" about today and tomorrow.

 

INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86, West 46th St & 12th Ave, Manhattan
(646) 381-5010; Email groupsales@intrepidmuseum.org; www.intrepidmuseum.org

Host your child's next birthday party at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Guests can become a pilot, sailor, marine, spy or even an astronaut with our exciting party themes. Ask about our new "Rosie the Riveter-We Can Do It" theme, designed especially for girls. Choose from 3 different party packages, all with customizable options to make your child's next birthday party an adventure that will never be forgotten. To learn more, email, call, or browse our website.

 

KAM-KAMLET PHOTOGRAPHY
(516) 967-3438; Email info@KamKamletPhoto.com; www.KamKamletPhoto.com

Kam-Kamlet Photography was designed to provide a fresh, creative and affordable alternative to traditional photography. Families and friends get to spend quality time with each other at their special events, culminating with wonderful pictures and memories to share for generations to come. We offer on-site portraits for individuals and families. By using a location of your choice (we have plenty to choose from should you need suggestions), your photographs have a more natural, timeless look. We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

KANGAROO KIDS INFLATABLE PARTY CENTER
1015 Grand Blvd, Deer Park
(631) 871-8762; www.kangarookidsparty.com

The price is right at Kangaroo Kids Inflatable Party Center. Private, two-hour parties with amazing inflatables delight kids ages 2-12. Other free attractions are air hockey, foosball, Nok Hockey, basketball, small vehicles, and an infant crawl-around with a slide; plus a giant, animal-themed throne. Free pizza and juice, paper goods, tablecloths, and invitations are all included. You have the option of bringing in or purchasing your cake, favors and food for adults. We also have flexible Open Play hours.

 

LILCHEFS.COM SPECIAL EVENTS
Serving Long Island, NYC, Westchester, and beyond
(516) 338-0552 ;Email Paula@LilChefs.com; www.LilChefs.com

LilChefs.com Special Events has been voted "Best Children's Party Place 2008 & 2009." Popular themes include: Pizza Making, Dress-Up Tea, Retro, Taco, and "I Love Lucy" Chocolate Factory. Children four-plus create delicious dishes, decorate chef outfits, play food-related games, and learn the essentials of food preparation, safety and hygiene. All 2.5 hour parties include custom invitations, photography and video. Parties can be hosted either at home or at a partner location. Available for seasonal workshops, field trips, private lessons, scout programs, camps, charity, and corporate events.

 

LITTLE SUNSHINE PLAY CENTER
299 Raft Ave, Sayville
(631) 563-7529; www.littlesunshineplaycenter.com

Sayville's hidden treasure, Little Sunshine Playcenter, was recently named Newsday's readers choice for best place to have your child's birthday party! All parties are $295 for 12 children and $10 each additional child. You get everything - pizza, juice, themed paper goods, tattoos, cupcakes, coffee and tea for adults, candy-filled pinata, balloons, goody bags, craft, invitations, games, music and more. All parties have two attendants and are 90 minutes of organized fun! Perfect for ages 1-6.

 

LONG ISLAND GAME FARM WILDLIFE PARK AND ZOO
Chapman Blvd (LIE Exit 70), Manorville
(631) 878-6670; www.longislandgamefarm.com
Monday-Friday: 12pm and 3pm; Saturday & Sunday: 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm

Johnny Peers' Muttville Comix is a nationally popular canine comedy show that has been performing since 1980. The show will run daily until September 6 at the Game Farm's 500-seat amphitheater. Johnny Peers, a former professional clown with Ringling Bros. and the Barnum & Bailey Circus, will have his 15 dogs, most of which have been rescued from shelters, perform such tricks as jumping rope, ladder climbing, tightrope walking and skateboarding.

 

N.Y. PARTY ZONE
1270 Broadhollow Rd (Rte 110), Farmingdale
(516) 694-0079; (631) 462-3212; (888) LETS-JUMP
www.nypartyzone.com

N.Y. Party Zone is an exciting, interactive, indoor party facility. Ride the brand-new, child-safe Crazy Cow mechanical bull, climb a giant, 28-foot volcano, speed down an exciting tropical inflatable slide and challenge yourself on amazing obstacle courses. Choose from many fully-licensed themes with popular characters (or ideas such as Wild West, Luau, Treasure Hunt and more). Enjoy your party in an air-conditioned room where the birthday child sits on a giant inflatable throne. Having a party at home? All the rides are available for rental. Call us today!

PARISI SPEED SCHOOL
181 Freeman Ave, Islip
(631) 236-4670

 

Here at the Parisi Speed School, we train a wide array of athletes - from professional athletes to five-year-olds. As the industry leader in performance enhancement, we continue to deliver a positive training experience that improves speed of movement and strength of character. The fastest way to become a better athlete. Champions are made...

 

THE PET DEN
6230 Jericho Tpke, Commack
(631) 499-0276; www.petden.com

The Pet Den's Pet Zoo on Wheels is designed to entertain and educate children and adults alike. This exciting concept will bring unique exotic animals to your location. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will present these tame and playful pets to your group, allowing them to learn hands-on about the wonderful world of the animal kingdom. Programs can be tailored to meet the needs of any function. For more information, visit our website.

 

SAFARI ADVENTURE-CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
1074 Pulaski St (Entrance on Columbus Ave), Riverhead
(631) 727-4386; Email info@TheSafariAdventure.com; www.TheSafariAdventure.com

Safari Adventure is an open play, all day, every day indoor entertainment center perfect for kids ages 1-10. Our new, clean and safe facility features 'Kilimanjaro;" our enormous four-level soft playground; three gigantic inflatable bouncers and more than 30 video games. Safari Adventure also features The Lion's Den Café, serving fun food favorites (pizza, ice cream and soda) and healthy choices (chicken tenders, salad, milk and juice) that kids and parents enjoy. Safari Adventure specializes in birthday parties! We have four private party rooms perfect for your next special occasion.

 

SOUTH BAY PADDLEWHEEL CRUISES
Bay Shore Marina, Bay Shore
(631) 750-5359

 

Make your party special - a day that you and your guests will never forget. Climb aboard the Lauren Kristy, a 65-foot, turn-of-the-century-style riverboat, sailing from the Bay Shore Marina. Your party will be filled with hours of fun dancing, enjoying the beautiful scenery on the Great South Bay and picturesque Fire Island and great food. You can choose from a variety of menus. Any special occasion, bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, communion, birthdays, let the Lauren Kristy give you a day you'll always remember. Call for details!

 

STAR TRACK INC.
148 Allen Blvd, Farmingdale
(631) 293-6654; www.startrackinc.com

Star Track has been serving the industry for over 34 years. We are the last of the "Mom & Pop" businesses that value our customers' needs first. Our warehouse has over 7,000 items in stock. We carry a huge selection of party supplies, featuring: penny toys, face paint; summer fun toys, magic tricks, inflatables, lite-ups, DJ give-aways, leis and clackers. If you're looking for favors for your children's birthday party, communion, sweet 16, bar/bat mitzvah, carnival, school/class party, or block party, Star Track is the place to check out!

 

STUDIO ART
328A Main St, Huntington; (631) 683-4267
22 Sunset Ave, Westhampton Beach; (631) 998-0563

www.yourstudioart.com

The Studio is open to the public on a walk in basis and we offer a wide variety of art projects to choose from. Come in and design a t-shirt, try mosaic, decoupage, paint a canvas and more. This is your studio...just drop in and create something unique! Drop off is available for ages 3 and up! We offer many themed parties. Studio Art can come to you for all of your special occasions. Please call or visit us online.

 

SURF CRAFT
(516) 263-9770; www.surfcraft.com

Surf Craft is a 2-hour drop-off summer program for kids ages 4-10. Each Surf Craft session incorporates an enriching theme, arts and crafts, upbeat socialization and a healthy snack. Our curriculum is interdisciplinary and exploratory, connecting your child's creative side with skill building in literacy, cultural and environmental awareness. We offer an innovative, organized opportunity for children to engage their fine motor skills while jamming at the beach! Available at The Inn at Quogue, Montauk Yacht Club and Southampton Inn.

 

THE RINX AT HIDDEN POND PARK
660 Terry Rd, Hauppauge
(631) 232-3222; www.TheRinx.com

Throw your child the party of his dreams at the only all season skating facility on Long Island. Party packages include a two-hour party with 75 minutes of skating, skate rentals, special gift for the Guest of Honor, free admission and skate rentals for the birthday child's parents. We provide special "icing on the cake" invitations, balloons, and all paper goods. At the Time Out Café, children enjoy drinks, chips, and a hot dog or slice of pizza. 10-child minimum; $175 ($15 each additional child). Ask about summer time "Pool Parties!"

 

TIKI ACTION PARK
1878 Middle Country Rd, Centereach
(631) 471-1267; www.TikiActionPark.com

Voted the #2 Best Children's Party Place on Long Island for 2010! We must be doing something right! Themes, including pirate, luau, go-kart and tween, are offered with giveaways and extras. Our island guides are the best in the business. A beautiful miniature golf course (voted the BEST on Long Island 2010), a thrilling go-kart track and a 40-game arcade with an expanded redemption prize center will make any birthday child remember their day forever. All you'll need to worry about is snapping photos and accepting guest appreciation for a great party.

 

UMAC KARATE
509 North Bicycle Path, Port Jefferson Station
(631) 474-0844; www.umac.mma.com

Through our extremely exciting theme-based learning, every child will develop; not only physically, but mentally and spiritually as well. Kids love the FUN, excitement, and adventure. Parents love the things being taught: life skills, social skills, fair play, team work, child safety, and responsibility. Children always feel like winners here at UMAC KARATE. They always get individual attention and consistent praise, as they kick their way to success. Parents appreciate our positive teaching methods, and that we are all about SAFETY! So kick, punch, and play with us this summer!

 

VANDERBILT MUSEUM
180 Little Neck Rd, Centerport
(631) 854-5555; www.vanderbiltmuseum.org

The Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium is offering several new birthday party packages including: Galactic Journey, Story Book Theater, Dinosaur Adventure, Laser Magic, Whale of a Party, Tea Party and Treasure Island. Packages include use of a private classroom for two hours, a planetarium show, laser show, performance, or special museum tour. Fees range from $225-$300 for up to 20 guests. For more information, please call Carol Sperandeo at 631-854-5568 or go to www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

 

 

CAMPS


ATTITUDES IN MOTION DANCE STUDIO
756 Old Bethpage Rd, Old Bethpage
(516) 756-5144; Email info@aimdancestudio.com; www.aimdancestudio.com

At Attitudes In Motion, we strive to create a positive and fun environment for children and young adults to learn. We believe it's not just about dance. It's more about motivating our students to be the best they can be. We provide our students with the background and skills to have a successful career in the world of dance when and if they choose to do so. Summer programs available and Fall schedule now forming.

 

BOUNCEU
101 Carolyn Blvd, Farmingdale
(631) 777-JUMP (5867); www.BounceU.com/cities/farmingdale.ny

What do you get when you mix awesome inflatable structures, a clean, climate-controlled environment, incredible customer service, and non-stop excitement in a private-party atmosphere? BounceU! The ultimate party and play destination gives your family the opportunity to jump, bounce, slide, and so much more! Incredible kids' birthday parties are only the beginning! From programs and classes, to FUNdraisers and team parties...there are fantastic events happening this summer! From our new Create & Bounce Mini Camp, summer contests, and special appearances by favorite characters, BounceU is the best place to be for non-stop summer fun!

 

CAMP 41
611 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge
(631) 582-8233; www.camp41gym.com

Camp 41 GYM, a strength and conditioning gym, specializes in sport specific training for all sports, speed training and personal training. Summer camp available for ages 11 & up. Call for information and ask about our weight loss programs and fitness classes. Memberships are available with no activation or canceling fees. Owner Jasen Isom, a strength and conditioning specialist, created training regimens for each individual or athlete who trains. Jasen played in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints as a well-respected Fullback.

 

THE GARDEN ART STUDIO
Mineola
(516) 742-7662; Email thegardenartstudio@gmail.com; www.thegardenartstudio.com

The Garden Art Studio is a dynamic environment offering small classes to both gifted and developing artists from ages 6 - 18. Established in 1994 by award- winning Art Director Lisa Fazio, a Parsons graduate in NYC, we offer year-round classes in the fundamentals of art and design, HS portfolio workshops and a popular summer "day" camp program. We pride ourselves on providing personal attention in our private studio. Our students are award and scholarship winners. Visit our website, come in for a trial class, or for a tour today.

 

GINGERBREAD UNIVERSITY
3225 Sound Ave, Riverhead
(631) 727-7309; www.gingerbreaduniversity.com

Gingerbread University operates numerous camp and school programs designed to provide participants with the joint culinary/artistic endeavor of decorating their own themed giant cookie or gingerbread house. In this guided activity, a brief history of gingerbread is provided and sample gingerbread cookies are made available for tasting. Everyone leaves with a certificate in Gingerbreadology to mark their experience.

HIDDEN POND DAY CAMP AT THE RINX
660 Terry Rd, Hauppauge
(631) 232-3222, x201; www.therinx.com

Ages 4-15; (9am-4pm); 3 weeks minimum; heated pools; ice-skating; most sports; creative/performing arts; climbing wall, high ropes, go-carts, archery, gamers den, special event days. Lunch/Snack included.

 

INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86, West 46th St and 12th Ave, Manhattan
(646) 381-5166; Email dklein@intrepidmuseum.org; www.intrepidmuseum.org

Campers, ages 6-13, spend the summer aboard the Intrepid for our multi-week, full-day camp. This engaging enrichment program gives campers the opportunity to learn by challenging their imaginations, designing inventions and exploring life aboard an aircraft carrier. Camp runs from July 5-August 27, 2010, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm! For more information, visit our web site or contact Dorothy Klein.

 

KENWAL DAY CAMP
100 Drexel Ave, Melville
(631) 694-3399; www.kenwaldaycamp.com

Voted Best of LI 2010 Summer Camp! Kenwal Day Camp is located in Melville on 20 acres of greenery, accented by the finest summer camp facilities and equipment to ensure that every camper (ages 3- 15) enjoys hours of fun and interesting events. With Preschool and Kindergarten summer programs, and Senior and Teen camp programs, we have camp activities for every child. Activities include an inflatable water park, mini golf, arts & crafts, sports, go karts, rope rappelling and karate. Come join us at our Long Island Day Camp!

 

LITTLE SUNSHINE PLAY CENTER
299 Raft Ave, Sayville
(631) 563-7529; www.littlesunshineplaycenter.com

Don't miss out this summer on fun because your older child is home from school. Older siblings come to our Tag-A-longs class so that they can have fun too! Parents and their little ones still enjoy quality time together during our mommy & me class, while big brother/sister get to participate in his/her own craft activity separate from the little ones. Check out our 2-hour Summer Camp drop off program for kids ages 2-6.

 

OUR SAVIOR NEW AMERICAN SCHOOL
140 Mark Tree Lane, Centereach
(631) 588-2757; www.osnas.com

What makes basketball good for your health? Many successful people have often stated that their most valuable life lessons were learned through athletics. Participation in sports is not only good for the physical health, but also the mental and social health of children. Important character traits such as discipline, hard-work, persistence, resilience, team work and time management skills are just some of those qualities. This summer, let's get our children away from their TV's and video games and onto the fields and courts of athletic competition and healthy physical recreation.

 

SPORTIME - SUFFOLK
Tennis & Multi-Sport Programs
Kings Park (631) 269-6300
The Hamptons (E. Quogue) (631) 653-6767
Randall's Island (NYC) (212) 427-6150
Amagansett (Summer only) (631) 267-3460
www.SportimeNY.com

Does your child absolutely love sports? SPORTIME offers unique, year-round tennis, fitness and multi-sport programs for children and teens. This includes tennis, elite tennis, basketball, soccer, baseball and lacrosse, taught by well-trained and experienced coaches and tennis professionals. Inline skating and roller hockey classes are also available. Remember- instilling a love of sports in your children now will lead to a lifetime of health-enhancing fitness! Go to www.SportimeNY.com to find the perfect program for your child.

 

SUFFOLK Y JCC DAY CAMPS
74 Hauppauge Rd, Commack
(631) 462-9800; www.suffolkyjcc.org

A child's most important years for development occur during the first five years. The Suffolk Y JCC's NYS-licensed nursery school is dedicated to providing individual growth through meaningful group experiences. Infant and toddler programs offer children and their caregivers the opportunity to bond, while interacting with others. Pre-school classrooms are designed to stimulate the imagination and creativity, while teachers provide a warm and nurturing feeling. The Suffolk Y JCC invites you to tour their facility and see their large classrooms, Olympic-sized pool, two gymnasiums, playgrounds, children's museum and more!

 

USDAN CENTER FOR THE CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS
185 Colonial Springs Rd., Wheatley Heights
(631) 643-7900; www.usdan.com

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts is the arts day camp declared a "Best Of" camp by NY Metro Parents, Time Out NY Kids, and Long Island Press. The 2010 season begins on June 28th at the Center's 200-acre woodland campus. Usdan is open to ages 6 to 18, and no audition is required. Admission is based on an expression of interest in the arts. Each summer, 1,600 students travel to the Center each day on air-conditioned buses that depart from neighborhoods throughout the New York metropolitan area.

 

 

CHILDCARE/DAYCARE/AFTERCARE

 

KIDDIE ACADEMY OF NESCONSET
62 Lake Ave , Nesconset
(631) 724-KIDS (5437); www.kiddieacademy.com/Nesconset

Explorer Camp allows ages 5-12 to travel to venues including Atlantis Aquarium, Cradle of Aviation, and many more. Swimming 2X per week at Saf-T-Swim. With Once Upon a Time Camp, ages 3-4 remain at Kiddie Academy and imagine their way through fairytale adventures. Swimming 2X per week at Saf-T-Swim. Gymboree will be offering a variety of programs. With Global Discovery Camp, ages 2 will remain at Kiddie Academy and take adventures around the world and beyond. Swimming 2X per week at Saf-T-Swim. Gymboree will also offer a variety of programs.

 

MISS DAWN'S CHILD CARE CENTER
789 Walt Whitman Rd, Melville; (631) 423-4089
121 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station
(631) 385-DAWN; Email dawnchaffin@me.com; www.missdawnschildcare.com

Miss Dawn's Child Care...where the children come first! With over 20 years of experience, Miss Dawn's Child Care is Long Island's premier child care facility. Featuring the latest in modern curriculum and the highest level of care, each child is embraced in an environment that nurtures every need. Full day nursery and pre-K program. NY State licensed and certified. Your child is our main concern.

 

SUFFOLK Y JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
74 Hauppauge Rd, Commack
(631) 462-9800; www.suffolkyjcc.org

A child's most important years for development occur during the first five years. The Suffolk Y JCC's NYS-licensed nursery school is dedicated to providing individual growth through meaningful group experiences. Infant and toddler programs offer children and their caregivers the opportunity to bond, while interacting with others. Pre-school classrooms are designed to stimulate the imagination and creativity, while teachers provide a warm and nurturing feeling. The Suffolk Y JCC invites you to tour their facility and see their large classrooms, Olympic-sized pool, two gymnasiums, playgrounds, children's museum and more!

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

 

IMAGINE TOMORROW COMPUTER CLASSES FOR KIDS
Various locations throughout Long Island
(516) 220-8480; www.imaginetomorrow.com

Let computers be your child's tool for creative expression! Kiddie Computer World's Imagine Tomorrow Computer Classes® and birthday parties prepare children with the essential skills to succeed in the busy, digital world around them. Each Imagine Tomorrow Computer Class® combines a fun learning adventure with sophisticated technology concepts in a creative way that teaches children to use computers as a tool. Small classes for ages 2 ½ -7. Parents receive a password to log in after each session to access tips and online activities for reinforcement at home! Ongoing enrollment! Free trial classes available!

 

JOHN ROBERT POWERS
1400 Old Country Rd Ste 101, Westbury
(516) 876-1000; www.jrplongisland.com

JRP is an 87-year-old acting and modeling company. Our studio specializes in the training and development of kids and teens that are interested in the performing arts. We also market our clients to agents, managers and casting directors who are looking to find great kids to place in commercials, television, film, and print ads.

 

LEARNING BRIDGE
560 Main St, Ste 2D, Islip
(516) 375-4903; Email yourlearningbridge@gmail.com; www.yourlearningbridge.com
 

The Learning Bridge is a different kind of tutoring center. We are not corporate and neither are our prices. Our tutors are a team of certified, experienced educators, trained to seek out a student's potential in order to create tutoring sessions that work. Reading, writing, and special learners are our specialty for enrichment as well as remediation. Ask about Literacy Theater, a creative approach to balanced literacy. Sessions are available by appointment, elementary through college level.

 

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL
25 Church St, Ronkonkoma
(631) 588-4760; www.stjoeronkelem.org

Our mission is to educate the whole child. We lead students age 3 - grade 8 to become life-long learners. Students have daily interactions, instruction and assessments, which develop intellectual, social, spiritual, and emotional development and strength of character. Our philosophy is one of respect and appreciation for individual differences. Each child is encouraged to meet his/her full potential through milestones set forth by state and Diocesan guidelines. We provide up-to-date curriculum and materials, state-of-the-art technologyj, clubs, extra-curricular activities and much more.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

ART

  

 ART LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND
107 E. Deer Park Rd, Dix Hills
(631) 462-5400; www.artleagueli.org

Summer Art Adventure is an intensive, "thematic" art education experience for students ages 5-17. A dedicated faculty of art education professionals has provided outstanding instruction for 15 years. Early Childhood programs (ages 5-6) or Young Artists (ages 7-12) in one- to five-week sessions, from July 6-August 5; Teens (ages 12-14) in two- to four-week sessions, from July 6-July 30; or Teen Portfolio (ages 14-17) in three- to six-week sessions, from July 6-August 13.

 

THE GARDEN ART STUDIO
Mineola
(516) 742-7662; Email thegardenartstudio@gmail.com; www.thegardenartstudio.com

The Garden Art Studio is a dynamic environment offering small classes to both gifted and developing artists from ages 6 - 18. Established in 1994 by award- winning Art Director Lisa Fazio, a Parsons graduate in NYC, we offer year-round classes in the fundamentals of art and design, HS portfolio workshops and a popular summer "day" camp program. We pride ourselves on providing personal attention in our private studio. Our students are award and scholarship winners. Visit our website, come in for a trial class, or for a tour today.

 

NOT JUST ART
183 South St, Oyster Bay
(516) 922-8300; www.notjustart.com

Discover Wonder! Imaginative activities for babies and beyond. Music Together ®, creative art and science enrichment for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-age kids. Classes, drop-in art studio, vacation and holiday activities, birthday parties, scout troop badges, play dates, custom events. Whatever the program, every child will experience respectful, nurturing teachers, cozy class sizes, and moments of wonder and discovery. Lovely toy store and classrooms in Oyster Bay. Additional Music Together center locations in Huntington, Plainview, Garden City, and Manhasset.

 

STUDIO ART
328A Main St, Huntington; (631) 683-4267
22 Sunset Ave, Westhampton Beach; (631) 998-0563
www.yourstudioart.com

The Studio is open to the public on a walk in basis and we offer a wide variety of art projects to choose from. Come in and design a t-shirt, try mosaic, decoupage, paint a canvas and more. This is your studio...just drop in and create something unique! Drop off is available for ages 3 and up! We offer many themed parties. Studio Art can come to you for all of your special occasions. Please call or visit us online.

 

SURF CRAFT
(516) 263-9770; www.surfcraft.com

Surf Craft is a 2-hour drop-off summer program for kids ages 4-10. Each Surf Craft session incorporates an enriching theme, arts and crafts, upbeat socialization and a healthy snack. Our curriculum is interdisciplinary and exploratory, connecting your child's creative side with skill building in literacy, cultural and environmental awareness. We offer an innovative, organized opportunity for children to engage their fine motor skills while jamming at the beach! Available at The Inn at Quogue, Montauk Yacht Club and Southampton Inn.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

DANCE


ATTITUDES IN MOTION DANCE STUDIO
756 Old Bethpage Rd, Old Bethpage
(516) 756-5144; Email info@aimdancestudio.com; www.aimdancestudio.com

At Attitudes In Motion, we strive to create a positive and fun environment for children and young adults to learn. We believe it's not just about dance. It's more about motivating our students to be the best they can be. We provide our students with the background and skills to have a successful career in the world of dance when and if they choose to do so. Summer programs available and Fall schedule now forming.

 

SPOTLIGHT DANCE ACADEMY
97 Main St, Stony Brook
(631) 751-2558; www.spotlightdanceacademy.com

Spotlight Dance Academy is located in the Stony Brook Village Center. It sets the standard of "excellence in dance." Our professional faculty's credits include: ABT, Broadway, BA and MBA in musical theater. We offer classes in all styles of dance for students from pre-school through professional levels. The Spotlight Dance Company, established in 1991, offers the more serious dance student the opportunity to train at a higher level and to broaden performance opportunites. Visit our website.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

GYMNASTICS

 

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
30 Oser Ave, Hauppauge
(631) 273-8426; www.artisticgymnastics.net

Artistic Gymnastics has been in the business of teaching excellent gymnastics for 35 years. We are dedicated to providing our students with fun and exciting classes in a safe, clean facility. Our students learn goal setting and feel success, all while developing coordination and strength. Our goal is to make every child feel special. From our winning competitive team, to our mommy -assisted classes, you will see the difference with Artistic Gymnastics.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

HORSEBACK RIDING

 

GREENLAWN EQUESTRIAN CENTER
29 Wood Ave, Greenlawn
(631) 456-1700; Email GreenlawnEquestrian@hotmail.com; www.greenlawnequestrian.com

Love Horses? Spend quality time this summer with one of ours! Campers aged 8+ learn and practice all aspects of horsemanship and significantly improve riding skills with daily lessons. This camp further develops confidence on and around horses and teaches responsibility. Campers enjoy bonding with a special horse, receive daily exercise, and spend the day outside. Additional activities include arts & crafts, games and water fun. Full and half-day programs are available weekly, July-August. Prospective campers and parents can visit our facility, meet our horses and speak to our staff.

 

MY SHINE PROGRAM
P. O. Box 357, Old Bethpage
(516) 551-1491; www.myshineprogram.com

A therapeutic equine program for individuals of all ages with special needs, conveniently located at West Hills Riding Center. Our mission is to foster a relationship between individuals with special needs and horses through activities involving horses in a safe and nurturing environment. Group or private lessons consist of teaching horsemanship skills, games, mini-trail rides through West Hills Park, and most importantly, having fun. Come experience the magic between horse and rider.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

MARTIAL ARTS

 

UMAC KARATE
509 North Bicycle Path, Port Jefferson Station
(631) 474-0844; www.umac.mma.com

Through our extremely exciting theme-based learning, every child will develop; not only physically, but mentally and spiritually as well. Kids love the FUN, excitement, and adventure. Parents love the things being taught: life skills, social skills, fair play, team work, child safety, and responsibility. Children always feel like winners here at UMAC KARATE. They always get individual attention and consistent praise, as they kick their way to success. Parents appreciate our positive teaching methods, and that we are all about SAFETY! So kick, punch, and play with us this summer!

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

MUSIC

 

NOT JUST ART
183 South St, Oyster Bay
(516) 922-8300; www.notjustart.com

Music Together® is a joyous approach to family music-making for infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers and the adults who love them! Sing, dance and play rhythm instruments together in a relaxed, playful setting that focuses on participation and engagement, and nurtures family efforts to create a rich musical home environment, regardless of musical abilities. Music Together is based on the philosophy that all children are musical; you may be surprised to find that you are too! Offered in Huntington Village, Plainview, Garden City, Manhasset, and Oyster Bay.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

SPORTS & FITNESS

 

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
30 Oser Ave, Hauppauge
(631) 273-8426; www.artisticgymnastics.net

Artistic Gymnastics has been in the business of teaching excellent gymnastics for 35 years. We are dedicated to providing our students with fun and exciting classes in a safe, clean facility. Our students learn goal setting and feel success, all while developing coordination and strength. Our goal is to make every child feel special. From our winning competitive team, to our mommy -assisted classes, you will see the difference with Artistic Gymnastics.

 

CAMP 41
611 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge
(631) 582-8233; www.camp41gym.com

Camp 41 GYM, a strength and conditioning gym, specializes in sport specific training for all sports, speed training and personal training. Summer camp available for ages 11 & up. Call for information and ask about our weight loss programs and fitness classes. Memberships are available with no activation or canceling fees. Owner Jasen Isom, a strength and conditioning specialist, created training regimens for each individual or athlete who trains. Jasen played in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints as a well-respected Fullback.


PARISI SPEED SCHOOL
181 Freeman Ave, Islip
(631) 236-4670

 

Here at the Parisi Speed School, we train a wide array of athletes - from professional athletes to five-year-olds. As the industry leader in performance enhancement, we continue to deliver a positive training experience that improves speed of movement and strength of character. The fastest way to become a better athlete. Champions are made...

 

SPORTIME - SUFFOLK
Tennis & Multi-Sport Programs
Kings Park (631) 269-6300
The Hamptons (E. Quogue) (631) 653-6767
Randall's Island (NYC) (212) 427-6150
Amagansett (Summer only) (631) 267-3460
www.SportimeNY.com

Does your child absolutely love sports? SPORTIME offers unique, year-round tennis, fitness and multi-sport programs for children and teens. This includes tennis, elite tennis, basketball, soccer, baseball and lacrosse, taught by well-trained and experienced coaches and tennis professionals. Inline skating and roller hockey classes are also available. Remember- instilling a love of sports in your children now will lead to a lifetime of health-enhancing fitness! Go to www.SportimeNY.com to find the perfect program for your child.

 

SPOTLIGHT DANCE ACADEMY
97 Main St, Stony Brook
(631) 751-2558; www.spotlightdanceacademy.com

Spotlight Dance Academy is located in the Stony Brook Village Center. It sets the standard of "excellence in dance." Our professional faculty's credits include: ABT, Broadway, BA and MBA in musical theater. We offer classes in all styles of dance for students from pre-school through professional levels. The Spotlight Dance Company, established in 1991, offers the more serious dance student the opportunity to train at a higher level and to broaden performance opportunites. Visit our website.

 

STROLLER STRIDES
Class Information: 888-451-4948
Email stephanieklein@strollerstrides.net; www.strollerstrides.net/suffolkcountylongisland

Stroller Strides is a total fitness program for moms with their babies. It's a great workout for any level exerciser. Enjoyable for both you and your baby. Taught by specially trained instructors. Stroller Strides is all about fitness, fun, and friendship! Take care of yourself, have fun with your little one, and while you're at it, meet some terrific moms. For class information, please call 888-451-4948 or visit our website.

 

ZUMBA FITNESS
332 East Jericho Tpke, Huntington Station
(516) 301-0704; Email lpdance@optonline.net; www.zumba.com

The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a one of a kind fitness program that will blow you away. Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked. Zumba fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life. Check us out at www.Zumba.com.

 

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