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Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in September

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in September

This September, take your kids who love arts and crafts to these local, creative activities on Long Island. Find things to do with artistic children in both Nassau County and Suffolk County.

Made with Love FREE
WHEN: Jan. 2 - Dec. 18, Wednesdays, 11:30am
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: This knitting and crocheting group welcomes all.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Imagine That! Family Art Workshops: Drip Painting
WHEN: Jul. 13 - Sep. 14, Saturdays, 10-11:30am
WHERE: The Pollock- Krasner House and Study Center, 830 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Following an interactive tour of the house and studio of Jackson Pollock, families can create drip paintings and leave with their own masterpiece.
WANT TO GO? $40. 631-324-4929. https://stonybrook.edu/commcms/pkhouse/.

Art Workshop FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 1, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Fire Island Lighthouse, Robert Moses State Park (parking field 5), Fire Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Collage on fabric and paper with abstracts.
WANT TO GO? 631-661-4876. fireislandlighthouse.com.

Paw Patrol Adopt-A-Puppy Event
WHEN: Wednesday, Sep. 4, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: Once Upon A Treetop, 151 Dupont Street, Plainview, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy this morning of fun with crafts, a story time, and treats, while making new friends.
WANT TO GO? $30. 516-349-1140. https://onceuponatreetop.com/.

Crafting Corner: Knitting & Crochet FREE
WHEN: Sep. 5 - Oct. 24, Thursdays, 6-8pm **NO SESSION 10/17**
WHERE: Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Ever wanted to learn how to knit or crochet or just want to improve your skills? Now you can! Materials will be provided.
WANT TO GO? 516-223-6228. baldwinpl.org.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! Time to Play in Ms. Dawn's Room
WHEN: Friday, Sep. 6, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: Once Upon A Treetop, 151 Dupont Street, Plainview, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Using blocks, craft sticks, and letters, the children will experiment ways to make their own Chicka Chicka Boom Boom alphabet tree and then enjoy a yummy treat.
WANT TO GO? $25. 516-349-1140. https://onceuponatreetop.com/.

Finger Paint Fun FREE
WHEN: Friday, Sep. 6, 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: Glen Cove Public Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Preschoolers ages 2-5 will enjoy finger painting a picture and an apron. Dress to mess!
WANT TO GO? 516-676-2130. glencovelibrary.org.

Dragon Eggs FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 7, 2-3pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Teens in grades 5-12 take a break from back to school stress and make DIY dragon eggs out of thumb-tacs and foam. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. Islandtreespubliclibrary.org.

TEEN OPEN STUDIO: BATIK FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 7, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Explore a variety of techniques with guidance from teaching artist Pamela Collins. Ages 11-18. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

Grandparents Day
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 8, 2-4pm
WHERE: West Hempstead Public Library , 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring your grandkids in and let them choose a plush animal to stuff or you can just stuff one for them! Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $10 first animal; $15 each additional animal . 516-481-6591. whplibrary.org.

Shark Mania
WHEN: Monday, Sep. 9, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: Once Upon A Treetop, 151 Dupont Street, Plainview, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy a reading of the story Bedtime for Baby Shark and then shark-related crafts! Pre-registration required.
WANT TO GO? $30. 516-349-1140. https://onceuponatreetop.com/.

Autumn Dot Art FREE
WHEN: Monday, Sep. 9, 4pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Learn how to make an autumn-themed painting using Q-tips. Register online. 
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Sticky Situation: Cactus Memo Board FREE
WHEN: Monday, Sep. 9, Ages 5-8, 4:30-5:30pm; Ages 9-12, 6-7pm
WHERE: Amityville Public Library, 19 John St., Amityville, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Each child will paint a wood-based cactus and then decorate it with papers and add some pom poms. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 631-264-0567. amityvillepubliclibrary.org.

Magnet Mania FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Sep. 10, 4:45-5:30pm
WHERE: SACHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Using glass beads, pencils, and magazine pictures, create your own one-of-a-kind magnet to use in school or at home. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 631-588-5024. https://sachemlibrary.org.

Handprint Owls FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Sep. 10, 12:15-1:15pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Create a fun fall picture on canvas using your handprints with some help from Shirley Ruby! Registration required. Ages 3-5.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. Islandtreespubliclibrary.org.

Macaroni Storytime FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 12, 4:30-5:15pm
WHERE: Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave, Oceanside, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Enjoy a storytime and then work on a craft made of macaroni. Registration required. For children in grades K-2.
WANT TO GO? 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com.

DIY Stress Balls FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 12, 7:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Make DIY stress balls out of balloons and flour! Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. Islandtreespubliclibrary.org.

After-Hours Perler Bead Party FREE
WHEN: Friday, Sep. 13, 6-7pm
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Have snacks and hang out with friends while you design your own perler bead creations. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org.

Tiny Tots: Unicorn FREE
WHEN: Friday, Sep. 13, 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: Amityville Public Library, 19 John St., Amityville, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: A Time For Kids brings original active learning programs through play, movement, crafts, and song. Ages 18 months to 4 years with parent. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 631-264-0567. amityvillepubliclibrary.org.

Back to School Paint Event - Paint Minion with Apple
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 14, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Key to My Art East Rockaway!, 131 Main Street, East Rockaway, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Just in time for back to school, kids will paint a Minion character with an apple! 
WANT TO GO? $20. 516-218-2920. keytomyart.com.

OPEN STUDIO FOR FAMILIES
WHEN: Sep. 14 - 28, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a tour of the galleries and create art through hands-on activities.
WANT TO GO? $12; $9; free for members, students with ID, and children under 18. 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

Back to School Paint Event - Paint Minion with Apple
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 15, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 West Oak Street, Amityville, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Dress for mess and learn to paint a Minion with an apple. 
WANT TO GO? $20. 631-608-9048. keytomyart.com.

Beaded Backpack Tassel Tags FREE
WHEN: Monday, Sep. 16, 4-8pm
WHERE: West Hempstead Public Library , 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Create a beaded tassel tag to make your backpack unique. Materials will be available at the Teen Table while supplies last.
WANT TO GO? 516-481-6591. whplibrary.org.

Parent/Child Paint Night FREE
WHEN: Monday, Sep. 16, 7-8pm
WHERE: Great Neck Library, 159 Bayview Avenue, Great Neck, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Everything's better when it's done together - especially painting! Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-466-8055. http://greatnecklibrary.org/.

Washi Tape Notebooks FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 19, 7-8pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Teens bring their own notebook or planner to decorate with washi tape. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. Islandtreespubliclibrary.org.

LOL Doll Paint Event - Paint Teacher's Pet
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 21, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Key to My Art East Rockaway!, 131 Main Street, East Rockaway, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Kids will have fun while painting LOL Doll's Teacher's Pet.
WANT TO GO? $20. 516-218-2920. keytomyart.com.

Calligrafitti for Kids!
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 22, 1:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Art League of Long Island, 107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Through the use of brushmarkers, students learn how to produce letterforms in the "Calligraffiti" style. Ages 10 and older. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? $50; $40 members. 631-462-5400. artleagueli.org.

My Companion and Me! Fine Art Partner Inclusion Workshop for Children and Young Adults
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 22, 1-3pm
WHERE: Art League of Long Island, 107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: This series provides a child of all ability levels and an accompanying loved one the opportunity to create something beautiful together. Each workshop explores a different medium, using the elements of color, texture, and shape, while offering exposure to a variety of art and craft techniques.
WANT TO GO? $35. 6314625400. artleagueli.org.

Children's Workshop: Make Your Own Scrimshaw Candle
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 22, 12-2pm
WHERE: Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Children will make their own scrimshaw candle to take home. Reservations required. 
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members and children younger than 12. 516-922-8672. plantingfields.org.

LOL Doll Paint Event - Teacher's Pet
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 22, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 West Oak Street, Amityville, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Learn to paint LOL Doll's Teacher's Pet. 
WANT TO GO? $20. 631-608-9048. keytomyart.com.

Swinging Owl FREE
WHEN: Monday, Sep. 23, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Amityville Public Library, 19 John St., Amityville, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Design a wooden owl perched on a swing using foam shapes, specialty papers, glitter, gems, and more. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 631-264-0567. amityvillepubliclibrary.org.

3D Printing with TinkerCad FREE
WHEN: Monday, Sep. 23, 7-8:30pm
WHERE: North Merrick Public Library, 1691 Meadowbrook Rd, North Merrick, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Learn 3D printing basics! Grades 5 and older. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-378-7474. https://nmerricklibrary.org/.

Open Craft FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Sep. 24, 7-8pm
WHERE: West Hempstead Public Library , 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Use supplies from past programs to create art projects of your choice. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-481-6591. whplibrary.org.

Fall Watercolor Tree Set FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Sep. 25, 7-8pm
WHERE: Amityville Public Library, 19 John St., Amityville, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Welcome the beautiful fall season by painting a festive watercolor tree and leaves on a ceramic mug and coaster. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 631-264-0567. amityvillepubliclibrary.org.

Animal Dot Painting
WHEN: Wednesday, Sep. 25, 6-7pm
WHERE: Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave, Oceanside, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Create a painting of an animal using this cool painting technique. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com.

Ceramic Leaf Bowls FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Sep. 25, 4pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Make a festive ceramic bowl that is shaped like a maple leaf. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? FREE with Westhampton FREE Library Card . 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Pressed Leaf Drawstring Bag FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Sep. 25, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Bring real leaves and paint all the fall colors onto a canvas bag ready to hold all your stuff. Registration required. For ages 5-10.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. Islandtreespubliclibrary.org.

Stress Stinks! FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 26, 7-8pm
WHERE: Glen Cove Public Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: After being led in a mindfulness activity, each participant will make and take home their own calming glitter jar. 
WANT TO GO? 516-676-2130. glencovelibrary.org.

Sand Recipes & Castles
WHEN: Sep. 28 - 29, 1-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Explorium, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Create a "recipe" of sand and water to build a sturdy sandcastle at least 12 inches high.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members and children younger than 1. 631-331-3277. longislandexplorium.org.

Fall Sunflower Bottle Cap Painting FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 28, 2:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave, Oceanside, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Capture the last days of summer with a unique painting. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com.

Fortnite Paint Event - Paint Llama
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 28, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Key to My Art East Rockaway, 131 Main Street, East Rockaway, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Kids will have fun while learning to paint Fortnite's Llama.
WANT TO GO? $20. 516-218-2920. keytomyart.com.

Dragonball Z Paint Event
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 29, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 West Oak Street, Amityville, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Kids will have fun while learning to paint Dragonball Z's Goku.
WANT TO GO? $20 . 631-608-9048. keytomyart.com.

Handbuilt Ceramic Pumpkins and Gourds
WHEN: Monday, Sep. 30, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Studio E Art Classes LLC, 565 route 25a, Miller place , NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Students will learn step by step how to handbuild their own pumpkin/gourd.
WANT TO GO? $50. 631-744-4001. https://studioeartclass.com/school-aged-events.

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