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Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in May

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in May

This May, 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.

Huntington Arts Council Presents “Bright Colors, Bold Strokes: Creations of Lowbrow Art” FREE
WHEN: May. 1 - 4, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Main Street Gallery, 213 Main Street , Huntington, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See this populist art movement with its cultural roots in underground comix, punk music, tiki culture, and hot-rod cultures of the street.
WANT TO GO? 631-271-8423. huntingtonarts.org.

Garden Hats
WHEN: May. 1 - 31, see website for exact dates, 2:30-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Decorate a buggy garden hat! 
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors 65 and older; free for members and children 1 and younger. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Mother's Day Mandala Valentine Pendant and Box FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, May. 1, 7:15-8:15pm
WHERE: Hicksville Public Library, 169 Jerusalem Ave., Hicksville, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Craft a heart-shaped cabochon necklace and a mosaic gift box.
WANT TO GO? 516-931-1417. hicksvillelibrary.org.

Creative Carriage Art
WHEN: Thursday, May. 2, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook , NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Learn elements of art and use different materials to create a masterpiece.
WANT TO GO? $10 per child. 631-751-0066. longislandmuseum.org.

Just 2 Fun FREE
WHEN: Friday, May. 3, 10:30am
WHERE: Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Road , Franklin Square, NY
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Make simple crafts and play together.
WANT TO GO? 516-488-3444. franklinsquarepl.org.

Kids' Night Out/Parents' Night Off
WHEN: Friday, May. 3, 6pm
WHERE: ThinkBIG! Theater Arts, 42 S. Ocean Ave., Patchogue, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Kids will enjoy games, a pizza dinner, dessert, and arts and crafts.
WANT TO GO? $25 first child; $15 first sibling; $12 second sibling. 631-307-4042. thinkbigtheaterarts.org.

We Love Mom FREE
WHEN: May. 4 - 6, Saturday, 10-11:30am; Monday, 11:30am-1pm
WHERE: Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, New York
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Join in creating beautiful projects for Mom or someone special.
WANT TO GO? 631-585-9393. middlecountrypubliclibrary.org.

Messy Afternoons
WHEN: May. 4 - 26, Saturday-Sunday, 3:30-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Get up to your elbows in oobleck, clean mud, and slime!
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors 65 and older; free for members and children 1 and younger. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Coo Coo for Chickens
WHEN: Saturday, May. 4, 2-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Meet the newly hatched chicks then create a chick craft.
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors 65 and older; free for members and children 1 and younger. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Blooming Art FREE
WHEN: Saturday, May. 4, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Home Depot, 600 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Make a blooming art piece and receive a certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin.
WANT TO GO? 516-488-8500 . homedepot.com.

Mother's Day Craft FREE
WHEN: May. 4 - 11, Sunday, 3-3:30pm
WHERE: Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Decorate a craft for Mom or Grandma for Mother’s Day.
WANT TO GO? 516-223-6228. baldwinpl.org.

LEGO Club FREE
WHEN: Saturday, May. 4, 2:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Freeport Public Library, 144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Join the Lego club where you can build just about anything.
WANT TO GO? 516-379-3274. freeportlibrary.info.

Science Saturdays Workshop: The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci
WHEN: Saturday, May. 4, 2-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Science Center, 11 W. Main St., Riverhead, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the inventions and ideas Leonardo da Vinci created, then make your own parachute.
WANT TO GO? $10 admission; $5 workshop; free for members. 6312088000. lisciencecenter.org .

May The 4th Be With You Programs - Star Wars Crafts FREE
WHEN: Saturday, May. 4, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Levittown Public Library, 1 Bluegrass Lane, Levittown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Drop in and make a Star Wars craft. 
WANT TO GO? 516-731-5728. levittownpl.org .

Star Wars Story Craft FREE
WHEN: Saturday, May. 4, 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a Star Wars themed story time and craft.
WANT TO GO? 516-599-8630. lynbrooklibrary.org .

Cinco de Mayo Paint Event!
WHEN: Sunday, May. 5, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art East Rockaway, 131 Main St., East Rockaway, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Paint a beautiful Mexican scene.
WANT TO GO? $20 per painter. 516-218-2920. keytomyart.com.

Family Boat Building
WHEN: Sunday, May. 5, 2-4pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Build a boat out of various materials.
WANT TO GO? $9 . 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

Super Family Sunday: Art on the Move with RADD Crossfit and Free Style Arts Association
WHEN: Sunday, May. 5, 1-4pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Families will create kinetic sculptures using a variety of recycled materials.
WANT TO GO? $20 family material fee; $15 members. 516-484-9337. nassaumuseum.org.

Making Art Move
WHEN: Sunday, May. 5, 10:30am
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Build a gear box to make a paper butterfly move.
WANT TO GO? $10; $7.50 per child ages 3-12 plus $3 material fee; free for members and children 2 and younger. 631-537-9735. sofo.org.

Come Draw With Us
WHEN: Sunday, May. 5, 10:30am
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Bring a 9”x12” drawing pad with a hard back for support and two drawing implements.
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-537-9735. sofo.org.

Maker Spotlight: Douglas Baldwin
WHEN: Sunday, May. 5, 2-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Explorium, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: View and create your own fractal art-infinite images.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members and children younger than 1 . 631-331-3277 . longislandexplorium.org/maker-spotlight/.

Art Buddies FREE
WHEN: Monday, May. 6, 6:15-7pm
WHERE: Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, New York
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Teen Art Buddies will work with children on arts and crafts.
WANT TO GO? 631-585-9393. middlecountrypubliclibrary.org.

Preschool Crafts FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, May. 7, 12:15-1pm and 4-5pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Meet new friends and practice motor and listening skills.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. islandtreespubliclibrary.org.

Vegetable Prints for Mother’s Day FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, May. 8, 4pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Create springtime art for Mom this Mother's Day.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net .

Mother's Day Candle Workshop FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, May. 8, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Glen Cove Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Create a candle for someone special.
WANT TO GO? 516-676-2130. glencovelibrary.org.

For Mom, With Love FREE
WHEN: Thursday, May. 9, 5:30-6:15pm
WHERE: Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, New York
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Make a beautiful gift for the special female figure in your life.
WANT TO GO? 631-585-9393. middlecountrypubliclibrary.org.

Inspired by Walt Whitman
WHEN: May. 9 - 23, second and fourth Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook , NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Create an outdoor landscape using Walt Whitman's words as inspiration.
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-751-0066. longislandmuseum.org.

Tween Time: Garbage Bots! FREE
WHEN: Thursday, May. 9, 4:30-6pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Use recyclable materials to create robots. Stay for pizza!
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Creative Art FREE
WHEN: May. 9 - 16, Thursdays, 4:30pm
WHERE: Hicksville Public Library, 169 Jerusalem Ave., Hicksville, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Create a thumbprint terracotta pot and a “sound interpretation” painting in the style of Kandinsky.
WANT TO GO? 516-931-1417. hicksvillelibrary.org.

Time for Kids: Mother's Day FREE
WHEN: Thursday, May. 9, 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy songs, activities, and a Mother's Day craft.
WANT TO GO? 516-377-6112. merricklibrary.org.

Huntington Arts Council Presents “High Arts Showcase XV: JOURNEY Program Art” FREE
WHEN: May. 10 - Jun. 1, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Main Street Gallery, 213 Main Street , Huntington, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The High Arts Showcase XV is a component of the JOURNEY Program providing partner school students with the opportunity to feature their art work in a gallery setting.
WANT TO GO? 631-271-8423. huntingtonarts.org.

Bejeweled Jewelry Boxes
WHEN: Saturday, May. 11, 1-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Use markers and sparkly gems to decorate a jewelry box for Mom.
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors 65 and older; free for members and children 1 and younger. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Mother's Day Paint Event
WHEN: Saturday, May. 11, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art East Rockaway, 131 Main St., East Rockaway, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Stay and paint with your child or drop them off!
WANT TO GO? $20. 516-218-2920. keytomyart.com.

ARTful Adventures
WHEN: Saturday, May. 11, 11:30am-1pm
WHERE: Hofstra University Museum of Art , 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Join for Pop Art works on view and an art project!
WANT TO GO? $7 per child prepaid; $9 day of program; free for children of Museum members, and Hofstra members with valid HofstraCard. 516-463-5672. hofstra.edu.

Kid's Mother's Day Floral Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, May. 11, 10:30am and 2pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Create an arrangement for Mom or Grandma.
WANT TO GO? $15; $12 members. 516-252-3392. oldwestburygardens.org.

Science Saturdays Workshop: Spa Chemistry- Mother's Day
WHEN: Saturday, May. 11, 2-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Science Center, 11 W. Main St., Riverhead, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Make a bath bomb for your mother while she relaxes with refreshments. 
WANT TO GO? $10 admission; $5 workshop; free for members. 631-208-8000. lisciencecenter.org .

Open Studio for Families
WHEN: May. 11 - 25, Saturday, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a tour of the galleries and create art through hands-on activities.
WANT TO GO? $12; $9 seniors; free for members, students with ID, and children younger than 18. 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

Design and Create a Light-Up Greeting Card
WHEN: May. 11 - 12, 1-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Explorium, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Design and create a light-up greeting card just in time for Mother's Day. 
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members and children younger than 1 . 631-331-3277 . longislandexplorium.org.

Mother's Day Paint Event 2019
WHEN: Saturday, May. 11, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 W. Oak St., Amityville, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Paint a multi-part painting with your kiddos!
WANT TO GO? $20 per painter. 631-608-9048. keytomyart.com.

May Mania FREE
WHEN: Monday, May. 13, 11:15am-12pm and 1-1:45pm
WHERE: Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, New York
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy activities, crafts, and stories to celebrate the month of May.
WANT TO GO? 631-585-9393. middlecountrypubliclibrary.org.

3-D Butterflies
WHEN: Monday, May. 13, 4pm
WHERE: Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Road , Franklin Square, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Add stickers to a 3-D butterfly.
WANT TO GO? $1. 516-488-3444. franklinsquarepl.org.

Fairy Planter FREE
WHEN: Monday, May. 13, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Plant a fairy world with colorful designs.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. islandtreespubliclibrary.org.

Just Grandma/Grandpa and Me FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, May. 14, 10-10:45am
WHERE: Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, New York
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Play with your grandchild, share stories with other grandparents, and enjoy crafts.
WANT TO GO? 631-585-9393. middlecountrypubliclibrary.org.

Painting with Acrylics: Sunsets and Dreams
WHEN: Thursday, May. 16, 6-7pm
WHERE: Freeport Public Library, 144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Paint your own masterpiece.
WANT TO GO? $1 material fee. 516-379-3274. freeportlibrary.info.

Create Your Own Lush Inspired Bath Bombs! FREE
WHEN: Thursday, May. 16, 7-8pm
WHERE: Glen Cove Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Make bath bombs using a blend of skin-soothing ingredients and essential oils.
WANT TO GO? 516-676-2130. glencovelibrary.org.

Toy Story Paint Event
WHEN: Sunday, May. 19, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art East Rockaway, 131 Main St., East Rockaway, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Paint Buzz Lightyear!
WANT TO GO? $20. 516-218-2920. keytomyart.com.

Toy Story Paint Event - Paint Buzz Lightyear!
WHEN: Sunday, May. 19, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 W. Oak St., Amityville, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Paint Buzz Lightyear to celebrate the new Toy Story movie!
WANT TO GO? $20 per painter. 631-608-9048. keytomyart.com.

Mini MakerSpace
WHEN: Wednesday, May. 22, 2-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Science Center, 11 W. Main St., Riverhead, New York
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Enjoy a self-guided space to learn, play, and experiment.
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-208-8000. lisciencecenter.org .

Handprint Flower Tote FREE
WHEN: Friday, May. 24, 12:15-1:15pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Use your handprints to create flowers on a canvas tote.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. islandtreespubliclibrary.org.

Sally Ride Day
WHEN: Sunday, May. 26, 1-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Celebrate astronaut Sally Ride's birthday and create watercolor art inspired by space. 
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors 65 and older; free for members and children 1 and younger. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Painting with Acrylics for Tweens
WHEN: Wednesday, May. 29, 6-7pm
WHERE: Freeport Public Library, 144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Learn how to paint a masterpiece using acrylic paints.
WANT TO GO? $1 material fee. 516-379-3274. freeportlibrary.info.

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