Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in October

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in October

This October, 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.

In the Eyes of the Beholder: The Connection Between Art, Nature, and Community FREE
WHEN: Aug. 1 - Oct. 31, Tuesday-Friday, 10am-2pm; Saturday, 11am-3pm; Sunday, 1-4pm; closed Mondays.
WHERE: Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit St., Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Featuring nature-inspired artwork created by students.
WANT TO GO? 516-922-5032. oysterbayhistoricalsociety.org.

First Tuesdays FREE
WHEN: Sep. 4 - Dec. 4, Tuesdays, 6pm
WHERE: IKEA Long Island, 1100 Broadway Mall, Hicksville, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Whether arts and crafts or tasty treat decorating, you can be sure these kids activities are fun for all ages!
WANT TO GO? 888-888-4532. ikea.com.

Family Sundays
WHEN: Sep. 9 - Dec. 30, Sundays, 1pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Reconnect while talking about and making art together.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 seniors and students; $4 children. 516-484-9337. nassaumuseum.org.

Joy of Water Color
WHEN: Sep. 10 - Oct. 29, Mondays, 10am
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Learn to communicate what you sense and feel about the world you see. Beginner as well as intermediate students are welcome.
WANT TO GO? $16 Library fee; $12 materials fee. 516-731-2211. islandtreespubliclibrary.org.

Fall Festival Face Painting
WHEN: Sep. 15 - Oct. 28, 10am-5pm, daily
WHERE: Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Children and adults are encouraged to get into the fall spirit by having their face painted at the fall festival.
WANT TO GO? $8. 516-334-0066. HicksNurseries.com.

Build Your Own Scarecrow
WHEN: Sep. 15 - Oct. 28, 10am-5pm, daily
WHERE: Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Create your very own scarecrow!
WANT TO GO? $15. 516-334-0066. HicksNurseries.com.

Jackson Pollock Family Drip Painting Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 6, Saturdays, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, 830 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Families tour the Pollock-Krasner House and studio, followed by a drip painting workshop for children.
WANT TO GO? $40. 917-502-0790. imaginearted.com.

Emojii Unicorn Paint Event for Kids!
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 6, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art East Rockaway, 131 Main St., East Rockaway, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Come paint the Emoji Unicorn! No experience necessary!
WANT TO GO? $20. 516-218-2920. keytomyart.com.

Make It: Lightsabers
WHEN: Oct. 6 - 28, Saturdays-Sundays, 1:30pm and 5pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona, NY
AGES: 5-12, Adult
WHAT: Explore light and simple circuits while creating brilliantly glowing lightsabers.
WANT TO GO? $5. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

Emojii Unicorn Paint Event for Kids!
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 6, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art East Rockaway, 10 W. Oak St., Amityville, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Come paint the Emoji Unicorn.
WANT TO GO? $20 . 631-608-9048. keytomyart.com.

Build-a-Boat
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 7, 11am–2pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Drop in to create a wooden vessel with a variety of materials.
WANT TO GO? $12. 631-367-3418 . cshwhalingmuseum.org.

LOL Doll Heartbreaker Paint Event
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 7, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 W. Oak St., Amityville, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Paint the Jojo Lol doll.
WANT TO GO? $20 . 631-608-9048. keytomyart.com.

SuperHero Crafts
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 8, 12–3pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Be inspired by the giant champions of the sea and create superhero-themed crafts at help-yourself stations.
WANT TO GO? $6; $5 children ages 4-18; free for children younger than 4 . 631-367-3418 . cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Teen/Tween Pottery Immersion
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 8, 12:15-3:15pm
WHERE: Studio E Art Classes, 565 Route 25A, Miller Place, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Students work on high powered pottery wheels and learn hand-building techniques with clay.
WANT TO GO? $50. 631-744-4001. studioeartclass.com.

Columbus Day Paint Event- Ship!
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 8, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art East Rockaway, 131 Main St., East Rockaway, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: While the kids are off from school, get them out of the house for some painting fun at Key to My Art!
WANT TO GO? $20. 516-218-2920. keytomyart.com.

Dogman Paint Event!
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 8, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 W. Oak St., Amityville, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Come paint the cover of the latest Dogman book.
WANT TO GO? $20 . 631-608-9048. keytomyart.com.

LOL Doll Surprise JoJo Siwa Paint Event
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 8, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 W. Oak St., Amityville, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Come paint the Jojo Siwa LOL doll.
WANT TO GO? $20 . 631-608-9048. keytomyart.com.

Children's Paint and Chat FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 3:30pm
WHERE: Queens Village Library, 94-11 217 St., Queens Village, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Children will indulge their inner artist with this painting activity.
WANT TO GO? queenslibrary.org.

Clay Sculptures
WHEN: Oct. 10 - 24, Wednesdays except 10/17, 7:15pm
WHERE: Hicksville Public Library, 169 Jerusalem Ave., Hicksville, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Meagan Meehan will be teaching sculptural techniques which can be used for any style, abstract or traditional.
WANT TO GO? $5. 516-931-1417. hicksvillelibrary.org.

Ceramic Tealight Ghosts FREE
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 12, 4pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library , 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach , NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Create a spooky ceramic ghost with a face that glows.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335 . westhamptonlibrary.net .

Fall Family Pumpkin Paint Event
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 13, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art East Rockaway!, 131 Main St., East Rockaway, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Enjoy painting with your kids or drop them off and take a break! No experience necessary!
WANT TO GO? $20. 516-218-2920. keytomyart.com.

Zombie Workshop FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6:30pm
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: In this hands-on workshop students will turn themselves into zombies using latex, face paint, and tissue paper.
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org.

Learn to Draw a Black Cat with Art Teacher Amy FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2-3pm
WHERE: South Huntington Public Library, 145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Make a black cat and jack o'lantern in watercolors.
WANT TO GO? 631-549-4411. shpl.info.

Calligraphy with Howard Rose
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 20, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Art League of Long Island, 107 E. Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Improve your penmanship and learn calligraphy, the art of beautiful lettering.
WANT TO GO? $35. 631-462-5400. artleagueli.org.

Star Wars Paint Event! Paint R2D2 and Meet an R2 Android Mech!
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 21, 3-4:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art East Rockaway, 131 Main St., East Rockaway, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Paint R2-D2 and meet R2-AE!
WANT TO GO? $30. 631-608-9048. keytomyart.com.

Design your Own Cape FREE
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 22, 3pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Drop in to create your very own cape.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Mummy Candy Holders FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 4pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library , 7 Library Ave. , Westhampton Beach , NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Celebrate Halloween by making a spooky candy holder.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335 . westhamptonlibrary.net .

Halloween Drawing with Art Teacher Amy FREE
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 26, 4-5pm
WHERE: Sayville Public Library, 88 Greene Ave., Sayville, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Draw a cute black cat in colored pencils and markers.
WANT TO GO? 631-589-4440. sayvillelibrary.org.

Charlie Brown Halloween Paint Event!
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 W. Oak St., Amityville, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Learn to paint Charlie Brown!
WANT TO GO? $20 . 631-608-9048. keytomyart.com.

Bat T-Shirts FREE
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 29, 4pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Celebrate Halloween with this ghoul-riffic fashion activity.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

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