Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in July

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in July

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This July, 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.

Romare Bearden: Storyteller FREE
WHEN: Jan. 23 - Aug. 17, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12-4pm
WHERE: Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University Museum, 112 Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Through his innovative works of art, Bearden communicated his ideas and thoughts about everyday African-American life in 20th-century America.
WANT TO GO? 516-463-5672. hofstra.edu.

Family Sundays
WHEN: Jul. 1 - Aug. 5, Sundays, 1pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Be inspired by the works in the exhibition explore new art materials. Reconnect while talking about and making art together.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 seniors; $4 students and children ages 4-12. 516-484-9337. nassaumuseum.org.

Drop in 4th of July Craft FREE
WHEN: Monday, Jul. 2, 12-4pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Create a patriotic craft to celebrate the U.S.A.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Drop-In Figure Drawing
WHEN: Thursday, Jul. 5, 6:30pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Bring your drawing supplies and observe a range of short and long poses each week to create original works.
WANT TO GO? $25. 516-484-9337. nassaumuseum.org.

Jackson Pollock Family Drip Painting Workshop
WHEN: Jul. 7 - Sep. 15, 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.

Studio Saturdays
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 7, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Spend up to an hour exploring a range of materials, techniques, and themes.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 seniors; $4 students and children ages 4-12. 516-484-9337. nassaumuseum.org.

Kids Workshop FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 7, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Home Depot, 600 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont , NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.
WANT TO GO? 516-488-8500. homedepot.com.

Slime Workshop
WHEN: Jul. 9 - Aug. 27, Mondays, 10am-12pm
WHERE: The Lanyard Ladies, 433 Merrick Road, Oceanside, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Join in for slime making with many colors to choose from. Add sparkles, gems, rubberbands, beads, and more. Includes a slice of pizza and juice.
WANT TO GO? $35. 516-578-2248. thelanyardladies.com.

Tween Paint Night FREE
WHEN: Monday, Jul. 9, 4pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Enjoy time with your friends and paint a beautiful beach scene featuring your own footprints. Registration and Westhampton Free Library card required.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Art in the Garden: Ribbons of Color
WHEN: Jul. 11 - 27, Wednesday and Friday, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join in to explore the work of Willem de Kooning, abstract expressionist and curious experimenter. Discuss movement and line while painting and experimenting with a new technique of art-making.
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Recycled Art Camp Intro Visit
WHEN: Friday, Jul. 13, 9:30am-12:15pm
WHERE: Lyrical Children's Preschool & Learning Center, 4492 Middle Country Road, Calverton, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Create, experiment, discover with a wide variety of art materials. Use recycled materials with a focus on self expression.
WANT TO GO? $35. 631-208-4003. lyricalchildren.com.

Ready Set GO!
WHEN: Friday, Jul. 13, 2pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Learn about the first motorcycles and let your imagination go as you use fun materials to create a travel machine for the future.
WANT TO GO? $4 with museum admission: $14; $13 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Wire Wrapped Jewelry FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 14, 7pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Learn to make your own jewelry with wire and stones. Registration and Westhampton Free Library card required.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Open Studio for Families
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 14, 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. No registration.
WANT TO GO? $12; free for students and children. 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

Crafts For Kids FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 15, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Lakeshore Learning Store, 2079 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Kids will have a ball making exciting crafts that they can use or display. Every craft is educational and fun.
WANT TO GO? 516-616-9360. lakeshorelearning.com.

Sweet Dreams
WHEN: Jul. 16 - 31, Monday-Friday, 1-3:30pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 5-8, 13-17
WHAT: Join in for a unique workshop as you design your own pillowcase using fabric paint, markers, and stamps. Listen to lullabies from around the world as you create the masterpiece of your dreams.
WANT TO GO? $5 with museum admission: $14; $13 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Build-Your-Own Motorcycle
WHEN: Monday, Jul. 16, 2-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Rev up your engine and excitement as you customize your own Harley Davidson motorcycle. With paper, markers and moving wheels, you can design and create your own one-of-a-kind motorcycle.
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Puffy Paint Ice Cream FREE
WHEN: Monday, Jul. 16, 10am
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with this delicious sensory craft. Registration and Westhampton Free Library card required.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Build-a-Boat Workshop
WHEN: Jul. 17 - 19, Tuesday and Thursday, 2-4pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Design and create a model of a wooden vessel with various materials.
WANT TO GO? $12. 631-367-3418 . cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Young Makers
WHEN: Jul. 18 - 25, Wednesdays, 1:30pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: The Maker Movement focuses on creativity, experimentation, and tinkering. Learn practical skills and spark your curiosity while investigating different materials through the art of making.
WANT TO GO? $4 with museum admission: $14; $13 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Make Up! Makers Projects: Painted Bubble Brooms
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 21, 12pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Join a guided gardens walk to unearth your inner artist. Gather natural inspiration to form a seasonally inspired take home craft.
WANT TO GO? $12; $10 seniors; $7 children ages 7-17; free for children younger than 7. 516-252-3392. oldwestburygardens.org.

Build a Boat
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 22, 10am
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Discover the science of how boats stay afloat, then test your skills by building your own boat out of recycled materials.
WANT TO GO? $20 per car. 516-571-7901. sandspointpreserve.org.

Sailor Moon & Jupiter Moon Live Sketch Event
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 22, 3-4:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 W. Oak St., Amityville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Sketch Sailor Moon and Sailor Jupiter with live cosplay models and take your photo with them. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $30 per artist. 631-608-9048. gal.re/e/7ybszn0ZqN.

Shark Supersenses!
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 22, 11am-2pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Touch a shark jaw, go on a shark scavenger hunt, and fashion a shark tooth necklace.
WANT TO GO? $5; $12 children. 631-367-3418 . cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Art Teacher Amy: Surf and Sand Art Camp
WHEN: Jul. 23 - 26, 1-4pm
WHERE: St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 3 Lawrence Lane, Bayshore, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn to draw and paint beach scenes, orcas, dolphins, and more.
WANT TO GO? $50 per day. 206-484-7711. artteacheramy.com.

Buggles FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jul. 26, 2pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Make adorable collectibles to keep, play, and trade with friends. Registration and Westhampton Free Library card required.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Meet R2-AE
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 28, 3-4:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 W. Oak St., Amityville, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Meet R2-AE: an R2 unit/astromech and take pictures with this lifesize R2 model then paint a version of R2-D2 on canvas. Register online.
WANT TO GO? $30 per painter. 631-608-9048. gal.re/e/pQpQDciqkN.

The Art of Sagamore Hill FREE
WHEN: Jul. 29 - Aug. 31, 11am
WHERE: Sagamore Hill NHS, 20 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join a volunteer for a in-depth presentation on the paintings, sculpture, and other works of art inside the Roosevelt Home as well as the artists who created them.
WANT TO GO? 516-922-4788. nps.gov/sahi.

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