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Activities for Kids Who Love Animals on Long Island in September

Activities for Kids Who Love Animals on Long Island in September

Meet furry friends at one of these top kid-friendly activities for Long Island animal lovers this month.

Squawk! The Amazing Bird Show
WHEN: May. 23 - Sep. 2, Thursday-Sunday, times vary
WHERE: The Long Island Game Farm, 489 Chapman Blvd., Manorville, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Squawk! The Amazing Bird Show has been on America's Got Talent and The Late Show.
WANT TO GO? $14; $16.95 children 3-12; free for children 2 and younger. 631-878-6644. longislandgamefarm.com.

National Geographic Photo Ark by Joel Sartore
WHEN: Jun. 27 - Sep. 8, Thursday-Monday, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This exhibition highlights Sartore's images from zoos, aquariums, and animal rescue centers.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members and children younger than 12. 631-283-0967. southamptonartscenter.org.

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium Presents: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
WHEN: Jul. 6 - Sep. 11, Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Library , 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See some intriguing paintings of fish, salamanders, other aquatic life.
WANT TO GO? $7; $6 seniors 65 and older; $5 children ages 3-12; free for members. 516-692-6768. cshfishhatchery.org.

Sit. Stay. Read! FREE
WHEN: Friday, Sep. 6, 4-5pm
WHERE: Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Bideawee’s Reading to Dogs program provides a fun, non-judgmental environment where children can improve their literacy skills. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-921-7161. syossetlibrary.org.

Deadlift For Dogs
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 8, 11am
WHERE: Woodmere Fitness Club, 1038 Broadway, Woodmere, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Raise money for a good cause and support our four-legged friends. 
WANT TO GO? $59 to compete; free for spectators . 516-881-7371. https://facebook.com/events/woodmere-fitness-club/deadlift-for-dogs/3056572007694056/.

Book Time With a Dog FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 12, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: SACHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Pick your favorite book and your favorite certified therapy dog and practice reading in a fun environment. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 631-588-5024. https://sachemlibrary.org.

Return to Class FREE
WHEN: Friday, Sep. 13, K-2nd, 5-5:45pm; 3rd-6th, 6-6:45pm
WHERE: SACHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Meet some live animal friends and design an amazing animal folder to get you organized for class. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 631-588-5024. https://sachemlibrary.org.

Seals in New York FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 15, 10am
WHERE: Hallock State Park Preserve, 6062 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about seals, then help clean the beach. Participants ages 6-16 will receive a free Beach Stewardship backpack.
WANT TO GO? 631-315-5475. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=181-25722.0.

The World of Bees FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Sep. 18, 7-8pm
WHERE: Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Beekeeper Gerald Raffa will discuss the interesting world of bees. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-223-6228. baldwinpl.org.

Dog Book Buddies FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 21, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Children in grades K-6 can sign-up for a 20-minute session to read to a trained reading assistance dog. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-377-6112. merricklibrary.org.

4-H Farm Fun Walk
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 21, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Suffolk County Farm & Education Center, 350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Walk with the animals and raise money for the 4-H Scholarship Fund!
WANT TO GO? $30 family; $10 individual; free for children ages 3 and younger. 631-852-4610. https://suffolk4h.wufoo.com/forms/4h-farm-fun-walk-rsvp/.

Tropical Fish of Shinnecock Bay
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 21, 9-11am
WHERE: Shinnecock Bay, , Hampton Bays, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet the tropical fish that visit during this time of year. Reservations required. 
WANT TO GO? $25 per family; $10 individual . 631-765-6450. https://groupfortheeastend.org.

Jungle Bob Live Reptile Extravaganza
WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 26, 6:30-8pm
WHERE: Suffolk County Environment Center , 550 South Bay Ave. , Islip, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a walk on the wild side with Jungle Bob as he brings the wonders of nature to life with a live animal show and some of the world’s most "unloved, unusual and unknown creatures." Register online.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 members. 631-581-6908. https://seatuck.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=574&reset=1&id=2444.

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