Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-Apr 16

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Daily activities for kids and the family are abound in Long Island! Whether you want to spend the day with your children at a zoo, a museum, or just outdoors, we've got it all here. Want to see what's going on next weekend or when you have those few days off? Check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!

Early Morning Tower Tour-Easter Morning - Fire Island Lighthouse
April 16, 2017 - Fire Island

Enjoy the scenery from the top of the tower as the sunrises. Tour includes a "Light" breakfast. Bring a flashlight for your walk to the lighthouse. Come early to enjoy the pre-dawn colors as you walk from Field 5 at Robert Moses State Park. The Lighthouse will remain open until 10am. Reservations required. Sunrise 6:13 am.

Easter Brunch + Day of Fun - Long Island Aquarium
April 16, 2017 - Riverhead

Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast in the waterfront Sea Star Ballroom, make a special take-home holiday craft,visit with the Easter Bunny and then enjoy the Aquarium, where a Penguin Egg Hunt takes place from 10am to 3pm. Check in at the Sea Star Ballroom

Mad Props - Long Island Children's Museum
April 16, 2017 - Garden City

Join us as we make “Mad Props” (mustaches, bowties and lips from paper and coffee stirrers) to post to the national #amazinglyimmature social contest.

Baby Animal Days - Garden of Eve Farm
Through April 16, 2017 - Riverhead

Meet and pet baby animals. Visit with a variety of baby animals including lambs, bunnies, chicks, as well as goats and more. Play in the Family Fun Fields including the Pedal Kart Track, Hay Tower, spider web, and more. Easter Special April 16, Chicken Tours! Take your little ones (or big ones) on a "real" Easter Egg hunt, to collect eggs from the real chickens. Tours at 12 pm and 2 pm.

It's a Disappearing Act! - Maritime Explorium
Through April 17, 2017 - Port Jefferson

Explore how animals hide in nature and create an animal that can disappear.

Snap Circuits - East Hampton Library
Through April 18, 2017 - East Hampton

Kids construct circuits that will light up, sound off, and power an accessory. This program incorporates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) which makes learning electronics easy and fun. Kids will work in groups of two and materials are limited. Sign up required.

Let's Go Mets:Free T-Shirt Friday - Citi Field
Through April 21, 2017 - Flushing

Enjoy America's pastime and cheer on the Amazin's has they take on their NL rivals. 4/7 vs Miami Marlins, 4/21 vs Nationals. All fans in attendance will receive a Mets T-shirt.

'Little Red Revisited' - Carriage House Theater at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
Through April 22, 2017 - Centerport

Come hear the story of Little Red Riding Hood, the way the animals of the forest tell it. Here we meet Little Red – but she's not just a little girl. She’s a little girl wolf. And she and her Mama Wolf and Grandma Wolf are being hunted by some over-anxious hunters. See how Little Red and her family outsmart the humans in this animal-friendly audience-participation play.

Open Studio for Families - Parrish Art Museum
Through April 22, 2017 - Water Mill

Take a tour of the galleries and create art through hands-on activities. Each month features different art materials and techniques inspired by the works on view. All ages must be accompanied by an adult.

High Arts Showcase XIII - Huntington Arts Council Main Street Gallery
Through April 22, 2017 - Huntington

For the 13th year students' work from our JOURNEY participating School Districts; Cold Spring Harbor, Commack, Harborfields, Huntington, Northport/East Northport, Plainview/Old Bethpage, & South Huntington High Schools will be exhibiting works by their Junior and Senior students.

Seal Walks - Montauk Point State Park
Through April 23, 2017 - Montauk

A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. The walk is approximately 3 miles long and will take 2-3 hours to complete. Participants are asked to please dress appropriately, to wear footwear appropriate for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Reservations are required. All hikes will leave from the park office in the lower parking lot. Reservations are required by calling 631-668-5000 ext 200

Fabulous Fun-Filled Fridays - Riverhead Free Library
Through April 28, 2017 - Riverhead

Drop in every Friday for new activities that include crafts, cooking, games and more. Registration required.

Music with Miss Lori - East Hampton Library
Through April 28, 2017 - East Hampton

Sing and dance with Miss Lori and her guitar as she celebrates the seasons.

Parents Night Out - Tumbling Tunes
Through April 29, 2017 - East Northport

Enjoy a night out while your children enjoy a night doing gymnastics, creative play, crafts, games, and more. Reservations required.

Seal Watching Weekend Cruises - Captain Lou Fleet & Sapphire Cruises
Through April 30, 2017 - Freeport

Organized by the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, a naturalist is on board to discuss the behavior and biology of seals and other wildlife encountered.

'Madagascar: A Musical Adventure' - John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
Through April 30, 2017 - Northport

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound on stage in this musical adventure. Based on the DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

Crafts For Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through April 30, 2017 - New Hyde Park

Kids will have a ball making exciting crafts that they can use or display. Every craft is educational and fun.

Neiman Marcus Family Sundays at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through April 30, 2017 - Roslyn Harbor

Converse, collaborate and create at Family Sundays. Be inspired by the works in the galleries, explore new art materials. Family Sundays allow children and the adults in their lives to take time to reconnect while talking about and making art together.

'The Adventures of Peter Rabbit' - Theatre Three
Through May 06, 2017 - Port Jefferson

Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-Tail, Benjamin Bunny, and the McGregors come to life in this heartfelt adaptation, based on the immortal characters created by Beatrix Potter.

'Curious George and the Golden Meatball' - BroadHollow Theatre in Elmont
Through May 07, 2017 - Elmont

Everyone's favorite mischievous monkey and his friend in the yellow hat sing and dance up a storm in this adventure-filled musical.

KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 07, 2017 - Garden City

Families are encouraged to embrace their inner zany genius while exploring what these behaviors can teach about science, engineering, math, and literacy. Jump into STEM as you pull a tablecloth out from under a place setting to learn about inertia, build a boomerang as an introduction to aerodynamics, and folding paper rings to explore geometry. Amazingly Immature encourages communication and learning through laughter, play, comedy and memories of different generations’ childhood hijinks. In this exhibit visitors of all ages learn important life-long lessons: * We naturally use science, engineering, and math ideas and skills for fun * We express our creativity through silly/immature behaviors * Goofiness always has a place in our lives, even beyond childhood * It takes time to master new skills, some longer than others * We are always learning

Curious George and the Golden Meatball - BroadHollow at Elmont
Through May 07, 2017 - Elmont

Everyone's favorite mischievous monkey and his friend in the yellow hat sing and dance up a storm in this adventure-filled musical.

KaleidoZone Gallery: Javaka Steptoe's Radiant Child - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 14, 2017 - Garden City

In this exhibition, artist and illustrator Javaka Steptoe tells the story of an artist who has inspired him, Jean-Michel Basquiat. Like Steptoe, Basquiat was raised in New York City, where art became his outlet and earned him worldwide attention. The artwork featured in this exhibit are illustrations from the book Steptoe authored about Basquiat of the same name. Traditional illustration techniques combined with unusual material choices create exciting multi-layered images that capture the life of a dynamic artist.

Sport Academy - YMCA East Hampton RECenter
Through June 10, 2017 - Westhampton Beach

Children become not only better players, but better people as well. This progressive program, with multiple age-specific levels provides professional instruction to learn, lead and succeed. Fair play, positive competition, and family involvement are encouraged.

Teen Compass: Autism and the Arts - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through June 13, 2017 - Roslyn Harbor

During this workshop series, teens will receive hands on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at Nassau County Museum of Art, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life.

Creative Arts Program - YMCA East Hampton RECenter
Through June 17, 2017 - East Hampton

Learn to paint, write, draw, or act. These programs offer a creative outlet that kids crave and require for a balanced life.

'Journey to Space' 3D Movie - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2017 - Corona

This 3D movie celebrates space exploration, a tribute to international cooperation in space research, and a vision toward our near-term future beyond Earth’s orbit — a manned mission to Mars within a generation. Moviegoers will learn about the important role of the International Space Station, uncover what NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they face to carry out bold missions such as capturing asteroids and landing astronauts on Mars. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart. 20 minutes.

Open Bounce - BounceU
Through December 28, 2017 - Farmingdale

The sessions include music, games, and of course, play time on the giant inflatable toys. Supervision by experienced staff. Parents must remain on premises.

Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry - South Hampton Historical Museum, Rogers Mansion
Through December 30, 2017 - Southampton

This interactive and inclusive exhibit adds new discoveries to the accumulation of documentation and artifacts collected over more than 100 years to illuminate Southampton Village's prominent role in the whaling industry at its mid-19th century height. Whaling tools, maps, illustrations, archival images and text will be displayed with an eye toward making the exhibit accessible to audiences of varied interests and all ages. Among those whose roles will be highlighted are local indigenous people, slaves, servants, whaling captains, and the families that were sustained by the whaling industry. This exhibit takes place inside the historic Captain Albert Rogers Mansion, a 20 room Greek-revival house was built in 1843 during the peak of the whaling industry. It was built by Captain Rogers was one of the many prosperous whaling captains living in Southampton during the 19th century. Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4th 4-6pm.

Sky Zone Cares - Sky Zone Deer Park
Through December 31, 2017 - Deer Park

Sky Zone Deer Park Indoor Trampoline Park will be opening on the first Monday of each month exclusively for jumpers with special needs. Sky Zone Deer Park team members have been trained and certified by Missing Piece Awareness to be autism aware and accepting and special modifications have been implemented by the management team. On this day for children and adults with special needs, Sky Zone dials down the music, increases the staff ratio, and limits capacity. The Sky Zone team understands the need to provide families affected by autism with a recurring session time where individuals can learn the rules and practice them in a safe and comfortable environment so they can eventually generalize these skills and be fully integrated at any time. Takes place the first Monday of the month through June 2015.

Open Call Audition for New Talent - Tower Talent
Through December 31, 2017 - Melville

Want to be on TV? Tower Talent Long Island is hosting open call auditions for new talent. If your child is the ham of the family and is looking for their big break, let them demonstrate their talent. The agency is looking for actors, models, singers, dancers and songwriters. Call 516-765-2400 to book an audition.

Special Olympics Bowling at the All Star - The All Star
Through December 01, 2018 - Riverhead

Bowlers with special needs are invited to bowl on the main lanes and experience the arcade with the latest games. Takes place year-round.

Sky Wars - Sky Zone Mount Sinai
Through December 26, 2018 - Mount Sinai

Take part in epic Nerf battles to trampoline courts.

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