Heart & Seoul: Growing Up in Korea - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 07, 2018 - Garden City
The growing popularity of all things Korean, from fashion and film to music and cuisine, called “Hallyu” (the Korean Wave) is on view during this exhibit's stay at LICM. You can “hang out” with Korean kids and “text” them questions about what life is like in Seoul. You can “perform” with K-Pop stars in a K-Pop studio. Check out a stop-motion animation studio. Learn Taekwondo. Get a taste of Korea “trying” Korean dishes. Take a look at how they live and more! Traditional folktales, coupled with current day personal stories told by Korean children introduce visitors to time-honored cultural values that are still an integral facet of 21st century Korean life, including respect for elders; the importance of education; loyalty and hospitality. The LICM residency of Heart & Seoul is part of an eight-city, four-year national tour. Heart and Seoul: Growing Up in Korea is part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, funded by The Freeman Foundation, administered by the Association of Children’s Museums and created by the Children’s Museum of Houston. Additional major funding has been provided by Samsung. Local exhibit support is provided by Astoria Bank.
'Oliver' - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
Through January 21, 2018 - Smithtown
Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist. The award-winning musical springs to life with some of the most memorable charactersand songs ever to hit the stage.
16th Annual Holiday Train Show - Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store, Grand Central Terminal
Through February 04, 2018 - Midtown
Kids can watch in awe as little Lionel trains roll along a 34-foot-long, two-level track that looks just like a mini NYC with a nearby countryside. The scenery even includes its very own North Pole. Plus, parents will love spying vintage trains from the Transit Museum’s collection.
Gazillion Bubble Show - New World Stages / Stage 2
Through February 25, 2018 - Midtown West
Got bubbles? Families will get a kick out of watching bubbles expand, float, and take over the room at this Gazillion Bubble Show featuring so much more than soap spheres. Help celebrate the show in its tenth year of eye-catching, pop-able, reach-out-and-grab-them fun. Show runs more than 60 minutes without an intermission. Lasers and strobe lights are part of the performance.
Public Ice Skating - Wollman Rink
Through February 28, 2018 - Central Park
Ice skating out in the crisp city air with an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline is a classic NYC winter experience. And Central Park's famous rink is a tourist favorite, but completely worth doing even if you are a local. There is also a skating school, a hockey program, and birthday party offerings on the ice. Check out the nearby carousel for $3 a ride in between skates.
From Frankenthaler to Warhol: Art of the '60s and '70s - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through March 11, 2018 - Huntington
Kids and adults will appreciate the colorful and iconic artwork created during this exciting era, but will have even more fun with the activities in the galleries. Multiple Lite Brite stations (the toy was introduced in 1967) and more “create your own” fun will let young artists find their inner flower child.
Ice Skating Season - The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Through April 01, 2018 - Midtown
The new season opens with this ceremonial first skate hosted by the reigning Olympic Ice Dance Champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Youth skaters of Ice Theatre of New York and Figure Skating in Harlemwill join for this celebratory session.
The Rink at Rockefeller Center is always the first New York rink to open each year and is open to the public daily from 8:30am-12am, from Columbus Day to Easter. First designed as a temporary attraction, The Rink has evolved into one of the city’s most legendary landmarks and one of the most visited sites in Manhattan.
After School in the Arts - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through June 14, 2018 - Lido Beach
The Theresa Academy of Performing Arts, a beautifully unique program for children and young adults with special needs, announces its fall lineup of after school programming. An array of subjects are being offered after school on Wednesdays and Thursdays, including art, music, drumming, yoga, and Zumba. Classes are small in size, and taught by passionate, talented, certified teachers. Each student receives individual attention and also has a one-on-one buddy. Typically-developing siblings and friends are welcome. Classes begin on Wednesday, September 13th. Registration is ongoing and we offer a new student discount. To inquire about rates and to sign-up, and to learn more about our weekend respite programs, please contact Assistant Director Alyssa Sosnik at alyssa@tapaNY.org or 516-432-0200.
Kids Leagues - Massapequa Bowl
Through June 15, 2018 - Massapequa
Massapequa Bowls Kids Leagues are now forming !! Thursday and Fridays starting at 4pm. Saturday Instructional League starts at 10am. Sunday classes for adults and children start at 10am. Register.
Parents and Babies Meditation Class - Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island
Through June 21, 2018 - Huntington
Take a break and join this weekly class to deeply relax, enjoy guided meditations and explore some of Buddha's practical advice that can help you face the changes and challenges that come along with nurturing a new life. Come and find some inner peace, without having to find a babysitter! No one will mind if your baby is making sounds, moving around or needs to be rocked or walked. By the way, our meditation mats make really comfy baby beds – just bring your own blanket from home to cover them.
'Dream Big: Engineering Our World' - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2018 - Corona
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World will transform how you think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all. DREAM BIG is a MacGillivray Freeman film produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation.
'Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D' - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2018 - Corona
Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all – that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend. Alongside marine biologist Holly Lohuis, Cousteau invites viewers to dive into this whole new world that will leave them in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans and inspire an even stronger desire to protect what they have either seen for the first time or perhaps re-discovered along the journey. Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Secret Ocean 3D introduces audiences to over 30 species, illuminating behaviors captured for the first time thanks to the development of new tools that allow underwater filming in 3D, ultra- HD 5K, slow motion, macro, and with motion control, and takes them to remarkable and vibrant environments such as the Bahamas, Fiji, and Bimini. Duration: 20 minutes.
'Journey To Space 3D' - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2018 - Corona
Journey to Space is a celebration of space exploration, a tribute to international cooperation in space research, and a vision towards our near-term future beyond Earth’s orbit — a manned mission to Mars within a generation. 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. Duration: 20 minutes.
'Conquest of the Skies 3D' - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2018 - Corona
Marvel at homemade gingerbread houses made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The houses are drafted, designed, baked, planned, built and decorated by creator Jon Lovitch over the course of an entire year. GingerBread Lane has won the Guinness World Record for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for the largest gingerbread village. Lovitch’s creation will again contend for this year’s Guinness World Record. Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Meditation for Kids - Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island
Through July 30, 2018 - Huntington
Classes are presented in a lively, creative and interactive way. The classes are suitable for children 6-14 years of age. Meditation for Children is an ongoing program every Sunday morning throughout the school year. Classes are held in the children’s meditation room at Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island in Huntington.
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 on trampoline courts.