Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-Feb 13

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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!

Tiny Tots Storytime - Floral Park Public Library
February 13, 2018 - Floral Park

Whether you're a beginner, an expert, or somewhere in between, Made with Love knitting and crocheting group welcomes all to their weekly group.

Nature Discoveries: Owl Always Love You - Connetquot River State Park
February 13, 2018 - Oakdale

The program connects children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors and crafts. Registration required.

StART: Story + Art - Long Island Children's Museum
February 13, 2018 - Garden City

Join us each week as we read childhood classics and introduce new favorites; followed by a take-home, book-inspired craft.

Love U Tons Valentine's Craft - Mineola Public Library
February 13, 2018 - Mineola

 

Join us for a showing of "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown" (running time 25 minutes). Food allergens may be present in refreshments served. Sign up begins Tuesday, February 6.

Crazy Winter Olympics Day - Levittown Public Library
February 13, 2018 - Levittown

Participate in a variety of winter Olympic games such as ice hockey.

Valentine Factory - Brentwood Public Library
February 13, 2018 - Brentwood

Have fun together creating special Valentine cards to give to your loved ones.

Engineer's Club - Children's Museum of the East End
Through February 17, 2018 - Bridgehampton

Calling all budding builders, soon-to-be scientists, and mathematicians in the making, join this Engineer’s Club. During the bi-weekly drop-off workshop, kids will enjoy a series of STEM-based activities including popsicle stick bridges, household chemistry, basic circuitry and more.

 

New York Open - ATP World Tour tennis tournament - NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Through February 18, 2018 - Uniondale

The New York Open is an ATP World Tour tennis tournament that will debut at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, from Feb. 11-18. Players include John Isner, Kei Nishikori, the Bryan Brothers, and Long Island's own Noah Rubin. John McEnroe is honorary ambassador of the tournament and will highlight an exhibition match on Sunday, Feb. 11. The full tournament player field will be announced in the coming months. The tournament (previously the Memphis Open) marks the return of the ATP World Tour to New York.

Lego Club at the Children's Museum - Children's Museum of the East End
Through February 18, 2018 - Bridgehampton

Visitors are encouraged to create original designs. Kids can leave their works-in-progress and plan future sessions with the staff. The museum has thousands of Lego, but can always use more. To help the Museum continue to build this program, they are looking for Lego donations. Call 631-537-8250 to donate.

New York Open - NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Through February 18, 2018 - Uniondale

Unleash the magic with royal sisters Anna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman, Olaf, as they sing captivating songs like “Let it Go” and “In Summer.” Life is the bubbles when Sebastian strikes up his hot crustacean band and the Daughters of Triton make a splash as they introduce Ariel in an ‘80s pop montage. Get tangled up with a chorus of harmless hooligans when they get a visit from the spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally, Flynn Rider, on their journey to see the floating lights. Relive a tale as old as time when Belle opens her heart to new adventures as the Beast’s enchanted objects take center stage for a dazzling skating spectacle.

'Sesame Street Live! Let's Party!' - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through February 19, 2018 - Midtown

Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood.

Check out the pre-show experience too (select shows) for the opportunity to tour the on-stage neighborhood. A variety of interactive activities give your children the chance to create, discover, and learn as they help decorate for the upcoming party featured in Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! They may even see their artwork displayed onstage during the show.

LEGO Building Club - Bellerose Library
Through February 21, 2018 - Bellerose

This one-man play is based on the condensed version Dickens himself used on his historic reading tours of the United States and is adapted here to offer a unique theatrical experience. Actor Greg Oliver Bodine plays Dickens who must perform from memory the magical story of Scrooge's journey from miserliness to redemption. This show is rated G and is suitable for adults and children over ten (10) years of age.

Toddler & Preschool Playdate - Queens Village Library
Through February 22, 2018 - Queens Village

Hairy Lion Comics invites you to meet local artists, illustrators and representatives from your favorite comic stores from all over NYC.

'Rapunzel: The Untold Story!' - Theatre Three
Through February 24, 2018 - Port Jefferson

Ever wonder what really happened in the legend of the lass with the long, long hair? Here is a hilarious yarn of a kindly and mixed-up witch who helps straighten out a rather confused family. 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - BayWay Arts Center
Through February 25, 2018 - East Islip

Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.

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.

Sensory Bounce - Bounce Trampoline Sports
Through February 26, 2018 - Syosset

Autism Speaks. We have staff members with experience working with special needs children and adults that have received sensitivity training from the Elija School.

Joy of Watercolor - Island Trees Public Library
Through February 26, 2018 - Island Trees

Enter the exciting world of watercolor painting with Julie Van Benthyusen.  Learn to communicate what you sense and feel about the world you see.  Beginner as well as intermediate students are welcome.  Bring the following to the first class: Arches Watercolor Pad (140lb cold pressed, size 11” X14”), 1 gray kneaded eraser, 2 plastic containers for water & paper  towels.  Paint and brushes are available for purchase from the instructor.   Fee  includes use of teacher’s  supplies.
 

Baby Fingers Sign and Song Class - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through February 27, 2018 - Lido Beach

Learn American Sign Language through songs and play with other parents, educators, and/or children close to your child's age. Go home each week with new vocabulary and new tunes to enhance communication between you and your child! Whether you intend to incorporate sign language in your life for the long term or simply during this pre-verbal/developing verbal time, watch in awe as your child discovers the world of language. See the research come to life, as music and sign language both aid in the development of language and literacy. Baby Fingers programs incorporate the research supporting the benefits of sign language at all ages and stages, for children with and without special needs. Stories, songs, games, and movement to music are included in our teaching methods. This "Sign & Song" class is open to ALL children and their families, aged birth through 5 years old. 

 

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. 

The Manipulated Image - Main Street Gallery
Through March 03, 2018 - Huntington

 

The Huntington Arts Council is proud to present The Manipulated Image Juried Photography Show with Nicolas Bruno as juror. “Image manipulation provides limitless possibilities to communicate an idea or concept. Within the body of submitted work, experimentation through digital composites, traditional darkroom trickery, and mysterious mixed media processes were all demonstrated. By intimately analyzing the stories and process expressed through each submission, a careful assemblage of works were woven together to showcase a breadth of unique compositions. It was a stimulating experience to explore the creative visions of the artists that are truly defining the art scene of Long Island,” Bruno says.

'Paper Medium Rare: All Things Paper' - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through March 04, 2018 - 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.

Dr. Seuss's 'The Cat in the Hat' - John W. Engeman Theater
Through March 04, 2018 - Northport

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure… but what will mum find when she gets home…?

 

'My Fair Lady' - BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont
Through March 04, 2018 - Elmont

When Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady opened on Broadway, it collected six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, while the film version took home eight Oscars, including Best Picture. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady is that rare musical by which all others are measured. The tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores, including: “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”

'Shakespeare in Love' - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
Through March 04, 2018 - Smithtown

Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block and the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he’s in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play.  Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece. 

Andy Warhol Art Exhibition - Hofstra University, David Filderman Gallery
Through March 11, 2018 - Hempstead

This original exhibition of works by Andy Warhol, a major pop artist and art celebrity of the 20th century, includes a selection of his screenprints and photographs from the Hofstra University Museum Collections. By juxtaposing his photographs with his screenprints, the exhibition contextualizes and reveals his working methods and artistic process. As a participant in the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program since 2008, the Museum has received donations of 153 photographs (Polaroids and gelatin silver prints) and nine screenprints from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc. Funding has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Winter Playdate On The Farm - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
Through March 15, 2018 - Yaphank

This Early Childhood Classroom is toasty warm and filled with lots of things to play with, craft supplies to use, and fun activities to discover. Get your friends together or come and make some new ones. Take part in some child guided exploration. Activities include, free play, access to a variety of art and craft materials, sensory stations. If the weather allows, there will be a visit with the animals and a wagon ride. In the case of extreme weather conditions, date may be rescheduled. Pre-registration is required. Call 631 852-4600 with Visa/MasterCard between 9am and 3pm Monday- Friday.

 

'Legion of Villains' - BayWay Arts Center Children's Theatre
Through March 17, 2018 - East Islip

In this musical advenure, the villains of the storybook community learn they have to put their differences aside and team up to save the day.

Seal Walks - Jones Beach State Park, Field 10
Through March 18, 2018 - Wantagh

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half 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. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Jones Beach Field #10. Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Program fee is $4 per person. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295. SEAL PROGRAM DAYS AND TIMES: January: Monday 1 1:30 pm Saturday 13 10:00 am Sunday 21 1:30 pm Saturday 27 10:00 am February: Sunday 4 1:30 pm Saturday 10 10:00 am Sunday 18 1:30 pm Saturday 24 10:30 am March: Sunday 4 1:30 pm Saturday 10 10:00 am Sunday 18 1:30 pm

Family Sundays at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through March 25, 2018 - 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.

Fri-Yay Art Day! - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through March 30, 2018 - 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.

Hear It! See It! Draw It! - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through March 30, 2018 - 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.

Winter Programs and Events - Jones Beach State Park Nature Center
Through March 31, 2018 - Wantagh

Seal walks meet at the Jones Beach Nature Center. We then go to Field 10 after sign-in and a short presentation at the Nature Center.

Seal Walks - Montauk Point State Park
Through March 31, 2018 - Montauk

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that Montauk Point State Park will host a series of walks to observe wintering seals. Beginning in December and continuing through March 2018, 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 dress appropriately, to wear footwear appropriate for hiking, strollers are not recommended and to meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand 10 minutes prior to the start time. Binoculars are recommended. Reservations are required. To make reservations and/or for more information, call (631) 668-5000.

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.

Infant & Toddler Classes - M.A.T.S.S Kids' Gym- Syosset
Through June 15, 2018 - Syosset

Join a Baby & Me, Anyone & Me or Two's Company class designed to develop relationships through movement and safe tumbling techniques. Great way to prepare your little one for our Nursery School Program.

After School Classes for ages 2 - Teen - M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym- Syosset
Through June 15, 2018 - Syosset

From Cooking to Indoor Soccer and Acting Classes, M.A.T.S.S offers a rainbow of programs and classes all under one roof!

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.

Warrior Courses Wednesdays - Sky Zone Mount Sinai
Through December 31, 2018 - Mount Sinai

Take part in epic Nerf battles on trampoline courts.

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