Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-Mar 1

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!

Mardi Gras Art Studio - Not Just Art
March 01, 2014 - Oyster Bay

Fancy Feathers, jazzy art doodads and a whole lot of glitzy fun for the whole family! One-hour sessions throughout the day. All materials included. Please call to reserve your spot.

Mask-arade Workshop - Not Just Art
March 01, 2014 - Oyster Bay

Learn plaster art gauze sculpture and decoupage techniques while making a flamboyant and festive Mardi Gras Carnivale Mask! 1.5 hour workshops. All materials included. Reservations are required, please call to reserve your spot.

Dear Edwina - A Musical Comedy - John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
March 01, 2014 - Northport

Dear Edwina is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up. Follow the adventures of advice-giver extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple as she directs the kids from her neighborhood in production number after hilarious production number of her ?Advice-A-Palooza? extravaganza.

My First Movies -Tillie's Big Camping Adventure - Broadway Multiplex
March 01, 2014 - Hicksville

My First Movies is a giggly, wiggly playdate for children. Designed expressly for toddlers, each My First Movies event keeps the theater's lights on as children and parents dance, sing and enjoy an array of fun and educational films. Plus, at the close of each showcase, families receive a special 'goodie bag' and share in a Meet and Greet photo opportunity with the character Mitten the Kitten.

Hello, Dolly! - BayWay Arts Center
March 01, 2014 - East Islip

This musical comedy is full of memorable songs including Put On Your Sunday Clothes, Ribbons Down My Back, Before the Parade Passes By, Hello, Dolly, It Only Takes a Moment and So Long, Dearie. Take a whirlwind race around New York at the turn of the twentieth century, and follow the adventures of America's most beloved matchmaker.

Nobody Loves A Dragon - CM Performing Arts Center
March 01, 2014 - Oakdale

Clarance, the golden tailed dragon, is a peace loving fellow who collects wild flowers and helps young Prince Robin with his homework and has poetry competitions with kindly old Sir Slipshod until ... evil Sir Cad and his accomplice, Lady Sorrowell, a sorceress, pursue him for his golden tail. Clarence is captured and forced to fight for his life in a tournament at court.

DISNEY'S BEAUTY & THE BEAST JR. - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
March 01, 2014 - Smithtown

The Brainy and Beautiful Belle yearns to escape her provincial life...and her brute of a suitor, Gaston. However, Belle gets more adventurous than she wanted when she becomes a captive in the Beast's enchanted castle. Dancing flatware, menacing wolves, and singing furniture fill the stage with thrills in this beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
March 01, 2014 - Northport

Old friends, plus a few new ones, are here in this marvelous musical adaptation. Meet the captivating Princess Snow White, the prince, the evil queen and, of course, the seven mischievous dwarfs — Sarge, Gabby, Gloomy Gus, Ticklish, Spritely, Snore, and Slowpoke. There’s also a hilarious palace cat and an enchanted vixen — a fox, you could say. Following the traditional storyline, the fairy tale is brought to life with an eclectic score of toe-tapping tunes.

Little Women - Bellmore at the Movies
March 01, 2014 - Bellmore

The beloved classic story, which traces the adventures of the March sisters as they grow up in Civil Wear America has been brought to life as an exhilarating new musical filled with glorious music, dancing, and heart.

The Wizard of Oz - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
March 01, 2014 - Bellmore

Join Dorothy, The Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion as they come to life in a stage adaptation featuring the music of the MGM movie classic.

Tamara Tunie – 'Yes, I Sing!' - Madison Theatre, Molloy College
March 01, 2014 - Rockville Centre

Most people know Tamara Tunie for her starring roles in films such as FLIGHT with Denzel Washington, in television series like LAW AND ORDER: SVU, and on Broadway in plays such as JULIUS CEASAR and DREAMGIRLS. Despite her renowned visibility in the entertainment world, what they may NOT know is Ms. Tunie is an accomplished singer. Having studied classically and with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Carnegie Mellon University, she added Jazz several years ago and has performed at the legendary ALLEN ROOM of JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, and FEINSTEIN'S at the REGENCY in New York City, where one critic wrote, "She's a song stylist who's comfortable singing everything from Chuck Mangione's 'Land of Make Believe' to Victor Young and Jack Elliot's 'A Weaver of Dreams'." There was "Standing Room Only" at the end of the Feinstein's run, despite New York City being debilitated by hurricane Sandy! Ms. Tunie has performed with a plethora of incomparable musicians, such as Mike Renzi, Billy Stritch, and Roger Humphries, to name a few, and has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Penn State University Allegheny County's Student Scholarship Fund, with her performances at ALL THAT'S JAZZ! She has also performed for the Mabel Mercer Foundation at TOWN HALL and at SYMPHONY SPACE, bringing down the house with music from Billie "Lady Day" Holiday to Cole Porter. Another critic wrote, "Tunie SWINGS, sings great, looks great!" Ms. Tunie continues to star as medical examiner, Dr. Melinda Warner, on the hit drama series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit". Her complete list of credits include: Broadway: Julius Caesar (with Denzel Washington), Oh Kay (with Brian Stokes Mitchell), Dreamgirls (20th Anniversary Benefit Concert), Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music. Regional: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Les Liasons Dangereuse, Tartuffe, Antony and Cleopatra, All's Well That Ends Well, Troilus and Cressida (New York Shakespeare Festival, Central Park), Loose Knit. Film: FLIGHT, Devil's Advocate, City Hall, Snake Eyes, Eve's Bayou, The Caveman's Valentine. Television: 24 (Season 1), Law and Order, Sex and The City, NYPD Blue, New York Undercover, Chicago Hope, and Jessica Griffin on As The World Turns. Broadway Producer: Tony-Award, Spring Awakening, Tony-nominated, Radio Golf, MAGIC/BIRD and the "destined for Broadway" FROG KISS: the NEW MUSICAL. Off-Broadway Producer: Dutchman (The Cherry Lane). Directorial Debut: See You in September (available on You can hear her voice on national commercials, documentaries, radio spots, and PSAs. Ms. Tunie is Chair Emerita of the Board of Directors of FIGURE SKATING IN HARLEM, a non-profit organization that teaches education and life skills to young girls in the Harlem community through the art and discipline of figure skating. She is President of the Board of Directors of HARLEM STAGE/THE GATEHOUSE and serves on the Board of Directors of GOD'S LOVE WE DELIVER. Ms. Tunie resides in Harlem with her Emmy Award-winning husband, Jazz Vocalist, Gregory Generet.

Portledge Summer Adventures Open House - Portledge School
March 01, 2014 - Locust Valley

Portledge Summer Adventures offers highly personalized programs that stimulate and engage children ages 2-15. Surround your child with fabulous instructors, a beautiful 60-acre campus, and a wide variety of dynamic programs, including pottery, painting,ballet, theatre arts, lacrosse, golf, creative writing and more. For more information or to receive a free brochure, call Melissa Worth at 516-750-3104, email or log onto the website.

LIU Post Presents Renee Fleming in concert - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post
March 01, 2014 - Greenvale

America's reigning lyric soprano is the toast of the Met, and the subject of her own Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall in 2012-13. Tilles Center is proud to present this great artist for the first time on their stage, in a special recital to benefit their Endowment Fund. Enjoy an evening of breathtaking song, and help ensure the future of the performing arts on Long Island.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
March 01, 2014 - Garden City

Join in for the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after. Except the LICM staff. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to age 4.

Inherit the Wind - Broadhollow Theatre
March 01, 2014 - Elmont

This powerful production tells the story of a Tennessee educator put on trial for teaching Darwinism in a small town where Christianity and Creationism go hand-in-hand with law. Drawn from the famous Scopes Trial (argued by legal giants Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan in a battle of wills that marked history), this courtroom drama mirrors today's headlines, as it delves into issues that are still hotly debated 80 years later.

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
March 01, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" is an original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor.

Children's Program: Irish Dancers - Walt Whitman Birthplace
March 01, 2014 - Huntington

Children of all ages will enjoy a performance of Irish dancing by teachers and students from the Mulvihill-Lynch Studio of Irish Dance, known regionally, nationally and internationally as champions on the competitive circuit. The award-winning dancers will also interact with the children--answering questions and teaching some Irish dance steps. Hear the fascinating history about the costumes and dances. After the show, participants may wish to have their face painted by Miss Sue or take a guided tour of the Walt Whitman Birthplace.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! - The Maritime Explorium
March 01, 2014 - Port Jefferson

Observe chemical interactions as you create your own "Oobleck".

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! - The Maritime Explorium
March 01, 2014 - Port Jefferson

Observe chemical interactions as you create your own "Oobleck".

Little Cow Harbor Run for HOPE - Oldfield Middle School
March 01, 2014 - Greenlawn

Take part in a 4 mile run through the hamlet of Greenlawn. First, children 10 and under can run a Kids Fun Run. Walkers are welcome. At the finish line there will be free homemade soup and raffle prizes. Proceeds benefit St. Hugh’s Project HOPE Community Soup Kitchen. Register at

Mending Fences - Studio Theatre
March 01, 2014 - Lindenhurst

This is a sparkling comedy with wit and humanity. What happens when a son, estranged for 13 years, returns to his gruff and uncommunicative father's farm. In Norm Foster's deft hands, histories are revealed, vulnerabilities laid bare, and laughter is always close at hand. This is a refined piece of theatre that tugs heartstrings while tickling funny bones, but rises above sentimentality to tell an compelling story.

Emergency Preparedness! - Long Island Science Center
March 01, 2014 - Riverhead

Learn about preparing for disasters. See what suggestions the Red Cross has and start an emergency kit.

Disney's Mulan - BayWay Arts Center
March 01, 2014 - East Islip

Travel back to the legendary days of ancient China with this action-packed stage adaptation of misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu.

The Wizard of Oz - Studio Theatre
March 01, 2014 - Lindenhurst

Follow Dorothy and her friends, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion as they venture to the Emerald City to find a brain, a heart, a home and nerve.

AHRC Suffolk's 3rd Annual Polar Bear Splash - Bay Shore Marina
March 01, 2014 - Bay Shore

AHRC Suffolk will split the money raised by student teams or groups for their school or charity of choice 50/50. Students can also receive up to 10 community service hours. Come out, splash and help make a difference in the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities. AHRC Suffolk is a not-for-profit organization which provides programs and services to children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities on Long Island. Currently more than 2,500 people receive educational, vocational, residential, employment, and respite services through AHRC’s thirty-eight facilities.

Parent's Night Out - Tumbling Tunes
March 01, 2014 - East Northport

Children enjoy gymnastics, music, games, crafts and free play while parents enjoy a night out.

Saturday Open Studio for Teens - Parrish Art Museum
March 01, 2014 - Water Mill

Intermediate and high school students develop observation, drawing, and painting skills with guidance from experienced instructors and inspiration from the Parrish's permanent collection. Reservations required.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - CM Performing Arts
March 01, 2014 - Oakdale

Fiddler on the Roof features a score by Jerry Bock (music) and Sheldon Harnick (lyrics), with a book by Joseph Stein and based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem. Fiddler on the Roof is filled with the themes of tradition, family, love, marriage, regret and optimism represented through honest and funny characters. Trying to balance life - like a fiddler on a roof – Tevye, a poor dairyman, attempts to preserve his family's traditions in a changing world. Tevye's daughter wants to marry a poor tailor instead of the middle-aged butcher her father has chosen for her in the tradition of arranged marriages. Tevye is forced to choose between his daughter's happiness and his culture's beloved tradition in this universal story of hope, love and acceptance.

West Hills Day Camp - Open House - West Hills Day Camp
March 01, 2014 - Huntington

This is a great opportunity to tour the camp's 18 acres and see what West Hills Day Camp has to offer.

2014 Student Exhibition-Elementary and Middle Schools - Parrish Art Museum
Through March 02, 2014 - Water Mill

Art by elementary and middle school aged children will be on display from February 1-March 2, 2014.

2014 Student Exhibition-Elementary and Middle Schools - Parrish Art Museum
Through March 02, 2014 - Water Mill

Nearly 300 works of art by students from dozens of elementary, middle and high schools from Brookhaven to East Hampton will be on display at the museum in this thrilling annual exhibition, an explosion of youthful exuberance, limitless imagination, and boundless creativity. February 1-March 2, 2014.

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
Through March 02, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" is an original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor. The show runs through March 2.

Exhibit: Artist Kasmira Mohanty - Riverhead Town Hall Gallery
Through March 04, 2014 - Riverhead

The featured artisst, from Farmingville,will be exhibiting paintings created in classical and digital media. Although the majority of her work may be heavily affected by digitalization, Kasmira maintains a balance and enjoys working with traditional mediums as well. Some of her favorite mediums include ink, watercolor, acrylic, printmaking, photography, and spray paint. When the mood strikes or a project requires it, she scans hand-rendered elements into the computer and experiments with combining traditional and digital components. December 3, 2013-March 4, 2013.

Long Island's Got Talent 2014! - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through March 21, 2014 - Stony Brook

Attention Long Island students. Can you carry a tune? Is a musical instrument your specialty? If so get your audition DVD submitted now for Long Island's Got Talent 2014, hosted by the Ward Melville Heritage Organization. Created by WMHO's Youth Corps, the event gives Long Island students the opportunity to show off their talents this spring. It's open to students 10-17 years of age in Nassau or Suffolk County who must still be in high school at the time awards are given in October 2014. Talent must be non-professional vocal or musical instrument performances. The entry deadline is March 21 and there is a $25 entry fee. A total of $25,000 in scholarships will be awarded from Five Towns College and a $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to the 1st place winner, courtesy of Competition Automotive Group. Those contacted after submission of their DVD will be asked to perform at the first round on April 4 at WMHO's Educational & Cultural Center. Semi-finalists chosen will then perform at WMHO's Sunday Summer Concerts series and the finals take place in October 2014 when the winners will be chosen.

Snow Day in Oyster Bay - Oyster Bay Historical Society
Through March 23, 2014 - Oyster Bay

Snow Day in Oyster Bay features artifacts, images, and clothing from the Society's permanent collection, as well as costumes on loan from the personal collections of Monica Randall and other lenders. The exhibition highlights many of the traditional activities of Oyster Bay in winter, including sledding, bobsledding, skating, and skiing. The exhibit runs thru March 23.

Learn and Play - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
Through March 27, 2014 - Yaphank

Interactive educational workshops for children ages 15 months - 4 years old and their parent or caregiver. Each session is designed with hands-on activities, stories, songs, crafts, and a wagon ride to visit the animals. Call for information. January 6 - March 27th.

Hot Off the Press--an Exhibition of 21st Century Prints - Art League of Long Island
Through March 30, 2014 - Dix Hills

The Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery at the Art League of Long Island presents an exhibition of 40 prints by 20 contemporary artists from Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), the esteemed fine art print publisher located in Bay Shore, Long Island. The exhibition displays intaglio etchings––some hand painted, mezzotints, traditional lithographs and pigmented inkjet prints, as well as three dimensional intaglio constructions and three dimensional lithographs and silkscreens. Feb 23-March 30, 2014.

Free Trial Classes in Italian, Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese - Language Workshop for Children
Through March 31, 2014 - Manhasset

Capture your child's prime time to learn a new language. Call The Language Workshop for Children at 212-628-2700 for your FREE trial class. Offering French, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese, LWFC programs include Languages for Tots- (6M-3Y), Languages for Children (3-8Y), Regular Preschool (2.10-4Y), and Summer Camp (3-9Y). CNN called LWFC Director Francois Thibaut: "One of a very few experts in teaching languages to small children." Parents Magazine named the LWFC, "6 Programs Worth the $." Students absorb their new language in stimulating play groups using the LWFC's unique language building songs, immersion games, and older kids work with sentence building stories (and can bake and do arts and crafts too). LWFC learning materials won six major children's educational media awards.

Flight of the Butterflies in 3D - NY Hall of Science
Through April 11, 2014 - Corona

Join millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway. Weighing less than a penny, the monarch butterfly makes one of the longest migrations on Earth. Follow the monarchs' perilous journey to the remote mountain peaks of Mexico in this 3D film. For the first time ever, witness the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, inside a chrysalis, thanks to advanced MRI and micro CT scans. The award-winning production team, including Oscar-winner Peter Parks, followed the year-long migration cycle of the monarch butterflies, from Canada, through the United States to remote 10,000-foot-high peaks in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. The film has won numerous awards including the 2013 Grand Teton Award in the category of Best Immersive 3D/Large Format at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and awards at the 2013 Giant Screen Industry Awards, including Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Film for Lifelong Learning, and Best Educational Program.

Secrets of Circles - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 04, 2014 - Garden City

Circles are amazing shapes. If you look around, you�ll see that they�re everywhere: wheels, clocks, doorknobs, tortillas, Frisbees and tops. Be the first to explore an exciting exhibit, celebrating the math, science and beauty behind such a simple shape. Children and adults alike will uncover the secrets of the many circles in the world. The exhibit runs through May 4. Secrets of Circles offer visitors the chance to: �Draw circles on a glow-in-the dark table �Go on a circular scavenger hunt �Build a gear contraption to turn a dancing doll. �Climb into a circular boat �Play and pretend in a market full of circles from around the globe �Use mirrors to experiment with symmetry �Learn how circles aid engineers in solving problems.

Spirit and Identity: Melanesian Works from the Hofstra University Museum Collections - Hofstra University Museum, David Filderman Gallery
Through May 12, 2014 - Hempstead

Curated by collections manager Kristy L. Caratzola, this exhibition showcases an extraordinary aspect of the HUM collections for the first time. The original exhibit offers a range of ethnographic artworks and objects created by members of the distinct regional communities of Irian Jaya, Papua New Guinea, New Britain, Vanuatu, and the Kiriwina Islands located in the South Pacific. The selected works center upon ancestral figures, ceremonial masks, warrior shields, and ritualized practical objects crafted from natural materials sourced from sacred sites within the territory of each individual culture. The exhibit also includes sophisticated wooden sculptures carved and painted by revered artists, which serve to express complex ideological beliefs through stylized human and animal forms complemented with colorful, abstracted geometric designs. The vital connection between humans and ancestral spirits and their active role in providing guidance and protection is an essential concept shared among many Oceanic cultures and is a defining characteristic of Melanesian art.

College Students Can Blow Off Some Steam at Bounce! at Discounted Rates Every Week - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through May 28, 2014 - Syosset

Bounce! Trampoline Sports hosts Wild Wednesdays every week from 7–9pm for college students. The special event night offers college students a chance to have some fun and reduce their homework stress at discounted rates. College students only need to show their ID and they will pay just $10.00 for the first hour and $5.00 for the second hour. Admission includes trampoline dodgeball, slam dunk basketball, open jump time and foam pit jumping as well as volleyball (not on the trampolines).

Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2014 - Garden City

See the work of 10 skilled sculptors located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Works of art encompass use of various materials-steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations. The exhibition runs through May 31, 2014.

Open House - Crestwood Country Day Camp & School Open House
Through June 15, 2014 - Melville

Come and see what Crestwood has to offer children ages 2-15 for summer camp and school. Tour the 15 acres, meet the directors, and have your kids play on the playgrounds. Saturdays and Sundays, February 1-June 15, 2014.

Saturday Respite - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through June 21, 2014 - Lido Beach

Saturday Respite program runs each Saturday and students have a snack and participate three of the following activities: yoga, dance, drama, drumming, art, cooking, or music. Students range in age and work with a 1-on-1 volunteer to guide and support the student. Students with special needs and typically developing students are welcome. Please RSVP at

Kidtastic Kids Social Experience - Kidtastic Kids
Through June 30, 2014 - Farmingville

The Kidtastic Kids Social Experience is designed for children with special needs, social needs, or children who are having a hard time making friends. Programs are broken down by each child's needs and individuality. Call or check the website for more information. Jan 1-June 2014.

Create Dance Center - Zumba Fitness
Through June 30, 2014 - Amityville

A great calorie-burning, Latin-inspired, cardiovascular work-out. Work out at your own intensity-perfect for beginners.Tuesdays, January 7-June 30.

Special Needs Classes - Create Dance Center
Through June 30, 2014 - Amityville

Classes focus on social interaction, following directions, imitation skills, gross motor movement and dance techniques. Small classes with extra support. All taught by a NY State Certified Special Education teacher. For more information call or e-mail at Classes: Wednesdays (8 and under), Thursdays (13 and older), Fridays (8 and older and 5 and under), Saturdays (8 and older). January 2-June 30, 2014.

Tour of Kenwal Day Camp - Kenwal Day Camp
Through June 30, 2014 - Melville

Call to set up a personal tour of the camp and learn about the activities available for children ages 3-15. March 1-June 30, 2014.

Moving Forward-Creating A Vision Workshop - Life Coaching For Women
Through July 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Gather your girlfriends together or come by yourself, for this fun and interactive workshop that will leave you feeling motivated and empowered to create the life that you want. There are reasons why most women find it difficult to move forward towards a goal. During this workshop you will become aware of exactly what it is that's holding you back, and see what you can do to make changes in order for you to move forward. Creating a clear vision as to what you want allows you to keep your focus and achieve your goal. Refreshments will be served. Conducted in Bellmore office or host a party at home. Contact for more details. 631-988-4001

Affirmation Cards Workshop - Life Coaching For Women
Through July 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Enjoy light refreshments as you are creating your very own unique affirmation cards. What is an affirmation? Affirmations are personal, short, powerful words or statements that create a shift in the way you think. Affirmations are uplifting and encouraging! They create a change on any negative perceptions you have. The more you affirm what you like and want for yourself, the more your mind is going to accept it. As your thoughts begin to change, your vision begins to change, and your actions begin to change. Get ready for positive changes to happen. Gather your girlfriends or come alone for this ongoing workshop. Contact

Creating a Vision Board Workshop - Life Coaching For Women
Through July 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Interior designers use a similar board to create visions of what they want a certain room to look and feel like. Today, more and more women are creating vision boards for the exact same reasons, except for their own lives! A vision board helps you create your life by having a vision of what YOU WANT in front of you every single day! They are fun, powerful tools, and the more you add to your board, the more likely you are to make it all happen! The sky is the limit. Call or contact, or visit the website.

Sculpture Art Caper and Exploration Activity - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through September 30, 2014 - Hempstead

Adults and children can explore the outdoor sculpture collection on Hofstra’s beautiful campus with activity-filled animal, shapes or people-themed HUM Sculpture Exploration Backpacks or by solving an Art Caper mystery in which they unravel the clues found in the sculpture collection. Activity materials may be picked up at the Emily Lowe Gallery during museum hours (see website for current hours).

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Global Explorer - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through September 30, 2014 - Hempstead

Children ages 6 and up and their families can explore and discover the beauty of the world’s cultures using activity-filled backpacks that enhance experiences with authentic objects from the Hofstra University Museum’s collections. While exploring specific works displayed in the David Filderman Gallery, children create their own keepsake artworks inspired by the art and cultures they discover. Families may pick up the backpacks at the Emily Lowe Gallery during museum hours (see website for current hours).

Penguin Encounter - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2015 - Riverhead

Imagine a close-up meeting with an African penguin – a 45-minute interactive experience where children ages 5 and up and adults go behind the scenes and learn how animal experts care for these playful birds. You'll see the inner workings of the Penguin Pavilion exhibit,learn how staff cares for the exhibit's residents and enter the Penguin Preschool to meet the penguins. Reserve your spot at