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

Line Dancing - Massapequa Public Library
March 13, 2017 - Massapequa

Get in line and join the fun. Beginners welcomed.

Mother-Daughter Book Discussion - Rockville Centre Library
March 13, 2017 - Rockville Centre

We are reading Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson. Books are available at the Circulation Desk. Everyone knows there are different kinds of teachers. The good ones. The not-so-good ones. The boring ones, the mean ones, the ones who try too hard. The ones you’ll never remember, and the ones you want to forget. But Ms. Bixby is none of these. She’s the sort of teacher who makes you feel like the indignity of school is worthwhile. Who makes the idea of growing up less terrifying. Who you never want to disappoint. What Ms. Bixby is, is one of a kind. So when Ms. Bixby unexpectedly announces that she is very sick and won’t be able to finish the school year, three students come up with a daring plan to make her last day unforgettable.

Dancing Leprechauns - Franklin Square Public Library
March 13, 2017 - Franklin Square

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by making a dancing Leprechaun craft. Register.

Arena Players: 'The Tale of the Frog Prince' - Carriage House Theater at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
Through March 18, 2017 - Centerport

Frog Prince is lonely, bored and unhappy as a frog. He secretly yearns to be the human he once was, before being put under a spell by an evil witch. The only way to break the spell is to be kissed by a lovely maiden. But who wants to kiss a larger-than-life frog that eats flies? Watch how the beloved frog finally gets the kiss of his dreams in this delightful and charming children's play. Call 516-293-0674 for tickets.

Galapagos George Puppet Show - Bay Street Theater
Through March 18, 2017 - Sag Harbor

Based on the true story of “Lonesome George,” this show tells the tale of a truly one-on-a-kind tortoise from the Galapagos Islands. Described by The Smithsonian as “an uplifting eco-fable,” this engaging theatrical piece shares an important lesson about man’s impact upon the environment. This show was funded in part by a grant from the Puppeteers of America Endowment Fund and was awarded an UNIMA Citation of Excellence in 2005.

Free Assessment & Practice Test Event - C2 Education
Through March 18, 2017 - Stony Brook

C2 Education offers Practice Tests for a variety of standardized exams, including PSAT, SAT, and ACT. They also offer assessment tests for younger students to help identify specific skills in reading comprehension, writing, and math that need to be focused on for improvement. This free event also includes a free follow-up consultation to go over the test results and develop a personalized study plan for each student.

Winter Concert Series - Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Through March 19, 2017 - Great River

This week's performance is Canta Libre with flute, harp and strings.

Ariella's NY Friendship Circle: Soccer Stars - The Chai Center
Through March 19, 2017 - Dix Hills

This event is part of Ariella's NY Friendship Circle: Ariella's NY Friendship Circle of Suffolk County unites teen volunteers and children with special needs in a wide range of social and educational innovative programs and activities for hours of fun and friendship. The goal is to create a home base for individuals with special needs where all can feel accepted in a loving and non-judgmental environment. This soccer workshop is for all skill levels. Go to nyfriendshipcircle.com to register or call 631-351-8672.

Kids in the Kitchen - The Chai Center
Through March 21, 2017 - Dix Hills

Take part in a kids' cooking course and learn how to make some great kid-approved kosher dishes such as personal pizzas, waffles and cookies in a large state-of-the-art kitchen. Call or go online to register.

AZ Fitness - Heritage Center
Through March 25, 2017 - Mount Sinai

An intense body conditioning workout that is designed to target every muscle group in your body. Sculpt and tone your body with minimal cardio and a lot of slow moving exercises to target your entire body using free weights, resistance bands, medicine balls and more. This workout is perfect for beginners all the way up to advance levels. Registration: email info@az-fit.weebly.com, call 631-839-2718 or visit az-fit.weebly.com

'Sister Act' - CM Performing Arts Center
Through March 25, 2017 - Oakdale

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet. When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent. Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave you breathless. Rated PG-13.

'Respect: A Musical Journey of Women' - Theatre Three
Through March 25, 2017 - Port Jefferson

Featuring Music by Reddy, Wynette, Gershwin, Rodgers, Hart, Sedaka and more. Directed by Mary Powers. Featuring such immortal tunes as "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," "These Boots Were Made for Walking," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "What's Love Got to Do With It," and many others, Respect chronicles an exhilarating must-see, must-hear story. From housewife to rebel, from cynic to Wonder Woman, Respect chronicles extraordinary women, celebrating the music that has defined feelings, ideas and promise. "Hard Hearted Hannah," "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "This One's for the Girls," "I Will Survive," and "I Am Woman" are just some of the dozens of songs featured in this show-stopping evening!

Raggedy Ann & Andy - Theatre Three
Through March 25, 2017 - Port Jefferson

"Be a buddy, be a pal, be a friend …" The world's favorite and most famous rag dolls come to life in a heart-warming adventure about friendship and loyalty as the toys save the Tiwilliger Toy Workshop for Extra-Special Friends. A captivating tale of the power of love and cooperation.

Main Street Gallery presents 'Her Story through Art' - Huntington Arts Council
Through March 25, 2017 - Huntington

This Invitational Show celebrates Women’s History Month and features the work of Ann Parry, Anahi Decanio, Tara Leale Porter and Irene Vitale. The Invitational Gallery Shows are a Huntington Arts Council opportunity for small groups of artists to participate in a shared exhibit in our Main Street Gallery.

'Madagascar: A Musical Adventure' - BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont
Through March 26, 2017 - Elmont

Take a journey out of the zoo and onto the stage with your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends from the blockbuster DreamWorks film.

Seal Walks - Montauk Point State Park
Through March 26, 2017 - Montauk

Hike to observe seals and wintering birds. Walk is approximately an hour and a half. Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for a winter hike. Binoculars recommended. Meet in the lower parking lot. Reservations required.

Ariella’s NY Friendship Circle: Zumba - The Chai Center
Through March 27, 2017 - Dix Hills

This is event is part of Ariella's NY Friendship Circle: Ariella’s NY Friendship Circle of Suffolk County unites teen volunteers and children with special needs in a wide range of social and educational innovative programs and activities for hours of fun and friendship. The goal is to create a home base for individuals with special needs where all can feel accepted in a loving and non-judgmental environment. This Zumba class for kids of all abilities run by a licensed Zumba instructor who is also a speech language pathologist. Call or go online to register.

Sculpture, Clay and Upcycled Art - Mini Monet
Through March 29, 2017 - Sayville

Use found objects in the Sculpture class to create fun animals out of clay, wood, bottle caps and more.

Ariella's NY Friendship Circle: Hip Hop - The Chai Center
Through March 29, 2017 - Dix Hills

Ariella's NY Friendship Circle of Suffolk County unites teen volunteers and children with special needs in a wide range of social and educational innovative programs and activities for hours of fun and friendship. The goal is to create a home base for individuals with special needs where all can feel accepted in a loving and non-judgmental environment. This Hip-Hop dance class is for all levels. Go to nyfriendshipcircle.com to register or call 631-351-8672.

Mommy & Me Paint & Play - Mini Monet
Through March 30, 2017 - Sayville

Drop in for an hour of free paint, coloring, read storybooks, play games and meet other moms.

Maker Space Friday - New York Hall of Science
Through March 31, 2017 - Corona

Familes can explore different materials, concepts and ideas while making and tinkering together. Activities cover a wide range of topics including simple circuits, wind-powered racers, hand sewing and much more.

Mommy & Me Tot Shabbat - Chabad of Port Washington
Through March 31, 2017 - Port Washington

Kids braid Challah together. Music and instruments round out the program for children ages 6-24 months. Led by Sara Schonfeld of Musical Minds. Mommy & Me is held at Chabad of Port Washington's Florence Brownstein's 'Israel' a stunning interactive multi-sensory indoor playground. For more information or to register contact Sara at sara@chabadpw.org

Rainbow Wind Socks - Long Island Children's Museum
Through March 31, 2017 - Garden City

Breeze on by and welcome the colors of spring all month long as you create a rainbow wind sock with fun streamers to hang at home!

Parents Night Out - Tumbling Tunes
Through March 31, 2017 - East Northport

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

Drawing & Painting 1 & 2 - Mini Monet Studio
Through March 31, 2017 - Sayville

Learn to draw animals, people, landscapes, and works by famous artists. Paint with watercolors, use oil pastels, chalk pastels, colored pencils, markers, and more.

'Junie B. Jones, The Musical' - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
Through April 02, 2017 - Bellmore

Everyone's favorite first grader is back! Junie B and her zany friends will thrill audiences young and old.

'Curious George and the Golden Meatball' - BroadHollow Theatre
Through April 02, 2017 - East Islip

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

Mommy & Me Class - The Chai Center
Through April 06, 2017 - Dix Hills

Led by The Chai Center preschool director, children, with their parents (or caregivers), are offered a gentle introduction to life in a group. The class is structured with the children's developmental stage in mind. Activities will engage the senses in various ways. Children will explore water, shaving cream, and other potentially messy materials. Please keep this in mind when dressing your child. When the weather is pleasant, the class will enjoy our award-winning certified outdoor nature explorer classroom. There will be a light snack available for children each day. RSVP: Register online at www.thechaicenter.com or call 631-351-8672

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.

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.

Science Fiction, Science Future - New York Hall of Science
Through April 30, 2017 - Corona

This temporary exhibition gives visitors a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts might become the science reality of tomorrow. Hands-on exhibits incorporate robots, holograms and augmented reality.

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

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.

The Butterfly Conservatory - The American Museum of Natural History
Through May 28, 2017 - Upper West Side

The annual treat returns to the AMNH. One of the museum's most popular, annual events this exhibit features up to 500 live, iridescent, tropical butterflies from the Americas, Africa, and Asia. The butterflies are housed in a vivarium that approximates their lush, natural habitat. See them flutter around live flowering plants that serve as nectar sources, thanks to controlled artificial light, temperature, and humidity. Featured species include iridescent blue morpho butterflies, striking scarlet swallowtails, and large owl butterflies.

'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.

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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