Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-Nov 11

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!

Celebrate Superman's 75th Anniversary! - Sid Jacobson JCC
November 11, 2013 - East Hills

A lens into Superman's place in American Jewish pop culture. Author Larry Tye will discuss "Superman, The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero."

Bunnicula - CM Performing Arts Center
November 11, 2013 - Oakdale

In this musical version of the popular book, Chester (the family cat) and Harold (the family dog) sit waiting for their owners to return home from the movies. When the Monroes get home, they come bearing a surprise: they’ve found a bunny in the movie theater. But this is no ordinary rabbit. When the family’s produce starts losing its juice, Chester thinks he knows what’s causing the fantastic phenomenon. Bunnicula is a vampire...or is he?

Fall Fun Fitness Fiesta! - Mid-Island Y JCC
November 11, 2013 - Plainview

How fast can you run? How high can you jump? A day of fun fitness activities, including relays, movement and games. Snack and a kosher pizza lunch will be included. All children must be toilet trained.

Yogi Bear's YTye Dye Party - The Children's Safari
November 11, 2013 - Valley Stream

Loads of fun with Yogi Bear's picnic basket of surprises. Come meet Yogi Bear and see his basket filled with surprises. (periodic appearances and different surprises)Face painting, tattoos, tye dye some crafts, and do some dancing. Visit Jellystone Park for choice of pizza, hot dog, kosher snack, or cotton candy and juice all included with admission. Tons of fun.

Starlab Planetarium - Sands Point Preserve
November 11, 2013 - Sands Point

Take a "Look at the Stars" in the magical night sky via the indoor, inflatable Starlab Portable Planetarium. Following a 30-minute sky show, stay for an astronomy craft and snack. Be sure to dress for the outdoors – and hope for a clear night! If conditions allow, you'll see the moon shadows and "connect the dots" of the real Big Dipper above the Great Lawn.

Daniel Kelly�s Emerge Trio - Long Island Children's Museum
November 11, 2013 - Garden City

Join this award-winning pianist/composer and his trio for a fun and engaging concert of jazz music. This exciting group blends jazz with South American rhythms, funk and even rock music. A great way of introducing jazz to young ears! Daniel is working on a larger project with LICM titled �Rakonto: Life After Hurricane Sandy.� This new composition, to be premiered on February 18, 2014, is a collaborative project between Daniel and community members who will share their stories about how Hurricane Sandy affected their lives. Come meet Daniel and learn how to share your story! These performances are part of the New York State Presenters Network Presenter-Artist Partnership Project with support from the New York State Council on the Arts, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

A Letter to My Hero - Long Island Children's Museum
November 11, 2013 - Garden City

Celebrate Veterans Day and salute all the brave men and women that serve our country on a daily basis. Veterans Day was once called Armistice Day, when all countries signed the armistice that signaled the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. Help honor our heroes by sending them a special letter of thanks.

50% Off Admission for Active, reserve, retired and disabled military personnel - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
November 11, 2013 - Riverhead

Active, reserve, retired and disabled military personnel receive 50% off admission today with a valid, government-issued military ID card.

Archaeological Dig With Quadrats! - The Maritime Explorium
Through November 11, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Learn how to use transects and quadrats to go on an archaeological dig right in the museum.

Open Play: Veterans Day and Black Friday - Bouncers and Slydos
November 11, 2013 - Farmingdale

Children can enjoy inflatables in one gigantic room for the ultimate bounce, jump and slide experience. There are inflatables for all age from Mickey Park for Toddlers to Zipline for the more daring.

Veterans Day at the Hatchery - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
November 11, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium is open for business on Veterans Day, when visitors can explore the largest living collection of New York State freshwater reptiles, fish, and amphibians with a tour through two aquarium buildings and eight outdoor ponds. You can also feed the hungry trout and try "Catch & Keep" fishing.

Veteran's Day Film n' Fun: Red, White & Blue - Cold Spring Habor Whaling Museum
November 11, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

In honor of Veteran's Day, make fun sand art with red, white and blue sand. As it dries, enjoy the film SpyKids. Ages 4-12. RSVP 631-367-3418 or online.

Gadgets and Gizmos Mini Camp - Bricks 4 Kidz Creativity Center
November 11, 2013 - Syosset

Students love our interactive Bricks 4 Kidz models. This camp is all about the fun of doing something with what you’ve built. But don’t worry, we sneak in lots of learning, too – understanding probability in the “3-in-a-row” game model and learning about friction and symmetry with the spinning top lesson. Don’t miss out.

Veteran's Day Music Classes - Not Just Art
November 11, 2013 - Oyster Bay

Wiggle and move to the beat, play instruments, sing, have some musical family fun with the little ones. Especially for children ages birth-4 years and caregiver.(A great way to enjoy the morning while the big kids are in tje art studio.) Space is limited to 12 children per time slot, please call to reserve your spot.

Veterans Day Special - Monster Mini Golf - Medford
November 11, 2013 - Medford

Enjoy half off each child with a paying adult.The day includes 1 round of mini golf and cannot be combined with any other offer.

Titans of Business & the Best of Design Showcase - Sands Point Preserve/Hempstead House
Through November 24, 2013 - Sands Point

In a theme never before seen in a design house event, leading interior designers will transform 15 rooms in the 50,000-square-foot mansion into a unique expression of creativity and power. With rooms inspired by their own accomplished clients -- the iconic "titans" in the fields of entertainment, technology, and fashion -- the interior designers will reveal the tastes of those who influence many of our day to day lifestyle choices. "Titans of Business" and their designers will collaborate to reinvent rooms into magnificent and inspirational works of art. A portion of the proceeds from this event will help support the Friends of the Sands Point Preserve's ongoing mission to protect and preserve this treasured site, and will specifically support essential restoration projects at Hempstead House. Through November 24.

LES MISÉRABLES - CM Performing Arts
Through November 24, 2013 - Oakdale

This is the haunting, yet inspiring story of Jean Valjean, a burly thief who attempts to start a new life with the help of a kind bishop. But despite his change of heart, he still must live life on the run through this time of political redemption, while he is endlessly and relentlessly pursued by Police Inspector Javert. That pursuit, over decades through the tumult of revolutionary France, changes his life forever. Along this quest is a powerful examination of justice, passion, change, fateful decisions and moral redemption. October 19-November 24, 2013.

Self Care Coaching Session - Life Coaching for Women
Through November 29, 2013 - Bellmore

Are you balancing work and family? Coping with anxiety, fears and anger? Contemplating a career move? In college or have thoughts of going back to college? Now's the time to move forward with your life, to spend time alone and love who you are. What are your goals? Where do you see yourself a year from now? Five years from now? Learn techniques that will move you forward to where you want to be in life. Get a one-hour introductory coaching session on self care. This session will leave you feeling alive again and thinking of ways as to how you will begin to move forward! Call or email to register.

Life After Divorce-The New You - Life Coaching for Women
Through November 29, 2013 - Bellmore

Sign up for a free one-hour life coaching session on life after divorce. Who are you now? What positive things have you learned about yourself? What does your future look like? What goals have you set? Learn techniques on how to move forward and enjoy life with the New You! Visit the website, call, or email

Tree-mendous Thanksgiving Cards - Long Island Children's Museum
Through November 29, 2013 - Garden City

It?s time to express your thanks. Create a textured autumn-inspired tree greeting card to give to someone you are thankful for. This event runs through November 29.

Free Trial Class: Spanish - The Language Workshop for Children
Through November 29, 2013 - Manhasset

Capture your child’s prime time to learn a new language. Call for your FREE trial class. Varying per location, LWFC school year programs include: Languages for Tots® (6months-3years)-French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Italian Languages for Children (3-8years)- French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Italian Regular Preschool (2.10-4years)-French, Spanish, Chinese NYC Family Preschool (2months-3years)-French (plus summer camp too). CNN called LWFC Director Francois Thibaut: “One of a very few experts in teaching languages to small children.” 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.

Art Show - Long Island Children's Museum
Through November 30, 2013 - Garden City

Theresa Academy of Performing Arts for Students with Special Needs is being featured at The Long Island Children's Museum with their own month-long art show. Join in the excitement as they showcase fine art from their amazing students. Call for more information. The exhibit runs through November 30.

Art Show - Long Island Children's Museum
Through November 30, 2013 - Garden City

Theresa Academy of Performing Arts for Students with Special Needs is being welcomed at The Long Island Children's Museum with its own month-long art show. Come view this showcase of fine art from some amazing students. The exhibit runs through November 30.

Heckscher Helps the Hungry - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through November 30, 2013 - Huntington

The Museum is partnering with Long Island Cares Inc., The Harry Chapin Food Bank, in support of those in need. Help collect food for people and pets in the community. Visit the Museum in November and December to drop off your non-perishable donations and receive half-price admission as a special thank you. November 1-December 31, 2013.

Fall Learn and Play for Pre-schoolers - Suffolk County Farm & Education Center
Through December 12, 2013 - Yaphank

Age-appropriate 1 hour sessions have been designed to accentuate the child/parent learning experience. Mon, Tues and Wed are programs for children ages 15mos-3years. Thursdays classes are for children ages 2-5 and their siblings and Fridays classes are for children aged 3-5. Registration and detailed information pertaining to the classes can be found onliine at (under Farm, Early Childhood). September 30-December 12, 2013.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2013 - Riverhead

Go behind the scenes at the aquarium and see firsthand all that's involved in creating a home for the aquatic residents, including helping to feed the clownfish.

Zumba Birthday Party - The Dance Treatment
Through December 31, 2013 - Garden City Park

Visit this beautiful venue and plan an exciting time for your little one's birthday. The Dance Treatment will cater to all your party needs.

Sculpture Mystery: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection. Pick up your caper kit at Emily Lowe Gallery, have fun while discovering more about these works, and at the end of the caper return to Emily Lowe Gallery for a prize. For everyone ages 4-9 and their grown-up companions all year-round. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Sculpture Exploration Backpack - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Kids and their grown up companions can stop in at the Hofstra University Museum's Emily Lowe Gallery, and pick up a backpack. At the end of your tour, return the backpack and each child will receive a small gift from the Museum. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Peter Max Exhibition - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 23, 2014 - Roslyn Harbor

This exhibition of work by famed pop artist Peter Max juxtaposes portfolios of his mostly black-and-white drawings on paper against many of his larger and more color-saturated works in a variety of media. This showing is the first in-depth look at Max�s original drawings. Covering a wide range of subjects � portraits of friends and political figures, ocean sunsets and undulating landscapes, characters from Disney and The Wizard of Oz, planetary and celestial bodies in space, angels and demons, flowers and hearts, as well as Mona Lisas and Statues of Liberty to name only a few � these never-before-seen drawings comprise one of the most recognizable and commercially successful artistic practices of our times. The exhibit runs through February 23, 2014.

AftermodernisM: Works on Paper - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 23, 2014 - Roslyn Harbor

This exhibition focuses on the exploration of the drawing skills and innovations of a number of artists. Some of these works on paper are preparation for larger works on canvas. The exhibition is organized for the museum�s Contemporary Collectors Circle (CCC) by CCC co-chairs Elaine Berger and Alison Wolfson. The exhibit runs through February 23, 2014.

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.

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.

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

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