Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-Nov 3

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!

Haunted House - Bayville Scream Park
Through November 03, 2013 - Bayville

Every year the doors of the Bay Family Mansion are unlocked. The ghosts and ghouls come out to play. They invade all of Bayville Adventure Park. Bayville Adventure Park transforms into a spooky world of frights and surprises to become Bayville Scream Park. Featuring Bloodworth Haunted Mansion, Uncle Needle's Fun House of Fear, Temple of Terror, Zombie Pirates and Evil in the Woods! There is plenty to do for the younger kids this Halloween season. There are two "not so scary" haunted houses, the pumpkin bounce, the pumpkin patch and the spooky Halloween Express Train and Hay Ride. They can also get great Halloween snacks at the Creepy cafe like candy apples, cotton candy and popcorn and there are still all the regular attractions of the Adventure Park like Spooky Pirate Miniature golf all decorated for Halloween.

Fiddler on the Roof - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
November 03, 2013 - Elmont

In the village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor milkman is trying to keep his family's traditions in place. Yet, times are changing. And when Tevye's daughters want to make their own matches, he must choose between his daughters' happiness and his beloved traditions. Songs include Tradition, Matchmaker, If I Were a Rich Man and Sunrise, Sunset. Mention Metroparent and get $2 off adult or senior tickets.

The Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns - Old Westbury Gardens
November 03, 2013 - Old Westbury

Come see over 5,000 hand-carved Jack O'Lanterns light up the night at one of Long Island's most treasured historic mansions, Old Westbury Gardens! RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns features the work of dozens of local artists and sculptors in a unique walk-through experience that's suitable for visitors of all ages. The trail takes about 45 minutes to an hour to walk through. Be amazed. Get inspired. Stir your creativity. Come experience The RISE! Order tickets online. The Rise of the Jack O' Lanterns runs Oct. 4 � Nov. 3: Friday-Sunday and Columbus Day.

The Mousetrap - Houghton Hall Theatre at Trinity Episcopal Church
November 03, 2013 - Northport Village

A performance of an Agatha Christie story by The minstrel Players of Northport.

Jungle Book - Vanderbilt Carriage House Theater
November 03, 2013 - Centerport

The Jungle Book concerns a young man-cub named Mowgli, who is raised by a panther named Bagheera, and pursued by his enemy, Shere Khan.

Crafts for Kids-The Cupcake Corner - The Cupcake Corner
November 03, 2013 - Garden City


Family Sunday at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
November 03, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

The museum offers a 1pm docent-led family walk through of the current exhibition and beginning at 1:30pm, supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries.

Portledge School Fall Open House - Portledge School
November 03, 2013 - Locust Valley

Come out and hear from the Head of School, a featured alumni speaker, division heads, and current students who will all share their perspectives on the Portledge experience. Tours of the 60-acre campus and buildings will follow and faculty will be available to answer questions throughout. Refreshments will be served. Registration is suggested but not required. To register or for more information or directions, please call Michael Coope at 516-750-3202 or Leigh Farrell at 516-750-3203 or email

Dead or Alive - New York Hall of Science
November 03, 2013 - Corona

Pumpkin chucking, live wolves and bats, and Frankenstein-like projections are all part of the fun. Some activities require an additional fee; see details below. Pumpkin Chucking Watch NYSCI?s catapult, Chuck, toss pumpkins in the air. Free with NYSCI admission. November 2 Dead or Alive Activities: Live Bat Encounters See some live bats, plus find out about the benefits of bats, why we need to conserve them, and what you can do to help them at this special show with Rob Mies from the Organization for Bat Conservation. Small fee, plus NYSCI admission. Pumpkin Chucking Watch NYSCI?s catapult, Chuck, toss pumpkins in the air. Free with NYSCI admission. Dead or Alive Party, 3 ? 6 pm Join us for Frankenstein-like projections by Mapathon, forensic science activities, locally made Day of the Dead-inspired treats, and Halloween make projects. Prizes will be awarded to those in costumes. Free with NYSCI admission. November 3 Dead or Alive Activities: Live Bat Encounters See some live bats, plus find out about the benefits of bats, why we need to conserve them, and what you can do to help them at this special show with Rob Mies from the Organization for Bat Conservation. Small fee, plus NYSCI admission. Pumpkin Chucking Watch NYSCI?s catapult, Chuck, toss pumpkins in the air. Free with NYSCI admission.

Special Education/College Fair - The Vincent Smith School
November 03, 2013 - Port Washington

Come out to Vincent Smith School's Special Education/College Fair. It's "One-stop Shopping" for special education services. Meet representatives for after-school programs, parent support, education support, financial planners, transition planning/post high school/college programs, summer/camp programs and many more.

Lillias White in Concert - The Madison Theatre at Molloy College
November 03, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Lillias White, a native of Brooklyn, New York, is the quadruple-crown winner of the 1997-98 Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Friends of New York Award and the prestigious TONY Award for best featured actress in a musical for her performance of Sonja in The Life. Her many other Broadway credits include Jonesy in How to Succeed in Business, Grizzabella in CATS, Asaka in Once On The Island, Joice Heth in Barnum, Aretha Franklin in Rock-In-Roll – The First 5,000 Years, and Effie Melody White in DREAMGIRLS (20th anniversary concert recording available on Nonesuch records). In off-Broadway Lillias has been Queen Zauba in The Princess and the Black-Eyed Pea and Hennie in Romance in Hard Times in which she received a Cobie Award. She was Velma in Crowns where she earned an Audelco Award, and most recently, Obatala in Obatala King of the White Cloth, by David Wright, performed at the Riverside Church, NYC. On TV, Lillias appeared on various PBS specials from Great Performances with the Boston Pops to In Performance at The White House, as well as on NYPD Blue and Law & Order. She spent four seasons as Lillian Edwards on Sesame Street where she obtained an Emmy Award and she just filmed an episode ofThe Jury on Fox TV. In the movies, Lillias has been with Jim Carrey, Cop #1 in Gloria with Sharon Stone, as the voice of the lead muse in Disney’s animated Hercules, and as Yvette the #1 neighbor in Pieces of April with an all-star cast including Katie Holmes and Derek Luke (now available on DVD and Video). Lillias White has performed live at Lincoln Center, Archi’s Place, Central Park, Symphony Space, Carnegie Hall and many other venues worldwide. Her recording “From Brooklyn to Broadway” is available at Colony Records in NYC.

The Age of Flowers - Old Westbury Gardens
November 03, 2013 - Old Westbury

Westbury House floral designer and Head Grower, Scott Lucas, fashions one-of-a kind creations representing historic works of floral art from the early 1900s through the 1950s. Enjoy this self-guided visual history tour on Saturdays and Sundays in November.

'I Do I Do' - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
November 03, 2013 - Bellmore

This charming musical originally starred Mary Martin and Robert Preston, begins with Michael and Agnes on their wedding day and traces their life together over the next fifty years. The tuneful score includes "My Cup Runneth Over," "The Father of the Bride," and "Together Forever."

Admissions Open House - Buckley Country Day School
November 03, 2013 - Roslyn

Parents and guardians are cordially invited to attend Buckley Country Day School's admission Open House. Meet the headmaster, faculty, and students; take a tour of the campus; and learn about the school's outstanding program serving children from toddler (2 1/2 years) through 8th grade. For further information, call Ann Duffy, Director of Admissions, at 516-627-1910,x2701.

Dinner and Social - Your Mother's House Kitchen and Bar
November 03, 2013 - Garden City Park

Singles Association of Long Island, ages 25 plus, will meet for dinner and social. All drinks are cash and carry. Social hour gathering at 4pm at the bar. Dinner at 5pm RSVP by 11/1.

The Young Naturalists Club - Brookside County Park
November 03, 2013 - Sayville

The Great South Bay Audubon Society invites you to attend a meeting of The Young Naturalists Club. This is an ongoing event. The club meets on the first Sunday of every month. The Young Naturalists Club focuses on creating interest in the natural world around us and becoming stewards of a natural area. Outdoor activities include hiking trails, bird watching, gardening, and setting up bird-feeding stations. Indoor activities include examining birds' nests, feather displays, nature related crafts and other special presentations. For details on upcoming Young Naturalists Club activities, email, or call 631-581-1731 or visit our web site at

Gorgeous Gobstoppers at the Maritime Explorium! - The Maritime Explorium
Through November 03, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Deconstruct candy to reveal the marvels of science, technology, engineering, art and math.

Heckscher Family Hour - Heckscher Museum of Art
November 03, 2013 - Huntington

Join a museum educator for a family-friendly tour of the Museum's exhibition Stan Brodsky: Retrospective. Families will experience the exhibition through close looking, lively conversations, and hands-on gallery projects. Registration is recommended. Space is limited.

Eggstripping Demonstrations - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
November 03, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Watch Hatchery staff as they fertilize eggs for the Hatch House, a centuries old process of egg taking. See how the Hatchery has been producing trout for over 125 years.

Ocean Science Sunday - Totally Turtles! - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
November 03, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Touch a turtle shell and learn from staff of the Riverhead Foundation how to help cold-stunned turtles on Long Island. Go home with fun turtle crafts! Ages 5-12. RSVP 631-367-3418 or online.

Art Partner Workshop for Children with Special Needs - Art League of Long Island
November 03, 2013 - Dix Hills

Come and enjoy this series of Fine Craft Workshops designed for Children with Special Needs and their loving companion. These workshops will afford the unique opportunity for artistic expression, while at the same time, provide a precious bonding experience between a child and their loved one. In each workshop, students will explore a different medium through the art of crafting. With the use of a multitude of different materials, involving the use of color, texture, and shape, the experience will offer each child exposure to a variety of art and craft techniques. Each child will go home with a beautiful completed craft project at the end of every workshop. Just as important, and maybe more so, this series will provide a child with special needs and an accompanying loved one the opportunity to share in a precious experience: to create something beautiful together, thereby providing feelings of immediate gratification, accomplishment and pride, while enhancing artistic ability. Call (631) 462-5400 for registration information.

The Legend of St. Nicholas - Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts Lobby
November 03, 2013 - patchogue

Presented by The New Musicals Project, this musical is 20 years in the making by Long Island's Carl J Ferrara and tells the 'true' story of Santa Claus. Nicholas, a bishop from 4th Century Turkey, is touched by magic which allows him to continue his mission of giving gifts to those in need. Along the way he meets many historical figures who help, not only to tell Santa's story, but the story of Christmas itself.

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

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.

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