Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-Nov 9

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!

Fencing Demonstration Grand Opening Event - Suffolk Fencing Academy
Through November 09, 2013 - farmingville

Live electrical fencing demonstration and free trial classes offered upon registration. All ages welcome. Registration for birthday parties also being accepted.

Fiddler on the Roof - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
November 09, 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.

Jungle Book - Vanderbilt Carriage House Theater
November 09, 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.

Bunnicula - CM Performing Arts Center
November 09, 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?

Crafts For Kids- Lakeshore - Lakeshore Learning Store
November 09, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Kids will have a ball making exciting crafts that they can use or display. Every craft is educational and fun.

Second Saturdays at the HUM: Build It! - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
November 09, 2013 - Hempstead

Kids ages 4-10 and their grown up companions will explore works of art and then engage in a hands-on activity inspired by what they have seen and discussed. They will learn about American architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Kahn in the Build It! workshop. Then they will design and build their own structure.

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
November 09, 2013 - Brookville

Since 1985, their unique combination of musical virtuosity and British humor (think Monty Python), has been enjoyed by millions in concert and on YouTube. From the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the theme from Shaft, they play it all. Bring your uke and join in.

Kids and Family Programs: Early Bird Walk - Old Westbury Gardens
November 09, 2013 - Old Westbury

Gather in the Gardens for a November stroll to spy fall resident and feeder birds. A wildlife expert from the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center leads the outdoor tour and shares expertise on local species. Bring binoculars for a closer look. All ages welcome.

The Age of Flowers - Old Westbury Gardens
November 09, 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.

Future Stars Summer Camps Open House - The College at Old Westbury
November 09, 2013 - Old Westbury

Come out and meet the staff and faculty. Get your all your questions answered as you explore camp options for your children.

Harvest Art & Craft Festival - St. Paul's Field House
November 09, 2013 - Garden City

Just in time for holiday shopping, the Harvest Art & Craft Festival will feature over 100 juried artists and craftsmen selling fiber, stained glass, pottery, jewelry, original art, carved wood, gourmet foods, table linens, hand-painted Christmas ornaments, clothing, holiday decor, gifts and more.

Disney On Ice presents 'Let's Celebrate!' - Nassau Coliseum
November 09, 2013 - Uniondale

Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Royal Valentine's Day Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains and more in the celebration of the century. Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate! will be a memorable and uplifting experience for the whole family!

Rapunzel - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
November 09, 2013 - Bellmore

"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair to me!" Based on the original Brothers Grimm classic fairytale, this musical is sure to please even the most dedicated Tangled fans! The performance runs for one hour and is followed by a meet and greet with the cast.

Free Concert With Brady Rymer - Buckley Day Camp
November 09, 2013 - Roslyn

Bring your kids to a free concert featuring 2009 Grammy Nominated Artist, Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could. Tickets are required. Call to reserve tickets or order online at

Literature Live! Presents The Diary of Anne Frank - Bay Street Theatre
November 09, 2013 - Sag Harbor

The Diary of Anne Frank, by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, is presented as part of Bay Street Theatre’s Literature Live! educational program, which presents a piece of literature selected from the core curriculum and brings it to life on stage for schools from as far away as Central Islip. The play is suggested for ages 13 and up.

Lego Club for Ages 5 - 10 - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
November 09, 2013 - Setauket

No registration required for this program designed for elementary-aged children.

Beauty and the Beast - BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Centre
November 09, 2013 - East Islip

A children's sized version of the Disney classic.

Stinky Kids - BroadHollow's Studio Theatre
November 09, 2013 - Lindenhurst

In this musical version of the popular children's books, Britt never gets in trouble and loves making everyone happy. But, when she gets a massive wad of gum stuck in her hair, she must rely on her friends to help get out of the sticky situation before her parents find out.

Veteran Appreciation! - Long Island Science Center
November 09, 2013 - Riverhead

Learn about the scientific advancements made by veterans and during war time. Veterans and their families visit free today.

Baby Sign Language - Brentwood Library
November 09, 2013 - Brentwood

Parents of children ages 6 months-3 years are invited to this class where they will learn how to communicate with their child using sign language. Often children can communicate with sign language before they can speak. Children are welcome.

Eggstripping Demonstrations - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
November 09, 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.

The Neil Diamond Tribute - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
November 09, 2013 - Dix Hills

A ten-piece band, Diamond One Hot Night, recreates the singer/songwriter's most popular hit songs from the start of his career to today.

Future Stars Summer Camps - Open House - Farmingdale State College
November 09, 2013 - Farmingdale

Future Stars Summer Camps Open House Event is a great opportunity to meet the directors, tour the facilities, gather program information, and take advantage of early enrollment savings.

NINJAS & SAMURAIS Interactive Show - The Suffolk Theater
November 09, 2013 - Riverhead

Ninjas and Samurais were spies and warriors during the feudal era in Japan. An action-packed live performance of Japanese martial arts techniques presented with an exciting story plot. A thrilling and entertaining show for the entire family, including an audience participation Ninja and Samurai Boot camp.

The Kids Kloset Fall/Winter Kids Consignment Sale - Deer Park Community Center
Through November 10, 2013 - Deer Park

This kids consignment event features over 40,000 items for kids. Everything from clothing for newborn to teens, baby equipment, brand new boutique clothing, shoes, accessories, toys, books, movies, music, outdoor play equipment and more.

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.

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