Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-Oct 27

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!

Family Sunday at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
October 27, 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.

Crafts for Kids-The Cupcake Corner - The Cupcake Corner
October 27, 2013 - Garden City


Guided Tours - Stony Brook Grist Mill
Through October 27, 2013 - Stony Brook

Listed on the NYS and National Register of Historic Places, the Stony Brook Grist Mill, c. 1751, offers the experience of a working grist mill today with the only female "miller" in the U.S. as your guide. Saturdays and Sundays through October 27.

Neil Sedaka, Jeffrey Biegel: An American Program - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
October 27, 2013 - Rockville Centre

A fabulous program of American music. Included in the repertoire is Gershwin � Rhapsody in Blue; Sedaka � Manhattan Intermezzo; and Bernstein � Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Jeffrey Biegel on piano.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
October 27, 2013 - Garden City

Kids will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream and play-doh. Everyone will have fun when you join in for the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after. Except for the museum staff. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to age 4.

The Amazing Maize Maze - Queens County Farm Museum
October 27, 2013 - Floral Park

Who knew getting lost could be fun? Families can enjoy the fun of getting lost and loving it at this three-acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare everyone for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making their way out of the maze.

Family Music Series � The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Sands Point Preserve
October 27, 2013 - Sands Point

Based on the 1820 story by Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1997) tells the plight of the schoolteacher, Ichabod Crane, who gives singing lessons to young women in the Dutch community of Tarrytown, New York during the early 19th Century. Ichabod is a figure of fun and has little in common with the townsfolk, except for their belief in ghosts and spirits � especially the fearful Headless Horseman, who threatens travelers at night in a nearby glen called Sleepy Hollow. Poor Ichabod courts Katrina, the daughter of a rich farmer. This sparks the jealousy of the town mischief-maker, Brom Bones. One night, Ichabod is chased by the Headless Horseman and mysteriously disappears. Brom Bones marries Katrina while the townsfolk debate Ichabod�s fate� was he taken away by spirits or scared away by more logical causes, perhaps even by Brom Bones? A perfectly scary family opera in time for Halloween!

Haunted Halloween - Old Bethpage Village Restoration- Fairgrounds
October 27, 2013 - Old Bethpage

Haunted Halloween at the Mysterious Village will include Monster ?Scavenger? Hunt, Tales of our Local Grave Digger, Jack-O-Lanterns/Carving Demonstrations, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Tarot Card Reader, Broom Making for Witches and much more.

Haunted House - Darkness Rising
Through October 27, 2013 - Massapequa

A terrifyingly great haunt with fantastic special effects. Parents please use discretion when taking young children. Call before visiting. The proceeds are donated to charity.

Pumpkin Patch - Queens County Farm Museum
October 27, 2013 - Floral Park

A fun farm treat for the whole family. October is pumpkin month at the Farm Museum. Families can enjoy wandering through the pumpkin patch to find their favorite pumpkin. Price of the pumpkin is based on pumpkin size.

Children's Fall Festival - Queens County Farm Museum
October 27, 2013 - Floral Park

This is Halloween fun for children of all ages; everyone is invited to wear their costume! Free children's games and bounces, visit the haunted house, pony rides and a petting zoo. Professional character look-a-likes will visit to add to the fun. Craft vendors display and sell fall items, food, country western music and dancing will make this event fun for the entire family. NOTE: Admission includes bounces and games for kids, magic shows for kids, Halloween characters (photos with characters welcome), country-western band Savannah Sky, pumpkin painting (with purchase of pumpkin), Con Edison ecology booth craft activity for kids. Additional fees apply for: Animal feeding ($4), pony ride ($3), hayride ($2), haunted house 1-4pm ($4), Amazing Maize Maze ($9 adults; $5 children ages 4-11)

Halloween Haunted House - Queens County Farm Museum
October 27, 2013 - Floral Park

Visit the haunted house for thrills and chills. Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. The house is recommended for children ages 4?12. Adults will find it creepy too.

Fiddler on the Roof - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
October 27, 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
October 27, 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.

Dinner - Olive Garden
October 27, 2013 - Westbury

Meet for dinner with the Singles Association of Long Island, ages 25 plus. Socialize with other singles and have fun.

Polo at Bethpage State Park - Bethpage State Park
October 27, 2013 - Farmingdale

Polo is a great competive sport. Come and enjoy an afternoon of excellent polo games at Bethpage State Park. A treat for the whole family. $8 parking fee.

Halloween Cookie Baking - Celebrations In The Kitchen
October 27, 2013 - Hicksville

This creative cookie baking class will have you creating all your very own favorite Halloween cookies, from bats to cats, ghosts' witches and so much more! Get ready to dig into an abundance of cookie dough to create and decorate these ghoulish goodies. Don't forget to wear a fun costume. Check the Celebrations In the Kitchen online calendar regularly for other fun seasonal and holiday events for kids of all ages.

Fall Fest - The Long Island Game Farm
October 27, 2013 - Manorville

Enjoy fall activities such as a kiddie hay maze, face painting, pumpkin slingshot, craft vendors, pony rides and more. The "People Food" Stand will change for the fall and offer hot cider, hot chocolate, hot dogs, corn dogs on a stick, funnel cake, french fries and candied apples. Admission also includes the animal petting areas, exotic and domestic animal collection , Bambiland and Animal Circle. Weekends September 28-October 27.

The Mousetrap - Houghton Hall Theatre at Trinity Episcopal Church
October 27, 2013 - Northport Village

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

Jungle Book - Vanderbilt Carriage House Theater
October 27, 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.

Egg Stripping demonstrations - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Through October 27, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Witness the centuries old process of egg taking and fertilization. See how the Hatchery has been producing trout for over 125 years.

Ivy League Day Camp's Fall Festival - Ivy League Day Camp
Through October 27, 2013 - Smithtown

Come enjoy hayrides, face painting, refreshments, crafts and more. All proceeds benefit the Ivy League School Foundation.

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL - Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market
October 27, 2013 - Riverhead

Enjoy roasted sweet corn and squash, fresh-squeezed lemonade, organic hot dogs and more. Pick out a pumpkin and some beautiful fall mums, and enjoy live music. Kids disappear into the many attractions including pedal kart track, maze, lavender labyrinth, and friendly farm animals.

Haunted Museum - The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor
October 27, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Visit the Museum and see exhibits come to life with roving sea-ghosts and tented activity stations. Touch what's icky and sticky. Get an airbrush tattoo, do a craft, spin the Wheel of Horror for a prize and pick a pumpkin from the Patch.

Master Pianist David Holzman in Concert - Adelphi University
October 27, 2013 - Garden City

David Holzman, called a “master pianist” by The New Yorker, will perform “Keyboard Kaleidoscope,” a special concert of contemporary works for pianoin the Concert Hall of the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center. Holzman, a pianist, writer, and lecturer, has won acclaim for both his recitals and recordings which focus on 20th century keyboard masterworks. Described as “the Horowitz of modern music” (Jerry Kuderna, San Francisco Classical Voice) for his spirited performances, Holzman has premiered the works of composers from Schoenberg and Bloch, to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Donald Martino, to the younger generation of American composers and made first recordings of many of them. His CD, Stefan Wolpe: Compositions for Piano on the Bridge label received wide acclaim and won Holzman a Grammy nomination in 2003, as well as an Indie Award for best classical album and an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for his liner notes. In 2011, Holzman released a follow up CD, Music of Stefan Wolpe, Vol. 6. Holzman has performed throughout the world giving lecture-recitals at the Museum of the Diaspora in Jerusalem, the Holocaust Museum in Washington and the African Museum in New Jersey, and at distinguished universities throughout America. He has been featured at festivals such as Darmstadt, Leningrad Spring, the Wolpe Festivals in Toronto, Chicago and New York, the Schoenberg Festival in Vienna, the Alternative Festival in Moscow and the Festival Internacional De Musica Nueva Siglo XXI in Vera Cruz, Mexico. He has received recording grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Alice B. Ditson Fund and the Aaron Copland Foundation and commissioning grants from such organizations as Reader's Digest-Meet the Composer and New Jersey Council on the Arts. Holzman received his bachelor of music degree from Mannes College of Music where he studied with Paul Jacobs. He completed his master’s degree in music at Queens College where he worked with Nadia Reisenberg. In addition to writing and lecturing extensively on 20th century music, Holzman teaches at Long Island University’s C.W. Post campus. The program at Adelphi will feature pieces composed by Adelphi Professors Sidney Marquez Boquiren and Paul Moravec. The evening will include: Sidney Marquez Boquiren Three Preludes; Elmar Lampson Drei Klavierstucke To Axion Esti; John MacDonald Selections from Piano Books; Alba Potes El Jardin de Tomas; Paul Moravec Isle of Manhattoes; Noel Zahler Piano Etudes; Poul Ruders Selections from Thirteen Postludes.

Spooky Fest - Center for Science Teaching and Learning
October 27, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Creatures of all kinds will inhabit the woods...ghosts and ghouls come out to play at Tanglewood Preserve in Rockville Centre when the Center for Science Teaching and Learning presents the 4th Annual Spooky Fest. This yearly fundraiser is bigger than ever and includes a spooky walk in the preserve and a non-spooky walk for young ones, a live animal exhibit, arts and crafts, the Mystic Den and, new this year, The Maze of Madness. It's a night filled with family fun, laughter, and a little scare if you dare.

Not So Scary Adventure - Gateway's Haunted Playhouse
October 27, 2013 - Bellport

A cheerful guide accompanies groups through this well-lit tour and introduces fun characters along the way. Family-friendly tunes complete the atmosphere. There may even be a treat at the end as well as Pumpkin Bouncer, Face Painting, Balloons, and more. The event is designed for children 10.

Mix Up Some Witches Brew at the Maritime Explorium! - The Maritime Explorium
Through October 27, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Stir up a batch of colorful “Witches Brew” slime to get ready for Halloween.

F&W Schmitt Fall Family Fun - F&W Schmitt Family Farm
Through October 27, 2013 - Melville

The F&W Schmitt Family Farm’s Fall Family Fun Time is back for its 19th fall season. Come enjoy the fall and continue your family tradition or start a new one. Pick your own pumpkins, enjoy rides and slides, walk through the haunted mansion, and explore Gladiators in the 7-acre corn maze. Other features include free hayrides, farm animals, pony rides, and Long Island’s largest straw pyramid. The farm and pumpkin stand is open 7 days a week, and field trips are also available (call for info).

Enchanted Trails - Inlet Pond County Park
Through October 27, 2013 - Greenport

Walk the trails while touring custom built gnome homes, hobbit habitats & fairy houses, and then, using only natural materials and your imagination, create your own dwelling!

Halloween Haunted House Creations - Celebrations In The Kitchen
Through October 30, 2013 - Hicksville

This Spooky Halloween House is a classic for this fun time of year. Guests will enjoy creating their very own chocolate (or Cookie) house complete with bats, ghosts, jack-o-lanterns and more. Don't forget to dress up with your costume and reserve your spot for this wonderful event. Check the calendar at for additional seasonal and holiday classes.

'Discovery' Wetlands Cruise - Boatworks Marina
Through October 30, 2013 - Stony Brook

Learn the importance and fragility of a wetlands ecosystem, enjoy the sweeping panorama of a salt marsh moraine and be amazed at the untouched beauty of Long Island's North Shore this summer aboard the "Discovery" Wetlands Cruise 90-minute sightseeing tours aboard a 27-passenger pontoon boat. A naturalist is on board to guide passengers through this experience embracing ecology, geology and history. The cruise also includes information on how Native Americans first settled here, views of a long sand pit with the historic Gamecock Cottage at its tip, the serpentine creek, tidal flow, grasses and various species of water fowl and other wildlife in the wetlands. Seating is first come, first served. For additional information or to make a reservation, call the museum or go online. Cruises run through October 30, 2013.

Rockin' Little Monsters - Long Island Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2013 - Garden City

�Rock out� this October in the Museum's Inner Lobby. Come create a special little monster using your imagination and a variety of little bits and pieces. Through October 31.

Fall Festival Family Fun - Hicks Nurseries
Through October 31, 2013 - Westbury

Take a picture with Otto the Ghost, enjoy a hayride down a decorated trail and visit with the farm animals. And while you?re there enjoy fresh picked apples, fudge, roasted corn, popcorn, apple cider, candy apples, and other fall treats! An animated children's story, featuring Otto the Ghost, leads children and adults through a new story each year that focuses on friendship, family, and Halloween cheer. In addition, children and adults are encouraged to grow their own pumpkins to enter in the giant pumpkin contest and get creative with carving and decorating for the annual pumpkin carving contest. This program runs through Oct. 31.

Gold Coast Mansion Tour - Sands Point Preserve
Through October 31, 2013 - Sands Point

Step back into a time of opulence when prominent families built great mansions and large estates on Long Island's Gold Coast. Take a guided tour of Falaise, one of the few intact historic Gold Coast houses. Purchase tickets at the Preserve Entrance Booth. No children under 10. Call for more information.

Haunted House - Darkness Rising
Through October 31, 2013 - Massapequa

A terrifyingly great haunt with fantastic special effects. Parents: Please use discretion when taking young children. The proceeds are donated to charity.

Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through October 31, 2013 - Riverhead

Add extra aquatic adventure to your visit with an interactive cruise aboard the Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat. Over the course of your trip, you and your family participate in hands-on exploration, including trap pulls, horseshoe crab encounters, and a stroll along a remote beach.

Alex Katz: What About Style? - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

For more than 50 years, painter Alex Katz has resisted trends in modern art to pioneer and refine his own style of flat, elegant, and realistic figure painting. What About Style? offers an uncluttered view of this American maverick. Filmmaker and art critic Heinz Peter Schwerfel captures the elusive Katz working in his Maine studio and his Soho flat, laboring over a 32-foot painting called The Black Brook. Interviews, archival footage, images of his subjects, and a virtual tour of 20 Katz paintings are combined to convey his unique style of art. No reservations. First come, first seated. The exhibition runs through October 31.

Halloween At the Hatchery - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Through October 31, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Every Hatchery visitor wearing a costume will receive one free mini fish food funtainer.

Haunted Laser Tag - Lazerland of LI
Through October 31, 2013 - Commack

Every Weekend in October there will be unlimited Haunted Laser Tag and an Unlimited Dodge Ball special. October 4- October 31.

Arts Alive LI -
Through October 31, 2013 -

Arts Alive is an Island-wide celebration of Long Island's arts, culture and cuisine and features a Family Series component including the Sag Harbor Music Festival, the Long Island African American Heritage Festival, the Jamboozi Festival at the Vanderbilt Museum, Viva L'Art at Hofstra University Museum, the Heckscher Museum of Art Free art activity on the Museum terrace, the Cinema Arts Centre's Cinema for Kids featuring Gustafer Yellowgold, Elska plus Arctic Animals Workshop at the Long Island Children's Museum, and the Craic Festival Stoked Fest in Long Beach. Over 35 in total will pay tribute to the visual, musical, and performing arts, community festivals and epicurean delights that take place on stages, in galleries, at film houses, and in neighborhood restaurants across Long Island. Many events are free. For a full calendar of events and to purchase tickets, visit September 17-October 31, 2013.

2nd Annual 'Arts Alive LI ' Festival - Long Island Arts Alliance
Through October 31, 2013 - Woodbury

Arts Alive LI is a month-long showcase of Long Island's many art, entertainment and cultural attractions. The event is presented by the Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA) and Bethpage Federal Credit Union. From visual, musical and performing arts, to community festivals and epicurean delights, Arts Alive LI is a tribute to Long Island's arts and entertainment world and will take place on stages, in galleries, at film houses, and in neighborhood restaurants across Long Island's Nassau and Suffolk counties. Long Island families and visitors to the region are invited to attend and participate in the 35 + signature events, many offered for free. For a full calendar of events and to purchase tickets, visit

Haunted House - Adventureland's Nightmare on the Midway
Through November 02, 2013 - Farmingdale

Debuting in October 2013, Adventureland's Nightmare on the Midway will be the premiere haunted destination on Long Island. It is an admission-based event. The premier ticket gives guests access to all rides and all four haunted attractions in the park. Parents please use discretion and call before visiting with small children.

Haunted Mansion of Melville - F&W Schmitt Family Farm
Through November 02, 2013 - Melville

The F&W Schmitt Family Farm?s Haunted Mansion of Melville is back for its 19th fall season. Get spooked by the ghouls and goblins at the Haunted Mansion, the Haunted Nighttime Corn Maze, and their newest attraction, The Experiment. Guests who post photos to Instagram with the hashtag #SchmittsHaunt will be entered to win VIP entry for 10. The farm has a dark and troubling history surrounding a particular doctor who resides there to this day. After a patient gave him a book of ancient texts, strange things began to happen. Murders, otherworldly creatures and bodies in the cornfields are just some of the oddities his ?guests? will see. Worse still, the doctor has a new project called The Experiment, where few test subjects have escaped with all their limbs.

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.

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

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.

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