Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-Sep 14

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!

Live Beatles Music! - Vanderbilt Museum
September 14, 2017 - Centerport

The Liverpool Shuffle, a popular Long Island Beatles tribute band, returns for its seventh performance. In case of inclement weather, the band will perform in the Vanderbilt Reichert Planetarium. The band will be accompanied by a montage on the planetarium dome of 1960s photos and news clips, psychedelic imagery, and other pop-cultural moments. Joe Ref (Refano), who formed the group in 2003, describes its act as "authentic, live Beatles music performed by professional Beatlemaniacs." The four musician-singers are veterans of the New York music scene with a combined 125 years of experience. "The Beatles created the greatest popular music in history," Refano said, "and we attempt to play it like they did."

Cooking: Craving Apple Brownies - Roosevelt Public Library
September 14, 2017 - Roosevelt

Learn to make delicious apple brownies.

Brown Bag Lectures - Nassau County Museum of Art
September 14, 2017 - Roslyn

Bring a sandwich and enjoy lunch with friends as Museum Docent Riva Ettus presents an informative talk on the art and artists included in the current exhibition. Afterward, join the 2pm public exhibition tour. Reservations are not needed; first come, first seated.

Read, Cook, Eat: Greek - Rockville Centre Library
September 14, 2017 - Rockville Centre

• Choose a recipe from one of the cookbooks at the Reference Desk. • That recipe will be yours, no one else can select it for the group. • A Librarian will make a copy of your recipe to take home. • Prepare your recipe and bring it to share at the meeting. • Make one regular size recipe, there’s no need to double up. • Beverages will be served.

Barry Manilow in Concert - NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Presented By New York Community Bank
September 14, 2017 - Uniondale

Pop Music Icon Barry Manilow will perform at NYCB LIVE, home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, September 14. This performance follows his sold out show at NYCB LIVE on May 25. Manilow’s show will feature his Greatest Hits along with songs from his new album, This Is My Town: Songs of New York, released by the Verve Label Group (Universal). Every pair (2) of tickets for these shows will include a physical CD of Barry’s new album.

Mommy & Me Paint & Play - Mini Monet Studio
Through September 16, 2017 - Sayville

Drop in for an hour of painting, coloring, reading storybooks, playing games and meeting other moms.

Meet Patches the Giraffe - White Post Farms
Through September 17, 2017 - Melville

Come meet the newest farm family member Patches the Giraffe. She is sweet and loves to give kisses.

31st Annual Bellmore Family Street Festival - Bellmore
Through September 17, 2017 - Bellmore

Business Expo,Kids Expo, Sports Expo, Military Expo, Home Improvement Expo and large craft area. Come meet Rex the Dinosaur and Ironman. Live Music and Entertainment. Carnival-largest selection of rides and games for all. NO PETS PLEASE

Northport Chorale - Northport High School - Chorus Room
Through September 20, 2017 - Northport

Come audition for the winter semester. Contact Debi at 631-223-3789 or visit the website.

'Princesses United' - BroadHollow Theatre
Through September 23, 2017 - East Islip

Join your favorite princesses including Cinderella, Snow White and Rapunzel for an adventure. See what happens when they band together for a common cause.

Neiman Marcus Family Sundays at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through September 24, 2017 - Roslyn Harbor

Converse, collaborate and create at Family Sundays. Be inspired by the works in the galleries, explore new art materials. Family Sundays allow children and the adults in their lives to take time to reconnect while talking about and making art together.

Westbury Farmers and Artists Market - Piazza Ernesto Strada
Through September 24, 2017 - Westbury

Stock up on locally-grown produce, pickles, and baked goods – and check out the offerings from local artists and artisans!

Summer Art and Craft Fair - Broadway Mall
Through September 24, 2017 - Hicksville

A mall-wide art and craft show! Come down in the afternoon from Wednesday to Sunday to explore the exhibitors' chock full booths with local arts and craft fare.

Lego Club - Children's Museum of the East End
Through September 24, 2017 - Bridgehampton

Children are encouraged to create original designs and can leave their works-in-progress and plan future sessions with the staff. The museum has thousands of Lego, but can always use more. To help CMEE continue to build this program, they are looking for Lego donations.

Knit & Crochet - Island Trees Public Library
Through September 25, 2017 - Island Trees

Join Knit & Crochet as Angie Gallo guides you through the steps of learning how to knit &/or crochet. You can bring your own project or choose from the many instruction books available.

Let's Speak Italian - Floral Park Public Library
Through September 28, 2017 - Floral Park

Elena Florenzano returns to continue the conversation and the learning. Register online or at Adult Reference. Register for the first session, and you're in for all three (September 14, 21, 28)!

Open Studio for Families - Parrish Art Museum
Through September 30, 2017 - Water Mill

Explore the galleries and create art in the studio. Each month features different materials and techniques.

Polo at Bethpage State Park - Bethpage State Park
Through October 08, 2017 - 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.

Act As IF Etiquette Classes - Carl's Candies
Through October 13, 2017 - Northport

Have fun while learning the social skills necessary to face everyday situations with grace, integrity and confidence.

Guided Tours - Stony Brook Grist Mill
Through October 25, 2017 - Stony Brook

A "miller" dressed in period clothing will take you through the process of how grain was ground into flour in 1751 and still is today. The Mill is on the NY State and National Register of Historic Places and is a designated NY State Revolutionary War Heritage Trail site.

Chess - Island Trees Public Library
Through October 28, 2017 - Island Trees

Learn to play chess from a member of the Long Island Industrial Chess League. Experienced players are also welcome. Register.

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
Through October 28, 2017 - Old Westbury

Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, will lead students through a dynamic, yet gentle, continuous flow of postures and conscious breathing. Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap and towel.

Sensory Garden Sundays - Planting Fields Arboretum, Coe Hall
Through October 29, 2017 - Oyster Bay

Exciting new programming for families where children will have the opportunity to see, taste, touch, smell and listen to the wonders of the Sensory Garden. Call or email education@plantingfields.org to register.

Watercolor Painting - Island Trees Public Library
Through October 30, 2017 - Island Trees

Enter the exciting world of watercolor painting with Julie Van Benthyusen. Learn to communicate what you sense and feel about the world you see. Beginner as well as intermediate students are welcome. Bring the following to the first class: Arches Watercolor Pad (140lb cold pressed, size 11” X14”), 1 gray kneaded eraser, 2 plastic containers for water & paper towels. Paint and brushes are available for purchase from the instructor. Fee includes use of teacher’s supplies.

Mill Neck Manor House Tour - Mill Neck Manor House
Through November 05, 2017 - Mill Neck

Experience all the grandeur of Mill Neck Manor at our docent-led, 90-minute tours, followed by light refreshments of custom-blended teas. Mill Neck Manor, (formerly known as Sefton Manor) is on the North Shore of Long Island. This Gold Coast mansion is set on an 86-acre scenic estate overlooking the Long Island Sound. Sefton Dodge and Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf.

The Science Playground - New York Hall of Science
Through November 11, 2017 - Corona

Who knew science could be so much fun. The nation's largest science playground features 60,000 square feet of exhibits for children of all ages. Slides, seesaws, climbing webs, a water play area, drums, mirrors, sand boxes and more allow kids to explore science by playing. Open weather permitting.

Cunningham Park Farmers Market - Main Park House at Cunningham Park
Through November 19, 2017 - Fresh Meadows

At this market attendees will be able to meet the farmers and purchase local dairy, vegetable, fruit, and meat products, as well as baked goods and drinks.

Yoga on the Village Green - Stony Brook Village Green
Through November 30, 2017 - Stony Brook

After your class you are invited to The Crushed Olive to sample extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars and honey and hear about their health benefits, as well as Robinson’s Tea Room to sample their nutritious fresh herbal teas! Since beginning her yoga practice in 2005, Jackie has obtained multiple certifications in India and in the US, in classical Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga yoga, and prenatal yoga. Jackie specializes in working with chronic pain, spinal conditions, and injuries, utilizing the yoga practice as therapy to rehabilitate areas of imbalance. In the event of rain, classes will be held at the Educational and Cultural Center, 2nd Floor, in the rear of the village.

Converging Voices: Gender and Identity Exhibition - Hofstra University Museum
Through December 15, 2017 - Hempstead

This original exhibition, curated by Karen T. Albert, Hofstra University Museum deputy director and chief curator, focuses on issues of gender and identity, reflecting an international scope and featuring artists such as Ghada Amer, Mariam Ghani, Guerrilla Girls, Yee I-Lann, Zanele Muholi, Pinaree Sanpitak, and Carrie Mae Weems.

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.

Crafts For Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through December 31, 2017 - New Hyde Park

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

After School in the Arts - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through June 14, 2018 - Lido Beach

The Theresa Academy of Performing Arts, a beautifully unique program for children and young adults with special needs, announces its fall lineup of after school programming. An array of subjects are being offered after school on Wednesdays and Thursdays, including art, music, drumming, yoga, and Zumba. Classes are small in size, and taught by passionate, talented, certified teachers. Each student receives individual attention and also has a one-on-one buddy. Typically-developing siblings and friends are welcome. Classes begin on Wednesday, September 13th. Registration is ongoing and we offer a new student discount. To inquire about rates and to sign-up, and to learn more about our weekend respite programs, please contact Assistant Director Alyssa Sosnik at alyssa@tapaNY.org or 516-432-0200.

Kids Leagues - Massapequa Bowl
Through June 15, 2018 - Massapequa

Massapequa Bowls Kids Leagues are now forming !! Thursday and Fridays starting at 4pm. Saturday Instructional League starts at 10am. Sunday classes for adults and children start at 10am. Register.

Parents and Babies Meditation Class - Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island
Through June 21, 2018 - Huntington

Take a break and join this weekly class to deeply relax, enjoy guided meditations and explore some of Buddha's practical advice that can help you face the changes and challenges that come along with nurturing a new life. Come and find some inner peace, without having to find a babysitter! No one will mind if your baby is making sounds, moving around or needs to be rocked or walked. By the way, our meditation mats make really comfy baby beds – just bring your own blanket from home to cover them.

Teens Meditation Class - Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island
Through June 24, 2018 - Huntington

Does your life sometimes seem out of control? Do you want to live in a happier world? Learn how controlling your mind enables you to control your world. This weekly meditation class will show us how to change our mind so we can go from being moody, angry or just plain annoyed, to fun, happy and inspired. Learn how through the power of positive minds and actions it is possible for everyone to live in and build a better world. Teens also benefit from the practice of meditation. They learn how to stay relaxed and focused in pressured situations, improve their concentration and memory, develop confidence, stay calm in conflicts and make good decisions, deal with painful situations and feelings, discover their limitless potential, learn a life-long skill for achievement of greater happiness and success.

'Dream Big: Engineering Our World' - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2018 - Corona

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World will transform how you think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all. DREAM BIG is a MacGillivray Freeman film produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation.

'Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D' - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2018 - Corona

Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all – that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend. Alongside marine biologist Holly Lohuis, Cousteau invites viewers to dive into this whole new world that will leave them in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans and inspire an even stronger desire to protect what they have either seen for the first time or perhaps re-discovered along the journey. Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Secret Ocean 3D introduces audiences to over 30 species, illuminating behaviors captured for the first time thanks to the development of new tools that allow underwater filming in 3D, ultra- HD 5K, slow motion, macro, and with motion control, and takes them to remarkable and vibrant environments such as the Bahamas, Fiji, and Bimini. Duration: 20 minutes.

'Journey To Space 3D' - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2018 - Corona

Journey to Space is a celebration of space exploration, a tribute to international cooperation in space research, and a vision towards our near-term future beyond Earth’s orbit — a manned mission to Mars within a generation. 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. Duration: 20 minutes.

Meditation for Kids - Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island
Through July 30, 2018 - Huntington

Classes are presented in a lively, creative and interactive way. The classes are suitable for children 6-14 years of age. Meditation for Children is an ongoing program every Sunday morning throughout the school year. Classes are held in the children’s meditation room at Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island in Huntington.

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 on trampoline courts.