Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-April 10

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Nassau Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Nassau today, April 10, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Nassau's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening April 10. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Nassau, check out our complete calendar of events.

Usdan Summer Camp For The Arts’ Open House - Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts
Through May 19, 2019 - Wheatley Heights

What does it look like when you combine the freedom of summer, the beauty of nature, the unbridled joy of kids creating without fear of failure, inspiration and mentorship from teachers who are themselves talented art-makers — oh yeah, and FUN? Join us at an upcoming Open House and learn just how special a summer at Usdan can be. During each event, the campus is yours to visit and explore. Refreshments, information, and 2019 registration will be available throughout the day. Families who sign up for the 2019 summer at an Open House will receive a chance to “spin to win” merchandise or a tuition discount. There is significant walking involved; please wear comfortable shoes.

Yoga 4 Teens - Baldwin Public Library
April 10, 2019 - Baldwin

Helps reduce stress! All you need is some comfy clothing, a yoga mat or towel, and a water bottle. Teens in grades 6-12. Registration required.

Magnets - Franklin Square Public Library
April 10, 2019 - Franklin Square

Science teacher Johnda Ferrari will do experiments with magnets. Grades 3-7. Registration begins on Wednesday, March 27.

Mother Goose - Freeport Memorial Library
April 10, 2019 - Freeport

A program of finger-plays, songs, and nursery rhymes for children ages 1-2 years old and an accompanying adult. Registration required. 

Kidnastics - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
April 10, 2019 - Setauket

Increase your child's attention span with a combination of music and movement. Ages 18 months-4 years with caregiver. Call or register online. 

Drop-In Earth Day Craft - Peninsula Public Library
April 10, 2019 - Lawrence

Stop by the Children's Room at Peninsula Public Library and create a simple recycle craft made of reusable materials to celebrate Earth Day! Suitable for Children PreK-Grade 2. No registration is required. Craft available while supplies last.

Open House for All Grades - The Waldorf School of Garden City
April 10, 2019 - Garden City

Parents of prospective students entering nursery through grades 12 are welcome to join this open house. Learn what a Main Lesson is, tour the school, and understand how the curriculum awakens students to the experience of knowledge and strengthens their sense of social responsibility.

Pajama Storytime - Levittown Public Library
Through April 11, 2019 - Levittown

Stories, songs, and activities for the family to enjoy together geared to a mix from ages 3-7. Registration begins for Levittown UFSD patrons on Thursday, February 28, at 6pm. Online registration is available for this program.

Winston Preparatory School Open House - Winston Preparatory School
Through April 11, 2019 - Dix Hills

Winston Prep is a highly individualized and responsive setting for 3rd through 12th grade students with specific learning differences. The student body is comprised of students with language processing disorders such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities such as Aspergers, and executive functioning difficulties such as ADHD. The school's unique model of education for the individual provides intense skill remediation while encouraging students to build independence, resilience, responsibility, self-awareness, and self-advocacy. Key to the development of each student is the focus on assessment-based remediation, the daily one-to-one Focus Program, a skill-based curriculum, small homogenous class groupings, an expert faculty, an emphasis on social-emotional development, and a supportive community. Learn more about the school and sign up for an upcoming Open House at www.winstonprep.edu/apply-now.

'Junie B. Jones' - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
Through April 13, 2019 - Bellmore

Based on the award winning books by Barbara Peck, audience members will get a sneak peek into the "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal" of the outspoken and lovable Junie B. Jones! This delightful musical is brought to life in a genuinely comical (and not strictly-for-kids) fast paced production for the entire family. The show runs 50 minutes, followed by a meet-and-greet with the cast.

Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny - Smith Haven Mall
Through April 14, 2019 - Lake Grove

Bring your furry friend to Center Court for photos with the Easter Bunny. Please use the mall entrance near Texas de Brazil.

Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny - Roosevelt Field
Through April 14, 2019 - Garden City

Bring your furry friend for photos with the Easter Bunny.

Pre-School Storytime - Floral Park Library
Through April 15, 2019 - Floral Park

For kids age 3 1/2 through 5. Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and 30 minutes of free play! No registration.

Just Moms - Sands Point Preserve
Through April 15, 2019 - Sands Point

The Conservancy hosts "Just Moms", a weekly informational discussion group for parents of newborns to 12 months, created and facilitated by licensed therapists Amy L. Kates and Dr. Stacey G. Kaufman, who are also experienced moms. Inside the historic mansions, participants can meet fellow parents and share concerns during eight one-hour sessions. Parents are encouraged to register for all eight sessions, but are welcome to register for individual sessions. Although the program is geared towards mothers who are looking to connect with other moms in the area, fathers are welcome to join.

Story Time - Baldwin Public Library
Through April 17, 2019 - Baldwin

Help your child get ready to read by enhancing their early literacy skills with stories, songs, fingerplays, and a craft. Ages 2-5 with parent/caregiver. Registration required. 

Tot Spot - Children's Museum of the East End
Through April 17, 2019 - Bridgehampton

Your “Baby and Me” grad is happiest when he or she is moving all about and exploring! Celebrate your child’s newfound abilities and their increasing independence with Tot Spot! Led by the Museum’s Education Coordinator, Liz Bard, this weekly social-emotional development program provides toddlers with opportunities to explore, observe, and get moving in a program designed to encourage social emotional skills, fine motor skills and emerging language. Ages: 16 – 36 months. 

Box Party - Baldwin Public Library
Through April 18, 2019 - Baldwin

What’s every child’s favorite toy? A cardboard box of course! The library will have boxes of all sizes available for children to stack and play in. Ages 12-35 months. Registration required. 

Photos with the Easter Bunny - Broadway Commons
Through April 20, 2019 - Hicksville

Bring your little ones to meet the Easter Bunny and take beautiful photos to remember. 

Easter Bunny Photo Time - Walt Whitman Shops
Through April 20, 2019 - Huntington Station

Hop on over to Walt Whitman Shops to meet the Easter Bunny! See website to find out how to reserve your FastPass and skip the line to see the bunny. 

Easter Bunny Photo Time at Smith Haven Mall - Smith Haven Mall
Through April 20, 2019 - Lake Grove

Hop on over to Smith Haven Mall to meet the Easter Bunny! See website to reserve your FastPass & Skip the Line.

Open House - Long Island Voyagers Day Camp
Through April 20, 2019 - Levittown

EASTER BUNNY PHOTOS - Green Acres Mall
Through April 20, 2019 - Valley Stream

White Post Farms Eggstravaganza - White Post Farms of Melville
Through April 21, 2019 - Melville

Enjoy spring on the farm with a visit from the Easter Bunny (take your own pics), a chance to see new baby animals, Farmland Express and pony rides, bounce houses, and slides. Purchase an egg to decorate too!

Easter Bunny Photo Time - Roosevelt Field
Through April 21, 2019 - Garden City

Hop on over to Roosevelt Field to meet the Easter Bunny! See website to reserve your FastPass and skip the line. 

Toddler Tango - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Through April 23, 2019 - Setauket

Enjoy tons of wiggles and giggles while grooving together. Ages 18 months-4 years with a caregiver. Call or go online to register.

Art Party - Children's Museum of the East End
Through April 24, 2019 - Bridgehampton

The weekly afternoon program provides both creative and social opportunities for 3- to 5-year-olds years as they explore art techniques through personal and collaborative projects. Using visual language to help familiarize children with the names of colors and shapes, the drop off-program was designed specifically for those about to enter pre-school allowing kids to gain confidence while attending classes on their own. Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Sign up online or call to register.

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B.A.R.K.- Books Are Read to K-9's - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Through April 24, 2019 - Setauket

Would you like to improve your reading skills? Head to the library and read some stories to a trained therapy dog. You can register in person in the children's department or by phone.

stART STUDIO - Children's Museum of the East End
Through April 25, 2019 - Bridgehampton

stART Studio introduces budding artists to the foundations of art making! Children will explore a variety of safe, multi-sensory materials while building fine motor skills and taking opportunities for early socialization. Each class will start with a story and introduction to materials. Children and families can then explore and create independently at their own pace. Ages: Parents and caregivers with children ages 18-36 months.

Story Tots - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through April 26, 2019 - Roslyn Harbor

Children ages 3-5 and their adult companions investigate color, shape, form, and texture with art activities based on a new story each week. Listen to story books read aloud and nurture creative expression while exploring various art materials and processes. Begin with Story Time followed by an art project.

'Madagascar'– A Musical Adventure - John W. Engeman Theater
Through April 26, 2019 - Northport

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore, and an upbeat score, Madagascar will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

Studio Saturdays - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through April 27, 2019 - Roslyn Harbor

Drop into The Manes Education Center for hands-on activities inspired by current exhibitions. Spend up to an hour exploring a range of materials, techniques, and themes before continuing out onto the lush grounds filled with trails, a sculpture park, and gardens. 

Family Sundays - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through April 28, 2019 - Roslyn Harbor

Converse, collaborate and create together during Family Sundays. Each week explore new art materials, vocabulary, and ideas in the studio with a museum educator. Family Sundays provide children and the adults in their lives the opportunity to take time from their busy lives to reconnect while talking about and making art together. New Projects are featured every week. All Family Sundays will draw inspiration from the current exhibition. Families can begin at 1pm  with a Tour in the Mansion or just drop in the studio between 1:30-4pm.

Tesla Visiting Exhibit: 'The Science of Sound' - Long Island Explorium
Through April 28, 2019 - Port Jefferson

Use the Theremin player to make beautiful sounds. Play with the voice and vibration devices all afternoon! Get hands on with a singing Tesla coil. Experience musical lightning. Play with voice and vibration devices and more. 

Disney's 'The Little Mermaid, Jr.' - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
Through April 29, 2019 - Smitthown

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice.

Playtime - Baldwin Public Library
Through April 30, 2019 - Baldwin

Bring your little one to play at the library. Ages 1-3 with parent/caregiver. Register online. 

Krafty Kiddies - Freeport Memorial Library
Through April 30, 2019 - Freeport

A story and craft program for 2- to 4-year-olds and an accompanying adult. Registration required. 

Island-Wide 2019 Open House - YMCA of Long Island
Through April 30, 2019 - Bay Shore

Join the YMCA of Long Island for Summer Day Camp Open House on Saturday, April 6 from 10am-12pm. Visit a branch near you - Bay Shore, Huntington, Patchogue, East Hampton, or Glen Cove - for Adventure, Athletics, Aquatics, Camp Traditions, Creative Arts, and more! New for 2019: Archery Tag, GameLand, Inflatables & Challenger Courses, Freestyle Specials & STEAM activities, transportation, and Lunch Plan.

Time for Play - Merrick Library
Through May 04, 2019 - Merrick

Special Needs Programming for grades K-6: Enjoy open play with a variety of games, toys, crafts, and sensory exploration for all abilities. A caregiver must remain in the room at all times. Siblings are always welcome. Registration is not required.

Rolling River Day Camp Prospective Family Day - Rolling River Day Camp
Through May 04, 2019 - East Rockaway

A unique opportunity for children to get a taste of camp while parents attend an interactive information session. Children ages 2-9 are treated to free camp activities including playground time, arts and crafts, gymnastics, Wii games or sports. Parents can focus on obtaining important camp information knowing their kids are supervised onsite by adult camp staff. All families who enroll for Camp 2019 that day will receive a free gift. You must pre-register to attend. Open House Days are 2/9, 3/2, 3/16, 4/13, and 5/4.

Spring Pysanka Workshops - Hallockville Museum Farm
Through May 05, 2019 - Riverhead

Join instructor, Hannah Ritter, for the Spring Pysanka workshops, April 7th and May 5th! The Spring workshops will feature floral designs based on traditional motifs. Beginners will complete a Pysanka in approximately 2 1/2 hours. Several designs and color variations will be presented, and dye color choices will be available. Sessions will be suitable for both beginners and experienced eggers, and students can attend both sessions.

New Traveling Exhibit- Sonic Sensation - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 05, 2019 - Garden City

Listen up! The newest LICM traveling exhibit offers children the opportunity to see, feel and hear sound. Visitors will experience our sonic world while exploring 14 interactive learning stations. Children will discover key listening skills through the science of sound and hearing.

What You’ll Do:

•    Test your lung power in the Scream Chamber! •    Create your own movie soundtrack  •    Conduct an orchestra with your whole body •    Learn about the anatomy and physics of how we hear. •    Explore decibels, amplitude, pitch and sound waves.  •    Find hidden “animals” in kitchen cupboards by listening (no peeking!)  •    Discover ways you can protect your hearing.

SAT & ACT Practice Exams - Sylvan of Huntington
Through May 25, 2019 - Huntington

Sylvan of Huntington will now be offering SAT and ACT Practice Tests every Saturday. If your child will be preparing to take their SAT or ACT exams this winter or spring, then what better way to start the process then by mapping out their strengths and weaknesses. Practice exams will run on Saturdays from 9:30-12:30 pm. Afterwards, families will be invited back to sit down with a director and get a detailed report which will analyze exactly how their child did and where they can improve. Sylvan offers prep programs year round for both the SAT and ACT and interested students can sign up for courses to help get ready for the big day.

Toddler Tuesdays at L.L. Bean - Smith Haven Mall
Through May 28, 2019 - Lake Grove

Join L.L. Bean for storytime! During each session, explore a different nature or outdoor theme, followed by related activities, games, or crafts. Recommended for children ages 0-6. Caretakers must remain on-site and are welcome to join in the fun or spend the time shopping. Registration is required.

Art Exhibit: May We All Grow Up to be Children - Sands Point Preserve
Through May 31, 2019 - Sands Point

This magical exhibit features sumptuous illustrations by the noted British artist George H. Lewis and quotes drawn from the forthcoming book, The Boy and the Boy King, co-created by George Lewis and A.D. Lubow. The book and the exhibition touch upon the value of friendship, art, spirituality, nature, and childhood imagination, themes near and dear to the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy. It's a show your entire family can enjoy together.

Open House Thursdays - Lawrence Woodmere Academy
Through June 07, 2019 - Woodmere

Sensational Kids (Autism Exclusive) - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through July 29, 2019 - Syosset

Every Monday from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM we are open exclusively for children and adults with autism. We have staff members with experience working with special needs children and adults that have received sensitivity training from the Elija school.

Made with Love - Floral Park Library
Through December 18, 2019 - Floral Park

Whether you're a beginner, an expert, or somewhere in between, Made with Love knitting and crocheting group welcomes all to their weekly afternoon group. No sign-up - or experience necessary.