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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.