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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 22, 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 22. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Nassau, check out our complete calendar of events.

'How I Became a Pirate' - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
April 22, 2018 - Brookville

Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion as young Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates!

Spring Carnival - Heritage Trust
Through April 22, 2018 - Mt. Sinai

Enjoy rides, games and food at the Heritage Trust Annual Fling to Spring Carnival at Heritage Park. 

Sound-Off! (Save Long Island Sound) - The Whaling Museum & Education Center
April 22, 2018 - Cold Spring Harbor

In honor of Earth Day, enjoy a hands-on afternoon celebrating conservation of the Long Island Sound. There will be tented activities for all ages, including a live touch tank, hands-on science experiments, art exhibit, and water monitoring station.

Soccer Stars - The Chai Center
Through April 22, 2018 - Dix Hills

Hip Hop for youth and teens of all abilities. Special needs participants will be partnered with teen volunteers to assist with full integration into the class, Must be registered on the webiste.  Special needs parents please register under families. Volunteers register under Volunteers.

Carrot Cake Parfait - Island Trees Public Library
April 22, 2018 - Island Trees


The Baking Coach is back to help you create a Carrot Cake Parfait - make cream cheese icing cut up carrot cake cupcakes and make this layered dessert. Take home great recipes and 2 carrot cake desserts in a 10 ounce parfait cups.

Dog Days - Old Westbury Gardens
Through April 22, 2018 - Old Westbury

Bring your leashed dog for an invigorating walk and healthy exercise in designated garden areas. Meet fellow dog lovers in a beautiful environment. Dog must be leashed.


The Art of Wisdom Earth Day Fundraiser - Dockers Waterside
April 22, 2018 - East Quogue

Join The Art of Wisdom as we celebrate Earth Day and raise funds for our community's children. We will have passed appetizers, live music by R.A.D, a fashion show, Chinese auction and door prizes! Come help our non-profit put an end to bullying and sponsor neighborhood children in need!

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School presents: 'Coppelia' - Guild Hall - John Drew Theater
Through April 22, 2018 - East Hampton

The lively score is by Leo Delibes and the ballet is choreographed by the director of HBTS, Sara Jo Strickland and includes beautiful costumes designed and hand sewn by Yuka Silvera and lighting designed by Sebastian Paczynski. Guest artists include Nick Peregrino dancing the divertissements “Prayer” and “Gigue” and Adam and Gail Baranello of A&G Dance Company dancing the divertissement, “War.” Devon Friedman and Vincenzo James Harty, both advanced professional students (level 7) at HBTS will be dancing the lead roles of Swanhilda and Franz.  “Coppelia” is a ballet comedic delight. The courtship of Swanhilda and Franz, and the doll, Coppelia, who Franz mistakenly courts, along with Dr. Coppelius’ bumbling antics will entertain all ages.  The traditional village dances in Act 1 and the “Festival of the Bell” in Act 3 will have you dancing in your seats! Do not to miss this lovely Springtime treat. To reserve tickets in advance call 888-933-4287 or go to For further information email  [email protected]

Baby Animal Weekend - Garden of Eve Farm
Through April 22, 2018 - Riverhead

Meet and pet  baby animals including rabbits, lambs, goats and chicks. Family Fun Fields includes hayride and many attractions.

Lego Club at the Children's Museum - Children's Museum of the East End
Through April 22, 2018 - Bridgehampton

Visitors are encouraged to create original designs. Kids 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 the Museum continue to build this program, they are looking for Lego donations. Call 631-537-8250 to donate.

YMCA 5K In Memory of Marcie Mazzola - Huntington YMCA
April 22, 2018 - Huntington

The YMCA of Long Island is excited to announce that registration for the Run for a Cause: YMCA 5K Series, has officially opened. The series of three 5K run/walk events, which will take place between April and June, are intended to help encourage Long Islanders to participate in events throughout Long Island; including Patchogue, Huntington, and Great South Bay; bringing all YMCA branches and their greater community together for a variety of great causes. The Run for a Cause: YMCA 5K Series will kick off on April 8th with the Patchogue Family YMCA race at ShoreFront Park, benefitting the Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program in honor of Brendan Barrett of the Sayville Running Company. The second installment of the series, at the Huntington YMCA on April 22, raises funds to support child abuse awareness, protection, and recovery programs, and services for children in need. The final event will be held at the Great South Bay YMCA facility on June 2, with proceeds benefiting cancer survivors through financial assistance. The final event will also pay tribute to Shardé Lamneck, who passed away after a battle with breast cancer back in September. Lamneck worked as the Director of Membership Sales & Engagement at Great South Bay YMCA.

West Hills Spring Carnival - West Hills Day Camp
April 22, 2018 - Huntington

Enjoy carnival rides, bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, DJ, games, local vendors and giveaways. Come see how West Hills has been defining ‘fun’ on Long Island for over 60 years.



Fling Into Spring Carnival - Heritage Center
Through April 22, 2018 - Mount Sinai

Enjoy rides, games and food at the Heritage Trust Annual Fling to Spring Carnival at Heritage Park. 

Learn to Draw with Art Teacher Amy - Learn to Draw
Through April 24, 2018 - Amityville

Learn to draw and paint animals, people, works by famous artist with watercolors, oil pastels, colored pencils, markers and more.

Hip Hop - The Chai Center
Through April 25, 2018 - Dix Hills

Hip Hop for youth and teens of all abilities. Special needs participants will be partnered with teen volunteers to assist with full integration into the class, Must be registered on the webiste.  Special needs parents please register under families. Volunteers register under Volunteers.

Children's - Coding for Tweens - Syosset Public Library
Through April 25, 2018 - Syosset

This introductory course to Python programming will help your child understand the basics of coding. With a focus on project-based learning, students will learn coding concepts and build programs and games that will both spark their creativity and develop their technological abilities.

Plaster Craft Hour - Lyrical Children's Preschool & Learning Center
Through April 27, 2018 - Calverton

Stop in with your child to create a special Plaster Craft creation. A variety of choices that will change over time. All supplies included. Appropriate for ages 2 and up. Reservation required by 11:30 am on Friday - Call 631-208-4003.

Toddler Story Time - Queens Library, Bellerose Branch
Through April 27, 2018 - Bellerose

A fun time for the little ones and their caregivers featuring stories, songs and finger plays.

'Peter Pan' - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
Through April 28, 2018 - Bellmore

Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael and John as they travel to Neverland with Tinkerbell. Singing and dancing with the Lost boys, Pirates and Indians. April 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, & 28.

Chess - Island Trees Public Library
Through April 28, 2018 - Island Trees

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

Kids Performing for Kids: 'Seussical Jr.' - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
Through April 29, 2018 - Smithtown

Based on the works of Dr. Seuss, "Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper.

'Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare' - Suffolk County Community College Ammerman Campus
Through April 29, 2018 - Selden

Valentine and Proteus, the two gentlemen of Verona, fall for the same girl, Silvia, which leads to a spectacular quarrel. Using the ploy of disguises, true love prevails and the friends are reconciled and look to share one mutual happiness.




Zumba - The Chai Center
Through April 30, 2018 - Dix Hills

Hip Hop for youth and teens of all abilities. Special needs participants will be partnered with teen volunteers to assist with full integration into the class, Must be registered on the webiste.  Special needs parents please register under families. Volunteers register under Volunteers.

Photography Art Exhibit & Opening Reception - The Dolphin Bookshop
Through April 30, 2018 - Port Washington

Photography Exhibit. Willy Airaldi is an award-winning photographer who captures unique details of New York’s diverse neighborhoods. His work is on exhibit during the month of April. Join us for the opening reception April 7th, from 2:00-4:00pm.

'12 Angry Men' - Theatre Three
Through May 05, 2018 - Port Jefferson

A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father and it looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins challenging the others. Tempers get short and arguments grow heated. Life is in their hands as these jurors are forced to look past their prejudices to unearth the shocking truth. Reginald Rose’s electrifying classic explodes like twelve sticks of dynamite in one of the finest, most powerful dramas of all-time. Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel
Based on the Emmy Award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose

'Stand Up! Stand Out! The Bullying Project' - Theatre Three
Through May 05, 2018 - Port Jefferson

A new show from the creators of Class Dismissed. It's a bright spring day when Peg watches as Nellie is bullied on the playground. Wondering about how Nellie feels, Peg is launched into a wonderland of fantastical folks who teach her that you don't stand by-you stand up! Stand Up! Stand Out! features live actors, puppets, and a toe-tapping original score.

ARTful Adventures - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery ( behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus)
Through May 12, 2018 - Hempstead

 (March 10, April 14, & May 12) *Check-in: 11:15 a.m. Look closely at masks from cultures around the world and create your own sculptural mask to wear home! Look, listen and do together! Bring your child to the Museum for a fun morning looking at and discussing art, listening to a story, and then engaging in a hands-on art project. Led by Museum educators, each month’s ARTful adventure focuses on a specific theme to explore and be inspired by. For children ages 5-10 with an adult companion.

'Aladdin' - BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont
Through May 12, 2018 - Elmont

Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment and the fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince! All of your favorite characters - Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more - are here in a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides.

'Frog & Toad' - BroadHollow Theatre
Through May 12, 2018 - East Islip

The beloved story of two great friends, the cheerful and popular frog and the rather grumpy toad through four fun-filled seasons. It’s inventive, exuberant and totally charming.

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 13, 2018 - Garden City

Travel back to the Cretaceous Period and come face to face with dinosaurs of all sizes in their prehistoric environments. The immersive bilingual exhibit takes you to two dinosaur habitats (warm and cold environments), as well as a Field Research Station (complete with a Big Dig component), where junior paleontologists will experiment with materials and tools. What you’ll do: • Examine a touchable T-Rex and Triceratops and make observations and comparisons, important steps in scientific thinking • Climb into a Troodon’s nest and play with dinosaur eggs • Uncover dinosaur bones and examine fossils in a dig station • Cooperate and collaborate as you help complete an over-sized puzzle • Put on insect costumes and buzz around a swampy bog Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ was created by Minnesota Children's Museum and nationally sponsored by The David B. Jones Foundation.

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'The Wedding Singer' - BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont
Through May 13, 2018 - Elmont

The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer's sparkling new score does for the 80s what Hairspray did for the '60s. It's 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.


PJ's in the Park - Long Island Game Farm
Through May 20, 2018 - Manorville

Pajama Party with kid goats.Any child who comes dressed in their PJs will receive $1 off Animal Food or a Milk Bottle.

'Addy & Uno' - Theatre Row
Through May 26, 2018 - Midtown

As Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school's math competition, his friends with varying disabilities - ADHD, visual, hearing, and physical impairment - rally in support. Through puppets and soaring music, Addy & Uno is a 50-minute musical that is a heartfelt and hilarious journey celebrating hope, big dreams, and the beauty of differences.

Art Compass: Building Social and Vocational Skills for Teens and Young Adults with Autism - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through June 12, 2018 - Roslyn Harbor

During this workshop series, teens and young adults will receive hands on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at Nassau County Museum of Art and work on view at The Manes Center, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design. As well as how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life. For more information on Autism programs please call 516-484-9338 ext. 12 or email [email protected] Partial funding provided by the North Shore Autism Circle.

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 [email protected] or 516-432-0200.

Infant & Toddler Classes - M.A.T.S.S Kids' Gym- Syosset
Through June 15, 2018 - Syosset

Join a Baby & Me, Anyone & Me or Two's Company class designed to develop relationships through movement and safe tumbling techniques. Great way to prepare your little one for our Nursery School Program.

After School Classes for ages 2 - Teen - M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym- Syosset
Through June 15, 2018 - Syosset

From Cooking to Indoor Soccer and Acting Classes, M.A.T.S.S offers a rainbow of programs and classes all under one roof!

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.

Creative Expeditions - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through June 16, 2018 - Roslyn Harbor

This program gives families a chance to witness their child experience success in a welcoming and creative learning environment. Throughout the course of this program parents and caregivers will gain skills in behavioral methods that they can employ when bringing their child into a community setting. Families will engage in fun interactive gallery experiences that provide opportunities for everyone to look at and talk about art in a group setting followed by hands on art making activities that encourage experimentation with new materials, processes and creative play.

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.

'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.

Anything Goes: The Jazz Age Exhibition - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through July 08, 2018 - Roslyn Harbor

Wild, hot, roaring, and free, the Jazz Age is immediately identified as the decadent heyday of such heroes as Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, e.e. cummings, Langston Hughes and other rebels who would “live it up to write it down” in New York, Paris and the Riviera. The gang’s all here in one multimedia exhibition that combines art, literature and music. Explore the masterpieces and experiments of a generation that changed the history of Modernism. The giants among the artists of the Twenties were Picasso, Léger, Miro, Gaston Lachaise, Stuart Davis, Florine Stettheimer and Tamara de Lempicka. Composers such as Gershwin and Porter were taking syncopation and the blues to new heights, while the Ballets Russes broke all dance conventions. The literature of the era included such masterworks as James Joyce’s Ulysses and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, which was begun in nearby Great Neck and inspired in part by a painting by Francis Cugat that is one of the highlights of the show. A gallery dedicated to the super-heroes of the age includes memorabilia related to Lindbergh and the original Hobey Baker trophy, college hockey’s highest honor named for a World War I flying ace who was the real-life inspiration for some of Fitzgerald’s characters.

With powerful paintings and sculpture, intimate drawings (some never before exhibited), bold posters, sheet music, fashion, eye-dazzling jewelry, sleek furniture, and musical instruments (including Victrola turntables and a piano playing Gershwin’s own piano rolls), the exhibition brings the Jazz Age vividly to life. “Living well is the best revenge” was the motto of an extraordinarily fortunate generation, anything but “lost,” that remains today the epitome of sheer creative freedom.

The exhibition has been underwritten by a generous gift from Americana Manhasset and Wheatley Plaza, with additional funding provided by the Ritz-Carlton Residences and Charles Scribner III.

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.

Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry - Southampton Historical Museum - Rogers Mansion
Through August 04, 2018 - 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. The Rogers Mansion is a property of the Southampton Historical Museum.

Romare Bearden: Storyteller - Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University Museum
Through August 17, 2018 - Hempstead

The narrative themes of Romare Bearden’s work spanned historical, political, and religious topics. Through his innovative works of art, Bearden communicated his ideas and thoughts about everyday African-American life in 20th century America. The exhibition includes prints in a variety of methods (aquatint, engraving, etching, lithograph, and silkscreen) from the Hofstra University Museum Collections.

Warrior Courses Wednesdays - Sky Zone Mount Sinai
Through December 31, 2018 - Mount Sinai

Take part in epic Nerf battles on trampoline courts.