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

Make A Candle - Island Trees Public Library
April 03, 2018 - Island Trees

 

 

Curiously Creative Candles will be bringing everything you need to make your own unique design with different wax and scents to choose from!

Evening Book Chat: 'Spacemen' - Island Trees Public Library
April 03, 2018 - Island Trees

 

 

Carol Ann Tack is here to lead the discussion of the 2018 Long Island Reads pick Spaceman by Mike Massimino

Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe, is the spellbinding true story of the
 Long Island boy who became one of our best-known living space travelers. Despite daunting challenges and
 numerous setbacks, Mike never gave up his dream of becoming an astronaut. His book brings the reader into a rare,
 wonderful world where nerdy science meets thrilling adventure, and pulls back a curtain on just what it really
 means to have “the right stuff.”

First Tuesdays - IKEA Long Island
April 03, 2018 - Hicksville

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month for a free kids activity! Whether arts and crafts or tasty treat decorating, you can be sure our kids activities are fun for all ages! Plus, don't forget Kids Eat Free Tuesdays! Get up to two kids meals with the purchase of one adult entrée. Kids 12 and under.


 

 

Buffed Copper Relief Sculpture - East Hampton Library
April 03, 2018 - East Hampton

Design your own geometric relief sculpture from tooling copper.  Learn tooling and buffing techniques for a polished look.  Kids will also create a frame to display their finished work in. Sign-up required.

 

Community Service: Help Design a Book Display - East Hampton Library
April 03, 2018 - East Hampton

High school students help a local librarian create a book display.

Spring Break Children's Workshop: Pretzels and Cupcakes - The Baking Coach, Inc.
April 03, 2018 - Huntington

Make and enjoy pretzels and decorate cupcakes using fondant, buttercream and assorted candy.  Check the website for full details.

Spring Break Children's Workshop: Galaxy Cake and Cookies - The Baking Coach, Inc.
April 03, 2018 - Huntington

Make a 7 inch round cake and cookies look like a galaxy. Take home your creation in a bakery box. Check website for more details.

Spring Break: Nature's Gardeners - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
April 03, 2018 - Cold Spring Harbor

Learn how the Hatchery cares for its fish.

Spring Break Workshops - Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Through April 04, 2018 - Centerport

Activities include exploring gardens and natural history, dressing up like a butterfly or moth and comparing the two ane more.  Call 631-854-5539 to register, and for more information.

Sing into Spring with Johnny 'Mr. C.' Cuomo - The Ward Melville Heritage Organization's Educational and Cultural Center
Through April 05, 2018 - Stony Brook

This program is suitable for all abilities to attend with a caregiver. Music, songs, stories, activities and movement with a spring theme. Call 631-751-2244 to reserve a space.

Build-a-Boat Workshop - The Whaling Museum & Education Center
Through April 05, 2018 - Cold Spring Harbor

Bring your imagination to create a wooden vessel with lots of “help yourself” materials.  

'Beauty and the Beast' - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
Through April 05, 2018 - Bellmore

The brainy and beautiful Belle yearns to escape her provincial life...and her brute of a suitor, Gaston. However, Belle gets more adventurous than she wanted when she becomes a captive in the Beast's enchanted castle! The performance runs for one hour and is followed by a meet and greet with the cast.

April Spring Break Mini Camp - M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym
Through April 05, 2018 - Syosset

It's time to SPRING into lots of games, crafts and gymnastics. Lunch is included!

Slime Time Spring Break Week - The Lanyard Ladies
Through April 06, 2018 - Oceanside

Make SLIME & more! Pizza and drinks included. Call to book.

Spring Break: Trout Feeding Demonstrations - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Through April 06, 2018 - Cold Spring Harbor

Learn how the Hatchery cares for its fish.

Spring Break, Live Animal Encounters - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Through April 06, 2018 - Cold Spring Harbor

Learn how the Hatchery cares for its fish.

Musical Playalong! - Not Just Art
Through April 06, 2018 - Oyster Bay

Hop, bop, and sing into spring in this joyful music and movement program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their grownups! Reservations required. Call to register.

Art & Sensory Fun Studio - Not Just Art
Through April 06, 2018 - Oyster Bay

Artful blossoms, birdies, bugs and other green activities fill the studio as we celebrate spring. For ages 3 thru 10 (under 4 needs adult on-site) Reservations are required, so please call to secure your spot!

KZAM Open Play - KZAM
Through April 06, 2018 - Farmingdale

Enjoy 2 fun-filled hours of open play in the Grand Arena and Event Room. Register online to reserve your spot.

Spring Break, Hatchery Tours - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Through April 06, 2018 - Cold Spring Harbor

Learn how the Hatchery cares for its fish.

Spring Break Holiday Camp 2018 - Rolling River Day Camp
Through April 06, 2018 - East Rockaway

Camp is not just for the summer anymore! Parents now have a safe and exciting option for their children when school is closed for holiday breaks. Holiday Camps utilize Rolling River’s spacious, private facility to provide children with a variety of supervised indoor and outdoor programs. Holiday campers participate in fun activities such as arts and crafts, computers, Nintendo Wii games, cooking, playgrounds, gymnastics, yoga, relay races, off campus trips and more. Holiday camps are open to both Rolling River families and non-enrolled families. Rolling River is conveniently located 1 mile south of Sunrise Highway on Ocean Avenue and is 1 block from the LIRR East Rockaway train station. Free train parking is available for those parents who commute on the LIRR.

'Peter Rabbit' - BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont
Through April 07, 2018 - Elmont

Peter Rabbit, unlike sisters Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail, is following the advice of his tummy (and his cousin, Benjamin) versus the advice of his mother.  Everyone (and we mean everyone!)  knows that you stay out of Mr. McGregor’s garden.  But Peter and Benjamin still venture into a world filled with excitement, adventure, and scrumptious vegetables!  The thrills are just beginning when the angry farmer spots the silly bunnies.

Macy's Flower Show 2018 - Macy's Herald Square
Through April 08, 2018 - Midtown

Macy's Flower Show has delighted generations of New Yorkers with over-the-top presentations of lavish gardens that showcase millions of live flowers, plants and trees from around the globe. This year's theme is a celebration of the iconic American carnival.

'Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut' - Cradle of Aviation Museum
Through April 08, 2018 - Garden City

Plaza Theatrical Productions presents Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut Live Onstage In The Dome Theater! Grab your space suit and get ready for an adventure in space as live musical theater with audience participation comes to the Cradle! Join us during the Spring Recess from March 30 through April 8 as Allie takes over our Dome Theater daily at 11:00 am (and 2:00 pm on Wed. April 4 for our annual Astronomy & Space Day). The Plaza Theatrical Production runs 50 minutes so you'll have plenty of time to explore our Space Gallery afterwards! Combo Tickets (Show and Museum) $20 Adults $18 Children (2-12)/Seniors Show Only $15 Adults $13 Children (2-12)/Seniors Purchase tickets online via our event page http://bit.ly/Awesome-Allie-at-the-Cradle About Awesome Allie Book: Scott Elmegreen, Music and Lyrics: Drew Fornarola. Yesterday Allie was just a normal kid, but today she’s headed into outer space! With the help of her trusty talking dog Captain Chaos and Rover the Dancing Robot from Mars, Allie’s on a mission across the solar system to save Earth, and maybe learn some things about science along the way. But she’d better be home in time for dinner! Grab your space suit and get ready for an adventure that’s out of this world! About Plaza Theatrical Productions Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc., founded in 1983 by Executive Producer, Kevin F. Harrington, is a Long Island based professional touring company serving public organizations, schools, camps, country clubs, convention centers and senior citizen developments. Plaza mounts fully-staged musicals, comedies, children's/educational theatre, and musical revues. For more information visit their website at http://plazatheatrical.com

'The Wedding Singer' - BayWay Arts Center
Through April 14, 2018 - East Islip

The Wedding Singer takes you 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.

'Aladdin' - BroadHollow Theatre
Through April 14, 2018 - East Islip

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.

'The Adventures of Peter Rabbit' - Theatre Three
Through April 14, 2018 - Port Jefferson

Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-Tail, Benjamin Bunny, the McGregors and all their friends come to life in this delightful adaption suggested by the characters created by Beatrix Potter. 

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Treasure That Trash - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through April 15, 2018 - Stony Brook

In commemoration of Earth Month, the Ward Melville Heritage Organization presents Treasure That Trash, a not-to-be-missed exhibit of impressive artistry created from a variety of common items including recycled materials, spray paint, glass and many more. In this popular cutting-edge genre, artists bring originality and imagination to their works and offer a whole new meaning to the phrase, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Artists from across Long Island will participate with their intricate masterpieces cultivated from a desire to preserve the environment while nurturing their passion for art. Artists to date include:

Bergés Alvarez - creates seascapes and landscapes from recycled materials such as plastic bags, aluminum foil and frayed packing materials. 

Janene Gentile - uses recycled glass, spray paint and reclaimed acrylic paints to create her works on canvas.

Ted Thirlby - will display a selection of his “plywood series” paintings using stain and oils on salvaged plywood pieces.

Michael Cole - aka “Copper Mike,” an artist and metal worker who incorporates those skills into his master motorcycle building.

 

 

Long Island's Best: Young Artists at the Heckscher Museum - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through April 15, 2018 - Huntington

Long Island’s Best features exceptional juried artwork from High School students across Suffolk and Nassau Counties.  It is the only juried competition on Long Island that culminates in a professionally mounted Museum exhibition.  The artwork, its subject matter, and accompanying descriptions are a window into what High School students care about and think.

Mommy & Me - The Chai Center
Through April 19, 2018 - Dix Hills

Unique creative arts Mommy & Me is a time to bond with your child while exploring music, singing, arts & crafts, bubbles, parachute play and more. Registration required. No class April 2.

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.

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.

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.

Free Kids Activity for IKEA FAMILY Members - IKEA Long Island
Through May 01, 2018 - Hicksville

Join us the first Tuesday of every month at 6pm for a free kids activity! Whether arts and crafts or tasty treat decorating, you can be sure our kids activities are fun for all ages! Check our website or visit us in-store for more details. Tuesday, April 3rd, 6pm - Dining Department and Tuesday, May 1st, 6pm. Plus, don't forget Kids Eat Free Tuesdays! Get up to two kids meals with the purchase of one adult entrée. Kids 12 and under.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Romare Bearden: Storyteller - Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
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.