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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.
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.
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.
Portfolios II: Offset Lithographic Prints - David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus
Through June 27, 2018 - Hempstead
This is the second exhibition in a series that highlights portfolios of prints and photographs from the Hofstra University Museum’s permanent collections. For the portfolio on view, Offset Lithographic Prints, artists experimented using a commercial press for creating fine art prints. Works by Chuck Close, John Moore, Olga Moore, Italo Scanga, Salvatore Scarpitta, and Miriam Schapiro, among others, are included.
'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.
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, 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.