Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-August 17
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Mondays on Main and Movies on the Great Lawn - Westhampton Free Library
Through August 26, 2019 - Westhampton Beach
Every Monday this summer the community is invited to take part in Mondays on Main featuring a variety of family-friendly activities, food, drinks, sidewalk sales, and movies on the Great Lawn. Bring a blanket or chair and see films like "LEGO Movie 2," "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," "Ralph Breaks the Internet," and "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse."
Kids on the Green - Westhampton Free Library
Through August 27, 2019 - Westhampton Beach
Performances are geared for families with children ages 3-8, but all are welcome.
July 9: Prestino's Magic
July 16: The Uncle Brothers Band
July 23: Brady Rymer
July 30: Jester Jim
Aug. 6: Rock and Roll with Squeaky Clean
Aug. 13: The MickMags
Aug: 20: Goowin's Balloowins
Aug. 27: Petting Zoo (4:30-6:30 p.m.)
Tiny Tots: 'Nature Discoveries' Dino-Mite Dinosaurs - Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Through August 27, 2019 - Oakdale
Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5.
Teen Dungeons & Dragons - Main St. Board Game Cafe
Through August 27, 2019 - Huntington
Whether you're an experienced adventurer or a first-time dungeon delver, Dungeons & Dragons night is the perfect place for teens to play the most popular role-playing game in the world. The expert staff will be running short adventures (approximately 2.5 hours), and players can choose to participate in single sessions, or return each week to play in an ongoing story. 2 Groups: Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12
Tent Tales for Tykes - Various L.L. Bean Locations
Through August 27, 2019 -
Step into the L.L.Bean Tent for storytime at your local L.L.Bean store! During each session, we'll explore a different nature or outdoor theme, followed by related activities, games, or crafts. Recommended for children ages 3-6. Caretakers must remain on-site and are welcome to join in the fun or spend the time shopping. Please register each participant separately.
Family Night Out - Westhampton Free Library
Through August 28, 2019 - Westhampton Beach
Enjoy some family fun every Wednesday night this summer. Schedule below: July 10: Phases of the Moon, July 17: Family Game Night, July 24: Out of this World Party, July 31: Family Movie Night, Aug. 7: Knock Em' Dead Comedy Game Show, Aug. 14: Family Game Night, Aug. 21: Robert Rivest and the First Mime on the Moon, Aug. 28: Mr. Poppin' Twist
Kids Sip & Paint - Masone Beach
Through August 28, 2019 - Island Park
Join the Village of Island Park for Kids Sip & Paint on Masone Beach! Childen of all ages are welcome. Includes canvas, supplies and instruction.
Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 28, 2019 - Garden City
Enjoy creative movement exercises and interactive sing-alongs that get little bodies moving to the rhythm. Ages 5 and younger.
Table Tennis League - Friedberg JCC
Through August 29, 2019 - Oceanside
Grab your paddle and get ready to play this fun, competitive, easy and social game! All levels welcome! Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS - Eisenhower Park
Through August 29, 2019 - East Meadow
Bring a blanket and watch a different movie every week, including: Instant Family (PG-13), The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (PG), Smallfoot (PG), The Kid Who Would be King (PG), and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13).
Sand Castle Contest - Hither Hills State park
Through August 29, 2019 - Montauk
Hither Hills State Park hosts a weekly sandcastle contest, which is open to all ages. Sand, water, and natural materials native to the beach can be used to create sculptures. Each week prizes will be awarded for the best sculptors and castles in several categories.
TOTS COOKING! - Garden Of Eve Organic Farm
Through August 29, 2019 - Riverhead
Tour the farm to gather the things for your recipe and learn about how they were produced. Then turn them into delectable delicacies while learning simple ways to incorporate fresh, farm-to-table eating at home. Pre-registration required online.
Afternoon Board Game Club - Main St. Board Game Cafe
Through August 29, 2019 - Huntington
In these 2-hour drop-off sessions, kids will learn a wide variety of strategic games with the expert staff while having a blast with friends. Game choices are custom-picked for each age group to highlight a range of cognitive skills, and students will boost their game knowledge in a fun, caring, and individualized environment. 2 Groups: Grades 1-2 and Grades 3-5 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the summer.
Village of Hempstead Summer Concert Series - Kennedy Memorial Park
Through August 30, 2019 - Hempstead
Bring your chairs and blankets and expect an amazing show -- everything from R&B to Gospel music.
Splish Splash, Animal Baths - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 30, 2019 - Garden City
Join LICM in the Yellow Studio in the Feasts for Beasts gallery to learn what goes into the care of the museums animals. Join LICM's Animal Program Educator to observe animal bath time.
Code your own video game with MakeCode Arcade - Microsoft Store - Roosevelt Field
Through August 30, 2019 - Garden City
In this free two-hour workshop, students eight and older use block coding to create a video game with MakeCode Arcade. Students learn fundamental game and coding concepts—like sprites, variables, and coordinates—and use their new skills to create and customize a playable game. By the end of the workshop, students will have: Learned and used key game design and coding concepts, Shared their games with a partner for inspiration, Published their game via URL so they can continue to play and develop it after the workshop. The parent, legal guardian, or authorized adult caregiver of every participant under 17 years of age must sign a Participation Agreement upon arrival and remain in Microsoft Store for the duration of the event. Register online. Ages 8 and older.
STEMtacular Summer Coding - Sylvan Learning of Huntington
Through August 31, 2019 - Huntington
Looking for a fun educational activity for your child this summer? Sylvan’s Summer Coding Workshops for Kids bring the big-time fun! These hands-on programs equip elementary and middle school-aged kids with essential programming skills by teaching them how to design their very own video game. It’s a novel way to help your child develop valuable technical, creative and problem solving skills he or she can use in and out of the classroom.
Farmers Market - Good Shepherd Levittown Farmers Market
Through August 31, 2019 - Levittown
Support small local businesses and check out the fresh produce, fresh breads, cookies, cakes, pickles, and local handmade crafters.
LITTLE FARMER EXPLORERS - Garden of Eve Organic Farm
Through August 31, 2019 - Riverhead
Tour the farm to see what's growing, harvest fruits and vegetables, and maybe even collect some eggs from the chickens.
Vanderbilt Museum's 31st Shakespeare Festival: Julius Caesar - Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Through September 01, 2019 - Centerport
The Carriage House Players (CHP) will present the 31st annual Shakespeare Festival, sponsored by Bank of America, at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum throughout July and August. This August, The Players perform Julius Caesar on the stage in the beautiful Vanderbilt Mansion courtyard, where the Spanish-Mediterranean architecture adds a touch of timeless atmosphere and charm. This very popular festival is one of the reasons the Vanderbilt is a favorite regional destination every summer. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy before the show.
Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
Through September 01, 2019 - Garden City
Get up to your elbows in oobleck, clean mud and slime for the type of artistic activities that everyone loves. Stop by anytime between 3:30 and 5:00 for as long as you wish. Ages 18 months-4 years.
Vanderbilt Mansion Living History - Vanderbilt Museum
Through September 01, 2019 - Centerport
This summer it's 1939 in the Vanderbilt Mansion. Guides in costume tell visitors stories of the Vanderbilt family and its famous guests.
Family Fluke Fishing On The Island Princess Captree - Island Princess Captree Fishing Boat
Through September 02, 2019 - Babylon
The Island Princess Captree Fishing Boat Long Island (Open Fishing Boat Charter Boat) offers the most family friendly Half Day Captree Fishing Trips. The IP has the most friendly, helpful and experienced crew at Captree to assist you and is a true family owned local Long Island business. The IP is conveniently located at The Island Princess is family owned and operated with a long time dedicated crew. Owner and Captain Bryan Sorice has two young children of his own ages 4 and 1.5 years, and had worked as a captain on the IP for more than 20 years before purchasing it from his mentor, friend and neighbor Capt. Nick Manzari who fished the waters out of Captree State Park since 1973.
Blue Star Museums - Museums on Long Island
Through September 02, 2019 - Various Museums on Long Island
Blast off at a science museum, take a walk through nature, encounter animals at the aquarium or meet heroes at a historic site, Blue Star Museums can help familes create memories! Museums across the country offer free family admission for active duty military families through Labor Day.
Squawk! The Amazing Bird Show - The Long Island Game Farm
Through September 02, 2019 - Manorville
Squawk! The Amazing Bird Show has made appearances on America's Got Talent and The Late Show with David Letterman.
National Geographic Photo Ark by Joel Sartore - Southampton Arts Center
Through September 08, 2019 - Southampton
The International Center of Photography and Southampton Arts Center are thrilled to co-present the National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition, featuring the compelling and visually stunning work of National Geographic photographer and Fellow Joel Sartore. The exhibition will highlight Sartore's images from his work in more than 250 zoos, aquariums, and animal rescue centers around the world. Founded by Sartore in 2006, the National Geographic Photo Ark aims to document event species living in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, inspire action through education, and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts. National Geographic is showcasing this important project through multiple platforms, including this exhibition, to inspire people not just to care, but also to help protect these animals for future generations. In addition to creating an archival record for generations to come, this project is a hopeful platform for conservation and shines a light on individuals and organizations working to preserve species around the world.
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium Presents: Looking Back, Looking Ahead - Cold Spring Harbor Library
Through September 11, 2019 - Cold Spring Harbor
An art exhibit of paintings by Hatchery staffer, Diane Lundegaard is being held at the Cold Spring Harbor Library & Environmental Center. A donation of proceeds goes to the Hatchery's new Turtle Pond Exhibit. Paintings include fish, salamanders, and other aquatic life as well as a retrospective of the range of the artist's work from childhood to the present.
Imagine That! Family Art Workshops: Drip Painting - The Pollock- Krasner House and Study Center
Through September 14, 2019 - East Hampton
Imagine That! Family Art Workshops for children ages 4-12 and adult companions presents "Drip Painting!" Families explore Jackson Pollock's art and studio, and then drip and pour paint onto their own huge paintings outdoors on the grounds of his home. The program is directed by the award-winning children's book author formerly at The Museum of Modern Art, Joyce Raimondo. Adults try their hand at drip painting too. Following an interactive tour of the now famous house and studio -- a national landmark in East Hampton.
Monday Mornings at Madoo - Madoo Conservancy
Through September 16, 2019 - Sagaponack
An hour of storytelling in the Magnolia Bosque featuring storytellers from the Hampton Library at the ready to keep your child enthralled with stories from near and far. Pack a picnic lunch and hang out a while. Please contact the Hampton Library to confirm dates and times, or if the weather is questionable. Instructor: Children’s librarians for the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton
Journey Through Time - The Educational and Cultural Center
Through September 29, 2019 - Stony Brook
See how our lives have changed since 1939 because of national, regional, and local events. Technology has affected our home, leisure, and workplace. From vintage radios to Google and Alexa; from Betsy Wetsy to Slinkys and Barbie dolls; from vespas to 1997 Moto-Guzzi motorcycles and much more.
Bethpage Polo at the Park - Bethpage State Park
Through September 29, 2019 - Bethpage
Played for over 2,000 years, Polo is one of the only sports that is celebrated and played worldwide. Bethpage Polo at the Park is the perfect way to finish up the weekend with friends, family, co-workers, or clients. Attire: Summer Chic.
Friday Night Car Show - Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores
Through October 04, 2019 - Bellmore
Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores and The Town of Hempstead presents The Bellmore Friday Night Car Show. See all types of cars at this weekly event.
Old Time Base Ball - Old Bethpage Restoration Village
Through October 06, 2019 - Old Bethpage
Watch as teams from the 1864 league play base ball (as it was spelled then) following the rules and customs of the 19th century in vintage uniforms.
Farmingdale Weekly Farmers' Market On The Village Green - Farmingdale Village
Through November 17, 2019 - Farmingdale
The Farmers' Market, by Schneider's Farm, returns to Farmingdale Village. Stop by the Village Green and browse and shop the fresh selection of produce, vegetables, and other items.
Family Movie Night - Hicksville McDonald's
Through November 21, 2019 - Hicksville
Valley Stream Farmers Market - Arthur J Hendrickson Park and Pool
Through November 21, 2019 - Valley Stream
Seaford Farmers Market - Seaford Railroad Station
Through November 23, 2019 -
Rockville Centre Farmers Market - Railroad Parking Lot Number 12
Through November 24, 2019 - Rockville Centre
Roslyn Farmers Market - Christopher Morley Park
Through November 27, 2019 - Roslyn
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.