Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-August 23
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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
It's Movie night at McDonald's. Enjoy a movie with your McDonald's friends. Every Thursday night from 530p -730p they show a different movie.
Valley Stream Farmers Market - Arthur J Hendrickson Park and Pool
Through November 21, 2019 - Valley Stream
The Valley Stream Farmers Market sells the following items: Fruit, Vegetables, Pies, Honey, Farm Eggs, Homemade Quiche, Fruit Tarts, Cider Donuts, Cider, Flowers, and Plants and more.
Seaford Farmers Market - Seaford Railroad Station
Through November 23, 2019 - Seaford
The Seaford Farmers Market sells the following items: Fruit, Vegetables, Homemade Empanadas, Fresh Made Donuts (while you wait!), Hot Soup, Home Made Ice Cream, Fresh Limeade, Fresh Artisan Breads, Bagels, Rolls and Pastries (still warm from the oven), and more.
Rockville Centre Farmers Market - Railroad Parking Lot Number 12
Through November 24, 2019 - Rockville Centre
The Rockville Centre Farmers Market sells the following items: Fruit, Veggies, Baked Goods, Cider, Home Made Peanut Butter, Home Made Ice Cream, Fresh Hot Donuts, Hot Soups, All Types of Flowers, Assorted Homemade Pickles and more.
Roslyn Farmers Market - Christopher Morley Park
Through November 27, 2019 - Roslyn
The Roslyn Center Farmers Market sells the following items: Fruits, Vegetables, Homemade Fruit Pie, Cider Donuts, Farm Fresh Eggs, Homemade Peanut Butter, Quiche, Cider, Honey, Biscotti and More!
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.