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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-January 11

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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, January 11, 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 January 11. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Nassau, check out our complete calendar of events.

Friday Night Teen Program - Middle Country Public Library
Through January 11, 2019 - Centereach

For teens 6th - 12th grade. Join us for Friday Night Teen Programs: Open Mic and Teen Game Night. Registration required. 

Kids in the Kitchen - Long Island Children's Museum
January 11, 2019 - Garden City

Little chefs use real cooking tools (with some help from adults) as we make easy, yummy, kid-friendly snacks from start to finish. As they make their treat, kids gain experience measuring ingredients, following directions and building their vocabulary.

Just 2 Fun - Franklin Square Public Library
January 11, 2019 - Franklin Square

A special program designed just for 2-year-olds where they make simple crafts and play together.

Movin' & Groovin' Rhymes - Middle Country Public Library
January 11, 2019 - Centereach

For parents/caregivers with children ages birth - 3 years old. Come and share songs, rhymes and finger plays and don't miss out on the fun! Registration required. 

Afternoon Canvas Painting - Brentwood Public Library
January 11, 2019 - Brentwood

Join us for an afternoon of painting and create a snowy landscape scene to take home. Ages 13-17. Sign up Begins December 15th, 2018

Aaron Neville Duo - Landmark on Main Street
January 11, 2019 - Port Washington

Until now, it's been easy to separate Aaron Neville's career into two separate but equal strains: the funky stuff he's favored when working with his esteemed band of brothers, and the angelic balladry you associate with him when he's punching his own time card as a solo artist. Casual fans might admit they don't know much -- to borrow a phrase -- about Neville's musical center, but they've perceived a certain split in his career. An education is about to be provided, then, in the form of Apache, a solo album that makes the case for Aaron Neville as the most holistic of soul men. Its hard R&B side matches anything the Neville Brothers ever recorded for true grit, while still allowing plenty of space for a singer who's arguably the most distinctive vocal stylist on the planet to tell it like it is.

Apache also reflects Neville's social and spiritual concerns, marking only the second time in his 56-year recording career that he's co-written nearly an entire album's worth of material. The words are straight out of a poetry journal he began keeping in the 1970s, which more recently migrated to his iPhone. Together with collaborators Eric Krasno (guitarist for the groups Soulive and Rustic) and Dave Gutter (frontman for the Rustic Overtones), Apache is a modern/revivalist marvel harking back to a golden age that produced classics like Marvin Gaye's What's Goin' On.

"I call it The Other Side of Aaron," says the 75-year-old legend, offering an alternative album title, "because people know me from doing the ballads and New Orleans stuff. They're getting another feel of Aaron" -- a record that touches on the mystic gumbo of "Yellow Moon" and sheer sweetness of "Everybody Plays the Fool" while diverging toward a third path we've never quite heard from Neville in the studio.

While Neville sometimes tours with his quintet, this is a smaller, more intimate show that features Neville and keyboard player Michael Goods. "I like the energy of the quintet," he says, "and I also like the laid-back quality of the duo, just coming off the top of my head with things, not having to worry about whether we rehearsed it. Sometimes I put Michael on the spot, because I'll come up with something he's never heard before, but then he'll catch it and that will make it even cooler. I bring the audience back to where I first started, with some Nat King Cole or anything that comes to my mind..."

And that mind is constantly racing, musically, just as it was in the days when the teachers would catch him deep in a distracted schoolboy reverie. "Because I've got about 10 million songs in my head. Some of 'em wake me up at 3:00 in the morning, and I've got to sing the whole song to myself before I can get back to sleep, to make sure I know all the words," he laughs. His middle-of-the-night song insomnia can make for his next audience's dream come true.

Italian Classes for Children, ages 3-11 - Camp Italia
Through January 12, 2019 - Garden City

Disney On Ice Presents 'Frozen' - NYCB LIVE, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Through January 13, 2019 - Uniondale

Discover the full story of Disney's Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen. Dazzling ice skating, special effects, and unforgettable music will magically transport you to wintry Arendelle. Be a part of Anna's fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Join the hilarious snowman Olaf, rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer sidekick Sven as they help Anna in a race to bring back summer. Encounter Everest-like conditions and mystical trolls as you sing along to Academy Award®-winning songs like Let It Go and ultimately discover true love is the most powerful magic of all. Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, your whole family will delight in special appearances by stars from Toy Story, Finding Dory, The Lion King and the inspiring Disney Princesses. Experience magic at every turn and create memories to last a lifetime at Disney On Ice presents Frozen - the show worth melting for!

Toddler Tales - Middle Country Public Library
Through January 16, 2019 - Centereach

For parents/caregivers with children ages 2 - 3 years old. Have fun listening to stories and singing songs that will enhance early literacy skills. Registration required. 

Wacky Wednesday - Middle Country Public Library
Through January 16, 2019 - Centereach

For parents/caregivers and children ages 3 - 5 years old. Join us for some wacky stories and crafts. Registration required. 

Idea Lab - Brentwood Public Library
Through January 18, 2019 - Brentwood

Join us in our makerspace as we create, program, code and more during this STEAM-based program! Each session we will learn and experiment with different technology, which can include littleBits, Ozobots, 3Doodlers, Spheros and more! Ages 9-12. Sign up begins December 15th, 2018

Gingerbread Lane - New York Hall of Science
Through January 21, 2019 - Corona

Visitors marvel at homemade gingerbread houses made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing, and candy. The houses are drafted, designed, baked, planned, built and decorated by creator Jon Lovitch over the course of an entire year. GingerBread Lane has won the Guinness World Record for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for the largest gingerbread village.

Toddler Time - Brentwood Public Library
Through January 22, 2019 - Brentwood

Share stories, songs, playtime and lots of fun. Ages 9-23 months. Sign up begins December 15th, 2018

Toddler Playtime - Middle Country Public Library
Through January 22, 2019 - Centereach

For parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3 years old. Spend time together playing with the toys, experiencing our sandbox and meeting new friends. Registration required. 

Stories for 2's & 3's - Brentwood Public Library
Through January 23, 2019 - Brentwood

Enjoy stories, songs, and an art activity with your child. Sign up begins December 15th, 2018

Early Childhood Workshop - Middle Country Public Library
Through January 24, 2019 - Centereach

For parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 5 years old. A play-based class where parents and caregivers of young chlidren can connect with other families, interact with an early childhood teacher, and get information about early literary sources and local community organizations. Registration required. 

On My Own - Middle Country Public Library
Through January 24, 2019 - Centereach

For children ages 3 1/2 - 5 years old without a parent. Art activities, free play and stories in a preschool setting. Registration required. 

Playgroup - Brentwood Public Library
Through January 25, 2019 - Brentwood

Your child will enjoy a large variety of toys and play activities designed to help coordination, motor skills, language development and social skills. Ages 12-47 months (walkers) Sign up begins December 15th, 2018

Time for Baby - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Through January 25, 2019 - Setauket

This program will be filled with songs and dance for both of you to enjoy. The 9:45am session is for babies on the move; the 11am session is for infants who are not yet mobile. The Age(s): 16 - 24 mos. Registration required.

Babies Boogie - Middle Country Public Library
Through January 25, 2019 - Centereach

For parents/caregivers with children ages birth-23 months old. Come boogie, wiggle, and giggle with your little dancing partner!

Toddler Tango - Middle Country Public Library
Through January 25, 2019 - Centereach

For parents/caregivers with children ages 2-4 years old. Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and wiggle with the beat!

Story Tots (3-5 years) - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through January 25, 2019 - Roslyn Harbor

Children and their adult companions investigate color, shape, form and texture with art activities based on a new story each week. Listen to story books read aloud and nurture creative expression while exploring various art materials and processes. Begin with Story Time followed by an art project.

Preschool Storybook Art! (Age 3-5) - Key to My Art East Rockaway!
Through January 25, 2019 - East Rockaway

We'll read a fun, interactive story, talk about the characters, plot and illustration, and then get creative - making a project to go with the story! Your child will use different mediums and techniques in this multi-curriculum class. Each week, your child will be introduced to a new book, and will come home with a new project!

Holiday Model Train Exhibit - Town of Babylon History Museum
Through January 26, 2019 - Babylon

Marvel at a model train show of the former trolley system that travled between Amityville and Babylon Village. The display, rich with local landmarks, is a whopping 240-square-foot homage to the history of the Town of Babylon.

'Tinkerbell' - BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont
Through January 26, 2019 - Elmont

Tinkerbell has always been Peter Pan's loyal sidekick but how much do we really know about this beloved fairy?  Not much is known about our pint sized heroine...until now.  Meet Tinkerbell live.

Studio Saturdays - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through January 26, 2019 - Roslyn Harbor

Drop into The Manes Education Center for hands-on activities inspired by our current exhibitions. Spend up to an hour exploring a range of materials, techniques, and themes before continuing out onto our lush grounds filled with trails, a sculpture park and gardens. 


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Lego Club - Children's Museum of the East End
Through January 27, 2019 - Bridgehampton

Join CMEE every Sunday any time between 10am and noon for Lego Club at the Museum! We’re excited to share our love of all things Lego with CMEE visitors and encourage children to create original designs. Kids can leave their works-in-progress and plan future sessions with the staff.

Builders Club - Westhampton Free Library
Through January 27, 2019 - Westhampton Beach

Show us your building skills with Crystal Climbers, Keva Planks, Legos, Magic Nuudles and much more. Age: K-3.

Joy of Water Color - Island Trees Public Library
Through January 28, 2019 - Island Trees

Enter the exciting world of watercolor painting with Julie Van Benthyusen.  Learn to communicate what you sense and feel about the world you see.  Beginner as well as intermediate students are welcome.  Bring the following to the first class: Arches Watercolor Pad (140lb cold pressed, size 11” X14”), 1 gray kneaded eraser, 2 plastic containers for water & paper  towels. Paint and brushes are available for purchase from the instructor.   Fee  includes use of teacher’s  supplies.

After School Storytime - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Through January 28, 2019 - Setauket

Escape after school with a good book and a craft. Ages Grades K - 2. Registration required. 

Breastfeeding Support Group- For Mothers and Babies - North Shore University Hospital- 4 Katz Family Lounge
Through January 29, 2019 - Manhasset

You and your baby are invited to attend our breastfeeding support group every week. A place where you can share, learn and support each other, mother-to-mother, in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Discussions are facilitated by a lactation consultant covering many topics including postpartum adjustment, feeding, sleeping, normal newborn behavior and going back to work.

Tuesday Night Crocheting with Miss Sara - Westhampton Free Library
Through January 29, 2019 - Westhampton Beach

Join Miss Sara on Tuesday nights for a relaxing hour of crocheting. Maybe a scarf or hat to stay cozy! Snacks will be provided. 

Afterschool Gaming - Brentwood Public Library
Through January 29, 2019 - Brentwood

Join your friends after school to play video games on our big screen TVs or to challenge each other at card and board games. Ages 13-17. No Registration Required 

Pre-School Story Time - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Through January 29, 2019 - Setauket

It's time for a little independence and to meet new friends. Ages 3.5 yrs. - 5 yrs. Registration required.  

Tot Storytime - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Through January 29, 2019 - Setauket

The class themes are designed to stimulate and reinforce all that your toddler enjoys about life. Age(s): 2 & 3 with parent. Registration required.  

Tot Spot - Children's Museum of the East End
Through January 30, 2019 - Bridgehampton

Your “Baby and Me” grad is happiest when he or she is moving all about and exploring! Celebrate your child’s newfound abilities and their increasing independence with Tot Spot! Led by the Museum’s Education Coordinator, Liz Bard, this weekly social-emotional development program provides toddlers with opportunities to explore, observe, and get moving in a program designed to encourage social emotional skills, fine motor skills and emerging language. Ages: 16 – 36 months

Movement & Literacy - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Through January 30, 2019 - Setauket

Have your child discover the joy of movement and embodied learning. These classes aim at increasing literacy & vocabulary while developing a child's basic motor skills, musculature, and balance. Age(s): 3.5 yrs. - 5 yrs. Registration required. 

B.A.R.K. Books Are Read To K9s - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Through January 30, 2019 - Setauket

Would you like to improve your reading skills? Head to the library and read some stories to a trained therapy dog. You can register in person in the children's department or by phone. Ages 5-12.

Parent Toddler Workshop - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Through January 31, 2019 - Setauket

This active hour will give your toddler time to experience sharing, group participation and play with toys that will stimulate his or her mind. Ages: 18 mos. - 3 1/2 with parent. Registration required. 

Facts & Fiction Story Time - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Through January 31, 2019 - Setauket

Join us each week for a story time that includes "facts and fiction". Your child will enjoy stories, along with cool facts, trivia, crafts, games and activities. Ages 4-7. Registration required.

Community Gallery – The Art of Keith Haring - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 31, 2019 - Garden City

Keith Haring’s artwork is known for his use of universal figures. This symbol is popular among children who respond to the movement visible in the figures. After learning about the artist’s life and the impact of his art, fifth grade students from the Marion G. Vedder School in North Babylon created their own Keith Haring-inspired figures.

'Owl' Be Your Friend! - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 31, 2019 - Garden City

Have a hoot this New Year and create your own feathered owl friend using a Styrofoam cup!

Weekly Story Time - Barnes and Noble- Country Glen Center
Through January 31, 2019 - Carle Place

Kids will love the fantastic stories and the activities that sometimes accompany each reading.

In Saturn's Rings 2D - New York Hall of Science
Through January 31, 2019 - Corona

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a grand tour of the universe starring Saturn. Seven and a half million mostly unseen images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope and Milky Way time lapses are brought to life in a groundbreaking epic immersive journey across space and time. 40 minutes.

Podcast Club - Brentwood Public Library
Through January 31, 2019 - Brentwood

Calling all teens! Come share your thoughts and ideas during our weekly podcast club! Learn all about audio recording, editing and become part of our Average Brentwood Teens podcast.

Friday Night In - Westhampton Free Library
Through February 08, 2019 - Westhampton Beach

Every Friday from 5:00-9:00pm, the Library will be closed to everyone except Tweens and Teens (grades 4-12). Activities vary week to week. Participants must arrive before 7:00pm when the doors will be locked for the evening. Participants can leave when they wish, but re-admittance will not be allowed. During this time, we will have a variety of activities, including video games, board games, movies, and much more. In order to participate in Friday Night In, each child must have a permission slip signed by a parent/guardian and parents must come to the library to sign the permission slip in person. 

Crochet Club for Kids - Floral Park Library
Through February 12, 2019 - Floral Park

For Kids in Grades 3 through 6. You will learn basic crochet stitches and techniques in this fun and interactive hour of instruction. Beginners and experienced crocheters welcome.

Oh Shift for teens - Mid Island Y JCC
Through February 13, 2019 - Plainview

Zumbini at the Chabad of Port Washington - Chabad Port Washington
Through March 01, 2019 - Port Washington

Public Skating - The Rinx at Wyandanch Village
Through March 03, 2019 - Wyandanch

Join us for a skate around the new ice rink in the beautiful Wyandanch Village, Long Island's most convenient downtown.  The Rinx has been servicing Suffolk County for many years as a prominent destination for recreation in Hauppauge, Port Jefferson and most recently, Bethpage.  We at The Rinx are very excited to bring Public Skating, Lessons, and Party Opportunities back to Wyandanch Village and the surrounding areas this season.

Hidden in Sight: Photographing Incarceration - Hofstra University Museum
Through March 10, 2019 - Hempstead

The United States has the highest rate of incarceration of any country in the world, with over 2 million people currently imprisoned. This exhibition features photographs spanning more than 50 years by three artists, Danny Lyon (American, born 1942), Jessica Earnshaw (Canadian, born 1983), and Isadora Kosofsky (American, born 1993), highlighting the varied critical issues within the prison system in America.


Public Skating Sessions - The Rinx at Harborfront Park
Through March 10, 2019 - Port Jefferson

The Rinx at Harborfront Park offers the unique experience of Skating on the Harbor!  From November through March join us in the beautiful Village of Port Jefferson for Ice Skating right on the Harbor!

Ice Skating at Tanger Outlets Deer Park - Tanger Outlets Deer Park
Through March 31, 2019 - Deer Park

Enjoy Ice Skating at Tanger Outlets for the entire family or your special group! 

Crafts For Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through March 31, 2019 - New Hyde Park

Kids will have a ball making exciting crafts that they can use or display. Every craft is educational and fun.

DreamWorks Trolls The Experience - 218 W. 57th St.
Through May 31, 2019 - Midtown

DreamWorks Trolls The Experience transports guests into the glittery world of DreamWorks Trolls through a visually-stunning, interactive journey to Poppy’s Best Day Ever Celebration. Guided by a rainbow path, visitors will sing, dance, hug, and celebrate alongside DreamWorks Trolls before meeting Poppy while creating unforgettable family memories and sharable social media moments.

'Flight of the Butterflies 3D' - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2019 - Corona

The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known. Follow the monarchs’ perilous journey and join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, with breathtaking cinematography from an award winning team including Oscar® winner Peter Parks. Be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist’s 40-year search to find the monarchs’ secret hideaway. Unravel the mysteries and experience the Flight of the Butterflies in 3D.


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.