Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-January 24

Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-January 24

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

Learn to Draw and Paint with Art Teacher Amy - Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library
January 24, 2018 - Brightwaters

Draw and paint a fox in the snow. No experience necessary. Register with the library must be a Bayshore library card holder. 

Open House - M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym & E.C.E.C- Bellmore
January 24, 2018 - Bellmore

Come and join us for our Open House! Meet our teaching staff and Director and learn about our Rainbow of Programs ....all under one roof! From our Nursery School to Summer Programming, Mini-Camps and Kids' Night Out, and of course our weekend Birthday Party Service!

Open House - M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym & E.C.E.C.- Syosset
January 24, 2018 - Syosset

Come get to know M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym and Early Childhood Education Center. We have a rainbow of programs under one roof! Daycare, Nursery School, After-school Classes, Summer Programs, Holiday Vacation Mini-Camps up to age 12, to weekend Birthday Parties in our well equipped small to large capacity Gyms, we have it all! Get to meet our certified teaching staff and administrators.

Bay Buddies - Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center
Through January 25, 2018 - Southold

This early childhood education programming is designed to reach future stewards. Through Bay Buddies series, caregivers and children 3-5yrs. will have an opportunity to discover and learn about elements of the marine environment through sensory activities, art + science projects, stories and more.  Pre registration for this series is requested. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bay-buddies-at-the-suffolk-county-marine-environmental-learning-center-tickets-39261763993.  Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program, it is not a drop-off program.

 

'Little Red Riding Hood' - BroadHollow Theatre
Through January 27, 2018 - East Islip

Little Red is wondering why life isn’t more exciting, while Granny shows up in search of the Wolf. The Wolf enjoys being evil, and loves little children (on whole wheat toast). When Granny has an accident, Little Red sets out to deliver dinner to her. She goes through the woods, where she encounters a variety of forest creatures including, of course, the Wolf, who discovers her destination and arrives at Granny’s house before she does. He locks up Granny and lays a trap for Little Red but the Woodsman arrives in time to save her.

Native American Artists Films - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
Through January 27, 2018 - Glen Cove

Make and decorate a keepsake box for dad, grandpa, uncle or any awesome father figure in your life.

Nancy Atlas Fireside Sessions - Bay Street Theater
Through January 27, 2018 - Sag Harbor

Shake off the winter blues with Nancy Atlas and The Nancy Atlas Project as they heat up the stage with music.

Theater for the Very Young: 'The Three Little Kittens' - ThinkBIG! Theater Arts
Through January 28, 2018 - Patchogue

The Three Little Kittens have lost their mittens and don't know where to find them.  Work together with the Three Little Kittens to search for clues around the house and in the yard before Mother Dear returns home. Highly interactive theater experience designed especially for very young audiences.

Crafts For Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through January 28, 2018 - New Hyde Park

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

LEGO CLUB - Children's Museum of the East End
Through January 28, 2018 - Bridgehampton

Join CMEE every Sunday any time between 10am and noon for Lego Club at the Museum.  Children are encouraged to create original designs and 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 CMEE continue to build this program, they are looking for Lego donations.  Call 631-537-8250 to donate.

 

'My Fair Lady' - BayWay Arts Center
Through January 28, 2018 - East Islip

When Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady opened on Broadway, it collected six Tony Awards, including best musical, while the film version took home eight Oscars, including Best Picture. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady is that rare musical by which all others are measured. The tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores, including: “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.” 

 

 

Puppy Fun - The Chai Center
Through January 28, 2018 - Dix Hills

Enjoy some fun with rescue dogs. Special needs participants will be partnered with teen volunteers to assist with full integration into the class. Must be registered at nyfriendship.com. Special needs parents register under families. Volunteers register under Volunteers.

Zumba For All Abilities - The Chai Center
Through January 29, 2018 - Dix Hills

This class is for all abilities taught by a special educator. Special needs participants will be partnered with teen volunteers to assist with full integration into the class. Must be registered on website nyfriendship.com. Special needs parents please register under families. Volunteers register under volunteers.

 

Let's Speak Italian - Elmont Public Library
Through January 31, 2018 - Elmont

Manga lovers rejoice!  Come watch and discuss your favorite show! Register.

Intermediate Drawing and Painting with Art Teacher Amy - St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Through January 31, 2018 - Bay Shore

Guided instruction using oil pastels, watercolors,markers and colored pencils. Learn to draw animals, people, landscapes and master artist works!

Teen Open Studio - Parrish Art Museum
Through February 03, 2018 - Watermill

With guidance from Pamela Collins, students ages 11-18, develop observation and mixed media techniques inspired by works on view in the Museum's galleries. Space is limited and advance registration is required. A minimum of five pre-registered students is required for the class to run. The Museum reserves the right to cancel any class which does not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

16th Annual Holiday Train Show - Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store, Grand Central Terminal
Through February 04, 2018 - Midtown

Kids can watch in awe as little Lionel trains roll along a 34-foot-long, two-level track that looks just like a mini NYC with a nearby countryside. The scenery even includes its very own North Pole. Plus, parents will love spying vintage trains from the Transit Museum’s collection.

Drumming Classes - Westhampton Free Library
Through February 07, 2018 - Westhampton Beach

Learn to play the drums and jam with drum professor David Elliot. Bring your own drum or borrow one from the library. Registration required.

Elton John and Tim Rice's 'Aida' - The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center
Through February 10, 2018 - Oakdale

Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA is an epic tale of love, loyalty, and betrayal, chronicling a love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. Aida finds her heart entangled with Radames, who is betrothed to the Pharoah’s daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility that she faces as the leader of her people. Aida and Radames’ love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity. Rated PG13

 

LEGO Building Club - Bellerose Library
Through February 21, 2018 - Bellerose

This one-man play is based on the condensed version Dickens himself used on his historic reading tours of the United States and is adapted here to offer a unique theatrical experience. Actor Greg Oliver Bodine plays Dickens who must perform from memory the magical story of Scrooge's journey from miserliness to redemption. This show is rated G and is suitable for adults and children over ten (10) years of age.

Toddler & Preschool Playdate - Queens Village Library
Through February 22, 2018 - Queens Village

Hairy Lion Comics invites you to meet local artists, illustrators and representatives from your favorite comic stores from all over NYC.

'Rapunzel: The Untold Story!' - Theatre Three
Through February 24, 2018 - Port Jefferson

Ever wonder what really happened in the legend of the lass with the long, long hair? Here is a hilarious yarn of a kindly and mixed-up witch who helps straighten out a rather confused family. 

Gazillion Bubble Show - New World Stages / Stage 2
Through February 25, 2018 - Midtown West

Got bubbles? Families will get a kick out of watching bubbles expand, float, and take over the room at this Gazillion Bubble Show featuring so much more than soap spheres. Help celebrate the show in its tenth year of eye-catching, pop-able, reach-out-and-grab-them fun. Show runs more than 60 minutes without an intermission. Lasers and strobe lights are part of the performance.

Sensory Bounce - Bounce Trampoline Sports
Through February 26, 2018 - Syosset

Autism Speaks. We have staff members with experience working with special needs children and adults that have received sensitivity training from the Elija School.

Baby Fingers Sign and Song Class - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through February 27, 2018 - Lido Beach

Learn American Sign Language through songs and play with other parents, educators, and/or children close to your child's age. Go home each week with new vocabulary and new tunes to enhance communication between you and your child! Whether you intend to incorporate sign language in your life for the long term or simply during this pre-verbal/developing verbal time, watch in awe as your child discovers the world of language. See the research come to life, as music and sign language both aid in the development of language and literacy. Baby Fingers programs incorporate the research supporting the benefits of sign language at all ages and stages, for children with and without special needs. Stories, songs, games, and movement to music are included in our teaching methods. This "Sign & Song" class is open to ALL children and their families, aged birth through 5 years old. 

 

Public Ice Skating - Wollman Rink
Through February 28, 2018 - Central Park

Ice skating out in the crisp city air with an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline is a classic NYC winter experience. And Central Park's famous rink is a tourist favorite, but completely worth doing even if you are a local. There is also a skating school, a hockey program, and birthday party offerings on the ice. Check out the nearby carousel for $3 a ride in between skates. 

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'Paper Medium Rare: All Things Paper' - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through March 04, 2018 - Roslyn Harbor

During this workshop series, teens will receive hands on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at Nassau County Museum of Art, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life.

Andy Warhol Art Exhibition - Hofstra University, David Filderman Gallery
Through March 11, 2018 - Hempstead

This original exhibition of works by Andy Warhol, a major pop artist and art celebrity of the 20th century, includes a selection of his screenprints and photographs from the Hofstra University Museum Collections. By juxtaposing his photographs with his screenprints, the exhibition contextualizes and reveals his working methods and artistic process. As a participant in the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program since 2008, the Museum has received donations of 153 photographs (Polaroids and gelatin silver prints) and nine screenprints from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc. Funding has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Winter Playdate On The Farm - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
Through March 15, 2018 - Yaphank

This Early Childhood Classroom is toasty warm and filled with lots of things to play with, craft supplies to use, and fun activities to discover. Get your friends together or come and make some new ones. Take part in some child guided exploration. Activities include, free play, access to a variety of art and craft materials, sensory stations. If the weather allows, there will be a visit with the animals and a wagon ride. In the case of extreme weather conditions, date may be rescheduled. Pre-registration is required. Call 631 852-4600 with Visa/MasterCard between 9am and 3pm Monday- Friday.

 

Seal Walks - Jones Beach State Park, Field 10
Through March 18, 2018 - Wantagh

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Jones Beach Field #10. Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Program fee is $4 per person. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295. SEAL PROGRAM DAYS AND TIMES: January: Monday 1 1:30 pm Saturday 13 10:00 am Sunday 21 1:30 pm Saturday 27 10:00 am February: Sunday 4 1:30 pm Saturday 10 10:00 am Sunday 18 1:30 pm Saturday 24 10:30 am March: Sunday 4 1:30 pm Saturday 10 10:00 am Sunday 18 1:30 pm

Family Sundays at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through March 25, 2018 - Roslyn Harbor

During this workshop series, teens will receive hands on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at Nassau County Museum of Art, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life.

Fri-Yay Art Day! - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through March 30, 2018 - Roslyn Harbor

During this workshop series, teens will receive hands on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at Nassau County Museum of Art, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life.

Hear It! See It! Draw It! - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through March 30, 2018 - Roslyn Harbor

During this workshop series, teens will receive hands on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at Nassau County Museum of Art, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life.

Winter Programs and Events - Jones Beach State Park Nature Center
Through March 31, 2018 - Wantagh

Seal walks meet at the Jones Beach Nature Center. We then go to Field 10 after sign-in and a short presentation at the Nature Center.

Seal Walks - Montauk Point State Park
Through March 31, 2018 - Montauk

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that Montauk Point State Park will host a series of walks to observe wintering seals. Beginning in December and continuing through March 2018, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. The walk is approximately 3 miles long and will take 2-3 hours to complete. Participants are asked to dress appropriately, to wear footwear appropriate for hiking, strollers are not recommended and to meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand 10 minutes prior to the start time. Binoculars are recommended. Reservations are required. To make reservations and/or for more information, call (631) 668-5000.

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.

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.

'Conquest of the Skies 3D' - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2018 - Corona

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. Lovitch’s creation will again contend for this year’s Guinness World Record. Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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.

Warrior Courses Wednesdays - Sky Zone Mount Sinai
Through December 31, 2018 - Mount Sinai

Take part in epic Nerf battles on trampoline courts.