Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-June 7

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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, June 7, 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 June 7. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Nassau, check out our complete calendar of events.

Baby Sign Language - Merrick Library
June 07, 2019 - Merrick

Children ages 3 months-3 years and caregivers are invited to learn baby sign language at the World of Sing and Sign Workshop. Siblings are always welcome. 

Open House Thursdays - Lawrence Woodmere Academy
Through June 07, 2019 - Woodmere

Lawrence Woodmere Academy is hosting Thursday Visit Days every Thursday April through June.

Farmingdale Village Youth Open Mic Night with Nico Padden - Village Hall
June 07, 2019 - Farmingdale

Farmingdale Village Cultural Arts Committee presents Youth Open Mic Night hosted by Nico Padden. Music, poetry, comedy, magic, and other performances by youth. Various types of performers are welcome to participate, 18 and younger. To register in advance, email [email protected], or sign-up that night Starting at 7pm, first come.

Great Art on Screen – Water Lilies of Monet - Guild Hall
June 07, 2019 - East Hampton

Voyage through the masterpieces and obsessions of the genius and founder of Impressionism, Claude Monet. An art-world disruptor at the turn of the 20th century whose obsession with capturing light and water broke all convention, Monet revolutionized Modern Art with his timeless masterpieces.

Summer Organizer - Island Trees Public Library
June 07, 2019 - Island Trees

Paint a wood organizer in sunny summer colors with Shirley Ruby, then add bugs, grass, butterflies, and more! Comes with a pencil and fun eraser. Please dress for a mess as paints are permanent. Registration required. Ages 3-5.

Teen Cuisine - Margherita Pizza - Floral Park Library
June 07, 2019 - Floral Park

Relax before exams and make a delicious margherita pizza from scratch! Sign up online or at the adult reference desk.

Pizza & Pajama Night - Madoo Conservancy
June 07, 2019 - Sagaponack

The museum is taking this month’s Pizza & Pajama Night on the road…and headed to the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack! After a pizza dinner, kids will enjoy an interactive read-aloud of our book of the month followed by a scavenger hunt around the two-acre organic garden where they’ll look for sculptures, ponds, bridges and more! We ask those attending to please bring a beach blanket with them. Please Note: Pizza and Pajama night will be canceled if it is raining. Space is limited. For reservations, please call or sign up online.

Kids in the Kitchen: Asian Quinoa Salad - Long Island Children's Museum
June 07, 2019 - Garden City

Little chefs use real cooking tools (with some help from adults) to 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. This Week: Asian Quinoa Salad. Allergy Note:  Ingredients contain soy, sesame, and ginger (nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free). Ages 3-5.

Melt It! - Westhampton Free Library
June 07, 2019 - Westhampton Beach

Learn how to make your own delicious panini using a variety of fresh ingredients. Registration required.

'My Butterfly' - Long Island Children's Museum
Through June 08, 2019 - Garden City

Shai the elf, like all elves, loves to surprise humans with good deeds. But when he accidentally pulls up a milkweed, he becomes responsible for a butterfly egg and its needs for a new home! With the help of a feisty fairy, Shai works to protect and nurture his new caterpillar friend through metamorphosis and onto a high-flying happy ending. This new musical comedy is the latest work from award-winning songwriter Lena Pennino-Smith, the same artist behind such LICM favorites as “Happy as Clams: The Musical” and “The Princess Frog.” With a 90 percent decline in monarch butterfly populations over the last 20 years, this musical encourages audiences of all ages to plant beautiful milkweed: everything our local butterflies need to transform from adorable eggs to soaring sensations! Presented by Songs by Lena. Ages 3-10. 

'Seussical' presented by the Waldorf Class of 2019 - The Waldorf School of Garden City
Through June 08, 2019 - Garden City

The Waldorf School of Garden City class of 2019 is proud to present, Seussical, as their Senior Play. The performances will take place in the school auditorium and are open to the public. The show is recommended for audience members ages 6 and up. Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life many of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination- Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

Campout Under the Stars - Sunken Meadow State Park
Through June 08, 2019 - Kings Park

Join Sunken Meadow State Park in the Great American Campout! June is "Get Outdoors" month so start the month camping. There will be activities to explore the night followed by fire building and leave no trace skills. Bring a story to tell or an instrument to play while relaxing under the stars. Reservation required as space is limited. Please bring your own equipment, tents, and food. Sorry, pets need to stay at home. Registration required. 

CANCELED: Smith Haven Mall Carnival - Smith Haven Mall
Through June 09, 2019 - Lake Grove

EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED: Enjoy family entertainment with midway rides and games, fair food, and Victoria Circus thrill shows featuring high-wire and aerial acts and The Globe of Death motorcycle show inside a 15-foot steel cage. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches or taller) are $30 on site. Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $30/20 tickets or $60/50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.) Visit the website for pre-sale ride wristbands and coupon savings on rides and food.

PreSchool StoryCraft - Merrick Library
Through June 13, 2019 - Merrick

Enjoy stories, finger plays, music and movement, and a craft. Ages 3-5. Registration is for both classes and begins May 23rd for Merrick residents. May 30th for non-residents.

Gardening in the Park - The Common Ground at Rotary Park
Through June 15, 2019 - Sayville

Join other dedicated volunteers to care for the beautiful gardens and grounds. Tools are provided. There are non-gardening tasks as well. 

Mother Goose Storytime - Oyster Bay East Norwich Public Library
Through June 18, 2019 - Oyster Bay

Babies 9-23 months will enjoy a stimulating mix of stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes. Registration required.

Tiny Tots Storytime - Hicksville Public Library
Through June 19, 2019 - Hicksville

Twenty minutes of age-appropriate songs and stories for young children. Ages 2-3. Registration required. 

Preschool Storycraft - Hicksville Public Library
Through June 19, 2019 - Hicksville

Enjoy stories and a simple craft. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Registration required.

Toddler Time - Oyster Bay East Norwich Public Library
Through June 19, 2019 - Oyster Bay

Bring your little ones 24-35 months for a stimulating mix of stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes. Registration required. 

Just for Us - Oyster Bay East Norwich Public Library
Through June 19, 2019 - Oyster Bay

Bring your little one 3-5 years for a stimulating mix of stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes. Registration required. 

Mother Goose Storytime - Oyster Bay East Norwich Public Library
Through June 19, 2019 - Oyster Bay

Bring the little ones 9-23 months for a stimulating mix of stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes. Registration required. 

Family Fun Time - Hicksville Public Library
Through June 20, 2019 - Hicksville

Enjoy an interactive hour with your preschoolers featuring singing, dancing, storytelling, a craft, and more. Ages 1 1/2-5. Registration required. 

Time For Baby - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Through June 21, 2019 - Setauket

This program will be filled with songs and dance for both of you to enjoy. Registration required. 

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Open House and Orientation - Long Island Voyagers Day Camp
Through June 22, 2019 - Wantagh

Long Island Voyagers Day Camp invites you to one of the June Open Houses and Orientation. Reserve your spot and meet the Director to receive $100 off and discounts. Call 516-238-4586

'The Wizard Of Oz' - Theatre Three
Through June 22, 2019 - Port Jefferson

"We're off to see the Wizard!" There is truly no place like home as the greatest family musical makes its way to Port Jefferson. In a spectacular celebration of the 1939 MGM film, follow Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Lion as they journey down the Yellow Brick Road. From Munchkinland to the Emerald City, the ruby slippers to the broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West. It's all here in this magical, marvelous adventure. Don't miss the chance to take your entire family over the rainbow with THEATRE THREE's production of THE WIZARD OF OZ. Please Note: Saturday matinees are at 2 pm; Sunday matinees are at 3 pm.

Make It: One Block Challenge - New York Hall of Science
Through June 23, 2019 - Corona

Kids learn how to use simple woodworking tools to build an object out of a 3-inch block of wood. Tools used will include pull saws, rasps, files, sand blocks, vice clamps, and hot glue guns. RSVP required. 

Strawberry Festival 2019 - Garden of Eve Farm
Through June 23, 2019 - Riverhead

Admission includes U-pick Strawberry Fields and free hayrides, as well as entry to the Family Fun Fields and a visit to the friendly farm animals, the pedal kart track, hay pyramid, spider web, and more. Farm Café open 10-5 and Farm Brewery open 11-4. Strawberries $6 per box pick your own.

Meet the Artists - Westhampton Free Library
Through June 23, 2019 - Westhampton Beach

Jump For Joy - Hicksville Public Library
Through June 25, 2019 - Hicksville

Learn, dance, and sing along to popular songs with Joyce Oddo. Ages 1 1/2-4. Registration required.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
Through June 26, 2019 - Garden City

Enjoy creative movement exercises and interactive sing-alongs that get little bodies moving to the rhythm. Ages 5 and younger. 

Story Tots - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through June 28, 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. Register online. Ages 3-5.

Friday Night In - Westhampton Free Library
Through June 28, 2019 - Westhampton Beach

This program includes a variety of activities, including video games, board games, movies and special theme nights every Friday. Registration and permission slip required.

Studio Saturdays - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through June 29, 2019 - Roslyn Harbor

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

Saturday Nature Explorers - South Shore Nature Center
Through June 29, 2019 - East Islip

Join South Shore Nature Center for exciting and informative nature programs. Programs will center around what’s happening in nature that week. These programs are suitable for all ages and weather permitting will take place outdoors so dress for the weather. These programs will be taught by the Education Staff and Guest Instructors. Register online. 

Seatuck's Saturday Nature Explorers - Suffolk County Environmental Center
Through June 29, 2019 - Islip

Here’s your family’s chance to get outside together and enjoy a nature fix after a long week. Programs will be geared around what’s happening and can include topics such as winter birds, tremendous trees, and Winter Wonders. Register online. 

Family Sundays - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through June 30, 2019 - Roslyn Harbor

Converse, collaborate, and create together during Family Sundays. Each week explore new art materials, vocabulary, and ideas in the studio with a museum educator. Family Sundays provide children and the adults in their lives the opportunity to take time from their busy lives to reconnect while talking about and making art together. New Projects are featured every week. All Family Sundays will draw inspiration from the current exhibition.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2019 - Garden City

Get up to your elbows in oobleck, clean mud, and slime … and join the museum for the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but no one likes to clean-up after! This is a free, drop in program. Stop by anytime between 3:30 and 5:00 for as long as you wish. 18 months-4 years.

Old Time Base Ball - Old Bethpage Restoration Village
Through July 14, 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.

Sensational Kids (Autism Exclusive) - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through July 29, 2019 - Syosset

Every Monday from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM we are open exclusively for children and adults with autism. We have staff members with experience working with special needs children and adults that have received sensitivity training from the Elija school.

Exhibit: Salute to Music Legends of Color - African American Museum and Center for Applied Art
Through July 31, 2019 - Hempstead

The exhibit highlights Long Island's jazz greats Alice Coltrane, John Coltrane, Roy Eldridge, Freddie Green, Buddy Tate, and Lloyd Trotman. Panel discussions will be presented every Wednesday, in June, (6pm-8pm). Speakers include Paul Ramsey, Nat White, and Rubin Bankhead.

Queens Night Market - New York Hall of Science
Through August 17, 2019 - Corona

The Queens International Night Market is a large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens, featuring up to 100 independent vendors selling merchandise, art, and food and featuring small-scale cultural performances, all celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and Queens.

Photo: Queens Night Market // Storm Garner

Children's Story Time - East End Seaport Museum
Through August 22, 2019 - GREENPORT

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.