Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-March 15
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Family Storytime - Merrick Library
Through March 25, 2019 - Merrick
Children ages 0-5 years and their caregivers are invited to listen to a variety of stories and songs.
Tiny Tots Nature Discoveries - Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Through March 26, 2019 - Smithtown
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.
Preschool Storycraft - Hicksville Public Library
Through March 26, 2019 - Hicksville
Children ages 3-5 will listen to some stories and do a simple craft.
Toy Time - Merrick Library
Through March 26, 2019 - Merrick
Enjoy playtime with a variety of riding toys, blocks, a basketball hoop, and more. For ages 0-3 years. Registration is not required.
Storytime - Island Trees Public Library
Through March 27, 2019 - Island Trees
Join Miss Amanda for this fun 45-minute story session with songs and crafts! Each week will have a special theme. Please note: each child can only be signed up for ONE Weekly program. Registration for ITPL Cardholders begins: Thursday, February 21 at 7:00pm. Non Residents are welcome to sign up beginning Wednesday, February 27, if room allows.
Separation Storytime - Island Trees Public Library
Through March 27, 2019 - Island Trees
Join Miss Amanda for this fun story session with songs and crafts! Each week will have a special theme. Registration for ITPL Cardholders begins: Thursday, February 21 at 7:00pm. Non Residents are welcome to sign up beginning Wednesday, February 27, if room allows.
Story Time - Baldwin Public Library
Through March 27, 2019 - Baldwin
Help your child get ready to read by enhancing their early literacy skills with stories, songs, fingerplays, and a craft. Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Registration begins Monday, February 4.
Playhooray - Hicksville Public Library
Through March 28, 2019 - Hicksville
Music and Fun for your little one! Come sing, dance and PlayHooray with your baby. This 45 minute program is a lively introduction to nursery rhymes, books, music and movement. AGES: 6-18 months. Registration will begin on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 9:15 AM
Jump For Joy - Hicksville Public Library
Through March 28, 2019 - Hicksville
Learn, dance, and sing along to popular songs with Joyce Oddo. AGES: 1 1⁄2 - 4 yrs. Registration will begin on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 9:15 AM
Block Party - Baldwin Public Library
Through March 28, 2019 - Baldwin
Blocks of all varieties will be available for children to build with, plus circle time and sand play. Ages 16 Months – 4 Years with Parent/Caregiver. Registration required,
Merry-Go-Round - Long Island Children's Museum
Through March 29, 2019 - Garden City
Make your very own carousel as we get ready for spring and the first ride of the season. Take a seat and decorate your own paper horse and spin it around!
Story Tots - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through March 29, 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.
Drop Of Nature - Middle Country Public Library
Through March 29, 2019 - Centereach
For children ages 3 and up with parent/caregiver. Stop in for nature activities the whole family! If weather permits, these activities will take place outdoors. Please dress appropriately for the weather. This program is made possible with support from the Nature Generation.
Open Studio for Families - Parrish Art Museum
Through March 30, 2019 - Water Mill
Take a tour of the galleries and create art through hands-on activities. Each month features different art materials and techniques inspired by the works on view. The last tour and studio time starts at 12:30. Drop in sessions are limited to 30 minutes. All ages must be accompanied by an adult. Free with Museum admission. No advance registration required.
The Wizard of Oz - Cultural Arts Playhouse
Through March 30, 2019 - Syosset
Join Dorothy, Toto, and the friends they meet along the way as they search for the Wizard in The Wizard of Oz.
Family Movie Night - Hicksville McDonald's
Through March 31, 2019 - Hicksville
Every Thursday is Movie Night at Hicksville McDonald's. See a different movie in the movie room every week. Showtime is at 5:30p. Free Admission!
Family Sundays - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through March 31, 2019 - Roslyn Harbor
Converse, collaborate and create together during our Family Sundays. Each week explore new art materials, vocabulary and ideas in our studio with our 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.1:00 pm Family Tour in the Mansion. Drop in between 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm at The Manes Education Center.
Seal Walks - Montauk Point State Park
Through March 31, 2019 - Montauk
Montauk Point State Park will host a series of walks to observe wintering seals. 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. Binoculars are recommended. The walk is approximately 3 miles long and will take 2-3 hours to complete. Participants are asked to please dress appropriately, wear footwear appropriate for hiking, and meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand at least 10 minutes prior to the start time. Reservations required.
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.
'The Little Mermaid' - BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont
Through April 06, 2019 - Elmont
Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.
'The Little Mermaid' - BroadHollow at East Islip
Through April 06, 2019 - East Islip
Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home - and her fins - behind and live in the world above. But first she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she?s the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.
Babytime/Circletime - Island Trees Public Library
Through April 09, 2019 - Island Trees
This 30 minute multi-session program includes a series of songs, story time, & simple movement followed by free play & bubbles! Ages: 6mos. - 21mos. Registration for ITPL Cardholders begins: Thursday, February 21 at 7:00pm. Non Residents are welcome to sign up beginning Tuesday, February 26, if room allows.
Pajama Storytime - Levittown Public Library
Through April 11, 2019 - Levittown
Stories, songs, and activities for the family to enjoy together geared to a mix from ages 3-7. Registration begins for Levittown UFSD patrons on Thursday, February 28, at 6:00 p.m. Online registration is available for this program.
Just Moms - Sands Point Preserve
Through April 15, 2019 - Sands Point
The Conservancy hosts "Just Moms", a weekly informational discussion group for parents of newborns to 12 months, created and facilitated by licensed therapists Amy L. Kates and Dr. Stacey G. Kaufman, who are also experienced moms. Inside the historic mansions, participants can meet fellow parents and share concerns during eight one-hour sessions. Parents are encouraged to register for all eight sessions, but are welcome to register for individual sessions. According to the co-creators, "This program is designed to make moms more comfortable in their parenting roles and, at the same time, allow them the opportunity to meet other moms in their community." Although the program is geared towards mothers who are looking to connect with other moms in the area, fathers are welcome to join.
Tot Spot - Children's Museum of the East End
Through April 17, 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.
Easter Bunny Photo Time at Smith Haven Mall - Smith Haven Mall
Through April 20, 2019 - Lake Grove
Easter Bunny Photo Time - Roosevelt Field
Through April 21, 2019 - Garden City
Time for Play - Merrick Library
Through May 04, 2019 - Merrick
Special Needs Programming for grades K-6: Enjoy open play with a variety of games, toys, crafts, and sensory exploration for all abilities. A caregiver must remain in the room at all times. Siblings are always welcome. Registration is not required.
Rolling River Day Camp Prospective Family Day - Rolling River Day Camp
Through May 04, 2019 - East Rockaway
A unique opportunity for children to get a taste of camp while parents attend an interactive information session. Children ages 2-9 are treated to free camp activities including playground time, arts and crafts, gymnastics, Wii games or sports. Parents can focus on obtaining important camp information knowing their kids are supervised onsite by adult camp staff. All families who enroll for Camp 2019 that day will receive a free gift. You must pre-register to attend. Open House Days are 2/9, 3/2, 3/16, 4/13, and 5/4.
New Traveling Exhibit- Sonic Sensation - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 05, 2019 - Garden City
Listen up! The newest LICM traveling exhibit offers children the opportunity to see, feel and hear sound. Visitors will experience our sonic world while exploring 14 interactive learning stations. Children will discover key listening skills through the science of sound and hearing.
What You’ll Do:
• Test your lung power in the Scream Chamber! • Create your own movie soundtrack • Conduct an orchestra with your whole body • Learn about the anatomy and physics of how we hear. • Explore decibels, amplitude, pitch and sound waves. • Find hidden “animals” in kitchen cupboards by listening (no peeking!) • Discover ways you can protect your hearing.
SAT & ACT Practice Exams - Sylvan of Huntington
Through May 25, 2019 - Huntington
Sylvan of Huntington will now be offering SAT and ACT Practice Tests every Saturday. If your child will be preparing to take their SAT or ACT exams this winter or spring, then what better way to start the process then by mapping out their strengths and weaknesses. Practice exams will run on Saturdays from 9:30-12:30 pm. Afterwards, families will be invited back to sit down with a director and get a detailed report which will analyze exactly how their child did and where they can improve. Sylvan offers prep programs year round for both the SAT and ACT and interested students can sign up for courses to help get ready for the big day.
Toddler Tuesdays at L.L.Bean - Smith Haven Mall
Through May 28, 2019 - Lake Grove
Art Exhibit: May We All Grow Up to be Children - Sands Point Preserve
Through May 31, 2019 - Sands Point
A Special Exhibit Celebrating Friendship and Childhood Wonder On view daily. This magical exhibit features sumptuous illustrations by the noted British artist, George H. Lewis and quotes drawn from the forthcoming book, The Boy and the Boy King, co-created by George Lewis and A.D. Lubow. The book and the exhibition touch upon the value of friendship, art, spirituality, nature and childhood imagination, themes near and dear to the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy. It's a show your entire family can enjoy together. "Arthur and Bun-Bun in The Boy and the Boy King make a brilliant case for why we need to cultivate wonder in our lives, today more than ever", Jane Curley, Curator of the acclaimed New-York Historical Society exhibitions, "Eloise at the Museum" and "Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans."
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.
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.