Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-May 1

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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, May 1, 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 May 1. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Nassau, check out our complete calendar of events.

Usdan Summer Camp For The Arts’ Open House - Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts
Through May 19, 2019 - Wheatley Heights

What does it look like when you combine the freedom of summer, the beauty of nature, the unbridled joy of kids creating without fear of failure, inspiration and mentorship from teachers who are themselves talented art-makers — oh yeah, and FUN? Join us at an upcoming Open House and learn just how special a summer at Usdan can be. During each event, the campus is yours to visit and explore. Refreshments, information, and 2019 registration will be available throughout the day. Families who sign up for the 2019 summer at an Open House will receive a chance to “spin to win” merchandise or a tuition discount. There is significant walking involved; please wear comfortable shoes.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 29, 2019 - Garden City

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

Open Class Morning for Students Entering 4th and 5th Grade! - The Waldorf School of Garden City
May 01, 2019 - Garden City

Foster Parent Open House - Glen Clove Library
May 01, 2019 - Glen Cove

Curious about foster parenting? Meet Berkshire's Foster Home Finder and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of children in your community. No fees associated with this service. Please call with any questions. 

Mother's Day Mandala Valentine Pendant and Box - Hicksville Public Library
May 01, 2019 - Hicksville

Children will love creating a heart-shaped cabochon necklace and a beautiful mosaic heart-shaped gift box. Grades K-5. Registration required. 

Pajama Time with Ms. Diane - West Babylon Public Library
May 01, 2019 - West Babylon

Join Ms. Diane for an evening of stories, songs, and movement. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal or blankie. Ages 2-5 with caregiver. 

Pajama Science Storytime: Gardening - Merrick Library
May 01, 2019 - Merrick

Children from ages 3-6 years and a caregiver will enjoy books about planting and gardening and then experience a variety of science stations and crafts. Registration begins on April 17th for Merrick residents.  April 24th non-residents.

Huntington Arts Council Presents “Bright Colors, Bold Strokes: Creations of Lowbrow Art” - Main Street Gallery
Through May 04, 2019 - Huntington

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.

Spring Pysanka Workshops - Hallockville Museum Farm
Through May 05, 2019 - Riverhead

Join instructor, Hannah Ritter, for the Spring Pysanka workshops, April 7th and May 5th! The Spring workshops will feature floral designs based on traditional motifs. Beginners will complete a Pysanka in approximately 2 1/2 hours. Several designs and color variations will be presented, and dye color choices will be available. Sessions will be suitable for both beginners and experienced eggers, and students can attend both sessions.

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.

Baby Animal Days - Garden of Eve Farm
Through May 05, 2019 - Riverhead

Visit the baby farm animals, including lambs, bunnies, chicks, goats, and more. Family Fun Fields and hayrides, too.

Our Fabulous Variety Show Presents: Art - Guild Hall
Through May 05, 2019 - East Hampton

Our Fabulous Variety Show Presents: Art by Yasmina Reza starring Edward Kassar, Joe Pallister, and Sawyer Spielberg in an intimate black box setting at Guild Hall. Enjoy this wonderful play that explores art and friendship and how it may or may not bring us together.

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Book Buddies - Middle Country Public Library
Through May 08, 2019 - Centereach

For children ages 3 - 7 years old. Enjoy a story time with MCPL's Teen Book Buddies.

Toddler Storytime - Merrick Library
Through May 08, 2019 - Merrick

A story time for toddlers ages 18-35 months. All toddlers must be accompanied by a caregiver. Sessions will consist of stories, songs, finger plays, music and playtime. Meet professionals who will answer child developmental questions.

Mother Goose - Freeport Public Library
Through May 15, 2019 - Freeport

A program of finger-plays, songs, and nursery rhymes for children ages 1-2 years old and an accompanying adult. Registration required.

After School Storytime - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Through May 20, 2019 - Setauket

Escape after school with a good book and a craft. Grades K-2. Call or go online to register. 

'The Wizard of Oz' - BayWay Arts Center Children's Theatre
Through May 25, 2019 - East Islip

Follow Dorothy and her friends, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion as they venture to the Emerald City.

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.

'The Wizard of Oz' - BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont
Through May 25, 2019 - Elmont

Follow Dorothy and her friends, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion as they venture to the Emerald City.

Toddler Tuesdays at L.L. Bean - Smith Haven Mall
Through May 28, 2019 - Lake Grove

Join L.L. Bean for storytime! During each session, explore a different nature or outdoor theme, followed by related activities, games, or crafts. Recommended for children ages 0-6. Caretakers must remain on-site and are welcome to join in the fun or spend the time shopping. Registration is required.

B.A.R.K.- Books Are Read to K-9s - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Through May 29, 2019 - Setauket

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

Story Time - Baldwin Public Library
Through May 29, 2019 - Baldwin

Help your child get ready to read by enhancing their early literacy skills with stories, songs, fingerplays, and a craft. Registration required. 

Parent Child Workshop - Middle Country Public Library
Through May 29, 2019 - Centereach

For parents/caregivers with children ages 12-36 months. Spend some time together, play, experience art activites and meet new friends. Community resource specialists discuss child development, speech and hearing, nutrition, play, and movement.

Baby Time - Baldwin Public Library
Through May 30, 2019 - Baldwin

Songs, fingerplays, and play time for babies birth to 15 months with parent/caregiver. Registration required. 

Garden Hats - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2019 - Garden City

Buzz into the Museum this month to decorate your own buggy garden hat to wear home. This is a free drop in program. Stop by anytime between 2:30 and 4:00. This craft takes approximately ten minutes to complete and it's yours to keep!

Art Exhibit: May We All Grow Up to be Children - Sands Point Preserve
Through May 31, 2019 - Sands Point

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.

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

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

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.