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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, November 15, 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 November 15. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Nassau, check out our complete calendar of events.

Disney On Ice presents Mickey's Search Party - NYCB LIVE, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Through November 25, 2018 - Uniondale

Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics and unexpected stunts! Help them follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in immersive, fantastic worlds. Explore the colorful spirit realm of Coco in Miguel’s Disney On Ice debut, sail away with Moana as she bravely saves her island, see Belle in the sky above you as the enchanted chandelier comes to life, and sing-along with Elsa in the icy world of Frozen. Make memories with your whole family during AladdinToy Story and The Little Mermaid as the search party becomes an all-out magical celebration on the ice, in the air, and all around.

Turkey Oreos - Westhampton Free Library
November 15, 2018 - Westhampton Beach

Make some delicious turkey-themed treats with Oreos. Registration required.

After School Lego League - Children's Museum of the East End
Through November 15, 2018 - Bridgehampton

With instruction and guidance from a member of Museum’s Play Staff, kids attending this drop-off workshop will put their Lego skills to the test with a new challenge every week. From bridges to zip lines, this program is designed for builders looking to get a little more out of their Lego.

 

The Butterfly Effect Fundraiser - The Suffolk Theater
November 15, 2018 - Riverhead

Listen to the greatest hits of Motown. Proceeds to Benefit The Butterfly Effect Project a 100% free program for young girls in under served communities. Our goal is to empower, engage and educate our girls by providing programs and creating opportunities, while eliminating obstacles. This allows us to give all girls a fair chance to broaden their horizons.
 

 

Museum Adventures - Long Island Museum
November 15, 2018 - Stony Brook

Children learn what it was like to spend winter on a farm in the 1800s. Includes discussion in historic barn, followed by related crafts and story. Call  x212 to register.

 

Baby & Me - Wantagh Public Library
Through November 15, 2018 - Wantagh

Babies ages 4-12 months and caregivers can play and sing together with Molly Mouse.

Children's Readers Theater - Floral Park Library
November 15, 2018 - Floral Park

For Kids in Kindergarten through Grade 3. Readers Theater builds fluency and helps build reading confidence -- and it's lots of FUN. We will be acting out a classic Children's Picture book to perform for parents/caregivers/siblings, etc... For the first half, kids will be reading and practicing in the downstairs meeting room, then the audience will be invited in to see the finished production.

Please note that kids in Kindergarten must be able to read simple sentences to participate. Registration begins November 1.

Museum Makers: Designing With Data - New York Hall of Science
Through November 15, 2018 - Corona

Explore the museum’s exhibits through the eyes of scientists. Participants can ask questions, collect data, uncover patterns, and design and create their very own exhibit. A light dinner will be provided after each workshop, registration required.

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Italian Classes for Children - Camp Italia
Through November 17, 2018 - Garden City

Italian classes for kids ages 3-5, 5-7, 8-11 years old

Open Studio for Families - Parrish Art Museum
Through November 17, 2018 - 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. All ages must be accompanied by an adult. The last tour and studio time starts at 12:30. Drop in sessions are limited to 30 minutes.

Prototyping Lab - New York Hall of Science
Through November 17, 2018 - Corona

Test out new engineering and design activities in the Design Lab area.

Murder Mystery- Towards Zero by Agatha Christie - Sands Point Preserve
Through November 17, 2018 - Sands Point

The Conservancy and Tiger Fried Productions are proud to present this theatrical masterpiece by the best-selling fiction author of all time – Agatha Christie’s “Towards Zero” – one of the author’s most critically acclaimed works. In the austere setting of historic Hempstead House, you’ll find yourself on the edge of your seat as the Queen of Mystery’s murderous story unfolds. Seating is very limited.

Rockville Centre Farmers Market - Rockville Centre Railroad Station
Through November 18, 2018 - Rockville Centre

Come out for a delightful array of produce and products. Fresh fruit and vegatables, jams, jellies, cakes, coffee and a whole lot more! 

'Pinkalicious!' - Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
Through November 18, 2018 - Bellmore

Inspired by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann's beloved children's book of the same title, Pinkalicious, is the musical tale of a young girl with an appetite for pink cupcakes! Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast!   

 

'Camelot' - BayWay Arts Center
Through November 18, 2018 - East Islip

Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot is the duo’s fantastical masterpiece which triumphed on Broadway in a legendary original production that lead to a film version, and numerous revivals in New York, London and across the globe. It contains a rich score boasting such gems as "If Ever I Would Leave You," “I Loved You Once in Silence,” "The Lusty Month of May," and of course, "Camelot." An idealistic young King Arthur hopes to create a kingdom built on honor and dignity, embodied by his Knights of the Round Table. His ideals, however are tested when his lovely queen, Guenevere, falls in love with the young Knight, Lancelot and the fate of the kingdom hangs in the balance.

Carriage House Players Presents 'Constellations' - Vanderbilt Carriage House
Through November 18, 2018 - Centerport

In Nick Payne’s spellbinding story, a romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman, and the difference between choice and destiny.

Falaise Mansion Tour - Sands Point Preserve
Through November 18, 2018 - Sands Point

This cliff-side French Norman-style mansion was the residence of Captain Harry F. Guggenheim and his wife, Alicia Patterson, founder of Newsday. Explore the exquisite artwork, antiques, and furnishings inside one of the most inviting mansions on the Gold Coast.

Garden City Farmers Market - Behind State Supreme Court
Through November 20, 2018 - Mineola

Take your pick: fruits, vegetables, eggs, soaps, oils, pickles, juices breads and more!

'Who Took Tom the Turkey' - BayWay Arts Center
Through November 24, 2018 - East Islip

Tom the Turkey is missing and everyone is a suspect: Paula Pilgrim, Chief Clumsy Bull, Peter Pumpkin and Maise Potato. They must all work together to solve the mystery before the last Thursday of November otherwise the Great Autumn Feast will not occur.

'Who Took Tom Turkey?' - BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont
Through November 25, 2018 - Elmont

Tom the Turkey is missing and everyone is a suspect: Paula Pilgrim, Chief Clumsy Bull, Peter Pumpkin and Maise Potato.  They must all work together to solve the mystery before the last Thursday of November otherwise the Great Autumn Feast will not occur.  

NY Friendship Circle: Music Therapy Class - The Chai Center
Through November 26, 2018 - Dix Hills

Learn the latest Hip Hop steps, get some exercise, and have fun while making friends. You must be registered with the Friendship Circle to be considered for this class. Register at nyfriendshipcircle.com, and then put in a reservation request to reserve your spot in the program. The Friendship Circle exists to create meaningful relationships between children and teens with and without special needs by celebrating their individuality, increasing confidence, igniting dreams, and redefining worldviews for all parties.

My First Story Time - Barnes and Noble - Bay Shore
Through November 28, 2018 - Bay Shore

This storytime is geared towards babies, toddlers and preschoolers, but all ages are welcome. Adult supervision is required and participation is encouraged. It varies from week to week, but a typical storytime includes a mix of short stories and favorite songs. 


 

 

 

Podcast Club - Brentwood Public Library
Through November 29, 2018 - Brentwood

Calling all teens! Come share your thoughts and ideas during this new  podcast club. Learn all about audio recordings, editing, and become part of the first Brentwood Public Library teen podcast with your friends.

Tai Chi - Hicksville Public Library
Through December 03, 2018 - Hicksville

Join this class to experiencethe of mind and body needed to accomplish work and study. 

First Tuesdays - IKEA Long Island
Through December 04, 2018 - Hicksville

Join IKEA the first Tuesday of every month at 6pm for a free kids activity! Whether arts and crafts or tasty treat decorating, you can be sure these kids activities are fun for all ages!

Yoga - Hicksville Public Library
Through December 04, 2018 - Hicksville

Experience the benefits of yoga in this instructor-led class.

Mommy & Me Tot Shabbat - Chabad of Port Washington
Through December 07, 2018 - Port Washington

For children ages 6-24 months, join us for the fall session of our fantastic Mommy & Me class at Chabad PW. There'll be music and movement and Challah braiding for the babes and moms will have the opportunity to mingle and socialize with other local moms - fun for all! Mommy & Me is held in our beautiful interactive multi-sensory indoor playground, as recently featured in Newsday.

Ready, Set, Story Time - Wantagh Public Library
Through December 11, 2018 - Wantagh

This interactive storytime session will introduce literacy practices through stories, songs, movement activities and rhymes.

Speech Services for Toddlers - Hofstra University, Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center
Through December 14, 2018 - Hempstead

The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center is recruiting members for "Speaking of Toddlers," a language stimulation group for toddlers and preschoolers. Through developmentally appropriate play, sensory-based activities, and snack/craft/story time, children develop vocabulary and social communication skills. Language facilitation strategies, peer to peer interactions in small group settings, and parent training are used to achieve each child's individual language/communication goals. Groups meet once a week for an hour. Contact Kristin Masterson M.A. CCC-SLP at 516-463-7042 or kristin.m.masterson@hofstra.edu for more information.

Mail A Letter to Santa . . . And He'll Respond! - Hicks Nurseries
Through December 17, 2018 - Westbury

Mail a letter to Santa in the North Pole mailbox at Hicks Nurseries and he will respond! Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. The last day to leave a letter for Santa and receive a response is December 17th.

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Children's Yoga - Heritage Center
Through December 18, 2018 - Mount Sinai

Lilie Perito is a certified Yoga instructor, mother of two and a local Miller Place resident. She teaches various workshops in yoga and mindfulness across Long Island including Stony Brook Children's Hospital and Little Leaders preschool in Miller Place. To register contact Lilie at 631-275-6618 or contact@lotuslilie.com.

 

The Pajama Project  - Riverhead Free Library
Through December 21, 2018 - Riverhead

Consider donating new PJ’s and a book for local children and teens up to 17 years old. The collection box is located at the Library entrance. Sponsored by The Woman’s Club of Riverhead. 

Empire State Market - NYCB LIVE, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Through December 23, 2018 - Uniondale

Discover Long Island's newest market destination, Empire State Market. This outdoor shopping and feasting mecca is conveniently located in the Ford Parking Lot of NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Opening every Sunday from 8am-4pm. Admission and parking are free.

A fun venue for all ages, the Empire State Market will feature hundreds of vendors offering new and collectible goods. Shoppers can find a plethora of new and used goods including jewelry, apparel and fashion accessories, household items, various artwork and crafts. Additionally, foodies will be able to find all sorts of fresh food as well as prepared foods. Come out and join us every week to discover what is new.

Children's Animated Christmas Story - Hicks Nurseries
Through December 24, 2018 - Westbury

Visiting the Christmas Children’s Story at Hicks Nurseries has been a family tradition on Long Island for generations. This year we invite you to come and see our all-new story titled, “Something Special for Santa”. Admission is free but we would greatly appreciate donations of non-perishable food items for Long Island Cares. Open daily November 14th through December 24th, during holiday store hours.

Toddler and Preschool Playdate - Queens Village Library
Through December 27, 2018 - Queens Village

Children and their caretakers can drop in for circle time, stories, and open play. Come join this great opportunity for socialization and early literacy development.

 

 

 

Seashell...Nature's Inspired Design Exhibition - Garvies Point Museum
Through December 28, 2018 - Glen Cove

In  celebration of our 50th anniversary, join us for a special exhibit of exquisite seashells from around the world. From the collection of Garvies Point Museum, donated by Henry Dwyer and Alfred Wu.

'Elf' - John W. Engeman Theater
Through December 30, 2018 - Northport

Based on the beloved film, Elf the Musical tells the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner Elf.

Family Sundays - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through December 30, 2018 - 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 schedules 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. 

'The Way It Goes: Nathan Slate Joseph' - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through December 30, 2018 - Roslyn Harbor

An intimate documentary biography of an artist whose unconventional approach to metal and form will leave you wanting more. 60 minutes

 

'Rothko: An Abstract Humanist' - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through December 30, 2018 - Roslyn Harbor

This program offers a rare examination of the life and work of Mark Rothko. Rothko gave abstraction the emotional power of music 
and poetry. He painted ideas rather than objects and, in the process, created a deeply original pictorial language. One of the most important artists of his generation, Rothko is perhaps best known for his work in the style of the New York School and was a peer of many other illustrious abstract artists: Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still, Franz Kline, and Robert Motherwell, to name only five. 52 minutes.

'Seeing Color' Documentary - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through December 30, 2018 - Roslyn Harbor

Produced for the National Gallery, this HD video explores how painters use color. Featuring National Gallery curators and restorers, contemporary painters Sean Scully and Sam Gilliam, and more. 30 minutes.

True Colors- Exhibition - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through December 30, 2018 - Roslyn Harbor

Nothing in art is more powerful than color. From Matisse to Mark Rothko and Frank Stella, and onward to the huge Color Field canvases and pulsing neon sculptures of today, color as a means of expression is the keynote for this wildly exuberant show. Potent even to the point of being considered dangerous, it is the most exciting element of art, the strongest tool in the toolbox. “Color, above all, is a means of liberation,” Matisse declared. 

The full range of color’s magic is on display in this exuberant show of over 100 works from the nineteenth century to this moment’s hottest talents. The roll call is a hit parade of art history’s most exciting names: Kandinsky, Motherwell, Warhol, Wolf Kahn, James Nares, Richard Diebenkorn, Joan Mitchell, David Hockney, and many more. It all begins with a monumental painting by Titian, considered the original champion of color in art, in a dramatic installation.

The Big Bolt! - Long Island Children's Museum
Through December 30, 2018 - Garden City

Jimmi is a confident, curious girl and aspiring engineer who loves to build and explore the neighborhood with her friendly dog Conrad. Her curiosity can sometimes get her into trouble, though. While visiting a local construction site, Jimmi decides to take a big, important-looking bolt home with her. A hilarious chain of events unfold, involving a confused mail carrier, a melodramatic opera singer and an overly confident construction supervisor. With Conrad’s guidance, Jimmi learns to take responsibility for her choices. Laugh along with Jimmi in this comical romp, and learn important lessons about honesty, consequences and forgiveness.

Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas' - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
Through December 30, 2018 - Smithtown

Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas.

 

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

Take part in epic Nerf battles on trampoline courts.

Traveling Exhibit -TINKERTOY®: Build Your Imagination™ - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 06, 2019 - Garden City

 

 

With LICM’S 25th birthday approaching, we wanted an exhibit in place that would highlight the innovation, collaboration and play LICM is known for!  Giant replicas of the classic TINKERTOY construction set provide the framework for fun, educational activities inspired by GE technologies that turn imagination into working solutions to real world challenges. Visitors can explore a walk-in size replica of the iconic canister, create their own designs in an open play area, experiment with renewable energy and water filtration and take part in a special scavenger hunt.

Financial Planning Series: 529 College Savings Program - Sid Jacobson JCC
Through January 08, 2019 - East Hills

Over the next three months, Sid Jacobson JCC, in partnership with Project S.A.F.E., will host a three-part Financial Planning Series aimed at educating the sandwich generation on how to maintain financial security while balancing the responsibilities of raising children and caring for aging parents. The first session will focus on a 529 College Savings Plan and will take place on Tuesday, November 6 at 7:30pm. The best line of defense against the rising cost of higher education is to start saving early, and a 529 College Savings Plan can help do that. The plan, which is part savings program and part investment program, is an account that can be used for college and other eligible post-secondary education institutes. Attendees will have the opportunity to take part in discussions about the 529 College Savings Plan led by special guest Jack Schnirman, Nassau County Comptroller, and other financial professionals including: John Ryan, CLTC and partner at Ryan & Janowsky Financial Strategies Group; Peter Janowsky, Accredited Investment Fiduciary and partner at Ryan & Janowsky Financial Strategies Group; and Eric Fracasso, regional vice president at INVESCO. The second session in this three-part series will cover the benefits of a long-term care insurance policy and an aging plan for your parents. This session will take place on December 5, 7:30pm at Sid Jacobson JCC. The third and final session in this series will cover the importance of not forgetting about yourself and the need to fully fund your retirement account and the power of annuities. This session will take place on January 8, 7:30pm at Sid Jacobson JCC. The November 6 session is free to members. Tickets for non-members are $10 and can be purchased at www.sjjcc.org/parenting. For more information on the Financial Planning Series, contact Jodi Adler, 516.484.1545 ext. 117, jadler@sjjcc.org.

Zumba with Desiree - Wantagh Public Library
Through January 10, 2019 - Wantagh

 

Come to get a taste of Zumba with certified instructor Desiree Durand. Zumba combines Latin and international music with dynamic, yet simple exercise moves and help the body to effectively burn calories, effectively tone all muscle groups, incorporate full range of motion, and improve the cardiovascular system. Class dates: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1. A class fee of $44 is payable by check only at the time of registration.

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.

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.

'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.