Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-November 4

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

Nature Photography - Bellerose Library
November 04, 2014 - Bellerose

In these fun and interactive workshops, local artist Carlos Martinez will explain the basics of photography and digital storytelling and show how to take great photos on a cell phone.

Disney On Ice presents Frozen - Nassau Coliseum
November 04, 2014 - Uniondale

The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!

College Bound Prep Workshop - Floral Park Public Library
November 04, 2014 - Floral Park

Are you struggling to unravel the complicated web of the college application process? Help is on the way! Join experienced counselor Paul Meyfohrt in this enlightening series. All high school students are welcome! Topics to be discussed include: The College Search, Financial Aid, The Common Application, The College Essay, Building a Resume, College Interview Prep, and Understanding Standardized Tests. Sign up online or at the adult reference desk for any or all workshops.

Award Winning Author and Journalist to Speak on Israeli Peace Process - Temple Sinai of Roslyn
November 04, 2014 - Roslyn Heights

Yossi Klein Halevi,an American-born Israeli, is a world renowned author, thinker and commentator on Jewish and Israeli affairs. His talk, which will focus on co-existence between Jews and Muslims is titled Why Can't We All Get Along: Why the Peace Process Keeps Failing And How to Get it to Work.

GAALS: Girls Athletics And Life Skills Special Event: Ziplines & Obstacle Course in the Trees - The Adventure Park Long Island
November 04, 2014 - Wheatley Heights

GAALSusa is excited to offer a special Election Day Event for girls, moms and/or dads. Everyone is sure to have a moment of fear as they make their way through the obstacle course in the trees -- along with hours of fun - especially flying down the Ziplines.

GAALS: Girls Athletics And Life Skills Zipline & Obstacle Course in the Trees - The Adventure Park LI
November 04, 2014 - Wheatley Heights

GAALSusa offers this special Election Day Event for girls, moms and/or dads. Everyone is sure to have a moment of fear as they make their way through the obstacle course in the trees -- along with hours of fun - especially flying down the Ziplines! Reserve your spot for either the Girls only class at 2pm or Girls with their Moms and/or Dads at 4pm! For more info/or to register visit the website or email info@GAALSusa.com.

Kids 'Not So Scary' Days - Bayville Scream Park
Through November 08, 2014 - Bayville

Families with younger children will enjoy this less-scary version of the Bayville Scream Park, featuring toned-down versions of the park's haunted houses (no live actors), the Halloween Express Train Ride, the Pumpkin Bounce, pirate adventure mini golf, Halloween arts and crafts, a pumpkin patch, roaming costumed characters, Halloween storytelling, and more.

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in the Roarin’ Twenties at AUPAC - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
Through November 09, 2014 - Garden City

One of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies, Twelfth Night is a wild story of love and mistaken identities. Many of Shakespeare’s classic comedic devices – a young woman dressed as a young man, twins, fools, and gender-confused romance, to name a few – make an appearance through what is widely considered his last “happy comedy.” To express fully and uniquely the rich romance of Twelfth Night, Adelphi’s production will be set in the 1920s on the French Riviera. This combination of place and time allows for the exotic expression of the style and elegance that is central to the play, while being true to the story’s need for a beautiful seaside location. The setting gives as much of an opportunity to the Department of Theatre's talented design faculty and students as the text of the play provides for the actors. Twelfth Night is directed by Dr. Brian Rose, professor in the Department of Theatre. Dr. Rose has given thousands of performances of more than a hundred plays in his twenty-two year career as a critically acclaimed actor. He has also designed the “Experiencing London Theatre” program in which he travels to London with students from all departments at Adelphi for an intensive theatre-going study opportunity. His first production here, twenty years ago this month, was Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets for Twelfth Night are on sale now and are priced at $20 with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. For more information about all the events at AUPAC and to purchase tickets, visit aupac.adelphi.edu. Information is available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or boxoffice@adelphi.edu. Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances. About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

Nightmare on Main Street - Huntington Arts Council
Through November 10, 2014 - Huntington

The Huntington Arts Council invites students to submit work that is inspired by a Halloween theme- be it dark, light-hearted or just plain scary. The deadline is October 1. See huntingtonarts.org for submission form, entry fees and awards info.

Multi-Sport - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 19, 2014 - Port Washington

Will teach kids about four major sports; football, baseball, soccer, and lacrosse. Each class will include fun skills and games related to the sport of the week. The goal of this class is to teach basic skills and understanding of different sports. Check the website for additional classes, times, and age groups.

Golf Class - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 19, 2014 - Port Washington

Designed to teach the basic elements of the game of golf. Students will be introduced to swing mechanics, club grips and the different types of shots involved with the sport. The goal of the class is to teach introductory skills and increase knowledge of the sport.

School Yard Games Class - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 20, 2014 - Port Washington

The School Yard Games Program is designed to play a different sports game each week, that your child plays at his or her school. Each week will be a different game, games will range from Dodgeball, European Handball, Kickball, and much more! Each class will include fun skills and games related to the sport of the week. The goal of this class is to teach basic skills and understanding of different sports.

Mommy & Me Class - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 20, 2014 - Port Washington

Classes are designed to create a fun environment for students and their moms to enjoy learning about sports. Each class will be hands-on and interactive so students can learn in a safe and fun environment.

Flag Football Class - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 21, 2014 - Port Washington

Designed to teach the basic fundamentals in the game of football. Classes will be structured around flag football skills, drills and other football activities. The goal of this class is to work up to the playing of an actual flag football game.

Boys & Girls Lacrosse No Gear Class - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 21, 2014 - Port Washington

Designed to teach the basic skills in the game of lacrosse. Classes will be structured around basic stick handling skills, and fun game activities. No Gear is required for these classes.

Daddy & Me Class - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 22, 2014 - Port Washington

Classes are designed to create a fun environment for students and their dads to enjoy learning about sports. Each class will be hands-on and interactive so students can learn in a safe and fun environment.

Multi-Sport Class - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 22, 2014 - Port Washington

Will teach kids about four major sports; football, baseball, soccer, and lacrosse. Each class will include fun skills and games related to the sport of the week. The goal of this class is to teach basic skills and understanding of different sports.

Tiny Tom Turkeys - Long Island Children's Museum
Through November 26, 2014 - Garden City

Come to the Inner Lobby for a turkey time craft and build a cute little holiday tabletop-sitter. Through November 26.

Kids in the Kitchen - Long Island Children's Museum
Through November 30, 2014 - Garden City

Kids will mix things up in the kitchen to stir an interest in kitchen creativity and healthy eating. Each week, they will make an easy and yummy, kid-friendly snack (cookies, mini pizzas, etc) that the kids make from start to finish. They’ll practice using real cooking tools like small mixers and toaster ovens in their recipes -- of course, adult help will be required. Helping in the kitchen is a great learning tool as children practice measuring ingredients, following directions and building their vocabulary. Through November 30.

Museum Scavenger Hunt - The Whaling Museum and Education Center of CSH
Through November 30, 2014 - Cold Spring Harbor

Visit the Whaling Museum and Education Center and the LI Maritime Museum this month, pick up a Scavenger Hunt sheet from the front desk (or online) and earn $5 certificate to spend at either gift shop. Through Nov. 30.

Sky Zone Deer Park Special Needs Jump Event - Sky Zone Deer Park
Through December 01, 2014 - Deer Park

Sky Zone Deer Park Indoor Trampoline Park will be opening on the first Monday of each month exclusively for jumpers with special needs. Sky Zone Deer Park team members have been trained and certified by Missing Piece Awareness to be autism aware and accepting and special modifications have been implemented by the management team. On this day for children and adults with special needs, Sky Zone dials down the music, increases the staff ratio, and limits capacity. The Sky Zone team understands the need to provide families affected by autism with a recurring session time where individuals can learn the rules and practice them in a safe and comfortable environment so they can eventually generalize these skills and be fully integrated at any time. First Mondays of the month, June 2-December 1, 2014.

Mommy and Me Fall 2014 - Portledge School
Through December 08, 2014 - Locust Valley

Mothers and their little ones will have a real bonding experience as they participate in Mommy and Me classes at the Portledge School.

Mommy & Me Pilates - Happy & Healthy Wellness Center
Through December 08, 2014 - Mineola

Come enjoy a moderate to strenuous workout with your baby safely at your side in this unique, uplifting Mommy & Me Pilates class. Awaken and strengthen your body while baby plays with you in a nurturing environment. Class runs through December 8.

“Past Traditions/New Voices in Asian Art” Exhibition - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through December 10, 2014 - Hempstead

This multi-media exhibition focuses on contemporary Asian artists from nations such as China, India, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam who demonstrate the mixing or juxtaposition of traditional Asian subject matter and techniques with modern Western influences, and will include works by Bari Kumar, Sun K. Kwak, Dinh Q. Le and Ai Weiwei. This exhibition is presented in association with the major international conference titled Asia Transforming: Old Values and New Presences to be held at Hofstra University. It runs through December 10.

Open Houses for Toddlertime Nursery School - Toddlertime Nursery School
Through December 15, 2014 - New Canaan

Toddlertime is Giving Tours We invite you to come see our exciting classes in action, meet our teachers and hear from our Director, Carolyn Williams and ask questions regarding curriculum, schedules and enrichment programs. Toddlertime Nursery School provides innovative and active preschool and summer camp programs for children ages almost two until kindergarten in a secure and nurturing environment. Teachers are inspired to make the children’s learning experiences exciting and extraordinary. All Scheduled tours begin at 9:30am: 2's November 12th and December 4th 3's November 19th All Ages December 10th Please email or call to schedule a tour.

Yoga with Alexis - Happy & Healthy Wellness Center
Through December 22, 2014 - Mineola

Alexis' yoga classes are open to all levels of practice. She will guide you through a full hour of vinyasa flow while offering various modifications of each pose for those who are beginners as well as for those who prefer more of a challenge. Please note that space is limited and pre-registration is required for either a series or single class at least 24 hours in advance.

Expanded Manor House and Garden Tour Schedule - Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park
Through December 28, 2014 - Oakdale

Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately an hour and a half. Private group tours of ten (10) or more can also be arranged. Advanced registration is recommended by calling the park directly at 631-581-1002 with payment due upon arrival. Registration is accepted the day of the tour, on a first come basis, and is limited to 15 people. The Bayard Cutting Arboretum, located in Great River, was the former country estate of William Bayard Cutting and his family. Westbrook, their 68-room American Tudor style country home, was built in 1886. The home has magnificent fireplaces, elegant paneled rooms, exquisite carving and woodworking, many original fixtures and furnishings, and beautiful stained-glass windows created by the firm of Louis Comfort Tiffany. The Manor House is situated on almost 700 acres of landscape, originally designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, which includes sweeping views of the Connetquot River. September 11-December 28, 2014.

The Faux Sho' - Islip Art Museum
Through December 28, 2014 - East Islip

Curated by Beth Giacummo. Reception on November 9th from 1-4 pm.

Snug Bug Babywearing and Pregnancy Fitness - Happy & Healthy Wellness Center
Through December 29, 2014 - Mineola

Bring your baby or toddler (and carrier / wrap)or pregnant belly and come workout. Bond with your child and meet other moms, all while getting your sweat session in for the day!

Traveling Exhibit- Native Voices: New England Tribal Families - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 04, 2015 - Garden City

Explore five thriving New England communities as they work to balance cultural traditions with life in a modern world. The hands-on exhibit takes visitors through four New England seasons and shares stories, songs, and cultural materials that illustrate strong and enduring connections between tribes and their traditional homelands. Toboggan down a winter hill, learn about daily life at the Nuweetooun Tribal School, experience the sights and sounds of Pow Wow and explore a natural cranberry bog on Martha’s Vineyard! Experience these activities and many more in the new exhibit Native Voices. Native Voices was produced by Boston Children’s Museum All underlying materials, including all artwork and the use of Native Voices characters are used with permission of Boston Children’s Museum. Native Voices: New England Tribal Families is sponsored nationally by Ocean Spray™ and the National Endowment for the Humanities™. Local exhibit support provided by Astoria Bank (logo).

“Exploring the Centuries: 7th – 20th Century Asian Art” Exhibition - Hofstra University Museum, David Filderman Gallery
Through February 08, 2015 - Hempstead

The exhibition focuses upon works of historic, spiritual, and artistic importance including woodblock prints, hand painted scrolls, metal works and sculptural works that highlight artistic traditions from the diverse Asian cultures of nations such as Japan, China, India, Tibet and Thailand. The exhibition runs through February 8, 2015.

Religious School Class for Children with Special Needs - Temple Chaverim
Through May 21, 2015 - Plainview

Religious (Hebrew) Education Classes for children with special needs leading to individualized Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation. Small classes/low ratios and an emphasis on helping each child learn at their own pace allows each child to succeed and enjoy Hebrew School. Call for further information on this unique and successful program.

Religious School Class for Children with Special Needs - Temple Chaverim
Through May 21, 2015 - Plainview

Religious (Hebrew) Education Classes for children with special needs leading to individualized Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation. Small classes/low ratios and an emphasis on helping each child learn at their own pace allows each child to succeed and enjoy Hebrew School. Call for further information on this unique and successful program.

Preschool Place - NY Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2015 - Corona

The ideal space to explore, discover and build! Little ones can experience multi-sensory activities in a safe, protected area and is specially designed to meet the developmental needs of children ages birth to 6 years old. Sing-alongs, story times and art activities are featured during weekends and holidays. This program is available thru June 30, 2015.

Penguin Encounter - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2015 - Riverhead

Imagine a close-up meeting with an African penguin ? a 45-minute interactive experience where children ages 5 and up and adults go behind the scenes and learn how animal experts care for these playful birds. You'll see the inner workings of the Penguin Pavilion exhibit,learn how staff cares for the exhibit's residents and enter the Penguin Preschool to meet the penguins. Reserve your spot at reservations@amwny.com. Year-round.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours - Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2016 - Riverhead

Go behind-the-scenes and see firsthand all that's involved in creating a home for the aquatic residents, including helping to feed the clownfish. Takes place daily, year-round.