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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, October 14, 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 October 14. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Nassau, check out our complete calendar of events.

Buckley Country Day School Open House - Buckley Country Day School
October 14, 2018 - Roslyn

The new school year has just begun, and we are already excited to start thinking about the 2019-2020 school year! Join us on Sunday, October 14th at 2 p.m. for our first fall Open House. At the Open House, you will learn about all of the programs that we have to offer at Buckley. Buckley Country Day School is a co-educational independent day school serving 350 children in grades Toddler through Eight. At the event, our Headmaster, Dr. Jean-Marc Juhel, as well as several of our students, will answer any questions that you may have about our programs. For more information about our Open Houses or to RSVP for one of the events, please click here: We look forward to meeting all of the families and sharing our Buckley stories with you!

Spooky Fest - Tanglewood Preserve
Through October 28, 2018 - Rockville Center

The Center for Science, Teaching & Learning (CSTL), a nonprofit based in Rockville Center, presents Spooky Fest at Tanglewood Nature Preserve on Oct. 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Spooky Fest is CSTL’s only fundraising event, held every October before Halloween. The preserve is decorated with both scary and friendly walks including: haunted woods, a zombie maze, children's maze and a friendly walk in the meadow. The event also features a food truck, live animals, crafts for kids and face painting. Buy tickets at the gate from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $10 for non-spooky attractions only; $15 for all inclusive attractions (includes scary, and non-scary) No advanced registration or ticket sales available. Group rates not available. For more information, visit The Tanglewood Nature Preserve is 18 acres, a small slice of nature with ponds, paths, forest. CSTL is the home of Clean Tech International Science Competition and Nature's Kids, New York’s premiere science-based preschool.

Compania Flamenca Eduardo Guerrero presents 'Flamenco Pasion' - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
October 14, 2018 - Rockville Centre

Direct from Cadiz, Spain, Compania Flamenca Eduardo Guerrero presents “Flamenco Pasion,” a program specifically crafted for the North American audience. Eduardo Guerrero, critically acclaimed flamenco dancer and choreographer, uses his eclectic style, combining classical and contemporary Spanish dance, ballet, and contortion to express the depth of passion and skill exhibited in the many styles of this beloved Spanish art form. This group of elite artists, including Eduardo Guerrero himself, captivates audiences as they convey all of the different feelings of this temperamental and passionate dance.

Polo at Bethpage State Park - Bethpage State Park
Through October 14, 2018 - Farmingdale

Polo is a great competive sport. Come and enjoy an afternoon of excellent polo games at Bethpage State Park. A treat for the whole family.

Deer Park Annual Fall Festival - Geiger Lake Memorial Park
October 14, 2018 - Deer Park


There will be food trucks, entertainment, a car show, pie eating contest, scarecrow contest, trunk or treat activity and free pumpkin picking wile supplies last.  Costumes encouraged.   


Film: 'Into the Arms of Strangers-Stories of the Kindertransport' - Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County
October 14, 2018 - Glen Cove

Into the Arms of Strangers – Stories of the Kindertransport is an Oscar-winning documentary film, directed by Mark Jonathan Harris, with narration by Judy Dench. The film tells the extraordinary story about Great Britain offering refuge to over 10,000 unaccompanied children whose parents secretly smuggled them out of Nazi-occupied Germany and German annexed countries between 1938 and 1939. Special guests at the screening will be Anita Weisbord and Helga Shepard, Holocaust Survivors who were part of the Kindertransport.

Suggested donation of $10. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Axel Sarmiento at (516) 571-8040 or

'Saturday Night Fever' - BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont
Through October 14, 2018 - Elmont

Tony Manero is a clerk in a paint store in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. But he lives for Saturday evening and his visit to the local disco, 2001 Odyssey. At the disco Tony is no longer an inconspicuous employee, he is the king of the dance floor. There he meets dancer, Stephanie Mangano. The two decide to take part in a dance competition. Although Tony is interested in a relationship with Stephanie, she rejects him, thinking that she can pursue higher goals and meet a better selection of men in Manhattan. But Tony and Stephanie continue to rehearse and win the dance competition. However, Tony, not happy because a competing pair of Latino dancers was clearly better, hands the championship trophy to them. The dispute divides Tony and Stephanie. After some very tragic events, Tony and Stephanie decide to remain friends.  



'Pinkalicious' - Patchogue Theater for Performing Arts
October 14, 2018 - Patchogue

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. 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. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.


South Shore Fishing Classic - Captree State Park
Through October 14, 2018 - Babylon

A fishing tournament for the largest Striped Bass, Bluefish and largest Striped Bass released. All fish must be hooked and landed from the beach, surf, jetty, bank or pier. Registration is required. Awards ceremony takes place at the conclusion of the tournament.


Fourteenth Annual Gala Benefit for Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post
October 14, 2018 - Brookville

Louis Panacciulli and The Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra present the Fourteenth Annual Gala Benefit for Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County with Special Guests Let’s Hang On, America’s Number One Frankie Valli Tribute Show!

6TH Annual LEGO® Building Block Contest & Exhibit - Ward Melville Heritage Organization Education and Cultural Center
Through October 14, 2018 - Stony Brook

Grab your family, friends, scout troop, church group or school club and start building to win prizes. Teams may be individuals or groups up to 5 members. Contestants must submit an entry form by the deadline to reserve a spot. Creations must be dropped off on Friday, September 14 between 9 am and 5 pm, and will be on display until a celebration on Sunday, October 14, where prizes will be awarded and creations will be picked up. All submissions must be original creations. Pre-designed kits or projects found online will not be accepted. OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM LEGO® Building Block Contest & Exhibit! Entry Form Deadline: Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 All possible care will be taken in the handling of contestant creations. Entrants accept that WMHO is not responsible for loss or damage to any entry. Send form & entry fee of $20 (non-refundable) to: The Ward Melville Heritage Organization LEGO® Building Block Contest PO Box 572, Stony Brook, NY 11790

TrackeRs - Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
October 14, 2018 - Oyster Bay

Join us for a day of Autumn fun as we follow tracks, identify large mammals, and learn about the animals that Theodore Roosevelt observed out west. Includes crafts, activities, interactive table displays, and a game. “More and more, as it becomes necessary to preserve the game, let us hope that the camera will largely supplant the rifle.” - Theodore Roosevelt Recommended ages: 6-12 yrs. Registration is Free. Please only register the children participating. Space is limited.

Halloween Hay Bale Theater - Stew Leonard's - East Meadow
Through October 19, 2018 - East Meadow

This October 2018, Stew’s Garden Shoppe will be transformed into a Hay Bale Theater to show a free children’s Halloween-themed movie. Complimentary juice and popcorn are served to all. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The movies will be shown Friday, October 5 and Friday, October 19. For movie titles and additional information, see in-store. To register for these free movie nights, please visit and search for Stew Leonard’s in East Meadow.

Maze By Moonlight - Queens County Farm Museum
Through October 20, 2018 - Floral Park


Enjoy getting lost in NYC's 3-acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare participants for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making their way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join in for the fun of getting lost and loving it!



Pumpkin Festival - Garden of Eve Farm
Through October 21, 2018 - Riverhead

Enjoy roasted sweet corn and squash, fresh-squeezed lemonade, organic hot dogs and more. Pick out a pumpkin and some beautiful fall mums, and enjoy live music every weekend as you try homegrown Farm Cafe fare. Children enjoy many attractions including a pedal kart track, maze, lavender labyrinth, and friendly farm animals.

'Mamma Mia!' - BroadHollow at East Islip
Through October 21, 2018 - East Islip

Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Musical by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus.



Mommy Mingle - Long Island Children's Museum
Through October 23, 2018 - Garden City


Join in guided conversation on various topics where mothers can have open dialogue and socialize with one another as their child plays in the TotSpot area. Space is limited to facilitate conversation flow.  


Clay Sculptures - Hicksville Public Library
Through October 24, 2018 - Hicksville

Meagan Meehan will be teaching sculptural techniques which can be used for any style, abstract or traditional. The first week Meagan will show you samples of various sculptures to inspire your creativity. The second week you will return to paint your sculpture.

Pizza Party with Otto - Hicks Nurseries
Through October 26, 2018 - Westbury

Chef Otto invites children to join him for a pizza party! At the end of the party, children are invited to take a hayride at 4:45pm. Reservations and payment are required by calling 516-334-0066. Cost: $19.99 +tax per child. Select Fridays at 4pm September 21st, 28th & October 5th, 12th, 26th.

'The Mystery of Halloween High' - BroadHollow Theatre
Through October 27, 2018 - Elmont

Something wicked this way comes! The students of BHT Middle School are suspicious of their new substitute teacher's odd and wacky behavior. She’s wearing black, spider webs, things moving by themselves, and she’s always talking in rhymes! Is she casting a spell?...Could the new teacher really be a witch? The students will uncover this mystery as well as save Halloween as we know it!

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
Through October 27, 2018 - Old Westbury

Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, will lead students through a dynamic, yet gentle, continuous flow of postures and conscious breathing.  Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap and towel. 

'The Addams Family' - A New Musical Comedy - Theatre Three
Through October 27, 2018 - Port Jefferson

Charles Addams’ creepy, kooky characters come to life in this topsy-turvy musical. Join Gomez, Morticia, and the clan in this frightfully delightfully twisted take on Romeo and Juliet as that Princess of Darkness, Wednesday Addams, brings home her “normal” boyfriend to meet the entire tribe. An original score, tangos, swordfights, lightbulbs, graveyards, preciously dead flowers, and ah, the French!—they’re all here. A perfect musical for the Halloween season.

Farmer's Market - Tanger Outlets: The Arches
Through October 27, 2018 - Deer Park

Deer Park, NY is bringing back the Farmers Market at the Tanger Outlets, hosted by ‘Country Fresh’ every Saturday beginning in June through October. Located around the fountain in the Piazza area, the market will feature Long Island’s local farms, wineries and bakers offering local fruits, vegetables, wines and more. Visitors can meet and visit with local farmers and vendors while satisfying their appetites by snacking while they shop.



Pumpkin Patch - Queens County Farm Museum
Through October 27, 2018 - Floral Park

October is pumpkin month at the farm! Enjoy the crisp fall air and wander through the patch to find the perfect pumpkin. Friends and family will enjoy this classic farm experience. Monday-Friday, pumpkins will be available for sale in the Gift Shop.



The Amazing Maize - Queens County Farm Museum
Through October 27, 2018 - Floral Park


Enjoy getting lost in NYC's 3-acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare participants for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making their way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join in for the fun of getting lost and loving it!



A Kooky Spooky Halloween - Theatre Three
Through October 27, 2018 - Port Jefferson

A merry musical about a ghost who's afraid of the dark. Recently graduated spirit Abner Perkins is assigned to the Aberdeen Boarding House--known for its spectral sightings and terrific toast. Here, Abner finds himself cast into a company of its wacky residents. When his secret is revealed, he is forced to leave his haunted home and set-off on a quest with his newly found friends. On this journey to find spook-tacular promise, Abner and company learn the power of helping others. Hilarious hijinks and a message of cooperation highlight this delightful musical for the entire family.

They Mystery of Halloween High BW - BayWay Arts Center
Through October 27, 2018 - East Islip

Something wicked this way comes. The students of  BHT Middle School are suspicious of their new substitute teacher's odd and wacky behavior.  She’s wearing black, spider webs, things moving by themselves, and she’s always talking in rhymes.  Is she casting a spell? Could the new teacher really be a witch?  The students will uncover this mystery as well as save Halloween as we know it!

Winged Jewels of the Forest: Images of Birds in the Surrounding Hudson Valley - New York Hall of Science
Through October 28, 2018 - Corona

This exhibition features photographs of birds from Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Pleasantville, N.Y., 30 miles north of New York City. The Preserve provides habitat for thousands of birds and this exhibition highlights the diversity of the birds found there.

White Post Farm Fall Festival - White Post Farms
Through October 28, 2018 - Melville

The fall fest has activities for the whole family: sing along hayrides, bounce houses, entertaining shows, magic happens all day long whether you are visiting the petting zoo or pumpkin picking. 



Fall Events - Hicks Nurseries
Through October 28, 2018 - Westbury

Fall is one of our customers’ favorite seasons to visit Hicks. Take a picture with Otto the Ghost*, enjoy a hayride down a decorated trail and visit with the farm animals. And while you’re here enjoy our fresh picked apples, fudge, roasted corn*, popcorn*, apple cider, candy apples and other fall treats! Our animated children’s story, featuring Otto the Ghost, leads children and adults through a new story each year that focuses on friendship, family and Halloween cheer. In addition, we encourage children and adults to grow their own pumpkins to enter in our giant pumpkin contest. During the week, we will bring your school group through all of the exciting events and they leave with a pumpkin and a fresh picked apple. Call for details. Otto the Ghost is available for picture-taking 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm weekends only.


Toddler Music Time on the Porch - Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Through October 28, 2018 - Oyster Bay

Toddlers are invited to join Park Rangers for a fun time of interactive music on the porch of Theodore Roosevelt’s home. Instruments will be provided, but participants are also encouraged to bring their own. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration is free. Please only register the children participating. Space is limited.

Breakfast with Otto - Hicks Nurseries
Through October 28, 2018 - Westbury

Children are invited to enjoy breakfast with Otto. Choose apple or orange juice and either a pancake or bagel. After breakfast, children are invited to take a hayride at 11:30am. Reservations, breakfast choice and payment required by calling 516-334-0066. Cost: $19.99 +tax per child. Choose Monday, Wednesday or Friday at 10am September 17th, 19th, 21st, 24th, 26th, 28th. October 1st, 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 26th

Fall Festival Face Painting - Hicks Nurseries
Through October 28, 2018 - Westbury

Children and adults are encouraged to get into the fall spirit by having their face painted at the fall festival. Choose from 3 fall-themed designs. Cost: $8.00 a la carte; Or as part of the $20 Pay-One-Price Bracelet. New for 2018! Purchase access to select activities “a la carte” or buy our “Pay-One-Price” bracelet to enjoy a package deal that includes: (1) ticket for a bag of popcorn, (1) Otto the Ghost bag, (1) face painting, (1) pumpkin decorating and unlimited hayrides for the day. Cost: $20.00 per person. Bracelets are valid for one day only.

Fall Family Festival - Hicks Nurseries
Through October 28, 2018 - Westbury

Enjoy hayrides, roasted corn, apple cider, live farm animals and a host of new events at Hicks Nurseries this Fall.  Free parking & admission.

Hayrides Down a Decorated Path - Hicks Nurseries
Through October 28, 2018 - Westbury

Our all-new hayride features something for everyone! Highlights include haybale art, a haunted forest and a ghoulish graveyard among other spectacular scenes. Cost: $5 per person a la carte; or as part of the $20 Pay-One-Price Bracelet. New for 2018! Purchase access to select activities “a la carte” or buy our “Pay-One-Price” bracelet to enjoy a package deal that includes: (1) ticket for a bag of popcorn, (1) Otto the Ghost bag, (1) face painting, (1) pumpkin decorating and unlimited hayrides for the day. Cost: $20 per person. Bracelets are valid for one day only.

Build Your Own Scarecrow - Hicks Nurseries
Through October 28, 2018 - Westbury

Create your very own scarecrow during your visit to Hicks Nurseries! You bring the scarecrows shirt and jeans, we provide the hay for stuffing, bamboo poles and a drawstring burlap bag stenciled with a face for the head. Cost: $15 per scarecrow.

Boo at the Zoo Party for Kids - Long Island Game Farm
Through October 28, 2018 - Manorville

Children are invited to wear costumes for animal encounters in the Discovery Center which will be decorated for Halloween. There will be cupcake candy craft snack table and more.


Make It: Lightsabers - New York Hall of Science
Through October 28, 2018 - Corona

In a galaxy far, far away participants will explore light and simple circuits while creating brilliantly glowing lightsabers. This 90-minute workshop is recommended for ages 6 and older.



Little Makers: Frankentoys - New York Hall of Science
Through October 28, 2018 - Corona


Little Makers will transform fabrics, old toys and everyday household materials into spook-tacular frankentoys to call their own. Recommended for children ages 18 months and older. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink and oobleck. Little Makers are drop-in workshops from 10:30 am – 12:15 pm. Last ticket will be sold at noon.


Disney's and Cameron Mackintosh's 'Mary Poppins Jr.' - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
Through October 28, 2018 - Smithtown

Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film.

Ballroom Dancing - Hicksville Public Library
Through October 29, 2018 - Hicksville

Learn the art of ballroom dancing.  Wear comfortable clothing. No boots, flip-flops, open-toe or open-back shoes.

Joy of Water Color - Island Trees Public Library
Through October 29, 2018 - Island Trees

Enter the exciting world of watercolor painting with Julie Van Benthyusen.  Learn to communicate what you sense and feel about the world you see.  Beginner as well as intermediate students are welcome.  Bring the following to the first class: Arches Watercolor Pad (140lb cold pressed, size 11” X14”), 1 gray kneaded eraser, 2 plastic containers for water & paper  towels.  Paint and brushes are available for purchase from the instructor.   Fee  includes use of teacher’s  supplies.


Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns - Old Westbury Gardens
Through October 29, 2018 - Old Westbury

See iconic multi-pumpkin structures that consist of dozens of illuminated jack o'lanterns assembled into life-sized pieces of art. You'll see classic fan-favorites like our giant 40-foot long dragon and our life sized fire truck. Our skeletal biker gang will be back rumbling down the garden roads on their hogs, but this year, there's a new gang of off-road riders in town and they're ready to battle for turf. For the first time ever, we're bringing a few of our jack o'lanterns to life in a brand new way! We'll have three new jack o'lantern characters on the trail who actually talk! They'll be around to tell you some ghostly stories, sing you some songs, get you to laugh, and make you wonder how we bring them to life!


See over FIVE DOZEN intricately carved 100+ pound pumpkins on display! These ephemeral works of art are meticulously hand-painted and hand-carved by dozens of artists who put upwards of 20 hours of work into each pumpkin to make them perfect for your enjoyment! The RISE is the only event in the country which carves 5,000 fresh REAL pumpkins EACH WEEKEND! For you jack o'lantern mathletes out there, that's a total of 20,000 jack o'lanterns carved from fresh real pumpkins over the course of 4 weekends! Each one weighs about 20 pounds so that's about 400,000 pounds of pumpkins (200 tons) we'll go through during the month! It takes about 75 people, over a two-day period each week, to carve and place all 5,000 and then remove them all on Monday morning! Yes, we do have a few hundred carveable artificial pumpkins in our display, because some of our carvers prefer them, but those are in addition to the 5,000 jack o'lanterns carved from fresh real pumpkins each week!

We're bringing in some of the top pumpkin sculptors in the country to carve a dozen of the most jaw-dropping externally carved pumpkin sculptures you'll ever see! You'll find them along the trail submerged in a super-secret-solution so they'll be preserved for the entire month of October!  Want to see some of our carvers in action? Check out our live carving demonstrations going on in the main tent when you arrive or before you leave. We'll have a few of our top jack o'lantern artists carving live and answering your carving questions so you can take that knowledge home and make your doorstep jacks the envy of the neighborhood.

The trail at RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns is well lit and well staffed to ensure that the experience is always safe and enjoyable for visitors of all ages. Come visit us and enjoy a unique, family-friendly experience that lasts a lifetime! Advanced Tickets Required. Most dates/times sell out so order early for the best chance of getting your preferred ticket time.


Sign Language for Kids - Floral Park Library
Through October 30, 2018 - Floral Park

Learn the basics of this beautiful language and have fun at the same time. This is a four-week program: Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23, 30. Please do not register if you can't commit to attending all four sessions.




In the Eyes of the Beholder: The Connection Between Art, Nature, and Community - Oyster Bay Historical Society
Through October 31, 2018 - Oyster Bay

Featuring nature-inspired artwork created by students from the Bridges to Adelphi Program at Adelphi University and from the Oyster Bay Historical Society Collection.

Parent-Child Workshop - Wantagh Public Library
Through October 31, 2018 - Wantagh

This is a five-week program that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1-3 years time to play, relax, socailize and develop new skills.  Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Infant and preschool siblings may attend with registered toddler. Class dates: Wednesdays, September 26, October 3, 17, 24, 31

Tai Chi in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
Through October 31, 2018 - Old Westbury

Tai Chi, a unique form of "moving meditation" calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit.  Sessions taught by professional Tai Chi instructor, Linda Cafiero, are designed for all experience levels.  

Animated Children's Story Featuring Otto the Ghost - Hicks Nurseries
Through October 31, 2018 - Westbury

Come and see the all new animated story titled, “Otto’s Adventure”. The story follows Otto, a witch and a scarecrow as they explore the importance of friendship and teamwork. Admission is free but we would greatly appreciate donations of non-perishable food items for Long Island Cares.

Scarecrow Competition - Stony Brook Village
Through October 31, 2018 - Stony Brook

Come to the Stony Brook Village’s Annual Scarecrow Competition. There are categories for Professional, Family, and Children entrants! Feel free to enter or just come by and vote for your favorite scarecrow.


My First Story Time - Barnes and Noble-Bay Shore
Through October 31, 2018 - Bay Shore

It varies from week to week, but a typical storytime includes a mix of short stories and favorite songs.  Adult supervision is required and participation is encouraged.

Italian Classes - Camp Italia
Through November 03, 2018 - Garden City

Italian classes for children - classes for ages 3-11

Old Time Base Ball - Old Bethpage Restoration Village
Through November 03, 2018 - 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.

Nightmare on Main Street  - Main Street Gallery
Through November 03, 2018 - Huntington

The Huntington Arts Council presents the work of student artist’s grades 6-12 throughout Long Island! Students were asked to submit works inspired by the theme of Halloween and the following quote from our juror. Jessica Valentin, “Ratgrrl” said “I love spooky, but not horror. I blend my work with spooky themes, color and sweetness so I can deal with the things that scare me. How do you face the things that scare you?” 


'Phantom' - CM Performing Arts Center
Through November 03, 2018 - Oakdale

Hosted by your favorite ghosts, goblins and ghouls. Come in your favorite Halloween costume and join this interactive event to get you in the Halloween spirit. This event will include face painting, games, and more.



Blood Manor- Crypts of the Coliseum - NYCB LIVE, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Through November 03, 2018 - Uniondale

Blood Manor is a first class haunted house attraction comprised of approximately 5,000 square feet of themed rooms, corridors, and a labyrinth of passageways designed to maximize one’s fear. The haunted house will be open all Halloween season long in NYCB LIVE’s Exhibition Hall. Please note: This event has several tour times and ticket types available on the various days above. Blood Manor is not recommended for children under 14 years of age and is certainly not appropriate for young children. It is designed to be “cutting edge” in presentation and content. While Children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, there will be no refunds after a ticket is purchased and a patron has entered the Manor.

CityParks Street Hockey - Wayanda Park
Through November 08, 2018 - Queens Village

City Parks Foundation, in partnership with the New York Islanders, is offering free, weekly instructional street hockey program for kids ages 8-12 in local neighborhood parks. Youth will learn basic hockey skills such as stickhandling, passing, shooting and core life skills, such as safety, teamwork and sportsmanship.


Guided Nature Walks - Sands Point Preserve
Through November 11, 2018 - Sands Point

This monthly series of themed walks explores different aspects of the preserve’s environment, encompassing its unique physical features and wildlife, as well as critical conservation issues and helpful practices to create a healthy, sustainable environment.

Our expert guides include Tree Sister Hildur Palsdottir, Port Washington Monarch Alliance Founder David Jakim and guest naturalists who bring a range of perspectives for each outdoor adventure. Join us on Second Sundays for an enriching experience on the preserve.

Taking the path less traveled, we will learn to observe the differences and similarities between major groups of trees at Sands Point Preserve. We will be utilizing expert clues such as leaf structures and arrangements, nuts and fruit, bole shapes, bark characteristics, smell, and texture to distinguish trees. Participants will learn to recognize the most common species found at the Preserve including maples, oaks, birches, beaches, hickories, ashes, cherries, and tulip trees. We will also examine first-hand the different wildlife values for native and invasive species. The walk will be followed by an indoor workshop for a closer examination of specimens collected during the walk. Bring a notepad and pen – and a book for pressing leaves that you collect during the walk.

Coding Club - The Chai Center
Through November 13, 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, 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.

Zumba with Michele Segelnick - Hicksville Public Library
Through November 14, 2018 - Hicksville

A fun way to get excercise!

Hip Hop – 6 Week Session - The Chai Center
Through November 14, 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, 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.

Oh Shift!- Teen Workshop - Mid Island Y JCC
Through November 14, 2018 - Plainview

Oh Shift! Teen workshop led by empowerment coach, Keith Senzer. Based on the book by Jen Powers, this interactive 6-week workshop helps teens become more confident, build self-awareness and learn how to take control of their actions/reactions. Each week the teens and their coach will explore a different area of focus and participate in various activities and conversations: Week 1: Self-awareness: build self-awareness to better understand who you are and what makes you tick, so you can more easily fine-tune your clock. Week2: Oh, Shift!: use your words to create your reality in school, your personal life, and relationships. This one is a game-changer! Week 3: Flow: practice acceptance of yourself, your circumstances, and other people so you spend less time in resistance and more time in the state of peace and productivity. Week 4: Change: discover why creating positive change is difficult, even when you really want it. Change isn’t easy, but understanding what keeps you stuck is so helpful. Week 5: Reactions: recognize that things don’t happen to you, things just happen. But it’s how you react to those things that gives you the control you yearn for. Week 6: Personal Power: understand that you are not a victim of other people, events, the system, or fate. But instead you can choose to be a victor by holding yourself accountable for your feelings, actions, and choices. Participants will be provided all course material. A deposit of $150 is required to reserve your spot. If the participant completes the entire 6-week program, we will refund your deposit. (TSVF will pay for the course). The Sophia Valsamos Foundation is proud to sponsor this special youth empowerment program. We know that your teen and their family and friends will ultimately benefit from the lessons they learn in this program.

Just Moms-Discussion Group - Sands Point Preserve
Through November 14, 2018 - Sands Point

The Conservancy will host “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 on Wednesdays at 11 am on September 26 through November 14, 2018. 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. For information and registration, contact

About Amy & Stacey

Amy L. Kates is a former psychotherapist and clinical social worker who received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The University of Michigan and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from NYU. She has over 20 years of experience in her field and is licensed to practice in New York State.

Dr. Stacey G. Kaufman earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The University of Pennsylvania and her Master’s Degree and Doctorate in Psychology from Yeshiva University. She is a New York State licensed psychologist who has extensive experience as a school psychologist and currently operates a private psychotherapy practice.

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.





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! 

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!

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.

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 for more information.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.