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

Spooky Fest - Tanglewood Nature Preserve
Through October 29, 2017 - Rockville Centre

The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) celebrates Halloween with Spooky Fest. This family-friendly event will take place 7 days in October (see below for dates) from 6:30pm- 9:30pm at the Tanglewood Preserve in Rockville Centre, Long Island. Sixteen acres are transformed into a family friendly, Halloween event. Wooded paths, exhibits, and festivities on the preserve will be featured, with eerie lighting, special effects, and characters along the way. Everything is perfectly spooky and a little scary. Creatures of all kinds inhabit the woods, the strange and beautiful will draw you into the eerie paths! October 14th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, 29th (RAIN OR SHINE!) Buy tickets at the gate from 6:30pm – 9:30pm Who: All ages welcome, whether you want to be scared out of your wits or have little ones, there's something for everyone! Cost: $10 for non-spooky attractions only; $15 for all-inclusive attractions (includes scary, and non-scary) Dates: October 14th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, 29th (RAIN OR SHINE!) Where: CSTL at the Tanglewood Preserve 1450 Tanglewood Rd. Rockville Centre, NY 11570 What else: Food truck on site selling yummy food too! No advanced registration or ticket sales available. Group rates not available. $10 Admission Includes: Non-Scary Attractions • Halloween Theater • A fun Not-So-Spooky Walk in the woods for young children • Kids arts and crafts area • Amazing Animals Live Animal Exhibit • The Mystic Den • Friendly Merry Monsters • Face Painting $15 Admission Includes: All Attractions (Scary and Non-Scary) • Haunted Woods- Scary • Maze of Zombies- Scary • Halloween Theater • A fun Not-So-Spooky Walk in the woods for young children • Kids arts and crafts area • Amazing Animals Live Animal Exhibit • The Mystic Den • Friendly Merry Monsters • Face Painting Contact us Call: 516-764-0045 Email: [email protected] Website:

The Amazing Maize Maze Sponsored by Con Edison - Queens County Farm Museum
Through October 29, 2017 - Floral Park

Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth! 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 come join us in the fun of getting lost and loving it!

'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live: King for a Day!' - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
October 29, 2017 - Brookville

The grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is back with an all-NEW show for 2017-2018! The hugely popular Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!, based on the #1 PBS KIDS TV series, has delighted live audiences on stages across the country. Now, in its third year of touring, your favorite characters are hopping back on board Trolley and coming to your town with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE: KING FOR A DAY!, Daniel and all of his friends invite you for a brand-new adventure in theNeighborhood of Make-Believe where Daniel learns just what it takes to be King. The beloved characters come alive on stage to captivate you with new songs to sing along to, magical moments, and SURPRISE guests along the way! It’s an event filled with tigertastic fun, teaching the valuable lessons of kindness, helping others, and being a friend. Don’t miss Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King for a Day… a royally great time!

Enchanted Halloween: A Family-Friendly Forest Adventure - Nassau County Museum of Art
October 29, 2017 - Roslyn Harbor

Join us for our traditional family-friendly Halloween celebration, where the Museum's forest is transformed through our imaginations into a magical place. Create with our friends from Free Style Arts, used art-making and natural materials to build a kinetic sculpture inspired by the fall season, listen to stories, and visit our animal friends from Volunteers for Wildlife. Museum admission plus $10 per family materials fee. Reservations not needed. Please note: this event is in place of Family Sundays at the Museum.

'Cinderella' - John W. Engeman Theater
Through October 29, 2017 - Northport

In the classic fairy tale, poor Cinderella is endlessly taunted by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and not allowed to attend the Royal Ball. With the help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella goes to the ball, meets the Prince, falls in love and lives happily ever after.

White Post Farms Fall Festival - White Post Farms
Through October 29, 2017 - Melville

Annual family farm festival. Hayrides, stage shows, bouncers, food and animal farm. Fun for the whole family. Free parking.

Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast Jr.' - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
Through October 29, 2017 - Smithtown

The Award-winning animated film and stage play comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairy tale. Also a show on Monday, Oct. 9 at 2pm.

'Into the Woods' - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
Through October 29, 2017 - Rockville Centre

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. One of Sondheim’s most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy. Designers will especially enjoy highlighting the fantastical elements of this magical world.

RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns: Garden of Gourds - Old Westbury Gardens
Through October 29, 2017 - Old Westbury

Returning for the sixth year in a row on Long Island is the most iconic, truly unique, family-friendly fall event, RISE of the Jack-O'-Lanterns! Come see 5,000 hand-carved illuminated jack- o'-lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score designed to bring out the fall spirit in visitors of all ages! This year, we're bringing back some of our fan-favorite classic themes PLUS we'll be introducing some never-before-seen creations that are sure to wow both returning RISE fans and RISE newbies alike! Multi-Pumpkin Structures See our 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 life-sized dinosaurs and dragons along with dozens of new characters and displays ready to steal the show. Legend has it that the ghosts of an old biker gang are sometimes seen rumbling down the garden roads on their Hogs at night spitting flames from their exhausts, so keep an eye out for them. We'll have our new 40-foot 300+ jack-o'-lantern fire truck on stand-by just in case. Intricately Painted & Carved 100+ Pounders! 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! 5,000 Fresh Real Pumpkins Carved Each Week! 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! 3D Sculpted Pumpkins! We're bringing in one of the top pumpkin sculptors in the country to carve a dozen of the most draw-dropping externally carved pumpkin sculptures you'll ever see! You'll find them along the trail submerged in a super-secret-preservation-solution so they'll be preserved for the entire month of October! Live Carving Demonstrations 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 RISE Pumpkin Patch You've asked and we've listened! Visitors are always requesting to buy a pumpkin to take home with them! This year, we're opening up The RISE Pumpkin Patch so you can find and purchase that perfect pumpkin to take home. Just make sure that if you carve it, you send us pictures!

Sensory Garden Sundays - Planting Fields Arboretum, Coe Hall
Through October 29, 2017 - Oyster Bay

Exciting new programming for families where children will have the opportunity to see, taste, touch, smell and listen to the wonders of the Sensory Garden. Call or email [email protected] to register.

Egg Taking - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Through October 29, 2017 - Cold Spring Harbor

Learn how trout are reproduced at a hatchery. Staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Pumpkin Patch - Queens County Farm Museum
Through October 29, 2017 - Floral Park

October is pumpkin month at Queens Farm. Enjoy wandering through the patch to find the perfect pumpkin. A great farm adventure for the whole family! Price based on circumference of pumpkin. Planning Your Visit: There is a $20.00 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on Sun, 10/29 for the Children's Fall Festival. From Mon-Fri, pumpkins may be purchased at our Gift Shop (while supplies last).

Children's Fall Festival - Queens County Farm Museum
October 29, 2017 - Floral Park

Dress in costume for this fall celebration! Kids will love the bounce houses, traditional games, pie-eating contests, and cartoon character look-alikes. Boogie down to live country western music, take an autumn hayride, visit the Haunted House, and enjoy a pony ride and farm animals. Stop by the Con Edison Ecology booth for free kids' crafts and recycling tips. There will be food vendors on the farm all day. Add to the fun with a visit to The Amazing Maize Maze! (additional fees apply; see listing for prices)

Haunted House - Queens County Farm Museum
Through October 29, 2017 - Floral Park

Step inside this Haunted House for a thrilling and chilling spooky adventure! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, and NY apples will be sold. Recommended for ages 6-12. Adults will find it creepy too! NOTE:•There is a $20.00 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on Sun, 10/29 for the Children's Fall Festival.

Dog Festival - Old Westbury Gardens
Through October 29, 2017 - Old Westbury

Bring your leashed dog to enjoy healthy exercise and to meet fellow dog lovers in designated areas of the grounds. On Sunday there will be exhibits from a variety of dog rescue groups that will be on display, 12am-4pm. Dog costume contest and parade, at 3pm. To participate in the parade you must register by 2pm.

Meditation for Children and Teens - Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island
Through October 29, 2017 - Huntington

Sundays are Family Days at Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island. Adult classes are held in the main meditation room, while children, teens, and young adults enjoy their individual group classes in small meditation rooms. All meet afterwards to enjoy brunch together. It's a wonderful way to pave the way for a peaceful week at school and work.

'Sue Ology and the (Possibly) Haunted House' - ThinkBIG! Theater Arts
Through October 29, 2017 - Patchogue

When Sue Ology moves with her family into a supposedly haunted house, she must use her love of science to keep her kid brothers from getting scared, but Sue quickly learns that making new friends takes more courage than facing any ghost. Join Sue Ology and friends in a musical mystery at her new (and possibly haunted) house. It'll take all of Sue's science smarts to discover the house's spooktacular secret. Stay after each performance for a hands on workshop where audience members will have the opportunity to try out each of the science experiments that Sue uses during the show.

The Super Hero Within: A Halloween Event for Kids & Adults - Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island
October 29, 2017 - Huntington

Have you or your child ever been overcome by a "Scary" state of mind like fear, anger or jealousy and wondered where it cam from? These "monster minds" seem to arise out of nowhere and we become unrecognizable to our selves and those around us. Come and explore how to recognize, pacify and eventually abandon these "spooky" state of mind for good through meditation and the wise advice found in Buddha's teachings. Learn how to become a real super hero with the power to liberate yourself and others from unkind thoughts and behavior. The day includes meditation, games, improvisation with costumes, dancing, pumpkin carving and more. Come in costume – either an original costume or store bought, a super hero or you may choose to dress up as your worst delusion (state of mind), your favorite Buddha/Deity, or just wear a mask. Creativity is encouraged.

Wail-ing Boo-seum & Festival - Whaling Museum and Education Center
October 29, 2017 - Cold Spring Harbor

Enjoy crafts and activities for all ages, and meet an assortment of live critters from Selmer's Pet Land in Dr. Gellerman's Spooktacular Zoo. See spooky-not-scary museum exhibits come to life with costumed characters. Rain or shine.

Mix Up Some Halloween Ooze - Maritime Explorium
Through October 29, 2017 - Port Jefferson

Stir up a batch of colorful ooze just in time for Halloween.

Ariella's NY Friendship Circle: Puppy Fun - The Chai Center
Through October 29, 2017 - Dix Hills

Meet and cuddle rescue dogs. Special needs children will be paired with teen volunteers to form connections and life long friendships. Register at

Watercolor Painting - Island Trees Public Library
Through October 30, 2017 - 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.

Not-so-Spooky Tuesday Afternoon Movies - Bellerose Library
Through October 31, 2017 - Bellerose

Enjoy some Halloween themed films with family and friends. 10/3- "Where the Wild Things Are" (PG, 2009, 101 min.) 10/10- "Hotel Transylvania" (PG, 2015, 89 min.) 10/17- Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (PG, 1993, 76 min.) 10/24- "Goosebumps" (PG, 2015, 103 min.) 10/31- "Gremlins" (PG, 1984, 106 min.)

'Otto’s Special Pumpkin' - Animated Storytime - Hicks Nurseries
Through October 31, 2017 - Westbury

Come and see the all new animated story titled, “Otto’s Special Pumpkin”. The story explores Otto’s relationship with friends Spider and Bat and the importance of respecting each other’s differences. Open daily 8am-6pm. Admission is free but we would greatly appreciate donations of non-perishable food items for Long Island Cares.

Afternoon Game Time: Open Play for Scrabble, Mah Jongg, & Canasta Fans - Peninsula Public Library
Through October 31, 2017 - Lawrence

Afternoon Game Time will include supervised play. Instructor Ann Seligman will be on-site to advise Intermediate and Beyond Mah Jongg & Canasta players.

The Travelin' Trunk Show - ThinkBIG! Theater Arts
Through October 31, 2017 - Patchogue

Each week, Miss Heather returns from a trip around the world with a new story to share. Through music, sound effects, and costumed play, help create a delightful improvised performance that's never the same show twice. This is Long Island's only episodic children's show, so come back each weekend for a new story with your favorite characters.

AZ Fitness - Heritage Trust
Through October 31, 2017 - Mount Sinai

An intense body conditioning workout that is designed to target every muscle group in your body. Sculpt and tone your body with minimal cardio and a lot of slow moving exercises to target your entire body using free weights, resistance bands, medicine balls and more. This workout is perfect for beginners all the way up to advance levels. Anyone and any gender over 14 years of age is welcome. Any questions, call 631-839-2718, [email protected] or visit

Long Beach Farmers Market - Kennedy Plaza
Through November 01, 2017 - Long Beach

Certified organic vegetables and greens. Long Island corn, heirloom tomatoes, potatoes, squash and onions, fresh fruits and juices, cheese, milk, wine, pasta, pickles, smoked pork, soaps and preserves. Shellfish and regional fish, baked goods, gluten free breads, cakes and cookies.

'Rapunzel' - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
Through November 04, 2017 - Bellmore

"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair," cries the Prince! Based on the original Brothers Grimm classic fairytale, this original musical is a funny and touching version that is sure to please even the most TANGLED fans. Rapunzel's parents steal from the witch's garden only to lose their baby daughter in return. As their search for her continues through the years, Rapunzel grows into a smart, lovely young woman locked away in Dame Gothel's tower. The real adventure begins when the Prince and his silly sidekick, Charlie, find the tower in the woods. And, in true fairy tale fashion, everyone lives happily ever after! Directly following the performances there will be a meet and greet and photo opportunity with the cast members.

Mill Neck Manor House Tour - Mill Neck Manor House
Through November 05, 2017 - Mill Neck

Experience all the grandeur of Mill Neck Manor at our docent-led, 90-minute tours, followed by light refreshments of custom-blended teas. Mill Neck Manor, (formerly known as Sefton Manor) is on the North Shore of Long Island. This Gold Coast mansion is set on an 86-acre scenic estate overlooking the Long Island Sound. Sefton Dodge and Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf.

'Fiddler on the Roof' - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
Through November 05, 2017 - Bellmore

Tevye, the father of five daughters, attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions, as outside influences encroach upon the family’s lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love, as each one’s choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his faith.

The Haunted House at Bayville Adventure Park - Bayville Scream Park
Through November 05, 2017 - Bayville

Bayville Adventure Park transforms into a spooky world of frights and surprises to become Bayville Scream Park. Featuring Bloodworth Haunted Mansion, Uncle Needle's Fun House of Fear, Temple of Terror, Zombie Pirates, and Evil in the Woods.

New York, New York - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through November 05, 2017 - Roslyn

Artist and Adelphi University Professor Kellyann Monaghan leads a Monotype print workshop for adults utilizing the theme of the urban landscape. After exploring the work of artist John Sloan, participants visit the Museum’s galleries to create preliminary sketches which will then be transferred to Plexiglas plates, inked and printed.

The Science Playground - New York Hall of Science
Through November 11, 2017 - Corona

Who knew science could be so much fun. The nation's largest science playground features 60,000 square feet of exhibits for children of all ages. Slides, seesaws, climbing webs, a water play area, drums, mirrors, sand boxes and more allow kids to explore science by playing. Open weather permitting.

The Wizard of Oz - Theater at Blessed Sacrament
Through November 12, 2017 - Upper West Side

A classic tale that has been entertaining audiences for ages. Rediscover the joy of following the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion, and even munchkin puppetry, as they travel through a re-imagined world of Oz.

Museum Makers: Designing With Data - New York Hall of Science
Through November 16, 2017 - Corona

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. Lovitch’s creation will again contend for this year’s Guinness World Record. Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Cunningham Park Farmers Market - Main Park House at Cunningham Park
Through November 19, 2017 - Fresh Meadows

At this market attendees will be able to meet the farmers and purchase local dairy, vegetable, fruit, and meat products, as well as baked goods and drinks.

Mommy & Me - The Chai Center
Through November 22, 2017 - Dix Hills

Unique creative arts Mommy & Me is a time to bond with your child while exploring music, singing, arts & crafts, bubbles, parachute play and more. Registration required.

Yoga on the Village Green - Stony Brook Village Green
Through November 30, 2017 - Stony Brook

After your class you are invited to The Crushed Olive to sample extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars and honey and hear about their health benefits, as well as Robinson’s Tea Room to sample their nutritious fresh herbal teas! Since beginning her yoga practice in 2005, Jackie has obtained multiple certifications in India and in the US, in classical Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga yoga, and prenatal yoga. Jackie specializes in working with chronic pain, spinal conditions, and injuries, utilizing the yoga practice as therapy to rehabilitate areas of imbalance. In the event of rain, classes will be held at the Educational and Cultural Center, 2nd Floor, in the rear of the village.

Ariella's NY Friendship Circle: Hip Hop Dance Class Session 1 - The Chai Center
Through December 06, 2017 - Dix Hills

Learn how to Hip Hop with an instructor. Special needs children will be matched with teen volunteers. Register at

Converging Voices: Gender and Identity Exhibition - Hofstra University Museum
Through December 15, 2017 - Hempstead

This original exhibition, curated by Karen T. Albert, Hofstra University Museum deputy director and chief curator, focuses on issues of gender and identity, reflecting an international scope and featuring artists such as Ghada Amer, Mariam Ghani, Guerrilla Girls, Yee I-Lann, Zanele Muholi, Pinaree Sanpitak, and Carrie Mae Weems.

Mommy & Me Tot Shabbat - Chabad of Port Washington
Through December 15, 2017 - Port Washington

Come join us for our weekly Mommy & Me Tot Shabbat, held at our beautiful interactive, multi-sensory indoor playground. Each session includes music and movement, Challah-braiding, and tons of fun!

Ariella's NY Friendship Circle: Zumba Session 1 - The Chai Center
Through December 18, 2017 - Dix Hills

Special needs individuals will be paired with age appropriate volunteers to help them be successful in the class and form friendships. Come get in shape with Zumba. Register at

Open Bounce - BounceU
Through December 28, 2017 - Farmingdale

The sessions include music, games, and of course, play time on the giant inflatable toys. Supervision by experienced staff. Parents must remain on premises.

Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry - South Hampton Historical Museum, Rogers Mansion
Through December 30, 2017 - Southampton

This interactive and inclusive exhibit adds new discoveries to the accumulation of documentation and artifacts collected over more than 100 years to illuminate Southampton Village's prominent role in the whaling industry at its mid-19th century height. Whaling tools, maps, illustrations, archival images and text will be displayed with an eye toward making the exhibit accessible to audiences of varied interests and all ages. Among those whose roles will be highlighted are local indigenous people, slaves, servants, whaling captains, and the families that were sustained by the whaling industry. This exhibit takes place inside the historic Captain Albert Rogers Mansion, a 20 room Greek-revival house was built in 1843 during the peak of the whaling industry. It was built by Captain Rogers was one of the many prosperous whaling captains living in Southampton during the 19th century. Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4th 4-6pm.

Sky Zone Cares - Sky Zone Deer Park
Through December 31, 2017 - 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. Takes place the first Monday of the month through June 2015.

Crafts For Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through December 31, 2017 - New Hyde Park

Kids will have a ball making exciting crafts that they can use or display. Every craft is educational and fun.

Trinkets, Treasures, and Trade - Rock Hall Museum
Through December 31, 2017 - Lawrence

Join Dutch historian and Curator Arthur Kirmss for a tour of this exhibit which comprises an array of 17th Century and 18th Century European and native houshold, personal, and trade items and tools. These objects describe aspects of colonial and native life in early New York. Reservations requested.

Public Ice Skating - Wollman Rink
Through February 28, 2018 - Central Park

Ice skating out in the crisp city air with an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline is a classic NYC winter experience. And Central Park's famous rink is a tourist favorite, but completely worth doing even if you are a local. There is also a skating school, a hockey program, and birthday party offerings on the ice. Check out the nearby carousel for $3 a ride in between skates. 

Ice Skating Season - The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Through April 01, 2018 - Midtown

The new season opens with this ceremonial first skate hosted by the reigning Olympic Ice Dance Champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Youth skaters of Ice Theatre of New York and Figure Skating in Harlemwill join for this celebratory session. 

The Rink at Rockefeller Center is always the first New York rink to open each year and is open to the public daily from 8:30am-12am, from Columbus Day to Easter. First designed as a temporary attraction, The Rink has evolved into one of the city’s most legendary landmarks and one of the most visited sites in Manhattan.


After School in the Arts - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through June 14, 2018 - Lido Beach

The Theresa Academy of Performing Arts, a beautifully unique program for children and young adults with special needs, announces its fall lineup of after school programming. An array of subjects are being offered after school on Wednesdays and Thursdays, including art, music, drumming, yoga, and Zumba. Classes are small in size, and taught by passionate, talented, certified teachers. Each student receives individual attention and also has a one-on-one buddy. Typically-developing siblings and friends are welcome. Classes begin on Wednesday, September 13th. Registration is ongoing and we offer a new student discount. To inquire about rates and to sign-up, and to learn more about our weekend respite programs, please contact Assistant Director Alyssa Sosnik at [email protected] or 516-432-0200.

Kids Leagues - Massapequa Bowl
Through June 15, 2018 - Massapequa

Massapequa Bowls Kids Leagues are now forming !! Thursday and Fridays starting at 4pm. Saturday Instructional League starts at 10am. Sunday classes for adults and children start at 10am. Register.

Parents and Babies Meditation Class - Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island
Through June 21, 2018 - Huntington

Take a break and join this weekly class to deeply relax, enjoy guided meditations and explore some of Buddha's practical advice that can help you face the changes and challenges that come along with nurturing a new life. Come and find some inner peace, without having to find a babysitter! No one will mind if your baby is making sounds, moving around or needs to be rocked or walked. By the way, our meditation mats make really comfy baby beds – just bring your own blanket from home to cover them.

'Dream Big: Engineering Our World' - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2018 - Corona

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World will transform how you think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all. DREAM BIG is a MacGillivray Freeman film produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation.

'Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D' - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2018 - Corona

Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all – that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend. Alongside marine biologist Holly Lohuis, Cousteau invites viewers to dive into this whole new world that will leave them in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans and inspire an even stronger desire to protect what they have either seen for the first time or perhaps re-discovered along the journey. Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Secret Ocean 3D introduces audiences to over 30 species, illuminating behaviors captured for the first time thanks to the development of new tools that allow underwater filming in 3D, ultra- HD 5K, slow motion, macro, and with motion control, and takes them to remarkable and vibrant environments such as the Bahamas, Fiji, and Bimini. Duration: 20 minutes.

'Journey To Space 3D' - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2018 - Corona

Journey to Space is a celebration of space exploration, a tribute to international cooperation in space research, and a vision towards our near-term future beyond Earth’s orbit — a manned mission to Mars within a generation. Learn about the important role of the International Space Station, uncover what NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they face to carry out bold missions such as capturing asteroids and landing astronauts on Mars. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart. Duration: 20 minutes.

Meditation for Kids - Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island
Through July 30, 2018 - Huntington

Classes are presented in a lively, creative and interactive way. The classes are suitable for children 6-14 years of age. Meditation for Children is an ongoing program every Sunday morning throughout the school year. Classes are held in the children’s meditation room at Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island in Huntington.

Special Olympics Bowling at the All Star - The All Star
Through December 01, 2018 - Riverhead

Bowlers with special needs are invited to bowl on the main lanes and experience the arcade with the latest games. Takes place year-round.

Sky Wars - Sky Zone Mount Sinai
Through December 26, 2018 - Mount Sinai

Take part in epic Nerf battles on trampoline courts.