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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, September 27, 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 September 27. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Nassau, check out our complete calendar of events.

Read, Cook, Eat: Jacques Pépin - Rockville Centre Library
September 27, 2018 - Rockville Centre

Choose a recipe at the Adult Reference Desk! Cook and share with friends.

Here’s how it works!

• Choose a recipe from one of the cookbooks at the Reference Desk. 
• That recipe will be yours, no one else can select it for the group.
• A Librarian will make a copy of your recipe to take home.
• Prepare your recipe and bring it to share at the meeting.
• Make one regular size recipe, there’s no need to double up.
• Beverages will be served.


Singer-Songwriter Night - The Huntington Arts Council
September 27, 2018 - Huntington

Singer-songwriters of all skill levels, along with those who wish to come and listen and support local music, are invited to hone their craft, sing their songs, play and talk about their original music. Original Music Only. No Backline. Sign-up begins at 7pm, Mic opens at 7:30pm. Ten minutes per performer, 2nd slot per performer available as time permits. No pre-registration required.


ABC: Learn With Me /ABC: Aprende Conmigo - Riverhead Free Library
Through September 27, 2018 - Riverhead

In a dual-language program, librarians will introduce children to basic concepts such as shapes, letters, and colors. En un programa bilingüe, las bibliotecanrias introducer a los niños a conceptos basicos como formas, letras , y colores. Register: 631.727.3228 or online at


Social Skills Classes for Teens - Carl's Candies
Through September 27, 2018 - Northport

This engaing class teaches teens how to present themselves with grace, integrity and confidence with a strong focus on respect, proper basic manners and communication skills.

Preview the Sing Shalom Mixed Age Class from Music Together - Chance To Dance
September 27, 2018 - Setauket

Music Together® Sing Shalom Mixed Ages (birth thru 5 yrs) offers families a unique blend of the traditional Music Together program enriched by a carefully selected collection of familiar (and not-so familiar) Jewish songs from throughout the world. Classes introduce Jewish themes, holidays and celebrate community through song. Parents, children and caregivers are introduced to a diverse, culturally rich Jewish heritage by a specially trained Music Together teacher with a Jewish background. Families will learn lots of ways to interact musically with their child, while supporting their tradition. Reservations required.


How to Monitor Your Child's Social Media - Floral Park Library
September 27, 2018 - Floral Park

Wonder what they're up to on Instagram, Snapchat, a smartphone? Want to make sure they're safe? Sharper Training will show you how to set up and monitor the most common devices and programs. Bring your tablet, iPAD, smartphone.Register.

Mola Mola - Long Island Children's Museum
Through September 28, 2018 - Garden City

The mola is a colorful textile art form that originated in Panama and Colombia. Molas tell the stories of the indigenous Kuna people. They are made by layering pieces of fabric on and cutting out shapes through individual layers; creating beautiful, colorful patterns! Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by making your own paper mola fish design with glue, scissors and brightly colored construction paper.

Bird & Butterfly-Friendly Gardens - Garvies Point Museum
Through September 29, 2018 - Glen Cove


Our gardens are full of mostly native flowers that attract pollinators, bees, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds and songbirds! Make sure to visit the bird and butterfly-friendly gardens during the height of bloom. 

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Sculpture Exhibition - Planting Fields Arboretum
Through September 30, 2018 - Oyster Bay

The artist is best known as the founder of New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, yet she had a significant career as a sculptor, exhibiting throughout the United States and Europe.  We will feature over thirty sculptures and drawings.  This is the first exhibition of Whitney’s art since her death in 1942.  William R. Coe knew Mrs. Whitney and was involved in the commission of the larger than life equestrian sculpture of Buffalo Bill in Cody, Wyoming.

Guided Tours - Parrish Art Museum
Through September 30, 2018 - Water Mill

Docent-led tours highlighting the Permanent Collection. Tours last approximately one hour.


Open Studio for Families - Parrish Art Museum
Through September 30, 2018 - Water Mill

Take a tour of the galleries and create art through hands-on activities. Each month features different art materials and techniques inspired by the works on view. All ages must be accompanied by an adult. Free with Museum admission. No advance registration required.


Fall Into Fun Carnival! - Heritage Center
Through September 30, 2018 - Mount Sinai

Join h Newton Shows Carnival for four days of rides, games, and food at the Annual Heritage Trust Fall Into Fun Carnival. Lots of exciting rides for the kids's and thrill seekers, Famous International Food Court and hospitality, skill games for every age group. 

Yoga in the Park by Om Shanti Yoga and Reiki Center - The Common Ground
Through September 30, 2018 - Sayville

This  class is for all ages and skill. No experience necessary. Bring a towel and yoga mat.

Family Theatre Musical, Pinkalicious - Long Island Children's Museum
Through September 30, 2018 - Garden City

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

Hempstead House Tour - Sands Point Preserve
Through September 30, 2018 - Sands Point

See the grand rooms inside the massive 50,000-square-foot Tudor-style mansion, the former summer residence of Howard Gould (1912-1917) and later Daniel and Florence Guggenheim (1917-1930).

Baby Sign Language 101 - Mineola Memorial Library
Through October 02, 2018 - Mineola

Discover the many benefits of signing with your hearing baby. Learn over 80 simple signs that will help your child to communicate more clearly. Expectant parents welcome. No experience necessary. Ages birth and up with adult.

Sensory Sensitive Sundays - Chuck E. Cheese's
Through October 07, 2018 - Hempstead

Chuck E. Cheese's is open for two hours on the first Sunday of each month, specifically for children with autism and other special needs. The facility

 reduces the lighting and noise, and the time includes food and games, and a trained staff.


HeartBeet Farm Stand - Stony Brook Village Center
Through October 13, 2018 - Stony Brook

HeartBeet Farms produces fresh, organically-grown, nutritionally dense vegetables and fruits with a focus on nourishing families.

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.

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

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.  


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.

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.



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!



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

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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.

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.


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.

Zumba with Desiree - Wantagh Public Library
Through November 01, 2018 - 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.

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.

Museum Makers: Designing With Data - New York Hall of Science
Through November 08, 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.





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

A fun way to get excercise!

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 [email protected]

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.

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.

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 [email protected]


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.

'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.