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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-September 9

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

Time For Kids: Pete the Cat - Merrick Library
September 09, 2019 - Merrick

Children ages 18 months-5 years and a caregiver will enjoy stories, music, activities and a Pete the Cat craft. Registration begins August 26th for Merrick residents, September 3rd for non-residents.

Animal Lover's Club - North Merrick Public Library
September 09, 2019 - North Merrick

Teens will create beautiful flower crowns for shelter dogs. Shelter dogs can wear them in adoption photos and to adoption events! Online and in-person registration begins September 3. 1.5 hours of community service will be awarded. 

Family Quick Meals - Great Neck Library
September 09, 2019 - Great Neck

You’ve heard all about it, now experience for yourself the delicious and fast acting wonders of the Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker).  Program is for caregivers and children who need to make delicious meals in 20 minutes or less. Three kosher friendly dinners will be prepared during the program:  Cilantro Lime Chicken  -  Butternut Squash Risotto (With Vegetable Broth) -  Cheesecake. Samples are distributed and Recipes are given to adult program attendees. Please Note: Ingredients will be Kosher, but the Pressure Cookers are NOT Kosher.

Shark Mania - Once Upon A Treetop
September 09, 2019 - Plainview

If your child is obsessed with the Baby Shark song, this pajama party event will be a great way to spend the morning with your little love.  Begin with a reading of the story Bedtime for Baby Shark. Then get crafting and create a shark hat using different craft materials. Before the shark swims away, stuff a cuddly shark for you little one to snuggle with at bedtime! 

SPECIAL EVENTS: REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION Payment is due at the time of registration and is non- refundable and non-transferrable. Includes free open play post event! Please note that parent assistance is always required and encouraged!

A Night of Star Gazing - Wantagh Public Library
September 09, 2019 - Wantagh

Join the library on the back lawn for a night of star gazing.  Weather permitting you will be able to view the Moon and try to spot Jupiter and Mars! Tom Lynch will be there to take you on this journey through the night sky.  He will be bringing his own telescope for viewing and also providing information and instruction on the Orion telescope you may borrow from the library. WPL registration begins Monday, August 19, 2019. Out of district registration begins Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Autumn Dot Art - Westhampton Free Library
September 09, 2019 - Westhampton Beach

The Westhampton Free Library invites children (grades K-3) to learn how to make an autumn-themed painting using Q-tips. Register online. 

Common App Essay Writing 2019 - Syosset Public Library
September 09, 2019 - Syosset

The common application is accepted by greater than 500 colleges and universities. The essay/personal statement is viewed as a key determinant by admission officers when evaluating students. This workshop will provide a systematic and analytical approach to tackling the common application essay questions.

Back to School Story and Craft - Connetquot Public Library
September 09, 2019 - Bohemia

Join the library to celebrate Back-to-School by enjoying a story and creating a craft. Grades K-5 and their families.

Sticky Situation: Cactus Memo Board - Amityville Public Library
September 09, 2019 - Amityville

Not only is this good looking and fun to make, but it is useful as well. Each child will paint a wood-based cactus and then decorate it with papers and add some pom poms. Registration required. 

Teddy Bear Day - Oceanside Library
September 09, 2019 - Oceanside

Celebrate your cuddly friends with stories and a Teddy Bear Picnic! Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM. Ages 3-5 years.

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium Presents: Looking Back, Looking Ahead - Cold Spring Harbor Library
Through September 11, 2019 - Cold Spring Harbor

An art exhibit of paintings by Hatchery staffer, Diane Lundegaard is being held at the Cold Spring Harbor Library & Environmental Center. A donation of proceeds goes to the Hatchery's new Turtle Pond Exhibit. Paintings include fish, salamanders, and other aquatic life as well as a retrospective of the range of the artist's work from childhood to the present.

Main St. Board Game Cafe After-School Program Open House - Main St. Board Game Cafe
Through September 12, 2019 - Huntington

Fall After-School Programs at Main St. Board Game Cafe! Critical thinking, teamwork, and mathematical reasoning, taught through 2 hours of play. Boost confidence and sportsmanship in a supportive, screen-free environment. Curriculum designed by experienced educators and expert gamers. Meet like-minded kids and learn new games together. Create original stories with the Dungeons & Dragons clubs. Weekly classes offered for Grades 1-12. OPEN HOUSE Monday 9/9-Thurs 9/12, 4:30-6:30 Meet the friendly staff. Learn about the exciting after-school program. Receive exclusive goodies. Sit down for a sample game with their game specialists. Sign up for classes by 9/12 to receive 2 free kids' walk-in-play passes!

Imagine That! Family Art Workshops: Drip Painting - The Pollock- Krasner House and Study Center
Through September 14, 2019 - East Hampton

Imagine That! Family Art Workshops for children ages 4-12 and adult companions presents "Drip Painting!" Families explore Jackson Pollock's art and studio, and then drip and pour paint onto their own huge paintings outdoors on the grounds of his home. The program is directed by the award-winning children's book author formerly at The Museum of Modern Art, Joyce Raimondo. Adults try their hand at drip painting too. Following an interactive tour of the now famous house and studio -- a national landmark in East Hampton.

Monday Mornings at Madoo - Madoo Conservancy
Through September 16, 2019 - Sagaponack

An hour of storytelling in the Magnolia Bosque featuring storytellers from the Hampton Library at the ready to keep your child enthralled with stories from near and far. Pack a picnic lunch and hang out a while. Please contact the Hampton Library to confirm dates and times, or if the weather is questionable. Instructor: Children’s librarians for the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton

Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries - Jones Beach State Park
Through September 17, 2019 - Wantagh

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5.

Family Storytime - Merrick Library
Through September 23, 2019 - Merrick

Children ages 0-5 years and their caregivers are invited to listen to a variety of stories and songs.

Imagination Playground - Great Neck Library
Through September 26, 2019 - Great Neck

Children will play with large blocks to create temporary worlds and their own games. For 2 - 12 years old. Registration required. 

Cookies and Coloring and Trivia - East Hampton Library
Through September 27, 2019 - East Hampton

Join the library for some relaxing cookies and coloring, now with trivia too! For High School Students. Registration required. 

Journey Through Time - The Educational and Cultural Center
Through September 29, 2019 - Stony Brook

See how our lives have changed since 1939 because of national, regional, and local events. Technology has affected our home, leisure, and workplace. From vintage radios to Google and Alexa; from Betsy Wetsy to Slinkys and Barbie dolls; from vespas to 1997 Moto-Guzzi motorcycles and much more.

Bethpage Polo at the Park - Bethpage State Park
Through September 29, 2019 - Bethpage

Played for over 2,000 years, Polo is one of the only sports that is celebrated and played worldwide. Bethpage Polo at the Park is the perfect way to finish up the weekend with friends, family, co-workers, or clients. Attire: Summer Chic.

Sunday Afternoon Chess - East Hampton Library
Through September 29, 2019 - East Hampton

Chess players - tired of playing online? Meet up and play face-to-face! For players of all ages 10 - adult. (non-instructional). Registration required. 

Bubbles-n-Books - East Hampton Library
Through September 30, 2019 - East Hampton

Join the library for stories, songs, movement, and bubble fun with your little one! Ages birth-3 years. Registration required. 

Friday Night Car Show - Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores
Through October 04, 2019 - Bellmore

Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores and The Town of Hempstead presents The Bellmore Friday Night Car Show. See all types of cars at this weekly event.

Old Time Base Ball - Old Bethpage Restoration Village
Through October 06, 2019 - 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.

Huntington Arts Council: “Landscapes: Home and Afar” - Main Street Gallery
Through October 12, 2019 - Huntington

Free opening reception Aug. 30, 6-8pm. An invitational, small group show with artists Margaret Henning, Alexander Gordon, and Maxine Jurow. Henning uses inks, handmade paper, molding paste, and glazing mediums in her paintings. Gordon is a landscape and night photographer. Jurow's abstracted landscapes include acrylic paints, pastels, and oil crayons.

Crafting Corner: Knitting & Crochet - Baldwin Public Library
Through October 24, 2019 - Baldwin

Ever wanted to learn how to knit or crochet or just want to improve your skills? Now you can! Materials will be provided.  **NO SESSION 10/17**

Farmingdale Weekly Farmers' Market On The Village Green - Farmingdale Village
Through November 17, 2019 - Farmingdale

The Farmers' Market, by Schneider's Farm, returns to Farmingdale Village. Stop by the Village Green and browse and shop the fresh selection of produce, vegetables, and other items.

Family Movie Night - Hicksville McDonald's
Through November 21, 2019 - Hicksville

It's Movie night at McDonald's. Enjoy a movie with your McDonald's friends. Every Thursday night from 530p -730p they show a different movie.

Valley Stream Farmers Market - Arthur J Hendrickson Park and Pool
Through November 21, 2019 - Valley Stream

The Valley Stream Farmers Market sells the following items: Fruit, Vegetables, Pies, Honey, Farm Eggs, Homemade Quiche, Fruit Tarts, Cider Donuts, Cider, Flowers, and Plants and more. 

Seaford Farmers Market - Seaford Railroad Station
Through November 23, 2019 - Seaford

The Seaford Farmers Market sells the following items: Fruit, Vegetables, Homemade Empanadas, Fresh Made Donuts (while you wait!), Hot Soup, Home Made Ice Cream, Fresh Limeade, Fresh Artisan Breads, Bagels, Rolls and Pastries (still warm from the oven), and more.

Rockville Centre Farmers Market - Railroad Parking Lot Number 12
Through November 24, 2019 - Rockville Centre

The Rockville Centre Farmers Market sells the following items: Fruit, Veggies, Baked Goods, Cider, Home Made Peanut Butter, Home Made Ice Cream, Fresh Hot Donuts, Hot Soups, All Types of Flowers, Assorted Homemade Pickles and more.

Roslyn Farmers Market - Christopher Morley Park
Through November 27, 2019 - Roslyn

The Roslyn Center Farmers Market sells the following items: Fruits, Vegetables, Homemade Fruit Pie, Cider Donuts, Farm Fresh Eggs, Homemade Peanut Butter, Quiche, Cider, Honey, Biscotti and More!

Made with Love - Floral Park Library
Through December 18, 2019 - Floral Park

Whether you're a beginner, an expert, or somewhere in between, Made with Love knitting and crocheting group welcomes all to their weekly afternoon group. No sign-up - or experience necessary.

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