Top Educational Activities for Kids on Long Island in November

Top Educational Activities for Kids on Long Island in November

Kids will gain serious brain power at these top educational activities for families on Long Island this November.

Seashell...Nature's Inspired Design Exhibition
WHEN: Jun. 30 - Dec. 28, See website
WHERE: Garvies Point Museum, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: In celebration of the museum's 50th anniversary, join for a exhibit of exquisite seashells from around the world.
WANT TO GO? $4; $2 children 5-12. 516-571-8010. garviespointmuseum.com.

Falaise Mansion Tour
WHEN: Sep. 6 - Nov. 18, Thursday-Sunday, 12-3pm
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: This mansion was the residence of Captain Harry F. Guggenheim and Alicia Patterson.
WANT TO GO? $10 . 516-571-7901. sandspointpreserve.org.

True Colors- Exhibition
WHEN: Sep. 9 - Dec. 30, 10am-4:45pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The full range of color’s magic is on display in this exuberant show of more than 100 works from the nineteenth-century to today.
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WANT TO GO? $12; $8 seniors/student; $4 children. 516-484-9337. nassaumuseum.org.

Just Moms- Discussion Group FREE
WHEN: Sep. 26 - Nov. 14, Wednesdays, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: This program is designed to make moms more comfortable in their parenting roles and allow them to meet other moms in their community.
WANT TO GO? 516-571-7901. sandspointpreserve.org.

Museum Makers: Designing With Data FREE
WHEN: Sep. 27 - Nov. 15, Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona, NY
AGES: 5-8, Adult
WHAT: 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.
WANT TO GO? 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

Oh Shift!- Teen Workshop FREE
WHEN: Oct. 3 - Nov. 14, Wednesdays, 7pm
WHERE: Mid Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: This workshop helps teens become more confident, build self-awareness, and learn how to take control of their actions/reactions.
WANT TO GO? 866-599-8783. tsvf.org.

Mommy & Me Tot Shabbat
WHEN: Oct. 12 - Dec. 7, 11:15am-12pm
WHERE: Chabad of Port Washington, 80 Shore Road, Port Washington, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: There'll be music, movement, and Challah braiding, and moms will have the opportunity to socialize with other local moms.
WANT TO GO? $20. 516-767-8672. chabadpw.org/mommyandme.

Speech Services for Toddlers
WHEN: Oct. 12 - Dec. 14, Mondays, 2-3pm; Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am; Fridays, 9:30-10:30am
WHERE: Hofstra University, Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center, 1000 Fulton Ave., Hempstead, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Through developmentally appropriate play, sensory-based activities, and snack, craft, story time, children develop vocabulary and social communication skills.
WANT TO GO? Call for more appointment and information. 516-463-7042. hofstra.edu/saltzmancenter.

Italian Classes
WHEN: Oct. 13 - Nov. 3, 10-11am
WHERE: Camp Italia, 223 Stewart Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Learn Italian!
WANT TO GO? $27.50. 855-226-7481. campitaliausa.org.

After School Lego League
WHEN: Nov. 1 - 15, Thursdays, 4-5pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of the East End, 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: From bridges to zip lines, this program is designed for builders looking to get a little more out of their Lego.
WANT TO GO? $12. 631-537-8250. cmee.org.

Home School Day
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 1, 1-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Use map, images, and masterfully crafted silver objects to investigate the important role that craft and trade played in the Revolutionary War.
WANT TO GO? free adults; $5 per student; max $20 per family . 631-751-0066. longislandmuseum.org.

Podcast Club FREE
WHEN: Nov. 1 - 29, Every other Thursday; 3-4:30pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Learn all about audio recordings, editing, and become part of the first Brentwood Public Library teen podcast with your friends.
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org.

Kahoot! Beat The Librarian FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 1, 6–7pm
WHERE: East Hampton Library, 159 Main St., East Hampton, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Compete with your local librarian and face off in a pop culture trivia game using Kahoot.
WANT TO GO? 631-324-0222. easthamptonlibrary.org.

LEGO Club FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 1, 4:15pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: All are welcome to come and build!
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Open House FREE
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 2, 9:30–11:30am
WHERE: The Bridges Academy, 339 Snedecor Ave., West Islip, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Tour the school and learn about the academically enriched programs offered for toddlers-eighth grade.
WANT TO GO? 631-358-5035. thebridgesacademy.net.

Parent Seminar: Importance of 21st Century Skills and your Child FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 3, 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: The Rinx, 660 Terry Road , Hauppauge, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Find out what Fortune 500 companies have said about prospective employee candidates and how it applies to our children today. 
WANT TO GO? 631-232-3222. therinx.com.

Ranger Talk: Life of Quentin Roosevelt FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 3, 2pm
WHERE: Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, 20 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: To commemorate the centennial of his death during the WWI, join a park ranger for a program on Quentin Roosevelt’s short life.
WANT TO GO? 516-922-4788. nps.gov/sahi.

Prototyping Lab
WHEN: Nov. 3 - 17, Saturdays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Test out the new engineering and design activities in the Design Lab area.
WANT TO GO? $16 adults; $13 children ages 2-17, students and seniors. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

Reframing Parenting Fall Series FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 3, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Kids Need More, 600 Albany Ave., #14, Amityville, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: This 6-week workshop series is for adoptive and guardianship parents raising children with adverse childhood experiences or difficult past histories.
WANT TO GO? 631-598-1983. affcny.org.

The Great War Lecture Series: Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War: The 369th Regiment
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 4, 2pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Presented by Jeffery Sammons, professor of history at New York University and co-author of Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality.
WANT TO GO? $12; $10 seniors; $7 children ages 7-17; free for children younger than 7. 516-252-3392. oldwestburygardens.org.

My Partner and Me
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 4, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: ThinkBIG! Theater Arts, 42 S. Ocean Ave., Patchogue, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Connect with artworks, new friends, and creative activities during these weekend workshops
WANT TO GO? $35. 631-307-4042. thinkbigtheaterarts.org .

High School Fair
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 4, 11am-1pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Participants will have the chance to talk with representatives from schools who are ready to answer questions about the application process, deadlines, requirements, and school life.
WANT TO GO? $16; $13 seniors, students, and children ages 2-17; free before 11am. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

Family Mini Comic Con FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 4, 2pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 3-5, 5-8, 9-12, Adult
WHAT: Learn the ways of the force and how to use a Lightsaber from the Jedi!
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Walt Whitman
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 4, 1:30pm
WHERE: Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway, Lawrence, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Darrel Blaine Ford will recall Whitman's stories and read from his famous collection of poems including "Leaves of Grass." 
WANT TO GO? $10; $8 seniors. 516-239-1157. friendsofrockhall.org.

Social Networking Online FREE
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 5, 1pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: In this lecture and demo class, you'll get an intro to some of the most popular social networking sites.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

LuHi Open House FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 9-11am
WHERE: LuHi, 131 Brookville Road, Brookville, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: With an education at LuHi, students leave our campus fully prepared for the challenges of higher education.
WANT TO GO? 516-626-1700. luhi.org.

Financial Planning Series: 529 College Savings Program
WHEN: Nov. 6 - Jan. 8, 7:30pm
WHERE: Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Drive, East Hills, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Sid Jacobson JCC, in partnership with Project S.A.F.E., will host a three-part Financial Planning Series aimed at educating the sandwich generation on how to maintain financial security while balancing the responsibilities of raising children and caring for aging parents.  Dates are 11/6, 12/5 and 1/8/2019.
WANT TO GO? $10 . 5164841545. sjjcc.org/parenting.

Teaching Children the Power of Saving & Understanding a 529 Plan FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7:30pm
WHERE: Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, 300 Forest Drive, East Hills, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Join for a panel discussion about saving for college.
WANT TO GO? 516-484-1545. sjjcc.org/parenting.

This Is Us: Long Island FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6:30-9pm
WHERE: Adelphi University Hauppauge Education and Conference Center, 55 Kennedy Drive, Hauppauge, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: A moderated panel discussion about adoption, family, and relationships.
WANT TO GO? 646-688-4321. affcny.org.

Parents Club Workshop Series- Cultivating Kindness and Gratitude
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7:30pm
WHERE: Sid Jacobson Community Center, 300 Forest Drive, East Hills, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Become more engaged and enriched as a parent.
WANT TO GO? $35. 516-484-1545. sjjcc.org/parenting.

Reading is Fundamental Night FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 8, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Riverhead Free Library , 330 Court St., Riverhead , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Like Books? Pick what interests you from the free “book store.”
WANT TO GO? 631-727-3228. riverheadlibrary.org.

Una Noche De Family Fun FREE
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 9, 7-8pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy an evening of bilingual activities, time with family, and fun.
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org.

Italian Classes for Children
WHEN: Nov. 10 - 17, 10-11am
WHERE: Camp Italia, 223 Stewart Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Enjoy Italian classes for kids!
WANT TO GO? $27.50. 855-226-7481. campitaliausa.org.

Open Studio for Families
WHEN: Nov. 10 - 17, Saturdays, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a tour of the galleries and create art through hands-on activities.
WANT TO GO? $12; free for children younger than 18. 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

Ranger Talk: The Roosevelt Women and World War I FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 10, 2pm
WHERE: Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a step back in time to discuss the Great War, how it impacted women across the globe, and how two of the Roosevelt women made a difference.
WANT TO GO? 516-922-4788. nps.gov/sahi.

Family Hour
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 11, 1-2pm
WHERE: Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Take a family-friendly tour and experience the museum through close-looking, lively conversation, and hands-on gallery projects.
WANT TO GO? $5. 631-351-3250. heckscher.org.

Walk Through History with Farmer and Revolutionary War Spy Abraham Woodhull 
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 11, 2pm
WHERE: Setauket Village Green, Dyke Road , Caroline Church parking lot at the Carriage Shed , East Setauket, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Tour-goers are introduced to the woods, fields, ponds, and bays that tell the story of Long Island’s colonization.
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-751-3730. threevillagehistoricalsociety.org.

Help Me Grow FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: This interactive class focuses on language development and literary skills through crafts, songs, and reading activities.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

College Prep for 10th Graders FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Topics to be covered include financial aid, how to write the essay, the application process, the college interview, and more.        
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

The Pillowcase Project FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7–8pm
WHERE: Riverhead Free Library , 330 Court St., Riverhead , NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Personalize a pillowcase to use as a preparedness kit in cases of emergencies or natural disasters.
WANT TO GO? 631-727-3228. riverheadlibrary.org.

Museum Adventures
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 15, 4:30–5:30pm
WHERE: Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Children learn what it was like to spend winter on a farm in the 1800s.
WANT TO GO? $10 . 631-751-0066. longislandmuseum.org.

Children's Readers Theater FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 15, 4:15pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: For the first half, kids will be reading and practicing in the downstairs meeting room, then the audience will be invited in to see the finished production.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Parent/Child Workshop FREE
WHEN: Nov. 16 - Dec. 14, Fridays, 1:30pm
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Parents/caregivers and children play, relax, socailize, and develop new skills.
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org.

Open House FREE
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 16, 9am
WHERE: Long Island School for the Gifted, 165 Pidgeon Hill Road, South Huntington, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Learn about this independent private school for academically gifted children in grades Pre-K to ninth.
WANT TO GO? 631-423-3557. lisg.org.

Nanny Rose School of Etiquette for Children
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 18, 12pm
WHERE: Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway, Lawrence, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: This is a special way to teach youngsters proper table manners.
WANT TO GO? $40. 516-239-1157. friendsofrockhall.org.

Guided Tours of Decorated Mansion
WHEN: Nov. 22 - Dec. 30, Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. 12:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 LIttle Neck Road, Centerport, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a guided tour of the Vanderbilt Mansion, decorated elegantly for the holidays by local designers and garden clubs.
WANT TO GO? $6. 631-854-5579. vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Family Hands-on Program
WHEN: Nov. 23 - 24, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A museum educator will be on hand in the Memorial Wing with preserved specimens for examination.
WANT TO GO? $8; $7 children ages 13-17; $5 children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3 . 631-854-5579. vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Family Nutrition FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7-8pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Families will learn how much fat and sodium their favorite fast foods have and the effects they can have on the body.
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org.

Introduction to Genealogy Online FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 29, 6:45pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Sharper Training helps navigate through Ancestry.com and 23andme.com in this lecture.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Teen Trivia Night FREE
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 30, 6:30-8pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Think you know pop culture and trivia? Come bring your friends and put your knowledge to the test.
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org.

Nassau Lionel Operating Engineers Fall and Winter 2018 Open House FREE
WHEN: Nov. 30 - Dec. 9, See website
WHERE: Nassau Lionel Operating Engineers, 2953 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Do you love trains?  Here's your chance to check out some authentic model trains.  Bring the family for a fun time as you view these trains, including working models. Log on to facebook.com/NassauLionelOperatingEngineers for more information.
WANT TO GO? (516) 735-6370. nloe.org .

Italian Classes for Children, ages 3-11
WHEN: Dec. 1 - 8, Saturdays, 10-11am
WHERE: Camp Italia, 223 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Italian classes for kids ages 3-5, 5-7, 8-11 years old.
WANT TO GO? $27.50 per class. 855-226-7481. campitaliausa.org.

Dicken's Festival: Maker Spotlight
WHEN: Dec. 1 - 2, 1:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Maritime Explorium, 101 East Broadway , Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy some popcorn and cider.  On Saturday, kids work with an illustrator to discover how to make marbled paper. On Sunday, Smithtown Robots will be on hand.
WANT TO GO? $5 free for children younger than 2. 631-331-3277. maritimeexplorium.org.

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