Top Educational Activities for Kids on Long Island in January

Top Educational Activities for Kids on Long Island in January

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

Hidden in Sight: Photographing Incarceration
WHEN: Aug. 14 - Mar. 10, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12-4pm
WHERE: Hofstra University Museum, 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: TThis exhibition features photographs spanning more than 50 years by three artists, highlighting critical issues within the prison system in America.
WANT TO GO? Call for cost. 516-463-5672. hofstra.edu/museum.

In Saturn's Rings 2D
WHEN: Sep. 1 - Jan. 31, Weekdays, 1 and 3pm; Weekends, noon and 3pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Seven and a half million mostly unseen images of Saturn and Milky Way time lapses are brought to life in a groundbreaking journey across space.
WANT TO GO? $22; $18 seniors, students, and children ages 2-17.. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

Financial Planning Series: 529 College Savings Program
WHEN: Nov. 6 - Jan. 8, Tuesdays, 7:30pm
WHERE: Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Drive, East Hills, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Learn how to maintain financial security while balancing the responsibilities of raising children and caring for aging parents.
WANT TO GO? $10 . 5164841545. sjjcc.org/parenting.

Huntington Arts Council Presents 'Discovering Long Island' FREE
WHEN: Dec. 7 - Jan. 5, Check the website for specific dates and times
WHERE: Main Street Gallery , 213 Main St., Huntington, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Work in the exhibition focuses on seaside industry, farm life, Native Americans, the American Revolution, and art colonies.
WANT TO GO? 631-271-8423. huntingtonarts.org.

Earthrise Family Activity
WHEN: Dec. 26 - Jan. 1, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
WHERE: Cradloe of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate Earthrise, the famous photograph taken during the Apollo 8 mission of the earth rising over the moon that started the environmental movement.
WANT TO GO? FREE with Museum Admission. 516-238-6159. cradleofaviation.org.

Breastfeeding Support Group- For Mothers and Babies FREE
WHEN: Jan. 1 - 29, Tuesdays, 10am
WHERE: North Shore University Hospital- 4 Katz Family Lounge , 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, New York
AGES: 0-2, Adult
WHAT: Discussions are facilitated by a lactation consultant covering topics including postpartum adjustment, feeding, sleeping, normal newborn behavior, and going back to work.
WANT TO GO? 516-562-0100. nsuh.northwell.edu.

Welcome Wednesday
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 2, 12-4pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy the new exhibit Heroines at the Helm. Hoist the sail, swab the deck, smell a foc'sle, and more in the updated spaces. 
WANT TO GO? Pay-as-you-wish. 631-387-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Roosevelt House Tour
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 2, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Sagamore Hill NHS, 20 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit Sagamore Hill for a guided tour of the Roosevelt home, President Theodore Roosevelt's "Summer White House."
WANT TO GO? $10; free children 15 or younger. 516-922-4788. nps.gov/sahi.

Lego Club
WHEN: Jan. 6 - 27, Sundays, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of the East End, 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Encourage your children to create original designs.
WANT TO GO? $12 for non-members (includes admission to the museum); free for members. 631-537-8250. cmee.org.

Builders Club FREE
WHEN: Jan. 6 - 27, Sundays, 2-3pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Show off your building skills with Crystal Climbers, Keva Planks, Legos, and Magic Nuudles.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Idea Lab FREE
WHEN: Jan. 7 - 18, select Mondays and Fridays, 7-8pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Head to the makerspace to create, program, code, and more during this STEAM-based program.
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org.

Tiny Tots- Outer Space
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 7, 9:30-11am
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning at Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Each week brings with it new themes and activities that both delight and educate at every turn.
WANT TO GO? $8. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

Buckley Country Day School Open House FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 9am
WHERE: Buckley Country Day School, 2 I U Willets Road, Roslyn, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Families will hear from the Headmaster and current students about programs at Buckley Country Day School for toddlers-eighth graders. The Open House will also include a tour.
WANT TO GO? 516-627-1910. buckleycountryday.com.

Ice is Nice FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 5:30-6:15pm
WHERE: Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, New York
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Create your own icy masterpiece by painting with colored ice and learn how to make ice cream using melted ice.
WANT TO GO? 631-585-9393. middlecountrypubliclibrary.org.

I Didn't Know That! by Johnny Saldana, Rachael Winfree, Joyce C. Selber, and Louis Moloney
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 12, 11:30am and 2pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-5, 5-8, 13-17, Adult
WHAT: The GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS, the most popular reference book for young people, is now featured in a creative and exciting musical comedy for children.
WANT TO GO? $3 with museum admission:$14; $13 seniors; free children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Green Teens: Surrounded by STEM
WHEN: Jan. 12 - 13, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Join the Green Teens for a weekend filled with hands-on activities and demonstrations by STEM professionals.
WANT TO GO? .$14; $13 seniors; free children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Bubble Physics FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 12, 11am
WHERE: Glen Cove Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Through experiments, discover many fun facts about bubbles while learning the principles of surface tension, capillary action, and fluid dynamics. Try your hand at making a super bubble. 
WANT TO GO? 516-676-2130. glencovelibrary.org.

Sunday Science: Geology Rocks!
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 13, 2-4pm
WHERE: The Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn about what lies under the Earth’s surface that makes it quake and erupt!
WANT TO GO? $14. 516-764-0045. cstl.org/event/sunday-science-geology-rocks/.

Beth Sholom Day Camp Open House FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 13, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Beth Sholom Day Camp, 401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Come see the summer camp that everyone's talking about! Campers participate in American Red Cross swim instruction, athletics, arts, STEM, and so much more!
WANT TO GO? 516-621-9257. bethsholomdaycamp.com.

Friends Academy Middle and Upper School Open House FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 8:30-10am
WHERE: Friends Academy, 270 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Come explore a Friends Academy Education with tours of the beautiful campus, followed by a panel discussion. Meet teachers and students. RSVP with Doreen_Heyman@fa.org.
WANT TO GO? 516-676-0393. fa.org.

Mommy Mingle
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 10:15am
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 0-2, Adult
WHAT: Join in guided conversation on keeping composure where mothers can have open dialogue and socialize while their children play in the TotSpot area.
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors; free children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Winter 2019 Parenting Series: Your Family and Screens FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 17, 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: CCE Education Center @Sound View Greenpoint, 58775 County Road 48, Greenport, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Learn more about what the research says on the impact screens (computers, tablets, smart phones etc.) have on your growing child.
WANT TO GO? 631-727-7850. ccesuffolk.org.

Lego Club FREE
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 18, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St., Setauket, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Connect with your friends over Legos!
WANT TO GO? 631.941.4080. emmaclark.org.

1-2-3 Full STEAM Ahead for Kids age 3 to 5 FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Your child will explore, experiment, create, build, and learn to think critically through trial and error.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Green Vale School Open House FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 24, 9am
WHERE: The Green Vale School, 250 Valentine's Lane, Old Brookville, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: This Open House is just the thing for families curious about a school where academic rigor exists in an atmosphere of joy and where every child is known.
WANT TO GO? 516-621-2420. greenvaleschool.org/admissions/welcome.

Instrument Petting Zoo FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 26, 10-10:45am
WHERE: Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, New York
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Join Stony Brook University Department of Music, of the Staller Center, to listen and play real instruments from the orchestra.
WANT TO GO? 631-585-9393. middlecountrypubliclibrary.org.

Chess Workshop FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 26, 11:15am
WHERE: Syosset Public Library, 225 S. Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Join a Long Island Chess Nuts instructor for chess instruction and games!
WANT TO GO? 516-921-7161. syossetlibrary.org.

New Traveling Exhibit- Sonic Sensation
WHEN: Jan. 26 - May. 5, Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:  Visitors will experience the sonic world through 14 interactive learning stations to discover key listening skills.
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors; free children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Rolling River Day Camp Prospective Family Day FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 26, 12-2pm
WHERE: Rolling River Day Camp, 477 Ocean Ave., East Rockaway, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Children enjoy free camp activities including playground time, arts and crafts, gymnastics, Wii games, or sports so parents can focus on obtaining important camp information.
WANT TO GO? 516-593-2267. 2019prospectivefamilydays.eventbrite.com/.

Sunday Science: Get to Know H20!
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 27, 2-4pm
WHERE: The Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: This workshop will explore the importance and power of water!
WANT TO GO? $14. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

Maker Space FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 27, 2-3pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Get creative and explore STEAM in the makerspace.
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org.

Fortnite Party for Teens FREE
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 28, 7pm
WHERE: Syosset Public Library, 225 S. Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Floss, do the Robot, or try your best Orange Justice as we make supply drops and drink slurp juice! Enjoy Fortnite-inspired games, crafts and snacks.
WANT TO GO? 516-921-7161. syossetlibrary.org.

Coding for Tweens: Exploring Python FREE
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 28, 7pm
WHERE: Syosset Public Library, 225 S. Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Class will focus on using the very popular programming language, Python. Explore how to develop games like Hangman, create a web app, and other cool techniques
WANT TO GO? 516-921-7161. syossetlibrary.org.

Coding Craze FREE
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 28, 4-5pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Learn to code with the Scratch program run through MIT.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Techno Buddies FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 31, 5:30 6:15pm
WHERE: Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, New York
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Play with your teen buddy using really fun technology such as Ozobots, Spheros, and Snap Circuits!
WANT TO GO? 631-585-9393. middlecountrypubliclibrary.org.

Video Game Tournament FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 31, 6:30pm
WHERE: Glen Cove Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Teens will compete in a video game tournament for a $25 giftcard to Gamestop. 
WANT TO GO? 516-676-2130. glencovelibrary.org.

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