Top Educational Activities for Kids on Long Island in January

Top Educational Activities for Kids on Long Island in January

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

Andy Warhol Art Exhibition
WHEN: Sep. 5 - Mar. 11, 12-4pm
WHERE: Hofstra University, David Filderman Gallery, 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: By juxtaposing Warhol's photographs with his screenprints, the exhibition contextualizes and reveals his working methods and artistic process.
WANT TO GO? Call for cost. 516-463-5672. hofstra.edu/musem.

Heart & Seoul: Growing Up in Korea
WHEN: Sep. 30 - Jan. 7, Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: The growing popularity of all things Korean, from fashion and film to music and cuisine, called “Hallyu” (the Korean Wave) is on view during this exhibit's stay at LICM.
WANT TO GO? $13; $12 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

From Frankenthaler to Warhol: Art of the '60s and '70s
WHEN: Nov. 18 - Mar. 11, Wednesday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Kids and adults will appreciate the colorful and iconic artwork created during this exciting era, but will have even more fun with the activities in the galleries.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Multiple Lite Brite stations—a toy introduced in 1967—will delight young and old.
WANT TO GO? $8; free for children younger than 10. 631-351-3250. heckscher.org.

Snap Circuits FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 2, 4–5pm
WHERE: East Hampton Library, 159 Main St., East Hampton, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Kids will construct circuits that will light up, sound off, and power an accessory. Call or go online to register.
WANT TO GO? 631-324-0222. easthamptonlibrary.org.

Let's Speak Italian FREE
WHEN: Jan. 3 - 31, Wednesdays, 4pm
WHERE: Elmont Public Library, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Learn the basics of Italian with this course designed for young language learners.
WANT TO GO? 516-354-5280. elmontlibrary.org.

Bay Buddies
WHEN: Jan. 4 - 25, Thursdays, 9:30-10:30am
WHERE: Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center, 3690 Cedar Beach Road, Southold, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Children discover and learn about elements of the marine environment through sensory activities, art and science projects, stories, and more.
WANT TO GO? $50; $15 per drop-in class. 631-852-8660. ccesuffolk.org.

Open House FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 6, 10am-1pm
WHERE: The Bridges Academy, 339 Snedecor Ave., West Islip, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Visit The Bridges Academy to learn about their academically enriched programs for preschool through Grade 8.
WANT TO GO? 631-358-5035. thebridgesacademy.net.

Guided Tour
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 6, 2-3pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Hwy., Watermill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join this docent-led tour featuring the  special exhibition From Lens to Eye to Hand: Photorealism from 1969 to Today.
WANT TO GO? $12; free for students and children. 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

Sunday Science: Space Exploration
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 7, 2-4pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching & Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Step into the shoes of an astronaut. Discover the science of astronomy and tackle challenges of a space-traveller.
WANT TO GO? $14. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

LEGO CLUB
WHEN: Jan. 7 - 28, Sundays, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of the East End, 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:   Children are encouraged to create original designs and can leave their works-in-progress and plan future sessions with the staff. 
WANT TO GO? $12; free for children younger than 1. 631-537-8250. cmee.org.

Bilingual Family Gallery Talk & Art Workshop
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 7, 2pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Hwy., Watermill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Visitors explore art in the galleries then go to The Lynne and Richard Pasculano Studio to create projects inspired by the works on view.
WANT TO GO? $12; free for students and children. 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

Innovation Afternoons FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 9, 4pm
WHERE: Elmont Public Library, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Tinker and play with tools and/or materials to bring ideas to life.
WANT TO GO? 516-354-5280. elmontlibrary.org.

Winter Playdate On The Farm
WHEN: Jan. 10 - Mar. 15, Select Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am.
WHERE: Suffolk County Farm and Education Center , 350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:  Activities include, free play, access to a variety of art and craft materials, sensory stations and, if weather permits, visits with the animals and a wagon ride. Rregister at  631 852-4600.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 siblings; free for siblings younger than 12 months. 631 852-4600. ccesuffolk.org.

Chess FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Port Jefferson Free Library, 100 Thompson St., Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Here’s a chance for beginners and more experienced chess players to develop strategies, sharpen their skills, and have fun playing a game of chess with an instructor from the Long Island Chess Nuts to guide you. Port Jefferson Library card and registration required.
WANT TO GO? 631-473-0022. portjefflibrary.org.

Discovery Lab JUNIOR FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 11, 4:30pm
WHERE: Elmont Public Library, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Discover something new in our STEAM lab. Work on critical thinking skills while you explore a new project every other month.
WANT TO GO? 516-354-5280. elmontlibrary.org.

Magical Days at a Gold Coast Mansion
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 14, 1pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Inspired by our exhibition, Fool the Eye, enjoy a day of family-friendly art making and magical adventures. Discover what secrets about the Frick family the Museum may hide right before your eyes with a scavenger hunt; watch magical feats during A Show By Joe with magician Joe Cordi; and create artworks that merge art with science to fool the eye.
WANT TO GO? $10 with admission: $12; $8 seniors; $4 children ages 4-12; $2 weekend parking fee. 516-484-9338. nassaumuseum.org.

Parent/Child Workshop FREE
WHEN: Jan. 19 - Feb. 23, Fridays, 11am
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh, NY
AGES: 0-2, Adult
WHAT: This five-week program allows parents/caregivers and children time to play, relax, socailize, and develop new skills.
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org.

Little Builders Imagination Club FREE
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 19, 4:30pm
WHERE: Mineola Public Library, 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola, NY
AGES: 3-5, 5-8, Adult
WHAT: Enjoy some fun, creativity, and imagination as you build with Duplo blocks, Lincoln Logs, and Bristle Blocks with an adult caregiver.
WANT TO GO? 516-746-8488. mineolalibrary.info.

Conservation Kids: Recycling
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 10am
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching & Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn about different topics in conservation to help protect Earth. Bring in an empty two-liter soda bottle and an old CD and create a craft from recycled materials.
WANT TO GO? $14. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

Open House FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 21, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts, 185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Faculty and staff greet visitors and show them around the campus. Call or go online to RSVP.
WANT TO GO? 631-643-7900. usdan.org.

Sunday Science: Earth Explorers
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 21, 2-4pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching & Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Unearth an understanding of what geology is about. Dive deep below the Earth's surface to explore earthquakes, volcanoes, rocks, and minerals.
WANT TO GO? $14. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

Open House FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 7-9pm
WHERE: M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym & E.C.E.C- Bellmore, 2629 Grand Avenue, Bellmore, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Meet our teaching staff and Director and learn about our Rainbow of Programs ....all under one roof
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1330. matsskidsgym.com.

Open House FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 7-9pm
WHERE: M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym & E.C.E.C.- Syosset, 171 Eileen Way, Syosset, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: We have a rainbow of programs under one roof! Daycare, Nursery School, After-school Classes, Summer Programs, Holiday Vacation Mini-Camps up to age 12, to weekend birthday parties!
WANT TO GO? 516-496-7765. matsskidsgym.com.

Admissions Open House FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 25, 9am
WHERE: The Green Vale School, 250 Valentine's Lane, Old Brookville, NY
AGES: 3-5, 5-8, 9-12, Adult
WHAT: Join us for a guided campus tour and brief panel discussion with admissions staff, faculty, and student representatives. Learn about Green Vale and the admissions process. Register on website or by calling.
WANT TO GO? 516-628-5146. greenvaleschool.org.

Green Vale School Open House FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 25, 9am
WHERE: The Green Vale School, 250 Valentine's Lane, Old Brookville, NY
AGES: 5-12, Adult
WHAT: Green Vale is a coed, nonsectarian elementary school for Pre-Nursery through 8th Grade, drawing families from all over Long Island. Since 1923, a program of exceptional academics and small class sizes is combined with emphasis on athletics, visual and performing arts, and character education at every grade level. After a culminating experience in the middle school years (6th-8th grades), GVS graduates go on to excel at independent, public, and boarding secondary schools.
WANT TO GO? 516-621-2420. greenvaleschool.org.

Open House FREE
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 26, 9:30-11:30am
WHERE: The Bridges Academy, 339 Snedecor Ave., West Islip, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Visit The Bridges Academy to learn about their academically enriched programs for preschool through Grade 8. They offer a small class size environment with a dedicated faculty that allows students to achieve their best. Call or go online to schedule a private tour.
WANT TO GO? 631-358-5035. thebridgesacademy.net.

After School Classes for ages 2 - Teen
WHEN: Jan. 30 - Jun. 15, See website
WHERE: M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym- Syosset, 171 Eileen Way, Syosset, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: From Cooking to Indoor Soccer and Acting Classes, M.A.T.S.S offers a rainbow of programs and classes all under one roof!
WANT TO GO? Varies by class. Call for more info. 516-496-7765. matsskidsgym.com.

Infant & Toddler Classes
WHEN: Jan. 30 - Jun. 15, See website
WHERE: M.A.T.S.S Kids' Gym- Syosset, 171 Eileen Way, Syosset, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Join a Baby & Me, Anyone & Me or Two's Company class designed to develop relationships through movement and safe tumbling techniques. Great way to prepare your little one for our Nursery School Program.
WANT TO GO? Call for more info. 1-516-496-7765. matsskidsgym.com.

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