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With humor, heart and eye-popping prehistoric puppetry, this underwater adventure shows us how we can leave our mark on the world when we dare to be brave.
Our youngest youth meet every Saturday at 11am. Parents and children celebrate Shabbat together with interactive songs, stories and Shabbat snacks....
The Rock and Roll Playhouse is excited to bring the Music of Grateful Dead for Kids to Industry City. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is a children'...
Children will enjoy pizza, a craft, LEGOS, BINGO, and a movie while you get some well-earned alone time! Registration required.
The Magnificent Bastards bring together three of comedy’s most outspoken names — along with their famous friends &m...
Hear from Dr. John P. Reilly, of Stony Brook Cardiology in Southampton about how our hearts and minds are linked and what causes broken heart syndr...
Spend the morning exploring the SM&NC with environmental educators! Visit with some live animals, share a story and some crafts, and see w...
Make Heart-Shaped Meatballs with Spaghetti, Love Potion Smoothies, Flower and Heart Chocolate Lollipops, and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries!
For parents who love guilt free time alone and kids ages 4+ who love CAMP! Accompanied by CAMP's trained counselors, kids will be entertained w...
For parents who love guilt-free time alone and kids ages 4+ who love CAMP! Accompanied by CAMP's trained counselors, kids will be entertained w...
Join the Science, Language & Arts International School for their upcoming info session. Find out about open seats for fall, scho...
Join Audubon Naturalists to count waterbirds and land birds in Greenwich Harbor as part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's annual Great Backya...
There is nothing sweeter than spending Valentine's Day as a family! Join the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless for the next AGAPE Family F...
This Hans Christian Andersen Fairy tale tells a story filled with magic & love. The Little Mermaid saves the life of a young man and falls in l...
Enjoy free seminars, boating safety classes, and a Kids Cove with activities for little boaters!
Learn about mythology surrounding wolves, the important role of wolves in the natural world, and discover why this season is such a magical time for packs in North America, while also assembling “wolfy” valentines for Ambassador Wolves! Then visit some real wolves. Pre-registration required.
Chocolate-dipped treats, fruits, other candy, and even pretzels! Registration required.
Gong xi fa cai! Join us for some stories about New Year's traditions, like decorating, family feasts, and dragon dances. Then, we'll practi...
Learn strategies for engaging your child during museum visits. For families with children ages 2-4. Reservations required.
The Little Mermaid falls in love with a prince on land when she saves him from a storm and is willing to give up her life under water to be with him, but a deal she makes with a sea witch makes this more difficult than she expected.
Learn new songs and sing along to familiar favorites with Oscar and Cookie Monster; build a snowman with Elmo; flap your wings with Big Bird; marvel at Abby’s magic; be amazed when Super Grover flies; and move to the rhythm with Rosita
Begin your hero training at the Pigeon Treehouse headquarters with Zip, Zap, Zoom. The Z3 Pigeon team and CMOM’s field agents are ready to plan city adventures, create city sounds, and launch scarves into the sky!
Power pose your way through a game of Simon Says. Build super brain and body skills with a bit of practice, focus, and a few laughs!
Color and design a walking finger puppet of your favorite super powered pigeon, Zip, Zap or Zoom. Bring them along to help you make your way in the Super Power Metropolis!
Collage panel squares, speech balloons and thought bubbles as you draw your own comic book.
THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL, the iconic story by Hans Christian Anderson comes to life in this brand new musical adaptation set to a contemporary score f...
Inspired by the classic novel Watership Down, PACKRAT is a puppet-forward new multi-media play that contemplates humanity's relationship with the natural world.
All the ingredients that have made this story a perennial favorite are here including a zany Fairy Godmother, a trip to the Royal Ball, and a glass slipper.
Tour the Main House of the South Side Sportsmen's Club and learn about the history of the tavern and the high society Sportsmen's Club which shaped Connetquot River State Park Preserve into what it is today.
Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers. For ages 18-36 months. Pick up a free ticket the morning of the program.
Join the library for fun play with toys! No registration required....
Children ages 2-6, and a parent, are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a favorite teddy bear to this story program.
These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5. Registration required.
These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5.
Join A TIME FOR KIDS, INC., as they engage littlest learners in music, fingerplays, fine and gross motor development, and circle time. Ages 9-17 months. Registration required.
Celebrate the work of author and artist Faith Ringgold and create a mosaic story quilt to take home.
Teleport around boundless virtual worlds at the Hicksville Library with the new VIVE Virtual Reality gaming system. Sign up for a time slot online. Walk-ins are on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 6 and older.
Animals Out of Paper is a funny, poignant play about the collision of mismatched people and the complicated ways we hurt, heal, and love those around us.
Ahead of the Oscars on Sunday, February 9, Dolby SoHo once again will be hosting "The Contenders," an experiential installation cele...
Explore new worlds, step inside the Apollo 11 mission launch, or experience the thrill of flight, underwater exploration, interstellar tr...
Join naturalists for a hands-on program and learn about the care that goes into feeding the indoor animals as well as the birds of prey and barnyard.
Drop into The Manes Education Center for hands-on activities inspired by current exhibitions.
There's just a railing between participants and the sharks as the predators snap at food presented to them on a long pole. Reserve tickets online.
Reconnect while talking about and making art together.
Hear delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, play with toys, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. For ages 0-18 months. Pick up a free ticket the morning of the program.
Make winter crafts like snowmen, penguins, polar bears, and more! Crafts available while they last - on a first come, first serve basis.
Learn how to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Stories, fingerplays, songs & bubbles! For walkers under 36 mos. old and their adults. Registration required.
Use Wacom Intuo tablets to make art: pin-back buttons, comic strips, and drawings to post on social media. Ages 11-14. Registration suggested.
Learn about modern trailblazers who are still alive. Then make beautiful bookmarks using plastic gems and ribbons.
Children will use science and arts and crafts materials to complete a winter project. Registration required.
Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5. Space is limited, registration is required.
Get creative and explore art and artists.
Enjoy fun songs, stories, and toys with other toddlers. Space is limited, registration is required. Ages 18-36 months.
Bilingual Birdies will take families on a magical journey to learn words in Spanish and explore fun new themes!
Join the library for fun on Fridays! Stories and songs, sensory story time with cool activities, fun with non-fiction, and more!
Different programs every week: Builder's Club, games, 3-D fun with 3-D pens, PS4, Code Club, Science Squad! For ages 5-13.
Rhymes, songs, stories, bubbles, and sensory play for babies younger than 1 year and their caregivers.
The longest running stand-up comedy show in Brooklyn presented by Aaron Kominos-Smith and Turner Sparks (now in its 13th year)! Every Friday night ...
W.O.R.K.S. Little League is pleased to announce registration dates for their 2020 Spring Season. W.O.R.K.S. Little League has been serving the comm...
Take a tour of the galleries and create art through hands-on activities. Drop in sessions are limited to 30 minutes. All ages must be accompanied by an adult.
Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Pre-registration required.
What will this week's challenge be? An engineering task? A game show? A treasure hunt? A performance? Exercise your mind in a program that is never the same twice!
Take inspiration from the microscopic world as you explore the art of needle felting to “paint” unique and colorful works of wool art.
Experience this live, on-stage drama about the links between the Underground Railroad, secret codes hidden in quilts, and the strength of the human spirit in the struggle for freedom.
Join the library for a Dungeons and Dragons session and play through the story quests provided by the Dungeon Master. Ages 10 and older.
Stories, songs, and games that encourage children’s emerging language skills, followed by a play time.
Listen to story books read aloud and nurture creative expression while exploring various art materials and processes.
Add some of your original drawings to the library zine! Stories, poems, jokes, and puzzles are also accepted. This is for ages 8-15.
Discuss the stories and adventure of Harry Potter and his days at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Ages 8-13. Registration required.
Manhattanville College student volunteers will informally read favorite picture books and do a craft. Suggested for ages 2 to 4 years.
Celebrate the festival of the new moon and animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Meet one of the tiniest rodents in the world, the Eurasian Harvest Mouse and learn how the Wildlife Conservation Society is helping animals in China and Southeast Asia.
Journey out onto Long Island Sound in hopes of seeing some of the seals and waterfowl that spend the winter just off the shores. All passengers must be at least 42 inches tall. Reservations recommended.
Storytime fun for the whole family.
Use scrap wood to make a birdhouse, a bat house, or even a bee house, then decorate it.
Look closely at your surroundings and explore ways to capture the textures and shapes you like most in the clay by rolling it, poking it, and scratching it with a pencil.
Construct work in honor of Betye Saar and learn about her life as the museum celebrates celebrate Black History Month.
Learn to knit or crochet at the library! If you already know how to knit (or crochet) bring your current project and enjoy a visit with other knitters and crocheters.
Learn about the entire process of making maple syrup, from tap to table. Participants hike for up to an hour on Clay Pit Pond trails to find maple trees, drill holes, hang buckets, and collect sap. RSVP appreciated.
Look, listen, and share ideas while you explore modern and contemporary art. Movement, drawing, and other gallery activities give everyone the chance to participate.
Engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art.
Work with your friends and classmates to collect gently-used jeans. Before February 29, drop off jeans at your local Aeropostale store to participa...
A family-friendly stand-up comedy show for all ages. Bring your Mamma or anyone else in your family and have a great time!
Take inspiration from the marvelous materials and methods of artist Anni Albers as you experiment with line, shape, and color in this tactile textile workshop.
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley is filled with infectious songs and non-stop adventure, making this a perfect show to introduce young audiences to the magic of theatre. Sponsored by Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.
Discover how the reef is like a thriving metropolis populated by a cast of characters straight out of an adventure novel – heroes, bad guys, sidekicks, lovers, and clowns.
Flushing Town Hall presents “A Good Beginning, Here” a cross-cultural exhibition that illuminates 8 diaspora artists who can trace their roots back in China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan.
Day off from school? Drop in anytime between 1 and 4 pm and create works of art at The Met! For families with children ages 3–11.
Zumbini is a beautiful, interactive, bonding, music and movement for children ages 0-4 with their caregiver. It is easy and Fun.
This program provides both creative and social opportunities for 3- to 5-year-olds as they explore art techniques through personal and collaborative projects. Registration encouraged.
Color In Milk is a free STEM program run by high school students. Our goal is to teach young students how to apply their knowledge of science, tech...
Bring your whole family for a guided walk through Shakespeare Garden, which features flowers included in the writer’s great works.
Quirky author and composer Michael Hearst, along with his band, presents songs about Unusual Creatures, Extraordinary People, and Curious Constructions geared towards curious families, extraordinary children, and their unusual friends.
This fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl," and "Part of Your World."
Skate in this immersive roller disco experience! As soon as you step into the 10,000-square-foot roller rink you’ll be transported into a magical roller disco dreamland full of dazzling iridescent unicorns, retro rainbows, colorful dance floor lighting, and sparkling disco balls! For ages 7 and older.
Build amazing Minecraft worlds with your friends on the library's laptops! Space is limited to 8 players. Registration required. Grades 2-5.
The exhibit presents art by luminaries who lived in Rockland County from the 1910s through the 1960s.
Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. For families with children ages 3–6.
Come and join as we read funny and smart, classic and new picture books in German and sing a song or two. All are welcome.
You and your child can explore the zoo each week during the winter and discover how animals survive the cold weather months. Each week we will look at a different animal group and learn about them through song, movement, crafts and a visit from one of our animal friends.
Enjoy this musical adventure, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems' beloved, and award-winning children's books about Elephant Gerald and Piggie.
Children will listen to interactive stories and do finger plays. Then they get to play small instruments to music and dance to bubbles after playing with toys.
In this mischievous mystery, kids and adults team up to search great works of art to expose a killer. For ages 10 and older.
Discover different kinds of kosher animals and have fun building a barn for your kosher animals in this new temporary exhibit!
Learn about how the area has changed over time, the plants and animals that live there today, and how the Conservancy cares for this complex ecosystem.
Bring your family and discover Turtle Pond — home to five species of turtles who live here year-round.
Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, is a great way to get children engaged in math and problem solving.
By appointment only, a trained Navigator provided by the Westchester County Dept. of Health will be available to help with choosing and signing up ...
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