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CANCELED: All Kids Fair

  • Apr. 26, 2020, 10am-4:30pm
  • Hilton Long Island/Huntington
  • 598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville
  • All Ages
  • $7 per adult or child ages 2 and older; free for children 1 and younger

A day of fun including more than 80 exhibitors, bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, and a petting zoo, plus tons of kids' classes for all ages. Bring new or used books to benefit The Book Fairies and receive raffle tickets to win fabulous prizes.

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TORONTO ROCK @ NEW YORK RIPTIDE

  • Apr. 05, 2020, 7:30pm
  • NYCB Live
  • 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
  • All Ages
  • $15-$65.50

Box Lacrosse is back on Long Island!

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Open House

  • Apr. 05, 2020, 10am-1pm
  • Beth Sholom Day Camp
  • 401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Meet the directors and members of the leadership team and take a tour of their unique indoor and outdoor facility. 

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Palm Sunday Brunch Buffet

  • Apr. 05, 2020, 10am-2pm
  • The Mansion at Glen Cove
  • 200 Dosoris Ln., Glen Cove
  • All Ages
  • $59; $29 children; free for children 2 and younger

The Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance and taking pictures with your little ones at Palm Sunday Brunch and he’s brought gifts for each child. Register online.

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Four Seasons of Family Yoga: Spring

  • Apr. 05, 2020, 10-10:45am
  • Sands Point Preserve
  • 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
  • All Ages
  • $20 per car; $10 per car members

Experience the wonderful benefits of yoga with family and friends. Preregistration is requested.

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Annual Egg Hunt

  • Apr. 05, 2020, 2pm
  • Bailey Arboretum
  • Bayville Road, Locust Valley
  • All Ages
  • $5; $2 to purchase basket

Bring a basket and be ready to hunt, create seasonal crafts, and have lots of spring fun! Register online. 

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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Friends

  • Apr. 05, 2020, 9:30-11am
  • United Skates of America, Inc.
  • 1276 Hicksville Rd, Seaford
  • All Ages
  • $20; $15 per child; free for children younger than 2

Meet the Easter Bunny, Branch, and Poppy while enjoying a full buffet breakfast! This is a non skating event. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

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Beth Sholom Day Camp Open House

  • Apr. 05, 2020, 10am-1pm
  • Beth Sholom Day Camp
  • 401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

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Monday Fun Day

  • Apr. 06, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Freeport Memorial Library
  • 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Join the library at this all-inclusive program, with fun activities for tweens and teens accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is necessary.

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Zumba

  • Apr. 07, 2020, Ages 4-6, 5-5:45pm; Ages 7-12, 5:45-6:30pm
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Childern can learn dance routines, hear music from all over the world, and have fun at a Zumba class. Registration required. 

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Passover Seder

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 7pm
  • Town of Oyster Bay Chabad
  • 678 Woodbury Road, Woodbury
  • All Ages
  • $54; $18 child

Enjoy an meaningful and interactive Seder with a warm and inviting atmosphere. RSVP by 4/3.

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GRANDPARENTS DAY

  • Apr. 09, 2020, 11am-8pm
  • Green Acres Mall
  • 2034 Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages available to purchase

Make memories with the Easter Bunny that your grandchildren can cherish for a lifetime.

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Keiko Matsui

  • Apr. 10, 2020, 3pm
  • The Madison Theatre at Molloy College
  • 1000 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre
  • Teen, Adult
  • $45-$65

Acclaimed pianist, composer, and humanitarian Keiko Matsui’s transcendent and haunting melodies have long sought to build bridges.

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Autism Awareness Month Celebration

  • Apr. 10, 2020, 3:30-6:30pm
  • Nassau County Museum of Art
  • 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Teens and young adults on the Autism Spectrum and their family, care providers/partners and coaches are invite to this very special day which will includes a multi–sensory theatrical workshop, art making, scavenger hunt, and refreshments.

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NEW ENGLAND BLACKWOLVES @ NEW YORK RIPTIDE

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 7:30pm
  • NYCB Live
  • 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
  • All Ages
  • $15-$65.50

Box Lacrosse is back on Long Island!

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Easter Egg Hunt with a Special Guest Appearance by RAPUNZEL!

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Wood Kingdom West
  • 120 Milbar blvd, Farmingdale
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $25

Make sure to be there for an egg hunt with Rupunzel from 10:30-11:30am. Purchase tickets in advance. 

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Easter Egg Hunt

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 2pm
  • Hearth Lane Park
  • 60 Hearth Lane, Westbury
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Kids in 5th grade and younger will take part in an Easter Egg Hunt and there will be face painting and games for all. 

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US Coffee 6th Annual Run for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 7:30am, Registration & Check-In; 9am, Kids 10 & Under Fun Run; 9:30am, Official 4 Mile Run/Walk
  • The Allegria Hotel
  • Long Beach Boardwalk, Long Beach
  • All Ages
  • $25 4 mile run/walk; $10 kids half mile run

Support a very important cause while enjoying a great day right on the Long Beach boardwalk!

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ARTful Adventures: Fun with Fans

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 11:30am-1pm
  • Emily Lowe Gallery at Hofstra University Museum of Art
  • 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $12; $10 in advance; admission is free for adult companions, children of Hofstra University Museum of Art members, Hofstra students/faculty/staff/PEIR members with valid HofstraCard, and local library museum pass holders.

Families will view an art fan and experience making their own using traditional textiles. Ages 5-10 with an adult. Registration required.

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Storytime and Activities Featuring The Good Egg: The Great Eggscape!

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 11am
  • Barnes and Noble- Country Glen Center
  • 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Barnes and Noble for this book full of cracking-up family fun from the creators of The Good Egg, with activities after the reading!

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Easter Sunday Sit Down Prix Fixe

  • Apr. 12, 2020, Reservations begin at 11am; 11:30am-6:30pm, activities; Egg Hunts at 2:15pm and 2:30pm
  • Milleridge Inn
  • 585 North Broadway, Jericho
  • All Ages
  • $65; $35 kids; free for children younger than 2

Your family will enjoy a delicious meal, face painting, bounce house, DJ, balloon animals, and more. Reservations required.

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Easter Sunday Grand Buffet

  • Apr. 12, 2020, 11am-2pm, Brunch; 3-6pm, Lunch/Dinner; 11:30am-6:30pm, activities; Egg Hunts at 2:15pm and 2:30pm
  • Milleridge Cottage
  • 585 North Broadway, Jericho
  • All Ages
  • $65; $35 kids; free for children younger than 2

Your family will enjoy a delicious meal, face painting, bounce house, DJ, and more. Reservations required. Activities are weather permitting.

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Easter Sunday Grand Buffet Celebration

  • Apr. 12, 2020, 10am-12pm and 12:30-3pm
  • Swan Club on the Harbor
  • 90 Glenwood Road, Roslyn
  • All Ages
  • $49.95; $29.95 children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3

Meet the swans, enjoy a delicious grand buffet, take photos with the Easter Bunny, and go on an egg hunt!

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Easter Sunday All You Can Eat Skate Party

  • Apr. 12, 2020, 2-5:30pm
  • United Skates of America, Inc.
  • 1276 Hicksville Rd, Seaford
  • All Ages
  • $16 include admission, skate rental, unlimited pizza and soda; $8 non skating adults

Join United Skates for their All You Can Eat Easter Skate Party!

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Spring Drop-in Crafts

  • Apr. 13, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children in grades K-6 can drop-in to the children's room to enjoy creating some Spring Crafts.

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BEACH EXPLORATION

  • Apr. 14, 2020, 11am; 1pm; 3pm
  • Garvies Point Museum
  • 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
  • All Ages
  • $4; $2 children 5-12 years; free for members

Explore the shoreline for snails, mussels, crabs, and more during this hands-on program. 

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SAND-CASTING CRAFT

  • Apr. 14, 2020, 10am-4pm
  • Garvies Point Museum
  • 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
  • All Ages
  • $4; $2 children 5-12 years; free for members

Make a beautiful keepsake of the beach!

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Mad Science - Movie Effects

  • Apr. 14, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Glen Cove Library
  • 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Put your movie making skills to the test to create your very own animation with the "Mad Science Cartoon Creator Flipbook." Grades 2-5. Register online. 

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Crazy Art Night

  • Apr. 14, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children in grades 3-6 will create some crazy art with materials provided and vote on the craziest art piece. Registration required. 

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Historical overview of Public Education in Valley Stream, NY

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 7:30pm
  • Valley Stream Village Hall
  • 123 S. Central Ave., Valley Stream
  • All Ages
  • FREE

William Stris, VS school board historian will lecture Historical Overview of Public Education in Valley Stream, NY.

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NATURE EXPLORER WALK

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
  • Garvies Point Museum
  • 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $4; $2 children 5-12 years; free for members

Investigate and explore the spring woodland and meadow environments and the living things (plants and animals!) that call these communities home.

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Spring Break-Out

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 11am-12pm; 2-3pm
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $12; $10 seniors 62 and older and students with ID; $7 children 7-17; free for members and children 6 and younger

This one-hour session will feature trees themed hands-on activities, games, and a take-home craft.

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Build It Presented by the Long Island Children's Museum

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 5-6pm
  • Freeport Memorial Library
  • 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport
  • Young elementary
  • $1

Explore the scientific forces behind structures as you apply building design concepts to construct a freestanding structure out of Magic Nuudles. Grades pre-K to 1. Registration required. 

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Friends of the Library Family Movie: Frozen II

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 10:30am and 4pm
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Children of all ages are welcome to join the library for a showing of the popular movie Frozen II. Light snacks will be provided.

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BIRD-WATCHING WALK

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 11am; 1pm; 3pm
  • Garvies Point Museum
  • 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $4; $2 children 5-12 years; free for members

Learn all about birds and explore a variety of habitats. 

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BIRD-HOUSE CRAFT

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 10am-4pm
  • Garvies Point Museum
  • 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
  • All Ages
  • $4; $2 children 5-12 years; free for members

Make a unique bird house out of recycled materials.

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Nick the Balloonatic Balloon Show

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Glen Cove Library
  • 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Everyone will be amazed as they learn about the history of balloons and see the amazing balloon creations made by Nick. Register online. 

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Shorebirds Painting

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Glen Cove Library
  • 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
  • Teen
  • FREE

Learn how to paint a trio of shorebirds onto a natural stone surface. Register online. 

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Spring Storytime

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 3pm
  • Freeport Memorial Library
  • 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $1

Listen to some stories and make a craft to celebrate the spring season. 2nd-4th grade. A nonrefundable materials fee is due at time of pre-registration.

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“Welcome Spring” Storytime Fun

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Freeport Memorial Library
  • 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport
  • Young elementary
  • $1

Listen to some stories and make a craft to celebrate the spring season. For grades pre-K to 1st.  A nonrefundable materials fee is due at time of pre-registration.

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Babysitting and First Aid 101

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 4-6pm
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Teen
  • FREE

Become a certified babysitter and receive a certificate. Grades 6 and up. Registration required. 

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BenAnna Band

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 10:30-11:15am
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This will be a fun, fully engaging, interactive live musical experience for kids of all ages.

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The 39th Annual Asbury Short Films Concert

  • Apr. 17, 2020, 7:30pm
  • The Madison Theatre at Molloy College
  • 1000 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre
  • Teen, Adult
  • $18

This show is like a trip to the best film festivals in the world where you sample the elite of the short film genre, but without competition and plenty of live surprises!

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POND LIFE PROGRAM

  • Apr. 17, 2020, 11am; 1pm; 3pm
  • Garvies Point Museum
  • 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $4; $2 children 5-12 years; free for members

With buckets, nets, and magnifiers, dip into the world of the pond.

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YA Book Club featuring Most Likely

  • Apr. 17, 2020, 7pm
  • Barnes and Noble- Country Glen Center
  • 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place
  • Teen
  • FREE

Join Barnes and Noble to discuss this coming-of-age story.

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Preschool Play Doh Playtime

  • Apr. 17, 2020, 10:30am-12pm
  • Glen Cove Library
  • 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Everyone loves creating with Play Doh!  Dress to mess. Ages 2-5. Register online. 

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Long Island Children's Museum Presents: Game On

  • Apr. 17, 2020, Grades 2-6, 11am-12pm; Grades 2-4, 5-6pm
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children will step into the role of a game developer as they design their own game. Registrataion required. 

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Open House

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 1-3pm
  • Long Island Voyagers Day Camp
  • 4235 Merrick Road, Massapequa
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Meet the Director and receive discounts, free bowling, and a camp shirt.

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Fee Free for National Park Week Kickoff

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 10am
  • Sagamore Hill NHS
  • 20 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Visitors interested in taking a tour of the Roosevelt Home will have ticket fees waived. Arrive early to reserve your spot. 

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Stroller Strides Story Time

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 10am
  • Floral Park Public Library
  • 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • FREE

A free workout for mama on the front lawn of the library, with story time and coloring pages for the stroller occupants. 

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EARTH DAY TERRARIUM WORKSHOP

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 10am-4pm
  • Garvies Point Museum
  • 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
  • All Ages
  • Admission price of $4; $2 children 5-12 years; free for members, plus $8 fee or $5 for members

Celebrate Earth Day and make an enclosed ecosystem that can last for years!

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WOODLAND WILDFLOWER WALK

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 11am and 1pm
  • Garvies Point Museum
  • 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $4; $2 children 5-12 years; free for members

Walk around the preserve and discover the spring ephemerals, beautiful wildflowers that only last a short time. Ages 7 and older. 

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SPRING PLANT CONSERVATION VOLUNTEER DAY

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 10am-2pm
  • Garvies Point Museum
  • 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Help remove non-native invasive plants from the nature preserve. RSVP requested. 

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Storytime and Activities Featuring The Lorax

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 11am
  • Barnes and Noble: Country Glen Center
  • 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Celebrate Earth Day at Storytime with a reading of The Lorax; the classic tale from Dr. Seuss that speaks for the trees!

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LEGO Trolls World Tour Event

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 2pm
  • Barnes and Noble- Country Glen Center
  • 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join Barnes and Noble to build a LEGO boombox to bring home or on your way to see the new movie. Sign up now!

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Dog Book Buddies

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children can sign up for a 20-minute session to read to a trained reading assistance dog. Registration required. 

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TR's Laboratory Explorers

  • Apr. 19, 2020, 11am-1pm
  • Sagamore Hill NHS
  • 20 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay
  • Tween
  • FREE

Explore the natural resources of Sagamore Hill, collect samples, and look at your discoveries under the microscope! Registration required. 

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Earth Day Celebration 2020

  • Apr. 19, 2020, 11am-3pm
  • Kennedy Plaza
  • 1 W Chester Street, Long Beach
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Help our planet by recycling and safely disposing of hazardous materials, electronics, and clothing. 

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Free College Planning Workshop

  • Apr. 20, 2020, 7:30pm
  • Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island
  • 38 Old Country Road, Garden City
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Get the inside scoop on how to choose the “best” colleges, learn the DOs and DON’Ts of the application and admissions process, and more. 

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Slime with Chemistry Teacher Chris Buchman

  • Apr. 20, 2020, 5-6pm
  • Glen Cove Library
  • 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Kids will interact with a variety of slime textures, colors, and consistencies that evoke joy, excitement, and ASMR. Grades 2-5. Register online. 

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Time for Kids: Flower Garden

  • Apr. 21, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Children ages 18-48 months and a caregiver will enjoy songs, activities, and a Flower Garden craft. Registration required. 

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CANCELED Nassau BOCES 2020 Annual Transition Expo

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 6-8:30pm
  • Nassau BOCES Center for Community Adjustment
  • 2850 North Jerusalem Road, Wantagh
  • Adult
  • FREE

The Nassau BOCES Transition Expo offers a great opportunity to learn how to prepare your child for success beyond High School, to post-secondary ed...

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PJ Science Storytime: Earth Day

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Children ages 3-6 years and a caregiver will celebrate Earth Day, by reading books and then experiencing a series of science stations and crafts. Registration required. 

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Baby Sign Language

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 10:30-11:15am
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Children ages 3 months-3 years and a caregiver are invited to learn baby sign language.

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Zombie Special Effects and Make-up Tutorial

  • Apr. 23, 2020, 7-8:30pm
  • Glen Cove Library
  • 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
  • Teen
  • FREE

Learn how to create zombie makeup using latex, face paint, and tissue paper. Register online. 

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CSTL Night Hike!

  • Apr. 24, 2020, 7-8:30pm
  • The Center for Science Teaching & Learningthe the
  • 1450 Tanglewood Rd, Rockville Centre
  • All Ages
  • $9

Take a guided walk through nature trails at a time most people never get to see them: night time! Bring a flashlight. 

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Astronomy Night

  • Apr. 24, 2020, 8-9pm
  • Sagamore Hill NHS
  • 20 Sagamore Hill RD, Oyster Bay
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Stargaze through telescopes about the grounds.

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Open House

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 11am-1pm
  • East Woods School
  • 31 Yellow Cote Road, Oyster Bay
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

See the possibilities for your child's future at this Open House. 

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Rolling River Day Camp Prospective Family Day

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 12-2pm
  • Rolling River Day Camp
  • 477 Ocean Avenue, East Rockaway
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Bring your family to Rolling River's innovative Prospective Family Day- a unique opportunity for children to get a taste of camp while parents attend an interactive information session.

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The 5th Annual Wantagh Kiwanis Spring Festival

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 10am-5pm
  • Wantagh Train Station
  • Along Sunrise Highway, from Beech Street to Oakland Avenue, Wantagh
  • All Ages
  • FREE Admission is free, prices vary for attractions and more

The event will feature vendors, a food truck rally, huge inflatable rides, a mechanical bull, the Wantagh Express Choo-Choo Ride, live entertainment, and more.

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Arbor Day Hike

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 11am-1pm
  • Sagamore Hill NHS
  • 20 Sagamore Hill RD, Oyster Bay
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate the importance of trees in our lives with a walk through the trails of Sagamore Hill. Reservations required. 

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Spring Dog Festival

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 11am-4pm
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
  • All Ages
  • $12; $10 seniors 62 and older and students with ID; $7 children 7-17; free for members and children 6 and younger

Visit with rescue organizations, animal welfare groups, and vendors specializing in dog merchandise.

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Storytime and Activities Featuring Dear Boy & Dear Girl

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 11am
  • Barnes and Noble: Country Glen Center
  • 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Read these sweet stories to promote self-confidence, along with fun activities for you and your little ones.

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Family Fun Trivia Challenge Game Show Presented by Knock'Em Dead Comedy

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 2:30-3:30pm
  • Freeport Memorial Library
  • 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Answer trivia questions or participate in a funny physical challenge set to lively music. For grades 1-12 and their family. Preregistration is necessary.

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Songs with Dara: April Showers

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 11-11:45am
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Dara Linthwaite will sing songs and tell stories about rain for children ages 0-5 years.

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Cinderella

  • Apr. 26, 2020, 4-6pm
  • Lolli Bop
  • 398 central ave , Lawrence
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $25

Meet and greet with Cinderella, plus games, songs, crafts, and more. 

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Little League Parade & Carnival

  • Apr. 26, 2020, 10am
  • Lindell Elementary School
  • 601 Lindell Blvd., Long Beach
  • All Ages
  • FREE

After the parade there will be a carnival for participants and families in Kennedy Plaza.

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Spring Celebration

  • Apr. 26, 2020, 1-4pm
  • Sands Point Preserve
  • 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
  • All Ages
  • $25 per car; $15 per car members

Help get the Preserve ready for spring with hands on activities, the popular Pond Exploration, and more.

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FAMILY CERAMICS WORKSHOP: Spring Craft

  • Apr. 26, 2020, 1-3pm
  • Gold Coast Arts Center
  • 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
  • All Ages
  • $45; $40 members

Unique surface decoration techniques will be taught: such as stamping, printing, and stenciling. Register in advance. 

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Outdoor ARTventure: Super Family Sunday

  • Apr. 26, 2020, 1-2pm; 2-3pm; 3-4pm
  • Nassau County Museum of Art
  • 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $5 material fee plus admission: $15; $10 seniors 62 and older; $5 children ages 4 - 12 and students with valid photo ID; free for members and children younger than 4

Rain or shine, be prepared for a day of artmaking and nature inspired activities. Register online. 

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Tree Dedication Ceremony

  • Apr. 26, 2020, 1-1:30pm
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
  • All Ages
  • $12; $10 seniors 62 and older and students with ID; $7 children 7-17; free for members and children 6 and younger

Join contributors to the Tree Fund in the annual dedication of a new tree.

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How to Draw Pokémon with McKel Supreme of Night and Day Anime

  • Apr. 28, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Glen Cove Library
  • 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn how to create the desired resemblance to Pokémon characters by applying a few simple techniques. Grades 2 and up. Registration required. 

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Advanced Baby Sign Language

  • Apr. 28, 2020, 10:30-11:15am
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Children ages 3 months-3 years and a caregiver are invited to learn baby sign language on a more advanced level at the World of Sing and Sign Workshop.

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High School Visiting Morning

  • Apr. 29, 2020, 8am
  • The Waldorf School of Garden City
  • 225 Cambridge Ave, Garden City
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Discover what a Main Lesson is and hear from teachers, administrators, and students, as well as tour the beautiful Long Island campus. Please reserve your spot today.

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ZINES

  • Apr. 29, 2020, 3-4:30pm
  • Freeport Memorial Library
  • 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport
  • Tween
  • FREE

Learn how to make your own Zines with markers, washi tape, pictures, and more. For grades 5 and 6. Preregistration is necessary. 

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Shake It Up, Baby

  • Apr. 29, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • Freeport Memorial Library
  • 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Sing, dance, and play instruments at this exciting program for children 1 to 4 years of age accompanied by a caregiver. Preregistration is necessary.

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Totally Untidy Tykes

  • Apr. 29, 2020, 10-10:45am
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Baby
  • FREE

Tots ages 6-36 months and caregivers will enjoy a Spring-themed sensory playtime.

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Kindergarten Book Club: Henry and Mudge

  • Apr. 30, 2020, 4-4:45pm
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Children in kindergarten should read a Henry and Mudge book by Cynthia Rylant, and come prepared to talk about their book. Registration required. 

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Long Island Pet Expo

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Apr. 05, 2020 , Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
  • David C. Mack Sports and Exposition Complex at Hofstra University
  • 245 North Hempstead Ave., Hempstead
  • All Ages
  • $20 weekend pass; $15 single day pass; $12 single day pass online; $9 weekend pass children ages 4-12; $6 children 4-12; $5 children 4-12 online; free for children 3 and younger

Bring your pet and enjoy dozens of different pet vendors and shows.

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EASTER BUNNY BRUNCH

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Apr. 05, 2020 , 10am and 12pm
  • Stew Leonard's
  • 1897 Front Street, East Meadow
  • All Ages
  • $14.99; $11.99 ages 11 and younger

Join Stew Leonard's and their most loved characters along with special guest the Easter Bunny! All guests must purchase ticket in advance.

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Community Pesach Seder

  • Apr. 08, 2020 - Apr. 09, 2020 , 7:30pm
  • The Chabad Center for Jewish Life of Merrick-Bellmore-Wantagh
  • 2174 Hewlett Ave. , Merrick
  • All Ages
  • Prices are per Seder: $45; $25 per child ages 3-12; $40 and $20 per child if RSVP by 3/30; $180 sponsorship includes reservations for 2

Enjoy a community Seder with hand-baked Shmurah Matzah, wine, and a wonderful dinner spiced with unique traditional customs. RSVP online. 

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A Year with Frog and Toad

  • Apr. 18, 2020 - Apr. 19, 2020 , Saturday, 11am; Sunday, 12pm
  • The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
  • 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $12

This whimsical show follows two great friends through four fun-filled seasons.

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2020 Morley Park Art Craft and Gift Show

  • Apr. 18, 2020 - Apr. 19, 2020 , 10am-5pm
  • Morley Park
  • 500 Searingtown Road, Roslyn
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

This show will feature a variety of arts and crafts, gifts, prepackaged food vendors, live entertainment, and much more. 

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CANCELED Arbor Day Family Festival

  • Apr. 25, 2020 - Apr. 26, 2020 , 11am-4pm
  • Planting Fields Arboretum
  • 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
  • All Ages
  • $20 per car; free for members

Arbor Day Family Festival will include tree planting ceremonies with Smokey Bear, live music, tree climbing for kids, crafts, and more. 

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DINOSAUR DAZE

  • Apr. 25, 2020 - Apr. 26, 2020 , 10am-4pm
  • Garvies Point Museum
  • 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
  • All Ages
  • $5; free for children 3 and younger and for members

Learn from dinosaur experts, see and touch real small-scale fossils and accurate fossil replicas, enjoy a fossil dig, and do a dinosaur craft.

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Dog Friendly Weekend

  • Apr. 25, 2020 - Apr. 26, 2020 , 10am-5pm
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
  • All Ages
  • $12; $10 seniors 62 and older and students with ID; $7 children 7-17; free for members and children 6 and younger

Bring your dog for an invigorating walk in designated garden areas. Dogs must be leashed.

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Sepharadic Seder

  • Apr. 08, 2020 - Apr. 10, 2020 , 7:10pm, prayer services; 8pm, Seder/meal
  • Chabad of Great Neck
  • 400 East Shore Road, Great Neck
  • All Ages
  • $340 all 3 nights; $200 child all 3 nights; $118 per meal; $75 per meal per child

Guests will have the opportunity to relive the exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Hagaddah, and enjoy a community Seder. RSVP online.

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Ashkenaz Seder

  • Apr. 08, 2020 - Apr. 10, 2020 , 7:10pm, prayer services; 8pm, Seder/meal
  • Chabad of Great Neck
  • 400 East Shore Road, Great Neck
  • All Ages
  • $340 all 3 nights; $200 child all 3 nights; $118 per meal; $75 per meal per child

Guests will have the opportunity to relive the exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Hagaddah, and enjoy a community Seder. RSVP online. 

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Merrick Spring Fest Art Craft & Gift Show

  • Apr. 24, 2020 - Apr. 26, 2020 , Friday, 6pm rides; Saturday and Sunday, 10am vendors open and 11am rides open
  • LIRR Parking Lot
  • Merrick Avenue & Sunrise Highway, Merrick
  • All Ages
  • free admission, fee for rides

Go on the rides! Eat some delicious food! Meet your local merchants! Enjoy the entertainment!

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ALL ABOUT FILM SERIES

  • Apr. 14, 2020 - Apr. 18, 2020 , 10am, 12pm, and 2pm
  • Garvies Point Museum
  • 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
  • All Ages
  • $4; $2 children 5-12 years; free for members

Each day will have a new short film covering topics related to the environment. Running time: 23 minutes. 

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Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny at Roosevelt Field

  • Mar. 15, 2020 - Apr. 05, 2020 , Sundays, 7pm
  • Roosevelt Field
  • 630 Old Country Road, Garden City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring your furry friend for photos with the Easter Bunny!

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Toddler Storytime

  • Apr. 01, 2020 - Apr. 08, 2020 , Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15am
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Baby
  • FREE

Toddlers ages 18-35 months will enjoy a story time consisting of stories, songs, finger plays, music, and playtime.

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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Apr. 11, 2020 , 4/4, 4/5, and 4/11, 9am-12pm
  • The Milleridge Cottage
  • 585 North Broadway, Jericho
  • All Ages
  • $49; $29 children ages 3-12

Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet with the Easter bunny. Seatings every half hour. 

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Meet the Easter Bunny

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Apr. 11, 2020 , 4/4, 4/5, 4/10 and 4/11, 10am-12pm and 2-4pm
  • Hicks Nurseries
  • 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring your camera and hop on down to Hicks Nurseries to meet the Easter Bunny.

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A Dream is a Wish Princess Concert

  • Apr. 18, 2020 - Apr. 25, 2020 , Saturdays, 9:30am, 11am, 1:30pm, and 3pm
  • The Madison Theatre at Molloy College
  • 1000 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20-$50

Sing along to all your favorite Disney songs while you go through a magical journey, and even get to meet your favorite princess!

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Family Fun with PlayHooray

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Apr. 14, 2020 , 4/4, 11-11:45am; 4/14, 1:30-2:15pm
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Children ages 6 months-5 years and their caregivers will enjoy singing, dancing, and playing with PlayHooray. Registration required. 

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Nate The Great

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Apr. 15, 2020 , Saturdays, 11am; Friday, 11am; 4/13-4/15, 11am
  • The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
  • 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $12

Nate the Great gets a call from his good friend Annie alerting him that her new painting of her dog Fang is missing!

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Pet Photos with the Bunny

  • Mar. 24, 2020 - Apr. 07, 2020 , Tuesdays, 7-9pm
  • Broadway Commons
  • 358 N. Broadway Mall, Hicksville
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages available to purchase

Bring your pet to meet and take photos with the Easter Bunny. 

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Family Sundays

  • Apr. 05, 2020 - Apr. 19, 2020 , Sundays, 1-4pm
  • Nassau County Museum of Art
  • 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $3 for non-members plus admission: $15; $10 seniors 62 and older; $5 children ages 4 - 12 and students with valid photo ID; free for members and children younger than 4

Family Sundays allows children and the adults in their lives to take time to reconnect while talking about and making art together.

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EASTER BUNNY PHOTOS

  • Mar. 27, 2020 - Apr. 11, 2020 , Monday-Thursday, 11am-8pm; Friday-Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 11am-7pm
  • Green Acres Mall
  • 2034 Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages available to purchase

Round up the family, put on your best, flash a smile, and let the Easter Bunny's friends take care of the rest.

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101 Dalmatians

  • Mar. 22, 2020 - Apr. 11, 2020 , 3/22, at 11am; 3/28 and 4/11 at 2pm
  • BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont
  • 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
  • All Ages
  • $13; $11 in advance

This stage adaptation of the animated classic is certain to charm and delight all audiences.

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Photos With The Easter Bunny

  • Mar. 21, 2020 - Apr. 11, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • Broadway Commons
  • 358 N. Broadway Mall, Hicksville
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages available to purchase

Families are invited to visit the Bunny and capture the memory with special keepsake photos. 

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Story Tots: Story Time & Artmaking

  • Apr. 03, 2020 - Apr. 24, 2020 , Fridays, 10-11am
  • Nassau County Museum of Art
  • 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $5; free for members

Investigate color, shape, form, and texture with art activities based on a new story each week. Ages 3-5. 

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Shake Rattle and Roll

  • Apr. 03, 2020 - Apr. 24, 2020 , Fridays, 10:30-11am **NO SESSION 4/10 and 4/17**
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Baby
  • FREE

The program introduces babies to books, finger plays, songs, movement, and nursery rhymes. Ages 0-17 months.

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Studio Saturdays

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Apr. 25, 2020 , Saturdays, 12-3pm
  • Nassau County Museum of Art
  • 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $15; $10 seniors 62 and older; $5 children ages 4 - 12 and students with valid photo ID; free for members and children younger than 4

Drop into The Manes Center for hands-on activities inspired by current exhibitions.

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Family Storytime

  • Apr. 06, 2020 - Apr. 27, 2020 , Mondays, 10:30am OR 11am **NO SESSION 4/13**
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Families with children ages 0-5 years are invited to listen to a variety of stories and songs. 

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Seal Watching Cruise Long Island

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Apr. 26, 2020 , Saturdays and Sundays, 12-2pm
  • Freeport Water Taxi & Tours
  • 211 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport
  • All Ages
  • $25; $15 children 5-10; free for children 4 and younger

Enjoy a leisurely tour of the local bays in the the comfort of a 44-foot enclosed boat and encounter seals and other wildlife.

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The Wizard of Oz

  • Mar. 21, 2020 - Apr. 17, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
  • 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore
  • All Ages
  • $12

Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion as they come to life in an adaptation featuring the music of the MGM movie.

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Cinderella

  • Apr. 25, 2020 - May. 24, 2020 , 4/25, 2pm; 5/9, 2pm; 5/24, 11am
  • BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont
  • 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
  • All Ages
  • $13; $11 in advance

This classic fairy tale has all the charm with Cinderella, her stepsisters, the mean stepmother, the Fairy Godmother, and the prince.

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Easter Bunny Photo Time

  • Feb. 28, 2020 - Apr. 12, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • Roosevelt Field
  • 630 Old Country Road, Garden City
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages available to purchase

The Easter bunny is available for keepsake photos in North Court.

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ONLINE Virtual Fitness Class

  • Apr. 02, 2020 - May. 28, 2020 , Thursdays, 10:30am and 5:30pm
  • Warren Levi Martial Arts & Fitness
  • ,
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Warren Levi Martial Arts & Fitness knows how important physical activity is for everyone. It benefits the body, mind, and emotions. Not ev...

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Art Exhibition: Joan Reutershan, BKNY Street View

  • Feb. 02, 2020 - Apr. 26, 2020 , Mondays-Thursdays and Saturdays, 9am-6pm; Fridays-Sundays, 10am-2pm
  • One River School of Art + Design
  • 150 Woodbury Rd, Woodbury
  • All Ages
  • FREE

NYC-based artist Joan Reutershan's abstract streetscapes are a hybrid of painting, drawing, printmaking, and collage. Surfaces can appear thin ...

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Chess Club

  • Jan. 27, 2020 - Apr. 27, 2020 , Mondays, 7-8pm **NO SESSION 2/17**
  • Locust Valley Library
  • 170 Buckram Road, Locust Valley
  • Tween
  • FREE

Learn the basics of chess or brush up on your skills. All levels welcome! Grades 4-8. 

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ONLINE Music Lessons

  • Mar. 16, 2020 - Jun. 30, 2020 , A wide array of times are available
  • RVC Music Academy
  • 202 Merrick Rd, Rockville Centre
  • Adult, All Ages
  • Affordable rates based on class length, instructor and type of class

The Rockville Centre Music Academy offers a high quality online lesson experience with amazing instructors using the latest technology. Register no...

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ONLINE Electronic Music Lessons

  • Mar. 16, 2020 - Jun. 30, 2020 , A wide array of times are available
  • SPIN DJ ACADEMY
  • 202 Merrick Rd, Rockville Centre
  • All Ages
  • Affordable rates based on class length, instructor and type of class

The Rockville Centre Music Academy and SPIN DJ ACADEMY offer a high quality online lesson experience with amazing instructors using the latest tech...

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Let's Explore Backpacks

  • Jan. 14, 2020 - Apr. 30, 2020 , Tuesdays-Fridays, 11am-3pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12-3pm
  • Emily Lowe Gallery at Hofstra University Museum of Art
  • 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

The Museum’s distinct Let’s Explore Backpacks offer activity-filled ways for children and adult companions to explore together the outdoor sculpture collection.

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The Great Art Caper

  • Jan. 14, 2020 - Apr. 30, 2020 , Tuesdays-Fridays, 11am-3pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12-3pm
  • Emily Lowe Gallery at Hofstra University Museum of Art
  • 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Uncover clues to help solve an Art Caper mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection.

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Breastfeeding Support Group

  • Dec. 10, 2019 - Apr. 13, 2021 , Tuesdays, 10-11am
  • North Shore University Hospital
  • 300 Community Drive, Manhasset
  • Baby, Adult
  • FREE

Discussions are facilitated by a lactation consultant covering many topics including postpartum adjustment, feeding, sleeping, normal newborn behavior, and going back to work.

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Thomas and Friends™: Explore the Rails

  • Jan. 18, 2020 - May. 10, 2020 , 10am-5pm on operating days **NO MORE SHOWS FOR MARCH**
  • Long Island Children's Museum
  • 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $14; $13 seniors 65 and older; free for members

Climb aboard a large model of Thomas the tank engine, race trains along a giant track, work together to sort and load cargo, and maintain engines.

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SENSATIONAL KIDS

  • Mar. 02, 2020 - Jun. 29, 2020 , Mondays, 6-8pm
  • Bounce Syosset
  • 310 Michael Drive, Syosset
  • All Ages
  • $24 for 120 minutes; $18 for 90 minutes; $12 for 60 minutes

Bounce opens exclusively for children and adults with autism and offers staff experienced working with special needs children. 

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Tiny Tots

  • Jan. 02, 2020 - May. 18, 2020 , Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30-11am **NO CLASS 1/20**
  • Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve
  • 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Center
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $8

This weekly event introduces your toddler to a wide variety of science topics. 18 months to 3 years.

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