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ERTH'S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM ADVENTURE: The Mystery of the Dinosaurs of the Deep

  • Feb. 29, 2020, 3pm
  • Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • 71 E. Main St., Patchogue
  • All Ages
  • $25-$55

This immersive experience invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago - and maybe live still today!

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Snowflake Trading Cards

  • Feb. 27, 2020, 4pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Tween
  • FREE Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Create collectable and tradeable winter-themed trading cards. Registration required.

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Adult Program: Welcome Spring Stroll

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 1:30-3pm
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • 3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
  • Adult
  • $4

Spring has sprung! Join Connetquot River State Park Preserve on a leisurely stroll through the preserve to celebrate nature awakening from the chil...

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Stony Brook Medicine’s Mall Walkers Club

  • Feb. 26, 2020, 8am
  • Smith Haven Mall
  • 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove
  • All Ages
  • FREE

If you’ve been talking about or planning an exercise program, now is the time to take the first step! Walking is a low-impact, low-risk and e...

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I Have a Dream

  • Feb. 27, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Create an American dream collage using quotes and pictures of famous African Americans as well as images that show what you dream and envision for your life. Ages 6-12. Registration required. 

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Thumbprint Art

  • Feb. 27, 2020, 3:45-4:30pm
  • Rogers Memorial Library
  • 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Time to make your imagination come alive using just your fingertips. Grades 1-5. Registration required. 

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Dungeons & Dragons

  • Feb. 28, 2020, 6pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Avenue, Brentwood
  • Teen
  • FREE

Learn tabletop gaming, show off your skills, and create adventurous characters.

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Scout Night Meet-up - Wolves: Digging up the Past

  • Feb. 28, 2020, 5:30-7pm
  • Long Island Science Center
  • 40 Peconic Ave, Riverhead
  • Tween
  • $10

Wolf Scouts, join the Long Island Science Center for a fun evening of play and learning. Meet fellow scout groups and complete your Digging in the ...

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Portledge School Admissions Open House

  • Feb. 28, 2020, 9:30-11:30am
  • Portledge School
  • 355 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Please join the Portledge School for an open classroom and information session. Head of School, Simon Owen-Williams, along with division heads and ...

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MET OPERA - LIVE IN HD - AGRIPPINA

  • Feb. 29, 2020, 12:55pm
  • Staller Center Main Stage
  • 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook
  • All Ages
  • $22; $20 seniors; $15 children and students

The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone.

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Box Turtle at Long Pond—Storytime & Meet the Box Turtles

  • Feb. 29, 2020, 10:30am
  • South Fork Natural History Museum
  • 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $10; $7.50 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and members

Enjoy story time and follow a box turtle through his daily routine. After the reading, meet two of SOFO’s box turtles up close. Ages 3-5. Reservations required. 

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Science Saturday Workshop: Amusement Park Physics

  • Feb. 29, 2020, 2-3pm
  • The Long Island Science Center
  • 40 Peconic Ave, Riverhead
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $10 admission plus, $5 instructor led workshop fee; both are free for members

Ever wonder how amusement park rides work? Explore the laws of motion and learn how force and gravity work on your favorite rides.

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Sag Harbor's Harborfrost 2020

  • Feb. 29, 2020, 1-6pm
  • Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce
  • 1 Long Wharf, Sag Harbor
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

HarborFrost is a celebration of winter in Sag Harbor highlighting two extreme elements—fire and ice! Featuring live ice carving demonstration...

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Irish Family Day at Walt Whitman Birthplace

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 1-3pm
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
  • 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
  • All Ages
  • $9 per child; free for chaperones

Award-winning dancers will perform and also interact with the audience in answering questions and teaching some Irish dance steps. Sign up online.  

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Women's History Day: Women of Invention- Focus on Food

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 2-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Experience living women's history through exhibits, demos, tastings, crafts, and a visit from animal partners.

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Adult Program: History of Caumsett

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 11am-1pm
  • Caumsett Historic State Park Preserve
  • 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Lloyd Harbor
  • Teen, Adult
  • $4

On this hilly, moderately long walk (approximately 2 miles), study the park's social, economic, architectural, and political history.

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Purim-Themed Storytime Hosted by East Northport Jewish Center

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 10:30am
  • Barnes and Noble - East Northport
  • 4000 East Jericho Turnpike , East Northport
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Children ages 3-7 are invited for Purim stories, a little bit of singing, a small craft, and lots of fun.

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One Fish, Two Fish

  • Mar. 02, 2020, 11am
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $12 for child/grown-up pair; $6 members

Celebrate Dr. Seuss with a story time, craft, a snack, and scavenger hunt. 

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IEP 101: Getting Started

  • Mar. 03, 2020, 7pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Adult
  • FREE

Learn what an IEP is, schools’ legal obligations to students with disabilities and how to ensure that your student's needs are met on an ongoing basis. Call to register.

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LEGO® Builders

  • Mar. 03, 2020, 6-7pm
  • Riverhead Free Library
  • 330 Court St., Riverhead
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Stop in and build with LEGO® pieces.

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Jumperoo Toddler Time Open House

  • Mar. 03, 2020, 10am-2pm
  • Urban Air Adventure Park Lake Grove
  • 3147 Middle Country Road , Lake Grove
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $14.99 includes (1) Parent Pass (1) 5 and Under Pass and socks for both $6.99 for each additional child 5 and under (includes socks); free for members

Little kids can play during the day while the big kids are at school. Urbie will be stopping by to visit plus there will be a special hands-on Instrument Petting Zoo workshop presented by students from Stony Brook University.

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CatVideoFest

  • Mar. 04, 2020, 7:30pm
  • Cinema Arts Centre
  • 423 Park Ave., Huntington
  • All Ages
  • $17; $12 members

CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities. 

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Winston Preparatory School Open House

  • Mar. 05, 2020, 9:15am
  • Winston Preparatory School
  • 30 Deforest Road, Dix Hills
  • Adult
  • FREE

Learn more about the school and sign up for their upcoming Open House.

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In Like a Lion

  • Mar. 05, 2020, 1:30pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Pre-school & younger
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Learn facts about lions, sing songs, and create your own lion craft. Registration required.

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Thomas and Friends: Start Your Engines

  • Mar. 05, 2020, 2-3:15pm
  • Harborfields Public Library
  • 31 Broadway, Greenlawn
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Watch  "Thomas and Friends: Start Your Engines" (69 min.).

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Digital Media and the Developing Brain

  • Mar. 05, 2020, 7pm
  • Charles B. Wang Center Theater, Stony Brook University
  • 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Join Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development in partnership with Stony Brook University for an expert panel discussi...

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Tiny Tots: Colorful Rainbows

  • Mar. 06, 2020, 10-11am
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • Rte. 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $4

Parents and children connect with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Reservations required.

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STEAM ZONE: Art Start

  • Mar. 06, 2020, 10:30-11:15am
  • Harborfields Public Library
  • 31 Broadway, Greenlawn
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Visit the creativity stations where little artists will make simple projects to inspire their imaginations. Stations include coloring, stickers, bingo markers, and a seasonal glue project. 18 months-5 years and a caregiver.

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STALLER CENTER GALA 2020 - KELLI O'HARA & SUTTON FOSTER

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 8pm
  • Staller Center Main Stage
  • 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook
  • All Ages
  • $90

Two of Broadway’s greatest leading ladies and Tony Award winners Kelli O’Hara and Sutton Foster will be performing together for the fir...

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The Rinx Preschool Open House

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 10am-2pm
  • The Rinx Preschool Academy
  • 660 Terry Road, Hauppauge
  • Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • FREE

Join The Rinx Preschool Academy at their next Open House.

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Crafternoon

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 1-3pm
  • Emma Clark Library
  • 120 Main Street, Setauket
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Drop-in for "Crafternoon".  All kids (Little ones up to 6th grade) welcome.

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Family Program: Winter Beach Wander

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 10:30am-12pm
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • Rt 25A and Sunken Meadow Pkwy, Kings Park
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $4

Breathe in the crisp winter air and stroll the beach at Sunken Meadow. Reservations required.

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Science Saturday Workshop: Lunar Explorer

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Long Island Science Center
  • 40 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $10 admission plus $5 workshop fee; free for members

Go on a space adventure and learn about the phases of the moon, plus make your own edible moon phase and a "moon rock" to explode at home. 

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“This isn’t an Aquarium, it’s my Classroom”

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 10am
  • South Fork Natural History Museum at Southampton High School
  • 141 Narrow Lane, Southampton
  • All Ages
  • $10; $7.50 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and members

See and learn about keeping saltwater fish and corals alive in captivity, as well as the difficulty and rewards of aqua-culturing clownfish.

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Kings Park St. Patrick's Day Parade

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 12pm
  • Intersection of Lou and Pulaski
  • Intersection of Lou and Pulaski, Kings Park
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The parade features numerous bagpipe bands, floats, hundreds of marching community organizations, and more. 

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Storytime and Activities Featuring How to Catch a Dinosaur and How to Catch a Unicorn

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 11am
  • Barnes and Noble - Bay Shore, Smith Haven Mall, East Northport
  • 842 Sunrise Highway/600 Smith Haven Mall/4000 East Jericho Turnpike, Bay Shore/Lake Grove/East Northport
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Hear two adorable rhyming stories followed by fun activities.

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Wings of Fire FanWing Fan Fest

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 2pm
  • Barnes and Noble - Bay Shore, Smith Haven Mall, East Northport
  • 842 Sunrise Highway/600 Smith Haven Mall/4000 East Jericho Turnpike, Bay Shore/Lake Grove/East Northport
  • Tween
  • FREE

Join Barnes & Noble for a scavenger hunt, activities, giveaways, and more at this special celebration for the newest book in the beloved Wings of Fire: Legends series.

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TAKEOVER! Artist-Led Workshop: Combination Creatures for Kids with Jodi Bentivegna

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 3pm
  • Southampton Arts Center
  • 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20; $15 friends of SAC

Children will take turns drawing different sections of a creature’s body on large format folded paper. Ages 4-13.

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Binoculars

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 9am-12pm
  • Home Depot
  • 5025 Jericho Turnpike, Commack
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

With help from parents and Store Associates, your child will create their own pair of binoculars to take home. Registration required. 

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Girl Scout Day

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 10am-5pm; 2pm tour
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • 1660 Rte 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
  • Young elementary
  • $7; $6 seniors; $5 kids age 3-17; free for members and under children ages 3 and younger

In honor of Girl Scout Day, all girl scouts wearing their scouting uniform will receive a free Hatchery & Aquarium tour with their paid admission. 

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Children's Program: Wildlife Detectives

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 1:30-3pm
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • 3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $4

Uncover what animals are living in the forest by searching for clues they have left behind. Reservations required.

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Adult Program: Just a Hike (Center Section)

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 11am-1pm
  • Caumsett Historic State Park Preserve
  • 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Lloyd Harbor
  • Adult
  • $4

While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal discussion during this moderately paced, five-mile walk, thus affording walkers the oppor...

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Night Before the Full Moon Hike with Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 7-8pm
  • South Fork Natural History Museum
  • 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the South Fork Natural History Museum on this leisurely paced hike through open fields, and then enjoy some light refreshments and convivial conversation.

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The 86th Huntington St. Patrick's Day Parade

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 2pm
  • Huntington Train Station
  • Rt. 110 & Broadway, Huntington Station
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Huntington St. Patrick’s Parade is Long Island’s oldest and largest, and features dozens of pipe bands. 

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Art with a Partner Inclusion Workshops for Children & Young Adults

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 1-3pm
  • Art League of Long Island
  • 107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
  • All Ages
  • $35

This series provides each participant and their special loved one a precious opportunity to bond together while creating something beautiful. Register in advance. 

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Sensory Friendly Family Movie: Blaze and the Monster Machines: Robot Riders

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 2:30-4:15pm
  • Harborfields Public Library
  • 31 Broadway, Greenlawn
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Children of all ages and abilities and caregivers are invited for a sensory friendly film.

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Daylight Saving's Paint Event - Dali Melting Clocks

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Key to My Art
  • 10 W. Oak St., Amityville
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $20

Spring ahead and paint this fun Salvador Dali melting clock! Your child will learn to draw and paint it by themself! They CAN DO IT! No experience ...

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STARRY NIGHTS MARCH

  • Mar. 10, 2020, 7pm
  • Staller Center Main Stage
  • 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook
  • All Ages
  • $44

Enjoy many woodwinds on stage for the lovely Raff Sinfonietta double wind quintet.

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Tiny Tots: Forever Green

  • Mar. 10, 2020, 10-11am
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • 3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $4

Children and their parents connect with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Reservations required.

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Purim in Game Land

  • Mar. 10, 2020, 5pm, Megillah reading; 5:30pm, buffet dinner; 6:30pm, show
  • The Chai Center
  • 501 Vanderbilt Pkwy, Dix Hills
  • All Ages
  • $25; $20 paid by 3/5

Celebrate "Purim in Game Land" with the Megillah reading, dinner, and show by Las Vegas Headliner TJ Tana! RSVP by 3/5. Costumes are encouraged.

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Purim Under the Sea Party

  • Mar. 10, 2020, 6-9pm
  • Chabad of Islip
  • 102 E Main St., Bay Shore
  • All Ages
  • $25; $15 child; $20 before 3/6; $12 before 3/6 child

Celebrate with Megillah reading, a fish and sea buffet, a treasure hunt and seashell crafts, and more. RSVP online.

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Homeschool STEM Class & Meet-up: Codebotics

  • Mar. 11, 2020, 1-2pm
  • Long Island Science Center
  • 40 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $12; $8 members

Students have a fully hands-on experience of coding and seeing the results as their mini robot comes to life and obeys their commands. Advanced registration required. 

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Shamrock Cards

  • Mar. 11, 2020, 4pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Young elementary
  • FREE Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by creating a Shamrock card. Registration required.

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Pizza Your Way

  • Mar. 13, 2020, 6pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Tween, Teen
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Make a personal pizza with a choice of specialty toppings. Registration required.

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Scout Night Meet-up - Juniors: Detective

  • Mar. 13, 2020, 5:30-7pm
  • Long Island Science Center
  • 40 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $10 per scout

Search the scene for clues, analyze your findings, and interpret the evidence to identify a suspect and earn your Detective Badge. 

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Family Program: Night of the Owl

  • Mar. 13, 2020, 7-9pm
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • 3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
  • All Ages
  • $4

Explore the world of owls and learn how they hunt in the dark during a walk through the preserve at night. Reservations required.

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YA Book Club featuring A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

  • Mar. 13, 2020, 7pm
  • Barnes and Noble - Bay Shore, Smith Haven Mall, East Northport
  • 842 Sunrise Highway/600 Smith Haven Mall/4000 East Jericho Turnpike, Bay Shore/Lake Grove/East Northport
  • Teen
  • FREE

Join Barnes and Noble to discuss unraveling this mystery wrapped in an enigma!

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A CAPPELLA LIVE

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 7pm
  • Staller Center Main Stage
  • 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook
  • All Ages
  • $52

A Cappella Live is a high-energy musical celebration of contemporary a cappella.

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Science Saturday Workshop: Pi Day

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Long Island Science Center
  • 40 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $10 admission plus $5 workshop fee; free for members

Celebrate Pi Day, recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to friends about math, and eat pie.

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Community Finger Paint

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 2-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Create a design on life-sized mural paper that will become a beautiful outdoor mural for the entire community to enjoy.

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Adult Program: Winter Water Walk

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 9:45am-1pm
  • Caumsett Historic State Park Preserve
  • 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Lloyd Harbor
  • Adult
  • $4

While the main goals are leisurely observation of winter waterfowl and exploration of the beach, you'll also learn about ponds. During this&nbs...

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SARAH NOLEN, PUPPET SHOWPLACE THEATER / 'JUDY SAVES THE DAY'

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 11am
  • Goat on a Boat at Bay Street Theater
  • 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $15-$18

This modern interpretation of the traditional "Punch and Judy" show is a hilarious, timely, hand-crafted farce that the whole family will enjoy.

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Watercolor Workshop for Kids

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 10-11:30am
  • CLINTON ACADEMY
  • 151 Main Street, East Hampton
  • Tween
  • $35

Use visual stimulation from the exhibits to create a maritime-based watercolor. Recommended age for kids 10-13. Call to register. 

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Irish Pirates

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 12pm
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $12 children; $6 adults; half off for members

Dress in your favorite pirate outfit and learn how Grace O’Malley rose to the top of the male dominated world of piracy. Then decorate a Jolly Roger, pirate hat, and eye patch.

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Bugs in Winter

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 10:30am
  • South Fork Natural History Museum
  • 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10; $7.50 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and members

Join Miles on a winter trek through Vineyard Field to learn all about the cold weather strategies of Long Island’s creepy crawlies. Advanced reservations required.

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53rd Annual Westhampton Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 12-2pm
  • Oneck Lane and Mill Road
  • Oneck Lane and Mill Road, Westhampton Beach
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate this year's theme of "Love Local" with a parade that celebrate the Irish in all of us!

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St. James 36th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 1pm
  • Lake Avenue
  • Lake Avenue, St. James
  • All Ages
  • FREE

See piper bands, marching bands, Scout troops, dance groups, floats, fire trucks, antique cars, and more at this festive parade.

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2020 Cutchogue St. Patrick's Day Parade

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 2-6pm
  • Traffic Light at Cox Lane
  • Route 25, Cutchogue
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The 16th Annual Cutchogue St. Patrick's Day Parade will march from the traffic light at Cox Lane, down Route 25, ending in Cutchogue Village.

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Bay Shore Brightwaters St. Patrick's Day Parade

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 2-6pm
  • Main Street
  • Main Street, Bay Shore
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The parade steps off at 2pm sharp from South Saxon Ave and travels west along Main Street, finishing in front of St. Patrick's Church.

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Storytime and Activities Featuring Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 11am
  • Barnes and Noble - Bay Shore, Smith Haven Mall, East Northport
  • 842 Sunrise Highway/600 Smith Haven Mall/4000 East Jericho Turnpike, Bay Shore/Lake Grove/East Northport
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Will it be Pete the Cat's lucky day or will he learn that luck takes work in this charming book? Find out at Storytime, and stay for delightful activities afterward!

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Discover Fun with Mira at Walt Whitman Shops

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 11am-1pm
  • Walt Whitman Shops
  • 160 Walt Whitman Rd, Huntington Station
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Discover Disney Junior's newest series Mira with family fun activities, photo opportunities, and more! DISNEY CHARACTER APPEARANCES ARE NOT A P...

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KIDS: JACK LICITRA: U ARE THE MUSIC!

  • Mar. 15, 2020, 3pm
  • Recital Hall Stony Brook, NY
  • 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook
  • All Ages
  • $20

Jack and friends return to the Staller Center Recital Hall with another festival of awesome-ness.

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Family Program: Wind Catchers

  • Mar. 15, 2020, 10-11:30am
  • Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
  • 581 W Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $4

Discover advantages and disadvantages of the wind through hands on activities and games.

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Invasive Species of the South Fork

  • Mar. 15, 2020, 10:30am
  • South Fork Natural History Museum
  • 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10; $7.50 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and members

Learn about many of the invasive species that can be found on the South Fork of Long Island, and even get to see some in person. Advanced reservations required.

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70th Annual Miller Place-Rocky Point St. Patrick’s Day Parade

  • Mar. 15, 2020, 1pm
  • Corner of 25A and Harrison Avenue
  • Corner of 25A and Harrison Avenue, Miller Place
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The parade is filled with performances from dancing to bagpiping.

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30th Annual Bayport-Blue Point St. Patrick's Day Parade

  • Mar. 15, 2020, 11am
  • South Snedecor Avenue
  • South Snedecor Avenue, Bayport
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate with these two towns at their annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. 

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Great South Bay Coalition's Family Fun Parade Zone

  • Mar. 15, 2020, 11am-2pm
  • Henrietta Acampora Cottage
  • 39 Montauk Hwy, Blue Point
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy crafts, games, face painting, and hot chocolate! 

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Family Movie: Frozen 2

  • Mar. 15, 2020, 2:30-4:15pm
  • Harborfields Public Library
  • 31 Broadway, Greenlawn
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

See "Frozen 2" at the library with friends!

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St. Patrick's Day Paint Event - Snoopy

  • Mar. 15, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Key to My Art
  • 10 West Oak Street, Amityville
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $20

Celebrate St. Patty's Day and paint an adorable Snoopy painting! Your child will learn to draw and paint it by themself! They CAN DO IT! No exp...

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Riverdance: 25th Anniversary

  • Mar. 15, 2020, 12pm
  • Cinema Arts Centre
  • 423 Park Avenue, Huntington
  • All Ages
  • $17; $12 members

The new 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power o...

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Express Yourself

  • Mar. 18, 2020, 6pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Young elementary
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Join artist Joyce Raimondo for an expressive art class. Registration required.

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Storytime with Jungle Bob's Reptile World

  • Mar. 19, 2020, 11am
  • Book Revue
  • 313 New York Ave., Huntington
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Story time comes alive with Jungle Bob's Reptile World.

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Tiny Tots: Seeds of Spring

  • Mar. 20, 2020, 10-11am
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • Rt 25A and Sunken Meadow Pkwy, Kings Park
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $4

This programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Reservations required.

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Interview Prep

  • Mar. 20, 2020, 3:30pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Teen
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Teens who are starting to look for jobs can learn how to prepare for an interview and write a resume and cover letter. Registration required.

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Dungeons & Dragons

  • Mar. 20, 2020, 7:30pm
  • Barnes and Noble - East Northport
  • 4000 East Jericho Turnpike , East Northport
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Call Barnes & Noble in East Northport to sign up for their Monthly Dungeons & Dragons Night! Seating is limited.

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RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET - GISELLE

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 8pm
  • Staller Center Main Stage
  • 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook
  • All Ages
  • $54

Giselle portrays a young peasant girl who goes mad and dies of a broken heart and reappears as one of the supernatural spirits whose mission is to bewitch men to fall under their deadly spells.

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Super Hero Day

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 12:30-2:30pm
  • Long Island Aquarium
  • 431 East Main Street, Riverhead
  • All Ages
  • $35.95; $31.95 children 3-12; $5 children younger than 2

Your little one will meet all of their favorite super heroes, plus enjoy an epic battle scene and enjoy a casual lunch followed by an ice cream bar.

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Plant a Pizza

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 1pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • All Ages
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Families are invited to plant their own basil, oregano, and tomatoes to take home to grow. Registration required.

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Science Saturday Workshop: World Water Day

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Long Island Science Center
  • 40 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $10 admission plus $5 workshop fee; free for members

Learn about water conservation and what you can do to make a difference for International World Water Day.

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Puppetkabob / 'Dirty Gerts' + Workshop on World Puppetry Day

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 11am, show; 11:45am, free workshop
  • Goat on a Boat @ Bay Street
  • Bay & Main Streets, Sag Harbor
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $15-$18

"Dirty Gerts" is a groovy blend of pop culture, puppets, and colorful confetti, telling the tale of a girl who finds that the best way to fit in at school is to not actually fit at all.

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CPR Training for Teens and Adults

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 9:30am-2:30pm
  • LGBT Network The Hauppauge Center
  • 125 Kennedy Drive Suite 100, Hauppauge
  • Teen, Adult
  • $90

CPR can save someone’s life or even your own. It’s crucial to get trained, and it is easily accessible. Register online. 

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Andy Sabin's Annual Spotted Salamander Search

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 8pm
  • South Fork Natural History Museum
  • 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton
  • All Ages
  • $10; $7.50 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and members

Swearch for the Spotted Salamander, one of four native mole salamanders. Reservations required. 

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52nd Brentwood St. Patrick's Day Parade

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 1pm
  • Clarke St. & Washington Ave.
  • Clarke St. & Washington Ave., Brentwood
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the 52nd Brentwood St. Patrick's Day Parade.

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Storytime and Activities Featuring Pig the Tourist

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 11am
  • Barnes and Noble - Bay Shore, Smith Haven Mall, East Northport
  • 842 Sunrise Highway/600 Smith Haven Mall/4000 East Jericho Turnpike, Bay Shore/Lake Grove/East Northport
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Pig the Pug teaches us how to behave in a faraway place, followed by some fun activities. 

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WELCOME TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD: A TRIBUTE TO MR. ROGERS

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 2-3:30pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate Mr. Rogers’ birthday with simple crafts, a movie, green screen photos, Mr. Rogers trivia, prizes, and birthday cake!

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Adult Program: Introduction to Wilderness Survival

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 10:45am-1pm
  • Caumsett Historic State Park Preserve
  • 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Lloyd Harbor
  • Adult
  • $4

You can survive on your own at Caumsett! In this hands on program, geared for the average adult, learn how to find food, start a fire, and build sh...

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Greek Heritage Day

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 1-3pm
  • Ward Melville Heritage Organization's Educational & Cultural Center
  • 97P Main St., Stony Brook
  • All Ages
  • $15; $12 children younger than 12 and seniors

See traditional performances by St. John’s Hellenic Dancers of Blue Point and taste your favorite Greek foods like stuffed grape leaves, Greek meatballs, and Baklava. 

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Third Winter Seal Walk

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 1:30pm
  • South Fork Natural History Museum at Cupsogue Beach County Park
  • 975 Dune Road, Westhampton Beach
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10; $7.50 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and members

Walk toward the ocean at Cupsogue Beach County Park, where at low tide you can expect to see some northern seals sunning themselves. Reservations required.

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The 58th Annual Montauk St. Patrick's Day Parade

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 12pm
  • Edgemere Road
  • Edgemere Road, Montauk
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The 58th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will kick off from Edgemere Road, runs up Edgemere Road and then turns on to Main Street passed the reviewing stand on the green under the watchful eye of MC Rick White and finishes at the end of Main Street by the IGA.

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Sharks! For Mini-Marine Biologists

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Sport Fishing Education Center and Aquaculture Facility
  • Ocean Parkway, Babylon
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $27 per child (includes 1 adult, each addt'l adult $5)

Touch shark jaws, eggs, teeth, and other artifacts as you learn some fun facts about sharks. Pre-registration required.

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30th Ronkonkoma St. Patrick’s Day Parade

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 2pm
  • Patchogue-Holbrook Road and Portion Road
  • Patchogue-Holbrook Road and Portion Road, Ronkonkoma
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Parade starts at the corner of Patchogue-Holbrook Road and Portion Road and continues from Portion Road to Ronkonkoma Avenue, South on Hawkins Avenue to Church Street, and ending at St. Joseph’s Church. 

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Caring Bunny at Smith Haven Mall

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 9:30-10:30am
  • Smith Haven Mall
  • 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Caring Bunny provides an exclusive, subdued and welcoming environment for children with special needs and their families. The Bunny will be located...

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Great Graphic Novels for Girls! (and Guys, too!)

  • Mar. 23, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Huntington Library (Main)
  • 338 Main Street, Huntington
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Join librarians Andrea and James for discussions about some of today’s best new graphic novels.

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Tiny Tots: Spring is Here!

  • Mar. 24, 2020, 10-11am
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • 3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $4

Children and their parents connevt with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Reservations required.

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Straw Painting

  • Mar. 25, 2020, 4pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Tween
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Paint with no hands during this fun watercolor project. Registration required.

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Shamrock Button Art

  • Mar. 25, 2020, 4pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Tween
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Make a beautiful St. Patrick's Day work of art with canvas, buttons and glitter. Registration required.

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Stony Brook Medicine’s Mall Walkers Club

  • Mar. 25, 2020, 8am
  • Smith Haven Mall
  • 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Mall Walker Monthly Meeting Members receive a complimentary snack and blood pressure screening starting at 8am, and hear an informative lecture at 9am. Sign up online. 

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Out Like a Lamb

  • Mar. 26, 2020, 1:30pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Pre-school & younger
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Learn, read stories, and build your own lamb. Registration required.

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The Great Library Playdate!

  • Mar. 26, 2020, 11am-1pm
  • Center Moriches Free Public Library
  • 235 Main Street, Center Moriches
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Check out some good old fashioned play with classic games and toys, then flex your creative muscles with a craft! Ages 2 years-6th grade. 

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Scout Night Meet-up - Bears: Forensics

  • Mar. 27, 2020, 5:30-7pm
  • Long Island Science Center
  • 40 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $10

Bear Scouts, join LISC for a fun evening of play and learning. Meet fellow scout groups and complete your Forensics Adventure during this Scout Nig...

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Long Island Pet Expo

  • Mar. 07, 2020 - Mar. 08, 2020 , Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
  • Suffolk Community College Health and Exposition Center
  • 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood
  • 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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Egg Drop Challenge

  • Mar. 21, 2020 - Mar. 22, 2020 , 10-11:30am
  • Children's Museum of the East End
  • 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
  • All Ages
  • $20; $5 members

Can you create protective container that will keep an egg from breaking following by a 10-foot drop? Register online.

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Toddler Tuesdays and Thursdays: 'If You Give a Pig a Pancake'

  • Feb. 25, 2020 - Feb. 27, 2020 , 2/25 and 2/27, 10:30-11:45am
  • The Baking Coach, Inc.
  • 320 Broadway-Greenlwan Road, Huntington
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $30

Bring your toddler and yourself and join The Baking Coach, Inc. to read a story and make a snack.

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Peter And The Wolf

  • Mar. 25, 2020 - Mar. 28, 2020 , Wednesday, 11am and 12:15pm; Saturday, 1pm
  • Ballet Long Island
  • 1863 Pond Rd, Ronkonkoma
  • All Ages
  • $9-$18

Ballet Long Island brings a charming classic to life through dance. This introduction to classical music  instruments tells  the tale of ...

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Potato Printing

  • Feb. 26, 2020 - Mar. 01, 2020 , Wednesday, 10am-2pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1-5pm
  • Long Island Explorium
  • Port Jeff Harbor 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $5

Design your own gift-wrapping paper and explore the technology of potato printing.

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Maple Sugaring

  • Feb. 23, 2020 - Mar. 08, 2020 , Sundays, 1:30-3pm
  • Hoyt Farm
  • 200 New Highway, Commack
  • All Ages
  • $5

Native American and Colonial techniques will be demonstrated to produce maple syrup. Visitors will learn how to make equipment, identify and tap tr...

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Historic House Tours

  • Mar. 01, 2020 - Mar. 15, 2020 , 3/01 and 3/15, 1-2pm
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • 3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $4

Step back in time as you tour the Main House of the South Side Sportsmen's Club. Reservations suggested. 

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS NATURE EXPLORERS SERIES

  • Mar. 04, 2020 - Mar. 25, 2020 , Tuesdays, 10-11:15am
  • Suffolk County Environmental Center
  • 550 South Bay Avenue, Islip
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $8; $4 members

Enjoy hiking, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, and more! Registration required.

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Homeschool Open Play

  • Mar. 06, 2020 - Mar. 20, 2020 , 3/6 and 3/20, 10am-3pm
  • Urban Air Adventure Park Lake Grove
  • 3147 Middle Country Road, Lake Grove
  • All Ages
  • $14.99 per child (includes socks); $9.99 Parent Pass if participating (includes socks); free for members

Long Island's homeschooling families are invited for Open Play during special daytime hours. There so many attractions available to get your children active!

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Seatuck Family Nature Club

  • Mar. 08, 2020 - Mar. 29, 2020 , South Shore Nature Center: 3/8 and 3/22, 1pm; Suffolk County Environmental Center: 3/15 and 3/29, 1pm
  • South Shore Nature Center/Suffolk County Environmental Center
  • 130 Bayview Ave./550 South Bay Ave., East Islip/Islip
  • All Ages
  • $4; free for members

Programs will be geared around what’s happening in nature. Registration required. 

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OPEN STUDIO FOR FAMILIES

  • Mar. 14, 2020 - Mar. 28, 2020 , Saturdays, 11am-12:30pm
  • Parrish Art Museum
  • 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill
  • All Ages
  • $12; $9 seniors; free for children younger than 18, students with ID, and members

Take a tour of the galleries and create art through hands-on activities.

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HANSEL AND GRETEL

  • Feb. 29, 2020 - Mar. 21, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • Theatre Three
  • 412 Main St., Port Jefferson
  • All Ages
  • $10

Go into the woods for an outrageous adventure with the world’s most famous brother and sister team.

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Future Scientist Workshop: Junior Be a Botanist and Be a Botanist

  • Mar. 11, 2020 - Mar. 28, 2020 , 3/11, Ages 3-4; 3/28, Ages 5-17; 2-3pm
  • Long Island Science Center
  • 40 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $10 admission plus $5 workshop fee; free for members

Participants will have a chance to learn about plants and seeds and even plant one of their own to take home and watch grow.

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OPEN STUDIO FOR FAMILIES

  • Feb. 08, 2020 - Feb. 29, 2020 , Saturdays, 11am-12:30pm
  • Parrish Art Museum
  • 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill
  • All Ages
  • Free with admission: $12; $9 seniors; free for children younger than 18 and members

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. 

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Winston Preparatory School Open House

  • Feb. 27, 2020, 6:30pm
  • Winston Preparatory School
  • 30 Deforest Road, Dix Hills
  • Adult
  • FREE

Learn more about the school and sign up for their upcoming Open House.

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Story Time with the Stroller Striders

  • Mar. 04, 2020 - Mar. 25, 2020 , Wednesdays, 10:30am
  • Barnes and Noble - Smith Haven Mall
  • 600 Smith Haven Mall , Lake Grove
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join Barnes and Noble and welcome the Stroller Striders for the Childbearing Family Alliance of Smithtown for a special weekly story time.

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Seatuck's Saturday Nature Explorers

  • Mar. 07, 2020 - Mar. 28, 2020 , Saturdays, 1-2pm
  • Suffolk County Environmental Center
  • 550 South Bay Avenue, Islip
  • All Ages
  • $4; free for members

Here’s your family’s chance to get outside together and enjoy a nature fix after a long week. Register online.

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Saturday Nature Explorers at the South Shore Nature Center

  • Mar. 07, 2020 - Mar. 28, 2020 , Saturdays, 3-4pm
  • South Shore Nature Center
  • 130 Bayview Ave., East Islip
  • All Ages
  • $4; free for members

Join South Shore Nature Center for exciting and informative nature programs. Register online.

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Running Scared, Running Free

  • Feb. 01, 2020 - Feb. 28, 2020 , Call for dates and times (TBD)
  • Ward Melville Heritage Organization's Educational & Cultural Center
  • 97P Main St., Stony Brook
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $12

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. 

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The Travelin' Trunk Show

  • Mar. 01, 2020 - Mar. 29, 2020 , Sundays, 11am
  • ThinkBIG! Theater Arts
  • 42 South Ocean Ave., Patchogue
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $10 per child and adult; $5 additional adult

Each week, Miss Heather returns from a trip around the world with a new story to share!

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101 Dalmatians

  • Mar. 07, 2020 - Apr. 04, 2020 , 3/7, 3/14, and 4/4, at 2pm
  • BayWay Arts Center Children's Theatre
  • 265 East Main St., East Islip
  • 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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Shrek Jr. The Musical

  • Feb. 01, 2020 - Mar. 01, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
  • 2 East Main St., Smithtown
  • All Ages
  • $18

See the show based on the beloved film.

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Easter Bunny! At Walt Whitman Shops

  • Mar. 13, 2020 - Apr. 11, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • Walt Whitman Shops
  • 160 Walt Whitman Rd, Huntington Station
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring your little one to meet the Easter Bunny and take a photo. 

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Disney's Frozen Jr.

  • Jan. 25, 2020 - Mar. 01, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • John W. Engeman Theater
  • 250 Main St., Northport
  • All Ages
  • $15

This enchanting musical features all of the memorable songs from the hit Disney film and will thaw even the coldest heart!

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Winter Learn and Play 2020

  • Jan. 13, 2020 - Mar. 16, 2020 , select Mondays, 10:30-11:30am
  • Suffolk County Farm
  • 350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $14 per class (minimum of 4 classes); $7 siblings over 12 months; free siblings younger than 12 months

Explore the farm with hands-on-activities, stories, songs, crafts and a wagon ride (weather permitting), and visit the animals. Each session has been designed to accentuate the child/caregiver learning experience.

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BookHampton Story Time

  • Jan. 19, 2020 - Mar. 29, 2020 , Sundays, 10:30am
  • BookHampton
  • 41 MAIN STREET , EAST HAMPTON
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Children’s bookseller Lauren will read from the latest and greatest picture books.

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Farmer's Helper

  • Jan. 11, 2020 - Apr. 04, 2020 , Saturdays, 10am-12pm
  • The Green School
  • 287 Merchants Path, Sagaponack
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $50

Learn how to care for animals big and small: horses, pigs, chickens, goats, and more. Ages 3-10. Register online. 

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