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POST-PAUSE Tots Cooking Session 2, Class 1: 'WE BE JAMMIN'!

  • Aug. 06, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Garden Of Eve
  • 4558 Sound Avenue, Riverhead
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 per child; $10 additional child; $7.95 adult

Pick blackberries, make jam, & take a jar home! Part of a series of 4 classes: August 6, 13, 20, and 27

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ONLINE Cake Mix Cookies

  • Aug. 06, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn how to make super easy cake mix cookies! This is a pre-recorded video that you can watch at anytime but it will go live at 3 pm on the Teen I...

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ONLINE Virtual Dungeons and Dragons Via Discord

  • Aug. 07, 2020, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Join the library's Dungeon Master for a virtual D&D session. You must have a Discord account in advance, must register with the Library and...

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ONLINE Facebook Live Storytime With Miss Mary!

  • Aug. 07, 2020, 3:30-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Miss Mary will share a storytime with you right in the comfort of your own home! Tune in to chat and hear some stories! Check them out at http...

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ONLINE Mirror Calendars (YouTube Tutorial)

  • Aug. 10, 2020, 10am
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Adult
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Learn about the famous impressionist painter Claude Monet from Professor Ranelle Wolf. (Registration required).

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ONLINE Create Your Own Picture Book (YouTube Tutorial)

  • Aug. 10, 2020, 4:30pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Young elementary
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Discover how to make your very own storybook through writings and illustrations (Registration required).

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ONLINE Project Self-Care: Watercolor Art

  • Aug. 10, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Make a self expressive watercolor masterpiece. Program supplies can be picked up from the Carnegie library 1 week prior. This is a pre-recorded vid...

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ONLINE Healthy Hour Presented by Stony Brook Medicine's Healthy Libraries Program

  • Aug. 11, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Meet with representatives of Stony Brook Medicine's Healthy Libraries Program to ask any health-related questions and get evidence-based health...

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ONLINE STEM Crystals

  • Aug. 11, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn how to make crystals with supplies in your house! This is a pre-recorded video that you can watch at anytime but it will go live at 3 pm on t...

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VIRTUAL: Free Kids Painting Event

  • Aug. 11, 2020, 12pm
  • Zoom Virtual Event - Sponsored by New York Life - Long Island General Office
  • 520 Broadhollow Road, Melville
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join for some SUMMER FUN at a free virtual painting event featuring artist Bob Parrillo, from Happy Little Brush Strokes. Please click the Zoo...

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ONLINE Project Self-Care: Gratitude Jar

  • Aug. 12, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Make a jar to fill gratitude. Program supplies can be picked up from the Carnegie library 1 week prior. This is a pre-recorded video that will go l...

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POST-PAUSE Tots Cook Session 2, Class 2: Wild & Wonderful Watermelons

  • Aug. 13, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Garden Of Eve
  • 4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 per child; $10 additional child; $7.95 adult

Watermelon tasting, and make your own watermelon fruit salad using a wide variety of organic melons. Go on a watermelon scavenger hunt & season...

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ONLINE Plastic Bag Ice Cream

  • Aug. 13, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn how to make this fun summer treat using a plastic bag! This is a pre-recorded video that you can watch at anytime but it will go live at 3 pm...

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ONLINE A Night of Drawful

  • Aug. 14, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Teen
  • FREE

Join the library and play Drawful 2 with your friends and the staff of Patchogue-Medford Library! Drawful 2 is a drawing game that you can vir...

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ONLINE Virtual Dungeons and Dragons Via Discord

  • Aug. 14, 2020, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Join the library Dungeon Master for a virtual D&D session. You must have a Discord account in advance, must register with the Library and ...

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ONLINE Facebook Live Storytime With Miss Mary!

  • Aug. 14, 2020, 3:30-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Miss Mary will share a storytime with you right in the comfort of your own home! Tune in to chat and hear some stories! Check out http://...

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ONLINE The Science of Spherication

  • Aug. 18, 2020, All Day
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Teen
  • FREE

Join the library for a strange experiment that shows what happens when food and science meet! Molecular Gastronomy is the study of food and ch...

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ONLINE Parent/Teen Book Club Discussion

  • Aug. 19, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

In order to promote talking about difficult topics, the library will be hosting a parent and teen book club where they will read This is Where...

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ONLINE Facebook Live Storytime With Miss Mary!

  • Aug. 20, 2020, 3:30-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Miss Mary will share a storytime with you right in the comfort of your own home! Tune in to chat and hear some stories! Check it out at http:/...

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ONLINE Cookie in a Mug

  • Aug. 20, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn how to make a quick and yummy snack! This is a pre-recorded video that you can watch at anytime but it will go live at 3 pm on the Teen Insta...

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POST-PAUSE Tots Cook Session 2, Class 3: SIMPLE SIMON MET A PIE-MAN

  • Aug. 20, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Garden Of Eve
  • 4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 per child; $10 additional child; $7.95 adult

Make some fruit pies and eat them! Part of a series of 4 classes, August 6, 13, 20, and 27

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ONLINE 'An Evening of Spies' Night

  • Aug. 21, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Teen
  • FREE

Play a game of Spyfall with your friends! Spyfall is a game of asking questions, gaining information, and working together to find a secret spy(s) ...

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ONLINE Virtual Dungeons and Dragons Via Discord

  • Aug. 21, 2020, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Teen
  • FREE

Join the library's Dungeon Master for a virtual D&D session. You must have a Discord account in advance, must register with the Librar...

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ONLINE Rockin’ Reels: The Greatest Rock and Roll Movies of All Time

  • Aug. 21, 2020, 12pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Adult
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Hear from Clive Young about classic Rock and Roll films. Learn how they were made and how they reflect the times in which they were released. (Regi...

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ONLINE BYO Book Club

  • Aug. 21, 2020, 2pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Adult
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

The Westhampton Free Library invites you to talk about strong female characters. Who are your favorites? Have you ever read a book with a fema...

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ONLINE No-Sew T-shirt Pillow Case

  • Aug. 24, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn how to make a pillowcase from one of your t-shirts! This is a pre-recorded video that you can watch at anytime but it will go live at 3 pm on...

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ONLINE STEM Dancing Gummy Worms

  • Aug. 25, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn how to make gummy worms dance and the science behind it! This is a pre-recorded video that you can watch at anytime but it will go live at 3 ...

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ONLINE DIY Bath Bombs

  • Aug. 26, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn how to make some DIY Bath Bombs! This is a pre-recorded video that you can watch at anytime but it will go live at 3 pm on the Teen Instagram...

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ONLINE Homemade Guacamole

  • Aug. 27, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn how to make this delicious, homemade Guacamole recipe with simple ingredients. This video will go live at 3pm! Links to watch Instagram: http...

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POST-PAUSE Tots Cook Session 2, Class 4: Naked tomatoes

  • Aug. 27, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Garden Of Eve Farm
  • 4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 per child; $10 additional child; $7.95 adult

Tomato tasting, learn about heirloom tomatoes, herbs and jar some to take home. Go on a tomato scavenger hunt & season your treasures with a fl...

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ONLINE Facebook Live Storytime With Miss Mary!

  • Aug. 28, 2020, 3:30-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Miss Mary will share a storytime with you right in the comfort of your own home! Tune in to chat and hear some stories! Check them out at http...

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ONLINE Virtual Teen Hangout

  • Aug. 28, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Hang out and talk about your summer while playing some games together! Teen Virtual Hangout Fri, Aug 28, 2020 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM (EDT) Ple...

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ONLINE Family Night In

  • Aug. 05, 2020 - Aug. 19, 2020 , See schedule below
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • All Ages
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Enjoy some family fun with these virtual performances.

Aug. 5, 6 pm: Quogue Wildlife Refuge Reptile Show

Aug.19, 7 pm: Agostino Arts: I...

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POST-PAUSE DISNEY'S MOANA, JR.

  • Jul. 24, 2020 - Aug. 15, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • Roseneath Cottage
  • 239 Middle Country Road, Smithtown
  • All Ages
  • $18

The Smithtown Performance Arts Center is excited to announce that thanks to a partnership with the Smithtown Historical Society, they will be ...

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ONLINE Kids on the Screen

  • Aug. 04, 2020 - Aug. 27, 2020 , See schedule below
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • All Ages
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

These performances are geared for families with children ages 3-8, but all are welcome.

Schedule below:

Aug. 4: The BenAnna Band, 5:30p...

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POST-PAUSE Monday Night Drive-In

  • Aug. 03, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020 , Fridays, sunset
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • All Ages
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Spend an evening with the big screen. Schedule below:

Aug. 3, 8:03 pm: "Sixteen Candles" 

Aug 10, 7:54 pm: "Shrek&q...

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POST-PAUSE Sunflower Festival

  • Jul. 25, 2020 - Aug. 23, 2020 , 11am-12:30pm, daily
  • Garden Of Eve Farm
  • 4558 Sound Avenue, Riverhead
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $7.95 pp which is the Fun Fields Admission fee; FREE FOR CSA MEMBERS and for children younger than 2

Visit the only certified organic U-pick sunflower field on Long Island! This 5 acre sunflower field has more than 100,000 flowers! Admission i...

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ONLINE Anime with James! Virtual

  • Jul. 03, 2020 - Aug. 07, 2020 , Fridays, 4-5pm
  • Key to My Art!
  • , online
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $20 per class or book the whole summer for $90

Learn the basics of anime with Mr. James! This is a small group, so your child will have plenty of attention. Students will need a pencil and ...

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ONLINE H@H Kids Edition: Summer Break

  • Jul. 11, 2020 - Aug. 15, 2020 , Saturdays, 10am
  • Heckscher Museum of Art
  • 2 Prime Ave., Huntington
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Celebrate art and get outdoors this summer with H@H Kids Edition: Summer Break! Explore a variety of different techniques and art materials as you ...

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POST-PAUSE Kids N Critters Program

  • Jul. 11, 2020 - Aug. 15, 2020 , Saturdays, 1-2:30pm ages 4-7; 3:30-5pm ages 8-13
  • A Kitten Kadoodle Coffee Cafe
  • 600 Middle Country Road, Selden
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 per child; $5 adults

Kids N Critters Program has classes every Saturday- two sessions for two different age groups. Meet new animals each week! Please visit their websi...

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ONLINE Family Night In

  • Jul. 08, 2020 - Aug. 19, 2020 , 7/8, 7pm; 7/22, 6:30pm; 8/5, 6pm; 8/19, 7pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • All Ages
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

From your home, enjoy some family virtual programing. (Zoom link will be provided upon registration)

July 8: Steel Impressions Band 7:00 p.m....

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ONLINE Teen Studio Art- Virtual!

  • Jul. 02, 2020 - Aug. 20, 2020 , Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Key to My Art!
  • ,
  • Teen
  • $20 per class or book the whole summer for $120

Learn different mediums and styles to explore drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture in this fun, educational summer art class! Gather up a...

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ONLINE Kids on the Screen

  • Jul. 07, 2020 - Aug. 25, 2020 , Tuesdays, 5:30pm; 8/25, 4:30pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • All Ages
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Enjoy family virtual performances every Tuesday in July and August. Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

July 7: Prestino's Magi...

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ONLINE Virtual Pre-Natal Yoga

  • Jul. 08, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , 4pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Adult
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Prenatal yoga class is a wonderful opportunity for pregnant women to connect and celebrate their changing bodies and growing babies. Have a mat and...

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ONLINE Preschool - 3rd Grade Studio Art

  • Jun. 26, 2020 - Aug. 21, 2020 , Fridays, 4-5:15pm
  • Key to My Art!
  • online, online
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20 per class or book the whole summer for $120

Learn different mediums and styles as you explore drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture in this fun, educational summer art class. The classes ...

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ONLINE FitKids with Miss Rachel for Children

  • Jul. 01, 2020 - Aug. 26, 2020 , Wednesdays, 10:30-11am
  • Amagansett Library
  • ,
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join Miss Rachel, a Certified  Personal Trainer and Youth Fitness Specialist, to explore movement through fun fitness challenge...

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POST-PAUSE Glow in the Park Summer Series

  • Jul. 11, 2020 - Sep. 05, 2020 , Saturdays, 6pm
  • The Adventure Park at Long Island
  • 75 Colonial Springs Road , Wheatley Heights
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • See website for details

The Adventure Park at Long Island is kicking off their Glow in the Park series for the 2020 season, Saturday nights from 7/11 through 9/5. Enj...

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ONLINE Virtual Girls Who Code

  • Jun. 29, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020 , Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Elwood Library
  • 1929 Jericho Turnpike, Elwood
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Girls Who Code Clubs are meant for girls to learn how to code from fun online tutorials and activities in a safe and supportive environment. N...

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POST-PAUSE Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat

  • Jun. 22, 2020 - Sep. 07, 2020 , Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 12:30pm and 3:30pm
  • Long Island Aquarium
  • 431 East Main Street, Riverhead
  • All Ages
  • $35 ages 13 and older; $25 ages 3-12; $5 ages 2 and younger

Get ready for an interactive and educational 2 hour adventure aboard the Atlantis Explorer.  It’s a fascinating way to discover the ecol...

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ONLINE Open House

  • Jun. 02, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020 , Schedule your appointment Monday-Friday
  • Winston Preparatory School
  • 30 Deforest Road, Dix Hills
  • Adult
  • FREE

Sign up to participate in a virtual information session and learn more about Winston Preparatory Schoole's ducational philosophy.

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