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Summer Camp Open House

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 10am-1pm
  • Knox Summer Adventures
  • 541 Long Beach Road, St James
  • Pre-school & younger, Teen
  • FREE

Learn about Knox Summer Adventures summer day and travel camp at their Open House.

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Podcast Club for Kids

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Tween
  • FREE

Share your thoughts and ideas and learn about audio recording and what it takes to make your own podcast. Registration required. 

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Spinach & Artichoke Dip

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 6pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Teen
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Learn how to make this classic, cozy, and extra delicious winter dip. Registration required.

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Nintendo Night: Mega Man

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 7-8:30pm
  • Northport-East Northport Public Library
  • 185 Larkfield Road, East Northport
  • Teen
  • FREE

Discuss Nintendo games new and old, make fun gamer crafts, and participate in gaming competitions for prizes! Registration required. 

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Art Engineers Make: Drawbots

  • Jan. 24, 2020, Ages 5-8, 5-6pm; Ages 9-12, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Learn how to build, operate, and decorate your very own drawing robot! Call to register.

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EXPLO Info Meeting

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 2pm
  • Hilton Long Island
  • 598 Broadhollow Rd, Melville
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

EXPLO info meetings give you and your family the opportunity to ask questions and get a first-hand feel for their programs.

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Winter Celebration Festival

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 11am-3pm
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • 3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate the many wonders of winter through exciting experiments, hands-on activities, and crafts!

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Fondant Cake Decorating (Basic Skill Level)

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 9-11am
  • The Baking Coach, Inc.
  • 320 Broadway-Greenlwan Road, Huntington
  • All Ages
  • $70; $25 sharing fee when taking class with child

Learn how to make fondant icing and how to cover a cake in fondant. Registration required. 

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Soups and Scones (Basic Skill Level)

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 11:30am-1:30pm
  • The Baking Coach, Inc.
  • 320 Broadway-Greenlwan Road, Huntington
  • All Ages
  • $70; $25 sharing fee when taking class with child

Learn how to make an amazing Potato Leek Soup and savory scones!

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Soups and scones (Life Skill Level)

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 1:45-3:30pm
  • The Baking Coach, Inc.
  • 320 Broadway-Greenlwan Road, Huntington
  • Teen
  • $70

Learn how to make an amazing  Potato Leek soup and savory scones!

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Cookies and Brownies Baking (Basic Skill Level)

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 3:45-5:30pm
  • The Baking Coach, Inc.
  • 320 Broadway-Greenlwan Road, Huntington
  • All Ages
  • $70; $25 sharing fee when taking class with child

Learn how to make a classic sugar cookie and sandwich them with jam creating a Linzer tart. Also make classic brownies.

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3D Design and Printing Workshop

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 10-11am
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Tween
  • FREE

Learn the basics of TinkerCAD, a 3D computer-aided design software, and make something to take home at a later date. Registration required. 

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ART AND THE LUNAR NEW YEAR

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 1-3pm
  • Art League of Long Island
  • 107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $50; $10 additional material fee if borrowing

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Asian brush painting! Paint your Chinese Zodiac sign and explore calligraphy, fish bamboo and panda. Materials ...

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Snowy Owl Paint Event

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Key to My Art
  • 10 West Oak Street, Amityville
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $20

Key to My Art does not use stencils or draw the image for your child - they learn to draw and paint it by themself! They CAN DO IT! No experie...

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Baking Boot Camp Junior 101- Kids Only- Ages 6 to 8

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • The Baking Coach, Inc.
  • 320 Broadway-Greenlwan Road, Huntington
  • Young elementary
  • $70

Create cookies and cupcakes from scratch! Take home a bakery box full of treats! Make chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cupcakes with vanilla fr...

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Draw In! Winterfest at Heckscher Museum

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 12-4pm
  • Heckscher Museum of Art
  • 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Meet and create with artists Robin Cooper, enjoy an array of fun art projects, and explore their Locally Sourced exhibition!

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Open House

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Our Lady Queen of Apostles Regional Catholic School
  • 2 St. John's Place, Center Moriches
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Receive an individual or small group tour of the school building, given by their students and school families.

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Winter Run Series 5K

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 11am
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • 25A and Sunken Meadow Pkwy, Kings Park
  • All Ages
  • $40 for all races in series; $15 individual race

Each of the four races in the series will be 5K in length and will include an awards ceremony, refreshments, and raffle prizes. Register online. 

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Open House

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Our Lady of Providence Regional School
  • 82 Carleton Avenue, Central Islip
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Tour the school, meet the students, faculty, and parents.

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VSCO Girl Paint Event

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Key to My Art
  • 10 West Oak Street, Amityville
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $20

Key to My Art does not use stencils or draw the image for your child - they learn to draw and paint it by themself! They CAN DO IT! No experie...

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Chinese New Year Art

  • Jan. 27, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Ring in the Year of the Rat with fun crafts at the library! Registration required. 

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Messy Art Babies

  • Jan. 28, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Baby
  • FREE

Bring your baby in to enjoy some sensory play and make a simple art project. Dress for a mess! Ages 6-18 months. Sign up required. 

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Puzzlemania

  • Jan. 28, 2020, 5:30-6:15pm
  • East Islip Public Library
  • 381 E Main Street, East Islip
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Enjoy this exciting story and craft program where you test your puzzle skills and use your imaginations to create a puzzle of your very own. Registration required. Grades K-3.

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Beginners American Sign Language

  • Jan. 28, 2020, 6-7pm
  • East Islip Public Library
  • 381 E Main Street, East Islip
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn sign language with Miss Nicole by playing fun games and activities. Registration required. Grades 4-8.

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Sensory Playground

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Explore different activity stations that will stimulate your senses and encourage learning. Ages 19 months-5 years. Registration required. 

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Velvet Art To Go

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Color your velvet art keychain and attach it to an accessory at home! Ages 7-12. Registration required. 

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Get-In-The-Game Workshop: Learn Dungeons & Dragons

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 5-7pm
  • Main St. Board Game Cafe
  • 307 Main St., Huntington
  • Tween
  • $30

It’s never too early to start exploring the exciting world of tabletop role-playing games! For kids who are ready to start their first D&...

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Pajama Storytime

  • Jan. 30, 2020, 7-7:45pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Children can come dressed in their pajamas, ready to listen to stories, sing songs, and dance. Ages 3-6. Registration required. 

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Grown Up and Me Bootcamp

  • Jan. 30, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • FREE

Get ready to work out with your little one during this interactive class. Ages 1-4. Registration required.

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Book Page Snowflakes

  • Jan. 30, 2020, 4pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Tween
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Recycle the pages of an old book and make an intricate 3D snowflake design.

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Teen Writers Workshop

  • Jan. 31, 2020, 7:30-8:45pm
  • Northport-East Northport Public Library
  • 185 Larkfield Road, East Northport
  • Teen
  • FREE

Join fellow writers to discuss your ideas and get feedback on your work. Registration required. 

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MET OPERA - LIVE IN HD - THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 12:55pm
  • Staller Center Main Stage
  • 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook
  • All Ages
  • $22; $20 seniors; $15 children and students

James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.

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The Rinx Preschool Open House

  • Feb. 01, 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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Super Bowl Saturday

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 2-4pm
  • Emma Clark Library
  • 120 Main St., Setauket
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Enjoy some football festivities, including games and a special raffle prize.

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Family Program: Maple Sugaring

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10am-12pm and 1:30-3:30pm
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • Rte. 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway , Kings Park
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $4

This hands on program will teach you how to identify a maple tree, tap it, and make syrup!

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Meet the Salamanders

  • Feb. 01, 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

Meet the museum’s salamanders and learn more about their fascinating life history! Advanced reservations required.

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TEEN OPEN STUDIO

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Parrish Art Museum
  • 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Explore a variety of techniques with guidance from teaching artist Pamela Collins. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Ages 11-18.

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Junior Environmental Stewards

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 2-3pm
  • West Meadow Beach Pavilion
  • 100 Trustees Road, Stony Brook
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Help preserve the beach with activities that may include plantings, data collection and a glimpse into environmental field work. Registration required.

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Growing Up Wild

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10-11am
  • Cedar Beach Nature Center
  • 244 Harbor Beach Road, Mt. Sinai
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Parents and grandparents are invited to explore nature with their little ones. Registration required. 

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Sportsmanship

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10am
  • Act As If Etiquette & Protocol
  • 718 Walt Whitman Road, Melville
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $45

Have fun while learning the social skills necessary to face sporting situations with grace, integrity, and confidence! Ages 7-12. Registration required. 

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The Mickmags

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11-11:45am
  • The Smithtown Library - Nesconset Building
  • 148 Smithtown Blvd., Smithtown
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

The Mickmags combine music and puppets to entertain not only children, but to reach the child in all of us. Registration is limited to families with children 2-6 years old.

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Saturday Stories

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 4-4:30pm
  • Rogers Memorial Library
  • 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Sit back and enjoy a lazy Saturday afternoon of stories. Registration required. 

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FSCamps Open House

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 9am-12pm
  • St.Joseph's College
  • 155 West Roe Boulevard, Patchogue
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Stop by Future Stars Summer Camps Open House Event for more details on The Ultimate Camp Experience!

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FSCamps Open House

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Farmingdale State College
  • 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Stop by the Future Stars Summer Camps Open House Event for more details on The Ultimate Camp Experience.

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Chinese New Year

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 1:30-4:30pm
  • Ward Melville Heritage Organization's Educational & Cultural Center
  • 97P Main St., Stony Brook
  • All Ages
  • $12; $10 seniors and children younger than 12

Celebrate the new year with festivities including demonstrations, dancing, drumming, and crafts. Reservations required. 

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Holtsville Hal's Famous Prediction on Groundhog Day

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 7-11am; 7:25am Holtsville Hal’s Prediction
  • Holtsville Ecology Site
  • 249 Buckley Road, Hotsville
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Six more weeks of winter or an early spring? Holtsville Hal’s famous forecast will let us know!

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BILINGUAL FAMILY GALLERY TALK & ART WORKSHOP

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Parrish Art Museum
  • 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill
  • All Ages
  • $12; $9 seniors; free for children younger than 18 and members

Explore art in the galleries then go to The Lynne and Richard Pasculano Studio to create projects inspired by the works on view. Family tours include a bilingual English/Spanish tour. Space is limited.

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Gravity Vault's 3 Year Anniversary Party

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 9am-10pm
  • The Gravity Vault
  • 40 Melville Park Rd, Melville
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate The Gravity Vault's 3rd anniversary with free Day Passes and Try-a-climb from 9am-12pm, food, and more. Must be 5 years or older to climb.

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I Love You to Pieces

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 1:30pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Enjoy a story and create a loveable gift or keepsake. Registration required.

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What a Pittie!

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Teen
  • FREE

Take part in a special art-themed project to bring positive exposure to pitbulls. Registration required. 

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Canvas Wars

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Tween
  • FREE

Everyone will vote for their favorite creation and prizes will be awarded to first and second place. Dress for mess! Ages 8-12. Registration required. 

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Snow Salt Canvas

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 5:30-6:15pm
  • Bay Shore – Brightwaters Public Library
  • 1 South Country Road, Brightwaters
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Use salt and watercolors to make a beautiful piece of art on canvas. Registration required. 

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Yoga with Miss Annie

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Rogers Memorial Library
  • 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn calming, stretching, and strengthening techniques as well as how to focus, concentrate, and relax. Grades 2-5. Registration required. 

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Shake, Rattle and Roll

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 10:15-11am
  • Rogers Memorial Library
  • 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Get ready to wiggle and giggle, share songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and parachute play. Registration required. 

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Origami Fun

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 6-6:45pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

For grades 3-6. Learn basic techniques of origami and see what you can create. Call to register.

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Toddler Tuesdays: 'If You Give a Dog a Donut'

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 10:30-11:45am
  • The Baking Coach, Inc.
  • 320 Broadway-Greenlwan Road, Huntington
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $30

Enjoy the book by Laura Numeroff  and decorate donuts to take home in a bakery box.

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Afterschool Gaming

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 3-4:30pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Teen
  • FREE

Have fun with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, FIFA 20, and much more!

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Snow Bunnies

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Listen to a story and meet a bunny and a couple of special guests who survive the winter! Ages 3-6. Registration required. 

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Zumbini

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 10-10:45am
  • Bay Shore – Brightwaters Public Library
  • 1 South Country Road, Brightwaters
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Get ready to dance, laugh, and play with Miss Lauren. Registration required. 

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Inspiring Word Bracelets

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 6-6:45pm
  • Bay Shore – Brightwaters Public Library
  • 1 South Country Road, Brightwaters
  • Tween
  • FREE

What inspires you? Put it on a bracelet you can wear to keep yourself positive! Grades 3-5. Registration required. 

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Exploration Express

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 10:15-11am
  • Rogers Memorial Library
  • 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

This sensory experience will help enhance your child's hand-eye coordination and fine and gross motor skills developement as they dig their hands into sand, water and other exploratory activities. Ages 18 months-5 years. Registration required. 

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Kente Cloth Wall Hanging

  • Feb. 05, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Teen
  • FREE

Design and weave your very own kente cloth wall hanging! Registration required. 

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Polar Bear Cupcakes

  • Feb. 05, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Make three adorable polar bear cupcakes to take home and enjoy. Ages 6-12. Registration required. 

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Everybody Dance

  • Feb. 05, 2020, 10:15-11am
  • Rogers Memorial Library
  • 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton
  • Baby
  • FREE

Grab some scarves and get ready to dance to some of your favorite songs! Birth-17 months. Registration required. 

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Let’s Hibernate

  • Feb. 06, 2020, 1:30pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Learn about hibernation and make a great bear craft to take home. Registration required.

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Black History Experience

  • Feb. 06, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn about the history and different styles of African American poetry. Then create your own poetry masterpiece to share. Ages 7-12. Registration required. 

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Pop-Up Valentine Cards

  • Feb. 06, 2020, 5-6pm
  • Bay Shore – Brightwaters Public Library
  • 1 South Country Road, Brightwaters
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Make a pop-up Valentine card for someone special. Grades 1-5. Registration required. 

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Beach Party Storytime

  • Feb. 06, 2020, 10:15-11am
  • Rogers Memorial Library
  • 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join the library for some summer music, summer snacks, and even some summer stories. Ages 18 months-5 years. Registration required. 

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Cannoli Ice Cream

  • Feb. 07, 2020, 6:30pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Teen
  • FREE Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Learn how to make this delicious recipe to take home and freeze. Registration required.

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Family Program: Moonlight Stroll

  • Feb. 07, 2020, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • 3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $4

This is an excellent chance to get outside and enjoy the crisp winter air while exploring what creatures are around this time of night!

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Tween Gaming

  • Feb. 07, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Bay Shore – Brightwaters Public Library
  • 1 South Country Road, Brightwaters
  • Tween
  • FREE

Play Nintendo Switch on the big screen and a variety of board games at the library with your friends.

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Giving Back to My Community

  • Feb. 07, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

For students in grades 3-6. Join the community service group and do great things for your community. Certificates for community service will be giv...

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BODYTRAFFIC

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 8pm
  • Staller Center Main Stage
  • 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook
  • All Ages
  • $48

The internationally recognized company is one to see!

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Chinese Acrobatics with Li Liu

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 1-2pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Acrobat Li Liu will bring you joy with her balancing skills, bicycle routine, and more! Registration required. 

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Cooking with Rob Scott: Make a Fortune

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 2:30-3:30pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

To celebrate Chinese New Year, make super-sized fortune cookies using tortillas seasoned with cinnamon and sugar. Registration required. 

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South Fork Natural History Museum Winter Beach Walk

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 10:30am
  • Sagg Main Beach
  • 315 Sagg Main St., Sagaponack
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10; $7.50 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and members

Brave the winter weather with the South Fork Natural History Museum to see what kind of beach life we can find this time of year. Call for more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places.

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MARY POPPINS JR.

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 11am and 3pm
  • Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • 71 E. Main St., Patchogue
  • All Ages
  • $20-$28

Mary Poppins JR. is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, and breathtaking dance numbers.

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Parent's Night Out

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 6-9pm
  • Tumbling Tunes
  • 212 Laurel Road, East Northport
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $24 per hour for 3 siblings; $20 per hour for 2 siblings; $14 per child per hour

Enjoy the night out while your kids have fun with crafts, pizza, gymnastics, and more. Ages 1-8. Reserve your spot online. 

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KID FLICKS TWO – New York Int'l Children's Film Festival

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 11am
  • Cinema Arts Centre
  • 423 Park Ave., Huntington
  • Tween, Teen
  • $12; $7 members; free for children 12 and younger

See short films from around the world as part of the New York International Children’s Film Festival. Ages 8 and older. 

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Baby Yoda, you will paint!

  • Feb. 09, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Key to My Art
  • 10 West Oak Street, Amityville
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $20

Learn to paint Baby Yoda. Registration required. 

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Adult Program: Just a Hike (on the roads)

  • Feb. 09, 2020, 11am-1pm
  • Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
  • 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington
  • Adult
  • $4

While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal nature discussion during this four-mile, on road, moderately paced walk, thus affording w...

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Discovering Insects with Arts & Crafts

  • Feb. 09, 2020, 10:30am
  • South Fork Natural History Museum
  • 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $3 material fee plus admission: $10; $7.50 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and members

Kids will learn about all the parts of an insect, as well as their importance by assembling their own model. Reservations required. Ages 3-5. 

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South Fork Natural History Museum Full Moon Hike with Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt

  • Feb. 09, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center
  • 1061 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy this leisurely paced hike through open field trails, behind the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO), and stay afterward for some light refreshments and conversation. Call for reservations and directions to meeting place. 

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Princess Tea Party

  • Feb. 09, 2020, 10am-12pm; 12:30-2:30pm; 3-5pm
  • Long Island Aquarium
  • 431 East Main Street, Riverhead
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $35.95; $31.95 ages 3-12; $5 children 2 and younger

Your little one will dance and sing with all of her favorite princesses, enjoy finger sandwhiches and sweets, and get the photos to remember it all. 

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Animal Splatter Art

  • Feb. 10, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Teen
  • FREE

Create an abstract animal painting using acrylic paint and a splatter effect. Registration required. 

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How to Draw Kawaii Art

  • Feb. 10, 2020, 6-7pm
  • Bay Shore – Brightwaters Public Library
  • 1 South Country Road, Brightwaters
  • Teen
  • FREE

Learn how to draw kawaii characters! Registration required. 

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The Power of Food: Chicken Dell'Amore

  • Feb. 11, 2020, 3:30-5pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Teen
  • FREE

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy this red ingredient-only dish brought to you by Chef Robert Dell’Amore. Registration required. 

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Let's Dance

  • Feb. 11, 2020, 7-7:45pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Great South Bay Dance for a fun and interactive dance class! Ages 5-7. Registration required. 

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Tot's Night Out

  • Feb. 11, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Island Trees Public Library
  • 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Interactive fun includes singing, dancing, storytelling, a fun craft and much more! 8 mos.- 5 *not in Kindergarten*. Registration required. 

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Valentine Surprise

  • Feb. 13, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

This fun and fast-paced preschool readiness program. Children will make and take home a special Valentine’s Day craft for someone they love. Ages 2-5. Registration required.

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ChocoVino

  • Feb. 14, 2020, 7:30pm
  • Long Island Aquarium
  • 431 East Main Street, Riverhead
  • Adult
  • $199 per couple ages 21+

Chocolate + Wine = One Sensational Tasting Experience. Celebrate Valentine's Day with Long Island Aquarium and a five-course dinner. Each cours...

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Family Fun Night: Valentine’s Potluck and Crafts!

  • Feb. 14, 2020, 6-9pm
  • KiDS NEED MoRE
  • 600 Albany Ave #14, Amityville
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Fun crafts for the kids, connections for parents, and a delicious potluck dinner for all! Please bring a dish to share.

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Lunch and Learn: Broken Heart Syndrome

  • Feb. 14, 2020, 12pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Adult
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Hear from Dr. John P. Reilly, of Stony Brook Cardiology in Southampton about how our hearts and minds are linked and what causes broken heart syndr...

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Fireside Fondue

  • Feb. 14, 2020, 6:30pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Teen
  • FREE Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Enjoy some gooey and delicious cheese and chocolate with bread and strawberries. Registration required.

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TAO DRUMMERS

  • Feb. 15, 2020, 7pm
  • Staller Center Main Stage
  • 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook
  • All Ages
  • $52

The performers of TAO create an energetic and unforgettable production.

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Family Program: Tracks and Traces

  • Feb. 15, 2020, 1:30-3pm
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • Rte. 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $4

Learn how to ‘read the signs' animals leave behind, then take a hike as you search for tracks and traces that might even lead to the animals!

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SOFO to Mashashimuet & Back—Trail Walk with Frank

  • Feb. 15, 2020, 11am
  • South Fork Natural History Museum
  • 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton
  • Teen, Adult
  • $10; $7.50 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and members

Join Frank on this all-day leisurely paced walk through The Long Pond Greenbelt from the South Fork Natural History Museum, passing the beautiful coastal plain ponds of the Greenbelt. Call for more info.

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Andy Sabin's Annual Eastern Tiger Salamander Search

  • Feb. 15, 2020, 7:30pm
  • 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

Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see the Eastern Tiger Salamander as it makes its way to the pond to mate and lay its eggs. Bring a flashlight and wear boots.

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Saturday Shake

  • Feb. 15, 2020, 10:15-11am
  • Rogers Memorial Library
  • 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Get ready to jump, dance, and be silly! Ages 2-6. Registration required. 

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THE AUDIENCE - LONDON'S NATIONAL THEATER WITH HELEN MIRREN

  • Feb. 16, 2020, 3pm
  • Staller Center Main Stage
  • 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook
  • $20; $18 seniors; $10 students

For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her 12 prime ministers in a private, weekly meeting. See the woman behind the crown.

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Adult Program: Maple Sugaring

  • Feb. 16, 2020, 11am-1pm
  • Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
  • 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington
  • Adult
  • $4

This hands-on-program, geared for the average adult, will teach you how to identify and tap a maple tree so you can make real maple syrup at home. ...

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Family Program: Bayberry Candles

  • Feb. 16, 2020, 1:30-3pm
  • Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
  • 581 West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $4

Learn all about the origins of the bayberry candle and each family will have the opportunity to make their own decorative candle to take home. Registration required.

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My Ears Can See

  • Feb. 16, 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

Use your ears on this sensory walk. Ages 8 and older. Call for reservations.

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Children's Winter Vacation Workshop: Mixed Media Deep Sea Collage

  • Feb. 17, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Vanderbilt Museum
  • 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport
  • Young elementary
  • $20; $18 members

Create a Mixed Media Deep Sea Collage. Grades K-3. Advanced registration required.

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Colonial Crafts

  • Feb. 17, 2020, 1pm
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $12 participant fee plus admission: $6 for members: $6; $5 seniors 62 and older, $5 children ages 4-18; free for members, active military with ID, and children younger than 3

Celebrate the birthday of George Washington and explore life in Colonial America, plus create a framed tin-punch craft.

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Children's Winter Vacation Workshop: Owl Diorama

  • Feb. 18, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Vanderbilt Museum
  • 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport
  • Young elementary
  • $20; $18 members

Children in grades K-3 can create an owl diorama. Advanced registration is required.

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MUMMENSCHANZ: YOU & ME

  • Feb. 18, 2020, 7pm
  • Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • 71 E. Main St., Patchogue
  • All Ages
  • $20-$45

This silent show will reverberate with a wonderful ease even after the end of the show!

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Marine Habitat Diorama

  • Feb. 18, 2020, 1-4pm
  • Squiretown Park
  • 62 Red Creek Road, Hampton Bays
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $30

Learn about local marine habitats and explore the coastline of Peconic Bay in search of materials to create a marine habitat diorama. Ages 6-12. Registration required. 

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Winter Wonderland: The Magic of Clay

  • Feb. 18, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Rogers Memorial Library
  • 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Create imaginative snow people, magical animals, and more with festive decorations and self-hardening clay. Grades K-5. Registration required. 

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The Magic of Amore

  • Feb. 18, 2020, 1:30-2:15pm
  • Deer Park Public Library
  • 44 Lake Ave., Deer Park
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Audience volunteers will experience weightlessness and float in mid-air during the classic of magic titled “The Levitation” and attempt to escape from Houdini’s shackles and more! Registration required. 

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Magic Workshop

  • Feb. 18, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Deer Park Public Library
  • 44 Lake Ave., Deer Park
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join the library for a workshop that introduces children to the fascinating world of magic and illusion. Grades 2-5. Registration required. 

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NBA Tournament

  • Feb. 19, 2020, 1pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Tween
  • FREE Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Keep the basketball fun going with a mini East vs West basketball tournament. Registration required.

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Cheerio Bird Feeders

  • Feb. 19, 2020, 3pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Young elementary
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Help keep the birds fed this winter with this simple bird feeder craft. Registration required.

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Children's Winter Vacation Workshop: Animal Portrait

  • Feb. 19, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Vanderbilt Museum
  • 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport
  • Young elementary
  • $20; $18 members

Kids in grades K-3 can create animal portraits. Advanced registration is required.

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Owl Pellets—What, Why & What's Inside'

  • Feb. 19, 2020, 1pm
  • South Fork Natural History Museum
  • 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $3 material fee plus admission: $10; $7.50 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and members

Learn about the predator prey relationship in this hands-on workshop! Call for more information and reservations.

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Whalers Wanted

  • Feb. 19, 2020, 1pm
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $12; $6 members

Find out how black whalers changed whaling history in honor of Black History Month. Carve a scrimshaw box to take home. 

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Feathered Friends of Winter

  • Feb. 19, 2020, 9am-12pm
  • Squiretown Park
  • 62 Red Creek Road, Hampton Bays
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $30

Learn about coastal birds that call the East End of Long Island home in the winter and then create an acrylic painting of a bird of your choice. Ages 6-12. Register online. 

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VACTION VENTURES

  • Feb. 19, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Long Island Museum
  • 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $25; $20 members

Create winter themed art using various media from watercolor to collage. Grades 1 through 3. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

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Lunch and Learn: Maintaining a Healthy Heart

  • Feb. 20, 2020, 7pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Adult
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Hear from Peconic Medical Center's Chair of Cardiology Dr. Stanley Katz about the East Ends Cath labs, the first of their kind on the East End ...

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Take Your Child to the Library Day

  • Feb. 20, 2020, 2-4pm
  • Emma Clark Library
  • 120 Main Street, Setauket
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children and caregivers are invited to drop in for carnival games, face painting, temporary tattoos, balloon sculpting, crafts, and more.

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Family Program: Take a Hike!

  • Feb. 20, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • 3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $4

Get outside and explore the trails of the preserve during a guided hike! Registration required

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Children's Winter Vacation Workshop - Repurposed Art: Kinetic Fish Sculpture

  • Feb. 20, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Vanderbilt Museum
  • 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport
  • Young elementary
  • $20; $18 members

Children discover creatures on land and in the deepest seas when educators lead them on tours and have fun making a craft. Advanced registration required. 

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Migrating Seals

  • Feb. 20, 2020, 9am-12pm
  • Squiretown Park
  • 62 Red Creek Road, Hampton Bays
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $30

Learn about migrating seals that visit Long Island in the winter and then create a seal sculpture assemblage. Ages 6-12. Register online. 

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Marine Animals and Their Habitats

  • Feb. 20, 2020, 11-11:50am
  • Bay Shore – Brightwaters Public Library
  • 1 South Country Road, Brightwaters
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Discover what adaptations these creatures have to help them survive. Meet some live reptiles, too! Grades 1-5. Registration required. 

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Family Program: Meet the Animals

  • Feb. 21, 2020, 1:30-3pm
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • 3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $4

Learn about animals of the Long Island Regional Environmental Office and hear their unique stories during an up close and personal indoor lecture. Registration required

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Family Game Night

  • Feb. 21, 2020, 6:30pm
  • Brentwood Public Library
  • 34 Second Avenue, Brentwood
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Enjoy some time with your family playing board games and video games at the library!

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Children's Winter Vacation Workshop - Repurposed Art: Owl Sculpture

  • Feb. 21, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Vanderbilt Museum
  • 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $20; $18 members

Repurposed Art: Owl Sculpture Preschool with adult. Advanced registration is required.

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Frozen Party

  • Feb. 21, 2020, 5-7pm
  • Tumbling Tunes
  • 212 Laurel Road, East Northport
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $30; sibling discounts available

Kids will make fake snow, have a “Let It Go“ freeze dance, create a glittery craft, and eat a marshmallow Olaf for dessert.

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Marine Currents, Tides, And Marine Debris

  • Feb. 21, 2020, 1-4pm
  • Squiretown Park
  • 62 Red Creek Road, Hampton Bays
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $30

Explore along the coastline of Peconic Bay and collect materials to create a marine debris assemblage with artist local Carolyn Munaco. Ages 6-12. Register online. 

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Babies Boogie

  • Feb. 21, 2020, 10:15-11am
  • Rogers Memorial Library
  • 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton
  • Baby
  • FREE

You and your child will explore rhythm and movement through the use of props such as colorful streamers, hula skirts, scarves, and beanbags. Ages 3-24 months. Registration required. 

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Minion on a Cupcake

  • Feb. 21, 2020, 10-11am OR 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Deer Park Public Library
  • 44 Lake Ave., Deer Park
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Decorate a minion cupcake and then meet a very special guest to take pictures with. Grades K-5. Registration required. 

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Special Evening Performance of Running Scared, Running Free

  • Feb. 21, 2020, 7pm
  • Ward Melville Heritage Organization's Educational & Cultural Center
  • 97P Main St., Stony Brook
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $20

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. Q&A with the cast after the show. 

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A Dose of Healthy Living

  • Feb. 22, 2020, 12-5pm
  • Smith Haven Mall
  • 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Free bounce house and face painting for the kids to enjoy, plus vendors promoting different types of health/wellness products and services.

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Winter Tree Paintings

  • Feb. 22, 2020, 2pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Young elementary
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Capture the beauty of winter with this fun art project. Registration required.

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Adult Program: Birding Basics for Beginners

  • Feb. 22, 2020, 9:30-11:30am
  • Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
  • 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington
  • Adult
  • $4

This hands-on program will introduce adults to birds and birding. It will provide information on where to go and what to get to learn more. Bring b...

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Kitchen Table Conversations—East End Food Introduction & Tasting

  • Feb. 22, 2020, 10:30am
  • East End Food Institute: Stony Brook Southampton Student Center
  • 39 Tuckahoe Road, Southampton
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $5

Participants will learn about our regional food system, from farm to consumer, and the challenges it presents and participate in a hands-on activities. Ages 6 and older. Reservations required. 

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Second Winter Seal Walk at Cupsogue Beach County Park

  • Feb. 22, 2020, 1:30pm
  • South Fork Natural History Museum
  • 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

Expect to see seals sunning themselves on this beach walk. Call for more information, reservations, and directions to meeting place. Ages 6 and older. 

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Sunday Science – DNA Sequencing!

  • Feb. 23, 2020, 2:30pm
  • Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve
  • 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Center
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $14

Synthesize DNA from several pieces of organic matter (including yourself) and then see how they visually compare! 

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Toothpalooza!

  • Feb. 23, 2020, 11am-2pm
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $12 per kid; $6 per adult; members half off

Explore teeth large and small – including some of the largest teeth in the world and go home with “toothy” crafts!  

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Arctic Animals for Mini-Marine Biologists

  • Feb. 23, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Sport Fishing Education Center and Aquaculture Facility
  • Ocean Pkwy., Babylon
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $27 per child (includes 1 adult, each addt'l adult $5)

Explore the frozen world of creatures that call the Arctic and Antarctic home. Make a cool craft with your preschooler to take with you. Pre-registration required. Ages 3-5. 

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Groundhog Day

  • Feb. 01, 2020 - Feb. 02, 2020 , 1-5pm
  • Long Island Explorium
  • Port Jeff Harbor 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $5

Celebrate Groundhog day by exploring and experimenting with shadows. 

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Valentine Family Paint

  • Feb. 08, 2020 - Feb. 09, 2020 , 2/8, 11am-12:30pm; 2/9, 1:30-3pm
  • Key to My Art
  • 10 West Oak Street, Amityville
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $20

Learn to paint a Minion (2/8) or flamingos (2/9) during this Valentine's themed paint event. 

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So Many Mollusks

  • Feb. 18, 2020 - Feb. 19, 2020 , Ages 9-12: 2/18, 9:30am-12pm or 1-3:30pm; Ages 6-8: 2/19, 9:30am-12pm or 1-3:30pm
  • Sport Fishing Education Center and Aquaculture Facility
  • Ocean Pkwy., Babylon
  • Tween
  • $34

Explore the amazing world of sea snails, squid, clams, and all their relatives. Registration required. 

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Penguin & Pajamas Sleepover

  • Feb. 21, 2020 - Feb. 22, 2020 , 6pm-7am
  • Long Island Aquarium
  • 431 East Main Street, Riverhead
  • All Ages
  • $64.95; 58.45 members: $58.45; free for children 2 and younger

Sleepover includes Aquarium admission, dinner, continental breakfast, craft, animal interaction, and waking up next to one of the exhibits!

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The Addams Family

  • Jan. 24, 2020 - Jan. 26, 2020 , Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 2pm and 7pm; Sunday, 2pm
  • Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
  • 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach
  • All Ages
  • $18

They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky- and they also sing! This entertaining musical, from the television classic, lights...

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Once Upon a Mattress

  • Feb. 07, 2020 - Feb. 09, 2020 , Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 2pm and 7pm; Sunday, 2pm
  • Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
  • 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach
  • All Ages
  • $18

See this show based on the famous fairy tale, The Princess and the Pea.

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Toddler Tuesdays and Thursdays: 'Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party'

  • Feb. 11, 2020 - Feb. 13, 2020 , 2/11 and 2/13, 10:30-11:45am
  • The Baking Coach, Inc.
  • 320 Broadway-Greenlwan Road, Huntington
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $30

Read Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by Kimberly & James Dean and make and enjoy or take home a 9-inch round pizza with parent or caregiver.

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Game of Bones

  • Feb. 18, 2020 - Feb. 20, 2020 , Tuesday and Thursday, 2pm
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $12 per child; $6 adults; members 1/2 off

Excavate a real shark tooth fossil and design a keepsake necklace with your paleontological findings.

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February Break Workshops

  • Feb. 18, 2020 - Feb. 20, 2020 , 9-11:45am and/or 1-3:45pm
  • The Baking Coach, Inc.
  • 320 Broadway-Greenlwan Road, Huntington
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $45 per session; both AM & PM $80; all 3 days both AM & PM $225

Spend your break with The Baking Coach and learn to make your favorite dishes and desserts! 

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Glow in the (Not so Dark) Paint Week

  • Feb. 17, 2020 - Feb. 20, 2020 , see website for select days and times
  • Key to My Art Amityville
  • 10 West Oak Street, Amityville
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $20

It's GLOW in the (not so) DARK Paint Week at Key to My Art where you will learn to paint characters like Techno Troll, LOL Doll Neonlicious and Neon Q.T., Spongebob, Sonic the Hedgehog, Spider-Man, and LOL Pet Neon Hammy.

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KIDS WEEK AT THE MUSEUM

  • Feb. 19, 2020 - Feb. 22, 2020 , 10am-4:30pm
  • Suffolk County Historical Society
  • 300 West Main Street, Riverhead
  • All Ages
  • $5; free for children

Play out life in the past with historic role-playing, old-world games, toys, crafts, and more. 

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The World of Sewing

  • Feb. 05, 2020 - Feb. 09, 2020 , Wednesday, 10am-2pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1-5pm
  • Long Island Explorium
  • Port Jeff Harbor 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $5

Explore some introductory techniques while making heart pockets for yourself or your loved ones. 

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Potato Astronaut

  • Feb. 12, 2020 - Feb. 16, 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 and test a space suit for a potato astronaut. 

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Celebrate President's Week at the Fire Island Lighthouse

  • Feb. 17, 2020 - Feb. 21, 2020 , 11am-3pm, daily
  • The Fire Island Lighthouse
  • 1 Burma Road, Fire Island
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • Donation suggested

Crafts for children from 10am to 3pm, then visit The Fire Island Light Station Fresnel Lens Building, which houses an original First Order Fresnel Lens. Also visit the Boat house where you can view a collection of Maritime History.

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February Winter Break

  • Feb. 17, 2020 - Feb. 21, 2020 , 11am-3pm
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
  • All Ages
  • $7; $6 seniors; $5 Kids age 3-12; free for members and kids younger than 3

Spend Winter Break with Cold Spring Harbor doing different activities like making ice cream and gooey slime, and learning about animals.

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Mid Winter Break

  • Feb. 17, 2020 - Feb. 21, 2020 , 10am-12pm
  • Long Island Maritime Museum
  • 88 West Ave., West Sayville
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $15 per class; discounts available for members and multiple classes booked

Take one class, or take them all, and have fun while learning about a range of wintery topics. These programs are for students in grades 1-5. Registration encouraged. 

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Winter Discovery Days

  • Feb. 17, 2020 - Feb. 21, 2020 , 9am-3pm
  • Sweetbriar Nature Center
  • 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $85 per day; $75 per day members; discount on multiple days

Sweetbriar Nature Center will be offering daily natural science programs over the school break for elementary school children ages 5-11. Registration required. 

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KISSING BOOTH PHOTOS

  • Feb. 09, 2020 - Feb. 14, 2020 , Sunday, 4-6pm; Monday-Thursday, 11am-5pm; Friday, 11am-3pm
  • Einstein's Attic
  • 79 Main Street , Northport
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Stop in and snap a pic or two in the new and improved Kissing Booth and Backdrop.

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SNAPPY XO Robots

  • Feb. 17, 2020 - Feb. 23, 2020 , 1-5pm
  • Long Island Explorium
  • Port Jeff Harbor 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $5

Check out the SnappyXO robots! It provides an authentic engineering experience in designing mechanisms, structures, and robots.

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School of Rock - Drumming

  • Jan. 18, 2020 - Jan. 25, 2020 , Saturdays, 3-3:45pm
  • East Islip Public Library
  • 381 E Main Street, East Islip
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn early drumming techniques and rhythms. Registration required. Grades 2-5.

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Under The Big Top Extravaganza

  • Jan. 25, 2020 - Feb. 01, 2020 , Saturdays, 11am
  • CM Performing Arts Center
  • 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale
  • All Ages
  • $15

Bring the family to "The Greatest Show on Earth!"

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Family Program: Historic House Tours

  • Feb. 02, 2020 - Feb. 16, 2020 , 2/2 and 2/16, 1-2pm
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • 3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $4

Tour the Main House of the South Side Sportsmen's Club and learn about the history of the tavern and the high society Sportsmen's Club which shaped Connetquot River State Park Preserve into what it is today.

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Seatuck Family Nature Club

  • Feb. 02, 2020 - Feb. 16, 2020 , 2/02 and 2/16, 1-2pm
  • Seatuck Environmental Center
  • 550 South Bay Ave., 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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Drop-In Free Play

  • Feb. 04, 2020 - Feb. 25, 2020 , Tuesdays, 10am-1pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join the library for fun play with toys! No registration required.

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Tiny Tots

  • Feb. 06, 2020 - Feb. 20, 2020 , 2/6 and 2/20, 10-11am
  • Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
  • 581 West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $4

These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5. Registration required.

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Tiny Tots

  • Feb. 07, 2020 - Feb. 21, 2020 , 2/7 and 2/21, 10-11am
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • Rte. 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $4

These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5.

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Seatuck Family Nature Club

  • Feb. 09, 2020 - Feb. 23, 2020 , 2/09 and 2/23, 1-2pm
  • South Shore Nature Center
  • 130 Bayview Ave, , East 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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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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SuPPort

  • Jan. 07, 2020 - Jan. 28, 2020 , Tuesdays, 11am-12pm
  • Middle Country Public Library Selden Building
  • 575 Middle Country Road, Selden
  • Baby, Adult
  • FREE

A free group for moms feeling stress, anxiety, and depression.

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Learn the Ukulele

  • Jan. 07, 2020 - Jan. 28, 2020 , Tuesdays, 7-8pm
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Teen
  • FREE

Learn to play the ukulele with professional music instructor Adam. Bring your own if you have one. Registration required. 

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The Bridges Academy Open House

  • Jan. 10, 2020 - Jan. 31, 2020 , 1/10 and 1/31, 9:30-11:30am
  • The Bridges Academy
  • 339 Snedecor Aavenue, West Islip
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Adult
  • FREE

Tour The Bridges Academy to learn about their academically enriched programs for toddlers through 8th graders.

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Winston Preparatory School Open House

  • Feb. 06, 2020 - Feb. 27, 2020 , 2/6, 9:30am; 2/27, 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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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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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 Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

  • Jan. 25, 2020 - Feb. 23, 2020 , Saturdays, Sunday, at 2/21 at 10:30am
  • The Argyle Theatre
  • 34 W. Main Street , Babylon Village
  • All Ages
  • $15

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley is filled with infectious songs and non-stop adventure, making this a perfect show to introduce young audiences to the magic of theatre. Sponsored by Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.

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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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THE LITTLE MERMAID

  • Jan. 12, 2020 - Feb. 15, 2020 , 1/2 at 11am; 1/25, 2/8 and 2/15 at 2pm
  • BayWay Arts Center Children's Theatre
  • 265 East Main St., East Islip
  • All Ages
  • $13; $11 in advance

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in a magical underwater kingdom.

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Art Party

  • Jan. 16, 2020 - Feb. 20, 2020 , Thursdays, 4-4:45pm
  • Children's Museum of the East End
  • 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $12; $10 members

This program provides both creative and social opportunities for 3- to 5-year-olds as they explore art techniques through personal and collaborative projects. Registration encouraged. 

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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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Disney's The Little Mermaid

  • Jan. 16, 2020 - Feb. 23, 2020 , Thursdays and Fridays, 7:30pm; Saturdays, 2:30pm and 7:30pm; Sundays, 2pm; 2/19 at 7:30pm
  • The Argyle Theatre
  • 34 W. Main Street, Babylon Village
  • All Ages
  • $35-$79

This fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl," and "Part of Your World."

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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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Little Red Riding Hood

  • Jan. 18, 2019 - Feb. 22, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • Theatre Three
  • 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $10

Little Red Riding Hood learns a big lesson about safety in this modern musical telling.

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