Usdan Summer Camp For The Arts’ Open House – Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts Through May 19, 2019 – Wheatley Heights What does it look like when you combine the freedom of summer, the beauty of nature, the unbridled joy of kids creating without fear of failure, inspiration and mentorship from teachers who are themselves talented art-makers — oh yeah, and FUN? Join us at an upcoming Open House and learn just how special a summer at Usdan can be. During each event, the campus is yours to visit and explore. Refreshments, information, and 2019 registration will be available throughout the day. Families who sign up for the 2019 summer at an Open House will receive a chance to “spin to win” merchandise or a tuition discount. There is significant walking involved; please wear comfortable shoes. Kid Chat: Candid Conversations About Caring for Children – Long Island Children’s Museum March 13, 2019 – Garden City Join in guided conversation where mothers and other caregivers can have open dialogue and socialize with one another as their child plays in the TotSpot area. Space is limited to facilitate conversation flow. This month's topic: "It Takes a Village: Navigating Relationships with Extended Family, Babysitters and Neighbors.” Pre-registration to this free event is available to Premium Members only. Online registration ends 9:45 am on the day of the event. Remaining tickets are available to all visitors at the Box Office the day of the event. Erie Bayhawks at Long Island Nets – NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum March 13, 2019 – Uniondale Join the Long Island Nets as they take on the Erie Bayhawks on March 13th, at NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. What to expect at Long Island Nets Games: – Dale the Eagle – Free Kids Zone – On-court entertainment – Contests and Giveaways – Kids Dance Team & more! Parking for this event is only $5. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Songs of Ireland: A Celtic Celebration – Madison Theatre at Molloy College March 13, 2019 – Rockville Centre Songs of Ireland presents an exhilarating and unique musical approach to universally loved songs and arias with all original arrangements drawing from Irish Traditional folk song; opera arias, duets, trios, quartets, and ensembles; songs from the great American songbook; Broadway hits; and “modern” contemporary popular repertoire. The company features 4 tenors, 4 sopranos, 1 pianist, and 3 traditional Irish instrumentalists (Uilleann Pipes, Whistles, Fiddle, and Concertina) as well as some familiar faces from the popular Columbia Artists’ presentation of the Five Irish Tenors. Open Class Day for Grades 4 and 5! – The Waldorf School of Garden City March 13, 2019 – Garden City Green Vale School Open House – The Green Vale School March 13, 2019 – Old Brookville The Green Vale School Open House is just the thing for families curious about a school where academic rigor exists in an atmosphere of joy and where every child is known. The timing (9:00-10:30 am) is short enough to squeeze into a busy schedule, yet still convey a sense of magical possibility for your child's future. Yoga 4 Teens – Baldwin Public Library March 13, 2019 – Baldwin Helps reduce stress! All you need is some comfy clothing, a yoga mat or towel and a water bottle. Teens in Grades 6 – 12. Registration required. Rainbow Grilled Cheese – Baldwin Public Library March 13, 2019 – Baldwin What’s better than a classic grilled cheese? A grilled cheese full of color! Teens in Grades 6 – 12. Registration required. Blind Date with a Book! – Baldwin Public Library Through March 15, 2019 – Baldwin The librarians are selecting a variety of teen books and wrapping them so your date’s identity will be a surprise. Check your book out as you normally would, then take it home to unwrap. Will it be a romance, mystery, thriller? Each book comes with a rate your date slip, Stud or Dud. Write a brief comment about your date and return the slip to the Teen Zone by March 15 to be entered in a raffle for a prize. Yoga Pals – Bethpage Library Through March 16, 2019 – Bethpage The practice of yoga promotes health, relieves stress and helps individuals focus in a non-competitive environment. Join this interactive program and learn some yoga poses while having fun with your partner. Wear clothing appropriate for exercise and bring your yoga mat. Grades K – 3 with an accompanying adult. Please bring your Bethpage Public Library Card to register. Open to out of district residents beginning February 15. Rolling River Prospective Family Days – Rolling River Day Camp Through March 16, 2019 – East Rockaway Now is the time to learn more about Summer Camp 2019! Bring your family to Rolling River's innovative Prospective Family Day- a unique opportunity for children to get a taste of camp while parents attend an interactive information session. Children ages 2-9 are treated to free camp activities including playground time, arts and crafts, gymnastics, Wii games or sports. Parents can focus on obtaining important camp information knowing their kids are supervised onsite by adult camp staff. All families who enroll for Camp 2019 that day will receive a free gift. You must pre-register to attend. Blue-Spotted Salamander Search with Andy – South Fork Natural History Museum Through March 16, 2019 – Bridgehampton Montauk’s vernal ponds are some of the few places in the world where the Blue-spotted Salamander, in its purebred form, can be found. Join Andy on this nighttime expedition as we search for this unique native species. Please bring a flashlight and wear boots, as late winter rains will make the ground soggy. This walk will take place only if there have been heavy rains. This program is for Family/Children ages 6 and older. Advance reservations are required for all events. Please call for more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places. Photo by Greg Schechter ‘The Cat in the Hat’ – The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies Through March 17, 2019 – Bellmore The trouble-making Cat in the Hat arrives at the home of young Sally Walden and her brother, Conrad, while their mother is out. The show runs 50 minutes, followed by a meet and greet with the cast. Yoga – Fitness Incentive Through March 17, 2019 – Babylon A yoga class for all abilities by the NY Friendship Circle, sponsored by Fitness Incentive, with certified Yoga instructor, Lisa Zimmerman. Space is limited, please register early. This is an integrated class, although volunteers may be present, it is not a guarantee. You may bring your own support if needed. Ages 6-21. Preschool Yoga – Merrick Library Through March 18, 2019 – Merrick Learn yoga exercises, breathing, stretching and interactive exercises. Please bring a towel or mat. Ages 3-5. Registration is for all 3 sessions and begins February 19th for Merrick residents. Non-residents for February 25th. Kids in the Kitchen – Baldwin Public Library Through March 18, 2019 – Baldwin Listen to a story and prepare a tasty snack. Kindergarten – Grade 3. Registration required. Oh Shift for Teens – Mid Island Y JCC Through March 19, 2019 – Plainview OH Shift Teen workshop led by empowerment coach, Keith Senzer, is based on the book by Jen Powers, this interactive 6 week, FREE workshop helps teens become more confident, build self-awareness and learn how to take control of their actions/reactions. Sponsored by The Sophia Valsamos Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non profit foundation, whose mission is to empower youth to take a stand against bullying, find support around challenges, and celebrate each others differences. The workshop takes place on Tuesday evenings during the dates stated except for February 19th and is open to teens in grades 5-8. To register, visit www.tsvf.org/events or email firstname.lastname@example.org Yoga for Kids – Merrick Library Through March 19, 2019 – Merrick An exciting yoga class to learn techniques and stretching. Please bring a towel or mat. Grades K-2. Registration is for all 3 sessions and begins February 19th for Merrick residents. February 26th for non-residents. Glowga – Merrick Library Through March 19, 2019 – Merrick Learn yoga techniques and enjoy exercising. LED candles and glow sticks add a unique twist to this yoga class! Please bring a towel or mat. Grades 3-6. Registration is for all 3 sessions and begins February 19th for Merrick residents. February 26th for non-residents. Just Grandma/pa & Me – Middle Country Public Library-Selden Through March 19, 2019 – Selden For grandparents and their grandchildren ages 1 – 5 years old. Engage in interactive play with your grandchild, share stories with other grandparents, make crafts and lots of fun. Family Fun Time – Hicksville Public Library Through March 20, 2019 – Hicksville Toddler Storytime – Merrick Library Through March 20, 2019 – Merrick A story time for toddlers ages 18-35 months. All toddlers must be accompanied by a caregiver. Sessions will consist of stories, songs, finger plays, music and playtime. Meet professionals who will answer child developmental questions. Afterschool Lego League – Children’s Museum of the East End Through March 21, 2019 – Bridgehampton Everything is awesome during our weekly After School Lego League! With instruction and guidance from a member of Museum’s Play Staff, kids attending this drop-off workshop will put their Lego skills to the test with a new challenge every week. From architectures to zip lines, this program is designed for builders looking to get a little more out of their Lego. Ages: 6 – 9. Hands-On Art – Long Island Museum Through March 21, 2019 – Stony Brook Visit the annual student art exhibition, Colors of Long Island, and be inspired by fellow artists to create your own masterpiece using different materials. Babies Boogie – Middle Country Public Library Through March 22, 2019 – Centereach For parents/caregivers with children ages birth – 23 months old. Come boogie, wiggle, and giggle with your little dancing partner! Toddlers Tango – Middle Country Public Library Through March 22, 2019 – Centereach For parents/caregivers with children ages 24 months – 4 years old. Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and wiggle with the beat! Italian Classes for Children – Camp Italia Through March 23, 2019 – Garden City Learn about Italian language and culture in this class for kids. Friends Academy Summer Camp Open House – Friends Academy Through March 23, 2019 – Locust Valley Friends Academy Summer Camp strongly believes in the unique worth of every child. Their goal is to support campers as they create, explore, discover and learn. Learn more about their STEM, sports, and arts program. Plus much more! Objects Found – Huntington Arts Council Through March 23, 2019 – Huntington “Objects Found” features artwork that incorporates salvaged materials. Artists were asked to consider still lifes, Joseph Cornell’s ephemera-filled boxes, Tim Noble’s and Sue Webster’s discarded item assemblages, Jim Golden’s object photography, Jane Perkins’ 3D-collage portraits, etc. They were encouraged to use items they’ve found or collected—from twigs, buttons, and antiques to toys, textiles, etc.—to complete their work. Show juror Tara Leale Porter of Red Lotus Fused Glass Art creates a narrative in her own artwork through a dialogue of materials. She interweaves her fused glass with found objects that have a time-worn patina to construct stories of destruction and regeneration. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute and a Master of Arts in Art Therapy via Hofstra University. Let’s Play Chess – Baldwin Public Library Through March 24, 2019 – Baldwin Children of all skill levels- join the Long Island Chess Nuts for a chess workshop. Can’t make both sessions? Sign up for each session individually. Grades 1-6. Registration begins Friday, March 1. Come Draw With Us!—Art Workshop – South Fork Natural History Museum Through March 24, 2019 – Bridgehampton Do you think you’d enjoy drawing, but can’t seem to find the perfect time to do it? Come draw with Workshop Leader Muriel Appelbaum. If you’ve drawn before, come hone your skills in a comfortable and relaxed place and, if drawing is new for you, this is an enjoyable way to get started in an encouraging setting. Bring a 9”x12” drawing pad with a hard back for support and two drawing implements—for example, a very soft (dark) pencil (4B is good), conté crayon, or ballpoint pen. Teens 15+ and adults. Advance reservations are required for all events. Call for more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places. Drawing by Susan Rubin Crochet for Kids – Middle Country Public Library Through March 25, 2019 – Centereach For children in 4th – 5th grade. Learn the basic stitches of crochet and practice, practice, practice. Once you get the hang of it, you will make projects that will make you proud.