This Weekend- December 3rd & 4th

Saturday, December 3rd- 

download-3 at POB Library 2:00-2:45 PM

Kids Holiday Baking-Join the Fun!

The Tiny Artist Studio-129 New York Ave
Massapequa – 11758

2 sessions
10:00 am to 12:00 pm  or 12:30 to 2:30 pm
$24 each
Please call in advance to reserve Space is limited
You may pay with charge call 516 799-6930

At a Michaels Craft Store Near You


Lakeshore Store New Hyde Park FREE Crafts for Kids



Barnes & Noble Locations
Saturday December 03, 2016 11:00 AM

“Grow Your Heart 3 Sizes!” and celebrate all things Grinch with a reading of the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas! We will have good deed badges and tracking booklets for kids to log all the good things they do this holiday season. Activities to follow.

Sunday, December 4th- 

The Entire Month of December

AT John W. Engeman Theater


woy__the_game_buddies_by_cmara-d9btiqs at POB Library 2:00-2:45 PM

Max & Ruby will be at NYCB Theatre at Westbury!

Two shows on Sunday, December 4th – 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM.  See website for tickets and additional info.




Week of November 21st……

Monday, November 21st- @ Syosset Library


Thursday, November 24th


Friday, November 25th– 9:00 am- 12:00 pm Camp @ the Little Gym in Levittown


Shop til you drop on Black Friday and leave the kiddies with us!  Our camp includes three super-awesome, adventure-filled hours full of skill building, crafts, group fun, and special LEGO® DUPLO® and LEGO Juniors building activities! Ages 3-10 years old who are bathroom independent. Space is limited so call today to reserve your spot! 516.520.4455

Fridays @ Dolphin Book Store in Port Washington


Friday November 25th @Gymboree


Friday, Saturday & Sunday November 25th-27th  Thomas and Friends: The Great Race



27th Annual Long Island Festival of Trees

Friday-Sunday, November 25-27, 2016

27th Annual Long Island Festival of Trees

Saturday, November 26th– 11:00 AM @ Barnes & Noble


Join us for a Storytime featuring the Moana and the Ocean picture book based on the upcoming Disney Animation Studios’ film Moana. In this engaging picture book Moana’s unique relationship with the Ocean is playfully interacted with stylized artwork.

Saturday, November 26th @ Lakeshore Learning Store New Hyde Park

Join us every Saturday for free crafts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Hit The Slopes! Skiers

Happening today!


Just saw this event and figured I’d share. For all of you who have a girl that just loves Justice!  Happening later today at the the following locations:

broadway | hicksville, ny
mayfair shopping center | commack, ny
palisades center | west nyack, ny
roosevelt field | garden city, ny
smith haven mall | lake grove, ny
staten island | staten island, ny
the westchester | white plains, ny
walden galleria | buffalo, ny
bay terrace | bayside, ny
lake success | new hyde park, ny


Whats happening next week…

Thursday, November 17th, 2016 – December 31, 2016 @ John Engeman Theater Northport


Mary Poppins-Celebrate the holiday season with MARY POPPINS! Based on the classic Disney film, this is the story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears at the Banks household in Edwardian London to care for Jane and Michael Banks. Adventure abounds as she whisks them away to meet dancing chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and an array of colorful characters. Featuring an irresistible story, breathtaking dance numbers and beloved songs such as the Academy Award-winning “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Feed the Birds,” “Step in Time” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” audiences will have a “Jolly Holiday” with Mary and discover a world where “Anything Can Happen” if you let it.

Friday, November 18th @ POB Library


Start Time: 6:45 PM
End Time: 8:45 PM

Description: Ages 3 and up with accompanying adult. When Elliot tells a campfire story of a monster in the woods, Boog who has never been the bravest of bears becomes very scared.Boog’s forest friends venture on a hilarious journey where the power of friendship helphom overcome his fears. Rated PG 85 minutes

Saturday, November 19th @ POB Library


Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 2:45 PM

Description: Grades K-4 and Grades 5-12. Students in grades K-4 will have the opportunity to read and be read to by our teen volunteers. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 11:00am
Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 12:00pm






Alice in Wonderland – CLICK HERE for tickets
at The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
222 Pettit Ave, Bellmore, NY 11710

Saturday, November 19th @ Local Michaels Stores


Kids Club® – Felt Gingerbread

Date: Saturday, November 19Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $2 per project, supplies included

Saturday & Sunday, November 19th & 20th @ 10:30 AM


Kidtoon - Barbie


Sunday, November 20th @ POB Library


Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 2:45 PM

Description: Grades K-4 with volunteers in grades 5-12. Join us for a fun afternoon playing board games. Refreshments will be served.

Sunday, November 20th @ Old Bethpage Village Restoration


1303 Round Swamp Road
Old Bethpage – 11804 (Map)

Tel: 631-488-0521
Contact Name: Deborah Dufton
Visit Website: Website.

Sample and buy tons of delicious CHOCOLATE from LOCAL VENDORS at The I Love Chocolate Fest at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Over 40 Chocolate Exhibitors, plus Wine, Crafts, Giveaways, and other delicious and unique Artisanal treats. Attendees will receive complimentary tickets for 10 guaranteed samples.

Plus, your Chocolate Fest ticket includes admission to the Old Bethpage Village Restoration, a living history museum where you can step back in time and experience life as it was on Long Island during the 1800s. Celebrate an 1863 Thanksgiving, with live fiddle music, children’s games, and demonstrations. Costumed interpreters bring the era to life.


Did you know….

Kids can watch G-rated movies for free every third Saturday and Sunday of the month at 10:30 a.m. with a special Friday 10:30 am show added in November for Thomas and Friends The Great Race.  Adult tickets are only $5. There are participating theaters in Hicksville, Farmingdale and Holtsville. 

SPECIAL KIDTOONS OFFER: Receive a 123 Go Box for only $5 with the purchase of a Kidtoons movie ticket.*


Kidtoon - Barbie          thomas-and-friends-great-race

Visiting a Museum can be FREE: Many local libraries offer museum passes to places like the Long Island Children’s Museum, Cradle of Aviation, Children’s Museum of the East End and more. Just be sure to reserve them as far in advance as you can.

Arts & Crafts for FREE!!

Lakeshore Learning offers regular free crafts

Join us every Saturday for free crafts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Michaels offers Free crafts as well

Featured Online Class

Book stores throughout Long Island, including Book Revue in Huntington, Dolphin Bookshop in Port Washington and Barnes & Noble have regularly scheduled free book readings and author signings and more.

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Most of LI’s libraries in Nassau and Suffolk offer free kids programming, so be sure to check in with your library. Call in advance to check availability and reserve your spot.

Ride the Nunley’s Carousel located at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City : At $2 per ride, you can afford to send the little ones on quite a few trips aboard this LI landmark.


Sight Word Apple Mazes

I saw this on Pinterest and thought what a great way to make learning sight words fun!

CLICK HERE for a link to Free Sight Word Apple Mazes.  I can’t wait to print them and try them with my daughter.  Let me know what you think in the comment section of this page.

Free sight word practice pages with an apple theme.:

Whats going on this coming week….

*Sunday, November 6th


Don’t Forget to turn your clocks back 1 Hour this Sunday, November 6th!!!

*Village of Great Neckweb-rest-week-fall-2016

Sunday, November 6th 

Alice in Wonderland: A Social Story @ Syosset Library

An autism-friendly production

Seats can be reserved by phone 516-921-7185 or email beginning October 6 for families with children on the autism spectrum.

 *Tuesday, November 8th 

NO SCHOOL, so Keep your Kid Busy: From 1:30- 2:30 or 3:00 to 4:00 Grades K-4 Chocolate Turkey Cupcakes


Decorate 3 chocolate cupcakes with sprinkles, candy corn and fondant.  Take home your yummy treats in a bakery box.  MUST REGISTER PLEASE CALL 516-938-0077 TO INQUIRE (Preference will be given to POB District Residents, but will welcome others if space is available)

 *Tuesday, November 8th
Children’s Movie: Minions @ Syosset Library
Tuesday, November 08, 2016, 02:30pm – 04:00pm

Rated PG. Runtime: 91 minutes. Children under 8 to be accompanied by an adult. Open seating – first come, first served. Free.

*Friday, November 11th  NO SCHOOL, so Keep your Kid Busy

A Letter to my Hero


Long Island Children’s Museum

11 Davis Ave.
Garden City – 11530 (Map)

Tel: 516-224-5800

Visit Website: Website.

11:00 AM – 01:00 PM

Fri, Nov 11, 2016

Cost: See event description
Join us as we commemorate all the brave men and women that serve our country on a daily basis. Veteran’s Day was once called Armistice Day, when all countries signed the armistice that signaled the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. Help us honor our heroes by sending special letters of thanks.
Ages: 3 and up. Free with museum admission


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM -Comedy Magic Show with Gary The Great

Join us for an amazing and mesmerizing magic extravaganza!  Gary the Great uses the world of magic to create hysterical, engaging entertainment! This high-energy program contains lots of audience participation and lots of laughs.

Bethpage Public Library 47 Powel Avenue Bethpage, NY.  Call 516-931-3907 in case you need to reserve a Spot

Also at POB Library 11:00 AM John Reid Magic Show (Tickets Required) Inquire by calling 516-938-0077)

*Saturday, November 12th @ Local Michaels Stores


*Sunday, November 13th


 Painted Feather Votive @ POB Library 7:00 PM Grades 5-12 Call 516-931-0077 To Inquire about Registration


Candy, candy, candy…..


I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween- now what to do with all that candy!!!  I’m sure most of you would rather not have your child or yourself consume all this candy that was collected, so I saw this article on the internet and thought it had some great ideas and decided to share.

What to do with leftover Halloween Candy – 10 Creative Ideas

  1. Donate:
    Candy can be sent to US soldiers, you can find a list of accepted items here, along with information about where to send the packages. There is also good information about additional items if you’re interested in contributing to care packages for the military.  There is a list of additional donation opportunities below as well!
  2. Baking:
    The holidays are right around the corner and there are tons of yummy cookie, cake and bar recipes that call for candy in the ingredients. Have the kiddos separate the different varieties and you’ll have a start on the next round of treats!
  3. Sell It:
    Many dentists will buy the candy from children and then donate it. If you check here, it will tell you the names and information of dentists in your area that participate in this program.
  4. Trade It (AKA the Switch Witch):
    Kira uses this approach with her kiddos. For 3 days, it’s an all the candy they can eat policy. Then the Halloween Fairy arrives and swaps out all the remaining candy  for a toy of their choosing that costs under $20. She keeps some of the candy for school lunches and desserts at home, and then yes and truly, she tosses out the rest. Otherwise, she would be eating it all.
  5. Gingerbread Houses:
    The more choices the merrier when it comes to creating these holiday houses! Round up a few friends and invite them over to sort through the stash and create gingerbread houses with your family! Another idea would be to partner up with a few parents in your child’s class and organize a gingerbread house making extravaganza instead of  regular holiday party!
  6. Drop Off:
    Local shelters for women and children especially appreciate candy donations around the holidays, as well as home baked goodies. A group of friends and I packaged up several little bags of candy that were placed on each child’s pillow  Christmas Eve.
  7. Learning:
    All those brightly covered wrappers make for some fun sorting & patterning activities! There are some great ideas right here about extending learning and some science explorations via all those Halloween treats!
  8. Crafting:
    You can create some pretty amazing things with candy wrappers: jewelry, purses, bowls and much more! There are great ideas right here and many of them would make fun holiday gifts as well!
  9. Re-Gift:
    Filling up decorated mason jars or holiday themed jars for friends, neighbors, or co-workers can be a good way to rehome that candy around the holidays…you may want to remove the obvious Halloween pieces, though. 😉
  10. Do A Random Act of Kindness:
    Make little bags or packages with thank you tags and leave them for the mail carrier, UPS driver or trash collector. Deliver to the fire or police station, set out in baskets in the waiting rooms at the hospital or the staff lunchroom. Brainstorm with your kids about people who often go without even a thank you that help your family and community, such a simple but meaningful lesson!

Ideas for Donating Leftover Halloween Candy:

Local children’s homes, food pantries, soup kitchens, addiction treatment centers(often those struggling with drug or alcohol abuse use candy to help themselves through withdrawal), Operation Christmas Child, Ronald McDonald House, and local retirement centers.