This weekend…

The weather is going to be beautiful so be sure to go outside and take advantage of the warm weather!!!  Here are a few things that will be happening locally this weekend…..

Children’s Program: Going, Going, Gone

Saturday, June 10, 2017 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Did you know that Jones Beach is the home of several and endangered species? Join us for some indoor and outdoor games as we discover more about the lives of these rare and wonderful creatures.

Phone: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required

Location-Casa De Spin Paint Parlor 81 Grand Avenue
Massapequa, NY – 11758 (Map)

Cost:    $29
DescriptionWALK-IN SPINS! SATURDAY 1PM to 6PM, SUNDAY 2PM to 6PM!  Just swing in and create a beautiful SpinArt Painting on a full size canvas.We’ll show you how!  No art experience needed. Cash or Credit at the door/no reservations. Come alone, with a groovy pal or a fun loving group. Family friendly, all ages welcome!  (Under 7 must have accompanying adult.)  SpinArt Sessions take about an hour. Your giant SpinArt painting will be dry & ready to go home with you.  Awesome Experience! Walking distance from LIRR – Massapequa Station!

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts

2 East Main Street
Smithtown – 11787 (Map)
Tel: 631.724.3700

Visit Website: Website.

Date & Time

02:00 PM

Sat, Jun 10, 2017
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Cost:    $15

The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center

931 Montauk Highway
Oakdale – 11769 (Map)
Tel: 631.218.2810

Visit Website: Website.

Date & Time

11:00 AM

Sat, Jun 10, 2017
Sat, Jun 17, 2017
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
Sat, Jul 08, 2017

Cost:    $12

Woodstock Revival at Old Bethpage
at Old Bethpage Village Restoratio | Sun Jun 11

Location Old Bethpage Village Restoration

1303 Round Swamp Rd, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
NY – 11804 (Map)
Tel: 631-261-2941
Contact Name: Rich Rivkin
Visit Website: Website.

Date & Time

12:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Cost:    $28.50

with Live Music by Wonderous Stories, Half Step, Milagro, Four Way Street, Jellyband
Recreating the Music of Woodstock, plus Live Painting & Exhibiting, Vending, Kids’ Activities, Yoga, Hula Hooping, Massage, Food & Beverage.


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This weekend ….

Kids Workshop: Tic Tac To

June 3rd 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at most Home Depots

Educational & Learning , Recreation & Amusements , Art Classes & Crafting Events , Kids & Family FREE

Kids Workshop: Tic Tac Toe Game

Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can build a wooden tic-tac-toe game to play with family or friends almost anywhere. Once the project is complete, your child can personalize their game board and pieces with paint and stickers. All kids get to keep their project, receive a free certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.

Thu Jun 01 – Sun Jun 04

Carnival at Herricks Community Center |

Herricks Community Center

999 Herricks Road
New Hyde Park – 11040 (Map)

Tel: 866-666-3247

Visit Website: Website.

Date & Time

This family-friendly event features favorite fair food, games and rides for all ages, from whimsical kiddie rides to state-of-the-art thrill rides, along the magical midway.
Admission and parking are free. Unlimited ride wristbands are $25 on Thursday and $30 Friday – Sunday. Ride tickets are also available onsite for $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $50 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. Rides take 3 or more tickets each.
Visit Herricks Community Center Carnival for $5 off ride wristbands and other coupon savings.
Carnival hours are 5 to 11 pm Thursday – Friday and noon to 11 pm Saturday – Sunday.
For more information, call 866-666-3247.

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts

2 East Main Street
Smithtown – 11787 (Map)
Tel: 631.724.3700

Visit Website: Website.

Date & Time

02:00 PM

Sat, Jun 03, 2017
Sat, Jun 10, 2017
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Cost:    $15
DescriptionOne of the biggest pop-culture phenomena in recent memory, High School Musical topped the music charts and broke records within weeks of it’s 2006 Disney Channel premiere. Follow the antics of East High’s most popular student and “the new girl” as they fall in love and audition for the school musical. Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Chad, Taylor and the rest of the gang are all ready to come alive on your stage in this fun-tastic, family-friendly show that only Disney can bring you. So what are you waiting for? Get’cha head in the game!

All Seats: $15

Performance Schedule
April 29th – 2 PM
April 30th – 2 PM
May 6th – 2 PM
May 13th – 2 PM
May 20th – 2 PM
May 27th – 2 PM
June 3rd – 2 PM
June 10th – 2 PM
June 17th – 2 PM

Kids Club at Michaels Craft Stores

Kids Club® Sprout® Flip Book

Date: Saturday, June 3Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pmCost: $2 per project, supplies included.

Spring Break!

For those of you who aren’t going away here are some fun things that will be going on locally:


Monday, April 10th at Paint the Town Studio

Paint The Town Kids Class: Harry Potter!


Paint The Town Studio – Huntington

17 Green Street
Suite 6
Huntington – 11743 (Map)
Tel: 631-683-5788

Visit Website: Website

Monday, April 10th @ Bethpage Library

Wizard Of Oz – Live Theater with The Plaza Theatrical Productions

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Bethpage Public Library
Auditorium & Lobby
With Plaza Theatrical Productions
Monday, April 10 at 2:00 P.M.

For ages 4 and up and their families 
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the library and enjoy a live musical performance of the childhood favorite, Wizard of Oz.  Meet Dorothy, and fall in love with the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion. Enjoy this entertaining show, offering fabulous music, beautiful costumes and loads of fun!  Register from…

Wednesday, April 12th & Thursday, April 13th- FUN with Ceramics @ POB Library

Event Type: Programs for Grades K – 4
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM

 Grades k-4.Children will paint an adorable bumblebee Dress for a mess.

Location: Downstairs Meeting Room A

Thursday, April 13, 2017 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM @ Bethpage Library

Comedy Variety Show with Keith Munslow

Bethpage Public Library
Auditorium & Lobby
With Keith Munslow, Entertainer Extraordinaire
Thursday, April 13 at 2:00 P.M.

For children ages 4 and up with their caregivers.
Don’t miss this entertaining comedy/variety show! Keith Munslow is a multi-talented, award-winning performer, who combines music, storytelling, visual art and improvisation with audience participation. A hilarious show perfect for the whole family!

The Little Gym of Levittown:
Schedule for Camps during Spring Break!

Pricing: Starting at $40 per camp day

Give us a call at (516) 520-4455 to schedule your camp!

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Madagascar – A Musical Adventure

Dates:March 25 – April 30, 2017
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.  Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”


This coming weekend….

Saturday, March 18th- 

Annie Jr.

at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts | Sat Mar 18 – Sat Apr 15


Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts

2 East Main Street
Smithtown – 11787 (Map)
Tel: 631.724.3700

Visit Website: Website.

Date & Time

Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Sun, Mar 19, 2017
Sat, Mar 25, 2017
Sun, Mar 26, 2017
Sat, Apr 01, 2017
…and 9 more dates through Apr 15

Cost:    $15

Family Barn Dance

at Westbury Friends Community Center | Sat Mar 18


Westbury Friends Community Center

550 Post Avenue
Westbury, NY – 11590 (Map)
Tel: 5167464270
Contact Name: Lauren Scott
Visit Website: Website.

Date & Time

07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Sat, Mar 18, 2017

Cost:    $7 adults |  $2 <18
DescriptionBring the whole gang to a dance for all ages–from the little ones to grandparents, teens and everyone in between!   No experience necessary. Our experienced caller, Chart Guthrie will teach each dance, and  the Long Island  Traditional Music Association ( will provide  live heel-kickin’, foot stompin music! . A type of traditional folk dancing similar in some ways to square dancing, but without the ‘twang,’ you are guaranteed to have fun in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.  Light refreshments will be served; snack table donations always appreciated.  $7 adults,  $2 under 18.

Sunday, March 19th 

Sunday @ POB Library 

Event Type: Programs for K – 4th Grade
Date: 3/19/2017
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM

  Grades K and up with accompanying adult (s)As a family you will paint or stencil a white ceramic mus. There are many paint colors and stencils to chose from. Dress for a mess

Location: Downstairs Meeting Room A&B

This weekend….

Friday, March 10th @ POB Library

Family Center Movie:

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Start Time: 6:45 PM
End Time: 8:45 PM

 Ages 3 and up with accompanying adult.Manny the mammoth starts to worry when his daughter, Peaches announces her engagement. Still unlucky in love, Sid the sloth volunteers to plan the couples wedding. Rated PG 100 minutes.

Location: Auditorium-

Lego Creations

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Event Type: Programs for Grades K – 4
Date: 3/10/2017
Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Time: 5:15 PM

 Grades 3 and up. Come into the library and spend some time building with our Legos. Participants will have pictures of their creations displayed on our website.

Location: Downstairs Meeting Room B

Saturday, March 11th-

Saturday @ Michael’s Craft Store 

Kids Club® Fairy House

Date: Saturday, March 11 Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Cost: $2 per project, supplies included

Sunday, March 12th 

@ POB Library Decorated Stenciled Apron

Event Type: Preschool (Ages 3 – 5)
Date: 3/12/2017
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM

 Ages 3-5 with accompanying adult. No 1st Graders. Stencil, stamp or hand paint your canvas apron. Your will have a variety of paint colors to chose from. Dress for a mess.

Location: Downstairs Meeting Room A&B

Princess Visit at Le Play Cafe

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Princess Belle: 3/12 11:00AM – 12:30PM Includes: Sing – a – longs,  a princess story, games, bubbles, princess tattoos, dancing, pizza and a special princess gift.

CLICK HERE for more details


This Weekend…..

Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas Presents Disney Family Favorites Each Weekend in February!

John W. Engeman Theater-250 Main Street Northport – 11768 (Map)

Tel: 631-261-2900
Contact Name: Box Office
Visit Website: Website.

Date & Time

Sat, Feb 11, 2017
Sun, Feb 12, 2017

Cost:    15

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts

2 East Main Street
Smithtown – 11787 (Map)
Tel: 631.724.3700

Visit Website: Website.

This Weekend @ POB Library

Saturday February 11, 2017 11:00 AM @ Barnes & Noble Locations

Join us for Storytime and activities in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Featured titles are The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story and Valentine’s Day Is Cool. Don’t miss out!

The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story

This Weekend @ Michael’s Craft Srore

Kids Club® – Valentine’s Day Cookies

Date: Saturday, February 11Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pmCost: $2 per project, supplies included.Kids

Open House

Free Teen Class

Date: Sunday, February 12Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pmCost: Up to $5Michaels


Join us for a Lakeshore Learning Event!

Great ideas….

Found these Life Hacks on Pinterest and thought i’d share these great ideas

Tension rods as dividers

Storing baking sheets, cutting boards, and sturdy platters upright on kitchen shelves frees space and keeps you from having to lift a heavy stack when you need only one item. Create dividers for them using tension curtain rods. Buy rods to fit the space, and position pairs of them at intervals. Twist to tighten.


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cupcake liner as ice cream bowl

Use Cupcake Liner as Ice Cream Bowl from Real Simple – This will make serving ice cream at birthday parties so much easier.  They will be all set to go, all I have to do is pull them out of the freezer!

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Keep Your Car Tidy, Too

Convert a plastic cereal dispenser into a trash receptacle for your car. You can get one at the DOLLAR STORE!

Fill a couple of ice cube trays with coffee.  Then freeze.  This is so important for full flavored iced coffee and not some watered down half baked attempt!

Leave the rest of the pot of coffee on counter to cool then store in fridge.

Make Coffee Ice Cubes

Use the Space Between Joists from Family Handy Man – this opens up a whole new world of storage!

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A better way to store card games

a better way to store card games

Place a shower curtain rod under the sink to organize cleaner bottles

shower curtain rod under sink to organize bottles

Use Airheads to cutout letters for Birthday cake from Studio DIY – I CANNOT write with those little gel decorator pens – I totally stink at it!  This is absolute genius!!  This will happen!

Airhead letters for birthday cake

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Dollar bill to measure 6 inches from Thread Magazine – I NEVER knew this!  This one will for sure come in handy!



Week of January 23rd…

Wednesday, January 25th @ POB Library

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Event Type: Programs for Grades K – 4
Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Time: 5:30 PM

Description: Grades 3 and up. Calling all Minecraft Players! Come join our Minecraft server and play in “creative mode” while we race to build the biggest building. Participants must bring a laptop or iPad and have a minecraft account or a Minecraft App installed.

Location: Downstairs Meeting Room A&B

Contact: 631-689-5888
Price: $3 per person (reservations are not required)
The Ward Melville Heritage Organization
97 Main St Educational & Cultural Center
Stony Brook, NY 11790

Friday, January 27th @ POB Library

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Event Type: Preschool (Ages 3 – 5)
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM

Description: Ages K and up with adult.Have fun with your family playing bingo. Snacks will be provided.

Location: Downstairs Meeting Room A&B

Shimmer, Shine, Catboy, and Gecko Appearance

All 3 PJ Masks crime fighting superheroes including Cat Boy, Shimmer, Shine and Gecko for a night filled with dancing, bouncing, and activities with the children! The children will be have a chance to dance, take one on one photos, dance some more, and limbo with these 4 loved…

Price: 2 & Up (1 adult incl.): $19.99 2 & Up PLUS (1 adult incl. + $10 game card): $24.99 Member (1 adult incl.): $4.99 Member PLUS (1 adult incl. + $10 game card): $9.99 1 Year Old (1 adult incl.): $9.99 Additional Adult: $4.99 Infant: FREE
Safari Adventure
1074 Pulaski Street Bldg 1, Suite 2
Riverhead, NY 11901

Saturday, January 28th @ POB Library

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Event Type: Infant / Toddler
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 10:45 AM

Description: Ages 12 months to 35 months with accompanying adult and 11:00 AM
to 11:45 AM for Ages 36 months to 5 years.  Enjoy musical warm-ups, obstacle courses, fun inflatables and other fine and gross motor skill activities. Older siblings are welcome but they must be registered. Please wear comfortable clothings

Location: Downstairs Meeting Room A&B

The Snow Queen  @ John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768
Email | Box Office: 631-261-2900 | Administration: 631-261-9700 | Fax: 631-261-2963


Based on the beloved Hans Christian Anderson story, kids of all ages will be delighted by THE SNOW QUEEN, a heartwarming musical tale of friendship, love, and coming of age.

Join Gerda as she sets out to save the boy next door – her best friend Kai – from the icy palace of the Snow Queen.  Along the way Gerda encounters robbers, witches, royalty and a talking crow as her adventures take her closer to saving her friend.

Let’s Build a Snowman Craft Saturday @ Lakeshore Learning

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

Let’s Build a Snowman! Craft

Sunday, January 29th

Berenstain Bears Live! @ Landmark on Main Street-232 Main Street
Port Washington – 11050 (Map)

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Tel: 516-767-1384
Visit Website: Website.

Date & Time: 3:00 PM  Sun, Jan 29, 2017   Cost:    $20 – $23