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We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week.
You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.
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This week we have art museum fun, a friendship building and anti-bullying workshop, a family concert night, back to school crafts and storytime. Check it all out below:
Summer Days at the Nassau County Museum of Art
Where/When: Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn; Friday, Aug. 19 and Saturday, Aug. 20 at 12 p.m.
Why Go: Every day from Tuesday through Saturday this summer, the Nassau County Museum of Art offers an exciting afternoon craft. For children between the ages of 4 and 10, this is a great way to let the kids be a little creative. This “drop-in” program is open to all and no reservations are required.
Pricing: Free with museum admission.
Friendship Adventure with Ronald McDonald: Grades K-4
Where/When: Wantagh Public Library; Friday, Aug. 19 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Why Go: Families are invited to come and see this informative show in anti-bullying, cooperation and friendship. Dr. Michele Borba will lead this fun and active play presentation, which is geared towards families with children in kindergarten through fourth grade
Pricing: Free. Call the Wantagh Library at (516) 221-1200 for additional information.
Concert/Family Movie Night
Where/When: Newbridge Road Park in Bellmore; Friday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Why Go: Grab the whole family and head down to Newbridge Road Park for an evening filled with family fun. “Killer Joe & the Lido Soul Revue” will be hitting the stage for a concert at 6:30 p.m. At 8 p.m., the family movie “Furry Vengeance” will be playing for all to enjoy.
Pack a blanket and get ready to partake in this exciting outdoor event.
Storytime for Children
Where/When: Bellmore Memorial Library; Saturday, Aug. 20 at 11:30 a.m.
Why Go: Enrich your little one with this fun storytime for kids! Meant for those between the ages of three and four, the children will have a chance to listen to a delightful story and interact with peers their age.
Pricing: Free, but registration is required. Please call (516) 785-2990.
Back to School Craft: Collaborative Painting Event
Where/When: Michaels in Levittown, Sunday, Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Why Go: Get the little ones back into a creative mode just in time for school! Those who are ages three and up can make their very own personal masterpiece – something that they will definitely cherish. The perfect way to spend a hot August Sunday afternoon with the whole family.
Pricing: While supplies last.