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This WEEK at LICM: LEARN THROUGH PLAY – MAY 16 – 21 – Cupcakes & Cocktails Fundraiser – May 18

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Start Date: May 16, 2017
End Date: May 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm


Location: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530

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Generations of children … and adults have fallen under the spell of Dorothy’s trip down the Yellowbrick road to reach the Emerald City.  The LICM Theater brings a clever new adaptation of this story to life in a production where the audience becomes part of the show and helps tells this enduring tale.  “Journey to Oz” will take up residency for a four-week run.

Note:  LICM will be closed to the public on Thursday, May 18 for its annual fundraiser, “Cupcakes & Cocktails.”

Program Schedule – May 16-21, 2017

“Journey to Oz”
Written and Directed by Christopher Parks, Experiential Theater Company
Based on the work of author L. Frank Baum and Illustrator W. W. Denslow
Friday, May 19 at 10:15 a.m. and noon
Saturday, May 20 at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. 
Inspired by L. Frank Baum’s original stories, this clever adaptation puts the audience front and center — really! In this fantastic new adaptation, you are invited to go to Oz with Dorothy or be Dorothy. Audience members become part of the cast in this interactive production; singing, dancing and acting alongside professional actors. Children learn the art of storytelling while creating, analyzing and participating in the performance. When the cyclone comes, the entire theater enters the eye of the storm with whisking lights and exciting music created by lauded composer, Josh Totora. Children meet and help the scarecrow, the tin woodman, and citizens of the Emerald City and help the Witch of the West with her makeup. Come see Journey to Oz and find out why there’s no place like home!
Fee: $9 with museum Admission ($7LICM members), $12 theater only.

stART (Story + Art)
Tuesday, May 16  from 11:30 a.m. – noon.
Join us each week as we read childhood classics and introduce new favorites; followed by a take-home, book-inspired craft.  This week we will be reading “The Tiny Seed” by Eric Carle. Follow a tiny seed as it develops into a beautiful flower, despite the many challenges it encounters. After the story create an Eric Carle-inspired collage of a bright, blooming flower to take home!
Ages: 3-5.  Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members).

Cute as a Button Flowers
Tuesday, May 16, Wednesday, May 17 and Friday, May 19 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
May flowers are blooming in the Museum this month! Join us and create your own colorful, cute-as-a-button flower!
Ages: 3 and up. Free with museum admission.

Music and Movement
Wednesday, May 17 from 11:30 a.m. – noon
Enjoy creative movement exercises and interactive sing-alongs that get little bodies moving to the rhythm.
Ages: 5 and under. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members).

Richard J. Daly

Special Event – 15th Annual Cupcakes & Cocktails
Thursday, May 18 from 7 to 11 p.m.
Join LICM for a flavor-filled evening that will elevate spirits, extend community involvement and raise funds to support museum-based educational programs, cultural experiences, and outreach expansion across the region.
Rich Daly, President & CEO Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., will be honored at this year’s Cupcakes & Cocktails fundraiser for his contributions to better the lives of Long Island families. Debby and Scott Rechler and Olga and George Tsunis are serving as Co-chairs for the single most important fundraising event the Museum holds annually.

The event is for “big kids” only in their favorite cocktail attire.  This event is the Museum’s major fundraising effort of the year.  Supporting the Children’s Museum today is an important investment in your community’s future.

For more information or to purchase event tickets visit . Tickets: $350/person.

Kids in the Kitchen
Friday, May 19 from 11:30 a.m. – noon
Little chefs use real cooking tools (with some help from adults) as we make easy, yummy, kid-friendly snacks from start to finish. As they make their treat, kids gain experience measuring ingredients, following directions and building their vocabulary.   This week we’re making S’mores Popcorn Balls.  (Allergy note: ingredients contain wheat, dairy, and gelatin.)
Ages: 3-5. Fee: $5 with museum admission ($4 LICM members).

Out of This World!
Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Take a trip out of this world as the Green Teens explore space and the galaxy. Discover the secrets of the solar system and imagine what lies beyond our planet! This program is made possible with the support of National Grid.
Ages: 3 and up. Free with museum admission.

Messy Afternoon
Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 from 3:30-5 p.m.
We’ll be up to our elbows in oobleck, clean mud and slime … and we hope you’ll join us for the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after.  Except us!
Ages: 18 months – 4 years. Free with museum admission.

Witches and Wizards
Sunday, May 21 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Witches and wizards, oh my! In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy meets some magical friends, like Glinda the Good and the Wizard of Oz. Celebrate the enchanting adventure of L. Frank Baum’s famous book by watching Journey to Oz*, in the LICM Theater. Then drop by and make your own witch or wizard’s wand for your own adventure! Choose from sparkly gold like the color of the Brick Road, or shiny silver like the color of Dorothy’s shoes in the original story!
Ages: 3 and up. Free with museum admission.

All activities will be held at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY. For the safety of our visitors, Adults are not permitted in the Museum without children; all Museum visitors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Museum Hours:  Tuesday-Sunday from 10 am.-5 p.m. and most school holidays. Museum admission: $13 for adults and children over 1 year old, $12 seniors, FREE to museum members and children under 1 year old. Additional fees for theater and special programs may apply. For additional information, contact 516-224-5800.



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