★ ★ ★ ★CLICK HERE to see our MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS ★ ★ ★ ★


By Visited 640 times , 4 Visits today

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


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

Get Direction View Large Map


School’s out and families are looking for fun activities that everyone can enjoy. Long Island Children’s Museum has filled its program calendar with activities and performances that will keep everyone entertained and inspired and banish the dreaded “I’m bored” blues.

Program Schedule –April 10-16, 2017

Line Up for Willem de Kooning
Monday, April 10 through Friday, April 14 at 11 a.m.1 and 3 p.m.
Can a painting move? Can lines take you on a journey? Join us as we make creations inspired by the life and work of Willem de Kooning! Using a variety of materials, explore how lines create energy within a composition and take us on a visual trip.  Artwork create in this workshop will become part of the Museum’s annual “Dedicated to de Kooning exhibit. This workshop is funded by The Willem de Kooning Foundation.
Ages:  3 and up. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members).

“Red Riding Hood” – Return Engagement
Book by Mike Kenny and music by Julian Butler 
Monday, April 10 through Wednesday, April 12 at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. 
Two siblings on a sleepover at their grandmother’s house have trouble falling asleep. To pass the time, they decide to act out their favorite story with items found in their grandmother’s attic. Soon what’s real and what’s imagined begin to blur, and the children find themselves in the deep dark woods with a wolf tracking them down.  Experience this innovative musical that offers an interactive take on a classic tale.
Red Riding Hood was originally produced by Engine House Theatre and Lakeside Theatre, UK in 2011. This play is presented by permission of Plays for Young Audiences, A Partnership of Seattle Children’s Theatre and Children’s Theatre Company – Minneapolis.
Ages: 5 and up.  Fee: $9 with museum Admission ($7LICM members), $12 theater only.

Treehouse Shakers present “Olive & Pearl”
Thursday, April 13 and Friday, April 14 at 11:30 a.m.
In this specifically created production for the very young child (ages 2-5), you’ll meet Olive, a young girl who is lovingly being raised by her Granny.   Throughout their day Granny builds fires, warms tea, makes meals and has a comforting lap with safe arms to rock Olive to sleep.  The characters play fairy house, go on an imaginary journey to the moon and learn the jig.
In this intimate show, audiences sit within Olive and Pearl’s home, which is made out of a dome of soft felts, crocheted squares and colorful fabrics. Metaphors of home are woven throughout the set and story.  The moon, which is an elegantly carved wooden puppet, plays a significant role within the home, moving throughout its phases. Audiences feel different textures, smell rich aromas, and actively participate in movements. Magical, visual, stimulating, and oftentimes funny, Olive & Pearl is a supportive performance for the very young and grandmothers too.
This event is made possible in part by the New York State Presenters Network Presenter Artist Partnership Project, made possible through a regrant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a stage agency with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature (include NYSCA logo).
Ages: 2 and up.  Fee: $9 with museum admission ($7 LICM members), $12 theater only.

Olive & Pearl – Sharing you Family Stories
Thursday, April 13 and Friday, April 14 at 1:30 p.m.
Join us after the play” Olive & Pearl” for a storytelling workshop specifically created for the young child (ages 4 and up) and their adult. The emphasis is a child and adult experience as you create your own story to share with the rest of your loved ones.  The workshop will be conducted by LICM staff who have been trained by the creators of “Olive and Pearl.”
Ages: 4 and up. Fee: $9 with museum admission ($7 LICM members), $12 theater only.  (Free for ticketholders of that day’s performance of “Olive & Pearl”; request workshop ticket at box office.)

Eggsactly It!
Saturday, April 15 at 2 p.m.
Many different cultures around the world have their own traditions of decorating Easter eggs. This year, commemorate the Easter holiday by embellishing your own egg using the method of decoupage, the art of decorating with paper cut-outs.
Ages: 5 and up.  Fee:  $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members).

KaleidoZone – Javaka Steptoe: Radiant Child

Through Sunday, May 14
In this exhibit, artist and illustrator Javaka Steptoe tells the story of an artist who has inspired him, Jean-Michel Basquiat. Like Steptoe, Basquiat was raised in New York City, where art became his outlet and earned him worldwide attention.   The artwork featured in this exhibit are illustrations from the book Steptoe authored about Basquiat of the same name.  The book won the 2017 Caldecott Medal, honoring “the most distinguished American picture book for children, as well as the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award, which recognizes “an African American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults.” Steptoe’s exhibition combines traditional illustration techniques with unusual material choices to create exciting multi-layered images that capture the life of a dynamic artist.
All ages. Free with museum admission.

KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature
Through Sunday, May 7, 2017
Families are encouraged to embrace their inner zany genius while exploring what these behaviors can teach about science, engineering, math, and literacy.  Jump into STEM as you pull a tablecloth out from under a place setting to learn about inertia, build a boomerang as an introduction to aerodynamics, and fold paper rings to explore geometry.
Amazingly Immature encourages communication and learning through laughter, play, comedy and memories of different generations’ childhood hijinks.

In this exhibit visitors of all ages learn important life-long lessons:

    • We naturally use science, engineering, and math ideas and skills for fun
    • We express our creativity through silly/immature behaviors
    • Goofiness always has a place in our lives, even beyond childhood
    • It takes time to master new skills, some longer than othersWe are always learning

All ages.  Free with museum admission.

All activities will be held at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 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.




Organized by :  Long Island Children’s Museum Organizer's Address : 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY Website :

About the Organizers :

Event categories: Exhibitions, Family, Theater, and Workshops/Classes.Event tags: Art, Crafts, Family/Kids, Interactive, Mixed Media, Museum, Nassau, Painting, Theater, Tour, and Workshop.

Your Review

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Related Events