Celebrate the End of Summer at LICM

Activities galore now through Sunday.

The following was provided by the Long Island Children's Museum.

The end of summer is quickly coming and the Long Island Children’s Museum (LICM) is celebrating with a slew of activities. (Please note the museum is closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day and Sept. 4-14 for its annual fall fix-up.)

Music and Movement with Special Guest Louie Miranda

Friday, Aug. 31 at 11:30 a.m. Music and Movement is one of the most popular early childhood programs at LICM. This summer we are going to expand into the LICM Theater with some special guests helping out Ms. Ashley. Welcome two of our favorite artists Louie Miranda and Darlene Graham for this fun new program. Space is limited for these special performances. Tickets can be obtained at the LICM Box Office on a first come, first serve basis. Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members), $10 theater only.

Traveling Exhibit - Framed: Step into Art™

Through Sept. 2. Enter the framework of famous paintings, arrange works of art into your own art gallery, create a chalk wall mural, and experience art like never before in Framed: Step into Art. This imaginative and interactive exhibit is sure to bring out the inner artist in everyone!

Uncover your artistic side through a number of creative activities, including:

  • Explore Grant Wood's Dinner for Threshers first hand and sit down for some home cooking before heading to the barn to check on the farm animals.
  • Travel back to the Canadian Rockies in 1916 and discovering camping gear like John Singer Sargent would have used.
  • Ride Clementine Hunter's Big Chicken and helping complete Diego Rivera's mural Corn Festival.
  • View original and famous parodies of “Mona Lisa;” create your own version of Mona Lisa's enigmatic expression
  • Be the Artist by creating your own wall mural with chalk and Create Your Own Gallery by arranging works of art in frames.
  • Embark on an “art hunt” and record your responses to the art at a talk back computer station.

Framed: Step into Art™ was created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum. This exhibit is made possible by Astoria Federal Savings. All ages. Free with museum admission.

KaleidoZone: Everybody Needs Someone, The Aging-Out of Foster Care Project

Through Sept. 2. Explore a collection of black and white and color photographs giving an intimate look at struggles and triumphs of daily life for young people as they transition from foster care into independent lives. Through thought provoking questions and statements accompanying the photos, visitors will be introduced to life after foster care.

Professional photographers, writers and reporters from the New York area team up with SalaamGarageNYC to present Everybody Needs Someone, The Aging-Out of Foster Care Project. This humanitarian media project shares the stories of 15 young adults who have recently aged out the foster care system in New York City, Nassau and Suffolk counties. For more information visit www.local.salaamgarage.com. All ages. Free with museum admission.

Early Childhood Programs

  • stART (Story + Art): Tuesday to Friday from 1-1:30 p.m. †
  • Music and Movement: Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. -12 p.m. †
  • Messy Afternoons: Saturday,-Sunday, from 3:30-5 p.m.

†Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members). 

All activities will be held at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum admission: $11 for adults and children over 1 year old, $10 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.