Children visiting Long Island Children’s Museum this week will have the chance to work alongside visual and performing artists and take part in science and engineering challenges. Visitors can also take part in culinary, literacy and music programs every week at LICM.
Program Schedule – August 15-21, 2016
Photo Transfers with Sandra and Andy
Monday, Aug. 15 through Friday, Aug. 19, at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Become inspired by artist Sandra Carrion’s photographs and the work of Andy Warhol as you learn how to create your own photo transfer! Transform black and white images with color using a variety of materials to create your very own pop art poster. This series is supported in part with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Ages: 5 and up. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 for LICM members).
So You Wanna Be a Puppeteer: Learning the Skills of Hand Puppets
Session 2: Monday, Aug. 15 through Thursday, Aug. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to noon
Calling all puppet fans, theater-goers and kids with imagination! The Long Island Children’s Museum Theater will be hosting summer sessions to introduce kids to one of the many styles of puppetry: the moving mouth hand puppet. During a four- day workshop, children will be guided by LICM Theater’s Puppeteer-in-Residence, Austin M. Costello (BFA Puppet Arts, The University of Connecticut), and learn how puppets can be used as a tool for expression and storytelling.
Our new puppeteers will be trained by a professional in the field and develop an understanding of how to perform in a basic live production using Muppet-style puppets. After this workshop, puppets will be popping up in school projects and in imaginative play at home!
Ages: 7 and up. Series Fee: $50 per student per week.
Calling Young Scientists!
Monday, Aug, 15, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Young scientists will dig into learning all about owls as they find bones and dissect an owl pellet. Get to the root of how owls eat, hunt and ingest food, and discover the answers to many questions.
Ages: 5 and up. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members).
stART (Story + Art)
Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 1 to 1:30 p.m.
Join us each week as we read childhood classics and introduce new favorites; followed by literature-inspired activities and crafts.
Ages 3 to 5. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members).
Music and Movement
Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to noon and Friday, August 12, from 1 to 1:30 p.m.
Join us for a musical morning that gets little bodies moving; pick up a musical instrument and add your voice to our sing along songs session.
Ages: 5 and under. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members).
Thursday, Aug. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Calling all castle builders! Come work cooperatively to build a KEVA castle using a variety of fun and interesting materials. Design and plan as you experiment with the physical forces at work and create the ultimate castle for your royal court characters.
All ages. Free with museum admission.
Kids in the Kitchen (Family Series)
Friday, Aug. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to noon
Calling all junior chefs! Have fun creating nutritious, simple dishes that will inspire kids and adults to get cooking together. Create tasty treats, take home recipes and enjoy your yummy creations at the end of each class.
Ages: 3-8. Material fee: $5 ($4 LICM members).
National Circus Project
Friday, Aug. 19, at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
National Circus Project, Long Island’s own center for professional circus performers and educators, will be back again this summer to share all the fun of the circus arts. Meet one of the talented performers for a Solo Circus showcasing a variety of circus skills, including juggling, stilts, unicycles and clowning.
Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $5 with museum admission ($4 LICM members), $10 theater only.
Plaza Theatrical presents Disney’s Aladdin JR
Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 21, at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Get ready to take a soaring ride on a flying carpet filled with romance and adventure at the LICM Theater. When the street urchin Aladdin vies for the attention of the beautiful princess Jasmine, he uses a genie’s magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin Jr., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love. This live theater production is based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice.
Ages: 5 and up. Fee: $12 per seat with museum admission ($10 per seat for LICM members). Tickets available through Plaza Theatrical at plazatheatrical.com or by calling 516-599-6870.
Traveling Exhibit – The Art of Andy Warhol
Through Sunday, September 4
Combining history, creativity and the visual arts into one exhibit, visitors will explore the silkscreen process from beginning to end and learn about a leading figure of the “pop-art” movement, which began in the 1950s. Step into a working silkscreen studio, similar to Warhol’s “Factory”; create an original piece of art; dress up like the characters seen in Warhol paintings and play with toys like those collected by the artist. Original artwork featured in the exhibit is from Warhol’s Myth Series; including characters familiar to children such as Mickey Mouse, Santa Claus, the Wicked Witch of the West and Uncle Sam.
Weeklong artist-in-residence programs will supplement the exhibit experience. Sandra Carrion and Keith Gamache will lead hands-on public workshops and take part in a joint art exhibition at the Museum.
This exhibition has been organized by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. This project is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Local exhibit support provided by Astoria Bank.
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: Open Daily (July 5-Sept. 4) from 10 am. to 5 p.m.
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.