My kids went back to school last week – for one day. Our district came back Thursday and then we had a snow day Friday. My kids were totally psyched, especially my son because he got a snow day for his birthday! I tried to think as a kid what could be better than that, and I came up with pretty much nothing.
As excited as they were on Friday, that’s how NOT excited they are to be going back to school this week. I have to say, it’s been pretty nice to be back in that vacation groove – no strict bedtimes, no homework, no projects, no shuttling back and forth between activities, no making lunches. But, we’re back in full swing this week.
Not sure what to do locally with the kids this month? Here are some great choices.
- Through January 12 – Not really Long Island, but this looked really cool and Queens is close enough. The New York Hall of Science is hosting Gingerbread Lane, a 1.5 ton, 300 square foot village made entirely of gingerbread, royal icing and candy. These homemade gingerbread houses were drafted, designed, baked, planned, built and decorated by chef Jon Lovitch over the course of an entire year. Extend your holiday season a little longer by taking the kids to check this out. Admission to the exhibit is free with paid NYSCI admission.
- January 9 through January 12 – Nassau Coliseum is hosting Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic. This was a favorite of my kids when they were small, the expressions on their faces when they saw their favorite characters right in front of them was priceless.
- January 11 -Attention kids, if you are between the ages of 4 and 10, bring an adult with you to check out some cool art and create your own. Second Saturdays at the Hofstra University Museum is $5/child, free for the adult with them.
- January 19 – Attention all basketball fans – join Jagger and Ethan for their 1st Annual Basketball Clinic from 130-330pm for kids ages 6 through 13 at the Sid Jacobson JCC in East Hills. The fee for the clinic is $20 per child, but FREE for children who suffer from Crohn’s or Colitis. Drinks and snacks will be provided and all proceeds will be donated to The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.
- January 20 – Kids are off from school today! Check out open plays at Bouncers & Slydos and Pump it Up.
- January 24 – Author James Perez will be signing his debut fantasy adventure novel, Maia and Icarus, at Book Revue in Huntington. Maia and Icarus tells the story of a Long Island middle school student who reluctantly answers a call to adventure. All author proceeds go to benefit global literacy organizations, Room to Read.
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