LICM Welcomes Back Fan Favorite

Posted by Big Rat on Campus on Aug 3, 2012 in Rat News | Subscribe

Louie Miranda is back on the LICM Theater stage getting everyone up and dancing
Louie Miranda is back on the LICM Theater stage getting everyone up and dancing
Our good friend Louie Miranda is back in the LICM Theater and is ready to get everyone singing and dancing. His bi-lingual show is great for all ages … parents love it too! His shows are always a big hit so be sure to get your tickets!

Program and Performance Schedule – August 13-19

Green Teens

Monday, August 13 through Friday, August 17 from 2-4 p.m.

Join us in Our Backyard as we discover new ways to explore our natural world. Each week our Green Teens will lead visitors through an activity, craft or game with a different nature-related theme. This week visitor will explore the world of bugs… then create their own. This program is made possible by a generous grant from National Grid and is recognized as a Youth Inspired Program by the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC). Green Teens is an environmental education program that trains high school students to become outdoor educators.

Watch a live dissection of owl pellets by an animal expert and examine your own!
Watch a live dissection of owl pellets by an animal expert and examine your own!
All ages. Free with museum admission.

High Flying Fun

Monday, August 13 through Friday, August 17 from 1-4 p.m.

Kites have been around for thousands of years and they have been used as an educational tool around the world. Join us for some aerodynamic fun and a unique workshop as you design your own kite using bright paint and other exciting materials. Fly your kite and enjoy a high flying summer afternoon with your family.

Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members)

Rat Recreation

Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 14 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Find out what happens when Pinkalicious eats one too many cupcakes
Find out what happens when Pinkalicious eats one too many cupcakes
Meet LICM’s “rat pack” in the Feasts for Beasts gallery. Join us as we explore fascinating facts about rats and how we care for these pets. Using your creativity and a variety of fun materials, help us create fun and simple toys to entertain our pet rats throughout the year.

Ages: 3 and up. Free with museum admission

Stamp It!

Wednesday, August 15 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Stamps have been used for many centuries to create memorable marks, from large widescale businesses to the occasional hobbyist. Follow the legacy of stamps throughout history, learn about using positive and negative spaces, and experiment with different materials to craft your own artistic stamp.

Ages: 5 and up. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members)

Music and Movement with Special Guest- Louie Miranda

Join us in Our Backyard as we discover new ways to explore our natural world. Each week our Green Teens will lead visitors through an activity, craft or game with a different nature-related theme
Join us in Our Backyard as we discover new ways to explore our natural world. Each week our Green Teens will lead visitors through an activity, craft or game with a different nature-related theme
Friday, August 17 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

El Louie Show

Friday, August 17 and 31 at 1:30 p.m.

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(tm)
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(tm)
Louie Miranda is back on the LICM Theater stage getting everyone up and dancing. This multilingual performance is sure to delight both kids and their adults. With guitar in hand, Louie includes everyone in his performances and is sure to make you twist and shout!

All Ages. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members), $10 theater only

Hoot Roots

Friday, August 17 at 1 p.m.

Get to the root of how owls eat, hunt and ingest food. Inspired by our Feasts for Beasts gallery, we will explore the fascinating digestive process of owls and discover the answers to these questions. Watch a live dissection of owl pellets by an animal expert and examine your own!

Ages: 5 and up. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members)

Plaza Theatrical Productions presents Pinkalicious

Saturday, August 18 at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.

Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. To purchase tickets please call Plaza Theatrical Productions at (516)599-6870. Tickets are not available for purchase at LICM.

Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $12 ($10 LICM members)

Traveling Exhibit – Framed: Step into Art(tm)

Through September 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(tm). 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(tm) 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

June 16 – September 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.

Community Gallery

July 9 – August 31

Stop by the Community Gallery and celebrate family! Visit a wall sized, multi-family photo album created from photographs taken during photo workshops held at LICM.

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. -12:00 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, NY. 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.

Article source: http://www.gcnews.com/news/2012-08-03/Community/LICM_Welcomes_Back_Fan_Favorite.html

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