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New Traveling Exhibit-“Framed: Step into Art” June 15 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,” This imaginative and interactive exhibit is sure to bring out the inner artist in everyone! Uncover an artistic side through a number of creative activities, including: explore Grant Wood’s “Dinner for Threshers” firsthand 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. All ages. Free with museum admission. 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. Under a year, free. $10 seniors. Additional fees for theater and special programs may apply. For additional information, contact 224-5800 or visit www.licm.org. Upcoming events at the Long Island Children’s Museum include: Early Childhood Programs stART (Story plus Art): Tuesday to Friday from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Music and Movement: Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Messy Afternoons: Saturday, Sunday, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members).
At Long Island Children’s Museum and again on June 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. a chance to create your own one-of-a-kind picture frame as we welcome our newest traveling exhibit “Framed: Step into Art.” Bring out your inner artist as you experiment with a variety of exciting materials to make a creative masterpiece for your dad or someone special in your life. All ages. Free with museum admission.
At 8 p.m. there will be a Ceili at the Irish American Society, 297 Willis Avenue, Mineola with music by Pete Kelly and The Premier Ceili Band.
Manor Oaks School, 1950 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park, will hold its moving-up day at 9 a.m. At this event the students in the sixth grade will “move up” to New Hyde Park Memorial High School.
Garden City Park School, 51 Central Avenue, Garden City Park, will hold its moving-up day at 9 a.m. At this event the students in the sixth grade will “move up” to New Hyde Park Memorial High School.
The next meeting of the New Hyde Park Village Board will be held at 8 p.m. at village hall corner of New Hyde Park Road and Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park. Please note: New Hyde Park Village will only hold one meeting a month during the summer months.
New Hyde Park Road School, 300 New Hyde Park Road, will hold its moving-up day at 9 a.m. At this event the students in the sixth grade will “move up” to New Hyde Park Memorial High School.
The New Hyde Park Village will hold its first concert in the park for the season featuring an Elvis Tribute featuring Anthony Liguori, Jr. at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Maspeth Bank. Just bring a chair or blanket. Memorial Park is located on Lincoln Boulevard and Wilton Street.
Herricks High School will hold its graduation on the Herricks High School football field at 6 p.m., 100 Shelter Rock Road, New Hyde Park.
The Irish American Society will hold a Newbridge Jewelry Party at 7 p.m. at 297 Willis Avenue, Mineola. Admission is free.
The Irish American Society, 297 Willis Avenue, Mineola, will hold a dance at 8:30 p.m. with music by Mary G & The Shamrocks. Admission is $20 per person.
The 5K and 2 mile courses will be changed this year. Both will end at the corner of Wilton Street and Albert Street alongside Memorial Park. Start time is at 9:30 a.m. for the 5K Run and at 9:35 a.m. for the fun-run and they will start from the New Hyde Park Funeral Home, 506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park. For all participants, a free BBQ with refreshments is offered. Non-participants may purchase BBQ tickets for $5 each, online. All proceeds will be donated to Ronald McDonald House, New Hyde Park.
The New Hyde Park Memorial High School graduation will be held at 1 p.m. at Hofstra University.
The Herricks School Board will hold its regular meeting at 7:15 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park.
Williston Park will hold a concert by Phil Amarante at 7 p.m. at the Gazebo, corner of Hillside Avenue and Concord Avenue, Williston Park.
Williston Park will hold a concert by Elliot Goldberg at 7 p.m. at the Gazebo, corner of Hillside and Concord Avenues, Williston Park.
The Williston Park Pool will open for seven days a week. Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. 11 a.m to 9 p.m; Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pool Office open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For further information, please call 741-3733.
The Nassau Pops will hold its Annual Concert at 8 p.m. at the Cross Street School field, corner of Cross Street and Winthrop Street, Williston Park.
Williston Park will hold a concert by Mid-Island Chapter at 7 p.m. at the Gazebo, corner of Hillside and Concord Avenues, Williston Park.
John Hayes, the dynamic director and producer wife Carol are set to produce yet another marvelous musical for Summer Stage, South Pacific. Mega-talented Barbara Murphy will be the choreographer for this production. Show Dates in St. Aidan Kirwin Hall, adjacent to St. Aidan Church on Willis Avenue are: Friday, August 17 at 8 p.m., Saturday, August 18 at 8 p.m., Sunday, August 19 at 2 p.m. Also needed are volunteers to help behind the scenes. For a fun-filled summer. please join the St. Aidan Summer Stage. Come enjoy the show in the newly air-conditioned hall. For further information, please call Father Tom Tassone at 746-6585, ext. 9106.