Here we are already- MLK weekend is upon us and many of us are staring at a three day weekend. Will you be staycationers or are you heading out of town? For those of you sticking around GC, here are a few ideas to get your long weekend off to a good start.
Saturday, Sunday and Monday- Enjoy the Arcade Age at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. Explore the short history of video arcade games through exhibitry and game play. With three daily sessions available (11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm) your 90 minute free play, timed-ticket for the Arcade Age exhibit also includes full access to the Cradle of Aviation galleries. For the 3:30pm session, arrive early to enjoy the galleries as they close promptly at 5pm.
Saturday, Sunday and Monday- Hofstra University’s Explorer Family Backpacks continues. Enjoy beautiful works of art and create your own to bring home. Ages 5-10. 10am-5pm. Cost: free. Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead.
Saturday- Flying Model Contest at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City- Free with museum admission, participants (grades 3-5 ONLY) will form teams of three and together build their model airplane. A construction and aeronautics workshop, under the guidance of museum docents and members of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will offer guidance and support to get the planes ready for the contest. Pre-Registration is required. 9am-2pm
Sunday- Stop at Hicks for the Children’s Workshop. This weekend’s participants will learn how to create a pinecone bird feeder. Cost: $5. Ages 4-12. 11am-4pm. $5 + tax p/p. Jericho Tpke, Westbury
Sunday- Adelphi’s Photography Annual 2016 exhibit opens today and runs until August 14th. This exhibit showcases a variety of themes and motifs created by Adelphi University photography students. AU Performing Arts Center Gallery, 9am-9pm.
Saturday- Adelphi University welcomes back world-renowned concert pianist Philip Edward Fisher to the Westermann Stage of Concert Hall. The centerpiece of this performance will be all four of Chopin’s beloved Ballades. 4pm. $30 adults. $25 seniors.
Monday- Looking for a drop off activity for the kids? Camp Pump It Up at Pump It Up of Greatneck. $30 per session. AM session 9-12, PM session 12-3pm. 516-466-7867. 225 Community Drive, Great Neck