Monday, December 5, 2011

LI Children's Museum Celebrates Holiday Season with Cultural Workshops...


Garden City – The holiday season is once again upon us and the Long Island Children’s Museum is celebrating with a series of themed workshops. Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza take center stage as visitors learn the history and traditions behind each of the holidays and then create a craft to take home to continue the celebration.

Festival of Lights!
Sunday, December 11 from 1-3 p.m.

Join LICM in celebrating Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights!  Learn about the history and traditions of this festive holiday and why people light candles on a menorah. Make your own hand-painted wooden spool menorah to treasure year after year!
Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members).

Trimming the Tree
Saturday, December 17 from 1-3 p.m.

Why do some families hang ornaments on a tree? For many people trimming the Christmas tree is a special tradition that goes back hundreds of years. Join us as we learn about why some families decorate a tree and Christmas ornaments from around the world. Experience some of these age old traditions and create a unique hand-painted glass ornament to treasure for years to come.
Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members).

Celebrating Kwanzaa
Tuesday, December 27 from 1-3 p.m.

Do you like week-long celebrations? Kwanzaa is the time when many African American families get together to give thanks, and to enjoy the blessings of family. Join Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and LICM as we explore this unique holiday that celebrates African American culture.  Get hands-on as we learn about the rich traditions and the meaning behind Kwanzaa then make your own Kinara to take home.
Ages: 3 and up. 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. Under 1 year old FREE. $10 seniors. Additional fees for theater and special programs may apply. For additional information, contact 516-224-5800 or visit


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