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Presidents Day 2012: Long Island Events Feb. 20

Presidents Day 2012 Long Island EventsPRESIDENTS DAY, MONDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2012
13 Ways To Celebrate Abe, George And Your Day Off—That Don’t Involve Sleeping

Patriotic Cake @ Huntington Library, 338 Main St., Huntington. 4-5 p.m. Children in grades 1-6 design a tie dye cake with patriotic colors and edible paints.

Abe Lincoln Letter & George Washington @ Vanderbilt Mansion, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. Check out a rare Lincoln letter and an oil portrait of George Washington as part of a mansion tour.


Two American Icons: Abraham Lincoln & Walt Whitman @ Main Street Petite Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. Paintings and drawings by Dan Christoffel inspired by the writings and poetry of these two American icons; Huntington Arts Council presentation.

Flubber Film n’ Fun @ Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. 3 p.m. Learn about sources of “goo” from the ocean and create a slime batch; screening of the Disney film, “Flubber”, snacks provided.

High School Dance Festival @ Hofstra, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead.
Four classes taught by professional choreographers who serve on the Hofstra faculty, teaching modern dance, ballet, jazz and hip hop.

Glamour, Tea, & Mermaids @ LI Puppet Theater, 10 Heitz Place, Hicksville. Dress the kids up in their favorite costumes and take them to this glamorous tea party with Ariel herself at the head of the table.

Behind the Scenes Tours @ LI Aquarium and Exhibition Center, 431 E. Main St., Riverhead. Go behind the scenes of Long Island’s aquarium and see the shark tanks up close.

Comedy Classes @ Behind Bars, 3039 Merrick Rd., Wantagh. $20 session. 7-9 p.m. Amateurs get their funny on, learning the art of improvisation.

Spies! @ Three Village Historical society, 93 N. Country Rd., Setauket. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Docent led, interactive exhibit, hands on activities and computer games about the Revolutionary War spy ring on Long Island.

Delighting in de Kooning @ Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids ages three and up learn about abstract art and what inspired the famous artist with painting and music for inclusion in a museum exhibit.

Presidents Week @ Fire Island Lighthouse, Fire Island. Special activity stations and scavenger hunts for the kids and visit the new Fresnel Lens. Through 2.24.

Wii Game Night @ Long Beach Library, 111 W. Park Ave., Long Beach. Play Wii games up at the library.

Victorian Tea Party @ Walt Whitman Birthplace, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station. This fun and informative program includes role-playing while teaching social skills, self-esteem and confidence for children ages 5 to 8. 2 p.m.

Holiday Discovery Camp @ Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown. Hands on activities, crafts and adventures.

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