Looking for a fun and exciting class for kids? Look no further than local retail stores. Many offer several kids classes a month. Parents, be sure to check the local stores’ websites for classes and times as they may vary by location.
A.C. Moore offers kids arts and crafts classes on Saturday afternoons. Open the website link below and click on the “Click Here for this months event” link for current offerings.
Where: 157 Glen Cove Road, Carle Place, NY 11514
Contact info: (516) 294-8401
Where: 359 Nesconset Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Contact info: (631) 360-6667
Where: 5801 Sunrise Highway # 1, Holbrook, NY 11741
Contact info: (631) 567-3821
Apple offers free youth workshops. Participants can compose a song in GarageBand, build a photo album, or create a compelling Keynote presentation. Kids ages 6 to 13 will work together to hone their Mac skills and use iLife and iWork applications to complete exciting projects.
Where: 518 Smith Haven Mall Lake Grove, NY 11755
Contact info: (631) 982-2500
Where: 160 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station NY 11746
Contact info: (631) 760-0160
Where: 1900 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset NY 11030
Contact info: (516) 734-2420
Where: 630 Old Country Road #1121b, Garden City NY 11530
Contact info: (516) 248-3347
Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble offers several kids events a month including storytime and crafts. Visit the website for schedules as there are multiple locations in Long Island, and each may offer different classes.
The Disney Store hosts many fun kids events a month. Kids may hear a story or find themselves in the middle of a dance party. Make some magic and memories at the Disney Store.
Where: 630 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY 11530
Contact info: (516) 739-0072
Where: 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY 11755
Contact info: (631) 724-4509
Build. Learn. Create. Have fun with Kids Workshops. These are free hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 and are offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their crafts and will receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Visit the website as there are multiple locations in Long Island.
Lakeshore Learning Store
Visit a local Lakeshore Learning Store for free Kids Crafts every Saturday from 11-3.
Where: 2079 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park NY 11040
Contact info: (516) 616-9360
Lowes Build and Grow Kids Clinics
Lowes offers free kids clinics several Saturdays a month. Visit the website for the current class schedule and to find locations as there are many in Long Island.
Michaels offers arts and craft classes for kids including scrapbooking, cake decorating, jewelry making, and much more. Be sure to check the website for dates and pricing. Visit the website as there are multiple locations in Long Island.
Pottery Barn Kids
Pottery Barn Kids offers several fun and educational kids events per month. Be sure to check the upcoming class schedule.
Where: 630 Old Country Road #2084b, Garden City NY 11530
Contact info: (516) 739-2688
Toys R Us
Toys R Us holds fun and exciting events for kids. Kids may just play an exciting game or have a play date with their favorite character. Visit the website as there are multiple locations in Long Island.
Whole Foods provides a great variety of events aimed at improving kids health such as yoga and storytime. Check the website for events held at specific stores ans they may vary.
Where: 120 New Moriches Road, Lake Grove, NY 11755
Contact info: (631) 588-1466
Where: 2101 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset, NY 11030
Contact info: (516) 869-8900
By Tara Arichabala