Arts & Entertainment in West Islip

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Established: 1995

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular offering: No-sewing home projects shown one on one

Pro Tip: Bring a sample color so our experts can coordinate your fabrics or colors.

Good for Kids: Yes

Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

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6003 Jericho Tpke
Commack,
NY
US

Diane Garetano's school—whose curriculum covers piano as well as other instruments—was an immediate success in the first year. She was renting space to accommodate her ever-expanding student body and the pianos that kept sprouting extra keys. Today, The Piano Studio for Kids imparts instrument skills at two locations. The school also has evolved in terms of technique, with instructors now incorporating even more methods built on fun, structure, and positive reinforcement. Once a year, students may elect to show off the fruits of these labors, with admission free of charge at a recital culminating in certificates, gift bags, and applause.

52 Broadway
Greenlawn,
NY
US

Huntington Bay Music's instructors are rarely seen without a guitar in their hands or glued to their stomach. But while they keep their axes close, the teachers also instruct students a variety of other instruments, from piano to violin to trumpet, sax, and clarinet. To complement their lessons, the duo outfits budding musicians with guitars, also available as rentals.

288 New York Ave
Huntington,
NY
US

The experienced staff at Tullio’s Pottery Place creates a safe and respectful environment for potters of all levels of experience to learn. In the spacious studio, instructors guide students through throwing, painting, and firing their own masterworks. Ladies’ Night, Date Night, and Parents’ Night Off parties give grownups a creative outlet where they can bedeck premade pieces of pottery with stencils, their own designs, or re-creations of the bowl that Gene Hackman wore over his face for the entirety of The Poseidon Adventure. Pupils can get their hands dirty during 6- or 12-week personalized classes, with unlimited time provided during the week for them to finish work started in each session. Raku firings with a large selection of glazes are offered twice monthly.

554 Westbury Ave
Carle Place,
NY
US

For more than 25 years, Drama Kids International has nurtured thousands of thespian students and kids simply searching for an engaging activity, instilling children with the ability to speak clearly and confidently. Classes focus on sharpening articulated speech and encouraging creative expression. Children are placed in classes according to their age group: the Lower Primary (ages 5–8) teaches kids how to deliver lines and hone social skills, the Upper Primary (ages 9–11) delves into improvisation and dramatic movement, and the DKI Acting Academy (ages 12–17) preps scene-stealers on how to audition for their dream role. Each class includes a variety of activities for kids to unleash their imagination, which develops their dramatic abilities in a fun, easy-going setting. Drama Kids instructors foster an open, comfortable acting environment. Call ahead to schedule the first class and start your child down the path of becoming one of the more notable Baldwin brothers.

1504 Old Country Rd
Westbury,
NY
US

Established: 1988

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Brands Used: Parma, Koford, Proslot & Stupid Fast

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Smart kids race free program

Recommended Age Group: All ages

Q&A with Doug Bauer, Owner

What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?

We have over 21 national and world champions that race out this raceway. Many race around the country and the world at all the biggest slot-car championships.

What?s your favorite part of your job?

Watching kids racing every Thursday night. Seeing them compete and enjoy the hobby I love.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We run some of the best birthday parties and we are able to keep it affordable.

1075 Portion Rd
Farmingville,
NY
US