The Island Today: The top events for kids for the coming week


Green Teens: Our Earth, Our Home

Saturday, April 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Children ages 3 and up can celebrate Earth Day by attending this program where they will learn how we can all make a difference in keeping our planet healthy. This free, drop-in program is made possible with the support of National Grid.
Where: Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
Info: 516-224-5800 or


Author Event:
“Argyle Fox”

Saturday, April 22, 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Children are invited to meet Long Island-based author Marie Letourneau as she reads from and signs copies of “Argyle Fox,” a story that celebrates perseverance, creative thinking, and old-fashioned, springtime fun.
Where: Turn of the Corkscrew Books & Wine, 110 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre
Info: 516-764-6000 or

Cultural Arts Playhouse

Children’s Theater
Performance: “The Tale of Beauty and the Beast”

Saturday, April 22 at 1 p.m.
(ongoing through May 13)

Founded in 1995, the Cultural Arts Playhouse’s Musical Theater and Acting Academy is the most successful acting school on Long Island for children, teens, and young adults. Come and see these talented young students perform the legend of “Beauty and the Beast,” currently a blockbuster film thrilling audiences worldwide.
Where: Cultural Arts Playhouse, 170 Michael Drive, Syosset
Info: 516-694-3330 or

Whaling Museum


Sunday, April 23, 12-4 p.m.
This is a hands-on afternoon for the whole family to learn the importance of preserving the Long Island Sound.  There will be staged “rescue stations” where kids can try to clean up a mock oil spill, fun museum activities like learning how to help beach nesting birds, and “Travel the Sound” passports so children can navigate around all of the museum stations to help them decide on their own Pledge for the Sound.  Free admission for all.
Where: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor – Info: (631) 367-3418 or

Celebrating Earth Day

Super Family Sunday: A Celebration of
Earth Day

Sunday, April 23, 1-4 p.m.
Head on out for a day of art making inspired by movement and nature. Free Style Arts will engage families with messy moveable art outside on the museum’s grounds to flex their creative muscles. RADD Fitness team of Glen Head will lead activities designed to get bodies moving outside. Inspired by these outdoor exercises, families will then create kinetic sculptures using a variety of recycled materials. Dress for art making and physical activity. Program will move indoors in case of rain. Cost is museum admission plus $10 per family materials fee.  Reservations not needed.
Where: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
Info: (516)484-9338 or


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