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


Kids in the Kitchen

Friday, May 26 at 11:30 a.m.
Little chefs will use real cooking tools (with some help from adults) as they make BBQ biscuit cups. Children ages 3 to 5 will gain experience measuring ingredients, following directions and building their vocabulary. Fee: $5 with museum admission, $4 LICM members.  Allergy note: ingredients contain wheat, dairy and soy.
Where: Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
Info: 516-224-5800 or

Whirling Wind

Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29, 1-5 p.m.
To coincide with Memorial Day weekend, kids will build a patriotic pinwheel to test the direction of the wind at this fun and creative workshop.
Where: Maritime Explorium, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson |  Info: 631-331-3277 or

Think Up! Old
Westbury Whodunnit

Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Youngsters will investigate the wonders of nature and history’s mysteries at this special event. Fact finding hunts through Westbury House and gardens uncover clues and solve riddles. For children ages 8 and up. Free with admission.
Where: Old Westbury Gardens,
71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
Info: 516-333-0048 or

Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie Story Time 

Saturday, May 27 at 11 a.m.
Kids will read a brand-new story from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator team, James and Kimberly Dean, where Pete the Cat is learning a new dance — the Cool Cat Boogie! Fun activities will follow.
Where: Barnes and Noble, 1542 Northern Blvd., Manhasset
Info: 516-365-6723 or

Theatre Production: “The Princess &
the Pea”
Saturday, May 27 at 11 a.m.
Follow Priscilla Noble, a noble orphan, as she comes face-to-face with the impossible Queen Irritatta and a hilarious series of challenges in this charming musical of the celebrated yarn.  Is the true test of nobility a mattress and a pea?  Or could it be that true nobility comes from inside?  Kids will discover these answers at this entertaining production. All tickets $10.
Where: Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson
Info. 631-928-9100 or


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