Five events for kids happening on Long Island next week


Winter Break Engineering and Robotics Camp

Monday, Feb. 17-Friday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.













In this five-day-long program, highly-qualified teachers and educators will help kids explore the engineering design and robotics building of machines, including those of motorized robots. Those participating for the full day will also learn about coding. The cost for half-day participants is $250, in which they’ll participate from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Full-day participation, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is $500.

Where: Port Jeff Harbor, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Info: 631-331-3277 or


Winter Break Camp at the Huntington Historical Society

Monday, Feb. 17, 9:30 a.m.










Kids between first and sixth grades can participate in a variety of hands-on activities at the Huntington Historical Society. Among the activities are President’s Day-related crafts and teaching the kids traditional weaving techniques. Kids will get to take their creations home with them, including a piece of handwoven fabric they created themselves. Admission is $35 for the public or $30 for members.

Where: Conklin Barn, 2 High St., Huntington NY 11743

Info: 631-427-7045 ext 404, or


Secret Life of Pets 2

Monday, Feb. 17, 2:30 p.m.





The Syosset Public Library will be holding an afternoon screening of The Secret Life of Pets 2. In the film, Max the terrier joins his owner’s family on a trip to the countryside, meeting several different farm animals there, including a farm dog named Rooster, who attempts to help Max get over his neuroses. Children under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult to see the film. There will be open seating.

Where: Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Rd., Syosset, NY 11791-5897

Info: 516-921-7161 or


Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.











Join the titular characters from author Mo Willems’ award-winning children’s book series as they embark on a musical adventure. Cautious elephant Gerald and playful pig Piggie explore the meaning of friendship. Along the way, they’ll answer questions like what to wear to a fancy pool costume party, whether or not it’s okay to share ice cream and how two friends can play with one toy. Tickets are $12 for the public or $9 for museum members.

Where: Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY 11530

Info: 516-224-5800 or


Game of Bones

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m.









Attendees can look at the Whaling Museum’s updated displays on whale bones. Additionally, they can learn about prehistoric whales and see fossils. Kids will also have the opportunity to excavate an actual shark tooth fossil and design a keepsake with it. This event is $12 for kids and $6 for adults. Museum members get half off.

Where: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

Info: 631-367-3418 or




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