Five events for kids happening on Long Island next week


Children’s Pre-K Winter Workshop

Friday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m.








In this workshop, kids will discover information about owls as they build their own sculptures of the wise creatures. There will also be animal dioramas and galleries of collected items. Registration for the event is $20 for the public or $18 for museum members.

Where: Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport, NY 11721

Info: 631-843-5539 or


Maple Sugaring

Friday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m.













The Science Museum of Long Island will be kicking off the maple sugaring season with this workshop. Kids will learn how sap is collected from a tree and how farmers turn that into maple syrup. It’s recommended that parents or guardians drop off their kids with a packed lunch and have them dressed for the outdoor weather. The event is $75 per child for the public or $65 for museum members.

Where: Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 North Plandome Rd., Manhasset, NY 11030

Info: 516-627-9400 or


Family Sleep Over- Penguins and Pajamas

Friday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.













Kids will be able to participate in several penguin-themed activities throughout the night. There will be a penguin presentation and several arts and crafts activities. Dinner and a continental breakfast will be served as part of the event. As the kids prepare to go to sleep, they can set up their sleeping bags next to exhibits like the 120,000-gallon shark tank, the colorful Best Buddies tank or under the watchful eye of the giant Pacific octopus. This overnight experience is $64.95 for the public or $58.45 for aquarium members.

Where: Long Island Aquarium, 431 East Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901

Info:631-208-9200 ext. 426 or


Children’s Music Hour

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m.








The Sunshine Music Duo will have an interactive performance for preschool and elementary school children. Comprised of Diane Menzel and Helen Kotzky, the duo will be performing songs by artists like Raffi, Fred Penner and Peter, Paul and Mary, among others. Additionally, songs from popular Disney movies will be played too. Children will also be encouraged to participate in the music by trying to play the musical instruments and props on hand. Light refreshments will be on hand following the conclusion of the concert. Admission is free, though there is an optional $10 donation available at the door.

Where: Glenwood Life Center, 71 Grove St., Glenwood Landing, NY 11547

Info: or


Blippi Live

Thursday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m.











The titular character comes to life in this play. Blippi will be teaching the kids lessons throughout the play. Kids can sing and dance along to the musical numbers throughout the performance. Ticket prices for the event are $19.50, $39.50, $49.50 and $69.50, depending on seating.

Where: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, NY 11548-1300

Info: 516-299-3100 or


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