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


Journey to Oz

Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 at multiple times
Inspired by L. Frank Baum’s original stories, this clever adaptation puts the audience front and center.  Audience members are invited to go to Oz with Dorothy and become part of the cast in this interactive production, singing, dancing and acting alongside professional actors. Children will learn the art of storytelling while creating, analyzing and participating in the performance. For children ages 5 and up.
Where: Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
Info: 516-224-5800 or

SLIME — Students of Long Island Maker Expo

Saturday, May 20, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
SLIME is an interactive day of making for family and educators from all across Long Island. Hands-on learning activities from recyclables to robotics promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary for children to participate in the global community. There will be more than 100 activities, demonstrations, presentations and speakers. SLIME Expo tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door (if available).
Where: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City |  Info: 516-572-4111 or

Little Ree Story Time

Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m.
New York Times bestselling author, Food Network star, and The Pioneer Woman herself, Ree Drummond brings us the first title in a brand-new picture book series with stories inspired by life on the ranch entitled “Little Ree.”  Activities for children will follow the story time.
Where: Barnes and Noble, 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place
Info: 516-741-9850 or

Ducks and Donuts Story Time
and Craft 

Sunday, May 21 at 11:30 a.m.
Author Robert DeNicola will read and sign copies of his new book, a tale of independence about a busy duck whose pluck winds up changing the lives of all the ducks in the pond.  He will then teach children how to illustrate.
Where: Dolphin Bookshop, 299 Main Street, Port Washington
Info: 516-767-2650 or

MHA Equine

Sunday, May 21, 12-4 p.m.
The Muttontown Horsemen’s Association’s Annual Equine Festival will feature something for the whole family — polo by the Meadowbrook Polo Club and horsemanship demos, as well as Uncle Carmine’s traveling zoo, pony rides, face-painting, games and treats that will all delight children of all ages. Where: Muttontown Preserve, Route 106, Muttontown | Info: 516-822-8245 or


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