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


Kids’ Author Michael Cascia

Saturday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m.
Are you afraid when you go to bed? If so, this book will put good thoughts in your head. Hear a story about conquering fear as Michael Cascio reads from his book, “When I Was a Child I was Always Afraid.”
Where: Turn of the Corkscrew Books and Wine
110 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre
Info: 516-764-6000 or

Back to School at Roosevelt Field Mall

Saturday, Sept. 9, 1-3 p.m.
Go back to school in style. Enjoy entertainment, special offers and more at Roosevelt Field Mall as they host informal modeling by Fossil and Francesca’s, a food sampling by Bobby’s Burger Palace, face painting and balloon sculptors by Mismatch the Clown, music and a photo booth from DJ Gerard, and raffle prizes.
Where: Roosevelt Field Mall/North Court, 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City
Info: 516-742-8001 or

Mix and Make Marvelous Fall Colors

Saturday, Sept. 9 and Sunday, Sept. 10, 1-5 p.m.
Little scientists will make their own paint and create a seasonal work of art at Long Island’s favorite family maker space.
Where: Maritime Explorium
Port Jeff Harbor, 101 East Bdwy., Port Jefferson
Info: 631-331-3277 or

4th Annual Colonial Day at Raynham Hall Museum

Sunday, Sept. 10, 12-4 p.m.
Step into the past at this family-friendly afternoon for history lovers. Raynham Hall will be filled with costumed colonial adult and child reenactors who will bring the 18th century to life with period music, colonial cooking demonstrations and musket firings.  Event is free and open to the public.
Where: Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main St., Oyster Bay
Info: 516-922-6808 or

Meet the New Owners of The Little Gym of Roslyn

Sunday, Sept. 10, 2-5 p.m.
Local families are invited to join this open house where they can meet the new owners, explore the gym, participate in fun activities, win great prizes and enroll in classes to receive priority enrollment promotions (for a savings of up to $54).
Where: The Little Gym of Roslyn, 55 Lumber Rd., Roslyn
Info: 516-513-0600 or


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