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

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

Paddington Story Time
Saturday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m.

More than 50 years ago, a small bear set out on the adventure of a lifetime. Since then, Paddington has charmed readers around the world with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.  To coincide with the release of the film “Paddington 2” is this story time featuring the beloved classic.

Where: Barnes and Noble, 1542 Northern Blvd. in Manhasset and
91 Old Country Road in Carle Place | Info: 516-365-6723 (Manhasset),
516-741-9850 (Carle Place) or

Musical: “Freckleface Strawberry”
Saturday, Jan. 13 and Monday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m.

Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles — from scrubbing them with soap to caking on makeup.  Will she ever be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror?  With the help of her lovable schoolmates, Freckleface learns that everyone is different — and that’s what makes everyone special.   

Where: Cultural Arts Playhouse, 170 Michael Drive, Syosset
Info & Tickets: 516-694-3330 or

Magical Days at a Gold Coast Mansion
Sunday, Jan. 14, 1 to 4 p.m.

Children can enjoy a day of family-friendly art making and magical adventures. They will discover secrets about the Frick family with a scavenger hunt, behold magical feats by magician Joe Cordi, and create artworks that merge art with science to “fool the eye,” the title of the exhibit currently on display at the museum.

Where: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
Info: 516-484-9337 or

Dream Big! In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, Jan. 15, 2 to 3 p.m.
Kids can celebrate this special day and commemorate Dr. King by crafting a special “dream pillow” to take home.
Where: Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
Info: 631-367-3418 or

Native American Film Series

Tuesday, Jan. 16 through Saturday, Jan. 20 at 2 and 3 p.m. (also Jan. 23 through 27)
The film series includes “Allan Houser: Apache Sculptor” (Jan. 16), “Charles Loloma: Hopi Jeweler” (Jan. 17), “Fritz Scholder: California Mission Painter” (Jan. 18), “Helen Hardin: Santa Clara Painter” (Jan. 19) and “Grace Medicine Flower & Joseph Lone Wolf: Santa Clara Potters” (Jan. 20).

Where: Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
Info: 516-571-8010/11 or

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