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

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

SMLI’s Maple Sugaring
Friday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kids of all ages can help kick off the start of maple sugaring season. At this event they will see how sap from a tree is collected and learn how farmers transform it into the delicious maple syrup everyone loves.  Participants should come prepared for the outdoors.

Where: Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N. Plandome Road, Manhasset
Info: 516-627-9400 or

Aladdin and the Magical Lamp
Saturday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m.

This is the classic tale of the young boy Aladdin, an evil wizard, a great treasure and an old lamp that grants magic.

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

Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. (family workshop at 1 p.m.)
Children ages 4 and up can join Mr. and Mrs. Popper and their puppet penguins in this action-packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s award-winning book.  There is a family workshop before the show where kids can hear the story of Mr. Popper, Bill, Janie and their adventures with Captain Cook, act out part of the story, and make and take home a penguin craft. Family workshops are an additional $5 per person. 

Where: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville
Info & Tickets: 516-299-3100 or

Kids Gathering and Book Discussion
Saturday, Feb. 24, 3 to 4 p.m.

Young readers ages 8 and up can have fun talking about their favorite books. Last month the group talked about books that had been made into a movie. This month they will be talking about books that have love or happiness as a theme.

Where: Turn of the Corkscrew Books and Wine, 110 N. Park Ave. in Rockville Centre
Info: 516-764-6000 or

Studio Saturdays at the Museum
Saturdays through March 31, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Little ones can drop into The Manes Center to create projects and work inspired by the art on view in the current exhibition. They can spend up to an hour exploring a range of materials, techniques, and themes before enjoying the museum’s lush grounds filled with trails, a sculpture park and gardens. The event is open to all ages and abilities and is free with museum admission.

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

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