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


4th Annual Town of Oyster Bay Polar Plunge

Saturday, March 18 at 11:30 a.m.
 If you’re game to brave the cold, bring the whole family out for this annual event that raises money for the athletes of Special Olympics New York. Every Plunger that raises $150 receives an official Plunge sweatshirt; raise more money and receive more great prizes!
Where: Tobay Beach, Ocean Parkway, Oyster Bay
Info: 631-254-1465 x4204 or

Paint the Town tote bags

Paint the Town Kids Class: Tote Bags

Saturday, March 18, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Children ages 6 and up, along with adults, are invited to join this paint class where you will make a colorful and handy canvas tote bag (one per child) at Huntington’s newest venue where art meets entertainment.  Kids under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Price: $25.
Where: Paint the Town Studio, 17 Green Street, Huntington
Info: 631-683-5788 or

Seasonal Family Yoga

Sands Point Preserve
Conservancy Presents:
Spring Family Yoga

Sunday, March 19, 10-10:45 a.m.
Experience the wonderful benefits of yoga with family and friends. Yoga practice aligns naturally with children’s imaginations as they create the shapes of animals and plants using their bodies. They will stretch, bend, reach, and balance to become trees, turtles, and more. Bring a mat for each person, and wear comfortable clothing. Members: $5 per car; Non-Members: $15 per car. Pay at the Gate House (includes parking).
Where: Check in at the Gate House, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
Info: 516-571-7901 or

After School Plant Detectives

After School Plant Detectives

Monday through Friday, March 20-24 at 3:30 p.m.
Youngsters will have a blast exploring the gardens for unique plants and garden ornaments during a scavenger hunt. Pick up your game sheets at the Children’s Planting Station. Recommended for children ages 7-12.  Event is free.
Where: Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury
Call: 516-272-4532 or 

Music & Movement

Music and Movement

Wednesday, March 22, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Music and Movement is designed to support social, emotional and physical learning for children ages 5 and under.  At this event, they will enjoy creative movement, exercises and interactive sing-alongs that will get their little bodies moving to the rhythm. Fee: $3 with museum admission, $2 LICM members.
Where: Long Island Children’s Museum
11 Davis Ave., Garden City
Call: 516-224-5800 or


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