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


Plaza Theatrical Productions Presents: “Mary  Poppins: The Musical”

Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 21 at 2 p.m., and Sunday, July 22 at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Enjoy the enchanting tale of nanny Mary Poppins, who takes the children in her care on an exciting and magical journey while teaching important life lessons. $12 per ticket.   

Where: Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
Info & Tickets: 516-599-6870 or

Happy Dreamer Story Time

Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Author and illustrator Peter Reynolds is back with an inspirational new picture book about what it means to dream big and find happiness. Join this story time and get a coupon from the Barnes & Noble Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4.

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

Shark Supersenses!

Sunday, July 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Get ready for Shark Week! Kids of all ages can touch a shark jaw, go on a shark scavenger hunt, and fashion a shark tooth necklace at this event. $12 per participant; $5 for accompanying adult.

Where: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main St.,
Cold Spring Harbor | Info: 631-367-3418 or

Aladdin — 2018 : Summer Series Children’s Theatre

Tuesday, July 24 at 11 a.m.

Children will be welcomed to Agrabah, the City of Enchantment, and the fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince. Here they will see all of their favorite characters — Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more — in a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides. 

Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury
Info & Tickets: 516-247-5211 or

Wacky Water Wednesdays

Wednesday, July 25 through Aug. 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Children will be busy (and cool) at this weekly event that involves sprinklers, bubbles, lawn games and other activities.  $4 for kids ages 3 to 12; $6 for accompanying adult.  

Where: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
Info: 516-692-6768 or


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