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


Family Theatrical Musical: “Pinkalicious”

Friday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. (also same times on Sept. 28 through 30)

Inspired by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann’s beloved children’s book of the same title, “Pinkalicious” is the musical tale of a young girl with an appetite for pink cupcakes.  Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe — a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast.  Reserved seating tickets: $12 ($10 LICM members with proper ID).

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

2018 Mineola Street Fair

Sunday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain date Sunday, Oct. 7)

Produced by Nassau County Craft Shows, this free street fair will include live music and entertainment; all types of food provided by local restaurants and food trucks; pony rides, a petting zoo, and inflatables for children; and Long Island’s finest vendors selling their handmade and handpicked treasures.

Where: Jericho Turnpike between Mineola Blvd. and Willis Ave., Mineola / Info: 516-422-6000 or or

Draw Out! The Heckscher Museum and Park

Sunday, Sept. 23, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date Sunday, Sept. 30)

Celebrate creativity at this free arts festival. There will be an array of art activities for all ages in the Heckscher Museum and at Heckscher Park. Visit each of the fun stations for creative experiences. A variety of art materials will be on hand or bring your own to capture the excitement of the day. 

Where: The Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington
Info: 631-351-3250 or

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Sunday, Sept. 23, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Experience the unique Asian festival celebration without a flight to the Far East. There will be traditional Asian dance, music and martial arts on stage, as well as festival games, arts and crafts booths, and activities for children, that promises fun for all. Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 on the day of the event.

Where: Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
Info & Tickets: 516-922-8678 or

Children’s Book Event: “Blue”

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In this illustrated companion to the Caldecott Honor Book, “Green,” award-winning artist Laura Vaccaro Seeger expresses the ways in which color evokes emotion and, in doing so, tells the story of one special and enduring friendship in her latest children’s book, “Blue.”    

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


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