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


Musical Morning with Dr. Brent Talbot

Saturday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m.

This event will feature children’s songs and games from Bali led by Dr. Brent Talbot, artistic director of the Gettysburg Children’s Choir and founding director of Gamelan Gita Semara, an instrumental ensemble that performs concerts of contemporary and traditional music from Bali, Indonesia.

Where: Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave.,
Garden City | Info & Tickets: 516-877-4000 or

Harbor Haunts Walking Tour

Saturday, Oct. 20 at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Kids ages 10 and over and their parents can join this eerie walking tour through historic Cold Spring Harbor as an educator recounts fascinating tales of mishaps, apparitions, and historic hauntings of Bedlam Street.  Cider and snacks will be available. (Note: 6 p.m. is the spookier session.) $12 per adult; $8 per child.

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

Halloween Family Day with Magic Mike

Sunday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m.

Experience wonder and amazement, joy and laughter with Magic Mike. After the magic, there will be face painting, spooky (not scary) games, Halloween crafts, a prize for Best Costume, guided tours, and more fun for all ages. $9 per child; chaperones are free.      

Where: Walt Whitman Birthplace, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station | Info: 631-760-6216 or

From Birds to Planes

Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s biomimicry! Biomimicry has inspired engineers to get their ideas from nature as they create their designs. Children ages 4 and up will learn how birds were the inspiration for airplane design and then create their own airplane to take home. $4 with museum admission; $3 LICM members. 

Where: Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
Info: 516-224-5800 or

Children’s Program at Cedarmere

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be a free story hour for children ages 1 to 4 with a parent or caregiver co-hosted by the Bryant Library in the Great Room at beautiful Cedarmere.   

Where: Cedarmere, 225 Bryant Ave., Roslyn
Info: 516-621-2240 or


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