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


Tomás and the Library Lady

Friday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Tomás loves stories as audiences will see in these two productions. When a chance encounter allows him to meet the Library Lady, the two share their passions — Tomás delights in books while teaching Spanish to the Library Lady, an exchange of knowledge and respect between generations and cultures.

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

Meteor Mania

Saturday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Just in time for the Leonids Meteor Shower, children ages 6 and up can discover how whalers navigated with the stars, explore navigational tools, go on a celestial scavenger hunt, and create a glow-in-the-dark diorama.

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

Special Story Time with Craft

Saturday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Jennifer McAuliffe, author of “Charlie and the Chicken Nuggets,” will read from her book and do a craft with children in attendance. “Charlie and the Chicken Nuggets” is based on a story she would tell her son, who happens to love chicken nuggets.

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

Linda Fairstein with The Devlin Quick Mysteries

Saturday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m.

New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein returns to Long Island, this time with “Secrets from the Deep,” the latest caper in her Devlin Quick mystery series for children. Upon taking a trip to Martha’s Vineyard, Dev sets out to solve a mystery that dates back to the days when pirates hid treasures along the New England coastline.

Where: Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington
Info: 631-271-1442 or

The 2018 Native American Feast

Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

This celebration of Native American culture has been held the weekend before Thanksgiving for more than 25 years and includes native food displays, spear throwing, face painting with natural pigments, fire making, tool and pottery making, dugout canoes, nature trails, wigwam, an interactive woodland village, Native American films and more.   

Where: Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
Info: 516-571-8010/11 or


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