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

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Art Exhibit: May We All Grow Up to Be Children

Friday, March 1 through May 31, 12 to 5 p.m.

This magical exhibit features sumptuous illustrations by the noted British artist George Lewis and quotes drawn from the forthcoming book, “The Boy and the Boy King,” co-created by Lewis and A.D. Lubow, which explores the value of friendship, art, spirituality, nature and childhood imagination.

Where: Sands Point Preserve Conservancy
Castle Gould’s Great Hall, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
Info: 516-571-7901 or sandspointpreserveconservancy.org

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

Friday, March 1, 10:30 a.m., and Saturday, March 2, 2 p.m.

Children ages 5 and up will be enthralled by this immersive experience that invites them to explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago.

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

The Chocolate Expo

Sunday, March 3, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Families can taste, purchase and indulge in all things chocolate, along with baked goods, specialty foods, cheeses, craft sodas, wines, hard ciders, coffees, teas and more.  There will also be entertainment and activities for all ages. 

Where: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City / Info: 516-572-4111 or cradleofaviation.org

Irish Dancers

Sunday, March 3, 1 p.m.

Children of all ages will enjoy a performance of Irish dancing by teachers and students from the Mulvihill-Lynch Studio of Irish Dance, known internationally as champions on the competitive circuit.

Where: Walt Whitman Birthplace, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station / Info: 631-427-5240 or waltwhitman.org

The Little Mermen

Sunday, March 3, 3 p.m.

Rock out, Disney style, with The Little Mermen, New York City’s favorite Disney cover band. Founded by singer-songwriter Alexis Babini, the Mermen bring Disney-fueled nostalgia and singalongs to a generation that grew up on Disney… and never “let it go.”

Where: Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington / Info & Tickets: 516-767-1384 or landmarkonmainstreet.org

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