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


Story Time & Activities: ‘In a Minute, Mama Bear’

Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

When Mama Bear throws her to-do list out the window and spends the day playing in the park with baby Bella Bear, they find that sometimes, when things don’t go as planned, they can still have a whole lot of fun. This story time includes a coupon from the Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4. 

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

Whale of a Mom

Saturday, May 11, 12 to 1 p.m.

Children ages 4 to 8 can join this workshop where they will explore unique marine moms and the special ways they care for their babies, as well as make a whale and calf reusable tote bag.

Where: CSH Whaling Museum & Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor / Info: 631-367-3418 or

MAKE break Mother’s Day Jewelry Holder

Saturday, May 11, 1 to 3 p.m.

Nothing says Mother’s Day like a handmade gift moms can treasure forever. Buy the wood frame, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.

Where: Michaels, 1350 Northern Blvd., Manhasset and 1280 Corporate Drive, Westbury / Info: 516-627-2875 (Manhasset) or 516-693-0420 (Westbury) or

Madeline and the Bad Hat

Saturday, May 11, 2 p.m.

ArtsPower’s colorful musical captures Ludwig Bemelmans’ much loved Madeline series. This amusing tale traces the adventures of a young Parisian girl who learns the important lesson that first impressions aren’t everything. Recommended for children in grades pre-k through 3.

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

Oyster Bay Town Walk with a Ranger

Sunday, May 12, 2 to 3 p.m.

On Mother’s Day, families can join a park ranger on an easy mile-and-a-half stroll through time, visiting places that were significant to Theodore Roosevelt, including the Oyster Bay train depot where he used to catch the train to New York City and the Moore Building, which was a base of operations for the “summer White House.”

Where: Oyster Bay Long Island Railroad Station (the parking lot under the large rectangular firemen’s arch) / Info at Sagamore Hill: 516-922-4788 or


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