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

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Splish Splash Water Park

Friday, July 5 through Sept. 2 (check venue website for daily hours)

Now that Long Island’s favorite water park is open every day of the week, spend the holiday weekend and the forthcoming summer at the park’s more than 95 acres filled with family-friendly activities, kid-friendly attractions and, of course, the rides and slides that will please any thrill seeker.

Where: Splish Splash, 2549 Splish Splash Drive, Calverton
Info: 631-727-3600 or splishsplash.com

Adventureland Park

Friday, July 5 through Sept. 3 (check venue website for daily hours)

Adventureland Park also recently opened on a daily basis and is another family-fun destination this summer. Enjoy all the thrill rides, water rides, family rides, kiddie rides and many other attractions the park has to offer.   

Where: Adventureland Park, 2245 Broad Hollow Road (Rt. 110), Farmingdale
Info: 631-694-6868 or adventureland.us

Story Book Stroll: ‘The Snowy Day’ by Ezra Jack Keats

Saturday, July 6, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Children ages 3 to 5 will hear this modern classic tale as they stroll the gardens and, later, create a unique take-home craft. 

Where: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
Info: 516-333-0048 or oldwestburygardens.org

Curious George Visits Manhasset Story Time

Saturday, July 6, 12 to 1 p.m. 

Little ones will go bananas when they meet Curious George and read stories about everyone’s favorite curious monkey. Visitors can take their picture with Curious George, too.

Where: Barnes and Noble, 1542 Northern Blvd., Manhasset
Info: 516-365-6723 or barnesandnoble.com

Confetti Hearts

Wednesday, July 10, 3 to 4 p.m.

Children ages 5 and up can learn about American pop artist Jim Dine and create their own pop heart using paint to show variations of line, color and texture.   

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

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