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


Geology of Garvies Point & Long Island
Saturday, July 20, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Learn about local geological phenomena including concretions, rattlestones, Cretaceous clays and plant fossils, and more. Followed by a walk along the rocky beach.

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

Saturday, July 20, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the Moon. Come celebrate the anniversary of this momentous step in space history as you learn about astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, explore rocket science, and more.

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

Shark Invasion
Sunday, July 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It’s Shark Week and we’re celebrating this apex predator with lots of hands-on activities. See a real shark jaw and a Megalodon tooth! Find out about sharks’ amazing senses, and excavate a real shark tooth fossil and turn it into a necklace to wear home.

Where: The Whaling Museum &
Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor, 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
Info: 631-367-3418 or

Kidz Bop Live
Sunday, July 21, Gates: 3 p.m., show: 4 p.m.

Following the success of last year’s tour, which sold out multiple shows across the country, The KIDZ BOP Kids are hitting the road again in 2019 with a Bop-Stop at Jones Beach on Sunday, July 21.

Where: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, 895 Bay Pkwy, Wantagh
Info & Tickets: 516-221-1000 or

JoJo Siwa: D.R.E.A.M. the Tour
Sunday, July 21, Doors: 5:30 p.m., show: 7 p.m.

Nickelodeon superstar JoJo Siwa is a YouTube personality, singer, dancer, entrepreneur, social media influencer, New York Times bestselling author and star on Nickelodeon’s “Lip Sync Battle Shorties.” On July 21, Siwa will be taking her “D.R.E.A.M. the Tour” to Forest Hills Stadium.

Where: Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills
Info & Tickets:


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