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


Kids in the Kitchen Family Series
Friday, July 26, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Learn about healthy eating and fun ways to stay active with a new exercise activity every week! This week: Baked Parmesan Zuccini Fries.

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

Beach Exploration
Saturday, July 27, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Search the shoreline! Discover the plants and animals of the rocky beach including crabs, snails, mussels & more! Wear water shoes or sneakers, no flip flops. Hands-on discovery for kids of all ages

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

Princess Tea Party
Sunday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Get your little princess and head to the Sweetheart Princess Tea Party! She’ll dance and sing with all of her favorite princesses as you treasure this amazing moment. Formal white glove tea service will be served in the aquarium’s elegant Sea Star Ballroom, with finger sandwiches and sweets.

Where: Long Island Aquarium 431 East Main Street, Riverhead
Info: 631-208-9200 or


The Emperor’s New Clothes
Sunday, July 28, 11 a.m.

Fourteen-year-old Emperor Marcus the Third is nervous to take the throne. Deciding that he can only gain confidence by dressing in the finest attire, Marcus commands his Royal Clothesmaker to fashion him in the most royal wardrobe. Taking advantage of Marcus’ uncertainty and immaturity, a Swindler promises to make magic clothes that are “invisible to fools, liars, and anyone you should ignore,” for a large and hefty price. Only Arno, the simple-hearted mop boy, can help Marcus out of this royal mess and teach him an important lesson about outward appearance.

Where: Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East Main St., Smithtown
Info & Tickets: 631-724-3700 or

Madagascar: A Musical Adventure
Tuesday, July 30, 11 a.m.

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.  Meet the characters after the show!

Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury
Info & Tickets: 516-247-5200 or


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