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


Birds, Butterflies, and Blooms
Saturday, Aug. 17, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Families will enjoy looking for birds and butterflies throughout Garvies Point Museum and Preserve’s gardens. $4 admission for adults, $2 for children ages 5 to 12.

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


Mermaid Tea Party

Saturday, Aug. 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum is hosting its annual mermaid celebration. Meet and greet the Museum Mermaid, enjoy complimentary snacks and create mermaid-themed crafts to take home with you. Costumes are welcome. $12 per participant, for all ages.

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


BeachFest 2019

Saturday, Aug. 17, 12 to 5 p.m.

North Hempstead Beach Park will be the location
of this year’s BeachFest, a festival dedicated to
delicious food and drinks.

Where: North Hempstead Beach Park,
West Shore Rd., Port Washington

Info: 516-869-6311 or


The Humble Honey Bee

Saturday, Aug. 17, 2 to 4 p.m.

To celebrate National Honey Bee Day, the LICM will be teaching kids about the hardworking insects. Honey bees work hard to give us honey and beeswax, which is used in lip balms, skin moisturizers, candles, and cooking. Kids will be able to make a beeswax candle to take home with them.

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


Jr. Marine Biologist

Sunday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Bring your child to a fun-filled, two hour long event where you both can learn about the marine environment. This program includes hands-on time with live marine animals, beach activities, and a craft. $25 per child, includes adult. $5 for any additional adults. For ages 3 to 5.

Where: Sport Fishing Education Center,
Cedar Beach Marina, Ocean Pkwy., Babylon

Info: 631-587-2873 or


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