The top events for kids for the coming week


Kids Can Get CreARTive at The Art Guild

Saturday, Aug. 19, 1-4 p.m.
Geared for children ages 5 through 12, this open house will include free, art-related activities, such as tie-dyeing, simple printmaking, clay hand-building, painting, drawing, collage and more.  
Where: The Art Guild, Elderfields Preserve, 200 Port Washington Blvd., Manhasset | Info: 516-304-5797 or

Directions to Broadway (D2B): Summer Intensive for Kids

Monday, Aug. 21 through Friday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
This five-day summer program is designed for musical theatre students ages 11 to 18 who wish to develop the tools and skills they need to succeed in today’s performing arts industry. Classes include Song Interpretation, Building your Book, Dance for Musical Theatre, Acting for Auditions, The Business of Broadway (for parents) and more. Must be pre-registered.
Where: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville
Info: 516-299-3100 or

Creative Writers Camp for Kids

Monday, Aug. 21 through Friday, Aug. 25, 2-4 p.m.
Young scribes ages 8 and up will be guided in the writing process with fun exercises geared for their age whether they want to learn how to write fiction — from short stories to longer works — to essays and blogs. Registration is required for this five-day session. 
Where: Turn of the Corkscrew Books and Wine
110 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre
Info: 516-764-6000 or

Smile in My Heart

Tuesday, Aug. 22 and Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 11:30 a.m.
Brooklyn-based Suzi Shelton, along with guitarist Greg Mayo and drummer Dan Weiner, will provide fist-pumping, high-energy, hand-clappin’ musical fun for everyone. 
Where: Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
Info: 516-224-5800 or


Special Teen/Tween Event: Wind Chime Workshop

Thursday, Aug. 24, 4-5 p.m.
Kids can catch the last summer breeze as they design an ocean-inspired wind chime using shells and beads. $10 teen/tween; $6 adults; members half price.
Where: The Whaling Museum and Education Center
279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
Info: 631-367-3418 or


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