Five Events for Kids Happening on Long Island Next Week


Moonlight Sensory Walk

Friday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m.


Accompanied by guides, kids will explore the Connetquot River State Park Preserve and learn about their senses and how nocturnal animals use theirs to in the dark. Through hands-on activities, kids will attempt to learn how to get around at night in the same ways some animals do.

Where: Connetquot River State Park Preserve, 3525 Sunrise Hwy., OakdaleNY11769

Info: 631-581-1005 or


Children’s Holiday Show

Saturday, Dec. 14, 11 a.m.


The City of Long Beach Department of Parks and Recreation will be holding its Annual Children’s Holiday Show in the Long Beach Middle School Auditorium. A Muppets-style musical variety show, “Holiday Hoopla,” will be performed at the event. Following the show’s conclusion, Santa Claus will be on hand to hand out presents and take pictures with all the kids in attendance. Tickets for the event can now be purchased at the Recreation Center’s front desk for $5 per person.

Where: Long Beach Middle School, 239 Lido Blvd., Long Beach, NY 11561

Info: 516-431-3890 or


Christmas Gingerbread Paint Event

Saturday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m.


Key to My Art East Rockaway will be playing host to an event allowing kids to draw and paint their own gingerbread men. Kids five years or older will learn how to draw their gingerbread men from the staff on hand before adding their unique touch by painting it. The price for this drop-off event is $20 per painter.

Where: Key to My Art East Rockaway, 131 Main St., East Rockaway 11518

Info: 516-218-2920 or


Riverhead Holiday Parade and Bonfire

Saturday, Dec. 14, 3 p.m.


The Downtown Riverhead Lions Club will be holding its 68th Annual Holiday Parade. Additionally, Riverhead Business Improvement District will be holding its 20th Annual Bonfire. Families can bring chairs and sit by the warm bonfire. There will be free hot chocolate available and Santa Claus will be on hand for kids to meet.

Where: Downtown Riverhead – Riverhead Business Improvement District, Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901

Info: [email protected] or



Sunday, Dec. 15, 3 p.m.


Leslie Bricusse’s stage play adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas story will be performed at the NYCB Theatre in Westbury. Scheduled to be performed by the Plaza Theatrical Productions, “Scrooge” could end up being fun for the whole family. Tickets are $20 per person.

Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, NY 11590

Info: 516-247-5200 or



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