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

Madagascar — A Musical Adventure

Saturday, March 23, 11 a.m., and Sunday, March 24, 10:30 a.m. (ongoing performances through April 28)

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in the musical adventure that is based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture.

Where: John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport
Info & Tickets: 631-261-2900 or

Real Housewives of Cold Spring Harbor Walking Tour

Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 12 to 1 p.m.

In honor of Women’s History Month, adults and children 8 years and over are invited on a historic walking tour of Cold Spring Harbor as an educator shares stories of Rosalie Gardiner Jones and other local suffragettes who helped change history. $12 per person; online registration required.

Where: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main St. (Route 25A), Cold Spring Harbor / Info & Registration: 631-367-3418 or

Mini Masterpieces

Saturday, March 23, 1 to 3 p.m.

Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about artists Georgia O’Keeffe and Laurel Burch. Children ages 3 and up will learn about their impactful lives and create their own masterpiece of art to honor their legacy. Free with museum admission.

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

80s Arcade and Karaoke Night

Saturday, March 23, 7 to 11 p.m.

Bring the whole family out and relive the glory days of the 1980s while playing classic arcade games like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong and singing your hearts out to ‘80s karaoke music. $15 advance tickets, $20 at the door.

Where: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City / Info & Tickets: 516-572-4111 or

Lyrical Lemonade presents: Lil Mosey

Thursday, March 28, 8 p.m.

Teen music fans can hear 16-year-old rap prodigy Lil Mosey, who started making music in the 8th grade. Drawing comparisons to Drake and influence from Meek Mill, Mosey is a hip-hop wunderkind.   

Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington
Info & Tickets: 631-673-7300 or

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