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

Kids in the Kitchen: April Fool’s “NOT”chos

Friday, March 29, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m

On Fridays, little chefs ages 3 to 5 use real cooking tools (with help from adults) to make easy, yummy, kid-friendly snacks from start to finish. This week, they will make April Fool’s “NOT”chos while they gain experience measuring ingredients, following directions and building their vocabulary.

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

GEO STEM Club: Rainstorm in a Jar

Saturday, March 30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Children can work with Stony Brook University graduate students to male a rainstorm in a jar.

Where: Long Island Explorium, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson
Info: 631-331-3277 or

Pushcart Players present ‘Stone Soup and Other Stories’

Saturday, March 30, 3 p.m.

Presented by Pushcart Players, “Stone Soup and Other Stories” celebrates the joy of reading and instills an appreciation of folk tales in hungry young readers in grades pre-K through 5.

Where: Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington
Info & Tickets: 516-767-1384 or

Kids, Can You Crack the Code?

Saturday, March 30, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Author Ella Schwartz will visit the bookstore to discuss “Can You Crack the Code?: A Fascinating History of Ciphers and Cryptography,” a fun and flippable book that features stories of hidden treasures, war-time maneuverings and contemporary hacking while explaining the mechanics behind codes in accessible, kid-friendly forms.

Where: Turn of the Corkscrew Books and Wine, 110 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre
Info: 516-764-6000 or

Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Cat in the Hat’

Sunday, March 31, 3 p.m.

Everyone’s favorite cat comes to mischievous life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know they are in for an amazing adventure. 

Where: Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave.
Rockville Centre / Info & Tickets: 516-323-4444 or madisontheatreny.

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