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

The Community Synagogue Theater Company Presents: ‘The Addams Family’

Thursday, April 4 and Saturday, April 6, 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 7,
11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Wednesday, Pugsly, Grandma and Lurch come to life in this new story based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams and featured in the classic television series and movies. 

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

Kids’ Workshop: Birdhouse

Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Now that the birds are chirping, encourage a love for nature and ornithology at this hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a birdhouse and decorate it with paint and stickers.

Where: Home Depot locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties,
including the Westbury, Elmont, Syosset and Huntington stores
Info: Call your local store or go to

The 9th annual All Kids Fair

Sunday, April 7, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Every year, the children’s expo has much to offer Long Island families, including more than 80 vendors, kid-centered classes such as music, cooking, art, dance, sports and yoga, and activities and attractions including book readings, a bounce house, petting zoo, candy bar, comic book room and butterfly room.

Where: Hilton Long Island Huntington, 598 Broadhollow Road, Melville
Info: 516-621-1446 or

Family Ceramics Workshop

Sunday, April 7, 1 to 3 p.m.

The whole family can join this one-day art workshop where they will create unique projects on ceramic bisqueware using techniques such as stamping, printing and stenciling.
All materials and firings are included in tuition.

Where: Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
Info & Registration: 516-829-2570 or

Author Jeff Kinney

Tuesday, April 9, 7 p.m.

Celebrate the release of “Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid” with author Jeff Kinney.  This is a limited wristband event — a purchase of the book includes entrance for one child and one parent. Limited wristbands are available at the store on Saturday, April 6 at 9 a.m.

Where: Barnes and Noble, 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place
Info: 516-741-9850 or

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Grace McQuade

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