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

Grace McQuade

Nanette’s Baguette Storytime 

Saturday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m.
Mo Willems’ hilarious new picture book, Nanette’s Baguette, follows our plucky heroine on her first big solo trip to the bakery.  But… will Nanette get the baguette from baker Juliette?  Or will Nanette soon be beset with regret?  Find out at storytime.
Where: Barnes and Noble, 1542 Northern Blvd., Manhasset
Info: 516-365-6723 or

Bright New Year

Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m.
Chinese New Year, also referred to as Lunar New Year, begins late January to early February and marks the beginning of a New Moon.  Come celebrate the year of the rooster.  Learn about the customs and celebrations surrounding this vibrant holiday and paint a beautiful paper lantern to welcome 2017!
Where: Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
Info: 516-224-5800 or

The Whaling Museum

Into the Deep Film 

Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m.
Explore America’s 400-year enthrallment with whales and whaling’s impact on the world in this 2010 Ric Burns documentary.  For children ages 4 and up.  Free with paid admission.  Members free.
Where: The Whaling Museum
279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor / Info: 631-367-3418

Nassau County Museum of Art

Family Sundays at the Museum 

Sunday, Jan. 22 from 1-4 p.m.
Converse, collaborate and create during Family Sundays that begin with exhibition-based gallery conversations.  Families then go on to explore new art materials, vocabulary and ideas with a museum educator.  Family Sundays provide children and the adults in their lives with the opportunity to reconnect while talking about and making art together.  New projects are featured every week!  Reservations not needed.  Free with museum admission.
Where: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
Info: 516-484-9337

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