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

Grace McQuade

Disney Reads Day

Saturday, Feb. 4 at 11 a.m.
Celebrate the magic of storytelling on Disney Reads Day! Children will read popular Disney stories and participate in fun activities to inspire their imaginations.  Plus, the event will have giveaways including stickers, bookmarks, and mini-posters (while supplies last).
Where: Barnes and Noble,
90 Old Country Road, Carle Place
Info: 516-741-9850 or

Maritime Explorium

It’s All in the Angles!

Saturday, Feb. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Design a “rooftop” to withstand a winter snowstorm at the Maritime Explorium, Long Island’s Family Maker Space!  Every week, they feature hands-on interactive investigation for young thinkers and makers, plus colorful nautical exhibits.    

Where: The Maritime Explorium, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson
Info: 631-331-3277 or

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland Follies

Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m.
Performed by the New York Theatre Ballet, the classic story comes to life in a light, airy and beautifully staged ballet.  Ages 4 and up.  Sponsored by Americana Manhasset.  Single ticket prices: $15, $25. Price includes a $3 facility fee.     

Where: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts/LIU Post
720 Northern Blvd., Brookville
Info: 516-299-3100


Children’s Workshop: Valentine’s Day Planting

Saturday, Feb. 11 and Sunday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kids are invited to decorate a clay pot and plant it with a flowering plant at Hicks Nurseries, the oldest nursery and garden center on Long Island.  Cost: $10 per child. Reservations are not required.   

Where: Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury
Info: 516-334-0066

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