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

Grace McQuade

Petra and the Wolf

Saturday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-3 p.m.
For children ages 6 to 13, this production tells the story of Petra, who summons her bravery and compassion when a wolf threatens her home and animal friends.  A family workshop at 1 p.m. explores the original story of “Peter and the Wolf” through puppet and music making.
Where: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville
Info & Tickets: 516-299-3100 or

Native American Feast

Saturday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
This celebration of northeastern Native American culture has been held the weekend before Thanksgiving for more than 25 years and will include indoor and outdoor activities for all ages, such as pottery making, face painting, native food exhibits, open cooking at the fire with samples like popcorn soup, nature trails, wigwams and more!
Where: Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
Info: 516-571-8010/11 or

Long Island Music Hall of Fame Family Holiday Concert 

Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.
This benefit for music education programs features many of Long Island’s top music education students and Long Island Music Hall of Fame artists.
Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury
Info & Tickets: 516-247-5211 •

ScienceSplosion at Landmark

Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m.
Using multimedia, juggling, lasers and more, world class juggler Mark Nizer teaches kids — and their parents — how science works and how to determine what is true and what is not.
Where: Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theatre, 232 Main St., Port Washington
Info & Tickets: 516-767-1384 or

Lou Knows What to Do at Book Revue

Monday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.

Speech-language pathologists Kimberly Tice and Venita Litvack will be speaking about and signing copies of book two in their children’s series, “Lou Knows What to Do: Special Diet,” written for children in grades pre-K to 5.  Lou and his special bubble wand are back. This time, each bubble Lou blows shows him how to stick to his special diet and avoid foods that make him sick.
Where: Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington
Info: 631-271-1442 or

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