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

Grace McQuade

Easel with Whiteboard Workshop

Saturday, Jan. 5, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Pique your child’s visual arts interests at this hands-on workshop where you and your child can build an easel. Your young artist can display artwork from school or create a new masterpiece on the dry-erase whiteboard, keeping the project mess-free. Once your easel is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers.

Where: Home Depot locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties, including the Westbury, Elmont, Syosset and Huntington stores / Info & Registration: homedepot.com 

Tinkerbell

Saturday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. (ongoing performances through Jan. 26)
Tinkerbell has always been Peter Pan’s loyal sidekick, but how much do we really know about this beloved fairy? Meet Tinkerbell live on stage as she shares her story of how she became Peter Pan’s sidekick and the most famous fairy in the world.

Where: Broadhollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
Info & Tickets: 631-581-2700 or broadhollow.org

Les Misérables School Edition

Saturday, Jan. 5 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m.

Les Misérables School Edition is performed by students in grades 6 to 12 as part of the new audition-based elite performance group, The Engeman Select Players. One of the world’s most iconic and longest-running musicals, Les Misérables tells the story of a former convict who spends a lifetime seeking redemption against the backdrop of the French Revolution.

Where: John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport
Info & Tickets: 631-261-2900 or engemantheater.com

Trout Birthday Party

Sunday, Jan. 6, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Kids can join this event that celebrates the birth of the Hatchery’s baby trout. Professional staff will be available to answer questions about the baby fish as little ones and their families enjoy refreshments and birthday cake.

Where: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 NY-25A, Cold Spring Harbor
Info: 516-692-6768 or cshfishhatchery.org

Disney On Ice presents ‘Frozen’

Thursday, Jan. 10 through Sunday, Jan. 13 (check venue website for daily showtimes)

Children will discover the full story of Disney’s “Frozen” like never before.  Dazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music will magically transport the audience to wintry Arendelle and Anna’s fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa. 

Where: NYCB Live, Home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
Info & Tickets: 516-231-4848 or 800-745-3000 or nycblive.com 

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