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

Grace McQuade

The Whiffenpoofs

Sunday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. 

Every year, the most talented senior Yale students are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Local families will now get to experience the “Whiffs,” which has become one of Yale’s most celebrated traditions. 

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

Seussical the Musical

Saturday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, Jan. 27 at 10:30 a.m.
(ongoing performances through March 3)

Children can join all of their favorite Dr. Seuss characters on a musical adventure — from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

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

Laurie Berkner Live! The Greatest Solo Tour

Sunday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Best-selling and award-winning children’s musician Laurie Berkner, a longtime fixture on TV’s Nick Jr., Sprout, and NBCUniversal Kids channels, will perform her original music, “songs that matter for children,” she says.

Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington
Info & Tickets: 631-673-7300 or

Winterfest ‘Draw In’

Sunday, Jan. 27, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join the first annual “Draw In” Winterfest, where there will be an array of winter-themed and exhibition-inspired art activities for children of all ages — from creating a 3-D winter scene collage to making a digital action painting while sipping cocoa.  Free admission all day.  

Where: The Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington
Info: 631-351-3250 or

Aesop’s Fables

Tuesday, Jan. 29 through Friday, Feb. 1 at 10:15 a.m. or 12:15 p.m. (ongoing performances through Feb. 21)

Aesop’s well-known and beloved fables come to life on stage through a lovable band of traveling storytellers. Children ages 5 to 11 can laugh and play along with fun songs and lively stories, including classics such as “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” “The Lion and the Mouse” and more.

Where: Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
Info & Tickets: 516-224-5800 or 

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