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

Grace McQuade

Danny Carmo’s Mathematical Mysteries

Friday, Feb. 15, 10:30 a.m.

Danny Carmo didn’t think that math was for him — all he ever wanted to be was a famous magician. But when he learned all the tricks of the mathematical trade, he realized that math was not only essential… it was the secret to much magic. Recommended for grades 2 to 6.

Where: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville | Info & Tickets: 516-299-3100 or

President’s Day: Colonial Crafts

Monday, Feb. 18, 12 to 2 p.m.

Families with children can celebrate the birthday of George Washington, explore life in colonial America, and create a framed tin-punch craft. $12 per child; $6 adult. 

Where: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main St.,
Cold Spring Harbor | Info: 631-367-3418 or

Native American Games

Tuesday, Feb. 19 through Friday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Children can learn and play authentic Native American games from the Northwest, Southwest, Northeast and Plains regions, including a walnut shell dice game and moccasin bullet game. 

Where: Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
Info: 516-571-8010 or

Winter Break Activities

Monday, Feb. 18 through Thursday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kids of all ages can enjoy a Winter Wonderland where they will make their own snow on Monday, a Make Your Own Homemade Ice Cream activity on Tuesday and Wednesday, and a Slippery, Slimy Science craft, where they will make gooey slime and learn why its important to animals, on Thursday.

Where: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor | Info: 516-692-6768 or

amily Theatre Musical: ‘The Little Mermaid’

Saturday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 12 p.m. (additional performances at same times on March 2 and 3)

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Reserved seating tickets: $12.

Where: The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore Info & Tickets: 516-599-6870 or

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