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

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Garvies Point Museum Day

Saturday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Insect study, nature walks, bird-watching, paper-making workshop, explore our butterfly gardens, Rock & Mineral ID, Garvies Family History & Cemetery Tour, films & more. Fun for all ages, $5.00 per person 5 years and older, includes all activities & museum admission. Free for current members. Rain or shine, activities held both indoors and out.

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

Disney’s The Lion King Experience Jr.

Saturday, Aug 3 at 11 a.m.

Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, the African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

Where: CM Performing Arts Center
931 Montauk Hwy, Oakdale
Info & Tickets: 631-218-2810 or

Cinema on the Bay at Sunset Park 2019

Saturday, Aug. 3, 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy hit movies throughout the summer at Sunset Park
in Port Washington. On Aug. 3, Sunset Park will be playing the original “Ghostbusters” movie from 1984,
starring Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray.

Where: Sunset Park
Main St, Shore Rd., Port Washington

Info: 516-869-6311 or

Massapequa Park Street Fair

Sunday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Massapequa Park Street Fair returns to downtown Park Boulevard and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Park Boulevard transforms into one giant marketplace filled with more than 150 craft and merchandise vendors, three live bands, outdoor oyster shucking, SLAPSHOTS with the NY Islanders, Martial Arts demonstreations, mechanical and bouncie rides for the kids, The Pickle People, Petting Zoo, facepainting and plenty of food.

Where: Park Boulevard Sunrise Highway to Clark Blvd, Massapequa Park
Info: 516 644-5615 or

Confetti Hearts

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join the LICM as kids learn about an American Pop Artist Jim Dine and his work. The heart has been his favorite shape, one that has inspired millions of pieces of art in all different mediums ranging from painting to printmaking to sculpture. Come create your very own Pop Heart using paint to show variations of line, color and texture. Fee: $4 with Museum admission ($3 LICM members)

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

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