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

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Long Island Parents Day

Sunday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Parents Day creates a fun environment for parents to bring their children and discover local family related services, venues and products. A mix of fun and learning for families are provided through an exhibition space, an activity center, and unique classes and presentations.
Where: Pratt Recreation Center at Long Island
University, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville
Info: 212-315-0800 or


Saturday, Sept. 14, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
An open-air family festival featuring musical entertainment that kids and parents can enjoy together. Admission is free.
Where: Clark Botanic Garden,
193 I.U. Willets Road, Albertson. Info: 516-869-6311 or

47th Annual Irish Festival & Feis

Sunday, Sept. 15
Those attending the 47th Annual Nassau County Irish Feis and Festival will enjoy dancing, music competitions, vendors, food, and entertainment for all ages! $10 Admission, free for Children Under 12.
Where: Nickerson Beach,
880 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach

Port Jefferson’s 6th Annual Dragon Boat Race Festival
Saturday, Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The sixth annual Dragon Boat Race Festival is to be held at the harbor of Port Jefferson Village and it will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14.  A committee of chamber members, county representatives and tourism professionals are bringing fun, competition and recreation to Port Jefferson’s Village beautiful harbor. This event will include local and regional teams coming together to race against each other in a series of heats.  Novice teams are provided with instruction and all of the necessary equipment to race.
Where: Mayor Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park,
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson
Info: 631-473-1414 or

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr.

Sunday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m.
Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”
Where: Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts,
2 East Main Street, Smithtown
Info & Tickets: 631-724-3700 or

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