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

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Butterfly Walk
Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 to 11 a.m.
Autumn is right around the corner, and the great Monarch Butterfly migration has begun. These amazing little insects travel thousands of miles to reach their wintering grounds. Join a walk along the barrier island, a migratory route for Monarchs during their journey south.
Where: Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh
Info: (516) 785-1600

Mexican Folk Art Mirrors
Friday, Sept. 27, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Come learn about Mexican folk art and metal mirror techniques in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Head to the Inner Lobby and design your own personal mirrors that are inspired by Mexican art.
Where: Long Island Children’s Museum
11 Davis Ave. Garden City
Info: 516-224-5800 or

Free Park Day
Saturday, Sept. 28
Come experience the national parks! On special days, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Be sure to check park availability before you go.
Where: Sagamore Hill Historic Site,
20 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay
Info: 516-922-4788

Fall Festival Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium will be holding its Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28. The event will include kids fishing, a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch, environmental exhibits, music, games and so much more!
Where: Cold Spring Harbor
Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
Info: 516-692-6768 or

Family J Time
Saturday, Sept. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Celebrate the Jewish New Year! Enjoy a fun-filled morning with your family and friends with crafts, games, story time, and more.
Where: Sid Jacobson JCC,
300 Forest Drive, East Hills
Info: 516-484-1545

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