The top events for kids for the coming week

The Island Now

A quick look at what’s happening this week for families and children on Long Island. 


Long Island Pet Reptile Expo

Sunday, March 13, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Come see thousands of live pet reptiles on display and for sale as pets. The largest Reptile Expo ever held on Long Island with more than 150 vendor and display tables. Dozens of reptile breeders will have thousands of reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids on display and for sale as pets. $10.00 adults; $5.00 children 7-12; under 7 free. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Where: Suffolk Community College at the Health, Sports and Education Center, 485 Wicks Road, Brentwood

Info: 845 526-4845 •

Sing and Swing Story Time 

Tuesday, March 15, 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Join us for a program filled with interactive stories, fun action rhymes and songs to share together. The early literacy practices featured each week help build the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. For children ages 18 months to 3 years with an adult. No registration required.

Where: Port Washington Public Library, 1 Library Drive, Port Washington

Info: 516-883-4400 •

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Beauty and The Beast

Show Dates:  Saturday,  March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. & Sunday, March 13 & 20, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. 

An enchanting tale as old as time about how the love of one beautiful young girl helps to transform a hard-hearted monster back into a handsome prince

Where:  Bayway Arts Center, 265 East Main Street, East Islip

Info: 631-581-2700 •

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Berenstain Bears Live! 

Sunday, March 13, 4:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m.

Adapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears have another adventure to share. As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear’s grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can’t stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! gives boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did. $20/ticket.

Where: Stony Brook University Staller Center, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook

Info: 631-632-ARTS •

Childsplay presents Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat 

Sunday, March 13, 2 p.m.

Monday, March 14, 10:30 a.m. 

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears at their door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat in the Hat is the most mischievous cat they will ever meet. Suddenly the rainy afternoon is transformed by the Cat and his antics. Will their house ever be the same? Can the kids clean up before mom comes home? With some tricks (and a fish), Thing Two and Thing One – with the Cat in The Hat the fun’s never done! Single Ticket Prices: $55, $25, $15, $10

Prices include a $3 facility fee

Where: Bounce U Farmingdale, 101 Carolyn Blvd., Farmingdale

Info: 631-777-5867 •

All Age Open Bounce 

Thursdays, now through March 31, 4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

You don’t need a special occasion to get your bounce on. Reserve your spot and then come by and enjoy awesome inflatables, fantastic games, and wall-to-wall fun. Bring socks!  All ages welcome. $12.95 per child.

Where: Bounce U Farmingdale, 101 Carolyn Blvd., Farmingdale

Info: 631-777-5867 •

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Irish Pirates! 

Saturday, March 12, 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.

We invite young mateys ages 6-12 to join us and learn about Irish Pirates from the past who ruled the seas! Design your own Jolly Roger to hang at home. All ages welcome. Regular Admission + $3 per craft. Members $3 per craft (no admission).

Where: The Whaling Museum and Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor, 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor

Info: 631-367-3418 • www.


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