The top events for kids for the coming week

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KidsFest at Old Westbury Gardens

Sunday, September 18, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This is an interactive celebration of kid power and the environment. A high-energy performance by Danny Weinkauf and his Red Pants Band who will make the entire family want to dance and jump up and down. Concert at 2:30 pm. Rain or Shine! 


Fun day for the whole family

Kids can play in the Kids Corner and participate in Activity Classes and parents can meet many Back to School exhibitors, such as birthday party venues, after school classes, special needs professionals, enrichment programs, health related professionals, and many other family-oriented businesses. Saturday, September 17, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.



Whip Up The Wind! 

Measure the wind speed with simple machines, and construct your own anemometer to measure the wind speed on the deck on Saturday, September 17, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Enjoy this and all other activities at the Maritime Museum in Port Jefferson.


Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR 

The classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 

Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25 at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Long Island Children’s Museum.


Bethpage Federal Credit Union Global Explorer Backpacks

Children ages 6 and up and their families can explore and discover the beauty of the world’s cultures using activity-filled backpacks that enhance experiences with authentic objects from the Hofstra University Museum’s collections. While exploring specific works found on campus, children create their own keepsake artworks inspired by the art they discover.  Stop in the Hofstra University Museum’s Emily Lowe Gallery to pick up a backpack. For daily hours visit


Prep for Winter

What do wildlife do to get ready for winter?  Adult nature explorers will search the Preserve for signs and observe preparations. This program starts inside with a brief introduction before heading outside to the trails.

Saturday, September 17, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Sands Point Preserve Conservancy.

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