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

Grace McQuade

Russian National Ballet Theatre: ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Friday, March 15, 8 p.m.

The whole family will enjoy this fairy tale classic with a king and queen, good and evil fairies, a prince and princess, and colorful sets and costumes, performed in the grand national tradition of Russian ballet.

Where: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville
Info & Tickets: 516-299-3100 or

Story Time: ‘How to Catch a Leprechaun’

Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

You’ve been planning night and day, and finally you’ve created the perfect trap, but leprechauns are quicker and sneakier than you may think. Will you ever catch one? Children can join this story time and get a coupon from the Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4.

Where: Barnes & Noble, 1542 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, and 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place / Info: 516-365-6723 (Manhasset), 516-741-9850 (Carle Place)

MAKEBreak Pinch of Luck Slime

Saturday, March 16, 1 to 3 p.m.

This slime shimmers like a pot of gold! Kids are sure to have lots of fun creating art with super-glittery, St. Patrick’s Day slime.

Where: Michaels, Manhasset Center, 1350 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, and Roosevelt Raceway Center, 1280 Corporate Drive, Westbury / Info: 516-627-2875 (Manhasset), 516-693-0420 (Westbury) or

Irish Pirates!

Saturday, March 16, 12 to 1 p.m.

You may have heard about Blackbeard, but did you know women were pirates too? Children of all ages will learn how Grace O’Malley rose to the top of the male dominated world of piracy and make a Jolly Roger pirate hat and eye patch. Come dressed in your favorite pirate outfit. $12 children; $6 adult.

Where: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor / Info: 631-367-3418 or

Performance: ‘The Three Little Kittens’

Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m., and Sunday, March 17, 3 p.m.

“The Three Little Kittens” may have lost their mittens, but what they really want is to be a singing trio. Teaming up with a show business hound, they embark on an adventure with a well-meaning penguin to thwart a rascally rabbit while learning important lessons about friendship.

Where: Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson
Info & Tickets: 631-928-9100 or

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