Five events for kids happening on Long Island next week

Five events for kids happening on Long Island next week

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Saturday, March 14, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.


Three beloved children stories by Eric Carle – “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” “Little Cloud,” and “The Mixed-Up Chameleon” – are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. Adapted, designed and directed by Jim Morrow, with music by Steven Naylor and narration by Gordon Pinsent, the hour-long production is an imaginative approach at storytelling through theatre that has earned international recognition. For all children ages 2 and up. Tickets: $25 for adults and $18 for children under 18. Discount for Friends of the Landmark.

Where: The Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St. in Port Washington


Map It Out!

Saturday, March 14, from 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Imagine what life was like without a GPS. How did anyone find their way around?! Explore the Tanglewood preserve with a compass and learn the science of orienteering. Admission is $9 per person. Open to ages one and up. Dress warm.

Where: Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Rd. in Rockville Centre

Info: or by phone at (516) 764-0045.

Celestial Weekend: Starlab Indoor Planetarium

Saturday, March 14, from 5 – 7:15 p.m. and Sunday, March 15, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Explore the universe in a fascinating digital display inside the inflatable Starlab Planetarium at Castle Gould. Discover the planets and moons that comprise our solar system, and watch for comets, asteroids, and meteor showers. Choose one 30-minute session during this Celestial Weekend. Payment with registration is required. Open to all ages. Admission $15 for non-members and $10 for members. $5 per child and free for children members.

Where: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd. in Sands Point

Info: Call (516) 570-2185 or visit

Family Movie and Dance Fundraiser

Sunday, March 15, 1 – 4 p.m.

Source: Eventbrite

This is my SWAG Foundation will be holding its second annual fundraiser at The Bellmore Playhouse with a screening of Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out,” Rated PG. Come out and help raise money to bring SWAG Day to schools across Long Island. Families with two or more children will receive $5 off for each child. Tickets $20 per person.

Where: Bellemore Playhouse, 525 Bedford Ave. in Bellmore

Info: Email [email protected] for more information and/or a coupon code

Ssssensational Ssssnakes

Sunday, March 15, 1 – 3 p.m.


Slither on over to Sweetbriar Nature Center to see a selection of several sensational serpents. Participants will meet several snakes and learn about their unique adaptation through games and other participatory activities. Create a cool snake craft to take home. $10 per child and $5 per adult, $2 discount for scouts.

Where: Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive in Smithtown

Info: Contact (631) 979-6344 or visit


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