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

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

Hempstead Lake State Park’s
Fishing Fun Clinic

Saturday, July 22, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Free Sport Fishing Events are family fishing clinics where adults and kids can fish for free; no freshwater fishing license or enrollment in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry is required. In addition to fishing, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, local fisheries and aquatic ecology.
Where: Hempstead Lake State Park, Lakeside Drive, West Hempstead
Info: 631-581-1072 or

“Freckleface Strawberry”

Saturday, July 22 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. (with ongoing performances through Aug. 27)
Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles — from scrubbing them with soap to caking on makeup.  Will she ever be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror? With the help of her loveable schoolmates, including an amazingly talented ballerina, a cute jock, a charming ditz and a totally kooky teacher, Freckleface learns that everyone is different — and that’s what makes everyone special.
Where: John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport
Info: 631-261-2900 or

Kids Book Club Gathering

Saturday, July 22, 3-4 p.m.
Kids eight years old and up will be gathering to discuss any book that has a dog or a favorite animal in it and share it with the group. It can be fiction or nonfiction, and children are encouraged to bring a photo of their pet or an animal that they like.  It’s sure to be a fun time!
Where: Turn of the Corkscrew Books and Wine, 110 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre | Info: 516-764-6000 or

Summer Children’s Theatre Series: “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”

Tuesday, July 25 at 11 a.m.
Little ones can join the Peanuts gang in this fast-paced, lighthearted musical, guaranteed to please audiences of all ages! Musical numbers include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,” “The Baseball Game,” and “Suppertime and Happiness.”
Where: Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury
Info: 516-247-5200 or

Summer Strings! Rockfest 2017 

Wednesday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Founded in 2014, the Summer Strings! RockFest gives kids and teens who study orchestral, stringed instruments the opportunity to play rock, blues, fiddling and improvisatory styles of music. Young musicians collaborate with a professional rock band to present a full-scale concert. This year’s guest artist is Roger Street Friedman, a singer-songwriter based in Sea Cliff, and his band.
Where: The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury
Info: 516-283-5566 or

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