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

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

Spooky Walk and Not-So-Spooky Walk

Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 29, 12-4 p.m.
These events will include spooky trails, live music, food, and more than 100 live actors.  Children must by at least 15 years of age and accompanied by an adult to attend the first two nights. Sunday’s Not-So-Spooky Walk is for children of all ages.  $5 per person (cash only).
Where: Clark Botanic Garden, 193 I. U. Willets Road, Albertson
Info: 516-869-6311 or

Halloween Family Fun Fest and “Into the Woods”

Saturday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; “Into the Woods” at 2 and 8 p.m. and also on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m.
Join this day full of family activities — from pumpkin picking and decorating, to a haunted house, costume contests, a magician and more.  There will also be a presentation of one of Stephen Sondheim’s most popular shows where everyone’s favorite storybook characters come to life.
Where: Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre
Info: 516-323-4444 or

Darlene Graham’s Family Monster Mash 

Saturday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m.
Darlene Graham’s Monster Mash, where costumes are encouraged for all ages, will have families up on their feet with a Halloween parade, dance contests, and Darlene’s original songs, as well Halloween favorites like “Monster Mash” and “Ghostbusters.”
Where: The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury
Info: 516-283-5566 or

Super Family Sunday Halloween Event: Enchanted Forest

Sunday, Oct. 29, 1-4 p.m.
Join this family-friendly Halloween celebration, where the museum’s forest will be transformed into a magical place. Use art-making and natural materials to build a kinetic sculpture inspired by the fall season, listen to stories, and visit animal friends from Volunteers for Wildlife.  Museum admission plus $10 per family materials fee. Reservations not needed.
Where: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
Info: 516-484-9337 or

Family Halloween Party 

Sunday, Oct. 29, 1-4 p.m.
The Phil Dejana Learning Center features adorable woodland plush animals celebrating Halloween in a charming display complete with delightful fairy cottages and sparkle lights. Little ones can wear costumes or come as themselves, and this year families are invited to bring their pets in costume. Guests can explore the preserve’s grounds on a treasure hunt for wildlife and Castle Gould’s Great Hall will feature crafts and projects.
Where: Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, Hempstead House, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
Info: 516-571-7901 •

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