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

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

You! Story Time
Saturday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m.

A life full of adventure first requires big dreams, and big dreams need big encouragement. From world-renowned author and artist Sandra Magsamen comes the new book You!, offering inspiration and hope to readers of all ages. Activities to follow.

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

Musical: “Rapunzel: The Untold Story!”
Saturday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. (ongoing weekend performances through Feb. 24)

Ever wonder what really happened in the legend of the lass with the long, long hair? Here is a hilarious yarn of a kindly and mixed-up witch who helps straighten out a rather confused family. The performance is pure fun — you won’t want to miss this story.

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

Let the Good Times Roll!
Saturday, Jan. 20 and Sunday, Jan. 21, 1 to 5 p.m.

Children can view the Steel Dragon, the longest roller coaster in the world, then use it as inspiration to build their own roller coaster.

Where: Maritime Explorium, Port Jeff Harbor, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson
Info: 631-331-3277 or

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Kids’ Gathering and Book Discussion
Saturday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m.

Last month, the kids’ book discussion group talked about books with a holiday in the story. This month they’ll talk about any book that was made into a movie.  Children ages 8 and up can share any book they’ve read with this theme.

Where: Turn of the Corkscrew Books and Wine, 110 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre
Info: 516-764-6000 or

Winter Family Yoga
Sunday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m.

Yoga practice aligns naturally with children’s imaginations as they create the shapes of animals and plants using their bodies. They will stretch, bend, reach and balance to become trees, turtles and more. Bring a mat for each person, and wear comfortable clothing. Pre-registration is requested.

Where: Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, Hempstead House, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
Info: 516-571-7901 or

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