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

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

Kissing Booth Photo Event

Friday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 3, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

This heartwarming photography event is a great opportunity to share the love. Featuring JCP’s new kissing booth props, girls and boys of all ages are welcome to blow a kiss at this event.

Where: JCPenney, Roosevelt Field Mall, North Parking Deck, 630 Old Country Road, Garden City
Info: 516-877-1926 or

Kids’ Workshop: Heart Candy Box

Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

In this workshop, you and your child can build a heart-shaped box for Valentine’s Day, perfect as a gift for someone you love or to stash all your sweet Valentine’s Day goodies and keepsakes. Once the heart is built, your child can customize it with paint and stickers.

Where: At Home Depot locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties, including the Westbury, Elmont, Syosset and Huntington stores / Info: Call your local store or go to

Winter Book Festival

Saturday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Children ages preschool to grade 3 can enjoy a fun-filled day of free activities and special performances at this 2nd annual book festival sponsored by the Junior League of Long Island and Half Hollow Hills Community Library. 

Where: Chestnut Hill School, 600 South Service Road, Dix Hills
Info & Tickets: 631-421-4530 or

Family Theatre Musical: ‘Charlotte’s Web’

Saturday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, Feb. 3 at 12 p.m.

Charlotte’s Web” is the story of Wilbur the pig, the little girl who adopts him, his barnyard friends and, of course, Charlotte the spider.

Where: The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave.,
Bellmore | Info & Tickets: 516-599-6870 or

Theatre: ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 3 at 11:30 a.m. (ongoing performances through Feb. 24)

The evil witch Maleficent curses Princess Aurora to die on her 16th birthday. Thanks to Aurora’s guardian fairies, she only falls into a deep sleep that can be ended with a kiss from her betrothed, Prince Phillip. Find out if Phillip delivers the magical kiss in time in this fairy tale classic.

Where: Broadhollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
Info & Tickets: 516-775-4420 or 

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