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

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

Eat Up! Spices

Saturday, June 15, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Children of all ages can discover tasty delights growing in these beautiful garden beds and concoct a simple recipe full of delicious seasonal flavors. The event is free with museum admission.

Where: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
Info: 516-333-0048 or

Stars, Stripes and Signal Flags

Saturday, June 15, 1 to 2 p.m.

Did you know ships use signal flags to communicate with one another? Kids of all ages can celebrate Flag Day by exploring the meaning behind signal flags and creating a personalized one to take home. $12 per participant.

Where: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 301 Main St.,
Cold Spring Harbor | Info: 631-637-3418 or

Happy Father’s Day!

Sunday, June 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Father’s Day, the educational center dedicated to teaching visitors about the freshwater ecosystems of New York will be free admission for dads when accompanied by their children. 

Where: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor / Info & Tickets: 516-692-6768 or

Terrific Ties

Sunday, June 16, 1 p.m.

It’s a “tie” for the best dad this Father’s Day.  Little ones can decorate a “tie” with colorful markers and foam for their special dad to wear. The event is free with museum admission. 

Where: Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
Info & Tickets: 516-224-5800 or

Family Yoga

Thursday, June 20, 7 to 7:45 p.m.

Parents and kids can experience the wonderful benefits of yoga, which aligns naturally with children’s imaginations as they stretch, bend, reach, and balance to become trees, turtles and more. Bring a mat for each person. Members: $5 per car; non-members: $15 per car. Pay at the Gatehouse.

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

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