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

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

Point Lookout Beach Carnival

Friday, June 28 through Sunday, July 7, 5 to 11 p.m. (Friday through Sunday) and 5 to 10 p.m. (Monday through Thursday)

This free, family-friendly event features a daily carnival with midway rides and games for all ages, live music and entertainment, favorite fair food, and the annual Salute to Veterans with a concert by That 70’s Band and fireworks on Sat., June 29.

Where: Town Park at Point Lookout, 1300 Lido Blvd., Point Lookout
Info: 866-666-3247 or

Family Program: Nature by Bike

Friday, June 28, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Nature, history and exercise — this program has it all.  Family members ages 8 and up can enjoy the bike trails of Heckscher Park and make stops to highlight the natural and historic sites along the way. Bring water, bug spray, and your bike. Reservations are required.

Where: Heckscher State Park, 1 Heckscher State Parkway, East Islip
Info & Reservations: 631-581-1072 or

Cinema on the Bay at Sunset Park

Saturday, June 29, 8:30 p.m. (sundown) through Aug. 24

Families can enjoy free hit movies outside on several Saturday nights this summer, including “Black Panther” on June 29, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” on July 13, “Ghostbusters” (original) on Aug. 3, and “Mary Poppins Returns” on Aug. 24. 

Where: Sunset Park, Main Street and Shore Road, Port Washington
Info & Tickets: 516-869-7633 or

Baby & Me Story Time featuring ‘Hello, World! Solar System’

Sunday, June 30, 11 a.m.

Barnes and Noble introduces their new Baby & Me Story Time for caregivers and children up to 24 months old. Little ones will read a book and participate in activities to build their language skills.

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

Wacky Water Wednesdays

Wednesday, July 3, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (ongoing through Aug. 28)

Wacky Water Wednesdays return to the Fish Hatchery, featuring sprinklers, bubbles, lawn games and activities for preschoolers. Bring a towel and have fun.  $6 for adults; $4 for kids.   

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

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