BELLMORE: Pinkalicious the Muscial, located at The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore (11am). Based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents.
MASSAPEQUA: “Hope for Matthew” Benefit at Massapequa Fire Department, located at 5478 Merrick Road, Massapequa (4-8pm). This fundraiser will feature music, food, face painting, a 50/50 raffle, and a Chinese Auction. Matthew Roth is a 20 year old Massapequa resident and 2012 graduate of Massapequa High School who has been suffering from a serious illness that has baffled the best medical minds and top hospitals in Manhattan and Boston. Admission: $40 adults, $20 for children ages 6-12, children under 6 are FREE!
ISLIP: Saturdays at the Suffolk County Environmental Center, located at 550 South Bay Avenue
Islip (11am-12pm). Join us for an exciting and informative nature programs at the Suffolk County Environmental Center. Programs will center around what’s happening in nature that day. These programs are suitable for all ages and weather permitting can take place outdoors so come dressed for the weather.
KINGS PARK: Family Adventure: Geology Rocks! at Nissequogue River State Park, located at7 99 Saint Johnland Road, Kings Park (1:30-3pm). How can a rock float? Learn this and more as you perform these fun and exciting experiments to discover some of the secrets of rocks.Reservations are required, please call (631) 581-1072.
SMITHTOWN: Make a Dream Catcher at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, located at 581 West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown (1:30-3pm). Each family member, age 8 and older, will make their own unique dream catcher. You will then decorate it with feathers, beads and/or shells. Reservations are required, please call (631) 265-1054.
RIVERHEAD: Gingerbread Decorating at Gingerbread University, located at 3225 Sound Avenue
MONTAUK: Hike and Seek at Amsterdam Beach, located directly across from Deep Hollow Ranch on Montauk Highway (1-3pm). Join a park Naturalist on this scavenger hunt hike. While hiking, “seek” items from a list of local plants, animals, and other objects unique to this park. Reservations are required, please call 631-668-2554.
GARDEN CITY: Pet Night with Santa at Roosevelt Field Mall, located at 630 Old Country Rd, Garden City (7-9pm). Bring Fido to the mall for his own picture with Santa.
CENTERPORT: Songs in the Key of Earth at Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, located at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport (6pm). Enjoy a family concert (musical rocket ship ride through space) with singer-songwriter Patricia Shih and sidekick Stephen Fricker.
HUNTINGTON: Have a little Ooompa, Loompa Fun and take the kids to see a screening of the original “WILLY WONKA and the Chocolate Factory” at Cinema Arts, located at 423 Park Ave, Huntington (12pm) – Children under 12 are FREE!
SAG HARBOR: Beaded Pumpkin at John Jermain Library, located at 34 W. Water Street, Sag Harbor (1:30 – 2:30pm) Decorate your Thanksgiving table with a colorful pumpkin that you will make out of pony beads. Please register in advance. For ages 6 and up.
SATURDAY, 11/15 & SUNDAY, 11/16
GARDEN CITY: Cranberry Festival at the LI Children’s Museum, located at 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City (12-4pm). Did you know that cranberries are so important to Native people in New England that they hold a harvest party in their honor every year? Long Island has an important historical link to this fruit, as well. At one time, Suffolk County was the third largest producer of cranberries in the United States, making the berry a popular ingredient in many Shinnecock recipes. Join LICM for a multi-sensory exploration of this familiar, seasonal fruit
NORTHPORT: Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! – National Touring Exhibition at LaMantia Gallery, located at 127 Main Street, Northport (12-6pm). View never before seen hats from Dr. Seuss’s Private Collection along with prints & sculpture from the Art of Dr. Seuss Collection.