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Grab & Go Kids Planner: Character Party, Music and Stories

Five great activities to do with the kids this weekend.

A character party, music and stories - pick and choose from this weekend’s array of events.

FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK:

1. Aladdin/Jasmine Party

Where/When: Cupcake Corner Too!, Friday, Aug. 19 from 5-6:30 p.m.

Why Go: Themed crafts and games, "magic" carpets, genie lamps, camels, favors and a full lunch await your children. Jasmine and Aladdin themselves will entertain and pose for pictures.

Pricing: $35 per child. Reservations and full advance payment are required.

2. 

Where/When: Long Island Children’s Museum, Saturday, Aug. 20, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Why Go: Dora, her best buddy Boots the Monkey, and the rest of their friends embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island.

Pricing: $12 ($10 for LICM members)

3. Free Crafts for Kids

Where/When: The Cupcake CornerSaturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Why Go: Children will get to do a free craft while you enjoy a cup of coffee and a cupcake! Craft changes weekly - some crafts include painting suncatchers, creating a fish out of a paper plate, decorating a picture frame, etc.

Pricing: Free

4. Shadybook Stroll: The Giving Tree

Where/When: Old Westbury Gardens, Saturday, Aug. 20 at noon.

Why Go: Lend an ear to Shel Silverstein's classic story chronicling the selflessness of nature. Learn how trees are the ultimate gift to people and sample some of the tasty delights trees provide! 

Pricing: $10; $8 seniors; $5 ages 7-17; free 6 and under

5. Conductor Jack and the Zinghoppers

Where/When: Long Island Children’s Museum, Sunday and Monday, Aug. 21 and 22 at 2 p.m.

Why Go: Fun, interactive music for kids. Conductor Jack’s live show will have audiences singing, dancing and, of course, hopping along.

Pricing: $4 with museum admission, $3 LICM members, $8 theater only

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