Grab & Go Kids Planner: Feb. 9-15

Tune into Patch every Wednesday for this list of local child-friendly activities for the weekend.

Glad you clicked on our new Grab & Go Kids Planner.

We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week.

You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.

Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you.


Here is an assortment of fun events for the week – a at the library, a , a event, a and a program at another library sponsored by the Town of Oyster Bay — pick and choose from this week’s array of events.

Valentine Family Craft at Farmingdale Public Library

Where/When: , 116 Merritts Rd, Farmingdale. Feb 12, 10a.m.-11a.m.

Why Go: Make a monkey themed Valentine craft for someone you love in this class for all ages and a parent.

Pricing:  Free

Family Bounce Night at Bounce U

Where/When: 101 Carolyn Blvd, Farmingdale. Feb 9, 5p.m.

Why Go: This is an easy, affordable, one-stop entertainment option which includes unlimited bouncing, video games, music and more.  They even provide food and drinks.

Pricing:  $12.95/child

Silverlicious Celebration at Borders

Where/When: , 231 Airport Plaza Blvd, Farmingdale. Feb. 12, 2p.m.

Why Go:  Celebrate Silverlicious with games, crafts, giveaways and a Pinkalicious Parade. All Pinkalicious fans ages 4 to 8 are welcome.

Pricing:  Free

The Pirates of Treasure Island at Arena Players Children’s Theatre

Where/When: , 296 Route 109, Farmingdale. Feb. 12 and Feb. 13, 1pm

Why Go:  Ride the high seas to adventure. Travel along with and become part of Long John Silver’s pirates and Captain Smollet’s crew as they battle storms, jungles, ghosts and each other for the hidden mystery on Treasure Island.

Pricing:  $10 per ticket (Children under 3 years of age do not need a ticket)

Children's Program at Massapequa Library: David Engel's Pirate School

Where/When: , 40 Harbour Ln, Massapequa. Feb. 13, 2p.m.

Why Go: This program through the Town of Oyster Bay Department of Community & Youth Services is Children's Magical Music & More.  Bumbling pirate Billy Bones teaches zany, well-crafted lessons on how to stand, talk, laugh, eat and sing like boisterous buccaneers. Youngsters learn to be "Good Pirates" and are awarded a diploma at graduation. This clever and wacky performer has captured the hearts and minds of young audiences everywhere, combining magic, original music, bubble play and puppetry with eccentric props and slapstick antics.  For ages 4 and older.

Pricing:  Free


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