Kids Creatures of the Night
Join Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown for a “not so dark” kid friendly Creatures of the Night event on Oct. 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Meet nighttime animals, hear a story about some nocturnal animals, and take a short walk in the woods to see where creatures of the night make their homes. Bring a picnic blanket to watch the animal presentations and story. Event will be moved inside if it rains. Cost is $10 per child/ $5 per adult. All children must be accompanied by an adult, this is not a drop-off program. Register at www.sweetbriarnc.org.
Join Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society for a Fall Festivities! program at Cold Spring Harbor Public Library, 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor on Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. Learn about how animals prepare for the Fall season, make a seasonal craft and go for a walk in the woods. For children ages 5-9, accompanied by a caregiver. Free. To register, call 631-896-2872.
Sunken Meadow State Park, Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park presents a Fossil Finds family program on Oct. 8 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Journey through time and observe real fossils and simulate how they form. Explore how fossils are found, and compare them to life today. $4 per person. Reservations taken on eventbrite.com.
Fall Art at the Heckscher
In coordination with Long Island Fall Festival at Heckscher Park, the Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington invites children to join them on the terrace to create a pumpkin patch collage on Oct. 9 from noon to 5 p.m. Add your own details to complete this Fall work of art! (The project will be held indoors in case of inclement weather.) Free. 631-380-3230
Story & Craft with Nana Carol
The Next Chapter bookstore, 204 New York Avenue Huntington hosts A Story and Craft event with Nana Carol on Mondays including Oct. 9 and 16 at 10:30 a.m. No registration required. Appropriate for ages 0-4 (sometimes older siblings join as well). 631-482-5008
‘The Wizard of Oz’
Children’s theater continues at the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport with The Wizard of Oz from Sept. 30 to Oct. 29. After a tornado whisks her away to the magical land of Oz, Dorothy Gale teams up with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman, and a Cowardly Lion to find the mighty Wizard of Oz who can send her home. All seats are $20. To order, call 631-261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com.
‘A Kooky Spooky Halloween’
Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson presents A Kooky Spooky Halloween, a merry musical about a ghost who’s afraid of the dark, from Oct. 7 to 21 with a sensory sensitive performance on Oct. 8. Recently graduated spirit Abner Perkins is assigned to the Aberdeen Boarding House — known for its spectral sightings and terrific toast. Here, Abner finds himself cast into a company of its wacky residents. When his secret is revealed, he is forced to leave his haunted home and set-off on a quest with his newly found friends. All tickets are $12. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.
‘Little Shop of Horrors’
Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington continues its Cinema for Kids! series with a screening of Little Shop of Horrors on Oct. 8 at noon. Meek flower shop assistant Seymour pines for co-worker Audrey. During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which has a taste for something other than fertilizer. Rated PG-13. Tickets are $12, $5 children 12 and under. www.cinemaartscentre.org.
‘Coco’ Live-to-Film Concert
Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook presents Disney Pixar’s Coco live-to-Film concert on the Main Stage on Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. A holiday event for the entire family, don’t miss this screening of the beloved film Coco featuring a live performance of the Oscar and Grammy-winning musical score, performed by a live 20-member Latin ensemble. Tickets range from $12 to $35. To order, call 631-632-2787 or visit www.stallercenter.com.