Long Island Kids' Activities January 26 And 27: Bricks 4 Kidz Class, Jester Jim Family Show, and Mista Cookie Jar at LICM

Things to Do for Kids and Families on Long Island the Weekend of January 26 and 27

This weekend, kids who love building and LEGOs can partake in a Bricks 4 Kidz demo class at Rolling River Day Camp. Also going on: a magic musical family show with Jester Jim at the Hicksville Public Library; a performance by kindie rocker Mista Cookie Jar at the Long Island Children's Museum (my son's favorite museum!); pizza making with the Baking Coach at the Center Moriches Public Library; and a book reading and signing with Scott Starkey, author of The Call of the Bully, at Book Revue. As always, please check out our events calendar every day for fun activities for the family.   


Pizza Workshop
Center Moriches Public Library
Two sessions: 10:30am or 12:00pm
Ages: Kindergarten–6th grade
The Baking Coach will teach kids how to make pizza. Sample different types of pizza and take home a 7-inch personal pie to bake. May not be suitable for children with food allergies. Registration required.

Bricks 4 Kidz Demo Class
Rolling River Day Camp
East Rockaway
10:00am - 12:00pm
Bricks 4 Kidz offers LEGO and robotics classes. Three sessions: Pre-K: 10:00-10:30am; Ages 5-8: Model Mania - 10:45-11:15am; Ages 8 and up: Robotics - 11:30-12:00pm. Registration suggested.

Open Studio Arts & Crafts
Guild Hall
East Hampton
11:00am - 5:00pm
Free admission
Supplies provided at this drop-n workshop. Kids work on projects with a parent/caregiver.

Airbrush T-Shirt
Shelter Island Public Library
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Grades 6-12
Make an artistic creation to wear. Registration required.

Children’s Magical Music & More: Jester Jim Family Show
Hicksville Public Library
Jester Jim's show starts with a beat box intro, followed by juggling, magic, audience participation, balancing, and comedy. Registration required.

Book Reading and Signing with Scott Starkey
Book Revue
Free with purchase
Author Scott Starkey will speak and sign his middle-grade novel The Call of the Bully. All books signed at Book Revue must be purchased at Book Revue. If you purchase the book prior to the event save your receipt. If you purchased the book elsewhere, you can still get your book signed, but you'll need to make a purchase at Book Revue of equal or greater value to that of the book.


Mista Cookie Jar and the Chocolate Chips
Long Island Children's Museum
Garden City
Two shows: 1:00pm or 3:00pm
$4 with museum admission. Theater only $10
Los Angeles–based "kindie rocker" Mista Cookie Jar (a.k.a. C.J. Pizarro) brings his urban-island-folky-rock-and-roll sounds to LICM. Blending a background in creative writing, poetry, and hip-hop production, his music oozes positivity and love. Settle in for a performance that mixes rock star excitement with the warmth of family music.

37th Annual Doll, Teddy Bear, & Collectible Toy Show
Sheraton Long Island Hotel
10:00am - 4:00pm
$6 adults, $5 seniors, kids 12 and under free
Enjoy this event hosted by the Patchogue Doll Fanciers Club.

Open House
Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts
Wheatley Heights
11:00am - 2:00pm
Faculty and staff will introduce you to course options and will also review the application process, with self-guided tours to follow. Call for an appointment.