Long Island Kids' Activities Martin Luther King Weekend January 19, 20, and 21: MLK Commemorative Events & the Colors of Winter

Things to Do for Kids and Families on Long Island Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend January 19, 20, and 21

It's a three-day weekend, and there's lots going on to keep the kids busy. There are several shows to see this weekend, including Gustafer Yellowgold at the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre, Pinkalicious the Musical at the CM Performing Center in Oakdale, Raggedy Ann and Andy at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson, Sleeping Beauty at the Studio Theatre in Lindenhurst, and The Magic of Thaddeus at Dix Hills Performing Art Center. If nature's more your thing, check out "The Colors of Winter" at the Sherwood-Jayne Farm in Setauket, Winter Animal Tracks at the West Hills County Park, terrarium making at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center, or the Cold Spring Fish Hatchery. There are also several events commemorating Dr. King in honor of the holiday. Check out our posts on volunteering in honor of MLK Day and commemorative events, and as always take a look at our events calendar for more great activities. Happy three-day weekend!


Gustafer Yellowgold
Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre
Sag Harbor
11am and 3pm
$10; $9 grandparents, $5 kids under 3    
Multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations, and storytelling. RSVP required.

Pinkalicious the Musical
CM Performing Arts Center
11am and 2pm
Enjoy this show about a girl who love cupcakes, dress up, playing princess, and all things pink.

The Colors of Winter
Sherwood-Jayne Farm
10:00am - 11:30am
Search for and draw the hidden hues of winter. Registration required.

Raggedy Ann & Andy
Theatre Three
Port Jefferson
11:00am - 12:00pm
Rag dolls come to life in an adventure about friendship, loyalty, and love.

Sleeping Beauty
Studio Theatre
The emphasis is on comedy in this musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale.


Winter Animal Tracks
West Hills County Park
West Hills
10:30am - 11:30am
Animals leave clues behind. Use the six basic questions of tracking to read the stories written on the ground. Registration required.

The Magic of Thaddeus
Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, Five Towns College
Dix Hills
Musical adventure that combines magic and comedy.


At the Hatchery: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
10:00am - 5:00pm
general admission          
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., every Hatchery visitor will receive one free mini fish food funtainer.

OPEN PLAY at Kiddie City USA - Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
Kiddie City USA
Glen Head
10:00am - 4:00pm
$12 per child      
Come join the fun! The kids are out of school, so stop by for a little play time with your friends!! Have lunch, do a craft, whatever....Kiddie City USA is here for your Open Play!! :)

Terrarium Making 2013
Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10 per person ($5 extra if not supplying your own container)   
Learn to make a terrarium. Plants and soil included. Bring your own container ($5 extra to have one supplied to you). Registration required.

Dreaming with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Long Island Children's Museum
Garden City
1:30 and 3PM
$3 with museum admission, LICM members $2.
Artwork has long been used to record historical events. Draw inspiration from the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King and create your own inspired artwork to take home.

Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Celebration
Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center
74 Hauppauge Rd.
Commack, NY 11725
Join the Suffolk Y JCC for this multicultural, interfaith MLK celebration, a choir concert and exhibit of children's anti-hunger projects. A reception follows the event featuring exhibits on programs assisting hungry, homeless and ill housed on Long Island. The Suffolk YJCC has partnered with RockCANroll to beat hunger, so please bring a donation of a non-perishable food item.