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Things to do with your kids on Martin Luther King Day weekend


The "Dreaming with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." workshop at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City takes place on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Martin Luther King Day is approaching, and chances are you're scrambling to find something to do with your kids. If you're looking to get out of the house and have a little fun, here are a few things to do around Long Island, including family-friendly performances, crafts, indoor play, free events and more.

Dreaming With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Long Island Children's Museum (11 Davis Ave., Garden City). Kids can honor King's messages of peace and harmony on Monday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Kids ages 5 and older are invited to make their own peaceful painting using a dove and some of King's words from his speeches. Price: $17 (includes museum admission).

Celebrate National Rubber Ducky Day at The Whaling Museum & Education Center (279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Families can celebrate rubber duckies on Saturday, Jan. 2 from 1 to 2 p.m. with duck-related craft-making, a duck scavenger hunt and even a rubber ducky souvenir to keep. Price: $5-$12.

See Disney on Ice "Reach for The Stars" at NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale). On Thursday, Jan. 11, through Sunday, Jan. 14, families can see Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Elsa, Anna, Ariel and more classic characters. Prices start at $18.75.

Circuits and Gears at Maritime Explorium (101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson). Learn how to sew with circuits, and use gears to construct a carousel on Saturday, Jan. 13, through Monday, Jan. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. Price: $5, free ages 1 and younger.

Storytime at Barnes & Noble in Carle Place (91 Old Country Rd.). Enjoy a reading of "Paddington" on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. Listeners can join storytime in anticipation of seeing the new movie "Paddington 2" in theaters across the Island. Price: Free.

'Cinderella' at The Showplace at Bellmore Movies (222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore). This performance features the classic princess, the Fairy Godmother, evil stepsisters, Prince Charming and more. The show will take place Saturday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 14, at noon and Monday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. Price: $12.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Children's Museum of the East End (376 Bridgehampton / Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton). On Saturday, Jan. 13, Sunday, Jan. 14, and Monday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., create a craft, add handprints to the commUNITY canvas and more. Families can also learn about King's legacy with the museum's special library. Price: $12 for non-members.

School's Out Skating at United Skates of America (1276 Hicksville Rd., Seaford). From 9:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, Jan. 15, enjoy a special that includes admission, rental, a slice of pizza and a small drink. Price: $10.

Paint Event for Martin Luther King Jr. at Key to My Art (10 W. Oak St., Amityville). Paint and create symbols of peace at this drop-off event on Monday, Jan. 15, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Price: $20, includes all supplies, canvas, paint and step-by-step instruction.

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