Most kids across Long Island are off Monday through Friday next week for Passover and Easter celebrations. Here are some suggestions of things to do on those precious days off. For the ambitious, head to Manhattan to see dinosaurs or performing zoo animals; for the not-so-aspirational, stay closer to home to enjoy a concert by Grammy Award-nominated Brady Rymer or see an Easter play.
'DORA THE EXPLORER LIVE: DORA'S PIRATE ADVENTURE'
WHEN | WHERE 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, 21 and 22
The Show Place at the Bellmore Theatre, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore
COST $10 per seat. Includes popcorn and soda.
Dora, along with Boots the Monkey and friends, takes a trip to Treasure Island. The audience uses map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to help Dora reach the treasure. The audience will also meet Dora and the rest of the cast after hourlong show.
'THE WORLD'S LARGEST DINOSAURS'
WHEN | WHERE Saturday through Jan. 2
COST $24 for adults, $18 for students ages 13 through college with student ID and seniors 60 and older, and $14 for children 2 to 12, free for kids younger than 2; includes general admission to the museum and the Rose Center.
Enter the world of the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods, which ranged in size from 15 to 150 feet long. Learn how they breathed, ate and moved. The exhibition centerpiece is a fleshed-out model of a 60-foot-long, 11-foot-tall female Mamenchisaurus, known for its remarkable, 30-foot neck. An interactive replication of a dig site at the end of the exhibition will show how dinosaurs are discovered in the field.
WHEN | WHERE Friday through April 24
Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan
COST $29 to $145, depending on date and seat location
Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, the plotting penguins hit the stage in a 90-minute show that takes the audience from the Central Park Zoo all the way to the African country of Madagascar. Dancing and singing, including the hit song "Move It, Move It."
'THE ADVENTURES OF PETER RABBIT'
WHEN | WHERE 11 a.m. April 20, 21, 22 and 23
Peter and Benjamin Bunny are up to some old tricks, and the McGregors are not too pleased. Their bunny friends have to help them out of the mess they've made.
WHEN | WHERE 1 and 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday
COST $4 with museum admission of $10 a person or $8 for the show alone.
Grammy Award-nominated children's musician Brady Rymer celebrates the launch of his new CD, "Love Me for Who I Am." The CD, released yesterday, features guest vocals by Nick Jr. TV star Laurie Berkner. Five percent of proceeds from sales of the $14.98 CD will benefit Autism Speaks, a nonprofit research and advocacy group. The songs on the CD are inspired by children Rymer has met over the years at a school for autism, Asperger's syndrome and related disorders. Some lyrics: "I may not talk the way you talk, but I've got some things to say."
MAMA DONI & THE MAMA DONI BAND
WHEN | WHERE 1 p.m. April 22
Barry and Florence Friedberg JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside
COST $10 in advance, $11 at the door
The wild and wacky interactive Jewish family band includes sing-alongs from the group's new CD, "Shabbat Shaboom." The band plays reggae, rock, disco, Latin, klezmer and "Jewgrass." Songs include the Latin style "Challah-Day" and a song about family called "Mishpocha" as well as "Jewish Cowgirl" and "Shofar-Blowin' Band." Mama Doni, whose real name is Doni Zasloff Thomas, lives in Montclair, N.J.