March is filled with a number of fun things coming up at the Long Island Children’s Museum (LICM).
Grammy Award winning musician Tim Kubart, originally from Farmingdale, is set to his Kids and Family Music show to the LICM on Saturday, March 18 with two performances.
Additionally, the unique work of artist and author Javaka Steptoe will be on exhibit in the Museum’s KaleidoZone through May 14. Javaka will be displaying his mixed media pieces that were created for his award winning book, Radiant Child.
And finally, Saturday, March 18 is “Incredible Kids Day” and kids are encouraged to come and make their own badge declaring themselves “Incredible Kids.”
Saturday, March 18, at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
GRAMMY Award-winner Tim Kubart’s brings his kids and family music show to his native Long Island. Kubart and special guests sing about all new adventures: the kind you can find in your home and in your heart, with your friends and with your family, in the little moments we live every day. Tim and his band, the Space Cadets, weave their own childhood memories through textured pop tunes with lyrics that bridge the gap between innocence and wisdom in a way for listeners of all ages to appreciate and understand.
Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $9 with museum admission ($7 LICM members), $12 theater only.
Incredible Kid Day
Saturday, March 18, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Happy Incredible Kid Day! This special holiday was created just for kids like you, and is celebrated on the third Thursday in March. Come make a colorful ribbon badge to celebrate what a super kid you are. Pin it on yourself or award a badge to someone else who deserves it for being an incredible kid!
Ages: 3 and up. Free with museum admission.
KaleidoZone – Javaka Steptoe: Radiant Child
Through Sunday, May 14
In this exhibit, artist and illustrator Javaka Steptoe tells the story of an artist who has inspired him, Jean-Michel Basquiat. Like Steptoe, Basquiat was raised in New York City, where art became his outlet and earned him worldwide attention. The artwork featured in this exhibit are illustrations from the book Steptoe authored about Basquiat of the same name. The book won the 2017 Caldecott Medal, honoring “the most distinguished American picture book for children, as well as the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award, which recognizes “an African American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults.” Steptoe’s exhibition combines traditional illustration techniques with unusual material choices to create exciting multi-layered images that capture the life of a dynamic artist.
All ages. Free with museum admission.