‘What the Moon Saw’
Puppeteer Sarah Frechette remixes Hans Christian Andersen’s “Thumbelina” with “The Ugly Duckling” to tell the story of two misfit characters who join forces to outwit their meddlesome nocturnal adversaries in this original theater piece. Travel deep beyond the forest, to a land never seen before, where life is guided by the mystical moon — a land inspired by the Andersen’s many beloved tales. Follow a duckling through a world where nature is unpredictable and not every creature is good. Watch as a foolish frog, a sly clever Ms. Mouse and a pompous Mr. Mole distract the ducklings in the search for a true friend. Come see what the moon saw when the petals of a flower opened to reveal an incredible journey.
Thursday and Friday, Aug. 28-29, 11:30 and 2 p.m. For ages 3 and up. $5 with museum admission ($4 members), $10 theater only. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. (516) 224-5800 or www.licm.org.
Stepping Back in Time
19th Century Celebration
Enjoy Labor Day weekend the old fashioned way, as the spirit of the mid 1800s comes alive at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Picnic to some sounds of fiddle music, the Old Bethpage Village Military Band Sextet, and watch dancers performing the steps of the day. Craftspeople demonstrate the art of decoy carving and other 19th century crafts, and kids can try out some games and toys from an earlier era. Also be sure to watch the celebrated Old Time Base Ball Leagues play their matches.
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 adults, $7 children and seniors. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. (516) 572-8400.