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Weekend family fun on Long Island: 'Alice in Wonderland,' children's carnival, spring crafts and more

"Alice in Wonderland" opens at the John W.

"Alice in Wonderland" opens at the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport March 30 and runs Saturday and Sundays through May 5. (Credit: AnnMarie Snyder)

Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From "Alice in Wonderland" to a children's carnival, spring crafts and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for fun, family-friendly activities this weekend:

1. Fan Fest at Bethpage Ballpark (3 Court House Dr., Central Islip). Catch the Long Island Ducks' only spring training game at home against the Bridgeport Bluefish Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Kids can check out a Ducks bounce house, test their pitching skills and visit with the team mascot, QuackerJack. The game begins at 1:05 p.m. Price: Free.

2. Alice in Wonderland at John W. Engeman Theater (250 Main St., Northport). Join Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dum as they explore a fantasy world Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Price: $15.


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3. Children's Carnival at Queens County Farm Museum (73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park). Kids and adults alike can enjoy carnival rides, games with prizes, hayrides, entertainment and more Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Price: $11.

4. Tree-mendous at Sweetbriar Nature Center (62 Eckerncamp Dr., Smithtown). On Sunday at 1 p.m., embrace spring and plant trees, learn about local trees through games and activities, and create a seasonal craft. Price: $6.

5. Nature Tees at Connetquot River State Park Preserve (Sunrise Highway, Oakdale). Kids 5 and older can design a T-shirt using nature stamps and paint Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Price: $4, $3 children, free for ages 3 and younger; reservations are required.

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