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Weekend family fun on Long Island: Brady Rymer, magic shows, spring hikes and more

Take a family stroll through Old Westbury Gardens

Take a family stroll through Old Westbury Gardens on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at noon. (Credit: Vincent Kish)

Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From magic shows and music to farming and a spring hike, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for fun, family-friendly activities this weekend:

1. Ah, Real Magic! at BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Center (265 E. Main St., East Islip). On Saturday at 2 p.m., join Gary Ferrar as he performs everything from stage illusions to close-up magic. Price: $12 ($10 in advance).

2. Farmer for a Day at Suffolk County Farm and Education Center (350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank). Children ages 3 and up can learn about life on a farm, meet the animals, feed and care for them, churn butter and more on Saturday at 11 a.m. Price: $8; registration is required.

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3. Spring Sprouts Stroll an Early Walk for Children at Old Westbury Gardens (71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury). On Saturday at noon, bring your little ones for a guided walk through the gardens to view early bloomers. All ages welcome. Price: Free with admission ($8, $3 children ages 7-17, 6 and under are free).

4. Brady Rymer presents Jump Up, It's a Good Day! at Long Island Children's Museum (11 Davis Ave., Garden City). Watch Brady Rymer and the Little Band That could perform interactive songs from their CD; recommended for children ages 3 and up on Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Price: $4 with museum admission ($12), $10 theater only.

5. Fun for Kids: World in a Bottle at Caleb Smith Park Preserve (Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown). Bring a clear, empty two-liter plastic bottle and create your own terrarium of plants on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Price: $4, $3 children (under 3 are free); reservations are required.

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