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Weekend family fun on Long Island: HarborFrost, 'Masters of Illusion,' 'Beauty and the Beast' and more

Magician Farrell Dillon gets caught in a jail

Magician Farrell Dillon gets caught in a jail cell trick. (Credit: Kari Hendler)

Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From magic shows and "Beauty and the Beast" to Valentine's Day crafts and more, there's plenty of activities happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:

Masters of Illusion at NYCB Theatre at Westbury (960 Brush Hollow Rd., Old Westbury). Families can watch a live performance featuring daring escapologists, eye-popping illusionists, exotic wild animals, dancers and more on Friday at 8 p.m. Price: $19.50-$69.50.

HarborFrost on Main Street in Sag Harbor. On Saturday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., check out ice carvers, outdoor sidewalk sales, live music, treasure hunts and more. There will be a Polar Bear plunge in the waters of Windmill Beach and fireworks at dusk over the Long Wharf. Price: Free.


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Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts (2 E. Main St.). This musical based on the 1991 Disney film of the same name follows Belle who must learn to love an enchanted prince trapped in the body of a beast on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Price: $15.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales at Madison Theatre at Molloy College (1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre). A children's production deconstructing the tradition of the fairy tale (characters slide in and out of tales) on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Price: $25, $15 children.

Sailor's Valentine Workshop at The Whaling Museum and Education Center (301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor). On Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., children ages 4-12 can make a shell mosaic based on the gifts sailors brought home from the Caribbean in the 1800s. Price: Free with paid admission ($6 adults, $5 kids ages 5-18).

 

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