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Weekend family fun on Long Island: Maritime Festival, 'Wizard of Oz,' Cinderella and more

Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Ray Bolger

Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Judy Garland as Dorothy and Jack Haley as the Tin Man in a scene from 1939's "The Wizard of Oz." (Credit: AP)

Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From family fall festivals and a viewing of the "Wizard of Oz" in IMAX 3-D to Cinderella and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for fun family-friendly activities this weekend:

1. "Wizard of Oz" on the big screen at Regal Cinemas Deer Park Stadium 16 & IMAX (455 Commack Rd., Deer Park). In honor of its upcoming 75th anniversary, the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" is being released in IMAX 3-D on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Check your local listings for show times. Price: $16-$19.

2. Maritime Festival in the Village of Greenport. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., children and adults can enjoy a Kidd's Craft Alley, treasure chest, storytelling, art show, exhibits, blacksmith shop, carousel, food, live entertainment, the Maritime Museum, Railroad Museum -- and even visits from roaming pirates. Price: Free.


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3. Cinderella at the Long Island Children's Museum (11 Davis Ave., Garden City). This classic fairy tale comes to life, performed by Plaza Theatrical Productions on Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Price: $12.

4. Farm Fall Festival at W&K Farms (Corner of Wading River Road and South Street, Manorville). Visit the corn maze, horse drawn hay rides, U-pick pumpkins, pony rides, a petting zoo, tractor rides and seasonal foods such as sweet corn, candy apples and more on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Price: Free, pay per attraction.

5. Family Arts Festival along Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay. On Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., check out children's crafts, knitting, pottery, cooking, story telling, dance, live music, animal presentations and more. Price: Free.

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