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Weekend family fun on Long Island: Pinkalicious, 'Willy Wonka,' crafts and more

Families can see "Pinkalicious" at the Smithtown Performing

Families can see "Pinkalicious" at the Smithtown Performing Arts Center on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. through Aug. 25, 2013. (Credit: Handout)

Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From an outdoor movies and art projects to a Pinkalicious performance and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for fun family-friendly activities this weekend:

1. Cinema on the Bay 2013: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at Sunset Park (Main Street and Shore Road, Port Washington). This G-rated film featuring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson and more will be shown outdoors on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Don't forget to bring snacks and something to sit on. Price: Free.

2. Art in the Afternoon at Nathaniel Conklin House (280 Deer Park Ave., Babylon). On Saturday, from 1-4 p.m., kids and adults can try basket making, shell painting, stencil art, water coloring, collage making, face painting and more. Price: Free.


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3. Broken? Fix It! at the Long Island Children's Museum (11 Davis Ave., Garden City). Kids can learn how to diagnose problems and how to repair it with this hands-on exhibit, which takes place daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Price: $12, children younger than 1 are free.

4. Pinkalicious The Musical at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts (2 E. Main St., Smithtown). A family-friendly musical for kids ages 2-10, based on the popular children's book about a young, pink-loving girl who develops Pinkitis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. Price: $15. 

5. The Secret Life in a Pond at South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center (377 Bridgehampton / Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton). On Sunday at 10 a.m., children ages 3-5 will use underwater viewers that they will make themselves, magnifying glasses and microscopes to explore frogs, insects and other creatures that live in a freshwater pond. Price: $7 adult, $5 per child ages 3-12, free ages 2 and younger. There is also a $3 materials fee.

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