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Weekend family fun on Long Island: Pocahontas, Tom the Turkey, holiday boats and more
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From a Thanksgiving performance featuring Pocahontas, a mystery with Tom the Turkey, Native American games and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for fun, family friendly activities this weekend:
1. Who Took Tom The Turkey at BroadHollow Theatre Company (700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont). Tom, the Turkey, is missing and everyone is a suspect. From Paula Pilgrim to Peter Pumpkin and Maise Potato, they all must work together to solve this Thanksgiving mystery at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Price: $12, $10 in advance.
2. Pocahontas: The Peace Maker at Ballet Long Island (1863 Pond Rd., Ronkonkoma). On Saturday at 1 p.m., enjoy a ballet performance inspired by the story of the classic Indian princess who saved the life of Captain John Smith after he was taken prisoner. Price: $16, $6 children.
3. Native American Day at 1750 David Conklin Farmhouse Museum (2 High St., Huntington). For children ages 7-12, learn about the Native Americans from their traditions to their food and clothing from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy face painting, games, arts & crafts and more. Registration is required. Price: $25
4. Ken Waldman, The Fiddling Poet of Alaska at the Long Island Children's Museum (11 Davis Ave., Garden City). On Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., enjoy Appalachian style string-band music, original poetry and Alaska set storytelling, good for ages 5 and up. Price: $4 with museum admission ($11), $10 for theater only.
5. Christmas Holiday Parade of Boats along the Patchogue River in Patchogue. Check out boats that are deocrated with lights and holiday flair along the Patchogue River, including the arrival of Santa Claus on Sunday at 6 p.m. Price: Free for spectators, $35 boat entry fee.