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Weekend family fun on Long Island: 'Winnie the Pooh,' family festivals and more

Cast members of the "Winnie the Pooh" production

Cast members of the "Winnie the Pooh" production at Gateway Playhouse in Bellport. Last performances are July 19-20, 2013. (Credit: Jeff Bellante)

Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From "Winnie the Pooh" and a western barbecue to the Long Island Ducks, festivals and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for fun family-friendly activities this weekend:

1. Disney's "Winnie the Pooh Kids" at Gateway Playhouse (215 South Country Rd., Bellport). Children can watch a live performance of this classic story and animated film on Friday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Price: $10-$15.

2. Harbes Western Family Barbecue at Harbes Family Farm Jamesport (1223 Main Rd., Jamesport). On Saturday from 5-8 p.m., head to the farm for a western-themed dinner along with games, hayrides, music, rides and more. Price: $24.95, $19.95 ages 12 and younger.


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3. Children's Festival and Safety Day at John J Burns Park (4990 Merrick Rd., Massapequa). Check out inflatable bounce houses, airbrush painting, balloon art, entertainment, refreshments and more on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Price: Free.

4. Long Island Ducks vs. Camden Riversharks at Bethpage Ballpark (3 Court House Dr., Central Islip). Cheer on the home team and enjoy a baseball game on Friday and Saturday at 7:05 p.m. and Sunday at 5:05 p.m. Price: $11 and up.

5. Scavenger Hunt at Gov. Alfred E. Smith/Sunken Meadow State Park (at the north end of the Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park). On Sunday from 1:30-3 p.m., children ages 5 and up can search things that nature hides in plain sight. Price: $4, $3 children, free ages 3 and younger; reservations are required.

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