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Weekend family fun on Long Island: Zoppe Family Circus, Feast of St. Rocco and more

Zoppe: An Italian Family Circus will take place

Zoppé: An Italian Family Circus will take place Aug. 1-3, 2014, at the Westhampton Beach Great Lawn in Westhampton. (Credit: Partridge Road)

Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From Zoppe Family Circus and "Sleeping Beauty" to Paumanauke Powwow, Feast of St. Rocco and more, there is plenty happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities during the weekend:

Paumanauke Powwow at Babylon Town Hall (200 Sunrise Hwy., Lindenhurst). On Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., learn about American Indian culture with Long Island’s native artisans, dancers and speakers. Traditional American Indian fare, including fire bread and corn soup, also will be for sale. Price: $10 adults; $5 ages 12-16, handicapped and those 60 and older; free younger than 12.

"Sleeping Beauty" at Theatre Three (412 Main St., Port Jefferson). A fairy tale by Charles Perrault in which, after being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break on Saturday, at 11 a.m. Price: $10.

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Feast of St. Rocco at Church of St. Rocco (18 Third St., Glen Cove). On Friday, from 6 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, from 3 to 11 p.m. and Sunday, from 3 to 10 p.m., enjoy rides, games, food and a children's show at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Price: Free, fee for rides and food.

Zoppe Family Circus at Westhampton Beach Great Lawn (Main Street and Potunk Lane, Westhampton). The family circus pitches its tent for a 2-hour show, starring Nino the clown on Friday and Saturday, at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, at 1 p.m. It promises acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and audience participation. Price: $54, $29 for ages 12 and younger.

Garvies Point Day at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve (50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove). Nature crafts, walks, a butterfly garden tour, films, face-painting, insect study and more on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Price: $5 ages 5 and older; free younger than 5 with adult.


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