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Weekend family fun on Long Island: Magic show, circus fun, baseball and more

The Long Island Ducks held their home opener

The Long Island Ducks held their home opener at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip with Navarro hitting. (April 26, 2013) (Credit: Handout)

Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From Long Island Ducks games to a magic show, circus 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. Long Island Ducks vs. Sugar Land Skeeters 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 1:35 p.m. Price: $11-$15.

2. Retro Rocket Races at Maritime Explorium (101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson). Learn to build an air-powered rocket and then race it with a friend on Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Price: $5.


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3. Magic of Robert Austin at Take-One Performing Arts Academy (1021 Portion Rd., Farmingville). On Sunday from 2 p.m., kids and adults alike will enjoy the magic of Robert Austin. Be prepared, audience participation is encouraged. Price: $12 ($10 in advance).

4. Acrobats of Cirque-tacular at Staller Center for the Arts (Stony Brook University, Nicolls Road, Stony Brook). Families will enjoy a circus performance with aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, illusionists, world record holders and more on Sunday at 4 p.m.
Price: $15.

5. Family Adventures: Turtles, Snakes and Frogs, Oh My at Connetquot River State Park Preserve (Sunrise Highway, Oakdale). Explore the preserve while you learn about turtles, snakes, frogs and more on Sunday from 1:30-3 p.m. Price: $4 adults, $3 children, free ages 3 and younger; reservations are required.

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