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Weekend family fun on Long Island: Disney performance, pirates, pinatas and more

Pictured here are Andrew Feldman (lower) and Bobby

Pictured here are Andrew Feldman (lower) and Bobby Martinez in "How I Became a Pirate" a children's musical debuting Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Bellmore Movies on Pettit Avenue in Bellmore. This is the first of five performances. Credit: Lynn Photos

Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From a classic Disney performance and a pirate musical to learning about U.S. presidents, pinatas and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for fun, family friendly activities this weekend:

1. How I Became a Pirate at Bellmore Movies (222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore). Enjoy this family-friendly musical and meet the actors following the show at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Price: $10.

2. Disney's "The Aristocats" at BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main St., East Islip. On Saturday at 2 p.m., enjoy this live performance about a family of Parisian cats who try to make it back home after being kidnapped by a jealous butler because they inherited a fortune. Price: $12, $10 if purchased in advance.

3. Community Gallery: Every Child Matters and Presidents Helping Children at the Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. Daily through Nov. 16, kids and adults alike will enjoy a photographic anthology of children from different countries of the world, along with a display of fact filled posters exploring the contributions that 11 U.S. presidents have made to the advancement of child well-being. Price: Free with museum admission ($11).

4. Fiesta Time at Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton. Learn how to make paper bag pinatas and Mexican paper flowers at 2 p.m. on Sunday. This free event also features stories about the people and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world from David Gonzalez.

5. Ocean Science Sunday: Bones at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Children ages 5 to 12 can examine whale and other mystery animal bones for clues at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Price: $6, $5 children.


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