Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From fireworks and crafts to "Peter Pan" and more, there is plenty happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
"Peter Pan The Musical" at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts (2 E. Main St., Smithtown) Follow a mischievous boy who can fly and spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Price: $30 adults, $20 children.
TD Bank Celebrate America Fireworks and Show at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater of Eisenhower Park (Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue, East Meadow) On Saturday at 7:30 p.m., celebrate Independence Day early with a Grucci fireworks display and concert. Gates open at 5 p.m.; bring a dinner picnic along with seating. Price: Free tickets are required and can be obtained at any TD Bank on Long Island.
Family Adventure: Exploring Life in the River at Nissequogue River State Park (799 Saint Johnland Rd., Kings Park) Discover animals that live in the river on Sunday, from 1:30-3 p.m. Wear sunscreen and water shoes; bring a towel. Reservations are required. Price: $4 adult, $3 children, free for children 3 and younger.
Create a Piece of Colorful Firework Art at Maritime Explorium (101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson) Just in time for July Fourth, see how colors blend together on paper, and then cut out your colorful designs to make a firework scene on Saturday and Sunday, from 1-5 p.m. Price: $5.
Melanie's Environmental Science Lab: Make a Water Filter at South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center (377 Bridgehampton / Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton) On Sunday at 10 a.m., children from ages 6 to 10 can design a filter of natural material that will clean rainwater the way the Earth does, by filtering it through plants and soil. Registration is required. Price: $7, $5 children ages 3 to 12, free ages 2 and younger.