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Weekend family fun on Long Island: 'Halloween Spooktacular,' trains and more

Spend Columbus Day weekend at fall festivals, Halloween

Spend Columbus Day weekend at fall festivals, Halloween performances and more. Photo Credit: AP

Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From a Halloween performance and fall festivals to trains, crafts and more, there is plenty happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities during the weekend:

"The Not-So-Spooky Halloween Spooktacular" at Landmark on Main Street (232 Main St., Port Washington). A Halloween variety show (puppetry, magic, live action, comedy, surprises) with magical wizard Mr. E. and sorcerer Old McDonagal on Sunday at 11 a.m. Kids are welcome in a costume. Price: $15.

Family Fall and Halloween Festival at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park (7800 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury). Bounce castles, games, hay rides, apple cider, popcorn, and pick your own pumpkins for children on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Price: Free.

Wooden Toy Train Play Days at the Railroad Museum of Long Island (416 Griffing Ave., Riverhead). The event features tracks and trains for children to play with, face-painting, stories of Thomas and Friends, pumpkin patch, train ride and more on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Price: $7, $4 children, free ages 5 and under.

Fall Festival at Deepwells Farm County Park (Route 25A and Moriches Road, St. James). On Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., families will enjoy a pumpkin patch and pumpkin painting, hay jump, pony rides, petting zoo, hayrides, old-fashioned games, entertainment throughout the day, craft vendors and food; rain date is Oct. 13. Price: $5 adults, $1 children.

"Snoopy" at Nassau Community College (1 Education Dr., Garden City). Children's theater work based on the "Peanuts" character created by Charles M. Schulz on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Price: $9, $6 ages 12 and younger.


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