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Weekend family fun on Long Island: All Kids Fair, EcoFest and more

A women strolling past a Longleaf Pine tree

A women strolling past a Longleaf Pine tree at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson on April 18, 2014. (Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From the All Kids Fair and EcoFest to a Dr. Seuss performance and more, there's plenty of activities happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:

National Park Week at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (Sagamore Hill Road, Cove Neck). Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day by holding a mock news conference with the two American presidents most responsible for creating our National Park system on Saturday at 2 p.m. At noon and 2 p.m., there will be a presentation of Sagamore Hill's Traveling Trunk program. Activities will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Price: Free.

All Kids Fair at Melville Marriott (1350 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Melville). Kids and parents can learn about products and services from more than 80 exhibitors and take part in 24 family-friendly classes on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Price: $5, free for ages 2 and younger.


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North Hempstead EcoFest at Clark Botanic Garden (195 I.U. Willets Rd., Albertson). On Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., learn about environmental preservation through crafts, lawn games, musical performances, face painting and more. Price: Free.

Seussical Jr. at the Smithtown Center for Performing Arts (2 E. Main St., Smithtown). On Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m., families can watch a youth performance based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Price: $15.

Long Island Karting Association at Nassau Coliseum (1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale). This family-oriented racing sport is run by the Long Island Karting Association's board of volunteers and many members of the club. Held in parking lot 8 on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Price: $5.

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