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Weekend family fun on Long Island: Monster Jam, Bari Koral, ice cream, nature crafts and more

Bari Koral will perform at Landmark on Main

Bari Koral will perform at Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington on Sunday. (Credit: Handout)

Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From Monster Jam and a Bari Koral performance to ice cream, nature crafts and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for fun, family-friendly activities this weekend:

1. Monster Jam at Nassau Coliseum (1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale). Big trucks take over the Coliseum on Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Prices: $30, $45, $75 plus a parking fee.

2. Cool Science: The Science of Ice Cream at Maritime Explorium (101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson). Explore the physics of ice cream while creating a batch of your own to eat on Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Price: $5

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3. Kids Night Out! Fly Me to the Moon at the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center (134 Cove Rd., Oyster Bay). Children ages 8 and older will learn about the moon through games, activities, crafts, stories and more on Saturday from 6-9 p.m. There will also be a full-moon hike and marshmallow roasting; must register. Price: $30 per child, $15 each additional sibling. 

4. Fun for Kids: Mosiac Masterpieces at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve (Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown). On Sunday from 1:30-3 p.m., kids ages 5 and up can create a nature picture using beautiful colored paper mosaics; must register. Price: $4, $3 children 3 and up, children younger than 3 are free. 

5. Bari Koral: A Family Concert at Landmark on Main Street (232 Main St., Port Washington). Kids and adults alike enjoy Bari Koral's catchy, family-friendly tunes and interactive shows. On Sunday at 2 p.m., she'll perform songs from "Rock and Roll Garden" as well as her latest album, "Anna and the Cupcakes." Price: $20; concert tickets also include an after-party held at The Dolphin Bookshop that includes a meet-and-greet with Bari. 

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