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Weekend family fun on Long Island: Mother's Day events and more

Get up close to the big rigs at

Get up close to the big rigs at the Touch a Truck event on May 10, 2014, at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. Credit: Peter Noel

Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From Mother's Day events and "Disney's High School Musical 2" to the Brookhaven Fair, Touch a Truck and more, there are plenty of activities happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:

Mommy Appreciation at Long Island Science Center (11 W. Main St., Riverhead). Learn about the miracle of motherhood on Saturday, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Price: $5, moms visit for free.

Touch a Truck at Eisenhower Park (Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow). On Saturday, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., kids can climb all over trucks and vehicles that are usually off-limits, such as big rigs, fire and rescue trucks, police vehicles, boom cranes, military vehicles and more. Held at Eisenhower Park "Kite Field." Rain date is Sunday. Price: Free.

"Disney's High School Musical 2: On Stage" at Islip Town Hall West (401 Main St., West Islip). On Friday, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., families can enjoy a special performance of "Disney's High School Musical 2." The teen cast will perform in the evening, the junior cast performs Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Price: $15.

Mother's Day Messages at Maritime Explorium (101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson). Using a variety of materials, kids will design a message in a bottle to give to their mom or grandmother on Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Price: $5.

Brookhaven Fair at Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill (55 Bicycle Path, Farmingville). On Friday, from 5-11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, from noon-11 p.m., check out entertainment, rides, games, fireworks and other attractions. Price: $8.


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