Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Jones Beach Concert, Pet Expo, Festivals and More

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Weekends on Long Island get that much better from here with the start of the Jones Beach concerts. Other entertainment available at the end of ...

Summer is practically here with the Jones Beach concerts officially kicking off. This Friday, enjoy Rascal Flatts with special guests Sheryl Crow and Gloriana. The end of the week also offers other fun entertainment like a disco concert, pet expo, strawberry festival, street fair and baseball game with the Long Island Ducks. Check out the full details below!

FRIDAY – MAY 30, 2014
Who: Sheryl Crow/Rascal Flatts/Gloriana At Nikon At Jones Beach Theater

Info: Enjoy a live performance with Rascal Flatts for their <<Rewind Tour. Special guests on tour include Sheryl Crow and Gloriana.
Cost: $40+
Time & Place: 6:30PM Door Opens, 7:30PM Show at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh – (866) 558-8468

Who: Annual Bell Bottom Ball At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: This disco concert includes a lineup of The Trammps, Bonnie Pointer, Lime, Disco Unlimited, France Joli, Tavares, and Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. 
Cost: $49.50
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre At Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 247-5200

Who: The Cars & The Pretenders LIVE Tribute Concert For Jesse Pallas
Info: The concert includes bands Drive, honoring ‘The Cars,’ and Talk of the Town, honoring ‘The Pretenders.’ Some greatest hits covered include Just What I Needed, Good Times Roll, Shake It Up, Brass In Pocket, Middle of The Road and My City Was Gone.
Cost: $25
Time & Place: 8PM at Bellmore Movie Theater, 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore – (631) 698-9696

SATURDAY – MAY 31, 2014
Who: 2014 New York Pet Expo At Nassau Coliseum
Info: Enjoy a pet expo with tons of exhibitors, live entertainment, obedience demonstrations, book signings, giveaways, free nail trims and much more! You can also meet Shorty Rossi from Animal Planet’s “Pit Boss”!
Cost: $12 Admission, $10 For Seniors and Military, $6 For Children 6-11, Free for Children 5 and Under
Time & Place: 10AM to 6PM at Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale – (800) 977-3609 x103

Who: Nassau County Strawberry Festival At Nassau BOCES In Bellmore
Info: The festival is hosted by the Lions and Kiwanis Clubs of the Bellmores. The festival features rides, live entertainment and fresh strawberries, crafts, and Beatles cover band “Strawberry Fields” performs live.
Cost: $2 Admission, Free For Children Under 5, Fees for Rides Vary
Time & Place: 12PM to 11PM at Nassau BOCES in Bellmore (Newbridge Road), North Bellmore – (516) 719-6070 

Who: Conviction At Bay Street Theater
Info: This modern drama play continues to run through June 15. The play is written by Carey Crim and tells the story of Tom Hodges, a charismatic, confident and caring teacher who students adore and parents admire. He’s also the perfect husband and father. But, when a student accuses him of crossing a line, everything changes.
Cost: $53.75 to $75
Time & Place: 8PM at Bay Street Theater, One Bay Street, Sag Harbor – (631) 725-9500

SUNDAY – JUNE 1, 2014
Who: Smithtown Festival Day
Info: Enjoy a fun-filled day with craft and art vendors. There’s also food, music, face painting, magicians, a kids’ play area, and more!
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM at Smithtown Main Street, Smithtown – (631) 979-8069

Who: 13th Annual Franklin Square Spring Street Fair
Info: This half-mile-long event features craft and merchandise vendors, a car show, inflatable rides, a food court, live entertainment, outdoor bowling and more! It’s an event the whole family can enjoy! The rain date is June 8.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM to 5PM on Franklin Avenue (from Hempstead Turnpike to Scherer Blvd.), Franklin Square – (516) 644-5615

Who: Somerset Patriots and Long Island Duck At Bethpage Ballpark
Info: Enjoy a game of baseball with the Somerset Patriots and the Long Island Ducks! There’s also going to be an appearance by Peppa Pig and a pre-game autograph session. After the games, kids can run the bases.
Cost: Prices Vary
Time & Place: 1:35PM at Bethpage Ballpark, 3 Court House Drive, Central Islip – (631) 940-DUCK

To check out all of the Nightlife Events happening on Long Island, check out the LongIsland.com Events Calendar, or, head over to our Nightlife Section for Happy Hour Happenings all week long! If you're looking for some local insight on the best things to do on LI, or want to share your favorite Nightlife Hot Spots, check out the Nightlife Forum, and see what the locals have to say!

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