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Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Father’s Day Family Fun, Performances and Auto Show

The end of the week is packed with entertainment for Father's Day celebrations and other performances.

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Father’s Day weekend is nearly here! Enjoy everything from festivals, hikes to an auto show with the special dads in your life. There are also performances to enjoy, like the Goo Goo Dolls and Wanda Sykes. Check out the full details below!

FRIDAY – JUNE 13, 2014
Who: Eisenhower Park Family Festival

Info: This festival continues to run through Sunday. Enjoy games, rides, and more for the whole family!
Cost: Free Admission, Pay Per Ride
Time & Place: 6PM to 11PM (Friday), 1PM to 11PM (Saturday), 1PM to 6PM (Sunday) at Field 2 at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow  

Who: Movies On The Lawn – Pirates Of The Carribean
Info: Come out to the lawn with a blanket and snacks to enjoy a screening of ‘Pirates of the Carribean’!
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Madison Theatre At Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre – (516) 323-4444

Who: Strawberry Moon Night Hike At Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Info: Enjoy a night hike through the forest up to North Pond as you see and listen to nocturnal creatures. Children attending must be over 8 years old. Please call to reserve your spot.
Cost: $5
Time & Place: 8:15PM to 9:45PM at Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road, Quogue – (631) 653-4771

SATURDAY – JUNE 14, 2014
Who: Tilly The Trickster At CM Performing Arts Center
Info: Enjoy a musical performance that’s fun for all ages!
Cost: $12
Time & Place: 2PM at CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Highway, Oakdale – (631) 218-2810

Who: Goo Goo Dolls At Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Info: Come out to enjoy an American rock band perform! Its hits have included ‘Iris,’ ‘Name’ and ‘Black Balloon.’
Cost: $25 to $89.50
Time & Place: 6:45PM at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh – (516) 221-1000

Who: Wanda Sykes At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info:  Enjoy an evening of comedy with Wanda Sykes. Sykes has been named Female Comedian of the Year at the Annual Comedy Awards. She’s also appeared in ‘The Chris Rock Show’ and ‘Monster in Law.’ Sykes also has her own talk show.
Cost: $39.50
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 247-5200

SUNDAY – JUNE 15, 2014
Who: New York AutoFest Father’s Day Show And BBQ
Info: Come down to enjoy a car show that’s open to cars, trucks and motorcycles! It’ll be fun for the whole family as there’s also live music, food, vendors, a craft fair, and more!
Cost: $5 For Spectators, Free For Those Under 12; $20 For Show Car
Time & Place: 9AM to 4PM at Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay – (516) 882-5022

Who: Smokey Joe’s Café At The Gateway Playhouse
Info: This Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning tribute to the music of Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller is Broadway’s longest running music revue.
Cost: $25 to $65
Time & Place: 7PM at The Gateay Playhouse, 215 South Country Road, Bellport – (631) 286-1133

Who: Father’s Day Hike At Sunken Meadow State Park
Info: Enjoy Father’s Day taking a hike along the hilly trails of the park! Also enjoy local plants and animals along the way. Please register.
Cost: $4 For Adults, $3 For Children 3-17 Years, Free For Children Under 3
Time & Place: 1:30PM to 3PM at Sunken Meadow State Park (at north end of Sunken Meadow State Parkway), Kings Park – (631) 581-1072

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