Ready to kick-start Valentine’s Day and the weekend? Whether you’re single or have a valentine, there’s fun to be had by all on Long Island! Complete your Friday and the weekend with romantic entertainment, laughter or just plain old fun! Hot spots for the end of the week include taking a moon river walk along the meandering trails of Connnetquot River State Park, a Valentine’s comedy show, a show with the Harlem Globetrotters, and much more! Check out all the hot spots on Long Island here!
FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 14, 2014
Who: Valentine’s Day Moon River Walk At Connetquot River State Park
Info: View the night sky with your family as you meander the moonlight trails of the preserve. Reservation requested.
Cost: $4, $3 For Children Ages 3-17
Time & Place: 6PM to 8:30PM at Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Sunrise Highway, Oakdale – (631) 581-1072
Who: Valentine’s Comedy And Dancing With MYQ Kaplan At The Suffolk Theater
Info: Reserve a Valentine’s Special table for two to enjoy laughs, dinner and dancing with MYQ Kaplan from “The Last Comic Standing,” “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
Time & Place: 6:30PM Door, Bar & Restaurant Opens, 8PM Show Begins at The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343
Who: Valentine’s Night Cabaret At Sands Point Preserve
Info: Hear Broadway’s romantic couple sing love songs in Castle Gould’s Great Hall. The program stars Kathy Voytko and John Cudia, with Music Director Steven Lutvak. Enjoy cocktails and a candlelight dinner with a dessert buffet with your valentine!
Cost: $120 Per Person
Time & Place: 7PM at Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point – (516) 571-7901
SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 15, 2014
Who: Harlem Globetrotters At Nassau Coliseum
Info: Don’t miss the show complete with amazing moves by some of the world’s greatest dribblers!
Cost: $24 to $25
Time & Place: 2PM, 7PM at Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
Who: Death Of A Salesman At The Stage Theater In Merrick
Info: The play by Arthur Milly tells the story of an aging salesman who has to come to terms with the emptiness of his life, including his shattered dreams for his oldest son Biff, a former high school football star who has not lived up to his father’s expectations. The play continues to run through March 2nd, every weekend.
Cost: $21, $18 For Seniors and Students on Fridays and Sundays
Time & Place: 8PM at The Stage Theater in Merrick, 2222 Hewlett Avenue, Merrick – (516) 868-6400
Who: My Funny Valentine Comedy Showcase At The Paramount
Info: It’s a date night comedy featuring a line-up of top comedians from around the country. Enjoy love and laughter with acts from Bob DiBuono, Harrison Greenbaum, Robin Fox, John Pizzi and special guest comedian Mike Fine.
Cost: $19.50 to $35.50
Time & Place: 8PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300
SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 16, 2014
Who: Festival Of One-Act Plays At Theatre Three
Info: This annual festival of one-act plays features short works that’ll make you laugh, cry, and think. There will be six original works.
Time & Place: 3PM at Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson – (631) 928-9100
Who: Booker T Soul Legend At The Suffolk Theater
Info: Booker T has pushed the boundaries for modern soul music with hits like “Green Onions,” “Hang ‘Em High,” “Time Is Tight,” and “Melting Pot.”
Time & Place: 6:30PM Door, Restaurant and Bar Opens, 8PM Show at The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Stret, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343
Who: Comedy Night At The Plaza At Shands Loft
Info: It’s comedy night with appearances from Pat Gagliardi, Dan McCarthy, John Consoli, Eddie Faicco and Joe Pontillo.
Time & Place: 7PM to 9PM at Shands Loft (Upstair at the Brickhouse Brewery), 67 West Main Street, Patchogue – (631) 438-0083
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