It’s Easter weekend and there’s plenty of family-friendly events and entertainment happening on Long Island! On Friday, catch Chris Tucker perform at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, enjoy a murder mystery comedy dinner at Shandon Court or head over to Quogue Community Hall for a performance of The Drawer Boy presented by Hampton Theatre Company. On Saturday, there’s plenty of outdoor adventure happening. Take part in a hike to the top of the moraine in Bridgehampton, attend the Benner’s Farm opening weekend event or go on a cruise to view the population of seals at Hempstead Bay. On Sunday, catch the vintage car parade hosted by the Garden City Chamber of Commerce and enjoy an Easter meal at La Tavola Trattoria. During the evening, catch the April Fool’s comedy jam at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. Check out the details below!
FRIDAY – MARCH 29, 2013
Who: Chris Tucker At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: Chris Tucker is a comedian on film and on stage. Enjoy a night of hilarious standup comedy as he performs live.
Cost: $55.50 to $75.50
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 247-5200
Who: The “Family,” the Fun… And The Felony Murder Mystery Comedy Dinner At Shandon Court
Info: Come by for an interactive dinner show. The show tells the story of two rival Irish and Italian mob families coming face to face for a night of murderous fun. The Bacchagaloops are celebrating a special occasion and the rival family, the Barzinis, is not happy that the celebration interferes with their own daughter’s sweet 16.
Time & Place: 7PM to 10PM at Shandon Court, 115 East Main Street, East Islip – (631) 682-7478
Who: The Drawer Boy At Quogue Community Hall
Info: The Drawer Boy is presented by Hampton Theatre Company. The performance tells the story of a pair of farmers whose tranquil lives are overturned when a young actor comes to visit.
Cost: $25 For Adults, $23 For Seniors, $10 For Students
Time & Place: 8PM at Quogue Community Hall, 125 Jessup Avenue, Quogue – (631) 726-4656
SATURDAY – MARCH 30, 2013
Who: Hike The Moraine With Friends Of The Long Island Greenbelt And South Fork Natural History Museum
Info: Take an adventure on a hilly 1.5-mile hike that will lead you to the top of the moraine in Bridgehampton – a vantage point that is 218 feet above sea level. You’ll get to see a panoramic view from Mecox Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. Reservations are required.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM at South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center, 377 Bridgehampton / Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton – (631) 537-9735
Who: Benner’s Farm Opening Weekend
Info: Benner’s Farm is opening up for the spring season this weekend. Stop by to celebrate the birth of its new baby lambs, bunnies, chicks and goats.
Cost: $7 For Adults, $6 For Seniors and Children Under 12
Time & Place: 12PM to 4PM at Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, East Setauket – (631) 689-8172
Who: Seal Cruise On Captain Lou Fleet
Info: Enjoy a view of the winter harbor seal population throughout Hempstead Bay as a naturalist on board discusses the biology and behavior of seals and other marine life. Reservations are required.
Cost: $26 For Adults, $22 For Seniors and Children 3 to 12
Time & Place: 12:30PM Boarding Time, 1PM Sail Departure at Captain Lou Fleet, 28A Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport – (631) 369-9840
SUNDAY – MARCH 31, 2013
Who: Garden City Chamber’s 58th Vintage Car Parade
Info: Watch hundreds of vintage and classic cars roll down Franklin Avenue, up to Seventh Street for this vintage car parade and show. The event will be held rain or shine and it will feature music by the Banjo Rascals. Easter bunnies will be handing out candy along the parade route.
Cost: Free For Spectators, $15 For Car Registration (or $12 For Advance Car Registration)
Time & Place: 10AM to 1PM at Garden City Chamber of Commerce, 230 Seventh Street, Garden City – (516) 746-7724
Who: Easter At La Tavola Trattoria
Info: It’s Easter Sunday and La Tavola has prepared a 3 course prixe-fixe dinner menu including specialty dishes like encrusted rack of lamb, seafood and steak specialties. Chef Tom will also have its famous crumb doughnut or an Easter Sundae for dessert available. Reservations are recommended.
Cost: $47 to $59 For Adults, $20 For Children 12 and Under
Time & Place: 12PM to 6PM at La Tavola Trattoria, 183 West Main Street, Sayville – (631) 750-6900
Who: April Fool’s Comedy Jam At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: Get ready for some non-stop laughter. The show includes supporting acts from Bill Bellamy and appearances from Corey Holcomb, Tony Roberts, Michael Blackson, Rip Michaels and Shawty Shawty.
Cost: $50 to $110
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre At Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 247-5200
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