Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Family Festival, Comedy Fundraiser, Oldies Spring Dance and More Entertainment

Spring's in the air and so is the fun and entertainment for the young and old on Long Island!

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April brings spring showers, but a bit of rain isn’t going to stop all the fun and entertainment on Long Island! For the end of this week, check out all there is to do with the young and old. There’s a show with Disney characters, a family festival at Wantagh Park, a magic show and more! For those looking for late-night entertainment, don’t miss the Oldies Spring Dance with Mickey B, a performance with Cher Lloyd from “X FactorUK” and other great performances.  Check out the full details below!

FRIDAY – APRIL 4, 2014
Who: Disney Junior Live – Pirate & Princess Adventure at Nassau Coliseum

Info: Looking to take the kids out for fun? Don’t miss the Disney Junior Live – Pirate & Princess adventure show. It features many of children’s favorite characters, including those from ‘Sophia the First’ and ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates’.
Cost: $12.50 to $90
Time & Place: 4PM or 7PM at Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale – (516) 794-9303

Who: Wantagh Park Family Festival
Info: Head outdoors and enjoy fun festivities this Friday and over the weekend! The Wantagh Park Family Festival is happening!
Cost: Free Admission, Pay Per Ride or Ticket For All-Day Rides Available
Time & Place: 6PM to 9PM (Friday), 12PM to 9PM (Saturday), 12PM to 5PM (Sunday) at Wantagh Park, One Kind Road (South of Merrick Road), Wantagh

Who: Celebrate the Songs Of John Lennon With The Nutopians At YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
Info: Here’s your chance to enjoy the great music of John Lennon. Tribute band The Nutopians are performing!
Cost: $45
Time & Place: 8PM at YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore – (631) 969-1101

Who: Gary Ferrar’s Ah, Real Magic Show At BroadHollow’s BayWay Arts Center
Info: BroadHollow Theater Company’s resident magician returns with comedy and fun magic for all ages!
Cost: $12, $10 For Advance Ticket
Time & Place: 2PM at BroadHollow’s BayWay Arts Center in East Islip, 265 E. Main Street, East Islip – (631) 581-2700

Who: Comedy Fundraiser At Riverhead Fire Department
Info:  Enjoy a comedy show with comedians John Santo, Frankie Pace, Maria Walsh and Richie Byrne. There’s also a BBQ dinner, cash bar and raffle with prizes. The event supports the Riverhead Fire Department.
Cost: $35 For Advance Ticket, $40 At The Door
Time & Place: 5PM Doors Open, 5:30PM Dinner, 7:30PM Show at Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead – (631) 727-2751

Who: Oldies Spring Dance Presented By Mickey B At The Memorare
Info: There’s going to be great dancing, a hot buffet, cash bar and, of course, great entertainment with The Devotions, Encore (singing the sounds of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s) and Soundtrac.
Cost: Reservations required
Time & Place: 8PM to 1AM at The Memorare Ballroom, 2183 Jackson Avenue, Seaford – (516) 822-9612

SUNDAY – APRIL 6, 2014
Who: April Fools Polar Plunge At Corey Beach Park
Info: Come down to the polar plunge! The event is sponsored by the Blue Point Bayport Lions Club and goes to benefit the Guide Dog Foundation.
Cost: $15 In Advance, $20 Day Of
Time & Place: 11:30AM at Corey Beach Park, The Great South Bay, Blue Point – (631) 363-7512

Who: Don Juan Comes Back From The War At Hofstra University Black Box Theater
Info: This 1936 play recasts the legendary figure of Don Juan as a shell-shocked veteran returning home in the aftermath of The Great War to find himself the last man standing in a decimated world populated only by woman. As his time runs out, Don Juan embarks on a tragiconomic quest to recapture his past.
Cost: $10, $8 For Senior Citizens (Over 65) and Matriculated Non-Hofstra Student With ID.
Time & Place: 2PM at Hofstra University Black Box Theater, New Academic Building, South Campus – Hempstead – (516) 463-6644

Who: Cher Lloyd At The Paramount
Info: Don’t miss Cher Lloyd as she tours in the U.S.! Lloyd’s been a contestant on ‘The X FactorUK,’ which led to her debut album Sticks & Stones. She’s also had a double platinum success with her first single “Want U Back.”
Cost: $25 to $45
Time & Place: 8PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300

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