With temperatures averaging in the 60s this week and running up to the 70s over the weekend, it makes for some great outdoor fun on Long Island! There’s plenty to do, including a car show, family festival, moonlight hike and bird walk. Other entertainment going on include a performance with Jason Bonham for a Led Zeppelin experience, the second annual Bay Fest at Great South Bay Brewery, a community fundraiser concert with Mike Delguidice and Big Shots for the ultimate Billy Joel experience, a food art workshop and a Mother’s Day jazz brunch. Check out the full details below!
FRIDAY – MAY 9, 2014
Who: New York AutoFest Midsummer Nights Dream Cruise At Ransom Beach
Info: Make it a fun family outing whether you have a vehicle to show or just simply want to be a spectator of classic and collector cars!Cost: Free Event, $5 Per Show Car
Time & Place: 5:30PM to 9PM at Ransom Beach, across from Bayville Amusement Park, 12 Bayville Avenue, Bayville – (516) 882-5022
Who: St. Mary’s Church Family Festival
Info: Enjoy a fun family festival complete with rides! The festival continues through May 11th!
Cost: Free Event, Pay Per Ride
Time & Place: 6PM to 10:30 PM (Friday), 2PM to 10:30PM (Saturday), 2PM to 6PM (Sunday) at St. Mary’s Church, 20 Harrison Avenue & Montauk Highway, East Islip
Who: Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience At The Paramount
Info: Get ready for a true Led Zeppelin experience as Jason Bonham takes the stage! Jason Bonham is son to John Bonham, a drummer and original member of the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin.
Cost: $45 to $99.50
Time & Place: 8PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300
SATURDAY – MAY 10, 2014
Who: Second Annual Bay Fest At Great South Bay Brewery
Info: Celebrate Long Island craft beer with local brewers and friends! Enjoy incredible beer, great food, games and more.
Cost: Tickets Are Limited - $40 - $55 (Advance Purchase Online), $50 to $65 (Purchase At The Door), $15 for Designated Driver
Time & Place: 12PM to 6PM at Great South Bay Brewery, 25 Drexel Drive, Bay Shore – (631) 392-8472
Who: Hike In The Moonlight At Sunken Meadow State Park
Info: Celebrate International Astronomy Day with the kids! Walk along the trails in the park under the moonlight. Reservation required.
Cost: $4 For Adults, $3 For Children Ages 3-17
Time & Place: 7:30PM to 9:30PM at Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park – (631) 581-1072
Who: Community Fundraiser Concert At Oceanside High School
Info: Enjoy a great concert with Mike Delguidice and Big Shots for the ultimate Billy Joel experience. Members of the Billy Joel Band will also be present. There’s also an exclusive pre-show meet and greet session available. The event supports efforts of Oceanside Community Service who help those in need of food, medical needs, heating oil and gas, electric and other utility needs as well as clothing and assistance with housing.
Time & Place: 8PM to 11PM, Oceanside High School, 3160 Skillman Avenue, Oceanside – firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY – MAY 11, 2014
Who: West Hills County Park Bird Walk
Info: Enjoy nature trails, including the Walt Whitman Trail to Jayne’s Hill. Register to participate.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 9AM at West Hills County Park, Sweet Hollow Road, Huntington (meet at upper parking aread by the Jayne’s Hill Picnic Area) – (631) 854-4423
Who: Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch At The Suffolk Theater
Info: Celebrate Mother’s Day over brunch with jazz from the Gail Storm Trio!
Cost: $45 For Adults, $25 For Children
Time & Place: 11:30AM to 2PM at The Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343
Who: Funny Food Art Workshop
Info: Author of “Funny Food 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfast” Bill Wurtzel leads the workshop on how to create funny food art. All healthy ingredients will be supplied by Fairway, including waffles, strawberries, raisins, pitas, bananas and more. Register in advance.
Time & Place: 1PM to 3PM at Fairway Market, 1258 Corporate Drive, Roosevelt Raceway Center, Westbury – (212) 981-5155
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