It’s Mother’s Day weekend and you can bet there are hot spots to help celebrate the occasion and other great entertainment on Long Island! On Friday, check out Koenig’s Restaurant for its Mother’s Day Big Band Dinner Dance and O’Reilly’s Restaurant & Pub for a Mother’s Day party featuring The In Crowd. The Legendary Murphys, an acoustic band also performs at Babylon Carriage House on Friday. On Saturday, enjoy a ballet performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Slingping’s 1st Annual Long Island Hot Dog Eating Contest and the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. On Sunday, start the day off with Mother’s Day brunch at Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center. Also enjoy a sensational show of two performances, The Great American Songbook and Broadway Bound, at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center and the Baldwin Spring Festival. Check out the details below!
FRIDAY – MAY 10, 2013
Who: The Legendary Murphys Acoustic Band At Babylon Carriage House
Info: Enjoy an evening of acoustic rock as the Legendary Murphys perform. There’s also happy hour during their performance.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 6PM to 9PM at Babylon Carriage House, 21 Fire Island Avenue, Babylon Village – (631) 422-5161
Who: Mother’s Day Big Band Dinner Dance At Koenig’s Restaurant
Info: Enjoy a dinner dance complete with ballroom, pop, swing, Latin, Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Tony Bennett and more dance music with the Long Island Sound 19-Piece Big Band. Free parking is also available.
Cost: $50, Includes Buffet Dinner
Time & Place: 6:30PM to 10PM at Koenig’s Restaurant, 86 S. Tyson Avenue, Floral Park – (631) 368-4361
Who: The In Crowd RetroRockin’ Mother’s Day Party At O’Reilly’s Restaurant & Pub
Info: Celebrate Mother’s Day with a high energy rock group. Moms will have the chance to groove to music from the 60s and 70s. Groovy moms also get a free gift.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 9:30PM at O’Reilly’s Restaurant & Pub, 927 Montauk Highway, Oakdale – (631) 472-4200
SATURDAY – MAY 11, 2013
Who: A Midsummer Night’s Dream At Ballet Long Island
Info: Enjoy a vibrant and mystical fantasy performance of a Shakespeare classic. The hilarious tale follows the adventures and misadventures of a group of mortals and immortals in their quest for love.
Cost: $16 For Adults, $8 For Children and Seniors
Time & Place: 1PM at Ballet Long Island, 1863 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma – (631) 737-1964
Who: Popovich Comedy Pet Theater At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: Come out to enjoy a theater performance with talented pets.
Cost: $19.50 to $39.50
Time & Place: 1PM at NYCB Theatre At Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (800) 745-3000
Who: Slingping’s 1st Annual Long Island Hot Dog Eating Contest At Rudi’s In Patchogue
Info: This event is for the entire family to enjoy. There’ll be a hot dog eating contest, a bounce house for kids, a DJ, cars from Stevens 112 Ford, a Chinese auction, prizes and giveaways.
Cost: $25 Buy In Per Contestant
Time & Place: 3PM at Rudi’s, 554 Route 112, Patchogue – (631) 627-6726
SUNDAY – MAY 12, 2013
Who: Mother’s Day Brunch At Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Info: A Mother’s Day brunch at Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center’s Atlantis can create treasured memories. A diverse menu will be available for brunch and then the whole family can enjoy the aquarium together. Reservations required.
Cost: $29.95, Children 2 and Under Free, $24.95 for Members
Time & Place: Seating at 10:30AM and 12:30PM, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 208-9200 ext. 426
Who: The Great American Songbook And Broadway Bound At Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
Info: Get two great performances in one sensational show. The Great American Songbook offers strong melodies and intricate harmonies that are married to carefully crafted lyrics. Broadway Bound is a cabaret revue with theatre songs ranging from classic Broadway standards to new tunes from modern shows.
Time & Place: 2PM at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills – (631) 424-7000
Who: Baldwin Spring Festival At Baldwin Train Station
Info: Come out to enjoy a festival featuring dozens of vendors complete with handcrafted items, jewelry, accessories, clothing, home décor and other unique gifts. Your purchase will help support small local businesses. Free parking available.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 11AM to 6PM at Baldwin Train Station, Sunrise Highway & Grand Avenue, Baldwin – (631) 724-5966
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