Mother's Day is this Sunday the 13th, so treat mom to a special weekend. Check out some of the special Mother's Day events below or visit our Events Calendar for more ideas. Also check out the many live music performances happening around the Island plus a Roller Derby double-header fundraising event plus a comedy show from TV & radio personality Jim Floretine.
FRIDAY – MAY 11, 2012
WHO/WHAT: James McCartney
INFO: James McCartney, son of Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, will be playing at Ollie’s Point with openers Two Cent Sam and Iriesense.
WHERE: Ollie’s Point Bar & Grill
140 Merrick Road, Amityville - (631) 264-7712
ADDITIONAL INFO: 16+ w/ ID to enter.
WHO/WHAT: Long Island Roller Rebels Mother’s Day Mayhem & Prom Gown Drive
INFO: The Long Island Roller Rebels will be paying tribute to moms everywhere by playing harder than ever when the Rock-a-Betty Bruises take on the Shore Points Boardwalk Brawlers and again when the Roller Rebel All Stars skate against the River City Rollergirls.
The Roller Rebels will also be holding their Prom Gown Drive. Donate old prom dresses to help make young ladies’ dreams come true. They are looking for costume jewelry, ladies fragrances (open bottles are fine), unopened makeup and gowns in all sizes (especially sizes 14+). All gowns must be dry-cleaned.
WHERE: Skate Safe America (Long Island Roller Rebels)
182 Bethpage Sweet Hollow Road, Old Bethpage – (516) 249-1717
ADDITIONAL INFO: Bring a chair and sit rink sid!
SATURDAY – MAY 12, 2012
WHO/WHAT: Mother’s Day & Flower Festival
INFO: Celebrate Mother’s Day and the 100th year anniversary of the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County at Harbes Family Vineyard. There will be live music, vendors, gardening demonstrations, face painting, storytelling, children’s activities, good, wine tasting and much more!
WHERE: Harbes Farm & Vineyard
715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck – (631) 921-3354
WHO/WHAT: Jim Florentine
INFO: TV & radio personality and comedian Jim Florentine presents his standup to the routine at McGuire’s Comedy Club.
TIME: 8pm & 10:30pm
WHERE: McGuires Comedy Club
1627 Smithtown Avenue, Bohemia - (631) 467-5413 / website
ADDITIONAL INFO: 18 and over. Two beverages per person minimum at tables.
SUNDAY – MAY 13, 2012
WHO/WHAT: The Bunny The Bear
INFO: Experimental-hardcore band The Bunny The Bear, hailing from Buffalo, headline a show at The Vibe Lounge with Ellen Park, Wargrave, Haunt Me Still, Upon the City Sky, Between Home & Hell, A Risk Worth Taking and Made in March.
WHERE: The Vibe Lounge
60 North Park Avenue, Rockville Centre - (516) 208-6590
ADDITIONAL INFO: All ages.
WHO/WHAT: Mother’s Day Wine Tasting & Free BBQ
INFO: Spend Mother’s Day at Vineyard 48 Winery where you’ll get to enjoy award winning wines and a free barbeque. A live DJ will play the hit tunes of yesterday and today. Children are free to attend. Wine tastings are $10 per adult for four tastings.
WHERE: Vineyard 48 Winery
18910 Middle Route/Route 48, Cutchogue – (631) 734-5200