Hot Spots: Animal & Farm Events, Laughter, Music Festival and More

Enjoy the outdoors this weekend with events at the local farms, a music festival as well as other entertaining events like comedy shows, a derby race and more!

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It’s time to get out and enjoy the warm weather! On Long Island, enjoy events at the farm including milking farm animals and sheep shearing. There’s also other entertainment to get around to for the weekend, including comedy events, stage productions, a music festival, derby racing and more. Check out the full details below!

FRIDAY – MAY 16, 2014
Who: The Miracle Worker – Performance At St. John’s University – Oakdale Campus

Info: This production is presented by Kids for Kids Productions. The performance is a take on William Gibson’s classic play of love, light and triumph over adversity.
Cost: $15
Time & Place: 7PM at St. John’s University, Oakdale Campus, 500 Montauk Highway, Oakdale – (631) 218-7810

Who: Evening Comedy With Kent Animal Shelter At Hotel Indigo
Info: Enjoy a comedy event with Laughter Saves Lives! The event includes hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, a Chinese auction, raffle, pet boutique, a scavenger hunt, and more. Money raised will help homeless pets.
Cost: $30 to $35
Time & Place: 7PM to 11PM at Hotel Indigo, 1830 West Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-5731

Who: Big Laughs In Bay Shore At Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
Info: Enjoy an evening of laughter as three of tri-state’s funniest comedians perform!
Cost: $15 to $20
Time & Place: 8PM at Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 W. Main Street, Bay Shore – (631) 969-1101

SATURDAY – MAY 17, 2014
Who: Milking To Cheese Diary Workshop At Benner’s Farm
Info: Learn all about diary animals and try your hand at milking a goat, preparing the product, and making butter and simple cheeses.
Cost: $35
Time & Place: 10AM to 11:30AM at Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, Setauket – (631) 689-8172

Who: 2014 Season Kick-Off Taste North Fork
Info: This event, sponsored by The North Fork Promotion Council, includes a schedule of Meet the farmers, Meet the chefs and meet the local business owners. Cookies and home-made treats and beverages will be served as well as wine.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 12PM to 5PM at Greenport Information Center, 72250 Route 25 (Main Road), Greenport – (631) 655-7328 

Who: Scooby-Doo Live – Musical Mysteries At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info:  This performance follows the exploits of Scooby, Fred, Daphne and Velma as they explore a local theatre that’s being plagued by troublesome ghost.
Cost: $29.50
Time & Place: 1PM or 4PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 247-5200

SUNDAY – MAY 18, 2014
Who: Fleece And Fiber Fair At Hallockville Museum Farm
Info: Watch and learn how local artisans craft wool and other animal fiber into finished products like clothing and art. Demonstrations will include sheep and llama shearing, sheep herding by border collie dogs, dyeing yarn, spinning yarn, knitting, weaving, quilting and more.
Cost: $5
Time & Place: 10AM to 5PM at Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead – (631) 298-5292

Who: Wheels On Wood Derby At North Babylon High School
Info: Bring your favorite derby car or build a new one at this event! There’s a $500 cash prize to be awarded as well as other prizes to win.
Cost: $10 For Adults, $5 For Kids Up To Age 17                                                               
Time & Place: 12PM to 6PM at North Babylon High School, North Babylon – (631) 539-4942

Who: 5th Annual Montauk Music Festival
Info: This musical celebration features talented up-and-coming independent artists set against the back-drop of one of the most idyllic beach communities on the east coast. Enjoy a variety of musical styles from over 100 artists, including alternative, rock, folk, pop, Americana, reggae, blues, jazz, bluegrass, to flamenco, rap, hip-hop, country, metal, and more.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 12PM to 5PM at Montauk On The Green, 742 Montauk Highway, Montauk – (631) 668-2428

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