Memorial Day is upon us and you can bet there are tons of things to do this weekend on Long Island! On Saturday, head over to the Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill for the opening night of Brookhaven Fair. There’s also performances scheduled like A Night in the Theater at Arena Players Repertory Theatre and A Chorus Line at Cultural Arts Playhouse at Roslyn Heights. On Saturday, Memorial Day weekend celebrations kick off with entertainment like the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach and fireworks and a concert at North Hempstead Beach Park. Old Westbury Gardens also has the Long Island Mozart Festival going on. On Sunday, there’s the Bellmore Memorial Day Weekend Festival and performances like Who Are Those Guys? at The Suffolk Theater and Lez Zeppelin at The Stephen Talkhouse. Check out the details below!
FRIDAY – MAY 24, 2013
Who: Brookhaven Fair At The Pennysaver Amphitheater At Bald Hill
Info: The Brookhaven Fair is back for the 12th year! This is the start of three big weekends where you can enjoy family fun attractions, thrill rides, games, and amusements. There’s also a fireworks show this Saturday. For today – it’s opening night, admission is just $1.
Cost: $1 Opening Night Admission, $8 Regular Admission
Time & Place: 5PM to 12AM at The Pennysaver Amphitheater At Bald Hill, South Bicycle Path, Farmingville – (631) 920-2309
Who: A Night In The Theater At Arena Players Repertory Theatre
Info: Enjoy a comedy play performance about two couples at the theater for their weekly dose of culture. On one night, while out to see the play ‘Hamlet,’ there is chatter amongst the characters and much is revealed about themselves, their children, a dead friend, and occasionally, Hamlet.
Cost: $18 to $25
Time & Place: 8PM at Arena Players Repertory Theatre, 296 Route 109, East Farmingdale – (516) 293-0674
Who: A Chorus Line At Cultural Arts Playhouse At Roslyn Heights
Info: This musical tells the story of 17 dancers filled with anxiety and hope, auditioning for spots in the chorus line of a Broadway show.
Cost: $15 For Advance Ticket, $18 At The Door
Time & Place: 8PM at Cultural Arts Playhouse At Roslyn Heights, 40 Lincoln Avenue, Roslyn Heights
SATURDAY – MAY 25, 2013
Who: Bethpage Air Show At Jones Beach
Info: It’s the 10th anniversary of the Bethpage Air Show! Take the family out to Jones Beach this weekend to enjoy an all-star line up of civilian performers and the Royal Canadian CF-18.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM to 3PM at Jones Beach, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh – (516) 221-1000
Who: Memorial Day Fireworks And Concert At North Hempstead Beach Park
Info: To celebrate Memorial Day, enjoy a concert featuring classic rock band tribute band, Minute by Minute and Mack and Soul. Also enjoy a night of fireworks display on barges in the harbor.
Cost: $5 Per Car
Time & Place: 3PM Park Opens, 6PM For Fireworks at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Road, Port Washington – (516) 869-6311
Who: Long Island Mozart Festival At Old Westbury Gardens
Info: Returning for the sixth season, this event is in collaboration with Chamber Players International. Come out to enjoy a day of music featuring Mozart Sonatas and Piano Trios, Svetlana Smolina, pianist.
Cost: $10 General Admission for House and Gardens, Festival Included
Time & Place: 4PM to 6PM at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury – (516) 333-0048
SUNDAY – MAY 26, 2013
Who: Bellmore Memorial Day Weekend Festival At Bellmore Train Station
Info: This festival features dozens of vendors with handcrafted items, jewelry, accessories, clothing, home décor and unique gift items. Come out to support the small local businesses!
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 11AM to 6PM at Bellmore Train Station, Sunrise Highway, Bellmore
Who: Who Are Those Guys? At The Suffolk Theater
Info: Who Are Those Guys? offers music with that classic rock vibe, Neo-Classic Rock. It has been performing great rock and roll for over 25 years.
Time & Place: 7PM at The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343
Who: Lez Zeppelin At The Stephen Talkhouse
Info: Paying homage to Led Zeppelin, enjoy renditions of classics like ‘Black Dog’ and ‘Stairway to Heaven.’
Time & Place: 8PM at The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main Street, Amagansett – (631) 267-3117
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