Hot Spots: Dancing, Music and Independence Day Festivities in the Latest Weekly Watch

Check out this week's hot spots for information on where to get groovy with your dance moves and a highlight of some of the Independence Day festivities in store on Long Island!

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Long Island is welcoming the coming of July with dancing, music and festivities to celebrate the upcoming July 4th holiday. Enjoy country western line dancing and disco dancing, music from the 70’s, the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra, fireworks shows and much more! Check out the details below!

MONDAY – JULY 1, 2013

Who: Country Western Line Dancing At Hither Hills State Park
Info: Come out to enjoy country line dancing every Monday through August 12th at the park. The program is presented by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM to 8:30PM at Hither Hills State Park, 164 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk – (631) 668-2554

Who: Ric Mango’s Magic Moments At Riverside Boulevard Beach
Info: As part of the Long Beach Free Summer Concert Series Ric Mango, a local music legend makes a one-night only return from retirement to perform a special tribute to the City.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 8PM to 10PM at Riverside Boulevard Beach, Riverside Boulevard, Long Beach

TUESDAY – JULY 2, 2013

Who: Greenport Fourth Of July Carnival At Greenport Firehouse
Info: Come out to enjoy the annual summer carnival hosted by the Relief Hose Co. and Penix Hook & Ladder Co. There will be rides, games, food and fun for the entire family. The carnival continues to run through July 6. There’s a fireworks show at 10 p.m. on July 4 and 6.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 6PM to at the Polo Grounds on Moores Lane off Route 25, Greenport – (516) 221-1000

Who: The Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra At Eisenhower Park
Info: The symphony enters the 30th concert season this year. Enjoy music conducted by a symphony of 60 musicians.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater Of Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue, East Meadow – (516) 572-0200

WEDNESDAY – JULY 3, 2013

Who: 70’s Explosion! 45rpm & the Terri Hines Band At The Suffolk Theater
Info: Dance the night away with Long Island’s favorite disco bands. The Terri Hines band specializes in “old school” high energy 70’s classic disco/fund dance hits. 45rpm plays the songs that time forgot—until now!
Cost: $25 For Advance Ticket, $30 At the Door
Time & Place: 8PM at The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343

Who:  The Mystery Of Irma Vep At Bay Street Theatre
Info: Enjoy this play that’s written for two actors who, between them, play eight characters of both sexes. The play continues to run through July 28.
Cost: $57.50 to $69.50
Time & Place: 8PM at Bay Street Theatre, The Long Wharf, Sag Harbor – (631) 725-9500

THURSDAY – JULY 4, 2013

Who: Grucci Fireworks With Mike Del Guidice & Big Shot At Pennysaver Amphitheater
Info: Celebrate Independence Day with this family event and fireworks show. The Big Shot Billy Joel Tribute will also perform.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 6PM Doors Open, 9:30PM Fireworks at Pennysaver Amphitheater, 55 South Bicycle Path, Farmingville

Who: Independence Day Celebration At The Peconic Riverfront
Info: Enjoy a terrific concert of great music from 2009 Children’s Grammy nominee Brady Rymer and his little band and a spectacular 30-minute fireworks show. Bring your chairs and blanket.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 6:30PM Concert, 9:15PM Fireworks Show at Peconic Riverfront, Riverhead – (631) 727-7840

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