Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for More Family Fun Events over Independence Day

Check out all there is to do on Long Island besides the display of fireworks, parades and festivals this Independence Day holiday weekend!

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You know Long Island will have a fantastic display of fireworks, parades and festivals to celebrate the Fourth of July, but here’s more events to check out with the family over the holiday weekend! There’s fishing, a game of baseball, a dance party, comedy events, stage performances and more. Check out the schedule of events and details here!

FRIDAY – JULY 4, 2014
Who: Family Fishing At Captree State Park

Info: Enjoy a day of fishing over the holiday with family!
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 6AM to 7PM at Captree State Park, Off Robert Moses Causeway, Babylon – (631) 587-3430

Who: Fourth Of July Dog Party And Safe Haven
Info: Enjoy a day of agility and fitness courses, activities, games, and music with your dog to drown out the barrage of noises outside! To canines the sound of fireworks may be frightening and cause stress. The event is open to all, but please bring only well socialized pooches, with up to date vaccinations, as there will be plenty of off leash activities at the center. Also bring your own food, drinks and treats.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 5PM to 10PM at The Martial ARFS Dog Training & Fitness Center, 251 Voice Road, Carle Place – (516) 280-8331

Who: Long Island Ducks Ballgame & Fireworks At Bethpage Ballpark
Info: Enjoy a game of baseball over Independence Day! In addition to the game of the Long Island Ducks vs. the Camden Riversharks, there’s fireworks to see.
Cost: Price varies
Time & Place: 7:05PM at Bethpage Ballpark, 3 Court House Drive, Central Islip – (631) 940-3825


Who: Film – The Beatles: A Hard Day’s Night At Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
Info: Come out to enjoy a screening of the comedy and music starring John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. The film runs for 87 minutes.
Cost: $15
Time & Place: 4PM, 8PM At Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach – (631) 228-1500

Who: Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band 70’s FUNK At The Suffolk Theater
Info: Enjoy the Fourth of July weekend dancing the night away to favorite songs like “Shining Starr,” “September,” “Let’s Groove and More!” and other R&B, funk & jazz songs.
Cost: $25

Time & Place: 6:30PM Door, Bar & Restaurant Open, 8PM Show at The Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343

Who: Comedy Evening With Martin Short At The John Drew Theatre At Guild Hall
Info:  Comedian, Tony and Emmy Award winning actor, and entertainer Martin Short will offer a show performance packed with mad cap antics, hilarious skits, zany characters, toe-tapping song and dance numbers, and side-splitting comedy. The show is followed by a private dinner at an EH Village home.
Cost: $250
Time & Place: 7PM at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton – (631) 324-0806

SUNDAY – JULY 6, 2014
Who: Travesties At Bay Street Theatre
Info: Set in 1917 and 1974 Zurich, Switzerland, the play fantasizes how a British Consul named Henry Carr, encounters some of the most famous figures in the 20th century.
Cost: $53.75 to $75
Time & Place: 2PM, 7PM at Bay Street Theatre, One Bay Street, Sag Harbor – (631) 725-0818

Who: Sunday Night Funnies At The Brokerage
Info: This All Stars Comedy show features favorite acts from Long Island and New York City.
Cost: $14; Two Beverage Minimum
Time & Place: 7PM at The Brokerage, 2797 Bellmore Avenue, Bellmore – (516) 785-8655

Who: Long Island Shakespeare Festival – Henry IV, Part 1 Under The Stars At Suffolk County Community College
Info: Enjoy an abridged version of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1 presented by The Long Island Shakespeare Festival. Performance takes place rain or shine. Bring your own chair or blanket.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 8PM at Suffolk County Community College, 533 College Road, Selden – (631) 451-4163

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