Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Music Entertainment and Outdoor Sports

It's not summer unless you have music festivals and outdoor sports to go with it. We have all the hot spots for the weekend on Long Island here!

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Time to get out there and enjoy all the summer entertainment on Long Island, running from music performances to sports like polo, tennis and yachting. Music performances cover top hits of the 80’s, blues, rock and New Orleans jazz. Stay on top of all there is to do at the end of the week on Long Island with Hot Spots: Weekend Watch every week! Check the below schedule of events for the end of this week!

FRIDAY – JULY 11, 2014
Who: Glen Cove Downtown Sounds

Info: This weekly concert series is presented by the Glen Cove Downtown BID and the City of Glen Cove. The artist featured on this day is Mr. Marvin Douglas Floyd who began playing the organ at the age of 6. He currently is touring around the world with Ashanti with her new CD release Braveheart in which he produced a record “R.I.P.”
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7:30PM to 9:30PM at Glen and Bridges Street, Glen Cove – (516) 759-6970

Who: Jessie’s Girl – Back To The 80’s Show At The Paramount
Info: Enjoy a lineup of rock and pop up-and-coming vocalist while they are backed up by veterans of the NYC music scene, including Eric Presti on guitar, Sky on keys, Drew Mortali on bass, and Michael Maenza on drums. Each veteran has performed with icons who have made famous music of the Eighties.
Cost: $15 to $25

Time & Place: 8PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300

Who: Comedy Night At McGovern’s Bar and Grill
Info: Enjoy a great night of comedy! Guest featured include Mike Keegan, John Santo and Les Degen.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 8PM to 9:30PM at McGovern’s Bar and Grill, 1487 Montauk Highway, Oakdale – (631) 218-8068

SATURDAY – JULY 12, 2014
Who: Smithtown Historical Society Blues Festival
Info:  Enjoy a blues festival featuring Long Island’s own blues artists Blue Roots, Da Blues and Dog House Blues Bands.
Cost: $30 For SHS Members; $35 For Non-Members
Time & Place: 3PM to 10PM at Smithtown Historical Society Fairgrounds, Route 25 (Middle Country Road), Smithtown – (631) 265-6768

Who: Joplin’s Pearl Featuring Amber Ferrari Tribute to Legends of Rock & Janis Joplin
Info: Come see emerging talent Amber Ferrari in action! You’ll enjoy the music of Pat Benatar, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin and more as you take a trip back in time.
Cost: $20 to $40

Time & Place: 7:30PM At Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills – (631) 656-2148

Who: Orient Yacht Club Night Race
Info: Come out for a race on the water! Start and finish in Orient Bay with racing in Gardiners Bay.
Cost: Call for details

Time & Place: Contact Orient Yacht Club for details – (631) 323-1033

SUNDAY – JULY 13, 2014
Who: Polo Match At Bethpage State Park Polo Fields
Info: Enjoy an exciting match of polo outdoors with friends and family!
Cost: $6
Time & Place: 2:30PM, to 5PM at Bethpage State Park Polo Fields, Old Bethpage – (516) 633-9500

Who: New Orleans Jazz With The Dirty Dozen Brass Band At The Suffolk Theater
Info: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band was established in 1977. This brass band incorporates funk and bebop into traditional New Orleans jazz style.
Cost: $35
Time & Place: 7PM at The Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343

Who: Tennis Tournament At Hempstead Lake State Park
Info: Enjoy a game of tennis! Tournaments run daily.
Cost: $9 Singles; $13 Doubles
Time & Place: Hempstead Lake State Park (off Southern State Pkwy.), Hempstead – (516) 766-1029

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