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Hot Spots: Performing Arts, Dancing, Comedy, Burger Tournament and More in the Latest Weekend Watch

Written by Wendy L  |  01. August 2013

It’s a weekend packed with activities on Long Island! In addition to amazing performing arts performances, enjoy square dancing, disco dancing, a burger tournament, a comedy festival, a Native American festival, polo at the park and much more! Check out the details below!

FRIDAY – AUGUST 2, 2013

Who: Square Dancing At Wildwood State Park
Info: Come out for an evening of fun square dancing every Friday through Aug. 9.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM to 8:30PM at Wildwood State Park, 790 Hulse Landing Road, Wading River – (631) 321-3510

Who: Long Island Comedy Festival At The Gateway Performing Arts Center Of Suffolk County
Info: The event is hosted by comedian Paul Anthony. Come by for an evening of non-stop laughter and fun featuring a lineup of top comedians from around the country, including Sherry Davey, Harry Freedman, Tim Hayes and Maureen Langan.
Cost: $30
Time & Place: 8PM at The Gateway Playhouse, 215 South Country Road, Bellport – (631) 286-1133

Who: Butterflies Are Free At Bayway Arts Center
Info: This performance tells the story of a man moving into an apartment and meeting an attractive neighbor. Find out whether his overbearing mother breaks up the budding romance.
Cost: $14 to $25
Time & Place: 8PM at Bayway Arts Center, 265 E. Main Street, East Islip – (631) 581-2700

SATURDAY – AUGUST 3, 2013

Who: Julie Budd In “Show-Stoppers” – Those Great Musical Moments At Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
Info: The special concert includes favorite musical moments from the Broadway musical show. It also includes great backstage stories and memories of when Julie started out in show business as a child.
Cost: $30 to $50
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills – (631) 656-2148

Who: Air Supply At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: Enjoy a live performance of Air Supply. Air Suppy is an Australian soft rock band. Its songs include ‘All Out of Love,’ ‘Lost in Love,’ Making Love Out of Nothing at All’ and others.
Cost: $44.50
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (800) 745-3000

Who: 70’s and 80’s Disco Dance Party At Memorare Caterers
Info: The event is presented by Mickey B’s Jukebox Revue. Enjoy dining, dancing and disco with a special appearance from Nicole Vanessa Ortiz. Part of the event proceeds will go to the Think First Foundation for Kids and Adults.
Cost: $15 to $38
Time & Place: 8PM to 1AM at Memorare Caterers, 2183A Jackson Avenue, Seaford – (516) 822-9612

SUNDAY – AUGUST 4, 2013

Who: 33rd Annual Paumanauke Pow-Wow At Babylon Town Hall
Info: Presented by the Paumanauke Native American Festival, the Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts and the Town of Babylon, this event includes Aztec dancers, traditional dancers, traditional drums, native food, specialty dances, dance competitions and more. Bring your own chairs.
Cost: $10 For Adults, $5 For Seniors Age 60 Years and Children Age 12 to 16 Years, Free For Children Under 12
Time & Place: 10AM to 5PM at Babylon Town Hall, 200 E. Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst – (631) 587-3696

Who: Polo At the Park At Bethpage State Park
Info: There’s a game of polo held every Sunday at Bethpage State Park through Oct. 13. Come out to enjoy the sport.
Cost: $5 Admission, $8 Vehicle Fee, $10 VIP Parking, Free For Children Under 12 Years
Time & Place: 3PM at Bethpage State Park, 99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Bethpage – (516) 514-7656

Who: Battle Of The Burger At Shorefront Park
Info: It’s the chance to experience the best burgers on Long Island. Find out who will take the title of best burger for the first annual Battle of the Burger event. In addition to burgers, there’s Amstel Light to go with it. The finalists include Burger Bite of West Hempstead, Burger Shack or Coram, Fatty McGee’s of East Islip, Legend’s of New Suffolk, Mirabelle Tavern of Stony Brook, Mitch & Toni’s of Albertson, Old Fields of Greenlawn, Pentimento of Stony Brook, PeraBell Food Bar of Patchogue, Tweed’s Restaurant of Riverhead and Amstel Light Wild Card Reese’s 1900 Pub of Patchogue.
Cost: $25 to $50
Time & Place: 4PM to 7PM at Shorefront Park, One Smith Street, Patchogue – (631) 289-4315

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