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Hot Spots: Summer Seafood, Family Festivities and More in the Latest Weekend Watch

August may be coming to an end, but summer entertainment on Long Island continues with festivities, concerts and more!

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Even as the month of August comes to an end, the summer festivities on Long Island just keep going! For this edition of Hot Spots, don’t miss the great performances happening at the parks, an Elvis tribute spectacular show at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, a railroad festival, seafood festivals and much more! Check out the details below!

FRIDAY – AUGUST 23, 2013

Who: “In The Still Of The Night” At Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre At Eisenhower Park
Info: Enjoy an outdoor theater performance as part of the Blockbuster Summer Concert Series. Tonight, enjoy “In The Still of the Night,” featuring Fred Parris & The Five Satins, Frankie Lymon’s Teenagers, and Cool Change honoring The Knights of Columbus. Bring a folding chair and blanket with you for seating.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park, Merrick Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow – (516) 572-0200

Who: Oldies Show At Eisenhower Park
Info: As part of the Nassau County Parks Summer Entertainment schedule, enjoy a show of rock n’ roll at Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Concerts.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM at Eisenhower Park, Parking Fields 6 and 6A, Hempstead Turnpike and Stewart Avenue, East Meadow – (516) 572-0200

Who: Elvis Tribute Spectacular At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: This Elvis tribute spectacular show features Shawn Klush and Cody Ray Slaughter with special guest DJ Fontana, The Sweet Inspirations and The Fabulous Ambassadors Band.
Cost: $40 to $50
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (800) 745-3000


Who: Riverhead Railroad Festival At Railroad Museum Of Long Island
Info: It’s going to be a fun family day for exciting railroad related activities. It’s a chance to see many operating toy train layouts in G, O, HO, and N scale including its own historic Lionel Toy Train layout. Also enjoy a ride on the 1964-1965 LIRR Pavilion World’s Fair train and much more. The festival continues through August 25.
Cost: $8 For Adults, $5 For Children, Free For Children Under 5 Years Old
Time & Place: 10AM to 4PM at Rail Road Museum of Long Island, 416 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead – (631) 727-7920

Who: Making God Laugh At BayWay Arts Center
Info: Enjoy a performance about a couple of empty nesters who welcome home their children over various holidays spanning over 30 years.  There is tension and laughter that develops as the parents and children interact.
Cost: $14 to $25
Time & Place: 8PM at BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main Street, East Islip – (631) 581-2700

Who: Comedy Night At The Rose Theater
Info: Enjoy a night of laughter with a comedy show featuring three standup comedians and an improv comedy show.
Cost: $20
Time & Place: 8PM at The Rose Theater, 1320 Lincoln Avenue, Holbrook – (631) 599-2263

SUNDAY – AUGUST 25, 2013

Who: Blue Claw Crab Festival At Mastic Beach Marina
Info: Bring your growling stomach to this festival complete with fresh steamed shrimp, crabs, crab-cakes on the half shell, beer, wine and soda. There’s also music and dance performances to enjoy, as well as children’s activities like face-painting and sand art.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM to 6PM at Mastic Beach Marina, Riviera and Whittier Drives, Mastic Beach – (631) 399-6111

Who: Maritime Museum’s Seafood Festival
Info: Come by to enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and history of Long Island’s great south shore. It’s fun for the entire family with museum tours, live music, workshops, children activities, original art, stained glass, pottery, homemade soups, seafood and much more!
Cost: $8, Free For Children Age 5 And Under, Museum Members Receive $1 Off Admission
Time & Place: 10AM to 7PM at LI Maritime Museum, 88 West Avenue, Sayville – (631) 447-8679

Who: Live Art, Drum & Dance Fest At Northport Village Park
Info: Rich Rivkin presents this festival featuring live art by 40 artists, painting to sounds of exotic world music while overlooking Northport Harbor. Everyone is encouraged to bring a hand drum or just dancing feet.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 1PM to 6PM at Northport Village Park, One Main Street, Northport – (631) 261-2941

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