Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for August 31 through September 2

As summer begins to wrap up, entertainment on Long Island just keeps on going!

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As summer begins to wrap up, entertainment on Long Island just keeps on going! This Labor Day weekend, enjoy musical entertainment from Soul Sound Revue, Glenn Baldwin & Friends of Jazz, Larry Chance and The Earls, Karmin and Hypno Smoothie. Native New York comedian Michael Che is also scheduled to perform at Governor’s of Levittown. If you’re looking for showings, then don’t miss the 37th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, 4th Annual Westhampton Festival of the Arts and the fascinating exhibit “Garbage Barge Revisited: Art From Dross” at Islip Art Museum. It’s also a nice chance to unwind with wine at the Long Island Wine Country vineyard and winery Sparkling Pointe. Check out the details below!

FRIDAY – AUGUST 31, 2012

Who: Downtown Sounds 2012 with Soul Sound Revue
Info: Enjoy music with Soul Sound Revue as it sings to Motown classic from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. It’ll perform greatest hits from The Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes and more, recreating dynamic vocal harmonies and musical styling. The performance is brought to you by Glen Cove Downtown BID and the City of Glen Cove as part of its Downtown Sounds outdoor concert series.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Glen Cove Village Square (at intersection of Glen and Bridge Streets), Glen Cove – (516) 759-6970

Who: Glenn Baldwin & Friends of Jazz at Happenings on Main Street
Info: Happenings on Main Street, a street music festival brought to you by the Village of Northport presents Glenn Baldwin & Friends of Jazz to perform jazz music. Stop by with a blanket and lawn chair to enjoy a night of music at Northport Village Park.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM at Northport Village Park, (end of Main Street, patio at the dock), Northport – (631) 754-3905

Who: Comedy Night with Michael Che at Governor’s of Levittown
Info: Comedian Michael Che blends street culture with world issues in his comical acts. Come out to enjoy hilarious humor from a New York native talent.
Cost: $22
Time & Place: 8PM at Governor’s of Levittown at 90 Division Avenue, Levittown – (516) 731-3358


Who: Larry Chance and The Earls at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
Info: Remember the good old days of the Doo Wop era with a performance from Larry Chance and the Earls, co-starring Jay Siegel’s Tokens at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. Enjoy a night of flawless harmonies.
Cost: $35+
Time & Place: 8:30PM at the Westhampton Beach  Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach – (631) 288-1500

Who: Sounds of Summer Concert Series Finale at Tanger Outlet, Arches Fountain with Karmin
Info: Throughout the summer musical groups entertained crowds at Tanger Outlet’s Sounds of Summer Concert. This weekend wraps up the series with the high profile band Karmin. It’ll play its top hits, including “Brokenhearted” and “I Told You So.”
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 6PM to 8PM at the Arches Fountain at Tanger Outlet, 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park – (631) 667-0600

Who: 37th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show
Info: It’s a world-class equestrian competition show. On this day, the show is particularly suitable for families with the return of Optimum® Kids Day. Children activities will be available throughout the day, including complimentary pony rides and drawings for prizes. Children under 12-years of age are also admitted for free.
Cost: $10/person or $20/car load with free parking
Time & Place: 9AM to 5PM at 240 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton – (631) 537-3177


Who: 4th Annual Westhampton Festival of the Arts at Westhampton Beach Great Lawn
Info: St. Marks Church is hosting the 4th Annual Westhampton Festival of the Arts. Find artistic creations ranging from paintings, jewelry, sculptures, photography prints, woodwork, ceramics, glass, fiber art, mix-media art and much more. The artisans of these works of art will also be present.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 11AM to 5PM at Westhampton Beach Great Lawn, 35 Main Street, Westhampton Beach – (631) 421-1590

Who: “Garbage Barge Revisited: Art From Dross” Exhibit at Islip Art Museum
Info: If you haven’t paid a visit to see Islip Art Museum’s main exhibit, “Garbage Barge Revisited: Art From Dross,” don’t miss out on it. The exhibit ends after today. It brings you back to 1987 when Islip Town became infamous for a barge containing commercial trash with nowhere to go as the search went on for 3 months to seek out a landfill for waste. This led Islip Town to take a different approach where artists were asked to consider repurposing material that would otherwise have been waste. Check out the art work before the exhibit ends!
Cost: Suggested Donation $3
Time & Place: 12PM to 4PM at Islip Art Museum, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip – (631) 224-5402

Who: Wine Tasting with Hypno Smoothie music at Sparkling Pointe
Info: You’re probably familiar with Napa Valley, but how about the Long Island Wine Country? Sparkling Pointe is one of the local vineyards and wineries on Long Island. Make a visit for its tasting house and enjoy live music of Hypno Smoothie as part of Sparkling Pointe’s Sunday Summer Music Series.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 5PM to 9:30PM at Sparkling Pointe, 39750 County Road 48, Southold – (631) 765-0200

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