Hot Spots: Comedy, Family Festivals and More in the Latest Weekend Watch

Check out the hot spots on Long Island for family fun, comedy and more!

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This weekend is packed with entertainment the entire family can enjoy! Get ready for festivals at parks, beaches and a museum farm. There are also comedy acts you don’t want to miss, a Bruce Springsteen tribute performance and much more! Check out the details below!


Who: LaughNYC Beer, Wine And Hilarious Comedy Night At Hagerman Fire Department
Info: It’s going to be an amazing night of stand-up comedy New York City style. The night is accompanied with beer, wine, chips, dip and pretzels for sale.
Cost: $25
Time & Place: 7:30PM Doors Open, 9PM Show At Hagerman Fire Department, 510 Oakdale Avenue, East Patchogue – (631) 471-6335

Who: The Rising Bruce Springsteen Tribute At The Paramount
Info: The Rising is a brotherhood of friends who come on stage more like a gang, than a band – much like Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. Enjoy a night of great rock n’ roll!
Cost: $15 to $25
Time & Place: 8PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300

Who: Sinbad At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: Sinbad performs live. Enjoy a night of laughter with this stand-up comedian!
Cost: $39.50 to $59.50
Time & Place: 9PM Doors at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 334-7991


Who: Long Island Family Festival At Tanner Park
Info: The festival is presented by the Copiague Chamber of Commerce and runs until Sept. 15 (Rain dates Sept. 27-29). Enjoy fun entertainment, prizes, live music, a dog themed event, skate board demonstrations, a pizza eating contest and much more.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 11AM to 10PM At Tanner Park, 123 Kerrigan Road, Copiague – (631) 367-8599

Who: 160th Anniversary Celebration At Hicks Nurseries
Info: For this anniversary celebration there will be a Fall planting kick-of sale, free hot dogs and other old-time favorites like vintage sodas, lemonade, popcorn and their famous roasted corn for sale for only 160 cents. There’s also foot-stomping sounds of “Goodtime Charlie’s Ragtime Band” from noon to 3 p.m. and photographic imagery on display, like how trees were delivered by barge to Oyster Bay in the early 1900’s, how the nursery looked back in the 1920’s and much more.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 11AM to 4PM at Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury – (516) 334-0066

Who: NASCAR Stock Car Racing At Riverhead Raceway
Info: The event includes Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Cadillac Night, “Green Earth Technologies 200,” NASCAR Whelen Modified “Flash” Tour (time trials), 30 Lap Blunderbusts (time trials), 30 Lap Legends (time trials).
Cost: $30 For Adults, $5 For Children 6-12, Free For Children 5 And Under 

Time & Place: 3PM Gate Opens, 6PM Show at Riverhead Raceway, Route 58, Riverhead – (631) 842-7223


Who: Bayville Waterside Festival At Ransom Beach
Info: The festival features craft and gift vendors, unique gifts, handmade jewelry, one of a kind gift items and much more. There’s also live music, inflatable attractions for kids, food and beverage.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM to 5PM at Ransom Beach, Bayville Avenue, Bayville – (516) 317-7729

Who: 33rd Annual Fall Festival And Craft Show At Hallockville Museum Farm
Info: This festival offers fun for the entire family, featuring artisan vendors, food, music, children’s games, animals and livestock, demonstrations of traditional crafts like basket weaving, quilting, rug hooking and wood carving. There’s also hay rides, pony rides, local food and beverage and tours available to the historic homes and outbuildings dating from 1765 to 1937. Proceeds from this event go to support Hallockville Museum Farm.
Cost: $7 For Adults, $5 For Children 5-12, Free For Children 4 And Under
Time & Place: 10AM to 5PM at Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead – (631) 298-5292

Who: 14th Annual Syosset Street Fair
Info: This free family event allows consumers to interact directly with artisans of high quality craft, gifts and more.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM to 5PM at Jackson Avenue, Syosset – (516) 442-6000

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