Enjoy fine Italian cuisine at Bella Notte
2520 Merrick Rd
This gem on Merrick Road is a local favorite and with attentive service, exceptional food and ample servings, it’s easy to see why. Everything is top notch, from the stuffed artichokes and pasta with clam sauce to the veal, chicken and seafood entrees. Be sure to leave room for dessert and an after-dinner espresso or cappuccino. Reservations are recommended.
Photo courtesy of FITmixx
Work out and have fun at FITmixx
1494 Bellmore Avenue
Expect to sweat and smile when you work out at FITmixx, a boutique fitness studio where people go to get fit and focus on their personal goals in a fun, supportive and friendly atmosphere. Choose from a full range of classes including strength and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts, Zumba, Spin, sculpt and more, as well as private sessions. Get your first class free. Keep up to date on the latest happenings and visit the FITmixx Facebook page.
Get a facial at Laser Plus Spa
2717 Merrick Road
Laser Plus Spa is Bellmore’s full service laser cosmetic practice specializing in the removal of unwanted hair, resurfacing of skin and body contouring. Services, which are all FDA approved, include laser hair removal, CoolSculpting, photorejuvenation, Ultherapy, facials, body wraps, Botox and stem cell hair restoration. Check the website for monthly specials.
Pick up a cute outfit at Blue Iris Boutique
1499 Bellmore Ave
Whether you’re searching for that perfect date night top or your teen needs super cute back-to-school clothes, Blue Iris Boutique is the place to go. Find on-trend tops, jeans, dresses and more in a wide range of sizes, including plus sizes. Complete your outfit with fun accessories. Even better? Everything is $50 or less. Stop by the store and meet the awesome helpful staff in person or shop online.
Catch an international film festival at Bellmore Movies and Showplace
222 Pettit Ave
Built in 1909, Bellmore Movies and Showplace is Nassau County’s last single screen theatre. It shows movies including independent films and is a venue for concerts, recitals, comedy acts and live theatrical performances by the Plaza Players, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the performing arts. Bellmore Movies and Showplace also hosts the annual Long Island International Film Expo which was called “one of the top 25 coolest film festivals in the world,” by MovieMaker magazine.
Learn how to ice skate at Newbridge Arena
2600 Newbridge Road
Newbridge Arena, located inside Newbridge Road Park, has been serving the community for 20 years. It offers public skating sessions, skating birthday parties as well as group and private skating lessons.
Get inked at Lone Wolf Tattoo
211 Bedford Ave.
Over the past 15 years, Lone Wolf Tattoo has established itself as one of Long Island’s premier tattoo parlors. Owner Ronald Bianco is dedicated to offering customers high levels of artistry and satisfaction. View the shop artists’ latest work on Facebook and Instagram.
See a 1957 Chevy at the Friday Night Car Show
The Bellmore LIRR Parking Lot on Broadway
(Between Bellmore Ave & Bedford Ave)
The Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores and the Town of Hempstead present the Bellmore Friday Night Car Show every Friday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., from May 3 to October 4. Spectators are free, admission for cars is $5.
Equip yourself for rock stardom at New York Music Emporium
2641 Jerusalem Ave.
New York Music Emporium has been a music retailer for more than 40 years. It sells acoustic, electric and bass guitars, amps and other instruments and music gear at competitive prices. It’s also one of Long Island’s most popular band instrument rental locations serving schoolchildren from throughout Nassau County. In addition, according to its website, New York Music Emporium is Long Island’s largest private teaching facility and gives music lessons and group performance classes to students of all ages and skill levels.
Nurture your child’s love of art at South Shore Art Center
218 Pettit Ave.
The South Shore Art Center has been a community staple for more than twenty years. It is an art studio for kids and teens and offers classes in drawing/painting, pottery/sculpture, cartoon arts, fashion design and portfolio-focused classes for serious artists. Instructors are NYS Certified Art Teachers and/or working artists.