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Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Festivities near the Harbor, Comedy & Other Events

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Before we say good-bye to summer, get out there and enjoy all the fun festivities taking place near the harbor. Also head out to all the other great nightlife events throughout Long Island.

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It’s practically like a race to get all outdoor fun in before the end of summer. The end of this week is packed with festivities near the harbor, including the Port Jefferson Dragon Boat Race Festival, the Greenport Maritimes, Cow Harbor Day and a kite festival at the Long Island Maritime Museum. If that’s not enough to fill your weekend up, also check out comedy and music performances, as well as the musical Menopause. Check out all the hot spots on Long Island here!

FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Who: Comedian Joy Behar At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: Come out and enjoy some laughs with Joy Behar – American comedian, writer, actress and professional talk show host!
Cost: $39.50 to $59.50
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (800) 745-3000

Who: Billy Bragg At The Suffolk Theater
Info: Billy Bragg is known for his blend of folk, punk-rock, and protest music, combining poetry and political comment, with a dash of romance. Come watch this British singer/songwriter and political activist perform live!
Cost: $45
Time & Place: 8PM at The Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343

Who: Laughter In The Lobby At Patchogue Theatre For The Performing Arts
Info:  This comedy show features Stevie G.B., Scott Schendlinger, and Maris Walsh.

Cost: $10
Time & Place: 7PM at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main Street, Patchogue – (631) 207-1300

SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 20, 2014
Who: Port Jefferson Dragon Boat Race Festival
Info:  This festival held at the harbor of Port Jefferson village will include local and regional teams coming together to race against each other in a series of heats. Novice teams are provided with instructions and all the necessary equipment to race while spectators can enjoy the festival complete with food and music.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 9AM to 7PM at Harborfront Park in Port Jefferson – (631) 473-1414

Who: Menopause The Musical At Patchogue Theater For The Performing Arts
Info: The musical features four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! Come out to enjoy this hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.
Cost: $50 to $65, Chamber members receive a 20% discount using promo code: HEAT (limit 4 per customer)
Time & Place: 2PM or 7PM at Patchogue Theater for Performing Arts, 71 East Main Street, Patchogue – (877) 772-5425

Who: Greenport Maritimes Festival
Info: This 3-day festival features nautical arts and crafts, classic wooden boats, activities for children and families, music, pirate shows, local produce and seafood, wine and craft beer, fireworks and more! The event is presented by the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: See Schedule. Event held at Village of Greenport, Greenport – (631) 477-2100

SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
Who: Apple Festival At Sherwood-Jayne House
Info: This apple festival features games, colonial cooking demonstration, an apple pie baking contest, pie auction, storytelling, pony rides, music, hay rides, face painting, sheep shearing, a tour of the Sherwood-Jayne House, candied apples, hot dogs, apple cider and more!

Cost: $7, $5 For Seniors and Children 2-12 Years Old
Time & Place: 11AM to 4:30PM at Sherwood-Jayne House, 55 Old Post Road, East Setauket – (631) 692-4664

Who: Cow Harbor Day
Info: Come out to enjoy activities on the dock! The event features rides, delicious food, fun games and a parade that starts at noon. In the evening, enjoy a performance by Barometer Soup, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band.
Cost: Free Event

Time & Place: See Schedule. Event held at Northport Village in Northport – (631) 261-7502

Who: Kite Festival at Long Island Maritime Museum
Info: Come down to make your own kite! There’s also tasty treats to enjoy and much more.

Cost: $2 Admission, Free For Children 5 and Under; $6 Make-Your-Own-Kite-Kit
Time & Place: 11AM to 5PM at The Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Avenue, West Sayville – (631) HISTORY

To check out all of the Nightlife Events happening on Long Island, check out the LongIsland.com Events Calendar, or, head over to our Nightlife Section for Happy Hour Happenings all week long! If you're looking for some local insight on the best things to do on LI, or want to share your favorite Nightlife Hot Spots, check out the Nightlife Forum, and see what the locals have to say!

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