Hot Spots: Concerts, Thanksgiving Theme Events and Holiday Plays in the Latest Weekend Watch

Get ready for some holiday fun on Long Island with Thanksgiving Day approaching. There's also plenty of concerts and holiday plays to enjoy this Friday and the weekend!

Print Email

As Thanksgiving Day approaches next week, you can enjoy a number of Thanksgiving theme events over the weekend on Long Island. There are also plenty of concerts and holiday plays to enjoy for the entire family. Check out of the hot spots here!


Who: The Led Zeppelin Experience – Hammer Of The Gods
Info: Enjoy a live performance by Hammer of the Gods for the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience.
Cost: $25 to $35
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (800) 745-3000

Who: Hofstra University’s Department Of Drama And Dance – Fall Dance Concert
Info: This program is presented by Hofstra University’s Department of Drama and Dance and features faculty choreographers and guest artists.
Cost: $12, $10 Seniors Over 65
Time & Place: 8PM, Hofstra University, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead – (516) 463-6644

Who: Harvest Gospel Concert Series – Holiday Music Event At Southampton Cultural Center
Info: The concert series is presented by East End Arts. A choir with over 70 people will perform offering an eclectic mix of gospel music.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 8PM at Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton – (631) 727-0900


Who: Massapequa Park Turkey Trot
Info: This 5K turkey trot starts at Lake Shore Drive and continues north until Walker Street. The turkey trot then continues turning left into Mansfield Park and continues south on the bike path. It officially ends at Brady Park where there is an awards ceremony and raffle.
Cost: $25 For Advance Purchase, $30 Race Day, $15 For Youths
Time & Place: 8:30AM For Youth Fun Run, 9AM 5K Run/Walk, Massapequa Park, Lake Shore Drive and Front Street, Massapequa Park – (516) 313-8329

Who: Annual Thanksgiving Native American Feast At Garvies Point Museum And Preserve
Info: For more than 25 years celebration of northeastern Native American culture has taken place the weekend before Thanksgiving. Enjoy a weekend of hands-on activities, including pottery-making, primitive fire-building and on-site cooking. There will also be authentic Native American cuisine, artifacts and tool technology on display.
Cost: $5
Time & Place: 10AM to 4PM at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove – (516) 571-8010

Who: The Fantastic Toy Shop At Ballet Long Island
Info:  Enjoy a ballet performance that tells the story of a toy maker who created dancing dolls. His creations include a tarrentella doll, giant deck of cards, Russian dolls, ballerina dolls, dancing poodle dolls and a pair of can-can dolls.
Cost: $16 For Adults, $8 For Children and Seniors
Time & Place: 1PM at Ballet Long Island, 1863 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma – (631) 737-1964


Who: Film: “Two Family House” At Cinema Arts Centre
Info: Enjoy a screening of “Two Family House” by Raymond De Felitta over a bagel brunch. This gentle romantic drama is about a blue-collar Italian American in 1956 whose dream of renovating a two family house is complicated by prejudice, pressure to conform, and the need to evict a spunky Irish single mother.
Cost: $15, $10 For Members
Time & Place: 10AM Bagel Brunch, 11AM Film Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington – (800) 838-3006

Who: The Toys Take Over Christmas At Arena Players Repertory Theatre
Info: Rekindle the spirit of giving and sharing and bask in the joy of the holidays with this performance. As the Christmas season approaches, the Toymaker's magic has brought all of his creations to life, but he greedily wants to keep the toys for himself. The toys want to be presents so badly that they stage a rebellion and call upon the audience for help and support.
Cost: $8 to $10, Free For Children Under 3
Time & Place: 1PM at Arena Players Repertory Theatre, 296 Route 109, East Farmingdale – (516) 293-0674

Who: Hofstra Jazz Ensemble
Info: This concert features internationally renowned Jazz bassist Noriko Ueda.
Cost: $10, $8 For Senior Citizens
Time & Place: 7PM at Hofstra University, The Helene Fortunoff Theater, California Avenue, South Campus – (516) 463-6644

To check out all of the Nightlife Events happening on Long Island, check out the 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!