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Long Island Summer Guide 2012


Big Time Rush, Saturday, 8/18

WEDNESDAY 8.1

  • How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular @ Nassau Coliseum, The tour delivers 23 dragons, some with wingspans of up to 46 feet, Viking warriors and world-class circus artists and acrobats. Through 8.5.

  • Ted Nugent @ NYCB Theatre @ Westbury
  • LI Roller Rebels @ Skate Safe America, Old Bethpage.
  • Music in the Park @ Port Jeff Harbor Green
  • KidFest #4: Aesop Bops! @ Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton.
  • Princess Tea Party @ Ballet Long Island,
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THURSDAY 8.2

  • Dick Fox’s Golden Boys @ NYCB Theatre @ Westbury
  • Wiz Khalifa @ Nikon @ Jones Beach
  • Toadies/Helmet @ Webster Hall, Manhattan.
  • Mako/Thresher Mania Tournament @ Star Island Yacht Club, Montauk.

FRIDAY 8.3

  • A Night of Latin Entertainment Music & Dancing @ Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
  • Judy Collins @ Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett.
  • Escape 2 New York @ Shinnecock Reservation, Montauk Highway, Southampton. Headlined by punk poet Patti Smith, this East End music festival features Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, The Vaccines, The Psychedelic Furs, Delilah, Lissy Trullie, White Rabbits & more. Through 8.5.
  • Rick Springfield @ The Paramount, Huntington.
  • The Bright Light Social Hour @ Revolution, Amityville.
  • 311/Slightly Stoopid/SOJA @ Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh.
  • Steve White @ Brokerage, Bellmore. Also 8.4.
  • Aesop Rock @ Irving Plaza, Manhattan.
  • LI Comedy Festival @ Gateway Playhouse, 215 S. Country Rd., Bellport.
  • Zoppe Italian Family Circus @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Through 8.5.

SATURDAY 8.4

  • Classic Boat Show & Regatta @ LI Maritime Museum, Sayville. Also 8.5.
  • Brick*26 Walk/Endurance Run @ Eisenhower Park
  • Ingrid Michaelson @ Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett.

  • Clothesline Art Sale @ Guild Hall, East Hampton.
  • Garvies Point Day @ Garvies Point Museum, 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove.
  • Salute to Vets w/Dean Karahalis @ Eisenhower Park
  • Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival @ Flushing Meadows Park, Queens. Based on the legend of Qu Yuan, an exiled Court Minister who wandered around writing poetry, Dragon Boat racing goes back centuries. When Yuan heard his home had been invaded, he drowned himself in the river. Fishermen raced to save him, but couldn’t. To prevent his body from being eaten, they threw rice dumplings into the water as an offering to his spirit. Today, rice dumplings are eaten during this festival of dance, martial arts, street theater and racing. Also 8.5.
  • Joe Walsh (The Eagles) @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
  • Judy Collins @ YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore.
  • Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators @ The Paramount, Huntington.
  • Gilbert Gottfried @ McGuire’s, Bohemia.
  • East Hampton Sandcastle Contest @ Atlantic Avenue Beach, East Hampton.
  • Special Tribute to Bobbie Darin @ Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
  • Family Fishing Clinic @ Hempstead Lake State Park, Lakeview.
  • Arnie Gruber/Ballroom Dancing @ Dix Hills Performing Arts Center

SUNDAY 8.5

  • The Amazing Kreskin @ Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington.
  • Lighthouse Tour @ Huntington Lighthouse, Huntington. Also 8.19.
  • Irish-American Night @ Eisenhower Park
  • Juggling Show @ Valley Stream State Park
  • Pat Metheny Unity Band @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
  • Family Force 5 @ Revolution
  • Talkhouse 25th B-Day Party @ Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett.
  • System of a Down/Deftones @ Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh.

MONDAY 8.6

  • The Lumineers/Milk Carton Kids @ Central Park SummerStage, Manhattan.
  • Drive-In Movie Monday @ Cooper’s Beach, Southampton, Every Monday.

TUESDAY 8.7

  • National Lighthouse Day @ Long Island Lighthouses
  • Bloc Party @ Terminal 5, Manhattan. Through 8.9.
  • M. Ward/Yo La Tengo @ Prospect Park, Brooklyn.

WEDNESDAY 8.8

  • M83/I Break Horses @ Central Park SummerStage, Manhattan.
  • Big Time Rush @ Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater
  • Zon del Barrio @ Old Westbury Gardens
  • KidFest Acrobatic Show @ Guild Hall, East Hampton.

THURSDAY 8.9

  • O.A.R. @ Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh.
  • Bobby “Blue” Bland @ B.B. King Blues Club, Manhattan.
  • Johnny Mathis @ NYCB Theatre @ Westbury
  • The B-52’s @ Irving Plaza, Manhattan.
  • Kellie Pickler @ The Paramount, Huntington.
  • Wine Tasting Tour & Lobster Bake @ LI Aquarium, Riverhead. Also 8.30.
  • Family Fest w/Jabali Acrobats @ Montauk Playhouse, Montauk.

FRIDAY 8.10

  • Guys & Dolls @ Heckscher Park, Huntington.
  • Mitch Fatel @ McGuire’s Comedy Club, Bohemia.
  • Dave Koz w/Bebe Winans @ The Paramount, Huntington.
  • Journey/Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo/Loverboy @ Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh.
  • Bonnie Schneider @ Shelter Island Public Library

SATURDAY 8.11

  • Paumanauke Pow-wow, Tanner Park, Kerrigan Road, Copiague. Also 8.12.
  • Trigger Hippy @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
  • Disco Night @ Eisenhower Park, East Meadow.
  • Zebra @ The Paramount, Huntington.
  • Art, Craft & Gift Show @ Sparkling Pointe Vineyards, 39750 County Road 48,  Southold
  • Magic Show @ Belmont Lake State Park, North Babylon.
  • Meteor Party @ Custer Observatory, Southold.
  • Science Walking Tour @ Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
  • Poems for Pollock @ Pollock-Krasner House, 830 Springs Fireplace Rd., East Hampton.
  • Historic Cemetery Tours @ Mulford Farm, East Hampton.
  • Snapper Derby @ Captree Park, Captree Island. Also 8.12.
  • Dick Johansson & The Highlanders @ Sag Harbor Whaling Museum
  • Boys Like Girls @ Tanger Outlets @ the Arches, Deer Park
  • Hilarious Comedy of Uncle Floyd @ Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
  • Divas of Daytime Soap Show @ Brokerage Comedy Club, Bellmore.
  • Hollister Rand Spirit Readings @ Westhampton Library

SUNDAY 8.12

  • Suzanne Vega @ Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett.
  • k.d. Lang & the Siss Boom Bang @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center When k.d. Lang returned to Nashville and assembled her first self-contained band since she recorded 1989’s Absolute Torch and Twang with the Reclines, it was natural to assume that she’d run back to the full-on country music vibe of her early career. She instead incorporated minimal C&W nuances with slight sophisticated adult pop twists that embraced everything from nourish dream-pop to elements of Wilco and fellow Canuck Neil Young’s mellower noodlings with Crazy Horse.
  • Annual Barbecue Fun-Raiser & Old Time Carnival @ Walt Whitman Birthplace, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station
  • Chinese-American Night @ Eisenhower Park, East Meadow.
  • Car Show & Swap Meet @ LI MacArthur Airport, Ronkonkoma.

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