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Labor Day Sand Creation Contest and more fun (Credit: Morgue File)

Labor Day Sand Creation Contest and more fun this week on Long Island.

Best things to do this week and weekend on Long Island

Looking for things to do on Long Island? We've rounded up the best concerts, fairs and festivals, and parties and cultural events going on in Nassau and Suffolk.

‘Hot Ride Mondays’ car show

"Hot Ride Mondays" in Farmingville Gentleman and ladies,
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"Hot Ride Mondays" in Farmingville Gentleman and ladies, start your engines. Hot rods, imports, classics, trucks and motorcycles roll into Brookhaven Amphitheater’s spectator-friendly weekly meet. WHEN | WHERE 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 1 Ski Run Lane, Farmingville INFO 631-648-2500, pennysaveramp.com  ADMISSION $10

Culture Club

It’s a throwback to the ’80s when Culture
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It’s a throwback to the ’80s when Culture Club, the British rock band led by Boy George, takes the stage Tuesday at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. They’re bringing back familiar hits — “Karma Chameleon,” “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya” and “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” along with songs from their latest release, “Tribes.” WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, NYCB Theatre at Westbury INFO 516-247-5200, thetheatreatwestbury.com  ADMISSION $54.50-$199.50

'The King and I'

The Academy Award-winning musical “The King and I”
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The Academy Award-winning musical “The King and I” returns to the big screen Wednesday, Aug. 31, for a 60th anniversary celebration. Select theaters in Farmingdale, Stony Brook and Holtsville have screenings scheduled for 2 and 7 p.m. Pictured: Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr ADMISSION $12.50-$13.50 INFO 855-473-4612, fathomevents.com 

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'My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy'

You don’t have to be Italian or Jewish
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You don’t have to be Italian or Jewish to enjoy “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy” at Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington. Catch the last five performances this week (Wednesday through Sunday) of Steve Solomon’s Broadway hit inspired by his own family. Pictured: Peter Fogel ADMISSION $40-$55 INFO 855-448-7469, landmarkonmainstreet.org

Rascal Flatts

Country music fans — this one’s for you.
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Country music fans — this one’s for you. Country rockers Rascal Flatts take over Nikon at Jones Beach Theater performing songs from their latest release, “Rewind.” They’ll share the stage with ACM Award nominee Kelsea Ballerini and country newcomer Chris Lane. WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh INFO 516-221-1000, livenation.com  ADMISSION $14.50-$75

Vanderbilt dance night

The outdoor dance series at Vanderbilt Museum winds
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The outdoor dance series at Vanderbilt Museum winds down with the “Lindy-hop” in the spotlight this week. Bring a partner, or go it alone — dance lessons begin at 6:30 p.m. with professional instructors. Next week, the last outdoor dance night scheduled for this season has you dancing the salsa on Sept. 8. WHEN | WHERE 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport INFO 631-854-5579, vanderbiltmuseum.org  ADMISSION $30 ($25 advance), includes light dinner

Glenn Baldwin and Friends of Jazz

Glenn Baldwin and Friends of Jazz wrap up
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Glenn Baldwin and Friends of Jazz wrap up Northport’s 2016 Happenings on Main Street series at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, on the patio in  Village Park. The group plays both classical and modern jazz (with extended solo time for each musician). Bring seating. ADMISSION Free INFO 631-261-6917, northportarts.org

Shinnecock Powwow

The Shinnecock Indian Nation welcomes Native American tribes
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The Shinnecock Indian Nation welcomes Native American tribes for its annual Labor Day weekend pow wow. It’s a long-running tradition marked by competitive and ceremonial dancing, traditional music, drumming and food. Don’t miss the Grand Entry of Dancers at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day except Monday. WHEN | WHERE 3-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, and next Sunday, Sept. 4, and Monday, Sept. 5, 1 W. Church St., Southampton INFO 631-283-6143, shinnecockpowwow.org ADMISSION $15 ($10 ages 6-12)

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Dahlia show

They are the stars of the late-summer garden
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They are the stars of the late-summer garden — more than 1,700 dahlias are judged and displayed next weekend at Bayard Cutting Arboretum. Blooms include styles known as “dinner plates,” “minions” and many new varieties. At the end of the show, you can purchase bouquets or vases filled with flowers to take home. WHEN | WHERE 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, 440 Montauk Hwy., Great River INFO 631-581-1002, longislanddahlia.org ADMISSION $8 parking

Greenport art gallery tour

Greenport’s monthly self-guided gallery hop returns, inviting visitors
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Greenport’s monthly self-guided gallery hop returns, inviting visitors to roam among six galleries around the village’s Main Street area that beckon with artwork on view (in some cases, you’ll meet the artists), wine and light refreshments. Pictured: "Sun on the Beach" by Isabelle Haran Leonardi WHEN | WHERE 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, Greenport INFO 631-477-1021, greenportvillage.com  ADMISSION Free

'The Will Rogers Follies'

“The Will Rogers Follies” at BroadHollow at Elmont
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“The Will Rogers Follies” at BroadHollow at Elmont focuses on the life and career of the American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, newspaper columnist, social commentator, and stage and motion picture actor who died in a plane crash in 1935. His talents were many and his works lasting. The shows run Saturday, Sept. 3, through Sept 18. ADMISSION $23-$25 INFO 516-775-4420, broadhollow.org

Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts

More than 95 artisans gather for the Westhampton
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More than 95 artisans gather for the Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts, selling one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, photography, ceramics and more, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, on the great lawn across from St. Mark’s Church. ADMISSION Free PHONE 941-487-8061 WEB paragonartevents.com

Hampton Classic horse show

Be a spectator at the world-class equestrian competition
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Be a spectator at the world-class equestrian competition the Hampton Classic horse show in Bridgehampton that includes more than 200 classes of competition for horses and riders. Daily competitions run throughout the week with special events along the way, such as Kids Day on Saturday, Sept. 3, when ages 12 and younger get free admission and special entertainment 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Next Sunday, Sept. 4, the competitive finale features an impressive riding lineup including U.S. Olympians McLain Ward and Beezie Madden (pictured) along with an international lineup of world champion and show-jumping veterans. WHEN | WHERE 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, through Sunday, Sept. 4, 240 Snake Hollow Rd., Bridgehampton INFO 631-537-3177, www.hamptonclassic.com ADMISSION $10 (free younger than 6) or $20 carload with free admission on Monday, Aug. 29 (free admission continues for seniors Tuesday-Thursday and kids under 12 on Saturday); additional $25-$35 for grandstand seating Sunday, Sept. 4.

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Hampton Classic horse show’s Kids Day

Kids can meet farm animals, see a magic
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Kids can meet farm animals, see a magic show and take a free pony ride (first 500 visitors) among the other activities happening at the Hampton Classic horse show’s Kids Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. The show wraps with a day of competitive events Sunday, Sept. 4. Pictured: Olympian McLain Ward ADMISSION $10 adults (free for ages 12 and younger Saturday only) or $20 per carload; plus $25-$35 grandstand seating Sunday. PHONE 631-537-3177 WEB www.hamptonclassic.com 

Jam at the Huntington Lighthouse

Get there by yacht, motorboat, kayak, canoe or
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Get there by yacht, motorboat, kayak, canoe or any other mode of water transportation. The annual summer concert Jam at the Huntington Lighthouse can be seen only from the water. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the show includes a tribute to Jimmy Buffett’s music from the Ed Travers Band, local country/southern rockers Stagecoach, plus the Caribbean sounds of King Wellington and Dr. K’s Motown Revue. WHEN | WHERE 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 (rain date Sunday, Sept. 4), off Gold Star Battalion Beach, West Shore Road, Huntington INFO 516-768-2575, lighthousemusicfest.com ADMISSION Donations benefit lighthouse restoration

American Airpower Museum antique display

vintage stock The American Airpower Museum celebrates the
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vintage stock The American Airpower Museum celebrates the end of summer with an antique aircraft and vintage automobile display in Farmingdale. Classic biplanes share the runway with the AAM’s fleet of World War II planes, jet fighters and autos dating from 1920-1970, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. ADMISSION $10 ($5 ages 5-13) PHONE 516-531-3950 WEB americanairpowermuseum.org

Antique aircraft and vintage automobile display

The American Airpower Museum celebrates the end of
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The American Airpower Museum celebrates the end of summer with an antique aircraft and vintage automobile display in Farmingdale. Classic biplanes share the runway with the AAM’s fleet of World War II planes, jet fighters and autos dating from 1920-1970, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5. ADMISSION $10 ($5 ages 5-13) PHONE 516-531-3950 WEB americanairpowermuseum.org

 

‘To Catch a Thief’ screening

See Alfred Hitchcock’s romantic 1955 thriller, “To Catch
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See Alfred Hitchcock’s romantic 1955 thriller, “To Catch a Thief,” starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, at Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington. The ongoing series of daytime free movie screenings includes complimentary tea and light refreshments served before the film. WHEN | WHERE 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 232 Main St., Port Washington INFO 516-767-6444, landmarkonmainstreet.org  ADMISSION Free

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Fire Island’s Sunken Forest tour

Join a park ranger for a guided tour
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Join a park ranger for a guided tour through Fire Island’s Sunken Forest. The Sailors Haven site is home to a rare maritime holly forest that can be traversed via a wooded mile-and-a-quarter trail. Free tours depart at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4. You’ll want to bring bug spray, sunblock, water and binoculars for bird-watching. ADMISSION Free ($13 adults, $7.50 younger than 11 for roundtrip ferry from Sayville) PHONE 631-687-4780 WEB nps.gov/fiis

Fire Island Sand Creation Contest

The theme of this year’s Amateur Annual Labor
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The theme of this year’s Amateur Annual Labor Day Sand Creation Contest at Fire Island on Sunday, Sept. 4, is national parks. The family-friendly contest will be held at two venues —  Sailors Haven (Sayville) and Watch Hill (Patchogue ferry) — and will start at 10 a.m. ADMISSION Free INFO 631-687-4780, 631-687-4777, nps.gov/fiis

Beatles tribute band Beyond Fab

In a tribute to The Beatles, local band
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In a tribute to The Beatles, local band Beyond Fab, takes the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Jones Beach boardwalk bandshell, performing the group’s early hits up to the Abbey Road album — think “Here Comes the Sun” and “She Loves You.” ADMISSION Free PHONE 516-785-1600 WEB jonesbeachbandshell.com

Long Island Ducks

What’s more Americana than spending the last unofficial
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What’s more Americana than spending the last unofficial day of summer at a baseball game? The Long Island Ducks go against the Bridgeport Bluefish on Monday, Sept. 5, at 1:35 p.m. (note the unusual early start for a Monday game) at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip. ADMISSION $12-$15 INFO 631-940-3825, liducks.com

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