Best bets this weekend on Long Island
Looking for things to do this weekend on Long Island? We've rounded up the best concerts, fairs and festivals, parties and cultural events going on around Nassau and Suffolk this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We've got you covered: Be sure to check back every Monday afternoon for an early jump on planning your next weekend.
The Beach Boys(Credit: David McClister)
Why: Take a nostalgic surfin' safari and enjoy some classic West Coast sounds only The Beach Boys can deliver. Original band member Mike Love will perform hit tunes.
When: Fri. 4/24, Sat. 4/25 8 p.m.
Where: NYCB Theatre Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury
How much: $49.50-$79.50
Why: Sara Desjardins' created "Garden Snail" through a process she learned on YouTube, needle felting. Her piece is part of "Expo 34."
When: Fri. 4/24, 11 a.m.-9 pm.; Sat. 4/25; Sun. 4/26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington
How much: Free
'New Works Festival'(Credit: Michael Heller)
Why: The "New Works Festival" at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor features panel discussions with emerging playwrights April 24-26, 2015.
When: Fri. 4/24; Sat. 4/25, 7 p.m.; Sun. 4/26, 2 p.m.
Where: Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor
How much: Free
Astronomy Day(Credit: Custer Institute and Observatory)
Why: Mark spring with a day-to-night celebration of things happening in the sky. After dark, there are telescope observations of the canvas that sparkles overhead along with adult lectures on astronomy.
When: Sat. 4/25, Noon-midnight
Where: The Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Rd., Southold
How much: Donation
New York Guitar Show and Expo(Credit: Richard Johnson)
Why: Guitar lovers of all generations will enjoy the New York Guitar Show and Expo. The event includes a tribute to Les Paul, who would have been 100 years old.
When: Sat. 4/25, Sun. 4/26, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: 130 E. Merrick Rd., Freeport
How much: $10
Arbor Day Festival(Credit: Newsday / Bill Davis)
Why: Celebrate the marvels of trees in a weekend-long festival that celebrates Arbor Day.
When: Sat. 4/25, Sun. 4/26 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay
How much: $20 per vehicle
Portraits show(Credit: Milton Greene; 1954 / Milton Greene)
Why: Go back in time with self-portraits and images of people before the selfie became a phenomenon. The galley is open through August 9 and will feature portraits of Marilyn Monroe.
When: Sat. 4/25, Sun. 4/26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington
How much: $8
Biking Tour(Credit: Handout)
Why: Fifteen-mile biking tour for ages 14 and older featuring the true story of the Culper Spy Ring.
When: Sun. 4/26, 10 a.m.
Where: Three Village Historical Society, 93 N. Country Rd., Setauket
How much: $25
Shinnecock talk(Credit: Randee Daddona)
Why: Catch the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum's "Wampum: Preserving Our History and Culture" lecture series.
When: Sun. 4/26, 2-4 p.m.
Where: 100 Montauk Hwy., Southampton
How much: Free
Birding Walk(Credit: istock / Stephen Bonk)
Why: Bird walk to view the spring migration. Bring binoculars, a scope and a guide if you have one. Binoculars can be provided for those without. Registration is suggested.
When: Sun. 4/26, 8 a.m.
Where: South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center, 377 Bridgehampton / Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
How much: $7, $5 per child 3-12 years of age, free for 2 and under