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Paddle Battle Long Island in Riverhead and more (Credit: Joseph Dlhopolsky)

Paddle Battle Long Island in Riverhead and more fun things to do this week.

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.

Mid-Summer Night Dance at Vanderbilt

Do you know how to do the Bachata?
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Do you know how to do the Bachata? How about the Samba or Argentine Tango? Here's your chance to have your own "dancing with the stars." Learn the dance steps with an instructor outdoors at the Vanderbilt Museum, then take it to the dance floor overlooking Northport Bay. The series begins with Bachata and runs Thursdays through Sept. 8. WHEN | WHERE 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport INFO 631-854-5579, vanderbiltmuseum.org  ADMISSION $30 ($20 advance)

Glen Cove's Autostrade Car Show

Take a stroll down School Street in Glen
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Take a stroll down School Street in Glen Cove and admire nearly 170 exotic cars, including models and vehicles by Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, McLaren, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin and Porsche at Glen Cove's Autostrade Car Show. WHEN | WHERE 6-9 p.m. May 26, June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21, Aug. 4, Aug. 18 and Sept. 1 on School Street in Glen Cove. INFO Visit Autostrade's Facebook page or visit glencove-li.us. ADMISSION Free to area residents; $10 donation for those who want to display their cars. All proceeds benefit the Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department.

Marcum Workplace Challenge

Get onboard with fellow office workers and sign
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Get onboard with fellow office workers and sign up for the Marcum Workplace Challenge, a 3.5-mile run/walk along Bay Drive at Jones Beach State Park. Start and finish at Parking Field 5. Bring your own food and refreshments -- there's live music, too. WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, Jones Beach State Park, Field 5, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh INFO 516-349-7649, marcumworkplacechallenge.com ADMISSION $27

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Feast of St. Rocco

They call it
(Credit: Peter M. Budraitis )

They call it "Long Island's Little Italy" -- and it's the biggest week of the year in Glen Cove. The Feast of St. Rocco brings loads of homemade pasta, meatballs, and sausage and peppers all prepared by volunteers using family recipes. It's a food-centric affair that also features live Italian music and a midway with games and rides. Don't miss: On Sunday, July 31, after the 10:15 a.m. Mass, the statue of St. Rocco makes a procession around the neighborhood. On Saturday, July 30, there will be fireworks at 9 p.m. WHEN | WHERE 6-11 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 3-11 p.m. Saturday and 3-10 p.m. Sunday, July 26-31, at 18 Third St., Glen Cove INFO 516-676-2482, stroccoglencove.com ADMISSION Free

Atlantic Wind Symphony

The Wednesdays in the Park concert series at
(Credit: Walter T. Petrule)

The Wednesdays in the Park concert series at Sayville's Common Ground at Rotary Park continues 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, as the Atlantic Wind Symphony performs a broad selection of American standards. Bring your own seating. Picnicking welcome. Rain date is Thursday, July 28, at Sayville Middle School. ADMISSION Free INFO 631-459-6603, thecommonground.com

The Atlantic Wind Symphony, shown here in a
(Credit: Atlantic Wind Symphony)

The Atlantic Wind Symphony, shown here in a 2013 salute-to-the-troops concert in Heckscher State Park, East Islip, performs a pre-Veterans Day "Sousa Salute to Our Armed Forces" concert at Patchogue Theatre Nov. 9, 2014.

“Twist of Lemmon”

Chris Lemmon Straight from his West End, London,
(Credit: Chris Lemmon)

Chris Lemmon Straight from his West End, London, debut in "Twist of Lemmon," Chris Lemmon -- son of Academy Award-winning Hollywood great Jack Lemmon -- performs a multimedia stage play taking on his father’s persona, re-enacting scenes from his "Pop's" greatest films, "Some Like It Hot," "The Apartment" and "The Odd Couple." A Q&A and reception follows. WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28, Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington INFO 631-423-7611, cinemartscentre.org  ADMISSION $46

Bald eagle talk

Park ranger MaryLaura Lamont tells the story of
(Credit: Steve Schwartz)

Park ranger MaryLaura Lamont tells the story of her 2015 discovery of a pair of nesting bald eagles at the William Floyd Estate in Shirley, 6 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead. This is the first documentation of bald eagles at the historic site since the 1930s and one of only a handful of nests documented on Long Island in recent years (this one is from 2015). Call to reserve. ADMISSION $5 INFO 631-727-2881 ext. 100, suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org

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Jeff Boyer’s 'Bubble Trouble' show

Guests will be treated to all things bubbles
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Guests will be treated to all things bubbles -- a bubble volcano, a bubble roller coaster, a kid in a bubble -- at Jeff Boyer's 'Bubble Trouble,' a one-man bubble extravaganza, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Southampton Arts Center. ADMISSION Free INFO 631-283-0967, southamptonartscenter.org

Westhampton House and Garden Tour

Take a self-guided tour from Remsenburg to Quogue
(Credit: Clare Bisceglia)

Take a self-guided tour from Remsenburg to Quogue on the Westhampton House and Garden Tour , visiting stylish private homes with ocean views, grand landscapes and designer décor. The tour illustrates a full range of architecture from historic to modern — the oldest house on the tour is circa 1700s. Refreshments are served at one of the homes located on the ocean, and there’s also an optional lunch at Quogue Club at Hallock House; reservations required. WHEN | WHERE 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, July 29, from 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach INFO 631-288-1500, whbpac.org  ADMISSION $75 ($125 includes lunch)

'You’re Good Man, Charlie Brown' live theater

Children's live theater comes to the Piazza Ernesto
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Children's live theater comes to the Piazza Ernesto Strada in Westbury at 7 p.m. Friday, July 29, when Plaza Theatricals presents "You're Good Man, Charlie Brown." The musical comedy features the beloved cast of Charlie, Lucy, Schroeder, Linus, Sally, Patty and Snoopy. ADMISSION Free INFO 407-920-9180, westburyarts.org

 

 

Lucie Arnaz

Her career began with a recurring role on
(Credit: Augustus Butera)

Her career began with a recurring role on "The Lucy Show." After 50-plus years in show business -- stage, screen and television -- Lucie Arnaz brings her new concert to the barrier beach as part of the Fire Island Pines Art Project and to the East End at Guild Hall. WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Whyte Hall, 577 Fire Island Blvd., Fire Island Pines (fipap.org); also 8 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 158 Main St., East Hampton INFO 631-324-4050, guildhall.org  ADMISSION $100-$150 Fire Island; $30-$75 East Hampton

Bellport Day

Bellport takes on an old-fashioned festival feel with
(Credit: KLD Photography/Krystle L. DiNicola)

Bellport takes on an old-fashioned festival feel with live music, trolley rides, an outdoor arts-and-crafts show, food vendors and more during a village celebration for Bellport Day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Rain or shine. Pictured: the fictitious 'Bell Brothers' of Bellport ADMISSION Free PHONE 631-438-1713 WEB bellportchamber.com 

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Paddle Battle Long Island

Kayakers, canoers and stand-up paddleboarders will take to
(Credit: Joseph Dlhopolsky)

Kayakers, canoers and stand-up paddleboarders will take to the waters in Riverhead for Paddle Battle Long Island a trio of races on the Peconic River. The courses start with a recreational 2.5-mile path and go up to 12 miles for experienced paddlers. Kayak and canoe rentals available. WHEN | WHERE Registration begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, July 30, riverfront, 431 E. Main St., Riverhead. Rain date July 31. INFO 631-208-9200, ext. 260, paddlebattleli.com  ADMISSION $65

‘Feast for the Eyes’ exhibit

Do you find a cheeseburger artistic? For some

Do you find a cheeseburger artistic? For some artists, food has been their inspiration. Viewers can take in "Feast for the Eyes," an exhibit focusing on food and dining in art drawn from a wide variety of media and inspired by food, restaurants, cafes, shops, parties and table decorations. You'll find classic still life from 19th century artist William Merritt Chase to Andy Warhol's pop art to Al Hirschfeld's famed Broadway restaurant and celebrity drawings, on display through Nov. 6. WHEN | WHERE 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Saturday, July 30 (continues Tuesdays-Sundays through Nov. 6), 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor INFO 516-484-9337, nassaumuseum.com ADMISSION $10 ($4 ages 4-12)

Lobsterfest in Southold

Enjoy a lobster or steak dinner al fresco
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Enjoy a lobster or steak dinner al fresco along with live music, raffles and cash bar at the annual outdoor Lobsterfest in Southold. Sponsored by the Greenport and Southold Rotary clubs, it runs 5-8 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Wharf House at Founder's Landing. Reservations required. ADMISSION $55 ($50 advance), $7 ages 12 and younger (hot dog/hamburger) PHONE 631-276-1993

DockDogs diving show

Does your canine companion have what it takes
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Does your canine companion have what it takes to dive from the height of a dock into a pool? Find out when DockDogs rolls into town, complete with a pool for a national competition that gets your pooch points in a quest to compete in the finals at 5 p.m. Saturday. WHEN | WHERE 2:30, 4 and 6 p.m. Friday, July 29; 9, 11 a.m., 1, 3, 3:30 and 5 p.m. Saturday, July 30, Westhampton Beach Senior High School, 49 Lilac Rd., Westhampton Beach INFO 330-241-4975, dockdogs.com  ADMISSION Free ($30 dog registration)

Bellport Day celebration

Bellport takes on an old-fashioned festival feel with
(Credit: KLD Photography/Krystle L. DiNicola)

Bellport takes on an old-fashioned festival feel with live music, trolley rides, an outdoor arts-and-crafts show, food vendors and more during a village celebration for Bellport Day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Rain or shine. Pictured: the fictitious "Bell Brothers" of Bellport ADMISSION Free PHONE 631-438-1713 WEB bellportchamber.com 

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Three Village Historical Society bike tour

Let your wheels take you back in time
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Let your wheels take you back in time on a 10- to 12-mile bike trek following the actual trails where the Red Coats, the Culper Spy Ring and Long Island patriots once roamed during the Revolutionary War. Hosted by the Three Village Historical Society, the tour's stops include the Caroline Church of Brookhaven, the Setauket Presbyterian Church and St. George's Manor Cemetery, 9 a.m. Saturday, July 30. Riders must be at least 14 years old; registration required. ADMISSION $25 PHONE 631-751-3730 WEB tvhs.org

Author Paul Batista

Author and Sag Harbor resident Paul Batista signs
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Author and Sag Harbor resident Paul Batista signs and reads his latest thriller, "Manhattan Lockdown" (released July 19), at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor. ADMISSION Free INFO 631-725-4925, caniosbooks.com

‘Harry Potter’ release party

Muggles everywhere have been waiting to catch up
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Muggles everywhere have been waiting to catch up with Harry Potter and his sidekicks, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," Parts I and II, the book based on a play debuting in London on July 30, is celebrated with a midnight release party at Book Revue in Huntington. The event includes games, prizes, Harry Potter trivia and a costume contest. WHEN | WHERE 9 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 313 New York Ave., Huntington INFO 631-271-1442, bookrevue.com ADMISSION Free ($29.99 book)

Country Fest Long Island

Head East for Country Fest Long Island, a
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Head East for Country Fest Long Island, a two-day festival featuring a country/western lineup of bands along with monster truck rides, a mechanical bull, arts-and-crafts vendors and line-dancing lessons. Mary Lamont kicks things off at 11 a.m. Saturday, and the lineup continues through 5:30 p.m. Sunday with Stagecoach Junction. WHEN | WHERE 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, July 31, Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp, 3186 Sound Ave., Riverhead INFO 631-482-5657, countryfestli.com  ADMISSION $14 (cash only), free ages 10 and younger, $20 two-day pass (online)

New York Cosmos soccer

The New York Cosmos soccer team takes on
(Credit: James Escher)

The New York Cosmos soccer team takes on the newly formed Puerto Rico Football Club for a home game at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Hofstra University. It's the first season for Puerto Rico's team, which is owned by Carmelo Anthony (yes, the Knicks player). Pictured: Raul of the Cosmos ADMISSION $15-$40 PHONE 855-712-6766 WEB nycosmos.com 

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