Best bets this weekend on Long Island
Looking for something fun 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.
Lewis Black(Credit: CLAY MCBRIDE)
Why: Lewis Black performs live at NYCB Theatre.
When: Fri. 9/26 8 p.m.; Sat. 9/27 8 p.m.
Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury
How much: $49.50, $59.50
Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance(Credit: TM/� 2014 Sesame Workshop. All)
Why: Sesame Street Live presents "Let's Dance," tickets on sale now.
When: Fri. 9/26 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Sat. 9/27 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sun. 9/28 2 p.m.
Where: Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale
How much: $22-$58
Tobay In-Water Boat Show(Credit: Beka Photography)
Why: View boats on display; event includes demonstrations, children's activities and more.
When: Fri. 9/26 Noon-6 p.m.; Sat. 9/27 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 9/28 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Tobay Beach, Massapequa
How much: $10; $8 seniors; children 12 and under free, cash only
Irish Day parade and festival(Credit: AP / Frank Franklin II)
Why: Parade begins at Washington Boulevard and West Beech Street, with vendors, rides, music, food, and raffles along West Beech Street.
When: Sat. 9/27 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Long Beach
How much: Free
Dog Show and Expo(Credit: Steve Surfman)
Why: Demonstrations, 4-6 month puppy conformation, champion point show competition, breed information booths, food and shopping. Bring your dog to the agility demonstration ring and let them tackle some beginner agility obstacles, with the help of professional trainers from All Fur Fun Agility.
When: Sat. 9/27 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Flowerfield,199 Mills Pond Rd., St. James
How much: $10 per person, $25 carload
Music and Arts Festival(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)
Why: Features arts and crafts, vendors, food, kids activities, more than 40 bands performing, rain or shine, hosted by North Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce.
When: Sat. 9/27 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun. 9/28 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Cedar Beach, Harbor Beach Road, Mt. Sinai
How much: $5, free children younger than 12
Long Island Fair(Credit: Newsday)
Why: Prize-winning vegetables, flowers and crafts displayed in the replica of 1866 Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall. Farm animals, poultry, brass band concerts, traditional music, children's games, pony rides, craft demonstrations, magic shows, and more.
When: Sat. 9/27 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 9/28 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage
How much: $12 (Thur.-Sat.), $12 (Sun), $8 ages 5-12 and 60 and older
Big Rig Truck Show(Credit: Debbie Roday)
Why: Truck show featuring Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks, includes craft vendors, food, music, children's activities, and donations accepted for the LI Cares Food Drive, located in Parking Lot 10.
When: Sun. 9/28 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Long Island MacArthur Airport, 100 Arrivals Ave., Ronkonkoma
How much: $10, free for children under age 12
Mario Lopez(Credit: FOX / Nino Munoz)
Why: Author Mario Lopez will speak and sign copies of his book, “Just Between Us.” All books signed must be purchased at Book Revue.
When: Sun. 9/28 2 p.m.
Where: Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington
How much: Free
Over 50 Fair(Credit: Fotolia ExploreLI/Lynn Petry Keywords: FOR XLISUN23 ltc)
Why: Fair for ages 50 and older featuring more than 80 exhibitors, four classes every hour. Part health and wellness fair, part activities and lifestyle expo.
When: Sun. 9/28 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Melville Marriott, 1350 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Melville
How much: $6 in advance, $8 at the door
Farmingdale Farmer's Market(Credit: Jennifer Avallone)
Why:Fresh Long Island produce market held next to Village Hall and the Farmingdale Fire Department, across from the U.S. Post Office
When: Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. through Sun. 11/23.
Where: Farmingdale Village Green, 361 Main St., Farmingdale
How much: Free