Summer’s Last Hurrah: Labor Day Weekend Events To Check Out

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 Fire Island canoe tour
Fire Island canoe tour

 

 

The unofficial end to summer is upon us, but there’s no end to the fun you can have this Labor Day weekend. From fairs and festivals to live music to excursions through nature, celebrate the holiday weekend without having to venture too far from home.

Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari

Festivals and Fairs
Sept. 4
The Oddball Comedy and
Curiosity Festival: Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer
Nikon at Jones Beach
1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. 5:15 p.m. $173.25, $119.15, $76.40, $41.50.
516-785-1600; www.jonesbeach.com.
Get ready to giggle and guffaw with Aziz Ansari and guest star Amy Schumer. The comedy festival rounds out the belly laughs with Anthony Jeselnik, Ashley Barnhill, Bridget Everett, Dave Attell, Donnell Rawlings, Jay Pharoah, Jeff Ross, Jim Norton, John Mulaney, Michael Che, Nick Kroll, Nick Thune, Nikki Glaser, Rachel Feinstein, Rory Scovel, Sebastian Maniscalco, Tim Minchin, T.J. Miller and Todd Barry. Big Jay Oakerson will host the Redd’s Apple Ale Festival Stage.

Sept. 4 and 5
Old Mastic House Tour
William Floyd Estate
245 Park Drive, Mastic Beach.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.
631-399-2030.
Walk through 25 rooms and 250 years of American history on a one-hour guided tour of Old Mastic House, the ancestral home of William Floyd, one of four signers of the Declaration of Independence from New York State. Tours are every half hour and are limited to 10 people.

 

Shinnecock Pow Wow (Photo courtesy of Shinnecocknation.org)
Shinnecock Pow Wow
(Photo courtesy of Shinnecocknation.org)

Sept. 4 to 7
Shinnecock Powwow
Shinnecock Reservation. West Gate Road off Montauk Highway, Southampton.
Sept. 4: 3 to 10 p.m.; Sept. 5 and 6:
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sept. 7: 5 to 10 p.m. Admission is $15, $10 (ages 6 to 12 and seniors), free (children 5 and under). 631-283-6143.
www.shinnecocknation.org/powwow

Enjoy a view of tribal dances, crafts, storytelling, native foods, demonstrations, dance and drum competition and a fire lighting at sunset. Rain or shine.
LaborDay_090415WestburyMarket FairSept. 5 and 6
Westbury Market Fair
The NYCB Theatre Parking Lot
960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury.
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.
516-669-7541; www.westburymarketfair.com.
Remember the flea markets of yesteryear? This family-friendly outdoor shopping experience is back and better than ever. Check out merchandise from more than 100 vendors—just in time for back-to-school shopping.

Southampton Antiques Fair
Southampton Antiques Fair

Sept. 6
Southampton’s Antique Fair
Roger Mansion
17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. 9 a.m. Free.
631-283-2494.
Enjoy antiquing? Take a ride out to Long Island’s South Fork to scout out unique furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics, artwork, collectibles and more. Then take a tour of the Rogers Mansion to learn about the rich history of Southampton. Mansion opens at 11 a.m.; admission is $4 or free for members and children.

Sept. 5
Faith, Food & Fellowship Festival
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of East Meadow
369 Green Ave., East Meadow
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
516-483-3649.
Enjoy Greek and Slavic food while listening to live Slavic music by Barynya. Bouncy castles and kids’ games will run throughout the day. Try your luck at a Chinese auction or a 50/50 raffle, or simply shop the flea market. The Barynya Slavic music ensemble will perform ethnic music and dancing from noon to 3 p.m. Rain or shine.
Sept. 5
Flying Trapeze & Aerial Arts Show
Long Beach Boardwalk
Long Beach. 8 p.m. Free.
516-640-1579; www.iflytrapeze.com.
It’s a bird…it’s a plane…no, it’s a flying trapeze artist! Cap off your day at the beach with a trapeze show sponsored by I.FLY Trapeze School.
Sept. 7
Seaford Festival
Seaford Long Island Railroad Station
Sunrise Highway, Seaford. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
201-869-0406.
Enjoy a festival featuring arts and crafts, antiques and delicious food. Rain
or shine.
Live Music
Sept. 5
Concert in the Park—The Hambones, A Bob Dylan Tribute Band
Coe Hall at Planting Fields Arboretum
1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. 5:30 p.m. Free.
516-922-9200.
Celebrate music and the 40th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s classic album, Blood on the Tracks. Bring a chair, blanket and outdoor picnic to make the evening even more special.

LaborDay_09041.Brooklyn BridgeSept. 5
The Brooklyn Bridge
Suffolk Theatre
118 E. Main St., Riverhead.
8 p.m. Doors, bar and dinner open at 6:30 p.m. $49 adv.
631-727-4343.
www.suffolktheater.com.
Groove to one of the best rock ’n’ roll vocal groups of the ’60s and ’70s, as they perform hits like “The Worst That Could Happen,” “16 Candles,” “Your Husband/My Wife,” “Welcome Me Love,” “Step By Step,” “Trouble in Paradise,” “Heaven Knows,” “You’re the Best,” “Runaround Sue,” “The Wanderer,” “Unchained Melody” and more.

 

The Spin Doctors
The Spin Doctors

Sept. 5
Spin Doctors
Guild Hall
158 Main St., East Hampton.
8 p.m. $40, $38. 631-324-0806;
www.guildhall.org.
Jam-band mainstays The Spin Doctors are apparently back on track given the release of the group’s sixth studio album, 2013’s If the River Was Whiskey.
—Dave Gil de Rubio

Car Shows
Sept. 4
New York AutoFest Midsummer Night’s Dream Cruise
Ransom Beach
11 Bayville Ave., Bayville. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Free
admission for spectators. The vehicle entrance fee is $5. 516-882-5022.
The whole family will enjoy checking out these fantastic cars. The Best of Cruise trophy will go to one lucky vehicle. Proceeds go to Pets For Vets and Flags for Classrooms Project.
Sept. 4
Bellmore Train Station Car Show
Bellmore LIRR Train Station
Sunrise Highway, Bellmore. 6 to 11 p.m. Free.
516-679-1875.
Check out hot rods as well as custom and antique cars.

Sept. 6
LI Cars Custom & Collectibles Car Show & Swap Meet
MacArthur Airport
100 Arrival Ave., Ronkonkoma.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7;
free for 12 and under.
631-567-5898.
Cars will be on display as well as for sale. See collectible and
custom show cars from vintage to exotic. Judging with trophies will
take place.

Runs, Walks and Nature Excursions
Sept. 4
Sunset Canoe Tour Salt Marsh Exploration
Fire Island National Seashore
Watch Hill Visitor Center
5 to 7 p.m. Free.
631-687-4780.
Enjoy a guided canoe tour of the seashore’s most extensive salt marsh. Space is limited so call to reserve your spot.
Sept. 6
Adult Adventure: Late Summer Season Stroll
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Huntington.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Program fee is
$4 for adults; vehicle use fee is
$8 per car.
631-423-1770.
Take a 1.5-mile long stroll to observe seasonal changes. Advance reservations are required. Rain or shine.

LaborDay_090415.LaborDay5MileRunSept. 7
Long Beach Labor Day McAvoy Run
Riverside Boulevard Beach
Riverside Boulevard, Long Beach.
8 a.m. $20 advance; $25 on race day.
516-431-3890; longbeachny.gov/rec.
All ages welcome to compete in this 5-mile race.

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