Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Cheap Trick, Heart, & Counting Crows rock Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Meek Mill hits The Emporium, Donavon Frankenreiter grooves at The Stephen Talkhouse, Chevelle & Grateful Overkill invade The Paramount, French Cookin' Blues Band jazzes up Treme Blues & Jazz Club, the Long Beach International Film Festival returns, and so much more to see and do this week on Long Island!
Growing up on Long Island, many children enjoy spending time at the beach, but since kids tend to get bored quickly, they are often looking for new and exciting things to do. For parents, keeping their kids entertained—and not by just letting them waste their days playing video games or watching TV—can be a full-time job. But since parents and kids often disagree about what constitutes fun, here are some ideas for family friendly things to do on Long Island.
Gwen Stefani & Eve and Josh Groban & Sarah McLachlan hit Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, the Gin Blossoms, Sugar Ray, Everclear, Sponge & Lit rock The Paramount, Stephanie Mills serenades NYCB Theatre at Westbury, David Bromberg Quintet jazzes up The Stephen Talkhouse, and John Coltrane Day grooves Heckscher Park, among so many more gigs and events across Long Island this week!
Former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst won the June 28 Democratic congressional primary against venture capitalist David Calone by a 319-vote margin Friday after all the paper ballots were counted, officials said. Throne-Holst will go on to challenge freshman U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) in the November elections. That race is for New York’s First Congressional District, which includes the five East End towns and the Town of Brookhaven. Throne-Holst had a 29-vote lead that was too close to call on primary night.
Stephen “Ragga” Marley gets The Paramount groovin'; Vans Warped Tour, Sublime With Rome & Def Leppard returns to Nikon at Jones Beach, blues-folk hellraisers Striking Copper rip up 89 North, the Long Island International Film Festival resumes in Bellmore, plus so many more things to see and do on Long Island this week!
Weezer & Panic! At The Disco rock Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Nancy Atlas serenades the Stephen Talkhouse and Mario Cantone cracks up Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, plus so many more things to see and do this week on Long Island!
Ex-Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi and U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Queens) won Long Island Democratic congressional primaries Tuesday, but a third local race was too close to call, according to unofficial results. Suozzi decalred victory with 36 percent of the vote in the crowded field of five Democrats seeking to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington), who’s not seeking re-election. Meeks, who represents part of Nassau County, easily fended off Democratic challenger Ali Mirza, a publicist and county worker. But former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst had a slim 29-vote lead over opponent David Calone, a former federal prosecutor turned venture capitalist.
From punk to bluegrass, pop to classical, music festivals celebrating specific genres and local artists alike can be seen and heard across Long Island virtually every weekend this summer through Labor Day. Here are eight upcoming music festivals coming to LI this summer: