Spring has finally sprung and we have found some great things to do this weekend in the neighborhood.
You can check out a Broadway play or taste what Long Island Wine Country has to offer. Take a stroll through a beautiful garden or rock out to some live music. It’s all here for your choosing.
Raise Your Glass
Where: American Legion Hall, 240 Franklin Ave. in Malverne (www.malvernecivic.org/events/springwinetasting.htmlmusic)
What: “An Evening of Good Taste” featuring over 20 premium Long Island Wines
When: Friday, April 29, 7-10 p.m.
Why go: An evening to enjoy food, wine, live music and raffles, what more could you look for in a night out? Call (516) 242-1522 for tickets (also available at Village Hall <checks only>)
Cost: $25 per ticket
Egg Hunt - Take Two
Where: Chester A. Reese Veterans Memorial Park in Malverne (Next to the train station.)
What: 16th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, April 30 10:30 a.m. for children up to 4-years-old and noon for children 5 to 10 years old. Call 516-599-6556 for more information.
Why go: If you were disappointed that this event was rained out last Saturday, here's your chance to still enjoy the egg hunting fun. This event is sponsored by the Malverne Merchants and is open to all Malverne residents.
Travel to Memphis
Where: The Great White Way in New York City (Courtesy of the West Hempstead Library) 516-481-6591
What: A Broadway production of Memphis in NYC.
When: Sunday, May 1. Bus leaves the library at noon. Approximate return time is 7:30 p.m.
Why go: Last year’s winner of the “Best Musical” Tony Award is loosely based on a true story. From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, this story is told through explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love.
Cost: $126 per person (includes ticket, transportation and gratuity for driver). Lunch is on your own.
Savor Sweetness of Spring
Where: Sweet Retreat Ice Cream Bar and Dessert Café (corner of W. Beech & Pennsylvania in Long Beach)
What: Long Beach Spring Festival
When: Saturday, April 30, noon - 5 p.m.
Why go: A new tradition in the making in Long Beach. An Oktoberfest style celebration to welcome Spring. German food and drinks, live music, carnival games and face painting. Don’t forget all the sweet concoctions they have to offer too! This event will support some great causes such as the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, The Ronald McDonald House and more.
Age: all welcome
Put On Your Dancing Shoes
Where: Ye Olde Firehouse in Point Lookout, Long Beach
What: Benoir Acoustic Trio
When: Saturday, April 30 at 1 p.m.
Why go: A ‘swinging’ good time with this live band. They’ll have you moving to the sounds of jazz, blues and classics in the historic and beautiful community hall known as Ye Olde Firehouse.
Kids Flea Market
Where: Rockville Centre Recreation Dept. 111 N. Oceanside Rd. in RVC
What: Flea market for children’s merchandise
When: Sunday, May 1 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Why go: Find a great bargain on gently used children’s items. There will be a great selection of baby, toddler and children’s toys, furniture, clothing and gear.
Where: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
What: Tree-Mendous Celebration in honor of Arbor Day
When: Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Why go: A day devoted to honoring all things “tree.” Games, scavenger hunt, lessons, crafts, giveaways and more! Take part in their recycling initiative and get free admission too. Bring in a box of used crayons (American made please) from 10-11 a.m to earn free admission.
Cost: $10 for general admission, $5 children 7-12, children 6 and under are free, $8 over 62
Where: Hofstra University
What: 28th Annual Dutch Festival
When: Sunday, May 1, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Why go: A jazzed up festival celebrating Dutch customs, heritage, food and music. The emphasis on this year’s music is the Dutch influence of jazz. Local vendors will be on hand as will the annual arboretum sale. Magic, puppets and crafts will be available for the kids and don’t forget to take in all the beautiful tulips on display too.
Cost: Admission: $5.00 adults, $3.00 seniors. Children under 12 - free