Forecasters are predicting beautiful weather this weekend for the area and we’ve found some great outdoor activities for you. There is kayaking and concerts and fairs, just to name a few.
Shakespeare in the Park
Where: Gazebo at in Malverne (near the train station on Church Street)
When: Saturday, July 16, 4 - 6 p.m.
Why go: Malverne's own Dan Higgins, a finalist in the MSG Varsity Talent Show, is featured in this outdoor performance of "Billy Shakes."
Outdoor Magic Show
Where: Hempstead Lake State Park, West Hempstead (Exit 18 off the Southern State Parkway)
When: Sunday, July 17, 2 p.m.
Why go: This interactive show features magic and will be sure to entertain all. Bring your chairs or blankets to enjoy a day at the park.
Long Beach Craft Fair
Where: Edward Boulevard to Long Beach Road on the Boardwalk, Long Beach
When: Saturday, July 16, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 17, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Why go: More than 250 East Coast artisans gather on the lengthy Long Beach boardwalk, featuring hand-made crafts, fine art, jewelry and much more. You’ll also find international food vendors and gelato-filled cannoli from Sicily.
Billy Joel Tribute
Where: Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow
When: Saturday, July 16, 7:30 p.m.
Why go: Henry Haid and his Glass Houses band pays tribute to Long Island’s star recording artist, Billy Joel.
Where: Rockville Centre Library, 221 N. Village Ave.
When: Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Why go: Anime hits Rockville Centre! This convention will offer fan panels, crafts, screenings, an artist gallery and a taiko performance. There will also be an open forum featuring artist Misako Rocks.
Beatlemania in Concert
Where: Michael J. Tully Park, Evergreen and Denton Avenues, New Hyde Park
When: Saturday, July 16, 6:15 p.m.
Why go: The music of the Beatles are performed by the cast of Beatlemania. Singer/songwriter Barry Waller performs as the opening act. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at Chaminade High School.
Antique Car Show
Where: Cedarhurst Park, Cedarhurst Ave.
When: Sunday, July 17, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Why go: This auto show puts antique cars on display and will offer peer judging.
Where: Empire Kayaks, 4 Empire Blvd. in Island Park
When: Sunday, July 17, 10 a.m. - noon
Why go: Take a guided kayak tour through Garrett Marsh and partake in discussion with a local marine biologist.
Where: Schoolhouse Green at Foxhurst Road
When: Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Why go: This outdoor fair features food, arts and crafts, antiques, collectibles and gifts.