Get Out: Your Local Guide to the Weekend, May 14-15

The top events happening near you this Saturday and Sunday.

There is much to do in our neighborhood this weekend. You can start the weekend at a Country Fair and end it with a pancake breakfast and in between, there’s everything from a run at the beach to some face-time with baseball royalty!  


Where: West Hempstead Middle School, 450 Nassau Blvd. in West Hempstead

What: Pancake Breakfast

When: Sunday, May 15, 9 a.m. - noon

Why go: Enjoy breakfast with your neighbors and friends. There will be entertainment for the young and ‘not-as-young,’ and  no shortage of great food and company. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Halls Pond 9/11 Memorial as well as other local charities. 

Age: all

Cost: $5 adults and $3 children


Where: Malverne High School. 80 Ocean Ave. Contact mr.taylor.m@gmail.com for more information

What: Malverne Wildcats Football Camp

When: Sunday, May 15, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Why go: An open camp for kids eager to learn about football. This camp is non-contact and no equipment is necessary. Both offense and defense will be addressed. 

Age: 14 – 20 years old

Cost: $40


Where: Elmont Library

What: Comedy Extravaganza

When: Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m.

Why go: Talented, and funny, these comedians take over Elmont Library for a laugh-out-loud good time.  Guests include Greg Rahner, Les Degen, Eric Haft, Monica Taller, Dr. Harry Freedman and Rich Walker; Mark Brier

Cost: free


Where: Eugene Nickerson Beach Park Dog Run 880 Lido Blvd. www.allcreaturesvetservices.com

What: Dog Walk Fundraiser

When: Sunday, May 15, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Why go: A day at the beach, with your four legged friends and it’s for a good cause! All proceeds benefit the Long Beach Waterfront Warriors and Amie’s Place foundation. There will be refreshments and raffles. 

Cost: $15 or $10 before May 15


Where: Schoolhouse Green on Foxhurst Rd. in Oceanside

What: Country Fair

When: Saturday, May 14 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Why go: This community fair has something for everyone: arts and crafts, passport services through the town of Hempstead, antiques and collectibles, food, games, and inflatables. 

Cost: free


Where: North Woodmere Park on the corner of Branch Blvd and Hungry Harbor Rd. www.5towns5k.org

What: Second Annual Five Towns 5K Run/Walk

When: Sunday, May 15, at 9:30 a.m. (race begins at 10 a.m.)

Why go: This run/walk benefits the Beit Halochem rehabilitation centers in Israel. Participation not only raises funds, but also awareness of the important work and helps these centers provide. 


 Where: Steiner Sports Store 630 Old Country Rd. Garden City

What: Meet and Greet with the Greats

When: Sunday, May 15, noon – 1:30 p.m.

Why go: Meet former shortstop Bucky Dent, who made Yankee history in 1978 when he hit the winning home run against the Boston Red Sox to win the American League pennant and former Yankee pitcher, “Louisiana Lighting” Ron Guidry.

Cost: $40-$50 baseball or photo, $60-$75 for equipment


Where: The Hub Billiard Club, 4060 Austin Blvd. Island Park

What: Blues Festival

When: Sunday, May 15, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Why go: Musical performance featuring Blues artists, the Joe Vicino Band, the Michael Packer Band and an Open Blues Jam. Includes games, food and raffles. Proceeds benefit Artists in Partnership and the Barrier Beach Blues and Arts Festival.

Cost: $20

Andrea Shinsato May 14, 2011 at 03:06 AM
Please note, the West Hempstead Pancake breakfast will be held at the high school.


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