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Car Show, Eddie Money And A Fun Run

Weekend happenings taking place in the region.

Tom Sarmento, lead mechanic of "The Dukes of Hazzard" Credit: Nassau County
Tom Sarmento, lead mechanic of "The Dukes of Hazzard" Credit: Nassau County

Car Show, Parade and Eddie Money Concert

The 4th Annual “Cruise to theShow” Parade and Car Show is Saturday and Sunday at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. The festivities get started Saturday with a collector car auction, with viewing beginning at 10 a.m. An auction takes place at 12 p.m., featuring collector cars including a fully documented Motion Performance 1987 Monte Carlo SS built by Joel Rosen.  A portion of the auction proceeds will be donated to The Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund. A free live concert featuring Eddie Money begins at 4 p.m. at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. 

Among the attendees will be Tom Sarmento, lead mechanic of "The Dukes of Hazzard" TV show, stunt man and stunt co-ordinator.

On Sunday, more than 1,000 vehicles of all makes, models and years will gather at 7 a.m. at Briarcliffe College, for a 9 a.m. parade.   

Long Island’s Fifth Annual Brain Aneurysm Awareness Walk/Fun Run 

The Long Island’s Fifth Annual Brain Aneurysm Awareness Walk/Fun Run is Saturday, at Jones Beach. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Michael Dowling, North Shore-LIJ’s president and CEO, will join hundreds of brain aneurysm survivors and their families/ The walk is co-sponsored by North Shore-LIJ’s Brain Aneurysm Center and the Brain Aneurysm Foundation (BAF), with proceeds from the walk to support essential research. Prior to the start of the walk, Mangano and Dowling will be joined on stage with two brain aneurysm survivors – 40-year-old Jackie Gavin from Astoria, Queens, and 14-year-old Miele Alexander from South Floral Park, Long Island. Both survivors were treated by David Chalif, MD, and Avi Setton, MD, co-directors of North Shore-LIJ’s Brain Aneurysm Center.  Welcome remarks and pre-walk warm-up begin at 9:30 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m.  Learn more. 

Long Island Fair

Visit the Long Island Fair Friday-Sunday at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration. This family-friendly festival offers a range of attractions, including exotic animals, prize-winning livestock, pony and carnival rides, as well as traditional live music.  There are fun-filled contests for kids and adults. Hours:  Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Entrance fees are $12 for adults, $8 for children 5 - 12 (under 5 free), and seniors (60+). Sunday is “Dollar Day,” and everyone gets in for $1.  The admission price includes both the fair and the village. Address: 1303 Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage, exit 48 of the Long Island Expressway; for more information, call 516-572-8400

Plein-Air Landscape Painting with Annie Shaver-Crandell

Salmagundi Club plein-air artist Annie Shaver-Crandell will lead students through an afternoon of painting in Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The medium is students' choice (watercolor, oil or acrylic); instructions and suggested materials list will be provided upon registration.   Bring a bag lunch or purchase snacks at the café.  For reservations call Gwendolyn L. Smith (516) 922-8680. Rain date is Sunday. Free with reservations; $8 parking fee. 

Bring the Dogs

Take Fido to Old Westbury Gardens Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for "Dog Days."  Bring your leashed dog for an invigorating walk and healthy exercise in designated garden areas.  A dog costume contest and parade will take place on Sunday where exhibitors, rescue groups and vendors will be on hand. 

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