Looking for something fun to do this weekend while staying close to home? Here are a few things going on around Westbury and Carle Place the weekend of August 14-17.
Feast of the Assumption
Enjoy homemade Italian food, entertainment, music games and more at the annual Feast of the Assumption. The fair opens nightly at 6 p.m. at the St. Brigid’s Church parking lot on Maple Ave. The schedule includes a Friday evening mass at St. Brigid’s church, which will be followed by the procession to the feast grounds. There will also be a fireworks show on Saturday at 10 p.m., and an auction on Sunday evening. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The comedian and ventriloquist comes to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury for three shows, bringing along his puppet friends of course. Thursday show starts at 8 p.m.; Friday shows at 7 and 10 p.m. Tickets are $70-$110. For more information visit venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com
Join this congenial group of players at the Westbury MemorialPublic Library New players are welcome. 1 to 4 p.m.
Movie: The Rookie
There will be a screening of The Rookie starring Dennis Quaid, in Martin Bunky Reid Park in Westbury. Rated G. This screening is part of the North Hempstead Summer Film Series. 8 p.m.
Show off your talents or enjoy ice cream as you watch others take the stage during an open mic night at the Hollow Creamery, 538 Westbury Ave. in Carle Place. Starts at 8 p.m.
Barnes and Noble in Carle Place will be holding a storytime for kids featuring Pete the Cat and the New Guy. 11 a.m. For more information call 516-741-9850.
Yoga at Old Westbury Gardens
Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, will lead students through a dynamic, yet gentle, continuous flow of postures and conscious breathing. Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap and towel. $15 per session; $5.00 members (weather permitting, includes Gardens admission). 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cool as a Cucumber
Kids and families are invited to a drop-in station at Old Westbury Gardens to learn how nature keeps its cool in the steamy summertime. Enjoy a refreshing treat while you learn some tips and tricks to chill out during the August heat. 12 to 1 p.m.
Come party with Mindless Behavior at the first ever Back To School Day Party for teenagers in Long Island at The Space at Westbury. Doors open at noon and the party starts at 1 p.m. A special meet and greet with the group is available the day of the party. Tickets are $35 to $45. For more information visit www.thespaceatwestbury.com
Tai Chi in the Gardens
Tai Chi, a unique form of “moving meditation” calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit. These sessions at Old Westbury Gardens are taught by professional Tai Chi instructor, Linda Cafiero and are designed for all experience levels. $15 per session; $5 members. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.