It’s Friday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.
You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go for adults and kids, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.
This weekend, we're suggesting a concert, a class, comedy, live music, a kids fair and an open house.
KIX at The Crazy Donkey
Where: , 1058 Broadhollow Rd, Farmingdale
When: April 8, 6 p.m.
Why Go: See a show hosted by Eddie Trunk with Streetlight Circus, Stiletto, Rock Hard Rock-comedy. Benefits the Lucky Laces Foundation, The Christopher & Dana Reeves Foundation
Pricing: $27 in advance, $30 day of show
Bicycle Flat Tire Repair Class
Where: , 222 Main St, Farmingdale
When: April 8, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Why Go: Learn this helpful skill in the Community Room inside the store. Call to register.
Open Mic Night at Borders
Where: , 231 Airport Plaza Blvd, Farmingdale
When: April 8, 7 p.m.
Why Go: See a show hosted by Robert Blatchley as they welcome musicians/music enthusiasts from the tri-state area for an evening of music.
Blood Drive at Runner's Edge
Where: , 242 Main St, Farmingdale
When: April 9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Why Go: Donate blood in conjunction with Long Island Blood Services and support their efforts to collect 35 pints of much needed blood in honor of the store's anniversary.
90’s Night at The Nutty Irishman
Where: , 323 Main St, Farmingdale
When: April 9
Why Go: See a show hosted by Dustin Diamond (who played Screech from Saved by the Bell) with Peat Moss and the Fertilizers, featuring the original line up.
Comedy Café at Borders
Where: , 231 Airport Plaza Blvd, Farmingdale
When: April 9, 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: See a show hosted by Pat Gagliardi as they welcome comedians for an evening of stand-up family-friendly comedy.
Farmingdale Village Fire Department Recruitment Open House
Where: , 361 Main St, Farmingdale
When: April 10, 1:30pm
Why Go: On behalf of the Chiefs, Officers and members of the Farmingdale Fire Department, you are cordially invited to attend a firefighter recruitment open house. Throughout the day, the Farmingdale Fire Department will conduct tours of the station and firefighter apparatus, allow visitors to try on turnout gear, and provide activities and stations throughout the firehouse for visitors to participate in. The fire department will discuss the requirements to be a volunteer, as well as conduct demonstrations, answer questions, and let visitors know how to get involved in the fire department.
Author Jen Calonita at Farmingdale Public Library
Where: , 116 Merritts Rd, Farmingdale
When: April 10, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Why Go: It's no secret how Jen Calonita knows the inside scoop on young Hollywood. A former Senior Entertainment Editor at Teen People, Jen has interviewed everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Zac Efron. An entertainment journalist for the past ten years, Jen has written for TV Guide, Glamour, and Marie Claire. It was her work in the entertainment world that inspired her first series, Secrets of My Hollywood Life. This series is about a teen starlet named Kaitlin Burke who grows weary of the fame game, but loves being an actress. All are welcome!
Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Visit with the Easter Bunny
Where: 359 Main St, Farmingdale, (Village Green)
When: April 9, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Why Go: The Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Easter Egg Hunt and Visit with the Easter Bunny. The Easter Egg Hunt will take place on the Village Green at noon. Come see the Easter Bunny! Bring your camera to take a photo with your fuzzy friend.
Open Tumble at Farmingdale Gymnastics Academy
Where: , 121 Carolyn Blvd, Farmingdale
When: April 9, 12:30 p.m.
Why Go: All ages can practice their gymnastics.
Pricing: First class is free, and $10 per class after that.
The All Kids Fair at The Melville Marriott
Where: 1350 Walt Whitman Rd, Melville
When: April 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Why Go: Part health and wellness fair, part education and activities expo for children birth through high school age and the people who love them. Up to 80 exhibitors and over 20 classes. Health, nutrition, financial and legal planning, special needs and more. Classes for children expected to include yoga, music, martial arts, sports and party entertainers. Classes geared towards parents concentrate on learning about ways to improve the lives of your children - physically, mentally, socially and spiritually.
Pricing: $5. Free for kids 2 and younger. Three Generations Special: Grandparent attends free when accompanied by a parent and child with tickets.
Children's Program at Massapequa Public Library - Sylvia & The Magic Trunk
Where: , 40 Harbor Ln, Massapequa Park
When: April 10, 2 p.m.
Why Go: Through Town of Oyster Bay Department of Community & Youth Services. Children's Magical Music & More. World-renowned professional ventriloquist Sylvia Fletcher presents her dynamic and inspiring "Get Lost in a Book" program. Through her zany cast of characters, Sylvia encourages and stimulates reading while dazzling her young audiences with her amazing talent, charismatic singing, and voice illusions. For Ages 4 and older.