Summer is just about drawing to a close, but there's still plenty of summer fun to be had at both typical and unique events around Long Island. Check out what's happening:
Friday, August 24
Rusted Root, The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington
Pittsburgh-based band Rusted Root melds elements of African, Native American and Latin American sounds into their own unique brand of rock music. The group is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year and The Paramount is the setting for their local stop. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are just $29. Check out The Paramount for more.
Felines, Canines and Wines, Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, 2114 Sound Ave., Baiting Hollow
This charity event, hosted by the Long Island Feline Adoption Center, Yorkie 911, and Grateful Greyhounds, features dinner, wine tastings and raffles. Tickets for the 7 to 10 p.m. event cost $60 and proceeds go to support Long Island animal rescue groups. Check out the Long Island Feline Adoption Center for more.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 24 - 26
The Bridgehampton Antiques and Design Fair, The Bridgehampton Community House, Montauk Hwy. and School St., Bridgehampton
This unique fair features 25 of the nation's top antiques dealers featuring all sorts of fine art, furniture, garden elements and more. Admission to the fair is $5 and the hours are as follows: Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 25
Long Island Pro-Rodeo, Country Farms Equestrian Center, 200 Bellport Ave., Medford
Long Island's very first professional rodeo is happening this Saturday in Medford. This family-themed event features a mechanical bull, petting zoo, pony rides, live country music, and of course all of the entertaining things you might expect from a rodeo. Admission is $30 per person and kids get in for free. Check out Broncos Unidos for more.
Multi-Cultural Festival, St. Michael's Church, 900 Horseblock Rd., Farmingville
Farmingville is a town of many cultural backgrounds, and the folks at St. Michael's are celebrating the diversity in a big way, with live entertainment, including Japanese dancers, fun stuff for kids, and plenty of delicious food from across the spectrum of ethnicities. Admission to the 3 to 7 p.m. fair is $8 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12.
Robin Thicke, The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington
R&B singer/songwriter extraordinaire Robin Thicke makes an appearance in Huntington this Saturday night to perform some of the best, smooth soul stuff from his catalog. For more information or for tickets, check out The Paramount.
Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26
21st Annual Seafood Festival, Long Island Maritime Museum, 86 West Ave., Sayville
This annual event is one of the summer's most popular here on Long Island, and features museum tours, live music, workshops for children, and of course plenty of delectable seafood dishes. Craft booths will also be on hand where visitors can peruse the fine assortment of original arts and crafts. Hours for the festival are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days and admission is just $8.
Sunday, August 26
1st Annual Farmingville Street Fair, Portion Rd., between Morris and S. Howell Avenues, Farmingville
The folks at the Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce felt it was about time they celebrated their town and have put together their very first summer street festival, with food, games, vendors, classic cars, kiddie rides and more. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Battle of the Causes, Hilton Garden Inn, 2038 Old Country Rd., Riverhead
This unique and worthwhile event pits teams from eight different charities against one another in fun summer games, such as water balloon fights, hula hoop contests and more, all the while trying to win money for their cause. Admission to the 2 p.m. event is free and there will be an optional summer BBQ for just $10. Check out Battle of the Causes for more.
Live Art Fusion Festival, Northport Harbor Gazebo, Bayview Ave. and main St., Northport
This unique event brings live art and live music together in an inspirational setting overlooking beautiful Northport Harbor. More than 100 artists will be painting as they are inspired by the scenery, the music and the crowds. From 1 to 6 p.m.
Alanis Morissette, The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington
Now here is one show not to be missed! Alanis Morissette is a veritable rock icon of the 90's who's still rocking. This Sunday she'll be heading to The Paramount in Huntington to promote her latest, Havoc and Bright Lights, at 8 p.m.