April is a great time to get together with your friends and family to enjoy the great outdoors as the weather gradually gets warmer and spring blossoms begin to sprout. You can also attend some great indoor events throughout Long Island. Here's a sampling of things to do and places to visit on the Island in April.
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Ongoing through the end of the year
What: FIRST FRIDAYS. Every first Friday of the month, the Heckscher Museum of Art offers free extended evening hours, from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free performance at 7 p.m.
Where: Heckscher Museum of Art, Two Prime Avenue, Huntington
More Info: Call (631)351-3250 or visit the Heckscher Museum of Art website.
Ongoing exhibition, through July 6, 2014
What: Garden Party - works by Chagall, Hockney, Mapplethorpe, O'Keeffe, more at the Nassau County Museum of Art.
While you're there, don't forget to view the museum’s expansive 145-acre sculpture park and nature preserve.
When: Open Tuesdays through Sundays, noon to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
Cost: Adults: $10, Seniors (62+): $8, Students: $4, children 4-12: $4, museum members: free. On weekends, there's a $2 parking fee (members free.)
More Info: Go to the Nassau County Museum of Art website or call (516) 484-9337.
Saturday, April 5, Sunday, April 6, Saturday, April 12, Sunday, April 13, 2014
What: Seal Cruises with the Riverhead Foundation. Join the Riverhead Foundation as they sail from Freeport, Long Island, aboard the Captain Lou Fleet to view winter harbor seal populations throughout Hempstead Bay. A naturalist will be on board to discuss biology and behavior of seals and other marine life encountered. Reservations and required.
When: Boarding time is 12:30. All sailing departures at 1 p.m.
Where: Captain Lou Fleet, 28A Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport, NY
Cost: For adults: $26, children 3 to 12 years: $22, children under three years of age: free, seniors (65+): $22, group rates (15 or more): $19.
Note: There is a 48-hour cancellation policy. No refunds.
More Info: The Riverhead Foundation.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
What: Opera et Al presents "Voices of Spring." Opera et Al is a group of accomplished, talented singers and musicians who love music and perform from their hearts.When: 3 p.m.
Where: First Presbyterian Church of Greenlawn, 497 Pulaski Road, Greenlawn, NY.
Cost: $10 per person donation to benefit the church's children's education fun.
More Info: (631) 261-2150.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
What: The 41st Annual FDNY vs. NYPD Benefit Hockey Game.
When: 1 p.m.
Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY.
Cost: See site for prices.
More Info: Tickets at TIcketmaster or call (516) 794-9303.
Thursday, April 10 through Sunday, April 13, 2014
What: Kiss Me Kate
When: 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday; at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Where: Dix Hills Performing Arts Center (DHPAC), 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, NY.
Cost: $18. Seniors and students: $15
More Info: DHPAC.
Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13, 2014
What: Dog Days Bring your leashed dog for an invigorating walk and healthy exercise at designated areas in Old Westbury Gardens. Exhibitors will be on hand.
When: Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.
Cost: $8 admission/general. Seniors over 62: $5. Children 7 to 17: $3. Old Westbury Gardens members, children 6 and under, and leashed dogs: free.
Where: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY.
More Info: Visit Old Westbury Gardens or call (516) 333-0048.