Happenings on Main Street
In addition to being really pretty, Northport Village Park is like a second home to any number of artists and musicians during the summer months. The “Happenings On Main Street” concert series kicks off in May and runs through early September, featuring local acoustic acts like Miles to Dayton, Caroline Doctorow, and Steve and Sandy Edwards. What’s especially unique about this family-picnic-style concert series is its focus on original music. Get this year’s schedule at the website.
Page One Restaurant
(516) 676-2800, Glen Cove
A “Stimulus and Bail Out” menu as well as bar specials on music nights means this American bistro and bar manages to blend upscale with affordable. Page One features select musical and cabaret performances and a Wednesday open mic night. If you go to the open mic, there’s a chance your performance will be filmed (which you may find either delightful or daunting).
“Distinguished Artists” Library Concert Series
(516) 797-7900, Town of Oyster Bay
For several years now, the Town of Oyster Bay has been sponsoring a free concert series in libraries around Nassau County. If you are looking for a musical experience that is not the usual blues-and-beer scene, or if you just like the idea of someone making noise in a library on purpose, you may want to check out this series. Performances range from classical and opera to folk and world music.