Weekend Events Guide: Oct. 3rd Edition


Here’s what’s happening in and around Garden City. Pick up a pumpkin spice latte and enjoy the weekend!

Friday- Listen to live music by Mike Barry at Doc O’Grady’s. 9:30pm. Nassau Blvd, Garden City South.

Saturday- See Cinderella at the BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont. 2pm-3pm. Ages: 3+. 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 516-775-4420. www.broadhollow.org

Saturday- Third Annual Oktoberfest at the Resurrection Lutheran Church. Enjoy live German music, German beer, German wine and German food! 420 Stewart Ave from 4pm-10:30pm http://www.resgc.org/oktoberfest

Saturday- Head to Grimaldi’s for a pizza eating contest at 1pm. Register in advance if you want to be one of the eaters! 980 Franklin Ave.

Saturday- Catch some live music with Mike Volpe and Friends at Doc O’Grady’s. 9:30pm. Nassau Blvd, Garden City South. 

Saturday and Sunday- Hick’s Nursery on Jericho Tpke in Westbury. See Otto the Ghost’s animated story: Otto is tired of being the ‘same old ghost’ every year and decides to try on some new costumes. His experimenting with new looks leads to a pleasant discovery. Six animatronic scenes run continuously during store hours and have read along story cards. 9am-6pm.

Saturday and Sunday- You know its officially Fall when the Unitarian Universalist Congregation on the corner of Stewart Ave and Nassau Blvd opens its annual pumpkin patch. As in years past, their pumpkins are grown on Navajo Indian Reservations in New Mexico and a portion of your purchase provides education, work and medicine for the Navajos. Open 7 days a week 11am-7pm until Halloween.

Sunday- Head to the Annual Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Hick’s Nursery in Westbury. Judging begins at 11 AM. Everyone who has grown a pumpkin – no matter what the size – is encouraged to bring it! In addition to awards for the three heaviest pumpkins, they will also award prizes to the ‘Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Best Pumpkin Grown by A Child’ under the age of 15.

Sunday- The Wiggles: Ready, Set, Wiggle Tour. The Wiggles will perform two shows – 1pm and 4pm at the NYCB Theatre at 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. Cost: $22.50-$69.50. Ages: 2 + http://www.thetheatreatwestbury.com/


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