It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.
Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore.
Pricing: No cover charge or minimum
Where/When: ; Thursday, 7-10 p.m.
Why Go: Get a taste of new Italian restaurant Andrea's 25 and hear pianist Ann Stevens and vocalist Kevin Kaye, who form the due Moonstruck.
Where/When: ; Friday, 7:30-10 p.m.
Why Go: If you're a kid, get in on a wild dodgeball tournament with the chance to win prizes. If you're an adult, remember your days in gym class pegging other kids/being pegged with a dodgeball. Participants must register prior to the event.
Pricing: $20 per player
Where/When: ; Saturday
Why Go: Listen to solo piano sessions from Jacky Terrasson, Cedar Walton, and Hiromi Uehara, as they take turns bringing jazz to new places on the keys.
Pricing: $38 per ticket
Where/When: Adventureland; Saturday, noon-5 p.m.
Why Go: ...Because it's the opening of Adventureland. The legendary Long Island amusement park opens the dates for the 2011 season. Will you be the first person to ride the swings?
Where/When: Hilton Long Island, Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Why Go: It's been a looong winter, and these scaly creatures will remind us of lovely tropical weather. And although they're usually green and sometimes slimy, they can also be very cute.
Pricing: $9 adults, $4 children 7-12, free for children 6 and under.