Anniversary Celebration, Scottish Festival, Tomato Contest This Weekend

Your guide for activities this weekend.

Here are some key events  around  Merrick this weekend: 

1. The New York Call Celebrates 10 Years

The New York Call, an annual outdoor crusade promoting unity among Christians in the New York tri-state area, will celebrate its 10th year on Saturday, August 24, with a day of  fun and fellowship at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh. Details here.

2. Long Island Scottish Festival at Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens is hosting for a full day of family and Scottish activities, complete with music, dance and bag pipes. The event begins at 8 a.m. and runs all day. See details here:  

3. Film Festival at Long Beach

Day 2 of the Long Beach International Film Festival is Friday beginning at 4 p.m. with a series of short independent films. Admission is free (a $5 donation is requested) to the event at the Long Beach Public Library. See details here.

4. Free "Cinderella" Performance in Ballet and Music

Lumiere Ballet presents a fully staged production of "Cinderella," including music from Rossini's opera by the same name ("La Cenerentolla") Friday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Tanner Park Bandshell on Baylawn Avenue, Copiague. For more information see their website here.

5. Tomato Contest in Westbury Sunday

Hicks Nursery's annual Tomato Contest will be held Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. at their stand on Jericho Turnpike in Westbury. Prizes will be awarded for heaviest tomato, largest circumference, most unusual and tiniest red tomato. Bring your entries; judging begins at 11 am. Details here.

6. U2 Concert Film at Tilles Center

The Tillis Center on on the LIU campus on Northern Boulevard presents a concert documentary depicting the 1987 North American tour of the iconic rock band, U2. Saturday at 7 p.m.; $10 admission. Details here.


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