Stepping Back In Time
Long Island Fair
The Long Island Fair, Old Bethpage Village’s authentic recreation of a 19th century county fair, is always a welcome early fall event. This popular annual festival offers an appealing glimpse of days gone by, including all sorts of historical entertainment and activities. Stilt walkers traverse the grounds, and entertainers enthrall families with puppets, juggling and storytelling, in addition to performances by brass bands, fiddlers, and special guest performers. Historical demonstrations, agricultural displays and competitions, livestock shows, tractor rides, Civil War and Rough Rider reenactments bring the 19th century alive. Also see animals at the livestock barn and take part in corn husking and scarecrow-building contests and enjoy special attractions.
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $15, $13 seniors and children ages 5-12. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. (516) 572-8409 or www.lifair.org.
Chris Monty, one of showbiz’s busiest comedians, brings his hilarious comedy routine to the local stage. He’s also bringing along two of his very funny friends, comedy veterans Joey Callahan and Helene Angley. With over 20 years of stand-up comedy and TV under his belt, Monty’s experience as a stand-up comedian also lends itself to his wide-ranging acting work. He uses his quick improv skills and ability to use physical slapstick and timing to enhance his leading and supporting actor roles. Monty’s most recent high-profile projects include his comedy special “What’s the Worst That Could Happen” (Amazon Prime), “Vinyl” (HBO), “Red Oaks,” (Amazon Prime), “Paul Bart: Mall Cop 2,” “Kevin Can Wait” (CBS), and “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix). Monty channels the style of the 1960’s cool funnyman mixed with a modern chic in stand-up gigs. His unique take on current topics and storytelling are reminiscent of the comics that would keep the Rat Pack in stitches for weeks. He spans generations — older crowds love his cool, retro style and younger audiences enjoy a cadence that they haven’t seen on stage.
Saturday, Sept. 28, 7, p.m. $35. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. (516) 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.