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Saturday, August 2, 2014
Stepping Out
Rodgers and Hammerstein Tribute at Madison Theatre
Musical revue honors Joan Roberts of Oklahoma! fame this weekend
Lee Meriwether joins other Broadway performers in a salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein in Rockville Centre on Saturday.

On Stage

An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein
The memorable music from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musicals comes alive in a special performance dedicated to Joan Roberts, the original Laurey in Oklahoma!. An ensemble of Broadway veterans and current young stars sing highlights from the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook. The cast includes Sarah Losner, a senior at Sanford H. Calhoun High School in Merrick, who was mentored by Roberts. Lee Meriwether, Marni Nixon, Lee Roy Reams and Frank Basile, headline the vibrant cast.
Saturday, May 25, 8 p.m. $20-$75. Madison Theatre, Molloy College,
Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. (516) 678-5000 ext. 7715 or www.madisontheatreny.org.


Family Fun

Breakfast at Belmont
Get a look at historic Belmont Park at a behind-the-scenes peak at what goes on at the renowned racetrack. Learn more about the everyday routines of a racehorse, beginning with breakfast, and then take a tram ride (through the stable area), watch a Paddock Show and participate in a Starting Gate demonstration. Also on Saturday, Belmont Park hosts the inaugural Belmont Food Truck Festival, featuring enticing culinary offerings from Manhattan’s top food trucks that are all the rage currently.
Saturday, May 25, 7-9:30 a.m. (Breakfast at Belmont), followed by Food Truck Festival, 11 a.m. Belmont Park, 2150 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. For more information, visit www.nyra.com.

Art Adventures

NCMA’s Family Day
Bring the family to Nassau County Museum of Art for a special day at the museum. Take the kids on a docent-led walk-through of the current exhibition, “AB-EX/RE-CON: Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered” and the contemporary galleries, featuring the works of Asad Faulwell and Chris Johanson, with supervised art activities, at 1:30 p.m. Also, enjoy a holiday weekend stroll through the museum’s 145 acres, which include many nature trails through the woods, ideal for family hikes.
Sunday, May 26, 1 p.m. Free with museum admission. $10 adult: $8 seniors 62 and older: $4 children 12 and older. One Museum Dr. (off Northern Blvd.), Roslyn Harbor. (516) 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.com.

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