Long Island Rocks
Woodstock Revival Festival
The classic rock scene on Long Island is surging, and this phenomenon has fueled a growing popularity among the many tribute bands that breathe new life into thismusic. Relive the social harmony and music the defined a generation at LongIsland’s annual Woodstock-themed music festival. The event, produced by Rich Rivkin, features a lively lineup of popular tribute bands: Wonderous Stories, Half Step, Milagro, Jellyband, and Dave Diamond Band, recreating the music of The Who, The Grateful Dead, Santana, Sly & The Family Stone, Janis Joplin, The Band, Hendrix, CSNY, Creedence, and many others. Along with all the tie-dyed regalia and familial hugs, the event will showcase live painting and exhibits by dozens of artists, plus kids’ activities, food, yoga, massage, and hula hooping.
Sunday, June 10, 12-7:30 p.m. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. (516) 572-8400 or www.woodstockrevival.net.
Salute Israel and welcome Eisenhower Park’s summer concert season, at a lively concert with Israeli-based vocal group Kol Esperanza, presented by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island. The classically-trained operatic pop ensemble (whose name means “Voice of Hope”) have an international following, touring in prestigious venues the world over. Their talent and charm combine to deliver a powerfully emotional musical experience. Kol Esperanza’s program reflects their vocal versatility, including selections of Israeli favorites, Jewish classics, Broadway showstoppers, opera crossovers, American standards and pop hits — all in one entertaining evening. The Long Island Cantors Ensemble and Solomon Schechter Day School Students also perform.
Sunday, June 10, 7 p.m. Bring seating. Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. (516) 433-0433 or 572-0355 day of performance or www.jcrcli.org.