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  • 1. Avram Theater

    In summer the campus of Stony Brook Southampton and its Avram Theater hum with such musical events as Pianofest in the Hamptons and the All for the Sea fundraising concert, which draws the likes of Jimmy Buffett and Paul Simon here in July. Throughout the season several organizations sponsor plays, art shows, readings, workshops, and other activities for adults and children.

    239 Montauk Hwy., Southampton, New York, 11968, USA
  • 2. Bay Street Theatre

    New plays on their way to Broadway start out here, sharing the season with time-honored classics, holiday shows, comedy, musical performances, and children's and teen programs.

    1 Bay St., Sag Harbor, New York, 11963, USA
  • 3. Cinema Arts Centre

    shows independent American and foreign films and hosts lectures by and about filmmakers and actors. A café on the premises serves organic vegetarian soups, salads, Greek spinach pies, hot knishes, and baked goods.

    423 Park Ave., Huntington, New York, 11743, USA
  • 4. John Drew Theater

    Musical and theatrical performances by local groups and celebrities alike fill the schedule at this 387-seat theater at Guild Hall. The 1931 jewel-box proscenium stage, with an octagonal white and blue striped tent-like ceiling that sweeps up to a chandelier of glass balloons, makes the theater is as spectacular as the shows offered here. It also hosts myriad lectures, film festivals, and family and children's workshops and events. From October through April, Live from the Met screenings bring New York City to the East End. The theater museum houses permanent art collections and hosts temporary exhibits.

    158 Main St., East Hampton, New York, 11937, USA
  • 5. Landmark on Main Street

    The 450-seat which presents mostly musical performances, has hosted the likes of Joan Osborne, The Bacon Brothers, and Christine Ebersole in recent years.

    232 Main St., Port Washington, New York, 11050, USA
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  • 6. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

    The showcases various forms of entertainment, including rock concerts and family shows.

    1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale, New York, 11553, USA
  • 7. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

    The a 2,242-seat concert hall, host all kinds of entertainment. The Big Apple Circus, k.d. lang, the New York Philharmonic, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater have performed here.

    720 Northern Blvd., Old Brookville, New York, 11548, USA
  • 8. Vail-Leavitt Music Hall

    Just off Main Street, this restored turn-of-the-century performance hall features theatrical performances and concerts year-round on its main or acoustic stage. In addition to serving as showcase for a variety of entertainment since 1881, it also has played an important role in entertainment history—in 1914 Thomas Edison tested out moving pictures here. Today the theater sometimes hosts special matinees of classic movies. Ask about theater tours.

    18 Peconic Ave., Riverhead, New York, 11901, USA
  • 9. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

    Well-known artists perform in professional theater, music, and dance events here, and the center also screens classic and contemporary films and provides family entertainment and childrens shows.

    76 Main St., Westhampton Beach, New York, 11978, USA
    631-288–2350-for information
  • 10. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts

    In addition to its live music, dance, comedy, and special film screenings, this performing arts center run by the Great South Bay YMCA offers educational programs and classes representing Long Island's cultural diversity.

    37 W. Main St., Bay Shore, New York, 11707, USA

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    Rate Includes: Box office: Wed.–Sat. noon–4 (to 6 Thurs.; extended hours on performance days)

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