Islandwide Events this Weekend
ULTRA LOUNGE CONTINUES GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
The newly opened Ultra Lounge in Centereach will conclude its grand opening celebration as Carmella Decesare, Playboy's 2004 Playmate of the Year, joins the scene on Friday, July 15. Ultra Lounge's creators traveled coast to coast to create an atmosphere that reflects a posh, upper-class environment for Long Islanders to enjoy. The past weeks have included Vinny Pastore of "The Sopranos" (July 1) and MTV's PoweR Girls (July 8). Party 105 will also be broadcasting live from the lounge to help celebrate. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for a happy hour pre-party, with bottle service at 9:00 p.m. The Ultra Lounge (1500 Middlecountry Road) will be open for reservations with a minimum purchase of two bottles, one premium bottle of liquor and one bottle of wine. Call 631.732.3339 for reservations.
WHALING VILLAGE WALKING TOUR
On Saturday, July 16, learn about the history of Cold Spring Harbor as a 19th century whaling port comes alive with a guided stroll down "Bedlam Street" at 11:00 a.m. beginning at the Whaling Museum on Main Street in Cold Spring Harbor. A film will be shown at the museum after the tour. It's free for members or $6 for non-members, and reservations are required. For more information, call 631.367.3418 or visit www.cshwhalingmuseum.org.
AN EVENING WITH THE BLUR DIVISION
Interested in experiencing an evening of innovative, contemporary music? Then you are invited to attend the Saturday, July 16 performance of the New York-based trio, The Blur Division. The show will demonstrate the limitless possibilities of three exploratory musicians getting together to craft their own original compositions and reconcile history with the future, tradition with technology, and jazz with a unique approach that resists categorization. The trio will perform for free at Andrew's By The Pond, located at 2028 North Country Road in Wading River, from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. For more information, call 631.929.3900.
CARMINA BURANA AT TILLES CENTER
The Long Island Choral Festival and Institute will present a free concert of Carmina Burana and selections from "Ragtime" at the Tilles Center at C.W. Post on Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. Free tickets are only available by calling 631.262.0200. Visit www.tillescenter.org for more information.
MORGAN PARK SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
World class pianist Jeffrey Biegel plays the music of George Gershwin on Sunday, July 17, at this free performance in Glen Cove's Morgan Park (Germaine Street and Landing Road). Broadway and opera trained singers will also perform the lyrics of Ira Gershwin. Bring blankets or chairs and picnic in a beautiful setting overlooking the harbor. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Call 516.671.0017 for details.