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Contemporary folk singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega in concert, with

Contemporary folk singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega in concert, with songs from her newest album, "Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles," plus her greatest hits.

Best bets this weekend on Long Island

Looking for something fun to do this weekend on Long Island? We've rounded up the best concerts, fairs and festivals, parties and cultural events going on around Nassau and Suffolk this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We've got you covered: Be sure to check back every Monday afternoon for an early jump on planning your next weekend.

Halloween Spooky Hayrides

Why: Come in costume, have some Halloween treats
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Why: Come in costume, have some Halloween treats and take a spooky hayride through the farm's grounds. Earlier rides are suggested for younger kids as it gets scarier as it becomes darker out.

When: Fri. 10/31, 5-8 p.m.

Where: Benner's Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Rd., Setauket

How much: $6 per person

Halloween Festival

Why: A costume parade, trick or treating and
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Why: A costume parade, trick or treating and a display of scarecrows created for the annual scarecrow competition. Winners of the competition are announced during the festival and the public votes for favorites.

When: Fri. 10/31, 2-5 p.m.

Where: Stony Brook Village Center, Main Street on the harbor, Stony Brook

How much: Free

Film: Halloween

Why: Join the Cinema Arts Centre for the
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Why: Join the Cinema Arts Centre for the digital restoration of the horror/slasher classic "Halloween" starring Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis and Tony Moran.

When: Fri. 10/31, 11 p.m.

Where: Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington

How much: $11

"The Boy From Oz"

Why: Musical biography (book by Martin Sherman, music
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Why: Musical biography (book by Martin Sherman, music and lyrics by Peter Allen) following Australian entertainer Peter Allen from his humble beginnings through his meteoric rise to international fame and celebrity.

When: Fri. 10/31 8 p.m.; Sat. 11/1 8 p.m.

Where: Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson

How much: $23-$30 ($17 Wednesday matinees); $15 ages 5-12

Edgar Allan Poe Festival

Why: Held in downtown Riverhead along Main Street,
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Why: Held in downtown Riverhead along Main Street, family-oriented three-day celebration populated by street performers portraying Edgar Allan Poe, as well as many of his literary characters.

When: Fri. 10/31, 3 p.m.; Sat. 11/1, Noon-8 p.m.; Sun. 11/2, Noon-8 p.m.

Where: Main Street, and along Peconic River, Riverhead

How much: Fee for some activities and events

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Spooky Fest

Why: Sixteen acres is transformed into a family-friendly
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Why: Sixteen acres is transformed into a family-friendly Halloween event. First 200 kids get a free goody bag each night, while supplies last. Fun not-so-spooky walk in the woods for young children, scary walk through haunted woods for older kids and adults, arts and crafts area, live animal exhibit, mystic den, maze of zombies, face painting and more.

When: Fri. 10/31, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sat. 11/1, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sun. 11/2, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre

How much: $10 for children 8 and under, $15 ages 9 and older

Dia De Los Muertos

Why: Learn about the customs of this Latin
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Why: Learn about the customs of this Latin American holiday, known as the Day of the Dead, a day of celebration and remembrance, then create your own traditional sugar skull to commemorate this event.

When: Sat. 11/1, 2-4 p.m.

Where: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., off Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City

How much: Free with museum admission

Touch-A-Truck

Why: More than 50 vehicles will be on
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Why: More than 50 vehicles will be on site for children to sit in, climb on and take photos with including big rigs, fire and rescue trucks, police vehicles and more.

When: Sat. 11/1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove

How much: Free, bring a nonperishable food item for Long Island Harvest

Family Adventures: Build a Better Tomorrow

Why: Create a bird-feeder out of a plastic
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Why: Create a bird-feeder out of a plastic bottle, bring 1 water bottle, for children ages 5 and up.

When: Sat. 11/1, 1:30-3 p.m.

Where: Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Sunrise Highway, Oakdale

How much: $4, $3 for children ages 3-17, free children under 3; $8 parking fee

Adult Adventures: Northern Trail Hike

Why: Observe native plants and animals while walking
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Why: Observe native plants and animals while walking through wetlands, pine barrens, and oak forests in the Connetquot River preserve; leisurely 6 miles, bring water and lunch, register.

When: Sat. 11/1, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Where: Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Sunrise Highway, Oakdale

How much: $4, $3 for children ages 3-17, free children under 3; $8 parking fee

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Suzanne Vega

Why: Contemporary folk singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega in concert,
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Why: Contemporary folk singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega in concert, with songs from her newest album, "Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles," plus her greatest hits.

When: Sat. 11/1 8 p.m.

Where: Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach

How much: $30-$50

Belmont Park Car Show

Why: Swap meet and car show hosted by
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Why: Swap meet and car show hosted by Long Island Cars.

When: Sat. 11/1, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 11/2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Belmont Park Race Track, 150 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont

How much: $7 Sat., $9, Sun., $13 both days; free under 12

Guggeinheim Showhouse

Why: Besides touring the mansion ? a series
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Why: Besides touring the mansion — a series of daily performances and presentations take place throughout the month including lectures, fashion shows and more.

When: Sat. 11/1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 11/2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point

How much: $30 valid for the month November, ($10 parking fee)

Baldwin Fall Festival

Why: Arts and crafts, antiques and food for
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Why: Arts and crafts, antiques and food for sale, among other merchandise, rain or shine.

When: Sat. 11/1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 11/2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Baldwin LIRR Station, Sunrise Highway and Grand Avenue, Baldwin

How much: Free

The Long Island Pen Show

Why: Browse rare, out-of-print, foreign and first-edition books
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Why: Browse rare, out-of-print, foreign and first-edition books for sale, along with ephemera at the Long Island Antiquarian Book, Paper and Art Fair at Hofstra University.

When: Sat. 11/1, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 11/2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Hofstra University Student Center, Hempstead Tpke., Hempstead

How much: $7

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Yoshimura Bonsai Competition

Why: Bonsai artists will be competing for prizes
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Why: Bonsai artists will be competing for prizes and bragging rights, visitors to the show will receive a token that can be placed next to the bonsai that they like the most. The artist with the most tokens will receive a special engraved trophy.

When: Sat. 11/1, Noon-5 p.m.; Sun. 11/2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Suburban Water Gardens, 211 Burrs Lane, Dix Hills

How much: Free for spectators

Long Island Karting Association

Why: The Long Island Karting Association is a
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Why: The Long Island Karting Association is a family-oriented racing sport. Each event is run by its board of volunteers and many members of the club. This event will be held at the Nassau Coliseum parking lot.

When: Sun. 11/2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale

How much: $5 spectator, $60 per driver with own equipment

Frank Sinatra Tribute

Why: Tribute to Frank Sinatra. When: Sun. 11/2,
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Why: Tribute to Frank Sinatra.

When: Sun. 11/2, 3 p.m.

Where: Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue

How much: $25-$65

Cold Stun Sea Turtle Lecture

Why: Join the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research
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Why: Join the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation for a lecture on how you can help us save these animals. Cold stunning is a condition similar to hypothermia that is brought on when cold-blooded animals, in this case sea turtles, are exposed to cold temperatures of 50 degrees Fahrenheit or below. This condition, if left unnoticed, can become fatal; registration required.

When: Sun. 11/2, 1-2 p.m.

Where: Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, 431 E. Main St., Riverhead

How much: Free

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