A free concert at Eisenhower, a strawberry festival in Bellmore, and a rose show in Oyster Bay are all great excuses to get the family outside for some fresh air. Want to stay indoors? Check out a tribute to the Beatles or a chamber music concert.
1. Long Island Rose Society Show
Why Go: See hundreds of roses of all colors and classes, meet growers, and learn about the newest varieties of easy-to-grow landscape roses, then buy your own at the plant sale. You can also try your luck at a raffle.
Pricing: Free event, parking $8.00.
2. Nassau County Strawberry Festival
Where/When: Newbridge Road & Jerusalem Avenue, North Bellmore, 516-571-6000, www.thestrawberryfest.com, Wednesday through Sunday June 1-June 5. Hours: Wed, Thurs, and Fri 6-10 p.m., Sat and Sun noon-11 p.m.
Why Go: Strawberries, strawberries and more strawberries. Discover the many different uses of strawberries, and enjoy carnival rides and entertainment by American Idol Robbie Rosen. Sponsored by the Bellmore Lions and Kiwanis Clubs.
Pricing: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, $2.00 admission. Children under 5 free.
3. 1964 A Tribute to the Beatles
Why Go: The band's mission is to accurately recreate the 1964 Beatle invasion of America. They play a set of early Beatles music, with some middle Beatles thrown in. The concept is performing a show that gives you an idea of what it was like to see the Beatles when they were touring.
4. Chamber Players International: Musical Cuisine
Why Go: “Dvorak/Smetana: Masterwork Piano Trios,” with violinist Anna Rabinova
Pricing: $60, includes champagne brunch.
5. Concert: Chinese American Night
Why Go: Visit the far reaches of the globe with International Music Nights presented by Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, one of the many concert series that Eisenhower Park will host during the month of June. Bring blankets or chairs.