Great Neck’s A Summer Festival

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Sure it’s the summer season, a time when things are usually a little quieter and usually less busy on the peninsula, as many kids are at camp and lots of families are away on vacation. But, if you’re in town, you’ve got to realize that Great Neck has had a lot to offer this season.

From the concerts on the weekends in Steppingstone (which we’ve written in praise of before) to the Great Neck Plaza Tuesday evening shows, to the series of promenades and sidewalk sales sponsored in the Plaza by the Business Improvement District, there’s been plenty of entertainment and activities available, catering to a wide variety of tastes.

In one recent six-day period, the community could enjoy a talented Fleetwood Mac tribute band concert highlighted by a memorable finale, augmented by four drummers and a 16-piece brass band, watch Great Neck resident Pamela Levy produce an incomparable Plaza evening of opera featuring eight stunning Great Neck student voices and a guest appearance by Nikki Blonsky of Hairspray fame and then top it off with a unique one-man show at Great Neck North High School by Roger McGuinn, the creative force behind the very successful ’60s rock group, The Byrds (“Mr. Tambourine Man”).

We’re heading toward Labor Day and the back-to-school rush, but there’s still time to enjoy the remaining concerts and activities that are available, as well as the beauty of Great Neck itself.

—Andy Newman

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