Things To Do In Hempstead

Three, Five, or Seven Laps in a Luxury Car from Circuit One Presented by Mohegan Sun (Up to 67% Off)

Circuit One Presented by Mohegan Sun

Uniondale

$300 $99

Get behind the wheel of a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or GT-R as you take on the curves of the Nassau Coliseum

$49 for Shooting-Range Outing with Safety Course and Gun Rental ($250 Value)

Valastro International Academy

East Garden City

$250 $49

Experienced law-enforcement officials teach students proper firearm shooting and safety techniques; package includes gear and ammunition

Two-Hour Gun Shooting and Safety Experience for One or Two at Renaissance Firearms Instruction (Up to 76% Off)

Renaissance Firearms Instruction

Uniondale

$225 $59

Business helmed by a cast member of the History Channel's Top Shot; instructors focus on marksmanship as well as safety in group classes

$125 for a High-Speed Drive in a Ferrari or Lamborghini from Gotham Dream Cars ($249 Value)

Gotham Dream Cars

Nassau Coliseum

$249 $125

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

Exotic Car Driving Experience from Velocity Driving (Up to 61% Off). Three Options Available.

Velocity Driving

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

$100 $39

Strap into a Lamborghini Gallardo, Nissan GTR, or other high-powered sports car and race around the Nassau Coliseum

Sesame Street Live "Let’s Dance!" at Nassau Coliseum on September 26–28 (Up to 48% Off)

Sesame Street Live "Let’s Dance!"

Nassau Coliseum

$34.35 $18

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Fuzzy friends including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and Ernie lead an interactive dance party with energetic tunes

Greater New York Pet Expo with Shorty Rossi at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, May 31 (Up to 55% Off)

Greater New York Pet Expo

Nassau Coliseum

$38.80 $20

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Shorty's Rescue, obedience and agility demos, author readings, and other live entertainment, along with exhibits of pet services & products

Shotgun- or Rifle-Shooting Experience at Dynamic Firearms Training (Up to 71% Off). Three Options Available.

Dynamic Firearms Training

Multiple Locations

$200 $59

Firearm-specific shooting experiences that include ammunition, range fees, and rentals

"American Idol Live!" at Nassau Coliseum on Friday, July 11, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

American Idol

Nassau Coliseum

$80.05 $40

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Season 13 winner Caleb Johnson joins the rest of the top 10 to belt out pop hits, group sing-alongs, and originals

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With a background in studying guns of different sizes, calibers, and eras of history, Frank Melloni turned his passion into a career by founding Renaissance Firearms Instruction. But it's perhaps his appearance on the History Channel's Top Shot that his customers find the most impressive. At Renaissance, along with his fellow instructors, Frank demonstrates proper handling of weaponry in eight classes. Some of these sessions follow NRA course outlines while others were designed by Frank himself, including one on familiarization with historic guns. For time spent outside the classroom, they direct students to several local ranges with which Renaissance Firearms Instruction is affiliated.

1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Uniondale,
NY
US

Valastro International Academy's staff of experienced law-enforcement officials teaches visitors responsible firearms operation and safe handling inside a private training facility. Classes acquaint clients—from everyday citizens to experienced security guards—in defensive tactics, such as retaining a firearm during a confrontation and defusing an altercation with observational humor. Beyond teaching humans how to defend themselves, Valastro's instructors also include canine trainers who lead basic obedience and housebreaking classes and teach dogs advanced skills such as search-and-rescue and narcotics detection.

1 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard
Uniondale,
NY
US

Harlem Globetrotters Playing Three-on-Five

Since forming in the 1920s, the Harlem Globetrotters have continued to entertain millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a trademark blend of athletic precision and razzle-dazzle showmanship. For the team's 2014 tour, a rotating [roster](http://gr.pn/PHdb6w) of Globetrotter favorites?including three female players?takes to the hardwood each game. Spectators might spot veteran guard [TNT](http://gr.pn/rOe0P4) sharing a behind-the-back pass with dunker [Quake](http://gr.pn/QTIGVh), whose high jump once cleared 7 feet, cruelly dashing his dreams of working in a ceiling-fan store. The Globetrotters might also present a study in contrasts with 5-foot-2 [Too Tall](http://gr.pn/PHdmPh) and 7-foot-4 [Stretch](http://gr.pn/1dYrbUt), the team?s tallest member. During each Globetrotters game, youngsters laugh along and witness the jovial jocks performing classic routines of unconventional passing and sudden transmutations of water into confetti. To infuse their visits with an extra shot of unpredictability, the Globetrotters also let fans in each city vote on special rules for every game; past rules have included the use of a four-point shot and the installation of a penalty box. Over the years, similar antics have followed the Globetrotters around the world, including to 122 countries and territories and all six continents on which basketballs grow naturally. The Globetrotters? extensive travels haven?t gone unnoticed: they?re one of the few teams to earn a spot in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as ambassadors of the sport.

1255 Hempstead Turnpike
Uniondale,
New York
US

Since opening with a Frank Sinatra performance in 1990, the stadium now known as Times Union Center has seen more than 15 million guests pass through its turnstiles. That’s only slightly smaller than the population of the Netherlands and roughly equal to the number of people worldwide who enjoy candy corn. Besides attracting such entertainment titans as the Rolling Stones, U2, Disney’s “On Ice” series, and the Harlem Globetrotters, the multifunction arena is also home to the AHL’s Albany Devils and college basketball’s Siena Saints.

1255 Hempstead Turnpike
Uniondale,
NY
US

Gotham Dream Cars lets drivers grip the throttle of exotic speed machines such as the Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Gallardo, and Bentley Continental GT for personal rental or specialized thrill experiences. During the Dream Car Sprint, auto enthusiasts slip into a Ferrari or Lamborghini on a closed course and whip their more than 500-horsepower drive three times around the autocross track, learning how to tame their power with the aid of an instructor before coming out of the third lap on a straightaway to open the engine up to its full potential. Drivers conduct an orchestra of firing pistons and camshafts for three laps before crossing the finish line and parking to the pianissimo of the softly purring V8 engine. Gotham Dream Cars snaps pictures of the sprint, so drivers are sent home with hands they will never wash and a CD of images to parade before jealous coworkers and humbled shopping carts.

1255 Hempstead Turnpike
Uniondale,
NY
US

Hempstead Scene