Entertainment On The West End Avenue Stage


Saturday, Oct. 14

Entertainment begins on with Just One Wheel Unicycle Training & Balance Center. Owners/directors Renie and Adam Cohen enjoy creating an environment where being healthy and having fun are your only options. They offer everyone the unique opportunity to do something they never thought possible–with their uni-trainer.

2 to 3 p.m. 34th Anniversary Oyster Eating and Shucking Contests. Sponsored by Newton Shows. Sign up for both contests is at the Rotary Information/Raffle Booth at the entrance to Theodore Roosevelt Park beginning at approximately 11 a.m. Emcee: Jim Kerr, Q104’s Morning Man. Official Judges: Darryl Dowers and Harlan Friedman. First Prize winner receives $50 and a plaque. Second Prize winner receives $25 and a plaque.

Oyster Eating Contest Rules: Maximum 12 contestants. All contestants must be over the age of 18. Each will have a tray of (pre-shucked) 36 oysters to begin with. They will then be replenished with cups containing 12 oysters each. The original tray and empty cups will be counted to get the number of oysters consumed. The time limit is two minutes, 40 seconds. Contestants will be allowed to season their oysters. Sauce and lemon will be made available.

Oyster Shucking Contest Rules: Maximum 10 contestants. All contestants must be over the age of 18. All contestants will be provided with gloves, apron, knives and a name tag. Contestants may use their own equipment if approved by the judges. Oysters must be completely severed from the shell, the muscles cut and oysters must be whole and not mutilated. The time limit is four minutes.

3:15 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. Hope’s Fire Fantasies: Natalie Hope began traveling the world while searching to find her purpose. Once she came back to her home town in Queens Village, she was inspired and refreshed by the acts of kindness, entertainment and uniqueness around the world. She then ran away and joined the circus. From fire transfers, vapor locks, fire eating, to fire breathing, she became an unstoppable force and was fire performing on stage within just three days after she had learned.

3:45 p.m. DJ Theo: Pushing the boundaries of electronic dance music in clubs and on radio airwaves has been one of Theo’s musical mantras. His sets are energetic and eclectic, and encompass his vast knowledge of dance music.

Sunday, Oct. 15

1 p.m. Rebecca Kapica: Over the past 10 years, Rebecca Kapica has been a presence amongst many talented artists in Long Island’s ever evolving music and arts scene. Amidst conducting, music directing for local theaters, and teaching, she became a part of the new ‘kiddie rock’ revolution. From the preschool to the playground, and anywhere in between; get ready for a rocking, shaking, giggling good time.

2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Hope’s Fire Fantasies

2:30 p.m. Darlene Graham

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