Summer Fun Guide: One if by Land

Amusement Parks and Entertainment Centers
Adventureland, Farmingdale
(631) 694-6868,
Bayville Adventure Park, Bayville
(516) 624-7433
Boomer’s Family Fun Center, Medford
(631) 475-1771,
Castle Golf Amusements, Centereach
(631) 471-1267
Fun Station USA, Lynbrook
(516) 599-7757,
Fun Zone, Farmingdale
(631) 847-0100
Splish Splash, Calverton
(631) 727-3600


Atlantis Marine World, Riverhead
(631) 208-9200 ,
Cold Spring Harbor Aquarium & Fish Hatchery, Cold Spring Harbor
(516) 692-6768,
Riverhead Marine Research, Riverhead
(631) 369-9840,


Bailey Arboretum, Lattingtown
(516) 571-8020,
Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River
(631) 581-1002,
Hofstra Arboretum, Hempstead
(516) 463-6623,
Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury
(516) 333-0048,
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Oyster Bay
(516) 922-9200 ,


Art Galleries and Museums
Expand your horizons without the cost of airfare. Visit one of the Island’s many galleries and museums where you can purchase or simply interpret great art.

Artists’ Woods, Amagansett
(631) 267-7910,
The Crazy Monkey, Amagansett
(631) 267-3627
Gallery North, Setauket
(631) 751-2676 ,
Hillwood Art Museum, CW Post Campus, Brookville
(516) 299-4073,
Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor
(516) 484-9337 ,
Shelter Island Sculpture Park, Shelter Island
The Long Island Museum of American Art, Stony Brook
(631) 751-0066,


Batting Ranges
Baseball Plus, Freeport
(516) 223-1190,
Batter Up Batting Range, Bethpage
(516) 731-2020
Clutch Hitting Baseball Academy, Plainview
(516) 349-1069
The Country Fair, Medford
(631) 732-0579
East Coast Sports Academy, Oceanside
(516) 208-7168
Five Towns Batting Range, Lawrence
(516) 239-1743
Fun Depot Batting and Go Karting, Selden
(631) 732-9144
Long Island Baseball Academy, Smithtown
(631) 366-4899
Long Island Batting Cage, New Hyde Park
(516) 742-8559
Matt Guiliano’s Play Like a Pro, Hauppauge
(631) 342-9033
Paul Gibson’s All Pro Sports Academy, Bellport
(631) 286-5144
Sportsplex, Bellmore
(516) 785 – 8855


Bike Trails
Alfred E. Smith/Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park
(631) 269-4333
Belmont Lake State Park, Babylon
(631) 667-5055
Bethpage State Park Path, Bethpage
(516) 249-0701
Cathedral Pines County Park, Yaphank
(631) 852-5500
Caumsett State Historic Park, Lloyd Neck
(631) 423-1770
Eastport Trail, Eastport
(631) 444-0273
Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve, Deer Park
(631) 444-0273
Eisenhower Park, East Meadow
(516) 572-0200
Heckscher Park, East Islip
(631) 581-2100
Jones Beach Bike Path, Wantagh
(516) 785-1600
Shadmoor State Park, Montauk
(631) 668-3781
Theodore Roosevelt County Park, East Hampton
(631) 852-7879
Trail View State Park, Huntington
(631) 423-1770
Valley Stream State Park
(516) 825-4128


Bird Watching
Arshamomaque Preserve, Southold
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, Smithtown (631) 265-1054
Cedar Beach, Southold
Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Oakdale (631) 581-1005
Dam Pond Maritime Reserve, East Marion
Dune Road, Fire Island
Elizabeth Morton National Wildlife Refuge, Sag Harbor (631) 286-0485
Fort Corchaug, Cutchogue
Hunter’s Garden, Eastport
Hussing Pond, Mattituck
Massapequa Preserve, North Massapequa (516) 541-2461
Mashomack Preserve, Shelter Island (631) 749-1001
Merrill Lake Sanctuary, East Hampton (631) 329-7689
Moore’s Woods, Greenport
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue (631) 653-4771
South Shore Nature Center, East Islip (631) 224-5436
Stony Brook Harbor, Stony Brook
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Shirley (631) 286-0485,



photo by john williams

Battle Row Campground, Old Bethpage
(516) 572-8690
Blydenburgh County Park, Smithtown
(631) 854-3712
Cathedral Pines, Middle Island
(631) 852-5502
Cedar Point County Park, East Hampton
(631) 244-7275
Cliff & Ed’s Campground, Cutchogue
(631) 298-4091
Eastern Long Island Kampgrounds, Greenport
(631) 477-0022
Heckscher State Park, East Islip
(631) 581-2100
Hither Hills State Park, Montauk
(631) 668-2554
Indian Island County Park, Riverhead
(631) 852-3232
Meschutt Beach County Park, Hampton Bays
(631) 852-8205
Nickerson Beach, Lido, Long Beach
(516) 571-7701
Sears Bellows County Park, Hampton Bays
(631) 852-8290
Shinnecock East County Park, Southhampton
(631) 852-8899
Smith Point County Park, Shirley
(631) 852-1313
Southaven County Park, Brookhaven
(631) 854-1414
Wildwood State Park, Wading River
(631) 929-4314


Get Dirty
By Peter Bronski

The arrival of the summer season brings with it the peak of race season on the Island and an ideal opportunity to indulge your competitive spirit: Road running, cycling, triathlons. But only one race series—Dirty Events—does it exclusively off-road. The St. James-based race organizer got started in 1994 and since then has been offering up a four-race series to satisfy Long Islander’s off-road ambitions. The season kicks off with a duathlon (trail run and mountain bike), then features a sprint-distance adventure race (trail run, canoe/kayak, mountain bike, and challenge course), Xterra off-road triathlon (open water swim, mountain bike, trail run), and finishes with a second duathlon.
Ground zero for the Dirty Events series is the Boy Scouts of America’s Schiff Scout Reservation in Wading River. The 400-acre property sits in the heart of the Long Island Pine Barrens, and features a network of hiking and mountain biking trails as well as Deep Pond, a 32-acre, 40-feet-deep glacial kettle hole.
Races typically feature 100 to 200 competitors, and bring in athletes from throughout Long Island (and beyond), including some elite competitors, such as Cutchogue’s Ken Robins, an Xterra Ambassador who’s competed at the national and world championships. He’s a regular fixture at the Dirty Events races (he took 2nd overall and 1st in his division at the duathlon earlier this year). You don’t have to be an elite racer, though, to get dirty and have a little fun while you’re at it. Check out to learn more. This year’s remaining races take place on June 28, August 30, and November 1.


Car Shows

Cars 4 Cures
June 21
Career Institute of Health and Technology, Westbury

A fundraiser for the Lustgarten Foundation, (a pancreatic cancer charity) featuring cars trucks and motorcycles of all kinds. Admission: $5; kids: free.
Long Island Cars Custom and Collectible Car Show

June 7 (Raindate: June 14), 8am-5pm
Flowerfield Fairground, St. James
August 15-16 (Raindate: August 22-23), 8am-5pm
Belmont Racetrack, Elmont
(631) 567-5898

Will feature car parts, show cars and cars for sale.

Sears Auto Center, Hicksville
(516) 620-5212

A car/truck/motorcycle show with a fair-like atmosphere. Admission: $2; children under 12: free.
St. Paul The Apostle Knights of Columbus Summer Autofest
July 12 (Rain date: July 19), 9am-5pm


photo by melissa pope


Comedy Shows
Long Island is rich in comedy history—from Seinfeld to Eddie Murphy (see his brother Charlie at Govs this month). Check out these established and up and comers for a guaranteed good time. But don’t let the joke be on you—call or go online for details and more. Tell ‘em Pulse sent ya!
Bay Street Theatre Comedy, Sag Harbor
(631) 725-9500
Louie Anderson, June 15, 8pm
Jim Breuer, July 27, 8pm
Susie Essman, August 17, 8pm
Mario Cantone, August 24, 8pm
Robert Klein, August 30, 8pm

Brokerage Comedy Club, Bellmore
(516) 781-5233
Comedy Hot Shots, Sundays, 8pm
All Star Comedy Show, Thursdays, 8pm
Tim Krompier, June 12, 9pm
Eric Lyden, June 26, 9pm, June 27 8&10:30pm
Eric MacMahon, July 10, 9pm, July 11, 8&10:30pm
Vic DiBitteto, July 17, 9pm, July 18, 8&10:30pm
Rodney Laney, July 31, 9pm, August 1, 8&10:30pm

Capital One Bank Theatre, Westbury
(516) 334-0800
Louis C.K., June 20, 8pm
Kathy Griffin, June 27, 28, 8pm
Louis Black, July 10, 11, 8pm
Andrew Dice Clay, August 1, 8pm

Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, Five Towns College, Dix Hills
(631) 656-2148
Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling, June 20, 7:30pm
Joe DeLion, June 27, 7:30pm
Uncle Floyd, Aug 15, 7:30pm

Governor’s Comedy Club and Restaurant, Levittown
(516) 731-3358
All Star Comedy Show, June 4, 11, 18, 25, 8pm
Charlie Murphy, June 5, 8:30pm, June 6, 7:30&10pm
Sunday Night Funnies, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 7:30pm
Jamie Kaler, June 19, 9pm, June 20, 7:30&10pm
Open Mic Night, June 24, 8pm
Kevin Meaney, June 27, 7:30&10pm

McGuire’s Comedy Club, Bohemia
(631) 467-5413
RC Smith, June 1, 2
Monty Hoffman, June 8, 9
Jim Dailakis, June 15, 16

Theatre Three, Port Jefferson
(631) 928-9100
Long Island Comedy Festival–Comedy for a Cause, June 26, 27, August 29, 30, 8pm
Comedy Club @ Theatre Three, July 4, August 22, 8pm
Friday Night Face-Off Improv, July 5, 12, 19, 26, 8pm

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
(631) 288-1500
Paula Poundstone, July 3, 8:30pm
Joan Rivers, July 31, 8:30pm

YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore
(631) 969-1101
National Comedy Theater Improv, June 5, 8pm


Dog Parks/Runs
Your dog is probably bored sniffing around the same yard every day. As the weather gets warmer, why not take your dog on an adventure to the nearest dog park? But first, a few ground rules: 1) SCOOP THE POOP; 2) Keep Fido on a leash at all times, except where indicated; 3) Don’t let your pooch greet another dog without prior clearance; 4) Basic obedience training is a plus; 5) Pay attention to what your dog is doing; 6) Posted park rules may vary, such as whether spaying or neutering is required to obtain a pass.

Bay Park, East Rockaway
(516) 571-7245
Has separate dog runs for big and small dogs.
Belmont Lake State Park, Babylon
(631) 667-5055
No dogs allowed inside picnic areas, walkways or buildings, and they must be kept on leashes not more than 6 feet long.
Blydenburgh Dog Park, Smithtown
(631) 854-3713
There are trails for hiking, lakes, fields, and campgrounds. Also, a place where dogs can play off-leash.
Brookhaven Dog Park, Middle Island
(631) 451-9101
Features separate runs for big and small dogs. Pooch Pass required ($25 for Brookaven residents, $45 for non-residents).
Cedar Creek Park, Seaford
(516) 571-7470
An enclosed, no-leash dog run with separate sections for big and small dogs is available here, but owners are responsible for clean-up!
Christopher Morley Park, Roslyn
(516) 571-8113
A great dog run where Fido can run free, but he/she must be leashed from the car to the run.
Eastern Long Island Kampgrounds, Greenport
(631) 477-0022
Dogs must have proof of rabies shots, and some breeds are not allowed. There is a designated dog walk area.
East Northport Dog Park, East Northport
(631) 754-8722
Must be a Huntington Village resident to use this park and you will need a free permit from the Huntington Dog shelter located on the property. Pet must be neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, collared and leashed. Limit of 2 dogs per person.
Gardiner County Park, West Bay Shore
(631) 854-4949
Great place to bring your dog down by the water. No park, but lots of trails to bring your leashed dog on.
Heckscher State Park, East Islip
(631) 581-2100
Dogs are only allowed in undeveloped areas of the park on a leash no more than 6 feet long.
Hither Hills State Park, Montauk
(631) 668-2554
Dogs are not allowed in camping, bathing, or picnic areas.
Nickerson Beach Park, Lido Beach
(516) 571-7700
Has a protected dog run, but owners must clean up after their pets and a leash is required for transport.
Southaven County Park, Yaphank
(631) 854-1414
Dog-friendly with lots of trails, but lacks a dedicated dog area.
Southold Town Recreation Center Dog Park, Peconic Lake
A small dog park in the back of Southold Town Recreation Center on Peconic Lake, dogs can play off-leash. Small dogs have their own area away from the larger ones.
Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park
(631) 269-4333
Dogs are only allowed in undeveloped areas of the park.
Tanner Park Dog Park, Copiage (631) 893-2100
This dog park is for use by Town of Babylon residents. Dog park is located behind the baseball fields at Tanner Park.
Wantagh Park, Wantagh
(516) 571-7460
Fenced-in dog run where dogs can roam freely. Bring a leash.
West Hills County Park, Huntington
(631) 854-4423
Dogs must be kept on leashes here while walked, but there is also a designated enclosed dog run where dogs can play without one.



Driving Ranges
Cherry Creek Golf Links, Riverhead (631) 369-6500
Family Golf Center, Commack (631) 499-7007
Golden Bear Golf Center, Farmingdale (631) 694-4666
Indian Head Golf Park, Kings Park (631) 269-4100
Island’s End Golf & Country Club, Greenport (631) 477-0777
Island Green Selden (631) 732-4442
North Woodmere Park Driving Range, Hicksville (516) 571-7801
Oakdale Golf Center, Oakdale (516) 244-8570
The Ponds at Lake Grove Golf Course, Lake Grove (631) 737-4649
Poxabogue Golf Course, Bridgehampton (631) 537-0025
Rock Hill Golf & Country Club, Manorville (631) 878-2250
Sky Drive Golf Center, Farmingdale (631) 694-4666
Smithtown Landing Golf Course, Smithtown (631) 979-6534
Southampton Golf Range, Southampton )631) 283-2158Spring Rock Golf Center, New Hyde Park (516) 739-1199


Looking for a red-carpet night out? Attending one of these high-profile events will do your social agenda some good—and get you closer to some of our region’s VIPs.

Carousel in the Park Casino Night
June 5, 7pm
Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park
(516) 609-2000, ext. 123

A benefit for the School for Language and Communication Development, an organization that specializes in students with language and autism spectrum disorders. Tickets: $250. The honorary chairperson is Joseph B. Sprung, President and Founder of the Bears 4 Kids Foundation.

Family & Children’s Association Scholarship Fund Dinner
June 23, 6pm
Jericho Terrace, Mineola
(516) 746-0350, ext. 364

Tickets: $250. Honoree Barbara Romano is a volunteer in the agency’s Vocational Education program and is an advocate for the education of Long Island’s at-risk youth.

Huntington Hospital’s Bash on the Bay
July 23
Thatched Cottage, Centerport

Honorees TBA.

Rose Ball for the Nassau County Association for the Help of Retarded Children (59th annual)
June 12, 7pm
Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury
(516) 626-1075, ext. 1139

Tickets: $250. The Leadership Award will go to Mark Senders, President of Pilot Benefits Group LLC and the Humanitarian Award will go to New York State Senator Dean Skelos.

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts Dinner & Gala Concert
Aug 5
Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, Wheatley Heights
(631) 643-7900

Honorees TBA.


Golf Outings
There are many ways to support our local charities—golf outings are among the best. Participate with your favorite client or employee to raise funds for one of these charities and enjoy a terrific day networking in the sun.

Child Abuse Prevention Services 11th Annual Golf Outing
June 8, 10am
Glen Head Country Club
(516) 621-0552

Single golfer: $450; cocktails and dinner only: $150.

Education & Assistance Corporation Inc.’s Aloha Golf Classic and Tropical Paradise Evening
June 22, 7:30am, 12pm
North Hills Country Club, Manhasset
(516) 539-0150

A benefit for this organization that helps the abused and less fortunate. AM start single golfer: $600; PM start single golfer: $650. Dinner only: $175.

Family Service League’s 13th Annual Golf Classic
June 29, 9:30am
Engineers Country Club, Roslyn Harbor
(631) 427-3700, ext. 255

A benefit for this organization that helps families in need. Several golfing packages available. Dinner only: $125.

Island Harvest’s 13th Annual Golf Classic
July 30, 10:30am
The Creek, Locust Valley
(516) 294-8528, ext. 16

Proceeds will go to this organization that helps feed needy Long Islanders. Single golfer: $750; Beach Party only: $150.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s 11th Annual Golf Outing
June 15, 12pm
Muttontown Club
(631) 414-1126, ext.11

Single golfer: $700; dinner only: $200.

Nassau-Suffolk Services for Autism’s 11th Annual Golf Classic
July 20, 10:30am
Plandome Country Club
(631) 462-0386

Single golfer: $375; cocktails and dinner only: $100.

United Cerebral Palsy of Suffolk Down Under Scramble
Aug 4
Hamlet Wind Watch Golf and Country Club, Hauppauge
(631) 232-0011

A team-based golf game benefit.


Horseback Riding
Angels Horseback Riding Academy, Ridge
(631) 775-0686
Babylon Riding Center, North Babylon
(631) 587-7778
Bethpage Park Stables, Old Bethpage
(516) 756-7980
Deep Hollow Ranch, Montauk
(631) 668-2744
East End Stables, East Hampton
(631) 324-9568
Hillcrest Sport Stable, Riverhead
(516) 768-5989
HorseAbility, Melville
(631) 367-1646
Islandia Farms, Islandia
(631) 348-1948
Knoll Farm, Brentwood
(631) 435-1880
Lakeside Riding Academy, West Hempstead
(516) 486-9673
Paard Hill Farms, Shelter Island
(631) 749-9462
Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Islandia
(631) 348-1389
Rita’s Stables & Petting Farm, Montauk
(631) 668-5453
Saddle Rock Ranch, Middle Island
(631) 205-0432
Sweet Hills Riding Center, Huntington
(631) 351-9168
Thomas School of Horsemanship, Melville
(631) 692-6840


Cedar Island Lighthouse, Cedar Point
(631) 645-5230
Eaton’s Neck Lighthouse, Eaton’s Neck
(631) 261-6959
Fire Island Lighthouse, Fire Island
(631) 661-4876
Huntington Harbor Lighthouse, Huntington Bay
(631) 421-1985
Horton Point Lighthouse, Southold
(631) 765-5500
Long Beach Bar (Bud Light) Lighthouse, Orient Harbor
(631) 477-2100
Montauk Point Lighthouse, Montauk
(631) 668-2544
Old Field Point Lighthouse, East Setauket
(631) 941-9412


Music—Summer Concerts
Music—Summer Concerts
LI Pulse Music Editor Steve Matteo sorted through the endless array of summer concerts coming to the Island to give you his picks for the “Best of the Best.”

Capital One Bank Theatre, Westbury
(516) 334-0800

Gordon Lightfoot, June 26, 8pm, $50, $55
The Zombies/The Yardbirds/Spencer Davis Group, July 9, 8pm, $50
Peter Frampton, August 28, 8pm, $61.50, $51.50
B.B. King/Buddy Guy, August 29, 8pm, $71.50, $61.50

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh
(516) 221-1000

Phish June 2, 4, 5, 7:30pm, $49.50
Aerosmith/ZZ Top June 26, 7:30pm, $155.50, $95.50, $41
Bad Company/Doobie Brothers June 28, 7pm, $89, $69.50, $49.50, $26
Dave Matthews Band July 21, 22, 7pm, $70
Kid Rock/Lynyrd Skynyrd/Black Stone Cherry, August 2, 6:30pm, $160, $80, $60, $26
Crosby, Stills & Nash, August 8, 8pm, $125, $80.50, $60.50, $26
Loggins & Messina/Poco with Richie Furay, August 23, $95, $75, $50, $20
Jimmy Buffett August 26, 8pm, $156, $96, $56
Allman Brothers Band/Widespread Panic, August 27, 7pm, $66, $46, $21

Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett
(631) 267-3117

Richie Havens, June 19, 8pm, $50, $65
Jorma Kaukonen, June 27, 8pm, $75, $90
Graham Parker, July 2, 8pm, $30, $45
Joan Osborne, July 4, 8pm, $100, $115
Leon Russell, July 26, 8pm, $65, $80
Dar Williams, August 6, 8pm, $50, $65
Loudon Wainwright III, August 15, 8pm, $35, $50

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
(631) 288-1500

Blues Traveler, June 12, 8pm, $110, $90, $35
Joan Baez, July 26, 8:30pm, $95, $80, $65
Dr. John/The Neville Brothers, August 30, 8:30pm, $140, $120, $100

YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore
(631) 969-1101

Fountains of Wayne, July 1, 8pm, $40, $35
Aimee Mann, July 24, 8pm, $65, $60

Paradiddle Records Presents: A Low-Budget Rock & Roll Fantasy–Celebrating the Music of Ray Davies and The Kinks
June 20, 7:30pm
University Café, SUNY Stony Brook
(631) 632-6027

Will include performances by Maura Kennedy, Caroline Doctorow, Gene Casey& The Lone Sharks, James O’Malley, Mary Lamont, Celluloid Heroes and others. Tickets: $15.

2nd Annual Hamptons Roots Music Festival
June 27, 7pm
Levitas Center for the Arts, Southampton Cultural Center
(631) 287-4377

Will feature The Kennedys, Caroline Doctorow and Barbara Lamb. A benefit for WPKN Bridgeport and WPKM Montauk radio stations. Tickets: $25.

3rd Annual Great South Bay Music Festival
July 10-12
Shorefront Park, Patchogue
(631) 331-0808

On the bill: Galactic, Sonya Kitchell, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Sonny Landreth, Tom Paxton, The Kerry Kearney Band and many, many more. Many ticket packages available.

Riverhead Blues Festival
July 18-19
Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead
(631) 727-5782

Will feature Kim Simmonds and the Savoy Brown Blues Band, Little Toby Walker and more. Both days: $15; one day: $10; children 12 and under: free.


Nature Walks
Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, Glen Cove
(516) 571-8010,
John F. Kennedy Wildlife Sanctuary, Massapequa
(516) 797-4114
Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside
(516) 766-1580
West Hills County Park, Huntington
(631) 854-4423
Westhampton Management Area, Westhampton
(631) 444-0273
Shadmoor State Park, Montauk
(631) 668-3781
LI Pine Barrens Trail, Rocky Point to Shinnecock Canal
(631) 369-9768


Cousin’s Paintball, Hauppauge & Coram
(800) 352-4007
High Velocity Paintball, Coram
(631) 242-2096
Paintball Arena, West Babylon
(631) 694-2707
Wild West Target Paintball, Lawrence
(516) 239-1743


Run/Walk for Charity
Joining in the run/walk phenomenon is not only a way to stay fit, but also a terrific way to meet new people. The backdrop of a run/walk to raise funds and awareness for one of our region’s charities will feel good on the inside, too.

Firecracker 5K Run (29th Annual)
July 5, 5pm
Brady Park, Massapequa Park
(516) 796-1900

A benefit for The Special Olympics and The Interfaith Nutrition Network Food Bank. Entry fee: In advance: $16 (discounts available); day of race: $25.

Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research’s 9th Annual Walk
July 26, 8am
Old Westbury Gardens
(516) 803-2304

Registration fee: $50; day of walk: $60.

Save-A-Pet 10th Annual Hounds on the Sound 3K Dog Walk and Adoption Event
June 7, 10am-3pm
Save-A-Pet, Port Jefferson
(631) 473-6333

Proceeds will go to this animal rescue shelter. Registration fee: $30. Rain date: June 14.

Shwachman Diamond Roadrace–Dash For a Cure 5K
June 20, 9am
Sunrise Drive Elementary School, Sayville
(631) 218-8813

A charity run for a rare bone marrow failure syndrome. Entry fee: Pre-registered: $18; day of race: $20.

Thunder Run 5K (11th Annual)
July 19, 9:15am
Hidden Pond Park, Hauppauge
(631) 730-2861

A benefit for the Rolling Thunder Special Needs Program for challenged athletes. Entry fee: by May 31: $18; by July 19: $20; day of race: $25.

Wounded Warrior 5K Run/1 Mile Walk
June 6, 7am
Glen Cove High School
(516) 349-7646

A benefit for this organization that helps wounded US service men and women. Registration: $20, day of event: $25.


Street Festivals
By Niko Krommydas

Baldwin Picnic & Fireworks Show
July 18, 2009 (Saturday)
(516) 223-8080, Baldwin Park, Baldwin
Celebrate the 4th of July twice this year at Baldwin Park, with face painting, pony rides, animal exhibits, raffles and fireworks.

Hempstead Senior Health & Wellness Fair
June 11, 2009 (Thursday)
(516) 485-8100, Lido Beach Town Park, Lido Blvd, Lido Beach
Complimentary health screenings offered to senior residents. Includes blood glucose/pressure tests, height and weight, podiatry, vision, hearing and chiropractic exams.

Mattituck Strawberry Festival & Country Fair (55th Annual)
June 19-21, 2009 (Friday-Sunday)
(631) 298-2222, CR 48 (North of Cox Neck Rd), Mattituck
How many different ways can you enjoy strawberries? On ice cream, on waffles, dipped in chocolate, as jam, in a protein shake, freshly picked…the list goes on.

Model “A” Ford Day (35th Annual)
June 14, 2009 (Sunday)
(516) 572-8400, Swamp Road, Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Over sixty historic Model “A” Fords on display in a recreation of the old Mineola Fairgrounds that commonly showcased the Fords during the 1930s.

Montauk Harbor Festival (6th Annual)
June 13, 2009 (Saturday)
(631) 668-2428, West Lake Dr, Montauk
Hosted by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, a relaxing afternoon of carnival rides/games, hot dog eating/fish filleting contests, pony rides, dunk tanks and local arts and crafts is offered alongside the cool Harbor breeze.

Polish Town Street Fair and Polka Festival
August 15-16, 2009 (Saturday-Sunday)
(631) 369-1616, Lincoln Street, Riverhead
Wave your red-and-white flag proudly and celebrate “Polish Town USA” with authentic Polish cuisine and old-fashioned Polka bands/dance groups.

Port Washington HarborFest Craft Festival
June 7, 2009 (Sunday)
(516) 944-5387, Main St at Shore Rd, Port Washington
Celebrating their 19th year of HarborFest (and the 14th year for their craft fair), family-style entertainment—”Cruises on the Bay,” environmental awareness section, children’s fun park, Boat Regatta model, nautical museum exhibit—with 80 to 100 vendors of homemade jewelry, clothing, arts and assorted craft items.

Seafood Festival & Craft Fair (18th Annual)
August 29-30, 2009 (Saturday-Sunday)
(631) 854-4974, West Ave, West Sayville
Held on the Long Island Maritime Museum grounds, this two-day celebration offers indoor/ outdoor museum exhibits, nautical vendors and crafts and “boatloads” of fresh seafood dishes. Festival is fundraising event for the Maritime Museum.


Animal Farm Petting Zoo, Manorville
(631) 878-1785,
Benner’s Farm, East Setauket
(631) 689-8172,
Brookhaven Holtsville Park, Holtsville
(631) 758-9664,
Long Island Game Farm, Manorville
(631) 878-6670 ,
The Serpentarium, Riverhead
(631) 722-5488
Suffolk County Farm & Education Center, Yaphank
(631) 852-4600,
White Post Farms, Melville
(631) 351-9373,