The Best Week June 2012

Summer on Long Island and good times are synonymous, so make the most of it. The sun is blazing, waves are curling and backyard barbeques are flaming. Find a cool cocktail, a good friend and a pair of sandals. It’s high time to have yourself the best week…


June 9
Paws Across the Hamptons Dog Walk

Show off your pooch, get some exercise and raise money for the Southampton Animal Shelter and Southampton Hospital. Walk begins at 10am at Lola Prentice Park, with live music, contests, giveaways and more.

June 15
Ben Bailey

Comedian and Cash Cab and Who’s Still Standing host does two sets at McGuires in Bohemia. No trivia, money up for grabs or mileage accrued. Just laughs. 8pm and 10:30pm.

June 18
American Heart Association’s 24th Annual Golf Classic
Meadow Brook Club, Jericho

A memorial tribute to Joel Hamroff to benefit the American Heart association, this golf classic at the Meadow Brook Club is an opportunity to network, play an inveterate private course and benefit a good cause. (516) 450-9129,


Practice your swing at one of LI’s many golf courses. The weather is perfect. Check out pro Larry Scortichini’s tips in Golf Like a Pro and gain your edge over longtime rivals at the famed Bethpage Black. Play the 19th hole at Bellmore’s beer paradise, Effin Gruven.

Self-improvement is the goal today. Try some behavioral engineering and dump the fatty food and sweets—your beach body is within reach. Work your muscles with a foam roller then eat a healthy vegan dinner and take in a little local art at Tiger Lily (Port Jeff).

Live tiny Days of Thunder and test your go-kart skills. If you’re really brave, join the league at Karts Indoor Raceway (Ronkonkoma). Celebrate your victories or forget your losses with 26 self-serve brews at T.J. Finley’s (Bay Shore).

Leave work early, find your favorite beach and go surfcasting for bass and blues. If things go well, bring home your catch and make ceviche. It’s easy, our World BBQ will get you started.

End the day with some comfort food and much needed socializing. Munch a truffle burger at Snaps Bistro (Wantagh), then scope the scene at Vibe Lounge—it’s ladies night.

See a movie, rather, a film that is not The Avengers at Cinema Arts Centre (Huntington). It’s all about entertainment that’s good for your brain. Follow with unique cocktails and indulgent Gorgonzola fondue at nearby Black & Blue.

Find your way to Montauk for a bonfire and mouthwatering seafood dinner at Montauk Yacht Club. Along the way, see if you can’t find yourself a little Moscato.