Go West For 7 Can’t Miss Events

Every week Long Island Pulse editors help you plan your weekend. From the Gold Coast and the South Shore to Manhattan, these are the events you can’t miss. Think of it as your weekend agenda. Share your weekend using #LIPulseWeekends.


What: Pour the Core
Where: Brooklyn Expo Center
When: Saturday, June 11, noon to 3:30pm and 5-8:30pm
Why Go: Hard cider enthusiasts will gather for the second annual showcase of the finest locally produced and internationally sourced ciders. Festival attendees get to sample over 75 styles of cider and have the opportunity to attend free seminars on the cider production process. Go.

Franklin Square

What: Strawberry Festival
Where: Franklin Square
When: Friday, June 10, 7:30-10:30pm
Why Go: Enjoy an evening filled with singing, dancing and the best strawberry shortcake you’ve ever tasted. Go.

Governors Island

What: Jazz Age Lawn Party
Where: Governors Island
When: Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12
Why Go: Travel back to the Jazz Age era of the 1920s through an array of music and dance performances, vintage portrait making and motorcar exhibitions. No need to be shy, dance lessons are available for attendees who need to brush up on their Lindy hop! Go.

Garden City

What: Eternal Con 
Where: Cradle of Aviation Museum
When: Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12
Why Go: Long Island Comic Con celebrates its fourth year offering fans an intimate experience with their favorite heroes and comic book celebrities. The convention invites enthusiasts of all ages to visit and learn from professionals of the comic world. Go.


What: Big Apple Barbecue
Where: Madison Square Park
When: Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 11am-6pm
Why Go: “Eat Good. Do Good. Feel Good,” is the motto of this must-attend block party. The weekend-long event features the best in barbecue with the proceeds benefiting the Madison Square Park Conservancy. Go.

What: Food Loves Tech 
Where: Chelsea
When: Saturday, June 11, 10am and Sunday, June 12, 7pm
Why Go: This one-of-a-kind exposition explores the way technology interacts with our eating environment, spanning from farms to cities. Events include tastings, garden-side chats, visual installations and keynote speeches from food-tech innovators. Go.

What: SOHO International Film Festival
Where: Village East Cinemas
When: Friday, June 9 to Thursday, June 16
Why Go: The SOHO Film Festival brings together cutting-edge digital content and traditional forms of storytelling with cinematic works from New York City and abroad. World-renowned filmmakers love the festival for its creative energy, enthusiasm and top quality films. Go.